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#1288: Sau Tao QQ Scallop Seafood Flavoured Vermicelli

I thought why not have something a little different today. This cup’s been around the bottom of the hamper for a while… So, what does QQ mean? Pretty much really thin noodle. Let’s check it out!

The import sticker (click image to enlarge). Contains shrimp.

The side panel (click image to enlarge). I darkened/desaturated the color to make it easier to read. To prepare, empty all the sachets into the cup. Add boiling water to line and re-cover for 3-4 minutes. Stir and enjoy.

Detail of the lid (click image to enlarge).

A small included fork!

A nest of bean vermicelli.

Dry soup base sachet.

Quite a bit of powder.

The liquid base sachet.

A thick paste.

Solid ingredient sachet.

Vegetables and some shrimp.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added leek, fishballs with crab egg, shrimp, kamaboko and narutomaki. The vermicelli is your standard fare – very thin and needing a few snips before the eating with some kitchen scissors. The broth is pretty good. It has a nice seafood flavor and is reasonably hearty. The vegetable and shrimp bits were really excellent – some of the best shrimp I’ve had in a long time. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 087303862436.

A documentary from 1997 about Hong Kong. Six residents tell their stories about living in the city. This precedes the handing back of Hong Kong to China.

Meet The Manufacturer: #1094: Amianda Noodle Thin Noodles – Sesame Oil

Thin noodles! Let’s have a look.

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

They’re not kidding – these are really thin and wispy.

The sauce packet.

Has a soy scent.

The sesame oil packet.

Has a sesame oil scent.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added sauteed beef, Vidalia sweet onion, red bell pepper and minced garlic with a little Worcestershire sauce. The noodles are great – fluffy and soft with a comfort food texture. The flavor is really mystical; it’s got the sesame oil there, but then there’s this flavor hovering around – like cinnamon or pumpkin spice – not sure what it is but it’s really great! 4.25 out of 5.0 stars.

In Taiwan, they have these ‘Night Markets’ – tons of different sellers of absolutely everything from merchandise to food. This is the Fong Jia Night market.

#1055: Meet The Manufacturer: A-Sha Dry Noodle QQ Thin Noodle – BBQ Sauce

Today we’ve got the thinnest noodles I think I’ve seen in a pack. I was curious about the whole QQ thing so I looked it up and found this on Quora:

It’s a phrase mostly encountered in Taiwan that means “toothsome,” or “chewy.” It is similar to the Italian phrase, al dente. QQ is generally considered a desirable quality in Taiwanese cuisine, as it contributes to mouth feel.

It says on the back that these noodles should only be cooked for one and a half minutes. Interesting – let’s check this out!

The back of the package (click image to enlarge). This one contains fish called bream.

I must say these are the thinnest, wispiest noodles I’ve ever seen that are made from wheat.

The sauce packet.

Has a nice scent – I smell the soy sauce the most.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added a fried egg, red bell pepper, sweet onion, Urashima Sesame & Salt furikake, and beef sauteed with a little garlic salt. These noodles are great! Very light and thin and honesty they seem to be happy. It’s a perfect balance of texture and delicateness. They definitely are wonderful to chew. The BBQ sauce? Well, this isn’t what most would think of when you say BBQ sauce – it’s not the 99 cents a bottle stuff at the local grocery store. Instead, it’s a very enjoyable and tasty flavor with nice depth. Soy sauce, garlic, a slight spiciness and other flavors are represented in a wonderful flavor that doesn’t have the usual American ‘slather’ BBQ sauce feel. This is excellent. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  UPC bar code 4715635850666.

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A National Geographic Mega Cities special about Taipei.