Monday, October 03, 2005

Ve Wong Noodle - Peppered Beef Flavor

This brand of ramen was the preferred staple in the Lin household growing up, and I now understand why. Everything was well thought out, even down to the convenient notches already placed in the seasoning packets.

The soup flavor was excellent, with a rich spicy flavor and with lots of little veggie things. I know ramen is bad for me, but the abundance of dried veggies makes me feel a little better. The noodles are soft and highly absorbent - I recommend allowing more than the usual soaking time in order to bring out their full flavor. The picture was taken shortly after microwave removal. After another few minutes, the noodles had fully expanded to cover the entire bowl.

The only negative is that the noodle packet is rather small (although the same net weight as other brands). Combine this with the soft, melt-in-your-mouth quality of the noodles and I had to supplement this meal with other food items (or maybe that's just my being hungry as usual).

P.S. I noticed in my ramen bag o' tricks that I have the same shrimp noodle that Alvin hated. Oh well.

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Alvin said...

I love this flavor!! Reminds me of childhood...

Vicki said...

Wow you guys eat a lot of ramen :)

bky1701 said...

Personally I couldn't stand this flavor. Probably has to do with being fully American. The little bits of black stuff (fermented soy bean? Tasted a bit like miso to me) were too overpowering and I'm not a big fan of cabbage.

However, I am a fan of Ve Wong... their sesame chicken is my all time favorite ramen. Maybe one day I'll try peppered beef again and wonder why I ever disliked it. :)

Milena said...

This is a brand and flavor my family buys all the time, as well the pork and chicken flavor. I like this one a lot, but I like the chicken and pork one even more. Authentic instant noodles, none of that American stuff (though I like the chicken and the shrimp cup noodles).