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#389: MAMA Vegetarian Tom Yum

So here’s one that came down from Canada but I wager it’s available at most good sized Asian groceries around here.

So we have a powder on the left and an oil on the right.

So here we are. Notice that this is actually a very small block of noodles.

Click image to enlarge. I added a few slices of roast turkey deli meat. So it’s spicy, lemony and yes, spicy. Greasy too. The noodles are funky but MAMA funky and I like them. All in all, the whole thing was a little too citrus and spicy for me and I was unable to finish the meal without worry that the citrus and spicy mixed with the grease would cause some vicious heartburn. I’m giving it a 2.75 out of 5.0 stars. Get it here.

#386: Fu Chang Chinese Noodle Company Pork, Seafood & Noodles Combo

Well, this looks like a lot of insanity! Here we go!!!

Wait – I thought this was pork and seafood flavor, not shrimp flavor…

Pretty impressive – four packets!

So there’s the contents of that retort pouch on top – looks kind of like cat food and has the same consistency. The dry powder was chunky… The oil looked okay though and a nice amount of vegetables.

Here’s where all hell breaks loose. First off, there are no instructions included on how to cook this. At the end of the seasoning packet ingredients, notice that it has Fe in it. WHAT THE HELL IS ‘Fe?’ Also, no Red Chili Powder Packet. It’s like this product isn’t this product.

I went with my instincts; hell, I’ve had over 380 different varieties of noodles and I should be able to figure out this one’s cooking directions. I added enough boiling water to cover the noodles and all the ingredients. Guess what? The biggest insult I have ever had to deal with – the bowl LEAKS. Boiling water with oil and seasoning all over my table.  And floor. I transferred this stuff to a bowl and added a little water and covered for 4 minutes.

Click image to enlarge. The noodles were absolutely horrible. No character whatsoever. The retort stuff just didn’t work at all. The broth tasted very odd. Add that to the lack of instructions, incorrect ingredients and a leaky bowl and you get a ZERO STAR bowl of noodles. 0.0 out of 5.0 stars. What a mistake these were. Get them here.

Yes, I’m voluntarily Rick Rolling this review. You know the rules…..

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#375: Vifon Pho Bo An Lien Vietnamese Style Instant Rice Noodle Beef Flavour

So here’s something new but kind of like a lot of other stuff…

Clockwise from top: powdered soup base, veggies and seasoned oil.

Sitting atop the noodles block. Looks like some broad noodles.

Click image to enlarge. Okay so the noodles are kind of broad, yeah. The broth is quite greasy. The noodles are mushy. The veggies are there but not enough. It doesn’t taste like beef pho. 0.5 out of 5.0 stars. Bummer, Vifon! Find it here.

#371: Nissin Chow Noodles Alfredo Ramen Noodles

Chow Noodles Alfredo? Really? Aight, let’s do this.

Click image to enlarge. Five minutes in the microwave?! Holy cow man, this isn’t a steak this is instant noodles! Five minutes for anything other than a pot pie in a microwave borders on the scary!

Three packets? Wow this is exotic for the domestic stuff! Nissin and other companies usually don’t trust Americans to be smart enough to handle more than one packet!

Onion mixture straddling the premium straight-cut noodle block like a malicious pompadour. Added water to fill line, recovered and then microwaved for FIVE MINUTES!

So this is after the five minutes. The water got so crazy it sploshed out a little and made a little mess. Here’s the powder seasoning with the liquid seasoning on the left, violently moistening the noodles with aplomb.

Click image to enlarge. So these noodles taste great! Kind of dry to be honest, but that’s why I don’t usually get Alfredo, instant or otherwise. This has onion and cheesiness and greasiness and noodles. I this its a very close one. I bet itd be good with some chicken in it. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. Get it here. UPC bar code 070662087428.

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#359: Nissin Bowl Noodles Hot & Spicy Beef Flavor

So here’s one we got a Megalomanianmart the other day. Was nice to see there was another flavor out there; I think this stuff’s pretty okay. One thing I noticed – the other two I’ve reviewed say ‘with chicken’ or ‘with shrimp,’ and this one just says ‘beef flavor.’ Kind of interesting I thought.

Powder on left and veggies on right. Decent amounts of both.

Yeah check that out – lots of both.

So after adding water and cooking, you add this packet.

Click image to enlarge. Finally the finished product. I like how it’s a microwaveable package and not Styrofoam. That’s pretty handy. The broth has a little bit of thickness to it which I liked; like a gravy! I could see people not liking that aspect and using terms like ‘slimy’ and/or ‘greasy.’ I liked it though. I really liked the abundant harvest of re-hydrated veggies – lots lots lots in this one. The noodles were good too. All in all, a good bowl – oh yeah and it’s somewhat spicy but not blow your head of spicy. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. Find them here. UPC bar code 070662096338.

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#133: Baijia Hot & Sour Flavor Instant Rice Noodle

Okay so last time I have something by this brand I really didn’t like it at all. But maybe this stuff will be better. Hear the decree of the Ramen Rater! I fear no noodle! I use full flavor sachet! I am invincible!

So rice noodles. Kind of neat looking – like a little bird’s nest.

Three packets – full of flavor no doubt…

Wow. I mean could this stuff look any weirder? Thin black liquid from one, thick, oozing weird goop from another and some clumpy powder from the silver one…

Click image to enlarge. First off, the color is deep deep crimson. It’s rather striking actually, but that’s as far as positive strikes go from me. Noodles were slimy. Broth was greasy, tasted weird, had weird bits of seasoning that weren’t enjoyable at all, greasy, unenjoyable. Yeah – I’m not finishing the bowl – I’m giving it 0.0 out of 5.0 stars. Even with three packets, neat packaging and all, it’s absolutely nasty.