Here’s one my wife spied at FoodyWorld supermarket up in Richmond BC! Wow – what a find, eh? This one’s from China and it has some kind of corrupted chicken who’s into metal wearing a leather jacket with spikes (punk rock chicken?) – I quite honestly must say that this is most likely one of the most interesting instant noodle product packaging ideas ever. Little sayings here and there connote a seedy underbelly – ‘devil’s hotness,’ ‘screaming soul,’ and finally ’30SecondsOpen the hot fantasy life.’ I dunno – does it really get any weirder than this? Maybe? I really hope so – I like weird! Well, let’s check this one out – looks hot…
Detail of the box (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add the noodles to a pot of boiling water and soak for 30 seconds. Drain. Add in liquid base and stir in. Finally, garnish with dry sachet contents and enjoy! Note – I thought it took longer – I also thought it was 30 inches, but after thinking about it seconds makes sense. Anyways.
A fresh noodles pouch.
A liquid base sachet.
The garnish sachet.
Finished (click to enlarge). Well, well, well,. The noodles are great – thick, nice chew and great quantity. The flavor is pretty spot on with another noodle with a chicken that’s exceedingly spicy. Heat level? Oh yeah – this isn’t no mamby pamby stuff – it’s mean. Garnish is worthy. Very happy this was discovered and enjoyed it! 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 6928988766661.
Here’s a new one from Nissin – a lower sodium version of their Hot & Spicy chicken bowl! Not many lower sodium varieties cross my desk usually – this one is 30% lower than the regular Hot & spicy chicken bowl. Let’s check it out!
Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains chicken. To prepare, remove lid and add in non-liquid sachets. Add room temperature water to fill line and microwave (1000W) for 3 minutes. Let sit for 1 additional minute in the microwave. Stir and enjoy!
Finished (click to enlarge). Added coriander, baked chicken and hard boiled egg. The noodles come out of the microwave piping hot and soft – nicely so. The broth has a very good flavor despite it being a lower sodium variety. The included veggies hydrated nicely. The Soup Booster’s oiliness gives the broth a good thickness. Kind of like a Mexican instant noodle bowl. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 070662096413.
Here we go with the 30th edition of The Ramen Rater Noodle News! I scour the Internet for articles about ramen and instant noodles and bring them to you! Here are some recent stories you might find interesting!
DigTriad – Tractor-Trailer Carrying Ramen Noodles Overturns On I-85 In Greensboro – USA – Link
Korea IT Times – Ottogi Overtakes Samyang In Ramen Sales – South Korea – Link
Nigerian Bulletin – Ramadan Fasting: Indomie Feeds 2.5 Million Muslims In 30 Days – Nigeria – Link
CKGSB Knowledge – Smeared! Why Reputation Management Matters – Even to China’s Instant Noodle King – China – Link
RocketNews24 – Love Nissin’s Chicken Ramen? The Yokohama Grand Intercontinental Hotel Has A Room Just For You! – Japan – Link
Weekly Times Now – Noodle Demand To Boost Wheat Production – Australia – Link
Gothamist – Joey Chestnut Craved Yogurt, Ramen After Eating 69 Hot Dogs – USA – Link
ECNS – Netizens Poke Fun At ‘Instant Noodle Building’ – China – Link
The Dong-A Ilbo – Korean Cup Noodle Attacks The Taste Of The World – South Korea – Link
Daily Trust (via AllAfrica) – Nigeria: We’ll Start Palm Oil Production Next Month – Indomie CEO – Nigeria – Link
The Japan Times – Museum To Launch Ramen For Muslims – Japan – Link
The Chosunilbo – Korean Cup Noodles Served On American Airlines – South Korea – Link
The Mercury – Nurse Warns On Hot Topic – Australia – Link
Nippon – Using Its Noodle For Success: Nissin Food Products – Japan – Link
The Asahi Shinbun – Nissin Foods Pins Hopes On Instant Noodles In Kenya With Local Flavors – Japan – Link
RocketNews24 – Gut-Busting 6kg Ramen Destroys Stomachs, Self-Esteem – Japan – Link
Times Union – Biodegradable Ramen Bowl Expands When Water Is Added – USA – Link
The Gulf Today – Price Freeze On Noodles During Disasters Approved – UAE – Link
What’s On Xiamen – Zhangzhou Schoolgirl Scalded After Teacher Throws Boiling Noodles Over Her – China – Link
ABS/CBN News – Noodles, Bottled Water To Become ‘Prime Commodities’ – Philippines – Link
Foodbeast – Ramen-Flavored Chocolate Was Surprisingly Not Invented by High College Kids – USA – Link
The Lo-Down – A Conversation With Ramen Master Ivan Orkin – USA – Link
Capital Press – S. Korea Tightens Inspection Of Imported Winter White Wheat – USA – Link
Korea IT Times – Oregon Wheat Shipment Found to Contain GMO Varieties – South Korea – Link