Here’s another one from Michelle L. of Tarrytown, New York. I think this is the third and final flavor of the Good Good Eats – at least insofar as I’ve not seen any more anywhere. Let’s give it a try!
Here’s the back of the packaging (click image to enlarge). Gotta love the lack of instructions! I’m going to go with 400cc of boiling water.
The noodle block.
Looks kinda sparkly!
Paste soup base.
Yep – this is a thick soup paste!
Finished (click image to enlarge). Added a little bit of my veggie mix and a little Fresno pepper, some pickled ginger and some Ajishima Kimchi furikake. The noodles came out wonderfully – a nice level of firmness and the paste had oil in it which made them a little greasy but enjoyably so. The broth and all around flavor wasn’t the best. It has a kind of wilted vegetable flavor – like mushroom and mushy celery. Kind of surprised me while looking at the ingredients. This is a weird one; love the noodles, really dislike the flavor. 2.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 074410727895 .
Here’s another pack from Michelle L. of New York – thanks! The last Wei Chuan I tried was tomato flavor and quite good – let’s see how this one is.
Click image to enlarge. I cooked them according to the instant directions (steeping)
Powdered seasoning and veggies on the left and seasoned oil on the right.
Just add 450mL boiling water and cover for a few…
Finished (click image to enlarge). Added a fried egg with a little pepper and Cavender’s Greek seasoning. The noodles are nice – abundant and fluffy – almost a slight butteriness to them. The veggies are great. The broth was a little interesting; the miso was a little funny tasting but was okay. Not my favorite but not bad ast all. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars. UPC barcode 072869241313 .
Here’s another one that’s been needing a quick review. This was purchased in July of last year in California!
Some side panel stuff – was really hard to get pics of this one. Click image to enlarge.
Open it up and all this stuff inside! Included fork!!!
A couple of packets…
Ready for boiling water…
Finished (click image to enlarge). The noodles are lackluster and boring, sad to say. The broth was just funky; like they wanted it to go a certain way but it just wouldn’t cooperate so they ingredient guy said screw it, threw up his hands and said “XO flavor.” Hmm… 1.25 out of 5.0 stars. UPC barcode 8850412371876 .
Completely unrelated noodle advert.
Very weird – apparently ‘fashion food’ is popular…
Chapagetti? Let’s see what this is… This was donated by Greg B. of Florida! Thanks!
Click image to enlarge. Here’s the back of the package. As you can see, you drain the liquid off and give it a stir with the base and oil at the end. Check out the ingredients – interesting stuff!
Standard Nongshim veggie pack.
After the liquid’s drained, you stir this in…
Click image to enlarge. Whoa look at that scary pile of noodles! I didn’t add anything to it although it mentioned that I could add my favorite vegetables if I like. So the noodles themselves weren’t bad – chewy and thick. The flavoring was a trip – not very strong but kind of an amalgam of a lot of strange ingredients. Like a vegetable gravy in a way. The veggie were great too. Not my favorite but definitely something unique. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars! Find it here.
If you participated in any of this ridiculous bullshit, you are a moron. I’m sure no Ramen Rater blog followers would do this kind of stuff for a 4GB thumb drive.
Baijia with rice noodles eh? Sounds different – hope it’s better than all the others I’ve tried!
Four packets – going clockwise from top left: veggie-thingies, very dark liquid, powder seasoning, slightly less dark liquid.
Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge).
Here’s everything atop the rice thread. When I initially opened the package, I got a whiff – a horrible smelling whiff. A kind of vinegar scent.
Click image to enlarge. Okay, let’s try this. Oh wow – alright so the noodles are better than the noodles I’ve had in all of the other Baijia products. But then there’s the taste. Hot and sour doesn’t even begin to describe. The broth is greasier than can be tolerated and the flavor is like a chemically-induced spicy with vinegar and I don’t know what. This is wretched and I couldn’t eat more than one bite. Easily one of the worst instant noodles I’ve had in my life. 0 out of 5 stars. That a big round one.
So this looks kind of interesting. Hmmm… I should make a list of the Maruchan Instant Lunches I’ve ingested and then I can go to the store and get all the ones I have not and then bam bam bam… Cheap noodle week!
The standard instructions. People are asking me why I hold so firmly that microwaving this stuff in the foam cup is bad. Read the instructions! Usually that say not to microwave aren’t kidding.
Uncooked and awaiting some boiling water.
Click image to enlarge. So here’s what you get after it sits for a good ten minutes. The noodles really suck up that liquid! So its citrussy – lime to be sure. I dunno, it kind of had a little too much funky lime to it and made me unenthusiastic. 2.25 out of 5.0 stars. Find it here.
So here’s another one of the ‘Hot of Hots’ I found recently. I really have no idea of what to expect with this one…
Powder on the left, thick paste on the right.
Hmm – not so sure about this. That thick paste smells awfully funky…
Click image to enlarge. Added two fried eggs. Well, the noodles were semi-okay, but the broth was weird and funky. After getting past the flavor and smell it was bearable. Long story short, it wasn’t very good. 1.25 out of 5.0 stars.
So second in our series of cup noodles is the old standard. As it says on the packaging, they’ve been making Cup Noodles since 1971 and Nissin was the first to make cup noodles. Creamy chicken is a newer flavor – I’m sure plain chicken was the original.
Click image to enlarge. Here’s the top. I liked the warning so as not to give the children burns…
No packet here – just add hot water and 3 minutes later…
Presto! A Cup Noodles (click image to enlarge). Okay let’s begin. Noodles weren’t all that great – they were somewhat firm but they seemed very funky; kind of fake and lackluster. A spongy firmness I didn’t find to be a great texture at all. The vegetables were well, kind of stale tasting. The peas don’t seem to rehydrate to their full potential and end up chewy, as to the corn, the same. The carrot isn’t bad. The creamy broth however is very tasty – I liked the flavor. All said and done, I’m not extremely happy with this one. I’m giving it a 1.75 out of 5.0 stars.I’m very curious what the version of this for the Japanese market would be like – better? I’ll bet it is! Especially is the difference between Nissin’s Demae Ramen and Top Ramen are any indication. UPC bar code 070662030165.
Got this package at a very weird little asian grocery. Very weird. The place was dirty, in extreme disarray and after we left we saw a cop pop in. Most of the signs were in sharpie on cardboard and on the way in instead of a mat or carpet, cardboard was used. Very ghetto. But I haven’t seen this stuff elsewhere so hooray!
Paste and dry…
The paste was thick and was nice to see that the veggies included the mystery circles I like to think are pieces of dehydrated mini radish.
The finished product (click image to enlarge). The noodles were really lame; spongy and almost soggy and dilapidated. The broth was a little hot with a seafood finish and kind of thick. The vegetable were a little out of the ordinary with a lot of peppers going on. All said and done I wasn’t very impressed and the most interesting thing here was the packaging; I really liked that. I’m giving it a generous 2.5 out of 5.0 stars.