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Meet The Manufacturer: #1961: Kabuto Noodles Chicken Ramen

Yesterday, I reviewed a chilli chicken offering from Kabuto Noodles. Today, its just chicken ramen. I’m curious if it will just be a less spicy taste or something completely different (yesterday’s pot mentioned it having a lime element while this does not). Either way, sounds good to me. By the way – in the United Kingdom, they refer to noodle cups as noodle pots! Let’s go!

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains chicken. To prepare, remove lid and add boiling water to fill line. Cover loosely and let sit 3-4 minutes. Stir well and let sit another minute. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

The noodle block.

Some of the included seasoning in the pot.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added leftover fried chicken meat, hard boiled egg and spring onion. The noodles are the standard Kabuto egg noodles – thin and a nice chew. The broth has a very homemade chicken flavor – it comes together more as a homestyle chicken noodle soup taste, but in a Japanese kind of presentation. 4.25 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 5060250610058.

Kabuto Noodles Chicken Ramen (85g) – Pack of 6

The Kabuto Noodles folks challenge eachother to different feats – this time it’s skydiving!

#1119: Ko-Lee Taste Sensation Instant Noodles Curry Flavour

Here’s one sent to me by Xavier over at Ko-Lee in the UK – thanks! These are made in Thailand for the UK market. Has directions for dry noodles as well as with soup – I’m going to prepare the latter. Let’s check this out!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat-free but have a look for yourself.

The noodle block.

A dual packet – left is chili powder, right is the soup base.

Soup base with the reddish chili powder on top.

An oil packet.

Says it contains rice bran oil, shallot and paprika oil.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added baked chicken with Tony Chachere’s Creole Seasoning, red bell pepper, a fried egg and some Vidalia sweet onion. The noodles steeped to a nice point after the 4 minutes – they’re plentiful, have a decent backbone and a slight crumble that was enjoyable. The broth has a nice curry flavor with a nice little kick of spiciness and a little extra oomph of heartiness from the oil. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.  UPC bar code 5023751105645.

I thought I’d go with some music today. This is quite possibly my favorite album out of the psychedelic 60’s. Most people think of The Wall and Dark Side Of The Moon when they think Pink Floyd, but I’m not really all that into the newer stuff. I think this one’s where it’s at.

#974: Pot Noodle Chilli Beef Flavour

Here’s another one of the great varieties sent by Joe & Gill of the UK – thanks again! Chilli Beef Pot Noodle. Looks interesting to me!

The side panels (click image to enlarge)

Powder and noodles. See, British instant noodle cups are different. Instead of a broth that is thin, it comes out more as a thick sauce or gravy.

It comes with a packet of chilli sauce – here’s the front and back.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added broccoli, sweet onion, green bell pepper, fried egg and Urashima Sesame & Salt furikake. The noodles are the standard broad and slightly crumbly and thick Pot Noodles. The flavor is a little funky – beef flavor is there. The sauce is impressive – I’ve had other varieties of ‘spicy’ Pot Noodle before and this stuff is very hot. Kind of acidic too. 2.25 out of 5.0 stars.  UPC bar code 8712566158386 .

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#607: Pot Noodle Beef & Tomato Flavour

Here we go with another Pot Noodle sent by Cindy C. of England. Beef and tomato eh? Well, I’m very curious as to how this one will fare.

Click image to enlarge. Here’s some shots of the panels on the side. I thought it was interesting that on the bottom it says the values are based on “GDAs for women” – I wonder why. Sounds like the UK has a more specific food guide pyramid perhaps?

Here’s the underside of the lid. I like how it says ‘in store now’ instead of ‘in stores now.’

Wow look at that mound of wheat flour! Thick soupy sauce-like broth coming up!

Came with a packet of tomato sauce – here are both sides.

Didn’t like this one so much. (click image to enlarge). The noodles are flat and broad. The broth is very weird and the tomato sauce doesn’t help either. Kind of like if you took a half cup of already made Hamburder Helper, added extra water and a smallish squirt of ketchup and decreased the flavor by 60%. Disappointing. 1.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 5000118203497.

Pot Noodle advert.

Now if it just ran Android and you could make phone calls with it too.

#604: Batchelors Super Noodles Low Fat Chicken & Herb Flavour

This one came from Cindy C. of England! Thanks Cindy- if you have a picture of where you’ve stuck your stickers, send it along, please! This is the first of the low fat Super Noodles I’ll be trying – I think there’s one or two more.

That looks like a bit lower fat content than others. I think there are steamed – not fried noodles (click image to enlarge).

Here’s the block.

No cool little recipe here – kind of bummed about that.

The powder.  Fleck or two of some kind of miniscule vegetable.

Done (click image to enlarge). Added two scrambled eggs with Krazy Mixed Up Salt, some fried shallot and some Tabasco Buffalo Style Hot Sauce. The noodles aren’t bad; the lack of flavor however was. These noodles were just plain bland. Filling, yet bland. 2.0 out of 5.0 stars – disappointing. You can find this and other Batchelor Super Noodles (including the massively awesome BACON!!!) here. EAN bar code 5000175410685.

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#303: Paldo Dosirac Artificial Chicken Flavor Instant Noodle

So here’s some Dosirac. I wonder what it means? Funny name! Perhaps it means Great Taste!

I still find it quite interesting to find the packets have text in Cyrillic… Does Dosirac make sense in Cyrillic?

Or maybe it means hamster pellets? These rehydrate and turn into enjoyable little flavor nuggets.

Click image to enlarge.  I like this stuff. The noodles were tasty and of decent consistency. I liked the re-hydrated chickenny nugs of wonder and there was some veg going on. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars. Find it here.

#302: Samyang Bowl Noodle Soup Yukgaejang Ramen Picante Beef Flavor

Well, I’d sworn I’d had this before but nope! That was the Nongshim stuff. Curious if this stuff is as good…

A single packet of powder…

A lovely deep red color – very nice to see!

Click image to enlarge. Added one fried egg and a pinch of Tony Chachere’s Creole Seasoning. So this stuff’s great – adding an egg makes it nice and tasty too. Decent heat, noodles are good and broth is red! Also, spied a couple little pieces of that spiral naruto stuff at the bottom of the bowl and they were good and fun to look at. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.

#124: Nissin Yakisoba – with Mayonnaise / Mustard Packet

So this stuff is uber elite – probably one of the most amazing things I’ve ever had in the world of instant noodles. It’s 5 / 5 stars right off the bat. I’ve had this maybe three or four times and every time I find it just a little more amazing.

Upon removing the plastic outer covering is the lid of the box. Everything’s in Japanese, but it’s pretty self explanatory.

Dry powder packet.

Super ultra amazingness. You squeeze the sides together and it squirts dual goo streams of mayo and mustard – wasabi flavored! Ohhh yes…

The reservoirs of goo lay in wait.

Noodle block has the veggies just sitting underneath.

On the other side is a drain spout! Very awesome.

So after filling up to line with boiling water and a good sit’n’drain, and adding the dry powder and a goodly stir, here’s the finished product.

Then the goo is applied. Ohhh magical goo….

There you have it (click image to enlarge)! Yakisoba bowl by Nissin that blows away anything you can find domestically. This is a truly good thing to behold. It tastes soooo good. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars!!!!!!! By the way – I got this at the Uwajimaya in Seattle, WA. It’s the only place I know of where I can get it in Washington state.