December 18, 2020

Re-Review: A-Sha Hakka Thick Cut Noodles With Spicy Mala Chili Sauce Pack – Taiwan

#3704: A-Sha Hakka Noodle - Chili Sauce - Taiwan

Here’s one I was sent by the nice folks over at A-Sha USA – thank you! You’ can find these at Costco! Nice boxes of spicy noodles are always groovy the way I look at it. Here’s a little below about how I came to know the nice folks at A-Sha –

What did you do in 2013? Well, it turns off I pissed off an entire population in Southeast Asia. Taiwan wasn’t on my top ten list that year (honestly, I’d not tried anything I was really thrilled about at that point from there) and to make things a little more insulting, they did make the Bottom Ten list. Well, I started to get some traffic on my site. Tons of comments too – apparently, Taiwanese media had picked up on this and people were pretty ticked off.

I started what I dubbed ‘noodle diplomacy’ and came out with a statement on the matter. Send me your best – let me try what you guys think is so wonderful that I haven’t.

A-Sha Dry Noodle contacted me first. They sent a ton of varieties and styles I’d never heard of nor tried before. That opened a floodgates over the years of varieties from Taiwa; enough that there’s been an annual top ten Taiwanese list for a few years now.

I think I’ve reviewed this many years ago – back in 2013 actually. I’m sure if I did it’s changed a little, so I’d better give it a try.

A-Sha Hakka Noodle – Chili Sauce – Taiwan

#3704: A-Sha Hakka Noodle - Chili Sauce - Taiwan

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, boil noodles for 4 minutes and drain. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

Here’s A-Sha’s Hakka style noodles. They’re thick and wide.

A wet sachet of sauce.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added marinated egg, chashu, scallion, sesame seed, and shichimi togarashi. Chewy noodles are coasted in a really taste sauce which imparts a salty, spiy, and kind of sweet taste. I really enjoy the noodle and I would have expected the sauce to maybe be a little less than enough for everything but this works so well to coat and flavor everything nicely. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4715635851496.

A-Sha Chili Hakka Flat Noodles

Watch me cook on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!