I’m really bummed as this is the last of the three varieties by Shi Zu Ren I have had the privilege to sample. They’re very different – so many sachets it’s mind boggling too. Just look below!
But, I’m afraid this one might not fare so well with my tastebuds. I’ve had a couple of green Sichuan pepper varieties and sadly, they taste the same as the scent of an overly perfumed public restroom. That’s just me. Hopefully, this one will be different. Let’s find out.
Shi Zu Ren Energy Green Sichuan Pepper Instant Vermicelli – China
A distribution/import sticker (click to enlarge).
Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add it all in and fill to line with boiling water. Cover for 5 minutes. Finally, stir well and enjoy!
Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).
A wet sachet.
A wet oil sachet?
Dry threads of gluten?
A dry powder sachet.
Unsure on this dry sachet at the outset.
Finally, a dry sachet of these little things. I don’t know what they are, but they’re pretty good when I’ve encountered them before.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added nothing. The sheer amount of sachets in this one really made any additions a moot point. The vermicelli worked well, although was on it’s own quite unremarkable and common. The broth was decently oily. The included garnish and solid ingredients hydrated just right. The trouble was the extreme green Sichuan pepper flavor. It was actually better than I expected, however it was just so heavy duty. Nonetheless, it kept me coming back to taste more with a kind of ‘whoa what’s going on here’ kind of curiosity. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 6971807590039.
Watch me cook on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!