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#2382: Nongshim Seaweed Instant Noodle Cup

#2382: Nongshim Seaweed Instant Noodle Cup - South Korea - The Ramen Rater

Here’s a cup I found at Carrefour in Taipei, Taiwan during my trip in November of 2016. I’ve never seen this one before and from what it looks like, it’s made for the Chinese/Taiwanese market. At least the packaging in Chinese gives that away. Also, I can see that it’s referencing www.nongshim.com – not a .cn or .tw, so these should be made in South Korea. It also has a little banner proclaiming ‘number one’ but unsure what that’s referring to. Anyways, let’s see what we have here and give these seaweed noodles a try!

Nongshim Seaweed Instant Noodle Cup – South Korea

#2382: Nongshim Seaweed Instant Noodle Cup - South Korea - The Ramen Rater

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Unsure if it contains meat but check for yourself. To prepare, add in sachet contents and boiling water to fill line and let steep covered for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

#2382: Nongshim Seaweed Instant Noodle Cup - South Korea - The Ramen Rater

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2382: Nongshim Seaweed Instant Noodle Cup - South Korea - The Ramen Rater

The noodle block.

#2382: Nongshim Seaweed Instant Noodle Cup - South Korea - The Ramen Rater

Looks to be onion and red pepper among other things.

#2382: Nongshim Seaweed Instant Noodle Cup - South Korea - The Ramen Rater

A dry base sachet.

#2382: Nongshim Seaweed Instant Noodle Cup - South Korea - The Ramen Rater

Has an interesting odor to it; kind of musty.

#2382: Nongshim Seaweed Instant Noodle Cup - South Korea - The Ramen Rater

A tall narrow sachet.

#2382: Nongshim Seaweed Instant Noodle Cup - South Korea - The Ramen Rater

Here is where the seaweed is hanging out, augmented with sesame seeds.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts and spring onion. The noodles were pretty good – definitely thinner than Nongshim’s ramyun. Not too bad. The broth had a little pinch of heat to it and otherwise everything was seaweed overload. I like seaweed, but generally not in this kind of extreme. In conclusion, if you love seaweed overload, this is for you. 0.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 031146263738.

#2382: Nongshim Seaweed Instant Noodle Cup - South Korea - The Ramen Rater

Pacific Seaweeds: Updated and Expanded Edition

An Arirang piece about seaweed farming and cultivation in South Korea.

#2356: Nongshim Spicy Shrimp Cup Noodle

#2356: Nongshim Spicy Shrimp Cup Noodle - South Korea - The Ramen Rater -  instant noodles

I’ve had the export version in the past but this is the version that Koreans eat in South Korea. I picked this up in Taipei at a Carrefour store. I’d never been to one before and really didn’t know anything about them other than that I knew they existed in Taiwan. Here’s some info from Wikipedia –

Carrefour S.A. (French pronunciation: ​[kaʁfuʁ]) is a French multinational retailer headquartered in Boulogne Billancourt, France, in the Hauts-de-Seine Department near Paris.[2] It is one of the largest hypermarket chains in the world (with close to 1,600 hypermarkets at the end of 2015). Carrefour operates in more than 30 countries, in Europe, the Americas, Asia and Africa. Carrefour means “crossroads” and “public square” in French. The company is a component of the Euro Stoxx 50 stock market index.[3]

In 1989, Carrefour became the first international retailer to establish a presence in Asia when it entered Taiwan through a joint venture with Uni President Enterprises Corporation. It leveraged the experience it gathered in Taiwan to expand into other Asian markets.

Apparently there are 87 of them in Taiwan. We call them supermarkets here, but overseas they’re known as hypermarkets. Shrimp! Let’s take a gander.

Nongshim Spicy Shrimp Cup Noodle – South Korea

#2356: Nongshim Spicy Shrimp Cup Noodle - South Korea - The Ramen Rater -  instant noodles

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

#2356: Nongshim Spicy Shrimp Cup Noodle - South Korea - The Ramen Rater -  instant noodles

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2356: Nongshim Spicy Shrimp Cup Noodle - South Korea - The Ramen Rater -  instant noodles

The noodle block.

#2356: Nongshim Spicy Shrimp Cup Noodle - South Korea - The Ramen Rater -  instant noodles

Loose vegetables and shrimp from the cup.

#2356: Nongshim Spicy Shrimp Cup Noodle - South Korea - The Ramen Rater -  instant noodles

The soup base sachet.

#2356: Nongshim Spicy Shrimp Cup Noodle - South Korea - The Ramen Rater -  instant noodles

A spicy mixture.

#2356: Nongshim Spicy Shrimp Cup Noodle - South Korea - The Ramen Rater -  instant noodles

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, shrimp, spring onion and chilli flake. The noodles hydrated well and were of good quality – soft and definitely upright citizens. The broth was very nice – good shrimp hit and spicy hit, and definitely Korean. The included bits hydrated very well. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8801043015776.

#2356: Nongshim Spicy Shrimp Cup Noodle - South Korea - The Ramen Rater -  instant noodles

Nongshim Easy Meals Spicy S h r i m p Noodle Cup, 2.36 Ounce (Pack of 6)

A Nongshim Spicy Shrimp TV spot.

#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.

#2349: Fantastic Noodles Chicken & Corn Flavour

#2349: Fantastic Noodles Chicken & Corn Flavour - Australia - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Here’s one of the last ones that were sent by Jen in Australia – thanks! Chicken and corn sounds pretty good – let’s find out!

Fantastic Noodles Chicken & Corn Flavour – Australia

#2349: Fantastic Noodles Chicken & Corn Flavour - Australia - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add in sachet contents. Add enough boiling water to cover noodles. Let steep 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

#2349: Fantastic Noodles Chicken & Corn Flavour - Australia - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge).

#2349: Fantastic Noodles Chicken & Corn Flavour - Australia - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The noodle block.

#2349: Fantastic Noodles Chicken & Corn Flavour - Australia - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The powder base sachet.

#2349: Fantastic Noodles Chicken & Corn Flavour - Australia - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

A very yellow powder.

#2349: Fantastic Noodles Chicken & Corn Flavour - Australia - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Some vegetables.

#2349: Fantastic Noodles Chicken & Corn Flavour - Australia - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Looks like greenery and corn.

#2349: Fantastic Noodles Chicken & Corn Flavour - Australia - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, baked chicken and coriander. The noodles were kind of flat; they just didn’t have much backbone to them in this one. The broth was a salty chicken and corn kind of flavor which seemed a little off. The vegetables did however hydrate pretty well. 2.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9310155630504.

Australian Womens Weekly Cookbook

One of the first things my wife cooked for me was almost identical to this – wonder if she knew she was cooking Australian style?

#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.