Category Archives: China

#2297: Chuan Wei Wang Bowl Instant Noodles Artificial Beef With Sauerkraut Flavor

Here’s a new one from Colin – thanks again! Don’t think I’ve reviewed anything by this brand before – let’s have a look!

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add sachet contents to bowl and fill to line with boiling water. Let steep covered for 4 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

An included fork.

The noodle block.

A dry seasoning sachet.

A grainy powder.

A liquid base sachet.

Thick oily stuff.

The sauerkraut sachet/.

Smells pretty good!

Finished (click to enlarge) Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, coriander and beef. The noodles hydrated well but were a little on the crumbly side. While the broth was tasty, it definitely seemed too thin; not oily enough. The flavor of beef, a hint of spiciness and sauerkraut was throughout. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 6925487994021.

The Cambridge Illustrated History of China

A video about trying foods in Southern China.

#2295: Nissin Cup Noodles Seafood Flavor

Here’s another one sent by Colin from the east coast – thanks again! In a review yesterday, I mentioned that I review a couple of varieties daily and that I’m around 60 reviews ahead. Well, today is November 9th, 2016 – the day after the Presidential election. The results of the election are definitely a shock to most people in my community. I live in Washington State – very liberal. In fact during the primary elections, I believe Bernie Sanders got 80+%. I’m hoping that everything calms down and things end up going okay. Rest assured I’ll be reviewing noodles during the Trump administration as well. This is a type of Cup Noodle I’ve not seen in the past – this one is made in China. Let’s check it out!

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

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

An included fork!

The noodle block.

Some of the bits loose in the cup.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, spring onions, fishballs, narutomaki, kamaboko, carved squid and shrimp. The noodles hydrated well and have a gentle bite to them. Quality was good and quantity was good too. The broth was a very tasty seafood taste with a kind of buttery ambiance. The bits hydrated very well. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code .

Nissin Spicy Seafood Instant Authentic HK Japanese Ramen Cup Of Noodles Soup (24 Packs)

But did they listen to Miles when he was only 7 months old? No…

#2292: Sichuan Baijia Chongqing Noodles Spicy Hot Flavor

This is the third of this line of new products from Sichuan Baijia that I’ve tried recently and what’s neat is that there are bowls too so I’m going to have to try those soon too. The others have definitely been spicy hot but this one says spicy hot. I think this may be a contender! Yesterday’s review of the cheese buldak bokkummyun fire noodle challenge noodle was super hot! Let’s give this a looksie and see how hot it is!

Detail of the distributor/export sticker (click to enlarge)

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add package contents to a bowl and add 600ml boiling water. Cover for 2 minutes. Stir. Cover for 3 more minutes. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The dry sachet.

Vegetables and MSG.

This looks spicy…

Smells spicy too!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, sweet onion, beef and coriander. The noodles are thin and flat with a medium width. They really work well here. The broth is a very spicy beef with a Sichuan pepper hit amongst others. There are sesame seeds throughout and the bits of vegetables in there were great. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 6926410330879.

Baijia Instant Sweet Potato Thread, Original Hot and Sour, 3.81 Ounce (Pack of 20)

Chongqing – China’s secret metropolis.

#2287: Master Kong Artificial Abalone Crab Flavor Instant Noodle

Here’s one sent to me by Colin – thanks again! So these have been a real conundrum for me for quite a long time. The little chef on the logo is definitely different from the regular Master Kong chef, but I can’t get to the bottom of the exact name of this brand and so it’s Master Kong?

I dunno – I’ve gotten hold of the distributor via the phone number on the back of the package but really haven’t gotten a straight answer. If anyone’s in New York – check this place out perhaps? Would love to straighten it out once and for all. Anyhoo, this is a new flavor – abalone crab. I’ve seen abalone chicken quite a bit but never abalone crab. Let’s give it a try!

Here’s the back of the pack (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. The package doesn’t list an exact amount of water to use, so as with other Master Kong varieties I’ve reviewed, 500ml will be used. Add everything into a bowl and add 500ml boiling water. Cover for 4 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The dry base sachet.

A light mixture.

The sauce sachet.

Dark and oily.

The vegetables sachet.

A medium amount for an instant.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added crab claw fishcake, coriander and Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts. The noodles were alright – plentiful too. Nothing to write home about. What is to write home about is the flavor. Write a warning letter home! I mean this was just plain funky; seemed initially like a crab stick kind of scent and essence but it just turned into this not food kind of taste that I just couldn’t stomach whatsoever. Couldn’t pour this down the drain fast enough. Oh and the vegetables hydrated decently. 0.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 6909146402430.

Here’s Master Kong’s Braised Beef big cup – this is excellent stuff!

A video about different kinds of Chinese noodles.

#2280: Sichuan Baijia Chongqing Noodles Hot & Sour Flavor

I tried the Burning Dry Noodle variety of this line a few days ago and was quite pleased with it. That one was a brothless variant while this one will have soup. It sounds interesting – a spicy and sour taste to behold… Well, I suppose I’d better give it a try!

Detail of the distributor’s sticker (click to enlarge).

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add contents of package to a bowl and add 600ml boiling water. Let steep covered for 2 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

A dfry base sachet.

A very light component and a kind of chunky one intermingle.

A liquid base sachet.

A spicy scented liquid.

A vegetables sachet.

A very nice quantity.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts and coriander. The noodles are flat and wide and very plentiful. The broth? Wow – full of Sichuan pepper – thick and oily too! The bits of vegetable did very well. Not for the faint of heart – this one packs a serious spicy punch. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 6926410330992.

Baijia Instant Sweet Potato Thread, Original Hot and Sour, 3.81 Ounce (Pack of 20)

Chongqing – China’s secret metropolis.