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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

Watch me whip this up on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!

#1958: IbuRamen Mi Goreng Bento Noodles In A Box Curry Masala Flavor

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This is the last of the IbuRamen tray varieties I’ve seen available. I really didn’t care for the other two, but hey, it’s curry day! Let’s see how this one fares with a curry fanatic.

The bottom of the cardboard outer (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself.

Here’s what you find under the cardboard outer.

A little card with preparation instructions from inside (click to enlarge). To prepare, remove all sachets. Add in 200ml water and microwave 5 minutes uncovered. Replace lid and use drain spout to drain off water. Add in powder and liquid sachet contents and stir well. Garnish with Lingam’s sauce. Enjoy!

The noodle block.

This is an interesting anomaly. First, yes – it says Mexi-Ramen. But second, this is a dual-sachet labeled sachet – but it only has one seasoning inside! Not sure if I’ve ever seen this before.

A dark powder.

A vegetables sachet.

Big ol’ shallots!

Okay I screwed up here – I forgot to take a picture of the liquid sachet.

A final sachet.

A light powder.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added shrimp and carved squid. The noodles were very standard of gauge and chew. The flavor on this one was really quite good! A kind of creamy curry works very nicely. The fried shallot is a super nice bonus as well. Very pleased to find that I like one of these varieties – the other rated very poorly. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.  UPC bar code 850248004113.

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Ah, Mexi-Ramen demo clip, you’re so fascinating…

#700: Meet The Manufacturer – Nissin Chikin Ramen (Local)

Here we go – this is the original instant noodle. This is what Momofuku Ando first sold in Japan! This is the real deal. Here’s a link to my post on Momofuku Ando Day!

My wife got me this five pack of Chikin Ramen for my birthday from Japan on eBay – unfortunately, the shipper wrapped it in newspaper and a plastic bag – the packs were all damaged in the extreme and only one had enough of the form to use for review.

See, this little dimple in the middle is what it;s all about. You’ll see what I mean.

Here’s the front of the individual pack.

This is the back of the big 5-pack bag (click image to enlarge). So what you do is put everything in a bowl, drop an uncooked egg on top, add 450cc water and cover for 3 minutes.

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

Here’s our poor specimen (this was the nicest one out of all five packs – all the others were mostly like the pulverized bits on the underneath of this one) there’s no seasoning packets – it’s all infused into the noodles.

I decided in honor of this ‘Meet The Manufacturer’ week and being review #700, I thought I’d make a video showing how I made this stuff.

The finished product (click image to enlarge). It seems like this would be about as hum-drum and normal as you can get, but quite honestly, there’s really nothing else that I’ve tried that’s like it. I’ve had some noodles that are pre-seasoned and tasted somewhat similar, but they don’t come out like this. The noodles have a very light, almost ‘springy’ texture to them. They bulk up when steeping and you end up with a pretty decent portion. The broth is thin; like I said, all the seasoning is in the noodles themselves. The flavor is kind of like a chicken sesame. I think calling them ‘Roasted Ramen’ when they were available in the US for a short time was an apt title. These are a work of art and a testament to Momofuku Ando‘s ingenuity. With the egg, it’s a good, filling meal. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars!!! UPC barcode 4902105001103 .

Chikin Ramn commercial.

Making of a Chikin Ramen commercial.

#370: Fuku Superior Soup Instant Noodle

Wow – Fuku! Pretty awesome name I think! My sister brought these back from Canada. Let’s try em’ out!

Pretty awesome instructions – I think they’re saying 1 – serve with live, happy jumping prawn, 2 – if you eat it without soup, you will start to hallucinate that music is an entity you can interact with like a meal, and 3 – hoard it and eat it raw like a caveman!  Maybe… At any rate, Fuku is an awesome name!

One single packet of flavoring powder.

Not a whole lot of powder, but had some onion in it I think.

Click image to enlarge. Wow – this stuff is impressive. I know exactly what it reminds me of and now I’m very happy to announce it’s getting 5.0 out of 5.0 stars! This stuff is EXACTLY like Nissin Chikin except it has a little extra powder with it! Originally, my favorite noodles were Nissin ‘Roasted Ramen,’ a product they came out with in the USA when I was a kid. They stopped making it so we hunted for it and they were able to help us out at Uwajimaya in Seattle where they clued my folks in about the Nissin Chikin. This is exactly like that stuff and I’m quite happy. Too bad it requires a trip to Canada to find it! Ack!!! So yeah The name, the back and the noodles and broth altogether are wham bam 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. Get it here.

First, watch this video commercial…

Then watch this – the making of!

#28: Nissin Chikin Instant Ramen Noodles


Nissin: ORIGINAL – 1958
Stars: *****
Notes: This is where ramen noodles all began. In fact, this is what
really got me into noodles. A long long time ago, I was able to get
Nissin brand ‘Roasted Ramen’ noodles at the normal supermarket.
For ages I tried to find it again, but finally found it at the local
oriental grocery. This stuff is awesome – it’s got the seasoning in the
noodles. You can also eat this stuff uncooked – like potato chips,
or sprinkle it on salad etc. This is a score – try it!