Last night, we had to do a Walmart Neighborhood Market run. It’s basically just a grocery store Walmart – kind of nice – wide aisles, lots of stuff… Anyways, I always look in the noodle aisle. There are two areas actually; domestic and ‘ethnic.’ Well, this was in the ethnic category. What is very interesting is that this is made in California. What’s kind of funny is how it says ‘#1 Ramen Noodle Soup In Hong Kong.’ This version is much different. The Hong Kong version includes fishcake with the little delivery guy’s face on it. Also, the bowls are more like the king cups – much taller.
This one however makes a lot of sense. Quite recently, Nissin here in the states started producing Top Ramen Bowls. Same bowl style – which undoubtedly means they built another instant noodle line – can’t have too many of those!
With a new way to produce, a new way to introduce new varieties. Now, the Hong Kong export version is everywhere, but I think this is a neat thing. First, microwave instructions. Second, it mentions on the side panels how to pronounce demae! I always thought deh-may. Apparently that’s wrong. It’s deh-mah-eh. Knowledge is power, and of course the difference between sounding right and like a moron (a problem I’ve had many times). Anyways, let’s give this one a try!
#3513: Nissin Demae Ramen Original Soy Sauce Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup – United States
Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add in powder and vegetable sachets. Fill to line with room temperature water and microwave 3 minutes at 1000W, then let sit in the microwave for an additional minute. Add in oil sachet. Finally, stir and enjoy!
Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).
The noodle block.
A dry soup base sachet.
A dry vegetables sachet.
A wet sachet of sesame oil.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, egg, sesame seed, spring onion, chashu pork, and nanami togarashi. Noodles microwaved up well. They have a slightly thin gauge and a decent chew. The broth is overwhelmed mostly by sesame oil, but that’s not a complaint as I like sesame oil. There also a sweet and salty element playing around too. All in all, I’d say this is your standard shoyu taste noodle with some vegetables which didn’t seem to standard (corn for example) – but they were of good quality and worked well. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 07066209801.