April 19, 2014 By

#1364: Golden Wheat Korean Style Stew Pork Flavour Noodle Soup

Today we have a big bowl of noodles! These were found up in Canada for my birthday trip – last year. I must say that the shelf life of instant noodles is really quite amazing and helpful – especially when I review one every day. I’ve got quite a lot of instant noodles here, which should be no surprise! I remember in November of 2012 – I was in a bit of a panic. I did a bunch of re-reviews and had a real problem finding new varieties. Then boom – found tons and got a bunch sent to me. Anyways, let’s have a look at this big pork bowl!

The side panels (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add sachet contents to bowl. Add boiling water to line and cover for 3-4 minutes. Uncover, stir and enjoy.

Detail of the lid.

An included fork!

The noodle block.

The powder soup base sachet.

You’re going to say ‘hey – this doesn’t look like powder!’ Well, over time, the powder can clump a bit – which really doesn’t hurt anything; there’s a little bit of moisture in the ingredients, and after a while, they tend to turn chunky.

The vegetables sachet.

A nice variety.

The liquid base sachet.

A thick paste.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added green onion, sauteed pork and sweet onion, and a little BonCabe Level 10 chilli seasoning. The noodles ended up being kind of spongy which was a big let down. The broth had a nice rich flavor and the veggies were quite good. Can’t get past the noodles though. 1.75 out of 5.0 stars. 6921555571668.



I’m always hunting for new bowls to serve noodles in. Here’s a neat one – red!
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Here’s a recipe for Chinese pork stew.

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April 18, 2014 By

Re-Review: Maruchan Instant Lunch Hot & Spicy Beef Flavor Ramen With Vegetables

Maruchan Instant Lunch is one of those products you see everywhere in the United States at grocery stores. Maruchan makes these cups as well as packs of ramen. They’re popular in Mexico as well – people refer to soup a lot of the time as ‘maruchan’ as it has become so popular and intrinsic to daily life. A month or so ago, I saw a post on Instagram. This guy was saying how he could eat these Instant Lunch cups (this flavor in particular) for breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week. I thought to myself, ‘have I reviewed this one?’ Well as it turns out I had – but it was way back in June of 2011. I’m always on the hunt for instant noodles that cannot be found within the United States – the more exotic the better. This guy’s enthusiasm about this little cup that can be found virtually everywhere here in the USA piqued my curiosity; is it worth another try? So when out grocery shopping, I decided to get one. After two weeks of enjoying varieties from Southeast Asia, I think this should be interesting. Let’s check it out!

Here’s the detail from the cardboard outer packaging (click image to enlarge). Contains beef. To prepare, open lid halfway and add boiling water up to the inside line. Close lid and let sit for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

The iconic Instant Lunch cup in all its’ glory.

Detail of the lid (click image to enlarge).

The noodle block, infused with flavoring.

These Maruchan Instant Lunch cups don’t include a sachet; the seasoning and vegetables are all in the cup. Here are some of the vegetables.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added a green onion, thin sliced sukiyaki beef, Texas Pete Hot Sauce, and an egg fried within a red bell pepper ring with a dash of Jane’s Krazy Mixed Up Salt. The noodles were thin and light. They were almost fluffy and although not spongy or crumbly, offered little chewiness and a kind of ready to swallow mouthfeel. The broth was alright – had a nice little hit of spiciness and a good beef flavor. The vegetables hydrated well for the most part. 2.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 041789001420.



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Nothing more awesome than a maricahi band enjoying instant noodles – Awesome!

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April 17, 2014 By

#1363: Sau Tao Instant Noodle King Wonton Soup Flavor

I think most people think of wonton soup and think of what they find in Chinese restaurants in the United States. Usually a thin broth, maybe a glass noodle or two and some little dumplings with meat inside. Well, I have a feeling that’s more geared to the American palate. Just look at the picture on the front of this package; whole head-on shrimps well as mushrooms too. Looks really good! Let’s see what this Sau Tao variety is like.

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Contains flounder powder. To prepare, boil 600cc water. Add noodles and cook for a minute and a half. Add sachet contents, stir, and enjoy. What’s kind of interesting here is that the instructions mention the words ‘take out.’ I’ve seen this before as meaning to drain the water off, but I’m hoping that’s not the case here. In the end, I couldn’t imagine eating these noodles without soup; they’d be unpalatably salty and oily, so I’m going to say if these had been meat to be served soupless, they’d have gotten zero stars.

The noodle block. Thin, wispy noodles.

The soup base powder sachet.

Has a strong seafood scent.

A chilli oil sachet.

Smells good!

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added sweet onion and shrimp. The noodles were thin and almost a little dry even though swimming in broth. They had a texture I didn’t like; chewy, yes but almost crumbly; non-elastic. The broth on the other hand was excellent. A very nice balance of a seafood broth and slight heat from the chilli oil was very nice. 2.75 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 087303860609.



A lot of people like to call these won ton spoons, but this is only one purpose for these. They’re also great for eating ramen – and pretty standard. Chopsticks in one hand, spoon in the other for slurping up the broth.
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Here’s a recipe for shrimp wonton soup.

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Meet The Manufacturer: #1362: Mamee Mi Segera Perisa Kari

Today’s the last of the Mamee Double-Decker Meet The Manufacturer. It’s been really neat trying all these varieties – not a single re-review – really shows how few of their products I’d tried previusly. Today I thought I’d go with one of my favorite all time flavors in the world – curry. There are so many different takes on curry in the world – Malaysian, Singaporean, Japanese, South Korean, Indian and British to name a few. Let’s check this one out as we bid a fond farewell to this 15 day journey through some of Mamee’s products.

The back of the package (click image top enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add the noodle block to 400ml of boiling water and cook for two minutes. Add contents of the soup base sachet and stir. Enjoy!

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

Smells like rich curry!

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added chicken I breaded with a mix of Panko and BonCabe Level 10 chilli seasoning and baked, sweet onion and wonton chips. The noodles are just right – neat gauge and chew. The broth has a very tasty curry flavor without much if any spiciness. This is perfect for the curry lover who doesn’t want their mouth on fire. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 9555022301990.



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We end with a video all about Mamee Double-Decker.

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April 16, 2014 By

Meet The Manufacturer: #1361: Mamee Chef Creamy Tom Yam Flavour

This Meet The Manufacturer has been a lot of fun. Over the last year, I’ve been finding myself enjoying curries and tom yum varieties a lot more, and Mamee makes some great ones. Thisd is the last of the Mamee Chef varieties I have to review – the pack version of the Creamy Tom Yam. I reviewed the cup version a week or so ago. Let’s see how this one fares.

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Contains shrimp. To prepare, add the noodle block and garnish sachet contents to 400ml boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Add the remaining sachet contents and stir. Enjoy!

The noodle block.

The powder soup base sachet.

A light powder.

A liquid ingredient sachet.

Has that really neat satin look to it.

The garnish sachet.

Nice looking veggies and shrimp.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added white shrimp, sweet onion and Fresno chilli pepper. The noodles were excellent – round shape and great chewiness. Definitely premium. The Broth had a strong heat and citrus strength, as well as a beautiful color and richness. The garnish was very nice – well- hydrated shrimp were enjoyable as well as lots of greenery. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  UPC bar code 9555022302904.



You like it hot? This book looks like a great guide to the spicy foods of the world.
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An advert for Mamee Chef Creamy Tom Yam Flavour instant noodles.

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