June 24, 2015

#1707: Azami Hot And Spicy Flavour Noodle Soup

Here’s one I got from Justin M. from Winfield, BC up north of here in Canada! Thanks! Let’s see here: the instant noodle was invented in Japan. This one is sold in Canada under the name Azami and sold by Loblaw’s, a supermarket chain. It’s manufactured in China. I’ve been hoping one of these Azami varieties would really blow me away; hot and spicy is a flavor profile I generally like a lot – let’s see how it fares!

Detail of the side panels (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add in contents of sachet and 350ml boiling water. Cover and let steep for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click image to enlarge).

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

Has a spicy scent.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added hard boiled egg, white onion, scallions, corn, orange bell pepper and broccoli florets. The noodles are definitely plentiful. They hydrated pretty well and had a slightly mushy texture, although it worked well enough with the broth. Much to my chagrin, the broth has a spicy taste – not anything super spicy, but it’s there. The flavor is kind of a salty and beef-like affair. This was one of the better Canadian instant noodles! 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 057197990317.

During the holidays, we watched the Will Ferrell movie ‘Elf’ and he drinks maple syrup at one point. Maple syrup is one of the best things that comes from Canada, and so I thought this Loblaw’s brand President’s Choice 100% Pure Syrup sounded like something to check out.

An old Loblaw’s supermarket TV commercial – with William Shatner!

Products cooked according to package instructions. Product reviews done prior to adding any additional ingredients.

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