As soon I saw these I thought that they would be perfect picnic food as we tend to go to picnics with my husband's family and they are mostly vegetarian. I bought these colourful Chinese noodle boxes which seemed to grace every cocktail party and BBQ for a while and they sat forgotten in my cupboard for ages before I decided that they would do the job here. Instead of ready made egg noodles, I used rice noodles which are just as easy to use. All they need is 60-90 seconds in the microwave and they're ready to pour the sauce over.
The sauce is fairly rich but flavoursome and mine were a lot darker brown than the ones in Nigella Express. However there was much contented murmuring from my husband when he tried these. Which is good, because they're so ridiculously easy to make, he could make them for dinner!