Instant Noodles

Deep Fried Jalapeños

by Tobias on September 25, 2011

Deep fried (not breaded) sliced pickled jalapeños.

I wanted crunchy jalapeños a few nights ago for one of my Royally Awesome Sausage on a Bun™ which usually includes things like thyme aioli, sauerkraut, caramelized onions with garlic, hot Russian mustard, and other delicious garnishes.

The experiment turned out very well.

To make them I used your standard jarred jalapeños, patted them down very well with paper towels to get them as dry as possible, and pan fried them in hot canola oil. When I took them out I gave them just a small pinch of salt and a good grind of pepper to stick to them.

Next time I am going to try frying them more to actually make jalapeño chips.

I saved the now bright green oil presumably jalapeño flavored, but have yet to use it.


Instant Noodles: Bowl_01

by Tobias on March 21, 2010

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Instant Noodles: Item #1

I have decided to post a review of every bowl of instant noodles I eat.  I went to the local pan-Asian market and randomly grabbed a big stack of instant noodles that were self contained and did not require refrigeration.

The first brand I tried is called King Cup Kimchi.

It includes a bowl, egg noodles, powdered soup mix, and dried vegetable mix. [More pictures here on Flickr.]

Notes of interest:

-“open lid to this place”
Instant Noodles: Item #1

-Energy is given in kilojoules (kJ) instead of calories.
Instant Noodles: Item #1

The package lists it as spicy kimchi soup.  It tasted mildly spicy, had small chunks of what appeared to be kimchi, had the umami of MSG in the subtle way a nail penetrates your scrotum, and did in fact taste like soup.

It remarkably tasted entirely like instant noodles.