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5 Easy Iftar Recipes To Make Your Instant Noodles Less Boring

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Qistina Bumidin •  Apr 15, 2022

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Whether you’re looking for a speedy iftar meal or comfort food for your post-terawih cravings, instant noodles have always been a staple food in our hearts 😋 Let’s be honest, eating it straight from the cup may be a little bland, but we get how whipping up complex meals isn't everyone's cup of tea 😅 In case you're one to stick to the good ol' instant noodles, you can compensate by adding a few extra ingredients for a simple yet flavourful makeover 🤩 Plus, if you use the right instant noodles brand such as KOKA, the pioneer of healthier instant noodles in Singapore, you’ll even get to enjoy the added nutritional benefits! 🥳Follow us on Telegram for the latest updates: https://bit.ly/3LnFN1F

5 Easy Instant Noodles Recipe To Try For Iftar This Ramadan 2022

1. Aglio Olio
Ever tried your favourite Italian pasta with instant noodles? It’s time to check out this recipe! Using KOKA Aglio Olio Purple Wheat Noodles, which cook in only 2 minutes for a chewy, delicious texture, this recipe is easy to make for busy iftar meals! 🤩 It only uses five ingredients: garlic, olive oil, chilli flakes or chilli padi, parsley and shrimps. If you have a long day at work, and you’re barely in time to break your fast, this spaghetti aglio olio will save your time. Also, purple is set to be the ‘it’ colour of 2022, so you’re on track 😉Preparation time: 8 minsCooking time: 7 mins Feeds: 2 people Ingredients:
  • 2 packets of KOKA Aglio Olio Purple Wheat Noodles
  • 5-10 shrimps, peeled and deveined (Alternatively, you can use pre-cooked shrimps for greater convenience.)
  • 1 teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes OR chopped red chilli padi
  • 4 cloves of garlic, peeled and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon of olive oil
  • Optional: 1 tablespoon of freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Instructions:
  • Cook KOKA Aglio Oli Purple Wheat Noodles in boiling water for 2~3 minutes.
  • Empty seasoning power and oil sachet into a plate. Mix powder and oil together.
  • Drain noodles and place into plate with seasoning mix. Mix noodle with seasoning evenly and set aside. 
  • Heat a pan on medium heat and add olive oil.
  • Fry chopped garlic and sauté for 30 seconds, add shrimps and chopped chilli padi and fry for 2~3 minutes.
  • Toss the cooked shrimps into the noodles and sprinkle with freshly grated Parmesan cheese (optional)
  • Enjoy!
2. Thai Noodle Salad
If you want to break fast with a light meal that could still last you till tarawih at least, then this Thai Noodle Salad will be your choice 😋 It is so refreshing and satisfying, balancing all of the flavours we love in Thai food- sweet, sour, savoury, and spicy 😍 It truly is the perfect comforting meal after a day of fasting. Moreover, this recipe is vegan-friendly, and adds on mangoes for a healthier take! 😉Preparation time: 10 minsCooking time: 5 minsFeeds: 2 peopleIngredientsInstructions:
  • Cook KOKA Purple Wheat Chilli and Lime Noodles in boiling water for 2-3 minutes.
  • Empty seasoning power and oil sachet into a plate. Mix powder and oil into a paste.
  • Drain noodles and mix it evenly with seasoning paste.
  • Toss in mango strips and cut chilli. 
  • Sprinkle crushed peanuts on top of the noodle and serve.
P.S. Have you ever wondered why KOKA’s Purple Wheat Noodles range are, well, purple? The rich colour actually comes from the presence of Anthocyanins naturally found in purple grains. Anthocyanins are the same antioxidants as those found in bilberries and blueberries, which totally amps up the comfort level when you’re slurping up a hearty meal!
3. Cheesy Beef Murtabak
Wait, hold on a second, murtabaks can be made out of noodles?! 😱 Yes, through this recipe, you’ll learn how your hearty meat-stuffed pan-fried pancakes can actually be made at home, minus all those complicated flips you see at mamak stalls! 🤭 What’s even better is that it’s spicier, cheesier and even healthier because it has No MSG, No Preservatives and No Artificial Colouring! 😍Preparation time: 15 minutesCooking time: 20 minutes Feeds: 1 or 2 peopleIngredients:
  • 1 packet KOKA Signature Curry Noodles
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 3 red chilli stalks, diced
  • 6 – 8 stalks of local celery, finely chopped
  • 120g minced beef
  • 3 eggs
  • 50g of Parmesan cheese (or as much as your heart desire)
  • 5 tablespoons cooking oil
  • Pinch of salt and pepper for the minced beef
Instructions:
  • Heat up 2 tablespoons of oil in a skillet. Sauté the minced beef and season with a pinch of salt and pepper. Cook until browned and then set it aside to cool.
  • In the same skillet, sauté diced onions and chilli until onions soften and turn a golden brown. Set aside to cool.
  • Cook the KOKA Signature Curry Noodles in 250ml of boiling water for exactly two minutes. Do not add the Curry seasoning. Drain, and let the noodles cool.
  • In a bowl, whisk 3 eggs until light and frothy. Add in minced beef, onions, red chilli, celery, and KOKA Signature Curry noodles. Sprinkle in one packet of noodle seasoning and mix everything together until well-combined.
  • In a skillet, heat up 3 tablespoons of oil over low heat. Place ring mould in the centre. With a pair of tongs, fill the mould with the egg-noodles-beef mixture and let cook for 5 minutes on each side. Remember to remove the ring mould before flipping over the murtabak.
  • Serve as is or with a favourite curry of your choice.
P.S. There will be a promotional offer for KOKA Signature Curry Noodles at NTUC from 28 Apr to 11 May 2022! Stay tuned to more updates via this link
4. Cheese ramen
Need something comforting after a long day of fasting? Why not have this cheesy, spicy delight: cheese ramen! 🤩 Just boil the noodles, add your ingredients and pop it into the microwave! It’ll definitely hit the spot after a day of balancing fasting and work responsibilities 🤤Preparation time: 5 minsCooking time: 5 minsFeeds: 1 personIngredients:Instructions:
  • Oil the pan and fry spinach until half cooked and set aside.
  • Place the KOKA Signature Spicy Singapore Fried Noodles into boiling water and cook for 2 mins.
  • Mix seasoning powder and oil into a paste on a plate while noodles are cooking.
  • Drain noodle well and transfer to plate.
  • Add in spinach, tuna and pickles to noodle and mix well with seasoning.
  • Put the slice of cheese on top of the noodles and microwave for 1 minute.
  • And there you go! Enjoy 😊
P.S. There will be a promotional offer for KOKA Signature Spicy Singapore Fried Noodles at NTUC from 28 Apr to 11 May 2022! Stay tuned to more updates via this link
5. Mala soup noodles
If you’re a mala hothead, then you’ll be glad to know that KOKA has the perfect instant noodles for you! Taken from their new range, the Baked Multigrain Cup Noodles, their noodles are, you guessed it, STEAMED and BAKED! 🤩 What that means is their noodles are high in antioxidants, higher in whole grains, low in fat, lower in sodium, no preservatives, MSG or colouring, all housed in an eco-friendly cup 😱 It comes in three flavours - Hot Mala Tofu, Pepper Crab & Five Spice Duck! After you break your fast, you might be worried about overloading your body with tons of food with lower nutritional value to make up for the food and water abstinence throughout the day. But when you try KOKA’s Baked Multigrain Cup Noodles, it’s simply an indulgence that’s guilt free and superbly convenient for those who are always on the go and rushing about! 🤤 By the way, they are Singapore's 1st and only Multigrain cup noodles with Healthier Choice Symbol (HCS) so who says instant noodles can’t be healthy?! 🤨Preparation time: 5 minsCooking time: 5 minsFeeds: 1 personIngredientsInstructions:
  • Stir-fry beef slices and set aside (optional)
  • Open the KOKA Multigrain Hot Mala Tofu Cup Noodle lid halfway. Empty seasoning and vegetable sachets into the cup.
  • Add 350ml of boiling water or fill to the line.
  • Close the lid for 2~3 minutes.
  • Mix well. Add in beef slices on top (optional).
  • Ready to serve.
P.S. They will be a promotional offer for KOKA Multigrain Cup Noodle at Cold Storage from 28th April to 4th May 2022! Check out now!Many of us are returning back to the office to work, and sometimes, we don’t have the time to whip up a whole meal just in time for us to break our fast. Here’s where KOKA’s healthier instant noodles come in to save the day! It’s convenient, delicious and nutritious, which is how our iftar meals should be! Website | Facebook | InstagramYou can also buy via these links:ShopeeLazadaQoo10This article is brought to you by KOKA.