April 7, 2017

#2406: Sichuan Guangyou Sweet Potato Instant Noodle Braised Spicy Chitterling Flavor

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#2406: Guangyou Sweet Potato Instant Noodle Braised Sp[icy Chitterling Flavor - China - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle

Yet another package sent by Colin from Massachusetts – thanks again! Indeed, I’m curious about this one – chitterling flavor. I have an immediate need for wikipedia here:

Chitterling (/ˈɪtərlɪŋz/ or /ˈɪtlɪnz/; sometimes spelled/pronounced chitlins or chittlins) are a prepared food usually made from the small intestines of a pig, although the intestines of cattle and other animals are sometimes used.[1]

Both large and small intestine (typically pig) is eaten throughout China. Large intestine is called feichang, literally “fat intestine” because it is fatty. Small intestine is called zhufenchang, literally “pig powder intestine” because it contains a white, pasty or powdery substance. The character “zhu” or “pig” is added at the beginning to disambiguate. This is because, in Cantonese cuisine, there is a dish called chang fen which uses intestine-shaped noodles.

Large intestine is typically chopped into rings and has a stronger odor than small intestine. It is added to stir-fry dishes and soups. Also slow-cooked or boiled and served as a standalone dish. It releases oil that may be visible in the dish. Preparation techniques and serving presentations for both small and large intestine vary greatly within the country.

Okay this sounds more familiar now. So what we have here in a spicy braised fei chang sweet potato noodle. Let’s check out these Guangyou Chitterling flavor!

Guangyou Sweet Potato Instant Noodle Braised Sp[icy Chitterling Flavor – China

#2406: Guangyou Sweet Potato Instant Noodle Braised Sp[icy Chitterling Flavor - China - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle

Here’s the back of the 5 pack (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodles and sachet contents to 600ml boiling water and cover for 4-6 minutes. For a dry version (how I’m going to do it) add noodles to a bowl and add boiling water to submerge. Cover for 4-65 minutes. Drain. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2406: Guangyou Sweet Potato Instant Noodle Braised Sp[icy Chitterling Flavor - China - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle

One of the five packs from the bag.

#2406: Guangyou Sweet Potato Instant Noodle Braised Sp[icy Chitterling Flavor - China - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle

The noodle block.

#2406: Guangyou Sweet Potato Instant Noodle Braised Sp[icy Chitterling Flavor - China - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle

A dry sachet.

#2406: Guangyou Sweet Potato Instant Noodle Braised Sp[icy Chitterling Flavor - China - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle

Bit and powder.

#2406: Guangyou Sweet Potato Instant Noodle Braised Sp[icy Chitterling Flavor - China - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle

A paste sachet.

#2406: Guangyou Sweet Potato Instant Noodle Braised Sp[icy Chitterling Flavor - China - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle

Thick and oily.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Chinese sausage and Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts. The sweet potato thread was alright, but of course very gloppy. I used a pair of kitchen scissors to make a couple of crosscuts, making them more manageable with a fork. The flavor was kind of brutal; indeed, too strong for me. I think the soup direction might have been better. What’s more, the powder sachet contents didn’t work well as the peas didn’t hydrate whatsoever. 0.25 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 6914790010504.

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