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#3109: Wu-Mu Jing Xiang Ban Mian Ramen Soup – Chili Beef Flavor – Taiwan

#3109: Wu-Mu Jing Xiang Ban Mian Ramen Soup - Chili Beef Flavor - Taiwan

Today, we’ve got a nice one from Taiwan’s Wu-Mu. This is a newer variety that uses wide gauge noodles for a soup – something I find really interesting and not done nearly enough. Although these noodles are absolutely excellent in a dry noodle (without broth) setting, I think in soup they really excel too. Let’s see how these end up!

Wu-Mu Ramen Soup – Chili Beef Flavor – Taiwan

#3109: Wu-Mu Jing Xiang Ban Mian Ramen Soup - Chili Beef Flavor - Taiwan

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Unsure whether they contain meat – check for yourself. To prepare, add noodles and sachets to 500ml boiling water and cook for 3.5 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3109: Wu-Mu Jing Xiang Ban Mian Ramen Soup - Chili Beef Flavor - Taiwan

The noodle block.

#3109: Wu-Mu Jing Xiang Ban Mian Ramen Soup - Chili Beef Flavor - Taiwan

A dry sachet.

#3109: Wu-Mu Jing Xiang Ban Mian Ramen Soup - Chili Beef Flavor - Taiwan

A fragrant melange…

#3109: Wu-Mu Jing Xiang Ban Mian Ramen Soup - Chili Beef Flavor - Taiwan

A liquid sachet.

#3109: Wu-Mu Jing Xiang Ban Mian Ramen Soup - Chili Beef Flavor - Taiwan

Thick and oily.

#3109: Wu-Mu Jing Xiang Ban Mian Ramen Soup - Chili Beef Flavor - Taiwan

Finished (click to enlarge). Added scallions, soft egg, fried garlic and thin sliced beef. The noodles are broad and have a nice backbone to them. They’re chewy but not overly so. They compliment the broth which has a savory beef taste and just the right amount of spiciness to it. Very delicious! 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4710175574515.

#3038: Wu-Mu Jing Xiang Ban Mian Ramen with Fried Green Onion - Taiwan

The Food of Taiwan: Recipes from the Beautiful Island

Watch me cook this up on Instant Noodle Recipe Time – episode #166!

Meet The Manufacturer: Interview With Wu-Mu

Interview with Wu-Mu * Product Samples From Wu-MuWu-Mu Jing Xiang Ban Mian Ramen With Jah Jan Sauce

I was contacted by a representative of the Taiwanese company Wu-Mu a coiuple of months after returning from Taiwan last year. They were interested in sending me some samples and I asked if they’d like to participate in Meet The Manufacturer. They were and so here we are. Let’s begin with an interview.

THE RAMEN RATER> Thank you for agreeing to this interview! To start, can you tell my readers about the history of WuMu?

WUMU> WuMu Ramen is a noodle brand of The SING-LIN FOODS CORPORATION, which was established in 1985. The corporation spent billions completing the very first automated factory of Asia. Facilitated with modern computer program controlled fully automatic machinery and equipment under strict quality and hygiene controls, we have passed The FSSC 22000 Food Safety System Certification, and we are able to offer the consumers high quality assured noodle products. Also, we have the largest market share in Taiwan during 2010-June 2017 No1.

TRR> Why the name WuMu?

WUMU> There were five working partners who funded for establishing the company, and the character of WU in Mandarin means“five“ in English.

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

WUMU> We have two different types of products, dry noodle and steam ramen.

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

WUMU> Taiwan, formerly known as Formosa, is an island in East Asia. It has an area of 35,883 km2, and also it has a population of over 23 million. The weather here is like an eternal spring and the landscape is breathtaking. People in Taiwan are always gentle and friendly to others. Furthermore, Taiwan is paradise of gastronomy!

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

WUMU> The steam ramen that The SING-LIN FOODS CORPORATION produce differ from the FRIED instant noodles. Our ramen adopt a unique noodles steaming technique to replace to replace the traditional fried approach, which is much healthier because the total lipid content of it takes only 0.07% of the one of the fried instant noodles. The dry noodles are dried in 3 stages, the track of the drying passage is about 1 km and the whole drying process take 9 hours. Therefore, we are able to strictly control the temperature and the humidity of the noodles and to ensure that the noodles are not broken , not cracked and the surface of them are perfect, so that the quality is always stable and the best.

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

WUMU> Yes, we do.

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

WUMU> We decide on varieties to produce depends on the market analysis and the demand of consumers or clients.

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

WUMU> Approximately 50 products per year.

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

WUMU> No, we don’t.

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

WUMU> Our noodle products have many possibilities of pairing with other ingredients, meats, seafood, vegetables are all suitable as pairings. Besides, the noodle itself can be seasoned as well (with eggs, spinach, buckwheat, all kinds of grains etc).

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?

WUMU> The sodium content of the salt that we add during the process of making noodle products is lower than daily/meal intake. Normally speaking, the sodium content of our noodle products won’t be a point to worry.

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

WUMU> Yes, we do, for example, we have sponsored and participated for 13 years in an activity called elderly reunion dinner, in which we organize a reunion dinner before Chinese New Year especially for the elderly who live alone.

TRR> Are there any new products coming soon?

WUMU> Yes, for an example there is a brand-new flavor coming soon named Ma Jiou Lao Jyiou Mian Xian (Seafood).

TRR> In what countries are your products available?

WUMU> In the United States, Canada, Australia and China…etc. Our products are available all over the world.

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

WUMU> By adding the ingredients (such as eggs, spinach, buckwheat, all kinds of grains etc.) to season the noodle itself, the noodle products have diversity of flavor and value added.

THE RAMEN RATER> Thank you for the opportunity for me and my readers to learn more about WuMu!

#1730: Wu-Mu BBQ Pork Flavor Chow Mein

Here’s yet another I got up in Canada during my birthday trip this last year. This one sounded especially good – chow mein! BBQ pork! How can you go wrong? Well, my hope is that one can’t go wrong! Let’s find out.

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, boil the noodle block for 4 minutes and drain. Add in sachet contents and stir. Enjoy!

The non fried noodle block.

A liquid sachet.

Has a nice BBQ pork scent.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added barbecue pork, mung bean sprouts and white onion. The noodles had a strong chew to them and were plentiful. The flavor was very much like barbecue pork you would get when you get the Chinese appetizer at an American restaurant; sweet and tasty. It worked very well. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 4710175570722.

DRY NOODLE-THIN 1x4LB

Egad – okay so here’s a Wu Mu TV advert shrouded in a T&T commercial. For those of you who don’t know about my dealings with T&T, check this out.

#1268: Wu-Mu Dried Noodle With Jah Jan Sauce

Now for something completely different. Jah jan noodles! What’s jah jan? It’s a black bean (or soybean) sauce rich with flavor – popular in China, Taiwan and South Korea. This one’s from Taiwan. Let’s check it out!

The distributor’s sticker (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself.

The back of the package (click image to enlarge). To prepare, boil noodles for 4 minutes, then add dehydrated vegetables for 30 seconds. Drain water and stir contents of sauce sachet until combined.

The noodle block.

The vegetable sachet.

A little array.

The sauce sachet.

Soybean paste and oil.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added sauteed beef with Jane’s Krazy Mixed Up Pepper, sweet onion and green onion. The noodles are hearty and of good character and chew. The flavoring is interesting; spicy and a bit of oiliness to it. It has this strange flavor though that I can only liken to something from when I was a kid. See, I was that kid who oft times was found chewing on his pencil eraser. Well, I’m getting a bit of that kind of flavor here; not sure why. Anyways, eraser or not, everything works pretty well together and it good. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 4710175565162.

A Wu-Mu advertisement in Mandarin.

#708: Wu-Mu Pork Flavor Ramen Mi Thit Bam

Got this on our recent trip to California at a 99 Ranch down there. I rememebr enjoying the beef one I got the time before in California during our honeymoon, so figured it’d be a good idea to give this one a try!

The package back (click image to enlarge). Notice the directions – they don’t say how much boiling water – except in the microwave part. Actually, if you look at the Chinese, you can see the number 550 in there. Sometimes there are packs or cups with nothing in English and those numbers can be really helpful. Single digits like 3 or 4 can be minutes of cooking. 550 would usually be the amount of water in mL or cc.

These looks to be the standard steamed noodles that Wu-My likes to use.

Hey – get your grubby mitts offa my sauce bag! Actually, this contains dry seasonings.

See? Not real saucy. Dry soup base and veggies.

Here’s some seasoned oil.

Pretty standard seasoned oil.

Finished (click image to enlarge). I scrambled an egg with a little Kikkoman Soy Sauce, added some turkey breast, some store brand stir fry veggies and a little Ajishima Kim Chi furikake. The noodles were a big letdown here. Very chewy – overly so. They also didn’t take on the flavor of the broth. The broth was pretty lackluster as well. A surprise since the beef ramen they make was so good! Well, there’s one more variety to try they make in this line so I’ll have to give that one a shot. Most of their products are really good but not a fan of this one, sad to say. 2.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC barcode 673367040448 .

Taiwanese pork noodles video

Taiwanese tourism video

Re-Review: Wu-Mu Beef Flavor Ramen Mi Bo

What’s with all the re-reviews you ask? Well, I’m stalled at review #599 as I’m awaiting the opportunity to review an pack of instant noodles that is pretty generic but has been overlooked. I should have it in my clutches VERY shortly. Decided for this one – beefy and sweet and spicy and I remember…

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge).

Me expenditure feel very well of taken care. Moving along.

Seasoned oil and dry seasoning.

These noodles are steamed, not fried.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added an egg. Used just under 400cc of water – it didn’t say how much water to use so I thought that would work. Work it did! The noodles are chewy and full of flavor, the broth is spicy and sweet and hearty.l Veggies aren’t too bad either. Awesome! 4.5 out of 5.0 stars!

#449: Wu-Mu Beef Flavor Ramen Mi Bo

This package was part of a five pack found at a 99 Ranch near Anaheim, CA. I’ve never seen such a basic variety from Wu-Mu before and it really piqued my curiosity. Wu-Mu prides itself on being a more premium brand and doesn’t fry their noodles but steams them. The result is less fat this whole pack has only 4g fat, compared to something like 14-22 grams in a fried instant noodle. Let’s see how this stuff is for breakfast with a couple of eggs.

Some oil, some powder seasoning. The oil looks like it may be a little spicy – not sure on this one. Taiwanese folks seem to like their noodles hot – especially the beef flavored ones it seems!

A little bit of vegetable in with the powder seasoning – probably some onion or something. That oil looks sinister as it it is ready to pounce on the taste buds with fury! I cooked the noodles in two cups of water for 4 minutes – the packaging didn’t say how much water to use so I went with the just about two cups / 400cc reasoning, since that’s how much 99% of the instant noodles I’ve tried call for.

Click image to enlarge. I added two fried eggs with medium firm yolks. When I put the cooked noodles and broth in the bowl, I was greeted with a nice sweet smell – it  was very pleasant. After some stirring, I added the eggs atop as you see in the picture. First off, the noodles were cooked as per directions on the packaging. They were excellent – very chewy and firm! Also there were an ample amount of them. The broth is spicy and sweet and beefy – very much to my liking. This was really good stuff – 4.5 out of 5.0 stars – surprised to be giving these such a high rating – beyond expectations! I hope to find the other Wu-Mu varieties like this soon!

#250: Wu-Mu Steamed Noodle Sesame Oil Flavor

Another milestone – 250 reviews! Was waiting a while for this one – 99 Ranch would get other varieties but leave this little shelf bare – and after about 8 months, here it is. So let’s give it a try!

Clockwise from top left: veggies, soy sauce, sesame oil.

It’s a lot of fun to play with sesame oil and soy sauce with a toothpick… The veggies look to be onions.

Click image to enlarge. So I added a couple fried eggs, some of the turkey [named Theodore and cooked by my beloved Kitten] and some sea salt. Result: the broth was rich and flavorful – very good. The noodles are very high quality and I enjoyed them very much. Of course, you can’t beat fried eggs and turkey! I’m giving the 250th unique ramen a 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.