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Meet The Manufacturer: #3033: TTL Bolognese Red Wine Sauce Instant Noodle – Taiwan

Meet The Manufacturer: #3035: TTL Bolognese Red Wine Sauce Instant Noodle - Taiwan

Today, we have a traditional Italian variety – from Taiwan? Yup – Italian noodles from Taiwan! Here’s what Wikipedia has to say about bolognese –

Bolognese sauce (UK/ˌbɒləˈnzˈnɛz/US/ˌblənˈjz/;[1] known in Italian as ragù alla bolognesepronounced [raˈɡu alla boloɲˈɲeːze; -eːse]ragù bolognese, or simply ragù) is a meat-based sauce originating from Bologna, Italy, hence the name. In Italian cuisine, it is customarily used to dress tagliatelle al ragù and to prepare lasagne alla bolognese. In the absence of tagliatelle, it can also be used with other broad, flat pasta shapes, such as pappardelle or fettuccine. Genuine ragù alla bolognese is a slowly cooked sauce, and its preparation involves several techniques, including sweatingsautéing and braising. Ingredients include a characteristic soffrittoof onion, celery and carrot, different types of minced or finely chopped beef, often alongside small amounts of fatty pork. White wine, milk, and a small amount of tomato concentrate or tomatoes are added, and the dish is then gently simmered at length to produce a thick sauce.

The earliest documented recipe of an Italian meat-based sauce (ragù) served with pasta comes from late 18th century Imola, near Bologna. A recipe for a meat sauce for pasta that is specifically described as being “bolognese” appeared in Pellegrino Artusi‘s cookbook of 1891. The ragù alla bolognese that is now traditionally associated with tagliatelle and lasagne is somewhat different from Artusi’s recipe. Many traditional variations currently exist. In 1982 the Italian Academy of Cuisine registered a recipe for authentic ragù alla bolognese with the Bologna Chamber of Commerce (incorporating some fresh pancetta and a little milk). In Italy, ragù alla bolognese is often referred to simply as ragù.

Outside Italy, the phrase “Bolognese sauce” often refers to a tomato-based sauce to which minced beef (or pork) has been added; such sauces typically bear less resemblance to ragù alla bolognese being more similar in fact to the ragù alla napoletana from the tomato-rich south of the country. Whereas in Italy ragù is not used with spaghetti,[2] so-called “spaghetti bolognese” has become a popular dish in many other parts of the world.

Alright – let’s give it a try!

TTL Bolognese Red Wine Sauce Instant Noodle – Taiwan

Meet The Manufacturer: #3035: TTL Bolognese Red Wine Sauce Instant Noodle - Taiwan

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains pork. To prepare, cook noodles in 500ml boiling water. Tip – place retort pouch in to heat it as well. Cook for 3 minutes. Add soup sachet to 200ml boiling water to make soup. Drain noodle after 3 minutes cooking and combine with retort pouch contents. Finally, stir and enjoy! Note – soup is not combined with noodles but served alongside as shown in image below.

Meet The Manufacturer: #3035: TTL Bolognese Red Wine Sauce Instant Noodle - Taiwan

The noodle block.

Meet The Manufacturer: #3035: TTL Bolognese Red Wine Sauce Instant Noodle - Taiwan

The soup sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #3035: TTL Bolognese Red Wine Sauce Instant Noodle - Taiwan

A light powder.

Meet The Manufacturer: #3035: TTL Bolognese Red Wine Sauce Instant Noodle - Taiwan

A liquid sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #3035: TTL Bolognese Red Wine Sauce Instant Noodle - Taiwan

Red wine.

Meet The Manufacturer: #3035: TTL Bolognese Red Wine Sauce Instant Noodle - Taiwan

The retort puoch.

Meet The Manufacturer: #3035: TTL Bolognese Red Wine Sauce Instant Noodle - Taiwan

Thick with a tomato scent.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added parmesan cheese, habanero curry shichimi and scallion. The noodles hydrated nicely and have a soft tooth. The flavor from the retort pouch is quite nice – a zesty tomato sauce with little pieces of pork in there. The red wine works well here, but it’s overwhelming. The sipping soup wasn’t altogether to my liking; it reminded me of frozen pizza with its flavor. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 4710199110904.

Meet The Manufacturer: #3035: TTL Bolognese Red Wine Sauce Instant Noodle - Taiwan

Taiwan TTL Red Wine Pasta Instant Noodles 1 box (12 bags) 台灣台酒紅酒帕式達一箱12入

Watch me cook on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!

#2320: Nissin Nupasta Bolognese Flavour Instant Noodle (Cup Type)

#2320: Nissin Nupasta Bolognese Flavour Instant Noodle (Cup Type) - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Yet another left over from the Nisin HK Meet The Manufacturer! Man, they sent so many! Thank you so much – really helps a lot! So these are instant takes on classic Italian pasta dishes. They’re microwavable and thus far, I’ve not had one I didn’t like. Let’s see how this one fares.

Nissin Nupasta Bolognese Flavour Instant Noodle (Cup Type) – Hong Kong

#2320: Nissin Nupasta Bolognese Flavour Instant Noodle (Cup Type) - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains pork. To prepare, add sachet marked 1 (dry ingredients) to cup and fill to line with water. Microwave at 800W for 4 minutes (I have an 1100W microwave and use power level 8). Add in contents of liquid sachet. Stir and enjoy!

#2320: Nissin Nupasta Bolognese Flavour Instant Noodle (Cup Type) - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2320: Nissin Nupasta Bolognese Flavour Instant Noodle (Cup Type) - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The noodle block.

#2320: Nissin Nupasta Bolognese Flavour Instant Noodle (Cup Type) - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The first of two sachets.

#2320: Nissin Nupasta Bolognese Flavour Instant Noodle (Cup Type) - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Vegetables and meat bits.

#2320: Nissin Nupasta Bolognese Flavour Instant Noodle (Cup Type) - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

A liquid sachet.

#2320: Nissin Nupasta Bolognese Flavour Instant Noodle (Cup Type) - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Has a tomato scent.

#2320: Nissin Nupasta Bolognese Flavour Instant Noodle (Cup Type) - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Finished (click to enlarge). The noodles came out quite nicely – just a tiny bit al dente just like I expected. The meat sauce was pretty good – definitely a sweet tomato and meat melange here. I think of all these I’ve tried so far, I’m definitely a big fan of the Carbonara and Salmon In White Sauce variants over this one. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 4897878660025.

#2320: Nissin Nupasta Bolognese Flavour Instant Noodle (Cup Type) - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

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[youtuibe url=https://youtu.be/vDbXr4qlKrs]A cooking demonstration of Nissin Nupasta with Kit Mak.

#1940: Nissin Cup Noodle Pasta Style Bolognese

Here’s another one sent by Casey P. from Hong Kong – thanks again! So bolognese… Wikipedia?

Bolognese sauce /bɒləˈnjz/, known in Italian as ragù (alla) bolognese, or simply ragù, is a meat-based sauce originating from Bologna, Italy. In Italian cuisine, it is customarily used to dress “tagliatelle al ragù” and to prepare “lasagne alla bolognese“. In the absence of tagliatelle, it can also be used with other broad, flat pasta shapes, such as pappardelle or fettuccine. Genuine ragù alla bolognese is a slowly cooked sauce, and its preparation involves several techniques, including sweating, sautéing and braising. Ingredients include a characteristic soffritto of onion, celery and carrot, different types of minced or finely chopped beef, often alongside small amounts of fatty pork. Red wine and a small amount of tomato concentrate or tomatoes are added, and the dish is then gently simmered at length to produce a thick sauce.

Okay that’s what I thought. Let’s check out this Japanese take on Italian regional food!

The distribution/import sticker (click to enlarge). Contains meat.

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). To prepare, add boiling water to fill line and steep for 5 minutes. Drain using spout. Add in sachet contents. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

The noodle block.

A dry seasoning sachet.

A light powder.

An oil sachet.

A deep colored oil.

Some bits that were loose in the cup.

Finished (click to enlarge). The noodles had the consistency of regular spaghetti noodles – with a slightly thinner gauge. They were round and the texture was right. The flavor was nice – a sweet tomato along with little bits of meat can be found throughout. Quite good! 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4902105232217.

A Japanese premium variety now available here – Nissin RAOH Ramen Noodle Soup, Umami Tonkotsu, 100 Gram (Pack of 10)

Some pure insanity for you.

#1109: La Fonte Spaghetti With Bolognese Sauce

You’re probably wondering what the deal is here. Well, I’ll tell you! These were sent along with a slew of other Indonesian (yep – it’s from Indonesia!) instant noodles. These are made by Indofood, the same company that makes Indomie! They only take 4 minutes to make, and I think they’re unique enough that I’d review them. Thank you to my friend from Indonesia for sending me noodles I could never lay my hands on here! Let’s check ’em out!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). It says it contains beef broth and ‘meat.

Spaghetti noodles. Definitely a single serving.

The sauce packet.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added beef, Vidalia sweet onion and red bell pepper sauteed with a little garlic salt. The noodles are what they claim to be – pretty standard spaghetti. The have a nice color and chew. The flavor’s great – the sauce has lots of little bits of what I figure it ground beef and has a nice tomato flavor with a little sweetness. Excellent – 4.25 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 8888900600115.

Looks like a school assignment where students make a commercial for this product. Pretty nice!