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#2347: Nissin Demae Iccho Tonkotsu Flavour Instant Noodle (Bowl Noodle)

#2347: Nissin Demae Iccho Tonkotsu Flavour Instant Noodle (Bowl Noodle) - Japan - The Ramen Rater

Yet another left over from the Nissin HK Meet The Manufacturer! Slowly getting these all done – so many SKUs! This is one big bowl of tonkotsu! let’s get to it!

Nissin Demae Iccho Tonkotsu Flavour Instant Noodle (Bowl Noodle) – Hong Kong

#2347: Nissin Demae Iccho Tonkotsu Flavour Instant Noodle (Bowl Noodle) - Japan - The Ramen Rater

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains pork. To prepare, add sachets market 1 and boiling water to fill line. Cover for 3 minutes and stir. Add in liquid sachet and pickled vegetables. Stir and enjoy!

#2347: Nissin Demae Iccho Tonkotsu Flavour Instant Noodle (Bowl Noodle) - Japan - The Ramen Rater

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2347: Nissin Demae Iccho Tonkotsu Flavour Instant Noodle (Bowl Noodle) - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater

The noodle block.

#2347: Nissin Demae Iccho Tonkotsu Flavour Instant Noodle (Bowl Noodle) - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater

The powder sachet.

#2347: Nissin Demae Iccho Tonkotsu Flavour Instant Noodle (Bowl Noodle) - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater

A light, fine powder.

#2347: Nissin Demae Iccho Tonkotsu Flavour Instant Noodle (Bowl Noodle) - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater

The vegetables sachet.

#2347: Nissin Demae Iccho Tonkotsu Flavour Instant Noodle (Bowl Noodle) - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater

Looks like greenery and scrabled egg.

#2347: Nissin Demae Iccho Tonkotsu Flavour Instant Noodle (Bowl Noodle) - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater

A seasoning sauce sachet.

#2347: Nissin Demae Iccho Tonkotsu Flavour Instant Noodle (Bowl Noodle) - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater

Liquid-riffic!

#2347: Nissin Demae Iccho Tonkotsu Flavour Instant Noodle (Bowl Noodle) - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater

A bonus – pickled veggies!

#2347: Nissin Demae Iccho Tonkotsu Flavour Instant Noodle (Bowl Noodle) - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater

Pungent!

#2347: Nissin Demae Iccho Tonkotsu Flavour Instant Noodle (Bowl Noodle) - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater

Finished (click to enlarge). Added chashu pork, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts and spring onion. The noodles got nice and plump and had a good soft chew to them. The broth was a bit of a disappointment to be honest; I like the light creamy tonkotsu over this one and it kind of has an off taste to it to me; more shoyu like. The vegetable bits hydrated well and featured bits of scrambled egg as well which were prevalent and of good quality. The pickled vegetables were nice. 3.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4897878120031.

#2347: Nissin Demae Iccho Tonkotsu Flavour Instant Noodle (Bowl Noodle) - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater

Nissin, Instant Cup Noodles, Tokyo Shoyu T o n k o t s u Flavour, 75 g (Pack of 2)

A Nissin TV commercial.

#2306: Nissin Demae Iccho Black Garlic Oil Tonkotsu Flavour Instant Noodle

#2306: Nissin  Demae Iccho Black Garlic Oil Tonkotsu Flavour Instant Noodle - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater

Here’s yet another left from the Nissin Hong Kong Meet The Manufacturer – thanks again! Today it’s the cup version of their black garlic oil tonkotsu. Indeed, black garlic is an interesting thing – here’s what Wikipedia has to say about it –

Black garlic is a type of caramelized garlic (a Maillard reaction, not fermentation) first used as a food ingredient in Asian cuisine. It is made by heating whole bulbs of garlic (Allium sativum) over the course of several weeks, a process that results in black cloves. The taste is sweet and syrupy with hints of balsamic vinegar[1] or tamarind.[2] Black garlic’s popularity has spread to the United States as it has become a sought-after ingredient used in high-end cuisine.

Alright – let’s check it out!

Nissin  Demae Iccho Black Garlic Oil Tonkotsu Flavour Instant Noodle – Hong Kong

#2306: Nissin  Demae Iccho Black Garlic Oil Tonkotsu Flavour Instant Noodle - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains pork and chicken. To prepare, add boiling water to fill line and cover for 3 minutes. Finally, add in contants of sachet. Stir and enjoy!

#2306: Nissin  Demae Iccho Black Garlic Oil Tonkotsu Flavour Instant Noodle - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2306: Nissin  Demae Iccho Black Garlic Oil Tonkotsu Flavour Instant Noodle - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater

The noodle block.

#2306: Nissin  Demae Iccho Black Garlic Oil Tonkotsu Flavour Instant Noodle - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater

Loose seasoning and solid ingredients from the cup.

#2306: Nissin  Demae Iccho Black Garlic Oil Tonkotsu Flavour Instant Noodle - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater

The oil sachet (attached to the lid).

#2306: Nissin  Demae Iccho Black Garlic Oil Tonkotsu Flavour Instant Noodle - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater

That’s some dark, black oil!

#2306: Nissin  Demae Iccho Black Garlic Oil Tonkotsu Flavour Instant Noodle - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts and chashu pork. To begin with, the noodles are decent – nice chewiness and big quantity for a cup. Next, the broth has a hearty tonkotsu taste. Moreover, the broth has a very nice look to it; creamy but with the oil giving it a unique look as well. Indeed, the garlic oil gives it a little extra tastiness which is nice. Finally, bits of vegetable, egg and pork abound! 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 4897878150083.

#2306: Nissin  Demae Iccho Black Garlic Oil Tonkotsu Flavour Instant Noodle - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater

Nissin Demae Black  Garlic Oil Instant Ramen Noodles 30 Packs

A Nissin Hong Kong TV spot.

#2217: Nissin Demae Ramen Spicy Seafood Flavour Instant Noodle

One of the many varieties sent by Nissin HK for Meet The Manufacturer. This sounds good to try today; it’s been really warm around the area lately (northwest USA) and it’s cooled off a little and so something spicy should bring the temp back up a little. I should mentioned that I have now gotten new bowls that I’ll start using today for the seasonings/oil/vegetables. They’re sake and soju cups! Let’s take a look!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains fish. To prepare, add noodle block to 500ml boiling water for 3 minutes. Add seasoning sachets. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The dry seasoning sachet – a big one!

A light powder.

A little sachet of oil.

Has a spicy scent.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, carved squid, shrimp, crab claw fish cake and spring onion. The noodles have a good gauge and chew – good old Demae Ramen. The broth is indeed spicy – with a nice oiliness to it as well as a good seafood flavor. I liked this one a lot. 4.75 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 4897878800032.

Nissin, Instant Noodle, Spicy Seafood Flavour, 100 g (Pack of 2)

A Nissin Hong Kong TV commercial for their spicy line of instant noodle products.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2076: Nissin Demae Iccho Black Garlic Oil Tonkotsu Flavour

After getting a box with over 40 new varieties I’ve not yet reviewed and only 15 that will be in this Meet The Manufacturer, I wasn’t sure which to try first. So this one was looking up at me and I thought okay – let’s give you a try. Alright – let’s open it up and check it out!

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains pork and fish. To prepare, add powder and vegetable sachets. Add boiling water to fill line and cover for 3 minutes. Stir. Add in black garlic oil. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

A light powder.

The vegetables sachet.

A nice mix!

The black garlic oil.

Dark and mysterious…

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, kizami shoga, hard boiled egg, spring onion and baked chicken. The noodles came out well hydrated – nice chew and gauge. The broth is tasty and isn’t overpowered by the black garlic oil but is complimented nicely. It’s got nice heartiness and rich flavor. The vegetables and bit were very nice as well – lots of egg and other bits in there made it quite good. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4897878120086.

Nissin Black Garlic Oil Tonkotsu Flavour Instant Noodles

A Nissin HK TV commercial for the Black Garlic Oil Tonkotsu.

Meet The Manufacturer: Interview With Nissin Hong Kong

Interview With Nissin Hong Kong * Product Samples From Nissin Hong Kong * Special Items From Nissin Hong Kong * More Special Items From Nissin Hong KongNissin Demae Iccho Black Garlic Oil Tonkotsu FlavourNissin Cup Noodles Big Spicy Seafood FlavourNissin Demae Iccho Curry Beef Flavour Instant NoodleNissin Nupasta Carbonara Flavour Instant NoodleFuku Non-Fried Superior Soup Noodle * Nissin Cup Mifun Spicy Beef FlavourNissin Cup Noodles Pork Chowder FlavourNissin Taisho Fried Noodle Sesame Paste Flavour Instant NoodleNissin Demae Ramen Straight Noodle Kyushu Tonkotsu Flavour Instant NoodleFuku Superior Soup Instant Rice VermicelliNissin Demae Ramen Sesame Oil Flavour Instant NoodleNissin Mie Goreng Indonesia Stir Noodle Original Flavour * Nissin Demae Iccho Beef Flavour Instant Noodle * Nissin Cup Noodles Big Seafood Curry FlavourNissin Nupasta Salmon In White Sauce Flavor Instant Noodle

Recently, I have been doing a lot of reviews of products from Hong Kong and asked Daisuke-san from Nissin Japan if he had a contact at Nissin Hong Kong in order to pursue a Meet The Manufacturer series. He was very helpful and here we go with a new Meet The Manufacturer! I conducted this interview with Takeshi Kikunaga, Director & General Manager of Nissin Hong Kong. Hope you enjoy the interview and the reviews!

THE RAMEN RATER> Thank you for agreeing to this interview! To start, can you tell my readers about the history of Nissin Hong Kong?

NISSIN HONG KONG> Nissin Foods Group was established in 1958. It started to export instant noodles product to Hong Kong in 1968 and set up Hong Kong Nissin in 1984. In 1985, we opened a new plant in Taipo and is Nissin’s fifth overseas plant after the plants in the US and Brazil.
We start selling our hero brands – Demae Iccho and Cup Noodles from that time onward; and acquired two local instant noodles brands – Doll & Fuku in 1989 and 2013 respectively. With over 40 years of history, we are the market leader in instant noodles market that occupied around 60% of market share in pack type noodles and over 80% in container type noodles market.

TRR> For my readers who might now be familiar with your product lines, can you give a little information about them please?

NISSIN HONG KONG> Under Nissin umbrella, there are 3 hero brands – Demae Iccho, Cup Noodles & Fuku together with other brands in different varieties of noodles including pasta, rice noodles & vermicelli, etc.
For Demae Iccho, there are over 40 SKUs in pack, cup & bowl. Flavours are mainly categorized as Classic, Tonkotsu & Spicy series.
For Cup Noodles series, there are 25 SKUs in 3 pack size – mini, regular & big. It is famous as Seafood Specialist.
For Fuku, apart from the Emen & Mifun that are very popular in consumers’ mind, we launched Fuku non-fried noodles last year which is also widely accepted in the market.
For details, you can refer to the attached excel file.

TRR> What was the first product you produced?

NISSIN HONG KONG> The first product we produced is Demae Iccho pack noodles – Sesame Oil Flavour. It is the most popular item since it launched in Hong Kong.

TRR> Your company is located in Hong Kong. Can you tell us a little about your country?

NISSIN HONG KONG> Hong Kong is a city famous for “food, shopping & convenience”. In Hong Kong, you can enjoy foods from different countries and it is very convenient to go everywhere for shopping and sightseeing. Consumers in Hong Kong enjoy trying new product and we can see the availability of food/product in Hong Kong soon after it is getting popular in other countries. As a manufacturer, we keep observing the trend and would like to keep our consumers excited as well.

TRR> Do people eat your noodles dry as well as cooked?

NISSIN HONG KONG> Different consumers may have their own way of eating. But for Fuku, it is popular for its different ways of preparation, especially being treated as snack.
1. Steeping – steep in boiling water for 3 minutes.
2. Cooking – add noodles into boiling water & cook for 3 minutes.
3. Snack – it is a ready-to-eat crispy noodle snack for all the time.

TRR> Do you have any new varieties you’re especially proud of?

NISSIN HONG KONG> Nissin Foods has never stopped on making innovation to fulfill consumers’ increasing demand. We keep improving our existing products and launching new products to bring excitement to consumers.
One of the product-launch which is still the talk of the town is Cup Noodles South East Asian series; it is consist of Tom Yum Goong, Chilli Crab & Black Pepper Crab Flavour. It achieved number one sales volume among Cup Noodles series after the launch.

TRR> How do you decide what kinds of new products to manufacture?

NISSIN HONG KONG> Quality & customer satisfactions have always been our prime concern. To cope with the increasing demand of consumers, we have never stopped on improving the quality of our products. By observing the market trend & to react to consumer’s feedback, we review our current products as well as launching new products to fulfill consumer’s increasing demand.
Take Demae Iccho Pack Noodles as an example; because of the trend of tonkotsu ramen and spicy noodles, we launched Tonkotsu Series in 2012 & Spicy Series in 2013. We also keep improving the quality of Demae Iccho Cup Noodles by enhancing the quality of noodles, soup & condiment.
We are very confident that the revamp and the launch of products will continue our success because we devoted time, technology and most importantly enthusiasm to every development process.

TRR> A lot of people are concerned with their sodium intake. How would you recommend people enjoy your product as part of a healthy meal?

NISSIN HONG KONG> Consumers are now becoming more health conscious and Government is also promoting diet in low sugar and salt; some consumers may perceive instant noodles as unhealthy food.
We do promote balance diet, ie. The balance intake of protein, fat & carbohydrate. While eating instant noodles, it is encouraged to consume food with other nutrient so as to enjoy a balance diet.
We are also taking challenge to improve our products further – reduce the calorie and sodium level. We believe our products can meet consumer’s expectation.

TRR> Are you involved in in your local community or participate in charities?

NISSIN HONG KONG> Corporate social responsibility (CSR) shapes our activities and operations.
We arranged food education events including Demae Kitchen and My Cup Noodles Factory to teach kids and the public about balance eating habit.
As sports are very crucial as a part of life, we have sponsorship to Hong Kong Tennis Association to encourage kids to play more sports.
Our recruitment policy also reflects CSR. We cooperated with university to hire their graduates every year. They usually work at the marketing department to assist in developing new products.

TRR> Are there any new products coming soon?

NISSIN HONG KONG> New product is very important to a brand because it brings excitement to consumers and can refresh the brand image in consumer’s mind. Our marketing and R&D team pay much effort on this and we believe that our coming new products will be a surprise to consumers.

TRR> In what countries are your products popular? Do people enjoy them differently in different places?

NISSIN HONG KONG> We expanded to an international level from Japan to Middle East, Europe, America and our products are seen everywhere. In Hong Kong, we are the market leader and are now expanding our business to China market. Our products are widely accepted by consumers in China especially in Guangdong Province that double-digit growth in sales quantity can be observed.
While we suggested using boiling water to prepare Cup Noodles, consumers in China used to use hot water from dispenser machine and the noodles texture will be affected. We therefore pay more effort to deliver the correct way of preparation.
In China, another usage occasion of cup noodles can be found. In some provinces, people use it as offering to worship their ancestor.

TRR> When you make noodles for yourself, what do you like to add to them to make them extra special?

NISSIN HONG KONG> Personally, I sometimes add egg or cheese while preparing instant noodles. Instant noodles with topping are also a popular dish served in Tea Meal House and Fast Food Restaurant in Hong Kong. Popular menu includes Demae Noodles with satay beef, egg and sausage. Few years ago, we developed Cup Noodles Milk Seafood Flavour in react to the rumor of adding hot milk to Cup Noodles Seafood Flavour. It is so delicious and warm that is especially suitable for consumption in winter.

TRR> Thank you very much for this opportunity to learn about Nissin Hong Kong and your products!

With that, I’d like to thank Takeshi Kikunaga for agreeing to the interview, Kamy Fung for facilitating samples and great communication/information and finally Daisuke Okabayashi for connecting me withe these great folks at Nissin Hong Kong.

Meet The Manufacturer: #1457: Nissin Chu Qian Yi Ding Sesame Oil Flavour Instant Noodles With Soup Base

Many of you familiar with the sight of this package may say – hey waitta minute – what are you calling this? In fact, this is known by a few names! Here in the United States, it’s called Nissin Demae Ramen. In Japan, the four characters in big print translate to Demae Iccho. In Singapore however, Chinese is often spoken, and they translate to Chu Qian Yi Ding. I’m pretty sure it means something like delivery boy’ or something – the little guy on the package. Anyways, this is pretty easily gotten the world over, however this is the Singaporean made one! Let’s check it out!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. to prepare, add noodles to 450ml boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Add contents of sachets and stir well. Enjoy!

The noodle block.

Dry soup base sachet.

A light powder.

The sesame oil sachet.

Has a strong sesame scent!

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added mung bean sprouts, sliced green onion, and sauteed beef and tofu with soy sauce. The noodles have a great chewiness to them. It’s been a while since I’ve had any Demae Ramen type noodles and I’m quite pleased. The broth has a nice soy flavor with a good hit of sesame which sets it off. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.EAN bar code number 8888279210014.


Check it out – so these are made in Hong Kong. I’ve been recommending to people to try this set quite often as it represents a beginner’s way to enter the noodle realm.

A TV spot for a couple other varieties of Nissin Chu Qian Yi Ding.

#1235: Nissin Demae Ramen Miso Tonkotsu Artificial Pork Flavor Ramen Noodle

I was pretty surprised my son wanted to try this one; he asked if it was spicy or bitter. I told him I wouldn’t imagine so. Well, I guess we’ll find out!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat-free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodles to 500ml boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Put seasonings in bowl. Pour liquid in to bowl and stir and then noodles.

The noodle block.

Soup base sachet.

Nice pork base scent.

Seasoning sauce sachet.

Looks to be the miso component.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Andy decided he wanted it with no additions – very unlike him! The noodles are very good – nice chew/texture and gauge. The broth has a rich pork flavor and the miso is extremely good. This balances quite well. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 4897878800018.

Here’s the new Nissin Cup Noodle advert for 2013.

#1211: Nissin Demae Iccho Instant Noodle With Soup Base Artificial Chicken Flavour

Hey welcome to November! Here’s another one we got on my birthday trip to Canada in March! I was just looking at the little kid caricature on the side of this bowl and was thinking how it looks like he’s sick. I mean he has a very red nose and his cheeks are red and covered in spots. Measles? Mumps? I think I’m reading too much into it. Let’s check it out!

Here’s the detail of the side panels (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat-free but check for yourself. Add powder and vegetable sachets, fill to line, let sit. Then add the oil sachet, stir and done.

Here’s the lid (click image to enlarge).

The noodle block.

Powder soup base sachet.

A granular powder.

The solid ingredient sachet.

Corn and green onion and narutomaki abound.

Seasoned oil sachet.

Has a sesame oil scent.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added baked chicken seasoned with Lindberg-Snider Porterhouse and Roast Seasoning, broccoli, bell pepper and sweet onion. The noodles are plentiful and kind of thin. The flavor was what I had an issue with; the sesame oil didn’t jibe right with the chicken and kind of had a burnt flavor. I did like how it thickened up the broth a little though. The veggies were quite nice – plentiful little narutomaki all around. 3.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 4897878120017.

A Nissin advert from Hong Kong.

Re-Review: Nissin Demae Ramen 出前一丁 Artificial Chicken Flavor (Hong Kong)

My son Andy, my wife Kit and I walked to the local 99 Ranch Market on Friday. He decided he needed more kamaboko and wanted to pick out some ramen himself to try. Here’s one he picked (he likes all things chicken flavored) and will get to try today. He’s letting me have a bite and a slurp of broth for making it for him.

Here’s the back of the package. Note that it mentioned adding the soup base and seasoning oil although I found no seasoning oil packet. I thought I’d look at the original review I did way back – ne’ery an oil packet there either(click to enlarge).

The noodle block – good size and weight to it. This would one I would consider a hefty brick.

The seasoning powder.

The soup base in all its glory.

Andy is a big fan of this stuff – he even wanted veggies! Not bad. Read his blog, Andy’s LEGO Stuff, here!

Finished (click image to enlarge). Andy requested some of the frozen stir-fry veggies and some of the kamaboko. Decent noodles – a little thinner and firmer than Top Ramen. The broth is a little stronger too – I would call it a slightly less Americanized flavor. Good stuff – Andy loved it! 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 4897878000036 – get it here.

Curry or shoyu? Curry – hands down! The Nissin Curry Demae Ramen is out of this world delicious.

This is a great one.

Our First Experience With Kamaboko & Narutomaki

I’ve seen many times mentions of Kamaboko and Naruto in ramen dishes and looked all over for them. This last Saturday we went to Uwajimaya and I found both! Hah! First, let’s check out Kamaboko. It’s surimi, which comes in many ways – for example, imitation crab is one form of surimi.

Here’s how it comes – on a little piece of wood! You slice it thinly and it can be eaten unheated since it’s steamed previously. It’s slightly rubbery and chewy – kind of like a cold-cut version of calamari. t has a very light flavor.

This is Naruto. There’s a popular anime character with the same name…

He’s got a little spiral on his head; he’s a ramen fan.

Hey look – the same little spiral! So it’s like a log of fish that you slice thinly. It is a lot like the Kamaboko except not as chewy and has a more fishy flavor.

Today I had some noodles with my son. He had a bowl of Nissin Dmae Ramen – the sesame oil flavor.

He was very interested in trying the Naruto and Kamaboko! The fearless Andy didn’t question ‘what’ it was, but was very interested as it’s from Japan – he’s in a club at school called ‘Nakano Club’ – they’ll have visiting students soon from Nakano, Japan and so he’s interested in all things Japanese. He liked the Kamaboko a little more than me – was hoping for a bit more flavor, but it was nice. I liked the Naruto better than he did. It had a slightly fishier taste and was less chewy. He ate the whole bowl of noodles though with all the additions! Not bad!

#617: Nissin Demae Iccho Sesame Oil Chicken Flavour Instant Macaroni In Soup

Here’s another from the bottom of the hamper! My sister Sue got this one for me on a trip to Canada earlier this year. Looks like this’ll be the last noodle to be reviewed in 2011! But these aren’t your ordinary looking noodles, are they? Instant macaroni! Let’s try it!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge)… They cook really quick – only three minutes!

Two packets: the sesame oil and the chicken flavoring! Nice!

Here are the curly little buggers now. They’re delicate and thin.

There’s the seasoning powder and the sesame oil.

Finished (click image to enlarge). I dropped an egg in too. The macaroni is very very light and thin – probably needs to be that way to cook in only three minutes. The broth and all around flavor is salty, sesame and chicken. Good stuff. I like it – 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.

If anyone ever would like to donate some Nissin Chikin ramen, that would be most awesome; there would be a mega review and history lesson.

 

#497: Nissin Demae Iccho Instant Macaroni In Soup Seafood And Abalone Flavour

My sister brought these back for me from Canada a while back and I’ve been coveting them for a special occasion. I thought closing in on the 500th review would be a good time to break out the tippy macaroni! So here we go!

On the left we have a liquid packet and on the right some powdered seasoning.

Certainly looks just like regular macaroni doesn’t it? Seafood and abalone sure aren’t flavors you’d expect to have with macaroni over here in the states! Maybe cheese or white cheese or a casserole or something. Predominately cheese for sure – but seafood? Awesome!

The sauce packet was what looked like oil and soy sauce. The powder was simply a powder base.

Click image to enlarge. Here’s the finished, unadulterated product. The macaroni took only four minutes to cook and seemed like there was no way it would suck up 500cc of water, but it did! The flavor was very nice – not too salty, not too seafoody. A very tasty meal indeed, although kind of tough to keep on the fork – perhaps because of the oil? Anyways, I really liked this alot! 4.0 out of 5.0 stars!

Lucky Me! brand is a brand of Monde Nissin (Nissin Worldwide) and since I couldn’t find anything else, went with this commercial.

I can’t resist adding a short about BBSes… I ran one for quite a few years back in the late 80’s early 90’s…