Ummm, this is actually so good!
Please note that this review was not paid for or sponsored by any third party. I purchased this product with my own money and the opinions in this review are strictly my own. I am not affiliated with Costco or any of its suppliers. I am just a fan of the company. I write these reviews to help my fellow shoppers.
When I'm not eating healthy Costco salads, I eat a lot of frozen items from Costco - which are usually super yummy and usually super high in sodium, haha. When I saw the Costco Ajinomoto Vegetable Yakisoba at Costco, I decided to add it to my list of frozen, high sodium, convenient meals.
This is actually really, really yummy. Maybe it's all the sodium? Before I go on talking about the amount of sodium in this, it actually doesn't TASTE very salty. My taste buds decided there was just the right amount of seasoning added to these thick yakisoba noodles. If you prefer really thin noodles like chow mein or vermicelli, you might find these noodles a little on the thick side. Although it's called, "Vegetable Yakisoba" there's way more Yakisoba than there is veggies in this. I added a few of my own veggies, which took care of that problem right away. The vegetables in the vegetable yakisoba (according to the ingredients) are broccoli, Chinese pea pods, edamame, asparagus, shiitake mushrooms and water chestnuts. In my bowl, I was able to find one mushroom, edamame, one broccoli, and Chinese pea pods. I didn't find any asparagus or water chestnuts in my particular bowl. Although this is a frozen and reheated noodle dish, the noodles came out with just the right texture and consistency; not too hard and not too chewy. The vegetable yakisoba is flavored well and you can taste notes of garlic and sesame. Overall, super yummy.
This isn't the cheapest item, but it isn't that expensive either. You get six packages of vegetable yakisoba in the box. I paid $15.99 Canadian (regular price), so just over $2.65 per bag. You're definitely paying for the convenience factor. I'll point out that one bag of vegetable yakisoba left me quite full!
These are super convenient. You cook them from frozen in the microwave for three minutes, then just pour them into a bowl and eat. They're perfect for those really busy nights when you need something in a few minutes that will fill your tummy and leave you feeling satisfied.
Here we go. One package is 450 calories, 12 grams of fat, nine grams of sugar, fifteen grams of protein and.... 1090mg of sodium. The numbers for everything except the sodium aren't that unreasonable for a whole bag. The sodium is quite high though. If you're closely monitoring your sodium intake, definitely steer clear of this product.
This is a tasty and extraordinarily convenient bowl of noodles. I think kids would also really enjoy it. If you're worried about the nutritional information (especially the sodium), I recommend adding additional chicken and vegetables and eating less than a whole bag; maybe split it between two people.
Do you prefer thick or thin noodles? What additional veggies would you add to this?