I had always thought carne meant beef but I was wrong. Turned out carne means meat and res means beef – always learning something new about the world through the instant noodle and doing translations! Let’s check out this beef flavored instant noodle from Mexico!
Nissin Sopa Nissin Sabor A Res Sopa Instantanea Tipo Ramen – Mexico
Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains beef. To prepare, add noodle block to 500ml boiling water and cook 3 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Stir and enjoy!
The noodle block.
The soup base sachet.
A slightly granular mixture.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added beef, cheese, white onion and jalapeno. The noodles were a good gauge with nice chew. The broth had a salty beef kind of taste to it. Much like the US domestic offering. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 070662043028.
Here’s the second of four short little looks at Prima Taste’s new Ready Meals line. This one’s beef rendang. Rendang is an Indonesian dish of beef that’s cooked in coconut milk with lots of seasonings. There is wet and dry Rendang – the wet is what I’m guessing we have here. Here’s a little more info from Prima Taste –
Our Ready Meals are made up of 75% White Basmati Rice, 20% of Brown Basmati Rice and 5 % of Multigrains so it has high dietary and soluble fibre.
To promote good bacteria in the gut, prebiotics are also added! . And because it can be heated up in two ways – 90s by microwave or immersing unopened pouch in a covered pot of boiling water for 8 – 10 minutes, it is a convenient and nutritious food for all to enjoy at home, at work or even when out camping.
I had no clue that there was anywhere to go camping in Singapore – I thought it was like one huge city. I still need to investigate this! However, let’s check out this Ready Meal!
Prima Taste Ready Meal – Beef Rendang With Rice – Singapore
Here’s an infographic (click to enlarge) about this new line of products that they sent to me.
Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). So if you don’t have a microwave, you can also boil these in water for a while until they heat up!
Finished (click to enlarge). Didn’t add anything, but had thought about throwing in some fried onions I have for a little crunch. So what gets me about these is the rice – it’s not mushpot and as you can see, the grains of Basmati aren’t a clumpy mess. The beef is everywhere in decent size and it’s moist and tasty. Glad they sent two of each variety because I think my wife will want to try this one. Oh yeah – 5.0 out of 5.0 stars -0 my tongue is definitely happy with this one! Thanks again to Prima Taste for sending this along!
Sad to say it but this is the last of the varieties sent to me by Javier over at www.BoxFromJapan.com. He’s decided to end the subscription service for instant noodles, however you can still get neat boxes of Japanese candy! Check ’em out! Well, here’s what he had to say about this variety:
Recreating the taste of the local ramen from the city of Kameyama, Mie prefecture.
Noodles: Broad, slightly yellowish noodles. They are also a little curly, and mix well with the soup. Soup: The soup’s base is beef bone, to which you add a mixture of 3 kinds of miso paste (red miso, soy miso and wheat miso), you flavor it with garlic and ginger, and for the final touch you add pepper and spicy soy sauce. Cauliflower fungus powder from Mie prefecture is also used to enhance the flavor and thicken it. Ingredients: Cabbage, bamboo shoots, Jew’s ear fungus, ground beef, and carrots.
Alright – let’s have a look!
Sapporo Ichiban MieKameyama Ramen Gyukotsu Misoaji – Japan
Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains pork. To prepare, add boiling water to fill line and the vegetables sachet. Cover for 5 minutes. Add in liquid sachet. Stir and enjoy! Garnish with togarashi.
Finished (click to enlarge). The noodles are very chewy – very premium stuff. The broth is VERY rich – probably some of the strongest miso flavor I’ve experienced in an instant ramen before. That being said, it’s pretty overwhelming to me; I like a nice rich miso, but this one jumps the shark and is just too much. The vegetables are decently hydrated and of good quality. 2.5 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4901734026747.
Yep, you guessed it! This is yet another one left from the Nissin Hong Kong Meet The Manufacturer. Thanks again to Nissin HK for sending so many varieties! Sounds simple enough – it’s spicy, it’s beef. Let’s check it out!
Nissin Cup Noodles Spicy Beef Flavour – Hong Kong
Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains beef. To prepare, add cold water to fill line and microwave at 800W for 3 minutes (use this tool to convert wattage for your microwave). On my microwave, I have a ‘power level’ button and set it to 8. Stir and enjoy!
Some of the loose seasoning and bits from the cup – egg and beef!
Finished (click to enlarge). The noodles hydrated well in the microwave – perfectly done. They’re soft with a light chew but not spongy. The broth has a nice almost braised beef taste – almost but not quite. The spicy aspect was so light that my son Andy who is very sensitive to spicy things was able to polish it off no sweat. The bits of carrot, corn, beef, pea and egg were ample and ubiquitous. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4897878100101.
Here’s one sent to me by Colin – thanks again! So this one is kind of interesting – I’ve reviewed lots of Mr. Noodles in the past, however they’ve been from Canada. I think there’s also a Mr. Noodles in India as well – unsure if they’re related to this Bangladeshi brand though. It seems to me that with so many Mr, Noodles out there (lest we forget Mr. Noodles from Sesame Street as well), there’s bit of confusion. In fact, I get comments quite often actually from the Mr. Noodles customers in Canada asking where to go to contact them. Of course as far as the Canadian ones go, all I can find is a distributor and nothing else. So very sorry, Canadians…
These Mr. Noodles are from Pran, a company that makes all sorts of different things. Hopefully soon there will be a Meet The Manufacturer with Pran so we can check out all their varieties. Now let’s see how Mr. Noodles is when he comes from Bangladesh!
#2310: Pran Mr. Noodles Instant Noodles Beef Flavour – Bangladesh
Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. to prepare, break noodle block into 4 pieces and add to 250-300ml boiling water and cook for 2 minutes. Next add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!
The noodle block.
The soup base seasoning.
Has a beef scent.
An oil sachet.
Has an onion scent.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, sweet onion, beef and coriander. The noodles came out rather nice; indeed a light gauge and comfort food chew with an enjoyable floppiness. The broth had a very good beef taste I enjoyed especially – and the oil really bumped it up. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 846656008252.