Today it’s soybean paste noodles. Chajang, Jjajang, soy bean paste. Lots of different names for it. Let’s look inside!
Little Couples Q Noodle Taiwan Soybean Taste – Taiwan
Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for you rself. To prepare, boil noodles for 8 minutes. Drain. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!
A thick noodle.
A seasoning sachet.
Looks like oil and paste.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion and fried onion. Noodles were extremely chewy even after 8 minutes of hard boiling. The flavor started off but leapt into a bitterness I didn’t enjoy. 2.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4712928250189.
Now for something completely different. Jah jan noodles! What’s jah jan? It’s a black bean (or soybean) sauce rich with flavor – popular in China, Taiwan and South Korea. This one’s from Taiwan. Let’s check it out!
The distributor’s sticker (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself.
The back of the package (click image to enlarge). To prepare, boil noodles for 4 minutes, then add dehydrated vegetables for 30 seconds. Drain water and stir contents of sauce sachet until combined.
The noodle block.
The vegetable sachet.
A little array.
The sauce sachet.
Soybean paste and oil.
Finished (click image to enlarge). Added sauteed beef with Jane’s Krazy Mixed Up Pepper, sweet onion and green onion. The noodles are hearty and of good character and chew. The flavoring is interesting; spicy and a bit of oiliness to it. It has this strange flavor though that I can only liken to something from when I was a kid. See, I was that kid who oft times was found chewing on his pencil eraser. Well, I’m getting a bit of that kind of flavor here; not sure why. Anyways, eraser or not, everything works pretty well together and it good. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 4710175565162.
Here’s another of these neat trays. This one’s soybean paste flavored. Interesting again how they use upper and lower case all willy-nilly.
Here’s a scan of the bottom of the box (click image to enlarge).
There were two stickers on the bottom of the box (click to enlarge).
Weird – again two little copies of the instructions are inside (click image to enlarge).
An included fork!
Thin, broad noodles – their color is interesting too!
Soybean paste packet!
Has a nice smell – tasty too!
Looks like corn and onions and greenery.
Finished (click image to enlarge). Added stir fry veggies, sweet onion, turkey with a little Texas Pete hot sauce and a little Dua Belibis chili sauce. The noodles are good – very enjopyable consistency and lots of them – broad and thin. The flavoring is great – salty and full of flavor – that Chinese spiced taste of anise and ginger is prevalent. The veggies were okay too. I think I like this one almost as much as the minced pork variety – 3.75 out of 5.0 stars !UPC bar code 6920363402225 .
Video of Shenzhen (where these noodles come from)
The Shenzhen Smartphone Market – you must watch this.
Ippei-chan! Sounds awesome to me. I’ve been really stoked on Myojo’s products for a long time – well, excluding the duck flavor stuff of course – that stuff tasted horrid… So let’s have some soybean paste flavor noodles!
Weird – didn’t expect to see something like this! First time it’s been a printed plastic and then a different thing underneath…
I really like these little packages – very unique. From left to right, veggies, soup base (liquid), soup base (dry).
Click image to enlarge. Added a single fried egg. So not bad! Very soybean – sweet and vegetabley-meaty kind of taste. The noodles were good, the broth was good, the right amount of veggies. Good stuff! 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. Get it here.
Some dry powder, some goopy stuff which I figure is soybean paste.
And yes – it was soybean paste and sesame oil. I must admit it was one of the harder packets of goop that I’ve dispensed.
Click image to enlarge. The noodles were decent and had some characteristic firmness I enjoy. The broth was delightful – full of complexities I would describe as deep. Some sesame seeds, sesame oil beads dancing atop the soup and the soybean paste flavor rounding it out. Tasted like some kind of meal I would expect to have in a nice place by the water. I’m giving this one 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. It was pretty great stuff! Get it here.
Nong Shim: Ansungtangmyun Noodle Soup
Stars: *** This stuff was very odd – I enjoy odd things, so that’s why the 3 stars. It was like an udon style noodle first off, and came with a seasoning packet that was enormous. I ended up having jalapeno bread with it because it comes out more like a hot flavor spaghetti than anything.