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
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!
An included fork!
The noodle block.
A liquid base sachet.
A dry sachet.
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.
We found this one up at Foodyworld in Richmond, BC. They were on a great sale – 2 for $3CAD! Not bad at all! I have to say I love this packaging’s graphic. The food is all sharp and colorful and contrasts so well with the background. Very old school Chinese! Let’s have a look!
Detail of the lid (click to enlarge). Contains seafood. To prepare, add dry sachet and boiling water to fill line. Drain. Add sauce sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!
An included fork!
The noodle block!
The sauce sachet.
The vegetables and garnish sachet.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added scallions, carved squid, fishball and shrimp. The noodles came out pretty well after the 4 minutes of steeping – good texture. The flavor was a lightly spicy and seafood tasty kind of thing. It really went well and I enjoyed it. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. 6925303771973.
I’ve been really curious about this one, a brothless variety. This is made in the same way as mi goreng, however is more along the lines of what would be called a stir noodle or dry noodle. The looks from the package is interesting – I see peanuts! Peppers! Let’s crack it open and have a look!
Detail of the outwer wraps (click image to enlarge). Unsure as to whether there is any meat in this one. To prepare, take everything out but the noodle block. Add boiling water and cover for 4 minutes. Drain. Add in powder and liquid sachets and stir. Sprinkle with peanut/pepper mix and enjoy!
Detail of the lid (click image to enlarge). Note the pour spout on the top left.
An included fork.
The noodle block.
A light granular powder.
A liquid sachet.
A seasoned oil sachet.
Has a sesame scent to it.
A decent sized garnish sachet.
Peanuts and peppers!
Finished (click image to enlarge). I really liked the texture of the noodles – slightly thinner gauge than many and a very good texture. The flavor of the noodles is chicken – and then strong heat! It’s definitely a different kind of heat – I mean it’s hot but kind of like a hot cinnamon without the cinnamon taste to it; definitely something new for me. The peanuts and peppers mix was really good as a garnish – fresh peanuts and more pepper to fire things up. I’m impressed with this one – very premium and quite good! 4.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 6936986811191.
Here’s one from South Korea. This is a seafood variety, but with no broth. If you look closely, you’ll see three triahles on the lid. These are perforated holes that you poke through and use to drain the noodles. Let’s check this one out!
Here’s the side panel (click image to enlarge).
The noodle block.
A deep res color and a nice spicy seafood scent.
Here is a little of the vegetable bits from the bottom of the bowl.
Finished (click image to enlarge). Added Vidalia sweet onions, kamaboko, narutomaki, odeng and green onion. The noodles are nice – a little chewy and not soggy or spongy. The liquid coats everything with a really good spicy seafood flavor that’s really nice and rich. The little bits hydrated nicely as well and were of decent quality. 4.25 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 8801073210233.
Here’s something new… So this is a ‘stir noodle’ (brothless). I’ve seen Jjajang variations which are stir noodles, but never a spicy seafood one. Basically what you do is cook the noodles and veggies, drain, and then add the liquid and stir, stir, stir. This sounds really interesting!
The back of the package (click image to enlarge).
A big block of noodles.
Lots of little bits and pieces.
The liquid packet.
Has a spicy scent.
Finished (click image to enlarge). Added odeng (fish cake), green bell pepper, sweet onion, and Urashima Sesame & Salt furikake. The noodles have a really nice chewiness to them I like. The flavoring is perfect – seafood flavors and a nice spiciness. The little bits of veggies in there are great too! Very good! 4.25 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 8801073110182.
Wow – you know, sometimes it just so happens a package of ramen just has to many words on it. This is one of those occasions. I mean, look at that title up there. I like how you drain the liquid, but it says noodle soup – and you don’t add olive oil, it’s already in the liquid packet…
…the liquid packet which is labeled ‘soup.’ There’s veggies and then the liquid here.
The veggies were interesting – freeze dried green peas, textured vegetable protein, onion…
Click image to enlarge. So first off – looks nothing like the picture on the front of the package eh? I think if you took some veggies and cooked them, then stirred them with the paste, then threw that on top of the cooked noodles. But here’s what it looks like when you follow the directions on the package. It’s some weird stuff, reminiscent of the Klingon dish Gagh. I find it kind of dry and weird – not salty really but very, well earthy. I don’t have a kinetic agent to cause this Gagh-like stuff to move, but that would get it more points from me. I’m giving it 2.0 out of 5.0 stars. Get it here.