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#2764: Vedan Double Bang Thick Beef Broth Noodle

#2764: Vedan Double Bang Thick Beef Broth Noodle - Taiwan Taiwanese

This one’s got horns and flying saucers on the packaging – something that denotes… Well, horns and flying saucers I suppose. I guess it more likely denotes ‘hey look at me – I’m on the store shelf!’ The double bang is for the two noodle blocks. The other variety I reviewed in this series had two in it as well and called for (like this one) 700ml boiling water. Guess we will see how this one goes as well! I remember seeing these on store shelves – I think I got all but one of the varieties (sniff) but hey – got some pretty fascinating ones. Taiwanese beef noodles, it is your time to shine.

Vedan Double Bang Thick Beef Broth Noodle – Taiwan

#2764: Vedan Double Bang Thick Beef Broth Noodle - Taiwan Taiwanese

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Unsure whether it contains meat. To prepare, add sachet contents and 700ml boiling water and cover for 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2764: Vedan Double Bang Thick Beef Broth Noodle - Taiwan Taiwanese

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2764: Vedan Double Bang Thick Beef Broth Noodle - Taiwan Taiwanese

Bang, bang, noodle block, noodle block.

#2764: Vedan Double Bang Thick Beef Broth Noodle - Taiwan Taiwanese

The seasoning base.

#2764: Vedan Double Bang Thick Beef Broth Noodle - Taiwan Taiwanese

A light powder.

#2764: Vedan Double Bang Thick Beef Broth Noodle - Taiwan Taiwanese

A large liquid base.

#2764: Vedan Double Bang Thick Beef Broth Noodle - Taiwan Taiwanese

Thick paste!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added beef and spring onion. The noodles are indeed a little wide and flat. Nice light chew on them – a little more backbone than many. The broth has a nice beef taste with a little Sichuan peppercorn back. Pretty good! 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4710110232432.

#2764: Vedan Double Bang Thick Beef Broth Noodle - Taiwan Taiwanese

Why Taiwan Matters: Small Island, Global Powerhouse

A TV spot from Vedan Taiwan about this series

#2724: Vedan Double Bang Thick Pork Broth Noodle

Here’s one I brought back from Taiwan in November 2017. There are four different ones with different illustrations of different expressions – they’re pretty interesting. Now,m there’s scant few characters on this bowl I can read, so I’d like to thank everyone on Facebook for the help in translation! Much appreciated! So double bang – why double bang? Well, there’s two noodle blocks. Bang! Noodles! Bang! Noodles! Makes sense to me. Really excited as this isn’t the first one I brought back from Taiwan I’ve reviewed, but this is the first Taiwanese variety I’ve brought back from Taiwan I’m reviewing – let’s have a look!

Vedan Double Bang Thick Pork Broth Noodle – Taiwan

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Unsure whether it contains meat. To prepare, add sachet contents and 700ml boiling water and cover for 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

Two noodle blocks!

The powder base sachet.

A light powder with flecks of vegetables.

The liquid base sachet.

Thick stuff!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added boiled pork, spring onion and chilli powder from Pizza Hut Taiwan. Noodles had a slightly wide and flat kind of shape which I didn’t expect. They had a good soft chew and were very good. Despite calling for 700ml of water, the broth was indeed tasty. Not overly salty and had a nice pork flavor to it. Impressed! 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4710110232227.

Why Taiwan Matters: Small Island, Global Powerhouse

A TV spot from Vedan Taiwan about this series

#942: Kamfen Lobster Soup Flavor E-Men Noodles

While scouring local Asian markets for varieties I hadn’t yet reviewed, I came upon these. They’re Chinese and in a really big package!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Nowhere does it say how much water to use. When I made this in the past I used very little and treated it as a stir noodle.

The noodles are very wide and in their own cellophane package.

A single seasoning packet.

Has an interesting flavor – buttery along with slight seafood.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added stir fry veggies, sweet onion, kamaboko, narutomaki and a little Urashima Sesame and Salt furikake. The noodles are pretty good – flat and broad. The flavoring? It works – these end up being very mello noodles. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars – pretty good. UPC bar code 6920363401839 .

A speaker factory in Shenzhen where these noodles are made.

A trip to a French museum with old videocamera – pretty amazing!

#722: Yamamoto Seafood Flavor Ramen

Some Japanese stuff that’s been waiting for just the right day – and this is it. I may have not translated the title exactly right – a few things mentioned ‘thickening’ and ‘flour,’ so this may be thick seafood ramen.  Anyways, shall we?

Here’s what the distributor’s sticker looks like…

The noodle block awaits some boiling water!

A single seasoning packet – pretty big though!

Here’s the seasoning powder. Very light and a good amount of it.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added some stir-fry veggies, narutomaki, Ajishima Kim Chi furikake and some Sushinori. The noodles are good – a little thinner than most in a bowl and just slightly firmer. The broth is nice – salty and has a bit of that ‘of the sea’ flavor going on.  I liked it – good stuff! 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 4979397770024 .

Japanese seafood market

Eskimo Disco 7-111 featuring Pingu

#663: Paldo Jjajangmen (Blackbean Flavor)

Here’s one I’ve been meaning to get to and here we go! Thisd one is from Greg B. of Marathon, FL! Thanks Greg – let’s give this one a try!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Notice the noodles are prepared a little differently. Also notice the ingredients in that sauce [acket!

Here’s the big noodle block – very wide noodles too.

This is a pretty good sized sauce packet!

Here’s the back of it.

Finished (click image to enlarge). So what I did was I let the packet heat in the pot with the noodles. After they’d cooked, I drained the noodles and put everything in the pot, stirred a ton and put it all in the bowl. This is very different – I honestly did not expect to like this – but I most certainly do. The noodles are very thick and chewy and they get nicely coated in the black bean sauce. The sauce is very flavorful – I’ve had Jjangmen varieties before and the sauce was much ticker and more paste-like. This is truly a nice sauce – complete with veggies (those are what are on top). I was very pleasantly surprised. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars – delicious and satisfying. UPC barcode 648436100590 .

Here’s how to make some homemade Jjajangmen.

Korean pizza overview by the www.eatyourkimchi.com people

#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…

#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.

#222: Myojo Udon Crab Flavor Japanese Style Noodles With Soup Base

Been wanting to try this for awhile and thought hey – a sale on it for 69 cents? I’m on it. So here we go.

This is a lot like what you would find inside the more spendy cup noodles with the fresh noodles, but here all you have to do is supply your own ingestion vessel.

Some crab flavored powder…

So here’s what you end up with. (click image to enlarge) Make no mistake, these are big and chewy noodles. I’m not an extremely experienced crab eater but I can say it is an interesting broth and I quite liked it. All in all, a very simple and satifying bowl of noodles. 3.0 out of 5.0 stars. Get it here.