What’s Really in These Popular Taiwan Beef (Cup) Noodles?

Taiwan is the food mecca that we’re all fond of, and if you are guilty of bagging the most Taiwanese snacks home when you are in the city, you have to read on! And if you haven’t read about our top local snacks and bubble tea brands, this is the best time to.

You know, the foodie in us can’t help but try these popular beef cup noodles ourselves. With several criteria in mind (texture of noodles, beef and broth), here’s our verdict:

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Changi Recommends paid for our own products at a local 7-Eleven outlet.

#1 Yi Du Zhan Braised Beef Instant Noodle taiwan instant noodles

Calories: 557.6 Cal

Taste: Though the soup tasted like herbal and the beef was fatty, the noodles did make up for it. We like that there was a generous portion of beef, but we weren’t too happy with the lingering oily taste.

Overall score: 3.5/5 

#2 Wei Dan Shuang Xiang Pao Spicy Beef Noodle

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Calories: 607 Cal

Taste:  If you like thicker noodles (like Mee Pok!), this might be for you. The beef also tasted like the real deal and broth was flavourful, tasty and slightly spicy! We would definitely buy some of these back.

Overall score: 4.7/5

#3 Uni-President Man Han Feast Beef Flavor Instant Noodles

Calories: 585 Cal

Taste: The beef was soft and tender, which makes the perfect complement to the savoury noodles and rich-favoured soup. For fans of spicy noodles, we also detected a slight mala taste!

Overall score: 4.5/5

#4 TTL Hua Diao Pickled Vegetable Beef Noodle

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Calories: 516 Cal

Taste: The noodles were thin, with a strong taste of the Chinese-style Hua Diao wine. This was the only packet with some veggie, and the beef was slightly fatty.

Overall verdict: 2.7/5

#5 Wei Dan Shuang Xiang Pao Spicy Beef Noodle

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Calories: 509 Cal

Taste: There was a double serving of noodles, which is perfect if you’re hungry. But there was only a tiny piece of meat. The soup tasted like seafood instead of beef.

Overall verdict: 3/5

Which is your favourite Taiwan beef cup noodles? Share with us in the comment below!

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