Category Archives: Chencun

#1661: Chencun Senior Food Rice Noodle Fragrant Peppery Beef

Here’s one from low in the hamper that needs reviewing! I’m woindering if perhaps ‘senior’ isn’t the correct word in this one; the title as it is sounds like something for older folks. Perhaps they’re going for something more along the lines of ‘classic?’ I don’t know, but it’s time to review this one – let get to it!

Detail of the side panels (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add in all sachets and add boiling water to the indicated fill line. Let steep for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

Detail from the lid (click image to enlarge).

An included fork!

The rice noodle block.

Dry base sachet.

A grainy mittle mixture.

A paste sachet.

Indeed it is a little peppery, a little beefy and fragrant.

The vegetables sachet.

A green mixture.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added beef, white onion and red bell pepper that were sauteed with Jane’s Krazy Mixed Up Pepper and some spring onion on top. The noodles are broad and flat and have a good quality to them. They are rice noodles and hydrated just right. The broth has a nice beef taste and peppery heat to it which was very good and hearty. The vegetable bits hydrated nicely. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.EAN bar code 6911754103426.

strong smell, stimulate taste, organic red sichuan peppers (2 oz.)

A great documentary about one of China’s greatest accomplishments – the Three Gorges Dam.

#1637: Thai Chef Instant Nudelsuppe Huhn Geshmack

Ahh what do we have here you ask? Well, this is a variety made by the same company that makes MAMA noodles – Thai President Foods. This one however is for the German market. Huhn? Chicken. Let’s check it out!

 Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, Add noodles and sachet contents to a bowl. Add 300ml boiling water, cover, and let steep for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

A dual sachet of seasoning powder and chilli powder.

Here they are, hanging out with eachother.

Garlic oil sachet.

Has a strong garlic scent.


Finished (click image to enlarge). Added broccoli, white onion, mung bean sprouts, corn and spring onion. The noodles are thin and light with a familiar chew. The broth has an alright chicken flavor – I liked the garlic oil aspect. 3.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8852523206030.

Here’s one by Thai President Foods that hit my Top Ten List for 2014! MAMA Instant Noodles Yentafo Tom Yum Mohfai Flavour 60g.(10 Packs)

A MAMA instant noodles TV commercial.

#1436: Chencun Rice Noodle Beef With Brown Sauce

These little cups always are a nice surprise. I usually expect that they’ll be funky and gross but they usually have been very good! This one sounds interesting – I’m curious what ‘brown sauce’ means; like brown gravy? The pic on the front looks like wide rice noodles too. Well, it looks like fun to me – let’s crack this one open and see what’s going on inside.

The distributor’s sticker (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself.

Here’s detail of the side panels (click image to enlarge). As far as instructions, I’m winging it. To prepare, emplty all seasoning sachets into cup and add boiling water to line. re-cover and steep 3-4 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click image to enlarge).

Wide rice noodle block.

Soup base powder.

A very powdery seasoning.

The vegetable sachet.

Nice little assortment.

A sachet of paste.

Beefy and saucy.


Andy was all stoked to get a Maruchan Instant Lunch at the store. It’s funny; I have all these exotic noodles here and he wants the easiest to find ones!

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added beef, sweet onion and bell pepper that was sauteed in a little soy sauce. The noodles are thin and broad rice noodles. They are slippery little suckers and not extremely fork friendly, but they’re very nice to eat. Not overly chewy – more like a thin egg noodle texture-wise. The broth is a salty onslaught of beefiness. It’s pretty good stuff. The veggies were pretty decent too with a coupe little crunchy pieces in there. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 6911754103449.

Here’s a short instructional video on how to make Chinese Brown Sauce.

The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Chinese Instant Noodles Of All Time 2014

China: the birthplace of the noodle. Billions of serving of instant noodles are consumed there every year – more than any other country in the world!  I thought today being Chinese New Year (more widely known as Lunar New Year), it would be an opportune time to release a list of my favorite instant noodles that are made in China. These are the most memorable and finest varieties I have enjoyed from China of the 1,290+ I’ve reviewed over the years.

#10: Chencun Noodle Spicy Beef

This variety features rice noodles and a really great spicy beef flavor. I would consider it hearty; something I don’t usually find in a rice noodle based variety. Original review here

#9: Dragonfly Instant Noodles Onion Flavor

This is one of the best onion flavored varieties I’ve ever had. Dragonfly’s noodles are plentiful and of good quality. The onion flavor is full and rich. A bowl I look back on fondly. Original review here

#8: Master Kong Spicy Beef

Spicy beef? You got it! Excellent beef flavor and thick broth along with a slew of great noodles. Original review here

#7: JML Instant Noodle Artificial Stew Beef Flavour

You may be sensing a theme here – beef! What I find most engaging about Chinese beef varieties is that they have this little bit of sweetness that sets them apart from other region’s varieties. This one’s no different and quite enjoyable. Original review here

#6: Uni-President Unif-100 Pickled Cayenne Flavor Beef Ramen

The broth is interesting; it has a sort of beef-vinegar-spicy triumvirate melding together. Usually I’m not a big fan of vinegar and beef, but this worked well. The little peppers? They’re salty and pretty hot. They’re like pickled peppers. Original review here

#5: Dragonfly Instant Noodles Artificial Pork Ribs Flavor

Excellent noodles. The broth has a really nice sweet and meaty flavor – rich and excellent. Original review here

#4: Master Kong Premium Taste Roasted Beef Noodle

Seriously excellent beef flavor in this one. Very rich! Original review here

#3: Dragonfly Instant Noodles Artificial Hot & Sour Shrimp Flavor

Combine full, almost buttery noodles with a broth that has an almost tom yum flavor. Truly unique. Original review here

#2: Dragonfly Artificial Beef Flavor Instant Noodles

Beef again? Yes. Beef is a great flavor and so good in this one. A great beef flavor with an almost bacon like finish. Not only that, the carrot and cabbage hydrate perfectly and add a little crunch. Original review here

#1: Master Kong Potatoes & Stewed Beef Instant Noodles

The broth and noodles come together masterfully and this honestly tastes so good I’m going to say I’m truly sad I don’t have any more of it! It literally tastes like a dish centering on beef and potatoes. I love it. Original review here

Thank you for reading! I hope that if you have a favorite variety from China I’ve not yet reviewed or represent a Chinese instant noodle company that you will contact me. I would definitely like to have a broader base of Chinese varieties to sample and share with the world!

#1188: Chencun Noodles Braised Pork Ribs

Here’s another from the trip to Canada my wife took me on for my birthday – thank you, Kit! Pork. Ribs. Let’s do this.

Detail from the lid (click image to enlarge).

Distributor’s sticks (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat-free but check for yourself.

Beneath the stickers (click image to enlarge).

Upon opening, one is greeted by a fork!

Rice noodles.

The powder soup base sachet.

Powder with small bits of vegetables.

Sauce sachet.

Looks odd but smells good!

Finished (click on image to enlarge). Added pork and sweet onion sauteed with a little soy sauce and green onions. The noodles are thin and rounded. They have a nice chew and with the little bit of potato starch added, a little more filling than many. Unfortunately, even with a good stir during the steeping, there were some spots where the noodles weren’t done enough. The broth has a nice pork flavor with that little sweet, salty and meaty coagulation with oil. It all works together nicely. 3.0 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 6911754103838.

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A how-to on making Chinese style BBQ pork ribs.