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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.

#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.

#2357: Kamfen Noodle King Artificial Wonton Soup Flavoured

#2357: Kamfen Noodle King Artificial Wonton Soup Flavoured - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - wanton mee - instant noodles

Got this bowl quite a while back – I’ve got lots of new varieties and still trying to clear out the ones that are close to expiration! So let’s ask Wikipedia about wonton noodles –

Wonton noodles (pinyin: Yúntūn miàn; Cantonese Yale: wàhn tān mihn, sometimes called wanton mee (“wanton” is a Cantonese word for dumpling while noodles in Hokkien is “mee” or in Cantonese, “min”) is a Cantonese noodle dish which is popular in Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. The dish is usually served in a hot broth, garnished with leafy vegetables, and wonton dumplings. The types of leafy vegetables are usually kai-lan also known as Chinese kale. Another type of dumpling known as shui jiao is sometimes in place of wonton. It contains prawns, chicken or pork, spring onions with some chefs adding mushroom and black fungus.

In Hong Kong and Guangzhou, wonton noodles are usually in steaming hot soup with shrimp wontons and with leafy vegetables.[1] There are plenty of variations of this popular Cantonese dish, with different toppings and garnishes. For example, the soup and wontons in a separate bowl, the noodles being served relatively dry, with the toppings and garnishes, dressed with sauce, dipping the noodles in the soup to eat it.

There are four distinct features: First, the wontons are predominantly prawn, with small amounts of minced pork, or no pork at all. Second, aficionados will insist on fresh, smooth thin noodles which are al dente, free from the taste and odor which is characteristic in many egg noodles when cooked. Third, the bouillon is light brown (prepared from dried flounder) and is usually steaming hot. Lastly, garlic chives are used as a garnish. The first two give the dish a wet but crunchy or crispy mouthfeel. The last two give the dish a unique bouquet.

In order to ensure that the noodles are perfectly al dente and free from “noodley” taste, the cooking process and sequence must be meticulously adhered to. The wonton is cooked first, and then placed in the bowl. The noodles are blanched for only 10 seconds, after which they are rinsed under cold water and placed in the serving bowl. Piping hot bouillon is then scooped into the bowl, on top of the wonton noodles. The bouillon must be tasty, yet not so strong as to overpower the delicate taste of the wonton and the noodles which it is meant to accompany.[2]

When served, the spoon must be placed at the bottom, with the wontons above the spoon and the noodles on top. Because if the noodles soak in the soup for too long then it will be over cooked, this is strictly adhered to by the best wonton noodle establishments.

Although the “wonton noodle” is synonymous with wonton and noodles in piping hot bouillon, the dish may also be “dry”, as in lo mein (撈麵), where the wonton are on a large bed of noodles.

Let’s give this wonton noodle variety from Hong Kong a look.

Kamfen Noodle King Artificial Wonton Soup Flavoured – Hong Kong

#2357: Kamfen Noodle King Artificial Wonton Soup Flavoured - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - wanton mee - instant noodles

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains fish. To prepare, add boiling water to fill line as well as all the sachets. Let steep covered for 3-4 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2357: Kamfen Noodle King Artificial Wonton Soup Flavoured - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - wanton mee - instant noodles

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2357: Kamfen Noodle King Artificial Wonton Soup Flavoured - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - wanton mee - instant noodles

An included fork!

#2357: Kamfen Noodle King Artificial Wonton Soup Flavoured - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - wanton mee - instant noodles

The noodle block.

#2357: Kamfen Noodle King Artificial Wonton Soup Flavoured - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - wanton mee - instant noodles

The dry soup base sachet.

#2357: Kamfen Noodle King Artificial Wonton Soup Flavoured - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - wanton mee - instant noodles

A light colored powder with flecks of herbs.

#2357: Kamfen Noodle King Artificial Wonton Soup Flavoured - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - wanton mee - instant noodles

The vegetables sachet.

#2357: Kamfen Noodle King Artificial Wonton Soup Flavoured - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - wanton mee - instant noodles

A colorful mixture.

#2357: Kamfen Noodle King Artificial Wonton Soup Flavoured - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - wanton mee - instant noodles

An oil sachet.

#2357: Kamfen Noodle King Artificial Wonton Soup Flavoured - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - wanton mee - instant noodles

A yellow oil.

#2357: Kamfen Noodle King Artificial Wonton Soup Flavoured - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - wanton mee - instant noodles

Finished (click to enlarge). Added fish ball and spring onion. So the noodles are very chewy with a very unique crumble. Indeed, they are very hearty and good. The broth has a very nice taste and body – good oiliness and a perfect compliment for the noodle. Finally, the vegetables included were mostly corn and seaweed which hydrated to perfection. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 6920363400696.

#2357: Kamfen Noodle King Artificial Wonton Soup Flavoured - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - wanton mee - instant noodles

The Hong Kong cookbook;: A new kind of authentic Chinese cookery adapted to the American kitchen,

A walk around a Hong Kong street market.

#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.