Sept 21- Why you should soak instant noodles

@peachpurple (12872)
Malaysia
September 21, 2017 9:10am CST
I never thought that I was supposed to soak instant noodles before cooking them. The instructions on the packet doesn't say so, who did and why? I had watched a documentary series about how the instant noodles were made and how to cook it to taste good. One of the crucial point is you have to soak the instant noodles, after you take it out from the packet, whether it is for soup noodles or dried noodles. Just soak it with tap water until it submerged. One minute will do , no longer than that because it will turn soggy. Reason: instant noodles are pre-fried before packaging and seasoned with coating stuff to ensure the noodles stays the rectangular shape, crisp and last longer. So if you didn't soak the instant noodles, you will be consuming the excess oil and the coating stuff into your tummy, become obese or over weight. Try it. Result: A layer of white stuff and oil submerged on top of the tap water after 1 minute. Guarantee 100%! my photo
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@amadeo (67662)
• United States
21 Sep
thank you this is cool going to do the next time.
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@peachpurple (12872)
• Malaysia
21 Sep
ok, have a nice day
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@amadeo (67662)
• United States
22 Sep
@peachpurple same there
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@peachpurple (12872)
• Malaysia
22 Sep
@amadeo cheers
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@LadyDuck (163204)
• Switzerland
21 Sep
Thank you for sharing, if I buy instant noodles I surely soak them.
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@peachpurple (12872)
• Malaysia
21 Sep
oh yes please, do soak them to remove the excess oil.
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@LadyDuck (163204)
• Switzerland
22 Sep
@peachpurple I never bought instant noodles until now, but I will surely keep in mind your advice.
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@peachpurple (12872)
• Malaysia
22 Sep
@LadyDuck thanks for your kind words.
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@ridingbet (55679)
• Philippines
22 Sep
yes i also thought that soaking the noodles will remove the salt in them. i also read on FB about throwing away the first water boiled then replace another cups of noodles. it was stated that the salt should have gone with the first water thrown away.
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@peachpurple (12872)
• Malaysia
22 Sep
yes, soaking with tap water will do, if you throw away the first batch of boil water, it will take more time of cooking. Furthermore the noodles will turn soggy.
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@ridingbet (55679)
• Philippines
24 Sep
@peachpurple ahh, so that is why my son times the cooking for only 3 minutes, not more and not less.
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@peachpurple (12872)
• Malaysia
24 Sep
@ridingbet ahh.... yes...
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@bluesa (13510)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
22 Sep
I never thought to do this, thanks, I will remember to soak them first before making soup from now on.
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@peachpurple (12872)
• Malaysia
22 Sep
glad that this information is useful to you
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@aureliah (16668)
21 Sep
Wow! A good piece but how do you make soup noodles?
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@peachpurple (12872)
• Malaysia
22 Sep
after soaking, first bring water to boil, add in the seasoning then put in the noodles to absorb the taste
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@aureliah (16668)
22 Sep
@peachpurple Wow thank you. That simple.
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@peachpurple (12872)
• Malaysia
22 Sep
@aureliah you are welcome
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@just4him (120148)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
21 Sep
I didn't know that. Good to know should I ever eat pasta again.
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@peachpurple (12872)
• Malaysia
22 Sep
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@just4him (120148)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
22 Sep
@peachpurple I'm on a Whole30 diet. No pasta allowed and I don't miss it.
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@peachpurple (12872)
• Malaysia
22 Sep
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@weevee18 (529)
21 Sep
This is interesting. I'll try this next time
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@peachpurple (12872)
• Malaysia
21 Sep
OK, do let me know when you see the results
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@weevee18 (529)
23 Sep
@peachpurple hey. I just tried it and I realized you're right! :)
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@peachpurple (12872)
• Malaysia
23 Sep
@weevee18 hehe!
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@sishy7 (27631)
• Australia
22 Sep
I heard of this before but never actually did it myself...
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@peachpurple (12872)
• Malaysia
22 Sep
do try
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• Canada
21 Sep
I never knew this I will have to try and remember to soak my noodles before cooking them.
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@peachpurple (12872)
• Malaysia
22 Sep
ok, it is a good habit to discard the oil first
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@Scrapper88 (1333)
• United States
21 Sep
I never soak the noodles before I cook them. I just cook the noodles after I take them out of the package.
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@peachpurple (12872)
• Malaysia
21 Sep
I used to do that too but I noticed that I put on weight easily. Now with soaking it is better
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@hereandthere (31821)
• Philippines
21 Sep
but will it alter the taste?
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@peachpurple (12872)
• Malaysia
22 Sep
1 minute soaking doesn't affect the noodles nor taste
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@Ganma7 (2828)
21 Sep
Thank you good to know. I had no idea either
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@peachpurple (12872)
• Malaysia
21 Sep
you are welcome
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@Corbin5 (109440)
• United States
21 Sep
That is a very handy tips!!! Thanks for letter us know how to make those noodles taste even better.
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@peachpurple (12872)
• Malaysia
21 Sep
glad that you find this information is useful.
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@Happy2BeMe (75123)
• Canada
21 Sep
Interesting fact that I never knew.
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@peachpurple (12872)
• Malaysia
21 Sep
me too, I watched the documentary program on tv, lots of health issues needed to be careful of.
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• Nairobi, Kenya
22 Sep
hmm, that's interesting to note. I have reduced my noodle consumption considerably but will try this and see.
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