Here’s another one from Sakurai Foods, this time a bowl of miso ramen! I read that the bowl is made of recycle sugar cane stalk – pretty cool!
Here’s the info from the side and bottom (click image to enlarge).
The noodle block. Potato starch noodles, made of flour from Hokkaido.
Has a nice deep and rich miso flavor.
The vegetable packet.
Looks like a smorgasbord of bits and pieces – nice selection!
Finished (click image to enlarge). Added hard boiled egg with Krazy Mixed Up Salt, narutomaki, onion and Urashima Sesame & Salt furikake. The noodles are soft and light with a night gauge. The broth has a nice miso flavor to it – rich flavor. The vegetables are nice with a good variety. All in all, a very satisfying bowl of noodles! 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 4960813332650.
Here’s another new one from Joe & Gill of the UK! Wow! This is something brand new to me – instant noodles from Poland?! Yup they sure are. But what the heck is ‘Żurek?’ Well, Wikipedia has this to say:
The sour rye soup is a soup made of souredryeflour (akin to sourdough) and meat (usually boiled pork sausage or pieces of smoked sausage, bacon or ham). It is specific to Poland, where it is known as żur or żurek, and a variant is known as barszcz biały (“white barszcz“) which is made with wheat flour instead of rye. The soup is also found in the cuisines of other western Slavic nations such as Slovakia (kyslóvka). A variation of this soup is found in Czech Republic (kyselo – with mushrooms and without meat) and Lithuania.
Okay that’s cool – I have some ham I could add… Wikipedia continues:
In Poland it is sometimes served in an edible bowl made of bread or with boiled potatoes. The recipe varies from region to region.
In Silesia, a type of sour rye soup known as żur śląski is served in a bowl, poured over mashed potatoes. In the Podlaskie region, it is common to eat żurek with halved hard-boiled eggs.
In Poland żurek is traditionally eaten at Easter, but is also popular during other parts of the year. It is usually served with bread or buns, and sometimes flavored with bits of sausage, often in the plate made of bread.
I’ve got eggs too, so I think I’ll add some ham and hard boil an egg (of course after I have sampled the broth and noodles first for the review).
The import sticker (imported into England, that is).
The back of the package (click image to enlarge).
A big chunk of the noodle block.
The seasoning packet. A good sized one with a lot inside.
The powdered seasoning. Has a smoky scent and a definite sausage flavor – interesting!
Finished (click image to enlarge). I added thin sliced ham, sweet onion, some hard boiled egg and a bit of black pepper. The noodles aren’t bad – nothing amazing though. A nice texture that one would expect from instant noodles. The broth is very interesting. A light, smoked meat flavor – like smoked sausage. Interesting stuff. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 5900300587728 .
I’ve been waiting a while to have some things in first before trying this one. I wanted to have some seafood to add to it or something interesting. Well, I had two something interestings to add to it, so let’s check this one out!
Here’s the back of the packaging (click image to enlarge).
As of this point, Dragonfly’s noodles have never failed to satisfy. Anice texture and gauge – really very nice.
Here’s the powdered seasoning packet.
This is the packet contents. For my birthday, my wife, son and I went to Seattle to Uwajimaya and found these little bowls. Well, I’m sure they’re sake cups but I needed something like a glass/ceramic pinch bowl for showing packet contents – and these are perfect!
Here’s the vegetable packet.
A nice amount of veggies here.
Finally, some seasoned oil.
It’s funny – the ingredients of this packet mention nothing about fish at all but it has a strong seafood scent!
My son and I shared noodles today and we tried a couple of ingredients I added to this one – Kamaboko and Naruto – I did a post about it here if you’d like to check it out!
Finished (click image to enlarge). As I mentioned, I added kamaboko, naruto and an egg. I also added one piece of sushinori (seaweed). This was a pretty good bowl of noodles. I really liked the noodles themselves – same as always. The broth though was a bit lighter in flavor than I expected. Dragonfly’s stuff is usually quite flavorful but this was a tad less so. The veggies were nice – carrot bits were crisp as usual. All in all, quite good. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC barcode 721557450932 – get some here.
Part 2 of the Sagan series – thanks again to taintedbloop!
I had another one of these that had ginger flavor with it – was pretty good! I think I got this one at the Seafood City in Tukwila on my birthday during the big noodle re-up of 2011.
A single packet – the contents were free flowing by the way!
As you cab see, a lot of powder.
Click image to enlarge. Green! Those noodles are green! Oh and I added a couple of eggs to the boiling water… GREEN NOODLES!!! So yeah they’re green but they taste great – good texture and the broth is swell. A very nice cozy warmth to this one. Very nice – 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. I dunno but the Philippine varieties of chicken ramen sure have it right.
Okay so I reviewed Samyang’s Kalgugsu a long time ago and it said it was assorted clam flavored noodle soup. This one just says its Korean noodle soup, however its got mussels, anchovy, bonito, shrimp tuna and mushroom going on too. I wouldn’t call it assorted clam flavor this time around – more like assorted flavor flavor.
Veggies on the left, powder on the right.
Lots of stuff! So this one asked for 2 3/4 cups of water and to be cooked for six minutes!!!
Click image to enlarge. Added two eggs to the boiling noodles while cooking. So first off, the noodles are very nice – high in quality and chewiness. The broth was good and hearty and the veggies were plentiful. I liked the flavor and body of the meal, and rating it accordingly. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.
I was very much on the fence as to whether I’d tried this one before, but as it turns out I haven’t. Looks like something tasty.
Two packets – dry powder seasoning above and vegetables below.
Wow some heavy contrast going on between the ingredients and the bowl. Deep color on the seasoning make me think spicy!
Click image to enlarge. Boiled two eggs with the noodles. So here we are. The broth is very spicy – salty and seafood flavors are abundant as well. The noodles are very good – some decent backbone to them. Finally, I noticed that the amount of veggies in this one were quite ample and I liked that. Good stuff – 3.75 out of 5.0 stars!
So here’s some Quickchow from the Philippines. Mami just means noodle soup as far as I know. I like the little ‘Buy Pinoy’ logo on the lower right!
One shiny silver packet of powder seasoning.
Almost fluffy, isn’t it?
Click image to enlarge. I added two eggs while the noodles were cooking and a couple thinly sliced pieces of roasted turkey . So the noodles are much chewier and thicker than I expected. They make it a heartier meal. The broth is very nice – very much a chicken flavor. The turkey and egg went nicely with it to make it a really tasty breakfast. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.
Nothing says Merry Xmas like a 29 cent package of noodles!
Leonard Nimoy narrates ‘In Search Of…’ – about big stone heads!
Look at the angry little crabs! They’re saying ‘eat the noodle soup!’ I’m agreeing with them and thusly, I portend to make said soup and have it for breakfast.
So here’s something I’ve not seen before – I don’t know if this is how it usually comes or an error, but pretty neat either way. Three packets of chili! Heck yeah! I used one and now have two for later use! Score!
Some seasoned oil, a powdered seasoning and a packet’s worth of chili powder.
Click image to enlarge. Dropped two eggs in with the boiling noodles. This is an amazing dish and I loved it. The noodles are perfect for instant noodles. The broth was a little creamy-ish, crabby and seafoody and the chili powder gave it a nice little spark. The eggs tied it all together – oh man this was good stuff! Going 5.0 out of 5.0 stars – yes I really liked this one!
So I’ve been quite a fan of Doll’s varieties – they’ve always proven to be quite nice. So here’s their beef variety.
One packet of dry seasoning.
Very deep color to this one – looks like cooked beef.
Click image to enlarge. Tossed in a couple eggs. Wasn’t really expecting what I found with this one. The rpos – a nice amount of noodles which were nice and firm and tasty. The cons? Even with 500mL of water and two eggs, the broth was salty – overly salty. I’m not one who usually finds broth to be salty- but this one sure is. Giving this one 2.5 out of 5.0 stars. Find it here.
Doll Noodles Commercial
Theatrical trailer for JJuzo Itzami’s “Tampopo” – find it and watch it!
So on our recent trip to the new Bellevue Uwajimaya, we got a 5-pack of this stuff. My lady Kit really enjoyed the Myojo Charmela stuff so I thought maybe this would be something she would like too.
One packet. A sleek and awesome packet of Japanese-ness.
The powder of the packet in the bowl awaiting the noodles.
Click image to enlarge. Wow that sure looks lovely! A couple of eggs and some baked chicken breast with salt and pepper. The soup was amazingly good – had nice fish flavor. The noodles were robust and had some good chewiness. Altogether, it was a fine dinner. 4.25 out of 5.0 stars.
So here’s one of the smaller packs of noodles. This one’s from the Philippines and containes something called Malanggay. Here’s what is said about it on Wikipedia:
In the Philippines, the leaves are widely eaten. Bunches of leaves are available in many markets, priced below many other leaf vegetables. The leaves are most often added to a broth to make a simple and highly nutritious soup. The leaves are also sometimes used as a characteristic ingredient in tinola, a traditional chicken dish consisting of chicken in a broth, Moringa leaves, and either green papaya or another secondary vegetable. The leaves can also be processed with olive oil and salt for a pesto-like pasta sauce that has become popular on the Filipino culinary scene.
It might look like there’s a lot here, but it was a reasonable small packet and the powder is just spread out. Also this is some soupy stuff – two cups of water went with the noodle block which was small.
Click image to enlarge. Threw an egg in with the boiling noodles. Okay so this is like chicken ramen with just the lightest hint of ginger. I do like it, but it’s not anything to write home about in my opinion. I’m giving it 2.5 out of 5.0 stars – absolutely average, but tasty.
I rarely have any issue with a nice shrimp flavor bowl of noodles. These are from Vietnam by Vifon – I’d better cook them up and review them ‘cuz I’m hungry!
Two packets – the blue one is powdered soup base and the yellow is seasoned oil.
So look at that. Nothing special going on but fun to look at! I like how you can see the scratches on the bottom of the bowl – maybe its time to get some new ones…
Click image to enlarge. Added an egg to the boiling noodles. Okay so the broth – very very light. If you’re looking for a lot of shrimp flavor, this isn’t for you. I liked how the shrimp taste was delicate and refined and not a violent cavalcade of salt and funkiness. The noodles were nice – pre-seasoned. I liked this one! I’m giving it 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.