September 16, 2015

#1779: Chering Chang Instant Non-Fried Noodles Tomato Flavour

I’ve tried quite a few tomato flavored instant noodles over the years. What’s kind of interesting s that many of them hail from Taiwan – including this one I’ll be trying today, I can count three in all, and that could be missing one or more. I like tomatoes – they’re pretty tasty and have a seemingly endless global appeal. Let’s have a look at this Taiwanese variety with a tomato taste.

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge).

The cooking instructions are on the side of the bag (click image to enlarge). Contains tomato! To prepare, add noodle block to 400ml boiling wtaer and cook 3-5 minutes (I’ll cook them today for 4 minutes). Add in contents of sachets and cook for one more minute. Stir and enjoy!

Inside the bag are 4 individual servings.

The noodle block.

A liquid sachet.

Has a strong tomato scent.

The vegetables sachet.

Looks like quite an array of vegetables here!

Finished (click image to enlarge). The noodles came out really good – wide and thick with a really good chewiness. The broth did have a tomato flavor, and it was pretty good. The vegetables didn’t hydrate well at all this time – peas and corn were very tough which was a sad thing; a real bummer for one I had high hopes for. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4710589440796.

Chering Chang whole wheat fast cook ramen (steam pork flavor) – 14oz

Some things to see in Taichung, Taiwan.

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

4 thoughts on “#1779: Chering Chang Instant Non-Fried Noodles Tomato Flavour

  1. Bill Wagstaff

    Hey Hans – another great review, and it occurs to me that including the “how to prepare” steps is a great value add for your reviews. I’ve been finding and trying out the brands that you’ve been reviewing, and a perennial difficulty is that I can’t read the directions on many packages. Perhaps you’d consider including the preparation steps in your reviews of noodles that don’t have English labels? Doesn’t need to be much more than “Boil noodles and dried vegetables in 500 ml of water for 3 minutes, then add soup mix and oil packet, stir, and enjoy!”

      1. Bill Wagstaff

        Well, for example review #1028 Samyang Foods Buldalk Bokkeummyeon (Hot Fried Chicken Ramyun), #525 JML Artificial Spicy Hot Beef, #505 JML Artificial Spicy Beef Flavour Instant Noodle.

        In each of these, it would be very helpful to have an explicit set of directions with amount of water, whether to steep, boil or simmer, how many minutes, whether to drain, how much water to leave in, when to add packets. For example, it took me a heck of a lot of web searching to find out that I was supposed to leave a small amount of water in with the Samyang Hot Chicken noodles when draining.

        Don’t get me wrong, I really appreciate what you’re doing now. Just saying that I’d be using your review database even more frequently if it was a reliable source for those “how to make it” directions that are so hard to find. I’m guessing that you have the unique advantage of being able to speak to the right person at a given company, and get correct instructions that we all need.

        1. Hans "The Ramen Rater" Lienesch Post author

          Bill –

          Yeah I think around the mid 1000-1100s I started including the cooking instructions. I suppose I could go back and add them to everything but that would take a heckuva long time. In the case of the JML, a lot of Chinese varieties don’t tell you on the package. I recently did the Meet The Manufacturer with JML and the package versions called for 550ml – it didn’t say on the package but that’s what they told me.

          – TRR


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