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#3019: Sau Tao Tom Yum Kung Flavour Ramen – Hong Kong

#3019: Sau Tao Tom Yum Kung Flavour Ramen - Hong Kong

Found this at the brand spanking new T&T Supermarket at Lansdowne Centre up in Richmond, BC recently. That place was a zoo the day we visited – so many people! But got out of there with a couple things. Anyways, a straight noodle tom yum sounds just bizarre – and possibly really good! Let’s find out.

Sau Tao Tom Yum Kung Flavour Ramen – Hong Kong

#3019: Sau Tao Tom Yum Kung Flavour Ramen - Hong Kong

The distributor/import/export sticker (click to enlarge).

#3019: Sau Tao Tom Yum Kung Flavour Ramen - Hong Kong

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains shrimp. To prepare, add noodles to 500mL boiling water and cook for 4 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3019: Sau Tao Tom Yum Kung Flavour Ramen - Hong Kong

One of the bindles of noodles (2 servings per package).

#3019: Sau Tao Tom Yum Kung Flavour Ramen - Hong Kong

A dry sachet.

#3019: Sau Tao Tom Yum Kung Flavour Ramen - Hong Kong

A light powder.

#3019: Sau Tao Tom Yum Kung Flavour Ramen - Hong Kong

A liquid base sachet.

#3019: Sau Tao Tom Yum Kung Flavour Ramen - Hong Kong

Tom yummy!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added coriander, mung bean sprouts, fried onion, squid flower, and shrimp. Noodles are straight and have a soft approach – and are quite good! The broth is amazing – that sweetness of prawn and that crispness that you get in tom yum – and just the nice as can be level of heat. Extraordinary! 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 087303866953.

#3019: Sau Tao Tom Yum Kung Flavour Ramen - Hong Kong

生麵皇Non-fried Ramen Instant noodle King Beef Soup Flavour 5-in-1 bag (12.35oz/350g)

Watch me cook and garnish this one on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!!

#1417: Sau Tao Oat Noodle Abalone Flavored

Here’s one I got up in Canada a while back. These noodles are made with oats. A lot of different ways to make noodles – different gauges, lengths, colors – and ingredients make them all different. Oats sound like a logical way to go – wondering if anyone has ever heard of a soybean noodle ever made? Hmm… I bet someone’s made one! Anyways, let’s try these ones – abalone flavor!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodle block to 600cc boiling water and cook for 4 minutes. Add contents of sachets, stir, and enjoy!

The oat noodle block.

Soup base sachet.

Has a kind of shellfishy kind of scent.

An oil sachet.

A very light colored oil of which I do not detect much of a scent.


Finished (click image to enlarge). Added green onion and sweet onion. The noodles are pretty good with a nice chewiness. They are a little firmer than your everyday baseline wheat noodle, but about the same gauge. The broth was on the bland side, and a little disappointing. Not a whole lot of flavor. 1.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC code 087303862283.

Here’s a Sau Tao commercial for one of their other products.

#1245: Sau Tao Instant Noodle King Abalone & Chicken Flavoured

Hey – who’s the instant noodle king? Always kind of hoped I held that throne… anyways, I kind of miss the Thanksgiving turkey, but I’m not a turkey cooking kind of guy – so going with something chicken flavored. Let’s check it out!

Here’s 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, put the noodles into 600ml boiling water for 90 seconds. Add sachet contents, stir, and you’re done.

The noodle block – very thin noodles.

The powder soup base sachet.

A light powder with a couple little bits here and there.

The liquid base sachet.

Smells like a cross between chicken and whitefish.


Finished (click image to enlarge). Added baked chicken with Lindberg-Snider Red Baron BBQ Spice, leeks, and some green onion. The noodles are interesting; they’re thin but kind of hearty at the same time, sucking up water nicely. The broth is just what it purports to be – chicken and abalone, so a kind of poultry/seafood combo. It’s very strong and pretty hearty too – the oil give it an extra oomph. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 087303860593.

Here’s an ad for this one.

#1218: Sau Tao Ho Fan Beef Soup Flavour

Here’s one I got up at T&T Supermarket up in Canada in July. So what is Ho Fan? Well, they’re simply very wide flat rice noodles. Let’s check ’em out!

Here’s the import sticker (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat-free but check for yourself.

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). To cook this one, put the noodle in 600cc of boiling water. Cook it for 2 minutes, then add the contents of the two sachets, stir, and it’s ready.

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

Has a slightly acrid scent.

The liquid base sachet.

A paste with a nice beef scent.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added sauteed beef and sweet onion doused with a little garlic salt. The noodles are very wide and flat. They’re the kind of rice noodles I like the best – not overly chewy, and somewhat comforty. What’s more there’s a decent amount of them. The broth is pretty good – has a great beef flavor and a bit of heartiness from the oil. Has a little of that sweet braised beef flavor a lot of Chinese instants have. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 087303861545.

This is pretty neat – the grand opening of the first Sau Tao store!

#1121: Sau Tao Oat Noodle Sesame Oil Flavored

Let me say that the past couple of days have been probably a couple of the most crazy, fascinating and rewarding of my run so far as The Ramen Rater. I did am interview with Quartz (part of The Atlantic) and it went viral; Huffington Post picked it up, Grub Street, Digg,… Did an interview with South Korea’s Cultwo Veranda Show and appeared, and have two interviews with radio and television lined up in the next couple of days. A couple of interesting opportunities I can’t talk about yet have popped up and I’m very excited about them and will share as soon as I can. Thursday I went up to Canada and met with some folks at a big Asian grocery called T&T Supermarket. They were really nice people and even sent me home with some great new varieties to review and share! Thank you so much! This is one of them. Oat noodles? This sounds different – see the little circle on the lower right? It says ‘health is important. Let’s check it out!

Here’s the distributor sticker (click image to enlarge.

The back of the package (click image to enlarge). I mentioned the little circle on the front saying ‘health is important.’ Looking at the nutrition guide, it says here there are 5.9g fat (the sticker however says 4g), pretty low for an instant. These are non-fried. Looks to be free of meat.

The noodle block.

The soup base powder.

Has an interesting scent; a slight acrid note as well as a chicken scent.

An oil packet.

Sesame oil.


Finished (click image to enlarge). Added green onions, hard boiled egg, baked chicken breast seasoned with Tony Chachere’s Creole Seasoning and a little Urashima Sesame & Salt furikake. The noodles are almost the exact same gauge of a standard run-of-the-mill instant, however they have a completely different feel – they’re chewier first off. The also seem to be a little better quality. It’s a nice gauge and feel and they’re not so chewy they can’t be broken by pursing the lips. The broth is nice – good chicken and sesame flavor. Better than I expected. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 087303862313.

Here’s a Sau Tao TV commercial.

#402: Sau Tao (Thick) Instant Noodle King Scallop Soup Flavor

I think this is the last of the Sau Tao’s I have for reviewing at this point. This one’s Scallop flavor with thick noodles. Again, these noodles aren’t fried. If you notice to the upper right of center, you are being informed that ‘Health is important.’ Looks like 4g fat and 7.5g fiber – not too bad actually.

So here we go with the packets. I really enjoy the look of the powder packet – the one at the far left. It’s got that old Asian product look that really draws me to the noodles in the first place. Next is a clear packet of seasoned oil. This packet might often be cloudy because the temperature would be cooler. The last is the veggies and other stuff packet, a good sized one.

An interesting melange of colors going on here… Those noodles are real weird looking are they not?

Click image to enlarge. As is my constant behoove, I added one fried egg. I see fried eggs in all sorts of instant noodles from every part of Asia. Breaking a soft yolk really makes the broth more accommodating and relaxing to the palate, like a fleece blanket. The noodles, healthy as they are, are kind of lacking. I think frying them gives an extra bit of flavor and texture that these don’t have. The broth was extremely thin, and I would recommend using a little less water than the directions call for – maybe just fill it a tad below the line. The winner here were the veggies. They re hydrated nicely and were delicious. It all came together decently, but wasn’t anything really exceptional. 3.0 out of 5.0 stars.

NOTE: This one did come with a fork but I’ve done a Sau Tao fork update already.

It didn’t make me deflate.

When I grew up, I lived very close to the Canadian border, so I saw a lot of Canadian kids’ shows. Here’s a few…

#377: Sau Tao Ho Fan Abalone Chicken Soup Flavored

Yep – here’s another of the Sau Tao’s. I’m just going to go through all of them in a row I think. This is Chicken and Abalone – kind of a new twist on ‘surf and turf’ eh? Anyways…

From left to right we have seasoning powder, seasoned oil and veggies.

A blurry shot of the ingredients atop the noodles. This is what happens when you combine housecleaning and ramen rating.

Click image to enlarge. The final product. Broth is awesome, noodles are awesome, tons of veggies! Extremely good stuff; kind of reminds me of a chicken stew. Added a little black pepper after this picture too and that added a little niceness to the whole thing. So this appears to be my favorite so far of the Sau Tao line. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars! Find it here.

#376: Sau Tao Lobster Soup Flavored Thick Instant Noodle King

So here’s another of these Sau Tao’s by Sun Shun Fuk (heh heh) and hopefully it’s some good stuff.

A fork, then from left seasoning powder, seasoned oil and vegetables.

Hey this looks pretty good. Look at the noodles – interesting!

Click image to enlarge. Okay so looking at the ingredients, I’m seeing that these aren’t as bad for you as some others. For example, the whole bowl has 4.3g fat, 15g protein and 7g fiber. Not too bad at all right? Well, there’s a trade off here and that’s flavor. The noodles are really funky – the beef Sau Tao I reviewed recently (#364: Sun Shun Fuk Sau Tao Beef Soup Flavored Hong Kong Style Instant Noodle King) these are the same noodles except broad. The flavor is weird too; while it smells of a buttery seafood aroma, its kind of bland. The soup is greasy; I guess all the fat is in the broth? The veggies were nice though.  2.75 out of 5.0 stars.

#364: Sau Tao Beef Soup Flavored Hong Kong Style Instant Noodle King

So here’s something new – a bowl noodle from Hong Kong by Sau Tao (Sun Shun Fuk). Shall we?

From left to right we have powdered soup base, liquid soup and then veggies. Yes, below is a fork!

Here’s everything awaiting some boiling water and a few minutes covered.

Click image to enlarge. Finished product. Pretty murky and swampy, isn’t it? First, the noodles. My lady and I both agree that they had the consistency of asiago or parmesan cheese shreds! Was extremely strange. The soup was exceedingly greasy; swampy and weird! The veggies were okay; lots of corn and a good amount of what I believed to be either spinach or seaweed. I’m sticking with spinach. All in all, it was weird. Giving it 2.5 out of 5.0 stars.

Kind of a weird commercial!

I found this rather disturbing; it sounds rather good until it is shown reading on the website.

#208: Sau Tao Ramen King Scallop Seafood Soup Flavored

So Kit noticed these at 99 Ranch Market yesterday – a four pack of them on sale pretty cheap. Thought it’d be something to try – fresh noodles, scallop flavor, heck yeah!

So much like a Shirakiku Udon bowl except its ramen and there’s no paper bowl. If you look closely, you can see the packet says prawn on it.

Powder and gloop.

So you add 250cc of hot water to the powder and gloop and then…

…you add the noodles (click image to enlarge). So. The broth was great – no doubt about it. Tasty and groovy. The noodles are chewy and fresh – like an exorbitant shining elephant dancing on the top of a dewdrop encrusted jellybean made of pure jade. I really liked this stuff. Very low in fat and surprising 304mg of sodium too. Plus…

Call me kooky but that’s gotta be the best company name ever. I’m giving this one a 4.25 out of 5.0 stars – very simple yet very tasty.