Instant Noodle Recipe Time – Episode 1500

Instant Noodle Recipe Time - Episode 1500

A number of years ago, I thought I’d see what would happen if I cooked up some noodles and ran a camera as I did it. It’s kind of funny – a lot of the large projects in my life have started with ‘let’s see what happens.’ I had thought for years the idea of shooting video while I cooked noodles for reviews was a purely idiotic idea; I would have to edit every video, which would take so much more time than the way I did things. Well, I found a way around that.

The first episodes of Instant Noodle Recipe Time – quite a few hundred of them actually – were recorded with a Samsung Gear 360 – a weird 360 degree camera that came as a bonus with my cell phone at the time. The result was a fish eye effect many people disliked, but hey – I could shoot a video and then slap an intro clip on the front, an outro at the end, and then push a button and compile it and shoot it over to YouTube. Actually, before this I tried live streaming – that was the original way I tried doing things, but it was choppy and funky – the Wi-Fi in our apartment is so screwy – pipes in the walls (yes I have a good router and it’s only about 20 feet away and still).

Anyways the Samsung Gear 360 did pretty well for a while, then a fellow named Andrew donated a GoPro Hero7 Black which I used for quite a while as well. Finally this year I got a new cell phone and kept my old one instead of trading it in. I use the my new one as a monitor and the old one (a Galaxy S20 Ultra) is what shoot the video – and it works very well.

Doing the show is one of the first things I do in the morning – I prep the garnishes, get music ready to go, turn on the selfie light, and then boil the water. Then I talk. A lot. I talk about what I’m up to for the day, about what is going on in the world. From time to time I’ve had guests on the show. Such luminaries as Stumpy from North Little Rock, AR who is enamored with cheese and beef. Matthew Bellah, author from here in Washington State who has chronicled the writings of a serial killer, and Eric, a spicy noodle connoisseur from Germany to name a few.

I’ve also has a lot of fun doing the intros and outros – I’ve done time lapses and all sorts of other things. At the beginning, I’d use a set of intros and outros for months. Now they get retired regularly – I shoot video out on walks by myself, with my daughter, and in scenic locations around here.

I’d like to thank everyone who has watched the show, commented, asked questions. It was a tricky thing to figure to do it, but it’s become such a regular part of my day – whether I get a ton of subscribers or not truly doesn’t interest me. I do what I do the way that I do it because I enjoy it – you’re getting me on the show. For those who watch regularly – thanks! For those that haven’t, check it out!

This is episode 1500 of the show, so I thought I’d do something special. The episode will be where it usually sits, at the bottom of the post. Hope you enjoy – it’s something a little different. I don’t plan on ending this series any time soon, so you can look forward to more if you like them.

Taiwan & Thailand Collide – Instant Noodle Recipe Time: Episode #1500

Instant Noodle Recipe Time - Episode 1500

What have we here, you ask? Well, this is a box of the #2 on my Top Ten Instant Noodles Of All Time 2022 EditionMom’s Dry Noodle Scallop & Hua Diao Wine Chicken Noodle Soup. I thought hey – since you’re supposed to add in 200ml water, why not replace with 200ml coconut milk and then add some green curry? Could be good! Maybe some basil too! So, that’s what I decided to do for this episode.

Detail of the box (click to enlarge).

Contents of the box – noodle, a large sachet of soup, and some wine.

Here’s what I’m adding – coconut milk and green curry.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added 200ml coconut milk, about half a can of green curry, sesame seed, crushed red pepper, and fresh basil. This was incredibly good – the coconut milk really added a nice thickness to the broth which was already luxuriant and the green curry was very tasty. Basil worked as well. I would expect to have something like this at a restaurant. Nice way to spend the time cooking for my 1500th episode of Instant Noodle Recipe Time! Watch it below.


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