February 25, 2017 By

Meet The Manufacturer: #2335: Nissin Cup Noodles Gourmet Sabor A Caldo De Camaron

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Hey now this looks interesting! Reminds me of the look of Hong Kong Cup Noodles or ones from Japan. So this is a new line from Nissin Mexico – Gourmet – hopefully the first of many to try. But what is gourmet? Dictionary.com had this to say –

gour·met
ˌɡôrˈmā,ˌɡo͝orˈmā/
noun
a connoisseur of good food; a person with a discerning palate.
synonyms: gastronome, epicure, epicurean; connoisseur; informalfoodie
“a restaurant lauded by the most discriminating gourmets”
of a kind or standard suitable for a gourmet.
modifier noun: gourmet
“a gourmet meal”

Indeed, something being gourmet calibre is a tall order; truly something fancy, that’s for sure. So this one is different from everything else that Nissin Mexico sent. I used Google Translate and from ‘Caldo De Camaron’ I got ‘Shrimp Broth.’ It also mentions extra special shrimp in this one. I’m definitely excited to give it a try – let’s get started!

Nissin Cup Noodles Gourmet Sabor A Caldo De Camaron – Mexico

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Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains shrimp. To prepare, remove lid and add water to fill line. Microwave for 2.5 minutes. Let stand in the microwave for an additional minute. Finally, stir and enjoy!

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Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

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The noodle block.

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Loose seasoning and garnish. So the shrimp that are included are of very good size – some of the biggest I’ve seen in an instant noodle product!

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Finished (click to enlarge). I didn’t add anything. So the noodles came out great in the microwave – flat and thin with a nice light tooth. Indeed the broth was a show stopper – a great Mexican shrimp broth with a rich flavor and light heat. Moreover, it has a sweetness I’ve only seen in Southeast Asian variants previously. The shrimp that are included are among some of the largest I’ve seen in an instant noodle – not only did they hydrate perfectly but they’re of good quality as well. The other bits of garnish supplied such as cabbage, carrot and other things round everything out and give the cup an excellent premium feel. In conclusion, this was absolutely wonderful stuff and I am seriously impressed. Indeed an easy 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 070662021026.

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My Sweet Mexico: Recipes for Authentic Pastries, Breads, Candies, Beverages, and Frozen Treats

On my wife’s side of the family, there’s a lot of Mexican and Panamanian heritage. Indeed, this is something I’ve been really lucky to experience; wonderful people and wow – the food is so good! So one thing I’d not known about was something her Grandfather Manuel shared with me – Mexican baked goods. Kind of in a way like donuts, but not donuts, they’re colorful and bready with a nice level of sweetness. Very tasty stuff!

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February 24, 2017 By

Meet The Manufacturer: #2334: Nissin Cup Noodles Sopa Nissin Sabor Mariscos, Habanero Y Limon

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Check this one out – HABANERO! This is another one that comes with a sachet of hot sauce! Awesome! Mariscos means seafood – something I’ve always dreamed of doing is visiting the coastal areas of Mexico and trying the seafood dishes there! Let’s give this one a try!

Nissin Cup Noodles Sopa Nissin Sabor Mariscos, Habanero Y Limon – Mexico

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Detail of the cardboard outer (click to enlarge). Contains crustaceans. To prepare, add boiling water to fill line and cover for 3 minutes. Add contents of hot sauce sachet. Stir and enjoy!

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The iconic foam cup – en Espanol!

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Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

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The noodle block.

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Some bits from the inside of the cup.

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The spicy sauce sachet (click to enlarge). Looks like this is made by El Yucateco. I’ve had their hot sauces before and man, are they hot!

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Spicy stuff!

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Finished (click to enlarge). Added shrimp, cilantro and two types of fishcake. The noodles hydrated nicely and had a nice light chew to them. The broth was good before the hot sauce was added – a kind of sweet and tangy seafood hit to it. Once the included habanero hot sauce was in play though it definitely upped it a notch, giving some great heat. The veggies hydrated well. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 070662141281.

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El Yucateco Variety 7-Pack

Usually when doing a new Meet The Manufacturer from a country I’ve never done one from, I end up thinking ‘what’s their street food like?’ Well, check it out – this looks like seriously good stuff!

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February 23, 2017 By

Meet The Manufacturer: #2333: Nissin Maxi Sopa Nissin Cuchareable Sabor A Pollo

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Here we have a big cup of noodles! I did a little translation on this one for you – ‘maxi’ means ‘big,’ ‘sopa’ means ‘soup,’ ‘cuchareable’ means ‘spoonable,’ and pollo means chicken.  Basically, this is a chicken noodle soup one can enjoy with a spoon instead of a fork. Got it? Let’s check it out!

Nissin Maxi Sopa Nissin Cuchareable Sabor A Pollo – Mexico

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Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains chicken. To prepare, add boiling water to fill line and cover for 3 minutes. Alternately, you can add water to fill line after completely removing the lid and microwave for 3 minutes. Either way, stir and enjoy!

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Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

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Here’s what the noodles look like. The already have the seasoning infused in them.

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Finished (click to enlarge). Added corn, chicken and queso fresco. The noodles are indeed ‘cuchareable,’ and are interesting. They have a short and broad nature with a light chew and a little thickness. The flavor is that of a salty chicken soup. I should note that the broth has a slight thickness to it which gives it a more ‘homestyle’ kind of vibe. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 070662240137.

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Talavera Spoon Rest – 10″ X 4.50″ Ceramic Mexico Pottery

A Nissin Maxi Sopa TV commercial.

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February 22, 2017 By

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Nissin RapiFideo Sabor A Chile Y Limon

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The name of this one – RapiFideo – is a combination of two words. ‘Rapido,’ meaning ‘Quick’ and ‘Fideo’ which means ‘Noodle.’ I reviewed these a while back – let’s revisit them for this Meet The Manufacturer!

Nissin RapiFideo Sabor A Chile Y Limon – Mexico

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Detail of the side panel (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, remove lid completely and add water to line, stir and microwave for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

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Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Nissin RapiFideo Sabor A Chile Y Limon - Mexico - The Ramen Rater - fideos instantanea

As with the Maxi Nissin Sopa, these look to be ‘cuchareable’ noodle (spoonable) – although much thinner this time. They’re pre-seasoned as well.

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Finished (click to enlarge). Added baked chicken with adobo seasoning, bell pepper, cilantro, mild cheddar cheese and Cholula Chili Garlic hot sauce. The noodles are round with a light-to-mid chew and short in nature. The broth has a kind of spicy taste with a hint of lemon. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 7503020651021.

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Mexico: The Cookbook

An advertisement showing off the fact that 7 billion Cup Noodles have been consumed since their introduction in 1971!

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February 21, 2017 By

Meet The Manufacturer: #2332: Nissin Sopa Nissin Sabor A Res Sopa Instantanea Tipo Ramen

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I had always thought carne meant beef but I was wrong. Turned out carne means meat and res means beef – always learning something new about the world through the instant noodle and doing translations! Let’s check out this beef flavored instant noodle from Mexico!

Nissin Sopa Nissin Sabor A Res Sopa Instantanea Tipo Ramen – Mexico

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Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains beef. To prepare, add noodle block to 500ml boiling water and cook 3 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Stir and enjoy!

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The noodle block.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2332: Nissin Sopa Nissin Sabor A Res Sopa Instantanea Tipo Ramen - Mexico - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The soup base sachet.

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A slightly granular mixture.

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Finished (click to enlarge). Added beef, cheese, white onion and jalapeno. The noodles were a good gauge with nice chew. The broth had a salty beef kind of taste to it.  Much like the US domestic offering. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 070662043028.

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Eat Mexico: Recipes from Mexico City’s Streets, Markets & Fondas

A Nissin Mexico TV promotional video.

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