This one is a left over from the Nissin Foods Hong Kong Meet The Manufacturer – thanks again for sending so many! So lately I’ve noticed quite a few of the Demae Iccho varieties in local stores around where I live. I’ve also found them in the past in Canada including this one. What’s the difference? Well, it all comes down to meat.
The United States doesn’t allow import of products with pork, chicken or beef from Southeast Asia. It’s a real thorn in my side. I’ve gotten boxes that should be full of noodles before that have been empty, save a slip that says ‘there was a teency weency bit of chicken powder so we destroyed the noodles.’ Hopefully, this will chill out eventually, because I’d love to be able to get my hands on more varieties easier. Anyways, this one contains pork and the ones exportd to the USA don’t. Let’s check it out!
Nissin Demae Iccho Sesame Oil Flavour Instant Noodle – Hong Kong
Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains pork. To prepare, add in all but the oil sachet. Fill to line with boiling water and cover for 3 minutes. Add in oil. Finally, stir and enjoy!
Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).
The noodle block.
The dry base sachet.
A light powder.
A garnish sachet.
Bits of egg among other things.
Another garnish sachet.
Looks like spring onion and diced pork.
Finally, an oil sachet.
Has a strong sesame scent.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, chashu pork and spring onion. The noodles came out well. They have a round gauge and soft chew with very slight sponginess. The broth was good – salty and a very nice sesame punch. The best part was the included garnish – tons of bits of cubed pork and egg worked nicely. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4897878120000.
A Nissin Demae Iccho/Demae Ramen TV commercial from Hong Kong.