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#2273: Uni-President A Q Bucket Noodle Koream Kimchi Flavor

Here’s another one I found in Taipei – this one was the last instant noodle I bought there.

Here (click to enlarge) I am with the bowl in my backpack. I think I got just about every variety they had at this 7-Eleven, one of the over 2,000 7-Elevens in Taiwan. They’re everywhere – moreso than we have Starbucks in the USA (oh and they have Starbucks in Taiwan as well). Big shout out and thank you to James Lee for translating this one – I thought it might be a stewed pork variety but I was way off! Let’s crack it open and have a look!

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Unsure whether it contains meat. To prepare, add in sachets and boiling water to fill line. Cover for 4 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

The noodle block.

A dry soup base sachet.

Has a kind of vinegarr scent.

The vegetables sachet.

Looks like kimchi!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, fried tofu, beef, sweet onion, spring onion and chilli flake. The noodles came out very nice – a lot of them and they’ve got a flat and slightly broad characteristic. The broth was a little thinner than I’d expected, however it brings a nice pickled vegetable flavor to the table which works very well with the bits of kimchi which hydrated nicely. 4.25 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4710088414243.

Unif-100 Instant Noodles -Artificial Shallot Beef Flavor 3.80oz/108g

A TV spot for Uni-President AQ noodles.

#2009: Conimex Oriental Noodles Soto Ajam

Okay, I think this is the very last of the ones that were sent to me by James B. of the Netherlands – thanks again! Let’s crack it open and have a look.

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

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

The noodle block.

Dry soup base.

Powdery.

An oil sachet.

Very yellow!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, coriander and sweet basil. The noodles were lackluster, although hydrated decently in the aforementioned 3 minutes. The flavor was kind of a neither here nor there kind of thing. Not bad but not much. 2.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8711200585144.

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

A Conimex TV commercial.

#1941: Unox Good Noodles Tandoori

Here’s one of the few I have left that were sent by James B. of the Netherlands – thanks again! I’m real curious whether this will have a strong tandoori chicken flavor or just a nice spicy mixture. I guess there’s only one way to find out! Let’s crack open the pack and have a look!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare without broth, add noodle block to boiling water and let steep for 3 minutes. Drain. Add in sachets and stir well. For a soupy version, add everything to a bowl and add 250ml boiling water. Cover and let stand 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!I’ll try the dry method.

The noodle block.

A seasoning sachet.

Has a sort of earthy scent.

Finished (click to enlarge). The noodles came out really far to the mushy/overly soft end of the stick. What’s a bummer is that the flavor from the sachets was just great – a nice, rich tandoori taste I really liked. 2.5 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8712100756726.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: The Netherlands

A Unox TV commercial.

#1923: Conimex Oriental Noodles Teriyaki

Another one sent by James B. from the Netherlands. Thanks! So these Conimex variants have been interesting. The last one I had was a green curry whose only similarity to green curry was, well, a green hue. Let’s see what kind of teriyaki we have here!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. There are two ways to prepare this one and I thought I’d go with the noodles version instead of the soup with noodles since teriyaki soup doesn’t sound very good. Add noodles and veggies to a pot of water and cook. Drain. Mix in sachet contents. Enjoy!

The noodle block.

The dry base sachet.

A tan powder with sesame seeds.

The liquid sachet.

Looks like oil and a teriyaki sauce.

A vegetables sachet.

Looks like carrots and corn.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added barbecue pork and spring onion. The noodles were very soft – almost mushy. More like the ‘roni’ in Rice-a-Roni. The flavor was anything but teriyaki; a hint of sweetness and salty. The vegetables came out nicely at least. 0.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8711200585038>.

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

A Conimex TV commercial.

#1916: Nissin Soba Fried Noodles Teriyaki

Here’s another one James B. sent me from The Netherlands – thanks again! I’ve reviewed these varieties in cup form, but not the packs and I’m really pleased to be able to. These come from Nissin Germary! Let’s have a look!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodle block and vegetable sachet to a pan and add 250ml water. Cook until liquid is all but absorbed and add in contents of liquid sachet. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The liquid sachet.

A teriyaki flavor yakisoba sauce.

A vegetable sachet.

Lots of little bits.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion and barbecue pork. The noodles cooked up nicely and had a decent chew to them. The flavor wasn’t exactly what I would expect teriyaki yakisoba to taste like; it’s kind of got it’s own thing going on. Nevertheless, it’s tame and has a nice flavor to it. 3.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 5997523324315.

Nissin Yakisoba UFO, Instant Sosu Pan-fried Noodles, Large Size, 5.9oz(168g) X 3 Tubs (For 3 Servings) [Japan Import]

An excellent documentary about the first instant noodle company. Ever.