Here’s one with an interesting name. ‘Ngon-ngon?’ What could that mean? So I plugged ‘ngon-ngon’ into Google translate and it came up with ‘delicious’. I thought it interesting that only one ‘ngon’ came up with ‘tasty.’ I thought then, well hey – what about a trifecta of ‘ngon?’ Well, ‘ngon ngon ngon’ comes up with ‘delicious delicious.’ Anyways, it sounds like these Vifon minced pork tom yum noodles should be delicious. I hope they are! Let’s have a look.
Here’s detail of the side panels (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check to make sure. To prepare, open container and take everything but the noodles out. Add sachet contents and boiling water to fill line. Re-cover and steep for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!
Here’s detail of the lid (click image to enlarge).
An included fork!
The noodle block.
The soup base sachet.
A granular mix with bits of herbs.
An oil sachet.
Thick and bright orange!
Finished (click image to enlarge). Added sauteed mince pork and sweet onion, lime, coriander from my wife”s patio garden and Texas Pete Sriracha Cha! chilli sauce. The noodles are a little crumbly and rather thin. The broth has a good tom yum flavor – nice heat and citrus along with a pork kind of flavor going on. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.EAN code 8934561240273.
I have to say, when I see a box like this with any kind of mayonnaise-like stuff going on, I get really hungry!
Click image to enlarge. So what you do is peel it back, yank the packets out, fill with boiling water, wait, then on the top left there’s a spout which opens up and you drain via that.
So the little top packet is the goopy stuff and the bottom one is the powder base.
After the noodles were drained, you put the powder on and stir vigorously.
Click image to enlarge. Finally, you decorate the meal with the mayonnaise packet. So there’s a little cabbage which re-hydrates perfectly. The noodles are just awesome with the flavoring. Slap that little bit of wasabi infused mayonnaise on top and you’ve got a winner. I love this kind of thing! 5.0 out of 5.0 stars!
So on our recent trip to the new Bellevue Uwajimaya, we got a 5-pack of this stuff. My lady Kit really enjoyed the Myojo Charmela stuff so I thought maybe this would be something she would like too.
One packet. A sleek and awesome packet of Japanese-ness.
The powder of the packet in the bowl awaiting the noodles.
Click image to enlarge. Wow that sure looks lovely! A couple of eggs and some baked chicken breast with salt and pepper. The soup was amazingly good – had nice fish flavor. The noodles were robust and had some good chewiness. Altogether, it was a fine dinner. 4.25 out of 5.0 stars.
So here’s another one of these by Paldo. It shall be today’s breakfast/lunch.
One solitary packet of love.
Mount Kimchi Flavoring! Behold all of its glory!
Click image to enlarge. So I added a slice of oven roasted turkey breast lunch meat. So there are veggies – just in the bottom of the bowl on this one. The noodles sat for about 8 minutes and I thought that made them extra good. The broth was nice and spicy too, and the veggies were crisp. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars – a good lunch. Find it here.
So I’ve reviewed a lot of bowl noodles. I’m confused as to how Paldo, Samyang and Nongshim all have them and they’re all called bowl noodle. Spicy chicken is pretty common – let’s see how this is.
Two packets – powder on left, veggies on right.
Always like that rich color contrast.
Click image to enlarge. Okay so I added a couple fried eggs. That stuff on top? I made hot sauce yesterday! Click here to see what it was made out of and here to see the making of post on my other blog, FooFooMayo. So this was pretty good – nothing super special but I enjoyed it for breakfast. 3.125 out of 5.0 stars Get it here.
One of the best short videos about noodles I’ve ever seen.
This was on PBS while I ate these noodles – looks like some good food!
So here’s something else from Vina Acecook – Hảo Hảo. Looks interesting – onward!
Soup base and flavored oil is all we get in this one.
Flavorings and noodles in a bowl awaiting hot water bath for 3 minutes.
Click image to enlarge. Final product with a couple of fried eggs. I liked it – has a hot flavor to it and isn’t a taste bud killer. The noodles are delicious and appropriately sturdy, the broth is flavorful and the veggies are delicious. Altogether this one deserves a 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. Here’s a commercial for this stuff – it’s the 100g version but the same thing just bigger.
Been wanting to try this for awhile and thought hey – a sale on it for 69 cents? I’m on it. So here we go.
This is a lot like what you would find inside the more spendy cup noodles with the fresh noodles, but here all you have to do is supply your own ingestion vessel.
Some crab flavored powder…
So here’s what you end up with. (click image to enlarge) Make no mistake, these are big and chewy noodles. I’m not an extremely experienced crab eater but I can say it is an interesting broth and I quite liked it. All in all, a very simple and satifying bowl of noodles. 3.0 out of 5.0 stars. Get it here.
Yep – surprising isn’t it? When you see that I’ve reviewed well over 200 unique packs of instant noodles to think that I haven’t done beef flavored Top Ramen yet. So here we go!
The single packet.
The powdered soup base.
The finished product (click image to enlarge). I added two eggs while boiling by the way, as has been my style lately. So the noodles are Sufficiently chewy and thick. The broth is nice and tasty. The eggs added a richness to everything. I wish it had some veggies but this is the cheap stuff. I mean, this is at times ten cents, and I remember when I was younger seeing sales on Top Ramen for 20/$1. Not too bad at all as this stuff is really quite good. This one gets 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. Get it here. UPC bar code 070662010020.
So Kit noticed these at 99 Ranch Market yesterday – a four pack of them on sale pretty cheap. Thought it’d be something to try – fresh noodles, scallop flavor, heck yeah!
So much like a Shirakiku Udon bowl except its ramen and there’s no paper bowl. If you look closely, you can see the packet says prawn on it.
Powder and gloop.
So you add 250cc of hot water to the powder and gloop and then…
…you add the noodles (click image to enlarge). So. The broth was great – no doubt about it. Tasty and groovy. The noodles are chewy and fresh – like an exorbitant shining elephant dancing on the top of a dewdrop encrusted jellybean made of pure jade. I really liked this stuff. Very low in fat and surprising 304mg of sodium too. Plus…
Call me kooky but that’s gotta be the best company name ever. I’m giving this one a 4.25 out of 5.0 stars – very simple yet very tasty.
So now that I’m out of the Nong Shim bowl noodles, here’s something new. This is going to be good – I haven’t had any complaints that I can think of about Sapporo Ichiban’s products.
Single solitary packet.
Pardon the mess around the bowl this time around – I’m refitting an ancient 486 portable computer (luggable) with a working operating system – well, trying to at least. Seems like a very light colored soup base for beef flavor.
Here’s the finished product before…
Click image to enlarge. Yup – the eggs. In fact, it mentioned putting eggs in it on the back as well. The broth has a great beef flavor – very nice and tasty. The noodles have a good amount of backbone to them and are nice. Just plain nice here. The eggs finish everything off with a good shot of protein and this is some good breakfast chow. I’m very pleased with this one – it is simple and tastes extremely good. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars! Get it here.