February 27, 2015 By

Friday Video: Leonard Nimoy 1931-2015

All of my life, I’ve been a fan of Star Trek and of course Leonard Nimoy’s portrayal of Mr. Spock.

I’ve been told my sister was watching Star Trek in the waiting room at the hospital when I was born. I wore a Star Trek uniform (see above) to high school (not the best idea at the time) and even made a Star Trek fanzine. I think all my interest in the show had to do with Mr. Spock though. I was into computers, Spock was into computers. Alien things fascinated me and of course, Mr. Spock was an alien. Today, Leonard Nimoy died from an illness related to smoking. It’s sad to think that if e-cigarettes were around way back when, less people would be dying from smoking related illnesses. May you all live long and prosper. Tis a sad day.

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February 26, 2015 By

#1597: Nissin Original Chow Mein Premium Spicy Chicken Flavor

I had some leftover chicken and thought it’d be a good idea to make use of it. I reviewed the old version of this one quite a while back. This is the one with the new premium label on the package. It sounds good, but how does this Nissin Chow Mein taste? Let’s find out!

Here’s some detail from the underside of the outer wrapping (click image to enlarge). Contains chicken. To prepare, open lid and remove sachets. Add in vegetables sachet and add water to fill line. Microwave for 5 minutes. Add in remaining sachets and combine. Enjoy!

 Here’s the lid underneath the outer plastic wrap (click image to enlarge).

The noodle block.

The powder seasoning sachet.

Has a chicken scent.

The vegetable sachet.

A colorful mixture.

The liquid seasoning sachet.

Looks spicy!

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added sliced spring onion, mung bean spouts and grilled chicken with Johnny’s chicken & Pork seasoning. The noodles have a great chew – nice and fluffy but with a good texture. The flavor is nice as well – a good oiliness and flavor – both hot and chicken in good proportions. If you like it spicy, it’s definitely not going to disappoint. The vegetables hydrated very nicely. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 070662087244.

Nissin Chow Mein Q&E Spicy Chicken, 4-Ounce Units (Pack of 8)

A Nissin Chow Mein TV advertisement.

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February 25, 2015 By

New Products From MAMA!

Here’s a package of new products from Thailand! These are all rice-based products – let’s check ‘em out!

Tom Yum Goong bowls with rice noodles.

This is like mee goreng but bihun goreng – fried rice noodles!

Finally, we have these instant rice pouches. These are really awesome. They come in curry shrimp, red curry, green curry and vegetarian. You put 150ml boiling water in the bag along with the contents of a paste sachet and stir with the included spoon and zip it shut for a few minutes. Open, stir,m and you’ve got some really great rice! I’ve tried the green curry and red curries so far and they were absolutely awesome. Thanks!

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