June 6, 2015

Meet The Manufacturer: #1690: Wugudaochang Sour Bamboo Shoot & Beef In Hot Pot Flavor Noodles

Today we wind up the Wugudaochang Meet The Manufacturer. It’s really been great to try these new flavors and varieties from China in the last few days! I think I have learned a little more about the flavor profiles that are popular in Chinese cooking these days; usually the varieties I get that are from China are for export of course, while these have been varieties only sold and available within China. The flavors have been strong, vibrant and really quite good. I should also say that the quality of these products has been top-notch. A lot has been said of the quality of food coming from China and question of it’s quality. I would say this: China is a big country with many producers – sometimes, things will happen that bring negative attention. They certainly happen here in the United States from time to time don’t they? I don’t think it a reason to stay away from Chinese products – I certainly won’t!  Let’s have a fond farewell look at this bamboo shoot and hot pot flavor bowl!

Detail of the outer wraps (click image to enlarge). Not sure if it contains meat. To prepare, add in all sachets and 550ml boiling water. Cover for 4 minutes, stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click image to enlarge).

An included fork!

The noodle block.

The soup base powder.

A light powder with some bits of vegetable in there.

A paste sachet.

Thick stuff.

A large pouch.

Lots of bamboo shoots!

Finished (click image to enlarge). The noodles hydrated well. They have a decent backbone and enjoyable feel in the mouth.. The broth has a strong heat – very black peppery. Little bits of beef were nice to find as well as the bamboo shoots which were nice and crisp.. The bamboo shoots are excellent – a light pickled taste which paired perfectly with the broth. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 6936986833087.

Savoring the Best of World Flavors – China: Beijing, Chengdu and Hong Kong

A short video showing hot pot and a little Chinese language lesson as well!

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

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