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#1795: Azami Kimchee Flavour Noodle Soup

Here’s another one that was sent to me by Justin M. from Winfield, BC up north of here in Canada! This is the last of the ones he sent.It’s actually made in China, for sale in Canada and a South Korean kind of flavor. Got it? Let’s have a look inside.

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 500ml boiling water. Cook for 3 minutes and add sachet contents. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

Has a kind of kimchi scent.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added beef, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, cheese and spring onion. The noodles were just plain wrong. Almost brittle then mush. The broth while it smelled good was literally like if you had two cups of water and then dropped one piece of kimchi in, boiled it for a few minutes and then removed the kimchi. Basically, this stuff is bland. That coupled with the noodles give it a 0.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 057197990225.

Kimchi – Authentic Korean Pickled Cabbage – Fresh (1 LB) – Sale(Limited Time)

These instant noodles are a store brand of LobLaw’s up in Canada. Here’s an old commercial with William Shatner for Loblaw’s.

#1748: Azami Chili Chicken Flavour Noodle Soup

Here’s another one that was sent to me by Justin M. from Winfield, BC up north of here in Canada! Chili chicken sounds like it’d be pretty good; a familiar flavor and a little bit of spiciness? Sure – let’s have a look at this cup.

Detail of the side panels (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add contents of sachet and 280mnl boiling water to cup and cover for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click image to enlarge).

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

A combination of soup base as well as vegetables in one.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added hard boiled egg, baked chicken, spring onion and ito toughrasi. The noodles were a little mushy and didn’t have a good character to them. Very humdrum. The broth had a kind of nice and light chicken taste with a hint of spiciness, mostly what seemed brought by cumin and chilli powder. 3.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 057197990287.

During the holidays, we watched the Will Ferrell movie ‘Elf’ and he drinks maple syrup at one point. Maple syrup is one of the best things that comes from Canada, and so I thought this Loblaw’s brand President’s Choice 100% Pure Syrup sounded like something to check out.

You might be wondering why I picked this one. Well, I do indeed love the sunshine. Enjoy!

The Ramen Rater’s Bottom Ten Instant Noodles Of All Time 2015 Edition

After trying over 1,700 instant noodle varieties, it is expected that some of them will be on this list. Why? Well, some just make me wretch. They’re the ones that get a score of one to zero stars. Not to say that there are some folks out there who like them, but that hypothetical someone would not be myself. With that, here’s the new The Ramen Rater’s Bottom Ten Instant Noodles Of All Time 2015 Edition.

The Ramen Rater’s Bottom Ten Instant Noodles Of All Time 2015 Edition video.

#10: Unzen Mushroom Honpo Shiitake Nutritious Noodle – Japan

A reader had been looking high and low for these noodles and I helped her find where they came from. As a thank you, she sent me a pack. Well, I’m glad someone likes these, but I really didn’t. There were large pieces of mushroom in a gelatinous gravy substance, and the orange stuff was reminiscent of phlegm. Original review here

#9: Mitoku Brown Rice Ramen – Japan

While the only issue with the noodles were a little crumbly mushiness, the broth was the culprit that brought this one to the Bottom Ten yard. Bitter and earthy – like coffee grounds or dirt. Original review here

#8: Nan Jie Cun Hot-Dry Instant Noodles Chilli Flavour – China

I had such high hopes for this one. These noodles are made in the last true Communist cist in China. There’s no money! You work, you go to the store and get what you need, you go home. Fascinating. These were just plain gross; I dunno – maybe I just don’t like monotone flavors. The ingredients were good, just all came together as a pile of yuck.Original preview here

#7: Nan Hsing Vegetarian Rice Noodles – Taiwan

The noodles were akin to cobwebs – not the ones spiders make, but the fake ones you get for Halloween. The veggies didn’t hydrate well at all, and the broth wasn’t much. Couldn’t eat it. Original review here

#6: Paldo Green Tea Chlorella Noodles – South Korea

While this company makes some noodles I really enjoy, they also make this one which I deplore. It’s just got such a funky flavor to it and a smell I can’t take. Original review here

#5: Fu Chang Chinese Noodle Company Pork, Seafood & Noodles Combo – United States

The noodles in this one were really mushy, and while it had a retort pouch with meat and seafood, it was really nasty. Original review here

#4: Azami Kimchee Noodle Soup – Canada

This cup has a lot of issues. The noodles were at the lowest end of the spectrum. The ended up crumbly and almost rubbery with no character or flavor whatsoever. Then, the broth was pretty darn bland, with just a hint of spiciness. Original review here

#3: Baijia Instant Sweet Potato Noodle Spicy Fei-Chang Flavor – China

A strong ‘dirt and urine’ scent accompanied by slimy sweet potato noodles. As it turns out, Fei Chang relates to fried pork intestines. Original review here

#2: One Dish Asia Japanese Ramen Noodle – United States

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

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

Here is my least favorite variety of all. Retaining it’s #1 ranking again this year, its 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 here

#1707: Azami Hot And Spicy Flavour Noodle Soup

Here’s one I got from Justin M. from Winfield, BC up north of here in Canada! Thanks! Let’s see here: the instant noodle was invented in Japan. This one is sold in Canada under the name Azami and sold by Loblaw’s, a supermarket chain. It’s manufactured in China. I’ve been hoping one of these Azami varieties would really blow me away; hot and spicy is a flavor profile I generally like a lot – let’s see how it fares!

Detail of the side panels (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add in contents of sachet and 350ml boiling water. Cover and let steep for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click image to enlarge).

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

Has a spicy scent.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added hard boiled egg, white onion, scallions, corn, orange bell pepper and broccoli florets. The noodles are definitely plentiful. They hydrated pretty well and had a slightly mushy texture, although it worked well enough with the broth. Much to my chagrin, the broth has a spicy taste – not anything super spicy, but it’s there. The flavor is kind of a salty and beef-like affair. This was one of the better Canadian instant noodles! 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 057197990317.

During the holidays, we watched the Will Ferrell movie ‘Elf’ and he drinks maple syrup at one point. Maple syrup is one of the best things that comes from Canada, and so I thought this Loblaw’s brand President’s Choice 100% Pure Syrup sounded like something to check out.

An old Loblaw’s supermarket TV commercial – with William Shatner!

#1672: Azami Chili Seafood Flavour Noodle Soup

Here’s another one that was sent to me by Justin M. from Winfield, BC up north of here in Canada! I haven’t been a big fan of these Canadian instants thus far, but I keep trying them in hopes one will be really good. Chilli Seafood definitely has a nice ring to it – let’s see if it lives up to its name. Let’s go!

Detail of the side panels (click image to enlarge). Contains shrimp. To prepare, add in sachet to cup and add 280ml boiling water. cover and let steep for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click image to enlarge).

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

Oddly enough, it smells like a spicy peanut butter.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added kamaboko and narutomaki. The noodles came out alright – a little on the funky side inasfar as they have a kind of strange texture. The broth was surprisingly flavorful – indeed, a little spicy and a seafood-like flavor! The vegetable bits hydrated well too. I guess if you keep trying, you will find something decent! Well, at least somewhat… 3.25 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 057197990294.

During the holidays, we watched the Will Ferrell movie ‘Elf’ and he drinks maple syrup at one point. Maple syrup is one of the best things that comes from Canada, and so I thought this Loblaw’s brand President’s Choice 100% Pure Syrup sounded like something to check out.

You might be wondering why I picked this one. Well, I’ve been listening to space disco lately. It’s kind of that 70’s sound of the sci-fi future kind of thing. Here’s a long mix of it – I like it.

#1628: Azami Kimchee Flavour Noodle Soup

Here’s one I got from Justin M. from Winfield, BC up north of here in Canada! Thanks! Let’s see here: the instant noodle cup was invented in Japan. This one is sold in Canada under the name Azami and sold by Loblaw’s, a supermarket chain. It’s manufactured in China. The flavor is of kimchi, which is South Korean. Wow. I’ve got hopes that this will be a good one! Let’s check these Azami noodles.

Detail of the side panels (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add in contents of sachet and 280ml boiling water. Re-cover and let steep for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

 Detail of the lid (click image to enlarge).

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

Has a strong kimchi scent.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added spring onion and mung bean sprouts. The noodles were at the lowest end of the spectrum. The ended up crumbly and almost rubbery with no character or flavor whatsoever. The broth was also wasn’t to my liking; very bland in taste with at least some spiciness but other than that it was akin to spicy water. 0.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 057197990263.

Kimchi – Authentic Korean Pickled Cabbage – Fresh (1 LB) – Sale(Limited Time)

William Shatner in an old Loblaw’s TV commercial. Loblaw’s sells Azami instant noodles in Canada.

Donation From A Canadian Reader

Got a package yesterday from reader Justin M. from Winfield, BC up north – let’s check ’em out!

This is cool! So I’m always looking for ‘store brand’ instant noodles. They’re usually very common and kind of boring to many, but to me they’re fascinating. Large grocery chains often get private label instant noodles made for them. These Azami varieties are made for Loblaw’s up in Canada.

The top two are also made for Loblaw’s and are called ‘No Name’ which is pretty neat. The lower is a Mamee Oriental – veggie flavor. They’re for export. Thanks again!