Listen to me…

“Listen to me,” my girl said. “You did not like the black bean paste in our local version of the noodles so do not bother trying this one…

…I am quite sure you will not like it!”

Well, she finished the pack that she was eating and she went and bought another pack! Gee! She must have liked it a lot to want to do that, I thought. I did not bother to try but the other morning, my curiosity got the better of me and for want of something to eat, I took a packet and cooked it for breakfast.

Inside, there were the noodles and three sachets…

– one with a bit of whatever oil, the other with the dried/dehydrated ingredients and the big one with the black bean paste seasoning, powder form.

I boiled an egg to go with the noodles – those of you who are not into runny yolks would probably liked the one I cooked that day. The yolk was hard enough but still moist. I also boiled some prawns, three fish balls and two cocktails to serve by the side, saving the water to use as stock for the soup.

I cooked the noodles and emptied the sachets of oil and dried ingredients into the saucepan. There weren’t much of anything in the latter, just some bits of seaweed, dried spring onions and fried shallots and what seemed like chai poh (preserved radish) which I did not like as they were hard even after boiling. Lastly, I added the black bean paste seasoning and the soup turned black! Finally, I poured everything into a bowl with a few pieces of my own dried seaweed and a sprinkling of my chopped spring onion…

So, what did I think of it? Well, I thought it was nice, I liked it more than our local version of the noodles but no, it did not sweep me off my feet and was definitely not something I would be dying for more!

There are a few packets left in the pack that my girl bought. You can be sure that I shall not be having anymore – she can have all the rest to herself.

Author: suituapui

Ancient relic but very young at heart. Enjoys food and cooking...and travelling and being with friends.

7 thoughts on “Listen to me…”

  1. From the picture the black bean paste noodles looks good, maybe because of all the extra added ingredients but truth be told, black bean paste in noodles do sounds weird to me. Guess not for me too.

    A lot of people seem to like it, a Taiwan specialty, I think. I do not fancy quite a lot of things Taiwanese…or Korean, for that matter. Not for me, thank you very much,

  2. Wow! Love the ingredients in your bowl of noodles. I wouldn’t care less what the gravy taste like with all the yummy ingredients you use, especially the prawns and the egg with well done yolk. Yum yummy! Have u ever eaten za jiang moan in Eateries? The bean paste gravy is like our tauchu paste, the dou ban jiang and the ingredients are julienned vegetables like carrots, jicama, cucumber and minced meat.

    Yes, I had it at one very popular place here – I do not recall not liking it but I don’t remember being very impressed either. Other than that one, I’ve seen it on the menu at a few stalls here and there but I never bothered to try. I guess the paste is an acquired taste – my missus loves tauchu – must have that with porridge but not me.

  3. So your girl was right! But oh my, the way you plated the noodles sure make it look very, very delicious!

    In a way, yes. I did not think it was anything to shout about.

  4. So you are curious! Me too but I won’t cook a packet.. maybe I will just try a spoonsful first… hahaha… anyway, your plate of noodles is really ravishing!

    I did not bother to try when my girl was eating it that day. If she thinks it is something I would enjoy, she will always ask me to sample a bit.

    I can’t eat instant noodles on their own – no visual attraction! LOL!!!

  5. Guess it is not good enough for you. 😀

    Let’s just say I do not have the acquired taste for this – a lot of people seem to love it!

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