Category Archives: Love Cook

#2249: Love Cook Sun Dried Noodle – Fruity Soy Bean Paste

A few months back I did a Meet The Manufacturer with Love Cook. Well, they’ve come out witha new flavor and sent me some to try! Let’s check it out!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Unsure whether it contains meat or not. To prepare, add noodles to a pot of boiling water and cook for 5 minutes. Drain. Add in contents of sachet. Stir and enjoy!

One of the 4 included servings.

The noodle block.

A liquid sachet.

A thick orange liquid.

Finished (click to enlarge). The noodles have a very nice texture and great chewiness to them – great stuff! The flavor is interesting; a little spicy and a little bit of a kind of sweet and tangy hit to it. Lots of little bits in there as well. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4713327177688.

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Noodles & Snacks From Love Cook Of Taiwan

Thank you Steve C. for sending these along! Curious to see what’s inside!

Two bags of noodle (click to enlarge). Steve wasn’t sure how they translate – anyone want to give it a shot?

What’s this?

Steve said they were dried pork snacks. They were extremely good – usually sprinkle a little on some congee. I tried them and really liked them but when I let my 13 month old boy give them a try, he was really excited. He’s not been much of a meat eater but these little morsels kind of transcend meat; they’re in the bacon realm – meat candy! Thank you very much! 5 stars for the pork and I’ll review the noodles in short order!

Meet The Manufacturer: #1935: Love Cook Guanmiao Dried Noodles With Oleum Sesami

Today, we bid a fond farewell to the Love Cook Meet The Manufacturer. Been nice to try some new varieties from Taiwan lately! Oleum sesami is the scientific term for sesame oil. Very curious about this one! Let’s take a look!

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 noodle block. Cook for 3 minutes. Drain and add sachet contents. Stir and enjoy!

One of the five packs like this contained in the big pack.

These are the thinnest noodles we’ve seen yet by this brand.

The liquid sachet.

Definitely has a sesame scent.

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Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion, boiled pork and sesame seeds. these noodles are thinner. They still have a very strong chewiness to them which is nice. The flavor is definitely sesame oil and some other flavors in there. Strong and coats everything nicely. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 4719863231181.

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Meet The Manufacturer: #1934: Love Cook Guanmiao Dried Noodles With Spicy Sauce

Ah now here we go – spicy! Spicy sounds good today – it’s been cold, rainy and windy lately – not a very nice combo. Every morning Miles wakes up and I wheel his bassinet over to the window to spend a few minutes looking outside – usually it’s a cloudy day. But that’s weather in Washington state for you – winter’s like that. Spicy sounds good – let’s check it out!

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 in noodle block. Cook for 3 minutes. Drain. Add in contents of sachet. stir and enjoy!

The big package contains 5 of these smaller packages.

Wide noodles today!

The liquid base.

Definitely smells spicy.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added beef, hard boiled egg, spring onion and pepper strands. The noodles are very wide and thin, but have a very hearty chew. I like the wavy edges to them – pretty neat. The sauce has a nice kick of heat to it. It also has an almost meaty flavor – although there’s no meat going on. I loved this one! 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4719863231174.

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Meet The Manufacturer: #1933: Love Cook Guanmiao Dried Noodles With Authentic Sauce

So you might be wondering what ‘authentic sauce’ might be. I think this will be more like a soy based variety – with a few added spices. I think this is also referred to as Taiwanese sauce. The second review is ready to go!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodle block to a pot of boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Drain. Add contents of sachet. stir and enjoy!

One of the five packs in the big bag shown at the top of this post.

The noodle block.

The sauce sachet.

Has a soy sauce scent.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Chinese sausage, hard boiled egg and coriander. The noodles had a good chewiness and gauge. I really liked the flavor of the sauce on this one – definitely soy, but with some nice notes to it. Again, it seems like the Taiwanese can bring out excellent nuances in simple flavors with aplomb. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4719863231167.

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