Here’s one I got at Jason’s Market at the bottom of the Taipei 101 in Taiwan. I’d been very curious about this line as I’ve seen them before; hard to miss with the angry bear on the front! I’m very curious about how ripe and dry correlate with instant ramen. Lately when I use the term ripe, it’s referring to needing to change a diaper as in ‘ooof Miles – you’re ripe!’ Dry as far as flavor I usually think of when it comes to wine. I’m hoping this doesn’t smell like loaded diapers or taste like wine – I’m guessing it won’t. Let’s give it a go!
Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Unsure whether it contains meat but guessing there’s a good chance it does. To prepare, add the noodle block to 600ml boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Stir and enjoy!
The noodle block.
The liquid base sachet.
The oily concentrated base.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, spring onion, baked chicken, hard boiled egg and nanami togarashi. The noodles had a strong backbone and chew with a little crumble; they were good. The broth had a kind of bitter saltiness which went from ‘I like it’ to ‘I dunno’ back and forth again and again. I leaned towards the latter. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4976651082367.
Thought a neat one to start with would be this. It’s kind of like a twist on yakisoba and spaghetti and sounded really neat. Let’s have a look!
Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Not sure if meat is present. To prepare, sautee some meat and veggies about halfway and set aside. Add a spoonful of water to a skillet and heat. Drop in the noodles and cook a little and then drop in the dry sachet content. Mix thoroughly and then add in your meat and veggies. Cook until done. Enjoy!
The fresh noodle pouch.
The flavoring sachet.
Has a nice tomato scent.
Finished (click image to enlarge). Added thin sliced pork and sweet onion. The noodles have a nice thick gauge and very nice chewiness. They have a good, fresh character. The flavor is that of tomato with a very nice sweetness and herbed notes. The flavor isn’t overwhelming, nor leaving me wanting for more of it – just right! 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 4901959100307.