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Meet The Manufacturer: #1778: JML Spicy King Spicy Chicken Noodle

Today, we come to the end of this Meet The Manufacturer. On a side note, I reviewed one that has the exact same packaging that I received from a reader in Scandinavia a while back. I asked if it was the same as this and was told it is a little different. sometimes companies will change levels of different ingredients depending on where they’re sold. Anyways…  Lots of interesting new things in this one – lots of great flavors as well! I want to thank Alvin Leung for all his help with making this happen! Let’s have a look at the package version of JML’s Spicy King Spicy Chicken!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Contains chicken. To prepare, bring 550ml of water to the boil and add noodles. Add contents of sauce, seasoning, vegetables sachets and stir.  Cook for3-4 minutes and ready to serve!

The noodle block.

The dry seasonings sachet.

Has a nice spicy scent.

A liquid sachet.

A bright colored paste.

A special sachet.

Chilli powder!

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added baked chicken with chilli powder and Lindberg Snider Porterhouse and Roast seasoning, mung bean sprouts and lime. The noodles came out very nicely – lots of them and of good texture and chew. The broth has a great spiciness – still worthy of the top ten spicy list. Sichuan pepper for sure. Nice color and oiliness in the broth as well. Couldn’t tell a difference between this and the other which is fine – they’re both excellent. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 6921555593363.

JML Instant Noodle Variety Bundle With Striped Bamboo Chopsticks – 4 Items Total – Super Value

A great JML TV commercial.

Meet The Manufacturer: #1777: JML Supreme Bowl Noodles With Stewed Egg Spicy Flavour

As we come close to the end of this Meet The Manufacturer, we have the third bowl that includes an egg: the spicy flavor bowl. Let’s check it out!

Detail of the side panels (click image to enlarge).  To prepare, Partially lift lid, add contents of all sachets into bowl. Pour sufficient boiling water into bowl to cover noodles. Replace lid to reseal bowl, let stand for 3-5 minutes and serve. Stewed egg can be put into the soup with the noodles or being served individually according to personal preference.

Detail of the lid (click image to enlarge).

An included fork!

The noodle block.

A dry seasoning sachet.

Lots of vegetable bits with a light powder.

A liquid sachet.

An oily paste.

Last but not least…

Our little egg.

Finished (click image to enlarge). The noodles are very plentiful and of good quality. The broth has a good level of spiciness to it, but not so much it will be too much for anyone. The vegetables that were in the powder base hydrated very nicely and there were lots of them – cabbage and other things I enjoyed. The egg again had a tough outside and nice yolk; it went well with the noodle and broth. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 6921555505434.

Jml Instant Noodle Artificial Stew Pork Flavour 5 small bags

A JML TV commercial.

Meet The Manufacturer: #1776: JML Spicy King Bowl Noodle Spicy Chicken Noodle

I received a package version of this one a while back from a reader in Sweden. Well, this is the bowl version. I was also told that the version that can be found in Europe (which has exactly the same packaging) is different than the version sold in Hong Kong. Interesting! I’m curious about the spiciness in this one – the one I got in the mail was on this year’s Top Ten spiciest Instant Noodles Of All Time 2015 Edition list! Let’s have a look!

Here’s some detail of the side panels (click image to enlarge). Contains chicken and fish. To prepare, partially lift lid, add contents of all sachets into bowl. Pour sufficient boiling water into bowl to cover noodles. Replace lid to reseal bowl, let stand for 3-5 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click image to enlarge).

An included fork!

The noodle block.

The dry base sachet.

A light powder with some little bits in there.

A liquid sachet.

Brilliant colored paste.

A special sachet.

Chilli powder!

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added chicken baked with chilli powder and LindbergSnider Porterhouse & Roast seasoning, coriander, broccoli and mung bean sprouts. The noodles as usual plumped up nicely as they engorged themselves on the broth. good gauge, good chew. The broth is definitely strong and worthy of the top ten spicy list – it means business! Sichuan chilli heat is abundant. The oiliness is great and the hydrated vegetable bits are good as well – a tasty spicy bowl. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 6921555593455.

JML Instant Noodle Variety Bundle With Striped Bamboo Chopsticks – 4 Items Total – Super Value

JML also makes other products than just instant noodles!

Meet The Manufacturer: #1775: JML Spicy King Bowl Noodle Spicy Beef Noodle

The other day I reviewed the pack version of this one, and today it’s the bowl! I wasn’t sure who the lady on the bowl was but found out – her name is Dee Hsu – here’s a little on her from Wikipedia –

Dee Hsu (Chinese: 徐熙娣; pinyin: Xú Xīdì; Wade–Giles: Hsü Hsi-ti), more commonly known as Xiǎo S or Little S (小S), was born on 14 June 1978. She is a Taiwanese host, actress, and singer. She is well known for her quick-witted caustic humor as being a co-host of the most popular talk show in Taiwan KangXi Lai Le which airs on Chung T’ien Television with fellow host Kevin Tsai since 2004, for which they were awarded Best Host in a Variety Programme at the 40th Golden Bell Awards in 2005.[3]

Let’s see what’s in this bowl!

Here’s detail of the side panels (click image to enlarge). Contains beef. To prepare, partially lift lid, add contents of all sachets into bowl. Pour sufficient boiling water into bowl to cover noodles. Replace lid to reseal bowl, let stand for 3-5 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click image to enlarge).

An included fork!

The noodle block.

A powder base sachet.

Nice and fluffy.

A liquid sachet.

Has a beefy scent.

A sachet of…

…seaweed!

The vegetables sachet.

A nice mixture.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added beef, white onion, broccoli and red chillies. The noodles hydrated very nicely – plump and of decent quality. The broth was spicy with a Sichuan chilli hit – see tongue numbing! It has a very nice flavor to it and a good oiliness. The kelp went very well and the dehydrated vegetables came out great – good stuff! 4.25 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 6921555591345.

JML INSTANT NOODLE Artificial Spicy BEEF FLAVOR-5 small bags

Here’s a TV commercial from JML featuring Dee Hsu.

Meet The Manufacturer: #1774: JML Spicy King Spicy Pork Noodle

We started this Meet The Manufacturer with the bowl version of this variety. Today, it’s time for the pack version! Let’s see if there’s any difference with this one.

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Contains pork. To prepare, Bring 550ml of water to the boil and add contents of package and stir. Cook for 3-4 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The dry seasonings sachet.

A dry powder with some vegetable bits.

A liquid base sachet.

Has a nice pork scent.

A special sachet.

Spicy chillies!

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added Chinese sausage, broccoli and white onion. The noodles came out nice and plump and there’s a good amount of them. The broth has a fiery spiciness and great flavor to it. I really have to say the red chillies add a very nice hit of spice and vegetable elements. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 6921555590225.

JML Instant Noodle Artificial Beef Flavor & Sour Pickled Cabbage-5 Small Bags

a JML Tv commercial.

Meet The Manufacturer: #1773: JML Supreme Bowl Noodles With Stewed Egg Sour Beans With Pork Flavour

Here’s one that’s truly unique – not only does it have a stewed egg but something called sour beans. I’m wondering if they’re akin to something I tried in Penang at a Nyonya restaurant. Hmmm. Well, I just looked them up and from what I gather, what is in this may be pickled Chinese long bean whereas the smelly beans I had in Penang are somewhat akin to looking like a lima bean but bigger. Anyways, let’s have a look at this one!

Here’s detail of the side panels (click image to enlarge). Contains pork. To prepare, Partially lift lid, add contents of all sachets into bowl. Pour sufficient boiling water into bowl to cover noodles. Replace lid to reseal bowl, let stand for 3-5 minutes and serve. Stewed egg can be put into the soup with the noodles or being served individually according to personal preference.

Detail of the lid (click image to enlarge).

An included fork!

The noodle block.

A dry sachet.

A light powder with vegetable flecks.

A liquid sachet.

Has a bit of a vinegar scent.

A special sachet.

Sour beans!

The egg!

Has a soy scent.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added spring onion, mung bean sprouts and barbecue pork. The noodles are plentiful and hydrated nicely. The broth has a nice sour taste with a hint of spiciness. The sour beans are excellent – and the egg had a soy flavor with a tough white and good yolk. A nice bowl of noodles. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 6921555508169.

Jml Instant Noodle Artificial Stew Pork Flavour 5 small bags

As epic an instant noodles as I’ve ever seen!

Meet The Manufacturer: #1772: JML Spicy King Spicy Beef

This is a very red package! The woman is jubilant with her golden ladle! Her name is Dee Hsu – a popular entertainer from Taiwan. Spicy sounds good – let’s check it out!

Detail of the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Contains beef. To prepare, add contents of package to 550ml boiling water and cook for 3-4 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

Dry soup base sachet.

Powder and vegetables.

A liquid base.

Smells beefy!

A vegetable sachet.

Seaweed!

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added chilli pepper, mung bean sprouts, white onions, beef and broccoli. The noodles are perfect – plump and plentiful. The broth is wonderful – perfect oiliness and heat and beef flavor. The heat tastes like it’s coming from Sichuan peppers. The vegetables in the powder sachet hydrated very well. The supplied seaweed is perfect. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 6921555590218.

JML INSTANT NOODLE Artificial Spicy BEEF FLAVOR-5 small bags

A great JML TV commercial.

Meet The Manufacturer: #1771: JML Supreme Bowl Noodles With Stewed Egg Braised Beef Flavour

This is a real treat – you might be wondering what’s so special. Well, look at the picture – egg! Yep – this one comes with a n egg. Not dehydrated or in an egg block and scrambled, but a stewed egg! Let’s dig in!

Here’s detail of the side panels (click image to enlarge). Contains beef and egg. to prepare, add in sachet contents and enough boiling water to cover everything (about up to the line). Cover and steep 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click image to enlarge).

An included fork!

The noodle block.

Powder soup base.

A light powder with solid bits in it.

A liquid sachet.

A thick paste.

A hard boiled egg sachet!

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added beef, mung bean sprouts, coriander and white onion. The noodles came out nicely – fully engorged and of good quality as well as quantity. The broth was pretty good – had a beef flavor and nice pieces of vegetable in it. The egg was a very interesting factor; never have I had an egg in an instant noodle before. It was very rubbery and dark in color, but palatable. The yolk was a little chewy. The white had a bit of flavor to it – it kind of reminded me of century egg. Fascinating! 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 6921555503379.

JML Instant Noodle Stewed Hot Beef Flavour -5 Small Bags

A JML TV commercial.

Meet The Manufacturer: #1770: JML Spicy King Bowl Noodle Spicy Pork

So to start things off, I thought this looked like an interesting cup. I had one that had a smiliar design quite a while back – and it ended up on the Top Ten Spicy list for 2015! So, I’m wondering how this one’s going to be – spicy? I’m going to bet it’s spicy. Let’s open the lid and look within!

Detail of the side panels (click image to enlarge). Contains meats. To prepare, add contents of sachets to cup and add boiling water to inside line and cover for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click image to enlarge).

An included fork!

The noodle block.

A dry seasonings sachet.

Has a kind of pork scent.

A liquid sachet.

Has a hot and sour scent.

A special sachet.

Smells spicy and pickled.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added beef, broccoli and white onion. The noodles are rounded and of a standard gauge. They have a slight crumble and softness which is enjoyable. The broth has a nice bite of heat and good pork flavor and tanginess which is just excellent. The pickled vegetable bits are a very nice addition and they are nice and fresh. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 6921555591352.

JML Instant Noodle Artificial Beef Flavor & Sour Pickled Cabbage-5 Small Bags

A JML television advertisement.

#1327: Unif-100 Instant Noodles Artificial Tart Beef Flavor

Here’s one sent to me by Roger S. – thanks! I haven’t had one of these Unif-100’s in a while. I had the Cayenne Beef a little while back, but this is one of the ones that are distributed here in the US quite widely. Chances are if you have an Asian grocery local to you, they’ll have some of the Unif line of instants. Now, while beef is a very common flavor where instant noodles are concerned, tart beef is something I’ve not encountered before. Let’s see what’s inside and how it tastes.

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, put everything in a bowl and add 500ml boiling water. Cover for 3 minutes, stir and serve. What I do is I boil the water in a pot that has a lid, take the pot off, add everything and cover for 3 minutes and stir; seems easier to me.

The noodle block.

The powder base sachet.

A light powder.

The paste sachet.

Has a tart scent from vinegar.

The vegetables sachet.

Cabbage, chilli and other veggies.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added leeks, thin sliced sukiyaki beef, Fresno chilli pepper, and Nappa cabbage. The noodles . The broth is definitely tart beef flavor. I wasn’t sure what to make of it at first, but after a couple tastes I was kind of into it. It has a bit of spiciness as well which went well. The broth is a little oily from the paste, also something that was welcome here. The vegetable garnish was really nice and worked well. 3.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 6920077415627.

Here’s a video showing daily life in Guangzhou, China – the city where these Unif noodles are manufactured.