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#2610: Meet The Manufacturer: Nona Lim Whole Wheat Ramen + Spicy Szechuan Broth

Meet The Manufacturer: Nona Lim Whole Wheat Ramen + Spicy Szechuan Broth

I thought maybe a whole wheat ramen noodle might pair well with Szechuan flavors. These look really interesting and to be honest, I have a partiality to whole wheat noodles. Let’s have a look!

Nona Lim Whole Wheat Ramen + Spicy Szechuan Broth – United States

Meet The Manufacturer: Nona Lim Whole Wheat Ramen + Spicy Szechuan Broth

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, boil for 1~2 minutes in a large pot. Drain and rinse under cold water. Finally, enjoy with Nona Lim broth!

Meet The Manufacturer: Nona Lim Whole Wheat Ramen + Spicy Szechuan Broth

One of the two servings in the box.

Meet The Manufacturer: Nona Lim Whole Wheat Ramen + Spicy Szechuan Broth

The large package of Nona Lim Spicy Szechuan broth.

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). To prepare, add broth to a pot on stove and heat. Finally, add in some Nona Lim noodle and enjoy!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added pork, nanami togarashi, spring onion, fried onion and Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts. The whole wheat ramen is just excellent – It has a great chew to it and a nice kind of artisan quality. Very hearty. The broth has a nice spicy level and a rich flavor coming from many herbs and spice. Since these are two separate products, I’m giving the noodles 5.0 out of 5.0 stars and the broth 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  UPC bar code for noodles 859792002613. UPC bar code for the broth 859792002538.

Meet The Manufacturer: Nona Lim Whole Wheat Ramen + Spicy Szechuan Broth

Land of Plenty: A Treasury of Authentic Sichuan Cooking

Part two of Nona Lim speaking at an entrepreneurial series

#2606: Meet The Manufacturer: Nona Lim Pad See Ew Rice Noodles + Spicy Szechuan Broth

Meet The Manufacturer: Nona Lim Pad See Ew Rice Noodles + Spicy Szechuan Broth

So for this Meet The Manufacturer, things are a little different. Nona Lim makes noodles and broths, so you can mix and match them. First, we’ll start with these Pad See Ew Rice Noodles. Here’s what Wikipedia has to say about Pad See Ew –

The name of the dish translates to “fried (with) soy sauce” and it is very similar to the char kway teow of Singapore and Malaysia. Phat si-io is normally stir fried dry while another similar dish, rat na (in Thai) or lard na (in Laos), is served in a thickened sauce and generally has a lighter taste.[2][3]

Phat si-io is made with dark soy sauce (si-io dam), light soy sauce (si-io khao), garlic, broad rice noodles called kuaitiao sen yai in Thai (commonly abbreviated to just sen yai meaning “big strip”), Chinese broccoli, egg, and some form of thinly sliced meat — commonly pork, chicken or beef — or shrimp or mixed seafood.

Phat si-io is sometimes also called kuaitiao phat si-io, which reflects the general practice of using flat rice noodle as the main ingredient. However, other types of noodles may also be used.

Today, rather than attempting to make Pad See Ew from scratch, I thought I’d pair these noodles with one of their broth varieties – Vietnamese Pho. Let’s take a look at both of these products.

Nona Lim Pad See Ew Rice Noodles + Spicy Szechuan Broth – United States

Meet The Manufacturer: Nona Lim Pad See Ew Rice Noodles + Spicy Szechuan Broth

Here’s the back of the box (click to enlarge). To prepare, boil noodle in a pot for 1 minute. Drain. Finally, strain and rinse with cold water and enjoy!

Meet The Manufacturer: Nona Lim Pad See Ew Rice Noodles + Spicy Szechuan Broth

Two of these noodle pouches are in each box.

Meet The Manufacturer: Nona Lim Pad See Ew Rice Noodles + Spicy Szechuan Broth

The Spicy Szechuan is another bone broth, made by stewing bones to release their flavor.

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). To prepare, heat in a pot on the stove. Finally, enjoy with some Nona Lim noodles!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion, fried onion and Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts. The noodles are very broad and flat and go pretty well here. The broth has a decent heat to it a rich flavor as well. I like how they did use a little Sichuan peppercorn in there – not a whole lot, but just enough. Since these are two separate products, I give the noodles a 4.25 and the broth a 5.0. UPC bar code for noodles 859792002316. Bar code for broth 859792002538.

Meet The Manufacturer: Nona Lim Pad See Ew Rice Noodles + Spicy Szechuan Broth

Land of Plenty: A Treasury of Authentic Sichuan Cooking

Nona Lim speaks

#970: Meet The Manufacturer: Annie Chun’s Noodle Express Spicy Szechuan

As we are starting to wind down the Annie Chun’s Meet The Manufacturer (there are only two left), we find the last Noodle Express I have – Spicy Szechuan. It mentions that the Szechuan sauce is made with gochujang, a Korean standard as far as spicy fare goes. Let’s check it out.

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

The noodle box.

Fresh noodle pack.

Fresh noodle packet.

Veggie packet.


A nice selection – lots of shallot which is one of my favorites.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added some bell peppers and onions, light ham and some Urashima Sesame & Salt furikake. The noodles are as usual very nice and have a great freshness and firmness. The flavor this time has a strange bitterness and a kind of singularity where I expected more depth of flavor. I do taste the gochujang for sure, but it seems to be missing something, what I do not know. The veggies again are very nice. 2.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 765667200100 – get it here.

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Here’s how people make gochujang – a LOT of gochujang!