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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.

#2379: Nissin Cup Noodles Hot & Spicy Shrimp Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup (New Recipe)

#2379: Nissin Cup Noodles Hot & Spicy Shrimp Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup (New Recipe) - United States - The Ramen Rater

Well, this is it. Right now, I’m listening to the inauguration of Donald J. Trump. It’s January 20th, 2017 and kind of a weird day. I thought it would be fitting to review something from the United States today. Finally, after decades of sticking with the same recipe, Nissin has decided to go with something new. On Cup Noodles’ 45th anniversary here in the USA, they’ve changed it to make it healthier. Some changes are no added MSG and no artificial flavors. Furthermore they’ve lowered the amount of sodium in these cups from the previous versions using potassium chloride.  So, let’s give this Hot & Spicy Shrimp a try!

Nissin Cup Noodles Hot & Spicy Shrimp Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup (New Recipe) – United States

#2379: Nissin Cup Noodles Hot & Spicy Shrimp Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup (New Recipe) - United States - The Ramen Rater

Detail of the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains shrimp. To prepare, open lid halfway and add boiling water to fill line. Cover for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

#2379: Nissin Cup Noodles Hot & Spicy Shrimp Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup (New Recipe) - United States - The Ramen Rater

The iconic cup! Although the recipe has changed, the cup hasn’t.

#2379: Nissin Cup Noodles Hot & Spicy Shrimp Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup (New Recipe) - United States - The Ramen Rater

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2379: Nissin Cup Noodles Hot & Spicy Shrimp Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup (New Recipe) - United States - The Ramen Rater

The noodle block.

#2379: Nissin Cup Noodles Hot & Spicy Shrimp Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup (New Recipe) - United States - The Ramen Rater

Some of the loose ingredients. In spite of being a shrimp variety, I couldn’t find any shrimp. Perhaps they are hiding out in the noodle block.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, shrimp and Cholula Original hot sauce. The noodles are of the standard Cup Noodles gauge and softness that are found in the domestic United States varieties. A good quantity as well. The broth had a hint of spiciness and a shrimp taste. What was a letdown here was that there were no shrimp. Zero. Zilch. Nada. I’m guessing maybe they just missed this cup or they don’t put the little shrimp in these. 2.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 070662030127.

#2379: Nissin Cup Noodles Hot & Spicy Shrimp Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup (New Recipe) - United States - The Ramen Rater

Nissin Cup Noodles Spicy Flavor Chile Chicken, 2.25-Ounces (Pack of 12)

A Nissin Foods USA promo video about the new version Cup Noodles line this Hot & Spicy Shrtimp Chicken variant is part of.

#2376: Nissin Disney Cuties Instant Chicken With Corn Flavour

I believe this is the last of the Disney themes products I have from Nissin Thailand. Winnie the Pooh apparently is popular in Thailand! Today, it’s chicken and corn, two flavors that sound good together and indeed usually are,. Let’s give this one a look!

#2376: Nissin Disney Cuties Instant Chicken With Corn Flavour – Thailand

Detail of the side panels. Unsure whether or not it contains meat. To prepare, add boiling water to cover the noodles and cover for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

An included fork!

The noodle block.

Some little bits, including Winnie the Pooh themed fish cake.

Finished (click to enlarge). The noodles are thin and hydrated well. The broth does have a kind of chicken and corn taste which isn’t bad. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8852528000664.

Nissin Chilli Instant Noodles Stir Fried Holy Basil Flavour…

A documentary about the former King of Thailand. Everyone should watch this.

#2373: Nissin Top Ramen Atta Noodles Masala

#2673: Nissin Top Ramen Atta Noodles Masala

After a long time, I finally go to visit a little store I used to frequent a lot. I went to visit Indian Sweets And Snacks yesterday in north Seattle/Shoreline. First off, you’ll note that these are indeed Nissin Top Ramen. Second, you’ll note that they don’t look like any you’ve seen before. Indeed, these are from India – where masala, curry and other flavors are very popular. Who is the character on the front? Top Boy! We usually don’t see a lot of this kind of thing in the United States. In conclusion, Ultimately, I call on all noodle companies to have a cartoon character! I think it’s kind of fun. Let’s check this Top Ramen Masala out.

#2673: Nissin Top Ramen Atta Noodles Masala – India

#2673: Nissin Top Ramen Atta Noodles Masala

An import sticker (click to enlarge).

#2673: Nissin Top Ramen Atta Noodles Masala

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Has the Vegetarian green circle symbol, but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodles to 230ml boiling water for 1 minute. Add in contents of sachet and cook for 2 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

#2673: Nissin Top Ramen Atta Noodles Masala

The noodle block.

#2673: Nissin Top Ramen Atta Noodles Masala

The seasoning sachet.

#2673: Nissin Top Ramen Atta Noodles Masala

Has a very earthy and spicy masala scent.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added sweet peas. The noodles end up with a satisfying crumble and firmness I’ve come to expect from Indian atta noodles. Likewise, masala is very tasty and the broth reduced to more of a sauce. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8901014006120.

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A TV commercial for Nissin India Top Ramen.