Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains beef. To prepare, boil noodles for 1~2 minutes in 400ml boiling water with soup pouch. Drain. Add in soup pouch. Finally, stir and enjoy!
Two of these noodle blocks are included.
Two soup pouches are included.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added boiled beef, soft egg, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, scallion and mushroom. The noodles hydrated well but seemed kind of out of place; the visual was a stark white noodle in a rich looking broth and it was honestly off-putting. Round noodle has a nice chew though. The broth really didn’t give me that braised beef taste. Beef seemed a little fattier than I would have liked. Overall, the flavor just didn’t hit for me. 1.5 out of 5.0 stars. . EAN bar code 4710110232494.
A little whle back I was asked if I could review some noodles by a Taiwanese instant noodles by a Taiwanese university student working on her master’s thesis. As a thank you, she sent more varieties for me to try including this one. I’m don’t know who this fellow is on the package. It’s a big cardboard box with two servings – and it’s big. Let’s give it a look!
Vedan Stewed Pork Noodles With Mushroom – Taiwan
Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains pork. To prepare, boil noodles for 1~2 minutes in 400ml boiling water. Drain. Add in soup pouch. Finally, stir and enjoy!
The noodle blocks – remember this is two servings.
The two large soup pouches.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion and sesame seeds. The nodles were thick and chewy. Round in shape and pretty good. The broth had a vry hearty stewed pork taste, and included nice and tasty pork, good mushrooms (yeah that’s me saying this) and potato. Impressed. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4710110232524.
With the advent in the popularity of the Taiwanese dry noodles sector, larger companies have entered the fray. For those of your that don’t know, dry noodles basically are noodles with a sauce – dry meaning that they do not include a broth. They’re also not fried but either air or sun dried. They’re gaining popularity – let’s have a look at this mainstream Taiwanese brand’s take on a standard dry noodle variety.
Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Unsure whether this contains meat. To prepare, add noodle block to 600ml boiling water and cook for 4 minutes. Drain. Add in contents of liquid sachet. finally, stir and enjoy!
The noodle block.
The liquid base sachet.
A thick sauce.
Finished (click to enlarge). Noodles are nice – broad and very thin – thinner than most dry noodles I’ve had. They have a nice chew, but in all honestly almost a slight leathriness to them. The flavor is very much on point though and works nicely. Would love to see a noodle like this in a broth – some kind of beef noodle with real meat capacity. Tasty! 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4710110232029.
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
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!
The noodle block – in its own package.
A sauce sachet.
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.