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#993: Unox Good Noodles Sate

I got a couple sent to me from Holland by a reader names Sister Laoban – thanks! I’ve tried Good Noodles before when someone sent me some from over there once before. This one looks interesting – satay.

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Shiny silver packets don’t scan so well.

The noodles did pretty good for coming from so far away through the mail!

The powder seasoning.

Has a peanut-like scent.

Seasoned oil.

Not a lot of it.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added some broccoli and an almond to garnish. The noodles are very thin and light – they have that ‘comfort food’ feel that a non-gourmet brand would have. The flavor is very interesting; it tastes good – spices and a peanut component. The scant 250mL of water is all but absorbed by the noodles (I used the soup method on the package). Decent noodles! 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 8711200189106.

Looks like Unox parties hearty here at a New Year’s happening!

Re-Review: Nissin Top Ramen Cucharealo Home-Style Tomato Chicken Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup

Thought I’d try this one again – it’s pretty sad – I have nothing new to review! Looking forward to some new varieties coming soon though hopefully! A couple from the UK have informed me that they’re sending a treasure trove of interesting varieties! Can’t wait! In the meantime, here’s the elusive Cucharealo – haven’t seen it for sale anywhere yet. Good stuff! Here’s the original review here.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added a fried egg, cheese, Taxes Pete hot sauce, sweet onions, chicken lunch meat and Urashima Sesame & Salt furikake. The noodles are great – short and there’s tons of them. The broth has a really nice tomato taste with a hit of cumin. Great stuff! Gonna give it a 3.5 out of 5.0 stars yet again. UPC bar code 070662081013 .

This place was amazing when I was a kid; you could put your hand on the window outside and it would make the train inside move! I miss the old guard of the enormous department store.

#916: Goku-Uma Seafood Flavor Japanese Style Instant Noodles

Here’s one my sister brought me back from Hawaii! Thanks! I used to see plenty of these around but never went and got any. Now, I can’t find them around here.

Here are the side panels (click to enlarge).

The noodle block.

The seasoning powder.

There’s a ton of this stuff!

The veggie packet.

Looks like a nice combination.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added sweet onion, odeng and some Urashima Sesame & Salt furikake. The Noodles have a good consistency and great quality for a bowl. Not spongy or soggy whatsoever. The broth is quite nice – salty, but has a really nice seafood taste I have rarely found in bowl ramen. The veggies were great too. This is an exceptional bowl! 4.25 out of 5.0 stars – quite good! UPC bar code 074410396473 – get it here.

Dotch! Seafood Curry vs Eggplant Mincemeat Curry!!!

Tsukiji Seafood Market in Tokyo, Japan

#912: Maruchan Instant Lunch Shrimp Flavor Ramen Noodles With Vegetables

Here’s another one of Maruchan’s Instant Lunches – who would think that I wouldn’t have reviewed it until now… Weird! But here’s the shrimp instant cup!

Here are the ingredients and directions from the cardboard outer (click to enlarge).

The majestic iconic cup!

The lid.

The noodle block.

Here are the veggies and some shrimp!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added shrimp that were marinated in Crystal hot sauce, hard boiled egg with some Krazy Mixed Up Salt and a sprinkle of Urashima Sesame & Salt furikake. Okay so the noodles: very light and thin. Buttery texture. The broth is nice – very calming and light with a nice shrimp taste I enjoyed. The bits and pieces of dehydrated shrimp and veggies were good too and re-hydrated nicely. I’m impressed with this one; really didn’t expect it to be this good! 3.75 out of 5.0 stars – a very good cup of noodles! UPC bar code 041789001253 – get it here.

Smiles For All!

Another Maruchan Japan commercial

Meet The Manufacturer #883: Yamachan Shio Ramen Seafood Clear Soup Base Mild

This is something a little different. This is two servings of fresh ramen in a pack. They’re made in San Jose and this looks to be something gourmet. Let’s check it out!

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

The noodles are fresh – it looks like you could take them out and take a rolling pin to them and they’d turn back into dough! Pretty neat.

The soup base is a packet of liquid.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Just the noodles and broth this time. The noodles are really quite good; chewy and taste literally like they were just made. Definitely gourmet grade. The broth is interesting too. My only experience with the concept of Shio is a couple Shio flavor packs and one bowl. The broth here is salty, yes (Shio means salt in Japan) but the saltiness is tempered with a depth of flavors. It’s not violently fishy by any means – its quite nice really. I liked this one – 4.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 767921019503

I know PSY’s gottten big here with the Gangnam Style, but I’m still surprised Kyary Pamyu Pamyu still hasn’t.

#875: Sunlee Artificial Chicken Flavour Rice Vermicelli

Here’s one from Thailand – Sunlee. Rice noodles eh… Alright, let’s give it a try.

A close up of the lid (click to enlarge).

A fork!

The rice noodle block.

Dry seasonings…

Lots of chicken flavor base.

Red pepper flakes.

Seasoned oil.

Looks like some seasoned oil.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added some baked chicken and some Huy Fong Sriracha chili sauce. The noodles are extremely thin. This is one that using scissors to cut them is helpful. They’re not bad but not great. The broth has a nice chicken flavor. This definitely wasn’t Sunlee’s best. 2.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 76193401644 .

Sunlee promo video.

Disco from Thailand!

#849: Nissin Top Ramen Cucharealo Home-Style Tomato Chicken Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup

Here’s another one of the new varieties that Nissin Foods USA sent me earlier this month to review. I got a comment from someone saying Cucharealo means ‘spoon it up.’ Makes sense – Nissin has a similar product called ‘Spoon it’ with flavors like chicken, beef and beet stew while the Cucharealo line is more hitting the Mexican flavors. The last one I tried was awesome – let’s give this one a try!

The side and back panels – click to enlarge.

Short, thin noodles.

A single seasoning packet.

I gave it a taste – has a slightly tangy tomato taste.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added onion, red bell pepper, some over roasted chicken, Krazy Mixed Up Salt, a fried egg, Crystal hot sauce and some cheddar cheese. The noodles thin and short – definitely good for a spoon. The broth is pretty good – has a good tomato flavor. Not bad! 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 070662081013 .

Some Nissin Japan TV commercials

Ongaku 70: Vintage Psychedelia in Japan – 01 – Osamu Kitajima – Tengu

#835: Mr. Noodles Shrimp Simulated Flavour Instant Noodles

All good things… Well, these weren’t all that good but they were a lot of fun! Thanks go to Mark K. and Erika L. for getting these to me! They sent a slew of different flavors of Mr. Noodles and they were really my first foray into the world of Canadian instant noodles! Now it is time to give the last pack a try. Here we go!

Back of the package (click image to enlarge). Something interesting – all the others were imported by Anderson Watts Ltd. of Burnaby B.C. and not Vancouver, B.C.

The noodle block. They’re so crisp and uniform!

The seasoning packet.

The seasoning awaits becoming broth.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added a couple scrambled eggs, some Huy Fong Sriracha chili sauce and some Krazy Mixed Up Salt. The noodles are funky; they are almost doughy! Weird. The broth has a bit of flavor but not a lot and not a shrimp flavor. I dunno – it’s so fascinating and so meh. 2.5 out of 5.0 stars – fills the belly. UPC bar code 059491000303 .

Mr. UU (double u) – right on

This is a huge hit in Korea right now – Psy – Gangnam Style

#832: Dragonfly Mee-Goreng Dry Ramen Noodles

Found this the other day at KS Mart in Lynnwood (that’s where I git my kimchi!). This is from China – never had a Chinese made mee-goreng before! Usually I like the Dragonfly stuff though. Let’s give this a go!

Back of the package (click image to enlarge).

This is a big noodle block for mee-goreng! Rad!

The dry seasonings.

Kind of a sweet and garlic-onion taste.

Liquid packet.

Looks like seasoned oil and maybe some sweet soy sauce in there.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added some veggies, some roast beef I sauteed with garlic, a fried egg with some Krazy Mixed Up Salt and some Dua Belibis hot chili sauce. The noodles are thin and very springy. The flsavor is interesting – not like Indomie Mie Goreng – it’s got a strong anise taste and is kind of sweet, but has no spiciness at all. Interesting stuff – a lot of it, too. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 721557450253 .

Shanghai in 1973 – this is awesome!

Stevie Winwood – Shanghai Noodle Factory

Re-Review: Meet The Manufacturer: Paldo Seafood Noodle Soup

A spicy seafood soup – sounds good for today!

Back of the package (click image to enlarge).

A big ol’ noodle block.

Seasoning packet.

Lots of tasty powder!

Lots of veggies…

…and some seafood too!

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added onions and odeng (fish cake). The noodles are nice and thick as usual in Paldo’s offerings. The broth is spicy and has a nice seafood taste . The veggies and seafood additions lend a nice addition to the broth’s already nice character. A nice. well rounded Korean seafood ramyun! 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 648436100583 – get it here.

The commercial for this one!

A lecture on Korean history from the USC Korean studies Department

Re-Review: Meet The Manufacturer: Paldo Teumsae Ramyun

I saw a YouTube video recently where a man is trying to handle the heat of this instant ramyun. He couldn’t – to the point of cursing these noodles. Another reason that Paldo’s Teumsae Ramyun is #1 on the Top Ten Spiciest Instant Noodles of All Time list. But Teumsae; what is that? Teumsae is a well known restaurant chain in Korea. They’re well known for their spicy ways as well!

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

Big noodle block.

The fiery powder packet!

Here it is – a lot of burning fire awaiting your tastebuds!

The veggie packet.

Quite a bit of veggies in this one.

Finished (click image to enlarge). I added an egg, some onions, a slice of processed cheese and a bit of roast beef with Krazy Mixed Up Salt on top. As always, I sampled before I added everything. The noodles are thick and chewy. The broth is just plain mean! Yeah – this is the hottest and spiciest stuff out there that I’ve found. I had good reason to put this at #1 on that spiciest ramen list! The veggies are good too. Also, just to let you know how how this stuff is, it’s burning my mouth really good as I eat it with the egg and cheese and onions added – wow! 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 648436100613.

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Here’s a guy in South Korea who checks out things – one of therm being a Teumsae restaurant!

This is pretty awesome – Korean fusion jazz using a lot of tradition instruments – called Oriental Express

Re-Review: Meet The Manufacturer: Paldo Chicken Flavor Korean Noodle

Usually when asked ‘what was your first noodle product,’ the answer I get from a company is chicken flavored instant noodles. Well, chicken flavor instant noodles are these and they look like a nice big bag of noodles! Been awhile – last time I had this is was review #88!

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

Big noodle block

Seasoning packet.

Chicken lickin’!

Veggies!

Nice little combination of veggies.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added a scrambled egg, a couple pieces of oven baked chicken and some Krazy Mixed Up Salt on top. The noodles are plentiful and have a much firmer disposition than any other chicken flavor instant I’ve ever known of. The noodles are a wider gauge than any other chicken instant as well. The broth has a very strong chicken flavor. The vegetables aren’t bad and add a nice little extra flavor. Decent! 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 648436100163 – get it here.

All about Kokomen!

Kinda funky – some Korean music