This is one I brought back with me from Taiwan! Happy Cook is a brand that one of the factories in Taichung makes.
Hanging out and taking tea after touring the factory with the guys from Hung Guang. noodle company! So fried bean paste – here’s what I found on Wikipedia:
Black bean paste, commonly called dòushā (Chinese: 豆沙) or hěidóushā (黑豆沙), is a sweet bean paste often used as a filling in cakes such as mooncakes or doushabao in many Chinese and Taiwanese cuisines.
Black bean paste is made from pulverized mung beans, combined with potassium chlorate, ferrous sulfate heptahydrate (皂礬; zaofan) crystal (which in Indonesia is known as tawas hijau, or “green crystal”), or black food colouring.
Let’s give the finished product a try!
Happy Cook Old Beijing Fried Bean Sauce Noodle – Taiwan
Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, boil noodles for 4~5 minutes. Drain. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!
The noodle block.
One of two liquid sachets.
Soybean paste with oil.
An oil sachet.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added shredded chicken and fried onion. The noodles are thick with an excellent chewiness to them. The bean paste flavor is very good and coats well, as is the oiliness which works quite nicely. 4.25 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4717904326018.
A short video showing how to cook Happy Cook noodle products.