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#3064: Lee Fah Mee Instant Noodle With Abalone And Chicken Flavour – Sarawak

#3064: Lee Fah Mee Instant Noodle With Abalone And Chicken Flavour - Sarawak

Found this one up in Canad at a market in Richmond, BC called China World. I’ll be the first to admit that I like chicken, but abalone just isn’t my thing usually. Hopefully this one will be pretty good. Let’s find out!

Lee Fah Mee Instant Noodle With Abalone And Chicken Flavour – Sarawak

#3064: Lee Fah Mee Instant Noodle With Abalone And Chicken Flavour - Sarawak

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, cook noodle in 400cc boiling water for 2~3 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3064: Lee Fah Mee Instant Noodle With Abalone And Chicken Flavour - Sarawak

The noodle block.

#3064: Lee Fah Mee Instant Noodle With Abalone And Chicken Flavour - Sarawak

The soup base sachet.

#3064: Lee Fah Mee Instant Noodle With Abalone And Chicken Flavour - Sarawak

A mottled powder.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added tofu puff, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, baked chicken and spring onion. Noodles were decent and broth tasted like a chicken broth. Really couldn’t detect anything other than chicken flavor in this one. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 9556256012010.

#3064: Lee Fah Mee Instant Noodle With Abalone And Chicken Flavour - Sarawak

Eco-Traveler Safari of Sarawak

Watch me cook this on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!

 

#2735: Myojo Chicken Abalone Flavour

#2735: Myojo Chicken Abalone Flavour

Alrighty so here’s another one of the Myojo varieties I have from Singapore. These are new formulations of longstanding popular varieties. Indeed, they invoke the term ‘yummy’ on this packaging and I will admit that although I rarely use it, it’s an important term. Let’s see if it’s fitting to include it in this one.

#2735: Myojo Chicken Abalone Flavour – Singapore

#2735: Myojo Chicken Abalone Flavour

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains crustacean, fish, and shellfish. To prepare, add noodles to 450ml boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2735: Myojo Chicken Abalone Flavour

A tight-knit noodle block.

#2735: Myojo Chicken Abalone Flavour

The soup base sachet.

#2735: Myojo Chicken Abalone Flavour

A light powder.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added baked chicken, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, spring onion, and hard boiled egg. The noodles have a gauge which seems slightly bigger than your standard instant and a little more backbone on the tooth to match. The broth has a nice chicken taste with a hint of abalone. A nice repast. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8888107000046.

#2735: Myojo Chicken Abalone Flavour

Reviving Street Hawker (Singapore Hawker Food Cookbook)

I think Seetoh understands the need for the term yummy

The Ramen Rater’s Bottom Ten Instant Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition

The Ramen Rater's Bottom Ten Instant Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition

So today it’s the fifth annual The Ramen Rater’s Bottom Ten Instant Noodles Of All Time. On my other lists, I exclude varieties that no longer are on the market. On this list, everything’s fair game for the bottom ten. As I say in the video presentation, if you like some of these, there’s nothing wrong with you – I just find these detestable personally. These are my least favorite varieties of the over 2400 varieties posted to date. Without gurther ado, the bottom ten.

The Ramen Rater’s Bottom Ten Instant Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition

The full list video!

#10: Roland Ramen Japanese Style Quick-Cooking Alimentary Paste With Chicken Artificially Flavored Soup Base – United States

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Honestly, I expected this to be a kind of ‘run-of-the-mill’ variety. I review based on the base product as well as the provided cooking directions. Well, they call for 3 cups of water and they’re violently bland. In the nutrition facts, they mention that this pack contains 3 servings! I’m guessing this is so they can say the sodium level is low? I’m unsure. What I’m sure of is that I really disliked these. Original review

#9 – Sichuan Guangyou Sweet Potato Instant Noodle Braised Spicy Chitterling Flavor – China

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The sweet potato thread was alright, but very gloppy. The flavor was kind of brutal; indeed, too strong for me. I think the soup direction might have been better. What’s more, the powder sachet contents didn’t work well as the peas didn’t hydrate whatsoever. Original review

#8 – Maruchan Spicy Tomato Salsa Ramen – Japan

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The noodles hydrated very nicely and have a standard flatness and thin character. The flavor was unfortunately something of a departure. It was a kind of spicy and putrid tomato melange – like homemade salsa left out overnight from binge drinking with a crew of chainsmokers – which just tastes like pure trainwreck. The bits of potato were interesting and hydrated well enough though – kind of liked that they had potato skins on. But yeah – this was just a fusion that should come undone. Original review

#7: Vedan Wei Wei A Instant Noodles Chicken Flavor – Taiwan

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The noodles were very ho-hum. While they hydrated well, they seemed like they just didn’t belong in the ‘food’ group; spongy and riddled with sadness. As for chicken flavor, that was definitely absent. I was really happy about the vegetables, but they were mushy. Original review

#6 – Master Kong Artificial Abalone Crab Flavor Instant Noodle – China

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The noodles were alright – plentiful too. Nothing to write home about. What is to write home about is the flavor. Write a warning letter home! I mean this was just plain funky; seemed initially like a crab stick kind of scent and essence but it just turned into this not food kind of taste that I just couldn’t stomach whatsoever. Couldn’t pour this down the drain fast enough. Original review

#5 – Koyo Reduced Sodium Garlic & Pepper Ramen – United States

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The noodles are thick – more like ramyun. They have an alright chew; although they seem almost doughy- and not Hakata style ramen noodle doughy. The broth does taste of garlic and pepper, but it’s so very bland. It really is like you could boil some pepper and a clove of garlic and achieve the same results. Not at all to my liking. Original review

#4 – Urban Noodle Authentic Street Food Black Bean – United Kingdom

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The noodles in this one were flat instead of round. They came out very nicely. The flavoring however was just strange. I expected maybe something of a Korean-Chinese fusion dish, but those are hearty and rich and not savory and sweet. In fact, this one was a little too sweet for me. The thinly sliced bamboo shoots don’t work for me either; leaving them whole would be nicer I think. What’s more, it has a kind of chemically aftertaste; like chlorine or soap. Original review

#3 – One Dish Asia Japanese Ramen Noodle – United States

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This one comes with a fresh noodle pouch. They didn’t have a very fresh texture; more mushy. The bamboo shoots (which more resembled overcooked carrot and I had to consult the ingredients to figure what they were) were mushy as well. The broth had an acidic and a flavor reminiscent of the teriyaki flavor I’ve encountered in bad teriyaki instant flavors. A hot mess. Original review here

#2 – Baijia Single Noble Black Bone Chicken Flavor Instant Sweet Potato Noodles – China

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I was told by a guy from the company that this indeed was believed to be medicinal and helpful to women having their ‘time of the month.’ I’m also been told by a reader that people generally don’t like black bone chicken soup even in China. Very slimy sweet potato noodles, thick, greasy broth and horrid veggies that didn’t hydrate well was just a flavor, texture, and complete food hole nightmare for me. This was just horrible stuff that I couldn’t stand. Original review

#1 – Dr. McDougall’s Vegan Pad Thai Noodle Soup – United States

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Wow – where do it begin. Well, first off when one in the United States thinks of Pad Thai, they think of what they might find at a domestic Thai restaurant. Okay so the rice noodles came out nicely – short, flat and broad and well hydrated. Now for the broth. Thin. Nothing like pad thai. Has a little lime taste and a kind of herbed taste. The floating bits of tofu are a lot like the marshmallows you get in the hot chocolate that comes with marshmallows. This is as far from pad thai as I can even express in words. It’s like someone gave a broken description of pad thai to someone who has short term memory problems and no taste buds a week prior and told them to make it. I kind of feel personally violated and offended. A new #1 on the Bottom Ten. Original review

#2287: Master Kong Artificial Abalone Crab Flavor Instant Noodle

Here’s one sent to me by Colin – thanks again! So these have been a real conundrum for me for quite a long time. The little chef on the logo is definitely different from the regular Master Kong chef, but I can’t get to the bottom of the exact name of this brand and so it’s Master Kong?

I dunno – I’ve gotten hold of the distributor via the phone number on the back of the package but really haven’t gotten a straight answer. If anyone’s in New York – check this place out perhaps? Would love to straighten it out once and for all. Anyhoo, this is a new flavor – abalone crab. I’ve seen abalone chicken quite a bit but never abalone crab. Let’s give it a try!

Here’s the back of the pack (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. The package doesn’t list an exact amount of water to use, so as with other Master Kong varieties I’ve reviewed, 500ml will be used. Add everything into a bowl and add 500ml boiling water. Cover for 4 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The dry base sachet.

A light mixture.

The sauce sachet.

Dark and oily.

The vegetables sachet.

A medium amount for an instant.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added crab claw fishcake, coriander and Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts. The noodles were alright – plentiful too. Nothing to write home about. What is to write home about is the flavor. Write a warning letter home! I mean this was just plain funky; seemed initially like a crab stick kind of scent and essence but it just turned into this not food kind of taste that I just couldn’t stomach whatsoever. Couldn’t pour this down the drain fast enough. Oh and the vegetables hydrated decently. 0.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 6909146402430.

Here’s Master Kong’s Braised Beef big cup – this is excellent stuff!

A video about different kinds of Chinese noodles.

#2286: Kamfen Noodle King Artificial Abalone And Chicken Soup Flavoured

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I haven’t generally been a fan of abalone and chicken instant noodles. I’m crossing my fingers here though. Let’s give it a try!

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add in sachet contents and fill to line with boiling water. Cover for 3-4 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

An included fork!

The noodle block.

The powder base.

A light powder.

A sauce sachet.

Tick and oily.

The vegetables sachet.

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Lots of bits in there.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, Dodo fishball and spring onion. The noodles are really good in this one – nice gauge and the chew – very sturdy and hearty. The broth is definitely leaning more towards chicken than abalone, something I enjoyed. The flavor was rich and the oiliness was very good.  The vegetables hydrated well and worked nicely here. 4.25 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 6920363400702.

The Hong Kong cookbook;: A new kind of authentic Chinese cookery adapted to the American kitchen,

A walk around a Hong Kong street market.

#2135: Doll Instant Noodle Supreme Abalone And Chicken Flavour

Another one I reviewed as part of a series of Hong Kong varieties in conjunction with an interview by Apple Daily news of HK. I have a feeling if you dig through my reviews for the word abalone, you’re not going to find scads of varieties I’ve been very fond of. I’m hoping this might be one I enjoy, but I have my doubts. I guess the only way to find out it to try it with an open mind and mouth. Let’s give it a go!

The back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains fish and chicken. To prepare, add noodle block to 500ml boiling water and cook for 1 1/2 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Stir and enjoy!

These noodles look different from the ones I’ve been sampling from Hong Kong – much thinner.

The dry soup base sachet.

A granular mixture with little flecks throughout.

A seasoned oil sachet.

Looks very abalone!

Finished (click to enlarge). The noodles are thinner and have a sturdier chew than the rest of the instant I’ve been sampling from Hong Kong lately. The broth though is more chicken than abalone I think and the whole thing just rubs me the wrong way. Like I said, I wasn’t expecting this would be to my liking from the outset, and with an open mind and a sad tongue, this one gets 2.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4892333102348.

Doll Instant Noodles, Artificial Chicken, 36.63 Ounce (Pack of 5)

An older Doll instant noodle TV commercial.

Meet The Manufacturer: #1886: Myojo Chicken Abalone Flavour

Previously, I reviewed Myojo’s chicken abalone pack version – this is the bowl version. This is the next to last review of this Meet The Manufacturer – been quite nice to try all of these varieties! Let’s check this bowl out!

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains crustacean and fish. To prepare, add in sachet contents and fill to line with boiling water and cover for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

Has a kind of clam and chicken scent.

The special garnish sachet.

Bits of spring onion, fish cake and more.

Finished (click to enlarge). The noodles hydrated very nicely as with the other yellow bowls they have. Decent gauge and soft chew. The broth is predominantly chicken, with an abalone flavor lingering which was nice but not overwhelming. The addition of the special garnish was really nice. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8888107000480.

Peranakan Heritage Cooking (Singapore Heritage Cooking)

A travel guide to Singapore.

Meet The Manufacturer: #1881: Myojo Chicken Abalone Flavour

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It’s been a long time since I’ve had any chicken abalone flavored instant noodles – looks like 400-450 reviews ago. I’ll be honest – I’ve never had real abalone before, so I can’t say as to an instant’s authenticity to abalone flavor, although I can definitely say whether I like it or not. Let’s crack this pack open and have a look inside.

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains fish and crustacean. To prepare, add noodle block to 450ml boiling water and cook 2-3 minutes. Add in contents of sachet. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

Has a kind of seafood and chicken scent.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion, baked chicken and white onion. The noodles had a soft feel and nice gauge with good chew. The broth was mostly chicken with abalone flavor which worked well together. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8888107000046.

3 Day Guide to Singapore: A 72-hour Definitive Guide on What to See, Eat and Enjoy in Singapore, Singapore (3 Day Travel Guides) (Volume 12)

A video about eating out in Singapore.

#1437: Knorr Quick Serve Macaroni Abalone & Chicken Flavour

Here’s something you wouldn’t find in the United States usually! Macaroni and cheese is a common thing here; almost a national dish! But macaroni and chicken and abalone – in a broth? Nope – not something most would even consider. One thing’s for sure: macaroni is almost always accompanied by cheese here. Let’s see what it’s like cheese free!

Here’s the import/distributor’s sticker (click image to enlarge). Contains egg and chicken powder.

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). To prepare, boil 530ml water. Add macaroni and return to boil. Cook for 3 minutes. Remove from heat and add contents of sachet. Stir well and enjoy!

Macaroni noodles.

The seasoning sachet.

Has a very well balanced abalone and chicken scent that is interesting.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added red, yellow and orange bell pepper, coriander, sweet onion and grilled chicken. The noodles came out pretty well; they had a slight al-dente chew to them which was alright. The broth has a definite chicken abalone hit to it. Not overwhelming either. 3.0 out of 5.0 stars.EAN bar code 4898828052815.

Here’s a Knorr advert from Hong Kong. They also make quick serve rotini and penne it seems!

#1417: Sau Tao Oat Noodle Abalone Flavored

Here’s one I got up in Canada a while back. These noodles are made with oats. A lot of different ways to make noodles – different gauges, lengths, colors – and ingredients make them all different. Oats sound like a logical way to go – wondering if anyone has ever heard of a soybean noodle ever made? Hmm… I bet someone’s made one! Anyways, let’s try these ones – abalone flavor!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodle block to 600cc boiling water and cook for 4 minutes. Add contents of sachets, stir, and enjoy!

The oat noodle block.

Soup base sachet.

Has a kind of shellfishy kind of scent.

An oil sachet.

A very light colored oil of which I do not detect much of a scent.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added green onion and sweet onion. The noodles are pretty good with a nice chewiness. They are a little firmer than your everyday baseline wheat noodle, but about the same gauge. The broth was on the bland side, and a little disappointing. Not a whole lot of flavor. 1.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC code 087303862283.

Here’s a Sau Tao commercial for one of their other products.

#1245: Sau Tao Instant Noodle King Abalone & Chicken Flavoured

Hey – who’s the instant noodle king? Always kind of hoped I held that throne… anyways, I kind of miss the Thanksgiving turkey, but I’m not a turkey cooking kind of guy – so going with something chicken flavored. Let’s check it out!

Here’s the distributor’s sticker (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat-free but check for yourself.

The back of the package (click image to enlarge). To prepare, put the noodles into 600ml boiling water for 90 seconds. Add sachet contents, stir, and you’re done.

The noodle block – very thin noodles.

The powder soup base sachet.

A light powder with a couple little bits here and there.

The liquid base sachet.

Smells like a cross between chicken and whitefish.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added baked chicken with Lindberg-Snider Red Baron BBQ Spice, leeks, and some green onion. The noodles are interesting; they’re thin but kind of hearty at the same time, sucking up water nicely. The broth is just what it purports to be – chicken and abalone, so a kind of poultry/seafood combo. It’s very strong and pretty hearty too – the oil give it an extra oomph. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 087303860593.

Here’s an ad for this one.

#804: Little Cook Instant Noodle Abalone Chicken Soup Flavour

Here’s one that Michelle L. of New York sent a while back. Looks like it should be good!

Info from side panels (click image to enlarge).

Here’s the noodle block.

Dry seasoning.

Interesting – looks like more veggies than powder.

Liquid seasoning.

It’s more of a paste.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added a couple of scrambled eggs with onions and Sriracha and some oven baked chicken with Cavender’s Greek seasoning. The noodles are a little crumbly and kind of meh. The broth has a strong flavor and a bit of funkiness to it. The veggies were somewhat okay but not great. 1.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 8852098702142 .

This is awesome – The Son Of P.M. – Thai Psychedelic Pop, Surfer Punk – Arabian Song

Here’s a video from Thailand