Category Archives: Chicken

#2252: New Touch Sugomen Sano Ramen

Here’s another one sent to me by Javier from Box From Japan. Box From Japan has subscriptions for all sorts of neat Japanese things. I regret to say that I was informed that they won’t be taking subscriptions for their ramen boxes for now – hopefully that will start again soon. He mentioned that you can purchase instant noodles from them here. Here’s what he had to say about this particular variety:

Local ramen of Sano City in Tochigi Prefecture. The noodles that are made in Aotake are genuine. Famous ramen with many fans all over Japan. Noodle: Non-fried noodle that is smooth on the outside and chewy on the inside. Wide noodle. Soup: With a slow simmered chicken bone flavor as a base and added pork and savory herbs, the final taste is full of chicken oil and spices. Soup that is refreshing yet filled with meat and rich flavors. Ingredients: Roasted pork, bamboo shoots, green onion.

Sounds good on this cold day! Let’s check it out!

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains pork and chicken. To prepare, add in contents of vegetables sachet. Add boiling water to fill line and let steep covered for 4 minutes. Add in liquid and solid sachet contents. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

The noodle block.

A liquid sachet.

Smells good – and rich.

The vegetables sachet.

Looks like spring onion.

What have we here?

Roasted pork!

Finished (click to enlarge). Noodles are slightly wide and flat. They have a strong chew and nice disposition; I liked them. The broth is very good – a hearty chicken and pork taste which fills the guttyworks with a satisfying feeling. The included pork and bamboo shoots worked very well and spring onion rounds out the bowl. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4903088004884.

New touch Sugomen black incense acetate ç…”‘ twelve noodles 110g ~

A New Touch TV commercial.

#2245: Nissin Vietnamese Chicken Coriander Flavour Vermicelli

If you follow my daily reviews, you might have noticed not just a lot, but a lot a lot of Nissin reviews lately. This is because I’ve done a few Meet The Manufacturers and they were kind enough to send more varieties than I review in a Meet The Manufacturer (15 maximum). Nissin Hong Kong sent around 50 different product varieties! That’s what we have today. Let’s check out this chicken flavor vermicelli!

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

The noodle block.

The dry base sachet.

A light powder.

A liqdui sachet.

Has a nice scent of sesame and coriander.

The vegetables sachet.

Vegetables and dehydrated chicken.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added sous vide chicken (147 degrees for 135 minutes), hard boiled egg, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts and coriander. The vermicelli was a little on the tough side – aside from that, nice gauge. The broth had a chicken and coriander kind of taste for sure. The bits included coriander and other vegetable bits as well as what seemed to me like chicken sausage. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4897878170029.

Vermicelli soup 21g ~ 6 pieces of Nisshin also Chit wonton

A Nissin Hong Kong TV commercial for their tonkotsu line of Demae Ramen.

#2239: Nissin Cup Noodles Chicken Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup (New Recipe)

After a few decades, Nissin decided they wanted to make some changes to one of their flagship products here in the United States, Cup Noodles. They’ve lowered sodium and now there is no added MSG and no artificial flavors. I thought this was kind of interesting as last year they came out with these new cups, but it looks like they’re not available anymore. Let’s have a look at this iconic domestic instant noodle in a cup.

Detail of the cardboard outer (click to enlarge).

Detail of the ingredients panel (click to enlarge). Contains chicken. If you’re curious, here’s the nutrition facts from both the new recipe and old recipe so you can compare .

The foam cup in all of it’s glory.

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge). Contains chicken. To prepare, DO NOT MICROWAVE THE CUP. DON’T DO IT. IF YOU DO, YOU WILL RECEIVE THE IRE OF THE RAMEN RATER. Open lid halfway and add boiling water to inside fill line. Cover. Let steep for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy! AGAIN, DON’T MICROWAVE THE CUP!

The noodle block.

Some of the loose seasoning and vegetables.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, kizami shoga, spring onion, hard boiled egg, shichimi togarashi and chicken cooked sous vide style at 147°F for 135 minutes with Johnny’s Chicken & Pork seasoning. The noodles hydrated well and there were a lot of them. The broth was salty and chicken flavored – pretty good. The included vegetable bits hydrated perfectly and were of good quality. I tried these and the old version back to back recently. I found the new recipe’s noodle had a little less chewiness to them compared to the old recipe. I also noticed the flavor of the broth seemed to concentrate more on a mushroom base rather than chicken. When I sampled the noodles today without something to compare them to, I didn’t feel any of these things; they just tasted like a regular chicken Cup Noodles. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.  UPC bar code 070662030035.

Nissin Chicken Cup Noodles, 24 Count

Nissin Foods hasn’t changed the recipe for Cup Noodles since their unveiling in 1971.

#2236: Maruchan Gotsumori Koku Tonkotsu Ramen

Here’s another one sent to me by Javier from Box From Japan. Box From Japan has subscriptions for all sorts of neat Japanese things. I regret to say that I was informed that they won’t be taking subscriptions for their ramen boxes for now – hopefully that will start again soon. He mentioned that you can purchase instant noodles from them here. Here’s what he had to say about this particular variety:

Noodle: Medium-fine fried noodles. Entangles the soup very well, so it is full of volume and filling. Soup: Thick pork bone based soup that is both smooth and rich. It doesn’t give o the odor of pork bone, but gives the dish enough flavor so you want to enjoy the soup as well. Ingredients: Sesame seed, flavored minced chicken meat, fried garlic, Jew’s ear, green onion.

Let’s check if out!

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains pork and chicken. To prepare, add contents of dry sachets and fill to line with boiling water. Cover and let steep with liquid sachet on lid for 3 minutes. Add in contents of liquid sachet. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

The noodle block.

Looks like maybe seaweed and meat – loose in the bowl.

The dry base sachet.

Lots of powder.

The liquid base.

Thick and oily.

The garnish sachet.

A lots of sesame seeds and spring onion.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, spring onion, hard boiled egg, baked chicken, chashu pork belly and nanami togarashi. The noodles were very plentiful and had a nice gauge and chew. They just seemed like your standard instant. The broth, however, was extremely good. Definitely a hit of chicken along with the pork taste and a really good thickness to the broth. It was a good oiliness as well. The included garnish of the sesame seeds, spring onion and meat were excellent and hydrated very well. 4.25 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4901990325561.

Maruchan Seimen – Tonkotsu Ramen Gotsumori 1 pack

An older TV commercial from Maruchan.

#2232: Nissin Spicy Chikin Ramen Donburi

Here’s one I was sent by Daisuke-san from Nissin Japan! Arigato! I really like Nissin Chikin Ramen – always have. By always, I mean always too; Nissin USA made something like it and that was the first variety I had when I was a kid. This looks like an interesting spicy one – let’s take a look!

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains chicken. To prepare, open lid and add boiling water to fill line and cover for 3 minutes. Tip – put the enclosed sachet on top to hold lid down and warm it up. Add in contents of liquid sachet. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

The noodle block.

The liquid sachet.

Has a spicy scent.

Looks like chicken, egg and spring onion.

Finished (click to enlarge). The noodles are your standard Nissin Chikin Ramen – thin and a light chew with the nice flavor that they’ve had since they were first introduced in 1958. The broth has a kind of chicken and sesame taste to it with a little hit of spiciness and oiliness. The pieces of garnish – chicken, scrambled egg and spring onion – really spruce things up and are of excellent quality. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4902105233160.

Nissin Chicken Ramen Donburi (3.5oz X 5cups) &x3010;Ship From Japan】

A trip to the convenience store to try these – in Japan!