#379: Nissin Chow Mein Thai Peanut Flavor Chow Mein Noodles

Haven’t reviewed one of these in a while. I did do the Alfredo recently but that’s a little further off track than this. Anyways, Thai Peanut Flavor…

Click image to enlarge directions. Directions to follow. So you peel it back halfway, fill to line, close lid and microwave for five minutes.

After it has cooked for five minutes, you put in the powder seasoning then stir, the liquid seasoning then stir stir stir and finally sprinkle that peanut bits on the top.

Click image to enlarge. Then you end up with this. The noodles aren’t bad. The peanuts however have a kind of funky taste to them; at least I think the peanuts are the source. Kind of a factory plastic deal. A light bit spicy. If that aftertaste of funk weren’t there it’d do so much better as far as a rating. 2.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 070662087268.


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  2. Also, my housemate doesn’t use the peanut packet either. Without the peanuts, it’s a little on the spicy side but that nasty taste is gone, I like to add a little peanut butter, maybe a tablespoon or so, mixed with a smidgen of fish sauce, palm sugar, and vinegar or tamarind concentrate and some frozen stir fry veggies. Then it really resembles pad thai a whole lot more. I would urge anyone trying this for the first time to TASTE the contents of the peanut packet first or just omit using it.

  3. That funky taste from the peanuts was there the first time I tried this flavor – it is due to RANCIDITY of the peanuts. Nuts of all kinds go rancid quickly in heat. I’ll bet during shipping this flavor is exposed to very high temperatures and that accelerates the turning of the peanuts.

    Also, it IS getting hard to find. It happens to be the favorite flavor of one of my housemates. The only place I have regularly been able to find it over the last year is in the chain “99C stores” (ninety nine cent stores)(don’t have a cent sign on my keyboard). This is a chain of “dollar stores” that underwent reorganization around the end of 2011. They closed a number of stores at that time; recently in this are one that had been closed then, reopened. It has pretty consistently had the Thai Peanut flavor even in the other stores in this area that did not close. Hope this helps, as I know this chain is not country wide but I don’t know if it is in Virginia.

  4. Hey, I loved these noodles…..one of my favorite of all time. I agree about the peanuts…I just chucked them. Problem I’m having is they seem to have disappeared, at least here in Richmond, VA. hard to find online, too. Discontinued? Any ideas?

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