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Re-Review: FMF Chow Tomato Flavour Instant Noodle

Thanks again to Joseph H. of Sacramento, California for sending these! Reviewed these as #895. Sounded good today so here we go!

Finished (click to enlarge). I added green beans, turkey ham, a couple scrambled egg with Tabasco Jalapeno sauce and a slice of cheese. Awesome stuff! Great tomato flavor. Still 4.25 out of 5.0 stars! UPC bar code 9416470239603 .

Looked up Fiji and 1977 (figuring I’d find some music) but found this full length cartoon film made in part by the Hello Kitty people…

The International Lunch

Here’s what I had for lunch today (click to enlarge) – not a new review or anything, but thought it was interesting how many international flavors came together on this one. First, FMF Chow Noodles Masala Flavor from Fiji. Added kimchi, a Korean dish, some Urashima Sesame & Salt furikake from Japan, Dua Belibis chili sauce from Indonesia, some ham, stirfry veggies and sweet onion, and a 2 egg omelet with 2 slices of processed cheese and some Tabasco Jalapeno hot sauce – which I presume is all from the United States but might not be. Was pretty good – quite an interesting combo!

#899: FMF Chow Tomato Flavour Instant Noodle

Here’s the other one that Joseph H. of Sacramento, Ca sent – thanks again! I really like what it says there on the front – I think it should have a question mark after hungry. It sounds like Talk Like A Pirate Day with YAAR!!!

Here’s the front of the individual pack. By the way – it’s not Talk Like A Pirate Day, HOWEVER it is International Day of Rural Women, I Love Lucy Day, National Cake Decorating Day, National Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day, National Grouch Day, National Latino AIDS Awareness Day, National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day and White Cane Safety Day.

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

The noodle block.

I like how it’s folded in half. It unfolds during the cooking!

The lone seasoning packet.

The seasoning. A little taste resulted in a lot of tomato flavor and a little heat.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added some tomatoes and a hard boiled egg with some Krazy Mixed Up Salt. The noodles were good – a little plump and crumbly – worked very well. The broth was awesome – a strong tomato taste and color. The smell of the broth as it boiled was one of tomatoes. It also had a very nice light spiciness to it. All said and done this was absolutely delicious. 4.25 out of 5.0 stars! UPC bar code 9416470239603 .

Here’s a TV commercial for FMF Chow Tomato

“Island Suite” by Mantis (Fiji,1973)

#897: FMF Chow Masala Flavour Instant Noodles

Here’s a new one to me on a couple fronts. First, special thanks to Joseph H. of Sacramento, California for this great donation. so what’s interesting about this one? Well, it’s the first FMF Chow I’ve ever even seen. Secondly, this stuff is made in of all places Fiji! Yup – Fijian instant noodles! Awesome! Let’s give it a try!

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

The noodle block.

Kind of interesting how this one is folded over like this.

The seasoning powder packet.

Here’s the powder itself. Has a nice masala scent to it.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added a hard boiled egg with Cavendar’s Greek seasoning, yellow onion, broccoli, green bell pepper and baked chicken with Lindberg-Snider Red Baron BBQ spice. The noodles are slightly different; they are a lot like your domestic instant noodle except that they have a slight crumble to them and an almost chewiness. They are rather plump as well which is nice as far as the comfort-food element goes. The masala flavor is really nice – a little spicy and a good hearty broth. One thing that was interesting with this one is that the directions mention between 375 and 500mL of water – it might not seem like it, but a 1/2 cup is quite a bit when it comes to noodle making. This one had probably 450mL of water added. Anyways, this is good – a nice eastern taste from Fiji. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 9416470238606 .

A TV commercial for Chow noodles!

Fijian Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama opens FMF Chow Games

Awesome Donation!

Got this box in the mail yesterday from Joseph H. of Sacramento, CA!

Weird – what’s that in there?

Chow? Awesome! As it turns out, these varieties hail from Fiji! This will be the first time I’ve ever reviewed anything from there! Thank, Joseph! I’ll be sending you some stickers soon!

#749: Top Ten: Sapporo Ichiban Chow Mein (New Version)

We were at 99 Ranch Market yesterday and I noticed that Sapporo Ichiban Chow Mein has a new packaging. Wondering if it’s got a different flavor as well.

Okay so if you look at the serving size and everything from here and compare it to the old one here, there are definite difference in amount of fat, sodium and other things. Hmm. Click image to enlarge.

The noodle block – tight and kind of weighty – tasty raw too I might add!

Here’s the main seasoning packet.

Tasty stuff here!

Yeah! Green Laver is one of my all-time favorite seasoning additions!

Sprinkle it on at the very end and enjoy! It’s powdered seaweed.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added a little beef lunch meat and some kizami shoga (pickled ginger). Well, The only difference I could detect was … Well, nothing really. This is incredibly nummy stuff! It didn’t seem to want to suck up all the liquid as fast as the old one, but after adding the main seasoning packet and giving it a stir and returning it to the stove for a minute or so it was all but absorbed. There’s a reason this is in the top ten list – it’s good – really good. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars – one of my all-time favorites! UPC bar code 076186000189.

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Vintage Sapporo Ichiban TV commercial

A quick segue from the Asian Pop explosion, here are some demented children in vintage advertising.

#709: Nissin Original Chow Mein Spicy Chicken Flavor

Here’s another Nissin – had to make something quick today – it’s my wife’s birthday! Happy birthday, Kitten!

Here’s the back (click image to enlarge).

Here’s what you see when you tear off the cellophane coverings (click image to enlarge). Notice in this one there are three flavoring packs!

Here’s the powder seasoning.

Vegetables.

Liquid seasoning.

The noodle block – kind of like a little maze!

Finished (click image to enlarge). Sorry about the lack of seasoning pics – had to make this quick. I added a little stir fry veggies, turkey lunch meat and Ajishima Kim Chi furikake. The noodles were really good as they have been in these lately. The flavors were okay – could be slightly spicier but if you’re not into painfully hot, this is for you. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars. UPC barcode 070662087244 – get it here.

Nissin Chow Mein commercial.

Make some homemade style!

#704: Meet The Manufacturer – Nissin Original Chow Mein Chinese Chicken Vegetable Flavor

Here’s another chow mein – this time Chinese Chicken Vegetable!

Here’s the bottom of the package (click image to enlarge)

…and the top underneath the plastic wrapping (click image to enlarge).

Here’s the noodle block – looks like it’d be hard to untangle…

Liquid seasoning.

Looks like oil and another flavoring going on.

Big packet of veggies.

Lots of nice colors.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Was easy to cook – I added a hint extra water too. The noodles were very nice here – a great firmness I enjoyed tremendously. The flavor was kind of a sesame oil with hints of chicken and an extremely light spiciness. The veggies are great – lots of them and that re-hydrate very nicely. Good stuff – 4.0 out of 5.0 stars! UPC barcode 070662087251 – get it here.

Nissin Chow Mein commercial.

Wow this is pretty insane!

#445: iNoodle Taiwan Style Chow Mein

So anyone who’s seen the top ten list of my all time favorite noodles knows that Sapporo Ichiban’s Chow Mein is up there. I had a fresh noodle – Souper Brand – that was a chow mein variety and liked it very much. This is a Taiwanese version – curious what the difference will be.

Okay so there’s a lot going on for this one. There’s a paste, a dry seasoning and a veggies. These had to be stir fried.

Click image to enlarge. All done. So they’re kind of lackluster; the noodles themselves are great, but with all three packets put in and the little enjoyment I’m getting I feel a little blindsided. There were a couple really hard bits in there that were like tree bark, but there was also a lot of sesame seeds which I enjoy. 2.25 out of 5.0 – just not feeling it; a let down.

#430: Quickchow Pancit Canton Toyo-Mansi

Toyo Mansi huh? Well, I’m pretty sure that mansi is lime, but toyo? Well, Wikipedia had the answer:

Toyo’t Kalamansi (sometimes referred to simply as toyomansi) – soy sauce with kalamansi lime juice

Even better, I found it on this page of Philippine condiments! Pretty cool!

Dry powder, soy sauce and seasoned oil. I imagine the soy sauce has the lime infused in it.

There they wait the drained cooked noodles.

Click image to enlarge. I added a little Kizami Shoga (pickled ginger) and a little fried shallot for garnish. Well I must say this is stupendous and wonderful stuff and I could eat it every day. Very much like Indomie’s Mi Goreng line. I like the noodles and the flavor and everything. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars – delicious!

#429: Quickchow Instant Chicken Mami Chicken Flavor

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!

#413: Souper Brand Japanese Style Alimentary Paste Chow-Mein With Soup Stock

So we were in the Asian grocery today and looking around on the fresh noodle aisle. I’ve done all the varieties they had of the Myojo Udon in the past, but there’s quite a few here I haven’t done before too, so here we go!

Underneath, the noodles. Above, the seasoning packet. So this stuff is a different deal – you put a little oil into a pan, fry up the noodles for about three minutes and then throw in the seasoning and cook for maybe another minute and voila!

Click image to enlarge. The package recommended adding veggies and meats, but I wanted to see how it fared on its own (plus I didn’t have the time to do either veggies nor meats). So this stuff is awesome – much like Sapporo Ichiban’s Chi Mein except it doesn’t have the little powder seaweed (green laver) packet. I liked this stuff a lot! 4.25 out of 5.0 stars! It was truly SOUPER!

Couldn’t find anything chow mein commercial other than this…

Gordon Ramsay making Dim Sum! AWESOME!!!