Category Archives: JML (Jinmailang Food Co. Ltd.)

#2166: JML Instant Noodle Artificial Beef Flavor & Sour Pickled Cabbage

Purple! Nothing like purple. Purple crayons, The Color Purple, Purple Rain… Actually, I’m not really a fan of any of those; but when I see the color of purple on an instant noodle package, especially from Taiwan, Hong Kong or China, it usually denotes something pickled. Indeed, here we have sour pickled cabbage. This isn’t quite like sauerkraut but kind of like it. Anyways, let’s crack into this one – another kindly send by colin. Thanks again!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add everything to a bowl. Pour 500ml boiling water over everything and cover for 3-4 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

A light powder with fleck in it.

An oil sachet.

Looks thick and possibly spicy.

The pickled cabbage.

Quite a bit of it!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added coriander, spring onion and Chinese sausage. The noodles are light and almost fluffy; definitely on the plentiful side as well. The broth was very good – a salty and beefy excursion with sour notes and a light spiciness. The pickled cabbage has a very nice acrid nip to it I enjoyed. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 6921555509982.

Instant Noodle Artificial Beef Flavor & Sour Pickled Cabbage – 4.24oz (Pack of 3)

Now this is one epic instant noodle commercial!

The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Spiciest Instant Noodles Of All Time 2016 Edition

Every year, I review a ton of instant noodles – and every year I come out with quite a few lists. This list tends to change the least of all my lists – I’ve had a lot of spicy instant noodles in my time and just seems like nobody’s getting any spicier products to market. Could be that they don’t want to melt people’s faces off perhaps. Anyways, here’s this year’s list – the spiciest varieties out of over 2,100 reviews. Enjoy – if you dare!

A video presentation of The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Spiciest Instant Noodles Of All Time 2016 Edition.

#10: Nongshim Jinjja Jinjja – South Korea

While still not available in the United States, Jinjja Jinjja is back in South Korea! This one packs a serious punch of heat along with pork, peanut and black sesame seeds. Original review here

#9: JML Emperor Instant Noodles Spicy Chicken – China

I wasn’t expecting this one to be extremely spicy at the outset and then was in for a ride. Very very hot – augmented with a large sachet of coarse chilli peppers. Original review here

#8: emart Dare You! Habanero Jjamppong – South Korea

Extreme heat is paired with nice bit of seafood broth and lots of bits of seafood. All the fire and flavor melded together with thick ramyun noodles make it hot as well as delicious. This one comes in at 1,960 SHU (Scoville Heat Units). Original review here

#7: MyKuali Penang White Curry Noodle – Malaysia

MyKuali’s new recipe added a big punch of heat to their already amazing and groundbreaking Penang White Curry Noodle. Thick almost saucelike broth fires up the palate and includes a generous amount of garlic this time. Original review here

#6: Ching’s Secret Hot Garlic Instant Noodles – India

When I found this one at a local Indian market, I was very enthused. I thought to myself ‘hey, I like garlic!’ I kind of expected a salty, buttery and almost fettucini kind of thing. But no – this innocuous looking plate of noodles was violently spicy! Super hot garlic spiciness just builds and builds! Original review here

#5: Mi E-Zee Perisa Kari Mi Segera – Malaysia

The noodles plumped up well and were nice and springy. The broth – ah, the broth. Here’s the improvement! The curry taste is much stronger (the old version called for 450ml water and this one calls for 400ml) – not only that, the little sachet of chilli pepper flake just puts it over the top. It’s hot – real hot – like walking around the living room as my mouth and lips are burning saying ‘ooh’ repeatedly hot. Original review

#4: Paldo Teumsae Ramyun – South Korea

On the list for four years now! Another South Korean ramyun with serious kick to it. This isn’t to be trifled with!  Teumsae has restaurants in South Korea which serve up some seriously spicy fare. I really like the text underneath the word Teumsae which reads, ‘Flavor. Culture. Human’ Original review here

#3: Samyang Foods Buldak Bokkeummyeon – South Korea

I would say that I’ve seen dozens of videos on YouTube showing people competitively eating this one. This stuff is extremely hot. Another brothless variety and it really packs a punch as well as has a nice taste to it. Thick ramyun noodles round everything out nicely and will transmit the spicy sauce to your tongue. Original review here

#2: Paldo Bulnak Bokkummyun Spicy Fried Octopus Ramyun – South Korea

See that little octopus on the package with the smile on his face? He’s laughing. Laughing as he watches you sweat as you eat this ultra spicy ramyun! I’m not kidding this one was over the top spicy! Bring a fire extinguisher. Original review here

#1: emart Dare You! Habanero Ramyun – South Korea

For the fourth year running, this stuff tops the list. Despite a packaging design change, you should still heed the warnings; habanero pepper top right corner, temperature gauge and screaming person, black packaging… Yeah – it’s not one to underestimate; this is violently hot. The broth just keeps delivering the heat and it’s just insane. Try licking a lit candle – I swear this stuff is hotter! Original review here

 

Meet The Manufacturer: #1778: JML Spicy King Spicy Chicken Noodle

Today, we come to the end of this Meet The Manufacturer. On a side note, I reviewed one that has the exact same packaging that I received from a reader in Scandinavia a while back. I asked if it was the same as this and was told it is a little different. sometimes companies will change levels of different ingredients depending on where they’re sold. Anyways…  Lots of interesting new things in this one – lots of great flavors as well! I want to thank Alvin Leung for all his help with making this happen! Let’s have a look at the package version of JML’s Spicy King Spicy Chicken!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Contains chicken. To prepare, bring 550ml of water to the boil and add noodles. Add contents of sauce, seasoning, vegetables sachets and stir.  Cook for3-4 minutes and ready to serve!

The noodle block.

The dry seasonings sachet.

Has a nice spicy scent.

A liquid sachet.

A bright colored paste.

A special sachet.

Chilli powder!

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added baked chicken with chilli powder and Lindberg Snider Porterhouse and Roast seasoning, mung bean sprouts and lime. The noodles came out very nicely – lots of them and of good texture and chew. The broth has a great spiciness – still worthy of the top ten spicy list. Sichuan pepper for sure. Nice color and oiliness in the broth as well. Couldn’t tell a difference between this and the other which is fine – they’re both excellent. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 6921555593363.

JML Instant Noodle Variety Bundle With Striped Bamboo Chopsticks – 4 Items Total – Super Value

A great JML TV commercial.

Meet The Manufacturer: #1777: JML Supreme Bowl Noodles With Stewed Egg Spicy Flavour

As we come close to the end of this Meet The Manufacturer, we have the third bowl that includes an egg: the spicy flavor bowl. Let’s check it out!

Detail of the side panels (click image to enlarge).  To prepare, Partially lift lid, add contents of all sachets into bowl. Pour sufficient boiling water into bowl to cover noodles. Replace lid to reseal bowl, let stand for 3-5 minutes and serve. Stewed egg can be put into the soup with the noodles or being served individually according to personal preference.

Detail of the lid (click image to enlarge).

An included fork!

The noodle block.

A dry seasoning sachet.

Lots of vegetable bits with a light powder.

A liquid sachet.

An oily paste.

Last but not least…

Our little egg.

Finished (click image to enlarge). The noodles are very plentiful and of good quality. The broth has a good level of spiciness to it, but not so much it will be too much for anyone. The vegetables that were in the powder base hydrated very nicely and there were lots of them – cabbage and other things I enjoyed. The egg again had a tough outside and nice yolk; it went well with the noodle and broth. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 6921555505434.

Jml Instant Noodle Artificial Stew Pork Flavour 5 small bags

A JML TV commercial.

Meet The Manufacturer: #1776: JML Spicy King Bowl Noodle Spicy Chicken Noodle

I received a package version of this one a while back from a reader in Sweden. Well, this is the bowl version. I was also told that the version that can be found in Europe (which has exactly the same packaging) is different than the version sold in Hong Kong. Interesting! I’m curious about the spiciness in this one – the one I got in the mail was on this year’s Top Ten spiciest Instant Noodles Of All Time 2015 Edition list! Let’s have a look!

Here’s some detail of the side panels (click image to enlarge). Contains chicken and fish. To prepare, partially lift lid, add contents of all sachets into bowl. Pour sufficient boiling water into bowl to cover noodles. Replace lid to reseal bowl, let stand for 3-5 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click image to enlarge).

An included fork!

The noodle block.

The dry base sachet.

A light powder with some little bits in there.

A liquid sachet.

Brilliant colored paste.

A special sachet.

Chilli powder!

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added chicken baked with chilli powder and LindbergSnider Porterhouse & Roast seasoning, coriander, broccoli and mung bean sprouts. The noodles as usual plumped up nicely as they engorged themselves on the broth. good gauge, good chew. The broth is definitely strong and worthy of the top ten spicy list – it means business! Sichuan chilli heat is abundant. The oiliness is great and the hydrated vegetable bits are good as well – a tasty spicy bowl. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 6921555593455.

JML Instant Noodle Variety Bundle With Striped Bamboo Chopsticks – 4 Items Total – Super Value

JML also makes other products than just instant noodles!