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#2903: Nissin Demae Ramen Sesame Oil Flavour Potato Chips

#2903: Nissin Demae Ramen Sesame Oil Flavour Potato Chips

Here’s the last of the potato chip varieties I’ve got for review. The hamper is dry of potato chips! Still makes me laugh a little – I would have never thought that instant noodle flavors would crossover to potato chips. Let’s check these out!

Nissin Demae Ramen Sesame Oil Flavour Potato Chips – Hong Kong

#2903: Nissin Demae Ramen Sesame Oil Flavour Potato Chips

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, open bag, and insert hand into bag. Grasp one or more potato chips. Bring hand to primary facial opening and insert potato chips. Chew. Finally, salivate and ingest!

#2903: Nissin Demae Ramen Sesame Oil Flavour Potato Chips

One of the chips.

#2903: Nissin Demae Ramen Sesame Oil Flavour Potato Chips

Finished (click to enlarge). The chips are of a standard size. Also, they are ruffled. As to the mouthfeel, while crisp, they seem extra greasy which didn’t appeal to me. The flavor while tasty, didn’t really bring me a good correlation and unmistakable thought of sesame oil flavor Demae Ramen. For a snack, I give these 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4897053640088

#2903: Nissin Demae Ramen Sesame Oil Flavour Potato Chips

Nissin Demae Ramen Variety Pack (6 Flavors)

We try all sort s of varieties from Nissin Hong Kong!

#2732: Nissin Demae Ramen Korean Spicy Flavour Instant Noodle

#2732: Nissin Demae Ramen Korean Spicy Flavour Instant Noodle

Here’s one that came my way from Nissin Hong Kong – thank you! This looks interesting – a Korean variety from Hong Kong. It seems like Korean varieties are popular throughout southeast Asia – saw quite a few in November 2017 in Taiwan. Anyways, let’s have a look inside and give this Korean spicy one a try!

Nissin Demae Ramen Korean Spicy Flavour Instant Noodle – Hong Kong

#2732: Nissin Demae Ramen Korean Spicy Flavour Instant Noodle

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains chicken. To prepare, add noodles and sachet contents to a500ml boiling water and cook 4~5 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2732: Nissin Demae Ramen Korean Spicy Flavour Instant Noodle

The noodle block.

#2732: Nissin Demae Ramen Korean Spicy Flavour Instant Noodle

The soup base sachet.

#2732: Nissin Demae Ramen Korean Spicy Flavour Instant Noodle

A light powder – and lots of it.

#2732: Nissin Demae Ramen Korean Spicy Flavour Instant Noodle

The vegetable sachet.

#2732: Nissin Demae Ramen Korean Spicy Flavour Instant Noodle

Looks like a lot of spring onion and pepper.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, spring onion and hard boiled egg. The noodles are definitely not your standard Demae Ramen – they’re thicker and definitely chewier – more like ramyun. They work very well with the broth, which has a nice spiciness. The bits of vegetable were decent as well. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4897878000111.

#2732: Nissin Demae Ramen Korean Spicy Flavour Instant Noodle

Nissin Demae Ramen Variety Pack (6 Flavors)

A Nissin Cup Noodles TV spot

#2691: Nissin Demae Ramen Straight Noodle Shoyu Tonkotsu Flavour Instant Noodle

#2691: Nissin Demae Ramen Straight Noodle Shoyu Tonkotsu Flavour Instant Noodle

I believe this is the last of the new Straight Noodle/Bar Noodle Demae Ramen range from Nissin Hong Kong – really sad that I’ve tried them all! So let’s look at shoyu and then tonkotsu – Wikipedia if you please –

Shōyu (醤油, “soy sauce”) ramen is the oldest of the four, 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.

Tonkotsu (豚骨, “pork bone”; not to be confused with tonkatsu) soup 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).

Alright – let’s begin.

Nissin Demae Ramen Straight Noodle Shoyu Tonkotsu Flavour Instant Noodle – Hong Kong

#2691: Nissin Demae Ramen Straight Noodle Shoyu Tonkotsu Flavour Instant Noodle

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains pork and chicken. To prepare, add noodles to 450ml boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Frinally, stir and enjoy!

#2691: Nissin Demae Ramen Straight Noodle Shoyu Tonkotsu Flavour Instant Noodle

One of the two bundles of noodles.

#2691: Nissin Demae Ramen Straight Noodle Shoyu Tonkotsu Flavour Instant Noodle

A dry base sachet.

#2691: Nissin Demae Ramen Straight Noodle Shoyu Tonkotsu Flavour Instant Noodle

A fluffy powder.

#2691: Nissin Demae Ramen Straight Noodle Shoyu Tonkotsu Flavour Instant Noodle

Ther liquid base sachet.

#2691: Nissin Demae Ramen Straight Noodle Shoyu Tonkotsu Flavour Instant Noodle

Thick and interesting.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added chashu pork, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, spring onion, narutomaki and nanami togarashi. The noodles have that great round shape and perfect chew. The broth is thick and very rich with generous aspects of shoyu and tonkotsu which work so well. Loved it. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4897878850044.

#2691: Nissin Demae Ramen Straight Noodle Shoyu Tonkotsu Flavour Instant Noodle

Nissin, Instant Noodle, Kyushu T o n k o t su Flavour, 100 g (Pack of 3 units)

A TV spot for this product

#2673: Nissin Demae Ramen Bar Noodle Hokkaido Miso Tonkotsu Flavour Instant Noodle

日清 出前一丁 #2673: Nissin Demae Ramen Bar Noodle Hokkaido Miso Tonkotsu Flavour Instant Noodle

Here’s yet another of the Demae Ramen Bar Noodle series. These have not failed to impress since the first Straight Noodle Demae Ramen varieties I tried last year. This sounds really good and I like seeing the corn in the above image. One might be surprised, but butter and sweetcorn really go incredibly well with miso ramen. This promises to be bumped up by being a tonkotsu miso – wow I’m definitely curious about this one. Here’s a little about miso as well as tonkotsu from Wikipedia –

Miso ramen is a relative newcomer, having reached national prominence around 1965. This uniquely Japanese ramen, which was developed in Hokkaido, features a broth that combines copious miso and is blended with oily chicken or fish broth – and sometimes with tonkotsu or lard – to create a thick, nutty, slightly sweet and very hearty soup. Miso ramen broth tends to have a robust, tangy flavor, so it stands up to a variety of flavorful toppings: spicy bean paste or tōbanjan (豆瓣醤), butter and corn, leeks, onions, bean sprouts, ground pork, cabbage, sesame seeds, white pepper, and chopped garlic are common. The noodles are typically thick, curly, and slightly chewy.

Tonkotsu (豚骨, “pork bone”; not to be confused with tonkatsu) soup 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).

Alright, let’s take a look and a slurp!

Nissin Demae Ramen Bar Noodle Hokkaido Miso Tonkotsu Flavour Instant Noodle – Hong Kong

日清 出前一丁 #2673: Nissin Demae Ramen Bar Noodle Hokkaido Miso Tonkotsu Flavour Instant Noodle

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains chicken and pork. To prepare, add noodles to 450ml boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Add in sachet content. Finally, stir and enjoy!

日清 出前一丁 #2673: Nissin Demae Ramen Bar Noodle Hokkaido Miso Tonkotsu Flavour Instant Noodle

The package contains two serving of everything. Here is one of the bundles of noodles.

日清 出前一丁 #2673: Nissin Demae Ramen Bar Noodle Hokkaido Miso Tonkotsu Flavour Instant Noodle

A dry base sachet.

日清 出前一丁 #2673: Nissin Demae Ramen Bar Noodle Hokkaido Miso Tonkotsu Flavour Instant Noodle

A light powder.

日清 出前一丁 #2673: Nissin Demae Ramen Bar Noodle Hokkaido Miso Tonkotsu Flavour Instant Noodle

A liquid base sachet.

日清 出前一丁 #2673: Nissin Demae Ramen Bar Noodle Hokkaido Miso Tonkotsu Flavour Instant Noodle

Where the powder is light, this dark liquid looks to be the miso component.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added hard boiled egg, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, chashu pork, spring onion, and corn. The noodles are just like the others – straight and they suck up the broth and just work so well with it. Chewy but not overly so. The broth was definitely a mix of tonkotsu and miso – and it works. Not red miso for sure. Very satisfying. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4897878850075.

日清 出前一丁 #2673: Nissin Demae Ramen Bar Noodle Hokkaido Miso Tonkotsu Flavour Instant Noodle

Nissin Black Pepper Crab Instant Authentic HK Japanese Ramen Cup Of Noodles Soup ( 24Pack)

A TV spot for the Bar Noodle range

#2638: Nissin Demae Ramen Straight Noodle Miso Flavour Instant Noodle

#2638: Nissin Demae Ramen Striaght Noodle Miso Flavour Instant Noodle - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater

Here’s one of the new straight noodle varieties from Nissin – miso. So miso is one of the main varieties of ramen – here’s some info on it from Wikipedia –

Miso ramen is a relative newcomer, having reached national prominence around 1965. This uniquely Japanese ramen, which was developed in Hokkaido, features a broth that combines copious miso and is blended with oily chicken or fish broth – and sometimes with tonkotsu or lard – to create a thick, nutty, slightly sweet and very hearty soup. Miso ramen broth tends to have a robust, tangy flavor, so it stands up to a variety of flavorful toppings: spicy bean paste or tōbanjan (豆瓣醤), butter and corn, leeks, onions, bean sprouts, ground pork, cabbage, sesame seeds, white pepper, and chopped garlic are common. The noodles are typically thick, curly, and slightly chewy.

Yeah, this is one of those flavors that’s really hit or miss for me. There are quite a few kinds of paste out there and some companies use one over the other. Let’s give this a try and find out if I like it!

Nissin Demae Ramen Straight Noodle Miso Flavour Instant Noodle – Hong Kong

#2638: Nissin Demae Ramen Striaght Noodle Miso Flavour Instant Noodle - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains pork and chicken. To prepare, add one bundle of noodles to 450ml boiling water and cook 3 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2638: Nissin Demae Ramen Striaght Noodle Miso Flavour Instant Noodle - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater

One of the two bundles of noodles (there are two servings per package). I like to call these bindles and have for a long time. It’s just because I like the word. But really, that’s incorrect so I’ll just call them bundles as I should.

#2638: Nissin Demae Ramen Striaght Noodle Miso Flavour Instant Noodle - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater

The dry soup base.

#2638: Nissin Demae Ramen Striaght Noodle Miso Flavour Instant Noodle - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater

Light powder.

#2638: Nissin Demae Ramen Striaght Noodle Miso Flavour Instant Noodle - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater

The liquid base sachet.

#2638: Nissin Demae Ramen Striaght Noodle Miso Flavour Instant Noodle - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater

A thick paste.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added egg, barbecue pork, spring onion and Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts. The noodles are just perfect – just a fantastic chew and quantity. This however is one of those miso varieties I just can’t get with. is it red miso? I dunno but all I can say is that it’s just not my thing. 2.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 4897878,850068.

#2638: Nissin Demae Ramen Striaght Noodle Miso Flavour Instant Noodle - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater

Nissin Demae Ramen Variety Pack (6 Flavors)

A Nissin Hong Kong TV spot

We Try 7 Kinds Of Hong Kong Potato Chips!

We Try 7 Kinds Of Hong Kong Potato Chips!

So the other day I posted the unboxing of noodle and potato chip samples sent by Nissin Hong Kong (thanks again!). I thought it would be fun to do up a video with the family and try these out one by one.

We Try 7 Kinds Of Hong Kong Potato Chips!

We Try 7 Kinds Of Chips From Hong Kong!

A lot of chips and a lot of fun. I think reviewing chips might not be my strong hand but it was a good time had by all!

#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.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2498: Nissin Demae Ramen Spicy Beef Flavour

Meet The Manufacturer: #2498: Nissin Demae Ramen Spicy Beef Flavour - Germany - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Here is where we part ways with Nissin Germany – this is the fifteenth review of Meet The Manufacturer. It’s been a lot of fun trying these European takes on instant noodles! Let’s give this final variety – spicy beef – a try.

Nissin Demae Ramen Spicy Beef Flavour – Germany

Meet The Manufacturer: #2498: Nissin Demae Ramen Spicy Beef Flavour - Germany - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

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

Meet The Manufacturer: #2498: Nissin Demae Ramen Spicy Beef Flavour - Germany - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The noodle block.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2498: Nissin Demae Ramen Spicy Beef Flavour - Germany - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

A dry base sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2498: Nissin Demae Ramen Spicy Beef Flavour - Germany - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The powder base.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2498: Nissin Demae Ramen Spicy Beef Flavour - Germany - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

A liquid sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2498: Nissin Demae Ramen Spicy Beef Flavour - Germany - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

A liquid with paste.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added beef, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts and fried onion. The noodles came out great just like the other Demae Ramen varieties. The broth has a nice beef taste with a spiciness. Reminds me of Chinese beef varieties. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 5997523335137.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2498: Nissin Demae Ramen Spicy Beef Flavour - Germany - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The Magic of Spice Blends: A Guide to the Art, Science, and Lore of Combining Flavors

Great food to try when in Germany.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2494: Nissin Demae Ramen Korean Kimchi Flavour

Meet The Manufacturer: #2494: Nissin Demae Ramen Korean Kimchi Flavour - Germany - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

I think it only makes sense for cabbage to have some kind of standing in Germany. I mean, sauerkraut is pickled cabbage after all. Never tried kimchi before? Here’s a little information from Wikipedia –

Kimchi (English pronunciation: /ˈkɪmtʃi/, from Korean: 김치; gimchi [kim.tɕʰi]), a staple in Korean cuisine, is a traditional banchan (side dish) made from salted and fermented vegetables, most commonly napa cabbages and Korean radishes, with a variety of seasonings including gochutgaru (chili powder), scallions, garlics, ginger, and jeotgal (salted seafood) among others.[1]

A 2003 article in the Los Angeles Times said that South Koreans consume 40 pounds (18 kg) of kimchi per person annually.[54] A 2015 book cited a 2011 source that said that adult Koreans eat from 50 grams (0.11 lb) to 200 grams (0.44 lb) of kimchi a day.[55]

Some credit Korea’s industrious energy as a people, and their nation’s rapid economic growth, in part to eating the dish.[35] It is is made of various vegetables and contains a high concentration of dietary fiber,[56][57] while being low in calories. One serving also provides over 50% of the daily recommended amount of vitamin C and carotene

During the 2003 SARS outbreak in Asia, many people believed that it could protect against infection. While there was no scientific evidence to support this belief, kimchi sales rose by 40%.[63][54]

Let’s have a look.

Nissin Demae Ramen Korean Kimchi Flavour – Germany

Meet The Manufacturer: #2494: Nissin Demae Ramen Korean Kimchi Flavour - Germany - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

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. Finally, stir and enjoy!

Meet The Manufacturer: #2494: Nissin Demae Ramen Korean Kimchi Flavour - Germany - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The noodle block.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2494: Nissin Demae Ramen Korean Kimchi Flavour - Germany - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The powder base.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2494: Nissin Demae Ramen Korean Kimchi Flavour - Germany - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Reddish powder.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2494: Nissin Demae Ramen Korean Kimchi Flavour - Germany - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The liquid base.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2494: Nissin Demae Ramen Korean Kimchi Flavour - Germany - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Smells like kimchi!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added beef, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts and processed cheese. The noodles once again don’t disappoint – good standard Demae Ramen quality. The broth a spicy kimchi flavor. A little oiliness is nice here. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 5997523335199.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2494: Nissin Demae Ramen Korean Kimchi Flavour - Germany - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The Magic of Spice Blends: A Guide to the Art, Science, and Lore of Combining Flavors

Making sauerkraut.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2488: Nissin Demae Ramen Thai Tom Yum

Meet The Manufacturer: #2488: Nissin Demae Ramen Thai Tom Yum - Germany - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

This isn’t something I expected – a Thai Tom Yum from a German company? Yep! This makes me incredibly curious; will it taste like tom yum? Here’s a little about tom yum from Wikipedia if you’ve never tried –

Tom yum or tom yam (UK pronunciation: /ˌtɒm ˈjæm/ or /ˌtɒm ˈjʌm/; US pronunciation: /ˌtɑːm ˈjɑːm/;[2] Thai: ต้มยำ, rtgstom yam, pronounced [tôm jām]) is a type of hot and sour Thai soup,[2] usually cooked with shrimp.[3] Tom yum is widely served in neighbouring countries such as Cambodia, Brunei, Malaysia, Singapore and Laos and has been popularised around the world.

The words “tom yam” are comefrom two Thai words. Tom refers to the boiling process, while yam refers to a Thai spicy and sour salad. Indeed, tom yum is characterised by its distinct hot and sour flavours, with fragrant spices and herbs generously used in the broth. The basic broth is made of stock and fresh ingredients such as lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, galangal, lime juice, fish sauce, and crush chili peppers.

Commercial tom yum paste is made by crushing all the herb ingredients and stir frying in oil. Seasoning and other preservative ingredients are then added. Tom yum flavored with the paste may have different characteristics from that made with fresh herb ingredients. The soup often includes meats such as chicken, beef, pork, or shrimp.

I think I’ll have this for dinner! Let’s have a look.

Nissin Demae Ramen Thai Tom Yum – Germany

Meet The Manufacturer: #2488: Nissin Demae Ramen Thai Tom Yum - Germany - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yoiurself. To prepare, add noodle block to 500ml boiling water for 3 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

Meet The Manufacturer: #2488: Nissin Demae Ramen Thai Tom Yum - Germany - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The noodle block.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2488: Nissin Demae Ramen Thai Tom Yum - Germany - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The dry base sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2488: Nissin Demae Ramen Thai Tom Yum - Germany - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

A granular powder.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2488: Nissin Demae Ramen Thai Tom Yum - Germany - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

A liquid sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2488: Nissin Demae Ramen Thai Tom Yum - Germany - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Seasoned oil.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, fishball, coriander, fried onion and chilli flake. The noodles come out great – good standard gauge with a nice mouthfeel. The broth has a very nice tom yum taste to it – not the strongest, but I kind of like this in a different way. My friend Raffael said that a lot of German instants cater to German tastes, and I would call this a German tom yum – still spicy and lemongrass notes, but I bet some sausage would go great in there! 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 5997523335175.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2488: Nissin Demae Ramen Thai Tom Yum - Germany - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The Wurst of Lucky Peach: A Treasury of Encased Meat

This is great – a Thai street food market in Berlin, Germany!

Meet The Manufacturer: #2486: Nissin Demae Ramen Spicy

Meet The Manufacturer: #2486: Nissin Demae Ramen Spicy - Germany - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

There’s always a spicy. There has to be! Spicy tasting things are popular around the world. But have you ever wondered why? Here’s some info from Wikipedia on spiciness –

Pungency is the condition of having a strong, sharp smell or taste that is often so strong that it is unpleasant.[1][2] Pungency is the technical term used by scientists to refer to the characteristic of food commonly referred to as spiciness or hotness and sometimes heat,[3][4][5] which is found in foods such as chili peppers.

 The scientific term for the effect of pungency is chemesthesis. Substances such as piperine and capsaicin cause a burning sensation by inducing a trigeminal nerve reaction together with normal taste reception. The pungent feeling caused by allyl isothiocyanate, capsaicin, piperine, and allicin is caused by activation of the heat thermo- and chemosensitive TRP ion channels including TRPV1 and TRPA1 nociceptors. The pungency of chilies may be an adaptive response to selection by microbial pathogens.[3]

Pungency is not considered a taste in the technical sense because it is carried to the brain by a different set of nerves. While taste nerves are activated when consuming foods like chili peppers, the sensation commonly interpreted as “hot” results from the stimulation of somatosensory fibers in the mouth. Many parts of the body with exposed membranes that lack taste receptors (such as the nasal cavity, genitals, or a wound) produce a similar sensation of heat when exposed to pungent agents.

Interesting… Well, it doesn’t exactly answer my question above, but has some neat info. Anyways – this isn’t science class its noodle reviewing – let’s try these Nissin Demae Ramen Spicy noodles!

Nissin Demae Ramen Spicy – Germany

Meet The Manufacturer: #2486: Nissin Demae Ramen Spicy - Germany - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodles to 500ml boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

Meet The Manufacturer: #2486: Nissin Demae Ramen Spicy - Germany - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The noodle block.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2486: Nissin Demae Ramen Spicy - Germany - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The dry soup base.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2486: Nissin Demae Ramen Spicy - Germany - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

A deep shaded powder.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2486: Nissin Demae Ramen Spicy - Germany - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

A liquid sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2486: Nissin Demae Ramen Spicy - Germany - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Perhaps the spicy component?

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, spring onion and beef cooked with chilli oil. The noodles have a very standard gauge and chew. The broth has a nice little hit of spiciness, although doesn’t seem like anything most folks couldn’t handle. A nice bowl of spicy noodles. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8712429361106.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2486: Nissin Demae Ramen Spicy - Germany - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The Magic of Spice Blends: A Guide to the Art, Science, and Lore of Combining Flavors

A  s p i c y  food contest in Germany!

Meet The Manufacturer: #2484: Nissin Demae Ramen Tokyo Soy Sauce

Meet The Manufacturer: #2484: Nissin Demae Ramen Tokyo Soy Sauce - The Ramen Rater - Germany - instant noodles

The first variety for this Meet The Manufacturer is Tokyo Soy Sauce. Soy sauce ramen is known in Japan as ‘shoyu.’ Here is some information about shoyu ramen and the other four main varieties of Japan from Wikipedia –

Shōyu (醤油, “soy sauce”) ramen is the oldest of the five. It has a clear brown broth, base of 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 has a garnish of marinated bamboo shoots or menma, green onions, kamaboko (fish cakes), nori (seaweed), boiled eggs, bean sprouts and/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.

Shio (“salt”) ramen is a pale, clear, yellowish broth made with plenty of salt and any combination of chicken, vegetables, fish, and seaweed. Occasionally pork bones are also part of the recipe, but they do not boil as long as tonkotsu, so the soup remains light. Chāshū is sometimes swapped for chicken meatballs. Plums and kamaboko (a slice of processed fish roll sometimes served as a frilly white circle with a pink or red spiral called narutomaki) are popular toppings as well. Noodle texture and thickness varies among shio ramen, but they are usually straight rather than curly.

Miso ramen is a relative newcomer, having reached national prominence around 1965. This uniquely Japanese ramen, which was developed in Hokkaido, features a broth that combines copious amounts of miso and is blended with oily chicken or fish broth – and sometimes with tonkotsu or lard – to create a thick, nutty, slightly sweet and very hearty soup. Miso ramen broth tends to have a robust, tangy flavor, so it stands up to a variety of flavorful toppings: spicy bean paste or tōbanjan (豆瓣醤), butter and corn, leeks, onions, bean sprouts, ground pork, cabbage, sesame seeds, white pepper, and chopped garlic are common. The noodles are typically thick, curly, and slightly chewy.

Tonkotsu (豚骨, “pork bone”; not to confuse 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. Most shops, blend this pork broth with a small amount of chicken and vegetable stock and/or soy sauce. The noodles are thin and straight. They are often served with beni shoga. The latest trend in tonkotsu toppings is māyu (sesame oil). An aromatic oil made from charred crushed garlic or Sesame seeds. It is a specialty of Kyushu, particularly Hakata-ku, Fukuoka (known as “Hakata ramen”).

Curry ramen was first created in 1965 in Hokkaido.[16] Mainly make soup with pork bones and vegetables which seasoned with curry. That uses thick and curly noodles. Toppings include Char siu, wakame, and bean sprouts.

Tokyo soy sauce sounds good to me! Let’s begin this Meet The Manufacturer!

Nissin Demae Ramen Tokyo Soy Sauce – Germany

Meet The Manufacturer: #2484: Nissin Demae Ramen Tokyo Soy Sauce - The Ramen Rater - Germany - instant noodles

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). May contains fish and crustacea. To prepare, add noodle block to 500ml boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Add sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

Meet The Manufacturer: #2484: Nissin Demae Ramen Tokyo Soy Sauce - The Ramen Rater - Germany - instant noodles

The noodle block.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2484: Nissin Demae Ramen Tokyo Soy Sauce - The Ramen Rater - Germany - instant noodles

The soup base sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2484: Nissin Demae Ramen Tokyo Soy Sauce - The Ramen Rater - Germany - instant noodles

A granular powder base.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2484: Nissin Demae Ramen Tokyo Soy Sauce - The Ramen Rater - Germany - instant noodles

A liquid sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2484: Nissin Demae Ramen Tokyo Soy Sauce - The Ramen Rater - Germany - instant noodles

Looks like oiil and soy sauce.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, spring onion, hard boiled egg and barbecue pork. The noodles have a good standard Demae Ramen gauge and chew – very good. The broth has a nice kind of a shoyu taste with a little oiliness which I liked. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 5997523335151.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2484: Nissin Demae Ramen Tokyo Soy Sauce - The Ramen Rater - Germany - instant noodles

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