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#2756: TTL Carbonara White Wine Sauce Instant Noodle

#2817: TTL Chicken Alfredo White Wine Sauce Instant Noodle

This was one variety I didn’t want to leave Taiwan without. I was lucky – we walked around the food expo in Taiwan last November and didn’t see it. Then We went through the beer, wine and spirits section and boom – there it is! A huge booth for TTL (Taiwan Tobacco & Liquor) and a guy asks is he could answer any questions. ‘Where are the noodles?’ Well, I showed him my event badge and he knew who I was which was very cool. Nice guy who went by the name of Ben – if you see this Ben, contact me – would love to do an interview about this product line!

I’ve reviewed the first two varieties – one was chicken with rice wine, the second chicken with Shaoxiang cooking wine. This one is one of two varieties that are new – one with white wine and the other being a bolognese with red wine. Awesome! Boozy noodles! Let’s hit it!

TTL Carbonara White Wine Sauce Instant Noodle – Taiwan

#2817: TTL Chicken Alfredo White Wine Sauce Instant Noodle

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains pork. To prepare, add noodles and powder sachet to 500ml boiling water and steep for 3 minutes. Drain, saving 200ml water. Add powder sachet contents to it and set aside. Add wine and retort pouch sachet contents to drained noodles. Finally, stir and enjoy the noodles and sip the soup!

#2817: TTL Chicken Alfredo White Wine Sauce Instant Noodle

The noodle block.

#2817: TTL Chicken Alfredo White Wine Sauce Instant Noodle

The powder base sachet.

#2817: TTL Chicken Alfredo White Wine Sauce Instant Noodle

A light powder.

#2817: TTL Chicken Alfredo White Wine Sauce Instant Noodle

The white wine sachet.

#2817: TTL Chicken Alfredo White Wine Sauce Instant Noodle

White wine.

#2817: TTL Chicken Alfredo White Wine Sauce Instant Noodle

A retort pouch.

#2817: TTL Chicken Alfredo White Wine Sauce Instant Noodle

The white sauce.

Finished (click to enlarge). The noodles come out nice – just a perfect gauge and mouthfeel. They have a decent backbone to them which works well with the sauce. It’s a rich and creamy carbonara with pieces of meat and vegetables throughout – just wonderful stuff. Add to that a creamy soup alongside and you’ve got a really great combo here. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4710199110850.

#2817: TTL Chicken Alfredo White Wine Sauce Instant Noodle

The Hungover Cookbook

Here we find the TTL booth at the International Food Expo and get some samples!

#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.

The Food of Taiwan: Recipes from the Beautiful Island

A news clip about Taiwan Tobacco and Liquor’s noodles