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#2851: Vedan Jhen Mian Tang Dry Noodles With Basil

#2666: Vedan Jhen Mian Tang Dry Noodles With Basil - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater

Here’s one sent by a fellow named Jay from Taiwan – thanks! I did see these and another variety at Uwajimaya in Beaverton, OR on our way back from California a couple of months ago. So these are dry noodles. Dry noodles are prepared by cooking, draining, then adding sauce and stirring. Pretty easy to do. These sound interesting – basil! Let’s have a look and give these a try.

Vedan Jhen Mian Tang Dry Noodles With Basil – Taiwan

#2666: Vedan Jhen Mian Tang Dry Noodles With Basil - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Unsure whether it contains meat. To prepare, add noodle block to 600ml boiling water and cook 4 minutes. Drain. Add contents of sachet. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2666: Vedan Jhen Mian Tang Dry Noodles With Basil - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater

Noodles in their own clear packaging.

#2666: Vedan Jhen Mian Tang Dry Noodles With Basil - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater

A liquid base sachet.

#2666: Vedan Jhen Mian Tang Dry Noodles With Basil - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater

Smells tasty!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added scallion and chashu pork. The noodles are broad and thin with a slightly thicker vein in the center. The flavor is almost a kind of spicy basil hit which works well, but I found a little saltier than necessary. 4.25 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 4710110232463.

#2666: Vedan Jhen Mian Tang Dry Noodles With Basil - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater

Home-Style Taiwanese Cooking

A TV spot fir this range

#2844: Vedan Jhen Mian Tang Dry Noodles With Soy Bean Sauce

#2844: Vedan Jhen Mian Tang Dry Noodles With Soy Bean Sauce

With the advent in the popularity of the Taiwanese dry noodles sector, larger companies have entered the fray. For those of your that don’t know, dry noodles basically are noodles with a sauce – dry meaning that they do not include a broth. They’re also not fried but either air or sun dried.  They’re gaining popularity – let’s have a look at this mainstream Taiwanese brand’s take on a standard dry noodle variety.

Vedan Jhen Mian Tang Dry Noodles With Soy Bean Sauce – Taiwan

#2844: Vedan Jhen Mian Tang Dry Noodles With Soy Bean Sauce

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Unsure whether this contains meat. To prepare, add noodle block to 600ml boiling water and cook for 4 minutes. Drain. Add in contents of liquid sachet. finally, stir and enjoy!

#2844: Vedan Jhen Mian Tang Dry Noodles With Soy Bean Sauce

The noodle block.

#2844: Vedan Jhen Mian Tang Dry Noodles With Soy Bean Sauce

The liquid base sachet.

#2844: Vedan Jhen Mian Tang Dry Noodles With Soy Bean Sauce

A thick sauce.

Finished (click to enlarge). Noodles are nice – broad and very thin – thinner than most dry noodles I’ve had. They have a nice chew, but in all honestly almost a slight leathriness to them. The flavor is very much on point though and works nicely. Would love to see a noodle like this in a broth – some kind of beef noodle with real meat capacity. Tasty! 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 4710110232029.

#2844: Vedan Jhen Mian Tang Dry Noodles With Soy Bean Sauce

Home-Style Taiwanese Cooking

A video for Lunar New Year from Vedan

#2842: Vedan Double Bang Pork Broth Noodle

#2842: Vedan Double Bang Pork Broth Noodle

I think I got this one at the Hi Life store at the Nangang Exhibition Center in Taipei. This looks to be a pork variety. The Term ‘Double Bang’ refers to the two noodle blocks within. Let’s check it out!

Vedan Double Bang Pork Broth Noodle – Taiwan

#2842: Vedan Double Bang Pork Broth Noodle

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!

#2842: Vedan Double Bang Pork Broth Noodle

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2842: Vedan Double Bang Pork Broth Noodle

The dual noodle blocks.

#2842: Vedan Double Bang Pork Broth Noodle

The dry soup base.

#2842: Vedan Double Bang Pork Broth Noodle

A very light powder.

#2842: Vedan Double Bang Pork Broth Noodle

A paste sachet.

#2842: Vedan Double Bang Pork Broth Noodle

Thick and it wants to jump out of the cup!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added scallion and pork. The noodles are pretty neat – one thing is that they don’t tend to take on the flavor of the soup very well though. The broth is a porky stew kind of thing – not as strong as can be but strong enough. Would have liked a little more…. Something… 3.25 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4710110230018.

#2842: Vedan Double Bang Pork Broth Noodle

Why Taiwan Matters: Small Island, Global Powerhouse

A TV spot for Vedan about this product range

#2800: Vedan Original Beef Flavor Noodle

#2800: Vedan Original Beef Flavor Noodle

Here’s one I brought back in my suitcase from Taiwan from my November 2017 trip to Taiwan for the Taiwan International Food Expo. I really hope to live in Taiwan someday. No joke – it’s really that neat there. Let’s crack this meaty beast open and see what’s inside. By the way, no, you’re not going to find this in the United States – it’s got a retort pouch full of meat and that kind of makes it off the table for export. Let’s begin.

Vedan Original Beef Flavor Noodle – Taiwan

#2800: Vedan Original Beef Flavor Noodle

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains beef. To prepare, add everything but the large retort pouch to 500ml boiling water and cook 3 minutes. Add in retort pouch contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2800: Vedan Original Beef Flavor Noodle

The noodle block.

#2800: Vedan Original Beef Flavor Noodle

A dry base sachet.

#2800: Vedan Original Beef Flavor Noodle

Powder and vegetable bits.

#2800: Vedan Original Beef Flavor Noodle

A liquid base sachet.

#2800: Vedan Original Beef Flavor Noodle

An oily paste.

#2800: Vedan Original Beef Flavor Noodle

The retort pouch.

#2800: Vedan Original Beef Flavor Noodle

Rich sauce and beef.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion and Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts. Good noodles – nice gauge to them . Quantity was fine and chew was good too. The broth was… tasty! A lot of the time these varieties with retort pouches have a lighter broth. This one delivered nicely. Finally, the meat was pretty good, although on the dry side. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 4710110226608.

#2800: Vedan Original Beef Flavor Noodle

Why Taiwan Matters: Small Island, Global Powerhouse

A TV commercial for this range

#2773: Vedan Minced Pork Noodle

#2773: Vedan Minced Pork Noodle taiwan

Brought this back from Taiwan. Pretty much everything I brought back came through the rigors of baggage handling unscathed; but not every single thing did. Alas, this was one of them that didn’t. To be quite honest, it did better than some I’ve brought back before from abroad – a little crushing of noodles isn’t bad – I’vbe had ones whose noodle blocks were reduced to crumbs. Let’s have a look at this one – I found it at RT-Mart in Taipei.

Vedan Minced Pork Noodle – Taiwan

#2773: Vedan Minced Pork Noodle taiwan

Here’s the back of the pack (click to enlarge). Unsure whether this contains meat or not. To prepare, I’m going with 500ml boiling water in a bowl with everything from the pack. Cover for 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2773: Vedan Minced Pork Noodle taiwan

The larger pieces of the noodle block.

#2773: Vedan Minced Pork Noodle taiwan

The dry base sachet.

#2773: Vedan Minced Pork Noodle taiwan

Powder and vegetable bits.

#2773: Vedan Minced Pork Noodle taiwan

An oil sachet.

#2773: Vedan Minced Pork Noodle taiwan

Thick and oily.

Finished (click to enlarge). Noodles came out well enough – nice gauge and a lightness to them I enjoyed. The broth was a bit better than expected. A nice taste of pork and just strong enough to hold muster. The oiliness was alright as well. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 4710110226899.

#2773: Vedan Minced Pork Noodle taiwan

Why Taiwan Matters: Small Island, Global Powerhouse

A Vedan TV commercial

#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

#2755: Vedan Wei Wei ‘A’ Seafood XO Sauce Noodle

#2755: Vedan Wei Wei 'A' Seafood XO Sauce Noodle

I’m sure you can guess – I found this one in Taiwan. Got this at RT-Mart, a huge grocery and department store in November of 2017. So XO sauce – here’s a little about it from Wikipedia –

XO sauce is a spicy seafood sauce that originated from Hong Kong.[1] It is commonly used most in southern Chinese regions like Guangdong province.

Developed in the 1980s in Hong Kong for Cantonese cuisine, XO sauce is made of roughly chopped dried seafoods, including conpoy, dried fish and shrimp, and subsequently cooked with chili peppers, onions, and garlic. This dried seafood-based sauce bears similarity to the Fujianese Shacha sauce. Spring Moon, the Peninsula Hong Kong‘s Chinese restaurant, is often credited with the invention of XO sauce, although others claim the sauce’s origin in the urban area of Kowloon.[2]

The name XO sauce comes from fine XO (extra-old) cognac, which is a popular Western liquor in Hong Kong and considered by many to be a chic product there. In addition, the term XO is often used in the popular culture of Hong Kong to denote high quality, prestige and luxury. In fact, XO sauce has been marketed in the same manner as the French liquor, using packaging of similar colour schemes.[3]

Alright – let’s bring it on!

Vedan Wei Wei ‘A’ Seafood XO Sauce Noodle – Taiwan

#2755: Vedan Wei Wei 'A' Seafood XO Sauce Noodle

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Unsure, but guessing it contains seafood. To prepare, add noodle block and sachets to 400ml boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2755: Vedan Wei Wei 'A' Seafood XO Sauce Noodle

The noodle block.

#2755: Vedan Wei Wei 'A' Seafood XO Sauce Noodle

The dry base sachet.

#2755: Vedan Wei Wei 'A' Seafood XO Sauce Noodle

Vegetables – cabbage perhaps?

#2755: Vedan Wei Wei 'A' Seafood XO Sauce Noodle

A liquid base sachet.

#2755: Vedan Wei Wei 'A' Seafood XO Sauce Noodle

Thick stuff.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added carved squid, fish ball, narutomaki, kamaboko, spring onion, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, and chilli oil. The noodles were alright – flat and hydrated nicely. The broth was light – not a lot going on. Vegetables worked pretty well. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4710110230537.

#2755: Vedan Wei Wei 'A' Seafood XO Sauce Noodle

Lonely Planet Pocket Taipei (Travel Guide)

A video from Vedan

#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

#2700: Vedan Jhen Mian Tang Spicy Hot Noodle

#2700: Vedan Jhen Mian Tang Spicy Hot Noodle - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

NOTE: At the bottom, there is a kind of documentary about how I review instant noodles – from picking the variety to photography, editing, research, cooking and reviewing. Hope you enjoy it!

So here’s one I found while coming back from our big family drive to California this summer. I found it in the Beaverton Uwajimaya actually. I got about 10 varieties or so there during our pit stop on the way home.

Hitting traffic in Portland is probably the worst thing in the universe and we hit it and hit it hard. Two plus hours basically at a standstill. We’ve come to the conclusion that we dislike Portland because of this.

It was our first time attempting this – a two-year-old and an 8-month-old. That was a long drive and they’re great in the car, but the drive from the Seattle area down to the Bay Area took about 18 hours. The drive home was split over two days and ended up taking I think over 20 hours. Was fun though.

So this is the review which I did a little quick ‘how I do my things video of.’ I am videotaping myself very groggy at 4 am getting this post ready for later today! Fun stuff. Alright – here’s a spicy one from Taiwan – let’s get to it.

Vedan Jhen Mian Tang Spicy Hot Noodle – Taiwan

#2700: Vedan Jhen Mian Tang Spicy Hot Noodle - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodle block to the 600ml boiling water. Cook for 4 minutes. Drain. Mix in liquid sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2700: Vedan Jhen Mian Tang Spicy Hot Noodle - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The noodle block – in its own package.

#2700: Vedan Jhen Mian Tang Spicy Hot Noodle - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

A sauce sachet.

#2700: Vedan Jhen Mian Tang Spicy Hot Noodle - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The liquid looks to be oily and oy with a spicy element to it coming through my nose.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added fried garlic, spring onion, chashu pork and chilli oil. The noodles had a nice chew to them – definitely what I would consider a ‘dry noodle’ or more traditional style Taiwanese variant. They were flat and broad which was agreeable. Good gauge and chewiness. The flavoring was kind of a sweet and soy with a bit of spiciness to it. I wouldn’t say it was enough to put most folks off it, but it definitely had some heat. I will say I didn’t see this as Sichuan pepper heat but more of a red chili heat. Liked this one. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 4710110232050.

#2700: Vedan Jhen Mian Tang Spicy Hot Noodle - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Noodles: A Perfect Harmony of Food

An in-depth video of how I reviewed this varietyu of instant noodles

A Donation From A Taiwanese Reader

A Donations From A Taiwanese Reader

Got an email from a guy named Jay in Taiwan a couple weeks ago about a spicy variety I hadn’t tried he wanted to send. He also sent some other stuff too! Thank you so much! Let’s have a look!

A Donations From A Taiwanese Reader – Taiwan

A Donations From A Taiwanese Reader

Cracking the box open.

A Donations From A Taiwanese Reader

He wrote a note on the box – that’s new (click to enlarge)!

A Donations From A Taiwanese Reader

Here’s the super spicy one (click to enlarge). You have to be 18 years of age to enjoy this one – at least that’s what they’re pushing. Hey – that’s cool!

A Donations From A Taiwanese Reader

A couple dry noodle varieties (click to enlarge) – think these are by Vedan. Looks like a spicy and a black bean sauce.

A Donations From A Taiwanese Reader

Hey cool – I’ve had this one before and it was good (click to enlarge)!

A Donations From A Taiwanese Reader

Wow – I’ve been trying to get my hands on this one (click to enlarge). It’s super popular right now over there!

A Donations From A Taiwanese Reader

Wow – (click to enlarge) this one has a big pouch with beef in it! Thanks again!

 

The Ramen Rater’s Bottom Ten Instant Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition

The Ramen Rater's Bottom Ten Instant Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition

So today it’s the fifth annual The Ramen Rater’s Bottom Ten Instant Noodles Of All Time. On my other lists, I exclude varieties that no longer are on the market. On this list, everything’s fair game for the bottom ten. As I say in the video presentation, if you like some of these, there’s nothing wrong with you – I just find these detestable personally. These are my least favorite varieties of the over 2400 varieties posted to date. Without gurther ado, the bottom ten.

The Ramen Rater’s Bottom Ten Instant Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition

The full list video!

#10: Roland Ramen Japanese Style Quick-Cooking Alimentary Paste With Chicken Artificially Flavored Soup Base – United States

The Ramen Rater's Bottom Ten Instant Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition

Honestly, I expected this to be a kind of ‘run-of-the-mill’ variety. I review based on the base product as well as the provided cooking directions. Well, they call for 3 cups of water and they’re violently bland. In the nutrition facts, they mention that this pack contains 3 servings! I’m guessing this is so they can say the sodium level is low? I’m unsure. What I’m sure of is that I really disliked these. Original review

#9 – Sichuan Guangyou Sweet Potato Instant Noodle Braised Spicy Chitterling Flavor – China

The Ramen Rater's Bottom Ten Instant Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition

The sweet potato thread was alright, but very gloppy. The flavor was kind of brutal; indeed, too strong for me. I think the soup direction might have been better. What’s more, the powder sachet contents didn’t work well as the peas didn’t hydrate whatsoever. Original review

#8 – Maruchan Spicy Tomato Salsa Ramen – Japan

The Ramen Rater's Bottom Ten Instant Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition

The noodles hydrated very nicely and have a standard flatness and thin character. The flavor was unfortunately something of a departure. It was a kind of spicy and putrid tomato melange – like homemade salsa left out overnight from binge drinking with a crew of chainsmokers – which just tastes like pure trainwreck. The bits of potato were interesting and hydrated well enough though – kind of liked that they had potato skins on. But yeah – this was just a fusion that should come undone. Original review

#7: Vedan Wei Wei A Instant Noodles Chicken Flavor – Taiwan

The Ramen Rater's Bottom Ten Instant Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition

The noodles were very ho-hum. While they hydrated well, they seemed like they just didn’t belong in the ‘food’ group; spongy and riddled with sadness. As for chicken flavor, that was definitely absent. I was really happy about the vegetables, but they were mushy. Original review

#6 – Master Kong Artificial Abalone Crab Flavor Instant Noodle – China

The Ramen Rater's Bottom Ten Instant Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition

The noodles were alright – plentiful too. Nothing to write home about. What is to write home about is the flavor. Write a warning letter home! I mean this was just plain funky; seemed initially like a crab stick kind of scent and essence but it just turned into this not food kind of taste that I just couldn’t stomach whatsoever. Couldn’t pour this down the drain fast enough. Original review

#5 – Koyo Reduced Sodium Garlic & Pepper Ramen – United States

The Ramen Rater's Bottom Ten Instant Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition

The noodles are thick – more like ramyun. They have an alright chew; although they seem almost doughy- and not Hakata style ramen noodle doughy. The broth does taste of garlic and pepper, but it’s so very bland. It really is like you could boil some pepper and a clove of garlic and achieve the same results. Not at all to my liking. Original review

#4 – Urban Noodle Authentic Street Food Black Bean – United Kingdom

The Ramen Rater's Bottom Ten Instant Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition

The noodles in this one were flat instead of round. They came out very nicely. The flavoring however was just strange. I expected maybe something of a Korean-Chinese fusion dish, but those are hearty and rich and not savory and sweet. In fact, this one was a little too sweet for me. The thinly sliced bamboo shoots don’t work for me either; leaving them whole would be nicer I think. What’s more, it has a kind of chemically aftertaste; like chlorine or soap. Original review

#3 – One Dish Asia Japanese Ramen Noodle – United States

The Ramen Rater's Bottom Ten Instant Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition

This one comes with a fresh noodle pouch. They didn’t have a very fresh texture; more mushy. The bamboo shoots (which more resembled overcooked carrot and I had to consult the ingredients to figure what they were) were mushy as well. The broth had an acidic and a flavor reminiscent of the teriyaki flavor I’ve encountered in bad teriyaki instant flavors. A hot mess. Original review here

#2 – Baijia Single Noble Black Bone Chicken Flavor Instant Sweet Potato Noodles – China

The Ramen Rater's Bottom Ten Instant Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition

I was told by a guy from the company that this indeed was believed to be medicinal and helpful to women having their ‘time of the month.’ I’m also been told by a reader that people generally don’t like black bone chicken soup even in China. Very slimy sweet potato noodles, thick, greasy broth and horrid veggies that didn’t hydrate well was just a flavor, texture, and complete food hole nightmare for me. This was just horrible stuff that I couldn’t stand. Original review

#1 – Dr. McDougall’s Vegan Pad Thai Noodle Soup – United States

Bottom Ten Instant Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition

Wow – where do it begin. Well, first off when one in the United States thinks of Pad Thai, they think of what they might find at a domestic Thai restaurant. Okay so the rice noodles came out nicely – short, flat and broad and well hydrated. Now for the broth. Thin. Nothing like pad thai. Has a little lime taste and a kind of herbed taste. The floating bits of tofu are a lot like the marshmallows you get in the hot chocolate that comes with marshmallows. This is as far from pad thai as I can even express in words. It’s like someone gave a broken description of pad thai to someone who has short term memory problems and no taste buds a week prior and told them to make it. I kind of feel personally violated and offended. A new #1 on the Bottom Ten. Original review

#1873: Vedan Wei Wei A Instant Noodles Chicken Flavor

The last one from the trip we took to Canada for my birthday. This is a Taiwanese variety I found up there. I see a picture of a chicken on the package, but that’s as far as it goes as the serving suggestion doesn’t look very ‘chickenny.’ Let’s see how it goes!

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, open lid halfway and add in sachets. Here’s where this one seems a little different: it says to fill water to the ‘brim.’ I’m going to surmise that the brim is below the absolute edge of the bowl since that would cause the whole thing to be very precarious and then stirring would be a messy endeavor. Let steep for 3 minutes, stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

The noodle block.

Dry soup base.

Dry powder and vegetables.

A paste sachet.

A thick paste with an oiliness to it.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion. The noodles were very ho-hum. While they hydrated well, they seemed like they just didn’t belong in the ‘food’ group; spongy and riddled with sadness. As for chicken flavor, that was definitely absent. I was really happy about the vegetables, but they were mushy. 0.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 810477010255.

Here’s the sausage I use – Chinese Style Sausage (Lap Xuong Thuong Hang) – 14oz [Pack of 3]

A Vedan TV spot from Vietnam.