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#3006: Uni-President Guizhou Spicy Soybean Paste Flavor – China

#3006: Uni-President Guizhou Spicy Soybean Paste Flavor - China

First off, thanks to Kyle K. for help with translating this one! I found this up in Canada at FoodyWorld – a huge Asian supermarket which is a must see for anyone doing the tour of Asian grocery stores up in Richmond – lots of fun and much to see. These were on sale and looked neat so I went and got all the varieties. Let’s give this one a try!

Uni-President Guizhou Spicy Soybean Paste Flavor – China

#3006: Uni-President Guizhou Spicy Soybean Paste Flavor - China

The distributor/import sticker (click to enlarge).

#3006: Uni-President Guizhou Spicy Soybean Paste Flavor - China

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add dry sachet and boiling water to fill line. Drain. Add sauce sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3006: Uni-President Guizhou Spicy Soybean Paste Flavor - China

An included fork!

#3006: Uni-President Guizhou Spicy Soybean Paste Flavor - China

The noodle block.

#3006: Uni-President Guizhou Spicy Soybean Paste Flavor - China

A liquid base sachet.

#3006: Uni-President Guizhou Spicy Soybean Paste Flavor - China

Chunky stuff.

#3006: Uni-President Guizhou Spicy Soybean Paste Flavor - China

A dry sachet.

#3006: Uni-President Guizhou Spicy Soybean Paste Flavor - China

Looks like a neat mixture of vegetables.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, Chinese sausage, fried onion and scallions. The noodles came out well – good chew and firm backbone. The flavor was definitely a fermented soybean hit – slightly acidic and with a nice bit of heat. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 6925303771980.

#3006: Uni-President Guizhou Spicy Soybean Paste Flavor - China

unif bowl instant noodles – artificial beef with sauerkrant flavor (pack of 12)

Watch me cook this one up!

Meet The Manufacturer: #2739: Meimen Noodles With Soy Bean Paste

Vegan Meet The Manufacturer: #2739: Meimen Noodles With Soy Bean Paste Taiwan Vegan

Here’s another one – the second of three varieties from Meimen of Taiwan for this Meet The Manufacturer series. As mentioned previously, all of these are Vegan-friendly. I should also mention – I really like the artwork on these! Let’s take a look at this soy bean paste variety.

Meimen Noodles With Soy Bean Paste – Taiwan

Vegan Meet The Manufacturer: #2739: Meimen Noodles With Soy Bean Paste Taiwan Vegan

Detail of the outer package (click to enlarge). Note: This is a four pack. States that it is Vegan-friendly on the packaging. To prepare, add noodles and sachet contents to a bowl and add 500ml boiling water. Cover for 6~7 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

Vegan Meet The Manufacturer: #2739: Meimen Noodles With Soy Bean Paste Taiwan Vegan

One of the four individual packages.

Vegan Meet The Manufacturer: #2739: Meimen Noodles With Soy Bean Paste Taiwan Vegan

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

Vegan Meet The Manufacturer: #2739: Meimen Noodles With Soy Bean Paste Taiwan Vegan

The noodle block.

Vegan Meet The Manufacturer: #2739: Meimen Noodles With Soy Bean Paste Taiwan Vegan

The liquid base sachet.

Vegan Meet The Manufacturer: #2739: Meimen Noodles With Soy Bean Paste Taiwan Vegan

Soy bean paste.

Vegan Meet The Manufacturer: #2739: Meimen Noodles With Soy Bean Paste Taiwan Vegan

The dry vegetable sachet.

Vegan Meet The Manufacturer: #2739: Meimen Noodles With Soy Bean Paste Taiwan Vegan

Vegetables and tofu.

Finished (click to enlarge). The noodles are very good – excellent gauge and chewiness for sure. The broth left me wanting more; I did get the soy bean paste flavor, just wish it would have been stronger. The included vegetable and tofu were excellent. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4712931430004.

Vegan Meet The Manufacturer: #2739: Meimen Noodles With Soy Bean Paste Taiwan Vegan

Living Vegan For Dummies

About traveling in northeast Taiwan

#2249: Love Cook Sun Dried Noodle – Fruity Soy Bean Paste

A few months back I did a Meet The Manufacturer with Love Cook. Well, they’ve come out witha new flavor and sent me some to try! Let’s check it out!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Unsure whether it contains meat or not. To prepare, add noodles to a pot of boiling water and cook for 5 minutes. Drain. Add in contents of sachet. Stir and enjoy!

One of the 4 included servings.

The noodle block.

A liquid sachet.

A thick orange liquid.

Finished (click to enlarge). The noodles have a very nice texture and great chewiness to them – great stuff! The flavor is interesting; a little spicy and a little bit of a kind of sweet and tangy hit to it. Lots of little bits in there as well. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4713327177688.

The Food of Taiwan: Recipes from the Beautiful Island


A short video of Guanmiao District in Tainan.

Penang Curry Samples From Nyor Nyar!

A package from Malaysia! Let’s look within!

Hmmm what do we have here?

Penang White Cuury in regular and vegetarian! Seems like for a while I was reviewing so much white curry… Really excited to try some again!!

Pastes for curry mee and prawn mee.

Laksa paste!

Sweet! Autographed poster!

An autographed poster for the wall of fame (click to enlarge)! Thanks to Francis for sending everything – I’ll be trying them out soon!

 

#1629: Hao Way Penang Laksa Instant Bowl Noodles

Hao Way has made corresponding bowl version of their whole line of products. I reviewed the Laksa pack version a while back and now it’s time for the Laksa bowl! Let’s check it out!

 Detail of the side panels (click image to enlarge). Contains fish. To prepare, add in contents of paste sachet and then boiling water to fill line and cover for 3 minutes. Stir well and enjoy!

 Detail of the lid (click image to enlarge).

An included fork!

The noodle block.

The paste sachet.

Definitely can smell the fish component in the paste.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added sliced squid, coriander, white onion, mung bean sprout and fish ball. The noodles are thick and flat and quite chewy. This is a real departure from their pack noodles. The broth is definitely full of grilled fish flavor, tartness and some spiciness as well. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9555730401005.

Penang as the World Heritage City: From Tourists’ Place Experience Perspectives – (from Amazon) – This book explores the dimensions of Cultural Traits and Heritage tourism in Penang. Penang is attractive to tourists because of its uniqueness, heritage and it is a cultural city with multi- racial ethnic population. Lack of knowledge and experience, combined with different interest may cause the tourism industry collapse. Cultural Traits and Heritage tourism is discussed as Penang’s opportunity to create tourism platform where resources and market would be kept and at the same time, competition with other World Heritage Cities will be created. Cultural Traits and Heritage recently has become an important topic and concept to tourism development especially in Penang since Penang was awarded as the World Heritage City by UNSECO in July 2008. Hence, in this research, it proposes the links of self representation to current desired outcomes of Penang’s distinctiveness and sustainability of Penang UNESCO award. At the same time, the model also tests how these outcomes influence the destination ability to meet tourists’ expectations and how Penang should act in competing in the global heritage tourism industry.

A Hao Way advertisement for their Penang White Curry.

#1557: Hao Way Penang Laksa

I got some samples the other day to try! This is Hao Way’s new Penang Laksa. They’re very excited about it, purporting it to the the very first instant Penang Laksa whose paste contains grilled fish in the mixture. Sounds pretty good to me! Let’s give it a try.

 Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Contains fish. To prepare, Add noodles to 350ml boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Add in paste sachet contents and stir. Enjoy!

The noodle block.

The paste sachet.

 

The paste has a strong fish scent.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added tuna, white onion, cucumber and tomato. The noodles were good – nice gauge and chew. The broth was alright. It definitely had a strong fish taste which wasn’t entirely to my liking, however the richness of the broth’s other flavors were quite nice. I think this was a case of I just am not a big fan of this kind of fish flavor. I think many would enjoy it, however. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9555730400039.

Penang Heritage Food: Yesterday’s Recipes for Today’s Cook – (from Amazon) – Penang is one of the food capitals of Malaysia. However, over time, many Penang heritage dishes have been modified so much that what is served today is just a pale image of the original. The tastes of home-cooked dishes have not been faithfully reproduced from one generation to the next. Similarly, street- food and restaurant recipes have not been faithfully passed from a retiring chef to his successor. This book preserves the Penang heritage food from days of yore, covering home- cooked food, street food and restaurant dishes. Meticulously researched, every recipe is prefaced with heritage information and, together, they trace Penang heritage food to its Thai, Hokkien, Hainanese, Indian and Malay roots. Penang Heritage Food won a national award for best culinary history in the World Gourmand World Cookbook Awards.

Hao Way also makes a Penang White Curry noodle, and here is an advertisement for that product.

Meet The Manufacturer: #1452: Nissin Premium Instant Noodles Spicy Beef Flavour

Looks like we’ve got some hot weather coming to the northwest this week. One weather report is saying it will get into the 90’s which is pretty darn hot for these parts. My wife and I were talking about it the other day and she mentioned that the last time we had a summer with such hot temperatures, the winter was equally as extreme – got lots of snow! I hope that it turns out the same way this year because I really like snow quite a bit. Granted, there are quite a few challenges getting around being legally blind, but it’s neat stuff all the same.

Another challenge has to do with these two. They are pretty low to the ground, so taking them out to do their business in a foot of snow is a little difficult although quite comical. Anyways, I thought some spicy beef sounded quite nice today before the onslaught of hot weather. Let’s have a look!

Here’s detail of the side panels (click image to enlarge). Contains beef. To prepare, add the dry seasoning and garnish sachets into the bowl and add boiling water to the line. Steep for four minutes. Finally, add in the paste sachet content and stir. Enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click image to enlarge).

The noodle block.

A dry seasoning powder sachet.

Has a spicy scent.

The paste sachet.

Has a nice beef scent.

The garnish sachet.

A nice little mixture of veggies.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added coriander, sliced green onion and some sweet onion, beef and bell pepper sauteed with soy sauce and BonCabe Level 15 chilli seasoning. The noodles were pretty good – a decent quality and quantity; they’re wider gauge than I would have expected too. The broth is great – with a fine beef flavor and a heat that doesn’t overwhelm. The pastes in these give the bowl a lot of authenticity. Supplied veggies hydrated nicely. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.EAN bar code 8888279610081.


One of my favorites!

A commercial for Nissin Premium Instant Noodles.

Meet The Manufacturer: #1087: MyKuali Penang White Curry Noodle

2/19/2014 – SPECIAL NOTE: I’ve received many emails and comments from people asking where to purchase these noodles. Here is a list that was posted on MyKuali’s facebook page – check it out!

So as I said at the end of the interview, this will be a ‘split’ Meet The Manufacturer. As soon as it’s ready, MyKuali will be sending their new Tom Yum noodle to review. But today, we have Penang white curry! So most people know about curry, but what about Penang? Wikipedia had this to say on their food:

Penang, long known as the food capital of Malaysia, is renowned for its good and varied food.[136][137][138][139] Penang was recognised as having the Best Street Food in Asia by Time magazine in 2004, citing that “nowhere else can such great tasting food be so cheap”.[140] Penang’s cuisine reflects the Chinese, Nyonya, Malay and Indian ethnic mix of Malaysia, but also shows some influence of Thailand. Its especially famous “hawker food”, many served al fresco, strongly features noodles, spices, and fresh seafood. The best places to savour Penang’s food include Gurney Drive, Pulau Tikus, New Lane, New World Park, Penang Road and Chulia Street, as well as Raja Uda and Chai Leng Park over on the mainland. Penang is also famed for its traditional biscuits such as the tau sar pneah (bean paste biscuit). Aside from that, Penang is also ranked among top ten greatest street food cities in Asia, according to CNN Go.[141]

MyKuali is well known for their special pastes and so let’s see how this translates into the instant noodle world.

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Contains MSG and shrimp paste.

The noodle block.

Seasoning powder packet.

Has a nice scent with shrimp notes.

A large packet of curry paste.

A strong scent of shrimp and other seasonings – looks good!

Something I’ve never seen before – a packet of non dairy creamer!

Very light and fine powder.

Finished – thanks to my Mom & Sister for getting me this new bowl on their trip to Canada (click image to enlarge)! Added shrimp, Vidalia sweet onion, green onion and broccoli. The noodles are a little wider than your typical instant and have a very nice chew to them and are top notch. The broth is amazing; deep curry flavor. Spicy too – really spicy! This broth is so rich and fill; it’s a curry lover’s dream. I’m very pleased with this one – 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 955655005197.

MyKuali Penang White Curry Noodle (8 Packs)

Here’s a look at street vendors in Penang, Malaysia. Looks really good!

Meet The Manufacturer: Interview With MyKuali

 

Interview * Samples From MyKuali * MyKuali Penang White Curry Noodle

Welcome to yet another Meet The Manufacturer! This time, the brand is MyKuali which is a part of Sky Thomas Food in Malaysia! I conducted an email interview with Annie Tang of MyKuali – here it is.

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

MYKUALI> MyKuali is a house brand of Sky Thomas Food Industries Sdn Bhd (Sky Resources Group Companies).
Sky Thomas Food Industries Sdn Bhd was formed to diversify the business into the consumer food and beverages industry.
MyKuali may not have a long history as a brand name, but the taste and quality has been proven by the positive feedback from the market. Until today MyKuali has not done any media advertisements such as newspaper and TV. Our marketing started with facebook (facebook.com/mykuali) and free sampling and demo road shows, believing it is important to reach out to our consumers with confidence in the taste and quality of our products.  All recipes are developed in-house and tested rigorously with high expectations.

MyKuali was started with the main objective to share the food and cuisines of Penang. With today’s technology and infrastructure, it has made it possible for packaged food of a country to travel to another country at ease.

TRR> What was the first product you made?

MYKUALI> Our first product in the Instant Noodle category is MyKuali Penang White Curry Instant Noodle. Penang White Curry Noodles is one of the most popular hawker food in Penang and it is available almost anywhere in Penang.
We launched it just in time to bring it to Hofex 2013, Hong Kong. The response for this product was overwhelming. We should be able to see MyKuali Penang White Curry Noodle selling everywhere in Hong Kong by August 2013.

TRR> Your company is located in Malaysia – can you tell us a bit about your country?

MYKUALI> Malaysia is a multi racial and multi cultural country. The population consists mainly of Malays, Chinese and Indians and many other ethnic groups. All of us as Malaysians enjoy each other’s food and cuisines. We are so used to the mixture of different cultures and food preferences that there is a cuisine. Therefore, there is a term called “Baba-Nyonya”. To put it simply, it means the intermarriage of two races and when we say “Nyonya dishes”, it normally means traditional dishes that have a combination of cuisines from different races.

Penang, being a small Island in Malaysia, is also known as “Food Paradise” internationally. Penang is rich in culture and famous for its hawker food.
To share more, quoted as below:
Quoted from Australian restaurant critic and food writer Pat Nourse, “Penang establishes the benchmarks and resets your perspective on just how good hawker food can be. You’ve got the choice of the familiar, which will be presented to you with new clarity, and plenty of stuff you won’t see anywhere else”.
Lina Goldberg, (an American writer, who is a street food enthusiast, based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia) claim Penang in her list of “Asia’s 10 greatest street food cities”, and she described Penang as “one of the world’s top dining destinations”.
Source: http://www.nst.com.my/streets/northern/penang-food-culture-get-the-thumbs-up-1.69475
To share more about Malaysia as a whole, I abstracted an article from www.tourism.gov.my:

To know Malaysia is to love Malaysia – a bubbling, bustling melting-pot of races and religions where Malays, Indians, Chinese and many other ethnic groups live together in peace and harmony. Our multiculturalism has made Malaysia a gastronomical paradise and home to hundreds of colourful festivals. It’s no wonder that we love celebrating and socialising. As a people, Malaysians are very relaxed, warm and friendly.

Geographically, Malaysia is almost as diverse as its culture. 11 states and 2 federal territories (Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya) form Peninsular Malaysia which is separated by the South China Sea from East Malaysia which includes the 2 states (Sabah and Sarawak on the island of Borneo) and a third federal territory, the island of Labuan.

One of Malaysia’s key attractions is its extreme contrasts which further add to this theme of ‘diversity’. Towering skyscrapers look down upon wooden houses built on stilts while five-star hotels sit just metres away from ancient reefs.

Rugged mountains reach dramatically for the sky while their rainforest-clad slopes sweep down to floodplains teeming with forest life. Cool highland hideaways roll down to warm, sandy beaches and rich, humid mangroves.

TRR> Why did you choose the name MyKuali and what does it mean?

MYKUALI> “My” represents Malaysia and “Kuali” is a Malay word means “wok”. We choose MyKuali as brand name because our products relate to cooking and food.

With MyKuali products, consumers were able to cook sophisticated dishes and meals with really simple steps. It can even be cooked by people without cooking knowledge. All these were made possible because we have done all the sophisticated process in our R & D and manufacturing process. With mass production, we were able to deliver our products to consumers with reasonable price.

TRR> In what countries are your products available?

MYKUALI> Our products are only in Malaysia now; however, it will be widely available in Hong Kong by August 2013. The Indonesian market is in the midst of negotiation and we are targeting to export to Singapore, Thailand and China in the near future.

TRR> Your company is best known for its cooking pastes. Can you tell us a little about them?

MYKUALI> MyKuali cooking pastes are centered on using traditional natural ingredients and spices with perfect blend and proportion to achieve taste that captures your taste buds. We have a wide selection of authentic Asian/Penang Instant Cooking Pastes with excellent quality. Each MyKuali flavor has its distinct tastes with different ingredients and spices. MyKuali Instant Cooking Paste’s range of products is not only delicious but easy to prepare without compromising the colour and texture of the dishes. We currently have 8 flavors of cooking pastes which are mainly Penang and Thai Flavors.

Our product quality of taste and ease of preparation has been proven by “The Competition For Traditional Malaysian Ready-To-Cook Paste” organized by Matrade Malaysia Kitchen because our Curry Kapitan Chicken/Meat paste has been selected as one of the 15 finalists in the whole of Malaysia. The competition is still ongoing and we are still waiting for the final results.

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

MYKUALI> Each packet of MyKuali Instant Noodle contain a packet of Natural Ingredient Paste that makes   the soup base authentic and tastes like freshly cooked instead of instant noodles. Curry powder is the most important part of the Natural Ingredient Paste and it contributes to the special aroma of our Penang White Curry Noodle. The Curry Powder is our very own special recipe and it has been tried and tested over five hundred times to derive the formulation and the curry powder itself contains more than 30 types of natural ingredients and spices.
Besides, it has to go through 3-4 hours of cooking; every process and temperature is controlled stringently.

TRR> When people here think of curry, a lot of the time all they know of is curry powder. How is a curry paste different?

MYKUALI> When people here think of curry, they think it’s curry powder.
However, curry paste is a little different from curry powder as it is in liquid paste form which is normally pre-cooked with the right proportions of cooking oil together with other fresh ingredients such as garlic, onion, shallots, lemongrass and etc. Curry paste is more convenient for consumers because it is ready-to-cook.

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?

MYKUALI> Our products are manufactured to taste. As such, our flavor has the right amount of sodium in it. However, you can cook the soup separately and adjust the taste to ones liking thus controlling the amount of sodium.

However, I would like to share some of the health benefits of the ingredients we include in our products.

MyKuali Penang White Curry Noodle:

Turmeric is one of the essential ingredient in the curry paste. It protects your mind from diseases that ravage your memory. Turmeric helps activate a system in the brain tissue that then causes a potent antioxidant called “bilirubin”to be released, which protects the brain almost like a shield.
Curcumin which is part of turmeric has been proven to have anti-tumor, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

MyKuali Thai Tom Yum Noodle:
Lemongrass is one of the main ingredients in Thai Tom Yum and it has many internal and physical health benefits. It contains antioxidants that can prevent cancer. Lemongrass also has properties that detoxify the body. This can make the digestive organs, liver, pancreas, kidneys, and bladder clean and healthy as toxic substances and uric acid is removed. Furthermore, lemongrass effectively reduces blood pressure; stimulate blood circulation and can reduce hypertension.

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

MYKUALI> We currently support the Salvation Army, and hope to contribute to more charities in the future.

TRR> Are there any new products coming soon?

MYKUALI> Definitely, our MyKuali Thai Tom Yum Noodle will be launching in about one month. There will be more Penang Hawker specialty in the streamline and we believe it will surprise the consumers with this new concept of instant noodles.

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

MYKUALI> Typically just following the ingredients from the packaging for an authentic and original bowl of Penang White Curry Noodle is sufficient.

However, if you want something different, I feel that any ingredients that is able to soak up the curry soup base is extra special and tasty because the natural ingredient paste in our curry soup base is made up of more than thirty types of spices and it is definitely a perfect blend for a bowl of authentic curry noodle.
For example, you could add the following additional items:
Dried bean curd in cubes or pieces/sheets, fried or hard boiled eggs, shrimps, fish ball, minced meat (precooked first), shredded bbq chicken, lettuce, long beans, eggplants, and any vegetables of your choice.

TRR> Thank you very much for this opportunity to learn about MyKuali and your products!

Interview * Samples From MyKuali * MyKuali Penang White Curry Noodle

A lot of information to be sure! Thanks again to Annie Tang of MyKuali and Looking forward to trying these products! I should mention that this will be a ‘split’ Meet The Manufacturer – I will be reviewing their new Tom Yum soon!

#983: Meet The Manufacturer – Sun Noodle Tantanmen Spicy Sesame Flavor Ramen (Mild)

Winding down the Sun Noodle Meet The Manufacturer with the next to last review. I must say there have been some really good ones in this bunch! Here’s something I’ve not tried previously – Tantanmen. Tantanmen as described by Wikipedia:

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.

Sesame paste is sometimes added, and sometimes replaces the spicy sauce, usually in the Taiwanese and American Chinese-style of this dish.[1] In this case, Dandanmian is considered as a variation of Ma Jiang Mian (麻醬麵), sesame sauce noodles. In American Chinese cuisine, Dandanmian is often sweeter, less spicy, and less soupy, and peanut butter is sometimes added.

The ingredients and directions (click image to enlarge).


The noodles. You get two of these and two of the seasoning packets.

The liquid seasoning packet.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added kamaboko, green onion, sweet onion, hard boiled egg and Urashima Sesame & Salt furikake. The noodles rock – nice gauge and great feel – almost buttery. The broth has a strong sesame flavor. I also detect a flavor reminiscent of peanut butter and a slight spiciness. This one’s interesting! 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 085315400059.

A look indie Sun Noodle – video here.

#982: Meet The Manufacturer – Sun Noodle Ramen Miso Flavor

Miso is a classic flavor for ramen broths. Miso is a thick paste which is made from fermented soybeans and rice or barley and commonly used in Japanese soups and sauces.

Here is a close-up of the ingredients and directions (click image to enlarge).

The fresh noodle packet. In the pack you get two of these and two of the seasoning packets as well.

The liquid packet.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added sweet onion, green onion, roast pork with a little garlic salt, narutomaki, hard boiled egg and Urashima Sesame & Salt furikake. The noodles are perfectly chewy and plentiful – wow! The broth is great too – nice deep miso flavor. Loving this stuff – 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 085315400028.

Ivan Orkin is considered to be one of the true ‘rock stars of ramen’ and uses Sun Noodle products.

#940: Wai Wai Sour Soup Flavour Instant Noodles

Wai Wai? Because, because! I know, pretty stupid but I like to say it. I thought I’d reviewed this one before but lo and behold it stands unreviewed! This is a Thai variety and should be something interesting I hope. Let’s check it out!

The back of the packaging (click image to enlarge).

A pre-seasoned noodle block. Thin noodles densely interwoven.

Only one packet – containing a thick paste.

Quite a lot of this stuff. Has a slight citrus scent and has a wet, gritty texture.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added stir-fry veggies, thinly sliced ham, sweet onions, Dua Belibis chili sauce and Urashima Sesame & Salt furikake. The noodles are thin and have a nice chew to them – very much a trademark Thai wheat noodle slight crumbliness to them. The broth is very spicy with strong citrus notes. Alone, the broth is very sharp. Reminiscent of a Tom Yum variant but somewhat less. so. I found it refreshing. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 8850100101037 .

A Wai Wai commercial

Wai Wai is popular in Nepal. Here’s a movie from Nepal (yes the whole thing!)