September 1, 2020

#3598: Nissin Demae Ramen Korean Style Spicy Flavor – Hong Kong

#3598: Nissin Demae Ramen Korean Style Spicy Flavor - Hong Kong

This one is new around these parts but it’s from somewhere completely different. The giveaway here is the omission of the letter u. There’s more though. This one’s made for the United States. It’s not because it has a UPC code vs a 13 digit EAN, though.

On local Hong Kong products (ons for sale in HK proper) you’ll find flavor as ‘flavour’, and you’ll also find the full name of a product on the back of a package. You don’t see that here which I found interesting. So, why didn’t I label is United States? Mainly because although it’s an export version, and the nutrition facts are different, the EAN bar code is still the same as a local version. So there’s my logic.

I often think nobody cares about my logic when it comes to this stuff, but I do take it seriously. I think some people think I’m nuts to be so worried about it but hey, I try to be a professional.

Nissin Demae Ramen Korean Style Spicy Flavor – Hong Kong

#3598: Nissin Demae Ramen Korean Style Spicy Flavor - Hong Kong

Detail of the packaging (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add everything to 550ml boiling water and cook 4~5 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

A large dry base sachet.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added egg yolk, narutomaki, beef, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, spring onion, processed cheese, sesame seed, and chili flake. The noodles were good – a tad thicker than the normal pack version noodles found in Demae Ramen. The broth was very much in the South Korean way – a spicy broth with a hint of bitterness. A good approximation. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 4897878000142.

Nissin Demae Ramen Variety Pack (Tonkotsu Series) (Pack of 16 with 4 Each Flavor)

Watch me cook on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!