Snack Review: Wei-Long Spicy Sliced Bean Curd

Details: Couldn’t find a site for this specific product. The Chinese name of the Wei-Long company is 卫龙 in case you want to copy and paste that to do your own search. Wei-Long is actually a very big company in China and had a few health scandals there as well… which doesn’t bode well for their products.

Score: 6.2/10

These were all right. They are pretty spicy. The thing I liked most about this product is that inside the initial packaging, the individual servings of spicy tofu are individually packaged. That means you don’t have to worry about having to finish the package once you open it because they will remain sealed. In fact, because of the spice level, eating one piece once in a while is probably the optimal way to eat these.

The only other thing worth mentioning is that Wei-Long, the company that produces this product, has a pretty bad reputation for cleanliness and food safety within China itself. Just something to consider before buying this product.

Snack Review: Tseng Noodles Scallion Sichuan Pepper Flavor

Details: More information can be found here:

Score: 7/10

These were a little pricier than what I normally spend on instant noodles. A pack of four cost about eight dollars. Surprisingly, these were actually worth it. These were some good noodles that go very well when you add more things to them like vegetables or meat.

The noodles themselves were very chewy and offered a good bite. It reminded me of hand pulled noodles, which they weren’t, but they were good nonetheless.

The sauce packets they offered were liquid, not powdered, which usually means the quality is better at the cost of shelf life. The sauces here were pretty good, though they were mostly soy sauce, scallion oil and hot oil. The hot oil specifically was very nice as it was pretty spicy while offering that Sichuan peppercorn taste that people like.

Overall, these were some good noodles. I’d probably buy them again.

Snack Review: Judy’s Bakery Shop Su Style Pastry

Details: Bought this in an Asian supermarket. Couldn’t find a website. There is an incorporated address on the back that places the company in Pennsylvania.

Score: 7/10

It’s hard to make out in the picture, but this is actually one of seven varieties of flavors this baked good comes in. The label identifies all seven and what’s in them in tiny text. I think the line of purple sesame seeds on this particular one signify that this is the taro filled flavor.

This was tasty, flaky and good. I’ve had one other product from Judy’ Bakery Shop and that was great as well. Considering how much I’ve enjoyed this company’s products so far, I am unsurprisingly becoming a fan.

Overall, this was great. It was heavy, buttery and delicious. I’d gladly buy it again… when I’m in the mood for something heavy and sweet.

Snack Review: Ilkwang Jeju Tangerine Jelly

Details: The first search result I found was the following:

Score: 6.5/10

This isn’t bad, but it’s very different from the American fruit snacks I had as a kid. The main difference is the texture. The American fruit snacks I had growing up had more chew to them. This… is like eating a hardened kind of Jello. I’d say it got a lot more in common with a Turkish delight, but without the powdered sugar covering it. It’s less jelly, more gel. It lacks the chewiness or bounciness that I think Western consumers would expect. I certainly didn’t expect it.

Overall, this was not bad, but different.