Category Archives: Tokyo Noodle

#1374: Tokyo Noodle Spicy Garlic Ramen

Here’s one that came to me by way of Abbie C. of Hong Kong – thanks! Spicy garlic – that sure sounds good! This pack hold four little blocks. The blocks have the flavoring infused into the noodles! Let’s check it out!

Here”s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Says it has oyster extract. To prepare, take one of the blocks and put it in a bowl. Add 200cc boiling water and cover for 3 minutes. Enjoy!

You get four of these little blocks. They’re pretty good straight out of the package as well.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added an egg and Texas Pete Sriracha Cha! sauce. The noodles are very light and almost fluffy. Being one infused with the flavor, they transport their flavor to the broth extremely well. They are salty and have a little bit of kick. Not sure about the garlic part though, but I do like them. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 4906871020016.

This is a neat little tour of Tokyo!

#1219: Tokyo Noodle Mini Instant Noodle Spicy Flavor

I asked my wife Kit if she’d pick which instant I’d review today. Well, this is what she picked! We got it at Uwajimaya in Seattle in July at some point (the reason I know that is because the first review I did of this brand was July 20th). I used to end up with a big haul of new stuff every time I’d hit Uwajimaya, but these days they’re a little farther and fewer between. What’s great about these is that they’re much like the first instant noodle I ever got at Uwajimaya a long time ago, just smaller. Let’s check it out!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Contains wheat, soybean and fish. To make it, you can drop it in a mug and add 200ml boiling water per block, or to cook it add a block to a cup of boiling water for 2 minutes.

Four blocks!

Individually wrapped.

These have the flavoring in the noodles – no seasoning packets. These are just like the original instant noodle invented by Momofuku Ando in 1958.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added a little chicken lunch meat, an egg and Frank’s Red Hot. The noodles are exactly like the original instant from 1958. They’re thin and very springy. The flavor is salty and spicy. It’s a kind of odd spicy but it works. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 011152220093.

#1116: Tokyo Noodle Mini Instant Noodle Artificial Chicken Flavor

Went to Uwajimaya in Seattle yesterday and saw these – little four pack of mini noodles! Let’s check ’em out.

Here’s the back of the pack (click image to enlarge). Contains wheat, soybean and fish.

The pack has four little individually wrapped noodle blocks!

Here’s what you get. You might be wondering ‘where’s the seasoning packet?’ Well, these are much like the first instant noodles ever invented in that there is no seasoning packet; the flavor is infused into the noodles. What’s cool about these as they can be tossed in a mug and steeped, crunched up and eaten as a snack, or (the way I’ll make them) cooked on the stove in a pot.


Finished (click image to enlarge). Added fried egg, narutomaki and green onion. The noodles are different from what you might expect in something akin to ‘the original instant noodle.’ They’re not like they’re extremely light and have a flat surface. Even a little elasticity! Not mushy or crumbly, but very delicate. The broth is salty and soy sauce with a little hint of fish here and there. It’s funny; just like the original instant noodles like 1958, these are supposed to taste like chicken. What I would say about them is chicken wouldn’t be my first thought although I think adding chicken or egg to it is very nice. Identical to the aforementioned 1958 variety. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 011152220079.

Here’s a video by a guy named Furious Pete – at one point, he eats 147 little bowls of noodles in Tokyo!