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#2917: Kiki Noodles Mixed With Aged Vinegar

#2917: Kiki Noodles Mixed With Aged Vinegar

The last time I reviewed Kiki noodles was quite a while agoi. I remember that I really enjoyed them quite a bit – high quality noodles and good tasty flavor. Well, now they’ve come out with two new dry varieties – this one is aged vinegar and the other has a young vinegar. Sounds interesting to me – let’s give it a try!

Kiki Noodles Mixed With Aged Vinegar – Taiwan

#2917: Kiki Noodles Mixed With Aged Vinegar

The import/distributor’s sticker (click to enlarge).

#2917: Kiki Noodles Mixed With Aged Vinegar

Detail of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodles to a pot of boiling water and cook for 3~5 minutes. Drain. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2917: Kiki Noodles Mixed With Aged Vinegar

One of the five individual packs.

#2917: Kiki Noodles Mixed With Aged Vinegar

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

#2917: Kiki Noodles Mixed With Aged Vinegar

The dry noodles.

#2917: Kiki Noodles Mixed With Aged Vinegar

The first of two sachet.

#2917: Kiki Noodles Mixed With Aged Vinegar

Dark stuff.

#2917: Kiki Noodles Mixed With Aged Vinegar

The second liquid sachet.

#2917: Kiki Noodles Mixed With Aged Vinegar

Dark stuff – slightly lighter than the first dark stuff.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added scallions. The noodles were very good – great gauge and excellent chewiness. The flavor was very much black vinegar with a spiciness. The heat didn’t come from Sichuan pepper, I should add. The flavor was augmented with a soy sauce hit as well. Nicely rounded and tasty. 4.75 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 4713302680042.

#2917: Kiki Noodles Mixed With Aged Vinegar

Rilakkuma Pottery Ramen Noodles Bowl W/ Spoon

Watch me conquer a plate of these noodles!

Meet The Manufacturer: #2782: Mr. Noodle Black Vinegar With Spicy Taste

Meet The Manufacturer: #2782: Mr. Noodle Black Vinegar With Spicy Taste

Today, we come to the end of our Mr. Noodle journey with a black vinegar variety. Black vinegar tends to give foods a kind of tart or sour hit – one I immensely enjoy. Let’s bid farewell to Mr. Noodle Meet The Manufacturer.

Mr. Noodle Black Vinegar With Spicy Taste – Taiwan

Meet The Manufacturer: #2782: Mr. Noodle Black Vinegar With Spicy Taste

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodles to 1000ml boiling water and cook 5~6 minutes. Drain. Add 30~40ml water and sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

Meet The Manufacturer: #2782: Mr. Noodle Black Vinegar With Spicy Taste

The noodle block.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2782: Mr. Noodle Black Vinegar With Spicy Taste

A dark sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2782: Mr. Noodle Black Vinegar With Spicy Taste

I’m sure this is black vinegar.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2782: Mr. Noodle Black Vinegar With Spicy Taste

An oil sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2782: Mr. Noodle Black Vinegar With Spicy Taste

Perhaps a spicy oil?

Meet The Manufacturer: #2782: Mr. Noodle Black Vinegar With Spicy Taste

Finished (click to enlarge). Added fried onion and black pepper. The noodles are excellent – not too soft, not too chewy. The flavor seemed a little muted – I did get the black vinegar but that was about it. The subtlety was kind of lost on me. 2.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4713106500058.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2782: Mr. Noodle Black Vinegar With Spicy Taste

Red Sichuan Peppercorn – 2 Oz – Grade AA Organic

Here’s a video about black vinegar

#2633: Myojo Chukazanmai Premium Sour & Spicy Noodle Soup

#2633: Myojo Chukazanmai Premium Sour & Spicy Noodle Soup - Japan - The Ramen Rater - boxfromjapan.com

Here’s one sent by Javier over at Box From Japan. Box From Japan is a monthly subscription service where you can get boxes of neat Japanese instant ramen or boxes of candy and they have other special ones as well! Definitely, give them a look!

So this variety is sour and spicy – and the sour comes from black vinegar. Black vinegar adds a kind of tangy tartness which I find a really neat condiment and works really well in noodle varieties I’ve tried. Let’s check out this bowl Chukazanmai!

Myojo Chukazanmai Premium Sour & Spicy Noodle Soup – Japan

#2633: Myojo Chukazanmai Premium Sour & Spicy Noodle Soup - Japan - The Ramen Rater - boxfromjapan.com

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, pull lid back and add powder and solid block. Fill with 400ml boiling water and cover for 5 minutes. Add in liquid sachet. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2633: Myojo Chukazanmai Premium Sour & Spicy Noodle Soup - Japan - The Ramen Rater - boxfromjapan.com

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2633: Myojo Chukazanmai Premium Sour & Spicy Noodle Soup - Japan - The Ramen Rater - boxfromjapan.com

A fancy noodle block.

#2633: Myojo Chukazanmai Premium Sour & Spicy Noodle Soup - Japan - The Ramen Rater - boxfromjapan.com

The powder base sachet.

#2633: Myojo Chukazanmai Premium Sour & Spicy Noodle Soup - Japan - The Ramen Rater - boxfromjapan.com

Definitely a lot of powder here.

#2633: Myojo Chukazanmai Premium Sour & Spicy Noodle Soup - Japan - The Ramen Rater - boxfromjapan.com

A solid block.

#2633: Myojo Chukazanmai Premium Sour & Spicy Noodle Soup - Japan - The Ramen Rater - boxfromjapan.com

Freeze dried ingredients that really spring to life when added to boiling water. Usually vegetables and meats.

#2633: Myojo Chukazanmai Premium Sour & Spicy Noodle Soup - Japan - The Ramen Rater - boxfromjapan.com

A liquid base sachet.

#2633: Myojo Chukazanmai Premium Sour & Spicy Noodle Soup - Japan - The Ramen Rater - boxfromjapan.com

Black vinegar.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, Chinese sausage, and spring onion. The noodles have a strong chew and good backbone – a good reason to call this one premium. The broth has a nice balance of sweetness, sour tanginess from black vinegar, and an underlying afterthought kind of spiciness from Sichuan pepper. Very interesting and quite good. The inclusion of the freeze-dried block that expands with a nice variety of vegetables rounds out the bowl. 4.25 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4902881421386.

#2633: Myojo Chukazanmai Premium Sour & Spicy Noodle Soup - Japan - The Ramen Rater - boxfromjapan.com

Myojo Instant Ramen Assorted Soy Sauce (Pack of 4), Miso (Pack of 4), Oriental Salt (Pack of 4) Flavor, 3.73-Ounce (Total Pack of 12)

A trove of old Myojo TV commercials!