In last year’s Top Ten Taiwanese Instant Noodles Of All Time 2014 Edition, Chering Chang was second place with their Curry La-Men – excellent stuff! What is interesting is that that was the only variety they make that I’d tried. I’m very curious how this one fares – vegetarian. Vegetarian instant noodles can be all sorts of different things; bland, bitter, full of vegetables, focused on mushroom; it’s such a broad flavor that can be interpreted masterfully or poorly. I have high hopes that this will be another excellent offering from Chering Chang. Without further adieu, let’s have a look inside.
Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. to prepare, add one noodle block to 500ml boiling water and cook 3-4 minutes. Add in one dry sachet and one wet sachet and cook another minute. Stir and enjoy!
A whole wheat noodle block.
A paste sachet.
An oily paste with a Kind of sweet scent.
A large vegetable sachet.
Not only a large amount but very diversified.
Finished (click image to enlarge). The noodles were very good – thick with an excellent chewiness. The broth also was pretty good with a nice vegetable flavor. The only thing that fell short here were the vegetables themselves. The cabbage and most other pieces hydrated extremely well, however the peas were tough and somewhat chalky. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4710589440529.
Here is the pork version.
This is really neat – when we travelled to Penang, Malaysia, we had a layover on each direction at Taoyuan Int’l Airport in Taiwan. We were kind of stuck; couldn’t really leave the airport and explore since it’s not in town and didn’t want to go through all of the customs stuff. Here’s a Romanian guy who has an interesting exit from the airport and some scenes from the area – pretty cool.