Jul 30, 2009

Spicy Hot Pot Flavored Instant Noodles 滿漢大餐

Allow me to introduce one of the possible best friends for college students, who doesn't know how to cook, who prefer to eat at home, and who wish to save a lot of money,
Here it is, spicy hot pot flavored instant beef noodles,

See the price mark on the right?
It's only $48NT, that's less than $1.5 U.S.!!!

I was gonna bring this baby back to America,
By the way, I'm back to California from Taiwan already, wee bit homesick...that means Taiwan.

So yeah....I got way too many shoes...for work of course! Yes, that's my legit explanation for exploding luggage.
As a result....there's no way I could fit in any food inside my luggage,
I mean two luggages...
Very sad..I was gonna get green bean paste mooncakes from 犁記...
Deep sorrow....
Shoes or food...shoes or food......what a tough decision,
At least I found an ultimate solution for the instant noodles, let's eat it now!

First open the cover till half way through,
Wait, we all had instant noodles before yeah? Should I introduce the "cooking process" step by step?
Mmm...this product is kind of different from the ones in the States...
So here it goes~
You will first find packs of sauces, spices, and meat chunks inside-

Here is the evil one, since it's spicy hot pot flavored noodles, you get this chili powder pack-

On the package, it marks 33 degrees (little bit spicy), 66 degrees (medium spicy), and 99 degrees (tastes like chewing chilies),
I'm definitely going for the whole pack!
Otherwise what's the point of getting spicy hot pot flavored noodles!

So you open all the tiny packs for sauces and spices and pour on the dried noodles, but do save the one with meat unopened,
Pour in the hot water till 80% full, close the lid and place the meat pack on top,
Wait for 3 minutes-

Open the lid and the meat pack, pour the meat (including the juice) back to the soup,

Instant noodles with real beef chunks!!!
You get about 4 to 5 pieces of beef inside the package, not a bad deal for $1.5 yep?

Cindy's special rating for instant meals: 7
*Can't compare this with real fresh food.


  1. I have never seen a meat pack in a bowl of instant noodles! Usually they are all dehydrated even if they are the Asian ones. This looks really good, and those noodles look so yummy, but flat. Haven't had instant noodles in quite a while now.

    Hehe...I too have problems with luggage whenever I come back from Asia. Even when we bring an extra foldable duffel bag, we still run out of room!

  2. smart post. I've never seen instant beef so far but I've never to asia until now. But I must say it don't look so bad even for this price.

  3. To Eat Travel Eat~
    Haha I feel your pain (luggage issue), maybe next time we can try the air bag thing, the one that sucks out the air!

    To Anja~
    Yeah I'll say the noodles are pretty good for its price! College students' good friend!

  4. Well, now that's a handy snack! I love insanely spicy food.

  5. "fresh" beef inside instant noodle still amazes me to this day. Granted the technology is nearly 20 years old but...

  6. To SinoSoul~
    Haha I just it's just a rare find in the states...cz of the regulation thing~but it's been around for a long time in Asia~

  7. Can I buy this via online internet shopping? Pls provide the link if available.

  8. I don't think it's available online though, if I even seen one, I'll make sure I post up the link here for you!

  9. Yep, I'm commenting on a 3 year old blog. Have you found a place that sells these in the USA? I just returned from Hong Kong where they also sell these, and I'm hooked!!! Email me at artandid@hotmail.com. Thanks! ~Brian

  10. Hello Brian~
    Thank you for the commment. Due to regulations, this type of instant noodles cannot be found in the states. I'll let you know if I ever see similar items.

  11. can anyone tell me where to buy these online? I'm craving for this tried this before and now I want a taste of it again reallly bad.

    1. Dear Monstir,

      Where are you locate at? I know U.S. does not allow this type of instant noodles due to the meat restriction. But you might have better luck if you're somewhere else. Thanks for leaving a comment here!

    2. I've read you can get the eel one in north america as the ban is only on beef although i have heard some americans getting hold of the beef one too. I dunno where though as i am not american.