I think I recently did another version of this a little while back – that’s usually means it’s been months. Anyways, pretty crazy here now what with Omicron – so I’ve gotten two emails from the kiddos school district saying be prepared if things get worse they’ll be back home with their school tablets again. That would be incredibly unfortunate; they get so much out of socializing. Then again I don’t want my kids getting sick. My son’s fully vaccinated and my daughter got her first one a day after her 5th birthday just before Christmas.
The other ominous menace around here has been in the form of the chowder that falls from the sky, known as snow. First big snow of the season really screwed everything up around here – we attempted to visit family on Christmas day and then ran into a snowstorm and had to turn around. Today, January 3rd, is the first day we’ve gone anywhere in the car.
Anyways, Lanzhou beef – here’s a little something from Wikipedia – ‘Cuisine: Lanzhou beef lamian noodles, many other types of noodles, the root of the lily, and many different kinds of mutton are important elements of Lanzhou’s distinct food culture. Lanzhou Beef noodles are well known throughout China. The city of Lanzhou is home to over 1,000 beef noodle restaurants.’
Well, let’s give them a try.
Sichuan Baijia Lanzhou Artificial Beef Flavor Noodle – China
A distributor’s sticker (click to enlarge).
Detail of the back of the package without the sticker (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodles to 480ml boiling water and cover for 5~6 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!
The noodle block.
A large retort pouch.
Guessing this is a spicy sauce.
Another liquid sachet.
Vegetables I believe.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added beef, spring onion, crushed red pepper, sesame seed, and fried garlic. Noodle is just perfect – nice gauge and a collapse to the chew. The broth isn’t spicy, however you can smell the Sichuan pepper playing about. Large vegetable pieces were crisp and added a lot to the dish. The flavor is a nice rich beef. Really loved this. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 6926410325097.
Watch me cook on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!