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#3295: Mama Pat’s Chicken Taco Flavor Instant Ramen Noodles – United States

#3295: Mama Pat's Chicken Taco Flavor Instant Ramen Noodles - United States

So I’m stoked – Chef Ron shot over a big box of samples! Things have changed though – these days the drink is missing, as are the vegetables. He promises that this is still an amazing product and I will still love it. Let’s find out!

Mama Pat’s Chicken Taco Flavor Instant Ramen Noodles – United States

#3295: Mama Pat's Chicken Taco Flavor Instant Ramen Noodles - United States

Detail of the packaging (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, cook noodle block 3 minutes in 2 cups water. Add in sachet and stir over heat for an additional minutes. Finally, enjoy!

The noodle block.

A dry sachet.

A fine powder.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added grilled chicken, cheese, soft egg, baked flour tortilla, green onion, cilantro, crispy fried onion, and Cholula hot sauce. The noodles came out nicely and work well. Broth has a nice roast chicken flavor to it which I enjoyed, however the lack of vegetable makes it really just a chicken instant noodle; any semblance of taco flavor that was there before is completely gone. 2.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 728028430929.

Mama Pats Instant Ramen Noodles

Watch me cook on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!

#3280: Mama Pat’s Seafood Gumbo Flavor Instant Ramen Noodles – United States

#3280: Mama Pat's Seafood Gumbo Flavor Instant Ramen Noodles - United States

I’ve reviewed Mama Pat’s products in the past, however there have been some changesto the packs (no more drink sachet and no vegetable sachet either) and now there are cups (which I’m reviewing for the first time). I think these are neat ranges – very unique varieties Chef Ron is bringing to market. Let’s check out this cup version!

Mama Pat’s Seafood Gumbo Flavor Instant Ramen Noodles – United States

#3280: Mama Pat's Seafood Gumbo Flavor Instant Ramen Noodles - United States

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains seafood/crustaceans. To prepare, add sachet contents and fill to line with boiling water. Cover for 3~5 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

An included fork!

The noodle block.

A dry base sachet (watch Instant Noodle Recipe Time episode below to see contents).

A dry sachet of vegetable matter.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added shrimp, barbecued pork, spring onion, chili flake, hot sauce, fried garlic, and fried onion. The noodles were disappointing to be honest – they ended up with a kind of sponginess I didn’t like and just didn’t work. Broth flavor was overwhelmed by the vegetable sachet which was mostly herb. It just seemed to be thrown together quickly and not of the quality I’m used to from this brand. 1.25 out of 5.0 stars.  UPC bar code 757170500204.

Mama Pat’s Low Sodium Ramen Noodles, Seafood Gumbo Flavor, 24 Pack

Watch me cook on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!

#3203: Mama Pat’s Chicken Fajita Flavor Instant Ramen Noodles – United States

#3203: Mama Pat's Chicken Fajita Flavor Instant Ramen Noodles - United States

Here’s something new from MAma Pat’s – cups! I recently reviewed the chicken taco variety and was disappointed that they removed the vegetable sachets from their packs. Well, they’re still in these cups and that should be interesting. Let’s give it a try!

Mama Pat’s Chicken Fajita Flavor Instant Ramen Noodles – United States

#3203: Mama Pat's Chicken Fajita Flavor Instant Ramen Noodles - United States

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. Cover for 3~5 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3203: Mama Pat's Chicken Fajita Flavor Instant Ramen Noodles - United States

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#3203: Mama Pat's Chicken Fajita Flavor Instant Ramen Noodles - United States

An included fork!

#3203: Mama Pat's Chicken Fajita Flavor Instant Ramen Noodles - United States

The noodle block.

#3203: Mama Pat's Chicken Fajita Flavor Instant Ramen Noodles - United States

A dry sachet.

#3203: Mama Pat's Chicken Fajita Flavor Instant Ramen Noodles - United States

A light powder.

#3203: Mama Pat's Chicken Fajita Flavor Instant Ramen Noodles - United States

A vegetables sachet.

#3203: Mama Pat's Chicken Fajita Flavor Instant Ramen Noodles - United States

A mixture of vegetable flake.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion, grilled chicken, Cholula hot sauce and black sesame seeds. Noodles have a round shape and after 4 minutes we reasonably hydrated. They didn’t seem to work with the broth as well as I’d hoped. Broth has a chicken and smoky taste to it which was unique and interesting. Vegetables worked alright. 2.75 out of 5.0 stars.  UPC bar code 757170500181.

#3203: Mama Pat's Chicken Fajita Flavor Instant Ramen Noodles - United States

Mama Pats Instant Ramen Noodles

Watch me cook on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!

Meet The Manufacturer: #2411: Mama Pat’s Chicken Fajita Flavor Instant Ramen Noodles

Meet The Manufacturer: #2411: Mama Pat's Chicken Fajita Flavor Instant Ramen Noodles - UUnited States - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Today, we bid a fond farewell to Mama Pat’s Foods as the Meet The Manufacturer will be ending. Chef Ron informed me though that there will be cups and new flavors coming, so we’ll just say until next time. So chicken fajitas – here’ Wikipedia on the fajita:

A fajita (/fəˈhtə/; Spanish: [faˈxita]) is a term found in Tex-Mex cuisine,[2] commonly referring to any grilled meat usually served as a taco on a flour or corn tortilla. The term originally refers to the cut of beef in the dish which is skirt steak.[3] Popular meats today also include chicken, pork, shrimp, lamb and all cuts of beef, as well as vegetables instead of meat.[4][5] In restaurants, the meat is usually cooked with onions and bell peppers. Popular condiments are shredded lettuce, sour cream, guacamole, salsa, pico de gallo, cheese, and tomato. The northern Mexican variant of the dish name is Arrachera.

Alright – so let’s check out the last of the Mama Pat’s – the chicken fajita variety!

Mama Pat’s Chicken Fajita Flavor Instant Ramen Noodles – United States

Meet The Manufacturer: #2411: Mama Pat's Chicken Fajita Flavor Instant Ramen Noodles - UUnited States - 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 noodle block to 2 cups of boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Take off heat and add sachet contents and let sit for 1 minute. Stir and enjoy! To make the fruit drink: add sachet contents to 8 ounces water (I’m going with cold water). Finally, stir and enjoy!

Meet The Manufacturer: #2411: Mama Pat's Chicken Fajita Flavor Instant Ramen Noodles - UUnited States - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The noodle block.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2411: Mama Pat's Chicken Fajita Flavor Instant Ramen Noodles - UUnited States - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The soup base sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2411: Mama Pat's Chicken Fajita Flavor Instant Ramen Noodles - UUnited States - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

A light powder.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2411: Mama Pat's Chicken Fajita Flavor Instant Ramen Noodles - UUnited States - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The vegetables sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2411: Mama Pat's Chicken Fajita Flavor Instant Ramen Noodles - UUnited States - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Has a bright scent to it.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2411: Mama Pat's Chicken Fajita Flavor Instant Ramen Noodles - UUnited States - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The included drink mix sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2411: Mama Pat's Chicken Fajita Flavor Instant Ramen Noodles - UUnited States - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The drink (click to enlarge)! Definitely lemonade. Has a decent tart and sweet kind of taste to it.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added red bell pepper, baked chicken, cilantro and shredded colby jack cheese. As with the other varieties, the noodles came up nicely with a good texture and soft chew. The broth was interesting; it had a nice tanginess to it I really didn’t expect and was very good. It was a lightly spicy kind of tangy chicken. The vegetables did very well hydrating and it all  comes together well! 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.  UPC bar code 728028430950.

Bobby Flay’s Mesa Grill Cookbook: Explosive Flavors from the Southwestern Kitchen

You’d be very surprised at what happens in this grocery store during Mama Pat’s Foods demos!! Watching this makes you want to go shopping all the time!

Meet The Manufacturer: #2410: Mama Pat’s Lamb Stew Flavor Instant Ramen Noodles

Meet The Manufacturer: #2410: Mama Pat's Lamb Stew Flavor Instant Ramen Noodles - United States - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Today, it’s lamb stew! So I really never have had lamb stew, nor really cooked lamb very often. I thought though I ought to at least make an attempt, and so today I’m going to sous vide up some lamb to go along with the noodles. But as for stew, let’s see what wikipedia has to say:

A stew is a combination of solid foodingredients that have been cooked in liquid and served in the resultant gravy. Ingredients in a stew can include any combination of vegetables (such as carrots, potatoes, onions, beans, peppers and tomatoes) or meat, especially tougher meats suitable for slow-cooking, such as beef. Poultry, sausages, and seafood are also used. While water can be used as the stew-cooking liquid, wine, stock, and beer are also common. Seasoning and flavourings may also be added. Stews are typically cooked at a relatively low temperature (simmered, not boiled), allowing flavors to mingle.

Okay yeah that’s what I kind of though. What was interesting though is that they have a huge list of kinds of stew to check out. So let’s dig in!

Mama Pat’s Lamb Stew Flavor Instant Ramen Noodles – United States

Meet The Manufacturer: #2410: Mama Pat's Lamb Stew Flavor Instant Ramen Noodles - United States - 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 noodle block to 2 cups of boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Take off heat and add sachet contents and let sit for 1 minute. Stir and enjoy! To make the fruit drink: add sachet contents to 8 ounces water (I’m going with cold water). Finally, stir and enjoy!

Meet The Manufacturer: #2410: Mama Pat's Lamb Stew Flavor Instant Ramen Noodles - United States - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The noodle block.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2410: Mama Pat's Lamb Stew Flavor Instant Ramen Noodles - United States - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The soup base sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2410: Mama Pat's Lamb Stew Flavor Instant Ramen Noodles - United States - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

A light powder.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2410: Mama Pat's Lamb Stew Flavor Instant Ramen Noodles - United States - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The vegetables sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2410: Mama Pat's Lamb Stew Flavor Instant Ramen Noodles - United States - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

A nice little mixture.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2410: Mama Pat's Lamb Stew Flavor Instant Ramen Noodles - United States - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The included drink mix sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2410: Mama Pat's Lamb Stew Flavor Instant Ramen Noodles - United States - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The drink (click to enlarge)! Definitely lemonade. Has a decent tart and sweet kind of taste to it.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added a lamb chop I cooked with a sous vide immersion cooker with crushed garlic, rosemary, thyme, salt and pepper at 140 degrees for 2 hours, thin carrot, sweet onion and black pepper. The noodles yet again hydrated very well. Indeed, the quantity is great and they have a soft tooth. The broth was a slightly peppery, savory one. Reminded me of the flavor of a something that stewed in a crockpot, yet with a light thin texture. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 728028430943.

Best Stews in the World: 300 Satisfying One-Dish Dinners, from Chilis and Gumbos to Curries and Cassoulet

A neat video about Mama’s Pat Foods with Chef Ron.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2409: Mama Pat’s Seafood Gumbo Flavor Instant Ramen Noodles

Meet The Manufacturer: #2409: Mama Pat's Seafood Gumbo Flavor Instant Ramen Noodles - United States - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

One of the first things I learned about Mama Pat’s foods was when I saw a video of Chef Ron making gumbo at a store demo. He used big bags of shrimp, tons of crab and other really great ingredients. He didn’t hold back and definitely went for the gusto. I’m a fan of seafood but haven’t had a lot of seafood from the USA as of late since it’s usually found slathered in white sauces or copious amounts of butter. I definitely got spoiled in Malaysia and Thailand trying all that seafood from there – amazing stuff! Gumbo however is something different. It’s full of seafood and has a nice strong taste  – something I really like. I have high hopes for this one; it sounds good, but will it be? Let’s give this seafood gumbo a look!

Mama Pat’s Seafood Gumbo Flavor Instant Ramen Noodles – United States

Meet The Manufacturer: #2409: Mama Pat's Seafood Gumbo Flavor Instant Ramen Noodles - United States - 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 noodle block to 2 cups of boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Take off heat and add sachet contents and let sit for 1 minute. Stir and enjoy! To make the fruit drink: add sachet contents to 8 ounces water (I’m going with cold water). Finally, stir and enjoy!

Meet The Manufacturer: #2409: Mama Pat's Seafood Gumbo Flavor Instant Ramen Noodles - United States - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The noodle block.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2409: Mama Pat's Seafood Gumbo Flavor Instant Ramen Noodles - United States - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The soup base sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2409: Mama Pat's Seafood Gumbo Flavor Instant Ramen Noodles - United States - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Has a nice and rich scent.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2409: Mama Pat's Seafood Gumbo Flavor Instant Ramen Noodles - United States - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

A solid ingredients sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2409: Mama Pat's Seafood Gumbo Flavor Instant Ramen Noodles - United States - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Has a nice herbs and spices scent.

The included drink mix sachet.

The drink (click to enlarge)! Definitely lemonade. Has a decent tart and sweet kind of taste to it.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added green onion, crab stick, shrimp, baked chicken, turkey smoked sausage, sweet onion and Crystal hot sauce. The noodles came out nicely – good quantity and chew. The flavor was good, although it didn’t make me think of seafood gumbo exactly. Nonetheless, the herbs gave it a good taste I enjoyed. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 728028430936.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2409: Mama Pat's Seafood Gumbo Flavor Instant Ramen Noodles - United States - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Real Cajun: Rustic Home Cooking from Donald Link’s Louisiana

Here’s the video of Chef Ron making a big pot of gumbo!

Meet The Manufacturer: #2408: Mama Pat’s Chicken Taco Flavor Instant Ramen Noodles

Meet The Manufacturer: #2407: Mama Pat's Chicken Taco Flavor Instant Ramen Noodles - United States - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

To kick off this Meet The Manufacturer, I thought I’d start with a flavor that just about every instant noodle company makes. Chicken. Indeed, it’s a kind of universal flavor – one that everyone can identify with. Well, unless your vegetarian. This is a very unique instant noodle insofar as it comes with a free drink – something I’ve never seen before in my well over 2,000 reviews thus far. So let’s check out Mama Pat’s Chicken Taco!

Mama Pat’s Chicken Taco Flavor Instant Ramen Noodles – United States

Meet The Manufacturer: #2407: Mama Pat's Chicken Taco Flavor Instant Ramen Noodles - United States - 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 noodle block to 2 cups of boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Take off heat and add sachet contents and let sit for 1 minute. Stir and enjoy! To make the fruit drink: add sachet contents to 8 ounces water (I’m going with cold water). Finally, stir and enjoy!

Meet The Manufacturer: #2407: Mama Pat's Chicken Taco Flavor Instant Ramen Noodles - United States - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The noodle block.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2407: Mama Pat's Chicken Taco Flavor Instant Ramen Noodles - United States - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The soup base sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2407: Mama Pat's Chicken Taco Flavor Instant Ramen Noodles - United States - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

A light powder.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2407: Mama Pat's Chicken Taco Flavor Instant Ramen Noodles - United States - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The vegetables sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2407: Mama Pat's Chicken Taco Flavor Instant Ramen Noodles - United States - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

A nice colorful mixture.

The included drink sachet.

The drink (click to enlarge)! Definitely tastes like lemonade and has a decent sweetness and tartness.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added jalapeno slices, sour cream, colby jack cheese, Cholula Chilli Garlic hot sauce, green onion and baked chicken. The noodles hydrated well and had a nice quantity and standard chew. The broth is thin but has a good chicken flavor. What makes this one a very nice domestic chicken style is the included vegetables – onion and bell pepper definite highlights. I found that it enhanced things very nicely. Definitely my favorite domestic chicken flavor thus far. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 728028430929.

Mexican Made Easy: Everyday Ingredients, Extraordinary Flavor

Mama Pat’s has a really great looking food truck!

#1110: GS25 Gonghwachun Jjajangmyun

This was sent to me by Kristina W. of Arizona – thank you! Jjajangmyun is basically a noodle that is coated in a black bean sauce. Let’s check it out!

The back of the package (click image to enlarge). Not sure if it contains meat or not.

The noodle block.

The only packet included is a big one full of sauce. Decided (as I did yesterday as well) not to make a big mess by trying to fit this stuff in one of the little sake cups I usually use.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added some beef, carrot and Vidalia sweet onion. The noodles good – a little chewier than usual and nice and plump. The jjajang sauce is really great – has a rich black bean flavor with a little bit of extra heartiness, especially from the potatoes. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 8801128506571.

Here’s a recipe for jjajangmyeon!

The Ramen Rater Noodle News #28

Here we go with the 28th edition of The Ramen Rater Noodle News! I scour the Internet for articles about ramen and instant noodles and bring them to you! Here are some recent stories you might find interesting!

  • FoodBev – Piri Piri Pot Noodle – UK – Link
  • CK101 – Blogger Releases Top Ten Noodles List – Taiwan Not On – Taiwan – Link
  • Yonhap News Agency – S. Korea’s Exports To Japan Dive In 2012 – South Korea – Link
  • The Stir – Airline Passenger Gets Into Serious Trouble After Flying Into Violent Rage Over His Meal – USA – Link
  • Free Malaysia Today – BN buying votes with rice, noodles, eggs? – Malaysia – Link
  • China Daily – Lots Of Kindness Amid The Chaos In The Quake Zone – China – Link
  • Nikkei – Over 100bn Servings Of Instant Noodles Slurped In ’12 – Japan – Link
  • Akihabara News – Nissin – GooTa “Demi-hamburg-men” – Waiter, there’s a brown patty floating in my soup! – Japan – Link
  • CorrectionsOne – Inmates Get Indulgences – for A Price – USA – Link
  • The New Zealand Herald – ‘Noodle Man’ Sentenced For Boxing Day Incident – New Zealand – Link
  • Hindustan Times – I’m Hungry Instantly! – India – Link
  • The Chosun Ilbo – Nongshim Sees Booming Sales in Mongolia – South Korea – Link
  • The Miami Hurricane – Inebriation and Gluttony: Making Masterpieces out of Ramen – USA – Link
  • Arab News – Indomie Greets Its Partners For A Lifetime Of Success – Saudi Arabia – Link
  • Digital Spy – Student Live On Diet Of Instant Noodles – USA – Link
  • The Crimson White – Ramen Revolution – USA – Link
  • Wall Street Journal – Back To School With Ramen – USA – Link
  • Foodbeast – ‘Po’ Boy Ramen Sandwich For When You’re Desperate & Out Of Bread – USA – Link
  • The Prowl – Rockin’ Ramen – USA – Link
  • Parker Live – Noodletown! – USA – Link
  • allKPop – Lee Seung Gi’s Domestic & International Fans Donate 13,620 Instant Ramen – USA – Link
  • People – How To Make Andrew Zimmern’s Ramen Noodles – USA – Link

A Message To The People Of Taiwan From The Ramen Rater

In the last week, I’ve had a lot of traffic from upset Taiwanese that none of their country’s beloved instant noodles made the list. I saw videos like this one and then this angry one. I felt a video message would be appropriate, and here it is.

#1047: New Touch Yakisoba Noodle

Another one from my March birthday trip to Canada. I tried to translate this one but no luck – the name I got from the distributor’s sticker, so if anyone knows for sure this is the wrong name, please let me know. Let’s check it out!

Distributor sticker (click image to enlarge). Contains egg.

Detail from the side and bottom (click image to enlarge).

The lid (click image to enlarge). Note the drain spout on the top left.

Lots of Japanese yakisoba products have this drain spout.

Liquid seasoning.

Has a light Worcestershire sauce scent.

The vegetable packet.

Looks like cabbage amongst other dried veggies.

The garnish packet.

Lots of seaweed and little bits of fried tempura.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added beef sauteed with garlic and Worcestershire sauce, sweet onion, broccoli, kizami shoga (pickled ginger), and red, yellow and orange bell pepper. These noodles are nice – good texture, quantity and gauge. They’re a little chewy but not overly so. The flavor is nice – what you’d expect from yakisoba with a little extra oiliness which works well. The vegetables went well too – decent sized pieces of cabbage rehydrated well. The garnish is good too – lots of seaweed (goes nice with the noodles) and bits of tempura (lost their crunch as the meal went on). I like this one – 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 4903088008882.

A video by Kyary Pamyu Pamyu.

#1046: Myojo Stir Fry Noodles Japanese Style Noodles With Sauce

Found this one at Uwajimaya in Bellevue and thought it was worth a try. I do like Worcestershire sauce!

Back of the package (click image to enlarge). Contains egg white.

The noodle packet.

Flavoring packet.

Has a nice strong Worcestershire sauce scent.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added green onion, beef, sweet onion, red and orange bell pepper, broccoli and kizami shoga (pickled ginger). The noodles have a nice consistency – exactly what you’d expect out of yakisoba – kind of like an Asian spaghetti if that makes sense. The flavoring coats and invades every nook and cranny with a sweet and salty Worcestershire ambience. It’s great stuff! 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 011152104294.

How to make yakisoba!