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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.

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

The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Spiciest Instant Noodles Of All Time 2015 Edition

As many might know, I started The Ramen Rater (click to see the old site) in 2002 and did about 60 reviews. Then, I turned my attention to spicy hot sauces with The Sauce Rater. In 2010, I resumed my instant noodle reviewing. I’ve long been a fan of the spicy side of things – strong heat and good flavor are a couple of my favorite things. Let’s have a look at the absolutely hottest varieties I’ve found in my over 1,700 reviews of instant noodles from around the world in this year’s The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Spiciest Instant Noodles Of All Time 2015 Edition.

#10: Wugudaochang Sichuan Pepper & Chicken Flavor – China

The Sichuan pepper was something relatively new to me until I really got a mouthful of them in this variety. It kind of reminds me of the way a hot pepper acts, but then when you inhale, it has a kind of cooling kind of sensation like mint; hard to explain but definitely something different. This one came with a peanut and pepper garnish and the noodles had a very nice gauge and texture. Original review here

#9: Nongshim Jinjja Jinjja – South Korea

While still not available in the United States, Jinjja Jinjja is back in South Korea! This one packs a serious punch of heat along with pork, peanut and black sesame seeds. Original review here

#8: JML Emperor Instant Noodles Spicy Chicken – China

I wasn’t expecting this one to be extremely spicy at the outset and then was in for a ride. Very very hot – augmented with a large sachet of coarse chilli peppers. Original review here

#7: emart Dare You! Habanero Jjamppong – South Korea

Extreme heat is paired with nice bit of seafood broth and lots of bits of seafood. All the fire and flavor melded together with thick ramyun noodles make it hot as well as delicious. This one comes in at 1,960 SHU (Scoville Heat Units). Original review here

#6: MyKuali Penang White Curry Noodle – Malaysia

MyKuali’s new recipe added a big punch of heat to their already amazing and groundbreaking Penang White Curry Noodle. Thick almost saucelike broth fires up the palate and includes a generous amount of garlic this time. Original review here

#5: Ching’s Secret Hot Garlic Instant Noodles – India

When I found this one at a local Indian market, I was very enthused. I thought to myself ‘hey, I like garlic!’ I kind of expected a salty, buttery and almost fettucini kind of thing. But no – this innocuous looking plate of noodles was violently spicy! Super hot garlic spiciness just builds and builds! Original review here

#4: Paldo Teumsae Ramyun – South Korea

On the list for four years now! Another South Korean ramyun with serious kick to it. This isn’t to be trifled with!  Teumsae has restaurants in South Korea which serve up some seriously spicy fare. I really like the text underneath the word Teumsae which reads, ‘Flavor. Culture. Human’ Original review here

#3: Samyang Foods Buldak Bokkeummyeon – South Korea

I would say that I’ve seen dozens of videos on YouTube showing people competitively eating this one. This stuff is extremely hot. Another brothless variety and it really packs a punch as well as has a nice taste to it. Thick ramyun noodles round everything out nicely and will transmit the spicy sauce to your tongue. Original review here

#2: Paldo Bulnak Bokkummyun Spicy Fried Octopus Ramyun – South Korea

See that little octopus on the package with the smile on his face? He’s laughing. Laughing as he watches you sweat as you eat this ultra spicy ramyun! I’m not kidding this one was over the top spicy! Bring a fire extinguisher. Original review here

#1: emart Dare You! Habanero Ramyun – South Korea

For the fourth year running, this stuff tops the list. Despite a packaging design change, you should still heed the warnings; habanero pepper top right corner, temperature gauge and screaming person, black packaging… Yeah – it’s not one to underestimate; this is violently hot. The broth just keeps delivering the heat and it’s just insane. Try licking a lit candle – I swear this stuff is hotter! Original review here

#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.