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#2902: Yumei Instant Sour Turnip Duck Vermicelli Hot Pot

#2902: Yumei Instant Sour Turnip Duck Vermicelli Hot Pot

Time for another one of these self heating/self cooking hot pots from China. I’ve found so far that the draw of these for me seems to be more of novelty than an thorough enjoyment of the innards of these. But hey – all it’s been up til now is mala – now we’ve got sour turnip duck vermicelli! Let’s check it out!

Yumei Instant Sour Turnip Duck Vermicelli Hot Pot – China

#2902: Yumei Instant Sour Turnip Duck Vermicelli Hot Pot

First, let’s look at the English instructions (click to enlarge). Here we go:

CONSUME DIRECTION:

1. Open the box, remove the upper layer, tear off the sauce bag and chives bag, and pour them into the upper layer.
2. Tear off the vermicelli bag and vegetable bag, and put them into the upper layer, and stir and mix them together.
3. Add water into the upper layer, but not over the edge of the layer (hot water recommend for the better favor).
4. Open the self-heating package bag, and put the self-heating package into lower layer, add cold water until the self-heating package soaked totally.
5. Put the upper layer on the top, and cover the lid, wait 8 minutes or more and enjoy the hotpot.
CAUTION: THE HOT STEAMING AND PREVENT FROM BURNING HURT.

Okay – a couple interesting things here. I do want to avoid the burning hurt when at all possible. Another is that this has a self-heating package that works via a chemical reaction in the lower level of the packaging. Wow – so this stuff literally cooks itself. Fascinating!

#2902: Yumei Instant Sour Turnip Duck Vermicelli Hot Pot

The import/distributor’s sticker (click to enlarge).

#2902: Yumei Instant Sour Turnip Duck Vermicelli Hot Pot

Included put-them-together chopsticks!

#2902: Yumei Instant Sour Turnip Duck Vermicelli Hot Pot

The vermicelli block.

#2902: Yumei Instant Sour Turnip Duck Vermicelli Hot Pot

A huge sachet of vegetables.

#2902: Yumei Instant Sour Turnip Duck Vermicelli Hot Pot

A liquid base sachet.

#2902: Yumei Instant Sour Turnip Duck Vermicelli Hot Pot

A chilli pepper sachet.

#2902: Yumei Instant Sour Turnip Duck Vermicelli Hot Pot

An oil sachet.

#2902: Yumei Instant Sour Turnip Duck Vermicelli Hot Pot

A wet napkin.

#2902: Yumei Instant Sour Turnip Duck Vermicelli Hot Pot

This is the fascinating item – the heating bag. When cold water is introduced, it starts a chemical reaction which brings the heat – apparently enough to cook this product. I’m really very curious about this – never have I seen such a thing in an instant noodle before. What gets me though is that it recommends using cold water in the lower tray with this and hot water in the upper tray with the food. If you need hot water to make this, why not just cook it with the hot water you’ve already prepared? But hey, this will be fun.

Finished (click to enlarge). The vermicelli was decent and came out perfectly. Vegetablesd were of good quality and quite a few different things going on. This is the third self heating hot pot I’ve tried thus far and the broth has the best flavor yet – mainly because it isn’t just spicy oily but tasty spicy oily. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 6952395703384.

#2902: Yumei Instant Sour Turnip Duck Vermicelli Hot Pot

Asian Hotpots: How to Cook Simple and Delicious Hot Pot Dishes at Home

Pretty good video showing how this one’s prepared

#2853: Nissin Donbei Aromatic Chili Oil Kamodashi (Duck) Green Onion Thick Soba

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Hey look at this! This came by way of Hobby Link Japan, a great site that has all sorts of amazing Japanese things including instant noodles! Thank you very much! Here’s what they had to say about this unique variety on their website –

‘This delicious hot ramen cup includes tasty duck, thick soba noodles, and sweet green onions with chili oil for a tasty dish that will definitely warm you up on a cold winter night!  Just add 410ml of hot water, cover, and let sit for 5 minutes, then stir and enjoy!’

Yeah – I really like duck. I wish I had some nice duck right now. Alright – let’s give this one a try!

Nissin Donbei Aromatic Chili Oil Kamodashi (Duck) Green Onion Thick Soba – Japan

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Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains shrimp, pork and chicken. To prepare, add boiling water to fill line and sachets for 5 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

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Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

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The noodle block.

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A liquid base sachet.

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Dark and oily.

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A dry sachet.

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Lots of different things here.

Finished (click to enlarge). Some sturdy noodles – that surprised me! Nice hearty kind of chew; one might say rustic or artisinal. Gauge is a little higher than regular instant. The broth has a salty and oily kind of character with a duck flavor in there. The included spring onion and little meat pieces which I assume are minced duck were welcome. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4902105241363.

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Nissin Donbei Aromatic Chili Oil Kamodashi Green Onion Thick Soba

Lasers sell duck noodles. It’s a fact!

Meet The Manufacturer: #2489: Nissin Cup Noodles Ente (Duck)

Meet The Manufacturer: #2489: Nissin Cup Noodles Ente (Duck) - Germany - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

For years, I’d avoid duck flavor instant noodles. I always thought that they tasted kind of funny – until I actually ate duck. Duck is to me like curry – something really great and above everything else. Indeed, I consider duck to be a kind of exalted food. I’ve had it in Thailand, Malaysia and Taiwan – but never European style. Very curious if there will be a difference… Let’s find out!

Nissin Cup Noodles Ente – Germany

Meet The Manufacturer: #2489: Nissin Cup Noodles Ente (Duck) - Germany - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Unsure whether it contains meat so check yourself. To prepare, add boiling water to fill line and cover for 3 minutes. finally, stir and enjoy!

Meet The Manufacturer: #2489: Nissin Cup Noodles Ente (Duck) - Germany - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

Meet The Manufacturer: #2489: Nissin Cup Noodles Ente (Duck) - Germany - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The noodle block.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2489: Nissin Cup Noodles Ente (Duck) - Germany - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Some loose seasoning and garnish from the cup.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added barbecue pork, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts and spring onion. The noodles hydrated well. The broth has a kind of duck taste which wasn’t overpowering with a salty back. 3.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 5997523313333.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2489: Nissin Cup Noodles Ente (Duck) - Germany - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

German Cooking 101: The Ultimate German Cookbook You Need to Make Mouthwatering German Recipes for Scratch

How to roast duck

#2466: Sau Tao Instant Noodle King Pepper Duck Soup Flavour

#2466: Sau Tao Instant Noodle King Pepper Duck Soup Flavour - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

This pepper duck variety was sent by Colin from Massachusetts – thanks again! It really took me a long time to warm up to duck. I think honestly the reason being was the fact that I never had the real thing until I went to Asia. Indeed, I’ve had duck in Malaysia, Thailand and Taiwan and it’s definitely been a highlight of those trips. It’s got a strong flavor which is definitely one a lot of people might not be familiar with (like myself in the past). I would say that the best term for it is rich.

Here’s a little snippet about a particular kind of duck from Wikipedia –

The duck is first marinates for several hours with a rub containing a typical combination of whole or crushed Sichuan pepper, huangjiu or baijiu (fermented or distilled Chinese wine), ginger, garlic, and salt, with much of it rubbed inside the cavity of the duck. For intensity of taste, sometimes the marinade rub has choujiu, black pepper, tea leaves, and camphor leaves. Following the marination, the duck is quickly blanched in hot water to tighten the skin, and then towel and air dried. This step ensures that the skin of the duck has a crisp texture upon completion. A wok is then prepare for smoking the duck with black tea leaves and camphor twigs and leaves. Following a smoke treatment of approximately 10–15 minutes, the duck is then steamed for another 10 minutes before being deep fried in vegetable oil until its skin is crisp.[2]

The duck is consumed wrapped in clam-shaped buns called Gua bao (割包).

So when I ate duck in Taiwan, they bring it out on a cart and carve it while a waitress gives a short speech about how amazing it is. Duck seems to be for special and auspicious occasions! Let’s give this pepper duck flavor a try.

Sau Tao Instant Noodle King Pepper Duck Soup Flavour – Hong Kong

.#2466: Sau Tao Instant Noodle King Pepper Duck Soup Flavour - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains fish and crustacea. To prepare, add noodle block to 600ml boiling water and cook for 90 seconds. Take off heat and add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2466: Sau Tao Instant Noodle King Pepper Duck Soup Flavour - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The noodle block.

#2466: Sau Tao Instant Noodle King Pepper Duck Soup Flavour - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

A dry base sachet.

#2466: Sau Tao Instant Noodle King Pepper Duck Soup Flavour - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

A powder with flecks of vegetable.

#2466: Sau Tao Instant Noodle King Pepper Duck Soup Flavour - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The liquid base sachet.

#2466: Sau Tao Instant Noodle King Pepper Duck Soup Flavour - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Thick and oily.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion, sesame chilli oil and Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts. The noodles have that nice chewy Hong Kong style to them, kind of like wonton noodles. The broth has a nice taste and just screams for duck. I mean, it begs for duck. So much so that I swear a flock of them that live in the swimming pool here started waddling this way to hop in the bowl. Authentic and tasty. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 087303862740.

#2466: Sau Tao Instant Noodle King Pepper Duck Soup Flavour - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The Taste of Old Hong Kong: Recipes and Memories From 30 Years on the China Coast

Why can’t we have store openings like this here in the USA? Looks like a lot of fun!

#1938: Nissin Donbei Kamodashi Soba

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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

#1904: Bonasia Instant Noodles Duck Flavour

Here’s another one that was sent to me from Thailand by the Thai President Foods folks. This is made in Hungary. Let’s have a look!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add package contents to a bowl and add 320ml boiling water. Cover for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

A dual sachet of soup base and chilli powder.

The chilli powder atop the soup base.

A seasoned oil sachet.

Has a garlic scent.

Finished (click to enlarge). The noodles had an okay texture – hydrated nicely. The broth has a spicy hit as well as the duck flavor. 3.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 4316734068404.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Hungary

A travel video about Hungary.

#1758: Vit’s Duck Instant Noodles

I’m always in a quandry when it comes to duck and here’s why: it’s tough to find duck around here. I mean, why can’t we just go to the grocery store and get a couple slices of cooked duck at the deli counter? Chicken? Sure, no prolem. Turkey, pork, beef? Again, no problem. So on this one, I unfortunately have no duck to go with it, which is unfortunate – I really like duck! Well, let’s check out this one from Malaysia!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodle to 450ml boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Add in sachet contents and stir. Enjoy!

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

Has that nice spiced duck scent.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added white onion and thin sliced pepper. The noodles came out great – good gauge and chew just like I like ’em. The broth has a flavor that I found leaned more towards curry than duck, however I could see putting some duck in this would be wonderful. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9556354000520.

I must say that travelling to Malaysia was one of the highlights in my life. Here’s a Lone Planet guide to KL, Melaka and PG!

A Vit’s TV advertisement.

#1553: Mamee Mi Segera Perisa Itik

Still got some duck left from our special anniversary lunch the other day! It’s pretty rare that I have any duck at all! Let’s check out this Perisa Itik (duck flavor) instant noodle from Mamee!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodle block to 400ml boiling water and cook for 2 minutes. Add in contents of sachets and stir gently. Enjoy!

The noodle block.

The dry soup base sachet.

Has a nice braised duck scent.

A seasoned oil sachet.

Has an onion scent.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added braised duck leg, coriander and bean sprout. The noodles have a very nice chew and gauge – typical of Mamee’s line. The broth has a very nice braised duck flavor and even a little spicy hit to it. The oil adds the right touch. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 9555022302003.

Mamee Premium Instant Noodles (3 Flavors Combo Pack)

Here’s a Mamee instant noodles TV advertisement!

#1552: Bamee Oriental Style Instant Noodles Pa-Lo Duck Flavour

Duck! What’s awesome is that we went out for a special dinner the other day and got some braised duck. Leftovers! i can actually make duck instant noodles accompanied by the duck! Awesome. Let’s do this! I think there’ll be a couple ducky reviews for the next couple of days!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodle block and contents of sachets to 320ml boiling water and cover for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The powder soup base sachet.

Has a strong braised duck scent.

An oil sachet.

Has an onionny scent.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added braised duck leg, mung bean sprout and sliced spring onion. The noodles have a thin gauge and light texture. The broth has a nice duck flavor and good oiliness to it which works well. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.EAN bar code 8850987133046.

Bamee is made by Thai President Foods, who also makes MAMA instant noodles. Here you can get MAMA’s version of Pa-Lo Duck!

Here’s a video of soy sauce braised duck being made and sold in Thailand.

#865: Little Cook Instant Noodles Stewed Duck Flavor

Stewed duck flavor time. This one came from Michelle L. of New York – thanks again! This is the last of the ones she sent – let’s give it a try.

Side panels. Click to enlarge.

The noodle block.

Seasoning powder and bits.

See? There are bits in there too.

Seasoned oil.

Pretty hard to see but its in there!

Finished (click image to enlarge) Noodles were slightly crumbly – not bad though. The broth was dark and very strong – very sweet and spiced and ducky. Not a big fan of duck ramens but this isn’t too bad. 3.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 8852098702135 – no

Short film about a Thai Football Club.

Halloween’s coming…

#588: Vifon Tu Quy Instant Noodle Pork Flavor

Hey cool I didn’t realize I still had one of these left! I liked this line of Vifon stuff!

Here’s the back of the package! Click image to enlarge.

Dry powder soup base on left, seasoned oil on right.

So you put boiling water in with it and let it steep.

Click image to enlarge. The noodles were pretty good – a little spongy. The ‘unique taste’ that was mentioned on the front? Well, this stuff really reminded me of duck flavored instant noodles I’ve had recently. Didn’t make me exclaim ‘pork.’  Kind of bummed. 2.75 out of 5.0 stars.

Here’s a commercial for this stuff.

Not sure what its about but I think its Vietnamese.

#563: Yum Yum Oriental Style Instant Noodles Duck Flavour

We reach the last of the instant noodles sent by Michael V.N. from Holland with Yum Yum Duck flavor. Thanks again Michael – these have all been a real myriad of different flavors and brands I’ve never seen here before.

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

From left to right, chili powder, powder seasoning and seasoned oil.

 

Here’s the seasoning waiting for the noodles!

Click image to eblarge. I added a couple eggs I scrambled in the pan with a couple shakes of Cavender’s Greek Seasoning. So these noodles are decent. The flavor is different; spicy and a little hot and has a slight sweetness. I like it! 3.25 out of 5.0 stars.