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
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.
Watch me cook on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!