Found this one at New India Bazar while in Pleasanton, California this summer. Probably the biggest Indian grocery I’ve been in which was pretty cool. I spent a little time searching for mazedaar but really didn’t find anything, so if you know what makes this ‘mazdaar masala,’ let me know – that would be great. Anyways, let’s check out this mazedaar masala!
Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, peel lid back halfway and add boiling water to fill line. Cover and steep for 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!
Loose bits of vegetable and seasoning from the cup.
Finished (click to enlarge). The noodles were decently hydrated and had a light chew. The flavor was a nice masala with a kind of funky back to it I wasn’t altogether appreciative of. Not a huge amount of broth here although the included garnish was rampant throughout. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8901014004737.
Here’s another one I got down in Pleasanton, California a month or so ago. GGE is an abbreviation for Good Good Eat, as in ‘everybody loves good good eat.’ Kind of strange but we are talking about Taiwanese snack noodles here (see Leisure Meatballs). Anyways, let’s rip this bag open and check this snack out.
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!
These appear to be scored strips of noodle dough that have been fried.
Finished (click to enlarge). The noodle strips have a nice crunch – not hard as a rock or light as a feather, but somewhere in the middle range, maybe a little closer to the harder end of the stick. They have a nice texture and a good soy sauce flavor. For a snack, these get 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 074410705862.
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.
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.
Here we have some noodles from Vietnam. I got these during the trip to California in Pleasanton. I’m figuring these won’t be too bad – in my time as a noodle reviewer, I must say that chicken flavor is pretty hard to screw up. So let’s see what we have here!
Powdered seasoning on the left, oil on the right. I figure it’s a very large sachet of sesame oil from the color and the fact that its sesame chicken flavor….
My thoughts on the oil were correct – sesame oil for sure. What I didn’t expect was the aroma of ginger from the chicken seasoning packet – that was very nice to experience for sure!
Added one fried egg. The noodles weren’t too bad but a little on the mushy side. The broth was great – a kind of chicken ginger sesame amalgam that was very enjoyable and the ebb was welcomed by all. Excellent! 3.75 out of 5.0 stars!