Here’s a new company from Taiwan! Fantastic Noodles contacted me about doing a Meet The Manufacturer series a while back and here we are. Let’s start with an interview!
Meet The Manufacturer: Interview With Faantastic Noodles – Taiwan
THE RAMEN RATER> Thank you for agreeing to this interview! To start, can you tell my readers about the history of Fantastic Noodles?
FANTASTIC NOODLES> Fantastic Noodles are new!
TRR> What was the first product you made?
FANTASTIC NOODLES> Our Scallion Sauce and Spicy Dolar flavors are our first products.
TRR> Your company is located in Taiwan. Can you tell us a little about your country?
FANTASTIC NOODLES> Taiwan is an island nation located in the Pacific Ocean surrounded by the regions of East Asia, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific Islands. Taiwan has a rich cultural history and today, is known as the home base of many large technology companies and Taipei 101. The island is divided by a chain of central mountain ranges, marking a stark divide between the landscapes of the East and West Coast. With its numerous mountain ranges, beautiful beaches, and industrial strength, Taiwan has something to offer for everyone.
TRR> Why the name ‘Fantastic Noodles?’
FANTASTIC NOODLES> We chose the name ‘Fantastic Noodles’ because our noodles are fantastic. Our noodles are easy to make, delicious, can be dressed up or dressed down while still being satisfying and healthier than other packaged noodle alternatives.
TRR> Can you tell us about the varieties of instant noodles you make?
FANTASTIC NOODLES> The Scallion and Spicy Dolar varieties are our first two flavors. We plan to release a variety of different flavors along with different noodle types in the coming year.
TRR> In what countries are your products available?
FANTASTIC NOODLES> If they are not already in a store near you, they will be coming soon. The noodles are available worldwide.
TRR> How does your noodle making process differ from other instant noodle manufacturers?
FANTASTIC NOODLES> Our noodles are sun-dried never fried, hand-pulled, are made using wholesome ingredients, and contain only 3 ingredients: wheat flour, water, and salt. The resulting products are texturally pleasing and a perfect complement to our sauces.
TRR> Are instant noodles the only products you make?
FANTASTIC NOODLES> Yes, currently noodles are the only products we make.
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?
FANTASTIC NOODLES> We developed our sauces and accompanying noodles while keeping in mind the recommended sodium value of healthy adults eating three meals a day. Each sauce is designed with nutrition in mind, and is made with ingredients that may help reduce cholesterol levels and with pure soy sauce.
TRR> Are you involved in in your local community or participate in charities?
FANTASTIC NOODLES> Yes. Each year we take a step back to remember that charity and volunteer service are important corporate responsibilities. We work closely with various food-pantry varieties throughout the island.
TRR> Are there any new products coming soon?
FANTASTIC NOODLES> We are currently researching and developing different varieties of sauce flavors and noodles. In our test kitchen, we focus on the flavor profiles of our sauces, the texture of our noodles, and the ease of preparation for hungry customers.
TRR> When you make noodles for yourself, what do you like to add to them to make them extra special?
FANTASTIC NOODLES> One of our favorite ways to prepare both of our noodles is adding sliced garlic and green onions, a dash of black vinegar, hot spicy oil or white pepper with some pickled vegetables! When we want a hearty meal, we may add fried eggs, grilled tofu, and lots of leafy greens! Occasionally, one of us adds a teaspoon of creamy peanut butter or sesame paste when the noodles come straight out of the pot and mix it all together with the sauce.
THE RAMEN RATER> Thank you very much for this opportunity to learn about Fantastic Noodles and your products!