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#1369: A-Sha Hello Kitty Za Jiang (Soy Bean Sauce)

Last year, Taiwanese were unhappy that they didn’t make it on The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Instant Noodles Of All Time 2013 Edition, and this year they’re pretty annoyed that they didn’t this year as well. I thought today I ought to review something from Taiwan to at least make them a little happy. I was lucky in that A-Sha was kind enough to get me a neat box set of these and a spicy variety a while back. Instant noodles are kind of like a fine wine to me; you gotta open em at just the right time, and I think today’s the right time for some Taiwanese Hello Kitty noodles! Let’s check em out!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Not sure whether it contains meat or not. To prepare, add noodles to boiling water and cook for 4 minutes. Drain. Stir in contents of liquid sachet and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The sauce sachet.

Has a soy scent.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added carrot, sweet onion and green onion. The noodles have an excellent chewiness. They’re wide and thick; definitely not your usual instant noodle. Then again, these are commonly called  ‘cooking noodles.’ You have to boil them – not going to work well if steeped. The flavor is light and with a rich soy taste. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars.  UPC bar code 4715635851076.

Last year, I put out this video in response to the Taiwanese dismay over 2013 list. I’ve lost some weight since then!