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#2966: Nissin Miojo Turma Da Monica Sabor Caldinho De Feijao Suave

#2966: Nissin Miojo Turma Da Monica Sabor Caldinho De Feijao Suave

Today’s variety comes by way of Daniel from Brazil – thanks again! First, let’s explain what this is exactly. So let’s start with the characters – Wikipedia, if you please –

Monica’s Gang (originally titled Turma da Mônica in Portuguese) or Monica and Friends[1] is a popular Brazilian comic book franchise created by Mauricio de Sousa.

The series was originally based on a newspaper comic strip in which the protagonists were Blu (Bidu) and Franklin (Franjinha), launched by the newspaper Folha da Manhã in 1959.[2] Over the years the series has been gaining a large audience, with new characters constantly being added to the lineup. Jimmy Five (Cebolinha) and Monica (Mônica) were eventually given their own comic books, hence the title “Monica’s Gang.” The characters and comics were eventually adapted into cartoons, video games, movies, theme parks and a wide range of products.[3]

The stories revolve around the adventures of Monica and her many friends in a fictional neighborhood known as “Lemon Tree” (Bairro do Limoeiro in the original version) in São Paulo. The neighborhood was inspired by the neighborhood of Cambuí, in Campinas and the city of Mogi das Cruzes, where de Sousa spent his childhood.[4] However, the comic books do not simply revolve around the stories of Monica and her friends. Other characters created by de Sousa include Chuck Billy ‘n’ FolksTina’s PalsLionel’s Kingdom and Bug-a-Booo.

Monica’s Gang was published by Abril and Globo and has been published by Panini Comics since 2007. In 2008 a spin-off series, Monica Teen, was created in a manga style and features the characters as teenagers.

Okay, now for the flavor. This looks to be a kind of bean soup – maybe red bean soup (or stew?) – which sounds very different. Daniel mentioned if I remember correctly that it’s a little thick. Let’s give it a go!

Nissin Miojo Turma Da Monica Sabor Caldinho De Feijao Suave – Brazil

#2966: Nissin Miojo Turma Da Monica Sabor Caldinho De Feijao Suave

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). To prepare, add noodle block to 450ml boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2966: Nissin Miojo Turma Da Monica Sabor Caldinho De Feijao Suave

The noodle block.

#2966: Nissin Miojo Turma Da Monica Sabor Caldinho De Feijao Suave

The soup base sachet.

#2966: Nissin Miojo Turma Da Monica Sabor Caldinho De Feijao Suave

A light powder.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added ham and scallion. The noodles came out nicely. A well engorged soft but not too soft standard instant. The broth was a nice pair as it had a slight thickness of it’s own – very slight. But it did taste like a bean soup, albeit thinner than most I’ve tried. It did impart the flavor well if not the texture. One of the more unique instant varieties I’ve ever had – was tasty. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code  7891079012789.

#2966: Nissin Miojo Turma Da Monica Sabor Caldinho De Feijao Suave

Monicas Gang Panini Comics Issue 12 in english Brasil November / 2010

An older spot for the Turma De Monica tie-in

#2107: Nissin Lamen Sabor Frango Assado Com Toque De Limao

Thank you again to cousins Adriana and Mike O. for sending this one to me! As I’ve said in the past, anything south of the United States has been just near impossible for me to get – until somewhat recently. This one’s from Brazil. As for the translation? Well, Google says frango assado simply means roast chicken – let’s give it a try!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Unsure whether it contains meat. To prepare, add noodle block to 450ml boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

Has a kind of roast chicken flavor to it.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added cilantro, lime, baked chicken, crushed red pepper and cream cheese. The noodles had a decent chewiness – pretty standard gauge. The broth was very good – definitely the best roast chicken flavor I’ve had thus far. I really liked it; it was unique and very tasty. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 7891079012581.

The Brazilian Kitchen: 100 Classic and Creative Recipes for the Home Cook

A Nissin Brazil video about this variety.

#2040: Nissin Cup Noodles Sabor Frango com Requeijao

This one was sent to me by my cousins Mike and Adriana frequently visit Brazil and brought me some back! Thank you so much! After looking it up, I found that this is chicken and cream cheese flavor. i’m hoping the translation is right; figuring it is – I guess we’ll see! Let’s crack it open and check it out!

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains meat. To prepare, add boiling water to fill line and cover for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

The noodle block.

Some of the seasonings from inside the cup.

Finished (click to enlarge). The noodles are thin and slightly broad. They kind of reminds me of British instant noodles in their chew, but that’s where it ends. The broth is thick and very flavorful – kind of a slightly smoky chicken gravy, augmented with bits of carrot and other vegetables as well as meat. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 7891079012024.

D.O.M.: Rediscovering Brazilian Ingredients

An advertising campaign for Cup Noodles in Brazil.