August 31, 2016

#2157: Master Kong Artificial Mushroom Chicken Flavor Instant Noodle

Here’s one sent to me by Colin – thanks again! So these have been a real conundrum for me for quite a long time. The little chef on the logo is definitely different from the regular Master Kong chef, but I can’t get to the bottom of the exact name of this brand and so it’s Master Kong?

I dunno – I’ve gotten hold of the distributor via the phone number on the back of the package but really haven’t gotten a straight answer. If anyone’s in New York – check this place out perhaps? Would love to straighten it out once and for all. Anyways, mushroom chicken. Let’s do this!

Detail of the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. The package doesn’t list an exact amount of water to use, so as with other Master Kong varieties I’ve reviewed, 500ml will be used. Add everything into a bowl and add 500ml boiling water. Cover for 4 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block. – a very large one.

Dry soup base powder.

Such a light powder than when I puored it out, there was almost a vapor coming from it.

The paste base.

A thick concoction.

The vegetables sachet.

Cabbage, carrot and onion.

Finished (click to enlarge). A lot of noodles – and they’re pretty good. The broth has a nice chicken mushroom taste and has a good oiliness to it as well – nice and hearty. The vegetables hydrated well enough. A nice bowl of chicken mushroom noodles. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 6909146402393.

Here’s Master Kong’s Braised Beef big cup – this is excellent stuff!

A video showing 6 kinds of Chinese noodles everyone should trty!

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

2 thoughts on “#2157: Master Kong Artificial Mushroom Chicken Flavor Instant Noodle

  1. Xinwei

    Technically the logo still says “Kangshifu” in Chinese, but the last character (fu) of this package is a homophone of the correct character. Did a little web searching and found an article from 2012 written in Chinese – to sum it up, the author just noticed the differences in logos in a few NYC stores but couldn’t give an answer as to if the new logos were actually Kangshifu. Honestly though, I don’t think it is the same brand, given how widely recognized Kangshifu and the little guy are in the Chinese/Taiwanese markets. Plus none of the seasoning packets have the branding that all the other Kangshifu packets have.

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    1. Hans "The Ramen Rater" Lienesch Post author

      Xinwei –

      Yeah this line has been a kind of thorn in my side; I know it’s definitely not truly Kangshifu; just like you said, that brand puts it’s logos on everything. I looked up the company from the info on the back of the package; I called and talked to one person who gave me another phone number. Never got any further unfortunately because of a language barrier. I’ve searched certain bar codes and they’ve been the same as Kailo brand in the past.

      – TRR

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