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Happy Bithday Miri! Repost: #2330: Ve Wong Little Prince(ss) Brand Snack Noodles Artificial Mexican Pizza Flavor

So I did this review the morning that my daughter Miriam was born one year ago today. Happy Birthday, Miri! I thought I’s repost it with a little update.

#2330: Ve Wong Little Prince(ss) Brand Snack Noodles Artificial Mexican Pizza Flavor - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater - noodle snack

As I’ve said in the past, I’m usually about 50 or so reviews ahead of myself. Well, today is the actual day our daughter Miriam will be born and by the time this comes out she’ll be close to two months old. Wow! It’s early in the morning – although it’s just a few hours away. Really excited! This one seemed interesting enough for a day of birth – Mexican pizza from Taiwan? I think a fiesta is in order; although I wish these were called Little Princess – but hey look at the title I think that works at least a little! Let’s check it out!

Update – Actually, she was two months old 2 days ago! I’ve added a few pictures from the day she was born in with this one. She’s really small – she was 6lbs 1oz. It’s funny; Miles is a big kid and 18 months old and took him ages to be able to balance and hold his huge noggin up which Miri was able to just after a few weeks.

Around 7am, the in-laws showed up and everybody piled in the car. Andy and Miles went over the their Aunt’s while we proceeded to the hospital. It was a cold morning and it was snowing – about as lightly snowing as possible, but snowing nonetheless.

We were scheduled for 1030am and by 11am we were holding our new little baby Miriam. Like I said she’s tiny – two months after being born, she’s still wearing newborn clothes. She likes to be held constantly which I’m okay with – she’s pretty darn cute.

But she’s happy (when fed) and healthy. I pout the video at the bottom of when she was born. Oh yeah – so I stayed in the hospital with Kit and Miri of course after she was born. The second day after getting a visit from Kit’s folks and Andy and Miles, I started feeling funny. Turns out the Norovirus has been going around and I’m in a hospital – the best place to catch something like that. Barfing and everything else you can imagine. Got a lift home and was quarantined for the next 48 hours.

Unfortunately, Kit’s mom and dad and folks at her aunt’s house got it too – evil stuff! But yeah I had to stay away from everybody for 2 whole days. Pretty boring hanging out in the bedroom for that long. I watched all three Smokey And The Bandit movies. Anyways, it lasted about 24 hours and went away. Well, let’s get started with this review!

Update 12/17/2017: Well, as I said in the beginning, Miriam is now a whole year old! She’s a funny little girl – quick to smile and laugh but also quick to get grumpy at times. She’s had a pretty tough go with teething – unlike Miles who got through it pretty fast.

It’s fascinating to watch her grow and interact with her broth Miles who’s knee-deep in the terrible twos. It’s funny; she’s very little and Miles is very big for his age. He is very picky about food, however she will eat anything you put in front of her. My favorite sound I get to hear is when they’re laughing and playing together – it’s definitely music to my soul. It’s not always that way with them, but they’re growing up and learning all the time. Happy birthday to you, Miri! We love you so much!

Ve Wong Little Prince(ss) Brand Snack Noodles Artificial Mexican Pizza Flavor – Taiwan

#2330: Ve Wong Little Prince(ss) Brand Snack Noodles Artificial Mexican Pizza Flavor - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater - noodle snack

Here’s the back of the big package (click to enlarge). The big package contains about 20 little packages.

#2330: Ve Wong Little Prince(ss) Brand Snack Noodles Artificial Mexican Pizza Flavor - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater - noodle snack

To prepare, open and enjoy!

#2330: Ve Wong Little Prince(ss) Brand Snack Noodles Artificial Mexican Pizza Flavor - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater - noodle snack

One of the little packages.

#2330: Ve Wong Little Prince(ss) Brand Snack Noodles Artificial Mexican Pizza Flavor - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater - noodle snack

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

#2330: Ve Wong Little Prince(ss) Brand Snack Noodles Artificial Mexican Pizza Flavor - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater - noodle snack

Little dry bits of seasoned noodle.

#2330: Ve Wong Little Prince(ss) Brand Snack Noodles Artificial Mexican Pizza Flavor - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater - noodle snack

Finished (click to enlarge). The noodles are nice – lightly crunchy with a kind of cheese and tomato taste. There’s also a little heat there; very little. For a snack, this one gets 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4710008213529.

#2330: Ve Wong Little Prince(ss) Brand Snack Noodles Artificial Mexican Pizza Flavor - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater - noodle snack

Ve Wong Little Princess Brand Snack Noodles, Bacon Flavor, 10.50oz(20 Small Bags)(pack of 2) by Ve Wong

Miles and Miriam playing from a couple of weeks ago

#2540: GGE Noodle Snack Wheat Crackers Mexican Spicy

#2540: GGE Noodle Snack Wheat Crackers Mexican Spicy - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater -

Here’s yet another opone of the GGE noodle snack varieties – Mexican Spicy. There are so many of these varieties its kind of mind boggling./ Actually, when you go to Taiwan and go down the noodle aisle, these aren’t there. Indeed, there’s an aisle with chips on one side and noodle snacks on the other. Why do we have so few of them here? I can’t think of any USA branded noodle snacks really at all. It’s like they came out with a few varieties of ways to offer up instant noodles here in the US and then they just stuck with those and kind of quit innovating. I mean, what about a beef stew instant noodle bowl with beef? A A spicy cheese? A pizzas flavor? Closest we get is a cheap cheese cup. I think the instant noodle world in the USA should really go and just kick some major butt and try some new things. I mean hey – no risk, no reward, right? Anyways, let’s check out this snack noodle!

GGE Noodle Snack Wheat Crackers Mexican Spicy – Taiwan

#2540: GGE Noodle Snack Wheat Crackers Mexican Spicy - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater -

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, open bag. Insert hand. Withdraw desired amount of snack noodles. Finally, insert then into your primary facehole and enjoy!

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A few of the pieces.

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Finished (click to enlarge). The noodles can be rather long and I found once or twice that during the initial chewing, they could jut out a little and push into my cheek or the roof of my mouth in an unenjoyable way – kind of a bad mouthfeel. The flavor though is pretty good – like a lightly spicy chilli cheese kind of flavor. They’re not bad. For a snack, I give these 3.25 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4710199109571.

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Wei Lih GGE Ramen Noodle Wheat Crackers Mexican Spice Flavor, 2.82-Ounce (Pack of 15)

A video about Wei Lih and Asian flavors

#1944: Wei Lih GGE Noodle Snack Wheat Crackers Hot Spicy

Here’s one I got at the 99 Ranch down in Pleasanton, California a couple of weeks ago. So the GGE stands for Good Good Eat, as in ‘everybody loves good good eat.’ Yeah, I know – kind of weird. But hey – this is a Taiwanese snack noodle and they can be pretty interesting (see Leisure Meatballs). Anyways, let’s crack this bag open and look inside.

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Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, open bag and enjoy!

Different lengths of noodles. They have the season already in them.

Finished (click to enlarge). The noodles are great – differing lengths – some very long. They have a light crunch and a kind of chili-cheese flavor to them. Arriba! For a snack, these get 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 074410727932.

Wei Lih GGE Wheat Crackers Hot Spicy, 2.82 Oz (Pack of 5)

A Wei Lih TV commercial.

#1889: MAMA Rangers Snack Noodles Sour Cream Flavour

Okay so for this one – images are smaller than they appear! This is a tiny 15 gram package of snack noodles. It was one that I saw on a table of products that were displayed during a big meeting in Thailand for MAMA noodles and their global factories and these were from Myanmar. I’ll tell you right now that as soon as someone invents a transported like they had in Star Trek, I’m buying one that just takes me to grocery stores and markets in foreign countries. It’s funny; when thinking about going to a foreign country, my first thought is what kind of grocery stores they have there and the exotic instant noodle varieties within. Yep – I’m a basket case. Let’s check out this snack noodle from MAMA of Myanmar!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, open bag and enjoy!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added some almonds (picture contains 3 packages of the product as well). The noodles are short and have a pleasing crunch to them – they’re not break your teeth crunchy which is nice. The flavor is very much akin to sour cream and onion potato chip flavoring. 2.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8951011551130.

Lonely Planet Myanmar (Burma) (Travel Guide)

A video about a Burmese restaurant.

#1418: Ottogi Ppushu Ppushu Noodle Snack Grilled Chicken Flavor

Sweet – another noodle snack! I think we’re pretty close to an annual noodle snack top ten list soon – just trying to figure out a good time to release it… Halloween perhaps? Superbowl time? If you have an idea, shoot me a comment below! Anyways, here’s another one of Ottogi’s Ppushu Ppushu line. This is the first one I’ve seen that’s chicken flavored that I can remember from them. Let”s have a look!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, smash the noodles within the bag. Open bag and take out seasoning sachet. Sprinkle sachet contents into bag and re-close. Shake to distribute flavoring powder. Eat!

The noodle block.

Seasoning powder sachet.

A very light powder.

Finished (click image to enlarge). The noodles are a smaller gauge than Korean ramyun, and very light and crunchy. The flavoring is a little mystifying; it doesn’t make me think of chicken. It has a salty element, and an acidic element which is a little strange. Then a slightly bitter chemical flavor I didn’t like. For a snack, I’m giving this one 1.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 645175560050.

Yep – they make commercials for these noodles with KPop stars! here’s one for Ottogi Ppushu Ppushu.

#1346: Oyatsu Baby Star Ramen Round Consomme Mini

Here’s a neat one I got at Fujiya up in Richmond, BC during this year’s birthday trip! This is a snack ramen – basically cooked and dried ramen that’s crunchy and tasty! I really like finding new ones to try as eventually I’m thinking a top ten list of snack ramen noodles will be produced. Anyways, let’s have a look!

Here’s the distributors/import sticker (click image to enlarge). Contains chicken bouillon.

The back of the package (click to enlarge). To prepare, simply open the package and eat!

A long plastic tray holds the individual snack pieces.

An individual bite-sized piece.

Finished (click to enlarge). These little round pieces are just the right size for snacking. The flavor is salty and a little sweet; almost a yakisoba kind of flavor. As far as ramen snacks go, I’ll give it a 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 4902775045308.

Someone made a trip to a Japanese mall – check out the vending machines!

#1278: Ottogi Ppushu Ppushu Noodle Snack Bulgogi Flavor

I did an appearance on a show called Cam Fu & Friends which was recorded at Microsoft on January 7th, 2014. Cam the host and I met because of instant noodles a while back. He did instant noodle reviews on The Noodle Freak for a while and then went on hiatus from it, telling folks to come check out my site, a real honor. So we actually met in person the first time the other day. He really was hoping I’d do a review on the show, and so I had to come up with something to review. Well, this one fit the bill; easily prepared during the taping! Further below, you can watch the video! Let’s check this one out.

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Contains beef. To prepare, get a fist. Punch the package repeatedly. Open and remove sachet and sprinkle into the package. Shake. Eat it dry just like that!

Finished (click image to enlarge). The noodles are nice and crunchy and the seasoning is nice. Kind of sweet but it’s addictive stuff. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 645175560036.

Here’s the show! Click here to see the show from the beginning!

#450 Ottogi Ppushu Ppushu Tteobokki (Hot Rice Cake) Flavor Instant Snack

So you’re hungry, lazy, and you’re 12 years old or in a college dorm. Well, I’m sure most of you know the rest – you smash up a pack of Top Ramen and sprinkle the seasoning pack in, shake it and you’ve got some kind of funky potato chip bizarro-land thing. Well, in Korea they took that concept a step further and have products that are marketed to be enjoyed that way!

As you can see, the little guy has a big mallet. He’s going to smash the package, open it, take out the flavoring packet and add it to the contents and shake.

Yep – a standard noodle seasoning packet! Who’dve thunk it?

So here’s what it looks like with the seasoning on it pre-shake. It kind of melds into the noodles so not going to bother with a shaken up photo. This one was pretty good – a little sweet but definitely has heat. I liked it – 3.25 out of 5.0 stars. Get it here.

#447: Ve Wong Little Prince Brand Snack Noodles Bacon Flavor

So I wasn’t sure what this was at first – I figured by the color that they were shrimp flavored or something. Then I looked below and saw…

Bacon? Oh sweet! Jackpot! Receive bacon! Twenty little five gram baggies of bacon flavor noodle snacks!

Here’s one of the little bags. They’re very small and a quick snack to remind you that you are going to be hungry later and that bacon is tasty.

Bacon tasty noodle snack unveiled. So how did it taste? Freakin’ awesome – like bacon flavored little bits of crunchy noodles! I’m wondering if it would be worth it to try and add them to some boiling water and make bacon ramen with them… I dunno. I will say this though – they’re excellent. 4.75 out of 5.0 stars!

A Little Prince TV commercial.