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#2387: Nissin Demae Iccho Sesame Oil Flavour Instant Noodle

#2387: Nissin Demae Iccho Sesame Oil Flavour Instant Noodle - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle

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

#2387: Nissin Demae Iccho Sesame Oil Flavour Instant Noodle - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle

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!

#2387: Nissin Demae Iccho Sesame Oil Flavour Instant Noodle - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2387: Nissin Demae Iccho Sesame Oil Flavour Instant Noodle - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle

The noodle block.

#2387: Nissin Demae Iccho Sesame Oil Flavour Instant Noodle - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle

The dry base sachet.

#2387: Nissin Demae Iccho Sesame Oil Flavour Instant Noodle - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle

A light powder.

#2387: Nissin Demae Iccho Sesame Oil Flavour Instant Noodle - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle

A garnish sachet.

#2387: Nissin Demae Iccho Sesame Oil Flavour Instant Noodle - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle

Bits of egg among other things.

#2387: Nissin Demae Iccho Sesame Oil Flavour Instant Noodle - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle

Another garnish sachet.

#2387: Nissin Demae Iccho Sesame Oil Flavour Instant Noodle - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle

Looks like spring onion and diced pork.

#2387: Nissin Demae Iccho Sesame Oil Flavour Instant Noodle - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle

Finally, an oil sachet.

#2387: Nissin Demae Iccho Sesame Oil Flavour Instant Noodle - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle

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.

#2387: Nissin Demae Iccho Sesame Oil Flavour Instant Noodle - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle

Nissin, Instant Bowl Noodles, Sesame Oil Flavour, 110 g (Pack of 2 units)


A Nissin Demae Iccho/Demae Ramen TV commercial from Hong Kong.

#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.

#2378: Sau Tao Non-Fried Mix Noodle Black Pepper XO Sauce Flavoured

#2378: Sau Tao Non-Fried Mix Noodle Black Pepper XO Sauce Flavoured - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater

Today, I’m reviewing something from Hong Kong. These are in 5 packs – and the individual packs haven’t got bar codes. Indeed, I have wondered why I couldn’t find individual servings of this one, but that definitely makes sense now; hard to sell a variety without a bar code. Why don’t they put bar codes on them? I don’t know, but they definitely want you to buy a pack.  For those who aren’t in the know about XO sauce, here’s a little something from wikipedia:

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, is often credited with 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 considered by many to be a chic product there. In addition, the term XO is often used 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]

Let’s have a look at this pack version. Alternately, I have indeed reviewed the bowl version.

Sau Tao Non-Fried Mix Noodle Black Pepper XO Sauce Flavoured – Hong Kong

#2378: Sau Tao Non-Fried Mix Noodle Black Pepper XO Sauce Flavoured - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater

Here’s the detail from the large 5 pack outer wrapping (click to enlarge). Contains seafood. To prepare, first add the noodle block to a pot of boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Next, drain. Finally, add in sachet contents. Stir and enjoy!

#2378: Sau Tao Non-Fried Mix Noodle Black Pepper XO Sauce Flavoured - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater

An individual pack.

#2378: Sau Tao Non-Fried Mix Noodle Black Pepper XO Sauce Flavoured - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater

Here’s the back of an individual package (click to enlarge).

#2378: Sau Tao Non-Fried Mix Noodle Black Pepper XO Sauce Flavoured - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater

The noodle block.

#2378: Sau Tao Non-Fried Mix Noodle Black Pepper XO Sauce Flavoured - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater

A single sachet.

#2378: Sau Tao Non-Fried Mix Noodle Black Pepper XO Sauce Flavoured - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater

A thick black sauce.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, carved squid and fried onion. To start, the noodles were of a standard gauge. In addition, they’re not fried. Furthermore, they have a extra backbone which is nice. The flavor was a nice peppery seafood kind of to-do. The only problem I had was that it was very hard to get all of the sauce from the sachet, and the noodles when drained are very dry and this makes it hard to combine. However, this stuff is just plain delicious. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 087303865390.

#2378: Sau Tao Non-Fried Mix Noodle Black Pepper XO Sauce Flavoured - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater

Sao Tao – Chicken & Abalone Sichuan Noodle Soup 5.6 Oz (Pack of 1)

A TV spot for Sau Tao instant noodles.

#2361: Nissin Demae Iccho Chicken Flavour Instant Noodle (Bowl Noodle)

#2361: Nissin Demae Iccho Chicken Flavour Instant Noodle (Bowl Noodle) - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - Demae Ramen

Today, it’s more chicken. This is another one left over from the Nissin Hong Kong Meet The Manufacturer – they set so many different kinds – it’s awesome! This is a Demae Iccho version – here’s some info bout Nissin and Demae Iccho from Wikipedia –

Nissin Foods is a Japanese company that makes instant noodles.

Nissin Foods has established offices and factories in various countries, such as Brazil (since 1981),[9] Hong Kong (since 1985),[10] India (since 1987),[11] Germany (since 1993),[12] Thailand (since 1994),[13] China (since 1995),[14] and Mexico (since 2000).[15] Their products are also sold in the Philippines, Taiwan, Singapore, Canada, Sweden, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, the United Kingdom, Italy, Argentina and the United States.

Demae Ramen or Demae Itcho (Japanese: 出前一丁 which translates to “delivery one order'”)[21] was first introduced in Japan in 1969 and entered the market in Hong Kong the next year. Since then, it has become one of the most popular instant noodle brands in Hong Kong, with a wide range of flavours.[22]Let’s crack it open and see what’s inside.

Nissin Demae Iccho Chicken Flavour Instant Noodle (Bowl Noodle) – Hong Kong

#2361: Nissin Demae Iccho Chicken Flavour Instant Noodle (Bowl Noodle) - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - Demae Ramen

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains chicken and pork. To prepare, add in all but the liquid sachet and fill to line with boiling water. Let sit covered for 3 minutes. Add in liquid sachet. Stir and enjoy!

#2361: Nissin Demae Iccho Chicken Flavour Instant Noodle (Bowl Noodle) - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - Demae Ramen

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2361: Nissin Demae Iccho Chicken Flavour Instant Noodle (Bowl Noodle) - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - Demae Ramen

The noodle block.

#2361: Nissin Demae Iccho Chicken Flavour Instant Noodle (Bowl Noodle) - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - Demae Ramen

A dry seasoning sachet.

#2361: Nissin Demae Iccho Chicken Flavour Instant Noodle (Bowl Noodle) - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - Demae Ramen

Has a salty chicken scent.

#2361: Nissin Demae Iccho Chicken Flavour Instant Noodle (Bowl Noodle) - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - Demae Ramen

The vegetables sachet.

#2361: Nissin Demae Iccho Chicken Flavour Instant Noodle (Bowl Noodle) - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - Demae Ramen

Lots of different bits.

#2361: Nissin Demae Iccho Chicken Flavour Instant Noodle (Bowl Noodle) - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - Demae Ramen

The liquid sachet.

#2361: Nissin Demae Iccho Chicken Flavour Instant Noodle (Bowl Noodle) - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - Demae Ramen

Has a sesame oil scent.

#2361: Nissin Demae Iccho Chicken Flavour Instant Noodle (Bowl Noodle) - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - Demae Ramen

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion, baked chicken, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts and hard boiled egg. The noodles came out very well – and there were a lot of them. The broth was a chicken tour de force; a great chicken taste along with a sesame oil taste included with the liquid sachet really gives a one two punch of tastiness. What’s more, the included veggies, bits of egg and chicken bits came out perfectly to make this a nicely rounded bowl. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4897878120017.

#2361: Nissin Demae Iccho Chicken Flavour Instant Noodle (Bowl Noodle) - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - Demae Ramen

Nissin Demae Ramen Chicken Flavor 3.5oz (Pack of 5)

A Nissin Hong Kong TV commercial.

#2347: Nissin Demae Iccho Tonkotsu Flavour Instant Noodle (Bowl Noodle)

#2347: Nissin Demae Iccho Tonkotsu Flavour Instant Noodle (Bowl Noodle) - Japan - The Ramen Rater

Yet another left over from the Nissin HK Meet The Manufacturer! Slowly getting these all done – so many SKUs! This is one big bowl of tonkotsu! let’s get to it!

Nissin Demae Iccho Tonkotsu Flavour Instant Noodle (Bowl Noodle) – Hong Kong

#2347: Nissin Demae Iccho Tonkotsu Flavour Instant Noodle (Bowl Noodle) - Japan - The Ramen Rater

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains pork. To prepare, add sachets market 1 and boiling water to fill line. Cover for 3 minutes and stir. Add in liquid sachet and pickled vegetables. Stir and enjoy!

#2347: Nissin Demae Iccho Tonkotsu Flavour Instant Noodle (Bowl Noodle) - Japan - The Ramen Rater

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2347: Nissin Demae Iccho Tonkotsu Flavour Instant Noodle (Bowl Noodle) - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater

The noodle block.

#2347: Nissin Demae Iccho Tonkotsu Flavour Instant Noodle (Bowl Noodle) - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater

The powder sachet.

#2347: Nissin Demae Iccho Tonkotsu Flavour Instant Noodle (Bowl Noodle) - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater

A light, fine powder.

#2347: Nissin Demae Iccho Tonkotsu Flavour Instant Noodle (Bowl Noodle) - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater

The vegetables sachet.

#2347: Nissin Demae Iccho Tonkotsu Flavour Instant Noodle (Bowl Noodle) - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater

Looks like greenery and scrabled egg.

#2347: Nissin Demae Iccho Tonkotsu Flavour Instant Noodle (Bowl Noodle) - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater

A seasoning sauce sachet.

#2347: Nissin Demae Iccho Tonkotsu Flavour Instant Noodle (Bowl Noodle) - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater

Liquid-riffic!

#2347: Nissin Demae Iccho Tonkotsu Flavour Instant Noodle (Bowl Noodle) - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater

A bonus – pickled veggies!

#2347: Nissin Demae Iccho Tonkotsu Flavour Instant Noodle (Bowl Noodle) - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater

Pungent!

#2347: Nissin Demae Iccho Tonkotsu Flavour Instant Noodle (Bowl Noodle) - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater

Finished (click to enlarge). Added chashu pork, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts and spring onion. The noodles got nice and plump and had a good soft chew to them. The broth was a bit of a disappointment to be honest; I like the light creamy tonkotsu over this one and it kind of has an off taste to it to me; more shoyu like. The vegetable bits hydrated well and featured bits of scrambled egg as well which were prevalent and of good quality. The pickled vegetables were nice. 3.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4897878120031.

#2347: Nissin Demae Iccho Tonkotsu Flavour Instant Noodle (Bowl Noodle) - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater

Nissin, Instant Cup Noodles, Tokyo Shoyu T o n k o t s u Flavour, 75 g (Pack of 2)

A Nissin TV commercial.