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#3187: Big Bon Spice Mix Piquant – Russia

#3187: Big Bon Spice Mix Piquant - Russia

Well, there’s such a stigma these days about Russia here in the United States. Politics and world events aside though, there’s a thriving instant noodle industry there which fascinates me. I’d love to get the chance to do a Meet The Manufacturer with this company for example. I know they have tray varieties with real meat in retort pouches. This piques my curiosity in the extreme.

When I was in 4th grade (I think – I could be wrong as to the year) I got sick. Was home for a couple days. We had this big assignment where everyone chose a country. We then would write the embassy for information about the country and write a report based upon the materials received.

I wasn’t there when everybody got to choose, and I was given the one country apparently nobody was willing to take. The Soviet Union. It wasn’t my first choice at the time; this was during the Reagan era, and tensions with the USSR were as high if not higher than they are right now. But I got a huge package from them which was very interesting. All in English and all about the country, it’s regions, the people – it was really cool. Really wish I still had it but it’s long gone. Anyways, I’ve always had an interest in Russia ever since.

So when a fellow blogger – from the HALAL Food Blog in Singapore visited Uzbekistan and offered to send me some Russian varieties he’d found, I was thrilled. Thanks again!

I think noodles and food in general is a fine way of diplomacy. I practiced noodle diplomacy in 2013 when Taiwan seemed to think I was the most horrible person in the world, with them not on my top ten list – today I really like Taiwanese varieties quite a bit (and companies send me no end of varieties to be sure).

I extend a branch to Russia in hopes that some companies would be interested in doing a Meet The Manufacturer series with me so I and everyone else can learn more about the foods pelple enjoy there. Let’s give Big Bon varietythis a try!

Big Bon Spice Mix Piquant – Russia

#3187: Big Bon Spice Mix Piquant - Russia

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Unsure whether it contains meat – check for yourself. To prepare, add noodles and dry base sachet to a bowl along with 350ml boiling water. Cover for 4~5 minutes. Add in liquid base sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3187: Big Bon Spice Mix Piquant - Russia

The noodle block.

#3187: Big Bon Spice Mix Piquant - Russia

A dry sachet.

A fine powder.

A wet sachet.

A saucy liquid.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added scallions, black sesame seeds, soft egg and Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts. Noodles here are interesting – a little crumble, kinda thick and a little broad. Definitely a unique mouthfeel Ilike. The broth I would say has a slight tang to it – hard to describe exactly what flavor it is but I think piquant would fit the bill with aplomb. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 4605496012351.

#3187: Big Bon Spice Mix Piquant - Russia

Mamushka: Recipes from Ukraine and Eastern Europe

Watch me cook Big Bon on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!

#3058: Big Bon Beef Flavor – Russia

#3058: Big Bon Beef Flavor - Russia

Here’s one sent by the folks from HALAL Food Blog – they’re from Singapore and got it during a trip to Uzbekistan! Definitely a well-traveled pack of noodles! Let’s dig in!

Big Bon Beef Flavor – Russia

#3058: Big Bon Beef Flavor - Russia

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Unsure whether it contains meat – check for yourself. To prepare, add dry sachet contents and noodles to a bowl and add 300ml boiling water. Cover for 3~5 minutes. Add liquid sachet. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3058: Big Bon Beef Flavor - Russia

The noodle block.

#3058: Big Bon Beef Flavor - Russia

A seasoning sachet.

#3058: Big Bon Beef Flavor - Russia

A light powder.

#3058: Big Bon Beef Flavor - Russia

A liquid sachet.

#3058: Big Bon Beef Flavor - Russia

Has a slightly acidic scent.

#3058: Big Bon Beef Flavor - Russia

The vegetables sachet.

#3058: Big Bon Beef Flavor - Russia

Chives, perhaps?

Finished (click to enlarge). Added scallions, fried onion and roast beef. The noodles were pretty good – not anything exceptional but they did the trick. The broth was a kind of tomato beef thing – a little acidic. Lots of vegetable bits. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 4605496003991.

#3058: Big Bon Beef Flavor - Russia

Mamushka: Recipes from Ukraine and Eastern Europe

Watch me cook on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!

#2991: Big Bon Chicken & Salsa Sauce Instant Noodles – Russia

#2991: Big Bon Chicken & Salsa Sauce Instant Noodles - Russia

Here’s another of the Russian varieties that were found in Uzbekistan and sent by the kind folks at halalfoodblog.com – thank you! They’re in Singapore – so to sum up: Some nmice Singaporean folks visited Uzbekistan and found Russian instant noodles then mailed them to me here in the United States. Truly a well-traveled pack of noodles! Let’s take a look!

Big Bon Chicken & Salsa Sauce Instant Noodles – Russia

#2991: Big Bon Chicken & Salsa Sauce Instant Noodles - Russia

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Unsure whether it contains meat – check for yourself. To prepare, add noodles and dry seasonings to a bowl along with 300ml boiling water and cover for 3~5 minutes. Stir. Finally, add sauce sachet content and enjoy!

#2991: Big Bon Chicken & Salsa Sauce Instant Noodles - Russia

The noodle block.

#2991: Big Bon Chicken & Salsa Sauce Instant Noodles - Russia

The soup base sachet.

#2991: Big Bon Chicken & Salsa Sauce Instant Noodles - Russia

A very light powder – made me sneeze!

#2991: Big Bon Chicken & Salsa Sauce Instant Noodles - Russia

Liquid sauce base.

#2991: Big Bon Chicken & Salsa Sauce Instant Noodles - Russia

Looks interesting.

#2991: Big Bon Chicken & Salsa Sauce Instant Noodles - Russia

A vegetables sachet.

#2991: Big Bon Chicken & Salsa Sauce Instant Noodles - Russia

An interesting mixture.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added chicken baked with NuTek Salt for Life and black pepper and spring onion. The noodles were surprisingly thick in this one. The flavor was a kind of tangy tomato chicken – interesting. Not spicy in the slightest. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4605496003984.

#2991: Big Bon Chicken & Salsa Sauce Instant Noodles - Russia

Mamushka: Recipes from Ukraine and Eastern Europe

Watch me cook this one up!

#2897: Big Bon Spice Mix Hot & Spicy

#2897: Big Bon Spice Mix Hot & Spicy

This one came by way of the halalfoodblog.com – thank you! I’ve followed them for a while on Instagram and they’ve done posts about noodles before. They were in Uzbekistan visiting and showed some noodles in a shop – and I commented and they offered to send me some – and here is one of them! Very nice of them. So after a little research I’m finding that these are made in Russia – at least I’m 99% sure.  This is the first Russian variety I’ve reviewed! Let’s check it out!

Big Bon Spice Mix Hot & Spicy – Russia

#2897: Big Bon Spice Mix Hot & Spicy

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Unsure whether or not it contains meat. To prepare, add noodles and dry base sachet to a bowl along with 350ml boiling water. Cover for 4~5 minutes. Add in liquid base sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!
#2897: Big Bon Spice Mix Hot & Spicy

The noodle block.

#2897: Big Bon Spice Mix Hot & Spicy

A dry base sachet.

#2897: Big Bon Spice Mix Hot & Spicy

A light powder.

#2897: Big Bon Spice Mix Hot & Spicy

A liquid base sachet.

#2897: Big Bon Spice Mix Hot & Spicy

Thick and red!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added hard boiled egg, scallions, fried onion and chilli powder. The noodles had a kind of thicker than normal disposition and they had a decent chew to them compared to a standard instant. The broth, although advertised as spicy, wasn’t at all spicy to my detection. It was tasty though – kind of a beef meets spices thing. I think I tasted sage and thyme in there. Definitely had an eastern European kind of profile to it for sure. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 4605496012337.

#2897: Big Bon Spice Mix Hot & Spicy

Mamushka: Recipes from Ukraine and Eastern Europe

Here’s a guy reviewing a different Big Bon product – a tray with a retort pouch that contains sausages!

Unboxing Time: Russian & S’pore Varieties Send By The Halal Food Blog

Unboxing Time: Russian & S'pore Varieties Send By The Halal Food Blog

A few weeks ago, I commented on a post I saw on The Halal Food Blog‘s Instagram. Always really neat things to see there! Well, I saw a picture showing some instant noodles and that they were in Uzbokistan! I was immediately curious and they offered to send me some! Well, today I’ve got a box and it’s Unboxing Time, so let’s get to it!

Unboxing Time: Russian & S’pore Varieties Send By The Halal Food Blog – Singapore

Wow! Very cool stuff! Thank you very much – can’t wait to give it a taste!