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#1176: Maruchan Old Style Shio Ramen

Here’s another I got at T&T Supermarket up in Burnaby, BC. Took a bit of research, but yep – old style shio ramen is what this is. Shio means salt. – but this isn’t a bowl of saltiness. Shio is light and savory stuff! By the way – did you know that salt was a way to pay people in the past? That’s where the term ‘worth your salt’ and the word salary come from! It brings out flavors, but was also used as a way to keep meats for longer when freezers and refrigerators weren’t around. Anyways, let’s check this one out!

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

The noodle block – very thin, tight noodles.

The powdered soup base sachet.

Has a light scent.

The liquid seasoning sachet.

Should liven things up!

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added pork, Walla Walla sweet onion and hard boiled egg. The noodles have a nice gauge and a decent chew. The outside of them is a little lacking insofar that they have a slight gelatinous feel. The broth has a very nice flavor of salt , oil and hints of sesame and fish. Tehre are some sesame seeds here and there. Some might wonder if I used enough water – yep – 500ml. Kind of surprised. 3.6 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 4901990019972.

Here’s the commercial for this one.

#1173: Pop Bihun Spesial Goreng Spesial

Here’s another one my friend from Indonesia sent me – thanks! This is a departure from the norm for me – very rarely have I had Indonesian varieties of rice noodles. I think I’ve had them maybe thrice before. This one’s by the Indofoods people – makers of Indomie Mi Goreng. Let’s see how it translates to a rice noodle variety!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat-free but check for yourself.

A very dense, tight block of thin rice noodles.

The dry ingredient sachet. Fried onion on the left and seasoning base on the right.

Powder seasoning.

Some fried onion.

The liquid sachet. Chili sauce on the left and sweet soy sauce with oil on the right.

Here’s the chili sauce and the soy sauce and oil.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added Sauteed Walla Walla sweet onion, Fresno peppers, shrimp, baked chicken with garlic salt and a fried egg. The noodles are thin and chewy. They tend to clump together.and don’t want to separate. The flavor is excellent – a nice sweet and spicy thing going on, and the added little crunch of the fried onion is really nice. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 089686038613.

Here’s a TV ad for Pop Bihun.