Here’s one we found at China World in Richmond, BC. The name definitely didn’t translate all that great. I think acid probably will be closer to something like tangy. I mean, acid and beef? Perhaps it could be referring to a process of cooking beef that uses something acidic? Either way I’m fascinated. Let’s see what happens when we open it and cook it!
Chencun The Flavours Of Yunnan China Acid & Peppery Beef – China
Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add boiling water to fill line and sachet contents as well. Cover for 5~8 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!
Finished (click to enlarge). Added boiled beef, coriander, and Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts. Broth has a nice kind of spicy and tangy taste to it. The rice noodle is a little on the meh side though – it just doesn’t shake hands with the broth as much as I would have liked to be honest. 2.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 6911754102596.
To start things off, we have tachia noodles. It sounds like Tachung county is where a city called Tachia is, so I’m guessing this is a local version. Anyways, let’s check ’em out!
Back of the package (click image to enlarge).
The noodle block. This is really interesting as it is like the noodles are short and woven in a lattice; the whole thing can flex a little.
The peppery sauce.
Has a peppery and slightly acidic scent.
Finished (click image to enlarge). Added beef and Vidalia sweet sauteed with some soy sauce. The noodles are nice – flat and a little broad with great texture and chew. The flavoring is that of a very strong black pepper – to the point of being hot and spicy. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.
So today I opted for something different from Nissin – Top Ramen Picante Beef. Kind of funny; why don’t they make a teriyaki beef or a stir fry flavor over here? Anyways, here we go…
A single packet of flavor – rather non descript too.
Dark and slightly chunky powder.
Click image to enlarge. Added one hard boiled egg (sliced) and some kizami shoga (pickled ginger). The noodles are your standard Top Ramen noodles. Tasty, industrial strength and relaxingly expected. The flavor was a little spicy actually and I enjoyed that. 3.0 out of 5.0 stars. Get it here. UPC bar code 070662010129.
For those keen on regurgitation, here’s some soup.