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Meet The Manufacturer: Prima Taste Samples

Here’s the box that the samples came in…

Six of each…

…of two varieties: Laksa LaMian and Curry LaMian! Really looking forward to trying these!

#795: Master Kong Red Oil Dan Dan Noodles

Here’s another one that Bo H. sent me from China! Thanks again! So what are Dan Dan noodles? here’s what Wikipedia says:

Dandan noodles or Dandanmian (traditional Chinese: 擔擔麵, simplified Chinese: 担担面) is a classic dish originating from ChineseSichuan cuisine. It consists of a spicy sauce containing preserved vegetables (often including zha cai, 榨菜, lower enlarged mustard stems, or ya cai, 芽菜, upper mustard stems), chili oil, Sichuan pepper, minced pork, and scallions served over noodles.

Alrighty then, let’s give it a try!

I cut and pasted all the text from the lid and scanned it. Click to enlarge.

Hey – chopsticks!

Here’s the big packet of spicy paste.

That’s a lot of goopy stuff – looks spicy!

The vegetables.

Looks like a nice little bunch of veggies.

Then there’s this little pouch with little hard things in it…

I ate one and I think they get sprinkled on top at the end.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Interesting… This one was fun to try; I’m really looking forward to these Master Kong’s as they’re huge in China and these aren’t available around this neck of the woods, that’s for sure. The noodles aren’t bad, – there’s a lot of them too. The flavor is a little bit spicy and a bit greasy. The veggies are nice. The only problem here is it seems kind of bland to me. Could use a little more flavor I think. 2.75 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 6903252084818 .

Here’s a Master Kong commercial

How to make DanDan noodles at home

#620: Vifon Phu Gia Mien Instant Bean Thread Bamboo Shoot & Artificial Pork Flavor

Another ‘bottom of the hamper’ pick. Not a huge fan of the bean thread – you surely know that if you’re a follower of this blog. Really hoping to become one though – maybe pork will change my view.

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge).

From left to right we have seasoning powder, seasoned oil and then the veggie packet.

Everything awaiting the 400mL of boiling water, a cover, and three minutes to steep.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Well, I don’t think this will be the turning point where I all of a sudden embrace bean thread. It’s slimy and funky stuff – the noodles are like a gross tangle of oddness. The broth is really salty and the floaty pork-like tidbits are beyond artificial. This one doesn’t get my vote. 1.25 out of 5.0 stars.

I like the Tu Quy stuff way better.

You will be forever changed by watching this. Be Warned.

#327: Gomex 3 Miến Mì Tôm Hùm Lobster Flavour Instant Noodles

So here’s a brand I’ve never tried before. Gomex is produced by Viet Hung Food, another brand I’ve never heard of before. So I suppose its time to strap on the old noodle bowl and try this stuff.

Clockwise from top: veggies, seasoned oil, soup base.

From left to right: veggies, soup base powder and seasoned oil. The noodle block is of the preseasoned variety – could eat it like potato chips.

So I think the Tower of Power record’s warped enough so it’s time for a new one to sit atop a bowl while the noodles cook. Ole Bunk here should do quite nicely.

Click image to enlarge. Finished product with one egg added. The broth is tasty and a light spicy. The noodles are a tad thinner than the regular kind you’d expect in a pack like this. They’re really quite good. The veggies add a nice touch and it all comes together very nicely. I’m giving it 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.

Wow – what an awesome commercial that was! After eating these noodles, I went outside and jumped around for a while.

It’s my birthday tomorrow.

Re-Review: Wei Lih Jah Jan Mien Instant Noodles With Fried Soybeans Paste

So I’ve gotten a couple comments about doing this stuff wrong and sure enough, I made it wrong. So I shall try this again!

So you cook the noodles in 2 cups [400cc] water for a few minutes. Drain them but save the water! So you have one bowl with hot noodles, one bowl with hot water.

Paste packet – for noodles and dry packet for soup!

Dry seasoning!

Paste looks like poop!

Click image to enlarge. So looks a lot different from the original review doesn’t it? So let’s start with the broth… Salty… Light… Almost like matzoh soup broth. Now the noodles… Okay a bit greasy… Chewy… Soy paste lends itself nicely – now back to the soup… And back to the noodles… And back to the soup. I’m seeing a pattern here! Some little hot pepper seeds going on! More soup! Wow this is pretty good! Kind of what I would imagine the Taiwanese equivalent to our mac’n’cheese would be; its so simple to make and it’s a very basic a tasty dish. It’s good! 3.75 out of 5.0 stars!

Couldn’t find a Wei Lih commercial… Please let me know if you know where one is I’d love to post it along with this.