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
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!
Here’s what the noodles look like. The already have the seasoning infused in them.
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.
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
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!
Here’s the foam cup – notice that the line below the large text is in Spanish.
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.
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
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). 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!
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
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!
Loose pieces of garnish and seasoning from the cup.
A liquid sachet.
Has a curry scent.
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.
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. 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
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!
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.