Tag Archives: beef flavor

#2538: Nissin Cup Noodles Very Veggie Beef Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup

Nissin Cup Noodles Very Veggie Beef Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup

This is the second variety I’m trying of the Very Veggie range from Nissin Foods of America. Soon as I heard about these products I was extremely curious. Will they have enough vegetables? Will these vegetables be good?

Included in the cup are enough veggies for a full serving – a half cup! Let’s look within and see what this is all about.

Nissin Cup Noodles Very Veggie Beef Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup – United States

Nissin Cup Noodles Very Veggie Beef Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains beef. To prepare, add room temperature water to fill line. Microwave for 2 1/2 minutes, then let sit for another minute. Finally, stir and enjoy!

Nissin Cup Noodles Very Veggie Beef Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

Nissin Cup Noodles Very Veggie Beef Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup

The noodle block.

Nissin Cup Noodles Very Veggie Beef Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup

A lot of vegetables!

Nissin Cup Noodles Very Veggie Beef Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup

Finished (click to enlarge). As you can see, this bowl is full of vegetables. First, the noodles hydrated well and have a soft and thin character. The broth has a beef flavor which is heavily influenced by the vegetables which give it more flavor. The vegetables hydrated perfectly and are just everywhere. I’m pretty surprised and very pleased. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 070662401026.

Nissin Cup Noodles Very Veggie Beef Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup

Nissin Cup O Noodles Beef, 2.25-ounce (Pack of 24)

A video about the recipe change for the standard Cup Noodles

#2072: Maruchan Bowl Taste Of Asia Beef Flavor Sukiyaki Ramen

Hey look at this! So every two weeks, my wife and I bring my son Andy down to Renton, Washington to go to Pokemon League. Yeah – there’s such a thing! Kids (and some adults) play the Pokemon card game. Well, my wife and I don’t play Pokemon so we have time to look around and stroll. As it happens, there’s a Uwajimaya nearby which is awesome. The first time we went I found two big bagfulls of noodles! What was a surprise was finding a LOT of Maruchan products I’d not seen before. There are a couple new Instant Lunch cups (sriracha which I reviewed previously as well as a cihpotle chicken) and these Taste of Asia products in the Bowl line. Let’s check out this sukiyaki variety!

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains beef and chicken. To prepare, add in contents of sachet #1 (solid ingredients) and room temperature water to fill line. Microwave (1000W) for 3 minutes uncovered. If you have a microwave with different wattages, use this tool.Let sit in the microwave an additional minute. Add in contents of sachet #2. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

The noodle block.

The first sachet.

Looks like vegetables and textured vegetable protein.

The powder soup base sachet.

A large amount of light powder.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion and Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts. The noodles are good – and very plentiful. They’re soft and flat. The broth is really nice – it’s got a kind of sweet beef taste to it and a decent oiliness. The included veggies and TVP hydrate perfectly – not only that, the quantity is very good. I like how there’s tons of cabbage as well as decent sized pieces of TVP beef going on! Excellent! 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 041789003530.

Maruchan Noodle Bowl, Hot and Spicy with Shrimp, 3.31 Ounce (Pack of 6)

A Maruchan Bowl TV commercial for Mexico.

#1802: Nissin Cup Noodles Ramen Noodle Soup Beef Flavor [New Package]

Hey check it out – Nissin Cup Noodles got a big facelift.

Here’s how they used to look – cardboard outer packaging is now gone. Less packaging and different materials have been used to make them more environmentally friendly. Also, they’re now microwavable! Yes, I’m sure many of you microwaved them before, but you weren’t supposed to. The new cups also have a little extra room so you can add veggies and meats or whatever you want to oomph up your noodles! Let’s check this new cup out!

Here’s a little collage of Miles from yesterday right before we went out. He was happy with his pacifier, then he would drop it and get really unhappy. Generally he’s quite happy! Just thought I’d share.

Detail of the side panels (click image to enlarge). Contains beef. To prepare, add room temperature water to the fill line. Microwave for 2 1/2 minutes. Let sit in the microwave for a minute more. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click image to enlarge).

The seasoning infused noodle block.

Some of the loose vegetables from the cup.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, beef, spring onion, Velveeta cheese and Shark Brand Sriracha chili sauce. The noodles hydrated very well – perfect out of the microwave. The broth does indeed have a beefy taste and the supplied vegetables hydrated very well. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.  UPC bar code 070662030011.

Nissin Cup Instant Noodle Soup Assorted Bundle 3-Flavors x 4-Packs each: Chicken + Beef + Shrimp (12-pack)

Here’s a video about the new Nissin Cup Noodles. They also discuss the big contest they’re running – check it out at www.nissinfoods.com

Meet The Manufacturer: #1337: Sakura Noodle Chikara Brand Udon Beef Flavor

Well, today is the last day of the Meet The Manufacturer for Sakura Noodle Inc. It’s been interesting – I don’t think I’ve had udon so many days in a row – I was surprised how much I enjoyed it! One thing that was nice was that there’s only one gram of fat in these, which is a far cry from the amounts I usually have. Anyways, let’s have a look at this one – beef!


Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, boil 1 3/4 cups of water and add noodles. Cook for 2 minutes, adding the sachet contents right at the end. Stir and enjoy!

The fresh udon pouch.

The soup base sachet.

A beefy scent!


Finished (click image to enlarge). Added Urashima Sesale & Salt furikake, green onions, and sauteed sweet onion and beef. The noodles are nice and chewy and fresh. Lots of them too. The broth has a very good beef taste; like real beef broth and I really enjoyed it. This was a great one to end on! 4.25 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 078128120214.

As a fitting end to this Meet The Manufacturer, here are cherry blossoms falling in Japan; known as Sakura.

#935: Maruchan Instant Lunch Beef Flavor Ramen Noodles With Vegetables

Instantaneous Lunch? Nope – three minutes. But if you’re too impatient for that, I suppose one could eat it raw. I prefer the cooked version myself!

The information panel from the cardboard outer (click to enlarge).

The iconic cup itself.

So I wrote an article about how one shouldn’t blame the cup when spilling their noodles. Here’s the article and in the image above you can clearly see you’ve been warned – don’t microwave it and watch out for the ninos!

The lid on the cup (click image to enlarge). Notice it tells you to heat water in a seperate container in the microwave – don’t put the whole thing in there.

The noodle block. The seasoning is infused – note the powder on the noodles.

A scant few of the veggies – there were more in the bottom of the cup.

Finished (Click image to enlarge). Added fresh sweet onion, stir-fry veggies, thinly sliced ham, one egg, kizami shoga (pickled ginger), Urashima Sesame & Salt furikake. Cooked the noodles as specified, sampled, fried everything in a pan. Added Dua Belibis Indonesian chili sauce at the end. The noodles aren’t bad – about what you would expect from a cup of noodles. I’ve had much better, but I’ve had many that don’t come close to this one’s quality. The beef flavoring is pretty good – tasty. The veggies hydrated well; most notably the corn was good. A nice cup of noodles! 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 041789001222 – get it here.

Hunting down a small child with some noodles – works every time!

S recipe involving Maruchan Yakisoba noodles

#919: Maruchan 35% Less Sodium Beef Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup

Ah! The elusive 35% less sodium pack! A lot of you have asked about lower sodium instant noodles – here’s one. Each pack has two servings at 510mg sodium each instead of 790mg of sodium (look at the back of the package below for details). Found it recently at Walmart actually. Its funny how many Asian grocery stores I know of and hit up for new noodles to review from time to time, but I still find new items at the biggest grocery store around. I’m hoping to be doing a Meet The Manufacturer with Maruchan sometime soon too! That’s going to be great! Anyways, let’s see how this one is…

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

The noodle block.

A single packet of seasoning – classic!

If you’re wondering, yes – it tastes salty. It also has a nice beef taste too.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added a little thin sliced rib eye, sweet onion and stir fry veggies. The noodles are good – plentiful and of a good consistency. The broth is great – I would say it has no negative effects of being a lower sodium broth; it’s good – lots of nice beef flavor and it is decently salty as well. This I like a lot. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars -if you’re looking for something in the lower sodium bracket, I’d start with this one. UPC bar code 041789004124 – get it here!

Here’s a Maruchan commercial in Spanish

Here’s a video using Maruchan products

#843: Nissin Top Ramen Short Cuts Beef Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup

Hey look at this! Something new the folks at Nissin Foods USA sent. I’ve never seen anything like this is the instant noodle world before; it’s kind of like instant potatoes meets instant noodles. You scoop out as much or as little of the noodles as you want (which have the flavoring already infused into them), and then add the mentioned water amount, and there you go! Let’s have a look under the hood of this new product.

Here’s the back and the sides of the box (click image to enlarge). They put a recipe on the back of each box. I really like the font they used on the left panel for Stove Top and Microwave – very 80’s – awesome!

This is it. No, not a seasoning packet! This is where the noodles are! four and a half cups of them.

Here’s what the noodles look like. I’ll tell you first off, they’re tasty uncooked – I need to stop picking at them or I’ll eat the whole box! They’re pre-seasoned as they said and also short.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added some red bell pepper, broccoli, onion and roast beef. The noodles are the new ‘spoonable’ type that can be found in the Big Cup Noodles and the Spoon it products. They are more like the ones that come with the Big Cup Noodle in the way that they already are seasoned. They come out nice – in fact, they come out perfect here. More like short egg noodles. The broth is good too – has a good beef flavor. I would say that these are best ‘with something’ – ad some extras to make it a creation kind of thing. By themselves they are good though, and as I always rate noodles without their additions, I will do so again. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars – decent! Should mention that these have their own facebook page here.UPC bar code 070662075012 .

Hey I wanna try that one too!

#772: Nongshim Bowl Noodle Soup Hot & Spicy Beef Flavor (New Version)

I’m pretty jazzed – got a couple things this last trip to the Asian grocery and going to try one of them today. Here’s another one of the new version Nongshim Bowl Noodle varieties.

Here’s some info on the sides of the cardboard (click image to enlarge). It’s funny; I just thought it was spicy flavor until I looked closer and saw it was hot & spicy beef.

Here’s the lid.

The noodle block.

The seasoning packet.

Red spicy powder!

Here’s a couple little bits and piece of the veggies that were in the bottom of the bowl – this was just some, not all.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added some kimchi, some processed cheese, a little beef lunch meat, some of the Daesang Gochujang that the ladyt who wrote the JoongAng Ilbo article sent, a little Tabasco Buffalo Style hot sauce and a sprinkle of Ajishima Kimchi furikake. Again, my reviews are done right when the noodles are done – not after everything is added. The noodles are nice – a warm and relaxing noodle that is firm but reliably soft enough to not bve annoying. The broth has a great spiciness to it – a little different than I remember before – definitely a chili powder and cumin flavor going on here. The veggies were a little hard to find but what I did find was decent. All in all, not bad. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. As for the additions: I really like kimchi and really wish I had gotten some sooner! It crunchy, spicy and good stuff! I didn’t know that the jars were under pressure; exploding kimchi! The Gochujang was not what I expected; it’s really tasty! I’ve seen these enormous angry red tubs at the Korean supermarkets around here and always wondered what the stuff was. I can say that after I’ve gone through all of the tubes that were sent to me, I’ll be most definitely going to continue enjoying this stuff. UPC bar code 031146250103 – get it here.

Pretty funny – chugging spicy bowl noodles!

This is rad!

#660: Lucky Me! Beef na Beef Instant Noodles Artificial Beef Flavor

Beef? Na – beef! I remember a while back I had Chicken na Chicken too – startlingly, it was chicken flavored. Beef sounds nice. Let’s give ‘er a shot…

The back of the pack (click image to enlarge)…

The noodle block is on the small side.

Powder on the left and the ‘garnish’ on the right.

Ready to turn into tasty beef noodle soup!

Finished (click image to enlarge). I put a little baby bok choy, one fried egg, and a couple sprinkles of Tony Chachere’s Creole seasoning in with the noodle soup. The noodles were nice – they drank up a lot of the soup as they were a small block in two cups of water, but they never got spongy or over engorged. The broth was a star here – salty and with a nice beef marrow-like taste. The garnish? A little weird; the little floaty flavored chewy spheres are always fascinating to me in Filipino instant noodles. It was a decent bowl of soup – really hit the spot. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC barcode 4807770190988 . I think this is the same thing.

Here’s a TV commercial for it.

This is really interesting to listen to

#461: Samyang Sutah Ramen Hot & Spicy Beef Flavor

Been meaning to try and review this one for a while and today seems like a good day to do it. I’m a little confused about this one; I looked up Sutah and couldn’t find anything about the word on Google or Wikipedia… Found plenty of Korean BBQ restaurant links but nothing saying what Sutah might mean. Hmm. Well, let’s get to it.

So two packets. This is pretty much the deal with packaged ramen by Paldo and Samyang when in comes in a form like this. Usually they have the same colors too… Hmm… Veggies on left, soup base on right.

There’s the powder on the left and veggies on the right. A lot of both, that’s for certain.

I’m adding two eggs while the noodles cook – I even included a video here.

Click image to enlarge. Here’s the finished product. The noodles are hearty – lots of them and nice and thick. The broth has a nice color and hearty with an angry and fiercely happy burn to it. The vegetables are perfectly ample although a couple pieces never re-hydrated well enough, even at the bottom of the bowl… Hmm. All in all, a good breakfast – I give it 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.

Older Samyang commercial.

#438: Samyang Ramen Beef Flavor Big Bowl Noodle Soup

So here’s something good I’m sure! Haven’t ever seen this popular Korean beef ramen in a big bowl before – let’s try it!

One big packet for one big bowl of noodles!

So I reviewed Nongshim Kimchi Big Bowl yesterday and it had the same configuration – one big packet and the veggies were loose in he bowl. This one’s got a ton of them too!

Click image to enlarge. Added two fried eggs. This came out beautifully. The broth has a little spiciness to it and the noodles suck it up. The vegetables are plentiful and re-hydrate very nicely. I loved this stuff – 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.

#398: Paldo Bowl Noodle Soup Beef Flavor with Vegetable Instant Noodle Soup

So here’s perhaps the last or maybe next to last of the Paldo Bowl Noodle Soup line. These have been really good!

Gomtang? Hmm… I reviewed a Paldo noodle a long long time ago called Gomtang – here is the review. In the review, I mention how it tastes beefy… Hmm…

Very light seasoning – again looking identical in the Gomtang review. The veggies are abundant, however!

Click image to enlarge. Two fried eggs were added. This stuff is excellent – no wonder the little artificial flavor cow is smiling! Noodles were like chicken noodle soup noodles which is funny as I don’t come across that often and the last review I did had this kind of noodle too. The broth was tasty – a little salty though, and the veggies were everywhere. Some good stuff. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. Get it here.

Okay first off, the high holy noodle video…

Now, Bowl Noodle Hot by Pleaseeasaur

Now JP Incorporated with No Prob Limo – a new favorite