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#1222: Nissin Soba Classic Noodles With Japanese Yakisoba Sauce

Here’s another my friend Scott A. over at Nissin USA sent – thanks! These neat cups are made for sale over in Europe by Nissin Germany. Let’s check it out!

They have these plastic lids with holes in them.

The side panels (click image to enlarge). Not sure about meat in this one so check for yourself. To make it, you add hot water, put the lid on for 3 minutes. Then use the lid as a strainer. Add the packet of liquid and stir and you’re done.

The foil lid (click image to enlarge).

The noodle block.

The liquid sachet.

Has that Worcestershire scent of yakisoba sauce.

Some of the bits of veggies from the cup.


Finished (click image to enlarge). Added some shrimp I sauteed in garlic salt. The noodles are definitely what I would expect from yakisoba noodles. Theyre light and easy on the chew. The flavoring is your standard yakisoba sauce flavor – kind of a sweet, salty and Worcestershire thing going on. The veggies were pretty good although some didn’t hydrate all the way. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 5997523313111.

Although not a German commercial, this is pretty awesome!

#961: Trident Chow Mein Soft Noodles


Here’s one of the packs that came from Australia! Thanks go to Melanie I. of Jannali, NSW for sending these and also thanks to Mark K. for getting her to do it! The last one was a ‘2 Minute Noodle’ while this one says they’re soft noodles. I wonder what the difference is?

Here’s the back of the pack and the answer to my above question (click image to enlarge). These get drained and then the seasonings stirred in.

The main chunk of the noodle block.

Powdered seasoning.

Not a huge amount.

Seasoned oil packet.

The oil has a light onion scent.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added baked chicken, fried egg, stir fry veggies and some Krazy Mixed Up Salt. The noodles aren’t bad – flat and thin. The glavoring however is kind of boring; not like any chow mein instant I’ve had before. 2.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 93101182300043

#944: Wai Wai Brand Oriental Style Instant Noodles (Dry Version)

I reviewed this one years back – in the first 50 reviews. Back then I reviewed it as a soup. Recently, it was brought to my attention that these could be made in a different way – drained. Sure enough, on the back of the package are instructions on how to make them this way. I have deemed this worthy of a new review! Here we go.

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge).

Here’s the noodle block in all of its pre seasoned glory.

Here’s the dry seasonings. Top, we have chili powder and below the dry seasoning mixture.

Here’s the seasoning mixture topped with the chili powder.

The oil packet.

This one has a strong onion scent – very nice.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added a couple fried eggs and some turkey with some Urashima Sesame & Salt furikake and Huy Fong Sriracha chili sauce and stir fry veggies. The noodles are pretty good – chewy and plentiful. The flavoring is very strong – hot, salty and full of flavor. 3.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 8850100101105 – get it here.

A really odd Wai Wai commercial.

Another strange Wai Wai ad!

#840: Chewy Stir Rice Vermicelli Singaporean Laksa Flavour

Here’s one that my sister brought me back from a trip to Canada earlier this year. So to recap, bought in Canada, Singaporean flavored, made in China – capiche?

Back of packaging (click image to enlarge).

An included fork!

The rice noodle whorl.

Liquid paste seasoning.

Looks interesting…


Very small bits of vegetables.

Finished. Added broccoli, red bell pepper, roast beef with some Dua Belibis chili sauce, hard boiled egg with Krazy Mixed Up Salt and some Kizami Shoga (pickled ginger). This rice noodles – kind of dry. The flavor is really nice though – a light and sweet coconut flavor permeates and ensconces. The little bits of veggies are a plus and add a nice herb layer tot the flavor. I liked this one – 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 652283002839 .

Awesome old Chewy TV commercials!

The history of money – includes a lot of things about Hong Kong

#682: Indomie Instant Cup Noodles Mi Goreng Satay

Michael Chen over at Eastland Food Corporation sent me this a little while ago along with some other great samples! Thanks! Never have I seen this before, have you?

The top…

Here’s the side (click image to enlarge)!

Seasoned oil, sweet soy sauce and fried onions. What you’d expect in Indomie’s satay packs.

Dry seasoning and chili powder.

A folding fork? Awesome!


Unfurled fork!

After you steep the noodles, you uncover and drain with the lid. Then dump all the seasonings in and stir.

Finished (click image to enlarge). My thoughts: the noodles come out fantastic, but the packets are tough to open and add and stir. I spilled the noodles a couple times here and there. The noodles and seasoning are amazingly good as their regular satay pack is and just slightly different too as the noodles are steeped. Excellent flavor, just a little tough for me to make work. I think others probably would have less trouble with it. I’m giving this a 4.25 out of 5.0! UPC barcode 089686180688 .

Indomie Lebaran commercial

Awesome video narrated by Carl Sagan – first in a series I’ll do on here. Thanks taintedbloop!

#349: Ottogi Ramen Bokki

So I asked my lady Vietnamese, Korean or Filipino noodles today? She said Korean. So I picked this one to try. It’s quite unique as it’s the first round big bowls I’ve ever seen with a drain spout. Let’s begin.

On left we have the liquid soup base. On the right are the veggies.

Here’s the drain spout as seen from the top – you poke little holes where it shows.

See – they’re perforated.

Since I save the lids of all the instant noodles I eat (yeah I have a massive binder of them), I took these and put them in a covered pot of boiled water for four minutes.

I put all of the liquid soup in the bottom of the empty bowl.

Click the image to enlarge. Drained the noodles and veg and returned to the bowl and stirred. It may not be the prettiest, but it’s actually pretty tasty stuff. As far as heat goes, it’s got some. In fact my lips are still burning and I finished it a while ago. I like how it had sweet undertones. I liked the amount of veggies and I also liked seeing a couple pieces of naruto in there. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars.

Awesome advert!

#118: Paldo Bibim Men Oriental Style Noodle

So sometimes I’m looking for some new ramen and see it but it only seems to come in a 5 pack. Nowhere else in the noodle aisle do they have it… That’s really annoying! This was one such variety but I finally found it at a new Asian market I found today out of nowhere across from 99 Ranch Market in Edmonds. Anyways, here’s Paldo brand Bibim Men Oriental Style Noodle

So only one packet. The directions are to cook the noodles and then drain them, wash them under cold water and then put the goopy contents of this packet with them and stir.

See the goopy contents? On the package it mentions now with 8% more apple juice and also has a pic of a hot pepper.

Finished stuff (click image to enlarge). Well, I’m certainly glad I didn’t get 5 of them. It’s interesting a very different; it’s cold noodles with a slightly apple tasting and spicy flavor. Still, not really my thing. I might like them better hot but still not sure. The end result is 2.5 out of 5.0 stars. It’s really neat and cool to see something so different than what I usually get, but really not that great or terrible.