October 22, 2014 By

#1507: Nissin Chu Qian Yi Ding Prawn Flavour Instant Noodles With Soup Base

Here’s another one the nice folks at MyKuali got me on our trip to visit them in Malaysia! Thanks again! Wow – I must say I really miss Malaysia! Was such a vibrant place – and the food! These noodles are made made in Singapore. Singapore is at the far southern border of Malaysia, so it makes sense they’d sell them in Malaysia too. Anyways, yeah – this is one of the special packs I brought back so I’m excited to eat it! Let’s check it out!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Contains chicken and seafood. To prepare, boil noodles in 450ml water for 3 minutes. Add contents of sachet and stir. Enjoy!

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

Has a strong prawn scent.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added sweet onion, prawns and hard boiled egg. The noodles are good – a standard chewiness that you would expect in an instant. Maybe a hair chewier. The broth is also kind of what you would expect – a nice prawn flavor and a little buttery. The broth has a slight thickness to it which I liked. A good bowl – 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8888279210038.

Here’s a combo pack of varieties you can get here in the United States. These are made in Hong Kong.

Wow – if I had this I would never leave my house! Nissin Pachinko? Awesome!

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October 21, 2014 By

#1506: Nissin Cup Noodles Mug Noodles Spicy Vegetable

Yesterday my wife and I headed over to Bellevue to check oput some new spots for Asian foodstuffs. We came across and Indian supermarket and lo and behold, they had instant noodles! What’s awesome is that they had quite a few Nissin varieties – which I’ve been searching for for quite a while. There are a lot of different way instant noodles are transmitted to the end user: a pack that has contents cooked in a bowl or pot on the stove, cups that are steeped, trays, bowls etc. A few however are made to be steeped in a mug, and here is one of those. This is a relatively small sized package, and hails from India! Let’s have a look.

Here’s the distributor/import sticker (click image to enlarge). Contains no meat.

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). To prepare, take a mug. Pour in package contents and add boiling water to cover noodles. Cover and steep for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

Here is what you find inside the packaging. The noodles are very short. What’s nice about these is that you can eat them straight as a snack, and they are somewhat like namkeens. Namkeens are a wonderful thing – kind of like an Indian trail mix, sometimes with raisins, almonds, puffed rice, and almost always with strong seasonings and nice flavors.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). This is how it looks unadulterated. The noodles are short as rice and absorbed literally every drop of water in the mug. They were perfectly hydrated. The flavor is lightly spicy and there are nicely hydrated bits of vegetable in there. It reminds me of an Indian fried rice to be honest, It’s quite nice for breakfast. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.EAN bar code 8901014000128.

If you get these and are in need of a mug, check this one out!

Another product in India by Nissin is called Scoopies!

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October 20, 2014 By

#1505: Shan Shoop Instant Noodles BBQ Flavour

This is one I got when by friend Matt B. was kind enough to take us on a trip to a place called Imran’s Market up the road a ways from here. It’s kind of interesting; this will be the third Pakistani instant noodle I’ve reviewed and they were all got within about 5 miles from eachother! I think it does make me want to Shoop, although I’m not exactly sure how to shoop… Regardless, let’s have a look – today we’re going to a new Asian grocery in Bellevue, so I might have a new post about that place tomorrow. Stay tuned, and enjoy the Shoop BBQ!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodle block and sachet contents to 300ml boiling water. Cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring gently. Enjoy!

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

Has a strong BBQ spice scent to it.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added grilled chicken, sweet onion and Jane’s Krazy Mixed Up Pepper. The noodles are of a very standard instant noodle gauge. They have a little crumble to them and have this kind of flour-like aftertaste, almost like I would imagine an uncooked noodle would be like – kind of interesting. The BBQ flavor isn’t like Sweet Baby Ray’s or an American style BBQ flavor. It’s acidic and slightly sour – kind of reminds me of the dipping sauce that was with calamari we had at an Indian restaurant in Penang. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 788821003720.

Here’s another Shoop variety called Bombay Biryani.

Dancing forks included in this Shan Shoop TV advertisement!

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