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Meet The Manufacturer: #2782: Mr. Noodle Black Vinegar With Spicy Taste

Meet The Manufacturer: #2782: Mr. Noodle Black Vinegar With Spicy Taste

Today, we come to the end of our Mr. Noodle journey with a black vinegar variety. Black vinegar tends to give foods a kind of tart or sour hit – one I immensely enjoy. Let’s bid farewell to Mr. Noodle Meet The Manufacturer.

Mr. Noodle Black Vinegar With Spicy Taste – Taiwan

Meet The Manufacturer: #2782: Mr. Noodle Black Vinegar With Spicy Taste

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodles to 1000ml boiling water and cook 5~6 minutes. Drain. Add 30~40ml water and sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

Meet The Manufacturer: #2782: Mr. Noodle Black Vinegar With Spicy Taste

The noodle block.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2782: Mr. Noodle Black Vinegar With Spicy Taste

A dark sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2782: Mr. Noodle Black Vinegar With Spicy Taste

I’m sure this is black vinegar.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2782: Mr. Noodle Black Vinegar With Spicy Taste

An oil sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2782: Mr. Noodle Black Vinegar With Spicy Taste

Perhaps a spicy oil?

Meet The Manufacturer: #2782: Mr. Noodle Black Vinegar With Spicy Taste

Finished (click to enlarge). Added fried onion and black pepper. The noodles are excellent – not too soft, not too chewy. The flavor seemed a little muted – I did get the black vinegar but that was about it. The subtlety was kind of lost on me. 2.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4713106500058.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2782: Mr. Noodle Black Vinegar With Spicy Taste

Red Sichuan Peppercorn – 2 Oz – Grade AA Organic

Here’s a video about black vinegar

Meet The Manufacturer: #2781: Mr. Noodle Onions Mushroom Spice Taste Noodle

Meet The Manufacturer: #2781: Mr. Noodle Onions Mushroom Spice Taste Noodle

This one sounds interesting. While not a big fan of mushrooms, I do find that the onion is probably my favorite vegetable next to bell peppers. Well, maybe at par with bell pepper. I really like onions and bell peppers, let’s just leave it at that. Let’s take a look inside and see how it is.

Mr. Noodle Onions Mushroom Spice Taste Noodle – Taiwan

Meet The Manufacturer: #2781: Mr. Noodle Onions Mushroom Spice Taste Noodle

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, boil noodles in 1000ml water for 5~6 minutes. Drain, saving 30~40ml liquid. Add noodles, liquid, and sachet contents to a bowl. Finally, stir and enjoy!

Meet The Manufacturer: #2781: Mr. Noodle Onions Mushroom Spice Taste Noodle

So, I’m seeing a pattern. These are the thinner noodles and they’re the same as with the curry variety. Neither this nor that one come with a soy sauce sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2781: Mr. Noodle Onions Mushroom Spice Taste Noodle

A paste sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2781: Mr. Noodle Onions Mushroom Spice Taste Noodle

A thick paste.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2781: Mr. Noodle Onions Mushroom Spice Taste Noodle

A smaller metallic sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2781: Mr. Noodle Onions Mushroom Spice Taste Noodle

Okay maybe it does have soy sauce. I did see soybeans on the ingredients panel, but the paste sachet definitely smells like onion but onions aren’t mentioned from what I saw so I’m kind of on the fence here.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added crispy fried onion. The noodle cook up nice and fluffy with a decent chew as well. The flavor was really good – not in your face strong and not salty. Flecks of vegetable were here and there and were a very nice touch. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 4713106500010.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2781: Mr. Noodle Onions Mushroom Spice Taste Noodle

The Technique of Chinese Cooking

A mushroom farm in Taiwan

Meet The Manufacturer: #2780: Mr. Noodle Pesto Sesame Noodles

Meet The Manufacturer: #2780: Mr. Noodle Pesto Sesame Noodles

Today we’ve got a green package. I’ve kind of tried to review them in the order of the spectrum (red, orange, yellow, green, indigo, violet) and while there’s no blue I think it’s going pretty well in that respect. Hey! Here’s a little info from Wikipedia about pesto –

Pesto (Italian: [ˈpesto]Ligurian: [ˈpestu]) or, in extenso, pesto alla genovese (Italian pronunciation: [ˈpesto alla dʒenoˈveːze; -eːse]), is a sauce originating in Genoa, the capital city of LiguriaItaly.[1] It traditionally consists of crushed garlic, European pine nuts, coarse salt, basil leavesParmigiano-Reggiano (Parmesan cheese) and pecorino sardo (cheese made from sheep’s milk), all blended with olive oil.[2]

For me, the scent of basil is what comes to mind when I think of pesto. Let’s see what this one has to offer!

Mr. Noodle Pesto Sesame – Taiwan

Meet The Manufacturer: #2780: Mr. Noodle Pesto Sesame Noodles

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, boil noodles in 1000ml water for 5~6 minutes. Drain, saving 30~40ml liquid. Add noodles, liquid, and sachet contents to a bowl. Finally, stir and enjoy!

Meet The Manufacturer: #2780: Mr. Noodle Pesto Sesame Noodles

As with the spicy sesame variety, these are the thicker noodles.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2780: Mr. Noodle Pesto Sesame Noodles

A paste sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2780: Mr. Noodle Pesto Sesame Noodles

Sesame paste.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2780: Mr. Noodle Pesto Sesame Noodles

An oil sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2780: Mr. Noodle Pesto Sesame Noodles

Has a strong basil scent.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2780: Mr. Noodle Pesto Sesame Noodles

A final liquid sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2780: Mr. Noodle Pesto Sesame Noodles

Soy sauce.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added coriander. The noodles were very thick and chewy. The sesame paste and what seemed to be a basil oil didn’t seem to jibe right to me. There was a kind of bitterness to it. 2.0 out of 5.0- stars. EAN bar code 4713106500034.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2780: Mr. Noodle Pesto Sesame Noodles

Taiwan: A New History (East Gate Books)

How to make
p e s t o

Meet The Manufacturer: #2779: Mr. Noodle Barbecue Sauce Curry Taste Noodle

Meet The Manufacturer: #2779: Mr. Noodle Barbecue Sauce Curry Taste Noodle

Today, it’s a flavor I don’t honestly see a lot in Taiwanese noodles, that flavor being curry. Barbecue curry sounds interesting too – very curious about this one.

During my last trip to Taiwan, I had curry three different times. First, at a Malaysian restaurant – roti canai with a curry sauce. Second was green curry at a Thai restaurant. The third was more unconventional – at a toilet themed restaurant where they had meatballs shaped like poop and different sauces on each one, one being curry. I have a feeling this will be a lot different than any of those – let’s find out!

Mr. Noodle Barbecue Sauce Curry Taste Noodle – Taiwan

Meet The Manufacturer: #2779: Mr. Noodle Barbecue Sauce Curry Taste Noodle

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, boil noodles in 1000ml water for 5~6 minutes. Drain, saving 30~40ml liquid. Add noodles, liquid, and sachet contents to a bowl. Finally, stir and enjoy!

Meet The Manufacturer: #2779: Mr. Noodle Barbecue Sauce Curry Taste Noodle

This is kind of interesting – thinnest noodles so far, but the image on the package shows the wide ones from the Sichuan flavor from two days ago.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2779: Mr. Noodle Barbecue Sauce Curry Taste Noodle

A single sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2779: Mr. Noodle Barbecue Sauce Curry Taste Noodle

A very thick paste.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion, hard boiled egg and fried onion. The noodles came out nicely – great gauge and feel. The flavor was quite good. The curry isn’t bang pow in your face but subtle and savory – very respectably so I would say. I was hoping for a strong curry and what I got was a different kind of curry I enjoyed thoroughly. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4713106500027.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2779: Mr. Noodle Barbecue Sauce Curry Taste Noodle

660 Curries

How to make
Taiwanese style lamb curry

Meet The Manufacturer: #2778: Mr. Noodle Spicy Sesame Paste Noodles

Meet The Manufacturer: #2778: Mr. Noodle Spicy Sesame Paste Noodles

Today, it’s a spicy sesame paste variety. For a long time, I thought anything sesame flavored would be from sesame oil. This most certainly is not the case. Sesame paste is much different – a much different flavor. It’s almost like a peanut flavor.  Let’s take a look.

Mr. Noodle Spicy Sesame Paste Noodles – Taiwan

Meet The Manufacturer: #2778: Mr. Noodle Spicy Sesame Paste Noodles

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, boil noodles in 1000ml wa ter for 5~6 minutes. Drain, saving 30~40ml liquid. Add noodles, liquid, and sachet contents to a bowl. Finally, stir and enjoy!

Meet The Manufacturer: #2778: Mr. Noodle Spicy Sesame Paste Noodles

While the Sichuan variety reviewed yesterday had wider noodles, these look more narrow and thick.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2778: Mr. Noodle Spicy Sesame Paste Noodles

A liquid sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2778: Mr. Noodle Spicy Sesame Paste Noodles

Looks like spicy stuff.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2778: Mr. Noodle Spicy Sesame Paste Noodles

A paste sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2778: Mr. Noodle Spicy Sesame Paste Noodles

This is the sesame paste.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2778: Mr. Noodle Spicy Sesame Paste Noodles

The final sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2778: Mr. Noodle Spicy Sesame Paste Noodles

Smells like soy sauce.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion. The noodles are thick and very chewy – even after a six-minute boil. The Sesame paste coats throughout and soy flavor is very abundant. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 4713106500065.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2778: Mr. Noodle Spicy Sesame Paste Noodles

The Technique of Chinese Cooking

How to make sesame paste at home

Meet The Manufacturer: #2777: Mr. Noodle Sichuan Flavor Spicy Hot Noodles

Meet The Manufacturer: #2777: Mr. Noodle Sichuan Flavor Spicy Hot Noodles

Sometimes it’s hard for me to pick what I want to review. I mean, I have quite a few options sitting next to me in the high security noodle vaults… So I took the box of samples over to my wife and opened it. There are six in all and the tops have different colors but no mention of what they are on top. I asked her to simply pick three. Well, here’s the first one.

Dry noodles from Taiwan seem to always have one thing in common no matter what company is selling them – a spicy Sichuan variety. Let’s have a look at this, the first review of a six review spotlight series on Mr. Noodle!

Mr. Noodle Sichuan Flavor Spicy Hot Noodles – Taiwan

Meet The Manufacturer: #2777: Mr. Noodle Sichuan Flavor Spicy Hot Noodles

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). I removed color from the picture to make it easier to read on a screen. Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, boil noodles in 1000ml wa ter for 5~6 minutes. Drain, saving 30~40ml liquid. Add noodles, liquid, and sachet contents to a bowl. Finally, stir and enjoy!

Meet The Manufacturer: #2777: Mr. Noodle Sichuan Flavor Spicy Hot Noodles

The noodle block.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2777: Mr. Noodle Sichuan Flavor Spicy Hot Noodles

A liquid base sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2777: Mr. Noodle Sichuan Flavor Spicy Hot Noodles

This looks to be the spicy sauce.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2777: Mr. Noodle Sichuan Flavor Spicy Hot Noodles

An oil sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2777: Mr. Noodle Sichuan Flavor Spicy Hot Noodles

Has a sesame scent.

A liquid sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2777: Mr. Noodle Sichuan Flavor Spicy Hot Noodles

Smells like soy sauce.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added hard boiled egg, spring onion and fried garlic. The noodles came out nicely – a gauge and chew I’m familiar with. The centerline of the noodle seems slightly thicker while the side are thinner, giving it a multi-textural property which offers excellent mouthfeel. The flavor is of soy sauce, peppery sauce and oil. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4713106500041.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2777: Mr. Noodle Sichuan Flavor Spicy Hot Noodles

Red Sichuan Peppercorn – 2 Oz – Grade AA Organic

A visit to Chengdu for some violently spicy hot pot

Meet The Manufacturer: Product Samples From Mr. Noodle

A box arrived from Taiwan. These are product samples from Mr. Noodles – a company I met at the Taiwan International Food Show in November 2017. They offered to give me samples then and there, but I had to decline as my luggage was already packed with noodles.

Product Samples From Mr. Noodle – Taiwan

A video unboxing from the Unboxing Time With The Ramen Rater series

Here we have six different varieties that will be reviewed sequentially starting today! Thanks to Isaac from Mr. Noodle for getting these to me!

Meet The Manufacturer: Interview With Mr. Noodle

Meet The Manufacturer: Interview With Mr. Noodle

Interview With Mr. Noodle * Product Samples From Mr. NoodleMr. Noodle Sichuan Flavor Spicy Hot Noodles * Mr. Noodle Spicy Sesame Paste Noodles * Mr. Noodle Barbecue Sauce Curry Taste Noodle * Mr. Noodle Pesto Sesame Taste Noodles * Mr. Noodle Onions Mushroom Spice Taste Noodle * Mr. Noodle Black Vinegar With Spicy Taste

I met a lot of people during my trip to Taiwan in November, 2017. One was a gentleman named Isaac Chen – he was at the International Food Expo and I spoke to him for a couple minutes about noodles and tried some of the products they had there. He wanted to give me samples but my luggage was already jam packed, so samples were sent later and a Meet The Manufacturer series was born. I asked a few questions – let’s see what he had to say –

Interview With Mr. Noodle – Taiwan

THE RAMEN RATER> Thank you for agreeing to this interview! To start, can you tell my readers about the history of Mr Noodle?

MR NOODLE> We are young generation in 1990s looking for products to sell online. Our friends’ parents are noodle factory in Tainan (kuan miao), Taiwan. Their noodles are sold worldwide. Due to food safety issue they faced their sauce are effected, and they took the plain noodle out and donate to orphanage and dump the rest, it was large quantities. I think we can help them with others good quality noodles selling online. Mr. Noodle was born at this timing.

TRR> Why the name Mr Noodle? Is Mr Noodle named after a person?

MR NOODLE> Since our noodles are famous in Taiwan and worldwide, we took MR. NOODLE as we are nice noodle producer. The logo was depicted under our founders’ image and slightly change with it’s hair and face shape- noodle shape.

TRR> What was the first product you made?

MR NOODLE> Our first product is “mushroom onion sauce flavor with plain noodle” (green package). Our first sale.

TRR> Your company is located in Taiwan. Can you tell us a little about your country?

MR NOODLE> Our country is on east Asian, located beside China and under Japan and Korea. Regardless of political issue with China and USA, we are nice and friendly people. We work hard and was a famous OEM country: Product MIT (Made in Taiwan) were famous. Now our business are enhanced high tech, semi conduct electronics products and cultural creative local products.

TRR> Can you tell us about the varieties of noodles you make?

MR NOODLE> In terms of noodle shape: we have line-shaped, width-shaped and butter-fly shaped
As sauces: we have 6 flavor sauces. According to taste and sauces characteristic, different shaped noodles are matched. For example, black vinegar sauces are more watery we use line-shaped increase its taste.

TRR> How many noodle products do you produce every year?

MR NOODLE> About 300,000 packages Mr. Noodle brand. Each package contains four sets of noodle and sauces.

TRR> How does your noodle making process differ from other instant noodle manufacturers?

MR NOODLE> Most instant noodle are oil-fired. Our noodle is dried with sun baked, instead of dry up in machine. In old way, we dry the noodle in yards, outside. Now we have an indoor warehouse with, still, plenty of sun light drying up. This process enhances our noodles’ specialty: long cooked and still very flexibility.

TRR> Can you suggest pairings for your products, like meats or vegetables?

MR NOODLE> We suggest parings for our noodle, such as salad, broccoli, cucumber, carrot and mushroom. Actually, our top sale product, spicy sesame paste (orange package), pair with cucumber and carrot are one of traditional Chinese cuision: sesame paste noodles.

TRR> Are there any other products you make?

MR NOODLE> Temporarily, none.

TRR> A lot of people are concerned with their sodium intake. How would you recommend people enjoy your product as part of a healthy meal?

MR NOODLE> Cook in our recommended way: cook in boil plan water 500cc for 3-5 minutes. Our noodle contains three different types of noodle and salt and water. As the noodle cooked, its salt dissolve into water.

TRR> Are you involved in in your local community or participate in charities?

MR NOODLE> Yes, we usually ship 3-5 boxes (240 sets noodles) to Taiwan Fund for Children and Families, and homeless organization.

TRR> Are there any new products coming soon?

MR NOODLE> Yes, it’s xo- sauces flavor.

TRR> In what countries are your products popular? Do people enjoy them differently in different places?

MR NOODLE> Our 6 flavors are really typical taste in Chinese cuisine so in most Chinese communities they love our top sale “mushroom and onion”. Japanese love this too! However, People from Hong Kong and Singapore enjoy our “barbecue and curry sauces” noodle. Westerners enjoy our spicy sesame paste flavor.

TRR> When you make noodles for yourself, what do you like to add to them to make them extra special?

MR NOODLE> Salad, eggplant and egg, very delicious!

THE RAMEN RATER> Thank you very much for this opportunity to learn about Mr Noodle and your products!

Thank you to Isaac Chen for making this Meet The Manufacturer happen! Let’s begin!

#2720: Mr. Noodles Pho Noodle Soup Simulated Beef Flavour

#2720: Mr. Noodles Pho Noodle Soup Simulated Beef Flavour - Canada

Well, here we are. This is one I found at Walmart up in Richmond, BC Canada. I’ve never had a lot of luck finding enjoyment of this brand but always gotten a lot of mail/questions about it. People have asked me many times how they can complain to the company that makes thes. I don’t know exactly why – I think a lot of the time people will store instant noodles and they’ll get banged up or the packs will get opened and after a long time will go bad. But my complaint usually has been that they’ve usually not had very strong flavors and the noodles come out funny when you follow the directions.

Directions are very important to follow. Not only that, they’re exceedingly important to get right. If you’re going to be doing up an instant noodle and you put instructions on a package that aren’t perfect, they’re not going to come out perfect – although many people will just cook them the way they like. I live in a kind of noodle bubble with some weird constraints. For fairness, I have to follow the directions exactly as the manufacturer puts on the package when I review. People will often comment on my reviews saying ‘use less water than called for’ or ‘cook an extra minute.’ I agree – this may taste better, but unless I treat every variety the same, my reviews would be kind of skewed in an odd way.

Many people complain that my reviews are too ‘subjective’ – that giving a score just based on what I like or dislike personally and not some kind of scientific method isn’t fair. Well, to them I say this: it’s fair for me. I’m not a scientist. I’ve always written about noodles and their flavor with the findings of my own personal mouth. I will look at my early reviews and see varieties I’ve tried again – Sichuan Chinese varieties for example. I thought they were horrendous and disgusting – how could anyone eat that? Over the years, I’ve learned to appreciate them though and found enjoyment there.

This one immediately screams ‘dude, you’re probably not going to like it.’ That’s the knee-jerk of experience. Why would I get it to give it a try? Simple – I haven’t had it. I end up getting a lot of varieties that I have a pre-conceived notion about; that I think probably won’t be to my liking. But unless I try them, I’ll never know. I fear no noodle really. I have to shut my brain up and then give them a try. So let’s shed the thought of past experience and give this a shot.

Mr. Noodles Pho Noodle Soup Simulated Beef Flavour – Canada

#2720: Mr. Noodles Pho Noodle Soup Simulated Beef Flavour - Canada

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add everything to the bowl and cold water to fill line. Microwave for 3~4 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2720: Mr. Noodles Pho Noodle Soup Simulated Beef Flavour - Canada

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2720: Mr. Noodles Pho Noodle Soup Simulated Beef Flavour - Canada

The noodle block.

#2720: Mr. Noodles Pho Noodle Soup Simulated Beef Flavour - Canada

The soup base sachet.

#2720: Mr. Noodles Pho Noodle Soup Simulated Beef Flavour - Canada

Dry base.

#2720: Mr. Noodles Pho Noodle Soup Simulated Beef Flavour - Canada

The vegetables sachet.

#2720: Mr. Noodles Pho Noodle Soup Simulated Beef Flavour - Canada

Looks like maybe TVP and vegetables.

#2720: Mr. Noodles Pho Noodle Soup Simulated Beef Flavour - Canada

Two small sachets of hoisin and sriracha sauce.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added coriander (no basil, sorry), Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts,  Huy Fong sriracha, jalapeno slices, and beef. The noodles were horrible. After 3.5 minutes in the microwave, they didn’t even seem close to done. I took this shot a minute or so later and then tested those noodles 5 minutes later. Still crap. I don’t know how a noodle can be made so un-noodley. The broth was a very watered down one with some pho taste to it. However, with half the water it might have tasted better. The included garnish was mostly fluffy TVP. Here’s what I get for keeping an open mind and my hopes up. Call if you’d like help. 0.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 059491009412.

#2720: Mr. Noodles Pho Noodle Soup Simulated Beef Flavour - Canada

A Concise History of Canada (Cambridge Concise Histories)

Pho in Vietnam

#1227: Mr. Noodles Chicken Kimchi Oriental Style Noodle With Soup Base

Here’s another one from my birthday trip to Canada. I think this may the first instance of chicken kimchi noodles I’ve heard of. Let’s give it a try.

Here’s a closeup of the lid (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat-free but check for yourself. To make this one, peel back the lid halfway, dump in the sachets and fill to 1/2 inch from the top with boiling water. Re-cover and let sit for 3 minutes and it’s ready.

The noodle block.

Soup base sachet.

Has a chicken taste.

The veg sachet.

Veg and powder.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added hard boiled egg and a slice of processed cheese. The noodles are a little crumbly and have a slightly ‘off’ texture. The broth is really ‘off,’ it’s kind of like kimchi but then again not really. It has a kind of tomato and chicken thing going on but really oddly so. The bit of vegetable are there but I don’t know what for really. Everything kind of has this weird flavor throughout – the only thing I can liken it to is the smell of a bag of tortilla chips. Bottom line is that it really tastes neither like chicken nor kimchi and has extremely subpar noodles. 0.5 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 059491009009.

Tom Brokaw talks about Canada. The Peace Arch crossing is what we drive by when going up there!

#1169 Mr. Noodles Noodles In A Cup Beef Simulated Flavour

Here’s another from my Canadian birthday trip! Thanks again, Kit! This one’s for my son Andy (check out his blog at www.andyslegostuff.com). Usually he goes for the chicken varieties, but beef is what he’s getting today! Let’s check it out!

Here’s detail from the cardboard outer (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat-free but check for yourself.

Here’s the cup itself.

Detail of the lid (click image to enlarge).

The noodle block.

The seasoning sachet.

Vegetables and seasoning inside.

Andy’s a fan of noodles, but never likes broth. Also, any mention of spiciness has him running as well. Usually I get a little resistance when mentioning adding lots of veggies and meat, but he was open to it this time. Had a nice thunderstorm roll through after this and hung out on the balcony watching for flashes and listening for rumbles…

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added peas, carrots and beef. The noodles were pretty sad – very mushy and had a weird flavor. The broth is lackluster, although has a nice color to it. The veggies are only so-so. 1.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 059491002352.

Here’s a short Canadian tourism film.

#1164: Mr. Noodles Bowl Chicken Simulated Flavour Noodles In A Bowl

Another from my trip to Canada for my birthday – thanks, Kit! A chicken bowl – let’s check it out!

From the bottom of the cardboard outer (click image to enlarge). From the ingredients on the lid, this looks to be meat-free.

Detail from the removeable lid (click image to enlarge).

The noodle block.

Powder soup base sachet.

Chicken – simulated!

The vegetable sachet.

Peas and corn and carrot and other stuff.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added baked chicken, peas, carrots, Walla Walla sweet onion, broccoli, bell pepper, and hard boiled egg. The noodles are a bit opn the weak side; Downright mushy. The broth has very little flavor; I see what they’re trying to get at as a chicken-like flavor, but it’s just not quite right. The veggies did well however – decent hydration and quality. 2.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 059491009030.

For some reason, whenever I think about Canada, I think about when I watched TV as a kid. The Canadian shows were different; living so near Canada made it so I got to watch both US and Canadian TV. Well, this video has nothing to do with that except these are all 80’s sci-fi show intros. Check ’em out!