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#932: Paldo Namja Ramen

It’s the day after Thanksgiving and I thought this would be nice to have. I’ve reviewed the Korean version in the past – this is the version for sale in the US.

Back of the package (click image to enlarge). From the ingredients, you can see the beef, chicken and garlic components.

The noodle block.

Seasoning powder packet.

Ahhh look at all of the powder – should be hot’n’spicy!

Veggie packet.

A nice little melange.

Finished (click image to enlarge).  Added sweet onion, some processed cheese, fresh Thanksgiving turkey, French’s French Fried Onions, a hard boiled egg and Krazy Mixed Up Salt. The noodles are great – nice and plump and plentiful. The broth has a great flavor – a strong spiciness too. Excellent red broth! The veggies are very nice too – good amount of garlic in there! Great stuff! 5.0 out of 5.0 stars! UPC bar code 648436100729 – get it here.

Here’s the commercial for Namja Ramyun

Hey sweet – I live just a couple minutes south of Lynwood!

We want to take this flight someday…

#926: Ibumie Penang VegeMee Vegetarian Instant Noodle

Here’s the other new one I saw at 99 Ranch the other day. Sounds interesting… Vegetarian flavor instant noodles often have an odd flavor – we’ll see what this one’s like.

The back of the package (click image to enlarge). I like step two – it says to stir ‘gently.’

The noodle block.

The seasoning powder.

Okay this is odd – I tasted the powder and it tastes like bacon to me!

Vegetable oil and sweet soy sauce.

The soy sauce was extremely thick in this one.

The veggie packet.

Not exactly sure what kind of veggies they are at this point – and the package just says they’re dehydrated vegetables.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added onions, two fried eggs with Cavendar’s Greek seasoning and some Dua Belibis chili sauce. The noodles are a little crumbly and stiff. The broth didn’t end up tasting like bacon so much; kind of a weird vegetable melange. Those dehydrated veggies? They appear to me to be spinach; kind of okay. Not the best that I’ve had from Ibumie. 2.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 850248004069 .

An Ibumie TV commercial for HarMee.

Video about Malaysian street food – looks really good!

Re-Review: FMF Chow Tomato Flavour Instant Noodle

Thanks again to Joseph H. of Sacramento, California for sending these! Reviewed these as #895. Sounded good today so here we go!

Finished (click to enlarge). I added green beans, turkey ham, a couple scrambled egg with Tabasco Jalapeno sauce and a slice of cheese. Awesome stuff! Great tomato flavor. Still 4.25 out of 5.0 stars! UPC bar code 9416470239603 .

Looked up Fiji and 1977 (figuring I’d find some music) but found this full length cartoon film made in part by the Hello Kitty people…

Re-Review: Paldo Lobster Taste King Noodle

Last night, Obama got re-elected as the President, and here in Washington state, same-sex marriage was approved – as was the recreational use of marijuana. Quite an evening! Anyways, was fun watching the political process wind up and come to a close for this cycle. Now, on to the urgent task of noodle reviewing!  The last time I reviewed this one was back in February of ’11 and was #287 (link). I forgot how awesome the picture on this one – I love how it says ‘serving suggestion.’ It makes me think that this is one enormous king of the lobsters that wants you to serve it these self-flavored noodles! Roarrr!!! On a side note, if you look at the lower right hand side of the cup, you can see it says “Chitosan Oligosaccaride 2 mg.” What the heck is that?!?! What I got out of this Wikipedia article is that this is something that comes from the exoskeletons of crustaceans. It got me thinking – Chitosan… ChitoSlim? I remember commercials for ChitoSlim, a weight lossupplement. I found it and lo and behold it contains 1000 mg of Chitosan. I figure it’s basically like a super-fiber. Anyways, let’s continue.

The side panels (click to enlarge). Enjoy them – this took awhile!

The noodle block.

The seasoning packet.

Whoa – that’s a lot of red powder! Spicy red powder!

Here’s just a few bits from the mix at the bottom of the cup. Kamaboko and seaweed.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added sweet onions, two scrambled eggs with Tabasco Jalapeno sauce and topped with processed cheese and a little Krazy Mixed Up Salt, Texas Pete hot sauce and Urashima Sesame & Salt furikake. The noodles are nice – not mushy, but they kind of come together when chewed. Kind of hard to explain; not a negative either. The broth is nice – tasty and a little spicy. The little bit of veggies and kamaboko were good too. I liked it! 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 648436100279 – get it here.

Awesome Paldo TV ad for Bibimmen.

Great Korea Yakult TV commercial

Re-Review: Indomie Curly Noodles With Grilled Chicken Flavour (Mie Keriting Rasa Ayam Panggang)

I’m going to go out on a limb here. I would say that if I were held down and demanded to answer the question “what is your favorite instant noodle of all time” that I would probably say it was this one. I would also say the Special Fried Curly Noodle that tops the Top Ten Instant Noodles Of All Time list; they’re both equally amazing and awesome. What I can’t believe is that I haven’t had it since review #51! That’s ANCIENT! I used to eat this one all the time.

Here’s the sticker the distributor puts on (click to enlarge).

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

Here’s the noodle block – notice the special curliness.

Dehydrated veggies on the left, seasoning powder on the right.

Neat looking veggies.

The seasoning powder.

Hey look – more seasoning powder and chili powder – huh?

So if you look at the directions on the pack, you’ll notice below there’s a mention of soup. With this stuff, you make the noodles like regular Mi Goreng but there’s also a soup you add at the end.

Seasoned oil.

Tasty tasty!

Here’s a littler family portrait of all the seasonings together.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added sweet onion, stir fry veggies, turkey breast, fried egg and Dua Belibis chili sauce. The noodles are great – flat and broader than your standard Indomie noodles. Yes – they’re curly as well! The flavor is sweet and spicy with a little chick flavor. The broth adds another facet as the noodles aren’t dry but have a nice small amount of broth. Excellent – pure wonderful! 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 089686040159 – find it here.

Indomie 40th Anniversary TV commercial

Big LED screen with special stuff for Indomie’s 40th Anniversary!

Curry For Lunch

Here’s what I had for lunch (click to enlarge). Some Daddy Kari 365 Curry Flavour Instant Noodles (here’s the original review) that were sent by Jerry W. of Malaysia (thanks again!), sweet onion, thin sliced ribeye, a 2 egg omelet with a slice of processed cheese and some Tabasco Jalapeno sauce and a little bit of Dua Belibis chili sauce on top. Really tasty stuff! By the way – I started a new facebook page here. It’s in protest of the ridiculously large amount of election signs everywhere that look so nasty. Like the page if you agree!

Re-Review: Indomie Mi Goreng Pedas Hot Fried Noodles

Someone asked quite a while back if I would re-review this one, so I thought I’d do that today. Pedas means spicy in the Indonesian language.

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

The noodle block.

Dry seasonings – seasoning powder (bumbu) and chili powder (cabe).

There you can see the chili powder atop the seasoning powder.

The liquids and garnish: from left to right we have seasoned oil, sweet soy sauce and finally some fried onion which are added at the end.

Here are the sweet soy sauce and seasoned oil.

My son Andy wanted some Top Ramen Shrimp flavor, so I whipped up some with kamaboko and broccoli.

Here he is enjoying his noodles and watching some old Robotech cartoons. We added a new post to his blog, Andy’s LEGO Stuff – check it out!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added a fried egg, veggies, some beef with Soul Seasoning and some Dua Belibis chili sauce. Noodle are good – chewy enough, not soggy and a good amount. The flavor is a little spicier than regular Mi Goreng, which is milder. It’s a sweet and spicy flavor that coats all of the noodles nicely. The fried onion gives a satisfying crunch here and there. Excellent! 4.5 out of 5.0 stars! UPC bar code 089686171679 – get it here.

A short film about noodles.

A recipe someone made.

#913: Nongshim Spicy Shrimp Flavor Cup Ramyun

If you look at review #911, #912 and now #913, I think you can see a theme here. Yeah – shrimp! I don’t usually have any shrimp on hand so I thought I should take advantage of it. This is a new one from Nongshim – spicy shrimp. Let’s check it out!

The side panels (click to enlarge).

The lid with cooking instructions (click to enlarge).

Here’s the noodle block.

The seasoning packet.

Lots of spicy powder!

Lots of veggie bits and some shrimp pieces as well.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added sweet onion, broccoli, red bell pepper, snap peas, green bean, water chestnut, kimchi, baby corn and shrimp with a little Tony Chachere’s Creole seasoning. The noodles are good – and plentiful! The broth is very nice – a strong heat and deep shrimp flavor. The veggie re-hydrate well. Good stuff! 4.25 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 031146017119

Here’s a video of making Neoguri with whole shrimp

For all you gamers out there, here’s a walk-through of how to make a Shim Ramyun emblem in Call Of Duty.

#906: Daddy Kari 365 Instant Noodles Curry Flavour

Here’s the stuff that Jerry W. sent from Sarawak, Malaysia! Thanks again! Ahhh curry – there are very few things I’ve found to be absolutely perfect and one of them is the flavor of curry. Curry’s up there with bacon, hot sauce and garlic! Let’s check out this unique curry noodle variety from Malaysia!

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

Big chunk of noodle block. The noodles are very thin.

Here’s the seasoning packet.

Upon opening the packet, I was greeted with that wonderful smell – curry. It was really nice! I tasted the powder – oh man! Good stuff!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added sweet onions, stir-fry veggies, a fried egg with Dua Belibis, some baked chicken with Lindberg-Snider Red Baron BBQ Spice, and a little Urashima Sesame & Salt furikake. The noodles are thin and very plentiful – really excellent and  very enjoyable to eat. The broth is absolutely perfect – hands-down! A nice color, very strong curry flavor with a little curry spicy heat to it. If you like curry, this is wonderful and you’ll love it! 5.0 out of 5.0 stars! Wow! UPC bar code 9556158184600 .

This looks really tasty!

The World Instant Noodle Summit!

#899: FMF Chow Tomato Flavour Instant Noodle

Here’s the other one that Joseph H. of Sacramento, Ca sent – thanks again! I really like what it says there on the front – I think it should have a question mark after hungry. It sounds like Talk Like A Pirate Day with YAAR!!!

Here’s the front of the individual pack. By the way – it’s not Talk Like A Pirate Day, HOWEVER it is International Day of Rural Women, I Love Lucy Day, National Cake Decorating Day, National Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day, National Grouch Day, National Latino AIDS Awareness Day, National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day and White Cane Safety Day.

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

The noodle block.

I like how it’s folded in half. It unfolds during the cooking!

The lone seasoning packet.

The seasoning. A little taste resulted in a lot of tomato flavor and a little heat.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added some tomatoes and a hard boiled egg with some Krazy Mixed Up Salt. The noodles were good – a little plump and crumbly – worked very well. The broth was awesome – a strong tomato taste and color. The smell of the broth as it boiled was one of tomatoes. It also had a very nice light spiciness to it. All said and done this was absolutely delicious. 4.25 out of 5.0 stars! UPC bar code 9416470239603 .

Here’s a TV commercial for FMF Chow Tomato

“Island Suite” by Mantis (Fiji,1973)

#898: Long Kow’s Crystal Noodle Soup Savory Shoyu

Here’s one I don’t have high hopes for as I’ve had a few other ones that weren’t very enjoyable in the past. But hey – this could be really awesome, right? I’m hoping so!

Side panel detail (click to enlarge).

Yep – bean vermicelli.

So inside the cup is another package – this one contains a seasoning block! I have always thought these things were fascinating.

I love brownies! It looks like some kind of asparagus treat but it’s a freeze dried block with veggies and soup base.

Finished (click image to enlarge). The noodles are not my cup of tea. I have been enjoying bean thread more lately since I found scissors to make them less ‘gaggy’ but these are a little thicker and tougher. The broth isn’t bad – has a nice light soy sauce flavor. The star of the dish is the veggies – really awesome with corn and cabbage. Still, this doesn’t make up for the nature of the dish. I really don’t like it. 1.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC Bar code 186190000119 – get it here.

Awesome Long Kow video

The violin-like instrument is called the ‘erhu’

#897: FMF Chow Masala Flavour Instant Noodles

Here’s a new one to me on a couple fronts. First, special thanks to Joseph H. of Sacramento, California for this great donation. so what’s interesting about this one? Well, it’s the first FMF Chow I’ve ever even seen. Secondly, this stuff is made in of all places Fiji! Yup – Fijian instant noodles! Awesome! Let’s give it a try!

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

The noodle block.

Kind of interesting how this one is folded over like this.

The seasoning powder packet.

Here’s the powder itself. Has a nice masala scent to it.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added a hard boiled egg with Cavendar’s Greek seasoning, yellow onion, broccoli, green bell pepper and baked chicken with Lindberg-Snider Red Baron BBQ spice. The noodles are slightly different; they are a lot like your domestic instant noodle except that they have a slight crumble to them and an almost chewiness. They are rather plump as well which is nice as far as the comfort-food element goes. The masala flavor is really nice – a little spicy and a good hearty broth. One thing that was interesting with this one is that the directions mention between 375 and 500mL of water – it might not seem like it, but a 1/2 cup is quite a bit when it comes to noodle making. This one had probably 450mL of water added. Anyways, this is good – a nice eastern taste from Fiji. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 9416470238606 .

A TV commercial for Chow noodles!

Fijian Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama opens FMF Chow Games