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Meet The Manufacturer: #3080: Fu Chung Village Dry Noodles With Sauce – Basil & Clam Flavor – Taiwan

Meet The Manufacturer: #3080: Fu Chung Village Dry Noodles With Sauce - Basil & Clam Flavor - Taiwan

Here we have the second of three varieties from Fu Chung – a basil and clam flavor! Sounds interesting – let’s hit it up!

Meet The Manufacturer: #3080: Fu Chung Village Dry Noodles With Sauce - Basil & Clam Flavor - Taiwan

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodle block to a large pot of boiling water. After one minute, separate noodles gently. Continue cooking 5~6 minutes. Drain. Add wet sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

Meet The Manufacturer: #3080: Fu Chung Village Dry Noodles With Sauce - Basil & Clam Flavor - Taiwan

One of the four packs.

Meet The Manufacturer: #3080: Fu Chung Village Dry Noodles With Sauce - Basil & Clam Flavor - Taiwan

The noodle block.

Meet The Manufacturer: #3080: Fu Chung Village Dry Noodles With Sauce - Basil & Clam Flavor - Taiwan

A wet sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #3080: Fu Chung Village Dry Noodles With Sauce - Basil & Clam Flavor - Taiwan

Seasoned oil.

Meet The Manufacturer: #3080: Fu Chung Village Dry Noodles With Sauce - Basil & Clam Flavor - Taiwan

A dry sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #3080: Fu Chung Village Dry Noodles With Sauce - Basil & Clam Flavor - Taiwan

Chili flakes and seeds.

Meet The Manufacturer: #3080: Fu Chung Village Dry Noodles With Sauce - Basil & Clam Flavor - Taiwan

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion, Fu Chung garlic chili oil, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, and soft egg. The noodles are great – gauge and chew are just perfect. I was surprised though; the basil and clam flavor were just destroyed by the overly spicy flavor. It just didn’t make any sense to me to do this. 1.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4710887929122.

Meet The Manufacturer: #3080: Fu Chung Village Dry Noodles With Sauce - Basil & Clam Flavor - Taiwan

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Watch me put this together on an episode of Instant Noodle Recipe Time!

Unboxing Time: New Varieties From Thailand By MAMA

Unboxing Time: New Varieties From Thailand By MAMA

Here’s a box that came last week – been a lot of videos lately! In the past week aside from the new Live Cooking videos, I’ve recorded over ten new vids! Recording is quick, editing takes a lot of time! Let’s open this neat box from Thailand and have a look at what’s within!

Unboxing Time: New Varieties From Thailand By MAMA – Thailand

Thank you very much to the awesome people over at MAMA – great stuff! If you would like to see one being prepared, head over to the Live Streams and check out this cooking video!

#2851: Vedan Jhen Mian Tang Dry Noodles With Basil

#2666: Vedan Jhen Mian Tang Dry Noodles With Basil - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater

Here’s one sent by a fellow named Jay from Taiwan – thanks! I did see these and another variety at Uwajimaya in Beaverton, OR on our way back from California a couple of months ago. So these are dry noodles. Dry noodles are prepared by cooking, draining, then adding sauce and stirring. Pretty easy to do. These sound interesting – basil! Let’s have a look and give these a try.

Vedan Jhen Mian Tang Dry Noodles With Basil – Taiwan

#2666: Vedan Jhen Mian Tang Dry Noodles With Basil - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Unsure whether it contains meat. To prepare, add noodle block to 600ml boiling water and cook 4 minutes. Drain. Add contents of sachet. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2666: Vedan Jhen Mian Tang Dry Noodles With Basil - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater

Noodles in their own clear packaging.

#2666: Vedan Jhen Mian Tang Dry Noodles With Basil - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater

A liquid base sachet.

#2666: Vedan Jhen Mian Tang Dry Noodles With Basil - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater

Smells tasty!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added scallion and chashu pork. The noodles are broad and thin with a slightly thicker vein in the center. The flavor is almost a kind of spicy basil hit which works well, but I found a little saltier than necessary. 4.25 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 4710110232463.

#2666: Vedan Jhen Mian Tang Dry Noodles With Basil - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater

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A TV spot fir this range

Meet The Manufacturer: #2153: Jingqi Aloe Vera Guan Mian Pumpkin Noodles With Basil Sauce

I liked the black eyes beans noodle version of this one with the basil sauce quite a bit, however I’ve been excited to try it with this style noodle as well! Let’s check it out!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, boil noodles for 4 – 5 minutes. Add sauce to a bowl and add 2 – 3 tablespoons of water and stir. Drain noodles and add in sauce. Stir and enjoy!

The noodles.

The sauce sachet.

Has a nice basil scent.

Lunchtime (click to enlarge)!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added shallots, clams, shrimp and spring onion. As in the other varieties, these noodles are spectacular – thin and broad, bringing a nice chewiness to the table. The basil taste is nice – wish were a little stronger. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4715898976103.

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A documentary about the Taipei 101, one of the world’s tallest buildings.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2148: Jingqi Black Eyes Bean Pumpkin Noodles With Basil Sauce

As there are 2 kinds of noodles and 4 flavors of sauce, I’ll be alternating back and forth between the noodles during this Meet The Manufacturer to keep things lively! This one looks interesting – the noodles are infused with pumpkin and comes with a thick basil sauce. Let’s check it out!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, boil noodles in a pot for 3 – 4 minutes. while boiling, add sauce to a bowl and add 2 – 3 tablespoons of water and stir. Drain noodles and add sauce. stir and enjoy!

The noodles.

The sauce sachet/.

Has a very nice basil scent.

Lunchtime (click to enlarge)!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added shallot, shrimp and baby clams. The noodles have a robust chew to them – they have a very nice width and thickness which gives them a very premium mouthfeel. The basil flavor is very good. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4715898976257.

The Food of Taiwan: Recipes from the Beautiful Island

Mark Wiens tries a very popular dish in Taiwan – beef noodle soup.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2122: Nissin Chilli Noodles Stir Fried Holy Basil Flavour

This one sounds particularly interesting – from the picture, it looks like a seafood fried noodle. However, holy basil sounds alluring – let’s check this unique variety out!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Unsure if it contains meat. To prepare, add noodle block to 300ml boiling water and let steep for 3 minutes covered. drain water and add in seasoning sachet contents. stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The dry seasoning base.

A light powder.

An oil sachet.

A light oil.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added coriander and chopped garlic on top. The noodles are great this way – nice gauge and chew and their brilliant color shines when unencumbered by a broth. The flavor in this one is truly unique; a strong taste of basil to start with and then a hit of spiciness. It’s really quite good! 4.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8852528002811.

Nissin Chilli Instant Noodles Stir Fried Holy Basil Flavour…

A Nissin Chilli Noodles TV commercial.

#1152: Sapporo Ichiban Tomato & Basil Shio Ramen

Check this big sucker out! This one was sent by a guy who runs a store in Japan called Yanaktei (www.yakantei.com). Kind of looks pizza minded eh? Let’s check it out!

Here are the side panels (click image to enlarge). Contains egg, pork and chicken.

Here’s the noodle block – note that there’s a lot of seasoning interspersed.

A ton of bits and pieces in this one!

A small liquid packet.

Looks to be like a tomato oil – has a very strong fresh tomato scent.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Sauteed some pork butt with a sprinkle of garlic salt for a few and then added Walla Walla sweet onion, green onion and bell pepper. Garnished with grape tomatoes. The noodles aren’t amazing; but they’re not bad either. They have a standard noodle cup texture. The broth is very nice – the tomato packet really punches home the tomato flavor – and it’s a real taste, but a ketchup smack. The bits and pieces are very nice too – scrambled egg, veggies and some meat round out nicely. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.  UPC bar code 4901734019503.

Here’s a TV advertisement for Sapporo Ichiban Tomato Basil Shio Ramen.

Meet The Manufacturer: #1080: Deshome Black Eyed Beans Noodle Basil Sauce & Sesame Sauce

Well, we’re down to the last two Deshome varieties. Let’s check ’em out.

The stickers from the back of the packaging.

The back of the package (click image to enlarge).

From left to right – seaweed, pollen, purple sweet potato and pumpkin infused noodles.

The sesame sauce packet.

A rich earthy color and sesame scent.

The basil sauce.

Has a strong basil scent.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added Vidalia sweet onion, broccoli, beef and a little carrot that I sauteed with Worcestershire sauce. The noodles are really good with a nice texture. The flavor of the basil sauce is overwhelmed by the sesame sauce, and still they don’t seem to be enough for the entire dish. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 4716873920456.

A TV show featuring Deshome.

Meet The Manufacturer: #1075: Deshome Aloe Noodle With Basil Sauce

Today it’s back to the aloe noodles. Basil? Never has basil in noodles except for pho! Let’s check it out!

Sticker on the back.

The back of the package (click image to enlarge). Vegetarian.

Aloe noodles on top, purple sweet potato noodles on bottom.

The sauce packet.

Has a nice basil scent.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added green onions, mushrooms, beef and Vidalia sweet onion sauteed with a little soy sauce. The noodles are very nice – wide and thin and have a great texture. The basil flavoring goes extremely well; reminds me of marinara but different. I am continuously impressed by how Taiwanese noodles that I’ve tried recently don’t contain a huge list of ingredients but rather they take an avenue of simplicity that works so nicely. This one is excellent – bravo! 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 4716873921941.

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Here’s another way to prepare these noodles – with clams and asparagus!

Meet The Manufacturer: #1063: Tasty Bite 1 Step-1 Minute Asian Noodles Thai Basil

Happy Memorial Day! Today, my son Andy picked which one I’d review – he just turned 8 years old yesterday! Thai Basil is up – let’s check it out.

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

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added sweet onion, red bell pepper and a little chicken lunch meat. The noodles as usual have a nice chew and a texture that is worthy. The flavoring this time is more centered on the combination of tomato and basil. A light spiciness works too. Of course, there are plenty of veggies included in decent size. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 782733015048.

In Australia, they have a ‘blogger’s brunch’ event where they promote different things – here’s someone promoting Tasty Bite.

#572: Maruchan Yakisoba Home Style Japanese Noodles Tomato & Basil Flavor

Been awhile since I’ve had a domestic Maruchan Yakisoba! This one was purchased on our drive back from our honeymoon this summer in mid-July. Got it and another one at a Chevron in northern Oregon of all places!

Here’s the bottom of the box with the instructions and ingredients (click image to enlarge).

Under the labeling wrap, we find this even more detailed set of directions (click image to enlarge). It’s funny how they’re on the bottom and on here as well. I’ve messed these up before so I guess it’s a big deal we do what we’re told or noodlegeddon may rear its ugly head!

So you open the packaging halfway and put the contents of this between the container and the noodles and shake a little, then add a cup of water and microwave 4 minutes. Then you let it sit for a minute.

After that, you take this packet and add it to the cooked noodles and give it a serious stir.

I decided to break with tradition a bit and put the noodles into a bowl. I must say I’m not a big fan of the black plastic containers, whether Maruchan, Nissin or otherwise.

Click image to enlarge. Voila! There you have it. The noodles came out perfectly, as did the vegetables. I kind of didn’t expect such great results from this but whaddayaknow, it worked great! The flavor wasn’t as salty as I imagined it would be either – that was a heaping mound of seasonings I swirled into the noodles. Very tasty – kind of like beefaroni sans beef. I think some beef would be nice in it or some little bits of sausage! It’s kind of a strange international fusion; Japanese and kind of Italian-ish and very American. 3.0 out of 5.0 stars – decent, but lacking a little something… You can get it here.

So now you can say you know what Yakisoba is in english and spanish.

Yep… More random Thanksgiving Youtube videos. I can’t believe [people post this stuff – it’s amazing.

#467: Vifon Tu Quy Sour & Spicy Shrimp Flavor Instant Noodle

It certainly looks like shrimp and very enjoyable in the picture. I wonder how it will taste though. That’s kind of the question I ask myself 50% of the time. The other 50% is kind of a oh look it’s chicken this should be chicken like. This on the other hand is Vietnamese, and sour and spicy and shrimp. So we shall see…

Powder packet and seasoned oil packet. Kind of a dilemma here; was going to possibly go a little easy on the heat this morning as I don’t really want to deal with heartburn later, but the heat’s not in it’s own packet so I guess I’ll just have to go full steam ahead on this one!

Looks interesting… No idea how it will taste though…

Click image to enlarge. So I added two fried eggs. I like the texture of the noodles. The flavor is a little weird though – I must say kind of like tomato, basil and carbon paper scent. Yeah this isn’t really very good in my opinion. A very strange flavor. 1.75 out of 5.0 stars.

A commercial for this product!

I usually use some spray olive oil – that seems like a lot of oil they’re using. By the way for those stateside, groundnut oil is peanut oil.