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
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!
The noodle block.
The powder base sachet.
A light powder.
The white wine sachet.
A retort pouch.
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.
Here we find the TTL booth at the International Food Expo and get some samples!