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#2726: Wei Lih Chinese Special Spicy Pork Noodle

#2726: Wei Lih Chinese Special Spicy Pork Noodle 台湾 维力中华特餐-麻辣猪肉面

Here’s another one I brought home from Taiwan in November 2017. Thanks again to friends on facebook for helping with the translation.

So this one features a spicy Sichuan pepper heat along with a retort pouch full of pork! Let’s have a look at this one – something you’ll never be able to find here in the United States!

Wei Lih Chinese Special Spicy Pork Noodle – Taiwan

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains pork. To prepare, add in all sachets but retort pouch and fill to line with boiling water. Cover for 3 minutes with retort pouch on top. Add in retort pouch contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2726: Wei Lih Chinese Special Spicy Pork Noodle 台湾 维力中华特餐-麻辣猪肉面

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2726: Wei Lih Chinese Special Spicy Pork Noodle 台湾 维力中华特餐-麻辣猪肉面

The noodle block.

#2726: Wei Lih Chinese Special Spicy Pork Noodle 台湾 维力中华特餐-麻辣猪肉面

The dry base sachet.

#2726: Wei Lih Chinese Special Spicy Pork Noodle 台湾 维力中华特餐-麻辣猪肉面

Powder and vegetables.

#2726: Wei Lih Chinese Special Spicy Pork Noodle 台湾 维力中华特餐-麻辣猪肉面

A paste sachet.

#2726: Wei Lih Chinese Special Spicy Pork Noodle 台湾 维力中华特餐-麻辣猪肉面

Thick and oily!

#2726: Wei Lih Chinese Special Spicy Pork Noodle 台湾 维力中华特餐-麻辣猪肉面

The retort pouch, full of meat!

#2726: Wei Lih Chinese Special Spicy Pork Noodle 台湾 维力中华特餐-麻辣猪肉面

Oh yeah – now you’re talking!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion. The noodles have a nice flat broad shape. RThey have a sturdier chew than others I’ve had as well. The broth is hearty, however, the level of Sichuan pepper spiciness was a little on the lackluster side. Bit of vegetable floated around here and there. The retort pouch added pork and sauce which added an extra heartiness. The pork was surprisingly sweet – I expected a spicier taste. Whether expected or not, it was welcome. 4.25 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4710199110058.

#2726: Wei Lih Chinese Special Spicy Pork Noodle 台湾 维力中华特餐-麻辣猪肉面

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#2482: TTL Chicken Noodles With Chinese Shaoxing Wine

#2482: TTL Chicken Noodles With Chinese Shaoxing Wine - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater

This is one I was sent by Daniel of Exotic Noods, a subscription service specializing in instant noodles. I should note that this was something special he put in after a recent trip to Taiwan – thanks again! So these are manufactured by Wei Lih for TTL. TTL stands for Taiwan Tobacco and Liquor. Tobacco and liquor – what?! Indeed, this is a boozy noodle. It contains rice wine, something apparently that goes well in noodles and cooking. Ireviewed the bowl version of this a few weeks back.

Just to clarify when I get the question, this one won’t be found at your local Asian grocery store here in the United States. Ever. Well, unless there’s a huge shift in things as far as what’s allowed entry into the United States. First, it’s got chicken in it – real chicken. It’s near impossible to get real chicken imported into the USA from Southeast Asia. Second, it wouldn’t surprise me if people here would have a tizzy fit that kids would buy 20 of these packs and guzzle down the wine, the concerned parents would have a fit, and government inquiries would go crazy. It’s unfortunate as that’s just kind of how it works here.

Anyways, I think it’s time to open up this bowl. So let’s do it! Indeed, it’s time to try TTL noodles!

TTL Chicken Noodles With Chinese Shaoxing Wine – Taiwan

#2482: TTL Chicken Noodles With Chinese Shaoxing Wine - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains chicken and rice wine. To prepare, add noodle block as well as add in dry sachet and dark liquid sachet to 500ml boiling water. Cook for 3 minutes. Add in rice wine and retort pouch contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2482: TTL Chicken Noodles With Chinese Shaoxing Wine - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater

The noodle block.

#2482: TTL Chicken Noodles With Chinese Shaoxing Wine - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater

The powder base.

#2482: TTL Chicken Noodles With Chinese Shaoxing Wine - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater

Lots of little bits in here.

#2482: TTL Chicken Noodles With Chinese Shaoxing Wine - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater

The paste sachet.

#2482: TTL Chicken Noodles With Chinese Shaoxing Wine - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater

A liquid paste.

#2482: TTL Chicken Noodles With Chinese Shaoxing Wine - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater

A wine sachet.

#2482: TTL Chicken Noodles With Chinese Shaoxing Wine - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater

Oh yeah smells like alcohol.

#2482: TTL Chicken Noodles With Chinese Shaoxing Wine - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater

A big retort pouch.

#2482: TTL Chicken Noodles With Chinese Shaoxing Wine - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater

Lots of liquid and chicken.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion and Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts. The noodles are soft and bountiful; indeed, a lot of them. The broth is really nice – a nice chicken taste with the wine and oil – works extremely well. The chicken is of good quality and tastes, well… Like chicken! Everything went together nicely, as expected. 4.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4710199108963.

#2482: TTL Chicken Noodles With Chinese Shaoxing Wine - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater

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#2462: TTL Sesame Oil Chicken Noodle With Rice Wine

#2462: TTL Sesame Oil Chicken Noodle With Rice Wine - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater - boozy noodles

This is one I was sent by Daniel of Exotic Noods, a subscription service specializing in instant noodles. I should note that this was something special he put in after a recent trip to Taiwan – thanks again! So these are manufactured by Wei Lih for TTL. TTL stands for Taiwan Tobacco and Liquor. Tobacco and liquor – what?! Indeed, this is a boozy noodle. It contains rice wine, something apparently that goes well in noodles and cooking. Ireviewed the bowl version of this a few weeks back.

Just to clarify when I get the question, this one won’t be found at your local Asian grocery store here in the United States. Ever. Well, unless there’s a huge shift in things as far as what’s allowed entry into the United States. First, it’s got chicken in it – real chicken. It’s near impossible to get real chicken imported into the USA from Southeast Asia. Second, it wouldn’t surprise me if people here would have a tizzy fit that kids would buy 20 of these bowls and guzzle down the rice wine, the concerned parents would have a fit, and government inquiries would go crazy. It’s unfortunate as that’s just kind of how it works here.

Anyways, I think it’s time to open up this bowl. So let’s do it! Indeed, it’s time to try TTL noodles!

TTL Sesame Oil Chicken Noodle With Rice Wine – Taiwan

#2462: TTL Sesame Oil Chicken Noodle With Rice Wine - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater - boozy noodles

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains chicken and rice wine. To prepare, add noodle block as well as add in dry sachet and dark liquid sachet to 500ml boiling water. Cook for 3 minutes. Add in rice wine and retort pouch contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2462: TTL Sesame Oil Chicken Noodle With Rice Wine - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater - boozy noodles

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#2462: TTL Sesame Oil Chicken Noodle With Rice Wine - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater - boozy noodles

A dry base sachet.

#2462: TTL Sesame Oil Chicken Noodle With Rice Wine - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater - boozy noodles

Powder and vegetable.

#2462: TTL Sesame Oil Chicken Noodle With Rice Wine - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater - boozy noodles

A liquid sachet.

#2462: TTL Sesame Oil Chicken Noodle With Rice Wine - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater - boozy noodles

Has a definite sesame scent.

#2462: TTL Sesame Oil Chicken Noodle With Rice Wine - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater - boozy noodles

Another liquid sachet.

#2462: TTL Sesame Oil Chicken Noodle With Rice Wine - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater - boozy noodles

Rice wine.

#2462: TTL Sesame Oil Chicken Noodle With Rice Wine - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater - boozy noodles

The retort pouch (click to enlarge).

#2462: TTL Sesame Oil Chicken Noodle With Rice Wine - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater - boozy noodles

Pieces of chicken and vegetable in a liquid.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added roasted sesame seeds. The noodles are a very standard Taiwanese style – very thin and soft. A lot of them, too. The broth has a lot of things going on. First, the sesame taste is nice and gives it a good oiliness. It has a nice chicken taste as well. Next is the rice wine taste – my wife and son Andy both thought it odd, but I found it to be a very nice accompaniment. Then the retort pouch content. Indeed, a lot of chicken and of good size and quality. Moreover, the chicken has a little ginger hit to it to lighten things up. There’s also wolfberry, cabbage and some kind of crunchy melon. The pouch also has liquid which mingle in the soup. A lot in one bowl of noodles. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4710199105306.

#2462: TTL Sesame Oil Chicken Noodle With Rice Wine - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater - boozy noodles

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#2428: TTL Sesame Oil Chicken Noodle With Rice Wine

#2428: TTL Sesame Oil Chicken Noodle With Rice Wine - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater - boozy noodles

This is one I found at a 7-Eleven during my November 2016 trip to Taiwan. So these are manufactured by Wei Lih for TTL. TTL stands for Taiwan Tobacco and Liquor. Tobacco and liquor – what?! Indeed, this is a boozy noodle. It contains rice wine, something apparently that goes well in noodles and cooking. I’m unsure, but I think this may be the first variety I’ve reviewed with alcohol in it – could be wrong.

Just to clarify when I get the question, this one won’t be found at your local Asian grocery store here in the United States. Ever. Well, unless there’s a huge shift in things as far as what’s allowed entry into the United States. First, it’s got chicken in it – real chicken. It’s near impossible to get real chicken imported into the USA from Southeast Asia. Second, it wouldn’t surprise me if people here would have a tizzy fit that kids would buy 20 of these bowls and guzzle down the rice wine, the concerned parents would have a fit, and government inquiries would go crazy. It’s unfortunate as that’s just kind of how it works here.

Anyways, I think it’s time to open up this bowl. So let’s do it! Indeed, it’s time to try TTL noodles!

TTL Sesame Oil Chicken Noodle With Rice Wine – Taiwan

#2428: TTL Sesame Oil Chicken Noodle With Rice Wine - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater - boozy noodles

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge). Contains chicken and rice wine. To prepare, add in dry sachet and dark liquid sachet. Fill to line with boiling water and cover for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, boil large sachet or put on lid to hold down which will heat it. Add in large sachet contents and rice wine sachet. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2428: TTL Sesame Oil Chicken Noodle With Rice Wine - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater - boozy noodles

The noodle block.

#2428: TTL Sesame Oil Chicken Noodle With Rice Wine - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater - boozy noodles

The dry base sachet.

#2428: TTL Sesame Oil Chicken Noodle With Rice Wine - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater - boozy noodles

Powder and vegetables.

#2428: TTL Sesame Oil Chicken Noodle With Rice Wine - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater - boozy noodles

A liquid sachet.

#2428: TTL Sesame Oil Chicken Noodle With Rice Wine - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater - boozy noodles

Has a sesame scent.

#2428: TTL Sesame Oil Chicken Noodle With Rice Wine - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater - boozy noodles

Another liquid sachet.

#2428: TTL Sesame Oil Chicken Noodle With Rice Wine - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater - boozy noodles

The rice wine.

#2428: TTL Sesame Oil Chicken Noodle With Rice Wine - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater - boozy noodles

A large retort pouch (click to enlarge).

#2428: TTL Sesame Oil Chicken Noodle With Rice Wine - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater - boozy noodles

Liquid and chicken.

Finished (click to enlarge). This is how it looks with nothing added. The noodles came out surprisingly well – thin but a light chew and definitely hydrated as if they’d been cooked. The broth has a very nice sesame flavor, augmented by the rice wine which gives it a very nice touch. The little bits of onion and wolfberry along with a nice ginger hint goes very well. Finally, the chunks of chicken are of good quality and size as well. This is spectacular. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4710199077849.

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