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#3028: Maruchan Yakisoba Korean BBQ Flavor Japanese Home Style Noodles – United States

#3028: Maruchan Yakisoba Korean BBQ Flavor Japanese Home Style Noodles - United States

I and my family got the flu – well, unsure if it was the flu but it was definitely a pretty mean cold. Yeah – I got it then my wife, then out kids – and two small children with the sick while you have it is a daunting situation. But we needed to get some things at the store so we all went and I ran in. I got the sick first so was getting to the point of starting to get over it while everyone else was knee deep in it. I thought hey – I’ll look at the noodle aisle. I always look at the noodle aisle. Lo and behold, they had this at Safeway. What?! Yep! something new to review at Safeway. Not the norm! So let’s see what the heck we have here and how it pans out.

I’ve had Korean BBQ many times – I’m very curious what a yakisoba style approximation of it will be.

Maruchan Yakisoba Korean BBQ Flavor Japanese Home Style Noodles – United States

#3028: Maruchan Yakisoba Korean BBQ Flavor Japanese Home Style Noodles - United States

Here’s the bottom of the package (click to enlarge). Contains beef. To prepare, Open lid halfway. Then, add in sachet marked 1 along the side of the noodle block. Add water to fill line. Reclose and microwave for 4 minutes at 1000W. Let sit an additional minute. Remove lid and add in sachet marked 2. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3028: Maruchan Yakisoba Korean BBQ Flavor Japanese Home Style Noodles - United States

The lid under the wraps (click to enlarge).

#3028: Maruchan Yakisoba Korean BBQ Flavor Japanese Home Style Noodles - United States

The noodle block.

#3028: Maruchan Yakisoba Korean BBQ Flavor Japanese Home Style Noodles - United States

The first of two sachers.

#3028: Maruchan Yakisoba Korean BBQ Flavor Japanese Home Style Noodles - United States

Not exactly sure what this is – very curious!

#3028: Maruchan Yakisoba Korean BBQ Flavor Japanese Home Style Noodles - United States

The second of two sachets.

#3028: Maruchan Yakisoba Korean BBQ Flavor Japanese Home Style Noodles - United States

A very light powder.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added bbq pork, sesame seeds, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, and spring onion. The noodles came out quite well after a spin in the microwave – nice chew and gauge to them. The flavor is pretty spot on when compared to cooking beef and Lee Kum Kee Korean BBQ sauce like we do and put over rice. Was surprised. Bits of garlic here and there. Impressed! 4.5 out of 5.0 stars.  UPC bar code 041789007699.

#3028: Maruchan Yakisoba Korean BBQ Flavor Japanese Home Style Noodles - United States

Maruchan instant Yakisoba Korean BBQ flavor noodle soup 4.12oz, pack of 1

Watch me cook this one up on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!

Re-Review: Nissin Top Ramen Cucharealo Home-Style Tomato Chicken Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup

Thought I’d try this one again – it’s pretty sad – I have nothing new to review! Looking forward to some new varieties coming soon though hopefully! A couple from the UK have informed me that they’re sending a treasure trove of interesting varieties! Can’t wait! In the meantime, here’s the elusive Cucharealo – haven’t seen it for sale anywhere yet. Good stuff! Here’s the original review here.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added a fried egg, cheese, Taxes Pete hot sauce, sweet onions, chicken lunch meat and Urashima Sesame & Salt furikake. The noodles are great – short and there’s tons of them. The broth has a really nice tomato taste with a hit of cumin. Great stuff! Gonna give it a 3.5 out of 5.0 stars yet again. UPC bar code 070662081013 .

This place was amazing when I was a kid; you could put your hand on the window outside and it would make the train inside move! I miss the old guard of the enormous department store.

#849: Nissin Top Ramen Cucharealo Home-Style Tomato Chicken Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup

Here’s another one of the new varieties that Nissin Foods USA sent me earlier this month to review. I got a comment from someone saying Cucharealo means ‘spoon it up.’ Makes sense – Nissin has a similar product called ‘Spoon it’ with flavors like chicken, beef and beet stew while the Cucharealo line is more hitting the Mexican flavors. The last one I tried was awesome – let’s give this one a try!

The side and back panels – click to enlarge.

Short, thin noodles.

A single seasoning packet.

I gave it a taste – has a slightly tangy tomato taste.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added onion, red bell pepper, some over roasted chicken, Krazy Mixed Up Salt, a fried egg, Crystal hot sauce and some cheddar cheese. The noodles thin and short – definitely good for a spoon. The broth is pretty good – has a good tomato flavor. Not bad! 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 070662081013 .

Some Nissin Japan TV commercials

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