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#3130: Master Kong Golden Stock Shrimp Noodles – China

#3130: Master Kong Golden Stock Shrimp Noodles - China

This one is from a box from Exotic Noods. Exotic Noods has subscription boxes you can get every month! Use coupon code BOOM for an added discount!

This looks like a really good one – it certainly has enough sachets! Let’s check it out.

Master Kong Golden Stock Shrimp Noodles – China

#3130: Master Kong Golden Stock Shrimp Noodles - China

The distributor/export sticker (click to enlarge).

#3130: Master Kong Golden Stock Shrimp Noodles - China

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains shrimp. To prepare, add sachet contants and boiling water to fill line. Cover for 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3130: Master Kong Golden Stock Shrimp Noodles - China

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#3130: Master Kong Golden Stock Shrimp Noodles - China

An included fork!

#3130: Master Kong Golden Stock Shrimp Noodles - China

The noodle block.

#3130: Master Kong Golden Stock Shrimp Noodles - China

A dry sachet.

#3130: Master Kong Golden Stock Shrimp Noodles - China

Dry soup base.

#3130: Master Kong Golden Stock Shrimp Noodles - China

A wet sachet.

#3130: Master Kong Golden Stock Shrimp Noodles - China

A paste.

#3130: Master Kong Golden Stock Shrimp Noodles - China

Another wet sachet.

#3130: Master Kong Golden Stock Shrimp Noodles - China

Sesame oil.

#3130: Master Kong Golden Stock Shrimp Noodles - China

A final dry sachet.

#3130: Master Kong Golden Stock Shrimp Noodles - China

Lots of vegetables and seafood.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added shrimp, soft egg, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, barbecue pork, and spring onion. The noodles are great – flat and plentiful. The broth is rather interesting with a nice shrimp taste, a hint of spiciness and a rich taste. I found it quite fascinating – and then the garnish was good too with little shrimp balls and vegetables. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.   EAN bar code 6900873093335.

#3130: Master Kong Golden Stock Shrimp Noodles - China

Master Kang(kangshifu) Instant Noodle (5 small packs inside) (Artificial Seafood)

Watch me cook and garnish on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!

Unboxing Time: Exotic Noods November Green Box – United States

So the folks at Exotic Noods (www.exoticnoods.com) sent another box for you to check out! This is the October box and I’ll also be sharing with you the December 2018 box when it arrives! By the way, you can use coupon code BOOM for a great discount! Let’s check it out!

Exotic Noods November Green Box – United States

Thanks again to Exotic Noods (www.exoticnoods.com) for sending this along for me to share with everyone!

Unboxing Time: Exotic Noods October Green Box – United States

Unboxing Time: Exotic Noods October Green Box - United States

So the folks at Exotic Noods (www.exoticnoods.com) sent another box for you to check out! This is the October box and I’ll also be sharing with you the November and December 2018 boxes! By theway, you can use coupon code BOOM for a great discount! Let’s check it out!

Exotic Noods October Green Box – United States

Thanks again to Exotic Noods (www.exoticnoods.com) for sending this along for me to share with everyone!

Unboxing Time: Exotic Noods May Green Box

Unboxing Time: Exotic Noods May Green Box

Every month, the folks at www.exoticnoods.com send me over a box so I can show you what they’ve got going on. There’s some really great stuff in this month’s box and I’ve alkso got a coupon code for you – it’s BOOM! Use it to get a discount! Let’s see what’s in here!

Unboxing Time: Exotic Noods May Green Box – United States

Thank you to Exotic Noods for sending this along! Give em’ a look!

Unboxing Time: April Green Box From Exotic Noods

Another month, another box! The guys at Exotic Noods have been working overtime to get a neat box together and here it is. Let’s see what’s inside and what you can expect from their monthly subscription boxes.

Unboxing Time: Exotic Noodles April Green Box – United States

So check em out at www.exoticnoods.com and use coupon code BOOM to get a discount! Thanks!

Unboxing Time: Exotic Noods March Green Box

Unboxing Time: Exotic Noods March Green Box

Another month, another box from Exotic Noods! The March Green Box drops with a neat assortment of instant noodles – this one represents many countries and flavors you might have net tried before! Let’s crack it open and have a look at what’s inside!

Exotic Noods March Green Box – United States

Want to get one of these boxes? Head over to Exotic Noods – don’t forget to use coupon code BOOM to get a discount. Thank you for sending this one along!

#2749: Maruchan Bariuma Goboten Udon

#2749: Maruchan Bariuma Goboten Udon

I looked around a bit and read that these big things in here are burdock tempura. Should be interesting – if you don’t know about burdock, here’s some info  from Wikipedia –

The taproot of young burdock plants can be harvested and eaten as a root vegetable. While generally out of favour in modern European cuisine, it remains popular in Asia. Arctium lappa is known as “niúbàng” (牛蒡) in Chinese, which was borrowed into Japanese as gobō, and is still eaten in both countries. In Korea burdock root is called “u-eong” (우엉) and sold as “tong u-eong” (통우엉), or “whole burdock”. Plants are cultivated for their slender roots, which can grow about one metre long and two centimetres across. Burdock root is very crisp and has a sweet, mild, and pungent flavour with a little muddy harshness that can be reduced by soaking julienned or shredded roots in water for five to ten minutes.

Immature flower stalks may also be harvested in late spring, before flowers appear; their taste resembles that of artichoke, to which the burdock is related. The stalks are thoroughly peeled, and either eaten raw, or boiled in salt water.[7] Leaves are also eaten in spring in Japan when a plant is young and leaves are soft. Some A. lappa cultivars are specialized for this purpose. A popular Japanese dish is kinpira gobō (金平牛蒡), julienned or shredded burdock root and carrot, braised with soy saucesugarmirin and/or sake, and sesame oil. Another is burdock makizushi (sushi filled with pickled burdock root; the burdock root is often artificially coloured orange to resemble a carrot).

Alrighty then – let’s dig in!

Maruchan Bariuma Goboten Udon – Japan

#2749: Maruchan Bariuma Goboten Udon

The distributor/import sticker (click to enlarge).

#2749: Maruchan Bariuma Goboten Udon

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains fish. To prepare, add sachet contents  350ml boiling water and cover for 5 minutes.Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2749: Maruchan Bariuma Goboten Udon

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2749: Maruchan Bariuma Goboten Udon

The noodle block.

#2749: Maruchan Bariuma Goboten Udon

A dual sachet.

#2749: Maruchan Bariuma Goboten Udon

Powder soup base.

#2749: Maruchan Bariuma Goboten Udon

Togarashi.

#2749: Maruchan Bariuma Goboten Udon

Large pieces of tempura as well as kamaboko.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion. Okay so the udon is the standard udon you’ll find in bowls like this – not chewy and broad with a bit of thickness. Very soft tooth to them. The broth was exceedingly salty, almost to the point of inedibility. What drove the edibility car off the road and into a fiery  tragedy for the mouth was the burdock. This just was so poorly executed and just did not work whatsoever. It was like eating thick potato skin that had been under a heatlamp in a gas station hot case. I mean really – even though there was a little tempura going on, a little kamaboko too, they were overshadowed by the Asian jojos of horror. Don’t get me wrong – I like burdock – a scant amount in my kimbap is alright, but this was just nasty. Disgusted and very surprised. 0.0 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4901990521949,901990521949,

#2749: Maruchan Bariuma Goboten Udon

12 pack Akai kitsune Udon (6pack) and Midori no Tanuki Soba (6pack) set

A Maruchan TV spot

Unboxing Time: Exotic Noods

While traveling in Taiwan, this box arrived back at home. Exotic Noods is a purveyor of boxes with instant noodles!

Unboxing Time: Exotic Noods – United States

Let’s Have Unboxing Time With The Ramen Rater!

A nice assortment! Want to get a box of your own? Head over to Exotic Noods and use coupon code THERAMENRATER10 for a discount!

#2517: Ikeda Shoku Nabeyaki Tempura Udon

#2517: Ikeda Shoku Nabeyaki Tempura Udon - Japan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Here’s one sent by the guys over at ExoticNoods.com. Thanks! They have a monthly subscription box you can get! So this is nabeyaki udon – let’s see what Wikipedia has to say –

Nabeyaki udon: A sort of udon hot-pot, with seafood and vegetables cooked in a nabe, or metal pot. The most common ingredients are tempura shrimp with mushrooms and an egg cracked on top.

Sounds good – let’s check it out!

Ikeda Shoku Nabeyaki Tempura Udon – Japan

#2517: Ikeda Shoku Nabeyaki Tempura Udon - Japan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The import/distributor sticker (click to enlarge).

#2517: Ikeda Shoku Nabeyaki Tempura Udon - Japan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add in contents and 300ml boiling water. Cook for 3 minutes. Finally, top with tempura – stir and enjoy!

#2517: Ikeda Shoku Nabeyaki Tempura Udon - Japan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The udon pouch.

#2517: Ikeda Shoku Nabeyaki Tempura Udon - Japan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The liquid base.

#2517: Ikeda Shoku Nabeyaki Tempura Udon - Japan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Has a sweet scent.

#2517: Ikeda Shoku Nabeyaki Tempura Udon - Japan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The tempura disc.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts and spring onion. The udon is interesting – not a round gauge but thick, and a little wider. The broth has a nice sweetness to it I enjoyed. The tempura is great when it soaks up the broth – very tasty. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4970083061594.

#2517: Ikeda Shoku Nabeyaki Tempura Udon - Japan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

SPJ: DONABE Japanese Style Earthen Casserole Hot Pot Serves 1-2 persons

Cooking With Dog shows you how to make some at home!

The January Box From Exotic Noods!

Exotic Noods is a monthly subscription service where you can get a few neat varieties of instant noodles shipped to your door! This is really great for those who are nowhere near an Asian grocery – or those of you who are but have no idea where to start or what to try. Their picks are usually pretty good – stuff most people will enjoy. Let’s crack this box open and see what’s inside!!

Here’s what I found under the lid (click to enlarge).

A little pamphlet outlining the varieties within.

A nice assortment (click to enlarge)! Clockwise from top left, we have Samyang Ramen, a South Korean bowl which was originally introduced in 1963. Next is Nongshim Kimchi Noodle Soup – one I real;ly liked. Beneath that is a past The Ramen Rater’s top Ten List pick – Nissin Yakisoba. Finally, Maruchan Kitsune Udon and a few pairs of chopsticks. Note – the Nissin Yakisoba is upside down, as my assistant was ‘helping…’

I had to take this picture really fast as he ran around the apartment shaking this one and yelling at it happily. Thank to Exotic Noods for the sample box – check out their website today!