Here’s one I got from the folks at Exotic Noods. It’s one big bowl, that’s for sure – and heavy, too! Let’s see what’s inside.
The import/distributor sticker (click image to enlarge). Contains milk.
Detail of the lid (click image to enlarge).
The noodle block.
A paste sachet.
Thick and sticky stuff.
The dried vegetables sachet.
Has a kinf of salty and herbal scent.
A massive retort pouch.
Here’s the back of the retort pouch (click image to enlarge). To prepare, add everything into the bowl and add hot water. It doesn’t say how much hot water, so adding to the first line. Cover and let sit 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy.
The retort pouch contents. Looks like textured vegetable protein.
Finished (click image to enlarge). Added mung bean sprouts and spring onion. The noodles are flat and of a standard instant gauge. They hydrated pretty well although had a bit of a crumble I didn’t like. The broth did indeed have a braised beef flavor, but had a kind of odd aftertaste; kind of like coffee. The beef substitute from the retort pouch appears to be the source of the off coffee flavor. It is chewy and reminiscent of an overcooked egg foo yung. It all works together in an odd way though. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4711155296359.
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