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Meet The Manufacturer: #1687: Wugudaochang Chef’s Grains Millet Noodle

Here’s a different one – a box with 5 different varieties! Check it out –

I reviewed one that had the oat noodles the other day, and in a couple days I’ll be reviewing one that has the purple potato noodles. I thought I would check out the millet noodle today.!

Here are the side panels of the box (click image to enlarge). Not sure if these contain meat. To prepare, add noodles to 600ml boiling water for 3 minutes and add contents of one seasoning sachet. Stir and enjoy!

The box has 5 of these packages of noodles, and this is the pea variant.

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

The noodle block.

The box contains 5 sachets of soup base. I asked what flavor they are; what it sounds like is that it’s kind of a universal flavor that will work with anything you add. I’ll try to describe it when I try it.

A very light powder.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added pork boiled after tasting as well as coriander. The noodles have a very nice texture – these different variants have been really fascinating insofar that the noodles all have had a different texture and flavor from one to the next. also, they influence the broth greatly. This one ended up with a nice buttery scent to it I enjoyed along with the salty and herbed flavors. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 6936986821114.

Chinese New Year For Kids

A video of 2014 Chinese New Year from a high spot in Beijing – I would love to see this in person!

Meet The Manufacturer: #1344: Lotus Foods Millet & Brown Rice Ramen

Here’s the second of three varieties of this new ‘Rice Ramen.’ This one is a bit different than the last as it boasts a red miso and uses millet and brown aspects for its noodle. What’s really great about these new products is that they’re Vegan friendly and gluten free – lots of people have asked me about gluten and vegetarian instants and I’m thinking these might be a nice one for those folks to try. Let’s check this one out!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Vegan friendly and gluten-free. To prepare, add the noodle block to 2 cups of boiling water and simmer for 4 minutes, stirring gently. When noodles are soft, add contents of the soup base sachet and stir in. Enjoy!

The noodles block.

The soup base sachet.

The red miso base.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added thin sliced pork sauteed with garlic salt, hard boiled egg and green onion. The noodles were neat – they had a great texture and a good chewiness with a slightly lighter gauge than your run of the mill instant. The broth was very nice – a luxuriant red miso that wasn’t overly strong or overly light but just right. Very nice! 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 708953601038.

A short film about Lotus Foods’ production of Madagascar Pink Rice.