Here’s the second Cielo variety – Menudo. When I kid, I think on the ABC channel they had a lot of stuff about a show called Menudo – or a band – and I think Ricky Martin was in it? Well, that’s different from the soup. Menudo was honestly the first real introduction to latino culture I really got – I grew up in a town that was pretty white. It isn’t that way anymore which is nice though – lots of different people. Here’s what the soup consists of – ‘In Mexican cuisine, Menudo, also known as pancita ([little] gut or [little] stomach) or mole de panza (“stomach sauce”), is a traditional Mexican soup, made with cow’s stomach (tripe) in broth with a red chili pepper base. Hominy, lime, onions, and oregano are used to season the broth.’ I can probably pull off some lime and onions. I tried hominy once before I realized it is cooked in bacon fat and I never have bacon, nor bacon fat on hand. Let’s give this a try!
Cielo Menudo Instant Ramen Noodle – United States
Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add in everything and fill to line with boiling water and cover for 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!
Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).
The noodle block.
A sachet of dry powder base.
A sachet of seasoned oil.
A vegetables sachet.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added cilantro, green onion, crushed red peppper, hot sauce, and jalapeno. As with the pozole version, it’s a great noodle – a tad brittle which works wonders. The broth is quite nice too – a touch of heat and a savory bump. Good stuff. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 860003789506.
Watch me cook on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!