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#1762: Mom’s Dry Noodle Sesame & Pepper

Here’s another new one from Mom’s Dry Noodle. This one’s got something inside none of the others do – FIVE sachets. Five. That’s a lot! Let’s crack the bag open and see what’s inside.

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. There are four packs in the bag. To prepare one pack,

Here’s one of the individual packs.

The noodle block.

A liquid sachet.

Sesame sauce.

Another liquid sachet.

Has a soy sauce scent.

An oil sachet.

This one has a sesame oil scent.

One of two dry seasoning sachets.

Wasn’t sure at first but it turn out it is monosodium glutamate.

Finished (click image to enlarge). The noodles are thick and round with a nice chew to them. The flavor was a sesame sauce (notes of peanut) and sesame oil. The pepper unfortunately didn’t come through as strong as I expected. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4717011150186.

Moms Dry Noodle Vegan Chili & Sesame Flavor – 12 Packs/carton

So in my last review of Mom’s Dry Noodle, I included a short documentary video of the brand. It showed Kyle and his family (Kyle’s the guy who approached me about trying their noodles) and noticed he plays bass in a band. Well, here’s a music video – the band is called ‘Nora Says’ – check them out on YouTube!

#1592: Mom’s Dry Noodle Vegan Chilli With Sesame Sauce

Today’s a very big day for people living in Asia as well as the rest of the world! It’s Chinese New Year! I thought today would be a good day to have this new Mom’s Dry Noodle from Taiwan. I have the honor of taking part in a special Chinese New Year gathering in Seattle this year with a Singaporean group! I’ll be posting about that on Sunday. For those of you unfamiliar with Chinese New Year, here’s a little about it from Wikipedia:

Chinese New Year is an important Chinese festival celebrated at the turn of the Chinese calendar. In China, it is also known as the Spring Festival, the literal translation of the modern Chinese name. Chinese New Year celebrations traditionally run from Chinese New Year’s Eve, the last day of the last month of the Chinese calendar, to the Lantern Festival on the 15th day of the first month, making the festival the longest in the Chinese calendar. It falls between January 21 and February 20. Because the Chinese calendar is lunisolar, the Chinese New Year is often referred to as the “Lunar New Year“.

Chinese New Year is centuries old and gains significance because of several myths and traditions. Traditionally, the festival was a time to honour deities as well as ancestors.[2] Chinese New Year is celebrated in countries and territories with significant Chinese populations, including Mainland China, Hong Kong,[3] Macau, Taiwan, Singapore,[4] Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mauritius,[5] Philippines,[6][7] and also in Chinatowns elsewhere. Chinese New Year is considered a major holiday for the Chinese and has had influence on the lunar new year celebrations of its geographic neighbours.

Within China, regional customs and traditions concerning the celebration of the Chinese New Year vary widely. Often, the evening preceding Chinese New Year’s Day is an occasion for Chinese families to gather for the annual reunion dinner. It is also traditional for every family to thoroughly cleanse the house, in order to sweep away any ill-fortune and to make way for good incoming luck. Windows and doors will be decorated with red color paper-cuts and couplets with popular themes of “good fortune” or “happiness”, “wealth”, and “longevity.” Other activities include lighting firecrackers and giving money in red paper envelopes.

As you can see, this is a very big celebration the world over. 福壽雙全! Let’s have a look at this Taiwanese noodle from the company that won The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Taiwanese Instant Noodles 2014 Edition.

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Vegan friendly. To prepare, add noodles to a pot of boiling water and cook for 4 1/2 minutes. Drain well and add in sachet contents and stir until combined. Enjoy!

Four of these transparent packs are contained in the bag.

The nodle block.

A soy sauce sachet.

A thin liquid.

The sesame sauce sachet.

Has a sesame-peanut scent.

Finally, chilli oil.

Has a very nice color to it.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added cucumber, carrot and onion. The noodles have a really nice chew to them – very high quality. The flavor is really neat – it first presentas itself and a soy flavor. Then, a taste of the sesame comes in, finished by a nice spicy oil hit that is nice and strong. Again, Mom’s Dry Noodle brings something very nice to the table. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4717011150032.

Moms Dry Noodle Vegan Chili & Sesame Flavor – 12 Packs/carton

A recipe for traidtional Chinese New Year dumplings.

#1488: Mom’s Dry Noodle Sichuan Spicy Flavor

After trying the other Mom’s Dry Noodle variety a few days ago, I decided I really wanted to give their Sichuan Spicy one a try too. As I researched videos to add to their Onion Oil & Shrimp variety, I kept seeing this one mentioned. I also have been curious because they also sent a couple little jars of the paste – the spicy paste! Thought maybe I’d saute my garnish in it today. Well, let’s get this one started!

The back of the package (click image to enlarge). Not positive, but I think this one is vegetarian. To prepare, add noodles to a pot of boiling water and cook for 4 1/2 minutes. Drain well and add in sachet contents and stir until combined. Enjoy!

The large bag has 4 servings.

Broad noodle block.

The spicy paste sachet.

Definitely has a spicy scent!

A sachet of vegetarian mushroom oyster sauce.

A thick concoction with a nice soybean scent.

Finally, a sachet of sesame oil.

Has a nice sesame scent.

Here’s one of the tiny jars of the spicy paste they also sent!

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added spiral sliced carrot, sliced green onion, hard boiled egg with Jane’s Krazy Mixed Up Pepper, and thin sliced beef and sweet onion sauteed with soy sauce and Mom’s Dry Noodle Spicy Sauce. The noodles are exquisite; they’re very broad and have a comfortable chew. Now the flavor is very good – it bounced from a sesame oil taste upon first tasting and then turns into this devilishly spicy kind of creep up on you thing. It’s a very balanced though insofar that the three flavors of spiciness, sesame oil and soybean play off of each other very well. I really enjoyed this – I could eat it often! – 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4717011150001.


Here’s the spicy variety for sale on Amazon!

Here’s a couple guys talking about Mom’s Dry Noodle Sichuan Spicy noodles.

#1486: Mom’s Dry Noodle Onion Oil & Shrimp Flavor

I was contacted by a fellow named Kyle from Taiwan a few weeks ago and asked if I’d like to sample his company’s noodles. Mom’s Dry Noodle? Sure, why not!  It’s pretty exciting – out trip to Malaysia in coming very soon – like in ten days we’re leaving! There’s a layover in Taipei and I’m really excited to be able to actually be in Taiwan, albeit in the transit area and only for two hours, but it’s going to be amazing! These are what they call ‘dry noodles’ over in Taiwan; they’re served without a broth. I’ve been very curious about what these would be like, and I thought I’d also test out a new kitchen gadget I got  with the garnish.

I went to a local Thai restaurant with a friend the other day called Chili Basil. Excellent food all around – but one thing I found fascinating was this extremely thin cut carrot which was a garnish for some Spring Rolls. The proprietor said it was a little Japanese machine you put a carrot in and push and turn and it comes out like that. After looking around, I found them on Amazon! It’s called the Benriner Cook Helper Slicer. So I’ll add some in in the final picture of this new review! Let’s check out Mom’s Dry Noodle!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). I was told the oil sachet is oil that was cooked for hours with shrimp and onion, so there’s shrimp in this one, albeit not in a solid form. To prepare, boil a pot of water. Add in noodle block and cook for four minutes. Drain. Add in sachet contents. Stir and enjoy!

So inside the package there are four smaller packages. This is one of them.

The noodle block.

A dry seasoning sachet.

Herbs and spices.

A liquid sachet.

Smells like soy sauce.

An oil sachet.

Has a nice scent to it.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added sliced carrot, green onion and shrimp with black pepper. The noodles have a wonderful gauge and texture and are a joy to chew. They’re really really good. The flavor is luxuriant – you can taste all of the ingredients playing off of each other – the soy sauce, the shrimp and onion oil, and the little bits of herbs. They are called ‘dry noodles,’ but the flavorings coat everything just right. Very pleased with this one.  5.0 out of 5.0 stars.EAN bar code 4717011150018.


Here’s the spicy variety for sale on Amazon!

A TV show segment featuring Mom’s Dry Noodle. It looks like they’re talking about the spicy Sishuan style.