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#2879: Peyang Cho-Omori Yakisoba Half & Half Gekikara

ぺヤングやきそば #2879: Peyoung Cho-Omori Yakisoba Half & Half Gekikara

Hey look at this! This is most definitely the largest yakisoba I’ve seen to date!  This came by way of Hobby Link Japan, a great site that has all sorts of amazing Japanese things including instant noodles! Thank you very much! Here’s what they had to say about this unique variety on their website –

Can’t decide what kind of yakisoba you want? We’ve got you covered with this two-in-one set of instant noodles! You’ll need to split the 820ml of hot water required between both containers — which are kept separate so you can enjoy each flavor on its own.

Peyoung’s Cho-Omori style Yakisoba is packed with double the noodles and double the sauce! The Gekikara variety packs a super spicy punch in a regular half-size serving. Cooks in just 3 minutes!

Unfortunately, the site mentions that this one has been discontinued so you’ll have to go get the regular and spicy versions separately. But let’s have a look!

Peyoung Cho-Omori Yakisoba Half & Half Gekikara – Japan

ぺヤングやきそば #2879: Peyoung Cho-Omori Yakisoba Half & Half Gekikara

Detail of the outer wraps (click to enlarge). Contains meat. To prepare, add boiling water and contents of vegetables sachet. Cover for 3 minutes. Use drain spout to drain. Add liquid pouch to one side and the other liquid pouch to the other. Stir. Sprinkle garnish on top. finally, stir and enjoy!

ぺヤングやきそば #2879: Peyoung Cho-Omori Yakisoba Half & Half Gekikara

The inner lid with drain spout (click to enlarge).

ぺヤングやきそば #2879: Peyoung Cho-Omori Yakisoba Half & Half Gekikara

It’s literally two full sized noodle blocks as you would find in the regular packages.

ぺヤングやきそば #2879: Peyoung Cho-Omori Yakisoba Half & Half Gekikara

The vegetables sachet.

ぺヤングやきそば #2879: Peyoung Cho-Omori Yakisoba Half & Half Gekikara

A nice mixture.

ぺヤングやきそば #2879: Peyoung Cho-Omori Yakisoba Half & Half Gekikara

A dual sachet.

ぺヤングやきそば #2879: Peyoung Cho-Omori Yakisoba Half & Half Gekikara

On the left, seaweed and sesame seed.

ぺヤングやきそば #2879: Peyoung Cho-Omori Yakisoba Half & Half Gekikara

On the right, white pepper.

ぺヤングやきそば #2879: Peyoung Cho-Omori Yakisoba Half & Half Gekikara

The original flavor yakisoba sauce.

ぺヤングやきそば #2879: Peyoung Cho-Omori Yakisoba Half & Half Gekikara

A lot of liquid.

ぺヤングやきそば #2879: Peyoung Cho-Omori Yakisoba Half & Half Gekikara

The second sachet – the spicy yakisoba sauce.

ぺヤングやきそば #2879: Peyoung Cho-Omori Yakisoba Half & Half Gekikara

Another large amount of sauce.

Finished (click to enlarge). Spicy is top right. standard lower left. Spicy: added spring onion and Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts. Noodles have a good gauge and nice chew to them. Flavor wasn’t really my favorite – the spiciness lent itself more to a bitterness which was just not enjoyable. 3.0 out of 5.0 stars. Standard: Added spring onion and Kewpie mayonnaise. The gauge of the noodle is again very good as is the chewiness. The flavor is a sweet and tasty yakisoba which I enjoyed quite a bit. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars. 3.0 + 4.5 / 2 = 3.75 out of 5.0 stars overall.  JAN bar code 4902885003465.

ぺヤングやきそば #2879: Peyoung Cho-Omori Yakisoba Half & Half Gekikara

Peyoung Yakisoba

Yakisona and baseball – sounds like a good combo!

#1111: Golden Wheat Korean Style Stew Beef Cooking Noodle

Another one we got on our trip to Canada – thank you to my beautiful wife Kit! So I recently got this comment on my Top Ten Strangest & Weirdest list:

funny, some of them are even NOT instant noodle.

i guess there is no authority in this rating

Snarky eh? With all the uproar recently from Taiwan, I’ve gotten quite a few nasty comments – most noteworthy ones trying to discredit my ability to make instant noodles… Geez! Sore losers on the Top Ten, sore at being on the Bottom Ten… As for all of the noodles on that Weird and gross list,, they’re kind of right actually, although truly splitting hairs. You see, there are some instant noodles that require nothing but hot water – you put them in a bowl, add hot water, cover and wait a few minutes and presto – instant noodles. This is what makes them ‘instant.’ Others however must be boiled in a pot on the stove. Many people in the world refer to these as ‘cooking noodles’ as on the front of this pack. To be honest though, most instant noodles can be done both ways (often you’ll see cooking instructions as well as instant instructions). To me, this is splitting hairs and really a kind of silly comment. I mean, you have to have heated water either way, and that’s not really hard to do. Cooking noodles in a pot is barely cooking anyways… So for anyone who’s wondering, if it’s got noodles and a seasoning packet and comes in a small container and cooks in an extremely short amount of time (between 3 and 7 minutes or so), I’m calling ’em instant noodles. But I digress – let’s check out these ‘cooking noodles!’

Here’s the back of the packaging (click image to enlarge). Looks like there’s no meat in this one.

I think this brand puts out the absolutely largest single blocks of noodles I’ve ever seen.

Looks like Golden Wheat may be a re-branded JML.

A light powder.

Paste packet.

Has a meaty aroma.

The veggies packet.

Nice little variety and a decent amount.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added sauteed beef and Vidalia onions and some green onion. The noodles looks like big Korean ramyun noodles, but they’re a little smaller in the end and have a much less chewy texture. The broth has a faint spiciness and more of a Chinese ‘braised beef’ flavor. It’s hearty and slightly sweet and a little oily  – it’s really nothing like a Korean ramyun. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 6921555584484.

A quick overview of the different varieties of Asian noodles. By the way – I think their idea of making their own broth is great and all but I’ll never do it – viva la seasoning packet! By the way – Tim Lincecum pitched a no-hitter yesterday to the Padres! Check it out here – GIANTS!!!

#803: Master Kong (康师傅) Premium Taste Roasted Beef Noodle

Here’s another one of the Master Kong variants sent to me by Bo H.! Thanks again! This one is the the first Master Kong large noodle bowl I’ve tried.

The side panels (click image to enlarge).

Includes a folding fork!

The powder seasoning packet.

This stuff has a very nice beef taste to it.

Liquid seasoning packet.

Thick and oily.

Veggies and bits.

Looks like a lot of veggies and some dried beef perhaps.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added a slice of cheese and some kizami shoga (pickled ginger). The noodles aren’t the best in the world but they’re not bad – could have slightly more backbone. The broth is great – very beefy and tasty! The veggies and bits are wonderful – excellent veggies and the bits must be beef – if they’re not, they’re the most convincing pieces of TVP I’ve ever had. Darn good bowl of noodles! 4.0 out of 5.0 stars! UPC bar code 6903252714036 .

This has to be one of the best noodle commercials I’ve ever seen. Ever.

I’m really curious what they’re talking about here – what do Teletubbies, the Master Kong mascot, alpacas and the police have to do with one another?