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#2928: Nissin Cup Noodles Light Spicy Seafood Flavour

#2928: Nissin Cup Noodles Light Spicy Seafood Flavour

Here’s the second variety from Nissin Hong Kong’s new Light Cup Noodles line. Spicy is good – let’s give it a try!

Nissin Cup Noodles Light Spicy Seafood Flavour – Hong Kong

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains seafood. To prepare, open lid halfway, add boiling water to fill line. Cover for 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2928: Nissin Cup Noodles Light Spicy Seafood Flavour

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2928: Nissin Cup Noodles Light Spicy Seafood Flavour

The noodle block.

#2928: Nissin Cup Noodles Light Spicy Seafood Flavour

A lot of solid ingredients from the cup!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion. The noodles are great – really like these ‘light noodles.’ They have a really unique mouthfeel – highly recommended. The broth however while spicy with seafood notes had a bitter aftertaste. The amount of seafood, cabbage and scrambled egg was truly magnificent – good quality too. Just wish it weren’t bitter. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 4897878860029.

#2928: Nissin Cup Noodles Light Spicy Seafood Flavour

A Concise History of Hong Kong (Critical Issues in World and International History)

Some pretty cool TV spots coming out of Hong Kong!

#2806: Nissin Cup Noodles Light Seafood Flavour

#2806: Nissin Cup Noodles Light Seafood Flavour

Here’s a new one from Hong Kong – a light Cup Noodles. I’ve had many of the Light+ varieties from Japan and loved them. Curious if this will be similar? Let’s crack the lid open and have a look inside!

Nissin Cup Noodles Light Seafood Flavour – Hong Kong

#2806: Nissin Cup Noodles Light Seafood Flavour

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains seafood. To prepare, open lid halfway, add boiling water to fill line. Cover for 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2806: Nissin Cup Noodles Light Seafood Flavour

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2806: Nissin Cup Noodles Light Seafood Flavour

The light noodle block. Looks similar to the Japanese version.

#2806: Nissin Cup Noodles Light Seafood Flavour

Loose seafood and seasoning from the cup.

Thought I’d try something a little different today – used the selfie stick from Nissin Singapore to try and get a better natural light shot with my Galaxy Note 8.

Finished (click to enlarge). Noodles are a little different – slightly flatter and bouncier I thought. The flavor is definitely seafoody – small amount of broth, but Cup Noodles varieties are kind of that way when put in a bowl. Looks a little more logical in a cup. The winner here is the sheer amount of vegetables and seafood. It’s never-ending! This is way better than the regular Hong Kong seafood Cup Noodles I think – it’s just amazing and wonderful – and surprisingly, healthier! 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 4897878860012.

#2806: Nissin Cup Noodles Light Seafood Flavour

A Concise History of Hong Kong (Critical Issues in World and International History)

Some pretty cool TV spots coming out of Hong Kong!

#2802: Nissin Cup Noodles Black Pepper Crab Flavour Potato Chips

#2802: Nissin Cup Noodles Black Pepper Crab Flavour Potato Chips

Here’s another potato chip variety from Nissin Hong Kong – thanks again! So they have a series of Cup Noodles showcasing flavors of Singapore and this is one of them. Black Pepper Crab is very popular in Singapore as is Chilli Crab. Here’s a little about Black Pepper Crab from Wikipedia –

Black pepper crab is one of the two most popular[citation needed] ways that crab is served in Singaporean cuisine. It is made with hard-shell crabs, and fried with black pepper. Unlike the other popular chilli crab dish, it is not cooked in a sauce and therefore has a dry consistency. It is becoming very popular to mix the pepper crab with a fresh jackfruit sauce.

The creation of Singapore’s black pepper crab is attributed to Long Beach Seafood Restaurant in 1959.[1]

Let’s take a look at this potato chip variety.

Nissin Cup Noodles Black Pepper Crab Flavour Potato Chips – Hong Kong

#2802: Nissin Cup Noodles Black Pepper Crab Flavour Potato Chips

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, open bag. Place hand in bag and remove one or more chips. Insert chip into mouth and close jaw. Open jaw and close repeatedly. After desired amount of mastication, swallow. Finally, repeat as desired and enjoy!

#2802: Nissin Cup Noodles Black Pepper Crab Flavour Potato Chips

One of the chips.

#2802: Nissin Cup Noodles Black Pepper Crab Flavour Potato Chips

Finished (click to enlarge). The chips are of reasonable size. They are crisp but not hard and easily chewed. The flavor is very good – a kind of sweet crab and black pepper flavor. For a snack, these get 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4897053640163.

#2802: Nissin Cup Noodles Black Pepper Crab Flavour Potato Chips

Nissin Spicy Seafood Instant Authentic HK Japanese Ramen Cup Of Noodles Soup (5 Pack)

A TV commercial for the Cup Noodles variety from Hong Kong

#2767: Nissin Cup Noodles Spicy Seafood Flavour Potato Chips

Nissin Cup Noodles Spicy Seafood Flavour Potato Chips

Yep – it’s a bag of potato chips withj Cup Noodles Spicy Seafood seasoning from Hong Kong. I really like these kinds of things – really funny to see this – they did it once in the United States with Chicken Top Ramen Pringles (you didn’t think I missed reviewing that one, did you?) – they also have Cup Noodles chips in Singapore (like these).  Anyways, let’s dig in to this bag and have a looksie.

Nissin Cup Noodles Spicy Seafood Flavour Potato Chips – Hong Kong

Nissin Cup Noodles Spicy Seafood Flavour Potato Chips

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains fish and crustacean. To prepare, open bag. Withdraw one or more potato chips. Add to primary facial opening (i.e. mouth). Finally, masticate, repeat, and enjoy!

Nissin Cup Noodles Spicy Seafood Flavour Potato Chips

One of the chips. Note the ridges.

Nissin Cup Noodles Spicy Seafood Flavour Potato Chips

Finished (click to enlarge). The chips are crisp and a little oily from being fried. The seasoning is definitely a spicy seafood one, and I found this worked well on the chip. For a snack, I give these 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4897053640095.

Nissin Cup Noodles Spicy Seafood Flavour Potato Chips

A Concise History of Hong Kong (Critical Issues in World and International History)

We try 7 varieties of potato chips from Hong Kong in this video!

#2750: Nissin Cup Noodles Tom Yum Goong Flavour Potato Chips

#2750: Nissin Cup Noodles Tom Yum Goong Flavour Potato Chips

You may recall I reviewed some Nissin Cup Noodles Tom Yum chips a while back – those were from Singapore while these are from Hong Kong. Here’s a little about tom yum from Wikipedia –

Tom yum or tom yam (UK: /ˌtɒm ˈjæm/ or /ˌtɒm ˈjʌm/US: /ˌtɑːm ˈjɑːm/;[2] Thaiต้มยำrtgstom yampronounced [tôm jām] (About this sound listen)) is a type of hot and sour Thai soup,[2] usually cooked with shrimp (prawn).[3] Tom yum has its origin in Thailand. In recent years,[when?] tom yam has been popularised around the world.

The words “tom yam” are derived from two Thai words. Tom refers to the boiling process, while yam refers to a Thai spicy and sour salad. Indeed, tom yum is characterised by its distinct hot and sour flavours, with fragrant spices and herbs generously used in the broth. The basic broth is made of stock and fresh ingredients such as lemongrasskaffir lime leaves, galangallime juice, fish sauce, and crushed chili peppers.

Commercial tom yum paste is made by crushing all the herb ingredients and stir frying in oil. Seasoning and other preservative ingredients are then added. The paste is bottled or packaged and sold around the world. Tom yum flavored with the paste may have different characteristics from that made with fresh herb ingredients. The soup often includes meats such as chicken, beef, pork, or shrimp.

The 1997 Financial Crisis in Asia, which started in Thailand, is sometimes referred to as the “Tom Yam Kung Crisis”.[4]

Alright – let’s delve into some spicy potato chips!

Nissin Cup Noodles Tom Yum Goong Flavour Potato Chips – Hong Kong

#2750: Nissin Cup Noodles Tom Yum Goong Flavour Potato Chips

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains crustacean. To prepare, open bag. Withdraw one or more potato chips. Add to primary facial opening (i.e. mouth). Finally, masticate, repeat, and enjoy!

#2750: Nissin Cup Noodles Tom Yum Goong Flavour Potato Chips

A small and round chip.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added a little spring onion. The chips are crisp. They have a ridged surface and a slight curve. They definitely taste like tom yum – spicy and lemongrassy… Works surprisingly well on as potato chip. For a snack, an easy 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4897053640156.

#2750: Nissin Cup Noodles Tom Yum Goong Flavour Potato Chips

A Concise History of Hong Kong (Critical Issues in World and International History)

We try 7 varieties of potato chips from Hong Kong in this video!

#2732: Nissin Demae Ramen Korean Spicy Flavour Instant Noodle

#2732: Nissin Demae Ramen Korean Spicy Flavour Instant Noodle

Here’s one that came my way from Nissin Hong Kong – thank you! This looks interesting – a Korean variety from Hong Kong. It seems like Korean varieties are popular throughout southeast Asia – saw quite a few in November 2017 in Taiwan. Anyways, let’s have a look inside and give this Korean spicy one a try!

Nissin Demae Ramen Korean Spicy Flavour Instant Noodle – Hong Kong

#2732: Nissin Demae Ramen Korean Spicy Flavour Instant Noodle

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains chicken. To prepare, add noodles and sachet contents to a500ml boiling water and cook 4~5 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2732: Nissin Demae Ramen Korean Spicy Flavour Instant Noodle

The noodle block.

#2732: Nissin Demae Ramen Korean Spicy Flavour Instant Noodle

The soup base sachet.

#2732: Nissin Demae Ramen Korean Spicy Flavour Instant Noodle

A light powder – and lots of it.

#2732: Nissin Demae Ramen Korean Spicy Flavour Instant Noodle

The vegetable sachet.

#2732: Nissin Demae Ramen Korean Spicy Flavour Instant Noodle

Looks like a lot of spring onion and pepper.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, spring onion and hard boiled egg. The noodles are definitely not your standard Demae Ramen – they’re thicker and definitely chewier – more like ramyun. They work very well with the broth, which has a nice spiciness. The bits of vegetable were decent as well. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4897878000111.

#2732: Nissin Demae Ramen Korean Spicy Flavour Instant Noodle

Nissin Demae Ramen Variety Pack (6 Flavors)

A Nissin Cup Noodles TV spot

#2691: Nissin Demae Ramen Straight Noodle Shoyu Tonkotsu Flavour Instant Noodle

#2691: Nissin Demae Ramen Straight Noodle Shoyu Tonkotsu Flavour Instant Noodle

I believe this is the last of the new Straight Noodle/Bar Noodle Demae Ramen range from Nissin Hong Kong – really sad that I’ve tried them all! So let’s look at shoyu and then tonkotsu – Wikipedia if you please –

Shōyu (醤油, “soy sauce”) ramen is the oldest of the four, it has a clear brown broth, based on a chicken and vegetable (or sometimes fish or beef) stock with plenty of soy sauce added resulting in a soup that is tangy, salty, and savory yet still fairly light on the palate. Shōyu ramen usually has curly noodles rather than straight ones, but this is not always the case. It is often adorned with marinated bamboo shoots or menma, green onions, kamaboko(fish cakes), nori (seaweed), boiled eggs, bean sprouts or black pepper; occasionally the soup will also contain chili oil or Chinese spices, and some shops serve sliced beef instead of the usual chāshū.

Tonkotsu (豚骨, “pork bone”; not to be confused with tonkatsu) soup usually has a cloudy white colored broth.It is similar to the Chinese baitang (白湯) and has a thick broth made from boiling pork bones, fat, and collagen over high heat for many hours, which suffuses the broth with a hearty pork flavor and a creamy consistency that rivals milk, melted butter or gravy (depending on the shop).

Alright – let’s begin.

Nissin Demae Ramen Straight Noodle Shoyu Tonkotsu Flavour Instant Noodle – Hong Kong

#2691: Nissin Demae Ramen Straight Noodle Shoyu Tonkotsu Flavour Instant Noodle

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains pork and chicken. To prepare, add noodles to 450ml boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Frinally, stir and enjoy!

#2691: Nissin Demae Ramen Straight Noodle Shoyu Tonkotsu Flavour Instant Noodle

One of the two bundles of noodles.

#2691: Nissin Demae Ramen Straight Noodle Shoyu Tonkotsu Flavour Instant Noodle

A dry base sachet.

#2691: Nissin Demae Ramen Straight Noodle Shoyu Tonkotsu Flavour Instant Noodle

A fluffy powder.

#2691: Nissin Demae Ramen Straight Noodle Shoyu Tonkotsu Flavour Instant Noodle

Ther liquid base sachet.

#2691: Nissin Demae Ramen Straight Noodle Shoyu Tonkotsu Flavour Instant Noodle

Thick and interesting.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added chashu pork, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, spring onion, narutomaki and nanami togarashi. The noodles have that great round shape and perfect chew. The broth is thick and very rich with generous aspects of shoyu and tonkotsu which work so well. Loved it. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4897878850044.

#2691: Nissin Demae Ramen Straight Noodle Shoyu Tonkotsu Flavour Instant Noodle

Nissin, Instant Noodle, Kyushu T o n k o t su Flavour, 100 g (Pack of 3 units)

A TV spot for this product

#2673: Nissin Demae Ramen Bar Noodle Hokkaido Miso Tonkotsu Flavour Instant Noodle

日清 出前一丁 #2673: Nissin Demae Ramen Bar Noodle Hokkaido Miso Tonkotsu Flavour Instant Noodle

Here’s yet another of the Demae Ramen Bar Noodle series. These have not failed to impress since the first Straight Noodle Demae Ramen varieties I tried last year. This sounds really good and I like seeing the corn in the above image. One might be surprised, but butter and sweetcorn really go incredibly well with miso ramen. This promises to be bumped up by being a tonkotsu miso – wow I’m definitely curious about this one. Here’s a little about miso as well as tonkotsu from Wikipedia –

Miso ramen is a relative newcomer, having reached national prominence around 1965. This uniquely Japanese ramen, which was developed in Hokkaido, features a broth that combines copious miso and is blended with oily chicken or fish broth – and sometimes with tonkotsu or lard – to create a thick, nutty, slightly sweet and very hearty soup. Miso ramen broth tends to have a robust, tangy flavor, so it stands up to a variety of flavorful toppings: spicy bean paste or tōbanjan (豆瓣醤), butter and corn, leeks, onions, bean sprouts, ground pork, cabbage, sesame seeds, white pepper, and chopped garlic are common. The noodles are typically thick, curly, and slightly chewy.

Tonkotsu (豚骨, “pork bone”; not to be confused with tonkatsu) soup usually has a cloudy white colored broth.It is similar to the Chinese baitang (白湯) and has a thick broth made from boiling pork bones, fat, and collagen over high heat for many hours, which suffuses the broth with a hearty pork flavor and a creamy consistency that rivals milk, melted butter or gravy (depending on the shop).

Alright, let’s take a look and a slurp!

Nissin Demae Ramen Bar Noodle Hokkaido Miso Tonkotsu Flavour Instant Noodle – Hong Kong

日清 出前一丁 #2673: Nissin Demae Ramen Bar Noodle Hokkaido Miso Tonkotsu Flavour Instant Noodle

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains chicken and pork. To prepare, add noodles to 450ml boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Add in sachet content. Finally, stir and enjoy!

日清 出前一丁 #2673: Nissin Demae Ramen Bar Noodle Hokkaido Miso Tonkotsu Flavour Instant Noodle

The package contains two serving of everything. Here is one of the bundles of noodles.

日清 出前一丁 #2673: Nissin Demae Ramen Bar Noodle Hokkaido Miso Tonkotsu Flavour Instant Noodle

A dry base sachet.

日清 出前一丁 #2673: Nissin Demae Ramen Bar Noodle Hokkaido Miso Tonkotsu Flavour Instant Noodle

A light powder.

日清 出前一丁 #2673: Nissin Demae Ramen Bar Noodle Hokkaido Miso Tonkotsu Flavour Instant Noodle

A liquid base sachet.

日清 出前一丁 #2673: Nissin Demae Ramen Bar Noodle Hokkaido Miso Tonkotsu Flavour Instant Noodle

Where the powder is light, this dark liquid looks to be the miso component.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added hard boiled egg, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, chashu pork, spring onion, and corn. The noodles are just like the others – straight and they suck up the broth and just work so well with it. Chewy but not overly so. The broth was definitely a mix of tonkotsu and miso – and it works. Not red miso for sure. Very satisfying. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4897878850075.

日清 出前一丁 #2673: Nissin Demae Ramen Bar Noodle Hokkaido Miso Tonkotsu Flavour Instant Noodle

Nissin Black Pepper Crab Instant Authentic HK Japanese Ramen Cup Of Noodles Soup ( 24Pack)

A TV spot for the Bar Noodle range

#2638: Nissin Demae Ramen Straight Noodle Miso Flavour Instant Noodle

#2638: Nissin Demae Ramen Striaght Noodle Miso Flavour Instant Noodle - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater

Here’s one of the new straight noodle varieties from Nissin – miso. So miso is one of the main varieties of ramen – here’s some info on it from Wikipedia –

Miso ramen is a relative newcomer, having reached national prominence around 1965. This uniquely Japanese ramen, which was developed in Hokkaido, features a broth that combines copious miso and is blended with oily chicken or fish broth – and sometimes with tonkotsu or lard – to create a thick, nutty, slightly sweet and very hearty soup. Miso ramen broth tends to have a robust, tangy flavor, so it stands up to a variety of flavorful toppings: spicy bean paste or tōbanjan (豆瓣醤), butter and corn, leeks, onions, bean sprouts, ground pork, cabbage, sesame seeds, white pepper, and chopped garlic are common. The noodles are typically thick, curly, and slightly chewy.

Yeah, this is one of those flavors that’s really hit or miss for me. There are quite a few kinds of paste out there and some companies use one over the other. Let’s give this a try and find out if I like it!

Nissin Demae Ramen Straight Noodle Miso Flavour Instant Noodle – Hong Kong

#2638: Nissin Demae Ramen Striaght Noodle Miso Flavour Instant Noodle - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains pork and chicken. To prepare, add one bundle of noodles to 450ml boiling water and cook 3 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2638: Nissin Demae Ramen Striaght Noodle Miso Flavour Instant Noodle - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater

One of the two bundles of noodles (there are two servings per package). I like to call these bindles and have for a long time. It’s just because I like the word. But really, that’s incorrect so I’ll just call them bundles as I should.

#2638: Nissin Demae Ramen Striaght Noodle Miso Flavour Instant Noodle - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater

The dry soup base.

#2638: Nissin Demae Ramen Striaght Noodle Miso Flavour Instant Noodle - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater

Light powder.

#2638: Nissin Demae Ramen Striaght Noodle Miso Flavour Instant Noodle - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater

The liquid base sachet.

#2638: Nissin Demae Ramen Striaght Noodle Miso Flavour Instant Noodle - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater

A thick paste.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added egg, barbecue pork, spring onion and Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts. The noodles are just perfect – just a fantastic chew and quantity. This however is one of those miso varieties I just can’t get with. is it red miso? I dunno but all I can say is that it’s just not my thing. 2.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 4897878,850068.

#2638: Nissin Demae Ramen Striaght Noodle Miso Flavour Instant Noodle - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater

Nissin Demae Ramen Variety Pack (6 Flavors)

A Nissin Hong Kong TV spot

#2632: Sau Tao Laksa Flavour Ho Fan – Hong Kong

#2632: Sau Tao Laksa Flavour Ho Fan - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - rice noodle - instant noodle

Here’s one I found at PriceSmart Foods up in Richmond, BC in July 2017. They had a ton of these and they sounded interesting. These are from Hong Kong – not a place I would think of when it comes to laksa. Here’s a little about laksa from Wikipedia –

There are various theories about the origins of laksa. In Indonesia, the dish is believed to have been born from the Chinese coastal settlements and the mixing of cultures between Chinese merchants and the local cooking practices.[7] As Peranakan Chinese communities have blended their ancestors’ culture with local culture, Peranakan communities in different places now demonstrate diversity according to the local flavour.[8] In Malaysia, the dish is believed to have been introduced by Chinese immigrants in Malacca.[9] In Singapore, the dish (or its local “Katong” version) is believed to have been created after interaction between the Peranakans with the local Singaporeans.[10][11]

Various recipes of laksas have gained popularity in Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia; and subsequently international recognition. Initially in July 2011, CNN Travel ranked Penang Asam Laksa 7th out of the 50 most delicious foods in the world.[12] Its rank however, fell to number 26th after CNN held an online poll by 35,000 people, published in September 2011.[13] Singaporean Curry Laksa on the other hand ranked in number 44th.[13]

In Indonesia, laksa is one of the traditional comfort foods; the spicy warm noodle soup is much appreciated during cold rainy days. However, its popularity is somewhat overshadowed by soto, a similar hearty warm soup dish, which is often consumed with rice instead of noodles. In modern households, it is common practice to mix and match the recipes of laksas; if traditional laksa noodle is not available, Japanese udon noodles might be used instead

Alright – let’s check out this variety from Hong Kong!

Sau Tao Laksa Flavour Ho Fan – Hong Kong

#2632: Sau Tao Laksa Flavour Ho Fan - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - rice noodle - instant noodle

A big and hard to remove distributor/import sticker (click to enlarge).

#2632: Sau Tao Laksa Flavour Ho Fan - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - rice noodle - instant noodle

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains shrimp. To prepare, add in all sachets and boiling water to fill line. Cover and let steep for… Yeah – no instructions. Great. I’m going to go with 3 minutes and give it a look and if that’s not enough to hydrate the rice noodles, 5 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2632: Sau Tao Laksa Flavour Ho Fan - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - rice noodle - instant noodle

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2632: Sau Tao Laksa Flavour Ho Fan - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - rice noodle - instant noodle

An included fork!

#2632: Sau Tao Laksa Flavour Ho Fan - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - rice noodle - instant noodle

The ho fan rice noodles.

#2632: Sau Tao Laksa Flavour Ho Fan - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - rice noodle - instant noodle

A large dry base sachet.

#2632: Sau Tao Laksa Flavour Ho Fan - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - rice noodle - instant noodle

A decent amount of powder.

#2632: Sau Tao Laksa Flavour Ho Fan - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - rice noodle - instant noodle

The laksa sauce sachet.

#2632: Sau Tao Laksa Flavour Ho Fan - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - rice noodle - instant noodle

Thick and smells like curry.

#2632: Sau Tao Laksa Flavour Ho Fan - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - rice noodle - instant noodle

A solid ingredients sachet.

#2632: Sau Tao Laksa Flavour Ho Fan - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - rice noodle - instant noodle

Kind of surprised to see corn in this.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added fishball, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, egg , spring onion, and fried onion. The noodles are thin and broad with a little more chew than I expected for a rice noodle, however, not an unwelcome one. The broth was good however I think that the amount of water required due to the fill line position was just way too much and what could have been a stronger curry broth was neutered by dilution which makes me sad. 3.0 out of 5.0 stars.  UPC bar code 087303866793.

#2632: Sau Tao Laksa Flavour Ho Fan - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - rice noodle - instant noodle

Sau Tao Brand Scallop Flavor Chinese Noodles, Non-Fried

An ad for another product

#2596: Nissin Demae Ramen Straight Noodle Salt Chicken Flavour Instant Noodle

#2578: Nissin Demae Ramen Straight Noodle Salt Chicken Flavour Instant Noodle - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater

Well this sounds like a good one! It sounds to be like a chicken shio variety. Shio is one of the classic ramen varieties from Japan. Let’s see a little more about shio from Wikipedia –

Shio (“salt”) ramen is a pale, clear, yellowish broth made with plenty of salt and any combination of chicken, vegetables, fish, and seaweed. Occasionally pork bones are also used, but they are not boiled as long as they are for tonkotsu ramen, so the soup remains light and clear. Chāshū is sometimes swapped for lean chicken meatballs, and pickled plums and kamaboko (a slice of processed fish roll sometimes served as a frilly white circle with a pink or red spiral called narutomaki) are popular toppings as well. Noodle texture and thickness varies among shio ramen, but they are usually straight rather than curly.

Alright – let’s cook it up!

Nissin Demae Ramen Straight Noodle Salt Chicken Flavour Instant Noodle – Hong Kong

#2578: Nissin Demae Ramen Straight Noodle Salt Chicken Flavour Instant Noodle - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater

Detail of the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains chicken. To prepare, add noodle bunch to 450ml boiling water and cook 3 minutes. Add powder sachet and stir. Finally, add in oil sachet – stir and enjoy!

#2578: Nissin Demae Ramen Straight Noodle Salt Chicken Flavour Instant Noodle - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater

One of the two servings of noodles.

#2578: Nissin Demae Ramen Straight Noodle Salt Chicken Flavour Instant Noodle - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater

Dry seasoning.

#2578: Nissin Demae Ramen Straight Noodle Salt Chicken Flavour Instant Noodle - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater

Has a nice chicken scent.

#2578: Nissin Demae Ramen Straight Noodle Salt Chicken Flavour Instant Noodle - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater

A liquid sachet.

#2578: Nissin Demae Ramen Straight Noodle Salt Chicken Flavour Instant Noodle - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater

Seasoned oil.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added baked chicken with Salt For Life and black pepper, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts and spring onion. The noodles have that floury kind of hit to them. Nice gauge and great chewiness. The broth is chicken. I would say this is about as good as it can get when it comes to chicken flavored instant noodles – nice to see someone going above and beyond! 4.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4897878850037.

#2578: Nissin Demae Ramen Straight Noodle Salt Chicken Flavour Instant Noodle - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater

Nissin Demae Ramen Variety Pack (6 Flavors)

A TV spot about the range

#2588: Sau Tao Ho Fan Tomato Soup Flavored

#2513: Sau Tao Ho Fan Tomato Soup Flavored - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater

Here’s another one sent by Colin from Massachusetts – thanks again! So this is a Hong Kong variety. Let’s see if I can find something on Wikipedia about Ho Fan –

While shahe fen and he fen are transliterations based on Mandarin, there are numerous other transliterations based on Cantonese, which include ho fun, hofoen (a Dutch transliteration in Suriname), hor fun, sar hor fun, etc. In addition, shahe fen is often synonymously called kway teow (粿條), literally “ricecake strips”, transliteration based on Min Nan Chinese, POJ: kóe-tiâu) or guotiao (Mandarin pinyin: guǒtiáo), as in the name of a dish called char kway teow. However, shahe fen and kway teow are strictly and technically not the same (the latter being essentially ricecakes sliced into strips) and the Min Nans in general still consciously make a distinction between shahe fen and kway teow in their speech. Original ricecakes or its strips are very stiff in texture (even after cooking), making them unpopular with modern consumers.

It is also known in Sabah as da fen (大粉), means “wide vermicelli“, due to its similarity of colour and texture to rice vermicelli.

These noodles are called guay tiew sen yai (Thai: เส้นใหญ่, meaning “large rice noodles”) in Thailand, and kwetiau in Indonesia.

I *think* these are the same thing. With that, let’s dig in!

Sau Tao Ho Fan Tomato Soup Flavored – Hong Kong

#2513: Sau Tao Ho Fan Tomato Soup Flavored - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodles to 600ml boiling water. Cook for 2 minutes then add sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2513: Sau Tao Ho Fan Tomato Soup Flavored - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater

The noodle block.

#2513: Sau Tao Ho Fan Tomato Soup Flavored - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater

The dry sachet.

#2513: Sau Tao Ho Fan Tomato Soup Flavored - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater

Smells like tomato.

#2513: Sau Tao Ho Fan Tomato Soup Flavored - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater

A seasoned oil sachet.

#2513: Sau Tao Ho Fan Tomato Soup Flavored - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater

Orange in color, that’s for sure.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added a little shredded chicken. The noodles are broad and flat. They are chewy, but not overly so. The broth has a tomato flavor, although is extremely thin. 2.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 087303862757.

#2513: Sau Tao Ho Fan Tomato Soup Flavored - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater

Sao Tao – Chicken & Abalone Sichuan Noodle Soup 5.6 Oz (Pack of 1)

A cooking video.