Found a whole series of these locally at 99 Ranch Market (yeah that’s how you say it). They all have this fellow on them who I’m pretty sure is a comedian or a magician – I’m not sure. This one is immensely popular in China and features a mala (spicy) broth with chicken notes and special crisp rice. Let’s look within…
Hai Chi Jiao Ma Guo Ba Fen – China
Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add everything in except the rice blocks and fill with boiling water. Cover for 5 minutes. Add in rice blocks. Finally, stir and enjoy!
Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).
The noodle block.
A dry sachet of soup base.
A spicy liquid base.
Looks like a seasoned oil.
A sachet of vegetables.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added baked chicken, scallion, sesame seed, and shichimi. Noodle was as expected – a sweet potato thread. The broth was a very nice balanced mala flavor – not overly reliant on Sichuan peppercorn and quite savory. The rice crisp work wonderfully here and added a nice texture. Included vegetables were plentiful and delicious. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 6972802402426.
Watch me cook on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!