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Meet The Manufacturer: #3036: TTL Pickled Vegetable Beef With Hua-Diao Liquor Instant Noodle – Taiwan

Meet The Manufacturer: #3036: TTL Pickled Vegetable Beef With Hua-Diao Liquor Instant Noodle - Taiwan

It is with great thanks and a week of interesting flavors that we bid adieu to the last of the varieties from TTL. This is the packaged version of the pickled vegetable beef variety. I really wasn’t sure how all these liquor-infused varieties would go, but they’ve been really quite impressive. Let’s check out this final variety.

TTL Pickled Vegetable Beef With Hua-Diao Liquor Instant Noodle – Taiwan

Meet The Manufacturer: #3036: TTL Pickled Vegetable Beef With Hua-Diao Liquor Instant Noodle - Taiwan

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains beef. To prepare, cook noodles in 500ml boiling water for 3 minutes. Add in all sachets. Finally, stir and enjoy!

Meet The Manufacturer: #3036: TTL Pickled Vegetable Beef With Hua-Diao Liquor Instant Noodle - Taiwan

The noodle block.

Meet The Manufacturer: #3036: TTL Pickled Vegetable Beef With Hua-Diao Liquor Instant Noodle - Taiwan

A dry sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #3036: TTL Pickled Vegetable Beef With Hua-Diao Liquor Instant Noodle - Taiwan

A powder and vegetable mixture.

Meet The Manufacturer: #3036: TTL Pickled Vegetable Beef With Hua-Diao Liquor Instant Noodle - Taiwan

A paste sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #3036: TTL Pickled Vegetable Beef With Hua-Diao Liquor Instant Noodle - Taiwan

Thick and oily.

Meet The Manufacturer: #3036: TTL Pickled Vegetable Beef With Hua-Diao Liquor Instant Noodle - Taiwan

A liquid sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #3036: TTL Pickled Vegetable Beef With Hua-Diao Liquor Instant Noodle - Taiwan

Hua diao liquor.

Meet The Manufacturer: #3036: TTL Pickled Vegetable Beef With Hua-Diao Liquor Instant Noodle - Taiwan

The retort pouch.

Meet The Manufacturer: #3036: TTL Pickled Vegetable Beef With Hua-Diao Liquor Instant Noodle - Taiwan

Large chunks of beef and a sauce.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added soft egg, fried onion and scallion. Noodles were soft and mellow as always with a large quantity. The broth has this elegantly rich character and great beef taste paired with the hua diao liquor. It goes so amazingly well. Pickled vegetable here and there goes well too. Just a wonderful beef variety. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4710199109663.

Meet The Manufacturer: #3036: TTL Pickled Vegetable Beef With Hua-Diao Liquor Instant Noodle - Taiwan

Taiwan TTL Hops Carved Chicken Instant Noodles 3 Bags Packed 台灣花雕雞泡麵3包組

Watch me cook this one up on an episode of Instant Noodle Recipe Time!

Meet The Manufacturer: #3035: TTL Spring Chicken With Hua-Diao Liquor Instant Noodle – Taiwan

Meet The Manufacturer: #3035: TTL Spring Chicken With Hua-Diao Liquor Instant Noodle - Taiwan

Well, here we are again. I goit one of these bowls a long time ago and guess what happened? I opened the retort pouch and spilled it all over my leg and on the floor! Was crushed; hard to find this one and I had only one of them. Egad! Luckily, TTL sent all of these for Meet The Manufacturer (thank you again!) and now I can give it another go. I should note I didn’t spill anything this time – let’s give it a go!

TTL Spring Chicken With Hua-Diao Liquor Instant Noodle – Taiwan

Meet The Manufacturer: #3035: TTL Spring Chicken With Hua-Diao Liquor Instant Noodle - Taiwan

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

Meet The Manufacturer: #3035: TTL Spring Chicken With Hua-Diao Liquor Instant Noodle - Taiwan

The noodle block.

Meet The Manufacturer: #3035: TTL Spring Chicken With Hua-Diao Liquor Instant Noodle - Taiwan

A dry base sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #3035: TTL Spring Chicken With Hua-Diao Liquor Instant Noodle - Taiwan

Powder and vegetable bits.

Meet The Manufacturer: #3035: TTL Spring Chicken With Hua-Diao Liquor Instant Noodle - Taiwan

A liquid sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #3035: TTL Spring Chicken With Hua-Diao Liquor Instant Noodle - Taiwan

An oily paste.

Meet The Manufacturer: #3035: TTL Spring Chicken With Hua-Diao Liquor Instant Noodle - Taiwan

A liquid sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #3035: TTL Spring Chicken With Hua-Diao Liquor Instant Noodle - Taiwan

The hua diao cooking wine.

Meet The Manufacturer: #3035: TTL Spring Chicken With Hua-Diao Liquor Instant Noodle - Taiwan

A big retort pouch.

Meet The Manufacturer: #3035: TTL Spring Chicken With Hua-Diao Liquor Instant Noodle - Taiwan

Chunks of chicken and liquid.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added scallions and fried onion. The noodles came out nicely – soft tooth and plentiful quantity. I really like how they work with the broth which is rich and full – augmented with such niceties and good chicken meat and wolfberries. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 4710199104507.

Meet The Manufacturer: #3035: TTL Spring Chicken With Hua-Diao Liquor Instant Noodle - Taiwan

Taiwan TTL Hops Carved Chicken Instant Noodles 3 Bags Packed 台灣花雕雞泡麵3包組

Watch me cook this one on an episode of Instant Noodle Recipe Time!

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: TTL Spring Chicken With Hua-Diao Liquor Instant Noodle – Taiwan

Meet The Manufacturer: #3032: TTL Spring Chicken With Hua-Diao Liquor Instant Noodle - Taiwan

I thought I ought to start at the beginning. I’m pretty sure this and the rice wine spring chicken varieties are the first that TTL shared with the world and it just made sense to go with those to begin Meet The Manufacturer. Here’s a little about Shaoxing wine, featured in this variety from Wikipedia –

Shaoxing wine (Shaohing, Shaoshing) is one of the most famous varieties of huangjiu, or traditional Chinese wines, fermented from rice. It originates from the region of Shaoxing, in the Zhejiang province of eastern China. It is widely used as both a beverage and a cooking wine in Chinese cuisine. It is internationally well known and renowned throughout mainland China, as well as in Taiwan and Southeast Asia.[1]

Let’s give this one a try!

TTL Spring Chicken With Hua-Diao Liquor Instant Noodle – Taiwan

Meet The Manufacturer: #3032: TTL Spring Chicken With Hua-Diao Liquor Instant Noodle - Taiwan

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains chicken. To prepare, add noodles to 500ml boiling water for 3 minutes. Add in all sachets. Finally, stir and enjoy!

Meet The Manufacturer: #3032: TTL Spring Chicken With Hua-Diao Liquor Instant Noodle - Taiwan

The noodle block.

Meet The Manufacturer: #3032: TTL Spring Chicken With Hua-Diao Liquor Instant Noodle - Taiwan

A dry base sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #3032: TTL Spring Chicken With Hua-Diao Liquor Instant Noodle - Taiwan

Powder with bits and pieces.

Meet The Manufacturer: #3032: TTL Spring Chicken With Hua-Diao Liquor Instant Noodle - Taiwan

A paste sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #3032: TTL Spring Chicken With Hua-Diao Liquor Instant Noodle - Taiwan

Thick and oily.

Meet The Manufacturer: #3032: TTL Spring Chicken With Hua-Diao Liquor Instant Noodle - Taiwan

The Shaoxing wine sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #3032: TTL Spring Chicken With Hua-Diao Liquor Instant Noodle - Taiwan

Definitely alcoholic!

Meet The Manufacturer: #3032: TTL Spring Chicken With Hua-Diao Liquor Instant Noodle - Taiwan

A retort pouch.

Meet The Manufacturer: #3032: TTL Spring Chicken With Hua-Diao Liquor Instant Noodle - Taiwan

Large pieces of chicken and liquid.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added scallion. The noodles were a standard instant and had a soft tooth. Broth was very rich – the chicken flavor and chicken combined with the wine really gave is a different complexity. It was really quite good. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 4710199108963.

Meet The Manufacturer: #3032: TTL Spring Chicken With Hua-Diao Liquor Instant Noodle - Taiwan

Taiwan TTL Hops Carved Chicken Instant Noodles 3 Bags Packed 台灣花雕雞泡麵3包組

Watch me cook this one on an episode of Instant Noodle Recipe Time!

Meet The Manufacturer: #3032: TTL Hua-Diao Dongpo Braised Pork Instant Noodle – Taiwan

Meet The Manufacturer: #3034: TTL Hua-Diao Dongpo Braised Pork Instant Noodle - Taiwan

Today we have something special. I’ve been curious about Dongpo’s Pork for a while and this looks like it’d be a good one. Here’s what Wikipedia has to say about it –

Dongpo pork (traditional Chinese東坡肉simplified Chinese东坡肉pinyindōngpōròu) is a Hangzhou dish[1] which is made by pan-frying and then red cooking pork belly. The pork is cut thick, about 2 inches square, and should consist equally of fat and lean meat. The skin is left on. The mouthfeel is oily but not greasy and the dish is fragrant with wine. The dish is named after the famed Song Dynasty poet and gastronome Su Dongpo.[2]

Legend has it that during Su Dongpo‘s life of poverty during his banishment to Hangzhou, he improved on the traditional process. He first braised the pork, added huangjiu (yellow wine) to make red-braised pork, then slowly stewed it on low heat. In their scholarly work Chinese Gastronomy, Lin Hsiang Ju and Lin Tsuifeng give the recipe “The Fragrance of Pork: Tungpo Pork,” and remark that the “square of fat is named after Su Tungpo, the poet, for unknown reasons. Perhaps it is just because he would have liked it.”[3]

Dongpo Pork experienced three phases of popularity, from first appearance to mainstream appreciation. The history of the dish is said to parallel the experiences of Su Dongpo: from Xuzhou, a northern city of Jiangsu province, where Dongpo pork first appeared under the name of Huizeng pork; to Huangzhou, today Huanggang of Hubei province, where Su Dongpo finalized the method and recipe; and finally to Hangzhou, where Dongpo pork was officially named and became widely known across China.

Okay, anything that begins with ‘legend has it’ makes it immediately taste better. I mean come on – that’s instant fascination. Let’s check it out!

TTL Hua-Diao Dongpo Braised Pork Instant Noodle – Taiwan

Meet The Manufacturer: #3034: TTL Hua-Diao Dongpo Braised Pork Instant Noodle - Taiwan

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains pork. To prepare, Cook noodles in 500ml boiling water for 3 minutes. Add in all sachets. Finally, stir and enjoy!

Meet The Manufacturer: #3034: TTL Hua-Diao Dongpo Braised Pork Instant Noodle - Taiwan

The noodle block.

Meet The Manufacturer: #3034: TTL Hua-Diao Dongpo Braised Pork Instant Noodle - Taiwan

A dry sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #3034: TTL Hua-Diao Dongpo Braised Pork Instant Noodle - Taiwan

Powder and herbs.

Meet The Manufacturer: #3034: TTL Hua-Diao Dongpo Braised Pork Instant Noodle - Taiwan

A paste sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #3034: TTL Hua-Diao Dongpo Braised Pork Instant Noodle - Taiwan

Oily with a strong onion scent.

Meet The Manufacturer: #3034: TTL Hua-Diao Dongpo Braised Pork Instant Noodle - Taiwan

A liquid sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #3034: TTL Hua-Diao Dongpo Braised Pork Instant Noodle - Taiwan

The hua-diao wine.

Meet The Manufacturer: #3034: TTL Hua-Diao Dongpo Braised Pork Instant Noodle - Taiwan

The retort pouch.

Meet The Manufacturer: #3034: TTL Hua-Diao Dongpo Braised Pork Instant Noodle - Taiwan

Stewed pork and sauce.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added scallion and a little fried onion. Noodles as usual have a soft character to them. The broth was a salty pork driven one which worked well with the noodle and with the Hua Diao wine. Included braised pork was of excellent quality and very flavorful. 4.75 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 4710110232678.

Meet The Manufacturer: #3034: TTL Hua-Diao Dongpo Braised Pork Instant Noodle - Taiwan

Taiwan TTL Hops Carved Chicken Instant Noodles 3 Bags Packed 台灣花雕雞泡麵3包組

Watch me cook on Instant Noodle Recipe time!