2 Taiwan Instant Noodles Beat China, Land In Top 10 List Worldwide
Two instant noodles from Taiwan -- A-Sha LaoTao Beef and Tendon Noodles, and Mom's Dry Noodle Dan Dan Noodle -- have been named among the top 10 for 2021 worldwide by instant noodle reviewer Hans Lienesch, Frances Huang reported for Central News Agency (CNA).
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A-Sha LaoTao Beef and Tendon Noodles took fourth place globally, according to the Top Ten Instant Noodles of All Time 2021 Edition on the Ramen Rater website run by Lienesch. According to the Ramen Rater review, A-Sha LaoTao Beef and Tendon Noodles, a non-fried noodle, "is coupled with a broth that's deep and savory.
Then there's the beef and tendon meats that bring it all home. Taiwanese beef noodle is something special." Mom's Dry Noodle Dan Dan Noodle came in ninth on the Ramen Rater 2021 list, with Lienesch describing the noodles as having been his favorite for years and "truly unique and wonderful."
Sommelier Wright Lin and gourmet Youtuber Jamie were quoted by a recent Up Media report from Taiwan as saying that the LaoTao Beef and Tendon Noodles were a good match with red wine.
According to the report, Lin and Jamie agreed that the slightly spicy flavor of the noodles' broth went well with the fruity flavors of red wine from Bordeaux, and this combination had created a new French gourmet style.
Topping Ramen Rater's 2021 list was Prima Taste Singapore Wholegrain Laksa La Mian from Singapore. Chillies Brand Hae Bee Hiam, also from Singapore, came in second, followed by MyKuali Penang White Curry Noodle (New Formulation) from Malaysia in third, while Red Chef Spicy Sakura Prawn Soup Rice Vermicelli & Noodles (New Recipe) from Malaysia was fifth.
Samyang Foods Carbo Buldak Topokki from South Korea took sixth place ahead of Red Chef Green Tom Yum Soup Noodles (New Formulation Dec. 2019) from Malaysia in seventh, Prima Taste Singapore Curry Wholegrain La Mian from Singapore, in eighth, and Sau Tao Tom Yum Kung Flavour Ramen from Hong Kong in 10th.