#1436: Chencun Rice Noodle Beef With Brown Sauce

These little cups always are a nice surprise. I usually expect that they’ll be funky and gross but they usually have been very good! This one sounds interesting – I’m curious what ‘brown sauce’ means; like brown gravy? The pic on the front looks like wide rice noodles too. Well, it looks like fun to me – let’s crack this one open and see what’s going on inside.

The distributor’s sticker (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself.

Here’s detail of the side panels (click image to enlarge). As far as instructions, I’m winging it. To prepare, emplty all seasoning sachets into cup and add boiling water to line. re-cover and steep 3-4 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click image to enlarge).

Wide rice noodle block.

Soup base powder.

A very powdery seasoning.

The vegetable sachet.

Nice little assortment.

A sachet of paste.

Beefy and saucy.


Andy was all stoked to get a Maruchan Instant Lunch at the store. It’s funny; I have all these exotic noodles here and he wants the easiest to find ones!

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added beef, sweet onion and bell pepper that was sauteed in a little soy sauce. The noodles are thin and broad rice noodles. They are slippery little suckers and not extremely fork friendly, but they’re very nice to eat. Not overly chewy – more like a thin egg noodle texture-wise. The broth is a salty onslaught of beefiness. It’s pretty good stuff. The veggies were pretty decent too with a coupe little crunchy pieces in there. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 6911754103449.

Here’s a short instructional video on how to make Chinese Brown Sauce.

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