Category Archives: Baijia

#2008: Sichuan Baijia Hot Spicy Flavor Instant Vermicelli

I’m pretty sure this is the first Baijia bowl I’ve reviewed. For the longest time, I was extremely leery of these; I have a couple Baijia products I really disliked. However, after some time, I found that my tastes have really changed (especially after tring different things overseas and reviewing hundreds of instant noodles) and now I’m keen on giving them a new look. Well, let’s check this one out!

Detail of the distributor/import sticker (click to enlarge).

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add in sachet contents and 500ml boiling water. Cover and let steep 5-6 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

An included fork!

The vermicelli, made from sweet potato.

The dry soup base.

Beans and veggies with a copious amount of MSG.

The liquid sachet.

Thick and oily.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added thin sliced beef, spring onion, crushed red pepper and star anise. The vermicelli has a kind of sliminess on the outside with more of a chewiness inside. It’s easier to eat if you use a pair of kitchen scissors and make a couple snips through all of it. The broth has a nicely spicy taste to it. The vegetables hydrated well – the beans went surprisingly well in this one. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 6926410321136.

The pack version – Sichuan Baijia Instant Sweat Potato Thread/Noodle Hot Spicy Flavor 3.70 Oz (Pack of 8)

A corporate video from Sichuan Baijia.

#1948: Sichuan Baijia Artificial Pickled Cabbage Fish Flavor Instant Vermicelli

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I’ve been checking out a few of these Baijia varieties recently, and they’ve been interesting. When I first started reviewing, I generally found the flavors and varieties to be pretty horrid, but after a few years , I’m starting to come around. Pickled cabbage and fish, eh? Well, let’s have a look.

The distributor/import sticker (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself.

The back of the package (click to enlarge). To prepare, add package contents to a bowl. Add 500ml boiling water and cover for 5-6 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

Sweet potato vermicelli.

A dry seasonings sachet.

A very bright white mixture.

The liquid soup base.

Thick like a sauce.

The vegetables sachet.

A decent quantity.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion. The vermicelli hydrated well – I cut twice with kitchen scissors to make it more manageable with a fork. They’re a little slimy but have a nice gauge and feel to them. The broth on the other hand wasn’t really my thing. Although spicy, the ‘pickled’ aspect was just a bit too acidic. 1.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 6926410392563.

Baijia Instant Noodles, Artificial Pickled Cabbage Fish Flavor, 19.4 Ounce

A video of Sichuan, China.

#1924: Sichuan Baijia Broad Noodle Artificial Beef Flavor

So the last one of these broad noodles I tried I made incorrectly (yeah, it happens once in a blue moon) and I’ll re-review it soon. See, the first one was a broth free variant and I just assumed that the rest would be. Well, it looks like the one I tired first was the exception to the rule. Anyways, let’s have a look at this beef flavored variety from Sichuan Baijia.

Import/distributor’s sticker (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself.

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). To prepare, add noodle block and sachet contents to 600ml boiling water and steep for 6 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

The wrapped broad noodle block.

A liquid sachet.

Has a nice sweet beef scent.

A dry seasonings sachet.

Looks like peas and veggies in a white powder, quite likely MSG.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added sauteed beef and spring onion with some fried garlic on top. The noodles were very wide and flat – they had a nice texture and worked well here. The broth has a nice beef flavor with a bit of a sting of heat to it – almost an acrid sting. The included vegetables hydrated well. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 6926410320160.

Baijia Instant Noodles, Chinese Spicy Fei-Chang Flavor, 19 Ounce

A corporate video from Sichuan Baijia.

ERROR – RE-REVIEW NECESSARY – #1863: Sichuan Baijia Broad Noodle Pickled Vegetable Artificial Beef Flavor

NOTE: I assumed that all of the Sichuan Baijia Broad Noodle series were supposed to be drained. This was apparently was NOT supposed to be drained, hence the review score of 0 stars. It will be re-reviewed soon! Thanks to Bundi R. for bringing this to my attention.

It’s always awesome when I go to the store with my poor vision and my wife sees something and asks me if I’ve tried it. Sure enough, this was one of those occasions. I recently had the Sichuan Baijia Artificial Spicy Fei Chang a couple of weeks ago – it had been on my bottom ten list for years and really kind of one of the main reasons I wasn’t reviewing Baijia stuff so much. After not trying it in 5 years, I found that my tastebuds had done a bit of a metamorphosis. Where I found this more traditional Chinese flavor horrible before, I found it much more to my liking. So now at the store, I’m looking at Baijia in a different way. Today, I’ll try something I’ve not seen before – a broad noodle. I’ve seen broad noodles before, but not this broad – you’ll see what I mean. I want to thank Bobby Y. for helping me decipher the cooking instructions.

Distributor’s stickers (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself.

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). To prepare, add noodle block and vegetable sachet to 600ml boiling water and steep for 5 minutes. Drain. Add in contents of other sachets and stir. Enjoy!

The noodle block – definitely broad noodles.

A dry sachet.

Light powder and vegetables.

A liquid sachet.

Has a slight black vinegar scent along with a beef scent.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added some beef. The broad noodles hydrated very well. They have a good chew to them and were easily navigable. Good quantity too. The flavor was hideous. I am thoroughly bummed about this, too. The saltiness was off the charts – inedible! I also noticed that the sodium contents was 3,120mg according to the package – 155% of daily value. Yikes. It hurt to eat. 0.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 6926410320900.

Baijia Instant Noodles, Chinese Spicy Fei-Chang Flavor, 19 Ounce

A corporate video from Sichuan Baijia.

#1825: Sichuan Baijia Broad Noodle Chili Oil Flavor

It’s always awesome when I go to the store with my poor vision and my wife sees something and asks me if I’ve tried it. Sure enough, this was one of those occasions. I recently had the Sichuan Baijia Artificial Spicy Fei Chang a couple of weeks ago – it had been on my bottom ten list for years and really kind of one of the main reasons I wasn’t reviewing Baijia stuff so much. After not trying it in 5 years, I found that my tastebuds had done a bit of a metamorphosis. Where I found this more traditional Chinese flavor horrible before, I found it much more to my liking. So now at the store, I’m looking at Baijia in a different way. Today, I’ll try something I’ve not seen before – a broad noodle. I’ve seen broad noodles before, but not this broad – you’ll see what I mean. I want to thank Bobby Y. for helping me decipher the cooking instructions – hope the Blue Jays did good in the ALCS and won the World Series!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check to make sure. To prepare, add noodle block and vegetable sachet to 600ml boiling water and steep for 5 minutes. Drain. Add in contents of other sachets and stir. Enjoy!

The noodle block – see what I mean by broad?

The dry ingredients sachet.

Some vegetable and powder.

The chili oil sachet.

A deep and dark color.

The vegetables sachet.

Some carrot it seems.

Finished. Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, Chinese sausage and spring onion. The noodles are very broad and hydrated well. They have a nice shewiness to them. The flavor is excellent – a nice oily spiciness, a slight sweetness and a kind of puckery taste as well. The vegetable hydrated very well. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 6926410320115.

Baijia Instant Noodles, Chinese Spicy Fei-Chang Flavor, 19 Ounce

A corporate video from Sichuan Baijia.