Sapporo Ichiban: Shrimp Flavor
Stars: ** 1/2
Notes: Wasn’t all that jazzed about this stuff – I do think I like the Maruchan Shrimp a
tad bit better. The difference however, is that this package of noodles is very
dense – lots of noodles! A plus, but not enough to make me stoked. Get it here.
Six Fortune: Chicken Flavor Instant Soup Noodle
Notes: Your basic chicken flavor noodles. The only reason it got two
stars was that it had pretty good noodles.
Smack: Vegetable Beef
Stars: * 1/2
Notes: Receiving the one and a half stars primarily because of its’ bold daring name,
‘Smack’ is still even in this form not my drug of choice. An American Union
Made noodle through and through. Says it only takes three minutes, but the
noodles were dense and very spiteful. The flavor was a standard, unoriginal
vegetable beef which you’d find in a can of soup. Would only recommend this
brand to those who would just use the noodle for frying with eggs, and still I don’t
think eggs require that much punishment.
Sutah: Cup Noodle
Notes: What a strange little cup noodle… A deep red broth with some strange
little bits of something. Not sure what they are – possibly soto? Not sure. One
of the items I was happily able to purchase across the street at the Markette Deli
on State Street in Marysville, Washington. UPC bar code 8801073101197
Tung-I: Chinese Beef
Notes: This was quite good – the base tasted like nothing I’ve tried before. Very much
like a Mongolian beef sauce – was really good.
Ve Wong: Mushroom Pork
Notes: Yuck, This stuff smelled and tasted like mushrooms.
In fact it had bits of dehydrated mushrooms. I don’t
really enjoy mushrooms all that much, especially
the ones that are slimy. The soup wasn’t even edible.
Vifon: Nam Vang
Stars: ** 1/2
Notes: This stuff wasn’t bad – basically a typical salty rice noodle snack ramen from Vietnam. It would not do well with an egg though, as the noodles weren’t the most strong and a lot of them turned to an almost gelatinous state – not from overcooking I assure you. Other than the weak fortitude of the noodles, the broth was fine as were the dried vegetables.
Vifon: Hu Tiu Nam Vang [“Phnom Penh” style] Asian Style Instant Rice Noodles
Notes: Good bowl of noodles – Rice noodles with floating vegetable things [don’t think they were mushrooms, but they definately were onions] and a clear broth. The broth was quite good and went very nicely with the noodles. Probably the best cambodian style noodles I’ve had.
Wai Wai: Oriental Style Instant Noodles
Notes: One star. It reminds me way too much of their other ramen, called ‘Sour Soup.’ This is pure gut-wrenching heartburn ladies and gentlemen! Make sure you have some Tums and a bed available for the next day or so.
Wai Wai: Tom Yum Shrimp Flavor
Notes: Some pretty damn hot noodles! On the back they have put this style’s motto: ‘Softer Noodles,
Quicker To Be Served.’ It was true, these cooked up quickly, but they were insidiously hot, and
this annoyed me. Also, not even a hint of shrimp flavor.