Here’s another one sent by Jen from Australia – thanks! This one is just plain old chicken flavor and I think should be pretty good. Let’s find out!
Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add in sachet contents and enough boiling water to cover the noodles. Let sit covered for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!
Lots of greenery and looks like little pellets of textured vegetable protein (TVP).
Finished (click to enlarge). The noodles are standard noodle cup gauge but are very crumbly. This works though; the broth is a strong chicken flavor – definitely reminds me of something I would expect from a domestic instant noodle cup made by a non-Japanese company if that makes sense. The vegetables hydrated well. Just a little saltier than I would like. 2.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9310155300261.
Here’s one that Jen from Australia sent – thanks again! Braised beef sounds good… I’m mostly familiar with Taiwanese braised beef flavors – excellent stuff! Curious how this one will be – let’s have a look!
Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add in sachet contents and add enough boiling water to cover noodles. Let sit covered for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!
Finished (click to enlarge). Added beef, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts and coriander. The noodles came out very well – the gauge and mouthfeel were nicer than I expected this go around. As far as braised beef, I would kind of say it’s a misnomer; more of a sweet beef. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9310155303262.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, coriander, tofu puff and fried garlic. The noodles are definitely on the gritty as well as mushy side in this one which I found interesting and somewhat odd. Nonetheless, they’re actually not bad in this situation. The broth is fascinating stuff (you know when I use ‘fascinating’ and ‘interesting’ in a review, I’m channeling Mr. Spock) insofar that it is a little spicy, but the spices that are flavoring the rest of it’s profile are very strange – although it tastes good to me. Finally to round it out, the vegetables hydrated well, and the TVP is prevalent and decently chewy. This is a really odd cup of noodles. 3.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9310155001779.
Thanks again to Jen from Australia for sending this and myriad of other Australian varieties! I don’t think I’ve ever seen a chicken and sweet corn flavored instant noodle before. Let’s crack it open and see what we have here!
Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains chicken. To prepare, add in sachet contents to cup and fill to line with boiling water. Cover for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!
Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts and some baked chicken. The noodles came out on the mushy side. Not extremely pleased with this. The broth was minimal but had an almost over herbed taste to it which I didn’t care for. The vegetables did hydrate very well. 2.25 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9310155304269.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added shrimp, baby corn and coriander. the noodles hydrated decently and had a nice bounce to them. The broth was good, but I really can’t say they seemed like a very strong curry in any way. Did taste good though. The hydrateables hydrated well. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9310135301268.