Category Archives: Vedan

#1873: Vedan Wei Wei A Instant Noodles Chicken Flavor

The last one from the trip we took to Canada for my birthday. This is a Taiwanese variety I found up there. I see a picture of a chicken on the package, but that’s as far as it goes as the serving suggestion doesn’t look very ‘chickenny.’ Let’s see how it goes!

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, open lid halfway and add in sachets. Here’s where this one seems a little different: it says to fill water to the ‘brim.’ I’m going to surmise that the brim is below the absolute edge of the bowl since that would cause the whole thing to be very precarious and then stirring would be a messy endeavor. Let steep for 3 minutes, stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

The noodle block.

Dry soup base.

Dry powder and vegetables.

A paste sachet.

A thick paste with an oiliness to it.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion. The noodles were very ho-hum. While they hydrated well, they seemed like they just didn’t belong in the ‘food’ group; spongy and riddled with sadness. As for chicken flavor, that was definitely absent. I was really happy about the vegetables, but they were mushy. 0.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 810477010255.

Here’s the sausage I use – Chinese Style Sausage (Lap Xuong Thuong Hang) – 14oz [Pack of 3]

A Vedan TV spot from Vietnam.

#1729: Vedan Zan Vegetarian Instant Noodle Series Shiitake Mushroom Flavor

Here’s one we found up in Canada during my birthday trip earlier this year. This one’s a little tricky to figure out; the distributor/import sticker mentioned shiitake, but another site I saw mentioned carrot, and indeed there’s a carrot on the package. Anyways, this one looked kind of interesting so let’s have a look.

Detail of the side panel (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, empty sachets into cup and add boiling water to line. Cover and steep for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click image to enlarge).

The noodle block. Wondering if they perhaps contain cattor?

A large dry seasoning sachet.

Vegetables and powder.

A liquid sachet.

A little paste.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added sliced green onion. The noodles hydrated very well and have an alright texture to them. The broth has a mushroom flavor to itthat one would expect. The included bits of vegetable hydrated well. 2.75 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 4710110241694.

Mushroom House Dried Shiitake Mushroom Slices, 1 Pound

A couple Vedan TV commercials.

#1627: Vedan Wei Wei A Instant Noodles Hot Beef Flavor

Here’s one I got a couple weeks ago on my birthday trip to Canada! I’ve had a few varieties by Vedan before but this one sounds really good. Hot beef is always a good bet. I think I’ll try it with some Chinese sausages in the mix! Let’s check out this Vedan Wei Wei A Hot Beef flavor!

Here’s detail of the side panels (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, open lid halfway and add in sachets. Here’s where this one seems a little different: it says to fill water to the ‘brim.’ I’m going to surmise that the brim is below the absolute edge of the bowl since that would cause the whole thing to be very precarious and then stirring would be a messy endeavor. Let steep for 3 minutes, stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click image to enlarge).

The noodle block.

The dry soup base sachet.

Lots of bits of veggie amongst the powder.

The seasoned oil.

Has an oily scent if that makes any sense.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added Chinese sausage and white onion. The noodles were, shall I say, a little tedious. They were ample and had a nice gauge, however they were kind of humdrum. So much so that I felt kind of bored eating them. The broth was very nice though – very nice thickness to it and a good spicy beef flavor. The spiciness was there but not extreme. 2.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 810477010262.

Here’s the sausage I use – Chinese Style Sausage (Lap Xuong Thuong Hang) – 14oz [Pack of 3]

A Vedan TV spot from Vietnam.

#1547: Vedan Volcano Spicy Pork Noodle

Here’s an interesting one which I got some great help in translating from Bobby Y. – thank you as always! I kind of ran into a hitch when I was trying to translate this: 台湾泡面 味丹双响炮 碗装方便面 火山岩烧豚骨汤面110G 6个包邮 and then got this from Google: Taiwan Vedan Pom instant noodles bowl of instant noodles volcanic burning dolphin soup surface 110G 6 个 shipping. Volcanic burning dolphin soup does sound interesting though! Another thing he was able to verify was that there’s a little sachet that is to be enjoyed as a snack while you wait for the noodles to steep and aren’t actually an ingredient – we’ll go more into that in the directions. Anyways, let’s check this one from Taiwan out!

Here are details of the side panels (click image to enlarge). Not sure whether it contains meat or not, but going to guess it does not. To prepare, empty the large powder and smaller oil/paste sachets into the bowl and add boiling water to line. Watch out for a circling bird. Let steep for 3 minutes. Now if you look at the second step (the kid with the sachet sprinkling in his mouth) – this is the peanut pack. A snack during the time you wait for the noodles to steep. Again, keep an eye out for a bird dive bombing you to snack on your treat. After your snack and the 3 minutes, stir and enjoy with a pair of fluttering birds!

Detail of the lid (click image to enlarge).

Dual noodle blocks!

A very large dry base sachet.

a lot of powder and bits of vegetable.

An oil/paste sachet.

Thick with little bits and pieces.

A snack!

A little garlic peanut mixture.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added pork, spring onion and sweet onion. First off, the peanut mix was pretty good. Westerners might be surprised about peanuts being much drier and crunchy coming from Asia. They took about 3 minutes to eat which I found a little fascinating – and I saw no birds flying around. The noodles have a broad, flat shape to them, and a very good chew and texture. The broth has a very nice simmered pork flavor along with a nice peppery spiciness. I was pretty impressed with this bowl and would like to find more of thin line. 4.25 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4710110230018.

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An awesome Vedan TV commercial!

#610: Wei-Wei “A” Series Instant Noodles Artificial Chicken Flavor

Here’s yet another from Michelle L. of New York. I am really digging the “A” series so far!

Here’s the back of the packaging (click image to enlarge).

Powder on the left and oily base on the right.

Again like #609, the block is very angular and flat – you could rest a Slurpee on top of this without worry that it would fall over!

Dry seasoning on the left, oil seasoning on the right. This stuff was steeped with the noodles under an 80’s yearbook for four minutes…

Finished (click image to enlarge). So I made a couple eggs, scrambled them in the pan, put a touch of Colby cheese and some ketchup, turned it into an omelet, and finally a few pinches of Cavender’s Greek seasoning. Not bad – was a little greasy and the chicken flavor wasn’t super good. The noodles were nice though. Didn’t finish the broth though. Good amount of veggies. Last “A” was better. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars. Find it here.

Yay! Chicken nuggets!