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Happy Bithday Miri! Repost: #2330: Ve Wong Little Prince(ss) Brand Snack Noodles Artificial Mexican Pizza Flavor

So I did this review the morning that my daughter Miriam was born two years ago today. Happy Birthday, Miri! I thought I’d repost it with a little update.

#2330: Ve Wong Little Prince(ss) Brand Snack Noodles Artificial Mexican Pizza Flavor - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater - noodle snack

As I’ve said in the past, I’m usually about 50 or so reviews ahead of myself. Well, today is the actual day our daughter Miriam will be born and by the time this comes out she’ll be close to two months old. Wow! It’s early in the morning – although it’s just a few hours away. Really excited! This one seemed interesting enough for a day of birth – Mexican pizza from Taiwan? I think a fiesta is in order; although I wish these were called Little Princess – but hey look at the title I think that works at least a little! Let’s check it out!

Update – Actually, she was two months old 2 days ago! I’ve added a few pictures from the day she was born in with this one. She’s really small – she was 6lbs 1oz. It’s funny; Miles is a big kid and 18 months old and took him ages to be able to balance and hold his huge noggin up which Miri was able to just after a few weeks.

Around 7am, the in-laws showed up and everybody piled in the car. Andy and Miles went over the their Aunt’s while we proceeded to the hospital. It was a cold morning and it was snowing – about as lightly snowing as possible, but snowing nonetheless.

We were scheduled for 1030am and by 11am we were holding our new little baby Miriam. Like I said she’s tiny – two months after being born, she’s still wearing newborn clothes. She likes to be held constantly which I’m okay with – she’s pretty darn cute.

But she’s happy (when fed) and healthy. I pout the video at the bottom of when she was born. Oh yeah – so I stayed in the hospital with Kit and Miri of course after she was born. The second day after getting a visit from Kit’s folks and Andy and Miles, I started feeling funny. Turns out the Norovirus has been going around and I’m in a hospital – the best place to catch something like that. Barfing and everything else you can imagine. Got a lift home and was quarantined for the next 48 hours.

Unfortunately, Kit’s mom and dad and folks at her aunt’s house got it too – evil stuff! But yeah I had to stay away from everybody for 2 whole days. Pretty boring hanging out in the bedroom for that long. I watched all three Smokey And The Bandit movies. Anyways, it lasted about 24 hours and went away. Well, let’s get started with this review!

Update 12/17/2017: Well, as I said in the beginning, Miriam is now a whole year old! She’s a funny little girl – quick to smile and laugh but also quick to get grumpy at times. She’s had a pretty tough go with teething – unlike Miles who got through it pretty fast.

It’s fascinating to watch her grow and interact with her broth Miles who’s knee-deep in the terrible twos. It’s funny; she’s very little and Miles is very big for his age. He is very picky about food, however she will eat anything you put in front of her. My favorite sound I get to hear is when they’re laughing and playing together – it’s definitely music to my soul. It’s not always that way with them, but they’re growing up and learning all the time. Happy birthday to you, Miri! We love you so much!

Update 12/17/2018

In the past year, Miriam has become quite a talker and Elmo fan. She’s really got a great sense of humor and keep us all laughing.

I think in addition of being a fan of Elmo, she’s a huge fan of Miles. She likes to bring him treats we’ve noticed and reciprocally, we’ve noticed him being kind of protective of her – if we leave the room he corrals her and tries to get her to come with us. It’s nice to see. They also butt heads a lot when it comes to toys, but they usually get over it.

Now that Miles has all day preschool a few times a week, I take Miri out for a stroll early in the morning. I decked out her stroller with Christmas lights too. She really likes it and so do I. I talk to her about all the little things we see when we walk around. We stop at the supermarket where the people at the bakery give her a cookie. It’s current day, but Iknow in the future we’ll look back at this as the good old days.

Ve Wong Little Prince(ss) Brand Snack Noodles Artificial Mexican Pizza Flavor – Taiwan

#2330: Ve Wong Little Prince(ss) Brand Snack Noodles Artificial Mexican Pizza Flavor - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater - noodle snack

Here’s the back of the big package (click to enlarge). The big package contains about 20 little packages.

#2330: Ve Wong Little Prince(ss) Brand Snack Noodles Artificial Mexican Pizza Flavor - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater - noodle snack

To prepare, open and enjoy!

#2330: Ve Wong Little Prince(ss) Brand Snack Noodles Artificial Mexican Pizza Flavor - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater - noodle snack

One of the little packages.

#2330: Ve Wong Little Prince(ss) Brand Snack Noodles Artificial Mexican Pizza Flavor - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater - noodle snack

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

#2330: Ve Wong Little Prince(ss) Brand Snack Noodles Artificial Mexican Pizza Flavor - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater - noodle snack

Little dry bits of seasoned noodle.

#2330: Ve Wong Little Prince(ss) Brand Snack Noodles Artificial Mexican Pizza Flavor - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater - noodle snack

Finished (click to enlarge). The noodles are nice – lightly crunchy with a kind of cheese and tomato taste. There’s also a little heat there; very little. For a snack, this one gets 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4710008213529.

#2330: Ve Wong Little Prince(ss) Brand Snack Noodles Artificial Mexican Pizza Flavor - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater - noodle snack

Ve Wong Little Princess Brand Snack Noodles, Bacon Flavor, 10.50oz(20 Small Bags)(pack of 2) by Ve Wong

Miles and Miriam playing from a couple of weeks ago

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: TTL Spring Chicken With Hua-Diao Liquor Instant Noodle – Taiwan

Meet The Manufacturer: #3032: TTL Spring Chicken With Hua-Diao Liquor Instant Noodle - Taiwan

I thought I ought to start at the beginning. I’m pretty sure this and the rice wine spring chicken varieties are the first that TTL shared with the world and it just made sense to go with those to begin Meet The Manufacturer. Here’s a little about Shaoxing wine, featured in this variety from Wikipedia –

Shaoxing wine (Shaohing, Shaoshing) is one of the most famous varieties of huangjiu, or traditional Chinese wines, fermented from rice. It originates from the region of Shaoxing, in the Zhejiang province of eastern China. It is widely used as both a beverage and a cooking wine in Chinese cuisine. It is internationally well known and renowned throughout mainland China, as well as in Taiwan and Southeast Asia.[1]

Let’s give this one a try!

TTL Spring Chicken With Hua-Diao Liquor Instant Noodle – Taiwan

Meet The Manufacturer: #3032: TTL Spring Chicken With Hua-Diao Liquor Instant Noodle - Taiwan

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains chicken. To prepare, add noodles to 500ml boiling water for 3 minutes. Add in all sachets. Finally, stir and enjoy!

Meet The Manufacturer: #3032: TTL Spring Chicken With Hua-Diao Liquor Instant Noodle - Taiwan

The noodle block.

Meet The Manufacturer: #3032: TTL Spring Chicken With Hua-Diao Liquor Instant Noodle - Taiwan

A dry base sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #3032: TTL Spring Chicken With Hua-Diao Liquor Instant Noodle - Taiwan

Powder with bits and pieces.

Meet The Manufacturer: #3032: TTL Spring Chicken With Hua-Diao Liquor Instant Noodle - Taiwan

A paste sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #3032: TTL Spring Chicken With Hua-Diao Liquor Instant Noodle - Taiwan

Thick and oily.

Meet The Manufacturer: #3032: TTL Spring Chicken With Hua-Diao Liquor Instant Noodle - Taiwan

The Shaoxing wine sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #3032: TTL Spring Chicken With Hua-Diao Liquor Instant Noodle - Taiwan

Definitely alcoholic!

Meet The Manufacturer: #3032: TTL Spring Chicken With Hua-Diao Liquor Instant Noodle - Taiwan

A retort pouch.

Meet The Manufacturer: #3032: TTL Spring Chicken With Hua-Diao Liquor Instant Noodle - Taiwan

Large pieces of chicken and liquid.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added scallion. The noodles were a standard instant and had a soft tooth. Broth was very rich – the chicken flavor and chicken combined with the wine really gave is a different complexity. It was really quite good. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 4710199108963.

Meet The Manufacturer: #3032: TTL Spring Chicken With Hua-Diao Liquor Instant Noodle - Taiwan

Taiwan TTL Hops Carved Chicken Instant Noodles 3 Bags Packed 台灣花雕雞泡麵3包組

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

#2830: Ve Wong Dried Instant Noodles Assorted Hot Chili Flavor

#2830: Ve Wong Dried Instant Noodles Assorted Hot Chili Flavor

Here’s another one I hauled back from the wonderful land called Taiwan. God, I love it there. It’s generally hot and sticky humid, but I don’t care – I would happily acclimate to live there. Anyways enough emoting over that wonderful place. This is a variety I found in RT-Mart, which is a gigantic grocery store I visited in Taipei. In fact, it’s an everything store. Let’s crack this open and see what we have in here.

#2830: Ve Wong Dried Instant Noodles Assorted Hot Chili Flavor – Taiwan

#2830: Ve Wong Dried Instant Noodles Assorted Hot Chili Flavor

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodles to a bowl and cover with boiling water. Cover and steep for 3 minutes. Drain. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2830: Ve Wong Dried Instant Noodles Assorted Hot Chili Flavor

The noodle block.

#2830: Ve Wong Dried Instant Noodles Assorted Hot Chili Flavor

The liquid base.

#2830: Ve Wong Dried Instant Noodles Assorted Hot Chili Flavor

A thick base.

Finished (click to enlarge). The noodles came out pretty well – no surprises here. A standard instant noodle. The sauce coasted everything and made them much darker than I’d expected. They had a nice spicy chili pepper flavor as well as a strong Sichuan peppercorn hit to them. Really was enjoyable. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4710008211563.

#2830: Ve Wong Dried Instant Noodles Assorted Hot Chili Flavor

V e   W o n g  Instant Oriental Noodle Soup, Artificial Hot Peppered Beef Flavor, 14.2 Ounce

A video of me trying these noodles