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Meet The Manufacturer: #2860: Wu-Mu Jing Xiang Ban Mian Ramen With BBQ Sauce

Meet The Manufacturer: #2860: Wu-Mu Jing Xiang Ban Mian Ramen With BBQ Sauce

Next up is a BBQ flavor noodle – here’s what Wu-Mu has to say about these –

The middle of wavy noodles are thick, while the both sides are thin, that is why the sauce is more easily stuck in the noodle itself, creating different layers of the tastes!
The sauce is made of 100% pure sesame oil, soy sauce and Mirin, simmer until the Cantonese BBQ sauce is cooked. Sweetness and light spiciness blending harmoniously in the mouth, the BBQ sauce is finger-licking.

Finger licking good? I guess we should find out! Let’s go!

Wu-Mu Jing Xiang Ban Mian Ramen With BBQ Sauce – Taiwan

Meet The Manufacturer: #2860: Wu-Mu Jing Xiang Ban Mian Ramen With BBQ Sauce

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Unsure whether it contains meat. To prepare, boil noodles for 3.5 minutes. Drain. Add in sauce. Finally, stir and enjoy!

Meet The Manufacturer: #2860: Wu-Mu Jing Xiang Ban Mian Ramen With BBQ Sauce

The noodle block.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2860: Wu-Mu Jing Xiang Ban Mian Ramen With BBQ Sauce

A dark sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2860: Wu-Mu Jing Xiang Ban Mian Ramen With BBQ Sauce

Smells like soy sauce.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2860: Wu-Mu Jing Xiang Ban Mian Ramen With BBQ Sauce

A paste sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2860: Wu-Mu Jing Xiang Ban Mian Ramen With BBQ Sauce

Thick and oily.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added barbecue pork and spring onion. The noodle was broad and chewy. Thinner than many but still quite n ice. The flavor was pretty good – light but not too light. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 4710175574201.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2860: Wu-Mu Jing Xiang Ban Mian Ramen With BBQ Sauce

Wu-Mu — Dry Noodle 4 LB (Med)

A recipe video from Wu-Mu.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2779: Mr. Noodle Barbecue Sauce Curry Taste Noodle

Meet The Manufacturer: #2779: Mr. Noodle Barbecue Sauce Curry Taste Noodle

Today, it’s a flavor I don’t honestly see a lot in Taiwanese noodles, that flavor being curry. Barbecue curry sounds interesting too – very curious about this one.

During my last trip to Taiwan, I had curry three different times. First, at a Malaysian restaurant – roti canai with a curry sauce. Second was green curry at a Thai restaurant. The third was more unconventional – at a toilet themed restaurant where they had meatballs shaped like poop and different sauces on each one, one being curry. I have a feeling this will be a lot different than any of those – let’s find out!

Mr. Noodle Barbecue Sauce Curry Taste Noodle – Taiwan

Meet The Manufacturer: #2779: Mr. Noodle Barbecue Sauce Curry Taste Noodle

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, boil noodles in 1000ml water for 5~6 minutes. Drain, saving 30~40ml liquid. Add noodles, liquid, and sachet contents to a bowl. Finally, stir and enjoy!

Meet The Manufacturer: #2779: Mr. Noodle Barbecue Sauce Curry Taste Noodle

This is kind of interesting – thinnest noodles so far, but the image on the package shows the wide ones from the Sichuan flavor from two days ago.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2779: Mr. Noodle Barbecue Sauce Curry Taste Noodle

A single sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2779: Mr. Noodle Barbecue Sauce Curry Taste Noodle

A very thick paste.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion, hard boiled egg and fried onion. The noodles came out nicely – great gauge and feel. The flavor was quite good. The curry isn’t bang pow in your face but subtle and savory – very respectably so I would say. I was hoping for a strong curry and what I got was a different kind of curry I enjoyed thoroughly. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4713106500027.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2779: Mr. Noodle Barbecue Sauce Curry Taste Noodle

660 Curries

How to make
Taiwanese style lamb curry

The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Instant Noodle Snacks Of All Time 2016 Edition

Instant noodle… snacks? Yeah! Snacks of all kinds have come from instant noodles – candy, crunchy bits, you name it. They’re popular all over Asia and also the United States; have you ever taken a pack of instant noodles, crushed them and added in the seasoning and shaken the bag up and eaten them like potato chips or popcorn? Well, this is popular elsewhere as well! Let’s check out my favorite instant noodle snacks from over 1,900 reviews. Enjoy!

#10: Wei Lih What’s That? Leisure Meatballs Spicy Chicken Flavor – Taiwan

They’re crunchy and light. They have a slight sweetness and a spiciness that is very slight but builds the more you eat. Original review

#9: Mamee Monster Snek Mi Perisa Ayam – Malaysia


The noodles are nice and crunchy. They have that lightness you would expect from an uncooked instant noodle, but not really oily as some can be. The flavoring is light and has a salty and almost sesame oil kind of flavor to it. Original review

#8: A-Sha Prince Katsu Snack Noodles – Taiwan

They’re very light and crunchy and have a nice salty and crunchy appeal to them. There’s a bit of a sweet and garlic or onion kind of thing going on as well as a hint of spiciness. Original review

#7: J.J. Snek Mi Perisa BBQ – Malaysia

The noodles are crunchy and have a nice flavor to them – very much reminding me of fried chicken from a well known restaurant chain. These were very good! Original review

#6: Samyang Foods Star Popeye Ramyun Snack – South Korea

It’s very crunchy and the noodles have a very light cinnamon note to them. The sugaryness of the rock candy brings this out in a nice way. Original review

#5: Mama Rangers Snack Noodles Shrimp Tom Yum Flavour – Myanmar

The snack noodle pieces are very short. The have a nice crunch to them. The flavor is that of a sweet tom yum, with a hint of spiciness, an unmistakable hit of lemongrass, and definitely tastes like sugary tom yum. It’s a nice flavor and was enjoyable. Original review

#4: Oyatsu Baby Star Snack Noodle Yakisoba Flavor – Japan

These short lengths of noodle are great. They’re light and crunchy. The flavor is that of yakisoba, so a little Worcestershire and salt and spices. It’s great stuff! Original review

#3: Ve Wong Little Prince Bacon – Taiwan

These little crunchy bits of noodles have a great bacon flavor. The big bag comes with a ton of little bags. My wife and I found these at an Asian grocery near Disneyland during our honeymoon – bacon snacks!  Original review

#2: Komforte Chockolates Savory Ramen – United States

The chocolate was exceedingly good – a really nice 53% dark chocolate I enjoyed thoroughly – premium stuff. It’s not so dark that it will put off the milkies and not so light on cacao that it lacks richness. The bits of noodles were nice and crunchy, and not hard like a rock. The soy, onion and garlic flavors were very much muted by the rich chocolate flavor, but that wasn’t a horrible thing. Original review

#1: Mamee Monster Snek Mi Perisa Pedas – Malaysia

I really like the crunch of the noodles; they seem a little different than the other Mamee Monster varieties; they’re really crispy, but maybe have a little more give to them. They have a nice spicy flavor to them which was great and a little bit of sweetness and more spiciness from the seasoning – excellent snacks. Original review

#1894: MAMA Rangers Snack Noodles BBQ Flavour

Here’s another one of these interesting snack noodles from Myanmar! This pack is very small – 15g actually! Let’s see what’s within!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, open package and eat. enjoy!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added almonds and bbq pork. The noodles are crunchy, but not break your teeth crunchy. The are very short as well. The barbecue flavor is interesting; kind of a salty, sesame and BBQ potato chip flavor. 2.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9510202028.

Probably the most well-known MAMA instant – MAMA Instant Noodle, Tom Yum Shrimp Spicy Flavor, 3.17 Ounce (Pack of 20)

11 things to do in Yangon, the capitol of Myanmar.

Meet The Manufacturer: #1842: Forest Noodles Purple Sweet Potato Noodle With Taiwanese Sauce

I think one of my favorite things are noodles that have something differe – like these. Purple noodles are pretty fascinating – first off, they’re purple. I remember hearing about ‘Space Potatoes’ a while back – somehow crossing the stuff that makes eggplants purple with a potato. I think blue potatoes would be kind of neat, but how would they taste? Well, let’s see how these noodles taste!

The back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add a little salt to a pot of boiling water. Add in noodle block and cook 5.5-6.5 minutes. Drain. Add in sachet contents. Stir and enjoy!

Purple noodles!

The sauce sachet.

Has a sweet scent.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added beef and coriander. The noodles had a very nice chew to them- excellent quality. The sauce coats everything nicely and has a great Taiwanese satay taste to it. Very ‘stick to your ribs’ kind of stuff – nice and hearty. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Taiwan (Bradt Travel Guides)

A short video about cooking with purple sweet potatoes.

Meet The Manufacturer: #1583: J.J. Snek Mi Perisa BBQ

Instant noodles are usually served cooked, but there are other methods as well. These are ‘snack noodles,’ which are eaten without any cooking straight from the bag. Although not well known in the United Staes, they indeed are very popular around the world – there are multiples brands and varieties spanning Malaysia, South Korea, Taiwan and Japan to name a few. Today we’ll look at an individual pack (the picture above is a ten pack). Let’s check out these J.J. Snek Mi from CarJEN!

Here’s one of the small packs.

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Contains chicken. To prepare, you can open and just eat the block as it is or crush while in the pack and open, then eat the little pieces. Enjoy!

Inside the packs you find these little noodle blocks. They have the flavoring in them.

Finished (click image to enlarge). The noodles are crunchy and have a nice flavor to them – very much reminding me of fried chicken from a well known restaurant chain. These were very good! This snack gets 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9557226062349.

Snack Foods Processing – (from Amazon) – Whether you are new to the field or you are a pro facing broader responsibilities, Snack Foods Processing provides valuable information gained through first-hand experience. It presents a clear introduction to the snack foods industry and its terminology and explains the technical interrelationships between the many materials and processes used in making the finished snack food. New entrants into the field will be able to confidently communicate with suppliers and associates. Managers and quality control personnel will gain a better idea of where to start in solving problems when they arise.

A short clip from a demo of CarJEN’s J.J. Snek Mi with J.J. maiking an appearance!

#1512: Chewy Japanese Fried Ramen Noodles Kyoto Barbecue Sauce Flavour

I figured since I have some cabbage I need to use before it goes bad, yakisoba would be a good call for today. This is one of those interesting ones. The product is from a Hong Kong company called Chewy, made in South Korea, and a Japanese flavor. Yakisoba is great stuff – vegetables and meats fried with noodles and oil and some flavoring. Time to have some breakfast – let’s check out this one from Chewy.

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, heat a tablespoon of oil and add a block of noodles. cook for 30 seconds, breaking up with chopsticks. Add 2 tablespoons of water. Add contents of one sachet and stir, add in some meat and veggies. Cook for 2-3 minutes. Enjoy!

Here’s one of the two pouches of noodles included in this 2 pack.

One of the two sachets that are included.

Kind of a paste.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added cabbage, green onion, kizami shoga (pickled ginger), Kewpie mayonnaise, mung bean sprouts, shrimp and sweet onion. The noodles are a little mushier than I would have expected; they also were slow to break up during the cooking process. The flavor is a nice sweet barbecue kind of taste – mind you, we’re not talking Sweet Baby Ray’s kind of barbecue flavor of course. It was a little acrid for my taste, and seemed just a little too processed. Sadly disappopinted. 1.75 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 652283001245.


Curious about the history of Hong Kong? Here’s a great place to start.

A short film about a dim sum shop in Hong Kong. Dim sum is one of the most wonderful things in the world – if you haven’t tried dim sum, you must seek it out and learn how amazing it truly is.

#1388: Paldo Barbecue Ramyun (Prototype)

I got a message from my pal Moses over at Paldo America while back asking if I’d like to review some instant ramyun that hasn’t been put out yet but is being sampled with college students to see what they think. I was absolutely rceptive to the idea – prototype instant noodles sound very interesting! Let’s see how barbecue ramyun tastes – this is the first of two versions, the other I’ll try soon.

Here’s a closeup of the label (click image to enlarge). There’s nothing on the back of the package. Not sure if it contains meat. To prepare, boil 500ml water and drop in noodle block and solid ingredients for 4 minutes. Drain, reversing a couple spoonfulls. Add in powder sachet contents and stir. Enjoy!

The ramyun noodle block.

The powder sachet – no labeling whatsoever.

A lot of powder!

The solid ingredients sachet.

Looks like some green onion in there – maybe some TVP?


Finished (click image to enlarge). Added sweet onion, fried egg and sukiyaki beef. The noodles are thick and have a decent chewiness – chewier than usual I’d say. The flavor is very different. It seems to be a melding of beef, smokiness and a little spiciness in an approximation of barbecue sauce, but not quite. What gets me is it tastes exactly like barbecue potato chips. Exactly. The interesting thing about that to me is that when Paldo came out with their Kokomen, I thought it tasted like Jalapeno Cheddar Chee-tos. I think they might be on to something! Like a barbecue chip flavored mi goreng.  3.75 out of 5.0 – very curious about the second prototype on this one.

Here’s an example of a focus group. A group of random people are in a room and shown a prototype opf a product and asked many questions about it to try and give the company who wants to make it an idea of whether it will succeed or fail. When you make a million zillion of something, you want it to appeal to people!

Meet The Manufacturer: #1360: Mamee Monster BBQ Flavour Snack Noodle

Mamee Monster is a snack noodle. Snack noodles are instant noodles that aren’t cooked, but rather crushed into snack bits and enjoyed as a crunchy snack. I’d always wanted to review them and I got my first chance to try them a few days back when I reviewed the chicken flavor variety. First I’ll show your this, the ten pack and then the individual pack. Let’s check this one out!


Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, take an individual pack and crush the noodles inside. Sprinkle the seasoning into the bag and shake. Enjoy!

Here’s one of the individual packs.

Here’s the back of an individual pack (click image to enlarge).

The noodle block pre-crushing.

The seasoning comes in small sachets that are joined by perforations.

A small amount of powder.

Finished (click image to enlarge). The noodles are crunchy – very crunchy – and light. The little bit of seasoning isn’t overwhelming and adds a nice touch. Snackwise, 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 9555022301891.

A TV spot for Mamee Monster with Manchester United.

#723: Indomie Mi Goreng Barbecue Chicken Flavour Fried Noodles

Hey – haven’t I reviewed this before? Nope! This is the regular sized package – Michael C. from Eastland Foods sent me this one – thanks! Like I’ve always said, I try to review everything I can get my hands on – this is the regular sized package and not the Jumbo package that’s in the Top Ten list. Some might find this a little silly, but not I! Besides; I love eating this stuff. So with that, let’s try out the non-Jumbo version of Indomie’s Mi Goreng BBQ Chicken!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). If you decide to try some of this kind of noodle, this is your best friend. These aren’t cooked like a noodle soup! These are soupless noodles – you drain the water off from the noodles and then stir the ingredients in to them.

Here’s the noodle block.

The amazing thing about this one is the five different seasoning packets that are involved! Here are the dry ones – the seasoning powder and fried onions.

Here’s the seasoning powder.

Here’s the fried onions. I put them on top of everything at the very end.

Here are the remaining three packets – from left to right – seasoned oil, chili sauce and sweet soy sauce.

Here’s the seasoned oil.

I ran out of the little sake cups I use to show the seasoning in with this one! This is the chili sauce and the thick, sweet soy sauce together.

Finished (click image to enlarge). While the noodles boiled, I added some stir-fry veggies and some roast beef lunch meat I had scissored up. I also fried an egg in a star-shaped cookie cutter, added a little Huy Fong Sriracha chili sauce to each of the star’s points, a little kizami shoga (pickled ginger) in the middle, and gave it a nice dash of Jane’s Krazy Mixed Up Salt. So this stuff is good. The noodles are firm but not overly so and everything coats the noodles with this amazing flavor. I can only describe it as pure awesomeness. This stuff is way up there and my favorites list (honestly, if the pack had a little more, it’d be the Jumbo version and be #2 on my Top Ten list). Amazing. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 089686171907 – get it here.

Indomie Commercial

Indonesian street noodle vender!

#575: Batchelors Super Noodles Barbecue Beef Flavour

Here we go – I didn’t get to making anything to eat today until around 6pm so I thought this sounded filling. Thanks to Cindy C. from Middlesex, England for donating these!

Here’s the  back on the packaging (click image to enlarge).

I’m still completely awestruck with the simple genius of putting diffrent reipes on the packets. I could see this being a serious collecting thing over here.


The powder is waiting, the powder is waiting.

Click image to enlarge. I added a couple of fried eggs which I sprinkled some Krazy Mixed Up Salt on. The noodles are pretty good – like cheap instant noodle noodles. The barbecue flavor? Well, it’s good but not overpowering. I see that there are versions of Super Noodles with ‘sauce’ – I wonder if they’re a little stronger… Anyways, this is pretty good stuff. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars! You can try it here.

Kelloggs eh?

Okay a quick pause from Thanksgiving.

#463: Ottogi Ppushu Ppushu Barbecue Flavor Instant Snack

Here’s yet another variety of Ottogi’s Ppushu Ppushu super powered smash snack. This one’s barbecue flavor – wonder how this one will be…

Here’s how I prepare this stuff – first off, the smashing…

You end up with a bowl of smashed noodles. Simple!

You also have a single packet of seasoning. This is for sprinkling on the noodles. I used to smash the noodles, put the seasoning in the bag and then shake it up, but my smashing of the noodles causes the bag to explode so I’ve decided to just do it manually.

So sprinkle, sprinkle and we’re done. I find doing it this way allows the stuff to coat more evenly. Anyways yeah not much mental strain here! It’s got an okay barbecue-like flavor and the noodles are crunchy. It’s not bad but I feel like a bad person eating this since I mean hey, this is extreme lazy food. I guess smashing the noodles is a way to exercise? Not sure. 3.0 out of 5.0 stars. Find it here.

Krump! Krump!

Indonesia documentary – thought it’d be interesting