This one sounds really good. I really like tom yum and this looks like it’ll be good – I’ve liked most of the Fuku products I’ve tried so far and hoping this will be a continuation of that trend! Let’s dig in!
Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains crustaceans, chicken and fish. To prepare, add noodles to 350ml boiling water and cook 3 minutes. Add contents of soup base sachet. Stir and enjoy!
The noodle block.
The soup base sachet.
A granular powder.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, coriander, Dodo fishballs and a little chilli flake. The noodles are the nice ones as usual with that kind of chicken and sesame taste. The broth has a tom yum kind of flavor to it; lemongrass and heat. The thing is that I don’t think sesame and tom yum goes together all that well and it leaves my taste buds a little confused and wishing I had two separate dishes to taste. 2.25 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4897878650057.
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 one my sister brought me back from Canada – thanks again! Ah, Walmart. They’re probably the biggest store around and there are lots of them. What’s funny is that these are made in the United States and sold in Canada – but you can’t find them at Walmart store in the United States. Let’s check out the elusive Walmart Great Value cup noodle!
Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add boiling water to the fill line and cover for 3 minutes. stir and enjoy!
Some vegetables and loose seasonings from the cup.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, spring onion and beef sauteed with soy sauce. The noodles were kind of on the blah side; nothing remarkable. The broth was salty and had a beef taste. Vegetables hydrated. 2.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 628915231731.
Found this one recently at a local Japanese supermarket (Uwajimaya). Really wasn’t sure what the heck it was but it was with the instant noodles so I picked it up. Well, this is a cold dipping noodle – should be interesting. Let’s give it a look!
Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains fish. To prepare, boil noodles for 3 minutes. While boiling them, combine liquid sachet contents with 50ml cold water and stir. Drain noodles and rinse with cold water. Drain well. Enjoy!
The noodles in their own pouch.
The liquid sachet.
The liquid that is mixed with 50ml cold water.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added chashu pork belly, spring onion and shichimi togarashi. The noodles are great – nice round shape and light gauge. They have a decent chew as well. The flavor was a bit of a turnoff as it had a kind of miso and soy and plum hit which rubbed me the wrong way. 2.75 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4902388053165.
Here’s the third of the A-Sha microwavable tray varieties – let’s give it a looksie!
Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add in vegetables sachet and noodle block to tray. Add water to fill line and microwave uncovered at 800W for 4 minutes. Use lid to drain off excess water and add in liquid sachet contents. Stir and enjoy!
Finished (click to enlarge). The noodles just didn’t cook right in this one and what kind of surprised me was that I used the exact same microwave settings as the last one of these I cooked. Really bummed. I do know that if these were cooked in a pot normally, they’d be 5 stars. The flavor is great – nice soy sauce and spiciness augmented by a great selection of veggies. Really unfortunate. 3.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4715635852950.