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#3312: Teishi Shaoxing Nuerhong Wine Instant Noodles – Taiwan

#3312: Teishi Shaoxing Nuerhong Wine Instant Noodles - Taiwan

Here’s the second of the Teishi varieties I received recently. The first one was truly exceptional – curious how this one’s going to go – let’s find out!

Teishi Shaoxing Nuerhong Wine Instant Noodles – Taiwan

#3312: Teishi Shaoxing Nuerhong Wine Instant Noodles - Taiwan

Detail of the packaging (click to enlarge). Contains alcohol. To prepare, add noodle block and sachets (not alcohol sachet) and boil in 450ml water for 4~5 minutes. Add in alcohol sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

A dry sachet.

A wet seasoned oil sachet.

The sachet of wine.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added egg, spring onion, chili oil, and black sesame seeds. Noodles came out well – nice gauge and plumpness here. Broth was pretty good although I found the previous variety from Teishi was much better. Wine is a nice accompaniment, however previous version worked better. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 4710969979366.

#3160: Mazendo Noodles With Chili Mala Sauce - Taiwan

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#3308: Teishi Old Wine Instant Noodles – Taiwan

#3308: Teishi Old Wine Instant Noodles - Taiwan

Here’s something new from Tiawan from a brand I’ve not tried before. This one contains alcohol – yep – real booze! In the past I’ve tried varieties which contain different spirits and found them to be pretty good; the alcohol adds a nice bit of richness and flavor. Let’s give this one a try!

Teishi Old Wine Instant Noodles – Taiwan

#3308: Teishi Old Wine Instant Noodles - Taiwan

Detail of the packaging (click to enlarge). Contains alcohol. To prepare, add noodle block and sachets (not alcohol sachet) and boil 4-5 minutes. Add in alcohol sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

A dry soup base sachet.

A wet sachet of seasoned oil.

The wet sachet of wine.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion, bbq pork, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, egg, red pepper flake, and sesame seeds. Wow – this really was quite good. It was such a rich and savory broth – kots of flavor and the wine really complimented it! Noodles were a little thicker than an average instant and had great mouthfeel and chew. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4710969979359.

#3160: Mazendo Noodles With Chili Mala Sauce - Taiwan

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#3297: A-Sha Jin Kung Fu Spicy Scallion Noodle – Taiwan

#3297: A-Sha Jin Kung Fu Spicy Scallion Noodle - Taiwan

Here’s one the folks at A-Sha sent over – thanks again! I like spicy and I like scallions a lot. Scallions (spring onion/green onion) are one of the things I always have to have on hand. Period. Let’s check these out!

A-Sha Jin Kung Fu Spicy Scallion Noodle – Taiwan

#3297: A-Sha Jin Kung Fu Spicy Scallion Noodle - Taiwan

Detail of the package (click to enlarge). Unsure whether it contains meat – check ofr yourself. To prepare, boil noodles for 5 minutes and 30 seconds. Drain. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

The dry noodle block.

A wet sachet.

Chives.

Pepper flake.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion and sesame seeds. Noodles are broad and have a nice doneness and chewiness. The flavor is a sweet, spicy, and savory one with the greenery component working very well alongside the other flavors. Hard oto put down. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 4715635853957.

Asha Healthy Ramen Noodles, Medium Width Mandarin Noodles, Original Sauce Flavor, 5 Pouches Per Servings, 3.35Oz (95 grams)

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#3288: Little Cook Spicy Beef Flavor – Thailand

#3288: Little Cook Spicy Beef Flavor - Thailand

Almost 3000 reviews ago I gave this one a try. It looks as though I really liked it. It’s been such a long time it’s getting a new number- mainly because I’m going to guess that sourcing has changed at least soewhat and also the cup is different; it used to be a foam bowl.

It should be noted as well that the little cook branding is in Taiwan as well, but this is from Ratchaburi, Thailand. Ratchaburi gets hot and humid and is really beautiful. If you get the chance to visit, check out Dheva Mantra over there – very nice place to stay.

Little Cook Spicy Beef Flavor – Thailand

#3288: Little Cook Spicy Beef Flavor - Thailand

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. Tried removing stickers but they’re very well stuck. To prepare, add dry sachet and fill to line with boiling water. Cover for 3~4 minutes (I’m going for 4), and put retort pouch on top so it gets some heat. Finally, as pouch contents, stir, and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge). I first reviewed this one in 2011 and lo and behold, it’s still new!

The noodle block.

A dry sachet (watch Instant Noodle Recipe Time below to watch me utilize sachets).

A rarity – a retort pouch which is available in a product sold in the United States.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added nothing. The noodles in here are very good – thick and a nice chew to them. The broth has a very strong braised beef kick to it and just a superb amount of spiciness to complement bit not overwhelm. Broth also has a good thickness/oiliness to it. Where it kind of gets strange is the TVP. It doesn’t really compliment all that much, and I suspect that there is a version available that does indeed contain real beef which would be exceptional. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.  UPC bar code 684431001111.

City Maps Ratchaburi Thailand

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#3278: Uni-President Imperial Big Meal Beef Flavor – Taiwan

#3278: Uni-President Imperial Big Meal Beef Flavor - Taiwan

This is a big and somewhat heavy bowl from Taiwan. I’ve reviewed the version not made for export (this one usually goes to Hong Kong). What was funny about this one is that I found it up in Canada at a store in Aberdeen Centre – defintely not where this belongs. It’s full of beef and import restrictions would bar it from Canada. What a nice surprise! Let’s check out this one with Australian and New Zealand beef!

Uni-President Imperial Big Meal Beef Flavor – Taiwan

#3278: Uni-President Imperial Big Meal Beef Flavor - Taiwan

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge). Contains beef. To prepare, add in powder and liquid sachets and boiling water to fill line. Cover for 3 minutes. Add in large retort pouch. Finally, stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

A dry sachet (watch these sachets get used on the episode of Instant Noodle Recipe Time below).

A wet sauce sachet.

A large retort pouch full of beef and sauce.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion, sesame seeds, egg, and chili flake. The noodle is thick and has a slight brittleness and chewyness at the same time. The broth is a very thick and tasty beef. Included beef is on point and the gravy it comes in really add a lot of rich flavor to the soup. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 4710088412201.

3 Bowls – New Uni-President Chili Beef Flavor Instant Noodle 來一客杯麵 川辣牛肉風味 (3碗)

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#3265: Mom’s Dry Noodle / Blue Elephant Green Curry – Taiwan

#3328: Mom's Dry Noodle / Blue Elephant Green Curry - Taiwan

One of my favorite styles of curry would have to be green curry. It’s very different from the others – a kind of crisp and savory flavor rolled into one. This is really exciting to try – curry from Taiwan in collaboration with a company from Thailand. Very curious. Been waiting a couple weeks to hit this up, so let’s go!

Mom’s Dry Noodle / Blue Elephant Green Curry – Taiwan

#3328: Mom's Dry Noodle / Blue Elephant Green Curry - Taiwan

Detail of the packaging (click to enlarge). Unsure if it contains meat – check for yourself. To prepare, add noodles to boiling water and cook for 6 minutes. Drain. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3328: Mom's Dry Noodle / Blue Elephant Green Curry - Taiwan

An individual serving – there are three inside the large package.

Detail of the packaging (click to enlarge).

The noodle block.

A wet sachet of green curry.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added baked chicken, fresh basil, red and green bell pepper, white onion, and crispy fried garlic. As with the red curry, the noodles are soft and plentiful. The green curry flavor is throughout and just the right balance. Another excellent Thai style variety in this new range. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 4717011158205.

Moms Dan Dan Dry Noodle 17.36 Oz.

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#3254: Mom’s Dry Noodle / Blue Elephant Red Curry – Taiwan

#3327: Mom's Dry Noodle / Blue Elephant Red Curry - Taiwan

Two weeks. Two long weeks. I haven’t done a review in two weeks!! Our apartment got remodeled, plus I had a sinus infection that basically knocked out my sense of taste. Yeah – that wasn’t cool at all. But I’m back – back to walking, and today back to reviewing. The remodel is done and I’m enjoying my noodles once again!

I think the fact that I love curry is probably on my sleeve. This is something I am very fascinated with – a collaboration between a Thai company and a Taiwanese company. How’s it going to taste? I’ve not a clue, but if it’s anything like Mom’s Dry Noodle has put out before, I know I’m in for a treat. Let’s find out!

Mom’s Dry Noodle / Blue Elephant Red Curry – Taiwan

#3327: Mom's Dry Noodle / Blue Elephant Red Curry - Taiwan

Detail of the outer packaging (click to enlarge). Unsure if it contains meat – check for yourself. To prepare, boil noodles for 6 minutes. Drain. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3327: Mom's Dry Noodle / Blue Elephant Red Curry - Taiwan

Inside the large outer package are three individual servings.

Detail of the packaging (click to enlarge).

The noodle block.

A wet sachet of red curry.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added sauteed beef, red and green bell pepper, white onion, pineapple, and fresh basil. Noodles are soft and a very large quantity. They’re a perfect match for the red curry which is aromatic and tasty, however not overwhelming. A very apt pairing with an elegant balance. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 4717011158304.

Moms Dan Dan Dry Noodle 17.36 Oz.

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#3252: Shin Horng Lukang Thin Noodles Ginger & Sesame Oil Flavor – Taiwan

Shin Horng Lukang Thin Noodles Ginger & Sesame Oil Flavor - Taiwan

I often end up at 99 Ranch Market to pick up mung bean sprouts, other produce, and other things once every week or so. It’s a chain of Asian markets that started on the west coast but after looking at their site, they’ve popped up all over the United States – which is good – they’ve got lots of neat stuff.

It’s neat because The Ramen Rater and 99 Ranch Market have some special history. When I first started the site, I lived far from any Asian grocery stores. I got about 60 reviews in and had a five or six year hiatus. When I met my wife and I moved to Edmonds in 2010, we lived about a five minute walk from one. That rekindled my flame for instant noodles and reviewing and really was the reason you’re seeing this review today; if we hadn’t moved to that spot, I’m unsure the site would’ve ever gone forward.

I see new products popping up there all the time in the noodle aisle. Taiwanese products in particular. I saw this one last visit and thought ‘this looks interesting.’ Never seen this brand before and ginger sesame sounds good. So I got it. The hunt for the noodle is something I really love. The obscure, the never before seen. Honestly, it’s a thrill for me – perhaps in the same way some people spend their kids’ college savings at the racetrack. On the upside, this gamble is not going to break the bank. Anyways, yeah it’s something I thoroughly enjoy and here is the fruit of my search – something new.

Shin Horng Lukang Thin Noodles Ginger & Sesame Oil Flavor – Taiwan

The import/distributor’s sticker (click to enlarge).

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, boil noodles 1~2 minutes. Drain. Add 70ml water. Add sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

Shin Horng Lukang Thin Noodles Ginger & Sesame Oil Flavor - Taiwan

This was a nice surprise – shelf-stable fresh noodles.

Shin Horng Lukang Thin Noodles Ginger & Sesame Oil Flavor - Taiwan

A large wet sachet.

Shin Horng Lukang Thin Noodles Ginger & Sesame Oil Flavor - Taiwan

Finished (click to enlarge). Added sauteed beef, egg, scallion, pickled ginger, sesame seeds, and pepper flake. I used a pair of kitchen scissors to make two crosscuts of the noodles. The noodles are indeed thin with a sturdy tooth. The flavor is just excellent. A strong showing of both ginger and sesame oil taste – super savory and delicious. Hard not to put this one down. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4710575369995.

Mama Lieu’s Kitchen: A Cookbook Memoir of Delicious Taiwanese and Chinese Home Cooking for My Children

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#3240: Tseng Noodles Spicy Dolar – Taiwan

#3147: Tseng Noodles Spicy Dolar - Taiwan

Recently, I heard about a variety from Tseng that I guess has been around for a little while but I’d never heard of it. A lot of confusion for me about this one. The biggest issue is the variety itself – what the heck is spicy dolar anyway? Nothing I could find on Wikipedia or elsewhere. But dolar must be a pretty common concept because there’s a restaurant in Canada I saw in Richmond that mentions it – something like Dolar Hotpot or something. Well, let’s check it out!

Tseng Noodles Spicy Dolar – Taiwan

#3147: Tseng Noodles Spicy Dolar - Taiwan

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, boil noodles for 4.5~5.5 minutes. Drain, saving some cooking water. Add noodles and reserved water to a bowl along with sachet contents. Finally, stira nd enjoy!

#3147: Tseng Noodles Spicy Dolar - Taiwan

One of the 4 servings in the pack.

#3147: Tseng Noodles Spicy Dolar - Taiwan

Thin noodles.

#3147: Tseng Noodles Spicy Dolar - Taiwan

A wet sachet.

#3147: Tseng Noodles Spicy Dolar - Taiwan

Liquid and paste.

#3147: Tseng Noodles Spicy Dolar - Taiwan

A second wet sachet.

#3147: Tseng Noodles Spicy Dolar - Taiwan

Smells like soy sauce.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added scallions, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, and barbeque pork. The noodles have a nice gauge – thick and a little wide. They are chewier than I expected with the cook time. They went well with the sauce, which at the outset smelled extremely sweet, had a good balance of spiciness. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 4713008550359.

#3147: Tseng Noodles Spicy Dolar - Taiwan

Tseng Noodles Variety Pack 3 Flavors (Pack of 3)

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#3230: Ve Wong Dah Wei Wang Instant Noodles Artificial Premium Garlic Pork Flavor – Taiwan

#3230: Ve Wong Dah Wei Wang Instant Noodles Artificial Premium Garlic Pork Flavor - Taiwan

During my 2017 trip to Taiwan, I visited a 7-Eleven in Taipei. I pointed out a variety and my friend corrected my speech. I thought for years this brand was Ve Wong – pronounced vee wong. Actually, it’s more like way wong. It appears I was way wrong on this. But now I know! Yeah, poor joke. Roll your eyes and let’s have a look at this neat variety!

Ve Wong Dah Wei Wang Instant Noodles Artificial Premium Garlic Pork Flavor – Taiwan

#3230: Ve Wong Dah Wei Wang Instant Noodles Artificial Premium Garlic Pork Flavor - Taiwan

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare,  add in everything and boiling water to 80% of full. Cover for 5 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3230: Ve Wong Dah Wei Wang Instant Noodles Artificial Premium Garlic Pork Flavor - Taiwan

The noodle block.

#3230: Ve Wong Dah Wei Wang Instant Noodles Artificial Premium Garlic Pork Flavor - Taiwan

A dry sachet.

#3230: Ve Wong Dah Wei Wang Instant Noodles Artificial Premium Garlic Pork Flavor - Taiwan

A lot of fine powder.

#3230: Ve Wong Dah Wei Wang Instant Noodles Artificial Premium Garlic Pork Flavor - Taiwan

A wet sachet.

#3230: Ve Wong Dah Wei Wang Instant Noodles Artificial Premium Garlic Pork Flavor - Taiwan

Seasoned oil.

#3230: Ve Wong Dah Wei Wang Instant Noodles Artificial Premium Garlic Pork Flavor - Taiwan

A dry garnish sachet.

#3230: Ve Wong Dah Wei Wang Instant Noodles Artificial Premium Garlic Pork Flavor - Taiwan

Vegetables and other bits.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added boiled pork, sesame seeds, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, scallions, and Kiki Restaurant spicy seasoning. The noodles came out very well – good gauge and feel and really worked well with the soup. The soup was surprisingly rich and had a thickness t it I didn’t expect but thoroughly enjoyed. This one was very true to name – it tasted like garlic and pork that had been stewed and I enjoyed that. In addition, a nice amount of vegetables in there including cabbage was very good. From the package, I didn’t expect this to be very good, however I’m thoroughly impressed. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 4710008217558.

#3230: Ve Wong Dah Wei Wang Instant Noodles Artificial Premium Garlic Pork Flavor - Taiwan

Kung-Fu Oriental Style Instant Noodle Soup Base (Vegeterian Flavor) 3oz (Pack of 20)

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Mom’s Dry Noodle / Blue Elephant Curries From Taiwan!

Mom's Dry Noodle / Blue Elephart Curries From Taiwan!

Check this out! Top Ten listers Mom’s Dry Noodles have collaborated iwth a Thai company to make a couple neat curry varieties! They’ve not done anything non-Taiwanese styled before, so this should be interesting – check out the unboxing video!

Mom’s Dry Noodle / Blue Elephart Curries – Taiwan

#3201: Tian Ling Ling Dried Noodles With Shallot Sauce – Taiwan

#3299: Yonghai Dried Noodles With Shallot Sauce - Taiwan

The second of two varieties sent by Yonghai – thanks again! The first had a wide noodle, this one looks to be much thinner. Let’s give it a try!

Tian Ling Ling Dried Noodles With Shallot Sauce – Taiwan

Detail of the outer packaging (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, boil for 3~5 minutes and drain. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

One of the four packs.

Thin non-fried noodle.

A wet sauce.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion, black sesame seeds, pepper flake,  tea egg, and chashu pork. After a four minute boil, noodles are very nice. Sauce is oily which works great – slippery noodles head. A nice mouthfeel and chew here. The flavor is on the light side, but it has a certain charm to it I enjoyed. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 4713510260852.

#3160: Mazendo Noodles With Chili Mala Sauce - Taiwan

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