Category Archives: Canada

#3349: No Name Beef Flavour Oriental Noodles And Soup Mix – Canada

#3349: No Name Beef Flavour Oriental Noodles And Soup Mix - Canada

Hey look – another one found at the Real Canadian Superstore up in Richmond, BC! It’s been over a month since we visited our wonderful northern neighbors. I really like Canada. It’s like a totally different country! Hoping next time we go we leave early enough to go to some shopping then head over to Stanley park. That place is neat – a beautiful park in Vancouver. Anyways, yeah – I like Canada! Let’s give this beefy beff a try.

No Name Beef Flavour Oriental Noodles And Soup Mix – Canada

#3349: No Name Beef Flavour Oriental Noodles And Soup Mix - Canada

Detail of the packaging (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, I’m going to use the main dish instructions. Boil noodles in 500ml water for 3 minutes and drain. Add a pat of butter and heat, and then add sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

A dry sachet of soup base with little beef iconography.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added beef sauteed with soy sauce, scallions, and fried crispy garlic bits. The noodles are thinner than your average instant with a slight crumble and cheerful disposition. The beef flavor is mostly salty but it’s definitely beef. 3.0 out of 5.0 stars.  UPC bar code 060383030070.

#2957: No Name Chicken Vegetable Flavour Oriental Noodles And Soup Mix

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#3348: Rooster Hot & Spicy Flavour Noodle Soup – Canada

#3348: Rooster Hot & Spicy Flavour Noodle Soup - Canada

Well hello there. A Rooster pack from Canada. These are found at the Real Canadian Superstore – which is kind of like Canada’s answer to Walmart in an equally big box style. It’s a neat place – I generally get my peanut butter there as they have the 2kg jars of Kraft Crunchy and it’s so freaking cheap. Buying a couple of those defrays the cost of gas in savings compared to buying peanut butter here and it’s the best peanut butter I’ve had. Y3eah – I’m a connoisseur of peanut butter. Oatmeal too. I really freaking love peanut butter and oatmeal. Every morning. Every day.

These probably won’t be all that spicy, but what I’ve found is that they’re tasty. Let’s give em a try.

Rooster Hot & Spicy Flavour Noodle Soup – Canada

#3348: Rooster Hot & Spicy Flavour Noodle Soup - Canada

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add moodle block to 500ml boiling water and cook 3 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3348: Rooster Hot & Spicy Flavour Noodle Soup - Canada

The noodle block.

A dry sachet of soup base.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added egg, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, pepper flake, baked chicken, and cilantro. Noodles are thin with a slight crumble and kind disposition. The broth does indeed have a little spicy fang to it which would be doubled with half the broth. Flavor it like a spicy lo mein – kind of strange but works well. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 061483036689.

#3124: Rooster Chili Chicken Flavour Noodle Soup - Canada

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#3321: Rooster Chili Chicken Flavour – Canada

#3321: Rooster Chili Chicken Flavour - Canada

I found these at the Real Canadian SuperStore up in Richmond, BC a while back. I’ve been quite surprised how good this very, well, boring packaged range is. It all ges to show that you shouldn’t judge a book by it’s cover, or noodles by it’s wrapper. I’m reviewing this one on Canada Day! Let’s give it a try!

Rooster Chili Chicken Flavour – Canada

 #3321: Rooster Chili Chicken Flavour - Canada

Detail of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, boil noodles in 500ml water for 3 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

A dry sachet of soup base.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added baked chicken, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, chili oil, black sesame seeds, soft egg, fried onion, and spring onion. Noodles are thin and soft and provideo a nice quantity. The broth has a great kind of chili chicken flavor with a very light spiciness. I would have liked it better with less broth to strengthen the flavor. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.   UPC bar code 061483036665.

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#3234: No Name Shrimp Flavour Oriental Noodles And Soup Mix – Canada

#3234: No Name Shrimp Flavour Oriental Noodles And Soup Mix - Canada

Another Loblaw’s variety found at the Canadian SuperStore. I like shrimp. Sounds interesting and lacking a name which I enjoy. My wife’s favorite color is yellow. Let us begin.

No Name Shrimp Flavour Oriental Noodles And Soup Mix – Canada

#3234: No Name Shrimp Flavour Oriental Noodles And Soup Mix - Canada

Detail of the packaging (click to enlarge). Contains shrimp. To prepare, boil noodles in 500ml water for 3 minutes. Add in sachet. Finally, stir and enjoy! There is an alternate method on this one which I think sounds interesting so that’s what we’re going to do today – cook noodles in 500ml boiling water for 3 minutes. Drain. Add a pat of butter, sachet contents and stir. Add seafood and vegetables. Enjoy!

#3234: No Name Shrimp Flavour Oriental Noodles And Soup Mix - Canada

The noodle block.

#3234: No Name Shrimp Flavour Oriental Noodles And Soup Mix - Canada

A dry sachet.

#3234: No Name Shrimp Flavour Oriental Noodles And Soup Mix - Canada

A tan powder.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added shrimp, spring onion, and pepper flake. Noodles came out as expected; a standard baseline instant varity. The flavor was pretty good – a salty kind of shrimp. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 060383030100.

#2957: No Name Chicken Vegetable Flavour Oriental Noodles And Soup Mix

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#3224: Rooster Chili Chicken Flavour Noodle Soup – Canada

#3124: Rooster Chili Chicken Flavour Noodle Soup - Canada

Another one from the Real Canadian SuperStore! Man, I just ran my knee into a metal bar that supports my desk. That really hurt. I’ve been doing a lot of walking yesterday – on my birthday last week I did 18,000+ steps – yesterday I did over 15,000. I’m knee deep into trying to walk as much as possible. I think by the time this post comes out I’ll have lost a lot more weight. I started in November, 2018. I was wearing size 48 pants – yeah… It’s March and I’m down to 42, so we shall see where I’m at then… Been trying to stick around 1,200 calories a day too… I’m going to bake some chicken to go with this one. I like chicken. Let’s look at this one.

Rooster Chili Chicken Flavour Noodle Soup – Canada

#3124: Rooster Chili Chicken Flavour Noodle Soup - Canada

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add 280ml boiling water and sachet contents. Cover for 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3124: Rooster Chili Chicken Flavour Noodle Soup - Canada

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#3124: Rooster Chili Chicken Flavour Noodle Soup - Canada

The noodle block.

#3124: Rooster Chili Chicken Flavour Noodle Soup - Canada

A dry sachet.

#3124: Rooster Chili Chicken Flavour Noodle Soup - Canada

Lots of powder.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added egg, chicken baked with Neo~Essence Pepper Salt & NuTek Salt For Life, spring onion, and Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts. Noodles are pretty good – nice gauge and hydrated well – not spongy. The broth has a satisfying chili flavor to it – not extremely spicy by any stretch. Works well. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.  UPC bar code 061483036801.

#3124: Rooster Chili Chicken Flavour Noodle Soup - Canada

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#3217: Bowlfull Beef Flavour Instant Noodle Soup – Canada

#3217: Bowlfull Beef Flavour Instant Noodle Soup - Canada

Found this at Dollarama, a dollar store up in Canada. A cup of beef. See the little microwave icon on the lower right? We don’t have a microwave currently. Our old one was 20 years old, give or take a year and I though ‘hey – we should get a new one.’ It seemed to be cooking things inconsistently so we went and ordered a new one. It was all screwed up so we returned it last night. Found another one which was really neat! Got it home, lugged it in, opened it up to see this –

#3217: Bowlfull Beef Flavour Instant Noodle Soup - Canada

Cracked front. So tomorrow we’ll be heading to the store again to return another stupid microwave. Thanks, Best Buy. Anyways I’ll do this one the old fashioned way. Let’s give it a try!

Bowlfull Beef Flavour Instant Noodle Soup – Canada

#3217: Bowlfull Beef Flavour Instant Noodle Soup - Canada

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge).Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add in sachet contents and fill to line with boiling water. Cover for 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3217: Bowlfull Beef Flavour Instant Noodle Soup - Canada

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#3217: Bowlfull Beef Flavour Instant Noodle Soup - Canada

The noodle block.

#3217: Bowlfull Beef Flavour Instant Noodle Soup - Canada

A dry sachet.

#3217: Bowlfull Beef Flavour Instant Noodle Soup - Canada

A light powder.

#3217: Bowlfull Beef Flavour Instant Noodle Soup - Canada

A clear sachet.

#3217: Bowlfull Beef Flavour Instant Noodle Soup - Canada

Vegetable matter.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added scallions, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, and beef. Noodles are as spongy as can be – maybe instead of 3 minutes these would be better steeped for 5. Soup is incredibly salty. Sorry, no. 0.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 667888287277.

#3217: Bowlfull Beef Flavour Instant Noodle Soup - Canada

Common Ground

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#3194: Rooster Hot & Spicy Flavour Noodle Soup – Canada

#3194: Rooster Hot & Spicy Flavour Noodle Soup - Canada

Made for Loblaw’s Canada, these Rooster varieties have been surprisingly good. In fact, despite having a very plain and generic look to them, they’ve all been really quite good. Will this bowl continue on in this way? Let’s find out!

Rooster Hot & Spicy Flavour Noodle Soup – Canada

#3194: Rooster Hot & Spicy Flavour Noodle Soup - Canada

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add sachet content and 350ml boiling water and cover for 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3194: Rooster Hot & Spicy Flavour Noodle Soup - Canada

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#3194: Rooster Hot & Spicy Flavour Noodle Soup - Canada

The noodle block.

#3194: Rooster Hot & Spicy Flavour Noodle Soup - Canada

A dry sachet.

#3194: Rooster Hot & Spicy Flavour Noodle Soup - Canada

A light powder with some little vegetable bits.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, soft egg, baked chicken with Neo-Essence pepper salt and NuTek Salt for Life, coriander, Cholula Original hot sauce, and black sesame seeds. Sadly, the noodles just didn’t hydrate enough in the alotted time, leaving them spongy. However the broth was really great. Five minutes would have dome this one much better. 1.5 out of 5.0 stars.  UPC bar code 061483036641.

#3194: Rooster Hot & Spicy Flavour Noodle Soup - Canada

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#3115: Suraj Masala Noodles – Canada

#3115: Suraj Masala Noodles - Canada

Here’s another one found at The Real Canadian SuperStore up in Richmond, BC. These are made in China for Loblaw’s, a Canadian company that has a huge empire of supermarkets.

Back in the 70’s, William Shatner did some ads for Loblaw’s – don’t know how I happened upon them a few years back, but they’re pretty funny to see. Okay – let’s give this a go!

Suraj Masala Noodles – Canada

#3115: Suraj Masala Noodles - Canada

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodle block (broken into quarters) and sachet contents to 250ml boiling water and cook for 2 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3115: Suraj Masala Noodles - Canada

There are four of these packs in the large package.

#3115: Suraj Masala Noodles - Canada

The noodle block.

#3115: Suraj Masala Noodles - Canada

A dry sachet.

#3115: Suraj Masala Noodles - Canada

Definitely smells like masala.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added grilled chicken and spring onion. The noodles were your standard instant with a slightly thinner gauge. Masala flavor was a little muted – definitely not what I was hoping for in an Indian-style masala. 2.0 out of 5.0 stars.  UPC bar code 061483059190.

#3115: Suraj Masala Noodles - Canada

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#3076: Rooster Chili Chicken Flavour Noodle Soup – Canada

#3076: Rooster Chili Chicken Flavour Noodle Soup - Canada

Here’s one of the many varieties I still have from Rooster, a range made in China for Canada’s Loblaw’s company. Loblaw’s owns The Real Canadian SuperStore, and that’s where I found these. Just think of Walmart, but slightly different and Canadian owned – not American. Let’s check this one out – the others in this range have been surprisingly good despite the very plain look to them.

Rooster Chili Chicken Flavour Noodle Soup – Canada

#3076: Rooster Chili Chicken Flavour Noodle Soup - Canada

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add sachet contents and 350ml boiling water. Cover for 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#3076: Rooster Chili Chicken Flavour Noodle Soup - Canada

The noodle block.

#3076: Rooster Chili Chicken Flavour Noodle Soup - Canada

A dry base sachet.

#3076: Rooster Chili Chicken Flavour Noodle Soup - Canada

A flecked powder.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, baked chicken with NuTek Salt For Life, coriander and fried onion. Noodles were soft and definitely done well after a 3 minute sit in the boiling water. They have a kind of flatness to them and work well with the broth. Flavor of the broth is a kind of chicken and cumin with a tinge of spiciness and a tastiness I quite enjoyed. Bits of corn here and there. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.  UPC bar code 061483036627.

#3076: Rooster Chili Chicken Flavour Noodle Soup - Canada

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#2997: Rooster Chili Seafood Flavour Noodle Soup – Canada

#2997: Rooster Chili Seafood Flavour Noodle Soup - Canada

Oh – Canada! How you doin’? So we went up to Canada as we usually do about once a month and we’d been seeing the place called ‘The Real Canadian Super Store’ every time but never visited. So it’s part of Loblaw’s, a mega supermarket group in Canada – the have lots of different stores up there under different names like T&T Supermarket, Loblaw’s, – I think London Drug? Anyways, yeah. This store was like a mega Walmart – but the difference is that it’s real and it’s Canadian. Great noodle aisle – lots of things I’ve not seen elsewhere. Let’s give this one a try – it’s made in China for the Canadian company.

Rooster Chili Seafood Flavour Noodle Soup – Canada

#2997: Rooster Chili Seafood Flavour Noodle Soup - Canada

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains shrimp. To prepare, add noodles to 500ml boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Add sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2997: Rooster Chili Seafood Flavour Noodle Soup - Canada

The noodle block.

#2997: Rooster Chili Seafood Flavour Noodle Soup - Canada

Prawn flavor eh?

#2997: Rooster Chili Seafood Flavour Noodle Soup - Canada

Smells spicy!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, shrimp, narutomaki, carved squid and red pepper flakes. The noodles were decent – light and fluffy to a degree and very soft on the tooth. The broth has this almost chili cheese kind of thing to it. Lots of cumin. A thought of seafood it in there – kind of like the buttery taste seafood varieties often had. Worked surprisingly well – not bad! 4.25 out of 5.0 stars.  UPC bar code 061483038672.

#2997: Rooster Chili Seafood Flavour Noodle Soup - Canada

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#2972: Bowlfull Vegetable Flavour Instant Noodle Soup

#2972: Bowlfull Vegetable Flavour Instant Noodle Soup

Oh yeah are you ready? Are you? Man, you’re going to think I’m nuts, but I’m a huge fan of store brand instant noodles. Why? Simple – I love the hunt. I really like to go somewhere and say ‘ah ha – I haven’t tried this one,’ put it in the handbasket and move on. Well a few weeks ago we went to Lansdowne Centre, a neat mall in Richmond, BC. We keep finding different places to visit up there which totally rocks. In the mall, there’s a bunch of store of course. The mall really is kind of a blast from the past – very Canadian and looks like it was built in the 70’s – lots of mirrored things abound. What got us there was that we saw this sign saying ‘Dollarama’ when we’d go up to Richmond every time and I thought ‘hmmm… A Canadian dollar store sounds interesting…’ So we check it out and they had their own store brand. They’re made in China for the chain of Dollarama stores and called Bowlfull. Sounds interesting. Yeah – if it sounds interesting, I’, all in. I don’t care if I like it or not – it’s something new, and that’s what my whole instant noodle journey has been about. Let’s crack open this 25 cent pack of noodles and see how things turn out.

Bowlfull Vegetable Flavour Instant Noodle Soup – Canada

#2972: Bowlfull Vegetable Flavour Instant Noodle Soup

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodles to 500ml boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. For soup, add in sachet. For side dish, drain and add in seasoning. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2972: Bowlfull Vegetable Flavour Instant Noodle Soup

The noodle block.

#2972: Bowlfull Vegetable Flavour Instant Noodle Soup

The soup base sachet.

#2972: Bowlfull Vegetable Flavour Instant Noodle Soup

A light powder.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added coriander and spring onion. Prepared according to package ‘side dish instruction.’ Basically, cook,m drain, seasoning sachet. The noodles were alright – nothing to write home about really. However I would say the one thing to write home about would be the flavor – and maybe an angry tone to thje letter might be in order. It’s salty and tastes like a drunken teen got a hold of the pizza seasonings. I mean really – I don’t even think the idea of this being drained should be on the package as it turns into a real trainwreck of a thing. I can’t think of a lot of things that would be more of a bummer than looking forward to this, making it this way, then eating it. 0.0 out of 5.0 stars.  UPC bar code 667888102167.

#2972: Bowlfull Vegetable Flavour Instant Noodle Soup

Common Ground

While we were in Canada, the G7 summit was coming to a close and boom – lots of turmoil. President Trump (still hard to type that) just blasts Trudeau with idiotic banter about how Canada is ruining the USA and how Justin Trudeau is such a horrible guy. Well, I’d just like to say here that The Ramen Rater likes Canada a lot. Trump is a jerk – I apologize for his comments.

#2958: Rooster Kimchee Flavour Noodle Soup

#2958: Rooster Kimchee Flavour Noodle Soup

Here’s another one we found at the Real Canadian Superstore in Richmond, BC. The last one was found in the more domestic area while this one was found with the more Asian food varieties. They have tons of this Rooster branded stuff in bowls, packs, cups – singles, multi packs and cases. It’s pretty impressive. they did also have a nice selection of other things. Cool store! Let’s check this kimchee variety out!

ooster Kimchee Flavour Noodle Soup – Canada

#2958: Rooster Kimchee Flavour Noodle Soup

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, open lid halfway, add 350ml boiling water. Cover for 3 minutes. Add in powder sachet. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2958: Rooster Kimchee Flavour Noodle Soup

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2958: Rooster Kimchee Flavour Noodle Soup

The noodle block.

#2958: Rooster Kimchee Flavour Noodle Soup

The soup base sachet.

#2958: Rooster Kimchee Flavour Noodle Soup

A light powder with some flecks.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion, processed cheese, and beef for Korean BBQ. The noodle is thin and flat. It came out quite well – soft and in the comfort realm. The broth has a slightly piquant kind of taste with a moderate saltiness. Didn’t expect I’d like this as much as I did. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.  UPC bar code 061483036658.

#2958: Rooster Kimchee Flavour Noodle Soup

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