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#2604: Tseng Noodles Scallion With Sichuan Pepper Flavor (Western Version)

#2604: Tseng Noodles Scallion With Sichuan Pepper Flavor (Western Version) -- Taiwan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Here we have one that’s changed their packaging a bit to include instructions in English as well as mention of its place on the 2016 top ten.

#2604: Tseng Noodles Scallion With Sichuan Pepper Flavor (Western Version) -- Taiwan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

I like how they gave me a wooden sign – I think maybe I should make one and hold it during my top ten list videos… Naw! But seriously, this is a good one – I don’t believe it’s changed at all since the last time I reviewed it, except for the packing. After doing a little research though, it looks like some people are on the fence about this – mention that some ingredients have been changed for export. Regardless, it’s definitely worth another look. Let’s Find out if Tseng has upped their game on this product and whether or not it is indeed with a different texture and flavor.

Tseng Noodles Scallion With Sichuan Pepper Flavor (New Packaging) – Taiwan

#2604: Tseng Noodles Scallion With Sichuan Pepper Flavor (Western Version) -- Taiwan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodles to 800ml boiling water with a pinch of salt and cook 5~6 minutes. Drain and add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2604: Tseng Noodles Scallion With Sichuan Pepper Flavor (Western Version) -- Taiwan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Here’s one of the four included packages in the large bag.

#2604: Tseng Noodles Scallion With Sichuan Pepper Flavor (Western Version) -- Taiwan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge).

#2604: Tseng Noodles Scallion With Sichuan Pepper Flavor (Western Version) -- Taiwan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The noodle block.

#2604: Tseng Noodles Scallion With Sichuan Pepper Flavor (Western Version) -- Taiwan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

A large liquid base sachet.

#2604: Tseng Noodles Scallion With Sichuan Pepper Flavor (Western Version) -- Taiwan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Has an oil and soy look to it and a soy and shallot scent.

#2604: Tseng Noodles Scallion With Sichuan Pepper Flavor (Western Version) -- Taiwan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The second liquid sachet.

#2604: Tseng Noodles Scallion With Sichuan Pepper Flavor (Western Version) -- Taiwan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Spicy Sichuan pepper oil.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added micro coriander, Chinese sausage, and chopped garlic. The noodles have a robust and satisfying mouthfeel. The rippled edges and the center that has a slight extra chew – kind of meeting of delicate and hearty in the same bite and I definitely appreciate that aspect. The flavor is soy and scallion which is very good together and slapped with a spicy Sichuan pepper oil that just rounds it all out perfectly. An excellent flavor from Taiwan. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 4713008550021.

#2604: Tseng Noodles Scallion With Sichuan Pepper Flavor (Western Version) -- Taiwan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Sichuan Peppercorns 4 Oz.

Some think the Western version tastes a little different

#2164: Tseng Rice Noodle Chinese Mushrooms With Soybean Vegetarian Braised Pork Flavour

This one sounds curious to me. While I do like braised pork – a lot- I’m unsure about this Chinese mushroom. But hey – I’ve been pleasantly surprised in the mushroom department before, right? Let’s give it a go!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. to prepare, you can make this in two different ways – with or without soup. Dried:  250 c.c  cook for 3 to 3.5 mins   (Recommended) Soup: 400 c.c   cook for 2.5 mins  to 3 mins.

One of the four individual servings.

The back of the package (click to enlarge).

The rice noodle – 0.5mm!

A liquid sachet.

Smells like good soy sauce.

A sauce sachet.

Has decent size pieces of mushroom in the mix.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, mushroom and spring onion. The vermicelli hydrated nicely – good gauge, good chew. The flavor was a real surprise to me. I’m generally not a fan of mushrooms but this was very hearty. Definitely got a nice braised beef taste and the soybean was like meat. Very tasty and nice. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4713008550243.

The Food of Taiwan: Recipes from the Beautiful Island

Tseng noodle makes The Ramen Rater’s top Ten Instant Noodles Of all Time 2016 Edition.

#2162: Tseng Rice Noodle Seafood Laksa Flavour

So this is definitely a first – I don’t think I’ve ever heard of laksa from Taiwan! It sounds good – I mean hey, I make laksa here in the United States quite often but I’m sure my neighbors haven’t a clue what they’re smelling ‘must be some off kind of Hamburger Helper’ probably going through their minds. But laksa is a seriously tasty thing and I’m keen on seeing what Tseng has come up with for us. Let’s have a look!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Guessing it contains seafood. To prepare, you can make it with soup or without soup. Dried:  280 c.c  cook for 4.5  to 5 mins – Soup: 450 c.c   cook for 4 mins  to 4.5 mins  (Recommended).

The large bag contains 4 smaller individual servings like this one.

The back of the individual pack (click to enlarge).

The rice noodles. For the Tseng rice noodles, this one is 0.7mm whereas the rest of them are 0.5mm.

A sachet of delicious.

Coconut powder.

A paste sachet.

Laksa paste.

Finished (click to enlarge).  Added basil, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, fried fishcake, fishball and tofu skin. The noodle was great – a little thicker than the other rice noodle varieties from Tseng. A little heartier which worked well here. The broth was a luxuriant sea of deep orange with a good coconut body. The flavor was not extremely strong in this one, but it was satisfying and quite good. Impressed at this being a Laksa coming from Taiwan. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4713008550236.

Home-Style Taiwanese Cooking

Mr. Tseng has a show – looks like a contest!

Meet The Manufacturer: #1830: Zeng Noodles Sichuan Pepper Flavor

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.

Taiwan: A New History (East Gate Books)

A short video about Sichuan pepper.

Meet The Manufacturer: #1829: Zeng Noodles Hu Sesame Flavor

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.

Soy sauce.

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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.

Taiwan A to Z: The Essential Cultural Guide

This video will make everyone want to visit Taipei!

Meet The Manufacturer: #1828: Zeng Noodles Scallion With Sichuan Pepper Flavor

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.

Sichuan Pepper Spice Kit (Fast Shipping)

A Zeng Noodles video.