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#2821: Sichuan Baijia Broad Noodle Sour Soup Fish Flavor

#2821: Sichuan Baijia Broad Noodle Sour Soup Fish Flavor

I picked this one up at the 99 Ranch Market in Edmonds, Washington a few weeks back. I hadn’t seen this Baijia variety before and I thought the graphic on the front  of someone sleeping and dreaming about fancy cars, a home and lots of money was really quite compelling.

Let’s face it. Instant noodles aren’t a rich man’s meal, nor were they designed to be at the outset. They were designed to be a quick and easy to prepare meal for the masses. I find it interesting, however not surprising, to see the truth in the image on the package. How many packets of instant noodles have been enjoyed during long hours studying in colleges and universities? In times of meager means, even in prisons?

Today’s variety is from the Sichuan region of China, known for it’s strong flavors and history. Let’s crack this bag open and give it a try!

Sichuan Baijia Broad Noodle Sour Soup Fish Flavor – China

#2821: Sichuan Baijia Broad Noodle Sour Soup Fish Flavor

Detail of the import/distribution stickers (click to enlarge).

#2821: Sichuan Baijia Broad Noodle Sour Soup Fish Flavor

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add contents to a bowl and add 600ml boiling water. Cover for 6 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2821: Sichuan Baijia Broad Noodle Sour Soup Fish Flavor

The noodle block.

#2821: Sichuan Baijia Broad Noodle Sour Soup Fish Flavor

The dry base sachet.

#2821: Sichuan Baijia Broad Noodle Sour Soup Fish Flavor

Seasoning and vegetables.

#2821: Sichuan Baijia Broad Noodle Sour Soup Fish Flavor

The liquid base sachet.

#2821: Sichuan Baijia Broad Noodle Sour Soup Fish Flavor

Thick and oily.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion, tofu and Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts. The broad noodle is perfect here – hot too chewy and not too thin. The broth is like a torrential downpour of strong taste – Sichuan peppercorn heat and an almost lemony hit to it with a good oiliness. The included vegetables were just right. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 6926410332767.

#2821: Sichuan Baijia Broad Noodle Sour Soup Fish Flavor

Sichuan B a i j i a Instant Sweat Potato Thread/noodle Artificial Pickled Cabbage Fish 2.48 Oz (Pack of 8)

A cooking video for Sichuan Baijia.

Meet The Manufacturer: #1683: Wugudaochang Sour Soup & Minced Meat Flavor Chef’s Grain Naked Oats Noodles

Not a lot of instant noodles come in a box – sometimes tray varieties. This looks to be a very premium variety from Wugudaochang – very fancy! They include one of their Chef’s Grain varieties – there are five of them. Let’s check this one out – looks fascinating!

Here’s the back of the box (click image to enlarge). Not sure if it contains meat. To prepare, add noodles to 600ml boiling water and cook 2 1/2 minutes. Add in contents of large sachet and cook another minute. Enjoy!

In the box are these naked oat instant noodles.

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge).

The noodle block.

A very large sachet contains solid ingredients and soup base.

Finished (click image to enlarge). The noodles have a standard instant gauge. They have just the right backbone to them – good texture and chew. The broth is extremely good – a tart beef flavor with good oiliness to it. The carrot and beef are excellent! Like a gourmet vegetable beef noodle. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 6936986858226.

Chinese History: A New Manual (Harvard-Yenching Institute Monograph Series)

After a little research, I found naked oats are the same as hulless oats. Here’s a little video for you if you have some land and want to grow your own oats!

#940: Wai Wai Sour Soup Flavour Instant Noodles

Wai Wai? Because, because! I know, pretty stupid but I like to say it. I thought I’d reviewed this one before but lo and behold it stands unreviewed! This is a Thai variety and should be something interesting I hope. Let’s check it out!

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

A pre-seasoned noodle block. Thin noodles densely interwoven.

Only one packet – containing a thick paste.

Quite a lot of this stuff. Has a slight citrus scent and has a wet, gritty texture.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added stir-fry veggies, thinly sliced ham, sweet onions, Dua Belibis chili sauce and Urashima Sesame & Salt furikake. The noodles are thin and have a nice chew to them – very much a trademark Thai wheat noodle slight crumbliness to them. The broth is very spicy with strong citrus notes. Alone, the broth is very sharp. Reminiscent of a Tom Yum variant but somewhat less. so. I found it refreshing. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 8850100101037 .

A Wai Wai commercial

Wai Wai is popular in Nepal. Here’s a movie from Nepal (yes the whole thing!)