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#2389: Gefen Noodle Soup Imitation Chicken Flavor

#2389: Gefen Noodle Soup Imitation Chicken Flavor - United States - kosher - instant noodles

I was at the store the other day and looking in the ethnic section. As it turns out, they’ve got a Kosher section and lo and behold, I find something I’ve not reviewed before. Indeed, there are a lot of Kosher instant noodles out there. So, what makes something Kosher? Here’s some info from wikipedia:

Kosher foods are those that conform to the regulations of kashrut (Jewish dietary law). Food that may be consumed according to halakha (Jewish law) is termed kosher (pronunciation: /kʃər/) in English, from the Ashkenazi pronunciation of the Hebrew term kashér (כָּשֵׁר‎, pronunciation: /kɑːʃɛər/), meaning “fit” (in this context, fit for consumption). Food that is not in accordance with Jewish law is called treif (Yiddish: טרײף‎, pronunciation: /trf/, derived from Hebrew: טְרֵפָה‎‎ trāfáh) meaning “torn.”

There are a lot of rules depending on how one follows the Jewish religion. So let’s check out this chicken flavor cup variety from Gefen.

Gefen Noodle Soup Imitation Chicken Flavor – United States

#2389: Gefen Noodle Soup Imitation Chicken Flavor - United States - kosher - instant noodles

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add in sachet contents and boiling water to fill line. Next, cover for 2 minutes. Then open and stir – add more boiling water to fill line if necessary and cover for 2 more minutes.  Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2389: Gefen Noodle Soup Imitation Chicken Flavor - United States - kosher - instant noodles

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2389: Gefen Noodle Soup Imitation Chicken Flavor - United States - kosher - instant noodles

An included spork!

#2389: Gefen Noodle Soup Imitation Chicken Flavor - United States - kosher - instant noodles

The noodle block.

#2389: Gefen Noodle Soup Imitation Chicken Flavor - United States - kosher - instant noodles

A dry sachet.

#2389: Gefen Noodle Soup Imitation Chicken Flavor - United States - kosher - instant noodles

A very light colored powder.

#2389: Gefen Noodle Soup Imitation Chicken Flavor - United States - kosher - instant noodles

A vegetables sachet.

#2389: Gefen Noodle Soup Imitation Chicken Flavor - United States - kosher - instant noodles

Looks like corn, carrot and onion.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added baby corn, baked chicken, spring onion and sweet onion. Indeed, the noodles come out perfectly. In fact this is no doubt due in part to the 2 minutes, stir, 2 minutes, stir cooking method. Lots of noodles and they have a nice gauge and soft chew. The broth is quite good too. Indeed, it does taste like chicken! Furthermore, it has a nice little black pepper bite to it that goes extremely well. finally, the included vegetable bits hydrated very well. Impressed with this one! 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.  UPC bar code 710069061323.

G e f e n Soup Cup Chckn Ndl No Msg 2.3 ounces (Pack of 12)


So this is a documentary I watched in college for a class that was excellent. Indeed, Postville, Iowa is a melting pot, although it seems the ingredients in the pot don’t always seem to combine easily.

#859: Tradition Instant Noodle Soup Imitation Chicken Flavor

It’s been a while since I reviewed a Kosher instant noodle! Usually they’re pretty good. Let’s give this a try. By the way Kosher instant noodle company: I think Matzo Ball Ramen would be an extremely huge hit.

Side panels – click to enlarge.

Here’s the lid – click to enlarge.

Here’s the noodle block – pre-seasoned.

This is what was underneath the noodle block.

Finished (click image to enlarge). The noodles have a nice light and buttery ‘comfort texture’ that I would say is common is instants marketed towards the US market. The broth is nice and ‘comfortty’ too! Has a good chicken taste and not very salty – it’s calm. The vegetables? Not too bad – I liked the corn and carrot. This was pretty good and I liked it! 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 735375601254 – here’s the bag version.

This is a really good video about what Kosher foods are and what the symbols on different packages mean. The noodles I tried today even have a quick appearance!

I was really hoping to post a documentary that used to be on youTube called “Postville: When Cultures Collide” – if you can find it, it’s a really fascinating story – but here’s a little story about a book about Postville, Iowa. Here’s a Wiki link.