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#2432: Fashion Food Yummy Spicy Rice Soup With Seafood

#2432: Fashion Food Yummy Spicy Rice Soup With Seafood - Thailand - The Ramen Rater - rice soup

Okay first off, this isn’t a noodle review and I know, I know… But this one looks exactly like the other ones they sell that are noodles. FF (Fashion Foods) has these little bowls with lids everywhere, and usually they’re either a wheat instant noodle or instant vermicelli. I looked at it, didn’t recognize it, and popped it in my basket thinking I’ve just found a rice noodle version of their stuff I hadn’t tried previously. Well, this is a broth with rice. I only realized this until I had done the picture of the side panels.

Pictures of the side panels… They a lot of the time are what take the most time of reviews. Indeed, these bowls are the absolutely hardest ones to do! The plastic wrap is shrink wrap and so I could try cutting it off and scanning it, but that’s not going to work; too crinkly. So, I have to resort to my old method: rotate and take a picture. I do this until I get all around the bowl and then hand crop and stitch and clone stamp them into something hopefully presentable. Well, let’s make some rice soup.

Fashion Food Yummy Spicy Rice Soup With Seafood – Thailand

#2432: Fashion Food Yummy Spicy Rice Soup With Seafood - Thailand - The Ramen Rater - rice soup

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains seafood. To prepare, add everything to the bowl and add 350ml water. Microwave uncovered for 4 minutes at 800W (if your microwave has a ‘power level,’ try setting it at 8). Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2432: Fashion Food Yummy Spicy Rice Soup With Seafood - Thailand - The Ramen Rater - rice soup

The rice sachet.

#2432: Fashion Food Yummy Spicy Rice Soup With Seafood - Thailand - The Ramen Rater - rice soup

Instant rice.

#2432: Fashion Food Yummy Spicy Rice Soup With Seafood - Thailand - The Ramen Rater - rice soup

A dry base sachet.

#2432: Fashion Food Yummy Spicy Rice Soup With Seafood - Thailand - The Ramen Rater - rice soup

Smells kinda spicy.

#2432: Fashion Food Yummy Spicy Rice Soup With Seafood - Thailand - The Ramen Rater - rice soup

Some solid ingredients.

#2432: Fashion Food Yummy Spicy Rice Soup With Seafood - Thailand - The Ramen Rater - rice soup

Bits of onion and other things. So the straight pieces are dehydrated crab stick – imitation crab.

#2432: Fashion Food Yummy Spicy Rice Soup With Seafood - Thailand - The Ramen Rater - rice soup

A liquid sachet.

#2432: Fashion Food Yummy Spicy Rice Soup With Seafood - Thailand - The Ramen Rater - rice soup

A paste.

#2432: Fashion Food Yummy Spicy Rice Soup With Seafood - Thailand - The Ramen Rater - rice soup

As you can see, it’s rice. Indeed the grains are extra short – rice is cooked then dehydrated to make it quickly hydrated again.

#2432: Fashion Food Yummy Spicy Rice Soup With Seafood - Thailand - The Ramen Rater - rice soup

Finished (click to enlarge). Added nothing. So the rice hydrated pretty well. Indeed there’s a decent amount of it as well. Indeed the broth has a spicy flavor, as well as a seafood taste. Moreover, there are lots of bits of seafood going on in here. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8850412374334.

FF Tom Yum Seafood Instant Noodles

Mark Wiens always is posting great videos of his world travels, trying great exotic foods. So this one is in Bangkok, Thailand – he’s trying some tom yum.

#2235: Fashion Food Tom Yum Shrimp Creamy Flavour Instant Noodles

It’s been a really really long time since I’ve reviewed any of these FF bowls. My friend Matt B. was saying he got one and really liked it, and so I found this one to try out. Let’s have a look!

Detail of a side panel (click to enlarge). I hoped I could scan this one but had no luck as you can see! Here’s the nutrition info. Contains shrimp. To prepare, add in all sachet contents to bowl and add boiling water to fill line. Cover for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

An included fork!

The noodle block in it’s own bag.

The dry seasonings.

A very light powder.

The solid ingredients sachet.

Looks like spring onion, crab stick and carrot.

A liquid sachet.

Spicy stuff!

Finished (click to enlarge). This one steeped in it’s own plastic bowl, and in the past I’ve found these things to be kind of gimmicky – hey – it comes with a plastic bowl and lid. Well, I did like this one. The noodles steeped well and came out with a good chew and tension. The broth has a nice creamy tom yum taste to it as well. I do have to say though that carrot and crab stick seemed a little weird in this, but all in all it wasn’t bad. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.   EAN bar code 8850412271500.

Instant Noodle Bowl Tom Yum (Creamy Shrimp Flavor) – 2.3oz (Pack of 12)

A man walks around a convention in Chiangmai.

The Ramen Rater’s Bottom Ten Instant Noodles Of All Time

So after sampling so many varieties of instant noodles over the years, of course there have been some that I didn’t like. There also were some that are so memorable for how awful they were. After people asked what my least favorites were a few times, I thought I should just make a list of them. I should point out that these are on the list because I couldn’t stand them. I’m pretty sure they are all still in production, and the only reason they would be is that people somewhere find them enjoyable. So who knows – you might have a completely different opinion on these than me, but I found them to be absolutely the worst of the worst. With that, here’s The Bottom Ten Instant Noodles Of All Time, 2013 Edition.

#10: Wei Lih Instant Noodles With Artificial Beef Flavored Soup Stock – Taiwan


I’ve had issues with broth being too salty before, but the lack of flavor in this one wasn’t tolerable. The flavor had a very ‘fake beef’ taste to it which was not at all enjoyable. Original post here

#9: GreeNoodle Miso Made With Moroheiya – Thailand

The noodles had a flavor I found to be akin to dirt – very strange. In the original review, I comment that the broth was ‘nightmarish.’ Original review here

#8: Fashion Food Oriental Flavor Instant Noodles – Thailand

These noodles came in a nice little plastic bowl with lid, As cool as that is, it didn’t make up for some seriously funky noodles and vile broth and veggies. Original review here

#7: Baijia Hot & Sour Flavor Instant Rice Noodle – China

The broth was of a deep crimson color. While interesting to look at, the slimy noodles and overly greasy broth with odd bits floating around were a turn-off trifecta. I couldn’t finish this bowl. Original review here

#6: Noodle Time Spicy Thai Instant Ramen Noodles With Real Vegetables – Canada

A prime example of noodle I dislike: watery broth, exceedingly mushy and spongy noodles and veggies that were lackluster and of the most minimal quantity and quality. Original review here

#5: Nan Hsing Vegetarian Rice Noodles – Taiwan

The noodles were akin to cobwebs – not the ones spiders make, but the fake ones you get for Halloween. The veggies didn’t hydrate well at all, and the broth wasn’t much. Couldn’t eat it. Original review here

#4: Paldo Green Tea Chlorella Noodles – South Korea

While this company makes some noodles I really enjoy, they also make this one which I deplore. It’s just got such a funky flavor to it and a smell I can’t take. Original review here

#3: Fu Chang Chinese Noodle Company Pork, Seafood & Noodles Combo – United States

The noodles in this one were really mushy, and while it had a retort pouch with meat and seafood, it was really nasty. Original review here

#2: Baijia Instant Sweet Potato Noodle Spicy Fei-Chang Flavor – China

A strong ‘dirt and urine’ scent accompanied by slimy sweet potato noodles. As it turns out, Fei Chang relates to fried pork intestines. Original review here

#1: Baijia Single Noble Black Bone Chicken Flavor Instant Sweet Potato Noodles – China

Here is my least favorite variety of all. Slimy sweet potato noodles, thick, greasy broth and horrid veggies that didn’t hydrate well. Original review here

#768: Fashion Food Oriental Flavor Instant Noodles

Here’s the last of the Fashion Food varieties I have. Oriental flavor… Hmmm…

The noodle block.

Chili powder on left, seasoning powder on right.

Seasoned oil.

Interesting looking veggie packet.

Everything ready for some boiling water.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Noodles were a little funky. Broth and veggies were vile. This is the ugly end of the stick. 0.25 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 8850412370701 .

DJ D.O.N.: Ministry of Public Health

Gangsters busted in Thailand – getting pointed at.

#767: Fashion Food Mushroom Flavour Vegetarian Instant Noodle

Here’s another one of the Fashion Food varieties.

The noodle block.

Dry seasoning packet

Seasoned oil.

Veggie packet!

Now we just need the boiling water.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Noodles aren’t bad. Flavor of the whole thing is a little funky though and something I didn’t enjoy. Was very strange. The broth was just off. The veggies weren’t bad but not my cup of tea. 1.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 8850412373658 .

Here’s a hourse for rent in Thailand!

Going to floating markets.

#766: Fashion Food Beef Pho Flavour Instant Noodles

I’m going to go through three of these as they’ve been in the bottom of the hamper for a while. The come with their own bowl! Kinda neat but in the past, I’ve found them to be sorely lacking…

Here’s the noodle block.

Powder seasoning.

Seasoned oil.

Everything’s ready for some boiling water and some time.

Finished (click image to enlarge). First, the noodles. They’re not too bad – they’re slightly preseasoned. The broth is nice – has a somewhat beefy flavor and a little heat to it,. I’m surprised I like this one – this seems to be an exception to the rule as I don’t believe I’ve liked FF varieties before. Awesome! 3.75 out of 5.0 stars! UPC bar code 8850412371906 .

Thailand vs China in badminton.

48 Hours In Thailand

#631: Fashion Food XO Sauce Flavour Instant Noodles

Here’s another one that’s been needing a quick review. This was purchased in July of last year in California!

Some side panel stuff – was really hard to get pics of this one. Click image to enlarge.

Open it up and all this stuff inside! Included fork!!!

A couple of packets…

Ready for boiling water…

Finished (click image to enlarge). The noodles are lackluster and boring, sad to say. The broth was just funky; like they wanted it to go a certain way but it just wouldn’t cooperate so they ingredient guy said screw it, threw up his hands and said “XO flavor.” Hmm…  1.25 out of 5.0 stars. UPC barcode 8850412371876 .

Completely unrelated noodle advert.

Very weird – apparently ‘fashion food’ is popular…

#242: Fashion Foods Tom Klong Flavour Instant Noodles

Got a different variety of this a while back and have been waiting for the right time to try this one. Well, seeing as I’m really low on instant noodles to sample and review, this is a good time to do it. So here we go!

Okay this is interesting stuff. One packet was veggies (I think) one was powder and one was like a sambal sauce.

So here’s the finished product (click image to enlarge). It’s pretty weird I’ll give it that. Fashion Food! Tastes like some kind of hickory smoked hot and spicy shrimp noodle soup. I’m not so sure on this one, although I like the bowl it comes with. Anyways, 2.0 out of 5.0 stars.

#92: Fashion Food Tom Yum Seafood Creamy Flavour Instant Noodles

So this was a neat little presentation. Came with its own bowl and lid – looks to be reusable as well.

Three packets – one with a fishy smell and had veggies in it and maybe shrimp bits, a dry powder packets and a red chili goop packet.

So my review (click image to enlarge): other than the packaging, this isn’t great at all. The noodles are weak – mushy and of little character. The flavor is nice and citrussy, but missing something and way too salty. I like the packaging, but it doesn’t make up for the product. 2 out of 5 stars. Get it here.