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#2539: Nissin Demae Iccho Tonkotsu Flavour Instant Noodle

#2370: Nissin Demae Iccho Tonkotsu Flavour Instant Noodle

Today we’ve got yet another one from the massive amount of varieties left over from the Nissin Hong Kong Meet The Manufacturer. Seems like I just keep pulling them out of the hamper again and again! It’s a good thing though – the more the merrier and these days, it is getting harder to find varieties locally to review. So gotta make sure to give everything a try. Tonkotsu is a classic Japanese ramen variety. Most of all, tonkotsu is famous for it’s milky pork bone broth. Next, a little more info from Wikipedia:

Tonkotsu (豚骨, “pork bone”; not to be confused with tonkatsu) ramen has a cloudy white colored broth. It is similar to the Chinese baitang (白湯) and has a thick broth made from boiling pork bones, fat, and collagen over high heat for many hours, which suffuses the broth with a hearty pork flavor and a creamy consistency that rivals milk, melted butter or gravy (depending on the shop). Most shops, but not all, blend this pork broth with a small amount of chicken and vegetable stock and/or soy sauce. The noodles are thin and straight, and it is often served with beni shoga (pickled ginger). In recent years the latest trend in tonkotsu toppings is māyu (sesame oil), a blackish, aromatic oil made from either charred crushed garlic or Sesame seeds. It is a specialty of Kyushu, particularly Hakata-ku, Fukuoka (hence sometimes called “Hakata ramen“).

Now, let’s give this one a look.

#2370: Nissin Demae Iccho Tonkotsu Flavour Instant Noodle

#2370: Nissin Demae Iccho Tonkotsu Flavour Instant Noodle

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

#2370: Nissin Demae Iccho Tonkotsu Flavour Instant Noodle

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2370: Nissin Demae Iccho Tonkotsu Flavour Instant Noodle

The noodle block.

#2370: Nissin Demae Iccho Tonkotsu Flavour Instant Noodle

Loose seasonings and garnish in the cup.

#2370: Nissin Demae Iccho Tonkotsu Flavour Instant Noodle

Here’s an oil sachet.

#2370: Nissin Demae Iccho Tonkotsu Flavour Instant Noodle

The oil has a pork tonkotsu scent to it.

#2370: Nissin Demae Iccho Tonkotsu Flavour Instant Noodle

Finished (click to enlarge). Added chashu pork, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, shichimi togarashi, chilli oil and spring onion. First, the noodles hydrate perfectly in three minutes. Moreover, they have a good quantity and quality. Furthermore, they have a thin gauge and are round. Second the broth has a nice oiliness to it and a creamy pork tonkotsu taste. Finally, the included vegetable and egg hydrate very well. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4897878150021.

#2370: Nissin Demae Iccho Tonkotsu Flavour Instant Noodle

Nissin, Instant Cup Noodles, Tokyo Shoyu Ton kotsu Flavour, 75 g (Pack of 2)

A Nissin Foods Hong Kong TV advertisement. However not only are their spicy products a feature, but Yo-Kai Watch as well.

#2387: Nissin Demae Iccho Sesame Oil Flavour Instant Noodle

#2387: Nissin Demae Iccho Sesame Oil Flavour Instant Noodle - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle

This one is a left over from the Nissin Foods Hong Kong Meet The Manufacturer – thanks again for sending so many! So lately I’ve noticed quite a few of the Demae Iccho varieties in local stores around where I live. I’ve also found them in the past in Canada including this one. What’s the difference? Well, it all comes down to meat.

The United States doesn’t allow import of products with pork, chicken or beef from Southeast Asia. It’s a real thorn in my side. I’ve gotten boxes that should be full of noodles before that have been empty, save a slip that says ‘there was a teency weency bit of chicken powder so we destroyed the noodles.’ Hopefully, this will chill out eventually, because I’d love to be able to get my hands on more varieties easier. Anyways, this one contains pork and the ones exportd to the USA don’t. Let’s check it out!

Nissin Demae Iccho Sesame Oil Flavour Instant Noodle – Hong Kong

#2387: Nissin Demae Iccho Sesame Oil Flavour Instant Noodle - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains pork. To prepare, add in all but the oil sachet. Fill to line with boiling water and cover for 3 minutes. Add in oil. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2387: Nissin Demae Iccho Sesame Oil Flavour Instant Noodle - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2387: Nissin Demae Iccho Sesame Oil Flavour Instant Noodle - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle

The noodle block.

#2387: Nissin Demae Iccho Sesame Oil Flavour Instant Noodle - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle

The dry base sachet.

#2387: Nissin Demae Iccho Sesame Oil Flavour Instant Noodle - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle

A light powder.

#2387: Nissin Demae Iccho Sesame Oil Flavour Instant Noodle - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle

A garnish sachet.

#2387: Nissin Demae Iccho Sesame Oil Flavour Instant Noodle - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle

Bits of egg among other things.

#2387: Nissin Demae Iccho Sesame Oil Flavour Instant Noodle - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle

Another garnish sachet.

#2387: Nissin Demae Iccho Sesame Oil Flavour Instant Noodle - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle

Looks like spring onion and diced pork.

#2387: Nissin Demae Iccho Sesame Oil Flavour Instant Noodle - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle

Finally, an oil sachet.

#2387: Nissin Demae Iccho Sesame Oil Flavour Instant Noodle - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle

Has a strong sesame scent.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, chashu pork and spring onion. The noodles came out well. They have a round gauge and soft chew with very slight sponginess. The broth was good – salty and a very nice sesame punch. The best part was the included garnish – tons of bits of cubed pork and egg worked nicely. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4897878120000.

#2387: Nissin Demae Iccho Sesame Oil Flavour Instant Noodle - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle

Nissin, Instant Bowl Noodles, Sesame Oil Flavour, 110 g (Pack of 2 units)


A Nissin Demae Iccho/Demae Ramen TV commercial from Hong Kong.

#2381: Nissin Demae Iccho Seafood Flavour Instant Noodle (Cup Type)

#2381: Nissin Demae Iccho Seafood Flavour Instant Noodle (Cup Type) - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater

One of the waning few left from the Nissin Foods Hong Kong Meet The Manufacturer – thanks again! Indeed, Nissin Hong Kong was more than generous in sending over 50 different varieties! Nothing better than a great big injection of noodle varieties into my noodle hampers. At one point, I had to have them staying in their original box since they wouldn’t fit into the containers I have under my desk. Today, we have a seafood Demae Iccho cup. Looks pretty good from the picture of the front -. Let’s have a look at this one.

Nissin Demae Iccho Seafood Flavour Instant Noodle (Cup Type) – Hong Kong

#2381: Nissin Demae Iccho Seafood Flavour Instant Noodle (Cup Type) - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater

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

#2381: Nissin Demae Iccho Seafood Flavour Instant Noodle (Cup Type) - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2381: Nissin Demae Iccho Seafood Flavour Instant Noodle (Cup Type) - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater

The noodle block.

#2381: Nissin Demae Iccho Seafood Flavour Instant Noodle (Cup Type) - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater

Some of the loose bits from the cup.

#2381: Nissin Demae Iccho Seafood Flavour Instant Noodle (Cup Type) - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater

An oil sachet.

#2381: Nissin Demae Iccho Seafood Flavour Instant Noodle (Cup Type) - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater

The oil has a strong sesame scent.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added naturomaki, spring onion, fish ball, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, shrimp, carved squid and pepper flake. The noodles are thin with a round shape. The broth has a great seafood flavor with a little hint of spicy  from the included oil, as well as a sesame hint too. The included garnish was nice – discs of fishcake, abundant little bits of scrambled egg and more. A solidly tasty cup. 4.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4897878150052.

#2381: Nissin Demae Iccho Seafood Flavour Instant Noodle (Cup Type) - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater

Nissin Instant Authentic HK Japanese Ramen Cup Of Noodles Soup (24 Packs)

A Nissin Foods Hong Kong TV commercial featuring their Demae Ramen and Demae Iccho products. Also mentions Yo Kai Watch.

#2361: Nissin Demae Iccho Chicken Flavour Instant Noodle (Bowl Noodle)

#2361: Nissin Demae Iccho Chicken Flavour Instant Noodle (Bowl Noodle) - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - Demae Ramen

Today, it’s more chicken. This is another one left over from the Nissin Hong Kong Meet The Manufacturer – they set so many different kinds – it’s awesome! This is a Demae Iccho version – here’s some info bout Nissin and Demae Iccho from Wikipedia –

Nissin Foods is a Japanese company that makes instant noodles.

Nissin Foods has established offices and factories in various countries, such as Brazil (since 1981),[9] Hong Kong (since 1985),[10] India (since 1987),[11] Germany (since 1993),[12] Thailand (since 1994),[13] China (since 1995),[14] and Mexico (since 2000).[15] Their products are also sold in the Philippines, Taiwan, Singapore, Canada, Sweden, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, the United Kingdom, Italy, Argentina and the United States.

Demae Ramen or Demae Itcho (Japanese: 出前一丁 which translates to “delivery one order'”)[21] was first introduced in Japan in 1969 and entered the market in Hong Kong the next year. Since then, it has become one of the most popular instant noodle brands in Hong Kong, with a wide range of flavours.[22]Let’s crack it open and see what’s inside.

Nissin Demae Iccho Chicken Flavour Instant Noodle (Bowl Noodle) – Hong Kong

#2361: Nissin Demae Iccho Chicken Flavour Instant Noodle (Bowl Noodle) - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - Demae Ramen

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains chicken and pork. To prepare, add in all but the liquid sachet and fill to line with boiling water. Let sit covered for 3 minutes. Add in liquid sachet. Stir and enjoy!

#2361: Nissin Demae Iccho Chicken Flavour Instant Noodle (Bowl Noodle) - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - Demae Ramen

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2361: Nissin Demae Iccho Chicken Flavour Instant Noodle (Bowl Noodle) - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - Demae Ramen

The noodle block.

#2361: Nissin Demae Iccho Chicken Flavour Instant Noodle (Bowl Noodle) - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - Demae Ramen

A dry seasoning sachet.

#2361: Nissin Demae Iccho Chicken Flavour Instant Noodle (Bowl Noodle) - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - Demae Ramen

Has a salty chicken scent.

#2361: Nissin Demae Iccho Chicken Flavour Instant Noodle (Bowl Noodle) - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - Demae Ramen

The vegetables sachet.

#2361: Nissin Demae Iccho Chicken Flavour Instant Noodle (Bowl Noodle) - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - Demae Ramen

Lots of different bits.

#2361: Nissin Demae Iccho Chicken Flavour Instant Noodle (Bowl Noodle) - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - Demae Ramen

The liquid sachet.

#2361: Nissin Demae Iccho Chicken Flavour Instant Noodle (Bowl Noodle) - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - Demae Ramen

Has a sesame oil scent.

#2361: Nissin Demae Iccho Chicken Flavour Instant Noodle (Bowl Noodle) - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - Demae Ramen

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion, baked chicken, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts and hard boiled egg. The noodles came out very well – and there were a lot of them. The broth was a chicken tour de force; a great chicken taste along with a sesame oil taste included with the liquid sachet really gives a one two punch of tastiness. What’s more, the included veggies, bits of egg and chicken bits came out perfectly to make this a nicely rounded bowl. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4897878120017.

#2361: Nissin Demae Iccho Chicken Flavour Instant Noodle (Bowl Noodle) - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - Demae Ramen

Nissin Demae Ramen Chicken Flavor 3.5oz (Pack of 5)

A Nissin Hong Kong TV commercial.

#2326: Nissin Demae Iccho Tokyo Shoyu Tonkotsu Flavour Instant Noodle (Cup Type)

#2326: Nissin Demae Iccho Tokyo Shoyu Tonkotsu Flavour Instant Noodle (Cup Type) - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Another left over from the Nissin Hong Kong Meet The Manufacturer. I’ve reviewed many Nissin HK tonkotsu varieties thus far, and today we have yet another variety! This is a Tokyo Shoyu Tonkotsu. Shoyu translates to soy sauce, so this seems like it will be a kind of milky soy kind of thing? Let’s find out!!

Nissin Demae Iccho Tokyo Shoyu Tonkotsu Flavour Instant Noodle (Cup Type) – Hong Kong

#2326: Nissin Demae Iccho Tokyo Shoyu Tonkotsu Flavour Instant Noodle (Cup Type) - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains pork, fish and egg. To prepare, add boiling water to fill line and let steep covered for 3 minutes. Add in contents of sachet. Stir and enjoy!

#2326: Nissin Demae Iccho Tokyo Shoyu Tonkotsu Flavour Instant Noodle (Cup Type) - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2326: Nissin Demae Iccho Tokyo Shoyu Tonkotsu Flavour Instant Noodle (Cup Type) - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The noodle block.

#2326: Nissin Demae Iccho Tokyo Shoyu Tonkotsu Flavour Instant Noodle (Cup Type) - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Loose seasoning and garnish from the cup.

#2326: Nissin Demae Iccho Tokyo Shoyu Tonkotsu Flavour Instant Noodle (Cup Type) - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

A sachet attached to the lid.

#2326: Nissin Demae Iccho Tokyo Shoyu Tonkotsu Flavour Instant Noodle (Cup Type) - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

A light powder (usually these sachets have contained a liquid base in my other reviews).

#2326: Nissin Demae Iccho Tokyo Shoyu Tonkotsu Flavour Instant Noodle (Cup Type) - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, spring onion, egg, chashu pork and nanami togarashi. The noodles are thin with a round shape. Good quantity. The broth was more seafood and shoyu than what I would usually think of with a tonkotsu. Augmented with cabbage, scrambled egg and other bits which hydrated very well. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4897878150090.

#2326: Nissin Demae Iccho Tokyo Shoyu Tonkotsu Flavour Instant Noodle (Cup Type) - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Nissin, Instant Cup Noodles, Tokyo Shoyu  Tonkotsu Flavour, 75 g (Pack of 2)

A Nissin TV commercial.

#2300: Nissin Demae Ramen Spicy XO Sauce Seafood Flavour Instant Noodle

#2300: Nissin Demae Ramen Spicy XO Sauce Seafood Flavour Instant Noodle

Yet another leftover from the Nissin Hong Kong Meet The Manufacturer! What’s XO Saucve? Here’s a little info from wikipedia –

Developed in the 1980s in Hong Kong for Cantonese cuisine, XO sauce is made of roughly chopped dried seafoods, including scallops, dried fish and shrimp, and subsequently cooked with chili peppers, onions, and garlic. This dried seafood-based sauce bears similarity to the Fujianese Shacha sauce. Spring Moon, the Peninsula Hong Kong’s Chinese restaurant, is often credited with the invention of XO sauce, although others claim the sauce’s origin in the urban area of Kowloon.
The name XO sauce comes from fine XO (extra-old) cognac, which is a popular Western liquor in Hong Kong and considered by many to be a chic product there. In addition, the term XO is often used in the popular culture of Hong Kong to denote high quality, prestige and luxury. In fact, XO sauce has been marketed in the same manner as the French liquor, using packaging of similar colour schemes.

Shall we? Let’s!

#2300: Nissin Demae Ramen Spicy XO Sauce Seafood Flavour Instant Noodle – Hong Kong

#2300: Nissin Demae Ramen Spicy XO Sauce Seafood Flavour Instant Noodle

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

#2300: Nissin Demae Ramen Spicy XO Sauce Seafood Flavour Instant Noodle

The noodle block.

#2300: Nissin Demae Ramen Spicy XO Sauce Seafood Flavour Instant Noodle

The dry base sachet.

#2300: Nissin Demae Ramen Spicy XO Sauce Seafood Flavour Instant Noodle

A light powder with a seafood scent.

#2300: Nissin Demae Ramen Spicy XO Sauce Seafood Flavour Instant Noodle

A liquid base sachet.

#2300: Nissin Demae Ramen Spicy XO Sauce Seafood Flavour Instant Noodle

A thick sauce with a spicy scent.

#2300: Nissin Demae Ramen Spicy XO Sauce Seafood Flavour Instant Noodle

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, sweet onion, spring onion, chashu pork, ito togarashi, fishballs and carved squid. First, the noodles are nice and plump. Indeed, the standard gauge Demae Ramen. Second, the broth has a nice spiciness to it and a taste that lingers between seafood and a little pork taste that peeks out here and there. In conclusion, the combination works well. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4897878800049.

#2300: Nissin Demae Ramen Spicy XO Sauce Seafood Flavour Instant Noodle

Nissin Demae Ramen, X O Sauce Seafood, 3.5 oz (30 packs)

A TV commercial from Nissin Hong Kong.

#2279: Nissin Demae Iccho Spicy Tonkotsu Flavour Instant Noodle

Here’s another one left over from the Nissin HK Meet The Manufacturer – they sent so many varieties! Thank you again! So, everyone knows what tonkotsu is, right? No? Here’s a snippet from Wikipedia:

Tonkotsu (豚骨, “pork bone”; not to be confused with tonkatsu) ramen usually has a cloudy white colored broth. It is similar to the Chinese baitang (白湯) and has a thick broth made from boiling pork bones, fat, and collagen over high heat for many hours, which suffuses the broth with a hearty pork flavor and a creamy consistency that rivals milk, melted butter or gravy (depending on the shop). Most shops, but not all, blend this pork broth with a small amount of chicken and vegetable stock and/or soy sauce. The noodles are thin and straight, and it is often served with beni shoga (pickled ginger). In recent years the latest trend in tonkotsu toppings is māyu (sesame oil), a blackish, aromatic oil made from either charred crushed garlic or Sesame seeds. It is a specialty of Kyushu, particularly Hakata-ku, Fukuoka (hence sometimes called “Hakata ramen“).

Yeah, definitely not to be confused with tonkatsu! Tonkatsu is breaded chicken. Let’s dig in!

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains chicken and pork. To prepare and everything except the liquid sachet. Fill to line with boiling water and cover 3 minutes. Add in liquid sachet contents. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

The noodle block.

The dry soup base sachet.

A very fine powder.

The vegetables sachet.

A lot of them!

The liquid sachet.

Smells spicy!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, spring onion and Chinese sausage. The noodles hydrated nicely – big quantity too. I loved the broth in this one – nice scent and good spiciness. What’s more it was thicker than most of the ones in this series – something I really appreciated. The vegetables, eggs and other bits were extremely good. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 4897878120062.

Nissin, Instant Cup Noodles, Tokyo Shoyu Tonkotsu Flavour, 75 g (Pack of 2)

I’m still not completely sure what exactly Yo Kai Watch is really, but my kid just bought a Nintendo 3DS game based on it. Here’s Yo Kai Watch with the Demae Ramen characters in a Nissin TV commercial.

#2250: Nissin Demae Iccho Spicy XO Sauce Seafood Flavour Instant Noodle

Here’s yet another leftover from the Nissin HK Meet The Manufacturer! This is a really large bowl and sounds pretty good! If you’re unsure about what Xo sauce is, here’s an excerpt from Wikipedia:

Developed in the 1980s in Hong Kong for Cantonese cuisine, XO sauce is made of roughly chopped dried seafoods, including scallops, dried fish and shrimp, and subsequently cooked with chili peppers, onions, and garlic. This dried seafood-based sauce bears similarity to the Fujianese Shacha sauce. Spring Moon, the Peninsula Hong Kong‘s Chinese restaurant, is often credited with the invention of XO sauce, although others claim the sauce’s origin in the urban area of Kowloon.[2] The name XO sauce comes from fine XO (extra-old) cognac, which is a popular Western liquor in Hong Kong and considered by many to be a chic product there. In addition, the term XO is often used in the popular culture of Hong Kong to denote high quality, prestige and luxury. In fact, XO sauce has been marketed in the same manner as the French liquor, using packaging of similar colour schemes.[3]

Alright – let’s check it out!

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains seafood. To prepare, add in all but the liquid sachet and add boiling water to fill line. Cover for 3 minutes. Add in liquid sachet contents. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

The noodle block.

The powder soup base sachet.

Lots of powder!

The vegetables sachet.

Looks like veggies and a little seafood perhaps.

The liquid sachet.

A thick sauce.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, spring onion, shrimp, carved squid, crab claw fishcake and nanami togarashi. The noodles are thin and round with a nice chew and quantity. The broth has a nice taste a thickness – a seafood taste with a spicy note. The included additions like the egg hydrated very well and were enjoyable. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 4897878120055.

Nissin Demae Ramen Noodle Bowl, Sesame Oil Pack of 12

A Nissin Demae Ramen/Iccho TV commercial.

#2189: Nissin Demae Ramen Sesame Oil Flavour

Here’s one of the many I still have left from the Nissin Hong Kong Meet The Manufacturer. They sure have a lot of SKU’s! Sesame Demae Ramen is a classic favorite around the world and especially in Hong Kong. Let’s check out the cup version!

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains meat, egg and fish. to prepare, add boiling water to fill line, cover, and let steep for 3 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

The noodle block.

Some of the loose ingredients from the cup – check out the little fishcakes (click to enlarge)!

An oil sachet.

Sesame oil!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, spring onion, hard boiled egg, chicken baked with NuTek Salt For Life and pepper and some nanami togarashi. The noodles were good, a slight bit of sog but it kind of worked in this one. The broth has a nice and rich sesame taste to it and a hearty back. The really amazing thing here is all the garnish – bits of scrambled egg, meat. cabbage – and a multitude of little ching chai faces on fish cake. Eating faces. Eating lots of faces. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4897878150014.

Nissin Demae Ramen Noodle Bowl, Sesame Oil Pack of 12

A new Nissin Demae Ramen TV advert.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2088: Nissin Demae Iccho Beef Flavour Instant Noodle

I haven’t reviewed a whole lot of beef varieties during this Meet The Manufacturer, so I figured I’d better! Here’s one – spicy beef! Sounds good to me – let’s give this big bowl a try!

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains beef, pork and chicken. To prepare, add dry sachet contents to bowl and fill to line with boiling water. Let steep for 3 minutes. Add in contents of liquid sachet. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

A beefy powder.

The vegetable sachet.

Lots of veggies!

The liquid sachet.

Thick with a nice beef scent.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added sauteed beef, coriander, spring onion and Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts. The noodles hydrated nicely and there were tons of them. The broth has a definitely Chinese spicy beef flavor, leaning towards the braised beef flavors popular from the mainland. Thevegetables hydrated quite nicely. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 4897878120024.

Nissin Demae Ramen Five Spices Beef Flavor 3.5oz (Pack of 5)

I found out about this guy a year or so ago – and as it turns out, he lives pretty nearby. Met him recently and gave him some noodles! Check out his videos – pretty neat stuff!

Meet The Manufacturer: #2086: Nissin Demae Ramen Sesame Oil Flavour Instant Noodle

Here’s an interesting one – probably the most recognizable Demae Ramen. When I first tried it, I was around 18 years old and I couldn’t get past the sesame oil smell – didn’t like it back then. It’s funny since I really like sesame oil scent and flavor now… I guess years change the palate! Let’s have a look at this iconic noodle – Hong Kong style!

Detail of the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains chicken and pork. 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.

An oil sachet.

Ahh sesame oil!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added chashu pork, spring onion, hard boiled egg and sesame seeds. The noodles have a great gauge and chew – really like these a lot. The broth is a kind of soy and sesame flavor. It’s really tasty! 4.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4897878000012.

Nissin Demae Ramen, Sesame Oil, 3.5 oz (30 packs)

A Nissin Demae Ramen Sesame Oil Flavour TV commercial.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2078: Nissin Demae Iccho Curry Beef Flavour Instant Noodle

If you’ve followed my reviews for a while, two things you’ll probably have realized – I like curry and I like beef. I don’t think I’ve tried a curry instant from outside of South Korea before and this one looks pretty neat. This is the first cup version of the Demae Iccho line I’ve ever gotten my hands on! Let’s have a look inside!

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains beef and pork. To prepare, open lid partitally and remove sachet from lid. Add boiling water to fill line and cover for 3 minutes. Add in contents of sachet. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

The noodle block.

Some of the loose ingredients.

The oil sachet.

Has a kind of beef scent.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added coriander. The noodles hydrated pretty well and had a good quantity. I liked the broth – it had a nice sweet curry flavor to it with just a tad of spiciness. The potatoes, egg and pieces of beef were plentiful to say the least – very admirable! 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4897878150076.

Nissin Demae Iccho Curry Beef Flavour Instant 75g.

A Nissin Demae Iccho TV commercial from Hong Kong.