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#2845: LeeZen Hot & Sour Instant Noodles

#2748: LeeZen Hot & Sour Instant Noodles

Found this one up at Hen Long Market up in Canada recently. It was kind of spendy, actually and I remember seeing they had a miso variety too. These are made in Taiwan by Chering Chang- I had a little trouble figuring out what the brand was/what they’re called, but on a bar code search I found them on a Vegan website, so I’m guessing they may be Vegan friendly. Anyways, let’s take a look and give these a try!

LeeZen Hot & Sour Instant Noodles – Taiwan

#2748: LeeZen Hot & Sour Instant Noodles

An import/distributor’s sticker (click to enlarge).

#2748: LeeZen Hot & Sour Instant Noodles

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodles and sachet contents to 500ml boiling water and cover for 6~7 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2748: LeeZen Hot & Sour Instant Noodles

A non-fried noodle block.

#2748: LeeZen Hot & Sour Instant Noodles

A liquid base sachet.

#2748: LeeZen Hot & Sour Instant Noodles

A strong black vinegar scent.

#2748: LeeZen Hot & Sour Instant Noodles

A dehydrated bits sachet.

#2748: LeeZen Hot & Sour Instant Noodles

Vegetables and bits of tofu./

Finished (click to enlarge). Added dehydrated chives, Chinese sausage, and Salad Cosmo organic mung bean sprouts. Noodles came out nicely – nice gauge and chew. They kind of had their own flavor and didn’t take up much during the steeping process; almost buttery which I found fascinating. The broth had a nice hot and sour flavor which was adequately strong. I really like black vinegar and so a little stronger would have been nice. Heat level was there but not deadly. The included veg and tofu did well. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4710589440604.

#2748: LeeZen Hot & Sour Instant Noodles

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#2766: LeeZen Sesame Oil Angelica & Sinensis Instant Noodles

#2766: Leezen Sesame Oil Angelica & Sinensis Instant Noodles Tasiwan dong quai

Found this one up in Canada at a place called FoodyWorld – awesome! Okay so this is an odd variety so let’s hit up Wikipedia for some info on what this is all about:

Angelica sinensis, commonly known as dong quai or “female ginseng” is a herb from the family Apiaceae, indigenous to China. Angelica sinensis grows in cool high altitude mountains in China, Japan, and Korea. The yellowish brown root of the plant is harvested in fall and is a well-known Chinese medicine used over thousands of years.[3]

Hmm maybe the ampersand isn’t really correct here? Perhaps it’s Sesame Oil & Angelica Sinensis? That’s my guess. Okay – let’s give it a go.

Leezen Sesame Oil Angelica & Sinensis Instant Noodles – Taiwan

#2766: Leezen Sesame Oil Angelica & Sinensis Instant Noodles Tasiwan dong quai

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodles and sachet contents into a bowl. Add 500ml boiling water and cover for 6~7 minutes. finally, stir and enjoy!

#2766: Leezen Sesame Oil Angelica & Sinensis Instant Noodles Tasiwan dong quai

A non-fried noodle block.

#2766: Leezen Sesame Oil Angelica & Sinensis Instant Noodles Tasiwan dong quai

The soup base sachet.

#2766: Leezen Sesame Oil Angelica & Sinensis Instant Noodles Tasiwan dong quai

Interesting…

#2766: Leezen Sesame Oil Angelica & Sinensis Instant Noodles Tasiwan dong quai

The vegetables sachet.

#2766: Leezen Sesame Oil Angelica & Sinensis Instant Noodles Tasiwan dong quai

A nice mix.

Finished (click to enlarge). Noodles were quite good although had a slight mushiness to them. However the mushiness was not only tolerable but kind of nice. I expected the broth to be a zero-star horror show – the smell of the contents of the liquid sachet really put me off. But once cooked, it was quite nice – a kind of sesame herb character to it. Vegetable mixture was on point – the goji berry was a nice touch. 4.25 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4710589440475.

#2766: Leezen Sesame Oil Angelica & Sinensis Instant Noodles Tasiwan dong quai

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