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#2940: Sapporo Ichiban Miso Ramen

#2940: Sapporo Ichiban Miso Ramen

Here’s another neat one from Zenpop.JP. Thank you! So Zenpop has all sorts of monthly boxes including ramen boxes. Nine instant ramen in one box for a good price – check ’em out and use coupon code RAMENRATER at checkout for a discount! Here’s what they had to say about this one –

“Sapporo miso ramen is one of the most popular and famous kinds of regional ramen. The pork-based soup is flavored with specially blended miso and other spices. Topped with corn, green onion and ground meat. A true classic!”

Hey groovy! Let’s get it on!

Sapporo Ichiban Miso Ramen – Japan

#2940: Sapporo Ichiban Miso Ramen

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains chicken and pork To prepare, add in the dry sachet and fill to line with boiling water. Cover for 3 minutes. Add in liquid sachet. finally, stir and enjoy!

#2940: Sapporo Ichiban Miso Ramen

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2940: Sapporo Ichiban Miso Ramen

The noodle block.

#2940: Sapporo Ichiban Miso Ramen

The dry sachet.

#2940: Sapporo Ichiban Miso Ramen

Looks like pork, onion and corn.

#2940: Sapporo Ichiban Miso Ramen

A liquid base sachet.

#2940: Sapporo Ichiban Miso Ramen

Has a miso scent.

Finished (click to enlarge). The noodle was a pretty standard one with a good chew. – soft but good. The broth had a nice mix of miso – red miso wasn’t strutting its stuff in a rude fashion here and it tasted quite nice. The broth also sported a nice oiliness as well and a rich depth of taste. The included garnish was great – little meaty bits and corn were highlights. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4901734025351.

#2940: Sapporo Ichiban Miso Ramen

Sapporo most miso ramen 5 meals X6 pieces

A couple of old Sapporo Ichiban TV spots

Ukrainian Instant Noodles & Treats From A Reader

Ukrainian Instant Noodles & Treats From A Reader

Reader Artur was kind enough again to send some more goodies from the Ukraine! Very kind – great to be able to try some new things! Let’s open up the package and see what’s inside!

Ukrainian Instant Noodles & Treats From A Reader – United States

Super cool! Thanks again to Artur & Family for sending these along!

Meet The Manufacturer: #2656: Mikka Noodle Snack Roasted Corn Flavour

Meet The Manufacturer: #2556: Mikka Noodle Snack Roasted Corn Flavour

Whenever I see the word ‘corn’ on anything Southeast Asia, I always think of when I was at the airport in Penang, Malaysia. There was a little snack stall in there and it mentioned ‘corn in a cup.’ I thought this was the most fantastic thing; what could that possibly be? Our host looked at me like I was high and said plainly ‘it’s corn – in a cup.’

That was one of the embarrassing moments in Malaysia I had. The one I remember most glaringly was while we drove around Penang, he had the radio on all the time playing popular music. Well, I figured it was all Malaysian, maybe some European music thrown in.

A song played a lot. It was so damn catchy – I almost wanted to sing along with it. I remember how I thought that the lyrics must have been referencing something foreign; really I did. I asked ‘who is this? This is rad’ and got the worst answer.

‘Taylor Swift.’

See, the things I do for my readers – I admit to being lulled into the complacency of logic by a poppy Taylor Swift tune while in an exotic land. So let’s leave that in Malaysia and head for Indonesia and try some corn noodle snacks. By the way, don’t tell anyone about the Taylor Swift thing, aight?

I’m really excited about this series – and the fact that I’m getting some help from a local business. Jonathan over at Waroeng Jajanan. The store and restaurant combo is just an amazing place to check out authentic Indonesian cuisine, and you’ll be seeing a lot of (pretty much all) that I add in the end being from there in this series. Alright – let’s check out this one from Mikka as part of Meet The Manufacturer!

Mikka Noodle Snack Roasted Corn Flavour – Indonesia

Meet The Manufacturer: #2556: Mikka Noodle Snack Roasted Corn Flavour

The back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, open packet, tilt open end into your mouth (the primary hole in your face). When the desired amount has enter said mouth, return packet to resting position. Finally, chew and enjoy!

Meet The Manufacturer: #2556: Mikka Noodle Snack Roasted Corn Flavour

Contents of one of the packets. They come in long strips of them.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2556: Mikka Noodle Snack Roasted Corn Flavour

Finished (click to enlarge). Added sweetcorn and BonCabe original seasoning (supplied by Waroeng Jajanan). Noodles are in small pieces – sort of ‘bite-size’ with most of them loose and some little clumps which work well. They have a definite corn flavor – not like a corn chip, but like sweet corn – and it’s quite nice. For a snack, I give these 4.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 034126885357.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2556: Mikka Noodle Snack Roasted Corn Flavour

110 Old Traditional Patterns. Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Timor-Leste

A video of a big event with Olagafood

#2582: Acecook Super Cup Shoyu Butter Corn Ramen

#2582: Acecook Super Cup Shoyu Butter Corn Ramen - Japan - The Ramen Rater

Here’s one sent by Javier over at Box From Japan. At Box From Japan, you can receive boxes of instant ramen from Japan as well as different subscription boxes like Japanese candy! Sounds interesting, doesn’t it? What’s more, in the two years I’ve been reviewing these, I’ve not ever received one that I’d reviewed before!

This one is definitely something different – it comes with butter! Wait, what? Well, keep looking below to see – butter! Butter actually goes quite well in ramen! Here’s a little about shoyu ramen from Wikipedia –

Shōyu (醤油, “soy sauce”) ramen is the oldest of the five, it has a clear brown broth, based on a chicken and vegetable (or sometimes fish or beef) stock with plenty of soy sauce added resulting in a soup that is tangy, salty, and savory yet still fairly light on the palate. Shōyu ramen usually has curly noodles rather than straight ones, but this is not always the case. It is often adorned with marinated bamboo shoots or menma, green onions, kamaboko(fish cakes), nori (seaweed), boiled eggs, bean sprouts or black pepper; occasionally the soup will also contain chili oil or Chinese spices, and some shops serve sliced beef instead of the usual chāshū.

Let’s have a look.

Acecook Super Cup Shoyu Butter Corn Ramen – Japan

#2582: Acecook Super Cup Shoyu Butter Corn Ramen - Japan - The Ramen Rater

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Unsure but probably contains meat. To prepare, add in dry sachet and fill to line with boiling water. Cover and let steep for 3 minutes. Stir. Finally, add in butter and enjoy!

#2582: Acecook Super Cup Shoyu Butter Corn Ramen - Japan - The Ramen Rater

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2582: Acecook Super Cup Shoyu Butter Corn Ramen - Japan - The Ramen Rater

The noodle block.

#2582: Acecook Super Cup Shoyu Butter Corn Ramen - Japan - The Ramen Rater

A large dry sachet.

#2582: Acecook Super Cup Shoyu Butter Corn Ramen - Japan - The Ramen Rater

Powder and vegetables.

#2582: Acecook Super Cup Shoyu Butter Corn Ramen - Japan - The Ramen Rater

A little tub of butter!

Yes – you can believe it is butter!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, spring onion and shichimi togarashi. Noodles hydrated well – a hint on the spongy side but all in all pretty good. The broth was really nice – a good shoyu – but then the butter melts and the corn is good and it’s like a trip to the movie theater. I mean this butter tastes really buttery and goes perfect with the corn. I didn’t know if I’d like this one to be honest, but I did. 4.25 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4901071231286.

#2582: Acecook Super Cup Shoyu Butter Corn Ramen - Japan - The Ramen Rater

Acecook 1.5 times Super Cup pork ramen 120g ~ 12 pieces

An Acecook TV spot

#2376: Nissin Disney Cuties Instant Chicken With Corn Flavour

I believe this is the last of the Disney themes products I have from Nissin Thailand. Winnie the Pooh apparently is popular in Thailand! Today, it’s chicken and corn, two flavors that sound good together and indeed usually are,. Let’s give this one a look!

#2376: Nissin Disney Cuties Instant Chicken With Corn Flavour – Thailand

Detail of the side panels. Unsure whether or not it contains meat. To prepare, add boiling water to cover the noodles and cover for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

An included fork!

The noodle block.

Some little bits, including Winnie the Pooh themed fish cake.

Finished (click to enlarge). The noodles are thin and hydrated well. The broth does have a kind of chicken and corn taste which isn’t bad. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8852528000664.

Nissin Chilli Instant Noodles Stir Fried Holy Basil Flavour…

A documentary about the former King of Thailand. Everyone should watch this.

#2349: Fantastic Noodles Chicken & Corn Flavour

#2349: Fantastic Noodles Chicken & Corn Flavour - Australia - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Here’s one of the last ones that were sent by Jen in Australia – thanks! Chicken and corn sounds pretty good – let’s find out!

Fantastic Noodles Chicken & Corn Flavour – Australia

#2349: Fantastic Noodles Chicken & Corn Flavour - Australia - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add in sachet contents. Add enough boiling water to cover noodles. Let steep 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

#2349: Fantastic Noodles Chicken & Corn Flavour - Australia - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge).

#2349: Fantastic Noodles Chicken & Corn Flavour - Australia - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The noodle block.

#2349: Fantastic Noodles Chicken & Corn Flavour - Australia - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The powder base sachet.

#2349: Fantastic Noodles Chicken & Corn Flavour - Australia - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

A very yellow powder.

#2349: Fantastic Noodles Chicken & Corn Flavour - Australia - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Some vegetables.

#2349: Fantastic Noodles Chicken & Corn Flavour - Australia - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Looks like greenery and corn.

#2349: Fantastic Noodles Chicken & Corn Flavour - Australia - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, baked chicken and coriander. The noodles were kind of flat; they just didn’t have much backbone to them in this one. The broth was a salty chicken and corn kind of flavor which seemed a little off. The vegetables did however hydrate pretty well. 2.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9310155630504.

Australian Womens Weekly Cookbook

One of the first things my wife cooked for me was almost identical to this – wonder if she knew she was cooking Australian style?

Disney Noodles From Nissin Thailand!

Walked to get the mail today and the mailman gave me this box. Wasn’t sure what it was and then remembered! Nissin Thailand has a line of Winnie The Pooh themed noodles I saw a few times on instagram. I asked my contact Ms. Janenate about getting some samples and here they are! You might remember her name from the Nissin Thailand Meet The Manufacturer (check it out here). The neat little cups have little Winnie The Pooh fishcake in them! Let’s look inside!

Under the hood (click to enlarge).

Roast pork with Piglet (fitting) and Pooh (click to enlarge).

Chicken and mushroom with Eeyore (click to enlarge)!

Chicken and corn with Pooh (click to enlarge)!

Seaweed flavor with Tigger (click to enlarge)!

Finally, Pooh and Tigger join together for Crab flavor (click to enlarge)! Very big thank you to Ms. Janenate for sending these! I’m very excited to review them!

#2127: Suimin Noodles With Chicken & Sweet Corn Flavour

Thanks again to Jen from Australia for sending this and myriad of other Australian varieties! I don’t think I’ve ever seen a chicken and sweet corn flavored instant noodle before. Let’s crack it open and see what we have here!

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains chicken. To prepare, add in sachet contents to cup and fill to line with boiling water. Cover for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

The noodle block.

The powder seasoning.

Smells like chicken and corn!

The vegetables sachet.

Some corn kernels and little bits.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts and some baked chicken. The noodles came out on the mushy side. Not extremely pleased with this. The broth was minimal but had an almost over herbed taste to it which I didn’t care for. The vegetables did hydrate very well. 2.25 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9310155304269.

Australian Cooking From Down Under: 70 Amazingly Delicious Australian Cooking Recipes From the Outback and Beyond

A Suimin TV commercial.

Meet The Manufacturer: #1589: E-mi Mi Perencah Ayam Jagung

I thought this sounded interesting. Ayam Jagung translates to corn and chicken. What’s nice is that I haven’t made any noodles with chicken in a while and it just seems like it’s about time to have some! Let’s check it out!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, Add noodles and seasoning to 400ml boiling water and cook three minutes. Enjoy!

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

A very light powder with a chicken and corn scent.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added mung bean sprouts, corn, chicken made by Aunt Cindy, sweet onion and spring onion. The noodles have a good texture and flavor to them. The broth was neat – was kind of like a sweet corn and chicken mix and quite nice. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.EAN bar code 9557226082538.

Authentic Recipes from Malaysia (from Amazon) Malaysia’s cuisine is an exciting blend of Malay, Chinese, Indian, and European cooking. Drawing on their multiethnic heritage, Malaysians have developed unique variations on Asian favorites like Malay Chicken Satay, Chinese Fried Kway Teow and Indian Chicken Curry Puffs. Added to these are exotic creations like the fiery Portuguese Baked Fish prepared by Malacca’s Eurasian community, Kelantanese Nasi Ulam (rice blended with handfuls of freshly chopped herbs) and savory Butter Prawns—a dish that blends seasonings from all of Malaysia’s major ethnic groups. This book provides a selection of unforgettable recipes, at the same time introducing the reader to the nation’s diverse cultural and culinary traditions.

When we were in Malaysia last year, I saw something I’d never seen before. At the airports, there were different concessions, and one of them offered ‘corn in a cup.’ I thought this was kind of strange as in the USA it’s usually served on the cob. As it turns out, corn in a cup is here in the USA as well – kind of funny to go to such a faraway place to see something available here!

#1570: Maruchan Big Cup Ramen Corn, Salt & Butter Flavor

Once in a while, I get something a little different – something that contains something I’ve not seen before. This is one of those times. So it was kind of difficult to translate this one – it’s basically salt Butter and Corn flavor, although the translation I ended up with didn’t mention the corn. I decided to go ahead and add corn in the title anyways. Also, I saw lots of translations mention the word circle, although I’m not sure if that was just Google translate being weird.Anyways, this is a big bowl of noodles and I’m very curious to try them. Without any further adieu, let’s open this thing up and look inside!

Here’s the import/distributor’s sticker (click image to enlarge).

Detail of the side panels (click image to enlarge). I’m guessing this one contains meat and/or fish. To prepare, add vegetables sachet, soup base sachet, and boiling water to fill line and let steep for 3 minutes. Stir and top with contents of smallest sachet and enjoy!

 Detail of the lid (click image to enlarge).

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

A lot of powdery seasoning.

A vegetable sachet.

Mostly spring onion.

Dehydrated corn from the bottom of the bowl – a lot of it!

A very small, thick sachet.

Nope – never seen this before. A little dehydrated pat of butter. Not exactly sure if it is butter as I’d think real butter would go bad, but it looks and smells like butter.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added narutomaki and spring onion. The noodles have quite nice feel to them even though they’re not a pack version. They’re comfortable. The broth is a creamy affair with a nice corn flavor to it and corn all over the place (I has thought about adding some more corn, but the sheer amount of corn in this bowl was absolutely wonderful). The butter? Adds a bit of extra creaminess and luxuriance to it. I find it reminiscent of Maruchan USA’s Creamy Chicken ramen, which is one of my favorites. This is very good. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars – a real winner. JAN bar code 4901990330688.

 Here’s another Maruchan product – looks to be a shio flavored yakisoba.

A Marucham Seimen instructional video. Seimen is anothe noodle product – a premium line.

Meet The Manufacturer: #1447: Nissin Cup Noodles Cream Of Chicken Flavour

Let’s kick things off with this Cream of Chicken Cup Noodles. I’ve heard of creamy chicken instant noodle, but never cream of chicken! What’s more interesting to me is the part of the world this is coming from; I would think this a more US or British flavor, but Singapore? I looked around online and found this recipe for creamy soups on a Singapore Home Cooking site – I would never have guessed creamy soups would’ve been popular there! Anyways, let’s give it a try!

Here’s the back of the cardboard outer packaging (click image to enlarge). Contains egg and chicken. to prepare, add boiling water to the line and let steep for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

Here’s the cup outside the cardboard outer packaging.

Detail of the lid (click image to enlarge).

The noodle block, full of seasoning.

Some of the bits at the bottom: lots more seasoning and bits of chicken, corn and egg.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added sweet onion, grilled chicken, peas, carrots and corn. The noodles have a standard Cup Noodle gauge – thin and light. The texture is very light, with the ‘comfort food’ softness I would expect here. The broth is excellent – it really does taste like cream of chicken and has a nice thickness to it. The supplied egg, veggies and chicken bits hydrated very well. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8888279640002.

Here’s a TV commercial for Nissin Singapore’s Fried Noodles Specialist line.

#975: Ottogi Spaghetti Ramen

Here one that came from Korea by way of Kristen W. of Arizona! Thank you so much! I’ve wanted to review this one for a long time! Let’s check this unique variety out.

Side panels (click image to enlarge).

The noodle block.

The powdered flavor packet.

The powder had a sweet flavor to it.

The veggie packet.

Corn and meatybits!

Here’s the sauce packet – lots of red stuff in here!

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added sweet onions, light ham and Urashima Sesame & Salt furikake. The noodles are pretty standard ramyun noodles. The seasoning powder that stirs in has a light sweet’n’salty taste. The spaghetti sauce? Sweet and just a little spicy. The veggies are decent. This is a lot of fun and tastes great! 4.5 out of 5.0 stars – unique and enjoyable!UPC bar code 8801045571416.

Old Ottogi TV commercial.

Looks like an older Ottogi TV commercial!