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#3157: TIEasy Traditional Scallion Sliced Noodle – Taiwan

#3157: TIEasy Traditional Scallion Sliced Noodle - Taiwan

I got an email asking if I’d like to try a new noodle and of course I said yes. Turns out the fellow who wants to distribute it is up in Vancouver, BC. So I emailed him while we were up there and we met up at Foodyworld in Richmond. He gave me this and another variety as well as a pack with different kinds of noodles that contain vegetable – like a purple yam noodle, pumpkin noodle, etc. This was really cool – we chatted for a few and two days later, I’m giving these noodles a try. Let’s check them out! By the way TIEasy is short for Take IT Easy.

TIEasy Traditional Scallion Sliced Noodle – Taiwan

#3157: TIEasy Traditional Scallion Sliced Noodle - Taiwan

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodles to boiling water and cook for 6~7 minutes. Drain. Add sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3157: TIEasy Traditional Scallion Sliced Noodle - Taiwan

The noodle block (note – there are four of everything in the pack).

#3157: TIEasy Traditional Scallion Sliced Noodle - Taiwan

A wet sachet.

#3157: TIEasy Traditional Scallion Sliced Noodle - Taiwan

A seasoning paste.

#3157: TIEasy Traditional Scallion Sliced Noodle - Taiwan

Finished (click to enlarge). Added soft egg, Chinese sausage, scallions, sesame seeds and crispy fried garlic. Great dry noodles – love the gauge and mouthfeel. The sauce worked very well – little bits in with it added to the experience; felt more coarse and like there are actual bit of scallion in there (which there are). Delighted with this new variety! 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. No bar code.

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#2821: Sichuan Baijia Broad Noodle Sour Soup Fish Flavor

#2821: Sichuan Baijia Broad Noodle Sour Soup Fish Flavor

I picked this one up at the 99 Ranch Market in Edmonds, Washington a few weeks back. I hadn’t seen this Baijia variety before and I thought the graphic on the front  of someone sleeping and dreaming about fancy cars, a home and lots of money was really quite compelling.

Let’s face it. Instant noodles aren’t a rich man’s meal, nor were they designed to be at the outset. They were designed to be a quick and easy to prepare meal for the masses. I find it interesting, however not surprising, to see the truth in the image on the package. How many packets of instant noodles have been enjoyed during long hours studying in colleges and universities? In times of meager means, even in prisons?

Today’s variety is from the Sichuan region of China, known for it’s strong flavors and history. Let’s crack this bag open and give it a try!

Sichuan Baijia Broad Noodle Sour Soup Fish Flavor – China

#2821: Sichuan Baijia Broad Noodle Sour Soup Fish Flavor

Detail of the import/distribution stickers (click to enlarge).

#2821: Sichuan Baijia Broad Noodle Sour Soup Fish Flavor

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add contents to a bowl and add 600ml boiling water. Cover for 6 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2821: Sichuan Baijia Broad Noodle Sour Soup Fish Flavor

The noodle block.

#2821: Sichuan Baijia Broad Noodle Sour Soup Fish Flavor

The dry base sachet.

#2821: Sichuan Baijia Broad Noodle Sour Soup Fish Flavor

Seasoning and vegetables.

#2821: Sichuan Baijia Broad Noodle Sour Soup Fish Flavor

The liquid base sachet.

#2821: Sichuan Baijia Broad Noodle Sour Soup Fish Flavor

Thick and oily.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion, tofu and Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts. The broad noodle is perfect here – hot too chewy and not too thin. The broth is like a torrential downpour of strong taste – Sichuan peppercorn heat and an almost lemony hit to it with a good oiliness. The included vegetables were just right. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 6926410332767.

#2821: Sichuan Baijia Broad Noodle Sour Soup Fish Flavor

Sichuan B a i j i a Instant Sweat Potato Thread/noodle Artificial Pickled Cabbage Fish 2.48 Oz (Pack of 8)

A cooking video for Sichuan Baijia.

#2263: Sichuan Baijia Broad Noodle Artificial Beef Flavor Hot Pot

When it says these are broad noodles, its definitely not an understatement. I’ve had mixed feelings about the offerings from this brand in the past – let’s see how this one pans out!

Here is the distributor’s sticker (click to enlarge).

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add everything to the cup and fill to line with boiling water. Let steep for 5 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

An included fork!

The noodle block – see, I told you they were really broad!

The dry base sachet.

When pouring this out of the sachet into the little bowl, the powder was so light and fine that it almost looked like a little bit of vapor came off of it.

A liquid base sachet.

Has a kind of beef scent – I think I detect Sichuan pepper as well.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, coriander, spring onion, beef and chilli flake. The noodles are ultra broad – insanely so! I really like the noodles; they have a bit of chew to them and work well with the broth. The broth has a beef and Sichuan pepper hit along with a good oiliness. The included vegetable bits were pretty good too – the peas mostly hydrated very well – only found one that was a little iffy. 4.25 out of 5.0 stars EAN bar code 6926410320252.

Baijia Instant Noodles, Chinese Spicy Fei-Chang Flavor, 19 Ounce

A corporate video from Sichuan Baijia.

#1924: Sichuan Baijia Broad Noodle Artificial Beef Flavor

So the last one of these broad noodles I tried I made incorrectly (yeah, it happens once in a blue moon) and I’ll re-review it soon. See, the first one was a broth free variant and I just assumed that the rest would be. Well, it looks like the one I tired first was the exception to the rule. Anyways, let’s have a look at this beef flavored variety from Sichuan Baijia.

Import/distributor’s sticker (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself.

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). To prepare, add noodle block and sachet contents to 600ml boiling water and steep for 6 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

The wrapped broad noodle block.

A liquid sachet.

Has a nice sweet beef scent.

A dry seasonings sachet.

Looks like peas and veggies in a white powder, quite likely MSG.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added sauteed beef and spring onion with some fried garlic on top. The noodles were very wide and flat – they had a nice texture and worked well here. The broth has a nice beef flavor with a bit of a sting of heat to it – almost an acrid sting. The included vegetables hydrated well. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 6926410320160.

Baijia Instant Noodles, Chinese Spicy Fei-Chang Flavor, 19 Ounce

A corporate video from Sichuan Baijia.

#1825: Sichuan Baijia Broad Noodle Chili Oil Flavor

It’s always awesome when I go to the store with my poor vision and my wife sees something and asks me if I’ve tried it. Sure enough, this was one of those occasions. I recently had the Sichuan Baijia Artificial Spicy Fei Chang a couple of weeks ago – it had been on my bottom ten list for years and really kind of one of the main reasons I wasn’t reviewing Baijia stuff so much. After not trying it in 5 years, I found that my tastebuds had done a bit of a metamorphosis. Where I found this more traditional Chinese flavor horrible before, I found it much more to my liking. So now at the store, I’m looking at Baijia in a different way. Today, I’ll try something I’ve not seen before – a broad noodle. I’ve seen broad noodles before, but not this broad – you’ll see what I mean. I want to thank Bobby Y. for helping me decipher the cooking instructions – hope the Blue Jays did good in the ALCS and won the World Series!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check to make sure. To prepare, add noodle block and vegetable sachet to 600ml boiling water and steep for 5 minutes. Drain. Add in contents of other sachets and stir. Enjoy!

The noodle block – see what I mean by broad?

The dry ingredients sachet.

Some vegetable and powder.

The chili oil sachet.

A deep and dark color.

The vegetables sachet.

Some carrot it seems.

Finished. Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, Chinese sausage and spring onion. The noodles are very broad and hydrated well. They have a nice chewiness to them. The flavor is excellent – a nice oily spiciness, a slight sweetness and a kind of puckery taste as well. The vegetable hydrated very well. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 6926410320115.

Baijia Instant Noodles, Chinese Spicy Fei-Chang Flavor, 19 Ounce

A corporate video from Sichuan Baijia.