Meet The Manufacturer: Interview With Little Couples Q Noodle

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During my trip to Taipei last November, I had the chance to meet the folks at Little couples Q Noodle at a booth during the Taiwan International Food Expo. They really wanted me to try their products and so I told them I’d email them once I got back to the states about where to send me some samples. Well, they did and now we have a Meet The Manufacturer series! Here’s an interview with them I conducted over email – 

THE RAMEN RATER> Thank you for agreeing to this interview! To start, can you tell my readers about the history of Little Couples?

LITTLE COUPLES> Wang De-hui, the founder of the Little Couples, was director of the pharmaceutical company. At that time, Wang work hard day by night and do not normally eat the good meal. Wang’s wife always prepared a bowel of noodles for his tired and hungry body. Although this is only simple meal,

TRR> Why the name Little Couples? Is it after a particular couple?

LITTLE COUPLES> When we were young couples and decided start a business. But we do not a lot of capital, without financial help and background. At that time, our products do not any popularity, we only had 200 NTD in our pockets. But we do not be afraid and still keep work hard. Encountered the difficult environments, we do not give up and encourage each other. Now, our noodles get the positive response and sales growth stably every year

Our company name Little Couple Means “Link together heart by heart, Creative product hand by hand”

TRR> Can you tell us about the varieties of noodles you make?

LITTLE COUPLES> Step of make the noodle explain as below,

Step 1: Stir flour with water and salt.
Step 2: Compressed Dough
Step 3: Cut the dough to strip type
Step 4: Forming
Step 5: Exposure the noodles and constantly repeated turn over to achieve uniform heating
Step 6: Detail Inspection to control the high quality noodles
Step 7: Packing

TRR> Your company is located in the Taiwan. Can you tell us a little about your locale?

LITTLE COUPLES> Our company is located in Chiayi City which is lied in middle-south of Taiwan. Origonally, Chiayi City is a plain city,and its resources is very exile. Nowadays, the city is progressing. It is trying to mix the tradition with the technology. The diligent government and enthusiastic citizens made this lovely city more and more warm and popular. Hope our Little Couples Noodle can be a characteristic of Chiaiy City. Let every recipients feel happy and satisfied.

TRR> How does your noodle making process differ from other instant noodle manufacturers?

LITTLE COUPLES> We exposure the noodles only by sun. We turn over the noodles by manual each 45 minutes in order that the noodles could be uniform heating. The water evaporate completely, n. We will fill that this taste good and chewy noodles.
But mostly company use the machine to make the noodles drier.

TRR> Do you make your own pastes and sauces?

LITTLE COUPLES> Yes, we make the sauces by ourselves.

Take example of sauce as below

Step1: Our sauce ingredients include water, canola oil, soy sauce, salt, soy protein, garlic, sucrose, onion, etc. All materials are come from natural.
Step 2: Put all raw material to the pot.
Step 3: Cooking, boiling and cool down naturally.
Step 4: Inspection
Step 5: Packing

TRR> How do you decide on what varieties to produce?

LITTLE COUPLES> We will investigate and find out what taste is public popular, and then to produce it.

TRR> How many noodle products do you produce every year?

LITTLE COUPLES> We have several million packs per year sale.

TRR> Apart from noodles, are there other products you produce or plan to produce?

LITTLE COUPLES> In addition to noodles we will launch a relaxing tea series

TRR> Can you suggest pairings for your products, like meats, seafood or vegetables?

LITTLE COUPLES> We suggest pairing with the cover-egg, gherkin, carrot cut into filaments or put the cauliflower, pak choy into the noodles.
In the winter, we suggest make the soup noodles. Because the noodles and sauce are made by natural food, it has a different taste.

TRR> A lot of people are concerned with their sodium intake. How would you recommend people enjoy your product as part of a healthy meal?

LITTLE COUPLES> Our noodles are made by the natural flour, water and salt. Sun Exposure, no fried and no add preservatives, bleach, borax and other harmful material. All ingredients are open and printed on the packaging. Our noodles are also inspected by SGS laboratory and prove the noodles are safety.

TRR> Are you involved in in your local community or participate in charities?

LITTLE COUPLES> We dedicated ourselves to charity-related activities regularly, and share the noodles to those in need. Recently, we have participated in the Children’s Smart Development Center, World Peace Organization, Down Syndrome Foundation, Children’s Homes, etc. We hope to give back to the community through our resources and ability

TRR> Are there any new products coming soon?

LITTLE COUPLES> Our new product will be tea series of light fat food. Eat noodles pair with tea will be more good taste.

TRR> In what countries are your products available?

LITTLE COUPLES> Internet shop: Taiwan, Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, Australia, Japan, USA, Singapore, Canada, Malaysia

TRR> When you make noodles for yourself, what do you like to add to them to make them extra special?

LITTLE COUPLES> We preferred add one over-egg when make the noodle by ourselfself.

TRR> Thank you very much for this opportunity to learn about Little Couples and your products!

LITTLE COUPLES> Thanks Hans. So happy you still remember us, and it’s our honor to meet you. We hope you like our product and give us a good evaluation.

Thank you to the folks at Little couples Q Noodle for sending samples and taking part! Let’s check out what they sent and give their products a try!

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