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#2139: Fuku Superior Soup Instant Noodle (Made In Thailand)

Here’s a special one sent by Apple Daily news of Hong Kong. They asked if I’d do a comparison between this, the Thai version and the Vietnamese version of the Fuku Superior Soup for a special news story. Now these are both made in different places, but they’re for the Hong Kong market. anyways I figured hey – why not? This sounds interesting – let’s take a look!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free. to prepare, add noodle block to 500ml boiling water and cook 3 minutes. Add in contents of sachet. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

A granular powder with flecks in it.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion in the shape of a letter ‘T.’ The noodles in this one have a nice gauge but are on the softer side; not a bad thing, but a little more chewiness would have been nice. The broth has a very tasty kind of salty, eggy, sweet and garlic taste to it. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4897878650019.

The rice noodle version – NISSIN FUKU SUPERIOR SOUP INSTANT RICE NOODLE 65gX5

Nissin HK surprises people at the airport – man, now I want to visit HK even more…

#2138: Fuku Superior Soup Instant Noodle (Made In Vietnam)

This is the second of two – they’re both sold in Hong Kong, yet made in different places – Thailand and Vietnam. This is the one manufactured in Vietnam. I was sent this along with quite a few other to review as part of a special feature for Apple Daily HK. So, let’s crack this one open and see what we have here.

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. 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 powdery mixture with little flecks throughout.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion in the shape of a ‘V.’ The noodles are good – decent gauge and a little soft. The broth has a kind of sweet but sour aftertaste which I have found present in many Vietnamese instant varieties; maybe different garlic, maybe different sugar – unsure. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4897878650019.

The rice noodle version – NISSIN FUKU SUPERIOR SOUP INSTANT RICE NOODLE 65gX5

Nissin HK surprises people at the airport – man, now I want to visit HK even more…

#2137: Nissin Demae Ramen Spicy Curry Flavour Instant Noodle

Here’s the first in the special series I did for Apple Daily of Hong Kong.I have always been a fan of curry, especially spicy curry. However, lately it’s pretty far and few between I get to review ones that are this far east – usually they’ve been from Singapore or Malaysia and not Hong Kong. Sounds good to me! Let’s check it out!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains pork and chicken. To prepare, add noodle block to 500ml boiling water and cook 3 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

Certainly smells like curry!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added coriander, carved squid and ito togarashi. The noodles come out in that nice Nissin way – good gauge and chew. The curry variety I’ve been able to purchase in the USA that’s from Hong Kong over the years is very similar. It’s got a nice kind of British curry taste to it – unlike the sweet curry you find in Japan, this one has just the light edge of black pepperiness to it. It’s a flavor I remember when my mom would make curried chicken livers when I was a kid. The spiciness is there – not extreme but a little reminder that it does say spicy on the package. 4.25 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4897878000043.

Nissin Demae Ramen, Curry, 3.5 oz (30 packs)

A Nissin Demae Ramen TV commercial.

#2136: Nissin Demae Ramen Roast Beef Flavour Instant Noodle

Here’s another I reviewed as part of a collaboration with Apple Daily news. Nothing like a good beef instant noodle! I remember a couple years ago being told that Chinese sausage is popular to put in with beef instant noodles, so I think that’ll be what gets put in today – haven’t used it in a long time. Just to reassure you, nothing gets scored after I put any external ingredients in. That’s the way I always review; I think you’ll agree that’s the only fair way to do it. anyways, let’s get started!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains beef and pork. To prepare, cook noodles in 500ml boiling water for 3 minutes. Add in contents of sachets. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

Smells reasonably beeflike!

Liquid sauce sachet.

A nice beefy little paste.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sptous, chilli flake, baby corn, spring onion, Chinese sausage and coriander. The noodles come out with the most standard gauge of them all. Good chew and nice quantity. The broth has a nice oiliness to it. It has a good beef flavor and the slightest tease of spiciness. A great beef flavored instant. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 4897878000104.

Nissin Demae Ramen Variety Pack (6 Flavors)

A series of Nissin Demae Itcho TV spots – pretty freakin’ awesome!

#2135: Doll Instant Noodle Supreme Abalone And Chicken Flavour

Another one I reviewed as part of a series of Hong Kong varieties in conjunction with an interview by Apple Daily news of HK. I have a feeling if you dig through my reviews for the word abalone, you’re not going to find scads of varieties I’ve been very fond of. I’m hoping this might be one I enjoy, but I have my doubts. I guess the only way to find out it to try it with an open mind and mouth. Let’s give it a go!

The back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains fish and chicken. To prepare, add noodle block to 500ml boiling water and cook for 1 1/2 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Stir and enjoy!

These noodles look different from the ones I’ve been sampling from Hong Kong – much thinner.

The dry soup base sachet.

A granular mixture with little flecks throughout.

A seasoned oil sachet.

Looks very abalone!

Finished (click to enlarge). The noodles are thinner and have a sturdier chew than the rest of the instant I’ve been sampling from Hong Kong lately. The broth though is more chicken than abalone I think and the whole thing just rubs me the wrong way. Like I said, I wasn’t expecting this would be to my liking from the outset, and with an open mind and a sad tongue, this one gets 2.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4892333102348.

Doll Instant Noodles, Artificial Chicken, 36.63 Ounce (Pack of 5)

An older Doll instant noodle TV commercial.

#2134: Four Seas Chicken Flavour Instant Noodle

Another one from the series of Hong Kong reviews I did for HK’s Apple Daily news. They sent a few varieties for me to try and review for a feature story – what’s nice is I haven’t reviewed any of them before so that’s pretty cool! Anyways, this one’s chicken flavored – let’s crack it open and see what we have here.

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains chicken. To prepare, add noodle block to 600ml boiling water and cook for 4 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The dry soup base sachet.

Has a chicken scent.

A liquid sachet.

An oily concoction.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, sesame seeds, baby corn and baked chicken with salt and pepper. The noodles hydrated nicely and had a decent gauge; not spongy either. The broth has a kind of chicken broth/natural chicken taste to it I liked. It had a little oiliness which was good too – like that cooked for hours kind of chicken broth we all like. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4892616015433.

Easy Hong Kong Cooking at Home

A nice stroll through the streets of Hong Kong showing the food available.

#2092: Doll Instant Noodle Preserved Vegetable Flavour

Here’s another one I reviewed as part of a collaboration with Hong Kong’s Apple Daily news. They sent me a bunch of varieties – this is the second vegetable-centered one from Doll. 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 noodle block to 500ml boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Add in dry sachet and stir. Top with pickled vegetables and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The dry soup base sachet.

Flecked with little bits of vegetable.

The pickled vegetable sauce.

Has a slightly piquant scent!

Finished (click to enlarge). The noodles are very nice in gauge and texture – something I’ve come to expect from Doll pack noodles. The broth is kind of like a broccoli spinach flavored one, not at all bland, but slightly bitter. The pickled vegetables go well with it and are of good quality. The preserved bits of mustard are good. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4892333102096.

Doll Instant Noodles- Sesame Oil Flavor, 100-Grams (Pack of 30)

A Doll Instant Noodle TV commercial from 1985

#2069: Doll Instant Noodle Vegetarian Flavour

This is another one from the series I did for Apple Daily news of Hong Kong. I haven’t had any of this Doill series in ages and I remember I liked them very much. Vegetarian though; usually a tough sell for me. Let’s give it a try!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. 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 granular mixture.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, coriander, spring onion, chilli flake and baby corn. The noodles are superb here – good backbone and gauge. My favorite Doll noodles are from this line. The broth has a mushroom taste – not at all weak, and almost tastes beefy. A very nice vegetarian variant. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4892333100658.

Doll Instant Noodles- Sesame Oil Flavor, 100-Grams (Pack of 30)

A Doll Instant Noodle TV commercial from 1985.

#362: Vina Acecook Daily Instant Noodles Mi Canh Chua Hot & Sour With Shrimp

So here’s another of Vina Acecook’s line of ‘Daily’ instant noodles, hot & sour with shrimp. Sounds good to me; the picture on the front is definitely enticing…

Four packets – that’s always nice. Here we have [clockwise from top left] soup paste, powdered soup base, seasoned oil and veggies as well as dehydrated shrimp.

Clockwise from top: veggies ‘n shrimp, seasoned oil, soup powder, liquid soup paste.

Click image to enlarge. So I added a couple of fried eggs, some fried shallot, a little kizami shoga (ginger you’d find in yakisoba) and a little pepper on the eggs. This is one of the better bowls of noodles I’ve had in quite some time. I become quite fond of how Vina Acecook blends its veggies – there’s always some nice sweet basil in there and it really comes through in the flavor of the broth. The noodles were pre-seasoned and so the sesame oil-esque flavor is easily detected in this soup. The noodles themselves are light and plentiful – not chewy but not spongy. The vegetables really boost on re-hydration which is nice. There was a little hot and a little sour; kind of like Tom Yum soup but much lighter. The eggs and other flavors on top made it absolutely perfect. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars for this one! Find it here.

I like how colorful the Vina Acecook commercials are.

#341: Vina Acecook Daily Vegetarian Flavour Instant Noodles

Some new stuffs of happiness from the folks at Vina Acecook – we have vegetarian flavour. I’m enthused! I’m curious if this will taste like a vegetarian – vegetarian created with Japanese technology, that is!

Clockwise from top left: vegetables, seasoned oil and powdered soup base.

I’m always really happy with the way the veggies smell when I open the packet. It has a kind of sweet tea kind of aroma.

Click image to enlarge. With two eggs boiled in with the noodles. The noodles were amazing – had a very nice flavor. The broth was great too and the veggies were awesome – there was a big chunk of mushroom that re-hydrated very nicely. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars!

This video is really cool and I was most impressed during the segment where the president of the company had that amazing bass sound as he spoke! Very cool!

#262: Vina Acecook Daily Instant Noodles Mì Bò Viên Beef Ball Flavour

Beef balls. Well, I really don’t think they mean rocky mountain oysters here. I think its soy protein.

Clockwise from top: seasoned oil, soup powder and veggies.

Clockwise from top: seasoned oil, veggies and soup powder.

Click image to enlarge. One egg was added. This was excellent and kind of interesting. So just to get it out of the way, the beef balls are like soya protein mini Spaghettio meatballs. Kind of fun to eat! The broth was good – that egg livens it up a skosh. The noodles were very nice and the veggies were awesome. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars!