July 1, 2016 By

New Product Samples Fron Nongshim America

I was checking out Nongshim America’s website a few days ago and noticed a new product I’d not seen before. I sent my friend Ray a message and he sent me a package!

What have we here?

Check it out (click to enlarge) – a hot and spicy cold dish for summer! I’ll have to find out what Chal means, but bibim myun usually is a hot spicy cold noodle.

A nice shopping bag (click to enlarge)! Thank you very much! Looking forward to trying this new flavor!

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#2095: Nissin Straits Kitchen Laksa

Got this one sent to me by the folks at Nissin Singapore – thanks! I got it right as I started the last Meet The Manufacturer and so I’ve been waiting patiently to give it a try. Laksa is one of my favorite things – very curious to see what we have here. With that, let’s open the bag and take a look and a taste!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains shrimp. To prepare, add paste and seasoning powder to 500ml water. Mix well and bring to a boil. Add the noodle block and cook for 4 minutes on medium heat. Stir occasionally. Sprinkle laksa leaves on top. Enjoy!

The noodle block.

A big package with all the sachets inside it.

The big seasoning powder sachet.

A LOT of powder.

The paste sachet.

Lots of paste, too!

Laksa leaves sachet.

I expected them to be more like leaves.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, dodo fishballs, coriander, hard boiled egg and tofu pok. Wow. Okay so Nissin has really upped their noodle game on this one – great gauge and quality – nice chew too. The broth is amazingly thick. It’s got a nice coconut milk powder component and a ton of paste with nice shrimp taste. Indeed, there’s shrimp morsels all through it (by morsel I mean crumb sized bits) so make it about as rich as it can get. The laksa leaves added a little something special. Bravo – excellence! 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8888279660055.

Singapore: World City

A Nissin Singapore TV commercial.

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June 30, 2016 By

#2094: Nongshim Champong Noodle Soup Spicy Seafood Flavor

There’s been a lot of hub bub coming out of South Korea lately – all the big companies have brand new Jjajang and Jjamppong varieties it seems. They’re all going a little more premium than their old offerings. This is awesome for me, well – as long as I can get my hands on them. I finally was able to score this one at the local South Korean grocery. Let’s crack it open and see what we’ve got here.

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains seafood. To prepare, add everything but the oil to 500ml boiling water and cook for 5 minutes. Add in oil. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The soup base powder.

Seafoody!

The vegetables and seafood.

The packaging mentions shrimp and crab.

The oil sachet.

A deep colored oil.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added kamaboko, narutomaki and carved squid. The noodles are big and plump and chewy – wider as well. They’re fantastic! Would love to see a Shin Ramyun using this noodle! The broth is equally wonderful insofar as the flavor has this taste and smell. It reminds me of a seafood barbecue and it’s really really good. The oil adds a nice extra to the broth. Spicy, tasty and awesome! 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  UPC bar code 031146034321.

Nongshim Champong Noodle Soup, Spicy Seafood Flavor, 4.58 Ounce (Pack of 4)

A short video by Nongshim America on how to make this variety.

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June 29, 2016 By

Top Ten List Samples From Prima Taste

Looks like I’ll be doing some interview here in the USA soon! Those are always a lot of fun. I asked Prima Taste over in Singapore if they could send some samples along of the products they have that are in the Top Ten this year – and they did!

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These two (click to enlarge) have been on the list a long time in their normal form, but these are the new wholegrain versions. The Laksa was #1 for 2016 and the Curry #5.

The #8 spot was held by this Creamy chicken Juzz’s Mee – seriously awesome stuff! Thanks!

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New ‘Hot Dry Curry’ From CarJEN Foods

I saw a picture of something new on CarJEN’s facebook page and asked if I could get some samples – and they arrived recently!

Lots of them!

Here it is (click to enlarge)! So this one sounds interesting – kind of like a mee goreng with a separate bowl of soup on the side. Can’t wait to try it! Thanks!

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#2093: Oni Hot Pot Seaweed Flavor Noodle

This came in the mail a week or so ago. Wasn’t expecting it but sure appreciate it! I don’t think I’ve had a seaweed dry noodle before from Tiawan. Sounds like fun – let’s check it out!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Unsure if it contains meat or not. To prepare, add noodle block to a pot of boiling water and cook for 5 minutes. Drain. Add in sachet contents. Stir and enjoy!

Wide noodles.

The first of three liquid sachets.

Smells like soy sauce.

An orange colored liquid in this one.

Has the scent of Sichuan peppers I think – a chilli oil.

The final sachet.

The final of the three sachets – I’m guessing this is the seaweed component.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added seaweed. The noodles are just great – those sun dried Taiwanese beauties I love. The flavor was spicy. That was it – just spicy. I really didn’t get much other taste going on to speak of. disappointing. 1.5 out of 5.0 stars.

If you’re in warmer climes with lots of sun, give this a try! 20+ Bhut Jolokia / Naga Morich Seeds – Ghost Pepper

A video at Oni Hot Pot restaurant in Taiwan. They use a LOT of spicy peppers there!

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