Category Archives: Kabuto Noodles

Meet The Manufacturer: #1963: Kabuto Rice Noodles Vegetable Laksa

Today, we bid a fond farewell to the Kabuto Noodles Meet The Manufacturer. These have all been very unique and innovative products. As I’ve said before, most of the instant varieties I’ve sampled from the UK have been, in a word, bland. Flavorless is another word. These have all had good flavor and great quality. Today, it’s laksa, one of my favorite Southeast Asian flavors. 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, remove lid and add boiling water to fill line. Cover loosely and let sit for 3-4 minutes. Stir well and let stand an additional minute. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

The rice noodle block.

Some bits of sweetcorn and powder with a sweet coconut scent from the pot.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Dodo fishball, laksa leaf, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts and tau pok. The rice noodles hydrated very nicely here and are broad and flat. The broth has a sweet coconut flavor and a hint of heat. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 5060250610348.

Kabuto Noodles Vegetable Laksa 65g – Pack of 6

A head to head challenge between Sophie and Cris – who can eat the most turkey?

Meet The Manufacturer: #1962: Kabuto Rice Noodles Chicken Pho

Up until now, I’ve been reviewing some of Kabuto Noodles’ egg noodles – now it’s time to take a look at their rice noodle varieties to wrap up Meet The Manufacturer. It’s been a while since I’ve reviewed any pho varieties. Pho is a traditional (and wildly popular) Vietnamese noodle soup. Pho involved cooking broth with lots of spices like cinnamon, star anise, stewing beef bones for hours, and with rice noodles. Usually when you get it locally, it comes with jalapeno slices, sweet basil, mung bean sprouts, a little Huy Fong Sriracha sauce and Hoisin sauce. Oh – and there’s a lot of different kinds of meats to choose from – beef flank, tendon, ribeye – and chicken. Let’s check this one out!

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains chicken. To prepare, remove lid and fill to line with boiling water. Loosely cover and let sit 3-4 minutes. Stir and let stand another minute. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

The rice noodle block.

Some of the seasoning from the pot.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, beef tendon meatball, sweet basil and jalapeno slices. The noodles hydrated well – broad and flat rice noodles. The broth was on the sweet side and had a nice chicken flavor to it. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 5060250610331.

Kabuto Noodles Chicken Pho 65g – Pack of 6

Another challenge – this time, Sophie eats as many pancakes as she can in 15 minutes.

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Kabuto Noodles Miso Ramen

I’ve got to say – it’s been quite a while since I’ve had this one – #1167! Seems like it’s been forever since I’ve reviewed anything from the UK as well. Well, let’s kick this Meet The Manufacturer off with one of their first varieties, miso! Here’s something to note – over in the UK, these aren’t commonly referred to as ‘cup noodles’ – they refer to these containers as ‘pots.’

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, open lid and fill to line with boiling water. Cover and let steep for 3-4 minutes. Stir well and let sit for 1 additional minute. Enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

The noodle block.

Some of the soup base from inside the cup.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added chashu pork, hard boiled egg, spring onion and pepper flakes. The noodles are hearty and plentiful – really plentiful! They have a nice homestyle feel to them too. The broth has a nice miso flavor – and it does indeed have a decent amount of flavor – not bland like most other instants I’ve had from the UK. The cavalcade of bits and pieces in the broth make it really hearty and nice. 4.25 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 5060250610072.

Kabuto Noodles Miso Ramen 85 g (Pack of 6)

Looks like they have a lot of fun over at Kabuto Noodles!

Meet The Manufacturer: #1961: Kabuto Noodles Chicken Ramen

Yesterday, I reviewed a chilli chicken offering from Kabuto Noodles. Today, its just chicken ramen. I’m curious if it will just be a less spicy taste or something completely different (yesterday’s pot mentioned it having a lime element while this does not). Either way, sounds good to me. By the way – in the United Kingdom, they refer to noodle cups as noodle pots! Let’s go!

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains chicken. To prepare, remove lid and add boiling water to fill line. Cover loosely and let sit 3-4 minutes. Stir well and let sit another minute. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

The noodle block.

Some of the included seasoning in the pot.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added leftover fried chicken meat, hard boiled egg and spring onion. The noodles are the standard Kabuto egg noodles – thin and a nice chew. The broth has a very homemade chicken flavor – it comes together more as a homestyle chicken noodle soup taste, but in a Japanese kind of presentation. 4.25 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 5060250610058.

Kabuto Noodles Chicken Ramen (85g) – Pack of 6

The Kabuto Noodles folks challenge eachother to different feats – this time it’s skydiving!

Meet The Manufacturer: #1960: Kabuto Noodles Chilli Chicken Ramen

Chilli chicken, eh? This sounds interesting – not a flavor I think I’ve seen coming out of the UK before (and I’ve seen a lot of interesting ones). By the way – if you’re wondering what coriander is, it’s the same thing as cilantro. Okay – let’s have a look inside this neat ‘pot’ of noodles!

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). contains chicken. To prepare, remove lid and add boiling water to fill line. Cover loosely for 3-4 minutes. Stir well and let sit an additional minute. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

The noodle block – pre-seasoned.

Some of the seasoning from the inside of the pot.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added leftover fried chicken meat, coriander and red bell pepper. The noodles have that great chew and abundance I’ve been finding very much to my liking – they’re egg noodles and come out very good. The broth is full of little bits of vegetable and has a very nice note of spiciness and the lime is definitely there as well. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 5060250610164.

Kabuto Noodles Chilli Chicken Ramen (85g) – Pack of 2

A Kabuto Noodles advertisement.