Category Archives: Doll

#2135: Doll Instant Noodle Supreme Abalone And Chicken Flavour

Another one I reviewed as part of a series of Hong Kong varieties in conjunction with an interview by Apple Daily news of HK. I have a feeling if you dig through my reviews for the word abalone, you’re not going to find scads of varieties I’ve been very fond of. I’m hoping this might be one I enjoy, but I have my doubts. I guess the only way to find out it to try it with an open mind and mouth. Let’s give it a go!

The back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains fish and chicken. To prepare, add noodle block to 500ml boiling water and cook for 1 1/2 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Stir and enjoy!

These noodles look different from the ones I’ve been sampling from Hong Kong – much thinner.

The dry soup base sachet.

A granular mixture with little flecks throughout.

A seasoned oil sachet.

Looks very abalone!

Finished (click to enlarge). The noodles are thinner and have a sturdier chew than the rest of the instant I’ve been sampling from Hong Kong lately. The broth though is more chicken than abalone I think and the whole thing just rubs me the wrong way. Like I said, I wasn’t expecting this would be to my liking from the outset, and with an open mind and a sad tongue, this one gets 2.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4892333102348.

Doll Instant Noodles, Artificial Chicken, 36.63 Ounce (Pack of 5)

An older Doll instant noodle TV commercial.

#2092: Doll Instant Noodle Preserved Vegetable Flavour

Here’s another one I reviewed as part of a collaboration with Hong Kong’s Apple Daily news. They sent me a bunch of varieties – this is the second vegetable-centered one from Doll. Let’s check it out!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodle block to 500ml boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Add in dry sachet and stir. Top with pickled vegetables and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The dry soup base sachet.

Flecked with little bits of vegetable.

The pickled vegetable sauce.

Has a slightly piquant scent!

Finished (click to enlarge). The noodles are very nice in gauge and texture – something I’ve come to expect from Doll pack noodles. The broth is kind of like a broccoli spinach flavored one, not at all bland, but slightly bitter. The pickled vegetables go well with it and are of good quality. The preserved bits of mustard are good. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4892333102096.

Doll Instant Noodles- Sesame Oil Flavor, 100-Grams (Pack of 30)

A Doll Instant Noodle TV commercial from 1985

#2069: Doll Instant Noodle Vegetarian Flavour

This is another one from the series I did for Apple Daily news of Hong Kong. I haven’t had any of this Doill series in ages and I remember I liked them very much. Vegetarian though; usually a tough sell for me. Let’s give it a try!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. to prepare, add noodle block to 500ml boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

A granular mixture.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, coriander, spring onion, chilli flake and baby corn. The noodles are superb here – good backbone and gauge. My favorite Doll noodles are from this line. The broth has a mushroom taste – not at all weak, and almost tastes beefy. A very nice vegetarian variant. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4892333100658.

Doll Instant Noodles- Sesame Oil Flavor, 100-Grams (Pack of 30)

A Doll Instant Noodle TV commercial from 1985.

#2044: Doll Hello Kitty Dim Sum Noodle Japanese Soy Sauce Flaviour

A while back, I was all but out of instant noodles and put out a call for some. One of the people who responded was Prima Taste – they sent some from Hong Kong and this is one of them – thank you! My wife is a big fan of Hello Kitty and we’ve tried the Curry flavor one in the past. Let’s have a look in this soy sauce flavor one!

Detail from the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains fish. To prepare, add in sachet contents and fill to line with boiling water. Cover and let stand for 2 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

Hey what’s this?

It’s a little playing card – the other one had one of these as well (click to enlarge)!

The little noodle block.

The powder soup base.

A soy scented powder.

The solid ingredients.

Some veggies and little pieces of Hello Kitty kamaboko!

Finished (click to enlarge). The noodles hydrated nicely and have a thin and flat skinny gauge. The chew was alright. The broth was a light shoyu (soy sauce) and a little ho-hum. The supplied vegetables and kamaboko were unremarkable, although eating Hello Kitty faces is definitely enjoyable. 3.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 6900082020177.

Hello Kitty Mino yaki 4.1inch Ricebowl White Porcelain

A big Hello Kitty Jell-o mold demo!

#1972: Doll Spicy Flavour Instant Mifun

Here’s one from Colin of Arlington, MA! He sent a great big box of varieties  after I called out to readers for new stuff to review! Thanks! This one surprised me; I haven’t reviewed anything by Doll brand in a very long time and I know it’s a popular brand in Hong Kong. It’s interesting that Colin has access to such a different range of products on the east coast… Anyways, from what I can surmise, mifun might also be known as maifun. These are rice vermicelli. Let’s check it out!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, stir noodle block into 500ml boiling water and cook 3 minutes. Add in contents of sachets. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The dry seasoning sachet.

Has a spicy scent.

A liquid sachet.

An oily paste.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Dodo fish balls and coriander. The noodles are pretty good – 3 minutes did them well. I recommend as always using a pair of kitchen scissors to cut them into a manageable size – two cross-cuts should do the trick. The broth has a very light flavor – a little salty, a little spicy, nicely oily. 2.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4892333100153.

Doll Instant Noodles, Shrimp Wonton, 3.52 Ounce (Pack of 5)

A recipe for homemade pork Mei Fun.