Category Archives: Chicken

Meet The Manufacturer: #2333: Nissin Maxi Sopa Nissin Cuchareable Sabor A Pollo

Meet The Manufacturer: #2333: Nissin Maxi Sopa Nissin Cuchareable Sabor A Pollo - Mexico - fideos instantanea

Here we have a big cup of noodles! I did a little translation on this one for you – ‘maxi’ means ‘big,’ ‘sopa’ means ‘soup,’ ‘cuchareable’ means ‘spoonable,’ and pollo means chicken.  Basically, this is a chicken noodle soup one can enjoy with a spoon instead of a fork. Got it? Let’s check it out!

Nissin Maxi Sopa Nissin Cuchareable Sabor A Pollo – Mexico

Meet The Manufacturer: #2333: Nissin Maxi Sopa Nissin Cuchareable Sabor A Pollo - Mexico - fideos instantanea

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains chicken. To prepare, add boiling water to fill line and cover for 3 minutes. Alternately, you can add water to fill line after completely removing the lid and microwave for 3 minutes. Either way, stir and enjoy!

Meet The Manufacturer: #2333: Nissin Maxi Sopa Nissin Cuchareable Sabor A Pollo - Mexico - fideos instantanea

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

Meet The Manufacturer: #2333: Nissin Maxi Sopa Nissin Cuchareable Sabor A Pollo - Mexico - fideos instantanea

Here’s what the noodles look like. The already have the seasoning infused in them.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2333: Nissin Maxi Sopa Nissin Cuchareable Sabor A Pollo - Mexico - fideos instantanea

Finished (click to enlarge). Added corn, chicken and queso fresco. The noodles are indeed ‘cuchareable,’ and are interesting. They have a short and broad nature with a light chew and a little thickness. The flavor is that of a salty chicken soup. I should note that the broth has a slight thickness to it which gives it a more ‘homestyle’ kind of vibe. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 070662240137.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2333: Nissin Maxi Sopa Nissin Cuchareable Sabor A Pollo - Mexico - fideos instantanea

Talavera Spoon Rest – 10″ X 4.50″ Ceramic Mexico Pottery

A Nissin Maxi Sopa TV commercial.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2331: Nissin Cup Noodles Sopa Nissin Hot Sauce Sabor A Pollo

Meet The Manufacturer: #2331: Nissin Cup Noodles Sopa Nissin Hot Sauce Sabor A Pollo - Mexico - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

To start things off, I thought it would be interesting to try one of these Cup Noodles that come with hot sauce. Definitely not uncommon around the world to find a Cup Noodle variety with a sauce sachet, however it seems to be a little less common in the Americas. Let’s give it a try!

Nissin Cup Noodles Sopa Nissin Hot Sauce Sabor A Pollo – Mexico

Meet The Manufacturer: #2331: Nissin Cup Noodles Sopa Nissin Hot Sauce Sabor A Pollo - Mexico - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Detail of the cardboard outer (click to enlarge). Contains chicken. To prepare, open and remove sachet. Add boiling water to fill line and cover for 3 minutes. Add in sauce as desired. Stir and enjoy!

Meet The Manufacturer: #2331: Nissin Cup Noodles Sopa Nissin Hot Sauce Sabor A Pollo - Mexico - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Here’s the foam cup – notice that the line below the large text is in Spanish.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2331: Nissin Cup Noodles Sopa Nissin Hot Sauce Sabor A Pollo - Mexico - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

Meet The Manufacturer: #2331: Nissin Cup Noodles Sopa Nissin Hot Sauce Sabor A Pollo - Mexico - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The noodle block.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2331: Nissin Cup Noodles Sopa Nissin Hot Sauce Sabor A Pollo - Mexico - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

A few bits from the bottom of the cup.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2331: Nissin Cup Noodles Sopa Nissin Hot Sauce Sabor A Pollo - Mexico - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The hot sauce sachet (click to enlarge).

Meet The Manufacturer: #2331: Nissin Cup Noodles Sopa Nissin Hot Sauce Sabor A Pollo - Mexico - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

This stuff smells great – bright and spicy!

Meet The Manufacturer: #2331: Nissin Cup Noodles Sopa Nissin Hot Sauce Sabor A Pollo - Mexico - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Finished (click to enlarge). Added cilantro, baked chicken, corn, and queso fresco. The noodles were great – pretty standard western Cup Noodles gauge and nice hydration in the three minutes allotted. The broth has a decent chicken taste which was fine, but with the botanera hot sauce, it really brought it up a nice way. Vegetables came out very well. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 070662043028.

Finished (click to enlarge). UPC bar code 070662242032.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2331: Nissin Cup Noodles Sopa Nissin Hot Sauce Sabor A Pollo - Mexico - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

La Botanera Hot Sauce Mini

Here’s an interview with Nissin Mexico about hitting a major milestone.

Prima Taste Ready Meal – Curry Chicken With Rice

Prima Taste Ready Meal - Curry Chicken With Rice

I know, I know – you don’t have to tell me that this isn’t an instant noodle, but the folks at Prima Taste sent me some of these neat meal pouches and I wanted to let people know about them. You cut a little slit in the side towards the top and microwave for 90 seconds. Boom – curry chicken rice!  Here’s a quote from the company:

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’ll have to investigate this! However, let’s check out this Ready Meal!

Prima Taste Ready Meal – Curry Chicken With Rice – Singapore

Prima Taste Ready Meal - Curry Chicken With Rice

Here’s an infographic (click to enlarge) about this new line of products that they sent to me.

Prima Taste Ready Meal - Curry Chicken With Rice

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!

Prima Taste Ready Meal - Curry Chicken With Rice

Finished (click to enlarge). I didn’t add anything. What’s interesting to me is that the rice comes out very well; it’s not a big mushpot. Also, there’s a decent amount of chicken in here – good sized chunks abound! I don’t really have any experience reviewing such things, but I really like it – my tastebuds say 5.0 out of 5.0 stars!  don’t know if you can actually find this in the United States, but I hope so soon. If you’re in Singapore, they should be pretty easy to find. Thanks to the folks at Prima Taste for sending these along – I think I’ll post the other ones as well pretty soon!

#2316: Nissin Cup Noodle Spicy Chicken Curry

#2316: Nissin Cup Noodle Spicy Chicken Curry - Japan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

This was sent to me by Ippin, a purveyor of wonderful Japanese items! Thank you again! They informed me that this one has been discontinued, but I’m reviewing it anyways. I really like curry, spicy things and chicken. What’s more, it’s snowing today! Let’s give this Cup Noodle with a famous tennis player on the front!

Nissin Cup Noodle Spicy Chicken Curry – Japan

#2316: Nissin Cup Noodle Spicy Chicken Curry - Japan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains chicken. to prepare, add boiling water to fill line and cover for 3 minutes. Add in liquid sachet contents. Stir and enjoy!

#2316: Nissin Cup Noodle Spicy Chicken Curry - Japan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2316: Nissin Cup Noodle Spicy Chicken Curry - Japan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The noodle block.

#2316: Nissin Cup Noodle Spicy Chicken Curry - Japan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Loose pieces of garnish and seasoning from the cup.

#2316: Nissin Cup Noodle Spicy Chicken Curry - Japan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

A liquid sachet.

#2316: Nissin Cup Noodle Spicy Chicken Curry - Japan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Has a curry scent.

#2316: Nissin Cup Noodle Spicy Chicken Curry - Japan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Finished (click to enlarge). The noodles are flat and thin and have a slightly wider gauge than standard Cup Noodle noodles I’ve seen. Lots of noodles and they work well with the broth. The broth (more akin to a sauce) is a tasty melange of curry with a little hit of spiciness; nothing that will make you run by any means. Complimenting the meal are bits of chicken, egg, potato and carrot. This was absolutely delightful! 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4902105232767.

Cup Noodle BIG Pooh Patpong 105g

A bit of interesting news is that Cup Noodle has a bit of a role to play in Final Fantasy XV!

#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?