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Nissin Cup Noodles Stir Fry – First Taste Club #004 Unboxing

Yep – new stuff from Nissin USA! Cool stuff in this box! Let’s take a look!

Nissin Cup Noodles Stir Fry First Taste Club #004 Unboxing – United States

#3233: Nissin Cup Noodles Soup’D Up Zesty Chicken Flavor – United States

#3140: Nissin Cup Noodles Soup'D Up Zesty Chicken Flavor - United States

This came by way of Robert over at www.dadbert.com – thanks! I’ve never seen hide nor hare of this variety ever before – anywhere. Test market in Kentucky? Perhaps. It looks like these are a meat version of the Very Veggie really; lots of meat instead of vegetables. My thought – screw it – I mean put lots of meat AND vegetables in there. In fact, screw that – do a retort pooch with meat and vegetables – now you’re talking! Nissin – you’re here in the United States already – use real meat! Retort pouches are the salvation – they shall bring a whole new age to the domestic instant noodle industry in America! At least that’s my vision. Let’s check it out!

Nissin Cup Noodles Soup’D Up Zesty Chicken Flavor – United States

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains chicken. To prepare, . UPC bar code.

#3140: Nissin Cup Noodles Soup'D Up Zesty Chicken Flavor - United States

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#3140: Nissin Cup Noodles Soup'D Up Zesty Chicken Flavor - United States

The noodle block.

#3140: Nissin Cup Noodles Soup'D Up Zesty Chicken Flavor - United States

Loose seasoning and bits from the cup.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added soft egg, spring onion, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, and grilled chicken. The noodles came out pretty well. The broth was very thin and could have used a little more zestiness. Vegetables did well, however chicken chunks while of a decent size weren’t completely done in the center. 2.0 out of 5.0 stars.  UPC bar code

#3140: Nissin Cup Noodles Soup'D Up Zesty Chicken Flavor - United States

Nissin Cup Noodles Soup’d Up Zesty Chicken, Zesty Chicken, 2.58 Ounce (Pack of 6)

Watch me cook it up on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!

#3225: Nissin Cup Noodles Singapore Laksa – Japan

#3225L Nissin Cup Noodles Singapore Laksa - Japan

Today we have a Zenpop.JP variety – so what’s Zenpop? They’re a subscription service for all things Japanese! Definitely, check them out. By the way, use coupon code RAMENRATER to get $2 off! Here’s what they had to say about this one – ‘Laksa, a spicy noodle soup dish of Singapore, joins Zenpop Ramen this month to try and win the Zenpop Ramen Cup. The creamy coconut flavor is spiced up with chili and coriander. How do you like this iconic Asian taste?’

Yeah I’m a huge fan of Laksa. Been curious about this one – I’ve reviewed another Nissin Cup Noodle Laksa from Japan before but this looks entirely different. Let’s give it a try.

Nissin Cup Noodles Singapore Laksa – Japan

#3225L Nissin Cup Noodles Singapore Laksa - Japan

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains seafood. TO prepare, fill to line with boiling water and cover for 3 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3225L Nissin Cup Noodles Singapore Laksa - Japan

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#3225L Nissin Cup Noodles Singapore Laksa - Japan

The noodle block.

#3225L Nissin Cup Noodles Singapore Laksa - Japan

Loose seasoning and bits from the cup.

#3225L Nissin Cup Noodles Singapore Laksa - Japan

A wet sachet is affixed to the lid.

#3225L Nissin Cup Noodles Singapore Laksa - Japan

Laksa paste.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added soft egg, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, coriander. Noodles are your standard Cup Noodle fare – Japanese cup noodle that it. The broth is very rich – lots of coconut going on. The included laksa paste adds a nice lime taste (although I lost much on my shirt – watch the video below). 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4902105242988.

#3225L Nissin Cup Noodles Singapore Laksa - Japan

Cup noodle Singapore Spicy club 78 g × 12 pieces ramen Japan

Watch me cook on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!

#3155: Jinmailang Cup Noodles Slow Roast Beef Flavor – United States

#3155: Jinmailang Cup Noodles Slow Roast Beef Flavor - United States

Okay so this one is interesting to me. First, I thought the name Cup Noodles was a Nissin thing? But then I thought Jinmailang was owned by Nissin, but then not anymore? I should note Jinmailang is most definitely a Chinese company, but it’s pretty obvious from the labeling that this is specifically for the United States.  Interesting. Also, the nutrition facts seem a little interesting to me. It’s a pretty big cup – is everything actually doubled in reality? Unsure. Either way, I found this at Fred Meyer, a chain of grocery stores in Washington, Oregon, Alaska and Idaho. Was surprised to see this brand there! Anyways, I’ve found a couple varieties there recently I’ve not seen elsewhere. Curious. Let’s check this one out!

Jinmailang Cup Noodles Slow Roast Beef Flavor – United States

#3155: Jinmailang Cup Noodles Slow Roast Beef Flavor - United States

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add sachet contents and water to fill line. Microwave for 3 minutes and let sit for an additional minute. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3155: Jinmailang Cup Noodles Slow Roast Beef Flavor - United States

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#3155: Jinmailang Cup Noodles Slow Roast Beef Flavor - United States

An included fork!

#3155: Jinmailang Cup Noodles Slow Roast Beef Flavor - United States

The noodle block.

#3155: Jinmailang Cup Noodles Slow Roast Beef Flavor - United States

A dry sachet.

#3155: Jinmailang Cup Noodles Slow Roast Beef Flavor - United States

A very light powder.

#3155: Jinmailang Cup Noodles Slow Roast Beef Flavor - United States

A garnish sachet.

#3155: Jinmailang Cup Noodles Slow Roast Beef Flavor - United States

Carrot, scallion and cabbage.

#3155: Jinmailang Cup Noodles Slow Roast Beef Flavor - United States

A wet sachet.

#3155: Jinmailang Cup Noodles Slow Roast Beef Flavor - United States

A thick and oily paste.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad COsmo mung bean sprouts, scallions, soft egg, pepper flake and fried onion. The noodles didn’t work all that well in the microwave scenario. I think although it says high heat this might fare better at 800W rather than the standard of 1000W most microwaves in the US run at. The noodle returned very weak, and furthermore the broth was a bit on the bland side. It tasted good, just could have used more flavor. It’s a kind of braised beef taste with a little nudge of Sichuan pepper. 2.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 6921555527238.

#3155: Jinmailang Cup Noodles Slow Roast Beef Flavor - United States

JML Instant Noodle Variety Bundle With Striped Bamboo Chopsticks – 4 Items Total – Super Value

Watch me cook on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!

#3120: Nissin Cup Noodles Intensos Diablo – Mexico

#3120: Nissin Cup Noodles Intensos Diablo - Mexico

Here’s the third and final iteration of the Nissin Cup Noodles Intensos range: Diablo. The devil! This should be the spiciest of the three and sounds like something I’m going to need to do a special mukbang for. Let’s take a look!

Nissin Cup Noodles Intensos Diablo – Mexico

#3120: Nissin Cup Noodles Intensos Diablo - Mexico

Detail of the side panel (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add boiling water to line and cover for 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3120: Nissin Cup Noodles Intensos Diablo - Mexico

The cup en Espanol.

#3120: Nissin Cup Noodles Intensos Diablo - Mexico

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#3120: Nissin Cup Noodles Intensos Diablo - Mexico

The noodle block.

#3120: Nissin Cup Noodles Intensos Diablo - Mexico

Loose seasoning and bits.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added soft egg, spring onion, and fried onion. Noodles came out well in three minutes. As for the broth and it’s heat/flavor, it was great on both point. The taste and heat were well balanced and quite enjoyable. 4.25 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 070662247150.

#3120: Nissin Cup Noodles Intensos Diablo - Mexico

Nissin Cup Ramen Noodle Soup, Very Veggie Spicy Chicken Flavor, 2.75 Ounce (Pack of 6)

Watch me cook this spicy sucker up!

#3099: Nissin Cup Noodles Alitas Hot – Mexico

#3099: Nissin Cup Noodles Alitas Hot - Mexico

Today, we have the second of the trifecta of Cup Noodles Intensos. a range of spicy varieties from Nissin Mexico. Not only are the spicy, but the three have different levels of spicy. I think this is the second hottest of the three. Alitas Hot – what does it mean? basically Hot Wings. Let’s give it a go!

Nissin Cup Noodles Alitas Hot – Mexico

#3099: Nissin Cup Noodles Alitas Hot - Mexico

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

#3099: Nissin Cup Noodles Alitas Hot - Mexico

The iconic cup en Espanol!

#3099: Nissin Cup Noodles Alitas Hot - Mexico

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#3099: Nissin Cup Noodles Alitas Hot - Mexico

The noodle block.

#3099: Nissin Cup Noodles Alitas Hot - Mexico

Loose bits from the cup.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added fried egg, low moisture mozzarella, grilled chicken, cilantro, green onion, and Cholula Chili Garlic hot sauce. The noodles worked very well here – and they seemed a little different. The broth was honestly some of the best I’ve had in a long time. It was smoky – like grilled chicken. The spicy level was rather tame and slightly acidic tones ala wing sauce tinged it as well. Very tasty. Corn was prevalent as well. Impressed! 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 070662247167.

#3099: Nissin Cup Noodles Alitas Hot - Mexico

Momofuku Ando Speaks – If anyone has a copy of this and wants to donate it to The Ramen Rater, please contact me – thank you!

Watch us crush this one on Spicy Noodle Mukbang!

Watch me cook this up on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!

#3056: Nissin Cup Noodles Soup’D Up Savory Shrimp Flavor – United States

#3056: Nissin Cup Noodles Soup'D Up Savory Shrimp Flavor - United States

Another one sent by way by Robert over at www.dadbert.com – thanks again, man! So like their Cup Noodles Very Veggie range,Nissin USA has gone with a cup that instead of a large amount of vegetables has gone with more meat and seafood. To be honest, I like this new direction Nissin is moving towards. However, I think marrying the two concepts – why not lots of meat and lots of vegetables? Call it something like Cup Noodles Gold Label or Cup Noodles Supreme or Cup Noodles Real Loaded or Cup Noodles Fully Loaded… I dunno – just seems like it would be pretty rad. Let’s check this one out!

Nissin Cup Noodles Soup’D Up Savory Shrimp Flavor – United States

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains shrimp and chicken. To prepare, fill to line with rom temperature water and microwave @ 1000W for 2 1/2 minutes. Let stand in microwave for an additional minute. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3056: Nissin Cup Noodles Soup'D Up Savory Shrimp Flavor - United States

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#3056: Nissin Cup Noodles Soup'D Up Savory Shrimp Flavor - United States

The noodle block.

#3056: Nissin Cup Noodles Soup'D Up Savory Shrimp Flavor - United States

Loose bits from the cup.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added fried onion, sesame seeds and scallions. The noodles are indeed wider and have a little extra chewiness. The broth has a nice richness to it and is most definitely thicker than the other varieties’. Nit of vegetable and reasonably sized shrimp were commonplace – found 8 shrimp in this cup. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 070662403020. UPC bar code

#3056: Nissin Cup Noodles Soup'D Up Savory Shrimp Flavor - United States

Nissin Cup Ramen Noodle Soup, Very Veggie Spicy Chicken Flavor, 2.75 Ounce (Pack of 6)

Watch me cook and garnish this one on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!

#2996: Nissin Cup Noodles Soup’d Up Roasted Chicken Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup – United States

#2996: Nissin Cup Noodles Soup'd Up Roasted chicken Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup - United States

This one was sent by Robert Z. over at www.dadbert.com – he’s a good friend of mine who has just entered the blogging world with his really technical and awesome cooking recipes – be sure to check out his site! Anyways, he found this one in Kentucky, and I suspect this is a test market for these. They’re not mentioned anywhere to speak of, and so I wanted to give these a try as soon as possible. This new line looks to have a LOT of meat in there! Let’s crack it open and take a look.

Nissin Cup Noodles Soup’d Up Roasted chicken Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup – United States

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains chicken. To prepare, remove lid and add room temperature water to fill line. Microwave for

#2996: Nissin Cup Noodles Soup'd Up Roasted chicken Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup - United States

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2996: Nissin Cup Noodles Soup'd Up Roasted chicken Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup - United States

The noodle block.

#2996: Nissin Cup Noodles Soup'd Up Roasted chicken Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup - United States

Looks like a lot of dehydrated chicken and seasoning.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added scrambled egg and spring onion. The noodles are a little broader and have a hint more chew to them. The broth was on the lighter side and I would have liked a little more flavor. The garnish: I think the chicken was pretty good – it has a kind of rotisserie chicken taste to it. I think a little more of that in the broth would have helped a lot. Would like to see this replace the econo Cup Noodles. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.  UPC bar code 070662405013.

#2996: Nissin Cup Noodles Soup'd Up Roasted chicken Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup - United States

Nissin Very Veggie Ramen Noodle Soup, Chicken Flavor, 2.65 Ounce (Pack of 6)

Watch me cook this one up!

Unboxing Time: Ultra Spicy Nissin Cup Noodles Intensos- Mexico

Unboxing Time: Ultra Spicy Nissin Cup Noodles Intensos- Mexico

A couple days ago I got a package from the nice folks at Nissin Mexico! I kept seeing posts about their new Cup Noodles Intensos range in Instagram and really wanted to give ’em a try. Well, here they are! Let’s unwrap these and have a look!

Ultra Spicy Nissin Cup Noodles Intensos- Mexico

Thank you to Sandra, Ricardo and Claudia (hope I didn’t miss anyone) at Nissin Mexico for sending these along!

Nissin Cup Noodles First Taste Club – Unboxing Time

Nissin Cup Noodles First Taste Club - Unboxing Time

Hey what’s this? An interesting box from Nissin Foods USA?! Hmmm… I’m very curious about this – this is kind of out of the ordinary to see from an American instant noodle company – maybe it’ll start a trend among them? Let’s check it out!

Nissin Cup Noodles First Taste Club – Unboxing Time

Wow cool! Thank you very much! Looking forward to the next box!

#2961: Nissin Cup Noodles Seafood Flavor

#2961: Nissin Cup Noodles Seafood Flavor

Yep – another one from our trip to the Real Canadian Superstore! Cup Noodles from the Philippines! Rad! You know, it can be real tough for me to find new stuff from the Philippines and when I do,m I’m very happy. This is a little plastic cup victory, finding this! Let’s check it out.

Nissin Cup Noodles Seafood Flavor – Philippines

#2961: Nissin Cup Noodles Seafood Flavor

The import/distribution sticker (click to enlarge).

#2961: Nissin Cup Noodles Seafood Flavor

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains seafood. To prepare, add boiling water to fill line. Cover for 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2961: Nissin Cup Noodles Seafood Flavor

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2961: Nissin Cup Noodles Seafood Flavor

The noodle block.

#2961: Nissin Cup Noodles Seafood Flavor

Loose bits and seasoning from the cup.

Finished (click to enlarge). Noodles are slightly more squarish than other Cup Noodles varieties. Also, a little crumbly – although this went well with the broth which kind of had a buttery seafood taste. Bits of crab stick and a welcome little bit of sliced ginger were very nice. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4800016552038.

Nissin Japanese YAKISOBA Ramen Udon Soba 3p set Cup noodle Seafood

A Nissin Cup Noodles Seafood TV spot from the Philippines

#2928: Nissin Cup Noodles Light Spicy Seafood Flavour

#2928: Nissin Cup Noodles Light Spicy Seafood Flavour

Here’s the second variety from Nissin Hong Kong’s new Light Cup Noodles line. Spicy is good – let’s give it a try!

Nissin Cup Noodles Light Spicy Seafood Flavour – Hong Kong

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains seafood. To prepare, open lid halfway, add boiling water to fill line. Cover for 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2928: Nissin Cup Noodles Light Spicy Seafood Flavour

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2928: Nissin Cup Noodles Light Spicy Seafood Flavour

The noodle block.

#2928: Nissin Cup Noodles Light Spicy Seafood Flavour

A lot of solid ingredients from the cup!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion. The noodles are great – really like these ‘light noodles.’ They have a really unique mouthfeel – highly recommended. The broth however while spicy with seafood notes had a bitter aftertaste. The amount of seafood, cabbage and scrambled egg was truly magnificent – good quality too. Just wish it weren’t bitter. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 4897878860029.

#2928: Nissin Cup Noodles Light Spicy Seafood Flavour

A Concise History of Hong Kong (Critical Issues in World and International History)

Some pretty cool TV spots coming out of Hong Kong!