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#3004: Wei Lih Hell Spicy Dry Noodle With Soup – Taiwan

#3004: Wei Lih Hell Spicy Dry Noodle With Soup - Taiwan

One of the waning few I dragged back from Taiwan with me from my 2017 trip! This is a fascinating variety – it’s one that has a soup and a noodle. Wait, how? What?

Wei Lih Hell Spicy Dry Noodle With Soup – Taiwan

#3004: Wei Lih Hell Spicy Dry Noodle With Soup - Taiwan

Yep – two different bowls! How does that work, though?

#3004: Wei Lih Hell Spicy Dry Noodle With Soup - Taiwan

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge). Unsure whether or not it contains beef. To prepare, Add noodles and boiling water to line of first bowl. Cover for 3 minutes. Drain off water into second bowl. Add silver sachet content in to bowl with water. Mix. Add paste sachet contents into bowl with noodles. finally, mix noodles and enjoy!

#3004: Wei Lih Hell Spicy Dry Noodle With Soup - Taiwan

The noodle block.

#3004: Wei Lih Hell Spicy Dry Noodle With Soup - Taiwan

A thick liquid.

#3004: Wei Lih Hell Spicy Dry Noodle With Soup - Taiwan

Dark paste.

#3004: Wei Lih Hell Spicy Dry Noodle With Soup - Taiwan

The soup base sachet.

#3004: Wei Lih Hell Spicy Dry Noodle With Soup - Taiwan

Powder and herbs.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, Chinese sausage and scallions. The noodles has a nice gauge and a tad bit of sponginess. This is easily overlooked however, as the flavor on the noodle is very good. A spicy taste with a nice heat level and tastiness. The broth has a lt of bits floating around which add to it. Alone, they’re a kind of humdrum set, however paired they work excellent – you have a bite of the spicy noodles, then have a little slurp of soup. Aptly turns into a back and forth which seems natural. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 6710199037591.

#3004: Wei Lih Hell Spicy Dry Noodle With Soup - Taiwan

Wei Lih GGE Wheat Crackers Value Package (BBQ Cubes, Soy Sauce Ramen, Original Ramen, Seaweed Flavor, Mexican Spicy)

Watch me prepare this variety!

#2935: Wei Lih Handmade Noodle Chicken Flavor

#2935: Wei Lih Handmade Noodle Chicken Flavor

This is one I found at RT-Mart in Taipei, Taiwan. That place was so amazing – I mean, that was the biggest instant noodle aisle I’ve seen in my life – it was epic and beautiful. If I could, I’d go there right now a do a strange dance. Anyways, let’s crack this one open and have a look inside!

Wei Lih Handmade Noodle Chicken Flavor – Taiwan

#2935: Wei Lih Handmade Noodle Chicken Flavor

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Unsure whether it contains meat – check for yourself. To prepare, add everything to a bowl and add 500ml boiling water. Cover for 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2935: Wei Lih Handmade Noodle Chicken Flavor

The noodle block.

#2935: Wei Lih Handmade Noodle Chicken Flavor

The soup base sachet.

#2935: Wei Lih Handmade Noodle Chicken Flavor

Bits and powder.

#2935: Wei Lih Handmade Noodle Chicken Flavor

An oil sachet.

#2935: Wei Lih Handmade Noodle Chicken Flavor

Thick like paste.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added scallions. The noodles have a nice gauge and a pretty good mouthfeel although a touch on the spongy side. The broth has a nice chicken taste to it – very mellow with a nice oiliness. Bit of seaweed as well as cabbage. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 4710199011416.

#2935: Wei Lih Handmade Noodle Chicken Flavor

(5 Packs) New WeiLih Men Instant Noodle 維力炸醬麵 (5包)

Here’s a guy going through RT-Mart – unfortunately, no trip to the noodle aisle

#2904: Wei Lih Beef Noodle

#2904: Wei Lih Beef Noodle

Lugged this back from Taiwan in November of 2017. After talking to my friend about what this was called, this is what we came up with. Let’s crack it open and take a look!

Wei Lih Beef Noodle – Taiwan

#2904: Wei Lih Beef Noodle

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains beef. To prepare, add noodle block, dry sachet, and smaller liquid sachets to 500ml boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Place retort pouch in boiling water for a little bit for it to heat. Add in retort pouch contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2904: Wei Lih Beef Noodle

A dry base sachet.

#2904: Wei Lih Beef Noodle

A light powder and flecks of herbs.

#2904: Wei Lih Beef Noodle

A liquid base sachet.

#2904: Wei Lih Beef Noodle

Thick stuff.

#2904: Wei Lih Beef Noodle

One of my favorite instant noodle sachets. Ever.

#2904: Wei Lih Beef Noodle

Spicy stuff!

#2904: Wei Lih Beef Noodle

A retort pouch.

#2904: Wei Lih Beef Noodle

Chunks of beef in a good smelling sauce.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion and Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts. The noodles came out well, with a very soft tooth and plentiful quantity. The broth was alright – it has a good beefg flavor and by adding that big retort pouch it just gets that much beefier. A little spicy but not a barn burner. The beef was a little dry though. 4.25 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 4710199110133.

#2904: Wei Lih Beef Noodle

New Taiwan Wei Lih Original Classic Braised Flavor Sauce for cooking noodle

A little about Wei Lih

#2834: Wei Lih Good Good Eat Mexican Spicy Flavor Noodle Snack

#2834: Wei Lih Good Good Eat Mexican Spicy Flavor Noodle Snack

Here’s another one I dragged back from Taiwan. I’ve tried a lot of these noodle snacks, but ones with Mexican flavor kind of have a special place in my heart. You see, the day my daughter Miri was born, I was up early in the morning and I thought I’d do a review. It was a Mexican snack noodle. My plan is to attempt to review something somewhat like it every year on her birthday. I can already see the confused look on her face as a teenager… Well, let’s crack this one open – by the way it’s a long ways until she has her birthday.

Wei Lih Good Good Eat Mexican Spicy Flavor Noodle Snack – Taiwan

#2834: Wei Lih Good Good Eat Mexican Spicy Flavor Noodle Snack

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Unsure whether it contains meat. To prepare, open bag, grab amount you wish. Add to primary facial orifice (generally the mouth). Masticate. Finally, swallow and enjoy!

#2834: Wei Lih Good Good Eat Mexican Spicy Flavor Noodle Snack

A small amount of the snack.

Finished (click to enlarge). I felt the same with these as the export version (review #2540). The noodles can be rather long and I found once or twice that during the initial chewing, they could jut out a little and push into my cheek or the roof of my mouth in an unenjoyable way – kind of a bad mouthfeel. The flavor though is pretty good – like a lightly spicy chilli cheese kind of flavor. They’re not bad. For a snack, I give these 3.25 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4710199087701.

#2834: Wei Lih Good Good Eat Mexican Spicy Flavor Noodle Snack

Wei Lih GGE Wheat Crackers Value Package (BBQ Cubes, Soy Sauce Ramen, Original Ramen, Seaweed Flavor, Mexican Spicy)

Wei Lih Jah Jan Mien – probably more popular in Taiwan than Coca Cola.

#2823: Wei Lih Hell Spicy Dry Noodle With Soup

#2823: Wei Lin Hell Spicy Dry Noodle With Soup

found this one at RT-Mart in Taipei during my recent trip. At first, it looked like a regular beef noodle but after looking around for information about it, it sounds a little more spicy! Lety’s check it out!

Wei Lin Wei Lin Hell Spicy Dry Noodle With Soup – Taiwan

#2823: Wei Lin Hell Spicy Dry Noodle With Soup

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Unsure whether it contains meat. To prepare, Add noodles to a bowl and cover with boiling water (going to go with 500ml). Cover for 3 minutes. Drain water into separate bowl and add contents of dry sachet. Add paste sachet contents to noodles. finally, stir and enjoy!

#2823: Wei Lin Hell Spicy Dry Noodle With Soup

The noodle block.

#2823: Wei Lin Hell Spicy Dry Noodle With Soup

The soup base sachet.

#2823: Wei Lin Hell Spicy Dry Noodle With Soup

This one is for a separate bowl of soup.

#2823: Wei Lin Hell Spicy Dry Noodle With Soup

The paste sachet.

#2823: Wei Lin Hell Spicy Dry Noodle With Soup

Thick and oily.

Finished (click to enlarge). The noodles are great – nice gauge and chew. They have a mind of salty and meaty taste to them and a whole lot of spicy hit. The broth was enjoyable too with a good overall salty taste and ample bits of meat and vegetables. A great sip and slurp combo set. 4.25 out of 5.0 stars.

Finished (click to enlarge). EAN bar code 4710199038796.

#2823: Wei Lin Hell Spicy Dry Noodle With Soup

Wei Lih GGE Wheat Crackers Value Package (BBQ Cubes, Soy Sauce Ramen, Original Ramen, Seaweed Flavor, Mexican Spicy)

A short TV spot for these spicy Wei Lih noodles.

#2768: Wei Lih Yi Du Zan Beef Instant Noodles

#2768: Wei Lih Yi Du Zan Beef Instant Noodles

Another big meaty bowl I lugged back from Taiwan in November 2017. A reader on the Facebook page for The Ramen Rater requested I pick this one up and I found it I believe at FamilyMart.

This is a pretty heavy bowl – as it contains a retort pouch. A retort pouch is a kind of metallic pouch that contains meat and sauce or vegetables or fish – basically a pouch that allows such things to stay inside at room temperature for long periods of time – kind of like a can. Let’s crack open this beast and look inside and see what we have here.

Wei Lih Yi Du Zan Beef Instant Noodles – Taiwan

#2768: Wei Lih Yi Du Zan Beef Instant Noodles

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge). contains beef. To prepare, add all sachets except retort pouch and boiling water to fill line. Cover for 5 minutes. Add in retort pouch. Finally, stir and enjoy

#2768: Wei Lih Yi Du Zan Beef Instant Noodles

The noodle block.

#2768: Wei Lih Yi Du Zan Beef Instant Noodles

A dry base sachet.

#2768: Wei Lih Yi Du Zan Beef Instant Noodles

Powder and vegetables.

#2768: Wei Lih Yi Du Zan Beef Instant Noodles

A liquid sachet.

#2768: Wei Lih Yi Du Zan Beef Instant Noodles

A thick paste.

#2768: Wei Lih Yi Du Zan Beef Instant Noodles

Gotta say,. I love this sachet. I actually made a t-shirt of it!

#2768: Wei Lih Yi Du Zan Beef Instant Noodles

My conditioning allows for full usage.

#2768: Wei Lih Yi Du Zan Beef Instant Noodles

The retort pouch – very large.

#2768: Wei Lih Yi Du Zan Beef Instant Noodles

Real chunks of beef and sauce.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added hard boiled egg, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, and spring onion. The noodles were of alright quality. The broth was just not doing it for me. The meat in the retort pouch – that was awesome – I wish the broth had more of that flavor to be honest – it was the star of the show. If it had, perhaps the noodle would’ve taken on some of the braised beef lovin’. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 4710199013298.

#2768: Wei Lih Yi Du Zan Beef Instant Noodles

New Taiwan Wei Lih Original Classic Braised Flavor Sauce for cooking noodle

A sort of creepy TV spot

#2737: Wei Lih Chicken Flavor

#2737: Wei Lih Chicken Flavor - Taiwan the ramen rater

I found this one at RT Mart in Taipei., Taiwan. Okay so RT Mart. It’s big – I mean big. The aisle with instant noodles was probably the largest I’ve seen to date not only lengthwise, but height as well.

They way they have it there is a row of the 5 packs and then a row of individuals then a row of 5 packs. It’s pretty logical actually. One thing that’s tough is seeing all these neat new varieties but they’re all in 5 packs and I only want one of them.

This one looked pretty cool – I mean, it’s just chicken, but it’s chicken with a little chicken on it. Alright – let’s check out this one.

Wei Lih Chicken Flavor – Taiwan

#2737: Wei Lih Chicken Flavor - Taiwan the ramen rater

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Unsure, but I’m guessing it contains chicken. To prepare, add noodle block to 400ml boiling water and cook 3 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2737: Wei Lih Chicken Flavor - Taiwan the ramen rater

The noodle block.

#2737: Wei Lih Chicken Flavor - Taiwan the ramen rater

The seasoning base.

#2737: Wei Lih Chicken Flavor - Taiwan the ramen rater

Powder and veg.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added baked chicken, hard boiled egg, spring onion and Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts. The noodles are very nice – soft and loose with a slightly flatter shape. The broth has a nice kind of sesame chicken taste to it which I found very good and reminiscent of the first instant noodles. Basic, unassuming and comfortable. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 4710199028216.

#2737: Wei Lih Chicken Flavor - Taiwan the ramen rater

15 Most Popular Taiwanese Home Cooking Recipes: A Cookbook of Taiwanese Authentic Local Flavors 

An easy way to cook and take noodles with you.

#2726: Wei Lih Chinese Special Spicy Pork Noodle

#2726: Wei Lih Chinese Special Spicy Pork Noodle 台湾 维力中华特餐-麻辣猪肉面

Here’s another one I brought home from Taiwan in November 2017. Thanks again to friends on facebook for helping with the translation.

So this one features a spicy Sichuan pepper heat along with a retort pouch full of pork! Let’s have a look at this one – something you’ll never be able to find here in the United States!

Wei Lih Chinese Special Spicy Pork Noodle – Taiwan

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains pork. To prepare, add in all sachets but retort pouch and fill to line with boiling water. Cover for 3 minutes with retort pouch on top. Add in retort pouch contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2726: Wei Lih Chinese Special Spicy Pork Noodle 台湾 维力中华特餐-麻辣猪肉面

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2726: Wei Lih Chinese Special Spicy Pork Noodle 台湾 维力中华特餐-麻辣猪肉面

The noodle block.

#2726: Wei Lih Chinese Special Spicy Pork Noodle 台湾 维力中华特餐-麻辣猪肉面

The dry base sachet.

#2726: Wei Lih Chinese Special Spicy Pork Noodle 台湾 维力中华特餐-麻辣猪肉面

Powder and vegetables.

#2726: Wei Lih Chinese Special Spicy Pork Noodle 台湾 维力中华特餐-麻辣猪肉面

A paste sachet.

#2726: Wei Lih Chinese Special Spicy Pork Noodle 台湾 维力中华特餐-麻辣猪肉面

Thick and oily!

#2726: Wei Lih Chinese Special Spicy Pork Noodle 台湾 维力中华特餐-麻辣猪肉面

The retort pouch, full of meat!

#2726: Wei Lih Chinese Special Spicy Pork Noodle 台湾 维力中华特餐-麻辣猪肉面

Oh yeah – now you’re talking!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion. The noodles have a nice flat broad shape. RThey have a sturdier chew than others I’ve had as well. The broth is hearty, however, the level of Sichuan pepper spiciness was a little on the lackluster side. Bit of vegetable floated around here and there. The retort pouch added pork and sauce which added an extra heartiness. The pork was surprisingly sweet – I expected a spicier taste. Whether expected or not, it was welcome. 4.25 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4710199110058.

#2726: Wei Lih Chinese Special Spicy Pork Noodle 台湾 维力中华特餐-麻辣猪肉面

W e i   L i h   Oridinal Classic Braised Flavor Sauce for cooking noodle 維力 炸醬罐 800g

A clkassic TV commercial from this brand

#2706: GGE Ramen Snack Tempura Flavor

#2706: GGE Ramen Snack Tempura Flavor

Went to the new Daiso over in Lynnwood, Washington this weekend. I used to get lots of neat bowls from there but unfortunately, those days are over. This was one of the larger Daiso places I’ve seen but unfortunately, they had the crummiest selection of bowls. Makes me bummed out as they had super awesome ones in the past.

Anyways they had a lot of GGE snacks which kind of surprised me as these aren’t Japanese but Taiwanese. Hmm. Anyways, let’s give this one a try.

GGE Ramen Snack Tempura Flavor – Taiwan

#2706: GGE Ramen Snack Tempura Flavor

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. TO prepare, open bag, grab content, place in the primary facial hole. Finally, masticate, salivate and ingest!

#2706: GGE Ramen Snack Tempura Flavor

Interesting – short little strips of three noodles.

#2706: GGE Ramen Snack Tempura Flavor

Finished (click to enlarge). The little strips are literally three noodles wide and about an inch or two at most in length. They have a very agreeable crunch and mouthfeel. What I like as well is the flavor – kind of a sweetness to it that’s very addictive. Very. Addictive. For a snack, I give this one 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 074410679460.

#2706: GGE Ramen Snack Tempura Flavor

GGE Noodle Snack 2.82 oz per Pack (2 Pack) (Tempura)

Well this is odd

#2695: GGE Ramen Snack BBQ Cube

#2695: GGE Ramen Snack BBQ Cube

It’s snack time! So today we have a ramen snack from Taiwan. There a whole slew of different flavors and varieties – and shapes for that matter of these products. The first thing I do notice about these is that they’re called cubes, however, they look more like short cylinders to me. This being the case, it begs the question ‘doesn’t a crunchy cylinder sound good?’ I think they went with the right name, to be honest; BBQ Cubes sounds better than BBQ Cylinders. Let’s have a look.

GGE Ramen Snack BBQ Cube – Taiwan

#2695: GGE Ramen Snack BBQ Cube

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge).Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, open package. Insert hand and grasp one or more BBQ Cube. Open primary facial opening and insert the desired quantity of BBQ Cubes. Masticate. Finally, ingest!

#2695: GGE Ramen Snack BBQ Cube

Short cylindrical pieces.

#2695: GGE Ramen Snack BBQ Cube

Finished (click to enlarge). The pieces are a nice bite-sized shape. They have a very agreeable crunch – light and definitely not something one would break their teeth on. The flavor is a combination of sweet, a slight bit spicy and then a kind of BBQ flavor. The flavor isn’t overly salty or strong but more on the mild side. For a snack, I give this one 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 074410705855.

#2695: GGE Ramen Snack BBQ Cube

Wei Lih GGE Wheat Crackers Value Package (BBQ Cubes, Soy Sauce Ramen, Original Ramen, Seaweed Flavor, Mexican Spicy)

A GGE advertisement

#2672: Wei Lih Roast Beef Stew Noodle

#2672: Wei Lih Roast Beef Stew Noodle - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Woot, woot! This one comes by way of Jay from Taiwan – thank you! This is a meaty one! Big retort pouch inside. These things actually have some heft to them (they weigh a bit).

Alright – let’s check out this one by a big Taiwanese company – let’s bring on the beef!

Wei Lih Roast Beef Stew Noodle – Taiwan

#2672: Wei Lih Roast Beef Stew Noodle - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains beef. To prepare, add noodle block, dry sachet, and smaller liquid sachets to 500ml boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Place retort pouch in boiling water for a little bit for it to heat. Add in retort pouch contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2672: Wei Lih Roast Beef Stew Noodle - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The noodle block.

#2672: Wei Lih Roast Beef Stew Noodle - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The dry base sachet.

#2672: Wei Lih Roast Beef Stew Noodle - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Powder and vegetables.

#2672: Wei Lih Roast Beef Stew Noodle - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

A liquid sachet.

#2672: Wei Lih Roast Beef Stew Noodle - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

A thick paste.

#2672: Wei Lih Roast Beef Stew Noodle - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

I really like this sachet a lot.

#2672: Wei Lih Roast Beef Stew Noodle - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Chili paste – smells and looks spicy!

#2672: Wei Lih Roast Beef Stew Noodle - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

A large retort pouch.

#2672: Wei Lih Roast Beef Stew Noodle - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

A decent amount of beef.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts and spring onion. Noodles had a surprisingly firm tooth and were very plentiful. Decent gauge as well. The broth has a lot of beef flavor and it was very good. Oiliness was on point and spiciness from the paste was great. The retort pouch yielded treasure in the beef which was of excellent quality and rounded everything out nicely. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 4710199017012.

#2672: Wei Lih Roast Beef Stew Noodle - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

New Taiwan Wei Lih Original Classic Braised Flavor Sauce for cooking noodle

A sort of creepy TV spot

#2577: Wei Lih GGE Ramen Snack Tomato Flavor

#2577: Wei Lih GGE Ramen Snack Tomato Flavor - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle snack - good good eat

I’ve tried a lot of these instant noodle snacks from GGE (aka Everybody Loves Good Good Eat). They come in little cubes, loose noodle style, round little cylinders and these strips. Let’s bust open this bag of GGE ramen snack and see what’s going on inside!

Wei Lih GGE Ramen Snack Tomato Flavor – Taiwan

#2577: Wei Lih GGE Ramen Snack Tomato Flavor - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle snack - good good eat

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, open bag, select one or more pieces. Open main facial opening (mouth). Place inside hole and close. Using teeth, provide an opening and closing action to allow internal processing. Finally, swallow and enjoy!

#2577: Wei Lih GGE Ramen Snack Tomato Flavor - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle snack - good good eat

Here’s one of the pieces.

#2577: Wei Lih GGE Ramen Snack Tomato Flavor - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle snack - good good eat

Finished (click to enlarge). The strips are pretty good – very crunchy. The tomato flavor is nice – a little more true to the taste of a tomato than you would find in western varieties I should think. They however aren’t my favorite. For a snack, I give these 2.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 074410679484.

#2577: Wei Lih GGE Ramen Snack Tomato Flavor - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle snack - good good eat

GGE Noodle Snack 2.82 oz per Pack (2 Pack) (T o m a t o)

Instant noodles and baseball – awesome