Category Archives: Brazil

#3186: Nissin Miojo Nissin Lamen Light Legumes – Brazil

#3186: Nissin Miojo Nissin Lamen Light - Brazil

This was sent to me by Daniel from Brazil a while back – thanks again! Brazilian varieties fascinate me; the flavors are very unique and so far quite tasty! Let’s check out this light variety.

Nissin Miojo Nissin Lamen Light Legumes – Brazil

#3186: Nissin Miojo Nissin Lamen Light - Brazil

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Possibly meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, cook noodles in 400ml boiling water for 3 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3186: Nissin Miojo Nissin Lamen Light - Brazil

The noodle block.

#3186: Nissin Miojo Nissin Lamen Light - Brazil

A dry sachet.

#3186: Nissin Miojo Nissin Lamen Light - Brazil

The weight on this sachet compressed it.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added scallion, sesame seeds, and shichimi togarashi. The noodles hydrated nicely and sucked up much of the liquid. The broth has a kind of chili taste to it – almost like chili cheese but not quite. It’s quite good – not what I expected from a vegetable flavor noodle. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 7891079000397.

#3186: Nissin Miojo Nissin Lamen Light - Brazil

Brazil: An Extraordinary Nation In Photographs

Watch me cook on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!

#3142: Quero Galinha Caipira Refogada – Brazil

#3047: Quero Galinha Caipira Refogada - Brazil

Here’s one that was sent by a Brazilian reader named Daniel – thank you again! I couldn’t figure out a whole lot about this one – I do know that galinha is young hen. Usually tends to be on the oilier side. So let’s give it a try!

Quero Galinha Caipira Refogada – Brazil

#3047: Quero Galinha Caipira Refogada - Brazil

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Unsure whether it contains meat – check for yourself. To prepare, add noodle block to 450ml boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3047: Quero Galinha Caipira Refogada - Brazil

The noodle block.

#3047: Quero Galinha Caipira Refogada - Brazil

The soup base sachet.

#3047: Quero Galinha Caipira Refogada - Brazil

A powder with a strong chicken scent.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added cilantro, baked chicken and fried onion. Noodles came out nicely – had a slightly different texture than standard and I liked that – a hint of doughiness. The broth has a strong chicken taste without being overly salty. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 7896102586152.

#3047: Quero Galinha Caipira Refogada - Brazil

D.O.M.: Rediscovering Brazilian Ingredients

Watch me cook on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!

#3020: Panco Lamen HOT Sabor Galinha A Moda Baiana – Brazil

#3020: Panco Lamen HOT Sabor Galinha A Moda Baiana - Brazil

Here’s one sent by Daniel from Brazil – thanks again! A new brand I’ve never tried – Panco! So Galinha I have been told is kind of like a ‘young hen’ flavor. I’ve also been told it’s a little oilier. Anyways, spicy chicken is what I’m guessing here – let’s see what it’s all about!

Panco Lamen HOT Sabor Galinha A Moda Baiana – Brazil

#3020: Panco Lamen HOT Sabor Galinha A Moda Baiana - Brazil

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Unsure if it contains meat – check for yourself. To prepare, add noodle block to 450ml boiling water and cook for a minute and stir. Cook for 2 more minutes and add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3020: Panco Lamen HOT Sabor Galinha A Moda Baiana - Brazil

The noodle block.

#3020: Panco Lamen HOT Sabor Galinha A Moda Baiana - Brazil

The soup base sachet.

#3020: Panco Lamen HOT Sabor Galinha A Moda Baiana - Brazil

A light powder.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added cilantro, fried onion, spring onion, baked chicken with Cholula, nanami togarashi and Salt for Life. The noodles come out a little fluffy and very comfort foody. The broth isn’t salty, but does have a definite roast chicken flavor to it and it’s pretty decent – but the hot – I’m getting about as much heat as if you looked at yourself in a mirror holding a habanero and expected that would make you experience spicy flavor. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 7891203057723.

#3020: Panco Lamen HOT Sabor Galinha A Moda Baiana - Brazil

Brazil: An Extraordinary Nation In Photographs

Watch me cook – actually I had some technical difficulties. From the looks of it I never turned the video back on, although there’s a file that was corrupted so I’m guessing something unhappy happened…

#2992: Nissin Miojo Cremoso Sabor Pizza – Brazil

#2992: Nissin Miojo Cremoso Sabor Pizza - Brazil

This one comes by way of Daniel from Brazil – thanks again! Well, my friends – pizza. I love reviewing pizza instant noodles. Why? Because it’s awesome, that’s why! I’ve actually tried quite a few – the first was from Pakistan, then India, then Indonesia and I think there are more. Now Brazil enters the hallowed realm of the pizza flavor instant noodle. Let’s give it a try!

Nissin Miojo Cremoso Sabor Pizza – Brazil

#2992: Nissin Miojo Cremoso Sabor Pizza - Brazil

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Unsure whether it contains meat – check for yourself. To prepare, add noodle block to 300ml boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Remove from heat and add sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2992: Nissin Miojo Cremoso Sabor Pizza - Brazil

The noodle block.

#2992: Nissin Miojo Cremoso Sabor Pizza - Brazil

The soup base sachet.

#2992: Nissin Miojo Cremoso Sabor Pizza - Brazil

A lot of powder.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion, pepperoni, havarti cheese, fried onion and red pepper flakes. The noodles came out nicely – flat and slightly broad. They slurped all but a speck of water during the cooking process. The flavor was a very salty ‘party pizza’ kind of taste to it – onion, bell pepper and tomato flavors bound together. The pizza instant noodle is a fascinating thing and this one is pretty good. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 7891079001509.

#2992: Nissin Miojo Cremoso Sabor Pizza - Brazil

Owiekdmf Men’s Nissin Food Sweatshirt Hoodie XXL Light Grey

Watch me cook this one up!

#2990: Nissin Miojo Turma Da Monica Sabor Tomate Suave – Brazil

#2990: Nissin Miojo Turma Da Monica Sabor Tomate Suave - Brazil

Here’s one sent by Daniel in Brazil – thanks again! The characters on the package are from a popular series for children called ‘Monica’s Gang’ in Brazil. This one’s tomato flavor – curious where it’s a fresh tomato, or what I’m guessing – a creamy kind of tomato taste. Let’s find out!

#2990: Nissin Miojo Turma Da Monica Sabor Tomate Suave – Brazil

#2990: Nissin Miojo Turma Da Monica Sabor Tomate Suave - Brazil

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodle block to 450ml boiling water and cook 3 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2990: Nissin Miojo Turma Da Monica Sabor Tomate Suave - Brazil

The noodle block.

#2990: Nissin Miojo Turma Da Monica Sabor Tomate Suave - Brazil

A seasoning sachet.

#2990: Nissin Miojo Turma Da Monica Sabor Tomate Suave - Brazil

Reddish soup base.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added cheese, fried onion, sour cream and spring onion. The noodles hydrated very well and had a nice character to them. The broth was like a creamy tomato soup – which worked very well with the noodle and was a real treat. 4.25 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 7891079001028,

#2990: Nissin Miojo Turma Da Monica Sabor Tomate Suave - Brazil

Monicas Gang Panini Comics Issue 12 in english Brasil November / 2010

Watch me cook this one!

#2966: Nissin Miojo Turma Da Monica Sabor Caldinho De Feijao Suave

#2966: Nissin Miojo Turma Da Monica Sabor Caldinho De Feijao Suave

Today’s variety comes by way of Daniel from Brazil – thanks again! First, let’s explain what this is exactly. So let’s start with the characters – Wikipedia, if you please –

Monica’s Gang (originally titled Turma da Mônica in Portuguese) or Monica and Friends[1] is a popular Brazilian comic book franchise created by Mauricio de Sousa.

The series was originally based on a newspaper comic strip in which the protagonists were Blu (Bidu) and Franklin (Franjinha), launched by the newspaper Folha da Manhã in 1959.[2] Over the years the series has been gaining a large audience, with new characters constantly being added to the lineup. Jimmy Five (Cebolinha) and Monica (Mônica) were eventually given their own comic books, hence the title “Monica’s Gang.” The characters and comics were eventually adapted into cartoons, video games, movies, theme parks and a wide range of products.[3]

The stories revolve around the adventures of Monica and her many friends in a fictional neighborhood known as “Lemon Tree” (Bairro do Limoeiro in the original version) in São Paulo. The neighborhood was inspired by the neighborhood of Cambuí, in Campinas and the city of Mogi das Cruzes, where de Sousa spent his childhood.[4] However, the comic books do not simply revolve around the stories of Monica and her friends. Other characters created by de Sousa include Chuck Billy ‘n’ FolksTina’s PalsLionel’s Kingdom and Bug-a-Booo.

Monica’s Gang was published by Abril and Globo and has been published by Panini Comics since 2007. In 2008 a spin-off series, Monica Teen, was created in a manga style and features the characters as teenagers.

Okay, now for the flavor. This looks to be a kind of bean soup – maybe red bean soup (or stew?) – which sounds very different. Daniel mentioned if I remember correctly that it’s a little thick. Let’s give it a go!

Nissin Miojo Turma Da Monica Sabor Caldinho De Feijao Suave – Brazil

#2966: Nissin Miojo Turma Da Monica Sabor Caldinho De Feijao Suave

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). To prepare, add noodle block to 450ml boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2966: Nissin Miojo Turma Da Monica Sabor Caldinho De Feijao Suave

The noodle block.

#2966: Nissin Miojo Turma Da Monica Sabor Caldinho De Feijao Suave

The soup base sachet.

#2966: Nissin Miojo Turma Da Monica Sabor Caldinho De Feijao Suave

A light powder.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added ham and scallion. The noodles came out nicely. A well engorged soft but not too soft standard instant. The broth was a nice pair as it had a slight thickness of it’s own – very slight. But it did taste like a bean soup, albeit thinner than most I’ve tried. It did impart the flavor well if not the texture. One of the more unique instant varieties I’ve ever had – was tasty. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code  7891079012789.

#2966: Nissin Miojo Turma Da Monica Sabor Caldinho De Feijao Suave

Monicas Gang Panini Comics Issue 12 in english Brasil November / 2010

An older spot for the Turma De Monica tie-in

#2907: Nissin Miojo Talharim Sabor Bolonhesa

#2907: Nissin Miojo Talharim Sabor Bolonhesa

Alright so today we have one that was sent by Daniel from Brazil – thank you again so much! This one looks to be a bolognese and from the colors of red, white and green, an Italian-themed variety. Sounds good to me! Let’s take a look.

Nissin Miojo Talharim Sabor Bolonhesa – Brazil

#2907: Nissin Miojo Talharim Sabor Bolonhesa

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Unsure whether it contains meat. To prepare, add noodle block to 300ml boiling water and cook 3 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2907: Nissin Miojo Talharim Sabor Bolonhesa

The noodle block.

#2907: Nissin Miojo Talharim Sabor Bolonhesa

The seasoning sachet.

#2907: Nissin Miojo Talharim Sabor Bolonhesa

A light powder.

Finished (click to enlarge). The noodles are extra wide and kind of thick. They sucked up nearly all of the 300ml water they boiled in. the flavor is like a mild tomato sauce – kind of meaty tasting. It was really good! 4.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 7891079000427.

#2907: Nissin Miojo Talharim Sabor Bolonhesa

Brazil: An Extraordinary Nation In Photographs

A TV spot for Nissin Talharim

#2893: Nissin Miojo Nissin Lamen Hot Sabor Mexicano

#2893: Nissin Miojo Nissin Lamen Hot Sabor Mexicano

A big thanks to Daniel down in Brazil for sending this along! It’s been really hard to find varieties from South America over the years. So Daniel told me to be wary of the labelling that this is HOT as Brazilians don’t tend to eat a lot of spicy foods. This kind of surprised me; I would have thought they would have. Learn something new every day! Let’s take a look at this Mexican themed variety from Brazil.

Nissin Miojo Nissin Lamen Hot Sabor Mexicano – Brazil

#2893: Nissin Miojo Nissin Lamen Hot Sabor Mexicano

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks like it may contain crustaceans but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodle block to 450ml boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2893: Nissin Miojo Nissin Lamen Hot Sabor Mexicano

The noodle block.

#2893: Nissin Miojo Nissin Lamen Hot Sabor Mexicano

The soup base sachet.

#2893: Nissin Miojo Nissin Lamen Hot Sabor Mexicano

A light powder.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added fried egg, cilantro, jalapeno rings, cheese and hot sauce. The noodles had a wider gauge than I expected and went very well with the broth. The broth was lightly spicy, but nice and flavorful – reminiscent of beef and lingua. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 7891079011478.

#2893: Nissin Miojo Nissin Lamen Hot Sabor Mexicano

Owiekdmf Men’s Nissin Food Sweatshirt Hoodie XXL Light Grey

A video about Nissin Lamen

Unboxing Time: Brazilian Instant Noodles Sent By a Reader

Unboxing Time: Brazilian Instant Noodles Sent By a Reader

Thanks go out to a fellow names Daniel from Brazil for sending along a box of different instant noodles from his home country! I’m really excited as while I’ve only reviewed a scant few from the South American country, what I’ve tried I’ve been really impressed with. Let’s check it out!

Unboxing Time: Brazilian Instant Noodles Sent By a Reader

Again, a big thank you to Daniel is Brazil! Looking forward to giving these a try!

#2204: Nissin Cup Noodles Sabor Galinha Caipira

Thanks again to Adriana and Steve O. for sending me these great Brazillian instants! I think this is the last of them – was a lot of fun! So I *think* this one translates to country style chicken. Well, let’s give it a look!

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Probably contains chicken. To prepare, add boiling water to fill line. Cover for 3 minutes. stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

The noodle block.

Some of the bits from the bottom of the cup.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added cilantro, sous vide baked chicken with Johnny’s Chicken & Seafood seasoning and chilli flake. The noodle came out well – good chew and backbone to them. The broth is very thick and hearty – augmented by a nice kind of strong chicken taste to it. 4.25 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 7891079008094.

D.O.M.: Rediscovering Brazilian Ingredients

A video about an ad campaign for Nissin Cup Noodles In Brazil.

#2144: Nissin Lamen Sabor Picanha

Here’s one of the last two sent to me by my cousins Adriana and Mike O. – thank you very much! Picanha is considered to be the best cut of meat in Brazil – let’s give it a try!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Unsure whether this contains meat. To prepare, add the noodle block to 450ml boiling water and cook 3 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

A shiny sachet.

Has a smoky scent.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added cilantro, thin sliced beef and crushed red pepper. The noodles came out nice with a decent chew to them. The broth was kind of like a smoky beef – almost like a corned beef too. Not bad. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 7891079011775.

D.O.M.: Rediscovering Brazilian Ingredients

Awesome TV commercial!

#2107: Nissin Lamen Sabor Frango Assado Com Toque De Limao

Thank you again to cousins Adriana and Mike O. for sending this one to me! As I’ve said in the past, anything south of the United States has been just near impossible for me to get – until somewhat recently. This one’s from Brazil. As for the translation? Well, Google says frango assado simply means roast chicken – let’s give it a try!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Unsure whether it contains meat. To prepare, add noodle block to 450ml boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

Has a kind of roast chicken flavor to it.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added cilantro, lime, baked chicken, crushed red pepper and cream cheese. The noodles had a decent chewiness – pretty standard gauge. The broth was very good – definitely the best roast chicken flavor I’ve had thus far. I really liked it; it was unique and very tasty. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 7891079012581.

The Brazilian Kitchen: 100 Classic and Creative Recipes for the Home Cook

A Nissin Brazil video about this variety.