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Spicy Noodle Mukbang – Myojo Ginza Delhi Curry Masala Yakisoba

Spicy Noodle Mukbang - Myojo Ginza Delhi Curry Masala Yakisoba

Today it’s a Japanese – India fusion – a yakisoba that blends the texture of yakisoba and the flavor of spicy South Asian curry masala. It’s also a sad day in the world as Anthony Bourdain is no longer with us. Rest in peace.

Spicy Noodle Mukbang – Myojo Ginza Delhi Curry Masala Yakisoba – Japan

This will probably go down as one of my favorite videos – Miles really goes all in on this one and eats some noodles! Enjoy, like, subscribe and hope you like it!

#2704: Maggi Cuppa Chilly Chow

#2704: Maggi Cuppa Chilly Chow

Found this one down in Pleasanton, California during our road trip to visit family in August. Boy – that was a journey! We took Miles (almost 2 years old) and Miri (8 months old). I can say that car seats would be comfy I think but if I were that age I sure wouldn’t want to sit in one for that long – I think the way down was 18 hours and we broke the drive back into two chunks – I think altogether that was about 24 hours with all the stops.

Anyways, while down there we hit some Indian grocery stores. This variety I think is Indian (or Desi) Chinese food; spicy chow mein perhaps? Let’s check it out!

Maggi Cuppa Chilly Chow – India

#2704: Maggi Cuppa Chilly Chow

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add boiling water to fill line and cover for 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2704: Maggi Cuppa Chilly Chow

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2704: Maggi Cuppa Chilly Chow

An included fork!

#2704: Maggi Cuppa Chilly Chow

The noodle block.

#2704: Maggi Cuppa Chilly Chow

Lots of loose reddish seasoning.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added coriander. These flat noodles are abundant here and enjoyable. The broth is indeed a bit on the spicy side, but the only problem is that I’m not getting a really great flavor. The broth (more of a sauce) is very monotone. Little bits here and there are nice though. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8901058845617.

#2704: Maggi Cuppa Chilly Chow

Maggi Masala 2-Minute Noodles India Snack – 24 Pack

A Maggi TV spot

#2685: Nissin Cup Noodles Veggi Manchow

#2685: Nissin Cup Noodles Veggi Manchow - India - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

This is one we found at an Indian grocery in Pleasanton, California this Summer. I really like the fact that India has so many different instant noodle varieties and that I’ve not tried so many of them – like every one that I find is a little precious gem. Here’s what Wikipedia has to say about Manchow –

Manchow soup is a soup popular in Indian Chinese cuisine due to its ease of preparation and hot spicy taste. It is available in large restaurants and street food carts alike. Although the soup is named after Manchuria it does not resemble any that is normally found in the cuisines of the region. The origin of Manchow soup is Meghalaya.[citation needed]

It is a dark brown soup prepared with various vegetablesscallions, and chicken (in the non-vegetarian version only), thickened with stock and corn flour, and flavored with relatively generous doses of soy saucesaltgarlicand chili peppers. It may also be garnished with chopped spring onions, and served with crispy dry noodles.

See? Something I’ve never heard of. This whole Indian Chinese food thing is very interesting to me. Anyways, let’s delve in and take a look.

Nissin Cup Noodles Veggi Manchow – India

#2685: Nissin Cup Noodles Veggi Manchow - India - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add boiling water to fill line and cover 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2685: Nissin Cup Noodles Veggi Manchow - India - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2685: Nissin Cup Noodles Veggi Manchow - India - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

An included fork!

#2685: Nissin Cup Noodles Veggi Manchow - India - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The noodle block.

#2685: Nissin Cup Noodles Veggi Manchow - India - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Interesting bits and pieces.

Finished (click to enlarge). The noodles are thin and flat with a light chew to them. The broth has a kind of saltiness to it and is mostly in the noodle; there’s very little of it after steeping. Bits of garnish are ubiquitous, however the green chillies while of good quality and size kind of tend to dominate with their spiciness. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8901014004836.

#2685: Nissin Cup Noodles Veggi Manchow - India - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

India: The Cookbook

An instructional video on making Cup Noodles

#2678: Maggi Hot Heads Barbeque Pepper Noodles

#2678: Maggi Hot Heads Barbeque Pepper Noodles - India - The Ramen Raster - instant noodles

Here’s another from the spicy Hot Heads series from Maggi India. From the picture, it certainly looks tasty – although the picture doesn’t show a barbeque pepper but an onion or shallot. Regardless, I would have to say the onion is my favorite vegetable. I could eat onions on anything – Well, maybe not pie. Unless it’s a meat pie. I’m talking a dessert kind of pie – yeah, I wouldn’t prefer onions on that. But who knows. Alright, enough of this – let us have a look!

Maggi Hot Heads Barbeque Pepper Noodles – India

#2678: Maggi Hot Heads Barbeque Pepper Noodles - India - The Ramen Raster - instant noodles

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Add noodle and sachet contents to 210ml boiling water and cook for 2 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2678: Maggi Hot Heads Barbeque Pepper Noodles - India - The Ramen Raster - instant noodles

The noodle block.

#2678: Maggi Hot Heads Barbeque Pepper Noodles - India - The Ramen Raster - instant noodles

The ‘Tastemaker’ sachet.

#2678: Maggi Hot Heads Barbeque Pepper Noodles - India - The Ramen Raster - instant noodles

The seasoning base powder.

Finished (click to enlarge). I liked the noodles – it seems like noodles that come from India have a slightly different texture and mouthfeel all around. They’re firm but have a kind of squish or collapse to them which is interesting to me. The flavor of this one however is totally lost on me. Okay, sure – it’s spicy. I don’t find it to be ‘run for the hills’ spicy but it is spicy. The black pepper flavor is just a plain menace and isn’t one I like. It’s got a funky back to it which just is one I don’t enjoy whatsoever and find off-putting in the extreme. 0.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8901058847864.

#2678: Maggi Hot Heads Barbeque Pepper Noodles - India - The Ramen Raster - instant noodles

Maggi Hotheads Assorted Pack, 71G (Pack Of 6)

Watch me do a spicy noodle challenge with this one

#2646: Ching’s Secret Schezwan Instant Noodles

#2646: Ching's Secret Schezwan Instant Noodles - India - The Ramen Rater - Ranveer Ching

I remember the first time I heard about Ching’s Secret – I was very curious about this whole concept of Chinese food in India. As it turns out ‘Desi Chinese’ is kind of like American Chinese food insofar as Chinese bringing their food to a foreign country and adapting it to the tastes of the locals in order to sell more of it. This is a four pack and I would now like to make a formal complaint.

To distributors of instant noodles from India (and many other countries as well). The stickers you put on these products are enormous and very sticky. It takes me extra time to remove them. This one had a 2×6 inch sticker. It was ridiculous. Now, I know you have to do this, to comply with government requirements when it comes to labeling. But honestly, this drives me nuts. There has to be a better way! Maybe some kind of sticker whose ‘sticky’ isn’t so prone to leaving itself on the package? I mean I need to clean my scanner now as it is sticky as well. Thank you.

Okay so now that I’ve aired my grievance, let’s have a look at this one!

Ching’s Secret Schezwan Instant Noodles – India

#2646: Ching's Secret Schezwan Instant Noodles - India - The Ramen Rater - Ranveer Ching

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, aadd one noodle block and one sachet to 250ml boiling water. Cook for 2~3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2646: Ching's Secret Schezwan Instant Noodles - India - The Ramen Rater - Ranveer Ching

One of the noodle blocks.

#2646: Ching's Secret Schezwan Instant Noodles - India - The Ramen Rater - Ranveer Ching

One of the seasoning sachets.

#2646: Ching's Secret Schezwan Instant Noodles - India - The Ramen Rater - Ranveer Ching

The powder base.

Finished (click to enlarge). Great noodles – they have that kind of sturdy and mushy chew indicative of varieties from India that I enjoy. The flavor is interesting; a kind of spicy then like a tomato with a tiny hint of masala in the background. Interesting stuff. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8901595963355.

#2646: Ching's Secret Schezwan Instant Noodles - India - The Ramen Rater - Ranveer Ching

Chings Secret Schezwan 10.5oz

Fullscreen it and look at the fine print in the lower right

#2639: Maggi Hot Heads Peri Peri Noodles

#2639: Maggi Hot Heads Peri Peri Noodles - India - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

There are a few varieties in this Hot Heads series and I now have all of them. The first I reviewed was the one that’s the hottest – the green chilli. My wife Kit ordered me one from Amazon as we couldn’t find it locally. Well this summer we took a trip to northern California and found a couple great Indian grocery stores – and they had all of them. Sweet! Here’s a little about what peri peri means from Wikipedia –

Piri piri (/ˌpriˈpri/ PIR-ree-PIR-ree, also spelled peri peri or pili pili, also called African bird’s eye chili), is a cultivar of Capsicum chinense, one of the sources of chili pepper that grows both wild and domesticated.

It is a small member of the Capsicum genus. It grows in AngolaUgandaMalawiSouth AfricaGhanaNigeriaZambiaZimbabweMozambique, the tropical forests of South Sudan and the highlands of Ethiopia. It was brought to Goa, India by the Portuguese.

Piri piri is Swahili for “pepper pepper”. Other romanizations include pili pili in the Democratic Republic of the Congo or peri peri in Malawi, deriving from the various pronunciations of the word in parts of Bantu languages-speaking Africa. Piri piri is the spelling of the name as used in the Portuguese language, namely in the Portuguese-speaking Mozambican community.

The Oxford Dictionary of English records piri-piri as a foreign word meaning “a very hot sauce made with red chilli peppers” and giving its origin as the Ronga language of southern Mozambique word for “pepper”.[2]

An interesting pepper to be sure. Let’s check out this peri peri variety from India!

Maggi Hot Heads Peri Peri Noodles – India

#2639: Maggi Hot Heads Peri Peri Noodles - India - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Has a green dot which means suitable for vegetarians. To prepare, add noodle block and sachet content to 210ml boiling water. Cook for 2 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2639: Maggi Hot Heads Peri Peri Noodles - India - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The noodle block.

#2639: Maggi Hot Heads Peri Peri Noodles - India - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The soup base sachet.

#2639: Maggi Hot Heads Peri Peri Noodles - India - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Dark and looks spicy.

Finished (click to enlarge). The noodles are really quite nice – a slight mush to them kind of like a Japanese variety I’ve had with agar agar in them, yet hearty and tasty.Thee peri peri pepper sauce/soup is pretty good – not too spicy, but definitely, more than a wide swath of people I know could handle. If you like a bit of spicy you should enjoy it. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8901058847857.

#2639: Maggi Hot Heads Peri Peri Noodles - India - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Maggi Hotheads Noodles, P e r i   P e r i , 71g

A video I did of me eating these

#2626: Nissin Cup Noodles Mazedaar Masala

#2626: Nissin Cup Noodles Mazedaar Masala - India - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Found this one at New India Bazar while in Pleasanton, California this summer. Probably the biggest Indian grocery I’ve been in which was pretty cool. I spent a little time searching for mazedaar but really didn’t find anything, so if you know what makes this ‘mazdaar masala,’ let me know – that would be great. Anyways, let’s check out this mazedaar masala!

Nissin Cup Noodles Mazedaar Masala – India

#2626: Nissin Cup Noodles Mazedaar Masala - India - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Detail of the import/distributor sticker (click to enlarge).

#2626: Nissin Cup Noodles Mazedaar Masala - India - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, peel lid back halfway and add boiling water to fill line. Cover and steep for 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2626: Nissin Cup Noodles Mazedaar Masala - India - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2626: Nissin Cup Noodles Mazedaar Masala - India - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

An included fork!

#2626: Nissin Cup Noodles Mazedaar Masala - India - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Loose bits of vegetable and seasoning from the cup.

Finished (click to enlarge). The noodles were decently hydrated and had a light chew. The flavor was a nice masala with a kind of funky back to it I wasn’t altogether appreciative of. Not a huge amount of broth here although the included garnish was rampant throughout. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8901014004737.

#2626: Nissin Cup Noodles Mazedaar Masala - India - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

A History of India

A Nissin Top Ramen commercial from India

#2621: Maggi Pazzta Cheese Macaroni

#2621: Maggi Pazzta Cheese Macaroni - India - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Here’s one from India we found this summer at an Indian grocery in Pleasanton, California. There are a few different varieties of these with different shapes of noodles. Let’s check out this macaroni style one.

Maggi Pazzta Cheese Macaroni – India

#2621: Maggi Pazzta Cheese Macaroni - India - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add sachet and noodles to a pot with 2 cups of water. Bring to a boil and then simmer for 5 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2621: Maggi Pazzta Cheese Macaroni - India - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The macaroni.

#2621: Maggi Pazzta Cheese Macaroni - India - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The seasoning base.

#2621: Maggi Pazzta Cheese Macaroni - India - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Lot sof seasoning powder.

#2621: Maggi Pazzta Cheese Macaroni - India - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Finished (click to enlarge). The macaroni noodles came out nicely. They have an interesting gauge – rather large and thin walled. They come with a broth which is kind of thin, but the longer it sits, the thicker it gets. Not bad. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8901058847482.

Maggi Nutri-Licious Pazzta, Masala Penne flavour, 65g-(Pack of 2)+Free Shipping..

A TV spot for this product

#2599: Maggi Cuppa Masala

#2599: Maggi Cuppa Masala - India - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Found this one in California! I’ve been curious about Indian grocery stores lately as each one has had a different variety or two I’ve not reviewed. Honestly, the more reviews I do, the closer I get to doing a top ten India list. A ways to go though! Here’s a little about Maggi instant noodles in India from Wikipedia –

Maggi instant noodles are popular in IndiaPakistan and Malaysia. Nestle has 39% market share in Malaysia, where “Maggi” is synonymous with instant noodles,[5] and had 90% market share in India prior to a nationwide ban by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India. Following the ban, the market share was reduced to 53% in India.[6] In Malaysia, fried noodles made from Maggi noodles are called Maggi goreng.

In June 2015, tests in India found high amounts of lead in Maggi noodles. The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India ordered a national recall for all 9 variants of Maggi Instant Noodles and Oats Masala Noodles.[7][8]

In India, Maggi noodles carry a green dot, meaning they are specifically formulated to serve vegetarians.[9] This special formulation is not available in other countries, unless imported from India.

So now you know – the green dot means vegetarian-friendly. Let’s check it out!

Maggi Cuppa Masala – India

#2599: Maggi Cuppa Masala - India - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The distributor/export sticker (click to enlarge).

#2599: Maggi Cuppa Masala - India - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Has a green dot signifying vegetarian-friendly. To prepare, add boiling water to fill line and cover for 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2599: Maggi Cuppa Masala - India - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2599: Maggi Cuppa Masala - India - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

An included fork!

#2599: Maggi Cuppa Masala - India - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The noodle block.

#2599: Maggi Cuppa Masala - India - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Loose seasoning and veg from the cup.

Finished (click to enlarge). The noodles come out fluffy and buttery which I thoroughly enjoyed. The masala flavor isn’t overwhelmingly strong like I like it, but strong enough to impart a rich and tasty flavor. The peas. I always find peas don’t hydrate well – well, these did. They came out nice and mushy as they should. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.EAN bar code 8901058844757.

#2599: Maggi Cuppa Masala - India - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Maggi Masala 2-Minute Noodles India Snack – 24 Pack

A Maggi Cuppa TV spot

#2587: Sunfeast Yippee! Noodles Magic Masala

#2587: Sunfeast Yippee! Noodles Magic Masala - India - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles ramen

Here’s one from a brand I’ve never tried before. I also must say that I really love exclamatory instant noodle names. Yippee! is probably about the happiest name I’ve come across. It seems that the closer to the end of the alphabet they get, the more interesting they are. Not only that, but someone on YouTube recommends I try them and there is one in my hamper, so I think hey – what better time to try? I got these at a local Indian supermarket in Bellevue, Washington. Let’s check ’em out!

Sunfeast Yippee! Noodles Magic Masala – India

#2587: Sunfeast Yippee! Noodles Magic Masala - India - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles ramen

Detail of import/distributor stickers (click to enlarge).

#2587: Sunfeast Yippee! Noodles Magic Masala - India - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles ramen

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Color removed to make easier to read. Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodle block and sachet contents to 250ml boiling water. Flip noodle block and cook for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2587: Sunfeast Yippee! Noodles Magic Masala - India - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles ramen

The noodle block.

#2587: Sunfeast Yippee! Noodles Magic Masala - India - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles ramen

The soup base sachet.

#2587: Sunfeast Yippee! Noodles Magic Masala - India - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles ramen

A granular and strong scented powder.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added fried onions. The noodle came out very well after the 3 minutes cooking. They have a soft tooth and a familiar gauge that most companies seem to favor. The flavor is quite good. I did expect a stronger masala taste, however it seems paired with a tomato taste. This goes very well. I can tell why the person on YouTube recommended this. Yippee! 4.25 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8901725181222.

#2587: Sunfeast Yippee! Noodles Magic Masala - India - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles ramen

Sunfeast Pasta Treat the Original Instant Pasta Tomato Cheese (Whole Wheat No Mida)70 Gm

A TV spot for this product

#2576: Ching’s Secret Singapore Curry Instant Noodles

#2576: Ching's Secret Singapore Curry Instant Noodles - India - The Ramen Rater - desi chinese

Well, I found quite a few of these new packaged versions recently at an Indian market in Bellevue, Washington. Now, this is what they call ‘Desi Chinese’ food. What’s that? Let’s ask Wikipedia –

Indian Chinese cuisine is the adaptation of Chinese seasoning and cooking techniques to Indian tastes through a larger offering of vegetarian dishes. The Indian Chinese cuisine is said to have been developed by the small Chinese community that has lived in Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) for over a century. Today, Chinese food is an integral part of the Indian culinary scene.[1] It is also enjoyed by Indian and Chinese communities in Malaysia, Singapore and North America.

The cuisine is believed to have originated from the Chinese of Kolkata and Chinese food is still popular there. At present, the Chinese population in Kolkata stands at approximately 2,000.[2] Most of these people are of Hakka origin; however, many dishes of modern Indian Chinese cuisine bear little resemblance to traditional Chinese cuisine.[3]

People of Chinese origin mostly live in India’s only Chinatown located around Terreti Bazar and Bowbazar area, which has since been relocated to Tangra, Kolkata. Most of these immigrants were Hakka. Chinatown in Kolkata still boasts a number of Chinese restaurants specialising in Hakka cuisine and Indian Chinese variants.

Ubiquitous main course entrees include:

Chilli Chicken/Prawn/Fish/Mutton/Vegetables/Paneer

Garlic Chicken/Prawn/Fish/Mutton/Vegetables/Paneer

Schezwan (sic) Chicken/Prawn/Fish/Mutton/Vegetables/Paneer – dishes with this name in fact usually bear very little resemblance to ones from China’s Sichuan Province (although they sometimes contain Sichuan peppercorns). They instead center mainly around a sauce containing Indian red chillies and garlic. (The spelling of “Schezwan” is not a mis-print; this is indeed the how the term tends to be spelled in the Indo-Chinese kitchen rather than “Sichuan”, “Szechuan” or “Szechwan”).[5]

Ginger Chicken/Prawn/Fish/Mutton/Vegetables/Paneer

Manchurian Chicken/Prawn/Fish/Mutton/Vegetables/Paneer, generally consisting of a variety of meats or paneer with vegetables in a spicy brown sauce.[6] It is basically a creation of Chinese restaurants in India, and bears little resemblance to traditional Manchu cuisine or Chinese cuisine.[3] It is said to have been invented in 1975 by Nelson Wang; Wang described his invention process as starting from the basic ingredients of an Indian dish, namely chopped garlic, ginger, and green chilis, but next, instead of adding garam masala, he put in soy sauce instead, followed by cornstarch and the chicken itself.[7] A popular vegetarian variant replaces chicken with cauliflower,[6] and is commonly known as gobi manchurian. Other vegetarian variants include mushroom, baby corn, veggie ball Manchurian.

Indian Chinese food is readily available in major metropolitan areas of India such as Bhopal, Surat, Vadodara, Rajkot, Mumbai, Pune, Chennai, Kochi, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Delhi, Lucknow, Kolkata and Bangalore. It is also available in a number of towns and at dhabas (roadside stalls), also popularly referred to as “Fast food”, adjacent to major Indian roads and highways. Many restaurants have a Chinese section in their menus, and some are even dedicated to serving Indian Chinese food. It can also be found in mobile kitchen carts (lari or rekdi) that ply the streets of cities, prepared in woks over a portable gas burner. Manchurian sauce, Schezwan sauce, soy sauce and Hakka noodles are available in many stores in cities across the country.

Many overseas Indian restaurants in the West and the Middle East also cater to the overseas Indians’ nostalgic taste for Indian Chinese food.[8] The cuisine is also branching out into the mainstream in major cities of North America such as New York City, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Chicago, Toronto, Los Angeles, Atlanta and Vancouver. Chinese food in Nairobi, Kenya, also tends to be of this style. It is also available in Australia, especially in Sydney and Melbourne. In many of these places, the restaurants are labelled as Hakka Chinese, when in fact the cuisine itself has very little resemblance to authentic Hakka cuisine. “Hakka” label in these restaurants are usually referring to the owner’s origins, and many Chinese restaurant owners in India were of Hakka origin.

So basically, it’s like American Chinese food; Chinese food made more palatable to the local population. Let’s have a look at this curry.

Ching’s Secret Singapore Curry Instant Noodles – India

#2576: Ching's Secret Singapore Curry Instant Noodles - India - The Ramen Rater - desi chinese

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodles and seasoning to 250ml boiling water and cook for 2~3 minutes, stirring occasionally, Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2576: Ching's Secret Singapore Curry Instant Noodles - India - The Ramen Rater - desi chinese

The noodle block.

#2576: Ching's Secret Singapore Curry Instant Noodles - India - The Ramen Rater - desi chinese

The soup base sachet.

#2576: Ching's Secret Singapore Curry Instant Noodles - India - The Ramen Rater - desi chinese

Smells like curry.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added a little chilli flake. I must say I like these noodles quite a bit. The have a slightly wider gauge and definitely chewier than many. Curious things they are. As for the flavor, the broth is not abundant and more of a kind of gravy. It’s not thick as gravy, but does have a bit of viscosity to it. I thought the taste was kind of like a curry meets masala with a dab of heat affair. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8901595963409.

#2576: Ching's Secret Singapore Curry Instant Noodles - India - The Ramen Rater - desi chinese

Ching’s S i n g a p o r e   Curry Instant Noodles ( 300 Gms X 4 Pack)

An action packed Bollywood instant noodle spot!

#2564: TRDP Mario Masala Noodles

#2464: TRDP Mario Masala Noodles - India - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

This is one I found a few weeks ago looking at an Indian grocery in Bellevue, Washington. I’ve never seen nor heard of this one before and thought it looked kind of interesting. I rarely find much if anything new locally and so this was a score. Let’s check it out!

TRDP Mario Masala Noodles – India

#2464: TRDP Mario Masala Noodles - India - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, boil 240ml water in a pot. Add noodles. Cook for 1 minutes and add seasoning. Cook two additional minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2464: TRDP Mario Masala Noodles - India - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The noodle block.

#2464: TRDP Mario Masala Noodles - India - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The seasoning sachet.

#2464: TRDP Mario Masala Noodles - India - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Has a nice masala scent!

Finished (click to enlarge). The noodles have a slight more width than a standard domestic instant. They also have a tiny bit more chewiness – just a little. The broth is more like a sauce and kind of thick. I really like it – my wife came in the room and said ‘it smells like India in here!’ Has a nice strong masala flavor with a little heat. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8908003972176.

#2464: TRDP Mario Masala Noodles - India - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The New Indian Slow Cooker: Recipes for Curries, Dals, Chutneys, Masalas, Biryani, and More

An ad for another TRDP product