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Meet The Manufacturer: #2000: Nissin Chikin Ramen Donburi

Well folks, here we are. Review #2000! I recommend that you all start by reading the interview I conducted with Nissin Japan before proceeding.

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Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains chicken products. To prepare, open lid and add 410ml boiling water. Cover and let steep for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

The seasoned noodle block.

A large freeze dried block of egg and spring onion.

Finished (click to enlarge). The noodles hydrated perfectly and are the exact gauge and texture I remember having as a child. They’re salty and have a sesame chicken flavor. The egg block really expanded nicely – scrambled egg and spring onion are everywhere and in great quantity – no measly portion here. The broth is very tasty, again withe the sesame chicken taste. This was a bowl I’ve been wanting to try for many years and this is the perfect 2000th review. A taste of my childhood. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4902105002605.

Nissin Chiken Ramen bowl 85g ~ 12 pieces

#1938: Nissin Donbei Kamodashi Soba


Here’s another one that was sent to me by Javier over at Box From Japan – thanks! Box From Japan is a subscription service – you can get a box sent to you every month with some great noodles within! It says in the leaflet sent with the box that this has a duck flavor and a sweetness to it. Let’s check it out!

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains duck. To prepare, empty dry sachet into bowl. Add boilingwa ter to fill line and cover for 3 minutes. Add in liquid sachet. stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

The soba block – made from tofu!

Liquid soup base.

Very dark liquid.

The solid ingredients sachet.

Spring onion, duck meatloaf and fried batter.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, kizami shoga and spring onion. The noodles had a different consistency than I’m used to – very interesting and it seemed fitting for duck. It was almost more earthy; not in flavor but in texture. The broth was probably the best duck I’ve had yet – it’s not too strong, not too weak. I also liked the duck meatloaf bits and other garnish – everything hydrated very well. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4902105040843.

Nissin Ramens & Udon Set 12 Tases Each 2 Pcs (24Pcs)

A Nissin TV commercial

#1241: Nissin Donbei Kansai Soy Sauce Flavor Udon

Was digging through the box today and decided I’d better get on this one. I couldn’t really find a lot about it other than the Google translation from Nissin Japan’s site. It mentions something about being special for the rainy season. Also mentions seaweed. Let’s give it a try!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Contains fish extracts. To prepare, boil 500ml water and add noodle block. Cook for 5 minutes. Empty seasoning sachet in bowl, add broth and stir then noodles.

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

Looks to contain green onions as well as powder base.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added scrambled egg and kamaboko. The noodles have a very enjoyable texture and chew. They’re udon alright – wide and hearty. The broth (which I expected to be salty) was rich but not overly so. I could taste a ‘of the sea’ flavor with notes of seaweed. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 4902105106020.

It’s December and I’ll never forget the Christmas morning that I heard the Godfather of Soul James Brown died. I think I’ll be posting some James Brown video this month.