Today we’ve got the last of the four varieties sent by Three Meters Noodles. It’s been a tasty ride! Let’s give this final variety, a sesame paste noodle a try.
Three Meters Noodles Sesame Paste – Taiwan
Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodles to 1000ml boiling water. Boil for 4 minutes and drain. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!
The noodle block.
A liquid base sachet.
A tan colored liquid.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added scallions, fried onion, shichimi togarashi and sesame seeds. The noodle came out very nicely and has a nice gauge and mouthfeel. The flavor… Well, like all the other sesame paste varieties I’ve had, there are pluses and minuses. The plus is that it’s tasty and has a kind of peanut butter flavor and is tasty. The minus is that the noodles are really really dry. I personally like broth free noodles to have at least a little slickness – which these have absolutely none of. Not their fault; that just how the dish is usually served. 3.0 out of 5.0 stars. No barcode.
Last night, we went to a little Taiwanese restaurant nearby and I brought home some leftovers. I got some Hakka style fried tofu, squid and pork belly with vegetables; not covered in sauce but nicely seasoned. I immediately though ‘what noodles night this go well with for Meet The Manufacturer?’ This one sounds like a good bet! Let’s check it out!
Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains pork, oyster and chicken. To prepare, add noodle to 500ml boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Drain. Add in contents of sachet. Stir and enjoy!
The noodle block.
The liquid seasoning sauce sachet.
Has a rich sesame scent.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added leftover from last nights dinner – fried tofu, pork belly and squid with vegetables from a Taiwanese restaurant called Looking For Chai. The noodles came out very well – great gauge and chew to them. They were perfect for the sesame paste flavor – which wasn’t too strong or too weak and coated nicely. This was really good! 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4897878610044.
Today, we start with Forest Noodles’ sweet potato noodles. They’re sun-dried (no sun, no noodles). I think it would be neat to have a sun-dried noodle company here in the Seattle company, but it’s so cloudy around here that it probably wouldn’t work very well! Maybe in the summer months though… anyways, let’s see what we’ve got here!
The back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, boil a pot of water and add some salt. Add in noodle block and cook 5.5 to 6.5 minutes. Drain. Add in sachet contents and two spoonfulls of water. Stir and enjoy!
The sun-dried noodle block.
A liquid sauce sachet.
Has a rich peanut scent.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion and pickled ginger. The noodles smelled like sweet potato as I pulled them from the water! They are very broad and thick with a very nice chew to them and a sweet potato flavor which is light and airy. The sesame flavoring was thick and rich, however it seemed like it could use a little saltiness. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars.
Today, we have the last of the Amianda noodles. I’d like to thank Amianda for doing the interview and sending the great samples! Sesame paste – let’s get to it.
Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge).
The noodle block.
Has a soy scent.
The sesame paste packet.
Has a peanut and sesame scent.
Finished (click image to enlarge). Added a little Urashima Sesame & Salt furikake. The noodles are nice – elastic and a little chewy. The flavor is that of sesame paste with a nice peanut butter after taste. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.
<iframe width=”420″ height=”315″ src=”//www.youtube.com/embed/zhETS4fdU0w” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe>Here’s how to make your own sesame paste!