May 11, 2016

#2034: Fantastic Noodles Oriental Flavour

Here’s another one sent by Jen from Australia – thanks again! So this one’s an Australian brand. I’ve seen these around for a long time but never before have been able to get any to try. Today, it’ll be Oriental flavor. Okay, so what is Oriental flavor? Of course I should know; I’ve tried over 2,000 varieties! I’m The Ramen Rater! Well, hate to break it to you folks, but I haven’t the slightest idea what Oriental flavor is. My best guess would be a flavor that’s good, but not really definable. Another guess is a vegetarian accessible variety that shouldn’t make meat eaters say ‘eww – that’s for the plant eaters.’ What odd about this flavor is that the term Oriental evokes racist tones that offend some people from Asia. So, either the companies don’t know this or don’t care. Anyways I’m not a fan of offending people – if I ever start a noodle company this flavor won’t be on the menu. Alright enough with the pleasantries – let’s crack this cup open and see what we’ve got here.

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. to prepare, empty sachet contents into cup and fill to line with boiling water. Cover and steep 2-3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

The noodle block.

A powder sachet.

A superfine powder.

The vegetables sachet.

These are ‘seasonal’ vegetables. Carrot I think I see amogst other things.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added shrimp, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts and spring onion. The noodles are thick and have a nice chewy texture compared to many. It was a pleasant surprise here. The flavor is ‘Oriental,’ which I can only describe as kind of a buttery salty concoction; almost like chicken flavor but not quite. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9310155680509.

Vegemite (220 gram)

A Fantastic Noodles TV commercial.

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

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