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#3302: 7-Eleven Premium / Nissin Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto – Japan

#3302: 7-Eleven Premium / Nissin Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto - Japan

I saw an article mentioning two new ‘super spicy’ noodle coup out of Japan. Well, I found one of them (actually I found both but this one was cheap on eBay while the other required buying six and that wasn’t happening). I keep seeing that this is a spicy Mongolian miso tanmen which sounded interesting.

Today’s an interesting day. If you don’t know, I’ve been doing a lot of diet and exercise stuff. I have a weird little project I’m about to complete. I have my wife’s old cellphone and it’s decent as far as a vidoeo camera. Today, my daughter and I will walk west to Lake Forest Park, hit ACE Hardware for a couple of big washers. We walked there a couple of days ago for some parts already, but I want bigger washers. I’m drilling a hole in one of the drink holders and then there’s a threaded length of screw that the phone in a clamp kind of thing will scren into and we’ll be able to do landscape videography of our walk – kind of treating the stroller like a dolly. All said and done our walk will probably be 12 miles, recording our trek from Lake Forest Park, through Kenmore, up a hill into Bothell, and wrapping around back to Kenmore and home. Pretty stoked!

Then After she’s had her lunch and is down for a nap, it’ll be time for cooking noodles. Then I’ll do a mukbang of this one. Let’s get started!

7-Eleven Premium / Nissin Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto – Japan

#3302: 7-Eleven Premium / Nissin Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto - Japan

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). I’m sure this contains meat. To prepare, add boiling water to fill line and cover for 5 minutes. Finally, add in wet sachet, stir, and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

The noodle block.

Loose bits and seasoning from the cup.

A wet sachet of spicy liquid.

Finished (click to enlarge). Nothing added as this was for a mukbang. This one has some of the thickest noodles I’ve ever seen in an instant cup, and they hydrated quite well. Broth is very rich and hearty with bits of kikurage, lots of tofu and other vegetable. As for the heat level, it’s very tame. The article I read mentioned it being super spicy, however the reviewer must be a little sensitive to heat. 4.25 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4902105233634.

The Success of 7-Eleven Japan

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#3200: Yum Yum Instant Cup Noodles Tom Yum Chicken Super Flavour – Thailand

#3200: Yum Yum Instant Cup Noodles Tom Yum Chicken Super Flavour - Thailand

All I can think about when I see this one is Super Chicken. That in turn makes me think of Ice Cube. Which in turn reminds me of the days when I would ride on my mountain bike throughout the streets of Anacortes with a big boom box on the back blasting music and smoking cigarettes.

While that’s kind of a unique journey down memory lane, this is a unique one too – chicken tom yum. I’ve never reviewed a chicken tom yum when I think about it. At least I don’t think so. I’d look it up but I’m on a time budget here; it’s just after 5am and I have to get everything all wrapped up pretty quick and I’m going to walk with my daughter in her stroller adorned with blinking lights and a Bluetooth speaker which I can blast loud music in. Same deal, different decade. Let’s check this one out.

Yum Yum Instant Cup Noodles Tom Yum Chicken Super Flavour – Thailand

#3200: Yum Yum Instant Cup Noodles Tom Yum Chicken Super Flavour - Thailand

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Unsure if it contains meat – check for yourself. To prepare, add in boiling water to fill line and cover 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3200: Yum Yum Instant Cup Noodles Tom Yum Chicken Super Flavour - Thailand

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#3200: Yum Yum Instant Cup Noodles Tom Yum Chicken Super Flavour - Thailand

An included fork!

#3200: Yum Yum Instant Cup Noodles Tom Yum Chicken Super Flavour - Thailand

The noodle block.

#3200: Yum Yum Instant Cup Noodles Tom Yum Chicken Super Flavour - Thailand

Seasoning and broken bits of noodle from the cup.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, coriander, Dua Belibis chilli sauce, and grilled chicken. The noodle is thin and slightly brittle – a standard of most Thai varieties and welcome here. The broth seems like a lemony tom yum – thin and bright. I’m not getting a chicken hit on this but it’s good. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8850250008767.

#3200: Yum Yum Instant Cup Noodles Tom Yum Chicken Super Flavour - Thailand

Thai Simple Cookbook: Quick and easy authentic Thai recipes to make at home

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The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Instant Noodle Bowls Of All Time 2018 Edition

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Instant Noodle Bowls Of All Time 2018 Edition

It’s time for another top ten list and this time it’s The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Instant Noodle Bowls Of All Time 2018 Edition! The first list debuted in 2013 – I can’t believe this is the sixth list! As always – if you are a company who would like me to review your products, please contact me via the contact link – I want to talk to you! These are my favorite instant noodle bowl selections from my over 2800 reviews to date. Let’s get started!

The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Instant Noodle Bowls Of All Time 2018 Edition

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Here’s this year’s video presentation of The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Instant Noodle Bowls Of All Time 2018 Edition.

The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Instant Noodle Bowls Of All Time 2018 Edition

#10 – Paldo Bul Jjamppong – South Korea

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Instant Noodle Bowls Of All Time 2018 Edition #10 - Paldo Bul Jjamppong - South Korea

This variety boasts a thick and chewy ramyun – a wider and flatter noodle that’s become popular in the last few years. Pairing that with a spicy soup with strong notes of grilled seafood taste – almost smoky – and vegetables/seafood and you’ve got an excellent bowl. Original review

#9 – Maruchan Bowl Taste Of Asia Tom Yum Ramen Noodle Soup – United States

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Instant Noodle Bowls Of All Time 2018 Edition #9 - Maruchan Bowl Taste Of Asia Tom Yum Ramen Noodle Soup - United States

To be honest, I’m about as surprised by this one as you might be! But make no mistake – this US domestic variety is truly amazing. The tom yum flavor is just superb along with a huge quantity of noodles. You’ll fill up and be extremely happy as you do so. Original review

#8 – Maruchan Gotsumori Shio Wonton Ramen – Japan

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Instant Noodle Bowls Of All Time 2018 Edition #8 – Maruchan Gotsumori Shio Wonton Ramen - Japan

The second Maruchan variety on the list and this one comes from Japan. A light and tasty shio broth is paired with a large quantity of noodles in this bowl. The inclusion of wonton – which are very good I might add – rounds everything out and becomes a delicious feast. Original review

#7 – Seven & I (Nissin) Gold Sumire Ramen – Japan

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Instant Noodle Bowls Of All Time 2018 Edition #7 – Seven & I (Nissin) Gold Sumire Ramen – Japan

The noodles are thick and chewy – very premium. The broth has a very rich miso flavor that had a little thickness and a nice oiliness. The vegetables and bits hydrated perfectly – nice bits of ground meat and menma float happily about and are of good quality. Original review

#6 – Uni-President Man Han Feast Braised Pork Flavor Instant Noodles Bowl – Taiwan

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Instant Noodle Bowls Of All Time 2018 Edition #6 – Uni-President Man Han Feast Braised Pork Flavor Instant Noodles Bowl – Taiwan

First, the noodles have a little bit thicker a gauge than most instant varieties. Indeed they are premium although a slight bit softer than one might expect. The broth is a sea of rich pork flavor – different than many. As a matter of fact, this really REALLY has a nice pork flavor; most pork varieties don’t have a great pork taste as the pork taste they do have get overshadowed by saltiness. The vegetables hydrated well and the pork was very good. Original review

#5 – Uni-President Man Han Feast Super Hot Pot Beef Flavor Instant Noodles – Taiwan

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Instant Noodle Bowls Of All Time 2018 Edition #5 – Uni-President Man Han Feast Super Hot Pot Beef Flavor Instant Noodles – Taiwan

So the noodles are broad and flat with a light chew and an excellent quantity. The broth is a tour de force of beef taste. It has a good thickness/oiliness to it as well as a good flavor. Indeed as expected, there’s a decent punch of spiciness. Indeed, the chunks of beef are of good size and quality. Moreover, the liquid with the beef in the retort pouch add depth to the broth. Finally, little rings of chilli pepper are here and there, joining the party. Original review

#4 – TTL Sesame Oil Chicken With Rice Wine Noodle – Taiwan

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Instant Noodle Bowls Of All Time 2018 Edition #4 – TTL Sesame Oil Chicken With Rice Wine Noodle – Taiwan

TTL stands for Taiwan Tobacco & Liquor and indeed there’s a sachet of rice wine in here! Add to that a big retort pouch full of decent sized chunks of chicken, good noodles and garnish, This is definitely a bowl to seek out and try. Original review

#3 – Little Cook Braised Beef Noodles With Tendon & Meat – Taiwan

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Instant Noodle Bowls Of All Time 2018 Edition #3 - Little Cook Braised Beef Noodles With Tendon & Meat - Taiwan

Okay so first off, this is a heavy bowl. There’s a huge retort pouch in here full of beef and beef tendon. The noodles are wide and have a great chew and the broth has a nice flavor. But the start of the show is that braised beef and tendon – it’s perfect and there’s just so much of it. Very impressive! Original review

#2 – Nissin Gyoretsu-no-Dekiru-Mise-no-Ramen (Shrimp Tantanmen) – Japan

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Instant Noodle Bowls Of All Time 2018 Edition #2 – Nissin Gyoretsu-no-Dekiru-Mise-no-Ramen (Shrimp Tantanmen) – Japan

Talk about amazing. Now, on most of these bowls, you’ll notice I’ve added my own garnishes. I don’t count them in my reviewing – everything is reviewed prior to any additions I make. This is one where I’ve added nothing and just look at it! This one had very good noodles to start off. The broth was a very thick prawn infused decadent flavor spectacle. Then there’s the little crunchy topping and the other garnish they provide and this is just amazing stuff. Wow. Floored. Original review

#1 – Little Cook Thailand Green Curry Instant Noodle – Taiwan

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Instant Noodle Bowls Of All Time 2018 Edition #1 – Little Cook Thailand Green Curry Instant Noodle – Taiwan

Wow – I’m so freaking impressed with this one. First, there are two bowls. Peel back the lid of the first bowl and add boiling water. After a short time, you poke holes in the lid and drain the liquid into the second. A sachet of soup base is added and you have a soup with lots of corn and herbs. Next, a huge sachet with chicken and vegetables boasts a great spicy green curry flavor which mixes with the noodle. A really amazing product which is unique and delicious. This is Little Cook Thailand Green Curry Instant Noodle’s second year in the number one spot in a row – congratulations! Original review

#2722: Nissin / Seven & i Premium Santouka From Hawaii Soy Sauce Ramen

snackoo #2722: Nissin / Seven & i Premium Santouka From Hawaii Soy Sauce Ramen snackoo

These came by way of Snackoo – a company that supplies you with great snack boxes, containing all sorts of fascinating things as well as ramen noodles. Why not check them out?

So this is a shoyu ramen inspired by Santouka, a popular ramen chain that started in Japan but also has locations elsewhere. This one is a variety inspired by their shoyu in Hawaii. Let’s have a look.

Nissin / Seven & i Premium Santouka Soy Sauce Ramen – Japan

snackoo #2722: Nissin / Seven & i Premium Santouka From Hawaii Soy Sauce Ramen snackoo

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains shrimp. To prepare, add boiling water to fill line and cover for 5 minutes. Add in shrimp oil. Finally, stir and enjoy!

snackoo #2722: Nissin / Seven & i Premium Santouka From Hawaii Soy Sauce Ramen snackoo

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

snackoo #2722: Nissin / Seven & i Premium Santouka From Hawaii Soy Sauce Ramen snackoo

The noodle block.

snackoo #2722: Nissin / Seven & i Premium Santouka From Hawaii Soy Sauce Ramen snackoo

Loose seasoning and bits from the cup.

snackoo #2722: Nissin / Seven & i Premium Santouka From Hawaii Soy Sauce Ramen snackoo

The shrimp oil sachet/.

snackoo #2722: Nissin / Seven & i Premium Santouka From Hawaii Soy Sauce Ramen snackoo

Smells shrimpy!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts and spring onion. The noodles were soft and really quite nice. The broth was a salty soy and shrimp taste – at first, I thought this wouldn’t be to my liking but it was seriously grubbin stuff. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4902105243183.

snackoo #2722: Nissin / Seven & i Premium Santouka From Hawaii Soy Sauce Ramen snackoo

Nissin Instant Cup Ramen S a n t o u k a  Ramen with Asahikawa Pork Bone Based Soup(Set of 4)

Rock on, super Ramen Rater! Can never start too young.

#2273: Uni-President A Q Bucket Noodle Koream Kimchi Flavor

Here’s another one I found in Taipei – this one was the last instant noodle I bought there.

Here (click to enlarge) I am with the bowl in my backpack. I think I got just about every variety they had at this 7-Eleven, one of the over 2,000 7-Elevens in Taiwan. They’re everywhere – moreso than we have Starbucks in the USA (oh and they have Starbucks in Taiwan as well). Big shout out and thank you to James Lee for translating this one – I thought it might be a stewed pork variety but I was way off! Let’s crack it open and have a look!

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Unsure whether it contains meat. To prepare, add in sachets and boiling water to fill line. Cover for 4 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

The noodle block.

A dry soup base sachet.

Has a kind of vinegarr scent.

The vegetables sachet.

Looks like kimchi!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, fried tofu, beef, sweet onion, spring onion and chilli flake. The noodles came out very nice – a lot of them and they’ve got a flat and slightly broad characteristic. The broth was a little thinner than I’d expected, however it brings a nice pickled vegetable flavor to the table which works very well with the bits of kimchi which hydrated nicely. 4.25 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4710088414243.

Unif-100 Instant Noodles -Artificial Shallot Beef Flavor 3.80oz/108g

A TV spot for Uni-President AQ noodles.

#2260: Uni-President Science Noodle (X’Mas Edition)

Since Christmas is just around the corner, I thought I ought to review this one that I found in Taiwan during my visit to Mom’s Dry Noodle in mid-November! This usually has a different packaging actually – a wizard with a wand.

Here’s where I got these (click to enlarge). There are over 2,000 7-Eleven stores in Taiwan (hell, at a train station we saw at least three of them)! Unlike the ones here in the USA, a lot of stuff can be done there – pay your water bill for example. Your cellphone bill; get licenses I believe. Lots of tie-ins make it an indispensable kind of place. Like the one I visited in Thailand, I gave the people there a couple of my cards and told them how stoked I was to be in a foeign 7-Eleven. They thought it was funny and then I think they recognized me after reading the card. Well anyways, this is a snack noodle – crush it, sprinkle the stuff, shake it. Let’s take a look!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge) Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, crush noodles inside package. Open and add in seasoning sachet contents. Close up package and shake to distribute seasoning. Open and enjoy!

The whole noodle block before smashing.

The seasoning sachet.

I read that this is supposed to be a kind of black pepper flavor.

Finished (click to enlarge). I’ve been blinded by science noodle! Well actually I had really bad eyesight before I tried the science noodle.. So the noodles are crunchy and really tasty – very light and crisp. The taste has a nice pepper taste and I think maybe a hint of fish? It works and is a nice snack noodle for sure. For a snack noodle, it gets 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4710088410191.

Fresh Off the Boat: A Memoir – Eddie grew up in theme-park America, on a could-be-anywhere cul-de-sac in suburban Orlando, raised by a wild family of FOB (“fresh off the boat”) hustlers and hysterics from Taiwan. While his father improbably launched a series of successful seafood and steak restaurants, Eddie burned his way through American culture, defying every “model minority” stereotype along the way. He obsessed over football, fought the all-American boys who called him a chink, partied like a gremlin, sold drugs with his crew, and idolized Tupac. His anchor through it all was food—from making Southern ribs with the Haitian cooks in his dad’s restaurant to preparing traditional meals in his mother’s kitchen to haunting the midnight markets of Taipei when he was shipped off to the homeland. After misadventures as an unlikely lawyer, street fashion renegade, and stand-up comic, Eddie finally threw everything he loved—past and present, family and food—into his own restaurant, bringing together a legacy stretching back to China and the shards of global culture he’d melded into his own identity.
Funny, raw, and moving, and told in an irrepressibly alive and original voice, Fresh Off the Boat recasts the immigrant’s story for the twenty-first century. It’s a story of food, family, and the forging of a new notion of what it means to be American.

So here’s a TV commercial for this one in it’s normal packaging. I found lots of others including this one which appears to be a girl group called the Uni Girls. I always find it interesting when instant noodle companies have their own music groups.

The Ramen Rater Visits Taiwan – Day 1: Arrival & Immersion

Day 1 * Day 2 * Day 3 * Day 4  * Day 5

A couple of months ago, I was invited by Kyle Kao of Mom’s Dry Noodle – a company in Taiwan – to visit and check out their operation. Just like last time I traveled (last May to Thailand), my wife is pregnant and the trip would happen when she was too far along. Again, just like last time, she said it was alright to go and I was accompanied by my sister Sue. Like many of you know, I can’t see very well so I need a little help when travelling. In the following posts, I will chronicle everything we saw and did while there. Thank you so much to Kyle for extending this invitation, as well as to Perry, James and everyone else we met there – You made us feel welcome and we had an amazing time! I hope you all enjoy the posts!

November 13th, 2016 we headed to the airport. Got there around 10pm to make sure I’d get through security and check luggage in time for our flight. The flight was at 12:50am (the 14th) – and we would arrive around 13 hours later (which would be around 6am on the 15th, Taiwan time! The flight was great – I ate the dinner, took a sleeping pill and got about 6-8 hours of sleep. After the trips before, I was totally prepared; I knew that if I didn’t sleep on the flight, I’d get there zonked – and early in the morning. This time it was nice to feel human when I arrived. First thing, we went through immigration. I walked up to the counter ‘hello, how are you doing?’ ‘Not good’ the officer replied. Apparently I needed to fill out a form and then return to the desk. ‘Fill this out and then find me.’ I filled it out and then talked to different officer and was let through into Taiwan! Taoyuan Airport is a place I’d been 4 times previous, connecting to different flights – but I’d really wanted to get out of that airport and see Taiwan. Well, this time I was able to. We headed out and met Kyle and were off to breakfast.

Kyle took us to a little place in Taipei – soy milk, soup dumplings, a congee-like soy item, fried radish cake, buns and a kind of Taiwanese pastry followed. It was early – and busy. Afterwards we stopped in at a Family Mart – kind of like 7-Eleven (Kyle told us that there are around 2,000 7-Elevens in Taiwan – and we saw a ton of them everywhere). Checked out the noodle selection and got some bottled waters. Next we visited a temple (out of order sorry – that’s the next video) then visited the Mom’s Dry Noodle office. It was a neat place – got to meet Perry Chen, co-founder and watch a presentation about the company. Then we tried some of their new products – good stuff! Also got to meet James Lee – making the shallot and spring onion base for one of their noodle products. A huge, bubbling cauldron with steam issuing upwards; a strong scent wafting in the air. They also make a spicy Sichuan base – I’m guessing that really opens up the sinuses when its cooking! Next stop was lunch at a restaurant in a new Breeze Mall called Dim Dim Sum. I’ve been a fan of dim sum for as long as I’ve loved noodles and this place had some great stuff as you see towards the end of the video.

Okay, rewinding a little bit (we did so much on this trip that it’s a little hard to put it in the right order). Like I was saying, after breakfast we checked out a Taoist temple. As we got closer to the entrance, we could hear chanting, a drum being hit, a bell. There was a large covered area full of people looking toward the source of the chanting. People would bow at certain points. Others were throwing things on the ground which Kyle explained were kind of like dice; you ask a question – should I stay at my job or go for a new opportunity – questions like that that involve changes in the direction of one’s life. If the two pieces land face up, the answer is yes. Otherwise, the answer is no. The chanting and the sound of the pieces hitting the ground was compelling; the architecture was amazing as well.

Next, we headed to the Taipei 101 which is the world’s second tallest building. There was a Jason’s Market there and I scored some noodles. Then we took the elevator up, up and up some more. It was weird – it didn’t feel like it was moving – just a little hum and feeling my ears popping as it hurtled upwards at 10 meters per second. The view was amazing from the 88th floor, and then a quick hike up three flights of stairs and we were on the outside deck – very windy at the top! Afterwards, we checked into our room at the United Hotel and had some down time (we walked over to the local 7-Eleven and I nabbed some noodles. Then it was time to go out for dinner.

We went to a restaurant called Hawji. Had papaya milk – much like an Orange Julius but with papaya juice. We talked a lot about food and that I really wanted to find a place to try snake while in Taipei. Steamed spider was mentioned – and yeah, I would’ve tried that if we’d have found it somewhere. New things are what I live for, and eating spider and snake are definitely things I’d not tried before. We dined on squid, shrimp salad, duck, pork and other delicious fare.

After dinner in front of Hawji restaurant. From left to right: Hans ‘The Ramen Rater’ Lienesch, Kyle Kao, James Lee, Susan Lienesch and Perry Chen. Kyle is holding a framed label I brought from the Mom’s Dry Noodle package that made The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Taiwanese Instant Noodles 2014 Edition in the top spot.

After dinner, we went to a fruit stand and they got me a sugar apple – a bumpy green fruit with really soft innards that was very sweet and tasty. I tore into it when we returned to our room at the United Hotel and looked out the window at the Taipei 101. Our first day in Taiwan was really amazing – already have seen and done so much and there are four more days to go!

Meet The Manufacturer: #2124: 7 Select Nissin Instant Noodles Tom Yum Seafood Creamy Flavour King Cup

Today, we bid farewell to this Meet The Manufacturer series. This is a special one made for 7-Eleven in Thailand! Let’s have a close look as wel say goodbye to Nissin Thailand – for now.

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains shrimp. To prepare, add in all sachets and fill to line with boiling water. Cover for 3 minutes. stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

An included fork!

The noodle block.

The dry soup base sachet.

A light powder.

The solid ingredients sachet.

Looks like seafood!

A liquid sachet.

Looks like a spicy paste.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Dodo fish ball, shrimp and crab claw fish cake. The noodles were good – very standard gauge and light chewiness. the broth was indeed a tom yum – it had a slightly bitter finish to it I found perplexing. The supplied bits of seafood were very nice. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8852528002330.

Tomica town – Seven-Eleven

A pretty comprehensive trip through a 7 Eleven in Bangkok.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2120: Nissin Super Tom Yum Shrimp

Today we have another 7-Eleven tie-in from Nissin Thailand. Extra shrimp and tom yum sounds great! Let’s crack it open and explore inside!

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains shrimp. To prepare, fill to line with boiling water and steep for 3 minutes. Add in sachet contents. stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

An included fork!

The noodle block.

Loose seasoning from the cup.

A paste sachet.

Smells great!

Finished (click to enlarge). The noodles hydrated well and were of good quality and quantity. The broth was your standard tom yum – spicy and strong lemongrass and a nice shrimp taste. This was good, however I only found two shrimp unfortunately. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8852528003092.

The Treasures and Pleasures of Thailand: Best of the Best (Impact Guides)

Why can’t we have Thai food in our 7-Eleven stores in the USA?

Meet The Manufacturer: #2117: 7-Select Nissin Instant Noodles Shrimp Ma Nao Lui Suan Flavour King Cup

7-Eleven in Thailand was a fascinating place to visit last year. It’s different than what we have here insofar as there is a whole aisle of instant noodle varieties inside! I wish we had that here – it’d be so awesome! Lots of different brand partner with 7-Eleven there and have special flavors only available at 7-Eleven – kind of an exclusive. This one sounds interesting – really unsure about what it will be like – the manao sounds like lime perhaps, but aside from that… I do see shrimp! Hey! Let’s crack it open and delve into the mysteries within.

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). contains shrimp. To prepare, add in sachets and boiling water to fill line. Let steep for 3 minutes covered. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

An included fork!

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

A lot of powder!

A solid ingredients sachet.

Looks like lots of shrimp and spring onion.

A smaller oil sachet.

Has a lime scent.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, shrimp, lime, fried garlic, coriander and red pepper flake. The noodles were pretty good – well hydrated with a pretty standard gauge it seems for this brand. The broth was interesting – like a strong lime with a spiciness and shrimp taste. I really liked the bits of shrimp in there – very nice. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8852528002491.

Thailand: The Cookbook

A rather moving short film celebrating Teacher’s Day in Thailnd by 7-Eleven Thailand.

#1867: Yum Yum Premier Bowl Instant Noodles Stewed Pork Flavour

The next to last variety I found while in Thailand – there was a Seven-Eleven next to our hotel which we visited countless times; so different from the ones we have here! Slurpee machines in the back as always, but you make a 180 degree turn and boom – a huge assortment of instant noodles. It was amazing and burned into my mind! Some companies do special partnerships with Seven-Eleven all over Southeast Asia and have special varieties only available there – this is one of them. Let’s check it out!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge). Contains pork. To prepare,  add in the smaller sachet and boiling water to fill line inside. Cover and let steep for 3 minutes, leaving the large retort pouch on top. Add in retort pouch contents, stir and enjoy!

An included fork!

The noodle block.

A soup base powder sachet.

A coarse mixture with bits of vegetable matter.

A retort pouch.

Nice pieces of real pork with a nice scent.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts and coriander. The noodles hydrated very well in the three minutes allotted. They are thin and of decent quality. The broth has a nice pork taste – like stewed pork! A bit of spiciness too. The retort pouch’s content was very good – nice pieces of stewed pork (not fake but real) and nice pieces of mushroom. A nice bowl of noodles! 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8850250004301.

Thai Food Yumyum Instant Dried Noodles Jumbo Minced Pork Flaour (Pack of 6)

A Yum Yum video!