Category Archives: Brazil

#2204: Nissin Cup Noodles Sabor Galinha Caipira

Thanks again to Adriana and Steve O. for sending me these great Brazillian instants! I think this is the last of them – was a lot of fun! So I *think* this one translates to country style chicken. Well, let’s give it a look!

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Probably contains chicken. To prepare, add boiling water to fill line. Cover for 3 minutes. stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

The noodle block.

Some of the bits from the bottom of the cup.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added cilantro, sous vide baked chicken with Johnny’s Chicken & Seafood seasoning and chilli flake. The noodle came out well – good chew and backbone to them. The broth is very thick and hearty – augmented by a nice kind of strong chicken taste to it. 4.25 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 7891079008094.

D.O.M.: Rediscovering Brazilian Ingredients

A video about an ad campaign for Nissin Cup Noodles In Brazil.

#2144: Nissin Lamen Sabor Picanha

Here’s one of the last two sent to me by my cousins Adriana and Mike O. – thank you very much! Picanha is considered to be the best cut of meat in Brazil – let’s give it a try!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Unsure whether this contains meat. To prepare, add the noodle block to 450ml boiling water and cook 3 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

A shiny sachet.

Has a smoky scent.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added cilantro, thin sliced beef and crushed red pepper. The noodles came out nice with a decent chew to them. The broth was kind of like a smoky beef – almost like a corned beef too. Not bad. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 7891079011775.

D.O.M.: Rediscovering Brazilian Ingredients

Awesome TV commercial!

#2107: Nissin Lamen Sabor Frango Assado Com Toque De Limao

Thank you again to cousins Adriana and Mike O. for sending this one to me! As I’ve said in the past, anything south of the United States has been just near impossible for me to get – until somewhat recently. This one’s from Brazil. As for the translation? Well, Google says frango assado simply means roast chicken – let’s give it a try!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Unsure whether it contains meat. To prepare, add noodle block to 450ml boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

Has a kind of roast chicken flavor to it.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added cilantro, lime, baked chicken, crushed red pepper and cream cheese. The noodles had a decent chewiness – pretty standard gauge. The broth was very good – definitely the best roast chicken flavor I’ve had thus far. I really liked it; it was unique and very tasty. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 7891079012581.

The Brazilian Kitchen: 100 Classic and Creative Recipes for the Home Cook

A Nissin Brazil video about this variety.

#2040: Nissin Cup Noodles Sabor Frango com Requeijao

This one was sent to me by my cousins Mike and Adriana frequently visit Brazil and brought me some back! Thank you so much! After looking it up, I found that this is chicken and cream cheese flavor. i’m hoping the translation is right; figuring it is – I guess we’ll see! Let’s crack it open and check it out!

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains meat. To prepare, add boiling water to fill line and cover for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

The noodle block.

Some of the seasonings from inside the cup.

Finished (click to enlarge). The noodles are thin and slightly broad. They kind of reminds me of British instant noodles in their chew, but that’s where it ends. The broth is thick and very flavorful – kind of a slightly smoky chicken gravy, augmented with bits of carrot and other vegetables as well as meat. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 7891079012024.

D.O.M.: Rediscovering Brazilian Ingredients

An advertising campaign for Cup Noodles in Brazil.

#1973: Nissin Cup Noodles Sabor Calabresa

Wow okay so I have been wanting to get my hands on noodles from Brazil for a while now – at least a couple of years. Luckily, my cousins Mike and Adriana frequently visit Brazil and brought me some back! Thank you so much! While these are Cup Noodles, they’ve got some interesting flavor. This one, calabresa (aka linguica) is sausage flavored! Here’s a little about linguica from wikipedia:

Linguiça (Portuguese pronunciation: [lĩˈɡwisɐ]) is a form of smoke cured pork sausage seasoned with garlic and paprika in Portuguese-speaking countries.

Linguiça, like many other sausages, is generally served as part of a heavy meal, typically accompanied by rice, beans, and other pork products. Feijoada, for example, is a traditional Portuguese dish, also common in Brazil andAngola, that incorporates linguiça with beans, ham hocks, and other foods.

In Brazil, one variant is specially popular, the linguiça calabresa or simply calabresa, prepared originally with Calabrese pepper (nowadays with South American pepper) by Italian immigrants and particularly used in pizzas as a spicy sausage. Its popularity compares with pepperoni in the United States. Thus it’s common to differentiate the linguiça calabresa from its counterpart linguiça portuguesa, prepared from the original Portuguese recipe and also served in pizzas as mild sausage, generally with egg slices.

Outside of continental Portugal, Azores Islands, Madeira Islands and Brazil, linguiça is also popular in Goa, Southeastern Massachusetts, Massachusetts’ North Shore, Rhode Island, Southeastern Connecticut, California, Oregon,Seattle, New Jersey, Hawaii, and Okinawa.[citation needed] It is also available in many grocery stores in southern and central New Hampshire, and southern Maine. In these regions it is typically sliced before being braised or grilled.

 

That’s a decent amount of info on calabresa! Let’s crack this puppy open!

Here’s detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). contains meat. To prepare, add boiling water to fill line and cover for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

The noodle block.

Lots of bits from the cup.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added cilantro. The noodles were very crumbly, but lent themselves perfectly for this application. They crumbled, the broth had a smoky bean kind of thing – and the crumbly texture was almost rice-like. It was very reminiscent of red beans and rice with smoky sausage. Fascinating and tasty! 4.25 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 7891079012758.

D.O.M.: Rediscovering Brazilian Ingredients

A Nissin Brasil campaign for Cup Noodles.