January 16, 2017 By

#2299: Cintan Mi Segera Mmm… Original

#2299: Cintan Mi Segera Mmm… Original

Another one from Colin – thanks! In 2014, I visited Malaysia and found quite a few varieties of Cintan products at a grocery store called Econsave in Butterworth. I didn’t expect to get one from somebody who lives here and sourced here. However, I’m very curious what this original flavor is like. Moreover, what is original flavor? Perhaps their vegetable flavor? I guess we’ll see. Now, let’s check it out!

#2299: Cintan Mi Segera Mmm… Original

#2299: Cintan Mi Segera Mmm… Original

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains shellfish. To prepare, add noodle block to 360ml boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Stir and enjoy!

#2299: Cintan Mi Segera Mmm… Original

The noodle block.

#2299: Cintan Mi Segera Mmm… Original

The seasoning sachet.

#2299: Cintan Mi Segera Mmm… Original

A kind of small amount of seasoning.

#2299: Cintan Mi Segera Mmm… Original

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, coriander, tau pok, sous video chicken and hard boiled egg. First, noodles hydrate out well – very standard. The broth is interesting, but not at the same time. I would call it chicken flavor since it is definitely more chicken-like. However, it is on the bland side. Finally, if you’re the type who is non-committal to anything involving choice, this is the flavor for you. 3.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 025296932026.

#2299: Cintan Mi Segera Mmm… Original

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A Cintan TV commercial followed by some behind the scenes of its filming.

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January 15, 2017 By

#2298: Nissin Cup Noodles Spicy Chile Chicken Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup (New Recipe)

Nissin Cup Noodles Spicy Chile Chicken

Finally, after decades of sticking with the same recipe, Nissin has decided to go with something new. On Cup Noodles’ 45th anniversary here in the USA, they’ve changed it to make it healthier. Some changes are no added MSG and no artificial flavors. Furthermore they’ve lowered the amount of sodium in these cups from the previous versions using potassium chloride.  So, let’s give this Spicy Chile Chicken a try!

#2298: Nissin Cup Noodles Spicy Chile Chicken Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup (New Recipe)

Nissin Cup Noodles Spicy Chile Chicken

Detail from the cardboard outer packaging (click to enlarge). Contains chicken. To prepare, open lid halfway and add boiling water to fill line. Cover for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

Nissin Cup Noodles Spicy Chile Chicken

The iconic cup in all of its glory! Maybe the same old cup, but it works well.

Nissin Cup Noodles Spicy Chile Chicken

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

Nissin Cup Noodles Spicy Chile Chicken

The seasoned noodle block.

Nissin Cup Noodles Spicy Chile Chicken

Seasoning and loose vegetables from the cup. Seems like some bell pepper, corn and chicken bits here.

Nissin Cup Noodles Spicy Chile Chicken

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, hard boiled egg, sous vide chicken, spring onion and nanami togarashi. The noodles hydrated well and had a better than expected chewiness. In addition, broth has a very good taste – a light spiciness with a kind of cumin hit – maybe chile de arbol pepper? As a result, I think spicy chile chicken is a fitting title. Finally, the vegetables hydrated well. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 070662030110.

Nissin Cup Noodles Spicy Flavor Chile Chicken, 2.25-Ounces (Pack of 12)

A Nissin Foods USA promo video about the new version Cup Noodles line this Spicy Chile Chicken variant is part of.

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#2297: Chuan Wei Wang Bowl Instant Noodles Artificial Beef With Sauerkraut Flavor

Here’s a new one from Colin – thanks again! Don’t think I’ve reviewed anything by this brand before – let’s have a look!

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add sachet contents to bowl and fill to line with boiling water. Let steep covered for 4 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

An included fork.

The noodle block.

A dry seasoning sachet.

A grainy powder.

A liquid base sachet.

Thick oily stuff.

The sauerkraut sachet/.

Smells pretty good!

Finished (click to enlarge) Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, coriander and beef. The noodles hydrated well but were a little on the crumbly side. While the broth was tasty, it definitely seemed too thin; not oily enough. The flavor of beef, a hint of spiciness and sauerkraut was throughout. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 6925487994021.

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A video about trying foods in Southern China.

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January 14, 2017 By

#2296: Suimin Noodles With Chicken Flavour

Here’s another one sent by Jen from Australia – thanks! This one is just plain old chicken flavor and I think should be pretty good. Let’s find out!

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add in sachet contents and enough boiling water to cover the noodles. Let sit covered for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

A light powder.

The vegetables sachet.

Lots of greenery and looks like little pellets of textured vegetable protein (TVP).

Finished (click to enlarge). The noodles are standard noodle cup gauge but are very crumbly. This works though; the broth is a strong chicken flavor – definitely reminds me of something I would expect from a domestic instant noodle cup made by a non-Japanese company if that makes sense. The vegetables hydrated well. Just a little saltier than I would like. 2.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9310155300261.

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A Suimin TV commercial from Australia.

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January 13, 2017 By

#2295: Nissin Cup Noodles Seafood Flavor

Here’s another one sent by Colin from the east coast – thanks again! In a review yesterday, I mentioned that I review a couple of varieties daily and that I’m around 60 reviews ahead. Well, today is November 9th, 2016 – the day after the Presidential election. The results of the election are definitely a shock to most people in my community. I live in Washington State – very liberal. In fact during the primary elections, I believe Bernie Sanders got 80+%. I’m hoping that everything calms down and things end up going okay. Rest assured I’ll be reviewing noodles during the Trump administration as well. This is a type of Cup Noodle I’ve not seen in the past – this one is made in China. Let’s check it out!

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

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

An included fork!

The noodle block.

Some of the bits loose in the cup.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, spring onions, fishballs, narutomaki, kamaboko, carved squid and shrimp. The noodles hydrated well and have a gentle bite to them. Quality was good and quantity was good too. The broth was a very tasty seafood taste with a kind of buttery ambiance. The bits hydrated very well. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code .

Nissin Spicy Seafood Instant Authentic HK Japanese Ramen Cup Of Noodles Soup (24 Packs)

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