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#2349: Fantastic Noodles Chicken & Corn Flavour

#2349: Fantastic Noodles Chicken & Corn Flavour - Australia - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Here’s one of the last ones that were sent by Jen in Australia – thanks! Chicken and corn sounds pretty good – let’s find out!

Fantastic Noodles Chicken & Corn Flavour – Australia

#2349: Fantastic Noodles Chicken & Corn Flavour - Australia - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add in sachet contents. Add enough boiling water to cover noodles. Let steep 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

#2349: Fantastic Noodles Chicken & Corn Flavour - Australia - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge).

#2349: Fantastic Noodles Chicken & Corn Flavour - Australia - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The noodle block.

#2349: Fantastic Noodles Chicken & Corn Flavour - Australia - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The powder base sachet.

#2349: Fantastic Noodles Chicken & Corn Flavour - Australia - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

A very yellow powder.

#2349: Fantastic Noodles Chicken & Corn Flavour - Australia - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Some vegetables.

#2349: Fantastic Noodles Chicken & Corn Flavour - Australia - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Looks like greenery and corn.

#2349: Fantastic Noodles Chicken & Corn Flavour - Australia - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, baked chicken and coriander. The noodles were kind of flat; they just didn’t have much backbone to them in this one. The broth was a salty chicken and corn kind of flavor which seemed a little off. The vegetables did however hydrate pretty well. 2.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9310155630504.

Australian Womens Weekly Cookbook

One of the first things my wife cooked for me was almost identical to this – wonder if she knew she was cooking Australian style?

Donation From ‘Ramen Regret Rater’ of Australia!

Donation of instant noodles from Australia from Ramen Regret Rater - The Ramen Rater

I found out recently there’s now a group that’s reviewing spicy instant noodles in Australia – they call the blog RamenRegretRater, and they talk about the poops they have after eating spicy instant noodles – I shit you not! I’ve been chatting a lot with Kamran R. about instant noodles a lot recently and kindly sent some stuff he found while on vacation in Bali. Thanks, man! Let’s take a look!

Donation From ‘Ramen Regret Rater’ – Australia

Donation of instant noodles from Australia from Ramen Regret Rater - The Ramen Rater

Everything packed in bubble wrap.

Donation of instant noodles from Australia from Ramen Regret Rater - The Ramen Rater

New Indomie (click to enlarge)! So these My Noodlez are for kids – all three are mi goreng. Furthermore, they have flavors suck as cheese pizza, salmon teriyaki and rumput laut.

Donation of instant noodles from Australia from Ramen Regret Rater - The Ramen Rater

Here are a couple by Nissin I’ve never seen (click to enlarge). Indeed they look to be for the Indonesian market.

Donation of instant noodles from Australia from Ramen Regret Rater - The Ramen Rater

Finally, a couple from South Korea (click to enlarge). First, new Samyang Buldak Ice – a cold noodle. Then the Shin Ramyun – it is made in South Korea, so this can ultimately make it to the SK top ten list. Thanks to Kamran and Ramen Regret Rater!

#2308: Fantastic Noodles Chicken Chow Mein Flavour

Si#2308: Fantastic Noodles Chicken Chow Mein Flavour - Australia - Instant Noodles - The Ramen Rater

Here’s one sent by a reader named Jen from Australia – thanks again! So chow mein – very curious how this will translate. Indeed I’ve had chow mein that tastes like yakisoba, chow mein that’s just salty and soy, chow mein that’s very bland. But this one looks like it will be chow mein with a small amount of broth and vegetables which sounds odd. But wait – is it odd? As a matter of fact. Australia has it’s own take on Chinese food – here’s a little about it from wikipedia:

Traditional chow mein is made with egg noodles which are boiled then strained and left to dry.[citation needed] They are then stir fried and finally left to sit at the bottom of the wok and pressed down, this crisps the noodles at the edges and underside. Chow mein is made with either seafood, often just prawns, chicken, beef or barbecued pork. Restaurants will serve a combination chow mein or a single type. Chicken and beef are often softened with a little bicarb of soda. The sauce is made from garlic, rice wine, light stock, MSG, salt and corn flour. Vegetables are usually one green such as bok choy or choy sum plus a little chopped carrot, but also other green vegetables are acceptable. This stir fry is poured onto the noodles. Chow mein is unique as its noodles are both soft in part but also crispy.

Well, let’s find out what this chicken chow mein is all about.

Fantastic Noodles Chicken Chow Mein Flavour – Australia

#2308: Fantastic Noodles Chicken Chow Mein Flavour - Australia - Instant Noodles - The Ramen Rater

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add in sachet contents. Then, add enough boiling water to cover noodles. Finally, let steep 3 minutes. Then stir and enjoy!

#2308: Fantastic Noodles Chicken Chow Mein Flavour - Australia - Instant Noodles - The Ramen Rater

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2308: Fantastic Noodles Chicken Chow Mein Flavour - Australia - Instant Noodles - The Ramen Rater

The noodle block.

#2308: Fantastic Noodles Chicken Chow Mein Flavour - Australia - Instant Noodles - The Ramen Rater

The powder base.

#2308: Fantastic Noodles Chicken Chow Mein Flavour - Australia - Instant Noodles - The Ramen Rater

Chunky from high moisture content I’m guessing.

#2308: Fantastic Noodles Chicken Chow Mein Flavour - Australia - Instant Noodles - The Ramen Rater

The vegetables sachet.

#2308: Fantastic Noodles Chicken Chow Mein Flavour - Australia - Instant Noodles - The Ramen Rater

Looks like corn, peas and spring onion.

#2308: Fantastic Noodles Chicken Chow Mein Flavour - Australia - Instant Noodles - The Ramen Rater

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion and baked chicken. The noodles are standard gauge and hydrate nicely in three minutes, but nothing super special. As far as the broth, the noodles suck most of it up. The flavor was pretty good; indeed, it didn’t remind me of chow mein really but tasted nice and chickenny. Veggie hydrated alright – the peas were kind of meh. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9310155002141.

#2308: Fantastic Noodles Chicken Chow Mein Flavour - Australia - Instant Noodles - The Ramen Rater

Australian Womens Weekly Cookbook

One of the first things my wife cooked for me was almost identical to this – wonder if she knew she was cooking Australian style?

#2301: Suimin Noodles With Oriental Chicken Flavour

#2301: Suimin Noodles With Oriental Chicken Flavour

Here’s another one sent by Jen from Australia – thanks again! I’ve seen so many different versions of chicken over the years – spicy versions, savory versions, you name it, (insert adjective here) chicken is very commonplace. But oriental chicken from Australia; what’s that all about? Let’s find out!

#2301: Suimin Noodles With Oriental Chicken Flavour – Australia

#2301: Suimin Noodles With Oriental Chicken Flavour

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add in sachets and add enough boiling water to cover noodles. Let steep covered for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

#2301: Suimin Noodles With Oriental Chicken Flavour

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2301: Suimin Noodles With Oriental Chicken Flavour

The noodle block.

#2301: Suimin Noodles With Oriental Chicken Flavour

The soup base.

#2301: Suimin Noodles With Oriental Chicken Flavour

A granular mixture with a little lumpiness.

#2301: Suimin Noodles With Oriental Chicken Flavour

The vegetable bits.

#2301: Suimin Noodles With Oriental Chicken Flavour

Lots of greenery and maybe some carrot.

#2301: Suimin Noodles With Oriental Chicken Flavour

Finished (click to enlarge). Added chicken. The noodles are definitely on the mushy end of the spectrum. The broth (what little of it there is) is a strong chicken taste. As for the ‘Oriental’ aspect, it’s lost on me – reminds me more of flavors from South America lite gallina which is young hen and a little more oily. The vegetables hydrated decently. 2.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9310155535267.

#2301: Suimin Noodles With Oriental Chicken Flavour

Australian Cooking From Down Under: 70 Amazingly Delicious Australian Cooking Recipes From the Outback and Beyond

30 minutes of Australian TV commercials from the 90s including a Suimin TV spot around the 5 minute mark.

#2296: Suimin Noodles With Chicken Flavour

Here’s another one sent by Jen from Australia – thanks! This one is just plain old chicken flavor and I think should be pretty good. Let’s find out!

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add in sachet contents and enough boiling water to cover the noodles. Let sit covered for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

A light powder.

The vegetables sachet.

Lots of greenery and looks like little pellets of textured vegetable protein (TVP).

Finished (click to enlarge). The noodles are standard noodle cup gauge but are very crumbly. This works though; the broth is a strong chicken flavor – definitely reminds me of something I would expect from a domestic instant noodle cup made by a non-Japanese company if that makes sense. The vegetables hydrated well. Just a little saltier than I would like. 2.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9310155300261.

Australian Cooking From Down Under: 70 Amazingly Delicious Australian Cooking Recipes From the Outback and Beyond

A Suimin TV commercial from Australia.