August 28, 2016 By

Meet The Manufacturer: #2154: Jingqi Black Eyes Bean Original Noodles With Sesame Sauce

For thje past four days, I’ve been enjoying a noodle lunch with my son Andy – today’s our last one for this Meet The Manufacturer, He’s really been enjoying them a lot! Let’s check out the sesame flavor sauce and original noodle in the thinner gauge.

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, boil noodles in a pot for 3 – 4 minutes. while boiling, add sauce to a bowl and add 2 – 3 tablespoons of water and stir. Drain noodles and add sauce. stir and enjoy!

The noodles.

The sauce sachet.

Has a sesame scent.

Lunchtime (click to enlarge)!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added enoki mushroom, spring onion, green bell pepper and broccoli. The chew on these noodles are very good – nice gauge too. The sesame sauce lends itself well, and the flavor is quite good. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4715898976240.

The Food of Taiwan: Recipes from the Beautiful Island

A video with some interesting facts about Taiwan.

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August 27, 2016 By

Meet The Manufacturer: #2153: Jingqi Aloe Vera Guan Mian Pumpkin Noodles With Basil Sauce

I liked the black eyes beans noodle version of this one with the basil sauce quite a bit, however I’ve been excited to try it with this style noodle as well! Let’s check it out!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, boil noodles for 4 – 5 minutes. Add sauce to a bowl and add 2 – 3 tablespoons of water and stir. Drain noodles and add in sauce. Stir and enjoy!

The noodles.

The sauce sachet.

Has a nice basil scent.

Lunchtime (click to enlarge)!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added shallots, clams, shrimp and spring onion. As in the other varieties, these noodles are spectacular – thin and broad, bringing a nice chewiness to the table. The basil taste is nice – wish were a little stronger. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4715898976103.

Forbidden Nation: A History of Taiwan

A documentary about the Taipei 101, one of the world’s tallest buildings.

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August 26, 2016 By

A-She Dry Noodle Sends Some Samples!

The Top Ten Taiwan list is coming late September and a few Taiwanese companies are sending me their latest products ! Let’s see what A-Sha Dry Noodle has to offer!

A note – click to see the other side.

Check it out (click to enlarge)! Three new microwavable tray varieties of A-Sha Dry Noodles! They come in original, spicy and oyster sauce bbq!

I’ve tried the A-Sha Seaweed Snacks before – they’re pretty good. Seaweed with puffed rice in between and a nice little sweetness to them. The spicy one was pretty good – opened it soon as I saw them. I gave one to my son Miles to see if he’d eat it. He took a couple decent sized bites for a 1 year old, however I think he realized it was a little too spicy for him and then proceeded to destroy it. That’s pretty good though – if he didn’t like it he wouldn’t have put it in his mouth at all.

Here’s a couple of big bags of seaweed snacks (click to enlarge)! Thanks to Young, Daisy and everyone at A-Sha! will be reviewing the new tray varieties shortly!

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Meet The Manufacturer: #2152: Jingqi Black Eyes Bean Cyanobacteria Noodles With Ginger Oil Sauce

Now I’ve tried all the different sauces with one type of noodles – now we’ll go through and see how they work with the other noodle! Today it’s the cyanobacteria noodle once again – good stuff! Instead of the wider lasagna-like gauge, this is the thinner one. Ginger oil sauce too! Let’s check it out!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, boil noodles in a pot for 3 – 4 minutes. while boiling, add sauce to a bowl and add 2 – 3 tablespoons of water and stir. Drain noodles and add sauce. stir and enjoy!

The noodles.

The sauce sachet.

Has a nice ginger scent.

Lunchtime (click to enlarge)!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added chashu pork and spring onion. The noodles have a very nice chewiness and gauge – really like them. The taste is amazing; a nice hit of ginger and a kind of slightly sweet and salty thing going on. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 4715898976271.

The Food of Taiwan: Recipes from the Beautiful Island

A short promotional video about travelling to Taiwan.

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August 25, 2016 By

Meet The Manufacturer: #2151: Jingqi Aloe Vera Guan Mian Original Noodles With Sesame Sauce

In the last review of this style of noodle, I really liked its breadth and thinness. Curious to see how it plays with a sesame sauce. Let’s find out!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, boil noodles for 4 – 5 minutes. Add sauce to a bowl and add 2 – 3 tablespoons of water and stir. Drain noodles and add in sauce. Stir and enjoy!

The noodles.

The sauce sachet.

Has a very dark look to it.

Lunchtime (click to enlarge)!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion, enoki mushrooms and broccoli. The wide noodles have an exceptionally good chewiness and are thin as well – love this stuff! The sesame taste was rich and not overdone. Delicate and gourmet. 4.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4715898976097.

Forbidden Nation: A History of Taiwan

I hope to someday go to Taiwan (well, I’ve been to Taiwan 4 times now, just not outside of Taoyuan airport) and try some of this great food!

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