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Mar 9, 2010 01:11 PM

Cal Delight Noodle Boxes

Just purchased a new lunch-type item that comes in a square box similar to the old-style Chinese take-out containers. Similar to the Luck Chen Noodle Bowls, you microwave the noodles in the box itself, after adding a sauce packet. There seem to be four flavors, or at least that's how many I found at Aron's Kissena Farms: Hokkien Noodles with Honey Soy
Ginger Sauce, Hokkien Noodles with Kung Pao Sauce, Noodles Vermicelli with Peanut Satay Sauce, and Pad Thai Noodles with Pad Thai Sauce. I got one of each, but won't try one until tomorrow lunch at the earliest, so I can't report on taste yet. Price was reasonable; each was $2.39.

I know I've seen similar things in treif varieties, but it's the first time I've seen this kosher version. Looks like it will be good for travelling or to bring to work, if you have access to a microwave that you can use.

it's Star-K and bishul yisroel.

By the way, I have no connection whatsoever to the company or anyone selling it.

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  1. Had the Pad Thai box last night. Was not impressed at all. Way too artificial tasting. Makes the Lucky Chen Noodles look like a gourmet meal.

    Now with that said, it was very very easy to cook. 1 bag for noodles and one bag for sauce to open.

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    1. re: HungryJew

      Even though I read your post last night, for lunch today I tried the first of the four boxes I bought yesterday. Wow, so bad, I just couldn't even finish it. I'm wondering if I should try a different flavor (I had the Vermicelli today), or try to return them. The one I was looking forward to trying was the Pad Thai, but that's the one you were unimpressed with. Is it possible they are all so bad?

      1. re: queenscook

        If you are brave enough to try the others please let me know.

        1. re: HungryJew

          I just tried one called Chinese Noodles with Hokkien sauce or Hokkien Noodles with Chinese sauce (can't remember which). It was pretty good--much better than ramen. I am quite full, and the flavor was not objectionable. The box said it was "hot and spicy," but it wasn't. It was hot, though.

        2. re: queenscook

          Yes, it is possible. Good idea, but terrible taste. I tried one of each hoping that the next one would be better ...

      2. Have you compared ingredients and sodium content? I have not seen this brand, but Luck Chen was much lower in salt than the others I saw in kosher grocers from Israel or elsewhere and had fewer chemical additives.

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        1. re: mrogovin

          Last week I bought several of the Luck Chen varieties for - get this - TWO for 99 cents, at Brachs Market in the Five Towns, Long Island, New York... Even at 49 cents a pop, the kids thought they tasted weird. I suppose the low price means that the product isn't selling.