Today, we finish off this trifecta by Zeng Noodles with a straight Sichuan Pepper variety.
Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodle block to 800ml boiling water and cook for 5 1/2 minutes. Drain. Add in contents of sachets. Stir and enjoy!
Each bag comes with four of these individual serving packs.
The noodle block.
The first of two liquid sachets.
Has an oil and soy scent.
The spicy oil sachet.
Bright in color with a strong scent.
Finished. Added fried garlic, spring onion and Chinese sausage. There are the same great noodles as in the scallion and Sichuan Pepper variety, just without the scallion flavor. That being said, I do miss the scallion hit, but it stands on its own just fine. Good heat, nice oiliness. 4.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4710953482025.
I think when people here in the United States usually think of something sesame flavor, they think immediately of sesame oil. In Taiwan, sesame is something much different; sesame paste like tahini and peanut combine. The first time we found this out was when my wife got some noodles a few years ago that said sesame flavor and were like this – she’s not a fan of peanut butter, so it didn’t work out so well for her. Very curious about this one though – let’s check it out!
Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, boil noodles 4-5 minutes in 900ml water. Drain. Put noodles in bowl with liquid sachet contents and combine. Enjoy!
In the big bag you get 4 packs like this.
The noodle block – different noodles than the other variety.
The sesame sauce sachet.
Has a sesame and peanut scent.
A second liquid sachet.
Finished. Added grape tomato, coriander, fried garlic and chilli pepper strands (ito toughrasi). The noodles are nice and chewy and have a thick and round gauge. The flavor is twofold; a sweetness and a nice sesame flavor which is mostly peanut. Lively flavors combine for a tasty treat. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4710953482018.
In the past year, I’ve tried quite a few varieties with Sichuan Pepper in them and really gotten a feel for this kind of flavor. In a way, Sichuan Pepper has almost a minty taste to it; it’s really quite different and unique. Let’s check it out!
Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodle block to 800ml boiling water and cook 5-6 minutes (I’ll be cooking exactly 5 1/2 minutes). Drain noodles. Add contents of sachets. Stir and enjoy!
The large bag contains 4 of these smaller packages.
The noodle block.
A sachet of liquid.
Has a soy scent.
A bright orange sachet.
Has the Sichuan Pepper – and a minty, almost pine scent to it.
Finished. Added Chinese sausage, fried garlic and scallions. The noodles are wide and have a kind of wobble to the edge which has a pleasing look. They have a nice chew and premium mouthfeel – not too soft, not too rigid. The sauce coats the noodles completely – not too much, not too little. The balance of the Sichuan pepper to other flavors is masterful; it balances perfectly. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4710953481950.