Hey look! Tapatio flavor instant noodles? Yeah! I know many of you have loved Tapatio on your noodles for years and they heard that as well, so here we are. Here’s a little about Tapatio from Wikipedia –
The ingredients, as listed on the product label, are water, red peppers, salt, spices, garlic, acetic acid, xanthan gum and sodium benzoate as a preservative. Tapatío comes in five sizes: 5, 10, and 32 fluid ounces, and 1 gallon (3.785 liters), as well as in 7-gram packets. The sauce overall has a Scoville rating of 3,000, hotter than Sriracha.
The product slogan is “Es una salsa … Muy salsa” (very saucy”).
The Tapatío Hot Sauce company was started in 1971 by Jose-Luis Saavedra, Sr., in a 750-square-foot (70 m2) warehouse in Maywood, California. In 1985, the company moved to a 8,500-square-foot (790 m2) facility in Vernon, California, 5 miles (8.0 km) from Downtown Los Angeles. Although larger than the first location, the new factory had a single loading dock and limited storage space, which created a new series of problems for the company. After a long search, a site was found for a developer to custom-build a new 30,000-square-foot (2,800 m2) facility, which Tapatío presently occupies. The new factory has several loading docks and automated production.
Let’s peel back the lid and see how this variety ticks!
Tapatio Ramen Noodle Soup Beef Flavor – United States
Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add sachet contents and boiling water to fill line. Cover for 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!
Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).
The noodle block.
The soup base sachet.
Lots of powder!
Some loose bits of vegetable from the bowl.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added ground beef, cilantro, medium cheddar, sweet onion, red bell pepper, and egg. Noodles were done with the steeping method and came out really well. The broth is very tangy and with a nice amount of spiciness. Works well. Included garnish has a nice quantity as well as quality. 4.25 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 780707102121.
Watch me cook this one up!