Here’s another one of the newer A-Sha tray designs. This one’s original flavor, which is kind of a soy sauce flavor I believe. Let’s check it out!
Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodle block and vegetable sachet contents to tray. Fill to line with water. Microwave uncovered for 4 minutes at 800W (for different wattage microwaves, use this handy tool). Put lid on and use spout to drain off excess water. Add in liquid sachet contents. Stir and enjoy!
Finished (click to enlarge). The noodles came out extremely well – beautiful gauge and texture. Again, these are the noodles that when I first tried them cooked I considered to be ‘masterful in their simplicity,’ using very few ingredients and delivering a fine chew and mouthfeel. They don’t disappoint here whatsoever. As for the flavoring, it’s a salty soy which coats everything well. The vegetables are a very nice addition to this product. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4715635852943.
The next edition of The Ramen Rater’s top Ten Taiwanese Instant Noodles Of All Time will be coming out in about a month, and so I’ll be cramming in as many late ones to arrive as possible. Today, one of a trifecta by A-Sha Dry Noodles – microwavable trays! Definitely something I’ve not seem out of Taiwan before that I can think of. Anyways, let’s give it a whirl in the ol’ microwave!
Here’s the back of the cardboard outer (click to enlarge). Contains shrimp. To prepare, add noodle block and vegetable sachet contents to tray. Fill to line with water. Microwave uncovered for 4 minutes at 800W (for different wattage microwaves, use this handy tool). Put lid on and use spout to drain off excess water. Add in liquid sachet contents. Stir and enjoy!
Here’s the tray, unopened as seen under the cardboard outer.
Finished (click to enlarge). The noodles came out a little on the al dente side but were still quite good. the issue I had with this was the profoundly salty nature of the flavoring. It was just too much and just didn’t work right here; kind of like the sauce was at adds with the noodle. The vegetables did well. 2.25 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4715635852936.
Check it out (click to enlarge)! Three new microwavable tray varieties of A-Sha Dry Noodles! They come in original, spicy and oyster sauce bbq!
I’ve tried the A-Sha Seaweed Snacks before – they’re pretty good. Seaweed with puffed rice in between and a nice little sweetness to them. The spicy one was pretty good – opened it soon as I saw them. I gave one to my son Miles to see if he’d eat it. He took a couple decent sized bites for a 1 year old, however I think he realized it was a little too spicy for him and then proceeded to destroy it. That’s pretty good though – if he didn’t like it he wouldn’t have put it in his mouth at all.
Here’s a couple of big bags of seaweed snacks (click to enlarge)! Thanks to Young, Daisy and everyone at A-Sha! will be reviewing the new tray varieties shortly!
Here’s something from Taiwan today. A-Sha makes quite a few different sauces and styles of noodles and this is one I don’t see very often. They’re very thin as you’ll see, and they come with the original sauce which has a nice soy sauce component. Let’s check it out!
The sticker from the side of the multipack (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, boil noodles for 3 minutes then drain. Add in contents of sauce sachet. stir and enjoy!
The noodle block – notice the really thin noodles.
The sauce sachet.
Has a nice soy scent.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, pork and spring onion. The noodles are awesome – superthin and of really great quality! They are sturdy yet soft. The flavor is great too – a nice, simple soy flavor which is just the right strength. Excellent! 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4715635851137.
A-Sha’s noodle come in a few different gauges, this one being the thickest, Hakka style. They’re wide, flat and chewy. I looked in the hamper and immediately thought this sounded good today. Let’s check it out!
The distributor/import sticker (click to enlarge). Contains shrimp. To prepare, add noodle block to a pot of boiling water and cook for 5 minutes. Drain. Add in contents of sachet. Stir and enjoy!
Finished (click to enlarge). Added a large shrimp and some spring onion. The noodles are very nice in gauge and chew. As I’ve said before, the Taiwanese use very few ingredients in their noodles; they’re masters of simplicity. The sauce has an alright taste to it – a little on the salty side but not too much so. Another good one from this company. 4.25 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4715635851601.