Went to the new Daiso over in Lynnwood, Washington this weekend. I used to get lots of neat bowls from there but unfortunately, those days are over. This was one of the larger Daiso places I’ve seen but unfortunately, they had the crummiest selection of bowls. Makes me bummed out as they had super awesome ones in the past.
Anyways they had a lot of GGE snacks which kind of surprised me as these aren’t Japanese but Taiwanese. Hmm. Anyways, let’s give this one a try.
GGE Ramen Snack Tempura Flavor – Taiwan
Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. TO prepare, open bag, grab content, place in the primary facial hole. Finally, masticate, salivate and ingest!
Interesting – short little strips of three noodles.
Finished (click to enlarge). The little strips are literally three noodles wide and about an inch or two at most in length. They have a very agreeable crunch and mouthfeel. What I like as well is the flavor – kind of a sweetness to it that’s very addictive. Very. Addictive. For a snack, I give this one 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 074410679460.
It’s snack time! So today we have a ramen snack from Taiwan. There a whole slew of different flavors and varieties – and shapes for that matter of these products. The first thing I do notice about these is that they’re called cubes, however, they look more like short cylinders to me. This being the case, it begs the question ‘doesn’t a crunchy cylinder sound good?’ I think they went with the right name, to be honest; BBQ Cubes sounds better than BBQ Cylinders. Let’s have a look.
GGE Ramen Snack BBQ Cube – Taiwan
Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge).Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, open package. Insert hand and grasp one or more BBQ Cube. Open primary facial opening and insert the desired quantity of BBQ Cubes. Masticate. Finally, ingest!
Short cylindrical pieces.
Finished (click to enlarge). The pieces are a nice bite-sized shape. They have a very agreeable crunch – light and definitely not something one would break their teeth on. The flavor is a combination of sweet, a slight bit spicy and then a kind of BBQ flavor. The flavor isn’t overly salty or strong but more on the mild side. For a snack, I give this one 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 074410705855.
Here’s yet another opone of the GGE noodle snack varieties – Mexican Spicy. There are so many of these varieties its kind of mind boggling./ Actually, when you go to Taiwan and go down the noodle aisle, these aren’t there. Indeed, there’s an aisle with chips on one side and noodle snacks on the other. Why do we have so few of them here? I can’t think of any USA branded noodle snacks really at all. It’s like they came out with a few varieties of ways to offer up instant noodles here in the US and then they just stuck with those and kind of quit innovating. I mean, what about a beef stew instant noodle bowl with beef? A A spicy cheese? A pizzas flavor? Closest we get is a cheap cheese cup. I think the instant noodle world in the USA should really go and just kick some major butt and try some new things. I mean hey – no risk, no reward, right? Anyways, let’s check out this snack noodle!
Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, open bag. Insert hand. Withdraw desired amount of snack noodles. Finally, insert then into your primary facehole and enjoy!
A few of the pieces.
Finished (click to enlarge). The noodles can be rather long and I found once or twice that during the initial chewing, they could jut out a little and push into my cheek or the roof of my mouth in an unenjoyable way – kind of a bad mouthfeel. The flavor though is pretty good – like a lightly spicy chilli cheese kind of flavor. They’re not bad. For a snack, I give these 3.25 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4710199109571.
Here’s another one I got down in Pleasanton, California a month or so ago. GGE is an abbreviation for Good Good Eat, as in ‘everybody loves good good eat.’ Kind of strange but we are talking about Taiwanese snack noodles here (see Leisure Meatballs). Anyways, let’s rip this bag open and check this snack out.
Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself.. To prepare, open bag and enjoy!
These appear to be scored strips of noodle dough that have been fried.
Finished (click to enlarge). The noodle strips have a nice crunch – not hard as a rock or light as a feather, but somewhere in the middle range, maybe a little closer to the harder end of the stick. They have a nice texture and a good soy sauce flavor. For a snack, these get 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 074410705862.
Here’s one I got at the 99 Ranch down in Pleasanton, California a couple of weeks ago. So the GGE stands for Good Good Eat, as in ‘everybody loves good good eat.’ Yeah, I know – kind of weird. But hey – this is a Taiwanese snack noodle and they can be pretty interesting (see Leisure Meatballs). Anyways, let’s crack this bag open and look inside.
Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, open bag and enjoy!
Different lengths of noodles. They have the season already in them.
Finished (click to enlarge). The noodles are great – differing lengths – some very long. They have a light crunch and a kind of chili-cheese flavor to them. Arriba! For a snack, these get 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 074410727932.