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#2143: Thien Houng Food Lemon Chicken Flavour Instant Noodles

Here’s another one sent by a reader named Colin – thanks! He’s sent quite a few! This one’s from Vietnam – haven’t reviewed many from there in a while… Let’s have a look!

The distributor/import sticker.

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. Add 400ml boiling water and cover for 3 minutes. stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

Just letting you know – this is high grade soup.

A fine powder.

An oil sachet.

An orangish oil.

The vegetables sachet.

Looks like spring onion or chives.

A little chilli powder sachet.

Chilli powder.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, baked chicken, hard boiled egg and coriander. The noodles came out pretty well – a little on the softer side. The broth was a kind of spicy chicken with a note of lemon to it. I’m thinking the chilli powder kind of deadened the lemon taste a little bit. The oiliness was nice. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8934663101038.

The Banh Mi Handbook: Recipes for Crazy-Delicious Vietnamese Sandwiches

A Thien Houng Food TV spot.

#2028: Maruchan Ramen Sopa Maruchan Sabor A Camaron, Limon Y Habanero

Here’s one I got from Paul S. – also got one from Colin. Thanks guys! What’s kind of crazy here is that this is the first Minstant noodle I’ve reviewed from Mexico (or at least made for the Mexican market). Instant noodles (fideos instantanea) are extremely popular in Mexico, as well as by the Latino population in the United States. Sopa means soup, sabor a camaron, limon y habanero means shrimp, lemon and habanero flavor. Anyways, let’s crack this sucker open!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains shrimp. To prepare, add noodle block to two cups boiling water and cook for three minutes. Add in contents of sachet. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet – this one’s known as lime chili shrimp where the US pack version is concerned.

The seasoning powder.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added large shrimp, coriander, Texas Pete hot sauce and sweet onion. The noodles hydrated nicely and have a standard domestic gauge. The broth has a nice bite to it and good shrimp flavor, although very thin. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 041789002960.

Maruchan Instant Lunch, Lime Chili Shrimp, 2.25-Ounce Packages (Pack of 12)

A Maruchan TV commercial for the Mexican market.

#1612: Shan Shoop Instant Noodles Spicy Lemon Flavour

Here’s a flavor I’ve never had before – spicy lemon. I think the only comparable thing would be tom yum flavored products, but then again this is from Pakistan, so not sure how Thai it’s going to taste. Very curious! Let’s check it out.

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodle block and seasoning to 300ml boiling water. Cook 2-3 minutes. Enjoy!

The noodle block.

The seasoning sachet.

Has a very strong lemon peel scent.


Finished (click image to enlarge). Added a little coriander. The noodles are good – almost a slightly buttery flavor to them. The broth is indeed lemony – sharply so. I could see someone pairing this with fish. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 788821003737.

 I got some of this Shan Egg Seasoning Mix a long time ago and it’s pretty good – something different to try!

A Shan Shoop TV spot.

Meet The Manufacturer: #1382: Takamori Hiyashi Chuka Lemon Sauce

We;ve had some nice sunny days already this spring here in Washington. Had a day that got close to 80 degrees! Was really nice. The review today is on a noodle dish that is served cold. Cold noodles are enjoyed throughout Asia, but it’s really something that isn’t commonly seen in the United States. Let’s have a look at this unique variety.

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Not sure if it contains meat or fish. To prepare, take a microwave safe vessel and put the noodle block in it. Add 2cm of water. Microwave for 2 minutes, 20 seconds at 500 watts or 2 minutes at 600 watts. Drain and run cold water over the noodles. Add the contents of a sauce sachet and serve cold.

The noodle pouch. There are two of these.

The liquid sauce sachet.

Has a lemon and soy scent.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added kizami shoga (pickled ginger), green onion and shrimp. The noodles are just right. What I really liked about them is that they didn’t get dry or stick to eachother; they retained the moisture in a good way and didn’t get mushy. The sauce has a rich soy and lemon taste which was not only tasting but made for a refreshing dish. 4.75 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 4901959100406.

A concert by famous Koto player Fuyuki Enokido, given at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Meet The Manufacturer: #1264: Mi ABC Selera Pedas Mi Goreng Cup Rasa Ayam Pedas Limau Hot Chicken Lemon Flavour

Hope everyone who celebrated had a Merry Christmas! My son got me a new plate and bowl – today I’ll be using the plate as it’s mi goreng on the menu! Let’s check it out!

The side panels (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add boiling water to the noodles and steep 3 minutes. While you wait, put the sachet contents except the garnish in a bowl. Drain the noodles and put in the bowl and stir. Add garnish on top.

Here’s the lid detail (click image to enlarge).

Included fork!

The noodle block.

A dual sachet on seasoning base on left and chilli powder on right.

The chilli powder atop the base.

A triple sachet (from left to right): seasoned oil, chilli sauce and sweet soy sauce.

All three together.

The garnish sachet.

Fried wonton and fried onion.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added lime, kerupuk aci, fried egg, Dua Belibis chilli sauce , sweet onion and chicken sauteed with Jane’s Krazy Mixed Up Pepper. The noodles are just right and very nice for a cup. The flavor goes from sweet to lemony to spicy and is quite good. The garnish (not pictured) is a very nice crunchy mix and adds a  really great finish to the dish. Just as good as the pack version – 4.25 out of 5.0 stars. 8992388112678.

Here’s a Selera Pedas TV Spot.

#1212: Ruski Instant Noodles Tom Yum Flavour

Here’s another one sent by Samonporn. This one’s by the same company that makes MAMA noodles in Thailand. Let’s check it [email protected]

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat-free but check for yourself.

The noodle block.

Powdered soup base sachet.

Very granular powder.

The liquid sachet.

Has a spicy and citrus scent.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added sauteed shrimp, sweet onion and bell pepper as well as coriander and Fresno chilli peppers. The noodles are thin and nicely crumble as you chew them. The broth has a nice spiciness and citrus flavor. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 8850987140006.

Anthony Bourdain goes to Thailand.

Meet The Manufacturer #887: Yamachan Ramen Cold Noodles With Lemon Soy Dressing

I’ve had a few cold noodle varieties from South Korean manufacturers, but never any Japanese cold noodles. Let’s have a look at this one!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Notice the different cooking instructions.

The noodle blocks.

This is the dressing; you don’t dilute it.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added green bell pepper, yellow onion, broccoli, green onion, oven baked chicken, hard boiled egg and Ajishima Kimchi furikake. The noodles are just as good cold as hot – they are nice and fresh and chewy and wonderful. The dressing is very delicate and light. It goes very well – has a light lemon taste which is nice. Good stuff! 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 767921019404 .

The Yamachan Ramen noodle factory!

This looks really cool – I think I’ll see what my son thinks of it. He’s seen all of the Star Blazers (Space Battleship Yamato) and we’re checking out Robotech currently;y.

#559: Wai Wai Quick Tom Yum Shrimp Flavour Instant Cup Noodle

Whoa what’s this?

Okay I cam read that. I figured I should pick out an orange one of some kind for Halloween…

Seasoned oil and powder…

Plus the high-tech folding fork!

Not an Autobot or a Decepticon, but this transformer feeds your face!

This stuff reeks of lemon. Reeks.

Click image to enlarge. Noodles aren’t all that great but everything tastes nice – shrimp, high heat and citrus. Yup – Tom Yummy! Only rel downside is the cup itself; if you drink the broth out of it it tends to dribble down your chin. I’m adept at using a cup too so I don’t think its my fault, really. 3.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Apparently this cartoon was banned… Happy Halloween! Commercials are below

#554: Yum Yum Shrimp Flavour (Tom Yum) Oriental Style Instant Noodles

Here we have some Yum Yum noodles sent to me from Holland. made in Thailand and they’re Tom Yum flavor. Sounds good to me – here we go.

Just like all the other Yum Yum flavorrs except this one has drk flavored oil – hmm…

Looks like oil and perhaps a paste going on.

The finished product (click image to enlarge). A couple of fried eggs and a few drips of the new Tabasco Buffalo style hot sauce. Noodles aren’t great but not bad – kind of baseline good. The first thing I taste is lemon, characteristic tom yum. Spicy too. The broth has a nice color and flavor that permeates the noodles very well. Good bowl of noodles – 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.

Yum Yum Jumbo Tom Yum Talay commercial.

This is a strange commercial; it’s just a burger. Looks very boring. But I wonder what ‘dressings’ they offer? There’s one of these next to Seafood City in Tukwila… Hmmm.

#439: Little Cook Tom Yum Seafood Premium Noodle

So the idea of a seafood noodle soup with fake seafood has been kind of daunting for the past couple months. However, today was the day. I must fear no ramen! So, here we have some seafood tom yum from Thailand.

Nice earthy colors from left to right: dry seasoning powder, seasoned oil paste and finally chili powder.

Then we’ve got a retort pouch!

It’s full of fake seafood – looks like it’s made from tapioca and other things. There appear to be mushrooms in there too according to the ingredients.

Wow now that’s a crazy looking pile of packet contents. Should be interesting…

Click image to enlarge. Added a couple fried eggs. So here we are. The noodles are of a wider gauge – broad and flat and actually quite good. The broth is flavorful – spicy and lemonny. As for the fake seafood, it’s not bad. However the mushrooms are kind of funky – I had one larger piece that was almost the consistency of a carrot. So this was pretty good stuff I’ll admit and I’m kind of pleased I have two of them. Giving this one a 3.0 out of 5.0 stars. Get it here.

#422: Vifon Mì Lẩu Thái Thai Style Instant Noodle

This one’s been sitting in the bottom of the ramen box for quite a while now. Wondered how they would be – spicy? Salty? Nasty? Thready? Well, let’s open them and find out!

Well for one thing its full of packets – and a fork! Fork update! As far as the packets go, going clockwise from the top left we have (according to the package) a Citronella & Gallingale packet, soup base, vegetables and seasoned oil.

Nice colors atop the noodle block. The block is made of fried pre-seasoned noodles that could be eaten by themselves as almost all of the wheat flour based noodles I’ve had from Thailand are.

Click image to enlarge. Added a couple lightly fried eggs. Very good stuff! The noodles and broth reminded me a bit of Tom Yum flavor, just not as strong. The noodles were tasty and the veggies were too. The soup was not greasy at all – in fact it was very light – not what I expected at all. I was tasty yet delicate. The eggs atop lent a broken yolk heartiness to the broth and some bulk. A fine breakfast. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.

#389: MAMA Vegetarian Tom Yum

So here’s one that came down from Canada but I wager it’s available at most good sized Asian groceries around here.

So we have a powder on the left and an oil on the right.

So here we are. Notice that this is actually a very small block of noodles.

Click image to enlarge. I added a few slices of roast turkey deli meat. So it’s spicy, lemony and yes, spicy. Greasy too. The noodles are funky but MAMA funky and I like them. All in all, the whole thing was a little too citrus and spicy for me and I was unable to finish the meal without worry that the citrus and spicy mixed with the grease would cause some vicious heartburn. I’m giving it a 2.75 out of 5.0 stars. Get it here.