A couple little bits of fishcake with Winnie The Pooh on them and other bits of garnish from the cup.
Finished (click to enlarge). The noodles came out alright – very light and a slight slight sponginess. The broth definitely tastes like seaweed – and is augmented with lots of seaweed as well. The little Pooh fishcake bits were a neat touch and bits of spring onion popped up now and again. 3.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8852528000657.
Here’s yet another leftover from the Nissin HK Meet The Manufacturer! This is a really large bowl and sounds pretty good! If you’re unsure about what Xo sauce is, here’s an excerpt from Wikipedia:
Developed in the 1980s in Hong Kong for Cantonese cuisine, XO sauce is made of roughly chopped dried seafoods, including scallops, dried fish and shrimp, and subsequently cooked with chili peppers, onions, and garlic. This dried seafood-based sauce bears similarity to the Fujianese Shacha sauce. Spring Moon, the Peninsula Hong Kong‘s Chinese restaurant, is often credited with the invention of XO sauce, although others claim the sauce’s origin in the urban area of Kowloon.The name XO sauce comes from fine XO (extra-old) cognac, which is a popular Western liquor in Hong Kong and considered by many to be a chic product there. In addition, the term XO is often used in the popular culture of Hong Kong to denote high quality, prestige and luxury. In fact, XO sauce has been marketed in the same manner as the French liquor, using packaging of similar colour schemes.
Alright – let’s check it out!
Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains seafood. To prepare, add in all but the liquid sachet and add boiling water to fill line. Cover for 3 minutes. Add in liquid sachet contents. Stir and enjoy!
Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, spring onion, shrimp, carved squid, crab claw fishcake and nanami togarashi. The noodles are thin and round with a nice chew and quantity. The broth has a nice taste a thickness – a seafood taste with a spicy note. The included additions like the egg hydrated very well and were enjoyable. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4897878120055.
Here’s one that Javier from www.BoxFromJapan.com – thanks! Box From Japan is a monthly subscription service where you can get 4 unique bowls of ramen from Japan a month. It’s pretty awesome – I haven’t gotten a duplicate yet! Here’s what he had to say about this variety:
Community-based brand that spreads various noodles all over Japan with the support of local organizations and the local government. Manufactures and sells one of the three major ramen of Japan, Sapporo miso ramen, with certification by the Hokkaido Inheritance Committee. A special product. Noodle: Medium-thick curly noodles that are chewy. Soup: Thick miso soup made using Hokkaido fermented miso that has ginger and garlic to add a kick. Ingredients: Cabbage, minced meat, green onion
Sounds interesting – let’s have a look!
Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains meat. to prepare, add in the powder, the clear sachet and the vegetables sachet. Fill to line with boiling water and cover for 4 minutes. Add in liquid sachet contents.Stir and enjoy!
Looks like perhaps this is the cabbage and mine meat.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, spring onion, kizami shoga, hard boiled egg and chashu pork. The noodles are really nice – a little wide, a little flat. They definitely have a strong chewiness to them – very premium here. The broth has a tasty and hearty miso character to it which I enjoyed. The scads of cabbage are very nice as it the little bits of mincemeat. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4902105230398.
If you follow my daily reviews, you might have noticed not just a lot, but a lot a lot of Nissin reviews lately. This is because I’ve done a few Meet The Manufacturers and they were kind enough to send more varieties than I review in a Meet The Manufacturer (15 maximum). Nissin Hong Kong sent around 50 different product varieties! That’s what we have today. Let’s check out this chicken flavor vermicelli!
Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains chicken. To prepare, add in sachet contents and add boiling water to fill line. Let steep covered for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!
The noodle block.
The dry base sachet.
A light powder.
A liqdui sachet.
Has a nice scent of sesame and coriander.
The vegetables sachet.
Vegetables and dehydrated chicken.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added sous vide chicken (147 degrees for 135 minutes), hard boiled egg, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts and coriander. The vermicelli was a little on the tough side – aside from that, nice gauge. The broth had a chicken and coriander kind of taste for sure. The bits included coriander and other vegetable bits as well as what seemed to me like chicken sausage. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4897878170029.
Here’s the last of the varieties that Prima Taste sent a while back – thanks! You might be wondering – why would they send a product they don’t make? Well, I asked for anyone who could help to send me noodles – I was down to three or four varieties in my hamper – a bad situation! Well, lots of people sent noodles – even Prima Taste! So let’s check out this one from Hong Kong with a Singaporean taste!
Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains seafood. Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains fish. To prepare, add cold water to fill line and microwave at 800W for 3 minutes (use this tool to convert wattage for your microwave – not an exact science though. I have an 1100W microwave with a ‘power level’ button – changed it from 10 to 8 and it works great). Stir and enjoy!
Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, coriander, crab claw fishcake and nanami togarashi. The noodles are alright – the standard Cup Noodles noodle – thin, flat and a light chew. The broth has a peppery and crabby taste to it. It’s also got a little extra thickness to it than many. Bits of crab stick abound as well as scrambled egg. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4897878100170.