Many of you will remember the rematch video I did. I tried the ultra spicy Isoyama Shoji 18 Prohibited instant ramen from Japan. It’s one I haven’t been able to conquer and just seriously spicy. I mean, this stuff just throws down and takes no prisoners! Let’s open this box and look within – not only at the instant noodles, but some other products by Isoyama Shoji.
Isoyama Shoiji ’18 Prohibited’ At Hobby Link Japan – Japan
So not only do we have the ramen as I mentioned, but there’s also three different kind of curry sauces from mild (I’m unsure if mild to them is mild to most) to a hot one. This stuff contains ghost pepper – the bhut jolokia. A fiery monster that will roar and unleash on you like nothing else! Please take care. Hobby Link Japan has asked that I let you all know that this actually can be a dangerous product to some. Stomach problems? Skip it. Heart problems? Probably not for you. This stuff means business, folks! Below I have put where you can get these. Note that Hobby Link Japan mentioned that even though it might say out of stock, they’ll be getting more so if you order it, it won’t charge you until it’s back in stock and on the way to you . Enjoy and thank you to Hobby Link Japan for sending these along!
First thing, I want to thank Jay H. from Taiwan for sending this 18禁カレーラーメン over to me. He checked out the Top Ten Spiciest Instant Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition and thought I should give this a try.
I’ve seen this quite a few times online but never have seen it available, nor have I really seen a lot of people talking about it. I find it very intriguing and interesting; it’s a spicy noodle from Japan, and usually, those don’t tend to be extremely spicy from what I’ve seen and tried.
Well, today I have the flu. For some reason, maybe like one of those hallucinatory fever dreams playing in the back of my head while it feels as though it’s going to explode from congestion, squirting eye balls and constant sneezing, I thought this would be a great day to give this a shot. Well, I mean curry noodles sounded good and I kind of discarded the concept of them being very spicy as I’ve never had one from Japan that’s really had any burn. At the bottom is a video of me attempting to eat this while I had the flu. Watch that and then watch my rematch video here! Let’s have a look at 18禁カレーラーメン.
18禁カレーラーメン (Age 18 Restricted La-Men Curry Taste) – Japan
Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Might contain meat but unsure. To prepare, add noodle block to 700ml boiling water and cook for 5 minutes. Add in powder base. Finally, stir and enjoy!
The noodle block.
A large powder sachet.
Had to use a bigger bowl for this stuff. A slightly granular mixture here.
Finished (click to enlarge). I was kind of taken aback at the sheer amount of water required for this one – 700ml is a lot. However, the noodle block accommodated and we see here a lot of plump noodles. They didn’t come out poorly either – they’re pretty decent. Now for the broth. The broth was something that my flu symptoms didn’t know how to combat. I had a bit of the noodle, then some broth and after about ten seconds, I felt this pain in my gut; like the I’m either going to vomit or shit my pants kind of gut pain. I had taken some cough syrup about a half hour before, too. Was trying these while sick a good idea? Was this a bad batch of noodles? A big yes to the first and a definite no to the second. I would have thought that if anything the spiciness would have been downplayed a bit since my tastebuds are all jacked up, but I have a feeling it amplified the spicy effect. I think the gut pain was the stuff hitting a gut full of medication and post nasal drippings. Luckily, Jay is going to send another pack of these and I will definitely try again once I’m feeling better. One thing I’ll say – this is a lot of noodles and broth and exceedingly spicy as well. After the rematch, I have fcome to a conclusion. This is the spiciest instant noodle I’ve ever had. It burned bad, twsited my gut up, laid waste to my soul. It makes every spicy variety I’ve had thus far taste like sugar water. Not only that, I think it tastes horrible. 0.0 out of 5.0 stars. . 18禁カレーラーメン, you beat my sick self down. JAN bar code 4937211002331.
Found this one at Uwajimaya in Bellevue. What I found particularly interesting was that it was a curry variant from Taiwan. I think I’ve only had one curry instant from Taiwan before and it was truly excellent. I thought maybe I’d try some of the new stuff my wife is growing with it!
At her work, Kit has had to care for some of the plants that are sold there lately and has found she enjoys it. We went to a few places and got some planters and plants and she’s been going to town on it!
Sky Nursery has lots of neat plants. We got a Patio tomato plant as well as lots of herbs. Mint, coriander, curry , sage and more! Going to use some mint today! Let’s check out this instant noodle from Taiwan.
Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add one of the noodle blocks to 500ml boiling water and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add in one paste and one vegetable sachet and cook another minute. Enjoy!
One of the four noodle blocks. This is a four pack, so you get four noodle blocks and four each of two kinds of seasoning sachet.
The paste sachet.
Has a nice curry scent.
The vegetable sachet.
A very interesting mix – peas red pepper, seaweed and cabbage.
Finished (click image to enlarge). Added sweet onion, Chinese long bean, mint, prawn flavor fish ball and tau pok (tofu puff). The noodles have a decent chewiness and have a fresh kind of feel to them I like. They are a regular instant gauge. The broth has a sweet curry flavor which also was nice – definitely leaning towards sweeter with no real spiciness detectable. The vegetables hydrated very well and I must say they were absolutely perfect. The cabbage was crisp and flavorful. The corn and peas came out excellent as well, and there was a good amount of seaweed. This was the best included veggie sachet experience I’ve had possibly ever. I’m very pleased with this one – 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 4710589440321.
In Taiwan, the nighttime is a good time to shop. Night Markets are big business in Taiwan, and people sell just about everything imaginable – or unimaginable! Check out this video showing a taste of what a Taiwanese Night Market is all about.