Here’s the first of a new range from Nissin Mexico that they sent recently – thanks again! This is a shrimp variety in the new spicy trio that should be pretty spicy! Let’s find out if the ‘fire shrimp’ means business!
Nissin Cup Noodles Camaron Fuego – Mexico
Detail of th cardboard outer package (click to enlarge). Contains shrimp. To prepare, add boiling water to fill line and cover for 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!
Finished (click to enlarge). Added fried onion, colby jack cheese, soft egg, and cilantro. Noodles had the expected gauge and chew. Was surprised how well they went with this particular broth, however. Broth has a very tangy and crisp bite to it. Spicy level was pretty accessible for most. Kind of made me think of it being a Mexican styled version of tom yum. Shrimp were plentiful and of good quality. All in all very satisfied. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 070662247143.
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I recently did a Meet The Manufacturer of Nissin Mexico and they said if I needed anything, let them know. Well, there was one thing. I really loved the Nissin Cup Noodles Gourmet Caldo De Camaron, a really tasty shrimp variety. They were very kind and sent some! Let’s see!
Here’s the third of the pillow pack varieties of Nissin Mexico’s Sopa Nissin line. Pink! Shrimp! Let’s give it a try!
Nissin Sopa Nissin Sabor A Camaron Sopa Instantanea Tipo Ramen – Mexico
Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains shrimp. to prepare, add noodle block to 500ml boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Stir and enjoy!
The noodle block.
The soup base sachet.
A light powder.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added shrimp, mild cheddar, white onion, bell pepper and cilantro. The noodles are again the baseline standard instant – light tooth and good quantity. The broth has a salty shrimpy kind of hit to it – warm and comfortable, suitable for anytime. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 070662043103.
Here’s the second of the Nissin Mexico fiery hot Habanero line. Habanero peppers are definitely not to be messed with; I’ve made hot sauce a few times using them. The worst was when I hadn’t used rubber gloves and later in the day rubbed my eyes – burned really good even after multiple hand washings! Yeah – no fun. But, they deliver a great heat – let’s give this shrimp variety a try!
Nissin Cup Noodles Sopa Nissin Sabor Camaron, Habanero Y Limon – Mexico
Detail of the cardboard outer (click to enlarge). Contains shrimp. To prepare, add boiling water to fill line and let steep covered for 3 minutes. Add in contents of hot sauce sachet. Stir and enjoy!
Finished (click to enlarge). Added shrimp and fire roasted corn. The noodles hydrated well and had a decent quantity. The broth has a little lemony hint before I added the habanero sauce which kind of overwhelmed it. In a way, it reminded me of a Mexican tom yum! 3.25 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 070662141229.
I just realized – I meant to review the chicken Cup Noodles – no matter though! Nissin Mexico was kind enough to send 5 of each variety I’m reviewing, and so I can use one to get all the pictures and one to review. Keeps things tidy! Well, the one I grabbed as the second one is chicken. So… Going to have to switch that as it definitely won’t taste like shrimp haha! Let’s get started.
Nissin Cup Noodles Sopa Nissin Con Camaron – Mexico
Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains shrimp. To prepare, add boiling water to the fill line and cover for 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!
Finished (click to enlarge). Added mild cheddar, shrimp and cilantro. The noodles are thin and have a very soft chew. The broth had a kind of almost buttery shrimp taste to it. Hydrateables hydrated well – shrimp were nice although small and infrequent. 2.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 070662140024.
Felix Navidad! It’s actually Christmas morning today – I got up at 5am to get some reviews ready to go – don’t know if I’ll do any sampling today but it could happen! I’m about 60 reviews ahead of myself currently – pretty nuts, but helpful when I can’t review, there’s always one ready to go. Anyways, today it’s another one of the Maxi Sopa Nissin variants. Camaron picante is spicy shrimp. Let’s have a look!
Here’s what the noodles look like – short, a little wide and a little thick. The seasoning is infused into them.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added shrimp and a little queso fresco and Cholula Chilli Garlic hot sauce. The noodles are flat and a little wide and are indeed manageable with a spoon. The broth has a kind of shrimp and spicy hit to it. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 070662240120.
Hey now this looks interesting! Reminds me of the look of Hong Kong Cup Noodles or ones from Japan. So this is a new line from Nissin Mexico – Gourmet – hopefully the first of many to try. But what is gourmet? Dictionary.com had this to say –
a connoisseur of good food; a person with a discerning palate.
synonyms: gastronome, epicure, epicurean; connoisseur; informalfoodie
“a restaurant lauded by the most discriminating gourmets”
of a kind or standard suitable for a gourmet.
modifier noun: gourmet
“a gourmet meal”
Indeed, something being gourmet calibre is a tall order; truly something fancy, that’s for sure. So this one is different from everything else that Nissin Mexico sent. I used Google Translate and from ‘Caldo De Camaron’ I got ‘Shrimp Broth.’ It also mentions extra special shrimp in this one. I’m definitely excited to give it a try – let’s get started!
Nissin Cup Noodles Gourmet Sabor A Caldo De Camaron – Mexico
Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains shrimp. To prepare, remove lid and add water to fill line. Microwave for 2.5 minutes. Let stand in the microwave for an additional minute. Finally, stir and enjoy!
Loose seasoning and garnish. So the shrimp that are included are of very good size – some of the biggest I’ve seen in an instant noodle product!
Finished (click to enlarge). I didn’t add anything. So the noodles came out great in the microwave – flat and thin with a nice light tooth. Indeed the broth was a show stopper – a great Mexican shrimp broth with a rich flavor and light heat. Moreover, it has a sweetness I’ve only seen in Southeast Asian variants previously. The shrimp that are included are among some of the largest I’ve seen in an instant noodle – not only did they hydrate perfectly but they’re of good quality as well. The other bits of garnish supplied such as cabbage, carrot and other things round everything out and give the cup an excellent premium feel. In conclusion, this was absolutely wonderful stuff and I am seriously impressed. Indeed an easy 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 070662021026.
On my wife’s side of the family, there’s a lot of Mexican and Panamanian heritage. Indeed, this is something I’ve been really lucky to experience; wonderful people and wow – the food is so good! So one thing I’d not known about was something her Grandfather Manuel shared with me – Mexican baked goods. Kind of in a way like donuts, but not donuts, they’re colorful and bready with a nice level of sweetness. Very tasty stuff!
Here’s another one sent to me by a reader named Colin from the east coast – thanks again! This is one he got on a recent trip to Mexico. Let’s check it out!
Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add everything to 550ml boiling water and cook for 4 to 5 minutes. Stir and enjoy!
The noodle block.
The soup base sachet.
A light powder with a strong shrimp scent.
The vegetables sachet.
A very green mixture.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, spring onion, shrimp and red pepper flake. The noodles in this are some of my favorite ramyun – thick and a really nice chew to them. The broth has a spicy taste with a hint of shrimp. The vegetables hydrated well. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 645175155133.
Here’s one I got from Paul S. – also got one from Colin. Thanks guys! What’s kind of crazy here is that this is the first Minstant noodle I’ve reviewed from Mexico (or at least made for the Mexican market). Instant noodles (fideos instantanea) are extremely popular in Mexico, as well as by the Latino population in the United States. Sopa means soup, sabor a camaron, limon y habanero means shrimp, lemon and habanero flavor. Anyways, let’s crack this sucker open!
Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains shrimp. To prepare, add noodle block to two cups boiling water and cook for three minutes. Add in contents of sachet. Stir and enjoy!
The noodle block.
The soup base sachet – this one’s known as lime chili shrimp where the US pack version is concerned.
The seasoning powder.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added large shrimp, coriander, Texas Pete hot sauce and sweet onion. The noodles hydrated nicely and have a standard domestic gauge. The broth has a nice bite to it and good shrimp flavor, although very thin. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 041789002960.
So here’s a big sucker – the name says it’s big. So let’s see if bigger is better with Nongshim Spicy Shrimp…
The packet was a little on the big side. Only one of them.
Some veggies underneath the brick. The powder seasoning was a mountain of colorful loving. Was nice to see that the sodium was under 2,000mg on this despite the sheer amount.
Added one egg – fried. So first off: it smells great – like spicy shrimp. So the noodles were okay to say the least – I mean, not the best in the world by any means. This surprised me for Nong Shim. I noticed that after a couple extra minutes the noodles got a bit more palatable, so maybe instead of waiting four minutes, try six or seven. The broth is nice and spicy shrimp flavored and the veggies weren’t as plentiful as I would’ve liked to see but they were quite good. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. Get it here.