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#3070: A-Sha Gourmet Traditional Taiwanese Soybean Paste Noodle – Taiwan

#3070: A-Sha Gourmet Traditional Taiwanese Soybean Paste Noodle - Taiwan

Time for dry noodle! This is the second from a set of four new A-Sha varieties. Soybean paste noodles impart a kind of meaty hit to them usually. Let’s give ’em a try!

A-Sha Gourmet Traditional Taiwanese Soybean Paste Noodle – Taiwan

#3070: A-Sha Gourmet Traditional Taiwanese Soybean Paste Noodle - Taiwan

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Unsure whether it has meat or not – check for yourself. To prepare, boil noodles for 4 minutes. Drain. Add in liquid base and stir. Add dry sachet. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3070: A-Sha Gourmet Traditional Taiwanese Soybean Paste Noodle - Taiwan

The noodle block.

#3070: A-Sha Gourmet Traditional Taiwanese Soybean Paste Noodle - Taiwan

A wet sachet.

#3070: A-Sha Gourmet Traditional Taiwanese Soybean Paste Noodle - Taiwan

The soybean component.

#3070: A-Sha Gourmet Traditional Taiwanese Soybean Paste Noodle - Taiwan

A dry sachet.

#3070: A-Sha Gourmet Traditional Taiwanese Soybean Paste Noodle - Taiwan

Curious as to what this is.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, scallion, and soft egg. Noodles have a very nice firmness and chewiness. They are flat and a little broad. The soybean sauce has a nice bit of saltiness, little hint of spiciness in there too but not too much. Included shallot and corn garnish was very good – everything went together really well. 5.0 out of 5.0- stars.  EAN bar code 4715635853667.

#3070: A-Sha Gourmet Traditional Taiwanese Soybean Paste Noodle - Taiwan

Rated Best Tasting and Award Winning [Taiwan No.1] A-sha Mandarin Noodle – Original Flavor 台灣第一名:1 阿舍食堂 – 外省乾麵(原味) + One Free NineChef Spoon (3 Pack (15 Small bags))

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

#3006: Uni-President Guizhou Spicy Soybean Paste Flavor – China

#3006: Uni-President Guizhou Spicy Soybean Paste Flavor - China

First off, thanks to Kyle K. for help with translating this one! I found this up in Canada at FoodyWorld – a huge Asian supermarket which is a must see for anyone doing the tour of Asian grocery stores up in Richmond – lots of fun and much to see. These were on sale and looked neat so I went and got all the varieties. Let’s give this one a try!

Uni-President Guizhou Spicy Soybean Paste Flavor – China

#3006: Uni-President Guizhou Spicy Soybean Paste Flavor - China

The distributor/import sticker (click to enlarge).

#3006: Uni-President Guizhou Spicy Soybean Paste Flavor - China

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add dry sachet and boiling water to fill line. Drain. Add sauce sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3006: Uni-President Guizhou Spicy Soybean Paste Flavor - China

An included fork!

#3006: Uni-President Guizhou Spicy Soybean Paste Flavor - China

The noodle block.

#3006: Uni-President Guizhou Spicy Soybean Paste Flavor - China

A liquid base sachet.

#3006: Uni-President Guizhou Spicy Soybean Paste Flavor - China

Chunky stuff.

#3006: Uni-President Guizhou Spicy Soybean Paste Flavor - China

A dry sachet.

#3006: Uni-President Guizhou Spicy Soybean Paste Flavor - China

Looks like a neat mixture of vegetables.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, Chinese sausage, fried onion and scallions. The noodles came out well – good chew and firm backbone. The flavor was definitely a fermented soybean hit – slightly acidic and with a nice bit of heat. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 6925303771980.

#3006: Uni-President Guizhou Spicy Soybean Paste Flavor - China

unif bowl instant noodles – artificial beef with sauerkrant flavor (pack of 12)

Watch me cook this one up!

#2844: Vedan Jhen Mian Tang Dry Noodles With Soy Bean Sauce

#2844: Vedan Jhen Mian Tang Dry Noodles With Soy Bean Sauce

With the advent in the popularity of the Taiwanese dry noodles sector, larger companies have entered the fray. For those of your that don’t know, dry noodles basically are noodles with a sauce – dry meaning that they do not include a broth. They’re also not fried but either air or sun dried.  They’re gaining popularity – let’s have a look at this mainstream Taiwanese brand’s take on a standard dry noodle variety.

Vedan Jhen Mian Tang Dry Noodles With Soy Bean Sauce – Taiwan

#2844: Vedan Jhen Mian Tang Dry Noodles With Soy Bean Sauce

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Unsure whether this contains meat. To prepare, add noodle block to 600ml boiling water and cook for 4 minutes. Drain. Add in contents of liquid sachet. finally, stir and enjoy!

#2844: Vedan Jhen Mian Tang Dry Noodles With Soy Bean Sauce

The noodle block.

#2844: Vedan Jhen Mian Tang Dry Noodles With Soy Bean Sauce

The liquid base sachet.

#2844: Vedan Jhen Mian Tang Dry Noodles With Soy Bean Sauce

A thick sauce.

Finished (click to enlarge). Noodles are nice – broad and very thin – thinner than most dry noodles I’ve had. They have a nice chew, but in all honestly almost a slight leathriness to them. The flavor is very much on point though and works nicely. Would love to see a noodle like this in a broth – some kind of beef noodle with real meat capacity. Tasty! 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 4710110232029.

#2844: Vedan Jhen Mian Tang Dry Noodles With Soy Bean Sauce

Home-Style Taiwanese Cooking

A video for Lunar New Year from Vedan

Meet The Manufacturer: #2739: Meimen Noodles With Soy Bean Paste

Vegan Meet The Manufacturer: #2739: Meimen Noodles With Soy Bean Paste Taiwan Vegan

Here’s another one – the second of three varieties from Meimen of Taiwan for this Meet The Manufacturer series. As mentioned previously, all of these are Vegan-friendly. I should also mention – I really like the artwork on these! Let’s take a look at this soy bean paste variety.

Meimen Noodles With Soy Bean Paste – Taiwan

Vegan Meet The Manufacturer: #2739: Meimen Noodles With Soy Bean Paste Taiwan Vegan

Detail of the outer package (click to enlarge). Note: This is a four pack. States that it is Vegan-friendly on the packaging. To prepare, add noodles and sachet contents to a bowl and add 500ml boiling water. Cover for 6~7 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

Vegan Meet The Manufacturer: #2739: Meimen Noodles With Soy Bean Paste Taiwan Vegan

One of the four individual packages.

Vegan Meet The Manufacturer: #2739: Meimen Noodles With Soy Bean Paste Taiwan Vegan

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

Vegan Meet The Manufacturer: #2739: Meimen Noodles With Soy Bean Paste Taiwan Vegan

The noodle block.

Vegan Meet The Manufacturer: #2739: Meimen Noodles With Soy Bean Paste Taiwan Vegan

The liquid base sachet.

Vegan Meet The Manufacturer: #2739: Meimen Noodles With Soy Bean Paste Taiwan Vegan

Soy bean paste.

Vegan Meet The Manufacturer: #2739: Meimen Noodles With Soy Bean Paste Taiwan Vegan

The dry vegetable sachet.

Vegan Meet The Manufacturer: #2739: Meimen Noodles With Soy Bean Paste Taiwan Vegan

Vegetables and tofu.

Finished (click to enlarge). The noodles are very good – excellent gauge and chewiness for sure. The broth left me wanting more; I did get the soy bean paste flavor, just wish it would have been stronger. The included vegetable and tofu were excellent. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4712931430004.

Vegan Meet The Manufacturer: #2739: Meimen Noodles With Soy Bean Paste Taiwan Vegan

Living Vegan For Dummies

About traveling in northeast Taiwan

#2249: Love Cook Sun Dried Noodle – Fruity Soy Bean Paste

A few months back I did a Meet The Manufacturer with Love Cook. Well, they’ve come out witha new flavor and sent me some to try! Let’s check it out!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Unsure whether it contains meat or not. To prepare, add noodles to a pot of boiling water and cook for 5 minutes. Drain. Add in contents of sachet. Stir and enjoy!

One of the 4 included servings.

The noodle block.

A liquid sachet.

A thick orange liquid.

Finished (click to enlarge). The noodles have a very nice texture and great chewiness to them – great stuff! The flavor is interesting; a little spicy and a little bit of a kind of sweet and tangy hit to it. Lots of little bits in there as well. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4713327177688.

The Food of Taiwan: Recipes from the Beautiful Island


A short video of Guanmiao District in Tainan.

#2164: Tseng Rice Noodle Chinese Mushrooms With Soybean Vegetarian Braised Pork Flavour

This one sounds curious to me. While I do like braised pork – a lot- I’m unsure about this Chinese mushroom. But hey – I’ve been pleasantly surprised in the mushroom department before, right? Let’s give it a go!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. to prepare, you can make this in two different ways – with or without soup. Dried:  250 c.c  cook for 3 to 3.5 mins   (Recommended) Soup: 400 c.c   cook for 2.5 mins  to 3 mins.

One of the four individual servings.

The back of the package (click to enlarge).

The rice noodle – 0.5mm!

A liquid sachet.

Smells like good soy sauce.

A sauce sachet.

Has decent size pieces of mushroom in the mix.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, mushroom and spring onion. The vermicelli hydrated nicely – good gauge, good chew. The flavor was a real surprise to me. I’m generally not a fan of mushrooms but this was very hearty. Definitely got a nice braised beef taste and the soybean was like meat. Very tasty and nice. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4713008550243.

The Food of Taiwan: Recipes from the Beautiful Island

Tseng noodle makes The Ramen Rater’s top Ten Instant Noodles Of all Time 2016 Edition.

Meet The Manufacturer: #1078: Deshome Black Eyed Beans Noodle Spicy Soybean Sauce & Sesame Sauce

Here’s another flavor variant of the four-types noodle pack. Let’s check it out!

Stickers from the back.

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

The four types of noodles – from left to right: pumpkin, purple sweet potato, pollen and seaweed.

The sesame sauce packet.

As usual, a very earthy tone.

The spicy soybean sauce.

Has a nice smell to it.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added a fried egg and some beef, bell pepper and Vidalia onion sauteed with Worcestershire sauce. The noodles are neat – great texture and lots of them. The flavoring is good too, although very light. I think twice as much of the soybean sauce would be nice here as it’s quite good. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 4716873920449.

How they peel aloe vera at the Deshome farm.

Meet The Manufacturer: #1072: Deshome Aloe Noodle With Spicy Soybean Sauce

So here’s the first of many reviews I’ll be doing of products from Deshome of Taiwan! These are very unique – naturally sun-dried as well as containing aloe! Definitely different! Let’s check ’em out!

Distribution sticker. Vegetarian.

The back of the package (click image to enlarge). The back isn’t black but clear so I put a dark piece of paper in there when I scanned.

Look at these – never have I seen noodles like this – interesting! Notice how there are two blocks here: the top one is a lighter color which contains aloe. The one underneath contains purple sweet potato, hence the color.

The sauce packet.

The spicy soybean sauce.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added beef, Vidalia sweet onion and minced garlic sauteed in soy sauce. The noodles have a very nice texture – chewy and hearty. They have slightly different textures between the two types giving an interesting balance to the dish. The sauce has a rich soybean flavor – almost meaty in and of itself, along with a nice bit of spiciness. These characteristics aren’t competed against by salt and are almost rich and mild at the same time. Unique and delicious. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 4716873921002.

In this video, Shelley Su shows how to cook the aloe noodles.

#982: Meet The Manufacturer – Sun Noodle Ramen Miso Flavor

Miso is a classic flavor for ramen broths. Miso is a thick paste which is made from fermented soybeans and rice or barley and commonly used in Japanese soups and sauces.

Here is a close-up of the ingredients and directions (click image to enlarge).

The fresh noodle packet. In the pack you get two of these and two of the seasoning packets as well.

The liquid packet.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added sweet onion, green onion, roast pork with a little garlic salt, narutomaki, hard boiled egg and Urashima Sesame & Salt furikake. The noodles are perfectly chewy and plentiful – wow! The broth is great too – nice deep miso flavor. Loving this stuff – 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 085315400028.

Ivan Orkin is considered to be one of the true ‘rock stars of ramen’ and uses Sun Noodle products.

Re-Review: Wei Lih Jah Jan Mien Instant Noodles With Fried Soybeans Paste

Went to the 99 Ranch Market near us a few weeks ago and my son Andy picked this as something he would like to try. Well, today is the day to try it out! The first time I tried this one, I made it completely wrong. Here it is in review #68! Not good!

Back of the package (click to enlarge). Check out the instructions – this isn’t a single bowl of noodles, but rather a bowl of broth and a bowl of noodles that are enjoyed separately.

The noodle block.

The smaller packet, which seasons the broth.

Not a whole lot in this one.

The soybean paste which will coat the noodles.

This makes the noodles end up kind of like Jjajangmen but this is a Taiwanese version.

Here, Andy shows the proper technique: eat some noodles, slurp some soup!

Finished (click image to enlarge). Excellent! The noodles are nice – kind of stick together but that’s not a bad thing really. They have a slightly spicy and salty taste that is really nice. The broth cools the heat (Andy noticed that right away) and has a nice rich flavor. Good stuff – if you haven’t tried it, this is something unique people have really enjoyed. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars!  UPC bar code 4710199050484 .

Here’s a Wei Lih commercial!

The paste is also quite popular on its own – get it here.

#451: Myojo Soybean Paste Flavor Ippei-chan Japanese Style Soup Noodles

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.

#336: Six Fortune Instant Noodles With Soup

Here’s a Six Fortune – I think this is their flagship or ‘original’ flavor. Anyways, hope its good!

 

Hey its all soup base! From top going clockwise: soybean paste, powder soup base, veggies.

The all look so interesting…

Click image to enlarge. Here it is with two eggs boiled with the noodles. I really liked it – it had a nice amount of ginger flavor going on. A lot of noodles in this one. All said and done, a deep and robust flavor. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars!