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#2381: Nissin Demae Iccho Seafood Flavour Instant Noodle (Cup Type)

#2381: Nissin Demae Iccho Seafood Flavour Instant Noodle (Cup Type) - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater

One of the waning few left from the Nissin Foods Hong Kong Meet The Manufacturer – thanks again! Indeed, Nissin Hong Kong was more than generous in sending over 50 different varieties! Nothing better than a great big injection of noodle varieties into my noodle hampers. At one point, I had to have them staying in their original box since they wouldn’t fit into the containers I have under my desk. Today, we have a seafood Demae Iccho cup. Looks pretty good from the picture of the front -. Let’s have a look at this one.

Nissin Demae Iccho Seafood Flavour Instant Noodle (Cup Type) – Hong Kong

#2381: Nissin Demae Iccho Seafood Flavour Instant Noodle (Cup Type) - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater

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

#2381: Nissin Demae Iccho Seafood Flavour Instant Noodle (Cup Type) - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2381: Nissin Demae Iccho Seafood Flavour Instant Noodle (Cup Type) - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater

The noodle block.

#2381: Nissin Demae Iccho Seafood Flavour Instant Noodle (Cup Type) - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater

Some of the loose bits from the cup.

#2381: Nissin Demae Iccho Seafood Flavour Instant Noodle (Cup Type) - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater

An oil sachet.

#2381: Nissin Demae Iccho Seafood Flavour Instant Noodle (Cup Type) - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater

The oil has a strong sesame scent.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added naturomaki, spring onion, fish ball, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, shrimp, carved squid and pepper flake. The noodles are thin with a round shape. The broth has a great seafood flavor with a little hint of spicy  from the included oil, as well as a sesame hint too. The included garnish was nice – discs of fishcake, abundant little bits of scrambled egg and more. A solidly tasty cup. 4.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4897878150052.

#2381: Nissin Demae Iccho Seafood Flavour Instant Noodle (Cup Type) - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater

Nissin Instant Authentic HK Japanese Ramen Cup Of Noodles Soup (24 Packs)

A Nissin Foods Hong Kong TV commercial featuring their Demae Ramen and Demae Iccho products. Also mentions Yo Kai Watch.

#2375: Uni-President Man Han Feast Braised Pork Flavor Instant Noodles

#2375: Uni-President Man Han Feast Braised Pork Flavor Instant Noodles

Here’s one I got at 7-Eleven in Taipei, Taiwan in November of last year. I’ve been wanting to review these bowls for a very long time, but never have been able to get any through – nobody’s ever tried though. So what is this ‘Man-Han Feast’ anyways? Here’s some info from Wikipedia –

Manhan Quanxi, literally Manchu Han Imperial Feast was one of the grandest meals ever documented in Chinese cuisine. It consisted of at least 108 unique dishes from the Manchu and Han Chinese culture during the Qing dynasty, and it is only reserved and intended for the Emperors. The meal was held for three whole days, across six banquets. The culinary skills consisted of cooking methods from all over Imperial China.[1]

It is said that there were “Thirty-Two Delicacies”, referring to the more exotic ingredients used for the banquet. The “Eight Mountain Delicacies” includes such dishes as camel’s hump, bear’s paws, monkey’s brains, ape’s lips, leopard fetuses, rhinoceros tails and deer tendons. The “Eight Land Delicacies” includes several precious fowls and mushrooms, and the “Eight Sea Delicacies” includes dried sea cucumbers, shark’s fin, bird’s nest and others.

Some of the individual names of the dishes within:

I vote for a Golden Eyes and Burning Brain version! This is a big and rather heavy bowl. Let’s give it a look!

#2375: Uni-President Man Han Feast Braised Pork Flavor Instant Noodles – Taiwan

#2375: Uni-President Man Han Feast Braised Pork Flavor Instant Noodles

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains pork. To prepare, add in everything but the retort pouch. Add boiling water to fill line and cover for 5 minutes with large retort pouch on top. Add contents of retort pouch. Stir and enjoy!

#2375: Uni-President Man Han Feast Braised Pork Flavor Instant Noodles

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2375: Uni-President Man Han Feast Braised Pork Flavor Instant Noodles

The noodle block.

#2375: Uni-President Man Han Feast Braised Pork Flavor Instant Noodles

A dry seasonings sachet.

#2375: Uni-President Man Han Feast Braised Pork Flavor Instant Noodles

A light powder.

#2375: Uni-President Man Han Feast Braised Pork Flavor Instant Noodles

A liquid sachet.

#2375: Uni-President Man Han Feast Braised Pork Flavor Instant Noodles

An oily concoction.

#2375: Uni-President Man Han Feast Braised Pork Flavor Instant Noodles

The vegetables sachet.

#2375: Uni-President Man Han Feast Braised Pork Flavor Instant Noodles

Lot sof flake veggies.

#2375: Uni-President Man Han Feast Braised Pork Flavor Instant Noodles

A very large retort pouch.

#2375: Uni-President Man Han Feast Braised Pork Flavor Instant Noodles

Pieces of real pork and liquid.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts and spring onion. First, the noodles have a little bit thicker a gauge than most instant varieties. Indeed they are premium although a slight bit softer than one might expect. The broth is a sea of rich pork flavor – different than many. As a matter of fact, this really REALLY has a nice pork flavor; most pork varieties don’t have a great pork taste as the pork taste they do have get overshadowed by saltiness. The vegetables hydrated well and the pork was very good, although I wish it did have more of that braised taste to it – makes me want to run to our favorite Taiwanese restaurant here for some braised pork actually… 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4710088832085.

Taipei in 3 Days: The Definitive Tourist Guide Book

Taipei in 3 Days: The Definitive Tourist Guide Book That Helps You Travel Smart and Save Time (Taiwan Travel Guide)

Here’s an epic TV commercial for the Uni-President Man Han Feast product line. Reminds me of a certain Stephen Chow movie…

#2370: Samyang Foods Buldak Bokkeummyun Zzaldduck Snack

#2370: Samyang Foods Buldak Bokkeummyun Zzaldduck Snack - South Korea - The Ramen Rater - 짤떡

Part Of The Ramen Rater’s Definitive Guide To Samyang Foods’ Buldak Bokkeummyun

ZZALDDUCK SNACK / 짤떡 / Zzaldduck / Launch 2014.12

Well, today is my birthday and I’m up at 5am getting this post ready. Actually it’s 6am now – I’ve been getting all my ducks in a row (actually chickens har har) in order to post The Ramen Rater’s Definitive Guide To Samyang Foods’ Buldak Bokkeummyun. It’s a total of 9 posts including the guide itself that I’m putting up today. A lot of work, that’s for sure and I’m rushing to get it up.

This one is a snack variety. I would liken these to noodles – kind of like hollow tteokbokki in a way. Almost like a short and wider penne pasta. Let’s check out these crunchy little things!

Samyang Foods Buldak Bokkeummyun Zzaldduck Snack – South Korea

#2370: Samyang Foods Buldak Bokkeummyun Zzaldduck Snack - South Korea - The Ramen Rater - 짤떡

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, simply open the bag and eat. There’s no stirring – just enjoy!

#2370: Samyang Foods Buldak Bokkeummyun Zzaldduck Snack - South Korea - The Ramen Rater - 짤떡

A close up of the little pieces.

#2370: Samyang Foods Buldak Bokkeummyun Zzaldduck Snack - South Korea - The Ramen Rater - 짤떡

Miles has really liked these spicy bites!

#2370: Samyang Foods Buldak Bokkeummyun Zzaldduck Snack - South Korea - The Ramen Rater - 짤떡

Finished (click to enlarge). Okay so since these are a snack and no preparation is required, you just open the bag and dig in. The pieces are short and hollow. They have a nice crunch to them. Indeed, they do have a flavor reminiscent of buldak bokkeummyun – a very sweet initial taste then a bit of spiciness. For a snack, I’ll give these 4.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8801073310735.

#2370: Samyang Foods Buldak Bokkeummyun Zzaldduck Snack - South Korea - The Ramen Rater - 짤떡

Samyang Popeye 72g x 8

A YouTube video about Zzaldduck!

#2362: Chuan Wei Wang Bowl Instant Noodles Artificial Spicy Beef Flavor

#2362: Chuan Wei Wang Bowl Instant Noodles Artificial Spicy Beef Flavor - China - The Ramen Rater

Here’s another one from a reader named Colin from the east coast – thanks again! It amazes me how many varieties he can find from the other side of the USA that I can’t get here. Fascinating; you’d think you could get most things anywhere but apparently companies distribute different things in different places. Anyways, this sounds good – spicy beef! Let’s check it out.

Chuan Wei Wang Bowl Instant Noodles Artificial Spicy Beef Flavor – China

#2362: Chuan Wei Wang Bowl Instant Noodles Artificial Spicy Beef Flavor - China - The Ramen Rater

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add all sachets to bowl and add boiling water to fill line. Cover for 3 to 4 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

#2362: Chuan Wei Wang Bowl Instant Noodles Artificial Spicy Beef Flavor - China - The Ramen Rater

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2362: Chuan Wei Wang Bowl Instant Noodles Artificial Spicy Beef Flavor - China - The Ramen Rater

An included fork!

#2362: Chuan Wei Wang Bowl Instant Noodles Artificial Spicy Beef Flavor - China - The Ramen Rater

The noodle block.

#2362: Chuan Wei Wang Bowl Instant Noodles Artificial Spicy Beef Flavor - China - The Ramen Rater

A dry sachet.

#2362: Chuan Wei Wang Bowl Instant Noodles Artificial Spicy Beef Flavor - China - The Ramen Rater

A light powder.

#2362: Chuan Wei Wang Bowl Instant Noodles Artificial Spicy Beef Flavor - China - The Ramen Rater

A liquid sachet.

#2362: Chuan Wei Wang Bowl Instant Noodles Artificial Spicy Beef Flavor - China - The Ramen Rater

A lustrous and oily sauce.

#2362: Chuan Wei Wang Bowl Instant Noodles Artificial Spicy Beef Flavor - China - The Ramen Rater

The vegetables sachet.

#2362: Chuan Wei Wang Bowl Instant Noodles Artificial Spicy Beef Flavor - China - The Ramen Rater

Some little bits.

#2362: Chuan Wei Wang Bowl Instant Noodles Artificial Spicy Beef Flavor - China - The Ramen Rater

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, beef, spring onion and bell pepper. The noodles came out alright – they hydrated well but were kind of ho-hum. The broth was interesting. I liked the beef taste, but I really didn’t expect the Sichuan pepper here. It was nice – and had a good oiliness. The vegetable bits were nice and the imitation meat worked well too. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 6925487994014.

#2362: Chuan Wei Wang Bowl Instant Noodles Artificial Spicy Beef Flavor - China - The Ramen Rater

The Cambridge Illustrated History of China

A video about trying foods in Southern China.

#2358: Sichuan Baijia Pickled Cabbage Flavor Instant Vermicelli

#2358: Sichuan Baijia Pickled Cabbage Flavor Instant Vermicelli - China - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

A large bowl from a brand I’ve been loathe to try in the past. They used to have some varieties in the Bottom Ten List, and still do – but many I’ve not tried previously I’ve tried and been really impressed with. Indeed, palates change. Let’s give this one a look.

Sichuan Baijia Pickled Cabbage Flavor Instant Vermicelli – China

#2358: Sichuan Baijia Pickled Cabbage Flavor Instant Vermicelli - China - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The import/distribution sticker (click to enlarge).

#2358: Sichuan Baijia Pickled Cabbage Flavor Instant Vermicelli - China - 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 all sachets and boiling water to fill line. Cover and et steep for 5 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

#2358: Sichuan Baijia Pickled Cabbage Flavor Instant Vermicelli - China - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2358: Sichuan Baijia Pickled Cabbage Flavor Instant Vermicelli - China - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

An included fork!

#2358: Sichuan Baijia Pickled Cabbage Flavor Instant Vermicelli - China - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The vermicelli block.

#2358: Sichuan Baijia Pickled Cabbage Flavor Instant Vermicelli - China - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

A dry base sachet.

#2358: Sichuan Baijia Pickled Cabbage Flavor Instant Vermicelli - China - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Looks like vegetables and MSG.

#2358: Sichuan Baijia Pickled Cabbage Flavor Instant Vermicelli - China - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Liquid base sachet.

#2358: Sichuan Baijia Pickled Cabbage Flavor Instant Vermicelli - China - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Has a spicy scent.

#2358: Sichuan Baijia Pickled Cabbage Flavor Instant Vermicelli - China - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, spring onion, coriander and Chinese sausage. The vermicelli hydrated well – there’s a ton of it and it’s good. This is sweet potato vermicelli by the way. The broth is oily and heavy duty stuff – strong vinegar kind of hit to it with a good spiciness and cabbage flavor. Bits of vegetable floating everywhere. Good stuff! 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 6926410321242.

Baijia Instant Sweet Potato Thread (One Box, 20 Small Bags) (Sichuan Pickled cabbage Fish Flavor)

<p style=”text-align: center;”>A corporate video from Sichuan Baijia.</p>