Here’s one I got at 7-Eleven in Taiwan. I’ve seen these for so long with the stripes and they’re very popular in Taiwan. Here’s a little about Uni-President, the company that makes these – from Wikipedia –
Uni-President Enterprises Corporation (TWSE: 1216) (traditional Chinese: 統一企業公司; simplified Chinese: 统一企业公司; pinyin: Tǒngyī Qǐyè Gōngsī; Wade–Giles: T’ung-i Chi-yeh) is an international food conglomerate based in Tainan, Taiwan. It is the largest food production company in Taiwan as well as Asia, and has a significant market share in dairy product, foods and snacks, and beverages markets. It is also responsible for running Starbucks, 7-Eleven, Mister Donut and Carrefour in Taiwan. In addition, Uni-President also has subsidiaries in Mainland China and Thailand.
Furthermore, Uni-President is also the owner of Uni-President Lions, a professional baseball team in Taiwan’s Chinese Professional Baseball League.
The export versions I’ve tried haven’t been my favorite, so curious how this one will be. Let’s find out!
Uni-President Minced Pork Flavor Instant Noodles – Taiwan
Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge).
The noodle block.
The dry seasoning sachet.
A speckled mixture.
A liquid base sachet.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, spring onion, chilli oil, chilli powder, Chinese sausage and white onion. The noodles were alright – standard instant noodles with a light sponginess but not enough to mind. The broth was bland and had a slight bitterness reminiscent of coffee. Expected so much more flavor for something so popular in its country of origin. 1.25 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4710088410115.
A TV spot for this product line.