Category Archives: Nissin

Nissin Cup Noodles Stir Fry – First Taste Club #004 Unboxing

Yep – new stuff from Nissin USA! Cool stuff in this box! Let’s take a look!

Nissin Cup Noodles Stir Fry First Taste Club #004 Unboxing – United States

#3233: Nissin Cup Noodles Soup’D Up Zesty Chicken Flavor – United States

#3140: Nissin Cup Noodles Soup'D Up Zesty Chicken Flavor - United States

This came by way of Robert over at www.dadbert.com – thanks! I’ve never seen hide nor hare of this variety ever before – anywhere. Test market in Kentucky? Perhaps. It looks like these are a meat version of the Very Veggie really; lots of meat instead of vegetables. My thought – screw it – I mean put lots of meat AND vegetables in there. In fact, screw that – do a retort pooch with meat and vegetables – now you’re talking! Nissin – you’re here in the United States already – use real meat! Retort pouches are the salvation – they shall bring a whole new age to the domestic instant noodle industry in America! At least that’s my vision. Let’s check it out!

Nissin Cup Noodles Soup’D Up Zesty Chicken Flavor – United States

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains chicken. To prepare, . UPC bar code.

#3140: Nissin Cup Noodles Soup'D Up Zesty Chicken Flavor - United States

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#3140: Nissin Cup Noodles Soup'D Up Zesty Chicken Flavor - United States

The noodle block.

#3140: Nissin Cup Noodles Soup'D Up Zesty Chicken Flavor - United States

Loose seasoning and bits from the cup.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added soft egg, spring onion, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, and grilled chicken. The noodles came out pretty well. The broth was very thin and could have used a little more zestiness. Vegetables did well, however chicken chunks while of a decent size weren’t completely done in the center. 2.0 out of 5.0 stars.  UPC bar code

#3140: Nissin Cup Noodles Soup'D Up Zesty Chicken Flavor - United States

Nissin Cup Noodles Soup’d Up Zesty Chicken, Zesty Chicken, 2.58 Ounce (Pack of 6)

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#3225: Nissin Cup Noodles Singapore Laksa – Japan

#3225L Nissin Cup Noodles Singapore Laksa - Japan

Today we have a Zenpop.JP variety – so what’s Zenpop? They’re a subscription service for all things Japanese! Definitely, check them out. By the way, use coupon code RAMENRATER to get $2 off! Here’s what they had to say about this one – ‘Laksa, a spicy noodle soup dish of Singapore, joins Zenpop Ramen this month to try and win the Zenpop Ramen Cup. The creamy coconut flavor is spiced up with chili and coriander. How do you like this iconic Asian taste?’

Yeah I’m a huge fan of Laksa. Been curious about this one – I’ve reviewed another Nissin Cup Noodle Laksa from Japan before but this looks entirely different. Let’s give it a try.

Nissin Cup Noodles Singapore Laksa – Japan

#3225L Nissin Cup Noodles Singapore Laksa - Japan

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains seafood. TO prepare, fill to line with boiling water and cover for 3 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3225L Nissin Cup Noodles Singapore Laksa - Japan

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#3225L Nissin Cup Noodles Singapore Laksa - Japan

The noodle block.

#3225L Nissin Cup Noodles Singapore Laksa - Japan

Loose seasoning and bits from the cup.

#3225L Nissin Cup Noodles Singapore Laksa - Japan

A wet sachet is affixed to the lid.

#3225L Nissin Cup Noodles Singapore Laksa - Japan

Laksa paste.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added soft egg, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, coriander. Noodles are your standard Cup Noodle fare – Japanese cup noodle that it. The broth is very rich – lots of coconut going on. The included laksa paste adds a nice lime taste (although I lost much on my shirt – watch the video below). 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4902105242988.

#3225L Nissin Cup Noodles Singapore Laksa - Japan

Cup noodle Singapore Spicy club 78 g × 12 pieces ramen Japan

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#3204: Nissin Edo Soba – Japan

#3148: Nissin Edo Soba - Japan

Here’s one from Japan Ramen Box – a subscription service out of Japan. Here’s what they have to say about this Nissin variety –

‘This Nissin Edo Soba features 71 grams of straight buckwheat soba that are just itching to slide right down your throat do the Nissin brand proud. Combining yaizu processed bonito flakes with 100% pure round soybean sauce, Nissin Edo Soba tastes like it has the same traditional Kanto style soy sauce with chili in it. Included in the dish are tempura, fish cakes, and spring onions.’

Cool – let’s give it a looksie!

Nissin Edo Soba – Japan

#3148: Nissin Edo Soba - Japan

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains fish and pork. To prepare, add boiling water to fill line. Cover for 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3148: Nissin Edo Soba - Japan

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#3148: Nissin Edo Soba - Japan

The noodle block.

#3148: Nissin Edo Soba - Japan

Loose seasoning from the cup.

#3148: Nissin Edo Soba - Japan

Tempura and kamaboko loose in the cup.

#3148: Nissin Edo Soba - Japan

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, and soft egg. The soba was of a nice quality and the gauge was a little thicker than other cup versions. The broth did indeed have a nice sweetness to it and wasn’t too fishy. Included tempura was delicious and kamaboko prevalent. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4902105238332.

#3148: Nissin Edo Soba - Japan

Edo soba

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#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

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#3181: Nissin Yakisoba Instant Pancit Savory Beef Flavor – Philippines

#3181: Nissin Yakisoba Instant Pancit Savory Beef Flavor - Philippines

This one was found up in Richmond, BC at the SuperStore. What’s funny about this one? Well, it shows chopsticks on the cup and has a fork inside. I’ve been given a ration of insults and criticism for using a fork. I really don’t understand why; I mean, here’s an Asian variety with a fork. I think it’s common for Westerners to immediately go to ‘Asian people use chopsticks and if you use them wrong you suck’ kind of thing. My logic is that if I’m in Asia, I’ll use a pair of chopsticks. In Thailamd they use a fork to push food onto a spoon and then eat it, so I did that while there. It really doesn’t matter what tool you decide to use, it’s about eating a meal, right?

Anyways back to more important matters. What’s pancit you ask? Here’s something from Wikipedia –

In Filipino cuisinepancit are noodlesNoodles were introduced into the Philippines early on by Chinese Filipino settlers in the archipelago, and over the centuries have been fully adopted into local cuisine, of which there are now numerous variants and types. The term pancit is derived from the Hokkien pian i sit (Chinese便ê食Pe̍h-ōe-jīpiān-ê-si̍t or Chinese便食pinyinbiàn shí) which literally means “convenient food.”[1] Different kinds of noodles can be found in Filipino supermarkets which can then be cooked at home. Noodle dishes are also standard fare in local restaurants. Food establishments specializing in noodles are often referred to as panciterias.

Nancy Reyes Lumen of the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism writes that according to food lore handed down from the Chinese, noodles should be eaten on one’s birthday.[1] They are therefore commonly served at birthday celebrations and Chinese restaurants in the Philippines often have “birthday noodles” listed on their menus. However, she warns that since “noodles represent long life and good health”, they must not be cut, as that would “corrupt the symbolism.”[1]

Pancit is a derivative of a type of noodle(s) that originated in China but pancit which is different in its own aspect originated in the Philippines. The fact that pancit is eaten and part of Filipino culture means that it was most likely brought over from settlers originating in China or East Asia.

Well, there you go – pancit means noodles. Let us begin.

Nissin Yakisoba Instant Pancit Savory Beef Flavor – Philippines

#3181: Nissin Yakisoba Instant Pancit Savory Beef Flavor - Philippines

An import/distributor sticker (click to enlarge).

#3181: Nissin Yakisoba Instant Pancit Savory Beef Flavor - Philippines

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains beef.. To prepare, add boiling water to fill line. Cover for 3 minutes. Drain. add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3181: Nissin Yakisoba Instant Pancit Savory Beef Flavor - Philippines

The noodle block.

#3181: Nissin Yakisoba Instant Pancit Savory Beef Flavor - Philippines

A dry and a wet sachet. No contents pics today – we got a few inches of snow last night and I woke up to a big flash and heard electronics clicking. I figure getting everything ready fast as possible’s probably a good plan.

#3181: Nissin Yakisoba Instant Pancit Savory Beef Flavor - Philippines

Loose bits from the cup.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added roast beef lunch meat, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, spring onion, and fried garlic. The noodles are slightly broader than others I usually see from the Philippines. They had a nice soft tooth and were of good character. The flavor was definitely on the Filipino side of the spectrum – nice beef with other flavors going on. This seemed more pancit than yakisoba and was pretty good. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 4800016551871.

#3181: Nissin Yakisoba Instant Pancit Savory Beef Flavor - Philippines

Owiekdmf Men’s Nissin Food Sweatshirt Hoodie XL Light Grey

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#3146: Nissin Yakisoba Instant Pancit Spicy Chicken Flavor – Philippines

#3146: Nissin Yakisoba Instant Pancit Spicy Chicken Flavor - Philippines

Woot woot! It is so rare these days I can get my hands on a variety from the Philippines that I’ve not reviewed yet and so I’m really stoked on this one. What’s interesting is that there are two Nissin companies in the Philippines. Nissin Monde and Nissin Universal Robina. Nissin Monde is actually a company that first started out selling biscuits. Nissin Universal-Robina is an arm of the well known Japanese empire of instant noodles. Nissin Monde is responsible for the Lucky Me! brand. Kind of interesting and odd. Anyways, let’s check this yakisoba out!

Nissin Yakisoba Instant Pancit Spicy Chicken Flavor – Philippines

#3146: Nissin Yakisoba Instant Pancit Spicy Chicken Flavor - Philippines

Detail of the import sticker (click to enlarge).

#3146: Nissin Yakisoba Instant Pancit Spicy Chicken Flavor - Philippines

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

#3146: Nissin Yakisoba Instant Pancit Spicy Chicken Flavor - Philippines

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#3146: Nissin Yakisoba Instant Pancit Spicy Chicken Flavor - Philippines

The noodle block.

#3146: Nissin Yakisoba Instant Pancit Spicy Chicken Flavor - Philippines

A dry sachet.

#3146: Nissin Yakisoba Instant Pancit Spicy Chicken Flavor - Philippines

A light powder.

#3146: Nissin Yakisoba Instant Pancit Spicy Chicken Flavor - Philippines

A wet sachet.

#3146: Nissin Yakisoba Instant Pancit Spicy Chicken Flavor - Philippines

A thick oily paste.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added green onion. The noodles had a little more chewiness than I expected, but that wasn’t a bad thing. The tough part was getting the liquid sachet content to distribute. But once I did, this was quite enjoyable! A nice sweetness, spiciness, and hint of chicken taste worked well. As for being yakisoba, that was a little stretch but whatever you call it, it was good. 4.25 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 4800016551864.

#3146: Nissin Yakisoba Instant Pancit Spicy Chicken Flavor - Philippines

History of the Philippines: From Indios Bravos to Filipinos

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#3135: Nissin Chikin Ramen Mini Donburi – Japan

#3135: Nissin Chikin Ramen Mini Donburi - Japan

Today we have a Zenpop.JP variety – so what’s Zenpop? They’re a subscription service for all things Japanese! Definitely, check them out. By the way, use coupon code RAMENRATER to get $2 off! Here’s what they had to say about this one -“Chikin Ramen is the very first instant noodles in the world. It was invented by Momofuku Ando in 1958, and it is said that instant noodle is one of the greatest invention in 20th century. We definitely think so! This year is the 60th anniversary of Chikin Ramen, so enjoy the classic instant noodle to celebrate it!”

For my 2000th review, I tried the standard sized version. Let’ check out this tiny one!

Nissin Chikin Ramen Mini Donburi – Japan

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

#3135: Nissin Chikin Ramen Mini Donburi - Japan

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#3135: Nissin Chikin Ramen Mini Donburi - Japan

The little noodle block.

#3135: Nissin Chikin Ramen Mini Donburi - Japan

A freeze dried ingredients block!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion and sesame seeds. The noodles are soft and thin. The broth interacts with them very well and has a sesame chicken kind of taste to it. Bits of egg and chicken are throughout – thin and wispy. Brings me back. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 49698541.

#3135: Nissin Chikin Ramen Mini Donburi - Japan

Nissin Chicken Ramen bowl 85g ~ 12 pieces

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#3120: Nissin Cup Noodles Intensos Diablo – Mexico

#3120: Nissin Cup Noodles Intensos Diablo - Mexico

Here’s the third and final iteration of the Nissin Cup Noodles Intensos range: Diablo. The devil! This should be the spiciest of the three and sounds like something I’m going to need to do a special mukbang for. Let’s take a look!

Nissin Cup Noodles Intensos Diablo – Mexico

#3120: Nissin Cup Noodles Intensos Diablo - Mexico

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

#3120: Nissin Cup Noodles Intensos Diablo - Mexico

The cup en Espanol.

#3120: Nissin Cup Noodles Intensos Diablo - Mexico

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#3120: Nissin Cup Noodles Intensos Diablo - Mexico

The noodle block.

#3120: Nissin Cup Noodles Intensos Diablo - Mexico

Loose seasoning and bits.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added soft egg, spring onion, and fried onion. Noodles came out well in three minutes. As for the broth and it’s heat/flavor, it was great on both point. The taste and heat were well balanced and quite enjoyable. 4.25 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 070662247150.

#3120: Nissin Cup Noodles Intensos Diablo - Mexico

Nissin Cup Ramen Noodle Soup, Very Veggie Spicy Chicken Flavor, 2.75 Ounce (Pack of 6)

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#3099: Nissin Cup Noodles Alitas Hot – Mexico

#3099: Nissin Cup Noodles Alitas Hot - Mexico

Today, we have the second of the trifecta of Cup Noodles Intensos. a range of spicy varieties from Nissin Mexico. Not only are the spicy, but the three have different levels of spicy. I think this is the second hottest of the three. Alitas Hot – what does it mean? basically Hot Wings. Let’s give it a go!

Nissin Cup Noodles Alitas Hot – Mexico

#3099: Nissin Cup Noodles Alitas Hot - Mexico

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

#3099: Nissin Cup Noodles Alitas Hot - Mexico

The iconic cup en Espanol!

#3099: Nissin Cup Noodles Alitas Hot - Mexico

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#3099: Nissin Cup Noodles Alitas Hot - Mexico

The noodle block.

#3099: Nissin Cup Noodles Alitas Hot - Mexico

Loose bits from the cup.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added fried egg, low moisture mozzarella, grilled chicken, cilantro, green onion, and Cholula Chili Garlic hot sauce. The noodles worked very well here – and they seemed a little different. The broth was honestly some of the best I’ve had in a long time. It was smoky – like grilled chicken. The spicy level was rather tame and slightly acidic tones ala wing sauce tinged it as well. Very tasty. Corn was prevalent as well. Impressed! 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 070662247167.

#3099: Nissin Cup Noodles Alitas Hot - Mexico

Momofuku Ando Speaks – If anyone has a copy of this and wants to donate it to The Ramen Rater, please contact me – thank you!

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#3086: Nissin Raoh Kogashi Shoyu – Japan

#3086: Nissin Raoh Kogashi Shoyu - Japan

Here’s one from Japan Ramen Box – a subscription service out of Japan. Here’s what they have to say about this Nissin Raoh variety – ‘First released to the public in 1992, Nissin Roa received the title of “Noodle King” for incorporating noodles, soup, and other ingredients together into one amazing dish. As the times have begun to change and technology has allowed
further advancement in the science of ramen, Nissin Rao has also evolved. By creating a dish with deliciousness that cannot be tasted at a ramen shop, this new sensation incorporates the peppery sweet, three-times straightened, and all around delicious fried noodles with their garlic flavored soy sauce. Enjoy pork bone flavors combined with white miso, accented with peppers, and garnished with garlic oil. You’ve never tasted Nissin Rao ramen like this before!’

Wow, that’s a mouthful! Let’s give it a try!

Nissin Raoh Kogashi Shoyu – Japan

#3086: Nissin Raoh Kogashi Shoyu - Japan

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains pork. To prepare, add dry sachet content and boiling water to fill line. Cover for 5 minutes. Add in liquid sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3086: Nissin Raoh Kogashi Shoyu - Japan

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#3086: Nissin Raoh Kogashi Shoyu - Japan

The noodle block.

#3086: Nissin Raoh Kogashi Shoyu - Japan

A liquid sachet.

#3086: Nissin Raoh Kogashi Shoyu - Japan

Thick stuff!

#3086: Nissin Raoh Kogashi Shoyu - Japan

A dry sachet.

#3086: Nissin Raoh Kogashi Shoyu - Japan

A nice looking meaty garnish.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added soft egg, chashu, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, shichimi togarashi, and spring onion. Very good noodles – nice chew to them for sure. Broth was nice and rich – bristling with meatiness. Exceptional. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4907105247141.

#3086: Nissin Raoh Kogashi Shoyu - Japan

Nissin – Raoh, Japanese Instant Noodles, Burned soy sauce Soup, 4.1oz X 6bowls

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