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Re-Review: Ve Wong Instant Oriental Noodle Soup Artificial Sesame Chicken Flavor

Here’s another one that I haven’t had in an extremely long time. I remember I did like it, but that’s about all I remember. Just found it – review #101 – from August 8th, 2010! Yeah almost 6 years ago. I started reviewing instant noodle in 2002, but I only got to around the 60th review by June of 2010 – that’s when I really got back into it and started reviewing again. Let’s have a look!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add package contents to 2 cups boiling water and cook 2-3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The dry soup base sachet.

Has a chicken scent.

The oil sachet.

Has a strong sesame oil scent.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added baked chicken and sesame seeds. The noodles seem a touch thinner than the standard instant and they have a light chew to them. The sesame and chicken flavor broth is very good – rich flavor and tasty. I see why I gave it high marks before – it’s simple yet very satisfying. 4.25 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4710008211365.

Ve Wong Instant Oriental Noodle Soup, Sesame Chicken, 3.17-Ounce Packages 30 Count

A Ve Wong TV commercial.

#1952: Ve Wong Kung-Fu Brand Instant Oriental Noodle Soup Artificial Beef Flavor

Here’s one I thought would be a re-review. I was on the 99 Ranch Market noodle aisle and though ‘hey this would be an interesting one to check out to test my new camera setup.’ Well as it turns out, I’ve never reviewed this one – very strange! As for my new camera setup, it’s been a rough go. I’ve never used DSLR in the past – only point and shot. It’s a pretty steep learning curve and the first day I had this thing I was ready to chuck it out the window! But after some time I’m starting to get the hang of it. Lightbulbs, lenses, f-stops, ISO settings and shutter speeds. It’s a lot to juggle and I still don’t think I’ve found the sweet spot yet. But I’m still working on it! Anyways, let’s check out the interesting looking beef variety from Taiwan.

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, there are two methods: the instant method and the cooking method (I’ll be using the latter). The cooking method says to add everything to a pot with 2 cups boiling water for 2-3, stir and enjoy. The instant method says to add everything to a bowl and add 400ml boiling water, cover for 3-5 minutes, stir, and enjoy.

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

Beeftastic!

A seasoned oil sachet.

Very orange!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Chinese sausage and coriander. The noodles are nice – a light chew and good quantity. The broth has a good beef taste and a very nice oiliness to it. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 4710008211617.

Oriental Style Beef Noodle(30 packages)

A recipe for Taiwanese beef noodle soup – in your slow cooker.

The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Instant Noodle Snacks Of All Time 2016 Edition

Instant noodle… snacks? Yeah! Snacks of all kinds have come from instant noodles – candy, crunchy bits, you name it. They’re popular all over Asia and also the United States; have you ever taken a pack of instant noodles, crushed them and added in the seasoning and shaken the bag up and eaten them like potato chips or popcorn? Well, this is popular elsewhere as well! Let’s check out my favorite instant noodle snacks from over 1,900 reviews. Enjoy!

#10: Wei Lih What’s That? Leisure Meatballs Spicy Chicken Flavor – Taiwan

They’re crunchy and light. They have a slight sweetness and a spiciness that is very slight but builds the more you eat. Original review

#9: Mamee Monster Snek Mi Perisa Ayam – Malaysia

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The noodles are nice and crunchy. They have that lightness you would expect from an uncooked instant noodle, but not really oily as some can be. The flavoring is light and has a salty and almost sesame oil kind of flavor to it. Original review

#8: A-Sha Prince Katsu Snack Noodles – Taiwan

They’re very light and crunchy and have a nice salty and crunchy appeal to them. There’s a bit of a sweet and garlic or onion kind of thing going on as well as a hint of spiciness. Original review

#7: J.J. Snek Mi Perisa BBQ – Malaysia

The noodles are crunchy and have a nice flavor to them – very much reminding me of fried chicken from a well known restaurant chain. These were very good! Original review

#6: Samyang Foods Star Popeye Ramyun Snack – South Korea

It’s very crunchy and the noodles have a very light cinnamon note to them. The sugaryness of the rock candy brings this out in a nice way. Original review

#5: Mama Rangers Snack Noodles Shrimp Tom Yum Flavour – Myanmar

The snack noodle pieces are very short. The have a nice crunch to them. The flavor is that of a sweet tom yum, with a hint of spiciness, an unmistakable hit of lemongrass, and definitely tastes like sugary tom yum. It’s a nice flavor and was enjoyable. Original review

#4: Oyatsu Baby Star Snack Noodle Yakisoba Flavor – Japan

These short lengths of noodle are great. They’re light and crunchy. The flavor is that of yakisoba, so a little Worcestershire and salt and spices. It’s great stuff! Original review

#3: Ve Wong Little Prince Bacon – Taiwan

These little crunchy bits of noodles have a great bacon flavor. The big bag comes with a ton of little bags. My wife and I found these at an Asian grocery near Disneyland during our honeymoon – bacon snacks!  Original review

#2: Komforte Chockolates Savory Ramen – United States

The chocolate was exceedingly good – a really nice 53% dark chocolate I enjoyed thoroughly – premium stuff. It’s not so dark that it will put off the milkies and not so light on cacao that it lacks richness. The bits of noodles were nice and crunchy, and not hard like a rock. The soy, onion and garlic flavors were very much muted by the rich chocolate flavor, but that wasn’t a horrible thing. Original review

#1: Mamee Monster Snek Mi Perisa Pedas – Malaysia

I really like the crunch of the noodles; they seem a little different than the other Mamee Monster varieties; they’re really crispy, but maybe have a little more give to them. They have a nice spicy flavor to them which was great and a little bit of sweetness and more spiciness from the seasoning – excellent snacks. Original review

#1317: Ve Wong Little Prince Brand Snack Noodles Original Flavor

In Taiwan, there is a huge market for snack noodles, among them Little Prince. You don’t cook them; they’re seasoned and crunchy and in little snack baggies. Here’s a great example of them – you get a big bag with 20 little bags inside. Noodles oodles! They come in a range of flavors – original, seaweed, kimchi and bacon. Yes, bacon! Here’s a link to my review of the bacon variety. Let’s delve into this snack insanity from Taiwan! Noodles oodles from Little Prince!

Here’s info from the back and from of the large package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, open a little bag and eat it. Pretty simple.

Here are what the little bags inside the big bag look like. I wonder who the Little Prince is?

Here’s the back of one of the little individual packs (click image to enlarge).

Finished (click image to enlarge). There really isn’t all that much to say about these. The noodles are very crispy and crunchy and are rather light. The flavor is salty and kind of like a generic chicken taste but then again everything tastes like chicken so you might get a different thought when tasting this one. I can taste sesame and ginger in there which is nice. 2.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 4710008211099.

I think the dog wants to eat the noodles and have the lady stop talking.

The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Taiwanese Instant Noodles Of All Time 2013

Earlier this year, people from Taiwan voiced their displeasure with not being included in the 2013 Top Ten Instant Noodles Of All Time. They came in droves, shouting the praises of their beloved varieties. They were equally unhinged by having two varieties listed in my Bottom Ten Instant Noodles Of All Time 2013 list. Two were included there. After all of this outcry and seeing the pride and passion about their noodles, I thought it was a must to do a Top Ten Taiwanese Instant Noodles Of All Time 2013 list; these people are easily as interested in noodles as much as I am! This new list encompasses all of the Taiwanese varieties that I’ve reviewed thus far. So, without further ado, I hope you will enjoy The Ramen Rater’s top Ten Instant Noodles Of All Time 2013 edition!

#10: Wu-Mu Beef Flavor Ramen (Mi Bo)

I tried these a couple years back and found them to be superb. The noodles are springy and high quality and the beef broth is deep, rich and really flavorful with a spiciness and sweetness that is truly excellent. Original review

#9: Wu-Mu Spicy Flavor Tomato Ramen

The noodles have a good consistency and character; a nice chew. The broth is interesting; there’s a nice spiciness that’s not overbearing, a sesame oil component and a tomato flavor. The tomato flavor doesn’t taste like ketchup but like real tomatoes. Original review here

#8: Ve Wong Instant Oriental Noodle Soup Artificial Sesame Chicken Flavor

A strong sesame oil infused broth along with nice chicken flavor were one thing, but the addition of a nice bit of ginger made this really enjoyable. This was a pleasant surprise. Original review here

#7: Wei Lih Jah Jan Mien Instant Noodles With Fried Soybeans Paste

So many people commented and were outraged that this didn’t make my regular top ten list. Jah Jan Mien is very unique in that you are presented with a saucy noodle and a bowl of broth. They pair really well; you have some noodles and then are drawn to slurp some soup.Original review here

#6: A-Sha Dry Noodle Mandarin Noodle – Onion Oil Sauce

The noodles are exquisite in that they have a wonderful chew and just plain make me want more. The flavoring is top-notch in this one – a strong and sweet onion flavor with sesame and soy notes . A masterpiece of simplicity. Original review here

#5: Deshome Aloe Noodle Red Onion & Sesame Sauce

Wide, flat noodles infused with aloe. The aloe is farmed by the company as well. They’re non-fried; dried in the hot sun! They have a freshness and texture that it really amazing. The red onion and sesame flavors intermingle nicely. Original review here

#4: Amianda Noodle Tachia Dried Noodles – Rou Zhao Meat Sauce

The noodles are spectacular – elastic and perfect chewiness. The flavoring is awesome! Has a sweet and salty braised pork flavor that is just out of this world. Original review here

#3: Unif Man Han Feast Sichuan Chili Eel Flavor Instant Noodle

The noodles are flat and broad. They have a nice quality to them; not too chewy but very good for a bowl noodle. The broth is rich with a good spiciness. The added bonus with this is the eel – it’s really good! Everything is rich and hearty and it’s definitely a feast to behold and consume. Original review here

#2: Deshome Aloe Noodle With Basil Sauce

The basil flavoring goes extremely well; reminds me of marinara but different. I am continuously impressed by how Taiwanese noodles that I’ve tried recently don’t contain a huge list of ingredients but rather they take an avenue of simplicity that works so nicely. This one is excellent – bravo! Original review here

#1: A-Sha Dry Noodle QQ Thin Noodle – BBQ Sauce

These noodles are great! Very light and thin and honesty they seem to be happy. It’s a perfect balance of texture and delicateness. They definitely are wonderful to chew. The BBQ sauce? Well, this isn’t what most would think of when you say BBQ sauce – it’s not the 99 cents a bottle stuff at the local grocery store. Instead, it’s a very enjoyable and tasty flavor with nice depth. Soy sauce, garlic, a slight spiciness and other flavors are represented in a wonderful flavor that doesn’t have the usual American ‘slather’ BBQ sauce feel. This is excellent. Original review here

Well, there’s the list! I hope you all enjoy it! By the way, I’ve been nominated for a contest for best food website where I live – please vote for The Ramen Rater here! Thank you In the next year, I’ll be reviewing many more Taiwanese varieties!