Was emailed in October 2017 by a representative of this company about trying their samples. I thought hey – of course, I’ll try them. I don’t know if I’ve ever turned down samples – the only time I do usually is when there’s a variety that’s just noodles – no flavoring. Although I’ve done reviews of just noodles and just broths that can be mixed and matched though.
So these are dry noodles from Taiwan. Dry noodles aren’t served with a broth – kind of like mi goreng. Often, the noodles are sun-dried or air dried – almost never are they fried. Actually, I think you can safely say they’re never fried.
One thing to note on the package is there’s a red chilli pepper between the lips. I’m curious if these will have chilli head or Sichuan pepper heat – or perhaps both? Another is that instead of Soul Spicy Noodles, the packaging says SOul Spicy Noodles – curious as to why the ‘O’ is capitalized. Well, let’s give these a thorough look!
Jinbo Selection SOul Spicy Noodles – Taiwan
Here’s detail from the outer wrap of the 4 pack (click to enlarge).
One of the individual packages.
Here’s the back of an individual pack (click to enlarge). Unsure whether it contains meat. To prepare, add noodles to a pot of water and cook for 4~5 minutes. Drain. Add a spoonful of water. Add in all sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!
The noodles – look like Guanmiao noodles.
The first of two liquid base sachets.
Has a nice sweet kind of soy scent to it.
A lot of greenery.
Wow – a whole lot of greenery – overtopping the cup!
Finished (click to enlarge). Added Jinbo Selection Bopi Pepper with truffle oil soy sauce and spring onion. The noodles are of very good quality, although a little chewier than I expected. The flavor is a spicy one, and although that didn’t surprise me, I was kind of hoping that the sweet-smelling base would have been on more of an even playing field – it seems like the spiciness overwhelms it. The onslaught of veggies was absolutely welcome and very nice. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4715517540517.