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#3328: Chef Nic’s Noodles Hot And Spicy – Taiwan

#3265: Chef Nic's Noodles Hot And Spicy - Taiwan

I’ve seen these recently at our local 99 Ranch Market in Edmonds, Washington. They’re on the more expensive end – closer to $6USD which is pretty steep, but I wanted to do a Spicy Noodle Mukbang video, was in the mood for something new from Taiwan… This just smacked of something interesting to try. Not only that, it was in a box. I swear, although more expensive, little boxes that are fancy with instant noodles in them are pretty dang cool.

A reader told me that this guy, Nic Xie, is a well-known actor from China. Let’s check these out!

Chef Nic’s Noodles Hot And Spicy – Taiwan

#3265: Chef Nic's Noodles Hot And Spicy - Taiwan

Detail of the box (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, boil noodles for 3 minutes and drain. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3265: Chef Nic's Noodles Hot And Spicy - Taiwan

A tight little noodle block.

#3265: Chef Nic's Noodles Hot And Spicy - Taiwan

A wet sachet. Watch the Instant Noodle Recipe Time video to see contents!

Another wet sachet.

Crushed Sichuan peppercorn.

#3265: Chef Nic's Noodles Hot And Spicy - Taiwan

Finished (click to enlarge). Added barbecue pork, scallions, a tea egg, and black sesame seeds. The noodles have a great gauge and mouthfeel – fat little chewy strands. They pick up the sauce well, which is an amalgam of spicy Sichuan pepper flavor and sweetness and saltiness. Really worked well together – love it. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4897069140244.

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Watch me cook Chef Nic’s Noodles on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!

Watch us eat Chef Nic’s Noodles on Spicy Noodle Mukbang!

#3275: Haogemen Chongqing Noodles Hot & Spicy – China

#3275: Haogemen Chongqing Noodles Hot & Spicy – China

Another one found at FoodyWorld up in Richmond, BC. That place never ceases to amaze me where really out of the way varieties are concerned. This one should definitely be hot and spicy – curious in which way it will swing – savory or deluge of pain. Let’s find out!

Haogemen Chongqing Noodles Hot & Spicy – China

An import sticker (click to enlarge).

#3275: Haogemen Chongqing Noodles Hot & Spicy - China

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge).  Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, cook noodles for 3 minutes. Drain. Add 260ml boiling water and sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

A sachet of narrow noodles.

A dry solid ingredients sachet. Watch the Instant Noodle Recipe Time espiode below to see contents of sachets.

A wet sachet (soy sauce).

A wet sachet (clili sauce).

A final wet sachet (pickled mustard).

Finished (click to enlarge). Added barbecued pork, coriander, sesame seeds, and pepper flake. Noodles are thin with a round shape. Chew is very nice here. Broth has a strong peppery taste to it and was really quite good. 4.25 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 6971070670476.

Chongqing Hot Pot

Watch me cook on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!

#3066: Nissin Cup Noodles Camaron Fuego – Mexico

#3066: Nissin Cup Noodles Camaron Fuego - Mexico

Here’s the first of a new range from Nissin Mexico that they sent recently – thanks again! This is a shrimp variety in the new spicy trio that should be pretty spicy! Let’s find out if the ‘fire shrimp’ means business!

Nissin Cup Noodles Camaron Fuego – Mexico

#3066: Nissin Cup Noodles Camaron Fuego - Mexico

Detail of th cardboard outer package (click to enlarge). Contains shrimp. To prepare, add boiling water to fill line and cover for 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3066: Nissin Cup Noodles Camaron Fuego - Mexico

The iconic cup – en espanol!

#3066: Nissin Cup Noodles Camaron Fuego - Mexico

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#3066: Nissin Cup Noodles Camaron Fuego - Mexico

The noodle block.

#3066: Nissin Cup Noodles Camaron Fuego - Mexico

Loose bits from the cup.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added fried onion, colby jack cheese, soft egg, and cilantro. Noodles had the expected gauge and chew. Was surprised how well they went with this particular broth, however. Broth has a very tangy and crisp bite to it. Spicy level was pretty accessible for most. Kind of made me think of it being a Mexican styled version of tom yum. Shrimp were plentiful and of good quality. All in all very satisfied. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.   UPC bar code 070662247143.

#3066: Nissin Cup Noodles Camaron Fuego - Mexico

Momofuku Ando Speaks – If anyone has a copy of this and wants to donate it to The Ramen Rater, please contact me – thank you!

#2971: Best Wok Mi Goreng Hot & Spicy Instant Noodles

#2971: Best Wok Mi Goreng Hot & Spicy Instant Noodles

Mi Goreng is a variety of nboodles that I gravitated towards when I was very young. My progressions went from a Japanese chicken variety made in the United States, one from Japan and then boom – Indonesian Mi Goreng. Salty, sweet, spicy. Here’s a bit about it from Wikipedia:

Mie goreng (Indonesianmie goreng or mi gorengMalaymee goreng or mi goreng; both meaning “fried noodles”[3]), also known as bakmi goreng,[4] is a flavourful and often spicy fried noodle dish common in Indonesia,[1][5]MalaysiaBrunei Darussalam, and Singapore. It is made with thin yellow noodles fried in cooking oil with garliconion or shallots, fried prawnchickenbeef, or sliced bakso (meatballs), chili, Chinese cabbagecabbagestomatoesegg, and other vegetables. Ubiquitous in Indonesia, it can be found everywhere in the country, sold by all food vendors from street-hawkers, warungs, to high-end restaurants. It is an Indonesian one-dish meal favourite, although street food hawkers commonly sell it together with nasi goreng (fried rice).[6] It is commonly available at Mamak stalls in Singapore, Brunei Darussalam, and Malaysia and is often spicy. In Sri Lanka, mee goreng is a popular dish due to Malay cultural influences and is sold at street food stalls around the country.

A number of mie goreng variants exist. In Indonesia mie goreng variants are usually named after the ingredients, while some might be named after the region of origin.

  • Mie goreng ayam or common mie goreng uses chicken with shallots, garlic, leek, sweet soy sauce, egg, and vegetables typically added as well.
  • Mie goreng sapi, similar to common traditional mie goreng, but uses beef instead.
  • Mie goreng kambing uses goat meat or mutton.
  • Mie goreng udang uses shrimp.[5]
  • Mie goreng seafood uses seafood which includes mixture of fish, squid, and shrimp.
  • Mie Goreng Aceh a mie goreng variant from Aceh province, which uses thicker noodle similar to that of spaghetti, and employ curry-like rich spicy paste.[13]
  • Mie goreng Jawa from Central Java, employ sweet soy sauce, egg, chicken, and vegetables. In restaurant, warung or travelling food vendor, it usually sold and offered together with mie rebus (lit. “boiled noodle”) or mie Jawa.[14]
  • Mie goreng tek-tek refer to mie goreng sold by travelling street hawkers that hitting the wok making “tek-tek” sounds to announce their wares. The seller with his food cart frequenting the residence areas, usually also offers nasi goreng and mie rebus. It is common in Jakarta and some large cities in Java.
  • Mie goreng dhog-dhog also known as Mie goreng Surabaya from Surabaya city. Refer to travelling food cart vendor selling mie goreng Surabaya that uses large wooden slit drum instead to announce his presence in the neighbourhood, thus creates “dhog-dhog” sounds.[15]

That’s a lot of info on the different varieties. As you can see on t he packaging for this one, chicken. So logically, this falls into the category of the first one. Let’s check it out!

Best Wok Mi Goreng Hot & Spicy Instant Noodles – Indonesia

#2971: Best Wok Mi Goreng Hot & Spicy Instant Noodles

The back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodle block to 400ml boiling water and cook 2~3 minutes. Drain. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2971: Best Wok Mi Goreng Hot & Spicy Instant Noodles

The noodle block.

#2971: Best Wok Mi Goreng Hot & Spicy Instant Noodles

A dual sachet of dry ingredients.

#2971: Best Wok Mi Goreng Hot & Spicy Instant Noodles

A dry base.

#2971: Best Wok Mi Goreng Hot & Spicy Instant Noodles

Fried shallot.

#2971: Best Wok Mi Goreng Hot & Spicy Instant Noodles

A dual sachet of liquid ingredients.

#2971: Best Wok Mi Goreng Hot & Spicy Instant Noodles

Seasoned oil.

#2971: Best Wok Mi Goreng Hot & Spicy Instant Noodles

Sweet soy sauce.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added fried egg, coriander and fried onion. The noodles cooked up very well – good quantity and a very nice chew. Flavors stuck to it well and they were excellent. A nice sweet and salty hit and then there’s the spicy – which was actually more impressive than more of the Mi Goreng varieties out there. Impressed 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8991866890644.

#2971: Best Wok Mi Goreng Hot & Spicy Instant Noodles

A Brief History of Indonesia: Sultans, Spices, and Tsunamis: The Incredible Story of Southeast Asia’s Largest Nation

Before my show Instant Noodle Recipe Time, I did live streams. I thought that would work out great – until I found glitching and low bandwidth creeping in. So I opted for the non-live route soon-after. Here’s the episode where I cooked this particular variety – Best Wok Hot & Spicy from Indonesia.

#2165: Suimin Noodles With Hot & Spicy Flavour

Here’s another one of the many cups that Jen from Australia sent a few months back – thank you again! Very curious about this one – how hot and spicy will it be? Let’s find out!

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add boiling water to cover noodles and steep covered for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

Has a slightly curry-like scent.

The vegetables sachet.

Vegetables and TVP (textured vegetable protein).

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, coriander, tofu puff and fried garlic. The noodles are definitely on the gritty as well as mushy side in this one which I found interesting and somewhat odd. Nonetheless, they’re actually not bad in this situation. The broth is fascinating stuff (you know when I use ‘fascinating’ and ‘interesting’ in a review, I’m channeling Mr. Spock) insofar that it is a little spicy, but the spices that are flavoring the rest of it’s profile are very strange – although it tastes good to me. Finally to round it out, the vegetables hydrated well, and the TVP is prevalent and decently chewy. This is a really odd cup of noodles. 3.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9310155001779.

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A Suimin TV commercial from Australia.

Re-Review: MAMA Oriental Style Instant Noodles Hot & Spicy Flavor

Just to begin with – Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there!

Someone was commenting about the different between this one and a more recent review of a MAMA hot and spicy variety from Bangladesh. Then they said they ordered some on Amazon and got a different version from either of those – the Oriental Kitchen pack version! Wow – lots of different kinds. This one is more along the lines of ramyun in it’s noodles being much thicker (the kamaboko and peppers are also kind of a dead giveaway). Let’s check it out – last time I had it was for review #159!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add package contents to 400ml boiling water and cook for 4 to 4 1/2 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

A dual sachet of chilli powder on the left and soup base on the right.

The chilli powder atop the soup base.

The veggie sachet.

A nice little mix.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts and spring onion. The noodles are definitely ramyun style – thick and chewy. Also ramyun style is the broth – spicy and red! 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 052066002016.

Mama – Hot & Spicy Flavour – Oriental Style Instant Noodles

A TV spot for MAMA Tom Yum Mohfai and pork noodle.

#1852: Myojo Udon Japanese Style Pre-Cooked Noodles With Soup Hot & Spicy Flavor

My wife and I were at the grocery store the other day and she saw this series by Myojo. ‘Have you tried these yet?’ she asked. It’s funny – she finds lots of varieties for me that I never even notice – it’s pretty awesome! Since she’s a fan of udon, I thought I would make her some today. Let’s check ’em out!

Detail from the cardboard outer (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add in sachet contents and noodle pouch to bowl. Add room temperature water to fill line and microwave uncovered for 3 minutes at 1000 watts. Stir and enjoy!

Under the cardboard outer.

A fresh udon pouch.

The soup base sachet.

Has a spicy scent.

The vegetable sachet.

A nice mixture – lots of seaweed here.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts and ito togarashi (thanks to laalonde for noting the misspelling) (pepper strands). A three minute spin in the microwave definitely worked for this one. The udon was just right – piping hot and a nice light chew. The broth was indeed hot and spicy – decently so. Lots of seaweed floating everywhere – almost to the point of overkill. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 011152257709.

Myojo Bowl Udon Hot & Spicy Flavor 5.6oz (Pack of 6)

A Myojo TV commercial.

#1847: Conimex Oriental Noodles Hot & Spicy

Here’s another one that was sent to me by James B. from The Netherlands – thanks!  These are from The Netherlands and made by Unilever. Let’s check ’em out!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodles and sachet contents to a bowl. Add 250ml boiling water and cover for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

A powder seasoning sachet.

Smells kind of like lemon cookies.

A seasoned oil sachet.

Smells like this is where the hot and spicy element is contained.

A vegetables sachet.

Looks like carrot, corn and scallion perhaps.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added baked salt and pepper chicken and ito toughrasi (pepper strands). The noodles were thin and light. They sucked almost all of the broth, which ended up as kind of a sauce at the end. The flavor was interesting; almost like a slightly sweet lemon along with a little bit of spiciness. The vegetables hydrated well enough. 3.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8711200584970.

Conimex Thuis in de Oosterse Keuken Kookboek/Recipe Book in dutch language only

A Conimex Oriental Noodles TV advertisement.

#1707: Azami Hot And Spicy Flavour Noodle Soup

Here’s one I got from Justin M. from Winfield, BC up north of here in Canada! Thanks! Let’s see here: the instant noodle was invented in Japan. This one is sold in Canada under the name Azami and sold by Loblaw’s, a supermarket chain. It’s manufactured in China. I’ve been hoping one of these Azami varieties would really blow me away; hot and spicy is a flavor profile I generally like a lot – let’s see how it fares!

Detail of the side panels (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add in contents of sachet and 350ml boiling water. Cover and let steep for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click image to enlarge).

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

Has a spicy scent.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added hard boiled egg, white onion, scallions, corn, orange bell pepper and broccoli florets. The noodles are definitely plentiful. They hydrated pretty well and had a slightly mushy texture, although it worked well enough with the broth. Much to my chagrin, the broth has a spicy taste – not anything super spicy, but it’s there. The flavor is kind of a salty and beef-like affair. This was one of the better Canadian instant noodles! 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 057197990317.

During the holidays, we watched the Will Ferrell movie ‘Elf’ and he drinks maple syrup at one point. Maple syrup is one of the best things that comes from Canada, and so I thought this Loblaw’s brand President’s Choice 100% Pure Syrup sounded like something to check out.

An old Loblaw’s supermarket TV commercial – with William Shatner!

#1483: Four Seas Seaweed Hot & Spicy Instant Noodle (Mushroom & Beef Flavour)

Here’s yet another one from a trip to Canada. This company is particularly interesting – they always include a big sachet of seaweed in their packs and bowls of instant noodles. What’s more, their bowl have two noodle blocks instead of just one – they sport some of the largest instant noodle meals I’ve ever seen! This one’s mushroom and beef flavored hot and spicy – which you find out by reading the back of the packaging. Anyways, sounds like an interesting one – let’s give it a try!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). I removed the color for readability. Looks to contain beef. To prepare, boil 600ml water and add noodle block as well as sachet contents. Cook for 3 minutes. Add seaweed and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The powder soup base sachet.

Definitely has a kind of mushroom and beef scent.

A paste sachet.

Has a spicy scent.

The seaweed garnish sachet.

That’s quite a bit of seaweed!

 

My pal Matt B. sent me a pic of some noodles he made today with his cellphone. They’re prawn noodles and he cooked them so long the broth literally cooked off! Curious how that came out… He’s sent me some interesting ones over the years – once a picture of an instant noodle block that he fried – I believe in bacon grease. That reminds me of a story. About 15 years ago or so, we used to hang out and make this stuff called Glomar. Basically it was saltine crackers, butter and bacon, but like Chex Mix in the microwave. What was insane was after eating a handful of the stuff it had so much fat and salt in it that I felt like I was going to pass out.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added sweet onion, sliced green onion, thin sliced beef, mung bean sprouts and Jane’s Krazy Mixed Up Pepper seasoning. The noodles were pretty good – nice gauge and a good mouthfeel. The slight crumble gave them a kind of nice texture with the broth. The broth has a definite spicy beef flavor and then the mushroom flavor which is kind of in the background and very good. As for the seaweed, it really complimented things quite a bit and made for a fitting garnish. I’m impressed with this one – 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.EAN bar code 4892616008473.


A book of images showing over 200 varieties of seaweed.

Someday!

Meet The Manufacturer: #1335: Sakura Noodle Chikara Brand Udon Hot & Spicy Flavor

Today is a good day for spicy noodles. I just did my big walk of the day – something I’ve not been able to do for a week or so – it’s been raining alot here just north of Seattle. A lot. In fact, there was a weather alert for landslides due to so much rain… Sheesh. Walk was good and now I’ve got the pre-season baseball audio going – Giants vs Royals today. I’m a Giants fan – my wife converted me from being a Mariners fan when we got together as she used to play softball and got quite a few trophies. The first year I started following the Giants was 2010, and lo and behold, they won the world Series! Then again in 2012. I think as long as we win the even years, we’re good to go. Anyways, spicy udon sounds really good today and I think I know just what to add to it – Fresno chilli peppers! They’re playing the game today in Scottsdale, AZ, and a lot of their minor league players get a chance to get a chance to be in the roster. Many of them are from the Fresno, CA AAA team. Let’s check these noodles out!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, boil 1 3/4 cups of water. Add noodles and cook for 2 minutes. Add the contents of the soup base sachet just before the end and give it a stir. Enjoy!

The fresh noodle pouch.

The soup base sachet.

A slightly more granular powder than the others thus far.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added corn, jalapeno, Thai chilli pepper, Fresno pepper, sweet onion, cilantro, carrot, thin sliced sukiyaki beef and cheese. The noodles turned out just as good as the last few times; wide, chewy and of excellent quality. The broth had a very nice amount of heat to it and a rich flavor. Very tasty and enjoyable. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 078128123017.

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New Product Samples From Maruchan!

Wow how cool – samples from Maruchan! first ever!

I saw something about the new Maruchan Bowls on their website and asked my contact about them. Well, they sent me this neat box!

With the new varieties inside! How awesome! Thanks go to Craig and Mark over at Maruchan!