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#1502: JinMaiLang Artificial Pork Flavor Noodles

JinMaiLang is an interesting brand. I’ve found their logo on a lot of seasoning sachets that are in different branded packaging – Golden Wheat comes to mind first. This is known as ‘private labeling’.’ Basically, say I wanted to have a The Ramen Rater brand instant noodles, but I didn’t want to have a factory. I could call on a company and say ‘hey – I like this variety you make – can you make it but use these graphics for the outer packaging?’ Boom – private labeling. Usually if you see something like ‘made for [company] by [company]’ that’s a clear indicator. Anyways, these look interesting. There are certain colors that seem to be designated for different flavors where Chinese noodles are concerned. Chicken is yellow, beef is red, seafood is blue and pork is green. Also, purple seems to be the color of sauerkraut! Anyways – let’s check this one by JinMaiLang out!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add everything to 500ml boiling water. Cook for 3 minutes. Eat!

The noodle block.

Powder base sachet.

Has a salty and pork-like scent.

A paste sachet.

Thick and oily with a slightly acidic scent.

The vegetable sachet.

Lots of little flakes.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added cabbage, sweet onion and thin sliced pork I sauteed together. The noodles are really nice – this and have this charming comfort food feel to them. They take on the broth which has a nice stewed pork kind of thing going on. Again, it’s got that nice comfort feel, and the interplay between noodle and broth is almost buttery, but I don’t think there’s any butter here. It’s the kind of bowl of noodles that makes me wish it was about 20 degrees cooler outside and closer to Christmas if that makes any sense. The veggies hydrated well enough. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars .EAN bar code 6921555583920.

This is pretty rad – a few different varieties of JML’s noodles and a set of chopsticks!

I think this might be a Mongolian JinMaiLang commercial.

#1323: Golden Wheat Korean Style Mushroom Chicken Flavour Cooking Noodle

This is one I got for my birthday last year when my wife took me to Canada – thank you, Kit! I’m going to be blunt: I don’t have high hopes on this one. These Golden Wheat varieties are pretty good, as they’re JML products in camouflage. As you can see from this JML Mushroom Chicken bowl, the sachets are identical. Don’t get me wrong – I’ve really enjoyed a lot of the Golden Wheat and JML varieties, but I really didn’t like the Mushroom Chicken previously. Time to see if this one warrants a low score or if it’s a pleasant surprise. It’s go time.

Here’s the back of this rather large package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, boil a whopping 700ml water. Add the noodle block and all the sachet contents. Cook for 5-6 minutes and enjoy. I should also note that there are ‘spaghetti cooking directions’ on the back of this poackage as well – basically boil the noodles for 5-6 minutes in 700ml water, drain and then use your favorite pasta sauce.

The mammoth noodle block. This is the largest noodle block that I’ve ever seen on the market. This is the same in all of the golden Wheat pack varieties I’ve seen.

The powder seasoning sachet.

The powder has a very odd ‘off-scent.’

The liquid sachet.

A thick chicken color liquid.

The vegetables sachet.

Cabbage, scallion and mushroom.

 

Finished (click image top enlarge). Added peas, carrots, gilled chicken and corn. The noodles aren’t bad. I can see how they’re trying to go towards the ramyun style, however they’re a little too glutenous and gooey for that. Nonetheless, they’re not bad. The broth has a very artificial chicken flavor, although it kind of grew on me, then did the opposite. I mean, there’s so much of it! The vegetables hydrated well. If you want an enormous bowl of noodles, this is it, bar none. 2.0 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 6921555586181.

As I said above, Golden Wheat is made by JML. Nothing better than rescuing people with instant noodles – hurrah!

#1289: JinMaiLiang Braised Beef Noodles

Here’s one I picked up a while back in Canada. JinMaiLiang makes all sorts of beefy ones – let’s check this one out.

The distributor’s sticker. Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add everything to 500ml boiling water. Cook for 3 minutes. Eat!

The back of the package (click image to enlarge).

A nice round noodle block.

Powder base sachet.

Granular seasoning.

Liquid seasoning sachet.

An oily paste.

The vegetable sachet.

Looks like carrot and green onion bit.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added green onion, sweet onions and sukiyaki beef. The noodles are really good and have this almost glutinous outer film which makes them seem just a bit more hearty. The broth has a great beef flavor – I expected a bit saltier but it’s really nice and rich. The vegetables were present but not impressive. 4.0  out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 6921555581667.

Here’s a Jin Mai Liang TV commercial.