Here’s the second variety I was sent by the folks at Oni Hot Pot of Taiwan – thanks again! The first variety was a spicy one – this sounds a little more on the seafood kick. Let’s have a look, shall we?
Here’s the back of the 4 pack packaging (click to enlarge). Unsure whether it contains meat. To prepare, add the noodle block to 400ml boiling water and cook for 5 minutes. Drain. Add in contents of all sachets. Stir and enjoy!
One of the 4 packs.
The noodle block.
The first of two liquid sachets.
The XO sauce flavor.
The second liquid sachet.
Smells like soy sauce.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added shrimp, carved squid and spring onion. The noodles are wide with a fancy scalloped edge. The flavor adorns them well – a spicy XO sauce with a good oiliness. Very good. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars.
Okay so it’s been a while since I’ve gotten anything that’s supposed to be really spicy. Well, This one claims to have ghost pepper in it – that’s the Bhut Jolokia, a pepper that’ll rip your head off and then kick it down the road. This one hails from Oni Hot Pot, a chain of restaurants in Taiwan. Never heard of them before – although I have had Taiwanese hot pot here in the US before. Let’s crack this one open and see what’s inside.
The back of the 4 pack (click to enlarge). Unsure whether it contains meat. To prepare, add the noodle block to 400ml boiling water and cook for 5 minutes. Drain. Add in contents of all sachets. Stir and enjoy!
The noodles – very wide with the ripply edges I like!
The first of three sachets.
Definitely soy sauce.
The second, what looks like an oil sachet.
Definitely has a spicy aroma.
A larger sachet than the others.
Soybean paste perhaps?
Finished (click to enlarge). The noodles are broad and flat with a nice chewiness. I also like the kind of scalloped edge on the noodles; very chic. The flavor is a serious smack of Ghost pepper; it’s about 20 minutes since I had a couple bites and it’s still burning my lips and tongue pretty good. What’s neat is that it tastes good as well, something many that are extremely hot don’t offer; sesame and soy sauce notes come through despite the fiery Ghost pepper blaze. Serious stuff and not for the weak hearted! 4.5 out of 5.0 stars.