To start things off, I thought it would be interesting to try one of these Cup Noodles that come with hot sauce. Definitely not uncommon around the world to find a Cup Noodle variety with a sauce sachet, however it seems to be a little less common in the Americas. Let’s give it a try!
Nissin Cup Noodles Sopa Nissin Hot Sauce Sabor A Pollo – Mexico
Detail of the cardboard outer (click to enlarge). Contains chicken. To prepare, open and remove sachet. Add boiling water to fill line and cover for 3 minutes. Add in sauce as desired. Stir and enjoy!
Here’s the foam cup – notice that the line below the large text is in Spanish.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added cilantro, baked chicken, corn, and queso fresco. The noodles were great – pretty standard western Cup Noodles gauge and nice hydration in the three minutes allotted. The broth has a decent chicken taste which was fine, but with the botanera hot sauce, it really brought it up a nice way. Vegetables came out very well. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 070662043028.
Finished (click to enlarge). UPC bar code 070662242032.
As I’ve said in the past, I’m usually about 50 or so reviews ahead of myself. Well, today is the actual day our daughter Miriam will be born and by the time this comes out she’ll be close to two months old. Wow! It’s early in the morning – although it’s just a few hours away. Really excited! This one seemed interesting enough for a day of birth – Mexican pizza from Taiwan? I think a fiesta is in order; although I wish these were called Little Princess – but hey look at the title I think that works at least a little! Let’s check it out!
Update – Actually, she was two months old 2 days ago! I’ve added a few pictures from the day she was born in with this one. She’s really small – she was 6lbs 1oz. It’s funny; Miles is a big kid and 18 months old and took him ages to be able to balance and hold his huge noggin up which Miri was able to just after a few weeks.
Around 7am, the in-laws showed up and everybody piled in the car. Andy and Miles went over the their Aunt’s while we proceeded to the hospital. It was a cold morning and it was snowing – about as lightly snowing as possible, but snowing nonetheless.
We were scheduled for 1030am and by 11am we were holding our new little baby Miriam. Like I said she’s tiny – two months after being born, she’s still wearing newborn clothes. She likes to be held constantly which I’m okay with – she’s pretty darn cute.
But she’s happy (when fed) and healthy. I pout the video at the bottom of when she was born. Oh yeah – so I stayed in the hospital with Kit and Miri of course after she was born. The second day after getting a visit from Kit’s folks and Andy and Miles, I started feeling funny. Turns out the Norovirus has been going around and I’m in a hospital – the best place to catch something like that. Barfing and everything else you can imagine. Got a lift home and was quarantined for the next 48 hours.
Unfortunately, Kit’s mom and dad and folks at her aunt’s house got it too – evil stuff! But yeah I had to stay away from everybody for 2 whole days. Pretty boring hanging out in the bedroom for that long. I watched all three Smokey And The Bandit movies. Anyways, it lasted about 24 hours and went away. Well, let’s get started with this review!
Ve Wong Little Prince(ss) Brand Snack Noodles Artificial Mexican Pizza Flavor – Taiwan
Here’s the back of the big package (click to enlarge). The big package contains about 20 little packages.
Finished (click to enlarge). The noodles are nice – lightly crunchy with a kind of cheese and tomato taste. There’s also a little heat there; very little. For a snack, this one gets 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4710008213529.
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
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!
Loose vegetable, shrimp and seasoning from the cup.
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.
Another left over from the Nissin Hong Kong Meet The Manufacturer. I’ve reviewed many Nissin HK tonkotsu varieties thus far, and today we have yet another variety! This is a Tokyo Shoyu Tonkotsu. Shoyu translates to soy sauce, so this seems like it will be a kind of milky soy kind of thing? Let’s find out!!
Nissin Demae Iccho Tokyo Shoyu Tonkotsu Flavour Instant Noodle (Cup Type) – Hong Kong
Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains pork, fish and egg. To prepare, add boiling water to fill line and let steep covered for 3 minutes. Add in contents of sachet. Stir and enjoy!
A light powder (usually these sachets have contained a liquid base in my other reviews).
Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, spring onion, egg, chashu pork and nanami togarashi. The noodles are thin with a round shape. Good quantity. The broth was more seafood and shoyu than what I would usually think of with a tonkotsu. Augmented with cabbage, scrambled egg and other bits which hydrated very well. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4897878150090.
Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, break the noodle block into 4 pieces and add noodles to 25-~300ml boiling water and cook for 2 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Stir and enjoy!
The noodle block.
The seasoning sachet.
Has a pleasant curry scent.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, fried tofu cake, coriander and chilli flake. The noodles were great – nice and fluffy with a good chew. The broth has a very pleasant curry taste I thoroughly enjoyed. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 846656006276.