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.
Today, we bid a fond farewell to another Meet The Manufacturer. Forest Noodles products all have one thing in common – they’re all dried in the sun. They also highlight nature which is pretty great as well. Let’s have a look at the last in this series, their sesame oil sauce variety with sunbaked noodles.
Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, boil a pot of water with some salt. Add noodle block and cook for 5.5 – 6.5 minutes. Drain. Add in liquid sachet contents. Stir and enjoy!
The noodle block.
The sauce sachet.
Has a nice sesame oil scent.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion and shrimp. The broad noodles have an excellent chewiness – really good! The sesame oil flavor is strong and has a nice oiliness to it. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars.
Today, we start with Forest Noodles’ sweet potato noodles. They’re sun-dried (no sun, no noodles). I think it would be neat to have a sun-dried noodle company here in the Seattle company, but it’s so cloudy around here that it probably wouldn’t work very well! Maybe in the summer months though… anyways, let’s see what we’ve got here!
The back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, boil a pot of water and add some salt. Add in noodle block and cook 5.5 to 6.5 minutes. Drain. Add in sachet contents and two spoonfulls of water. Stir and enjoy!
The sun-dried noodle block.
A liquid sauce sachet.
Has a rich peanut scent.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion and pickled ginger. The noodles smelled like sweet potato as I pulled them from the water! They are very broad and thick with a very nice chew to them and a sweet potato flavor which is light and airy. The sesame flavoring was thick and rich, however it seemed like it could use a little saltiness. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars.
A new one from Deshome! Not only is it new, but it’s curry! However, it’sd also chlorella. I put one variety on instant noodles on my bottom ten list that was a green tea and chlorella combo. I’m not sure if it was the green tea or the chlorella I dislikes, but I really disliked that one! So I guess we’ll see! As far as chlorella, Wikipedia has this to say:
Many people believe Chlorella could serve as a potential source of food and energy because its photosynthetic efficiency can, in theory, reach 8%, comparable with other highly efficient crops such as sugar cane.
It is an attractive potential food source because it is high in protein and other essential nutrients; when dried, it is about 45% protein, 20% fat, 20% carbohydrate, 5% fibre, and 10% minerals and vitamins. Mass-production methods are now being used to cultivate it in large artificial circular ponds. It is also abundant in calories, fat, and vitamins.
When first harvested, Chlorella was suggested as an inexpensive protein supplement to the human diet. Advocates sometimes focus on other supposed health benefits of the algae, such as claims of weight control, cancer prevention, and immune system support. According to the American Cancer Society, “available scientific studies do not support its effectiveness for preventing or treating cancer or any other disease in humans”.
Under certain growing conditions, Chlorella yields oils that are high in polyunsaturated fats—Chlorella minutissima has yielded EPA at 39.9% of total lipids.
One small (35 participant) study suggested Chlorella supplementation has a positive effect on the reduction of dioxin levels in breast milk and it may also have beneficial effects on nursing infants by increasing the IgA levels in breast milk.
So there we are. Let’s give this a try!
The back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, boil 400ml water. Put noodles in bowl and add water, cover for 3-4 minutes. Drain. Stir in curry sauce and it’s done.
Here’s one of the two noodle ‘fans.’
The curry sauce sachet.
This smells quite excellent.
Finished (click image to enlarge). Added fish ball with crab eggs, fish ball with shrimp eggs and green onion. The noodles are very green! They had an odd scent when steeping that was like tea. They have an absolutely wonderful chewiness and gauge. These are top notch folks – then we come to the curry sauce. It’s enough to coat everything nicely and has a wonderfully rich curry taste. There were lots of bits of mushroom and onion throughout and it had a very nice homemade feel. I am thoroughly impressed with this – quite possibly the best Taiwanese variety to date. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 4716873922252.
Here’s a news story (starts at 2m45s) on my Top Ten Taiwanese Instant Noodles list I came out with in 2013. Deshome was second place!