Every month, the folks at www.exoticnoods.com send me over a box so I can show you what they’ve got going on. There’s some really great stuff in this month’s box and I’ve alkso got a coupon code for you – it’s BOOM! Use it to get a discount! Let’s see what’s in here!
Unboxing Time: Exotic Noods July Green Box – United States
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Another month, another box from Exotic Noods! The March Green Box drops with a neat assortment of instant noodles – this one represents many countries and flavors you might have net tried before! Let’s crack it open and have a look at what’s inside!
Exotic Noods March Green Box – United States
Want to get one of these boxes? Head over to Exotic Noods – don’t forget to use coupon code BOOM to get a discount. Thank you for sending this one along!
I looked around a bit and read that these big things in here are burdock tempura. Should be interesting – if you don’t know about burdock, here’s some info from Wikipedia –
The taproot of young burdock plants can be harvested and eaten as a root vegetable. While generally out of favour in modern European cuisine, it remains popular in Asia. Arctium lappa is known as “niúbàng” (牛蒡) in Chinese, which was borrowed into Japanese as gobō, and is still eaten in both countries. In Korea burdock root is called “u-eong” (우엉) and sold as “tong u-eong” (통우엉), or “whole burdock”. Plants are cultivated for their slender roots, which can grow about one metre long and two centimetres across. Burdock root is very crisp and has a sweet, mild, and pungent flavour with a little muddy harshness that can be reduced by soaking julienned or shredded roots in water for five to ten minutes.
Immature flower stalks may also be harvested in late spring, before flowers appear; their taste resembles that of artichoke, to which the burdock is related. The stalks are thoroughly peeled, and either eaten raw, or boiled in salt water. Leaves are also eaten in spring in Japan when a plant is young and leaves are soft. Some A. lappa cultivars are specialized for this purpose. A popular Japanese dish is kinpira gobō (金平牛蒡), julienned or shredded burdock root and carrot, braised with soy sauce, sugar, mirin and/or sake, and sesame oil. Another is burdock makizushi (sushi filled with pickled burdock root; the burdock root is often artificially coloured orange to resemble a carrot).
Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion. Okay so the udon is the standard udon you’ll find in bowls like this – not chewy and broad with a bit of thickness. Very soft tooth to them. The broth was exceedingly salty, almost to the point of inedibility. What drove the edibility car off the road and into a fiery tragedy for the mouth was the burdock. This just was so poorly executed and just did not work whatsoever. It was like eating thick potato skin that had been under a heatlamp in a gas station hot case. I mean really – even though there was a little tempura going on, a little kamaboko too, they were overshadowed by the Asian jojos of horror. Don’t get me wrong – I like burdock – a scant amount in my kimbap is alright, but this was just nasty. Disgusted and very surprised. 0.0 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4901990521949,901990521949,
Today, I have a box that came a couple days ago to show you – the latest offering from Exotic Noods. You can buy a single box or subscribe to their boxes monthly. They offer varieties from all over the world. Let’s have a look inside and see what’s going on here!
Unboxing Time: Exotic Noods January Green Box – United States
So I have a coupon code you can use whether you’re just buying one or doing a subscription, good for 10% off your order. The code is BOOM. Simple, eh? Hard to forget? Check out Exotic Noods today! Thanks for sending this along!
Exotic Noods (www.exoticnoods.com) is a monthly subscription box – 4 varieties from around the world arrive at your door with chopsticks and info on them. Pretty great, especially if you don’t know what to try, don’t have an Asian grocery anywhere near where you live… Many reasons to check out an instant noodle subscription service. I think the best reason is to try something new and expand your palate! This box is a ‘premium’ box – wioth a lot of extras! Let’s look inside!
Exotic Noods Sends Their New Premium Box – United States
Lots of things inside!
Okay – so these two (click to enlarge) won’t be found in their subscription boxes. They were brought back specifically for me from Taiwan – thank you very much!
You get a nice little booklet with info on the instant noodles (click to enlarge) – a little background on each one as to where they’re from and what they’ll be like.
Wow – nice set (click to enlarge)! A couple of very nice nabeyaki bowls from Japan and two South Korean varieties in cups. What’s more, the premium box features garnishes. There’s Korean mustard, gochujang, and spicy sesame oil as well as a little envelop and some chopsticks.
What in the envelope? Some different seasoning sachet (click to enlarge)! Nice little additions to make things even better. Thank you for the samples! Looking forward to reviewing them! Check out www.exoticnoods.com to find out more!