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#2383: Nissin Cup Noodles Beef Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup (New Recipe)

#2383: Nissin Cup Noodles Beef Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup (New Recipe) - The Ramen Rater - USA - instant noodles

Okay so here’s another one of the new recipe Cup Noodles from Nissin Foods USA – thanks again for sending ’em over! I did a kind of experiment a while back – one that ended pretty well. See, on Instagram I often see people enjoying their instant noodles alongside a beer as well as some form of Chee-Tos, whether they be regular, Flamin’ Hot or Flamin’ Hot Limon. What’s kind of funny about it is that it sort of makes sense. See, Chee-Tos kind of have the same effect on instant noodles as tempura. Weird but true – they’re crunchy but also work well in broth. It’s alright if you think I’m crazy, but I do find this somewhat poetic. Let’s check it out.

Nissin Cup Noodles Beef Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup (New Recipe) – United States

#2383: Nissin Cup Noodles Beef Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup (New Recipe) - The Ramen Rater - USA - instant noodles

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains beef. To prepare, add boiling water to fill line and cover for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

#2383: Nissin Cup Noodles Beef Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup (New Recipe) - The Ramen Rater - USA - instant noodles

The iconic cup, unscathed by the march of time and progress.

#2383: Nissin Cup Noodles Beef Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup (New Recipe) - The Ramen Rater - USA - instant noodles

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2383: Nissin Cup Noodles Beef Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup (New Recipe) - The Ramen Rater - USA - instant noodles

The noodle block.

#2383: Nissin Cup Noodles Beef Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup (New Recipe) - The Ramen Rater - USA - instant noodles

Some of the loose bits from inside the cup.

#2383: Nissin Cup Noodles Beef Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup (New Recipe) - The Ramen Rater - USA - instant noodles

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, cilantro, Chee-Tos, hard boiled egg,beef and crushed red pepper. The noodles are thin and hydrated nicely. They have a soft tooth and are what you’d expect. Also a decent quantity of them. The broth does taste like a thin beef broth. Vegetable bits hydrated well. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 070662030011.

#2383: Nissin Cup Noodles Beef Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup (New Recipe) - The Ramen Rater - USA - instant noodles

Nissin C u p Noodles Beef Flavor Soup 2.25 oz (Pack of 24)


Nissin Foods hasn’t changed the recipe for Cup Noodles since their unveiling in 1971.

#2379: Nissin Cup Noodles Hot & Spicy Shrimp Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup (New Recipe)

#2379: Nissin Cup Noodles Hot & Spicy Shrimp Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup (New Recipe) - United States - The Ramen Rater

Well, this is it. Right now, I’m listening to the inauguration of Donald J. Trump. It’s January 20th, 2017 and kind of a weird day. I thought it would be fitting to review something from the United States today. 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 Hot & Spicy Shrimp a try!

Nissin Cup Noodles Hot & Spicy Shrimp Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup (New Recipe) – United States

#2379: Nissin Cup Noodles Hot & Spicy Shrimp Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup (New Recipe) - United States - The Ramen Rater

Detail of the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains shrimp. To prepare, open lid halfway and add boiling water to fill line. Cover for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

#2379: Nissin Cup Noodles Hot & Spicy Shrimp Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup (New Recipe) - United States - The Ramen Rater

The iconic cup! Although the recipe has changed, the cup hasn’t.

#2379: Nissin Cup Noodles Hot & Spicy Shrimp Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup (New Recipe) - United States - The Ramen Rater

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2379: Nissin Cup Noodles Hot & Spicy Shrimp Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup (New Recipe) - United States - The Ramen Rater

The noodle block.

#2379: Nissin Cup Noodles Hot & Spicy Shrimp Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup (New Recipe) - United States - The Ramen Rater

Some of the loose ingredients. In spite of being a shrimp variety, I couldn’t find any shrimp. Perhaps they are hiding out in the noodle block.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, shrimp and Cholula Original hot sauce. The noodles are of the standard Cup Noodles gauge and softness that are found in the domestic United States varieties. A good quantity as well. The broth had a hint of spiciness and a shrimp taste. What was a letdown here was that there were no shrimp. Zero. Zilch. Nada. I’m guessing maybe they just missed this cup or they don’t put the little shrimp in these. 2.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 070662030127.

#2379: Nissin Cup Noodles Hot & Spicy Shrimp Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup (New Recipe) - United States - The Ramen Rater

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 Hot & Spicy Shrtimp Chicken variant is part of.

#2353: Nissin Cup Noodles Rich Garlic, Egg Yolk & Oxtail

#2353: Nissin Cup Noodles Rich Garlic, Egg Yolk & Oxtail - Japan - The Ramen Rater

This was sent to me by Ippin, a purveyor of wonderful Japanese items! Thank you again! This is an ultra special one they came out with to commemorate the anniversary of  Cup Noodles – the Cup Noodle Rich line.

Nissin Cup Noodles Rich Garlic, Egg Yolk & Oxtail – Japan

#2353: Nissin Cup Noodles Rich Garlic, Egg Yolk & Oxtail - Japan - The Ramen Rater

I guess this proclaims that it’ll make you feel like you’re eating a Cup Noodle made by Momofuku Ando on steroid!@ The power! Let’s give it a try!

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains beef and oxtail. To prepare, add boiling water to fill line and cover for 3 minutes. Add in liquid from sachet on top of cup. stir and enjoy!

#2353: Nissin Cup Noodles Rich Garlic, Egg Yolk & Oxtail - Japan - The Ramen Rater

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2353: Nissin Cup Noodles Rich Garlic, Egg Yolk & Oxtail - Japan - The Ramen Rater

The noodle block.

#2353: Nissin Cup Noodles Rich Garlic, Egg Yolk & Oxtail - Japan - The Ramen Rater

Loose bits and seasoning from the cup.

#2353: Nissin Cup Noodles Rich Garlic, Egg Yolk & Oxtail - Japan - The Ramen Rater

The liquid sachet from the lid.

#2353: Nissin Cup Noodles Rich Garlic, Egg Yolk & Oxtail - Japan - The Ramen Rater

Very dark…

#2353: Nissin Cup Noodles Rich Garlic, Egg Yolk & Oxtail - Japan - The Ramen Rater

Finished (click to enlarge). The noodles hydrated well and were of the good standard quality of Japanese Cup Noodle – flat, soft, lots of noodles. The broth was a rich creamy one with a beef kind of taste to it. As for the garlic taste, I found it kind of absent and the egg yolk must have been part of the thickener for the broth. The garnish bits were nice – Jew’s ear mushroom, bell pepper and bits of meat were abundant. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4902105236390.

#2353: Nissin Cup Noodles Rich Garlic, Egg Yolk & Oxtail - Japan - The Ramen Rater

Nissin Cup Noodles Rich – Garlic, Egg Yolk & Ox tail

A Nissin Japan TV spot about the new Cup Noodles Rich line.

#2350: Nissin Cup Noodles Big XO Sauce Seafood Flavour

#2350: Nissin Cup Noodles Big XO Sauce Seafood Flavour - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater  - ramen instant

Here’s another left over from the Nissin Hong Kong Meet The Manufacturer. Here’s a little about XO sauce from Wikpedia –

XO sauce is a spicy seafood sauce that originated from Hong Kong.[1] It is commonly used most in southern Chinese regions like Guangdong province.

Developed in the 1980s in Hong Kong for Cantonese cuisine, XO sauce is made of roughly chopped dried seafoods, including scallops, dried fish and shrimp, and subsequently cooked with chili peppers, onions, and garlic. This dried seafood-based sauce bears similarity to the Fujianese Shacha sauce. Spring Moon, the Peninsula Hong Kong‘s Chinese restaurant, often gets credit for the invention of XO sauce, although others claim the sauce’s origin in the urban area of Kowloon.[2]

The name XO sauce comes from fine XO (extra-old) cognac, which is a popular Western liquor in Hong Kong and thought by many to be a chic product there. In addition, the term XO is often in the popular culture of Hong Kong to denote high quality, prestige and luxury. In fact, XO sauce has been marketed in the same manner as the French liquor, using packaging of similar colour schemes.[3]

You might notice that the picture of the cup here is a little different. I found a way to take picture in low light and up the exposure recently – review #2349 was the first featuring this, and it’s seemed to work out pretty good so far. Update – on second thought, the colors just get funky so that’s that. Let’s check out this massive seafood cup!

Nissin Cup Noodles Big XO Sauce Seafood Flavour – Hong Kong

#2350: Nissin Cup Noodles Big XO Sauce Seafood Flavour - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater  - ramen instant

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains seafood. To prepare, add water to fill line and microwave at 800W for 4 minutes (for different wattage microwaves, use this tool to calculate for your model). Stir and enjoy!

#2350: Nissin Cup Noodles Big XO Sauce Seafood Flavour - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater  - ramen instant

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2350: Nissin Cup Noodles Big XO Sauce Seafood Flavour - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater  - ramen instant

The noodle block.

#2350: Nissin Cup Noodles Big XO Sauce Seafood Flavour - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater  - ramen instant

Some of the loose garnish and seasoning from the cup.

#2350: Nissin Cup Noodles Big XO Sauce Seafood Flavour - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater  - ramen instant

Finished (click to enlarge). There’s a whole lot of noodles in this one and they come out of the microwave piping hot. They’re soft and tasty. The broth has a very nice seafood and pork characteristic with a little sweetness. There’s shrimp, bits of pork and lots of other bits in there which round things out very nicely. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4897878630080.

#2350: Nissin Cup Noodles Big XO Sauce Seafood Flavour - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater  - ramen instant

Nissin Spicy Seafood Instant Authentic HK Japanese Ramen Cup Of Noodles Soup (5 Pack)

A rad commercial from the past year.

Nissin Mexico Sends Cup Noodles Gourmet!

Nissin Mexico Sends Cup Noodles Gourmet! - Mexico - The Ramen Rater - fideos instantanea

I recently did a Meet The Manufacturer of Nissin Mexico and they said if I needed anything, let them know. Well, there was one thing. I really loved the Nissin Cup Noodles Gourmet Caldo De Camaron, a really  tasty shrimp variety. They were very kind and sent some! Let’s see!

Nissin Mexico Sends Cup Noodles Gourmet! – Mexico

Nissin Mexico Sends Cup Noodles Gourmet! - Mexico - The Ramen Rater - fideos instantanea

Holy moly (click to enlarge)!! Thanks! This is enough for me and to share!