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#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.

Another Big Donation From Colin

Another Big Donation From Colin

I got an email a week or so ago from Colin, a reader from Massachusetts who has been regularly sending me noodles from time to time. Let’s see what’s inside this big box!

Another Big Donation From Colin – United States

Another Big Donation From Colin

Lotsa stuff (click to enlarge)!

Another Big Donation From Colin

Wow (click to enlarge)! Lots of different things from all over! Thanks – I’m on it!

Exotic Noods Sends Their New Premium Box

Exotic Noods Sends Their New Premium Box - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles - subscription box

Exotic Noods (www.exoticnoods.com) is a monthly subscription box – 4 varieties from around the world arrive at your door with chopsticks and info on them. Pretty great, especially if you don’t know what to try, don’t have an Asian grocery anywhere near where you live… Many reasons to check out an instant noodle subscription service. I think the best reason is to try something new and expand your palate! This box is a ‘premium’ box – wioth a lot of extras! Let’s look inside!

Exotic Noods Sends Their New Premium Box – United States

Exotic Noods Sends Their New Premium Box - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles - subscription box

Lots of things inside!

Exotic Noods Sends Their New Premium Box - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles - subscription box

Okay – so these two (click to enlarge) won’t be found in their subscription boxes. They were brought back specifically for me from Taiwan – thank you very much!

Exotic Noods Sends Their New Premium Box - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles - subscription box

You get a nice little booklet with info on the instant noodles (click to enlarge) – a little background on each one as to where they’re from and what they’ll be like.

Exotic Noods Sends Their New Premium Box - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles - subscription box

Wow – nice set (click to enlarge)! A couple of very nice nabeyaki bowls from Japan and two South Korean varieties in cups. What’s more, the premium box features garnishes. There’s Korean mustard, gochujang, and spicy sesame oil as well as a little envelop and some chopsticks.

Exotic Noods Sends Their New Premium Box - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles - subscription box

What in the envelope? Some different seasoning sachet (click to enlarge)! Nice little additions to make things even better. Thank you for the samples! Looking forward to reviewing them! Check out www.exoticnoods.com to find out more!

#2315: Goku-Uma Ramen Noodles Miso Flavor

Here’s one of a line I’ve been kind of on the fence about lately. I tried their tonkotsu and was a little disappointed and hopeful that this miso will be a different story. Shall we have a look?

Detail of the side and bottom (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add sachets and boiling water to line. Cover for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

The noodle block.

A dry sachet.

A vegetable garnish.

A liquid sachet.

The liquid base.

Finished (click to enlarge). The noodles are so-so; they end up hydrated with a slightly off al dente kind of feel to them. Just something I don’t like; like they want to be like a single noodle. The broth wasn’t bad – not the bitter sub-miso I’ve had before – but one that’s not too strong. The vegetables did well. 3.0 out of 5.0 stars.  UPC bar code 074410396497.

The Ramen Book

A recipe for miso ramen.

#2298: Nissin Cup Noodles Spicy Chile Chicken Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup (New Recipe)

Nissin Cup Noodles Spicy Chile Chicken

Finally, after decades of sticking with the same recipe, Nissin has decided to go with something new. On Cup Noodles’ 45th anniversary here in the USA, they’ve changed it to make it healthier. Some changes are no added MSG and no artificial flavors. Furthermore they’ve lowered the amount of sodium in these cups from the previous versions using potassium chloride.  So, let’s give this Spicy Chile Chicken a try!

#2298: Nissin Cup Noodles Spicy Chile Chicken Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup (New Recipe)

Nissin Cup Noodles Spicy Chile Chicken

Detail from the cardboard outer packaging (click to enlarge). Contains chicken. To prepare, open lid halfway and add boiling water to fill line. Cover for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

Nissin Cup Noodles Spicy Chile Chicken

The iconic cup in all of its glory! Maybe the same old cup, but it works well.

Nissin Cup Noodles Spicy Chile Chicken

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

Nissin Cup Noodles Spicy Chile Chicken

The seasoned noodle block.

Nissin Cup Noodles Spicy Chile Chicken

Seasoning and loose vegetables from the cup. Seems like some bell pepper, corn and chicken bits here.

Nissin Cup Noodles Spicy Chile Chicken

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, hard boiled egg, sous vide chicken, spring onion and nanami togarashi. The noodles hydrated well and had a better than expected chewiness. In addition, broth has a very good taste – a light spiciness with a kind of cumin hit – maybe chile de arbol pepper? As a result, I think spicy chile chicken is a fitting title. Finally, the vegetables hydrated well. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 070662030110.

Nissin Cup Noodles Spicy Flavor Chile Chicken, 2.25-Ounces (Pack of 12)

A Nissin Foods USA promo video about the new version Cup Noodles line this Spicy Chile Chicken variant is part of.