Taiwan’s favourite dry flat noodles, A-Sha Dry Noodle, is finally in Singapore! From its humble origins as a simple noodle manufacturer opened in 1977, Asha Foods is now recognised and available globally, and the noodle brand has been winning various awards in Taiwan too!
A-Sha Dry Noodles has history. Made from a family recipe that is a 100 years old, the noodles are these days prepared in a 15-hour process that also involves air-drying the noodles before it is packed. Free of preservatives and MSG, fibre-rich, low in carbohydrates and calories, A-Sha Dry noodles in itself already sounds amazing.
Yet, what ultimately is the most important are the flavours. For its launch in Singapore, A-Sha Dry Noodle will be available in its two most popular flavours, the Hakka Chilli and the Mandarin Oriental. The former features their wide-noodle variety, while the latter, the medium sized flat noodle variety.
This time round, I took to trying the Mandarin Oriental version. The noodles are clearly superior, and when cooked, are springy, firm, and with a certain body that speaks “premium”. Mandarin Oriental carries a soy-sauce based flavour that is light, clean tasting and not overly indulgent. It can get a little salty, however, so I highly recommend adjusting the seasoning to your liking before pouring everything in. That said, the noodles seem to go very well with sliced green onion, maybe slices of char siew or chicken, and a delicious egg by the side.
For all its worth, the noodles are unfortunately priced at 5 packets for $10.90 – which is certainly not the cheapest instant noodles on the block. (You could almost get 3-4 bowls of Mee Pok and perhaps even more value since Mee Pok has toppings). Still, for A-Sha dry noodle fans, you’ll be happy to know that the noodles are now available at all NTUC outlets islandwide.
Thank you A-Sha for the noodles