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#1727: Wei Lih Jah Jan Men

Well lookie what we have here. This is the ubiquitous Taiwanese Wei Lih Men bowl. In fact, it’s two bowls. Let me demonstrate.

This is the first time I’ve ever seen a dual bowl before, and as far as I know, the only instance of this in existence. What I like is that I’m probably wrong and someone will clue me in on it and I might be able to get my hands on some more of these! Anyways, let’s check this classic Taiwanese bowl out!

Detail of the side panels (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, open lid halfway and take out fork and sachets. Add boiling water (it doesn’t say how much, so I went with 400ml which is the same as the pack version. Cover and steep for 3 minutes. Poke holes in the lid and use as a drain spout and pour into second bowl. Add paste sachet to drained noodles and stir well. Add silver sachet to drained water and stir well. Enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click image to enlarge).

The noodle block.

The paste sachet.

Has a spicy soybean scent.

The soup base sachet.

Has a onion and garlic scent.

Finished (click image to enlarge). The noodles have a very nice gauge and chew. The
flavor of the noodle is a soybean paste with a very nice kick to it. The broth for
sipping has a salty, onion-garlic kind of feel but a little different. It works
so well together; either one on it’s own would be unremarkable, but the two in tandem as a meal is genius. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4710199010372.

Here you can try the Wei Lih Jah Jan Men package variety – WEI-LIH Noodle, JA JAN Flavor,3OZ

A Wei Lih TV advertisement.

#1462: Wei Lih Steam Instant Noodle Korean Salt & Rib Soup Flavor

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Today I opened up my big hamper of noodles and this one popped into view. To be honest, I don’t know exactly when I got this one – Canada trip I think. Definitely has an interesting name – Korean Salt & Rib Soup. The closest thing I can think of that they might be referring to would be galbitang, which is a South Korean soup with short ribs and made with ox bone broth. Sounds interesting – let’s see what we have here.

Here’s the distributor/import sticker (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free, but check for yourself. Yep – definitely got this one in Canada.

Here’s detail from the side panels (click image to enlarge). to prepare, add sachet contents and boiling water to inside line. Let steep for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click image to enlarge).

The noodle block.

The powder soup base.

A very light powder.

An oil sachet.

Has an interesting scent.

The vegetables sachet.

A nice little mixture.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added mung bean sprouts, sliced green onions and sauteed sweet onion and thinly sliced pork seasoned with Jane’s Krazy Mixed Up Seasoning. The noodles came out on the spongy side; not much backbone here. The broth had a very different flavor. It’s like a mild pork broth and had a scent I didn’t enjoy, but it’s not bad. The vegetables hydrated well. 2.25 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4710199077634.


This is probably the most well-known instant noodle from Taiwan. What’s unique is that when properly prepared, you end up with a bowl of broth and a plate of saucy noodles!

Here’s a recent Wei Lih Jah Jan Mien TV advertisement.

Re-Review: Wei Lih Jah Jan Mien Instant Noodles With Fried Soybeans Paste

Went to the 99 Ranch Market near us a few weeks ago and my son Andy picked this as something he would like to try. Well, today is the day to try it out! The first time I tried this one, I made it completely wrong. Here it is in review #68! Not good!

Back of the package (click to enlarge). Check out the instructions – this isn’t a single bowl of noodles, but rather a bowl of broth and a bowl of noodles that are enjoyed separately.

The noodle block.

The smaller packet, which seasons the broth.

Not a whole lot in this one.

The soybean paste which will coat the noodles.

This makes the noodles end up kind of like Jjajangmen but this is a Taiwanese version.

Here, Andy shows the proper technique: eat some noodles, slurp some soup!

Finished (click image to enlarge). Excellent! The noodles are nice – kind of stick together but that’s not a bad thing really. They have a slightly spicy and salty taste that is really nice. The broth cools the heat (Andy noticed that right away) and has a nice rich flavor. Good stuff – if you haven’t tried it, this is something unique people have really enjoyed. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars!  UPC bar code 4710199050484 .

Here’s a Wei Lih commercial!

The paste is also quite popular on its own – get it here.

#817: Souper Shrimp Flavor Bowl Ramen

Got this one at a grocery store in Livermore, California called Nob Hill. Pretty rare these days that I find something I haven’t tried in a grocery store!

Detail from lid (click image to enlarge).

It looks like a noodle burger!

Powdered seasonings.

Wasn’t a huge packet by any means.

Interesting – re-branded Wei Lih bowl perhaps.

Seasoned oil.

Finished (click image to enlarge). I added some veggies, a couple fried eggs, some Krazy Mixed Up Salt and some Dua Belibis chili sauce. The noodles are a little on the thin side and slightly crumbly, but not bad. The broth is very nice – in the comfort food realm I would say – a nice tasty and a little oily melange. This is pretty good stuff! 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 074601025649 .

San Francisco Veggie Bean huh?

This is a video I made of our drive home from California to the Seattle area. I took a ton of short videos with my digitaol camera and when the battery died I used my cell phone. I then put them in order, added some music and titles in Live Movie Maker, sent to YouTube and used their stabilization filter. Yay!