July 20, 2016 By

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Meet The Manufacturer: Interview With Nissin Thailand

Interview With Nissin Thailand * Product Samples From Nissin ThailandNissin Chilli Noodle Spicy Tom Yum Shrimp FlavourNissin Cup Noodles Seafood Creamy FlavourNissin Instant Noodles Minced Pork Flavour *

I must say that the Nissin Japan Meet The Manufacturer really opened some great doors for me – I’ve now done an MTM with Nissin Hong Kong, and today we start one with Nissin Thailand! This interview was conducted with Ms. Janenate Summasujritkul, Marketing Manager.

THE RAMEN RATER> Thank you for agreeing to this interview! To start, can you tell my readers about the history of Nissin Thailand?

NISSIN THAILAND> In 1994, JAPAN’s NISSIN Foods Products Company penetrated into Cup Type Noodles Market in Thailand. It is the joint-venture between Nissin Foods Products (Japan) and Thai Local Company Distributor.
In 2011, NISSIN has fully owned operated the business.
In 2013, NISSIN FOODS (Thailand) opened a new factory in Navanakorn Industrial Estate in Pathum Thani.
And NISSIN would aim for a different market and new products to help stimulate the market. The top quality of condiments and seasoning stay atop the noodles, helping it look appetizing and delicious. Consumers are able to quick satisfying meal, light lunch or snack. Our cup is good heat insulation can keep noodles and soup hot without the outside is getting hot.

TRR> What was the first product you made?

NISSIN THAILAND> In 1994, NISSIN has launched Instant CUP NOODLES BRAND and offered 3 flavors – minced pork, garlic pork & chicken and seafood.

TRR> Your company is located in Thailand. Can you tell us a little about your country?

NISSIN THAILAND> Thailand is located in Southeast Asia along the Andaman Sea and Gulf of Thailand.
Bangkok is Thailand’s capital and largest city as well as is one of the top tourist destinations in the world. Thailand’s weather is generally hot and very hot so Thai food characteristic is chili-hot combined with some curries, fish sauce, citrus, and rice, and is known for having the perfect blend of sweet, spicy, sour, and salty flavors.

TRR> Can you tell us about the varieties of noodles you make?

NISSIN THAILAND> At NISSIN Foods (Thailand) Factory, we have 2 productions line the varieties of product category and flavors as below;

Cup Type Noodles under NISSIN CUP NOOLDES BRAND; Tom Yum Shrimp Sabb, Minced Pork, Seafood Creamy, Moo Manao and NISSIN CHILI NOODLES BRAND; Tom Yum Shrimp Creamy

Bag Type Noodles under NISSIN BRAND; Tom Yum Shrimp Sabb, Minced Pork, and Moo Manao and NISSIN CHILI NOODLES BRAND; Spicy Tom Yum Shrimp and Stir-Fried Holy Basil.

Mini Cup Type Noodles under POOH MINI BRAND; Chicken with Corn, Seaweed, Crab, Chicken with Mushroom and Roast Pork.

TRR> How many noodle products do you produce every year?

NISSIN THAILAND> The total noodles production both cup and bag is awarded 100 Million pieces.

TRR> How does your noodle making process differ from other instant noodle manufacturers?

NISSIN THAILAND> NISSIN’s noodle is ahead of other noodle manufacturers in term of noodle color and noodle texture which is the key factors in noodle making. Our production achieved high-quality food products and also has quality control at every step, from flour input to the packaging of finished products.

TRR> A lot of people are concerned with their sodium intake. How would you recommend people enjoy your product as part of a healthy meal?

NISSIN THAILAND> NISSIN’s product has added on “NAK KREUNG CONCEPT” (Full Load of Condiments: by adding more quality of vegetables and meats as well as eggs) which focus on good nutrition that can promote health and lead to adequate food and nourishment.

TRR> Are you involved in your local community or participate in charities?

NISSIN THAILAND> We are involved and participated in Thailand Red Cross Society as well as Thailand National Children’s Day also.

TRR> Are there any new products coming soon?

NISSIN THAILAND> Yes, we are. Normally, we plan to launch new products in every year.

TRR> In what countries are your products popular? Do people enjoy them differently in different places?

NISSIN THAILAND> Basically, we produced and mainly sold in domestic market, Thailand and our products are familiar by Myanmar, Laos and so on.
Yes, they do.

TRR> When you make noodles for yourself, what do you like to add to them to make them extra special?

NISSIN THAILAND> Some people made and added them some extra special by chopping up some vegetables such as bean sprouts, cabbage, or broccoli. Or even chopped up and throwing in some chicken or pork is a guaranteed. If you’re feeling lazy, adding a fried or boiled egg on the top of your noodles is an easy for something a little different.

Moreover, we have many ways to make instant noodles taste incredible by adding quick grilled items such as sun-dried squid, meats, or deep-fried snacks sausages form the mobile street stalls along the roadside shop.

THE RAMEN RATER> Thank you very much for this opportunity to learn about Nissin Thailand and your products!

Thus, we begin a new adventure of flavor, this time to Thailand. I want to thank Ms. Janenate Summasujritkulfor doing this interview and sending samples and great information!

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July 23, 2016 By

Meet The Manufacturer: #2114: Nissin Instant Noodles Minced Pork Flavour

Today, I’ll be trying a minced pork instant noodle from Nissin Thailand. I’ve tried a few different minced pork noodles from Thailand in the past and curious as to how this one compares. Let’s give it a try!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Unsure whether it contains pork. To prepare, add noodle block and seasonings to a bowl and cover with 300ml boiling water. Cover and let steep for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The dry soup base sachet.

A light powder with flecks of spices.

A liquid sachet.

Has a pork scent.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added minced pork sauteed with coriander, NuTek Salt For Life, and chilli flake and a sprig of coriander. The noodles are soft with a round and thin gauge. The broth has a pork flavor with a note of spiciness. Definitely Thai and quite nice. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8852528002903.

Nissin Minced Pork Flavour Instant Noodles 2.28 Oz X 5pcs.

A TV spot for Nissin Thailand products.

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July 22, 2016 By

Meet The Manufacturer: #2113: Nissin Cup Noodles Seafood Creamy Flavour

Nissin Thailand not only makes pack instant noodles but cups as well, and of course they’re the iconic Nissin Cup Noodles. Today, it’s a creamy seafood flavored cup. Let’s take a look!

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains seafood. To prepare, add boiling water to fill line and cover for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

An included fork!

The noodle block.

Loose seasoning and ingredients from the cup.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added shrimp, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, red pepper flakes and an egg cooked sous vide at 143 degrees for 55 minutes with a jump to 190 degrees for 5 minutes. The noodles are good – nice gauge and mouthfeel – really worked well here. The broth had a milky creaminess to it – nice thickness to it. The included bit of egg and seafood hydrated well. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.   EAN bar code 8852528003337.

Pok Pok: Food and Stories from the Streets, Homes, and Roadside Restaurants of Thailand

A Nissin Thailand TV spot for their Cup Noodles Seafood Creamy Flavour.

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July 20, 2016 By

Meet The Manufacturer: #2112: Nissin Chilli Noodle Spicy Tom Yum Shrimp Flavour

To kick things off for Meet The Manufacturer: Nissin Thailand, I thought how could I go wrong with some spicy tom yum? Tom Yum is the signature flavor of Thailand; lemongrass, spiciness, shrimp – they all go together in a harmony that I really enjoy. Let’s give this one with an extra spicy hit a try!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Guessing it contains crustaceans. To prepare, add noodles and seasoning to 340ml boiling water and cook for 2 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The soup base powder.

Has a nice scent.

The paste sachet.

Has a bright and spicy scent.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, shrimp and coriander. The thin and a little of the soft side – think next time I review I’ll try the steeping method. The broth has a strong lemongrass and spicy hit to it – crisp and bright. The shrimp flavor is there too. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8852528002835.

Instant Noodles Spicy Tom Yum Shrimp Flavour Nissin Chilli Noodle (Bag Type) 55g.

A Nissin Thailand TV commercial for their Nissin Chilli Noodle line.

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Meet The Manufacturer: Product Samples From Nissin Thailand

A big box arrived from Thailand!

Shredded paper for packing material.

Their three flagship flavors (click to enlarge) – tom yum sabb, moo manao and minced pork.

Cup Noodles versions (click to enlarge).

Fiery Chilli Noodles (click to enlarge).

The Chilli Noodles Cup and a spicy Cup Noodles Tom Yum Sabb cup (click to enlarge).

Special king size varieties for sale at 7-Eleven (click to enlarge). Thank you – can’t wait to try all of these!

 

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#2111: Nissin Cup Noodles Chilli Crab Flavour

I put out a call for varieties to review a couple of months ago – my hamper had gone very low on supplies! Here’s one that the folks from Prima Taste in Singapore sent – thank you! Now this one’s interesting – chilli crab is a Singaporean flavor, but this is a Cup Noodles from Hissin Hong Kong. A few days ago I reviewed a Cup Noodles from Japan which was Laksa flavor – another popular Singaporean taste. Interesting! Anyways, let’s crack it open and see what’s going on here!

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains fish. To prepare, add cold water to fill line and microwave at 800W for 3 minutes (use this tool to convert wattage for your microwave). Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

The noodle block.

Loose seasoning and solid ingredients from the cup.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, crab claw fishcake and coriander. The noodles are again the standard Cup Noodles fare – thin, flat and of good quantity. They have a soft and light disposition. The broth is interesting – it has a nice spiciness to it and a hint of sweetness as well as a hearty crab taste – definitely chilli crab flavor. Little bits of crab stick abound in this one – a nice cup! 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4897878100163.

Nissin Spicy Seafood Instant Authentic HK Japanese Ramen Cup Of Noodles Soup (5 Pack)

An awesome TV commercial for Nissin Hong Kong’s Chilli Crab Cup Noodles!

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