Found this one at the Uwajimaya in Renton, Washington. Never had seen it before and by what it looks like on the label, this is a private label for a big distributor here in the USA by a company in Singapore. Unsure which company makes it though. Let’s check it out!
Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add in sachet contents and boiling water to fill line. Steep for 3 minutes. stir and enjoy!
Finished (click to enlarge). Added chashu pork, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, spring onion and hard boiled egg. The noodles hydrated decently and were thin and crumbly. The broth was kind of a ways off from being tonkotsu, although it was a little thick and a cloudy light color. The vegetables hydrated well. 2.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 854195002093.
Here’s one my wife got for me at a drug store a while back. It’s made in Thailand but for sale in the USA. Let’s check it out!
Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Markings on the cardboard outer package indicate gluten free and vegan. To prepare, put the noodle in the tray. Add enough water to submerge them and microwave for 3 or 4 minutes – until they’re soft. Put cover back on and use the drain spout in the corner to drain. Take off the lid and add the contents of the sachets and stir. Finished!
Here’s what’s under the cardboard outer.
An included fork!
Rice stick noodles.
Dry seasoning sachet.
Has a garlic note to the scent.
The oil sachet.
Looks like chili oil to me.
Finished (click image to enlarge). Added shrimp I marinated in some hot sauce, lime and Fresno chilli pepper. The noodles are pretty good – rice stick that’s just chewy enough and come out just right. The flavor is great – a light garlic and chili flavor and a nice saucy coating on everything. Good stuff. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 734492823037.
James Brown died on Christmas a few years back – here’s a few of his Soul Train appearances.