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#3330: Three Meters Pepper Sesame Belt Noodles – Taiwan

#3330: Three Meters Pepper Sesame Belt Noodles - Taiwan

This is blue! I really like the color of this package – very striking and vibrant. These are something new from Three Meters – Belt Noodles. They’re very wide – kind of like a belt! The flavor sounds quite nice as well. Let’s check these out!

Three Meters Pepper Sesame Belt Noodles – Taiwan

#3330: Three Meters Pepper Sesame Belt Noodles - Taiwan

Detail of the packaging (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, boil noodles for 5 minutes in 1000ml water, stirring gently. Midway through add 100ml cold water. Drain. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3330: Three Meters Pepper Sesame Belt Noodles - Taiwan

One of three individual servings.

#3330: Three Meters Pepper Sesame Belt Noodles - Taiwan

The belt noodles.

A wet sachet of sesame paste.

A wet sachet – guessing soy sauce.

A third sachet – looks like oil.

A dry sachet of Sichuan pepper.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added chashu pork, tea egg, scallions, and sesame seeds. Noodles are very broad with a nice chew to them – not too chewy or too soft but just right. The flavor is a nice coat of sesame, saltiness from soy, and pepper. It worked incredibly well. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 4713361500121.

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The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Taiwanese Instant Noodles Of All Time 2020 Edition

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Taiwanese Instant Noodles Of All Time 2020 Edition

This is the seventh year of the Top Ten Taiwan Instant Noodles list! Every year, I’m truly amazed at the innovation and unique varieties coming from the beautiful island of Taiwan. If you haven’t had the experience of visiting, you really should – the food, the culture – it truly has been a life changing experience for me. Growing up, all I knew of Taiwan was labels on products that simply said ‘made in Taiwan’ – but it so much more. One aspect is the noodle, and they’re really unique and delicious. This is a list of my favorite out of the reviews I’ve done up to number 3,284. Many images you will see have garnish, however only the base product before any is added is what’s reviewed, as in all of my reviews. I hope you enjoy this year’s list and consider trying some of these great varieties if you’ve not tried before – they’re really great! With that, here’s the Top Ten Taiwanese Instant Noodles Of All Time 2020 Edition.

The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Taiwanese Instant Noodles Of All Time 2020 Edition

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Watch me talk about each variety of The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Taiwanese Instant Noodles Of All Time 2020 Edition. A special addition this year is a list at the end of honorable mentions!

The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Taiwanese Instant Noodles Of All Time 2020 Edition

#10: A-Sha Dry Noodle Dan Zai Noodle

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Taiwanese Instant Noodles Of All Time 2020 Edition

The noodles have a flat and broad gauge and an excellent chewiness I’ve come to expect from the A-Sha line of products. The flavor is very good – a kind of spicy, salty, slightly sweet and then this savoriness to it – lots of spices that I can really only describe as tasking like Taiwan. Original review

#9: Three Meters Noodles Shallot Taste

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Taiwanese Instant Noodles Of All Time 2020 Edition

Nice gauge and light chew. The flavor was just mind-blowingly good and I am thoroughly excited about this one. The shallot flavor is just right – not too salty, not too pushy – just exactly perfect. Original review

#8: TTL Pickled Vegetable Beef With Hua Diao Liquor

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Taiwanese Instant Noodles Of All Time 2020 Edition

This one I enjoyed immensely – lots of noodles, but the broth was the show stopper. The combo of the liquor and the rich beef broth was very savory. Add vegetables and real beef from the retort pouch and there’s why it’s on this list. Original review

#7: Shin Horng Lukang Thin Noodles Ginger & Sesame Oil Flavor

#7: Shin Horng Lukang Thin Noodles Ginger & Sesame Oil Flavor

A very recent review. Found this at a local store and the combo of ginger and sesame was intriguing. Take a thin noodle and combine it aptly with the aforementioned flavors and there you go. Very tasty ginger and sesame are in the forefront and it’s just plain umami incarnate. Original review

#6: Tseng Noodle Scallion With Sichuan Pepper Flavor

#6: Tseng Noodle Scallion With Sichuan Pepper Flavor

A wide noodle with scalloped edges. These have the bonus of a thin edge and thicker center, giving a delicate as well as hearty aspect. The flavor is very good – a soy bump, some onion hit, then the Sichuan pepper oil. It all works together magnificently. Original review

#5: Little Cook Thailand Green Curry Chicken

#5: Little Cook Thailand Green Curry Chicken

This bowl, in fact, is two bowls. One you steep the noodles in. The second? Drain the broth from the first by poking holes in the lid and pour into it. The noodle is accompanied by a spicy green curry and chunks of vegetable and real chicken. The broth slurping soup worked well too. Original review

#4: Xiao Ban Mian Traditional Shallot & Scallion Oil Noodle

#4: Xiao Ban Mian Traditional Shallot & Scallion Oil Noodle

Start with a thin kind of rectangular noodle with a strong chew. The flavor that comes with it is a sweet and savory shallot and scallion oil – and it works so well. Who would think something so simple could be so delightful. Original review

#3: Mom’s Dry Noodle Blue Elephant Curries

#3: Mom's Dry Noodle Blue Elephant Curries

I think it’s safe to say most people who follow this website are keen on the fact that I love Thai food and I love curry. What’s neat here is that these curries – one red and one green – pair so well with a Taiwanese noodle – and naturally so. Savory curries and dry noodles marry in such a way that a perfect balance of two cuisines harmonize rather than find conflict or dissonance. Impressive! Original reviews 1 & 2

#2: Mom’s Dry Noodle Dan Dan Noodle

#2: Mom’s Dry Noodle Dan Dan Noodle

The noodles came out with a very nice chew. They aren’t mushy whatsoever and have a confident backbone. The flavor is very good as well. The notes of sesame, Sichuan pepper oil, Sichuan pepper in the dry mix, sesame sauce as well as soy sauce all work together and play well with each other; nobody’s feet get stepped on. Simple yet complex. Original review

#1: A-Sha Gourmet Braised Beef Noodle

#1: A-Sha Gourmet Braised Beef Noodle

For a long time, I’ve really enjoyed this style of noodle from Taiwan. It’s wide, with a center line which is thicker, and the sides are thinner – which gives them a very unique and wonderful mouthfeel. I’ve also always thought that these would just sing is in a broth (usually they are presented with a combination of sauces but no broth). The soup is rich with a strong beef flavor and hint of Sichuan peppercorn that do not overwhelm. The nice part is the inclusion of real beef in here. It should be noted that there is a special version of this that comes out during Lunar New Year which includes Wagyu beef – very expensive at a whopping $15USD per serving!, but very tasty as well. Original review

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Usually, this Taiwan list would have been released 3 weeks ago – the spicy list would’ve been released last month – what gives?! Well, I’ve been busy. With my 3 year old son Miles home from preschool all summer, time has been spent with him a lot more. Setting up a green screen is a lot more difficult with him and his little sister Miriam running around like banshees in our apartment. I’ve been busy with something else as well…

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In October of 2018, my doctor (who is Taiwanese I should mention!) Gave me a talk. It was the talk I’d gotten many times from him and other doctors: you need to lose weight. He said also that my cholesterol was very high. He told me this on the right day at the right time I suppose and I decided to go all in. I did my first The Ramen Rater Diet video in April after I visited my doctor in April, having lost 65 pounds. I’ve kept it up and lost a lot more since then, and the next video will be out towards the end of October – after a year of eating healthy and exercising every day (I walk a lot – up to 25 miles in a day), I’ll do a big update and share more of what I do and how I do it with you. Many folks have taken my advice and are getting healthier as well, which is very humbling. I think if I can make a big change like this, anyone can!

The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Taiwanese Instant Noodles Of All Time 2018 Edition | 2018台灣十大泡麵排行

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Taiwanese Instant Noodles Of All Time 2018 Edition

Another year gone by – hard to believe. As usual, many, many Taiwanese varieties have crossed my desk. This list comes as I’m about to hit 3,000 reviews as well. Pretty crazy. These are my favorite Taiwanese varieties out of all my reviews up to #2,943. As always, if you want me to try something I’ve not – drop me a line. With that, let’s check out The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Taiwanese Instant Noodles Of All Time 2018 Edition!

The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Taiwanese Instant Noodles Of All Time 2018 Edition

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#10: Three Meters Noodles Spicy Taste

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Taiwanese Instant Noodles Of All Time 2018 Edition

The noodles gauge and chew are really great – very impressed. The flavor is different than many Sichuan spicy varieties – it has a balance which I thoroughly enjoyed and recommend. Original review

#9: Wu-Mu Ma Jiou Mian Xian : Hua-Tiau Chiew Chicken Flavor

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Taiwanese Instant Noodles Of All Time 2018 Edition

The noodles are very good – like premium instants,. Liked the texture and chew on them very much. The broth had a very tasty and complex taste – I really liked the chicken taste augmented with the wolfberry and wine – it worked together in perfect harmony. Original review

#8: Kiki Noodles Scallion Oil & Soy Sauce Flavor Noodle

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Taiwanese Instant Noodles Of All Time 2018 Edition

The noodles are thin and have a very agreeable mouthfeel. The flavor is a sweet kind of onion hit which is quite tasty. Original review

#7: A-Sha Dan Zai Noodle

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Taiwanese Instant Noodles Of All Time 2018 Edition

The noodles have a flat and broad gauge and an excellent chewiness I’ve come to expect from the A-Sha line of products. The flavor is very good – a kind of spicy, salty, slightly sweet and then this savoriness to it – lots of spices that I can really only describe as tasking like Taiwan. Original review

#6: Three Meters Noodles Shallot Taste

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Taiwanese Instant Noodles Of All Time 2018 Edition

Nice gauge and light chew. The flavor was just mind-blowingly good and I am thoroughly excited about this one. The shallot flavor is just right – not too salty, not too pushy – just exactly perfect. Original review

#5: Tseng Noodle Scallion With Sichuan Pepper Flavor

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Taiwanese Instant Noodles Of All Time 2018 Edition

A wide noodle with scalloped edges. These have the bonus of a thin edge and thicker center, giving a delicate as well as hearty aspect. The flavor is very good – a soy bump, some onion hit, then the Sichuan pepper oil. It all works together magnificently. Original review

#4: Little Cook Thailand Green Curry Instant Noodle

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Taiwanese Instant Noodles Of All Time 2018 Edition

This bowl, in fact, is two bowls. One you steep the noodles in. The second? Drain the broth from the first by poking holes in the lid and pour into it. The noodle is accompanied by a spicy green curry and chunks of vegetable and real chicken. The broth slurping soup worked well too. Original review

#3: Xiao Ban Mian Traditional Shallot & Onion Oil Noodle

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Taiwanese Instant Noodles Of All Time 2018 Edition

Start with a thin kind of rectangular noodle with a strong chew. The flavor that comes with it is a sweet and savory shallot and scallion oil – and it works so well. Who would think something so simple could be so delightful. Original review

#2: TTL White Wine Carbonara Noodle – Taiwan

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Taiwanese Instant Noodles Of All Time 2018 Edition

Much to my chagrin, TTL keeps coming out with interesting varieties. TTL stands for Taiwan Tobacco and Liquor – and they always have some kind of alcohol with their products. This one comes with a retort pouch will of creamy sauce and pork which is augmented by a sachet of white wine. A sipping soup is made with a separate sachet. The combination is apt and Very delicious. Original review

#1: Mom’s Dry Noodle Dan Dan Noodle

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Taiwanese Instant Noodles Of All Time 2018 Edition

The noodles came out with a very nice chew. They aren’t mushy whatsoever and have a confident backbone. The flavor is very good as well. The notes of sesame, Sichuan pepper oil, Sichuan pepper in the dry mix, sesame sauce as well as soy sauce all work together and play well with each other; nobody’s feet get stepped on. Simple yet complex. Original review

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Do you like reading my reviews and seeing what I’m adding to not only Taiwanese instant noodles but others from around the world? I’m proud to present Instant Noodle Recipe Time! This is a daily show where I let you watch me cook the instant noodles I review and garnish them! This is an unedited show where I talk directly to you like an old friend. New episodes come out daily at 2pm (1400h GMT-8).

I’ve been wanting to do a show with my wife Kit for a long time, and I finally figured out something she would like. May I proudly present The Chocolate Break – a show where we try different varieties of chocolate we find. I find something to bring and my wife does as well. We then talk about it, try it, and give our opinions on it. It’s been a lot of fun for us and really interesting too! I was always hunting for new varieties of instant noodles at the store – but now she’s enjoying the hunt for something new and unique to try. New episodes comes out every week on Thursdays at !!am (1100hrs GMT-8).

#2888: Meet The Manufacturer: Three Meters Noodles Sesame Paste

Meet The Manufacturer: Three Meters Noodles Sesame Pasteeet The

Today we’ve got the last of the four varieties sent by Three Meters Noodles. It’s been a tasty ride! Let’s give this final variety, a sesame paste noodle a try.

Three Meters Noodles Sesame Paste – Taiwan

Meet The Manufacturer: Three Meters Noodles Sesame Paste

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodles to 1000ml boiling water. Boil for 4 minutes and drain. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

Meet The Manufacturer: Three Meters Noodles Sesame Paste

The noodle block.

Meet The Manufacturer: Three Meters Noodles Sesame Paste

A liquid base sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: Three Meters Noodles Sesame Paste

A tan colored liquid.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added scallions, fried onion, shichimi togarashi and sesame seeds. The noodle came out very nicely and has a nice gauge and mouthfeel. The flavor… Well, like all the other sesame paste varieties I’ve had, there are pluses and minuses. The plus is that it’s tasty and has a kind of peanut butter flavor and is tasty. The minus is that the noodles are really really dry. I personally like broth free noodles to have at least a little slickness – which these have absolutely none of. Not their fault; that just how the dish is usually served. 3.0 out of 5.0 stars.  No barcode.

Meet The Manufacturer: Three Meters Noodles Sesame Paste

Taiwan map flag sticker decal 3″ x 6″

Harvesting sesame seeds

Meet The Manufacturer: #2887: Three Meters Noodles Shallot Taste

Meet The Manufacturer: #2887: Three Meters Noodles Shallot Taste

Shallots are one thing I have always enjoyed. Kind of like an onion, really oily and strong flavor. This one says it’s got shallot flavor to it – and I’ve had a lot of shallot flavored Taiwanese varieties to date. Let’s see how it is!

Three Meters Noodles Shallot Taste – Taiwan

Meet The Manufacturer: #2887: Three Meters Noodles Shallot Taste

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, cook noodles in 1000ml boiling water for 4 minutes. Drain. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

Meet The Manufacturer: #2887: Three Meters Noodles Shallot Taste

Thin noodles.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2887: Three Meters Noodles Shallot Taste

A liquid sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2887: Three Meters Noodles Shallot Taste

Thick and oily.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2887: Three Meters Noodles Shallot Taste

Finished (click to enlarge). Added fried egg, scallions, fried onion , sesame seeds and chashu pork. The noodles came out extremely well. Nice gauge and light chew. The flavor was just mind blowingly good and I am thoroughly excited about this one. The shallot flavor is just right – not too salty, not too pushy – just exactly perfect. Wow! 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2887: Three Meters Noodles Shallot Taste

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Harvesting shallots

Meet The Manufacturer: #2886: Three Meters Noodles Spicy Taste

Meet The Manufacturer: #2886: Three Meters Noodles Spicy Taste

It seems like every dry noodle company has a spicy one. Usually these are Sichuan peppercorn-infused, logical and tasty. Let’s have a look in this brown bag and see what is within!

Three Meters Noodles Spicy Taste – Taiwan

Meet The Manufacturer: #2886: Three Meters Noodles Spicy Taste

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, boil noodles in 1000ml water for 4 minutes. Drain. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

Meet The Manufacturer: #2886: Three Meters Noodles Spicy Taste

A little wider and thinner than the last review’s noodles.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2886: Three Meters Noodles Spicy Taste

A liquid base sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2886: Three Meters Noodles Spicy Taste

Thick and dark.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2886: Three Meters Noodles Spicy Taste

Finished (click to enlarge). Added hard boiled egg, scallion, sesame seeds, and shichimi togarashi. The noodles gauge and chew are really great – very impressed. The flavor is different than many Sichuan spicy varieties – it has a balance which I thoroughly enjoyed and recommend. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. No bar code.

The Food of Taiwan: Recipes from the Beautiful Island

A video about Sichuan peppercorn

Meet The Manufacturer: #2885: Three Meters Noodles Sesame Oil Taste

Meet The Manufacturer: #2885: Three Meters Noodles Sesame Oil Taste

Sesame oil flavor is one I’ve had before when it come to dry noodles. This ios a really fancy package – thick paper and a yarn handle – wow! Hopefully what’s inside is high end like the packaging – let’s find out!

Three Meters Noodles Sesame Oil Taste – Taiwan

Meet The Manufacturer: #2885: Three Meters Noodles Sesame Oil Taste

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Unsure whether this contains meat. To prepare, boil noodle block 4~5 minutes. Drain. Add sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

Meet The Manufacturer: #2885: Three Meters Noodles Sesame Oil Taste

A little sheet with info from inside the package (click to enlarge).

Meet The Manufacturer: #2885: Three Meters Noodles Sesame Oil Taste

The package contains four servings. Here’s one of the noodle blocks.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2885: Three Meters Noodles Sesame Oil Taste

A liquid sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2885: Three Meters Noodles Sesame Oil Taste

Cloud dark and brown liquid.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion. The noodle came out really well – superbly well in fact! The flavor was very good although it had a bitter aftertaste I wasn’t too fond of. 2.0 out of 5.0 stars. No bar code.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2885: Three Meters Noodles Sesame Oil Taste

Taiwan (Bradt Travel Guides)

Just so you know, Taiwan is a really neat place.

Meet The Manufacturer: Interview With Three Meters – Taiwan

Meet The Manufacturer: Interview With Three Meters - Taiwan Interview With Three Meters * Product Samples From Three MetersThree Meters Noodles Sesame Oil Taste * Three Meters Noodles Spicy Taste * Three Meters Noodles Shallot Taste * Three Meters Noodles Sesame Paste

Recently I was contacted by someone in Taiwan about trying some new varieties by a company called Three Meters. Sounded interesting and so here we are!  The following is an interview I conducted with Lu Chiu Ya, a store manager from Three Meters:

Meet The Manufacturer: Interview With Three Meters – Taiwan

THE RAMEN RATER> Can you tell my readers about the history of Ten Meters?

THREE METERS> Three Meter, a new brand of noodles, was established since 2015 in Taiwan.
TRR> Why the name Three Meters?

THREE METERS> The name “Three Meters” is translated from Taiwanese, meaning “what kind of noodles.”

TRR> Can you tell us about the varieties of noodles you make?

THREE METERS> We have four kinds of flavor, Chinese shallot with oil, spicy Sichuan pepper, sesame paste and sesame oil, and with two different sizes of noodles, thin and flat.

TRR> Your company is located in the Taiwan. Can you tell us a little about your locale?

THREE METERS> Our company is located in southern Taiwan and we speak two languages, Chinese and Taiwanese.

TRR> How does your noodle making process differ from other instant noodle manufacturers?

THREE METERS> We make the noodles in sun-cured way which is different from other kinds of fried instant noodles. Our noodles are healthier and more natural.

TRR> Do you make your own pastes, sauces and seasonings?

THREE METERS> Yes, we make our own sauce.

TRR> How do you decide on what varieties to produce?

THREE METERS> The four flavors we make are based on the favors of Taiwanese.

TRR> How many noodle products do you produce every year?

THREE METERS> We produce one hundred and fifty thousand pack of noodles per year since we are a new company with limited scale.

TRR> Apart from noodles, are there other products you produce or plan to produce?

THREE METERS> We focus on the development of noodles and its sauce, so we don’t have any new plan for other products currently.

TRR> Can you suggest pairings for your products, like meats, seafood or vegetables?

THREE METERS> Our products are tasted good with meats, seafood, vegetable and eggs.

TRR> A lot of people are concerned with their sodium intake. How would you recommend people enjoy your product as part of a healthy meal?

THREE METERS> It’s no concern for sodium content of our products which are all in standard range. We suggest adding some vegetables when cooking for a balanced diet.

TRR> Are you involved in in your local community or participate in charities?

THREE METERS> We are very concerned about minority, so we donate not only parts of our profits to the charities every month
but also the products to those who need.

TRR> Are there any new products coming soon?

THREE METERS> It is still under developing.

TRR> In what countries are your products available?

THREE METERS> Our products are available in Taiwan and Hong Kong, and soon in America by this year.

TRR> When you make noodles for yourself, what do you like to add to them to make them extra special?

THREE METERS> Usually I only cook some noodles with some onions and a boiled egg. Simple and delicious

THE RAMEN RATER> Thank you for this opportunity to learn about your coiompany and products!