Category Archives: Mr. Noodle

Meet The Manufacturer: #2782: Mr. Noodle Black Vinegar With Spicy Taste

Meet The Manufacturer: #2782: Mr. Noodle Black Vinegar With Spicy Taste

Today, we come to the end of our Mr. Noodle journey with a black vinegar variety. Black vinegar tends to give foods a kind of tart or sour hit – one I immensely enjoy. Let’s bid farewell to Mr. Noodle Meet The Manufacturer.

Mr. Noodle Black Vinegar With Spicy Taste – Taiwan

Meet The Manufacturer: #2782: Mr. Noodle Black Vinegar With Spicy Taste

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodles to 1000ml boiling water and cook 5~6 minutes. Drain. Add 30~40ml water and sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

Meet The Manufacturer: #2782: Mr. Noodle Black Vinegar With Spicy Taste

The noodle block.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2782: Mr. Noodle Black Vinegar With Spicy Taste

A dark sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2782: Mr. Noodle Black Vinegar With Spicy Taste

I’m sure this is black vinegar.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2782: Mr. Noodle Black Vinegar With Spicy Taste

An oil sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2782: Mr. Noodle Black Vinegar With Spicy Taste

Perhaps a spicy oil?

Meet The Manufacturer: #2782: Mr. Noodle Black Vinegar With Spicy Taste

Finished (click to enlarge). Added fried onion and black pepper. The noodles are excellent – not too soft, not too chewy. The flavor seemed a little muted – I did get the black vinegar but that was about it. The subtlety was kind of lost on me. 2.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4713106500058.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2782: Mr. Noodle Black Vinegar With Spicy Taste

Red Sichuan Peppercorn – 2 Oz – Grade AA Organic

Here’s a video about black vinegar

Meet The Manufacturer: #2781: Mr. Noodle Onions Mushroom Spice Taste Noodle

Meet The Manufacturer: #2781: Mr. Noodle Onions Mushroom Spice Taste Noodle

This one sounds interesting. While not a big fan of mushrooms, I do find that the onion is probably my favorite vegetable next to bell peppers. Well, maybe at par with bell pepper. I really like onions and bell peppers, let’s just leave it at that. Let’s take a look inside and see how it is.

Mr. Noodle Onions Mushroom Spice Taste Noodle – Taiwan

Meet The Manufacturer: #2781: Mr. Noodle Onions Mushroom Spice Taste Noodle

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, boil noodles in 1000ml water for 5~6 minutes. Drain, saving 30~40ml liquid. Add noodles, liquid, and sachet contents to a bowl. Finally, stir and enjoy!

Meet The Manufacturer: #2781: Mr. Noodle Onions Mushroom Spice Taste Noodle

So, I’m seeing a pattern. These are the thinner noodles and they’re the same as with the curry variety. Neither this nor that one come with a soy sauce sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2781: Mr. Noodle Onions Mushroom Spice Taste Noodle

A paste sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2781: Mr. Noodle Onions Mushroom Spice Taste Noodle

A thick paste.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2781: Mr. Noodle Onions Mushroom Spice Taste Noodle

A smaller metallic sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2781: Mr. Noodle Onions Mushroom Spice Taste Noodle

Okay maybe it does have soy sauce. I did see soybeans on the ingredients panel, but the paste sachet definitely smells like onion but onions aren’t mentioned from what I saw so I’m kind of on the fence here.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added crispy fried onion. The noodle cook up nice and fluffy with a decent chew as well. The flavor was really good – not in your face strong and not salty. Flecks of vegetable were here and there and were a very nice touch. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 4713106500010.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2781: Mr. Noodle Onions Mushroom Spice Taste Noodle

The Technique of Chinese Cooking

A mushroom farm in Taiwan

Meet The Manufacturer: #2780: Mr. Noodle Pesto Sesame Noodles

Meet The Manufacturer: #2780: Mr. Noodle Pesto Sesame Noodles

Today we’ve got a green package. I’ve kind of tried to review them in the order of the spectrum (red, orange, yellow, green, indigo, violet) and while there’s no blue I think it’s going pretty well in that respect. Hey! Here’s a little info from Wikipedia about pesto –

Pesto (Italian: [ˈpesto]Ligurian: [ˈpestu]) or, in extenso, pesto alla genovese (Italian pronunciation: [ˈpesto alla dʒenoˈveːze; -eːse]), is a sauce originating in Genoa, the capital city of LiguriaItaly.[1] It traditionally consists of crushed garlic, European pine nuts, coarse salt, basil leavesParmigiano-Reggiano (Parmesan cheese) and pecorino sardo (cheese made from sheep’s milk), all blended with olive oil.[2]

For me, the scent of basil is what comes to mind when I think of pesto. Let’s see what this one has to offer!

Mr. Noodle Pesto Sesame – Taiwan

Meet The Manufacturer: #2780: Mr. Noodle Pesto Sesame Noodles

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, boil noodles in 1000ml water for 5~6 minutes. Drain, saving 30~40ml liquid. Add noodles, liquid, and sachet contents to a bowl. Finally, stir and enjoy!

Meet The Manufacturer: #2780: Mr. Noodle Pesto Sesame Noodles

As with the spicy sesame variety, these are the thicker noodles.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2780: Mr. Noodle Pesto Sesame Noodles

A paste sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2780: Mr. Noodle Pesto Sesame Noodles

Sesame paste.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2780: Mr. Noodle Pesto Sesame Noodles

An oil sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2780: Mr. Noodle Pesto Sesame Noodles

Has a strong basil scent.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2780: Mr. Noodle Pesto Sesame Noodles

A final liquid sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2780: Mr. Noodle Pesto Sesame Noodles

Soy sauce.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added coriander. The noodles were very thick and chewy. The sesame paste and what seemed to be a basil oil didn’t seem to jibe right to me. There was a kind of bitterness to it. 2.0 out of 5.0- stars. EAN bar code 4713106500034.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2780: Mr. Noodle Pesto Sesame Noodles

Taiwan: A New History (East Gate Books)

How to make
p e s t o

Meet The Manufacturer: #2779: Mr. Noodle Barbecue Sauce Curry Taste Noodle

Meet The Manufacturer: #2779: Mr. Noodle Barbecue Sauce Curry Taste Noodle

Today, it’s a flavor I don’t honestly see a lot in Taiwanese noodles, that flavor being curry. Barbecue curry sounds interesting too – very curious about this one.

During my last trip to Taiwan, I had curry three different times. First, at a Malaysian restaurant – roti canai with a curry sauce. Second was green curry at a Thai restaurant. The third was more unconventional – at a toilet themed restaurant where they had meatballs shaped like poop and different sauces on each one, one being curry. I have a feeling this will be a lot different than any of those – let’s find out!

Mr. Noodle Barbecue Sauce Curry Taste Noodle – Taiwan

Meet The Manufacturer: #2779: Mr. Noodle Barbecue Sauce Curry Taste Noodle

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, boil noodles in 1000ml water for 5~6 minutes. Drain, saving 30~40ml liquid. Add noodles, liquid, and sachet contents to a bowl. Finally, stir and enjoy!

Meet The Manufacturer: #2779: Mr. Noodle Barbecue Sauce Curry Taste Noodle

This is kind of interesting – thinnest noodles so far, but the image on the package shows the wide ones from the Sichuan flavor from two days ago.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2779: Mr. Noodle Barbecue Sauce Curry Taste Noodle

A single sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2779: Mr. Noodle Barbecue Sauce Curry Taste Noodle

A very thick paste.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion, hard boiled egg and fried onion. The noodles came out nicely – great gauge and feel. The flavor was quite good. The curry isn’t bang pow in your face but subtle and savory – very respectably so I would say. I was hoping for a strong curry and what I got was a different kind of curry I enjoyed thoroughly. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4713106500027.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2779: Mr. Noodle Barbecue Sauce Curry Taste Noodle

660 Curries

How to make
Taiwanese style lamb curry

Meet The Manufacturer: #2778: Mr. Noodle Spicy Sesame Paste Noodles

Meet The Manufacturer: #2778: Mr. Noodle Spicy Sesame Paste Noodles

Today, it’s a spicy sesame paste variety. For a long time, I thought anything sesame flavored would be from sesame oil. This most certainly is not the case. Sesame paste is much different – a much different flavor. It’s almost like a peanut flavor.  Let’s take a look.

Mr. Noodle Spicy Sesame Paste Noodles – Taiwan

Meet The Manufacturer: #2778: Mr. Noodle Spicy Sesame Paste Noodles

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, boil noodles in 1000ml wa ter for 5~6 minutes. Drain, saving 30~40ml liquid. Add noodles, liquid, and sachet contents to a bowl. Finally, stir and enjoy!

Meet The Manufacturer: #2778: Mr. Noodle Spicy Sesame Paste Noodles

While the Sichuan variety reviewed yesterday had wider noodles, these look more narrow and thick.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2778: Mr. Noodle Spicy Sesame Paste Noodles

A liquid sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2778: Mr. Noodle Spicy Sesame Paste Noodles

Looks like spicy stuff.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2778: Mr. Noodle Spicy Sesame Paste Noodles

A paste sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2778: Mr. Noodle Spicy Sesame Paste Noodles

This is the sesame paste.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2778: Mr. Noodle Spicy Sesame Paste Noodles

The final sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2778: Mr. Noodle Spicy Sesame Paste Noodles

Smells like soy sauce.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion. The noodles are thick and very chewy – even after a six-minute boil. The Sesame paste coats throughout and soy flavor is very abundant. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 4713106500065.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2778: Mr. Noodle Spicy Sesame Paste Noodles

The Technique of Chinese Cooking

How to make sesame paste at home

Meet The Manufacturer: #2777: Mr. Noodle Sichuan Flavor Spicy Hot Noodles

Meet The Manufacturer: #2777: Mr. Noodle Sichuan Flavor Spicy Hot Noodles

Sometimes it’s hard for me to pick what I want to review. I mean, I have quite a few options sitting next to me in the high security noodle vaults… So I took the box of samples over to my wife and opened it. There are six in all and the tops have different colors but no mention of what they are on top. I asked her to simply pick three. Well, here’s the first one.

Dry noodles from Taiwan seem to always have one thing in common no matter what company is selling them – a spicy Sichuan variety. Let’s have a look at this, the first review of a six review spotlight series on Mr. Noodle!

Mr. Noodle Sichuan Flavor Spicy Hot Noodles – Taiwan

Meet The Manufacturer: #2777: Mr. Noodle Sichuan Flavor Spicy Hot Noodles

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). I removed color from the picture to make it easier to read on a screen. Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, boil noodles in 1000ml wa ter for 5~6 minutes. Drain, saving 30~40ml liquid. Add noodles, liquid, and sachet contents to a bowl. Finally, stir and enjoy!

Meet The Manufacturer: #2777: Mr. Noodle Sichuan Flavor Spicy Hot Noodles

The noodle block.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2777: Mr. Noodle Sichuan Flavor Spicy Hot Noodles

A liquid base sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2777: Mr. Noodle Sichuan Flavor Spicy Hot Noodles

This looks to be the spicy sauce.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2777: Mr. Noodle Sichuan Flavor Spicy Hot Noodles

An oil sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2777: Mr. Noodle Sichuan Flavor Spicy Hot Noodles

Has a sesame scent.

A liquid sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2777: Mr. Noodle Sichuan Flavor Spicy Hot Noodles

Smells like soy sauce.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added hard boiled egg, spring onion and fried garlic. The noodles came out nicely – a gauge and chew I’m familiar with. The centerline of the noodle seems slightly thicker while the side are thinner, giving it a multi-textural property which offers excellent mouthfeel. The flavor is of soy sauce, peppery sauce and oil. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4713106500041.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2777: Mr. Noodle Sichuan Flavor Spicy Hot Noodles

Red Sichuan Peppercorn – 2 Oz – Grade AA Organic

A visit to Chengdu for some violently spicy hot pot

Meet The Manufacturer: Interview With Mr. Noodle

Meet The Manufacturer: Interview With Mr. Noodle

Interview With Mr. Noodle * Product Samples From Mr. NoodleMr. Noodle Sichuan Flavor Spicy Hot Noodles * Mr. Noodle Spicy Sesame Paste Noodles * Mr. Noodle Barbecue Sauce Curry Taste Noodle * Mr. Noodle Pesto Sesame Taste Noodles * Mr. Noodle Onions Mushroom Spice Taste Noodle * Mr. Noodle Black Vinegar With Spicy Taste

I met a lot of people during my trip to Taiwan in November, 2017. One was a gentleman named Isaac Chen – he was at the International Food Expo and I spoke to him for a couple minutes about noodles and tried some of the products they had there. He wanted to give me samples but my luggage was already jam packed, so samples were sent later and a Meet The Manufacturer series was born. I asked a few questions – let’s see what he had to say –

Interview With Mr. Noodle – Taiwan

THE RAMEN RATER> Thank you for agreeing to this interview! To start, can you tell my readers about the history of Mr Noodle?

MR NOODLE> We are young generation in 1990s looking for products to sell online. Our friends’ parents are noodle factory in Tainan (kuan miao), Taiwan. Their noodles are sold worldwide. Due to food safety issue they faced their sauce are effected, and they took the plain noodle out and donate to orphanage and dump the rest, it was large quantities. I think we can help them with others good quality noodles selling online. Mr. Noodle was born at this timing.

TRR> Why the name Mr Noodle? Is Mr Noodle named after a person?

MR NOODLE> Since our noodles are famous in Taiwan and worldwide, we took MR. NOODLE as we are nice noodle producer. The logo was depicted under our founders’ image and slightly change with it’s hair and face shape- noodle shape.

TRR> What was the first product you made?

MR NOODLE> Our first product is “mushroom onion sauce flavor with plain noodle” (green package). Our first sale.

TRR> Your company is located in Taiwan. Can you tell us a little about your country?

MR NOODLE> Our country is on east Asian, located beside China and under Japan and Korea. Regardless of political issue with China and USA, we are nice and friendly people. We work hard and was a famous OEM country: Product MIT (Made in Taiwan) were famous. Now our business are enhanced high tech, semi conduct electronics products and cultural creative local products.

TRR> Can you tell us about the varieties of noodles you make?

MR NOODLE> In terms of noodle shape: we have line-shaped, width-shaped and butter-fly shaped
As sauces: we have 6 flavor sauces. According to taste and sauces characteristic, different shaped noodles are matched. For example, black vinegar sauces are more watery we use line-shaped increase its taste.

TRR> How many noodle products do you produce every year?

MR NOODLE> About 300,000 packages Mr. Noodle brand. Each package contains four sets of noodle and sauces.

TRR> How does your noodle making process differ from other instant noodle manufacturers?

MR NOODLE> Most instant noodle are oil-fired. Our noodle is dried with sun baked, instead of dry up in machine. In old way, we dry the noodle in yards, outside. Now we have an indoor warehouse with, still, plenty of sun light drying up. This process enhances our noodles’ specialty: long cooked and still very flexibility.

TRR> Can you suggest pairings for your products, like meats or vegetables?

MR NOODLE> We suggest parings for our noodle, such as salad, broccoli, cucumber, carrot and mushroom. Actually, our top sale product, spicy sesame paste (orange package), pair with cucumber and carrot are one of traditional Chinese cuision: sesame paste noodles.

TRR> Are there any other products you make?

MR NOODLE> Temporarily, none.

TRR> A lot of people are concerned with their sodium intake. How would you recommend people enjoy your product as part of a healthy meal?

MR NOODLE> Cook in our recommended way: cook in boil plan water 500cc for 3-5 minutes. Our noodle contains three different types of noodle and salt and water. As the noodle cooked, its salt dissolve into water.

TRR> Are you involved in in your local community or participate in charities?

MR NOODLE> Yes, we usually ship 3-5 boxes (240 sets noodles) to Taiwan Fund for Children and Families, and homeless organization.

TRR> Are there any new products coming soon?

MR NOODLE> Yes, it’s xo- sauces flavor.

TRR> In what countries are your products popular? Do people enjoy them differently in different places?

MR NOODLE> Our 6 flavors are really typical taste in Chinese cuisine so in most Chinese communities they love our top sale “mushroom and onion”. Japanese love this too! However, People from Hong Kong and Singapore enjoy our “barbecue and curry sauces” noodle. Westerners enjoy our spicy sesame paste flavor.

TRR> When you make noodles for yourself, what do you like to add to them to make them extra special?

MR NOODLE> Salad, eggplant and egg, very delicious!

THE RAMEN RATER> Thank you very much for this opportunity to learn about Mr Noodle and your products!

Thank you to Isaac Chen for making this Meet The Manufacturer happen! Let’s begin!