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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.

#2700: Vedan Jhen Mian Tang Spicy Hot Noodle

#2700: Vedan Jhen Mian Tang Spicy Hot Noodle - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

NOTE: At the bottom, there is a kind of documentary about how I review instant noodles – from picking the variety to photography, editing, research, cooking and reviewing. Hope you enjoy it!

So here’s one I found while coming back from our big family drive to California this summer. I found it in the Beaverton Uwajimaya actually. I got about 10 varieties or so there during our pit stop on the way home.

Hitting traffic in Portland is probably the worst thing in the universe and we hit it and hit it hard. Two plus hours basically at a standstill. We’ve come to the conclusion that we dislike Portland because of this.

It was our first time attempting this – a two-year-old and an 8-month-old. That was a long drive and they’re great in the car, but the drive from the Seattle area down to the Bay Area took about 18 hours. The drive home was split over two days and ended up taking I think over 20 hours. Was fun though.

So this is the review which I did a little quick ‘how I do my things video of.’ I am videotaping myself very groggy at 4 am getting this post ready for later today! Fun stuff. Alright – here’s a spicy one from Taiwan – let’s get to it.

Vedan Jhen Mian Tang Spicy Hot Noodle – Taiwan

#2700: Vedan Jhen Mian Tang Spicy Hot Noodle - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodle block to the 600ml boiling water. Cook for 4 minutes. Drain. Mix in liquid sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2700: Vedan Jhen Mian Tang Spicy Hot Noodle - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The noodle block – in its own package.

#2700: Vedan Jhen Mian Tang Spicy Hot Noodle - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

A sauce sachet.

#2700: Vedan Jhen Mian Tang Spicy Hot Noodle - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The liquid looks to be oily and oy with a spicy element to it coming through my nose.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added fried garlic, spring onion, chashu pork and chilli oil. The noodles had a nice chew to them – definitely what I would consider a ‘dry noodle’ or more traditional style Taiwanese variant. They were flat and broad which was agreeable. Good gauge and chewiness. The flavoring was kind of a sweet and soy with a bit of spiciness to it. I wouldn’t say it was enough to put most folks off it, but it definitely had some heat. I will say I didn’t see this as Sichuan pepper heat but more of a red chili heat. Liked this one. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 4710110232050.

#2700: Vedan Jhen Mian Tang Spicy Hot Noodle - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Noodles: A Perfect Harmony of Food

An in-depth video of how I reviewed this varietyu of instant noodles

ERROR – RE-REVIEW NECESSARY – #1863: Sichuan Baijia Broad Noodle Pickled Vegetable Artificial Beef Flavor

NOTE: I assumed that all of the Sichuan Baijia Broad Noodle series were supposed to be drained. This was apparently was NOT supposed to be drained, hence the review score of 0 stars. It will be re-reviewed soon! Thanks to Bundi R. for bringing this to my attention.

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.

Distributor’s stickers (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 vegetable sachet to 600ml boiling water and steep for 5 minutes. Drain. Add in contents of other sachets and stir. Enjoy!

The noodle block – definitely broad noodles.

A dry sachet.

Light powder and vegetables.

A liquid sachet.

Has a slight black vinegar scent along with a beef scent.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added some beef. The broad noodles hydrated very well. They have a good chew to them and were easily navigable. Good quantity too. The flavor was hideous. I am thoroughly bummed about this, too. The saltiness was off the charts – inedible! I also noticed that the sodium contents was 3,120mg according to the package – 155% of daily value. Yikes. It hurt to eat. 0.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 6926410320900.

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

A corporate video from Sichuan Baijia.

#942: Kamfen Lobster Soup Flavor E-Men Noodles

While scouring local Asian markets for varieties I hadn’t yet reviewed, I came upon these. They’re Chinese and in a really big package!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Nowhere does it say how much water to use. When I made this in the past I used very little and treated it as a stir noodle.

The noodles are very wide and in their own cellophane package.

A single seasoning packet.

Has an interesting flavor – buttery along with slight seafood.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added stir fry veggies, sweet onion, kamaboko, narutomaki and a little Urashima Sesame and Salt furikake. The noodles are pretty good – flat and broad. The flavoring? It works – these end up being very mello noodles. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars – pretty good. UPC bar code 6920363401839 .

A speaker factory in Shenzhen where these noodles are made.

A trip to a French museum with old videocamera – pretty amazing!

#747: Nissin Spoon it Chicken Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup

Here’s the last of the Spoon it’s that I received from the folks at Nissin Foods, USA. Sounded like something good for lunch. Anyways, let’s get to it!

Here’s the back and side panels (click image to enlarge). Remember this is a box and comes with three packages of seasoning and noodles.

These are tasty on their own – like a snack thing – probably would be good with the seasoning sprinkled on and eaten raw as well!

One of the three seasoning packets. I like the design of these. If I took all the images I have of them and put em’ together, it’d probably look like a Warhol.

Here’s the seasoning – all ready to go.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added some chicken lunch meat, a little kizami shoga (pickled ginger), a can of mixed veggies and a liberal dose of Texas Pete Hot Sauce. I think I’ll have to say I liked the creamy chicken flavor the best of the Spoon it line. This one has the same noodles, but that creaminess made that one a lot more enjoyable. This has a decent chicken taste though, and again I do like these noodles – cooked or uncooked. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 070662070024 .

Video from the 7th World Instant Noodle Association Summit

This is kind of odd – J-Pop?

#366: Payless Pancit Shanghai Oriental Style


So here’s something new from Payless – Paincit Shanghai. I’ve had numerous Pancit Canton varieties in the past. Somebody once commented I should try the Shanghai and alluded to it being hot and spicy. We shall see!

So two packets – a funky paste weirdness on the left and the veggies on the right.

Kind of interesting that we have no powdered seasoning with this one like the Payless Xtra Big ones… Hmmm. By the way this is a drain the water off one.

Click image to enlarge. Added two fried eggs. So not too bad but not great. I mean the noodles rocked; I really liked the broad noodles. The seasoning wasn’t  all that impressive though. So basically, I liked it, but I wish there was more and I wish it blew my mind a bit more too. 2.75 out of 5.0 stars.

#289: Paldo Korean Noodle Broad Noodles

So I’ve got a few packs of these Paldo noodles to do. They are pretty ho-hum looking, although this one looks quite interesting. Broad noodles tend to be very good, so we’ll see how they are.

A single packet of liquid seasoning.

Thick and dark, this stuff has ingredients beginning with red pepper paste and soy sauce and ending with garlic paste and onion paste. Sounds good!

Click image to enlarge. I added a couple eggs to the boiling noodles. then broke the yolks in the stirred broth. Well, it’s not too bad. The noodles were a little tougher than I expected; I didn’t like them altogether that much. The broth had an exceedingly strong soy sauce taste which seems to have overpowered the other ingredients a bit. I’m bummed. Really had hopes for this one! 2.0 out of 5.0 stars. Find it here.

#245: Six Fortune Instant Broad Noodles With Soup Base

Six Fortune stuff is usually pretty good but I haven’t seen a lot of it around. So let’s give it a try!

Soybean paste liquid soup and veggies.

Pretty thick paste – should be good broth!

Click image to enlarge. So I added an egg whilst the noodles were boiling.  The noodles are exquisite – chewy and broad – not quite udon but between udon and ramen. The egg infused broth was also quite good – a little touch spicy and soy. The veggies were just the right amount. I am surprised at how much I truly enjoyed these noodles. I’m giving it a 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.

So couldn’t find anything by Sin Fortune but did find this – a video of people in Canada eating Six Fortune brand lobster flavored chips and sharing them with assorted pets.