Tops Plain Noodles Are Ideal For Flavorful Preparations (2024)
We used Tops Plain Noodles to prepare some chow mien at home. Do we recommend these?
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There are days when instant noodles are all you want, whereas other days couldn’t be further. For when you want a therapeutic cooking process with an equally indulgent result, a pack of plain noodles is what we recommend. But not just any.
We tried the noodles by Tops in our test kitchen using a basic recipe of desi chowmein. The what, how, why, and more described in our Tops Plain Noodles review.
Would we restock?
Table of Contents
Tops Plain Noodles – Quick Glance
Here is all you need to know about this pack of noodles.
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Our Review Factors
Texture and taste were the key parameters we based this review on. Other significant details that impact the final purchase decision have also been discussed.
How long did the noodles take to cook? How was the bite? We were looking for a firm yet soft bite without them turning squidgy and sticky. Post-cooking, how did the noodles look?
Their thickness, texture and length were collectively judged under this parameter.
Were the noodles salted? How well or poorly did they take on flavors? Did we notice any undesirable aftertaste?
3. Other Parameters
Here we gauged the ingredients, how convenient these are to use, the price, and other non-tasting parameters.
Tops Plain Noodles – Detailed Review
Price + Packaging
These noodles have a semi-premium box packing. It holds 300 grams of the product and is priced at Rs 55/- The shelf life is 12 months.
This would yield a little over three servings, which makes it an economic choice.
Maida, iodised salt, and antioxidant (INS 330) are the only ingredients that go in the making.
How did we make it?
Following the proportions mentioned on the box, we used half of the noodles (approximately 150 grams) and boiled them in 750 ml of water. We added half a teaspoon of salt. Once boiled, we drained and washed them with cold water and oiled them lightly, as instructed on the pack.
Oiling boiled noodles ensures they do not stick to each other between the time of boiling and actual usage.
It took less than three minutes for the noodles to cook well. These were long and unbroken, and this aspect was retained after they were cooked too. We tasted the noodles before mixing them in sauce and they had a fairly decent bite. Soft but firm, this made for a desirable texture. In terms of flavor, the noodles were not over salted which makes them a good base for multiple dishes.
Ensure to not let the noodles soak or sit in water before or after cooking, and as soon as they are done, drizzle some oil and mix them well.
- Value for money
- No undesirable flavor
- Quick cooking
- Praiseworthy bite
From chow mien to chop suey, this box of noodles will keep your slurpy needs sorted.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some interesting FAQs on Tops Plain Noodles.
The noodles are long, unbroken, and have a plump bite.
No, there are no preservatives. But it does contain antioxidant INS 330 which regulates acidity by preventing browning of foods or crystallization of sugar.
Yes, this product is FSSAI approved.
These noodles are unflavoured and prepared with three ingredients only- Maida, salt, and INS 330. There is no masala or seasoning inside. You can cook them and use it in a number of ways.
Yes, that’s the beauty of it. You can make chow mien, spaghetti, chop suey, and many other dishes.
That’s all from Mishry on Tops Plain Noodles. While flavors are something you can play around with, the texture of these noodles was quite nice. Soft yet firm, we also liked how quick cooking these are. If you plan on using a store-bought sauce, putting together a meal will practically be effortless.
Chow mien or chop suey, what are you craving for after reading this review?