Here’s one I picked up at 99 Ranch Market a couple months ago. I have a couple brands that I have as ‘reserves’ – if I run low on instant noodles, I know certain stores have always had certain varieties and I can get them at any time. This is one of them. At that point I was running low (although now I’m not). Let’s crack this tray open and give it a try!
From the bottom of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself.
A card with preparation details (click to enlarge). To prepare, add in vegetable sachet and 500ml boiling water. Cover and let stand for 3 minutes. Use cover drain spout to draiun off excess water. Add in liquid sachet and stir well. Enjoy!
An included fork!
The noodle block.
The liquid sachet.
Thick and dark.
The vegetables sachet.
A nice mixture.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added shrimp and carved squid. The noodles are broad and flat with a very light chew to them. The sauce covers well and gives a nice sweet and salty seafood flavor throughout. The included vegetables were more than ample and really made this one feel premium. 4.25 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 6920363402218.
A couple of months ago, I experienced an instant noodle drought. I was looking in my hampers and there were maybe 10 varieties left! We hit 99 Ranch and I found about 10 or so varieties to review (later after putting a call out on the site, I ended up with people sending all sorts of varieties and now my hampers runneth over – my thanks!). Here’s one I found at 99 Ranch – let’s check it out.
Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add in all sachet contents and fill to line with boiling water. Let stand covered for 3-4 minutes. Stir and enjoy!
Finished (click to enlarge). Added coriander, beef, sweet onion and crushed red pepper. The noodles are more easily enjoyed with a couple of crosscuts with a pair of kitchen scissors as the are particularly long. They have a a very dense nature and robust chewiness. The broth indeed has a beef flavor but isn’t extremely strong. The included vegetables hydrated quite nicely – especially the corn which was nice and sweet. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 6920363400689.
Being low on instant noodles to review, I went to 99 Ranch to see if I could find anything I’d not reviewed yet. I ended up at the bottom end of the noodle aisle and found a ton of Kamfen stuff I haven’t gotten to yet. I always knew it was there, just didn’t get to the point of checking it out really. So being at that point, we’ll start trying these here and there. This one’s beef flavor wonton. Let’s give it a looksie.
Here’s the distributor/import sticker (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself.
Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). To prepare, add in all sachet contents and fill to line with boiling water. Let stand covered for 3-4 minutes. Stir and enjoy!
The noodle block. Mentions ‘electrical drying Fresh and clean.’
A powder base sachet.
A tan powder.
A sauce sachet.
More of a paste.
A vegetable sachet.
A nice mixture.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, coriander and beef. The noodles are fascinating ;they have a different kind of chewiness that I very much enjoyed. The broth has a nice beef taste with a good oiliness. I hoped for a tad more flavor. The vegetables hydrated well and were of excellent quality – especially the corn which was nice and sweet. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 6920363401013.
Here’s one that is manufactured in Shenzhen, China and distributed in Hong Kong. Let’s check it out!
The import stickers (click image to enlarge). Contains wheat and abalone.
The back of the package (click image to enlarge).
Here’s the noodle block, more like a thick disc.
The soup base.
Has a seafood scent.
Finished (click image to enlarge. Added kamaboko, narutomaki, broccoli, red bell pepper and Walla Walla sweet onions. The noodles are broad and chewy – enjoyable so. There are lots of them, so that’s a good thing! The broth has a very nice seafood taste and the noodle and broth compliment each other very well. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 6920363401822.
is.It came to my attention earlier today that George Duke has passed. George Duke was (and still is) one of my favorite keyboard players of all time, especially when he played with Billy Cobham (drummer). He also was amazing with Frank Zappa. He will be sorely missed and I hope everyone checks this video out – he was a genius.
While scouring local Asian markets for varieties I hadn’t yet reviewed, I came upon these. They’re Chinese and in a really big package!
Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Nowhere does it say how much water to use. When I made this in the past I used very little and treated it as a stir noodle.
The noodles are very wide and in their own cellophane package.
A single seasoning packet.
Has an interesting flavor – buttery along with slight seafood.
Finished (click image to enlarge). Added stir fry veggies, sweet onion, kamaboko, narutomaki and a little Urashima Sesame and Salt furikake. The noodles are pretty good – flat and broad. The flavoring? It works – these end up being very mello noodles. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars – pretty good. UPC bar code 6920363401839 .
A speaker factory in Shenzhen where these noodles are made.
A trip to a French museum with old videocamera – pretty amazing!