Category Archives: Taiwan

#3117: A-Sha Gourmet Sesame Paste Noodle – Taiwan

#3117: A-Sha Gourmet Sesame Paste Noodle - Taiwan-sha

This is the last of the quartet of varieties from A-Sha that they sent to me a little while back. With this, I think I’ve cleared out all the odds and ends of noodle varieties that have been sitting in the kitchen – boo yah! Next will be the boxes next to counter in the kitchen lol – should be able to whittle those down quite a bit this week as well. ...see full post

#3114: A-Sha Gourmet Sichuan Peppercorn Flavor – Taiwan

Here’s the third of the A-Sha Gourmet varieties I’m trying today. There’s one more left. So translation isn’t my strong suit and I often turn to friends and colleagues as to what different varieties are called and translate them. At this exact moment, I’m dumbfounded. Google’s not very helpful; one says hemp. I could be mistaken, but I think hemp isn’t going to be in the name of this one. I’ve had varieties say they’re dolphin bone as well, which most certain isn’t the case! I’ll find out shortly though! ...see full post

#3109: Wu-Mu Jing Xiang Ban Mian Ramen Soup – Chili Beef Flavor – Taiwan

#3109: Wu-Mu Jing Xiang Ban Mian Ramen Soup - Chili Beef Flavor - Taiwan

Today, we’ve got a nice one from Taiwan’s Wu-Mu. This is a newer variety that uses wide gauge noodles for a soup – something I find really interesting and not done nearly enough. Although these noodles are absolutely excellent in a dry noodle (without broth) setting, I think in soup they really excel too. Let’s see how these end up! ...see full post

#3104: Yi Lai Shuen Handmade Noodles With Spicy Chili Sauce – Taiwan

#3103: Yi Lai Shuen Handmade Noodles With Spicy Chili Sauce - Taiwan

So here’s somewhat of a mystery to me. I’ve never heard of this company, nor am I familiar with their products. But here they are – and they arrived in the mail yesterday in a box with such a big hole in it all I needed to do to see was was inside was reach in and pull a pack out. That’s pretty unique! Let’s give these a try! ...see full post

Meet The Manufacturer: #3103: Neo-Essence Top-Graded Spicy Sauce Ramen Noodles – Taiwan

Meet The Manufacturer: #3104: Neo-Essense Top-Graded Spicy Sauce Ramen Noodles - Taiwan

I was contacted by a woman named Katrina while my wife and the kids were in a department store looking for shoes. She told me about these really great noodles and that I should try them. She mentioned the noodles were from Taiwan, and that she was in contact with the manufacturer. Shortly thereafter, I was in contact with the manufacturer, and from there got to here – reviewing the product. I’ve had products cross my desk that were in boxes before, but this one is pretty fancy and posh. Of course, a fancy box doesn’t make a noodle good – it’s the noodle and flavors that do that. Let’s see if this packaging reflects this noodle product. ...see full post

Meet The Manufacturer: Product Samples from Neo-Essence – Taiwan

Meet The Manufacturer: Product Samples from Neo-Essence - Taiwan

A big box showed up a while back full of nodles and sauce from Neo-Essence, a Taiwanese company participating in Meet The Manufacturer. Let’s watch! ...see full post

#3100: A-Sha Gourmet Braised Beef Noodle Soup – Taiwan

#3175: A-Sha Beef Noodle Soup - Taiwan

Here’s yet another box from Taiwan – they’re getting more popular these days for companies who want to roll out a premium variety. I like boxes; they look fancy and usually mean meats will be at play. Here’s a little about Taiwanese Beef Noodle Soup from Wikipedia – ...see full post

Unboxing A $15 Gourmet Wagyu Beef Noodle Box – Taiwan

So this is some epic looking stuff. A-Sha USA was kind enough to send one of the fanciest products A-Sha Taiwan makes – their Gourmet Wagyu Beef Noodle Soup. So first things first – you want to get some? Well, it’s only available during the holidays i.e. Lunar New Year – so you might have a year to wait for it. But here I can show you what it looks like and tell you some about it – including the fact that this goes for $15. ...see full post

Meet The Manufacturer: #3081: Fu Chung Village Dry Noodles With Sauce – Garlic & Sesame Flavor – Taiwan

Meet The Manufacturer: #3081: Fu Chung Village Dry Noodles With Sauce - Garlic & Sesame Flavor - Taiwan

We bid a fond farewell to Fu Chung today and I hope we will see more of their products in the future! Let’s try this one – sesame and garlic! ...see full post