July 20, 2016 By

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Meet The Manufacturer: Interview With Nissin Thailand

Interview With Nissin Thailand * Product Samples From Nissin ThailandNissin Chilli Noodle Spicy Tom Yum Shrimp FlavourNissin Cup Noodles Seafood Creamy FlavourNissin Instant Noodles Minced Pork FlavourNissin Cup Noodles Moo Manao FlavourNissin Instant Noodles Tom Yum Shrimp Saab Flavour7-Select Nissin Instant Noodles Shrimp Ma Nao Lui Suan Flavour King CupNissin Chilli Noodles Tom Yum Shrimp Creamy Soup Flavour Nissin Cup Noodles Minced Pork FlavourNissin Super Tom Yum Shrimp *

I must say that the Nissin Japan Meet The Manufacturer really opened some great doors for me – I’ve now done an MTM with Nissin Hong Kong, and today we start one with Nissin Thailand! This interview was conducted with Ms. Janenate Summasujritkul, Marketing Manager.

THE RAMEN RATER> Thank you for agreeing to this interview! To start, can you tell my readers about the history of Nissin Thailand?

NISSIN THAILAND> In 1994, JAPAN’s NISSIN Foods Products Company penetrated into Cup Type Noodles Market in Thailand. It is the joint-venture between Nissin Foods Products (Japan) and Thai Local Company Distributor.
In 2011, NISSIN has fully owned operated the business.
In 2013, NISSIN FOODS (Thailand) opened a new factory in Navanakorn Industrial Estate in Pathum Thani.
And NISSIN would aim for a different market and new products to help stimulate the market. The top quality of condiments and seasoning stay atop the noodles, helping it look appetizing and delicious. Consumers are able to quick satisfying meal, light lunch or snack. Our cup is good heat insulation can keep noodles and soup hot without the outside is getting hot.

TRR> What was the first product you made?

NISSIN THAILAND> In 1994, NISSIN has launched Instant CUP NOODLES BRAND and offered 3 flavors – minced pork, garlic pork & chicken and seafood.

TRR> Your company is located in Thailand. Can you tell us a little about your country?

NISSIN THAILAND> Thailand is located in Southeast Asia along the Andaman Sea and Gulf of Thailand.
Bangkok is Thailand’s capital and largest city as well as is one of the top tourist destinations in the world. Thailand’s weather is generally hot and very hot so Thai food characteristic is chili-hot combined with some curries, fish sauce, citrus, and rice, and is known for having the perfect blend of sweet, spicy, sour, and salty flavors.

TRR> Can you tell us about the varieties of noodles you make?

NISSIN THAILAND> We have 2 varieties of product category and flavors as below;

Cup Type Noodles under NISSIN CUP NOOLDES BRAND; Tom Yum Shrimp Sabb, Minced Pork, Seafood Creamy, Moo Manao and NISSIN CHILI NOODLES BRAND; Tom Yum Shrimp Creamy

Bag Type Noodles under NISSIN BRAND; Tom Yum Shrimp Sabb, Minced Pork, and Moo Manao and NISSIN CHILI NOODLES BRAND; Spicy Tom Yum Shrimp and Stir-Fried Holy Basil.

Mini Cup Type Noodles under POOH MINI BRAND; Chicken with Corn, Seaweed, Crab, Chicken with Mushroom and Roast Pork.

 

TRR> How does your noodle making process differ from other instant noodle manufacturers?

NISSIN THAILAND> NISSIN’s noodle is ahead of other noodle manufacturers in term of noodle color and noodle texture which is the key factors in noodle making. Our production achieved high-quality food products and also has quality control at every step, from flour input to the packaging of finished products.

TRR> A lot of people are concerned with their sodium intake. How would you recommend people enjoy your product as part of a healthy meal?

NISSIN THAILAND> NISSIN’s product has added on “NAK KREUNG CONCEPT” (Full Load of Condiments: by adding more quality of vegetables and meats as well as eggs) which focus on good nutrition that can promote health and lead to adequate food and nourishment.

TRR> Are you involved in your local community or participate in charities?

NISSIN THAILAND> We are involved and participated in Thailand Red Cross Society as well as Thailand National Children’s Day also.

TRR> Are there any new products coming soon?

NISSIN THAILAND> Yes, we are. Normally, we plan to launch new products in every year.

TRR> In what countries are your products popular? Do people enjoy them differently in different places?

NISSIN THAILAND> Basically, we produced and mainly sold in domestic market, Thailand and our products are familiar by Myanmar, Laos and so on.
Yes, they do.

TRR> When you make noodles for yourself, what do you like to add to them to make them extra special?

NISSIN THAILAND> Some people made and added them some extra special by chopping up some vegetables such as bean sprouts, cabbage, or broccoli. Or even chopped up and throwing in some chicken or pork is a guaranteed. If you’re feeling lazy, adding a fried or boiled egg on the top of your noodles is an easy for something a little different.

Moreover, we have many ways to make instant noodles taste incredible by adding quick grilled items such as sun-dried squid, meats, or deep-fried snacks sausages form the mobile street stalls along the roadside shop.

THE RAMEN RATER> Thank you very much for this opportunity to learn about Nissin Thailand and your products!

Thus, we begin a new adventure of flavor, this time to Thailand. I want to thank Ms. Janenate Summasujritkulfor doing this interview and sending samples and great information!

Products cooked according to package instructions. Product reviews done prior to adding any additional ingredients.
July 28, 2016 By

Meet The Manufacturer: #2120: Nissin Super Tom Yum Shrimp

Today we have another 7-Eleven tie-in from Nissin Thailand. Extra shrimp and tom yum sounds great! Let’s crack it open and explore inside!

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains shrimp. To prepare, fill to line with boiling water and steep for 3 minutes. Add in sachet contents. stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

An included fork!

The noodle block.

Loose seasoning from the cup.

A paste sachet.

Smells great!

Finished (click to enlarge). The noodles hydrated well and were of good quality and quantity. The broth was your standard tom yum – spicy and strong lemongrass and a nice shrimp taste. This was good, however I only found two shrimp unfortunately. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8852528003092.

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Meet The Manufacturer: #2119: Nissin Cup Noodles Minced Pork Flavour

I previously reviewed the pack version of this one a couple days back – now it’s time for the Cup Noodles version. The Cup Noodles usually have a few extras in there – let’s have a look!

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Unsure whether it contains meat. To prepare, add boiling water to fill line and steep for 3 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

An included fork!

The noodle block.

Loose ingredients from the cup.

A liquid sachet.

Has a nice pork scent.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added pork I sauteed with chilli flake, NuTek Salt For Life, coriander and a little fried garlic sprinkle on top. The noodles are decent – thin gauge yet work perfect for this broth. The broth is rich and pork flavored. It has egg bits with it which came out very well. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 852528003276.

Nissin Minced Pork Flavour Instant Noodles 2.28 Oz X 5pcs.

A TV spot for Nissin Thailand products.

Products cooked according to package instructions. Product reviews done prior to adding any additional ingredients.
July 27, 2016 By

Meet The Manufacturer: #2118: Nissin Chilli Noodles Tom Yum Shrimp Creamy Soup Flavour

Creamy shrimp tom yum is one of my favorite flavors of Thailand – definitely my favorite of the tom yum varieties. It looks,amazing, tastes amazing from the strong tom yum flavors and has that cream… Ahhh! Let’s check this one out – with a noodle that has chilli infused into it!

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains shrimp. To prepare, add boiling water to fill line and steep for 3 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

An included fork!

The noodle block.

Some of the loose ingredients from the cup.

The paste sachet.

Has a strong scent.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, coriander, chilli flake and shrimp. The noodles are round and thin. They say that they have chilli in the noodles, and I definitely wouldn’t argue with that. As for the broth – it looks very nice and has a strong heat and bright flavors. The egg bits hydrated perfectly. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8852528003368.

Instant Noodles Spicy Tom Yum Shrimp Flavour Nissin Chilli Noodle (Bag Type) 55g.

A Nissin Thailand TV commercial for their Nissin Chilli Noodle line.

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July 26, 2016 By

Meet The Manufacturer: #2117: 7-Select Nissin Instant Noodles Shrimp Ma Nao Lui Suan Flavour King Cup

7-Eleven in Thailand was a fascinating place to visit last year. It’s different than what we have here insofar as there is a whole aisle of instant noodle varieties inside! I wish we had that here – it’d be so awesome! Lots of different brand partner with 7-Eleven there and have special flavors only available at 7-Eleven – kind of an exclusive. This one sounds interesting – really unsure about what it will be like – the manao sounds like lime perhaps, but aside from that… I do see shrimp! Hey! Let’s crack it open and delve into the mysteries within.

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). contains shrimp. To prepare, add in sachets and boiling water to fill line. Let steep for 3 minutes covered. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

An included fork!

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

A lot of powder!

A solid ingredients sachet.

Looks like lots of shrimp and spring onion.

A smaller oil sachet.

Has a lime scent.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, shrimp, lime, fried garlic, coriander and red pepper flake. The noodles were pretty good – well hydrated with a pretty standard gauge it seems for this brand. The broth was interesting – like a strong lime with a spiciness and shrimp taste. I really liked the bits of shrimp in there – very nice. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8852528002491.

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A rather moving short film celebrating Teacher’s Day in Thailnd by 7-Eleven Thailand.

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July 25, 2016 By

Meet The Manufacturer: #2116: Nissin Instant Noodles Tom Yum Shrimp Saab Flavour

Kind of a weird day today. Why? Well, this is review 2116. Today is the 16th. It’s 2016. Aside from that, just another day. This looks like a good one – I definitely like tom yum, but what is saab? I looked around a bit and have come to the conclusion that it’s something denoting sourness. Am I right? I guess we’ll seee! Let’s check i tout!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Unsure whether it contains meat. to prepare, add contents of package to 300ml boiling water and cover for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The powder soup base sachet.

A tan powder with flecks throughout.

A paste sachet.

Smells spicy!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, coriander and shrimp. The noodles have a gauge which is thin and a round character. They aren’t mushy and have a nicely tiny crumble to them. The broth is a great tom yum – very good heat and lemongrass and tastes very good – and looks beautiful. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8852528002873.

Nissin Tom Yum Shrimp Sabb Flavour Instant Noodles 2.11oz

A Nissin Thailand TV commercial for Tom Yum Saab instant Cup Noodles.

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July 24, 2016 By

Meet The Manufacturer: #2115: Nissin Cup Noodles Moo Manao Flavour

Today, I’m reviewing moo manao – a popular lime and spicy pork flavor dish from Thailand. Sounds good to me! Let’s crack this cup open!

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Unsure whether this product contains pork. To prepare, add boiling water to fill line. Steep for 3 minutes. Add in content of liquid sachet. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

An included fork!

The noodle block.

Some of the loose ingredients in the cup.

A liquid sachet.

Has a lime scent.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added lime, minced pork sauteed with coriander, NuTek Salt For Life, and chilli flake and some Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts as well as a little extra coriander. The noodles have a nice chew with a slight and agreeable crumble to them. The broth is spicy and bright with lime flavor and notes of pork. I really liked this one – 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8852528003306.

Nissin Cup Noodle Moo Manao pork and lemon flavor Instant Noodles 60g (Pack of 3) Free Shipping

A Nissin TV commercial for their Moo Manao Cup Noodles as well as other varieties.

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