Baijia. Probably the single brand with the lowest consecutive ratings I’ve given. But lo and behold, I continue reviewing them – I believe that at some point there will be something awesome from them! Perhaps this pickled radish and duck flavored sweet potato noodle cup will be the holy grail? We shall see…
The first thing I noticed is that the Baijia logo is a sticker. Notice at the lower left – that little white square? Another sticker. These are covering up something, but I am not sure – probably domestic markings not meant to be seen in export. Definitely noteworthy though.
So I peel off the stickers – re-branding with a new logo. Okay let’s move on.
Hey sweet – a new fork! There’s a new fork review for it here in my ongoing review of included forks. From left to right we’ve got some odd looking vegetables, a powdered dry seasoning packet and then some seasoned oil/paste stuff.
So even though it’s a cup, they put the directions for a packaged noodle on the side. Okay whatever. Just put this to let ya know I did read these directions. I’ve had a couple of comments on how I just don’t get it with this Baijia stuff. I think I get it – not really rocket science here.
So this is what sweet potato noodles look like – pretty weird huh? The powdered seasoning was almost like a kind of cheese. Anyways, I added boiling water to the line and covered it for 6 minutes.
Click image to enlarge. Whoa. Gaze upon it. I don’t know what the beans are but they’re kind of weird. The noodles are very mushy and clumpy and greasy. It is a tangled mushy noodle mess. As far as the taste goes, it’s not bad – kind of salty and has some kind of flavor I can’t pinpoint. The veggie bits remind me of the Unif Sauerkraut flavor bowl I had a while back. As far as a rating… I can’t say that I like it, however I find it kind of fascinating that a product like this would be constructed and then sold. Somebody out there really likes it. Unfortunately, my American palate is a little challenged and I can’t give it my blessing. 0.25 out of 5.0 stars – really inedible and not worthy of being called a food.
Eat the noodles…
i enjoyed them…but probably that doesn’t mean anything, since i am a native from where it’s produced. they are quite popular in china, but the taste for this strong flavor is indeed acquired.
I figure that a lot of people must like them – or they wouldn’t sell them. I wish I liked them too!
however, these kind of instant noodles tend to be over-seasoned, to get the authentic, taste, you got to try one in the real restaurant, they use thicker noodles, and lighter broth, and taste much much better!
I love the baijia noodles. I started buying them from an asian market a few years ago. I love the flavor the texture etc. I think they are the best noodles I have ever consumed. I like them if they are not overcooked and with added fresh vegies like some chives, fresh bean sprouts and maybe a few steamed shrimp. Way better than ramen in my book LOL.
You sir, and the 1%! Glad someone likes them!
– The Ramen Rater
I’m from Belfast and recently had a packet of similar noodles, but in a block packet as opposed to the bowl. They didn’t have the veg packet either, so I was just left with the green gloopy noodles. It was truly terrible and I could only eat about half of them. The consistency was terrible!
It’s crazy, isn’t it? Well, all I can say is that someone likes this stuff; why else would they make it? I don’t know who would really enjoy it though… That would be a person I’d like to talk to!
– The Ramen Rater
I just had my first Baijia noodles (“Hot & Spicy”) yesterday, what can I say.. I can’t agree more with you, literally the worst noodIes I ever tried. I even had to air the room for hours to get rid of the awful smell..
HahaQ! Yeah – it’s not always easy to be a reviewer is it? But you gotta try them all even the ones you know you won’t like…
– The Ramen Rater
The artwork is very interesting on the package. It appears to me as if the woman is pulling her hair backwards and she is screaming. Maybe she wasn’t a fan of sweet potato noodles either.
Yeah it really was funky stuff… I have another one to review too – it’s chicken flavor… I don’t know if anyone can screw up chicken flavor so I’m hoping it’s worth 2 stars, but the sweet tater noodles kind of destroy it…
The lady on the container sure seems to like it.
Yeah or she’s kind of ill…