I heard about this from a post by a colleague in the noodle review crowd (yeah, there are more of us) and thought I’d see if I could give it a review. I got an affirmative, and this is what they sent. First – Washoku Explorer appears to be a website with offerings that aren’t only about being tasty food, but educating you on the foods from Japan. It looks like a really neat thing – click here to check it out.This will be a special upcoming review! For now, let’s have a look at what we have here.
Got a package yesterday from reader Justin M. from Winfield, BC up north – let’s check ’em out!
This is cool! So I’m always looking for ‘store brand’ instant noodles. They’re usually very common and kind of boring to many, but to me they’re fascinating. Large grocery chains often get private label instant noodles made for them. These Azami varieties are made for Loblaw’s up in Canada.
The top two are also made for Loblaw’s and are called ‘No Name’ which is pretty neat. The lower is a Mamee Oriental – veggie flavor. They’re for export. Thanks again!
Got a package today – from Indonesia! New product samples from Indomie! This should be awesome!
I’ve been seeing these all over Instagram lately – let me explain… There is a new line Indomie’s making called Taste of Asia. Usually Indomie makes varieties centering around the many different cuisines of Indonesia; but not this time. Three varieties based on flavors from other Asian regions. Tom yum, laksa and bulgogi! Wow – this will be fun! Theyt also sent one which is brand new called Iga Penyet. What I think it is isa flavor based on a dish centering around spicy beef ribs. Sounds good – looking forward to giving it a try!
They also sent me an autographed advert! It was signed by the manager of marketing, noodles division! Pretty awesome! Thanks to Ridki, Susienta, and everyone at Indomie! I’ll be trying these soon!
I got an email a few weeks back from a fellow named Hikaru T. from Courrier Japon magazin. He was interested in doing an article about my Top Ten list and asked if that’d be alright. I usually ask for a couple copies of the finished product and some cool instant noodle from the country where the magazine is. Well, he said okay and so here is the box that arrived today!
Coffee cans? Hmmm… Back to those in a moment.
Wow – neat looking magazines!
Hey look! I like the caption!
Nope – those weren’t coffee cans – they’re canned instant noodles! Yes! I read about these last year – here‘s an article. Thanks to Hikaru and everyone at Courrier Japon!
Ah ha now I understand! Roger S., a reader of The Ramen Rater contacted me. He’d gone through The Big List and found two he could locally source that I’d not reviewed yet! Interesting flavors too – shallot beef and the oddly fascinating tart beef! Thanks again!
I saw this neat thing on A-Sha Taiwan’s website and thought hmmm… Wonder if they can find me one…
Wow! Twenty packs of A-Sha Hello Kitty noodles! Thanks! Want to get your own? Well, I hate to say it but you’ll have to travel to Taiwan and get some there – not for sale in the USA. Big thanks to Hann-wei, Young, and everyone at A-Sha for this very kind gift! Will review them soon!
Got a package the other day from reader Abbie C. of Hong Kong! She offered to see if she could send a couple things I’ve been looking for: Hello Kitty and Pokemon branded noodle products. As I’ve said before, my wife likes Hello Kitty and my son is aPokefanatic!
Very well packed, I must say!
Wow, cool! She sent a couple of Doll brand Hello Kitty Curry Cups! No Pokemon found though, but she sent my son an Ultraman mini-cup noodle! Ooh – cheese curry too – that’s something I’ve really wanted to try! Thank you very much Abbie! Stickers will be coming your way!
Recently I heard about this recipe using Samyang Foods Budalk Bokkumyeon (Hot fried chicken flavor ramyun). I only have one of the bowls so I needed at least onhe more so I could do a regular review as well as try the recipe. I asked a friend at Samyang Foods if they could possibly send some more and I got a yes! Today this box arrived.
Inside was another box!
Sweet! Two of the bowl versions of the hot fried chicken ramyun! The other is a spicy jjampong.
The two on the right are brand new baked varieties called SBN (Samyang Baked Noodles). They’re geared towards the health conscious. The left is the new Red Nagasaki Jjampong!
I asked if they could throw in a poster and sign it – and they did! Thank you very much for everything!