I just realized – I meant to review the chicken Cup Noodles – no matter though! Nissin Mexico was kind enough to send 5 of each variety I’m reviewing, and so I can use one to get all the pictures and one to review. Keeps things tidy! Well, the one I grabbed as the second one is chicken. So… Going to have to switch that as it definitely won’t taste like shrimp haha! Let’s get started.
Nissin Cup Noodles Sopa Nissin Con Camaron – Mexico
Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains shrimp. To prepare, add boiling water to the fill line and cover for 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!
Finished (click to enlarge). Added mild cheddar, shrimp and cilantro. The noodles are thin and have a very soft chew. The broth had a kind of almost buttery shrimp taste to it. Hydrateables hydrated well – shrimp were nice although small and infrequent. 2.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 070662140024.
Felix Navidad! It’s actually Christmas morning today – I got up at 5am to get some reviews ready to go – don’t know if I’ll do any sampling today but it could happen! I’m about 60 reviews ahead of myself currently – pretty nuts, but helpful when I can’t review, there’s always one ready to go. Anyways, today it’s another one of the Maxi Sopa Nissin variants. Camaron picante is spicy shrimp. Let’s have a look!
Here’s what the noodles look like – short, a little wide and a little thick. The seasoning is infused into them.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added shrimp and a little queso fresco and Cholula Chilli Garlic hot sauce. The noodles are flat and a little wide and are indeed manageable with a spoon. The broth has a kind of shrimp and spicy hit to it. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 070662240120.
Hey now this looks interesting! Reminds me of the look of Hong Kong Cup Noodles or ones from Japan. So this is a new line from Nissin Mexico – Gourmet – hopefully the first of many to try. But what is gourmet? Dictionary.com had this to say –
a connoisseur of good food; a person with a discerning palate.
synonyms: gastronome, epicure, epicurean; connoisseur; informalfoodie
“a restaurant lauded by the most discriminating gourmets”
of a kind or standard suitable for a gourmet.
modifier noun: gourmet
“a gourmet meal”
Indeed, something being gourmet calibre is a tall order; truly something fancy, that’s for sure. So this one is different from everything else that Nissin Mexico sent. I used Google Translate and from ‘Caldo De Camaron’ I got ‘Shrimp Broth.’ It also mentions extra special shrimp in this one. I’m definitely excited to give it a try – let’s get started!
Nissin Cup Noodles Gourmet Sabor A Caldo De Camaron – Mexico
Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains shrimp. To prepare, remove lid and add water to fill line. Microwave for 2.5 minutes. Let stand in the microwave for an additional minute. Finally, stir and enjoy!
Loose seasoning and garnish. So the shrimp that are included are of very good size – some of the biggest I’ve seen in an instant noodle product!
Finished (click to enlarge). I didn’t add anything. So the noodles came out great in the microwave – flat and thin with a nice light tooth. Indeed the broth was a show stopper – a great Mexican shrimp broth with a rich flavor and light heat. Moreover, it has a sweetness I’ve only seen in Southeast Asian variants previously. The shrimp that are included are among some of the largest I’ve seen in an instant noodle – not only did they hydrate perfectly but they’re of good quality as well. The other bits of garnish supplied such as cabbage, carrot and other things round everything out and give the cup an excellent premium feel. In conclusion, this was absolutely wonderful stuff and I am seriously impressed. Indeed an easy 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 070662021026.
On my wife’s side of the family, there’s a lot of Mexican and Panamanian heritage. Indeed, this is something I’ve been really lucky to experience; wonderful people and wow – the food is so good! So one thing I’d not known about was something her Grandfather Manuel shared with me – Mexican baked goods. Kind of in a way like donuts, but not donuts, they’re colorful and bready with a nice level of sweetness. Very tasty stuff!
Check this one out – HABANERO! This is another one that comes with a sachet of hot sauce! Awesome! Mariscos means seafood – something I’ve always dreamed of doing is visiting the coastal areas of Mexico and trying the seafood dishes there! Let’s give this one a try!
Nissin Cup Noodles Sopa Nissin Sabor Mariscos, Habanero Y Limon – Mexico
Detail of the cardboard outer (click to enlarge). Contains crustaceans. To prepare, add boiling water to fill line and cover for 3 minutes. Add contents of hot sauce sachet. Stir and enjoy!
The spicy sauce sachet (click to enlarge). Looks like this is made by El Yucateco. I’ve had their hot sauces before and man, are they hot!
Finished (click to enlarge). Added shrimp, cilantro and two types of fishcake. The noodles hydrated nicely and had a nice light chew to them. The broth was good before the hot sauce was added – a kind of sweet and tangy seafood hit to it. Once the included habanero hot sauce was in play though it definitely upped it a notch, giving some great heat. The veggies hydrated well. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 070662141281.
Here we have a big cup of noodles! I did a little translation on this one for you – ‘maxi’ means ‘big,’ ‘sopa’ means ‘soup,’ ‘cuchareable’ means ‘spoonable,’ and pollo means chicken. Basically, this is a chicken noodle soup one can enjoy with a spoon instead of a fork. Got it? Let’s check it out!
Nissin Maxi Sopa Nissin Cuchareable Sabor A Pollo – Mexico
Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains chicken. To prepare, add boiling water to fill line and cover for 3 minutes. Alternately, you can add water to fill line after completely removing the lid and microwave for 3 minutes. Either way, stir and enjoy!
Here’s what the noodles look like. The already have the seasoning infused in them.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added corn, chicken and queso fresco. The noodles are indeed ‘cuchareable,’ and are interesting. They have a short and broad nature with a light chew and a little thickness. The flavor is that of a salty chicken soup. I should note that the broth has a slight thickness to it which gives it a more ‘homestyle’ kind of vibe. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 070662240137.