#1538: Sau Tao Oat Noodle Tomato Soup Flavored

I reviewed one of these the other day – the pork ribs flavor. Got my son Andy over here today and he’s been a little more adventurous in trying new flavors. I thought this one might be a good match – I had him choose between duck, mushroom and this. I knew he’d pick the tomato; kind of a no-brainer there.

Andy’s been blogging more these days – over at his blog Andy’s LEGO Stuff you can see what he’s got to say about things he builds and if you click on the Pokemon Andy link there, you can check out his other passions. It’s pretty cool – when I was his age I had less than a tenth of the computer experience as he does today. When I was 9 years old, we’d had Radio Shack TRS-80 computers in the schools, running word processors like Super Scripsit. At the public library, we could sign a sheet and reserve an hour of time each week when my mom would walk with me down there and we’d play Hamurabi on an Atari 800. My wife Kit was floored when he told us a couple days ago that he was working on a Powerpoint presentation at school. Times have changed, although a kid’s choice of tomato over mushroom and duck kind of stays the same. Let’s see how this one fares!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodle block to 600ml boiling water and cook for about 4 minutes. Add in oil and powder sachet contents, stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

Has a nice tomato scent.

An oil sachet.

A light colored oil.


Finished (click image to enlarge). Added beef, carrot and sweet onion. The noodles had a nice texture as before; it’s kind of hard to tell a big difference as far as there being oats used in the ingredients. The broth is light, but has a very authentic tomato flavor which I enjoyed. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. By the way – Andy gave it 4.5 stars once it gained a couple slices of cheese! UPC bar code 087303862764.

Here’s another variety by Sau Tao – scallop flavor!

A Sau Tao noodle TV commercial.

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