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Meet The Manufacturer: #1770: JML Spicy King Bowl Noodle Spicy Pork

So to start things off, I thought this looked like an interesting cup. I had one that had a smiliar design quite a while back – and it ended up on the Top Ten Spicy list for 2015! So, I’m wondering how this one’s going to be – spicy? I’m going to bet it’s spicy. Let’s open the lid and look within!

Detail of the side panels (click image to enlarge). Contains meats. To prepare, add contents of sachets to cup and add boiling water to inside line and cover for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click image to enlarge).

An included fork!

The noodle block.

A dry seasonings sachet.

Has a kind of pork scent.

A liquid sachet.

Has a hot and sour scent.

A special sachet.

Smells spicy and pickled.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added beef, broccoli and white onion. The noodles are rounded and of a standard gauge. They have a slight crumble and softness which is enjoyable. The broth has a nice bite of heat and good pork flavor and tanginess which is just excellent. The pickled vegetable bits are a very nice addition and they are nice and fresh. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 6921555591352.

JML Instant Noodle Artificial Beef Flavor & Sour Pickled Cabbage-5 Small Bags

A JML television advertisement.

Meet The Manufacturer: Product Samples From JML

Was extremely happy to get a knock at the door and a nice big box today!

Ooh! New things to try from China! What’s within I wonder?

A bunch of really interesting looking items! Looking forward to reviewing them! Thanks to Alvin Leung and everyone at JML!

Meet The Manufacturer: Interview With JML

Interview With JML * Product Samples From JML * Poster From JMLJML Spicy King Bowl Noodle Spicy PorkJML Supreme Bowl Noodles With Stewed Egg Braised Beef FlavourJML Spicy King Spicy Beef * JML Supreme Bowl Noodles With Stewed Egg Sour Beans With Pork Flavour * JML Spicy King Spicy Pork NoodleJML Spicy King Bowl Noodle Spicy Beef NoodleJML Spicy King Bowl Noodle Spicy Chicken NoodleJML Supreme Bowl Noodles With Stewed Egg Spicy FlavourJML Spicy King Spicy Chicken Noodle

It has only been recently that I’ve been able to get product samples from Chinese manufacturers. This is pretty special since China is where a huge part of the instant noodles in the world are consumed and produced. JML is one of these manufacturers. I was able to conduct this interview with Alvin Leung, of Li-HE Foods Limited, a Hong Kong distributor for JML.

THERAMENRATER> Thank you for doing this interview! Can you start by telling me a little bit about the history of JinMaiLang – how did you start?

JINMAILANG> JinMaiLang was form in 1994 at Hebei Province, which located in Northern China. Over 20years, JinMaiLang developed from a local manufacturer that market in only Northern China to a global brand in the world. In 2004, JinMaiLang and Nissin established a joint venture called Jinmailang Nissin Food Co Ltd. It strengthened the leading power of the company in China market and bring more advance technology from Japan in both quality and safety control.

TRR> For my readers who aren’t familiar with your product lines, can you tell a little about them?

JML> There are two series that JinMaiLang selling in Hong Kong, Spicy King and Supreme Bowl noodles. The Spicy King series has both pack size and Bowl size, and there are three flavors, Spicy Beef, Spicy Chicken and Spicy Pork. Although they all called Spicy, each of them is representing a different type of spicy in China. For the Supreme Bowl Noodles, there is a stewed egg packed with the noodles. It gives the customers not just noodles to eat, but something healthy and special to eat.

TRR> Do you produce products other than instant noodles?

JML> Besides producing instant noodles, we also produce fine dried noodles, Vermicelli, beverage and condiment

TRR> How do you noodle products differ from those by other manufacturers?

JML> Different from other manufacturer, JinMaiLang has a complete supply chain from farming of wheat, deriving of palm oil to the manufacturing of the Instant Noodle itself.
JinMaiLang instant noodles are more al dente than other brand noodles. We have a special name “彈麵Elastic Noodles” to call that type of noodles. In terms of Instant Noodles quality, JinMaiLang is very confident to be one of the best in the industry.

TRR> Can your products be purchased outside of China?

JML> JinMaiLang Noodles are now exporting to more than 40 countries in the world. (see attached)

TRR> Where do you make your noodles?

JML> We have 15 production bases in China

TRR> What was your first product?

JML> The first product was call HuaLong Pack Noodle first appeared in 1994. This is a traditional Beef flavor instant noodles targeting in local market. After the success of the product in local market, JinMaiLang expand their market to different provinces and keep improving its quality.

TRR> Are you involved in the local community/charity?

JML>  In 1998, JinMaiLang provided capital for the establishment of a primary school in Shanxi Provice.
In 2008, JinMaiLang donate RMB 300,000 worth of instant noodles to the area suffer from the Southern China’s snow storms
In 2008, JinMaiLang donate RMB 300,000 worth of instant noodles to the area suffer from the Wenchuan Earthquake
JinMaiLang constantly organize charity tour to visit poor children in remote area

TRR> How many packs, cups and bowls of instant noodles do you produce annually?

JML> JinMaiLang produce 12billions pcs of instant noodles annually. For every 5 packs of instant noodles in the world, one is produced by JinMaiLang.

TRR> Have you ever thought about varieties like macaroni and cheese or pizza flavored instant noodles?

JML> JinMaiLang try to bring traditional Chinese flavor to contemporary instant noodles products. More interesting and unique products will be launched in the future. Now that is secret in the lab. We hope they could reveal to our customers soon.

TRR> Which is your personal favorite variety of JinMaiLang noodles and what (if anything) do you add to them?

JML> My favorite JinMaiLang noodle is Spicy Beef noodle in the Spicy King Series. It consists of Sichuan pepper ingredients, which makes it a very special and unique flavor.

TRR> A lot of people here in the United States know very little about China. Can you share some thoughts on daily life and info about where you are located?

JML> The Base of JinMaiLang is in Hebei Province, which located in Northern China. Unlike Southern China, people in here are more simple, kind and hardworking. However, they lack of independent character. Hebei has long history that can be traced back to 2000 years ago. It is near the capital of China, Beijing. Hebei is also known for its moderate climate. The four seasons are felt and enjoyed. In spring it is arid and windy, hot and rainy in summer, balmy and fine in autumn and dry and cold in winter. People around the world are welcome to visit Hebei, China.

TRR> What does the name JinMaiLang mean?

JML> JinMaiLang (今麥郎)are three Chinese words. “Jin” pronounces like powerful in Chinese. “Mai” means Wheat. And “Lang” means a young man. It is an image of a lively young man growing wheat in a farm.

TRR> Are there any new products on the way from JinMaiLang? Can you give my readers a ‘sneak peek?’

JML> Supreme Bowl Noodles-Sauces noodle with tomato flavor. This is a new member for the Supreme Bowl Noodle series.

TRR> Thank you very much for this opportunity! I and my readers thank you very much!

Well, there you have it – very impressive! Thanks again to alvin Leung and to the folks at JML who worked hard to make sure this Meet The Manufacturer could come to fruition. With that, let’s have a look at JML’s varieties!

Interview With JML * Product Samples From JML * Poster From JMLJML Spicy King Bowl Noodle Spicy PorkJML Supreme Bowl Noodles With Stewed Egg Braised Beef FlavourJML Spicy King Spicy Beef * JML Supreme Bowl Noodles With Stewed Egg Sour Beans With Pork Flavour * JML Spicy King Spicy Pork NoodleJML Spicy King Bowl Noodle Spicy Beef NoodleJML Spicy King Bowl Noodle Spicy Chicken NoodleJML Supreme Bowl Noodles With Stewed Egg Spicy FlavourJML Spicy King Spicy Chicken Noodle

#1595: JML Emperor Instant Noodles Spicy Chicken

Here’s yet another that was sent by a kind reader from Sweden – thank you! This one is by JML (Jin Mai Lang) – I’ve reviewed many of their varieties in the past but never one of the ‘Emporer’ line. It looks to have some kick to it – let’s check it out!

The distributor/import sticker (click image to enlarge).

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Contains chicken. To prepare, add everything to 500ml boiling water. Cook for 3 minutes. Enjoy!

The noodle block.

Dry soup base.

Powder and vegetables.

A sauce sachet.

Has a spicy scent.

Hmmm… What have we here?

A very spicy scent!


Finished (click image to enlarge). Added carrot, white onion, spring onion, mung bean sprout and grilled chicken with Johnny’s Chicken & Pork seasoning. The noodles have a good thickness – a little thinner than a lot of instants, but very plentiful – you’re gonna be full! The broth has a truly excellent chicken flavor as well as a good oiliness. The added chilli powder added a very nice extra boost of heat. Speaking of the heat, this is no tame instant – one of the more fiery varieties I’ve had. This was a very pleasant surprise – 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 Jin Mai Lang TV advertisement.

#1502: JinMaiLang Artificial Pork Flavor Noodles

JinMaiLang is an interesting brand. I’ve found their logo on a lot of seasoning sachets that are in different branded packaging – Golden Wheat comes to mind first. This is known as ‘private labeling’.’ Basically, say I wanted to have a The Ramen Rater brand instant noodles, but I didn’t want to have a factory. I could call on a company and say ‘hey – I like this variety you make – can you make it but use these graphics for the outer packaging?’ Boom – private labeling. Usually if you see something like ‘made for [company] by [company]’ that’s a clear indicator. Anyways, these look interesting. There are certain colors that seem to be designated for different flavors where Chinese noodles are concerned. Chicken is yellow, beef is red, seafood is blue and pork is green. Also, purple seems to be the color of sauerkraut! Anyways – let’s check this one by JinMaiLang out!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add everything to 500ml boiling water. Cook for 3 minutes. Eat!

The noodle block.

Powder base sachet.

Has a salty and pork-like scent.

A paste sachet.

Thick and oily with a slightly acidic scent.

The vegetable sachet.

Lots of little flakes.


Finished (click image to enlarge). Added cabbage, sweet onion and thin sliced pork I sauteed together. The noodles are really nice – this and have this charming comfort food feel to them. They take on the broth which has a nice stewed pork kind of thing going on. Again, it’s got that nice comfort feel, and the interplay between noodle and broth is almost buttery, but I don’t think there’s any butter here. It’s the kind of bowl of noodles that makes me wish it was about 20 degrees cooler outside and closer to Christmas if that makes any sense. The veggies hydrated well enough. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars .EAN bar code 6921555583920.

This is pretty rad – a few different varieties of JML’s noodles and a set of chopsticks!

I think this might be a Mongolian JinMaiLang commercial.

#842: JML Instant Noodle Artificial Stew Beef Flavour

Here’s a big bowl of noodles sent a while back by Michelle L. of New York. Stew beef sounds good to me!

Side panels (click image to enlarge).

A fork!

A good sized noodle block.

Powder seasoning.

Very light powder.

Paste packet.

Pretty thick stuff!

Veggie packet.

Looks like a nice smattering.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added a fried egg with some Krazy Mixed Up Salt, some red bell pepper, broccoli and onions, and a little roast beef I sauteed with a touch of Cavender’s All Purpose Greek Seasoning. Noodles are slightly spongy but all in all pretty good. The broth is really good – has a great beef flavor with just the right amount of oil. Veggies were decent. A nice big bowl of noodles! Well done! 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 6921555571866 – get it here.

One of the most awesome instant noodle commercials ever.

China: A Century Of Revolution documentary

The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Spiciest Instant Noodles Of All Time


* UPDATE * See here.

A couple of days ago, I received an email from a man who was angry. He was angry that the instant noodles he bought said that they were spicy Chicken flavor but weren’t spicy whatsoever and that I needed to change the seasonings ASAP. Every once in a while, I get a comment or email from someone who thinks that I make instant noodles or am affiliated with an instant noodle company. I decided to reply and do a review of the product he had problems with, adding some hot spices, sauces and peppers from around the world to really heat it up. It then occurred to me that a lot of people really like spicy instant noodles and that there’s really no list of the hottest ones out there. I figured I’d better do something about that, and so here’s the Top Ten Spiciest Instant Noodles Of All Time!

#10: Koka Instant Non-Fried Noodles Spicy Black Pepper Flavour – Singapore
If you like black pepper, you’ll want to try this. It has a nice peppery sauce that has a rich and deep black pepper flavor that doesn’t quit. The garnish of dried veggies are an added bonus. Original review

#9: Wei Lih Good Good Eat Super Ramen Hot Chili Flavor – Taiwan
Has decent noodles and a deep red broth that exclaims ‘beware of fire!’ The broth also has an oily texture and sweet notes that make it quite unique in its fire. Original review

#8: Paldo (Korea Yakult) Kko Kko Myun – South Korea
The result of a comedian on a competition TV show in South Korea, Kko Kko Myun has been a huge craze. The flavor is a jalapeno chicken – and the jalapeno is nice and strong. Has a real good bite to it. Original review

#7: FoodMon DJ-DOC Jjolmyeon – South Korea
DJ-Doc is a hip-hop group in South Korea and they must be pretty happy to have their faces on this stuff. In this bowl, you have noodles, large pieces which are rice cake and a red sauce which has a wonderful heat and flavor. It all ties together to be like a hot and spicy lasagna ala South Korea. Wonderful stuff! Original review

#6: JML Instant Noodle Artificial Spicy Hot Beef Flavour – China
A very spicy Chinese noodle soup. Notice its not spicy beef, it’s spicy hot beef! Has decent veggies and a serious punch! Original review

#5: Nongshim Shin Ramyun Noodle Soup – USA
Yep – they make this is the USA now. A standard of the spicy noodle world! Hot and tasty with lots of thick noodles. Original review

#4: Namchow Mee Jang Noodle Soup Sour Spicy Chicken (Tom Yum) – Thailand
The packaging looks pretty tame but this stuff is anything but. The broth is enough to blow your head off – wow! Original review

#3: Nongshim Jinjja Jinjja (Really Really) Ramyun – South Korea
This is hot and unique. Based on pork broth and has some niceties like black sesame seeds and peanut powder. Has a strong heat but it’s got some really great taste to it – this is awesome stuff! Original review

#2: Indomie Curly Noodle With Chicken & Chilli Paddi – Indonesia
Sweet mother – this is intense! That little pepper (also known as a Bird’s Eye pepper) was enough to burn my lips, mouth and gut for a good long time! Heavy duty! I should also mention there’s a place that sells spicy noodles in Jakarta that has 75 to 100 of these peppers mixed in – Imagination fails me as to the scorching pain! Original review

#1: Paldo Teumsae Instant Noodles With Soup – South Korea
Hands down, bar non, this is the hottest stuff I’ve had. In over 800 varieties I’ve tried, this is the very hottest. From the first slurp to the end of the bowl, my mouth was on fire. If you are a big fan of all that is spicy, this is what you are looking for. Original review

#798: Golden Wheat Korean Style Pork Flavour Noodle Soup

Here’s a big cup my sister brought me back from Canada this year. Sounds good on a nice sunny day.

Here’s the side panels – click to enlarge.

The noodle block.

The seasoning powder.

Plenty of it.


Liquid base.

Looks like an oyster – kinda…

The veggies!

Looks like a nice little smorgasbord…

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added onions and a couple dashes of Texas Pete Hot Sauce. The broth was rather greasy and a little lighter of a flavor than I’d expected. The noodles were just plain boring; they didn’t really soak up any flavor. The veggies were okay. 3.0 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 6921555586235 .

Korean pork belly – there’s really nothing like it!

청춘의 밤 The Night of Youth (1933)

– Song by Choi, Myoung-Ju (최명주)
– Composed by Yun, Young-Hu (윤영후)
– This song is known as the first Jazz Song which is composed by Korean now
– Recorded in 1933
– Choi, Myoung-Ju is a gisaeng (a singing and dancing girl as like the geisha in Japan) in Pyeongyang; Pyeongyang gisaeng school is very famous in this period early 1900.
– Detailed information in Korean : http://ignorams.egloos.com/2269709

#525: JML Instant Noodle Artificial Spicy Hot Beef Flavour

Here’s the last of the JML brand noodles from Greg B. of Florida. Looks like it will be hot and spicy!

At the top is a packet of paste like liquid soup base, then the middle one is veggies and at bottom, powdered soup base.

Nice colors and spice look like this will be a good one.

Click image to enlarge. Added a couple fried eggs with Lindberg-Snider Red Baron BBQ Spice on top. The noodles are nice and plentiful, the veggies came out very nicely too. The broth was very spicy and had a nice rich flavor. All in all a very enjoyable meal that hit the spot. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars


Spicy braised beef recipe!

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