Welcome to Beyond Noodles, the Mr Lee’s blog where we will be discussing all things food from its science and health benefits to the most current trends and the different uses of everyday ingredients. You’ll also get to know what the Mr Lee’s Team gets up to in more depth and from time to time we will throw in some fun facts and tips from time to time.

Whether you landed are here because you are a foodie, a noodle enthusiast or you just love cooking, this blog is the place for you. We aim to inspire and increase your knowledge around food by providing you with valuable information that can be applied to your day-to-day.

Range of small Japanese traditional dishes - Japanese diet

Benefits of the Japanese diet

Japan boasts one of the longest life expectancies around the world, having the highest percentage of centenarians, inhabitants aged 100 or older, and their diet is linked to an array of health benefits, but what are the most important elements to take from it?
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A bowl of ramen topped with pork, soft-boiled egg and spring onions and a small side dish of pickled radish  - ramen noodles

A guide to the 4 different types of ramen noodles

Ramen's popularity has grown tremendously in the past few years and it is now amongst the most well-known Japanese foods around the world. The Japanese wheat-based noodle soup is classified based on the seasoning used to flavour the soup. Although there are an infinite variety of different ramens out there, we’ve put together a list covering the 4 main ones.
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Almonds, coconuts, rice and glasses of plant-based milks vegan vegetarian

Benefits of plant-based milks

Plant-based milks have become increasingly more popular in the past few years. It’s now easier than ever to find a variety of these in supermarkets and almost every café offers several options for your teas and coffees. We asked Lucy Baldwin, Nutritional Therapist, to take a closer look at some of the most popular milk alternatives.
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Old camera on a colourful background and copy on the side in blue

How to prepare for a product photoshoot

Product photography isn’t as simple as placing your product in front of the camera and just shooting. Everything you see in the final shots has been placed there for a reason and it intends to make the product come to life. Find out how we planned our congee and porridge shoot.
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