Tag Archives: 2011

#2011: Trident 2 Minute Laksa Flavour Noodles

Here’s another one sent by Jen from Australia! Thank you very much! So I though hey – laksa! Sounds good to me! Such a safe looking package too – why not check it out?

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains shrimp. To prepare, add the noodle block to 500ml boiling water and cook for 2 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The powder soup base.

Has a kind of asam laska scent maybe?

An oil sachet.

Smells like curry – okay, now I’m confused.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, crushed red pepper, Dodo fish balls, tau pok, hard boiled egg and mint. This one was interesting. The noodles are your standard instant – regular gauge and soft chew. The broth however had me confused from the start. The acidic scent of the powder base had me thinking asaam laksa, but the oil smelled like curry. Put them together you end up with this broth, which is basically a creamy colored ginger-laden, watery and thin thing that makes me think they were going for something else but though ‘hey, this is pretty good – why not just call it laksa.’ Bummed. 2.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9310182300623.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Australia

Melbourne street food!

#824: Meet The Manufacturer: Paldo Cucumber Bibim Men

Here’s something different – Cucumber Bibim Men! Bibimbap is a common Korean dish involving a sauce with mixed vegetables and rice. The ‘Men’ here is pronounced ‘main’ as in chow mein as in noodles. So what this is is a cold noodle deal – you boil the noodles and veggies, drain and rinse with cold water a few times, add the liquid packet and stir it together. Curious if I’m going to like this – I’ve had Bibim Men a long time ago, but my tastes have changed so we’ll see.

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

The noodle block.

The vegetable packet.

Bits of cucumber?

The liquid packet.

Lots of liquid here and has a strong cucumber scent.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added some hard boiled egg with Krazy Mixed Up Salt, and some oven baked chicken with a little Dua Belibis chili sauce. I can say that I am very happily surprised. Good gauge on the noodles as usual from Paldo. The flavoring that coats it all is delicious – spicy and full of cucumber flavor. Finally, the vegetables – pieces of cucumber that rehydrated quite nicely – and they’re crunchy! I am also happy to report that this is really great cold. I’m sold – another winner here! 5.0 out of 5.0 stars! UPC bar code 8809296881223 .

A Bibim Men commercial

Here’s an old one!

New Year, New Domain: www.theramenrater.com

For awhile now, I’ve known that having the site be The Ramen Rater and having the ‘the’ out of the domain name was a kind of bad idea, I thought I’d fix it by adding wwww.theramenrater.com. So you will be able to go to www.ramenrater.com or www.theramenrater.com. Like that? No? Yes? Well, okay then.



Re-Review: Maruchan Ramen Noodle Soup Pork Flavor

I remember reviewing this one a while back up in Anacortes – got it and was really stoked as I’d never seen it before!

Here’s my son, Andreas! He’s eating a bowl of Indomie Special Chicken flavor noodles – he doesn’t like the soup do I drain it for him. He gave me a gift this year for Christmas which was a pack of Beef, Pork and Oriental Maruchan noodles! Awesome! Thank you so much, Andy! Love you and will enjoy these and review them!

Here’s the back of the packaging (click image to enlarge). Pretty standard panels.

The noodle block.

I keep seeing people doing up posts like ‘how to make ramen healthy’ and one thing they say to do is to either get rid of the packet altogether or use barely any of it. I don’t think these people like to taste their food. Anyways, here’s the glorious single packet!

Here’s the seasoning powder – yes, it contains salt. So does a salt shaker, pizza, hamburgers, etc.

Click image to enlarge. I added two eggs as it boiled. I also adjust the water – about 25mL less. I don’t know if it does much, but it seems like the flavor stays more intact what with the increase in mass in the bowl. Anyways, the noodles – your standard all-Americanized/Japanese noodles. Note – to those who demand they delete the seasoning pscket, why not just buy some high quality ramen noodles? Soba! Come on! The broth is very nice – salty and pork flavor. I really liked this one. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars! Thasnks again, Andy! Merry Christmas!

Andy’s a huge LEGO maniac – and soon as I click ‘post,’ we’re going to build a ton of sets he got for Christmas!