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#1891: Nissin Cup Noodles Homestyle Chicken Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup

It’s pretty rare for me to hit a regular old supermarket here in the USA and find something I’ve not reviewed before, but it happens from time to time. I found this one at a WinCo Foods in Edmonds, Washington. It used to be a Top Foods a while ago but I think they’ve all but gone out of business and WinCo moved in. WinCo is kind of weird – imagine a big grocery store but kind of like Costco but not Costco and kind of cold and you have to bag your own groceries. Oh – and there are tons of signs everywhere in this really basic font. It almost seems like a weird government experiment – but I digress! This is a new one from Nissin – looks tasty for this cold weather. Let’s check it out!

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains chicken. To prepare, Add room temperature water to fill line. Stir. Set in center of microwave (1000w) and run for 3 minutes. Let stand 1 minute. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

The noodles inside the cup before cooking.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added green onion. This one features the ‘spoonable noodles’ first seen in Nissin’s Spoon-It line. The noodles are egg noodle length and half the width. They’re a little thicker though and quite nice. The broth has a good chicken flavor and was satisfying. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.  UPC bar code 070662030431.

If you’re really hungry, you should check these out – Nissin Souper Meal, Chicken, 4.3 Ounce (Pack of 6)

This is the story of Nissin Foods – probably my favorite instant noodle documentary thus far.

#338: Nissin Big Cup Noodles Chicken Flavor Spoonable Noodles & Soup Ramen Noodle Soup

So as far as I know, this is the third in the trifecta of big cup noodles that they’re putting out here in the USA. I have seen reviews of Japanese-market big cup noodles though… Anyways, big!

Its kind of funny – it says it is ramen noodle soup, however these are nothing like ramen noodles. There are like egg noodles! Let’s see what Wikipedia says…

Ramen (ラーメン rāmen?, IPA: ˈrä-mən) is a Japanese noodle dish. It consists of Chinese-style wheat noodles served in a meat- or fish-based broth, often flavored with soy sauce or miso, and uses toppings such as sliced pork (チャーシュー chāshū?), dried seaweed (海苔 nori?), kamaboko, green onions, and occasionally corn. Almost every locality in Japan has its own variation of ramen, from the tonkotsu (pork bone broth) ramen of Kyushu to the miso ramen of Hokkaido.

Yeah these don’t look very Chinese style. Anyways…. Yeah Look up ‘ramen’ on Wikipedia.com – actually I’m a nice guy – click here – some really awesome pictures of the real deal stuff. A lot of people have told me I need to go and try ‘authentic’ ramen etc etc and that what I eat is garbage. I like this stuff – its fun and cheap. The real stuff is awesome, but I already had noodles for lunch so not really into it for dinner.

A cadre of dry noodle pieces. I tried it uncooked and yeah – tasty stuff for sure.

So there it is (click image to enlarge). What this reminds me of actually is  a Knorr Noodle Sides Chicken packet… It’s good but meh. No vegetables which is a bummer. I put fried egg with it last time and nothing with it this time. Still not very impressed. 2.25 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 070662030431.

I will stir it. I will stir it occasionally.