Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion. The noodles are great – really like these ‘light noodles.’ They have a really unique mouthfeel – highly recommended. The broth however while spicy with seafood notes had a bitter aftertaste. The amount of seafood, cabbage and scrambled egg was truly magnificent – good quality too. Just wish it weren’t bitter. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4897878860029.
Here’s a new one from Hong Kong – a light Cup Noodles. I’ve had many of the Light+ varieties from Japan and loved them. Curious if this will be similar? Let’s crack the lid open and have a look inside!
Nissin Cup Noodles Light Seafood Flavour – Hong Kong
Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains seafood. To prepare, open lid halfway, add boiling water to fill line. Cover for 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!
The light noodle block. Looks similar to the Japanese version.
Loose seafood and seasoning from the cup.
Thought I’d try something a little different today – used the selfie stick from Nissin Singapore to try and get a better natural light shot with my Galaxy Note 8.
Finished (click to enlarge). Noodles are a little different – slightly flatter and bouncier I thought. The flavor is definitely seafoody – small amount of broth, but Cup Noodles varieties are kind of that way when put in a bowl. Looks a little more logical in a cup. The winner here is the sheer amount of vegetables and seafood. It’s never-ending! This is way better than the regular Hong Kong seafood Cup Noodles I think – it’s just amazing and wonderful – and surprisingly, healthier! 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4897878860012.
Okay, magna carta Cup Noodle? No, this is one based on an Italian food. Let’s consult Wikipedia –
Bagna càuda (Italian: [ˈbaɲɲa ˈkauda]; locally: [ˈbaɲa ˈkɑʊda]; from the Piedmontese “hot dip”, alternatively written bagna caôda or bagnacauda, etymologically related to Italian root bagn-, meaning “wet”, and caldo, meaning “hot”) is a warm dip typical of Piedmont, Italy, but with numerous local variations. The dish, which is served and consumed in a manner similar to fondue, is made with garlic, anchovies, olive oil, butter, and in some parts of the region cream. In the past walnut or hazelnut oil would have been used. Sometimes, truffles are used in versions around Alba. The dish is eaten by dipping raw, boiled or roasted vegetables, especially cardoon, carrot, peppers, fennel,celery, cauliflower, artichokes, and onions. It is traditionally eaten during the autumn and winter months, particularly at Christmas and New Year’s, and must be served hot, as the name suggests. Originally, in Piedmont, the Bagna càuda was placed in a big pan (peila) in the center of the table for communal sharing. Now, it is usually served in individual pots (the fojòt, a type of fondue pot traditionally made of terra cotta).
Okay now that that’s resolved, let’s have a look!
Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Probably contains fish. to prepare, add boiling water to fill line and let steep for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!
Some of the loose bits from the cup – an impressive array.
Finished (click to enlarge). Again, I’m surprised how good these cups are. The noodles have a really nice quality to them – not mushy or anything; they’re just really good. The broth is saucy and hearty with a cheese and light fish taste which is augmented with vegetables galore. Amazing! 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4902105237014.
During the Nissin Japan Meet The Manufacturer, I reviewed 15 varieties. Well, Daisuke-san from Nissin Japan sent many more – amazing varieties that I get to put into the regular rotation and share with you now! Thank you again, Daisuke-san! This is one of the new new Cup Noodle Light varieties – let’s take a look! By the way – he mentioned that just recently, Cup Noodle(s) has been enjoyed over 40 BILLION times since the 1970s! Wow!
Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Unsure as to whether this contains meat or not. To prepare, open lid partially and add boiling water to fill line. Let steep for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!
Finished (click to enlarge). My first thought is wow. So the noodles come out very nicely – light chew and nice gauge. These noodles are different from the standard Cup Noodle. The broth is sensational; it’s very thick and has a very nice cheese taste as well as a layered and rich vegetable flavor which is not only savory but has very gourmet notes to it. I’m finding cabbage and red bell pepper as well as sweet carrot and potatoes. This is really great – and that it’s a light variety is mind boggling as it’s full of flavor and doesn’t skimp on anything. Very delicious. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4902105237199.
Hey think I’ve seen a movie with this name. But I know the dish ratatouille existed long, lobg before it. What’s ratatouille? Wikipedia, if you please:
Ratatouille (/ˌrætəˈtuːiː/rat-ə-too-ee; French: [ʁatatuj]) is a traditional FrenchProvençalstewedvegetable dish, originating in Nice. Though referred to commonly as ratatouille niçoise, ratatouille is popular among the entire Mediterranean coast as an easy summer dish. It is typically prepared as a stew with each vegetable being sautéed separately before being layered into a baking dish and baked.
Okay so lots of vegetables and it’s French. Sounds good – not only that, this stuff is seriously low-cal, clocking in at a low 198 calories. Let’s check it out.
Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add 320ml boiling water to the cup and cover for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!
Here’s noodle block. Notice how it has a kind of divet on the top (which actually is the bottom).
A lot of vegetables here, that’s for sure.
Finished (click to enlarge). The noodles are definitely notr the same as the standard Cup Noodle style noodle. They seem to be non-fried and have a nice rigidity and crumble. The broth has a nice tomato bite to it which was very enjoy able, and the vegetables were not only excellent but omnipresent. One of the better ‘health conscious’ instants I’ve tried. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4902105237007.
I reviewed this about a year ago – at number 442. Well, let’s give it another review! It’s a bit different than other instants I’ve had from Nongshim. Here’s what it says on their website:
Kal Guk Soo is a light soothing traditional Noodle Soup made with a calcium-rich anchovy soup base with zucchini, green onion and egg flakes. The noodles are not fried making it even better for those who prefer a less heavy meal.
Let’s give it a try!
Check out the amount of water and the cooking time. Click image to enlarge.
Here’s why: the noodles are different. Look to be broad and flat.
Here’s the seasoning packet.
Lots of light powder – not the usual red color.
Here’s the veggie packet.
Looks like a nice mix of veggies.
Finished (click image to enlarge). I added some onion, some Odeng, a little Fresno pepper and some Ajishima Kimchi Furikake. Hey this is good stuff! The noodles are indeed broad and flat and very different from the usual ones I’ve had from Nongshim varieties. They have a light firmness and are very good. The broth is full of anchovy flavor and very tasty. The veggies are good too – they fit the dish well. I like this a lot – last time I gave it 4.0 stars, this time I think it’s getting 4.5 out of 5.0. I could eat this all day! UPC bar code 031146157358 .
So when I’m not eating instant noodles, I eat other things. Here’s one of them. A can of Progresso Light Chicken Noodles soup with some dehydrated onion and a spoonful of Mae Ploy yellow curry and a few dozen grains of rice in there. Pretty awesome stuff.
MMMMMM – fresh udon! Plus, its being enjoyed while we watch the Maury show and watch people yell and freak out at eachother.
So the noodles and liquid go in the bowl with water and gets microwaved for 3 minutes. After that, some stirring and the flake packet go in…
Click image to enlarge. So here’s the finished product… Good stuff! First off, if you get the backstage hug from Maury Povich, you know you’ve fucked up. Well, no hugs for the Shirakiku Sanukiya Udon! This stuff is very tasty. The noodles are chewy and ample. The veggies are a little mushy but have a nice taste, and the broth is perfect. I’m giving this a 3.75 out of 5.0 stars – it has some serious tasty flavor! Get it here.
So I was going to 99 Ranch Market in Edmonds to get some 33 cent green onions but also got some of these noodles on sale for 99 cents. Good deal!
Three packets – vegetables, oil and sauce.
The veggies cooked in a pot with the noodles. I had some fun with the oil and sauce heh heh heh!
Click image to enlarge. Here’s the deal on this one. It is very very light flavored. The garlic and sesame oil are by no means heavy In fact, I took a bite of this stuff and found it to be so light that it required some additional ingredients. So a fried egg, green onion, kizami shoga, fried shallot and a splash of soy sauce came into play.
So this is a tough review. I found the veggie and noodles themselves to be superb – very good noodles and ample veggies. The flavor was so light though. It’s strength is that it so easily lent itself as a springboard to other ingredients; they all intermingled together so well together; green onion and sesame and egg and garlic. It was a very delicious and surprisingly light tasting meal. These noodles require some extras and I have decided to rate them upon that requirement. This was some awesome stuff. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars. Blam and wow.