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#3222: Jinmailang Cup Noodles Vegetable Flavor – United States

#3222: Jinmailang Cup Noodles Vegetable Flavor - United States

This is an interesting one. Made in China for the US market. I found this one at a Fred Meyer supermarket here in Lynnwood – the last place I’d expect to see something like this. Not a complaint by any means – nice to see more diversity at domestic grocery stores. Curious what vegetable this one will taste like – broccoli? Peas? Bell peppers? Let’s find out!

Jinmailang Cup Noodles Vegetable Flavor – United States

#3222: Jinmailang Cup Noodles Vegetable Flavor - 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 line. Cover for 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3222: Jinmailang Cup Noodles Vegetable Flavor - United States

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#3222: Jinmailang Cup Noodles Vegetable Flavor - United States

The noodle block.

#3222: Jinmailang Cup Noodles Vegetable Flavor - United States

A dry sachet.

#3222: Jinmailang Cup Noodles Vegetable Flavor - United States

A light powder.

#3222: Jinmailang Cup Noodles Vegetable Flavor - United States

A wet sachet.

#3222: Jinmailang Cup Noodles Vegetable Flavor - United States

A seasoned paste.

#3222: Jinmailang Cup Noodles Vegetable Flavor - United States

A dry garnish sachet.

#3222: Jinmailang Cup Noodles Vegetable Flavor - United States

Vegetables.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, tofu puff, scallion, and coriander. Noodles had a nice little fluff to them. Broth was rich and had a good kind of mixed vegetable taste to it. Warm and comforty for a vegetable variety. The inclusion of lots of vegetables like cabbage really bumped this one out. 4.0 out o 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 6921555527276.

#3222: Jinmailang Cup Noodles Vegetable Flavor - United States

JML INSTANT NOODLE Artificial Spicy BEEF FLAVOR-5 small bags

Watch me cook on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!

The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Chinese Instant Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Chinese Instant Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition

恭喜发财 and Happy Lunar New Year to all! I had a look at my lists I hadn’t updated in a while and saw it was in January of 2014 last I did a top ten Chinese list. Why so long? Well, I like to have done quite a few reviews in a year when it comes to country lists for that specific country. If I’d done only two and there weren’t any big changes, I’ll kind of let it go until the next year. This one seemed ripe and ready for a new version. Of the almost 150 reviews I’ve done of Chinese instant noodles, these are my favorites. I should mention that if you are an instant noodle in mainland China and interested in having me review your products, please contact me to set up a review series. With that, let’s have a look at The Ramen Rater’s top Ten Chinese Instant Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition. 

The Ramen Rater’s top Ten Chinese Instant Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition

A video presentation of The Ramen Rater’s top Ten Chinese Instant Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition.

#10: Sichuan Baijia Broad Noodle Chilli Oil Flavor

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Chinese Instant Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition

So The noodles are very broad and hydrated well. They have a nice chewiness to them. The flavor is excellent – a nice oily spiciness, a slight sweetness and a kind of puckery taste as well. The vegetable hydrated very well. Original review here

#9: Master Kong Tomato Sauce Instant Noodle

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Chinese Instant Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition

The noodles are about double the width of a standard instant noodle and flat. Very floppy but very nice in this application. The broth is indeed tomato flavored, and has a nice tomato taste at that. The included vegetables hydrated perfectly – all the way down to the peas. Original review here

#8: Baixiang Noodles Sauerkraut Flavor Instant Noodle

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Chinese Instant Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition

You might be thinking ‘sauerkraut?’ But actually, pickled cabbage as well as other vegetables are quite popular throughout Asia. The noodles are a little wide and flat. The are really very good and there’s a lot of them. The broth has a rich flavor – the sauerkraut’s bitterness is there, but also a kind of artificial meat flavor that works well. Also, there’s a little spiciness to it which was great! Original review here

#7: JML (Jin Mai Lang) Spicy King Spicy Beef Instant Noodle

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Chinese Instant Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition

The noodles are perfect – plump and plentiful. The broth is wonderful – perfect oiliness and heat and beef flavor. The heat tastes like it’s coming from Sichuan peppers. The vegetables in the powder sachet hydrated very well. The supplied seaweed is perfect. Original review here

#6: Wugudaochang Sour Soup & Minced Meat Flavor Chef’s Grain Naked Oat Noodles

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Chinese Instant Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition

The noodles have a standard instant gauge. They have just the right backbone to them – good texture and chew. The broth is extremely good – a tart beef flavor with good oiliness to it. The carrot and beef are excellent! Like a gourmet vegetable beef noodle. Original review here

#5: Sichuan Baijia Chongqing Noodles Spicy Hot Flavor

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Chinese Instant Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition

The noodles are thin and flat with a medium width. They really work well here. The broth is a very spicy beef with a Sichuan pepper hit among others. There are sesame seeds throughout and the bits of vegetables in there were great. Original review here

#4: JML (Jin Mai Lang) Spicy King Spicy Chicken Instant Noodle

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Chinese Instant Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition

The noodles came out very nicely – lots of them and of good texture and chew. The broth has a great spiciness – still worthy of the top ten spicy list. Sichuan pepper for sure. Nice color and oiliness in the broth as well. Original review here

#3: Sichuan Baijia Chongqing Noodles Burning Dry Noodles

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Chinese Instant Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition

I mean wow! I wasn’t sure of what to expect here, but this is really great! The noodles are extremely plentiful and really soft and floppy. This is perfect as the seasonings and liquids combine with them very well. The flavor is like an almost beefy and tasty lasagna but with Sichuan pepper and other spices going on. Moreover, the more you eat, the spicier it gets – heat, upon heat, upon heat! The pain! I really expected this to probably be really salty and have a strong vinegar taste but I was completely mistaken. I love this. Original review here

#2: JML (Jin Mai Lang) Spicy King Spicy Pork Instant Noodle

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Chinese Instant Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition

The noodles came out nice and plump and there’s a good amount of them. The broth has a fiery spiciness and great flavor to it. I really have to say the red chillies add a very nice hit of spice and vegetable elements. Original review here

#1: Wugudaochang Tomato Beef Brisket Flavor Purple Potato Noodle

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Chinese Instant Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition

The noodles, made from purple potatoes have a nice texture to them – a little sturdier than your garden variety instant and they were very nice to chew. The broth is a thick beef and tomato affair, with a very luxuriant and rich texture to it – almost creamy in a way. The inclusion of large pieces of tomato and real beef brisket in there was admirable and very enjoyable. Premium bowl of noodles. Original review here

#2275: JinMaiLang Hot & Sour Beef Noodles

Here’s another one sent by Jen from Australia – thanks! Although not an Australian brand, the distributor’s sticker mentioed Australian distribution and so here we are. Sounds good – been reviewing quite a few beef ones lately it seems. Let’s check it out!

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 sachet contents to 500ml boiling water. Cook for 3-4 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The dry base sachet.

A fine powder with some herbs here and there.

A paste sachet.

Maybe the spicy element?

Hey – an old clay pot!

Pickled mustard greens!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, coriander, chilli flake, red bell pepper, carrot and broccoli. The noodles came out nicely – and a great quantity as well. The broth was really great – a nice sour and spicy taste to it I really enjoyed. The pickled mustard stems however were an element that kind of mussed it all up though – just think that I would have liked it better without the mustard greens. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 6921555509982.

Instant Noodle Artificial Beef Flavor & Sour Pickled Cabbage – 4.24oz (Pack of 3)

A really awesome JML TV commercial!

#2166: JML Instant Noodle Artificial Beef Flavor & Sour Pickled Cabbage

Purple! Nothing like purple. Purple crayons, The Color Purple, Purple Rain… Actually, I’m not really a fan of any of those; but when I see the color of purple on an instant noodle package, especially from Taiwan, Hong Kong or China, it usually denotes something pickled. Indeed, here we have sour pickled cabbage. This isn’t quite like sauerkraut but kind of like it. Anyways, let’s crack into this one – another kindly send by colin. Thanks again!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add everything to a bowl. Pour 500ml boiling water over everything and cover for 3-4 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

A light powder with fleck in it.

An oil sachet.

Looks thick and possibly spicy.

The pickled cabbage.

Quite a bit of it!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added coriander, spring onion and Chinese sausage. The noodles are light and almost fluffy; definitely on the plentiful side as well. The broth was very good – a salty and beefy excursion with sour notes and a light spiciness. The pickled cabbage has a very nice acrid nip to it I enjoyed. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 6921555509982.

Instant Noodle Artificial Beef Flavor & Sour Pickled Cabbage – 4.24oz (Pack of 3)

Now this is one epic instant noodle commercial!

Meet The Manufacturer: #1778: JML Spicy King Spicy Chicken Noodle

Today, we come to the end of this Meet The Manufacturer. On a side note, I reviewed one that has the exact same packaging that I received from a reader in Scandinavia a while back. I asked if it was the same as this and was told it is a little different. sometimes companies will change levels of different ingredients depending on where they’re sold. Anyways…  Lots of interesting new things in this one – lots of great flavors as well! I want to thank Alvin Leung for all his help with making this happen! Let’s have a look at the package version of JML’s Spicy King Spicy Chicken!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Contains chicken. To prepare, bring 550ml of water to the boil and add noodles. Add contents of sauce, seasoning, vegetables sachets and stir.  Cook for3-4 minutes and ready to serve!

The noodle block.

The dry seasonings sachet.

Has a nice spicy scent.

A liquid sachet.

A bright colored paste.

A special sachet.

Chilli powder!

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added baked chicken with chilli powder and Lindberg Snider Porterhouse and Roast seasoning, mung bean sprouts and lime. The noodles came out very nicely – lots of them and of good texture and chew. The broth has a great spiciness – still worthy of the top ten spicy list. Sichuan pepper for sure. Nice color and oiliness in the broth as well. Couldn’t tell a difference between this and the other which is fine – they’re both excellent. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 6921555593363.

JML Instant Noodle Variety Bundle With Striped Bamboo Chopsticks – 4 Items Total – Super Value

A great JML TV commercial.

Meet The Manufacturer: #1777: JML Supreme Bowl Noodles With Stewed Egg Spicy Flavour

As we come close to the end of this Meet The Manufacturer, we have the third bowl that includes an egg: the spicy flavor bowl. Let’s check it out!

Detail of the side panels (click image to enlarge).  To prepare, Partially lift lid, add contents of all sachets into bowl. Pour sufficient boiling water into bowl to cover noodles. Replace lid to reseal bowl, let stand for 3-5 minutes and serve. Stewed egg can be put into the soup with the noodles or being served individually according to personal preference.

Detail of the lid (click image to enlarge).

An included fork!

The noodle block.

A dry seasoning sachet.

Lots of vegetable bits with a light powder.

A liquid sachet.

An oily paste.

Last but not least…

Our little egg.

Finished (click image to enlarge). The noodles are very plentiful and of good quality. The broth has a good level of spiciness to it, but not so much it will be too much for anyone. The vegetables that were in the powder base hydrated very nicely and there were lots of them – cabbage and other things I enjoyed. The egg again had a tough outside and nice yolk; it went well with the noodle and broth. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 6921555505434.

Jml Instant Noodle Artificial Stew Pork Flavour 5 small bags

A JML TV commercial.

Meet The Manufacturer: #1776: JML Spicy King Bowl Noodle Spicy Chicken Noodle

I received a package version of this one a while back from a reader in Sweden. Well, this is the bowl version. I was also told that the version that can be found in Europe (which has exactly the same packaging) is different than the version sold in Hong Kong. Interesting! I’m curious about the spiciness in this one – the one I got in the mail was on this year’s Top Ten spiciest Instant Noodles Of All Time 2015 Edition list! Let’s have a look!

Here’s some detail of the side panels (click image to enlarge). Contains chicken and fish. To prepare, partially lift lid, add contents of all sachets into bowl. Pour sufficient boiling water into bowl to cover noodles. Replace lid to reseal bowl, let stand for 3-5 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click image to enlarge).

An included fork!

The noodle block.

The dry base sachet.

A light powder with some little bits in there.

A liquid sachet.

Brilliant colored paste.

A special sachet.

Chilli powder!

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added chicken baked with chilli powder and LindbergSnider Porterhouse & Roast seasoning, coriander, broccoli and mung bean sprouts. The noodles as usual plumped up nicely as they engorged themselves on the broth. good gauge, good chew. The broth is definitely strong and worthy of the top ten spicy list – it means business! Sichuan chilli heat is abundant. The oiliness is great and the hydrated vegetable bits are good as well – a tasty spicy bowl. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 6921555593455.

JML Instant Noodle Variety Bundle With Striped Bamboo Chopsticks – 4 Items Total – Super Value

JML also makes other products than just instant noodles!

Meet The Manufacturer: Poster From JML

Look what came in the mail today! An express envelope!

An autographed poster of Dee Hsu, the woman on the JML Spicy King Spicy Beef bowls and packs! Here’s what Wikipedia has to say about her:

Dee Hsu (Chinese: 徐熙娣; pinyin: Xú Xīdì; Wade–Giles: Hsü Hsi-ti), more commonly known as Xiǎo S or Little S (小S), was born on 14 June 1978. She is a Taiwanese host, actress, and singer. She is well known for her quick-witted caustic humor as being a co-host of the most popular talk show in Taiwan KangXi Lai Le which airs on Chung T’ien Television with fellow host Kevin Tsai since 2004, for which they were awarded Best Host in a Variety Programme at the 40th Golden Bell Awards in 2005.[3]

Looks like my wife doesn’t approve! Well, maybe it can go in Andy’s room soon! Thanks to Alvin Leung and everyone at JML for sending this along!

Meet The Manufacturer: #1775: JML Spicy King Bowl Noodle Spicy Beef Noodle

The other day I reviewed the pack version of this one, and today it’s the bowl! I wasn’t sure who the lady on the bowl was but found out – her name is Dee Hsu – here’s a little on her from Wikipedia –

Dee Hsu (Chinese: 徐熙娣; pinyin: Xú Xīdì; Wade–Giles: Hsü Hsi-ti), more commonly known as Xiǎo S or Little S (小S), was born on 14 June 1978. She is a Taiwanese host, actress, and singer. She is well known for her quick-witted caustic humor as being a co-host of the most popular talk show in Taiwan KangXi Lai Le which airs on Chung T’ien Television with fellow host Kevin Tsai since 2004, for which they were awarded Best Host in a Variety Programme at the 40th Golden Bell Awards in 2005.[3]

Let’s see what’s in this bowl!

Here’s detail of the side panels (click image to enlarge). Contains beef. To prepare, partially lift lid, add contents of all sachets into bowl. Pour sufficient boiling water into bowl to cover noodles. Replace lid to reseal bowl, let stand for 3-5 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click image to enlarge).

An included fork!

The noodle block.

A powder base sachet.

Nice and fluffy.

A liquid sachet.

Has a beefy scent.

A sachet of…

…seaweed!

The vegetables sachet.

A nice mixture.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added beef, white onion, broccoli and red chillies. The noodles hydrated very nicely – plump and of decent quality. The broth was spicy with a Sichuan chilli hit – see tongue numbing! It has a very nice flavor to it and a good oiliness. The kelp went very well and the dehydrated vegetables came out great – good stuff! 4.25 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 6921555591345.

JML INSTANT NOODLE Artificial Spicy BEEF FLAVOR-5 small bags

Here’s a TV commercial from JML featuring Dee Hsu.

Meet The Manufacturer: #1773: JML Supreme Bowl Noodles With Stewed Egg Sour Beans With Pork Flavour

Here’s one that’s truly unique – not only does it have a stewed egg but something called sour beans. I’m wondering if they’re akin to something I tried in Penang at a Nyonya restaurant. Hmmm. Well, I just looked them up and from what I gather, what is in this may be pickled Chinese long bean whereas the smelly beans I had in Penang are somewhat akin to looking like a lima bean but bigger. Anyways, let’s have a look at this one!

Here’s detail of the side panels (click image to enlarge). Contains pork. To prepare, Partially lift lid, add contents of all sachets into bowl. Pour sufficient boiling water into bowl to cover noodles. Replace lid to reseal bowl, let stand for 3-5 minutes and serve. Stewed egg can be put into the soup with the noodles or being served individually according to personal preference.

Detail of the lid (click image to enlarge).

An included fork!

The noodle block.

A dry sachet.

A light powder with vegetable flecks.

A liquid sachet.

Has a bit of a vinegar scent.

A special sachet.

Sour beans!

The egg!

Has a soy scent.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added spring onion, mung bean sprouts and barbecue pork. The noodles are plentiful and hydrated nicely. The broth has a nice sour taste with a hint of spiciness. The sour beans are excellent – and the egg had a soy flavor with a tough white and good yolk. A nice bowl of noodles. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 6921555508169.

Jml Instant Noodle Artificial Stew Pork Flavour 5 small bags

As epic an instant noodles as I’ve ever seen!

Meet The Manufacturer: #1772: JML Spicy King Spicy Beef

This is a very red package! The woman is jubilant with her golden ladle! Her name is Dee Hsu – a popular entertainer from Taiwan. Spicy sounds good – let’s check it out!

Detail of the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Contains beef. To prepare, add contents of package to 550ml boiling water and cook for 3-4 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

Dry soup base sachet.

Powder and vegetables.

A liquid base.

Smells beefy!

A vegetable sachet.

Seaweed!

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added chilli pepper, mung bean sprouts, white onions, beef and broccoli. The noodles are perfect – plump and plentiful. The broth is wonderful – perfect oiliness and heat and beef flavor. The heat tastes like it’s coming from Sichuan peppers. The vegetables in the powder sachet hydrated very well. The supplied seaweed is perfect. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 6921555590218.

JML INSTANT NOODLE Artificial Spicy BEEF FLAVOR-5 small bags

A great JML TV commercial.

Meet The Manufacturer: #1771: JML Supreme Bowl Noodles With Stewed Egg Braised Beef Flavour

This is a real treat – you might be wondering what’s so special. Well, look at the picture – egg! Yep – this one comes with a n egg. Not dehydrated or in an egg block and scrambled, but a stewed egg! Let’s dig in!

Here’s detail of the side panels (click image to enlarge). Contains beef and egg. to prepare, add in sachet contents and enough boiling water to cover everything (about up to the line). Cover and steep 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click image to enlarge).

An included fork!

The noodle block.

Powder soup base.

A light powder with solid bits in it.

A liquid sachet.

A thick paste.

A hard boiled egg sachet!

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added beef, mung bean sprouts, coriander and white onion. The noodles came out nicely – fully engorged and of good quality as well as quantity. The broth was pretty good – had a beef flavor and nice pieces of vegetable in it. The egg was a very interesting factor; never have I had an egg in an instant noodle before. It was very rubbery and dark in color, but palatable. The yolk was a little chewy. The white had a bit of flavor to it – it kind of reminded me of century egg. Fascinating! 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 6921555503379.

JML Instant Noodle Stewed Hot Beef Flavour -5 Small Bags

A JML TV commercial.