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#2847: Nissin Spice Kitchen Phakchist Curry Pho Soup

hobby link japan hlj.com #2847: Nissin Spice Kitchen Phakchist Curry Pho Soup

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 –

Whether you call it pakuchi, coriander or cilantro, the aromatic herb has tons of fans worldwide (sometimes referred to as “phakchists”), and this super-spicy curry soup is packed with 10 different spices and plenty of pakuchi, as well as delicate rice-flour noodles!  Just add hot water, cover and steep for 3 minutes, then stir and enjoy your taste adventure!

Phakchists eh? Hey that’s pretty cool – another tidsbit of info to add to my head! Let’s check it out!

Nissin Spice Kitchen Phakchist Curry Pho Soup – Japan

hobby link japan hlj.com #2847: Nissin Spice Kitchen Phakchist Curry Pho Soup

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Unsure, but probably contains por.k To prepare, add boiling water and dry sachet. Let steep covered with liquid sachet on lid for 3 minutes. Add in liquid base sachet. Finally, stir and enjoy!

hobby link japan hlj.com #2847: Nissin Spice Kitchen Phakchist Curry Pho Soup

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge). Looks like there are three different kinds.

hobby link japan hlj.com #2847: Nissin Spice Kitchen Phakchist Curry Pho Soup

The noodle block.

hobby link japan hlj.com #2847: Nissin Spice Kitchen Phakchist Curry Pho Soup

The liquid base sachet.

hobby link japan hlj.com #2847: Nissin Spice Kitchen Phakchist Curry Pho Soup

A cloudy deep liquid.

hobby link japan hlj.com #2847: Nissin Spice Kitchen Phakchist Curry Pho Soup

The dry sachet.

hobby link japan hlj.com #2847: Nissin Spice Kitchen Phakchist Curry Pho Soup

Coriander!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts and a little coriander of my own. The noodles were are little on the tough side even after the 3 minutes allotted. However the broth more than made up for that with a rich and tasty curry. As far as being spicy, it was spicy but very mellow heat-level. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4902105064351.

Spice Kitchen Phakchist Curry Pho Soup

Well, this looks like a meal I would enjoy!

#2818: Nissin Donbei Green Curry Udon Cup Noodles

#2818: Nissin Donbei Green Curry Udon Cup Noodles

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! This is a very large cup variety containing udon and green curry flavor. To be honest, I’ve not seen much if any green curry coming out of Japanese instant noodle companies in the past. Did I mention I freaking love green curry? Alright – let’s hit it!

Nissin Donbei Green Curry Udon Cup Noodles – Japan

#2818: Nissin Donbei Green Curry Udon Cup Noodles

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Sure it contains chicken, probably pork and possibly fish. To prepare, add boiling water to fill line. Cover for 5 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2818: Nissin Donbei Green Curry Udon Cup Noodles

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2818: Nissin Donbei Green Curry Udon Cup Noodles

The noodle block.

#2818: Nissin Donbei Green Curry Udon Cup Noodles

Some loose seasonings and bits from the cup.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, tofu puff and coriander. The udon is thick and soft. I really enjoyed it with this green curry broth – I’ve had these udon with other broths and not found them as much to my liking, but here they shine. The broth is thick and giving great salty green curry flavor. Bits of broccoli in there among other bits. Really a nice green curry – spicy, but not strong overpowering spiciness. 4.75 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4902105241301.

#2818: Nissin Donbei Green Curry Udon Cup Noodles

Nissin Donbei Green Curry Udon Cup Noodles

Unboxing a shipment of samples from Hobby Link Japan.

Unboxing Time: Instant Ramen From Hobby Link Japan

Unboxing Time: Instant Ramen From Hobby Link Japan

Recently I was contacted by a Japanese company called Hobby Link Japan. They asked if I would be interested in picking some varieties from their instant ramen selection to show everyone and I thought this would be pretty cool. Well, let’s open up this box and see what I picked!

Unboxing Time: Instant Ramen From Hobby Link Japan – Japan

What’s interesting here are that I’ve never seen many of these varieties. They shipped them very quickly – got here in a couple days, plus they were in absolutely pristine condition which is always nice. Kind of like I walked to a local store and bought them and brought them home. If you look in the video’s description, all of the different varieties I show are directly linked so you can check ’em out if you like. They’ve got a lot of other things aside from instant ramen – one that caught my eye was a zombie pencil sharpener where you stick the pencil in it’s eye and twist. There’s a button on the back you can move around and it pushes the shaving out the mouth. Bizarre. I love it. Check out Hobby Link Japan – it’s pretty neat! Thank you for the samples!