Recently we headed up to Canada for a nice meet up with new friends and to find some noodles. This one spoke to me and said ‘Halloween’ – I mean, bone soup made from boiling pork bones is a very traditional kind of thing – heck, it could be also seen as something Thanksgiving style where after the meal the carcass of the turkey is boiled to pull out all of that great flavor. But the black and green big letters and all just kind of screamed skeletons! Trick or treat! Spooky!
The packaging you see here is definitely what you would see as one made for export to another country. While made in China, this is definitely for Canada. French and English on the front. Really love the graphic on this one too. I’m sure it ‘s totally different in the local Chinese version and also has a bit of pork in it as well as this one looks to be all artifically flavored due to the import restrictions on pork, chicken and beef usually found from Asian countries into the west. Let’s have a look at this bone soup and see what’s inside.
#2590: JinMaiLang Bone Soup (Spare Ribs Flavour) Noodle – China
The import sticker (click to enlarge).
Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add sachets and noodle block to 500ml boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!
The noodle block.
The dry base sachet.
A fine powder.
The oil sachet.
A thick paste.
The vegetables sachet.
Lots of little bits and pieces.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, spring onion and thin sliced pork. The noodles are thin and light. They have a subtle bounciness and seem a slight bit on the mushy comfort side of the spectrum. The broth is a kind of pork happening – artificial, yes. It’s got a nice oiliness to it and a good character. It’s tasty. The supplied vegetable garnish went well. The only downside was the saltiness which seemed a little out of hand. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 6921555587652.