Category Archives: Fuku

#2257: Fuku Tom Yum Soup Instant Noodle

This one sounds really good. I really like tom yum and this looks like it’ll be good – I’ve liked most of the Fuku products I’ve tried so far and hoping this will be a continuation of that trend! Let’s dig in!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains crustaceans, chicken and fish. To prepare, add noodles to 350ml boiling water and cook 3 minutes. Add contents of soup base sachet. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

A granular powder.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, coriander, Dodo fishballs and a little chilli flake. The noodles are the nice ones as usual with that kind of chicken and sesame taste. The broth has a tom yum kind of flavor to it; lemongrass and heat. The thing is that I don’t think sesame and tom yum goes together all that well and it leaves my taste buds a little confused and wishing I had two separate dishes to taste. 2.25 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 4897878650057.

The rice noodle version – NISSIN FUKU SUPERIOR SOUP INSTANT RICE NOODLE 65gX5

A video about Hong Kong street food.

#2241: Fuku Spicy Soup Instant Noodle Beef Flavour

Another left over from the Hong Kong Nissin Meet The Manufacturer. Thanks again! Still lots of varieties from them that they sent! Spicy beef eh? Let’s give it a taste!

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. Add in contents of sachet. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

A light powder.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, coriander and Chinese sausage. The noodles were plentiful and pretty good, although a little on the soft/floppy side. The broth had a nice kind of beef and sesame taste with a good hit of spiciness – but not too spicy for most. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars EAN bar code 4897878650149.

The rice noodle version – NISSIN FUKU SUPERIOR SOUP INSTANT RICE NOODLE 65gX5

A neat ad campaign.

#2225: Fuku Bowl Chicken Flavour Instant Rice Vermicelli

Here’s another one leftover from the Nissin Hk Meet The Manufacturer! Thanks again for sending so many! Been trying a lot of rice noodle variants lately – been kind of nice for a change! Let’s check this chicken variety out!

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

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

The rice vermicelli.

The soup base sachet.

Has a nice chicken scent.

An oil sachet.

Definitely detcting a sesame oil scent.

The vegetables sachet.

Corn amongst other things!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added sous vide chicken (immersion cooked at 146 degrees Fahrenheit for two hours) seasoned with Lindberg-Snider seasoning. The noodles hydrated nicely and have a good texture – the three minutes allotted gives them body and a soft chew. The broth has a nice chicken and sesame taste which works well with the noodles. Finally, the corn and seaweed hydrated very well, but the chicken had a slight toughness to it still which resolved during the meal. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4897878650095.

Hong Kong: Then and Now®

A TV commercial for Fuku noodles.

#2194: Fuku Chicken Flavour Instant Noodle

Here’s another one lkeftover from the Nissin Hong Kong Meet Tehe Manufacturer! I used to think there was only one variety of Fuku instant noodles in existence but there’s a whole slew of them! This one’s chicken and look – Hiyoko Chan on the pack! Let’s have a look!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. to prepare, add noodles and sachet contents to a bowl. Add 450ml boiling water. Let steep for 3 minutes covered. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

The powder base.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added baked chicken, scrambled egg and black pepper. The noodles are thin and extremely plentiful. The broth was thin and had a good chicken taste to it. Seemed like an alright no-frills chicken variety. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4897878650033.

The rice noodle version – NISSIN FUKU SUPERIOR SOUP INSTANT RICE NOODLE 65gX5

Street food in Hong Kong!

#2139: Fuku Superior Soup Instant Noodle (Made In Thailand)

Here’s a special one sent by Apple Daily news of Hong Kong. They asked if I’d do a comparison between this, the Thai version and the Vietnamese version of the Fuku Superior Soup for a special news story. Now these are both made in different places, but they’re for the Hong Kong market. anyways I figured hey – why not? This sounds interesting – let’s take a look!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free. to prepare, add noodle block to 500ml boiling water and cook 3 minutes. Add in contents of sachet. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

A granular powder with flecks in it.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion in the shape of a letter ‘T.’ The noodles in this one have a nice gauge but are on the softer side; not a bad thing, but a little more chewiness would have been nice. The broth has a very tasty kind of salty, eggy, sweet and garlic taste to it. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4897878650019.

The rice noodle version – NISSIN FUKU SUPERIOR SOUP INSTANT RICE NOODLE 65gX5

Nissin HK surprises people at the airport – man, now I want to visit HK even more…

#2138: Fuku Superior Soup Instant Noodle (Made In Vietnam)

This is the second of two – they’re both sold in Hong Kong, yet made in different places – Thailand and Vietnam. This is the one manufactured in Vietnam. I was sent this along with quite a few other to review as part of a special feature for Apple Daily HK. So, let’s crack this one open and see what we have here.

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 500ml boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Add in sachet contents. stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

A powdery mixture with little flecks throughout.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion in the shape of a ‘V.’ The noodles are good – decent gauge and a little soft. The broth has a kind of sweet but sour aftertaste which I have found present in many Vietnamese instant varieties; maybe different garlic, maybe different sugar – unsure. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4897878650019.

The rice noodle version – NISSIN FUKU SUPERIOR SOUP INSTANT RICE NOODLE 65gX5

Nissin HK surprises people at the airport – man, now I want to visit HK even more…

Meet The Manufacturer: #2085: Fuku Superior Soup Instant Rice Vermicelli

A long time ago, I tried the package version of this one. It was really great and I am quite pleased to be able to try the bowl. Nissin HK sent quite a few different varieties – always hear people saying things about Fuku – nice things. Let’s check it out!

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, empty all sachets into the bowl and add hot water to fill line. Cover for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

The vermicelli block.

The soup base sachet.

A light speckled powder.

An oil sachet.

Has a sesame scent.

A vegetables sachet.

Corn and seaweed.

Finished (click to enlarge). The vermicelli hydrated perfectly (I did two crosscuts with a pair of kitchen scissors to make the vermicelli more manageable). It’s soft but not at all mushy. The broth is really nice; it’s salty but with a garlic and sesame oil taste. It also has this kind of pepperiness to it which I really liked – it begs you to slurp it and warms your innards. The corn was sweet and seaweed prevalent – they really complimented the whole experience. Really great vermicelli soup! 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 4897878650088.

NISSIN FUKU SUPERIOR SOUP INSTANT RICE NOODLE 65gX5

A five hour video of walking around Hong Kong on Christmas Eve.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2080: Fuku Non-Fried Superior Soup Noodle

On more than one occasion, I’ve been talking to someone from Hong Kong about instant noodles. It seems like every time, Fuku comes up. This is a really popular brand there and often mentioned as a favorite. Today I’m going to try their non-fried variety. Curious how the noodles differ from the standard instant. Let’s see!

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 500ml boiling water and cook for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and add sachet contents. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block. The noodles look to be very thin.

The soup base sachet.

Has a nice salty garlic scent.

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Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion, chashu pork, hard boiled egg and narutomaki. The noodles came out great – they are indeed thin and have a round nature. Their chewiness is quite enjoyable. The broth is like a salty garlic affair with a little swetness. A nice and simple noodle soup. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4897878650217.

NISSIN FUKU SUPERIOR SOUP INSTANT RICE NOODLE 65gX5

Wow this look great – the video is titled “Hong Kong Street Food. The Fabulous Stalls of Temple Street, Yau Ma Tei.”

The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Instant Noodles Of All Time Hong Kong 2015 Edition

I thought to myself recently that it would be great to end 2014 and start 2015 with a new top ten list – but from where? A couple places came to mind, and Hong Kong sounded like a good one. I’ve found a lot of excellent instant noodles that have been from Hong Kong. Been hoping to see more arrive here in the United States, but many of the ones on this list I’ve found up in Canada. I would definitely like to reach out to instant noodle companies in Hong Kong to take part in Meet The Manufacturer; there’s not been a Hong Kong participant yet! With that, here’s the top ten instant noodles of Hong Kong – the best and most memorable – from the last 1,553 reviews. Enjoy and Happy New Year, Hong Kong!

#10: Nissin Demae Iccho XO Sauce Seafood Flavour

The noodles are pretty good with a very standard gauge and quality. The broth however is quite nice. The XO sauce gives it a very rich seafood flavor that is most enjoyable and hearty. The inclusion of a decent amount of veggies and narutomaki rounds things out well. Original review

#9: Four Seas Seaweed Hot & Spicy Instant Noodle (Mushroom & Beef Flavour)

The noodles were pretty good – nice gauge and a good mouthfeel. The slight crumble gave them a kind of nice texture with the broth. The broth has a definite spicy beef flavor and then the mushroom flavor which is kind of in the background and very good. As for the seaweed, it really complimented things quite a bit and made for a fitting garnish. Original review

#8: Doll Instant Noodle Pickled Vegetable Flavour

Doll’s noodles always look very nice – not bleached white but a nice warm rich wheaten yellow color. They are excellent as far as texture and flavor go too.  The broth was perfect – not strong but not weak. It was just right. I added the two fried eggs and all together this was a fantastic bowl of noodles for a early evening nosh while studying for a computer tech certification. Original review

#7: Doll Instant Noodle Spicy Tonkotsu Flavour

First, the noodles are very nice, high quality and very tasty. The broth has a nice flavor to it and was perfect. I really like Doll products and this is no exception. Original review

#6: Nissin Cup Noodles Seafood

So first off the veggies rehydrated quite nicely. Also, there are bits of seafood in there – real ones! Apparently its pollack, but also there is nondairy creamer in it! Weird… The noodles are great, the broth is great, everything is great! Original review

#5: Nissin Cup Noodles Seafood Curry

The noodles steeped perfectly. The vegetables and little bits of dehydrated fish came out just perfect, and the broth was very curry. My only complaint was that the curry flavor overwhelmed the seafood taste so that there was really none at the end of the day. I really liked this one though. This one was in the 2013 Top Ten Cups list, the first for Hong Kong. Original review

#4: Doll Instant Noodles Artificial Chicken Flavour

This is absolutely spot on – possibly the best chicken instant noodle I’ve ever had – here’s why. The noodles are in the way that Doll’s usually are – great texture and firmness, not bleached but golden. The broth is very hearty, and flavorful. Original review

#3: Nissin Demae Ramen Sesame Oil Flavour Noodles With Soup Base

The noodles are neat – thin and very elastic with a great consistency – some of the best I’ve ever had from a big cup. The broth is quite good too – a nice sesame flavor and rich body. The vegetables were excellent as well – great re-hydration and quality and the narutomaki was plentiful. Original review

#2: Fuku Superior Soup Instant Noodle

This stuff is EXACTLY like Nissin Chikin except it has a little extra powder with it! Originally, my favorite noodles were Nissin ‘Roasted Ramen,’ a product they came out with in the USA when I was a kid. They stopped making it so we hunted for it and they were able to help us out at Uwajimaya in Seattle where they clued my folks in about the Nissin Chikin. This is exactly like that stuff and I’m quite happy. Original review

#1: Nissin Demae Ramen Shoyu Tonkotsu Artificial Pork Flavour

The noodles are great – gauge and chew are very good. The broth is wonderful – has a very rich pork and soy flavor that was well balanced and deep. Hooray for Hong Kong! Original review

#614: Fuku Superior Soup Instant Rice Noodle

Here’s one my sister got when she was up in Canada earlier this year! Let’s see how they fare.

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge)…

Two packets – powder and oil.

Rice noodles and the seasonings sit in the covered bowl for a few minutes with 500mL of boiling water.

Click image to enlarge. Added two eggs with some Krazy Mixed Up Salt and some really good new cayenne pepper sauce my sister in law got me for Christmas! Today’s hey birthday, so happy birthday, Dee! The noodles were a bummer – they’re that kind of rice noodle that are this and kind of the texture of shredded Asiago cheese. The soup however is really tasty. I had a different Fuku a few months back and liked it – but it was the noodles that I didn’t like in this one. 2.5 out of 5.0 stars. Get it here.

In Japanese, Fuku means happiness – and I always thought it was a way to get people out of your face!

Fuku Burger eh?? This sounds awesome! Happy burger!!!

#370: Fuku Superior Soup Instant Noodle

Wow – Fuku! Pretty awesome name I think! My sister brought these back from Canada. Let’s try em’ out!

Pretty awesome instructions – I think they’re saying 1 – serve with live, happy jumping prawn, 2 – if you eat it without soup, you will start to hallucinate that music is an entity you can interact with like a meal, and 3 – hoard it and eat it raw like a caveman!  Maybe… At any rate, Fuku is an awesome name!

One single packet of flavoring powder.

Not a whole lot of powder, but had some onion in it I think.

Click image to enlarge. Wow – this stuff is impressive. I know exactly what it reminds me of and now I’m very happy to announce it’s getting 5.0 out of 5.0 stars! This stuff is EXACTLY like Nissin Chikin except it has a little extra powder with it! Originally, my favorite noodles were Nissin ‘Roasted Ramen,’ a product they came out with in the USA when I was a kid. They stopped making it so we hunted for it and they were able to help us out at Uwajimaya in Seattle where they clued my folks in about the Nissin Chikin. This is exactly like that stuff and I’m quite happy. Too bad it requires a trip to Canada to find it! Ack!!! So yeah The name, the back and the noodles and broth altogether are wham bam 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. Get it here.

First, watch this video commercial…

Then watch this – the making of!