Category Archives: Forest Noodles

Meet The Manufacturer: #1843: Forest Noodles Sunbaked Noodle With Sesame Oil Sauce

Today, we bid a fond farewell to another Meet The Manufacturer. Forest Noodles products all have one thing in common – they’re all dried in the sun. They also highlight nature which is pretty great as well. Let’s have a look at the last in this series, their sesame oil sauce variety with sunbaked noodles.

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, boil a pot of water with some salt. Add noodle block and cook for 5.5 – 6.5 minutes. Drain. Add in liquid sachet contents. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The sauce sachet.

Has a nice sesame oil scent.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion and shrimp. The broad noodles have an excellent chewiness – really good! The sesame oil flavor is strong and has a nice oiliness to it. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars.

Home-Style Taiwanese Cooking

An hour and a half of nature sounds music from Taiwan.

Meet The Manufacturer: #1842: Forest Noodles Purple Sweet Potato Noodle With Taiwanese Sauce

I think one of my favorite things are noodles that have something differe – like these. Purple noodles are pretty fascinating – first off, they’re purple. I remember hearing about ‘Space Potatoes’ a while back – somehow crossing the stuff that makes eggplants purple with a potato. I think blue potatoes would be kind of neat, but how would they taste? Well, let’s see how these noodles taste!

The back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add a little salt to a pot of boiling water. Add in noodle block and cook 5.5-6.5 minutes. Drain. Add in sachet contents. Stir and enjoy!

Purple noodles!

The sauce sachet.

Has a sweet scent.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added beef and coriander. The noodles had a very nice chew to them- excellent quality. The sauce coats everything nicely and has a great Taiwanese satay taste to it. Very ‘stick to your ribs’ kind of stuff – nice and hearty. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Taiwan (Bradt Travel Guides)

A short video about cooking with purple sweet potatoes.

Meet The Manufacturer: #1841: Forest Noodles Sunbaked Noodles With Spicy Sauce

Today, we’ve got a sunbaked noodle. Forest Noodles dried their noodles in the sun – which means no sun, no noodles. This variety is served cold – 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, boil a pot of water and add some salt. Add noodle block and cook 5.5-6.5 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water. Add in contents of sachets. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The first of two sachets.

Smells like sesame and soy.

The second sachet.

Has a bright and spicy scent.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Chinese sausage and pepper flakes. The noodles are about 3 times as wide as your standard instant and a little thicker. They are quite chewy and hearty. The flavor is pretty good – soy, spicy and a nice oil all go together very well. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.

The Food of Taiwan: Recipes from the Beautiful Island

A video about the national forest recreation areas of Taiwan.

Meet The Manufacturer: #1840: Forest Noodles Sweet Potato Noodles With Sesame Paste Sauce

Today, we start with Forest Noodles’ sweet potato noodles. They’re sun-dried (no sun, no noodles). I think it would be neat to have a sun-dried noodle company here in the Seattle company, but it’s so cloudy around here that it probably wouldn’t work very well! Maybe in the summer months though… anyways, let’s see what we’ve got here!

The back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, boil a pot of water and add some salt. Add in noodle block and cook 5.5 to 6.5 minutes. Drain. Add in sachet contents and two spoonfulls of water. Stir and enjoy!

The sun-dried noodle block.

A liquid sauce sachet.

Has a rich peanut scent.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion and pickled ginger. The noodles smelled like sweet potato as I pulled them from the water! They are very broad and thick with a very nice chew to them and a sweet potato flavor which is light and airy. The sesame flavoring was thick and rich, however it seemed like it could use a little saltiness. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars.

Lonely Planet Taiwan (Travel Guide)

A TV show features Forest Noodles.

Meet The Manufacturer: Product Samples From Forest Noodles

A big box from Taiwan! What’s inside?

Nicely packed with bubble wrap!

A Forest Noodles brochure.

A card with info on Forest Noodles.

Lots of samples!

The dogs were really curious about what I was doing! Here’s one of the samples! Thanks and looking forward to trying them!