June 16, 2014

#1413: Chering Chang Curry La-Men

Found this one at Uwajimaya in Bellevue. What I found particularly interesting was that it was a curry variant from Taiwan. I think I’ve only had one curry instant from Taiwan before and it was truly excellent. I thought maybe I’d try some of the new stuff my wife is growing with it!

At her work, Kit has had to care for some of the plants that are sold there lately and has found she enjoys it. We went to a few places and got some planters and plants and she’s been going to town on it!

Sky Nursery has lots of neat plants. We got a Patio tomato plant as well as lots of herbs. Mint, coriander, curry , sage and more! Going to use some mint today! Let’s check out this instant noodle from Taiwan.

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add one of the noodle blocks to 500ml boiling water and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add in one paste and one vegetable sachet and cook another minute. Enjoy!

One of the four noodle blocks. This is a four pack, so you get four noodle blocks and four each of two kinds of seasoning sachet.

The paste sachet.

Has a nice curry scent.

The vegetable sachet.

A very interesting mix – peas red pepper, seaweed and cabbage.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added sweet onion, Chinese long bean, mint, prawn flavor fish ball and tau pok (tofu puff). The noodles have a decent chewiness and have a fresh kind of feel to them I like. They are a regular instant gauge. The broth has a sweet curry flavor which also was nice – definitely leaning towards sweeter with no real spiciness detectable. The vegetables hydrated very well and I must say they were absolutely perfect. The cabbage was crisp and flavorful. The corn and peas came out excellent as well, and there was a good amount of seaweed. This was the best included veggie sachet experience I’ve had possibly ever.  I’m very pleased with this one – 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 4710589440321.

In Taiwan, the nighttime is a good time to shop. Night Markets are big business in Taiwan, and people sell just about everything imaginable – or unimaginable! Check out this video showing a taste of what a Taiwanese Night Market is all about.

Products cooked according to package instructions. Product reviews done prior to adding any additional ingredients.

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