Another big meaty bowl I lugged back from Taiwan in November 2017. A reader on the Facebook page for The Ramen Rater requested I pick this one up and I found it I believe at FamilyMart.
This is a pretty heavy bowl – as it contains a retort pouch. A retort pouch is a kind of metallic pouch that contains meat and sauce or vegetables or fish – basically a pouch that allows such things to stay inside at room temperature for long periods of time – kind of like a can. Let’s crack open this beast and look inside and see what we have here.
Wei Lih Yi Du Zan Beef Instant Noodles – Taiwan
Detail of the lid (click to enlarge). contains beef. To prepare, add all sachets except retort pouch and boiling water to fill line. Cover for 5 minutes. Add in retort pouch. Finally, stir and enjoy
The noodle block.
A dry base sachet.
Powder and vegetables.
A liquid sachet.
A thick paste.
Gotta say,. I love this sachet. I actually made a t-shirt of it!
My conditioning allows for full usage.
The retort pouch – very large.
Real chunks of beef and sauce.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added hard boiled egg, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, and spring onion. The noodles were of alright quality. The broth was just not doing it for me. The meat in the retort pouch – that was awesome – I wish the broth had more of that flavor to be honest – it was the star of the show. If it had, perhaps the noodle would’ve taken on some of the braised beef lovin’. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4710199013298.
A brand I’ve never reviewed before I know. This one came from my mother in law! Thank you! Sounds like it should be tasty – spring onion sounds tasty.
I know I know it’s a white lid – big deal right? Well, kind of.. I’ve rarely seen a package with such a little amount of, well, anything! Of course this is underneath the cardboard boxing.
Okay three packets – sounds good to me! From the top going clockwise we have a powdered soup base, veggies (I’m going to take a chance and guess spring onions) and finally a seasoned oil.
Hey weird – the rice noodles are really short – never seen that before! Strange…
Click image to enlarge. Here’s the finished product with nothing added. Well, this one really was different. First time I’ve eaten one of these with a spoon! The noodles are very light and delicate. and somewhat mushy. The broth is very tasty and onion flavor abounds. Everything goes together very nicely – especially the nice amount of veggies. All in all, I am quite pleased with this one. What’s even more interesting is that this stuff is actually made in Thailand – didn’t really think it would be. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars – quite good! Find it here.
Some colorful curry recipes
This guy is cutting spring onions and he knows what’s up!