Category Archives: Seafood

Meet The Manufacturer: #2337: Nissin Cup Noodles Sopa Nissin Con Camaron

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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

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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!

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The iconic cup – en Espanol!

Meet The Manufacturer: #2337: Nissin Cup Noodles Sopa Nissin Con Camaron - Mexico - The Ramen Rater - fideos instantanea

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

Meet The Manufacturer: #2337: Nissin Cup Noodles Sopa Nissin Con Camaron - Mexico - The Ramen Rater - fideos instantanea

The noodle block.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2337: Nissin Cup Noodles Sopa Nissin Con Camaron - Mexico - The Ramen Rater - fideos instantanea

Bits from inside the cup.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2337: Nissin Cup Noodles Sopa Nissin Con Camaron - Mexico - The Ramen Rater - fideos instantanea

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.

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Adventures into Mexico: American Tourism beyond the Border (Jaguar Books on Latin America)

A Nissin Mexico TV spot for their Cup Noodles selections.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2336: Nissin Maxi Sopa Nissin Cuchareable Sabor A Camaron Picante

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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!

Nissin Maxi Sopa Nissin Cuchareable Sabor A Camaron Picante – Mexico

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Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains shrimp. To prepare, remove lid and fill to line with water. Microwave for 3 minutes, then let stand an additional minute. Stir and enjoy!

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Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

Meet The Manufacturer: #2336: Nissin Maxi Sopa Nissin Cuchareable Sabor A Camaron Picante - Mexico - The Ramen Rater - fideos instantanea

Here’s what the noodles look like – short, a little wide and a little thick. The seasoning is infused into them.

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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.

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Talavera Spoon Rest – 10″ X 4.50″ Ceramic Mexico Pottery

A Nissin Maxi Sopa TV commercial.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2335: Nissin Cup Noodles Gourmet Sabor A Caldo De Camaron

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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 –

gour·met
ˌɡôrˈmā,ˌɡo͝orˈmā/
noun
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

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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!

Meet The Manufacturer: #2335: Nissin Cup Noodles Gourmet Sabor A Caldo De Camaron - Mexico - The Ramen Rater - fideos instantanea

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

Meet The Manufacturer: #2335: Nissin Cup Noodles Gourmet Sabor A Caldo De Camaron - Mexico - The Ramen Rater - fideos instantanea

The noodle block.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2335: Nissin Cup Noodles Gourmet Sabor A Caldo De Camaron - Mexico - The Ramen Rater - fideos instantanea

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!

Meet The Manufacturer: #2335: Nissin Cup Noodles Gourmet Sabor A Caldo De Camaron - Mexico - The Ramen Rater - fideos instantanea

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.

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My Sweet Mexico: Recipes for Authentic Pastries, Breads, Candies, Beverages, and Frozen Treats

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!

Meet The Manufacturer: #2334: Nissin Cup Noodles Sopa Nissin Sabor Mariscos, Habanero Y Limon

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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

Meet The Manufacturer: #2334: Nissin Cup Noodles Sopa Nissin Sabor Mariscos, Habanero Y Limon - Mexico - The Ramen Rater - fideos instantanea

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!

Meet The Manufacturer: #2334: Nissin Cup Noodles Sopa Nissin Sabor Mariscos, Habanero Y Limon - Mexico - The Ramen Rater - fideos instantanea

The iconic foam cup – en Espanol!

Meet The Manufacturer: #2334: Nissin Cup Noodles Sopa Nissin Sabor Mariscos, Habanero Y Limon - Mexico - The Ramen Rater - fideos instantanea

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

Meet The Manufacturer: #2334: Nissin Cup Noodles Sopa Nissin Sabor Mariscos, Habanero Y Limon - Mexico - The Ramen Rater - fideos instantanea

The noodle block.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2334: Nissin Cup Noodles Sopa Nissin Sabor Mariscos, Habanero Y Limon - Mexico - The Ramen Rater - fideos instantanea

Some bits from the inside of the cup.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2334: Nissin Cup Noodles Sopa Nissin Sabor Mariscos, Habanero Y Limon - Mexico - The Ramen Rater - fideos instantanea

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!

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Spicy stuff!

Meet The Manufacturer: #2334: Nissin Cup Noodles Sopa Nissin Sabor Mariscos, Habanero Y Limon - Mexico - The Ramen Rater - fideos instantanea

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.

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El Yucateco Variety 7-Pack

Usually when doing a new Meet The Manufacturer from a country I’ve never done one from, I end up thinking ‘what’s their street food like?’ Well, check it out – this looks like seriously good stuff!

#2327: Nissin Cup Noodles Spicy Lime Shrimp Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup (New Recipe)

#2327: Nissin Cup Noodles Spicy Lime Shrimp Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup (New Recipe) - United States - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Okay so here’s another one of the new recipe Cup Noodles from Nissin Foods USA – thanks again for sending ’em over! The new recipe features reduction in sodium as well as no added MSG and no artificial flavors. Let’s have a look!

Nissin Cup Noodles Spicy Lime Shrimp Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup (New Recipe) – United States

#2327: Nissin Cup Noodles Spicy Lime Shrimp Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup (New Recipe) - United States - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains chicken and shrimp. To prepare, add boiling water to fill line and cover for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

#2327: Nissin Cup Noodles Spicy Lime Shrimp Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup (New Recipe) - United States - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The iconic foam cup.

#2327: Nissin Cup Noodles Spicy Lime Shrimp Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup (New Recipe) - United States - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge). Note in big letters Do Not Microwave Cup.

#2327: Nissin Cup Noodles Spicy Lime Shrimp Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup (New Recipe) - United States - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The noodle block.

#2327: Nissin Cup Noodles Spicy Lime Shrimp Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup (New Recipe) - United States - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Loose vegetable, shrimp and seasoning from the cup.

#2327: Nissin Cup Noodles Spicy Lime Shrimp Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup (New Recipe) - United States - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Finished (click to enlarge). Added coriander, shrimp and chilli flake. The noodles are the standard Cup Noodles variety found in the USA products. They are a little thicker and chewier than their Japanese counterparts. The broth? It has a nice lime and shrimp taste with a lick of spiciness. The included bits were decent – and while I would’ve loved to see a zillion more of the shrimp, I would say that they’re pretty good. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.  UPC bar code 070662031025.

#2327: Nissin Cup Noodles Spicy Lime Shrimp Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup (New Recipe) - United States - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Nissin Cup Variety Pack 3 Noodle Soups Chicken Beef and Shrimp 9 Count

Indeed, this happens to me everytime I eat Nissin Cup Noodles.