The 626 Night Market is this weekend at the Santa Anita Racetrack bringing some amazing Asian delicacies and a plethora of vendors selling all sorts of goodies!
One of the vendors attending the second weekend of the 626 Night Market is A-Sha Dry Noodles. The company just recently broke into the US market and produce instant noodles. Their product is unique though, instead of using precooked fried noodles A-Sha noodles are completely air-dried and don't contain any preservatives or MSG!
I decided to try the Hakka Flat Noodle with Spicy Sesame Oil. Upon opening the package I immediately noticed a difference between these noodles and the maruchan or Cup o' Noodle kind. The noodles were much thicker and didn't have that brittle, fragile texture. These were much more sturdy and didn't break apart every time I touched them. I also loved how they weren't pre-coated in a flavoring powder or packed with random veggies. Yes, I'm talking about you Cup o' Noodles.
Similar to packaged ramen you find at 99 Ranch, this product needs to be cooked on a stove. Boil some water and let the noodles cook in the boiling water for 5 minutes then drain. It's that easy!
After draining the noodles they looked exactly like fresh pasta. They were firm and had some chew to them, definitely a step up from that gummy, gooey texture you sometimes get with other instant noodles.
After you drain the cooked noodles you add the included sauce and can even add veggies or meat to make a complete meal. The Spicy Sesame Oil included with the pack I tried was packed with heat which I appreciated as someone who LOVES spicy food. What was nice about the flavor is that it wasn't just hot, it also had a sweet and salty flavor with the heat on the backend.
Look how long those noodles are! It's unheard of! Next time I'll add some beef, veggies and some eggs to turn this into a spicy chow mein! It would make a delicious meal for one or a spicy side dish to share!
Aside from this Spicy Sesame flavor A-Sha offers several other flavors such as Mandarin, Sesame, Spicy and Barbecue.
A-Sha Dry Noodle will be at the 626 Night Market, you can find them at booth E-1 near the food trucks! They'll be serving up some delicious dishes that are sure to be a hit with all the market visitors and will have some of these instant noodles for sale!
A-Sha Dry Noodle
***Disclaimer: These product were provided to me for review, I am not being compensated for this post. All opinions are my own.***