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#2994: Sapporo Ichiban Ise Ebi Soup Noodles – Japan

#2994: Sapporo Ichiban Ise Ebi Soup Noodles - Japan

Today we have a Zenpop.JP variety – so what’s Zenpop? They’re a subscription service for all things Japanese! Definitely, check them out. By the way, use coupon code RAMENRATER to get $2 off! Here’s what they had to say about this one –

“Ise-ebi soup is a type of miso soup which contains ise-eni, Japanese spiny lobster. You can now enjoy the ramen version of this local dish from Mie prefecture. The rich flavor of ise-ebi provides the backdrop for the deep flavor of miso”

Sounds interesting! Let’s get started.

Sapporo Ichiban Ise Ebi Soup Noodles – Japan

#2994: Sapporo Ichiban Ise Ebi Soup Noodles - Japan

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains seafood. To prepare, add boiling water to fill line and cover for 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2994: Sapporo Ichiban Ise Ebi Soup Noodles - Japan

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2994: Sapporo Ichiban Ise Ebi Soup Noodles - Japan

The noodle block.

#2994: Sapporo Ichiban Ise Ebi Soup Noodles - Japan

Loose bits from the cup.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added 31-44ct shrimp, spring onion, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts and shichimi togarashi. The noodles came out well enough in the 3 minutes allotted.  Broth was of good oiliness, however the flavor was very deep sea. Musty. Stronger than I care for. Vegetable and what I believe to be bits of spiny lobster were pretty good. 2.5 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4901734032007.

#2994: Sapporo Ichiban Ise Ebi Soup Noodles - Japan

Sapporo Ichiban Otafuku Okonomi Sauce Instant Yakisoba Pan-fried Noodles 12 tubs Made in Japan [ Japan import]

Watch me prepare this one in my own kitchen!

#2970: Samyang Foods Big Bowl Lobster Flavor

#2970: Samyang Foods Big Bowl Lobster Flavor - South Korea - The Ramne Rater

Well this is something different. I haven’t had a lobster flavor variety in quite a while – definitely well over a year – at least I think so. Let’s give it a try!

Samyang Foods Big Bowl Lobster Flavor – South Korea

#2970: Samyang Foods Big Bowl Lobster Flavor - South Korea - The Ramne Rater

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains shrimp, cuttlefish, bonito and lobster. To prepare, add sachet contents and boiling water to fill line. Cover and let steep for 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2970: Samyang Foods Big Bowl Lobster Flavor - South Korea - The Ramne Rater

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2970: Samyang Foods Big Bowl Lobster Flavor - South Korea - The Ramne Rater

The noodle block.

#2970: Samyang Foods Big Bowl Lobster Flavor - South Korea - The Ramne Rater

Loose bits from the bowl.

#2970: Samyang Foods Big Bowl Lobster Flavor - South Korea - The Ramne Rater

The soup base sachet.

#2970: Samyang Foods Big Bowl Lobster Flavor - South Korea - The Ramne Rater

A light powder.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, 31-44ct shrimp, and spring onion. The noodles are thinner than the standard Samyang ramyun style but are quite nice. Definitely a good quantity as well. Broth has a little spiciness and a kind of buttery lobster hit to it which is savory. Included garnish did well. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8801073211438.

#2970: Samyang Foods Big Bowl Lobster Flavor - South Korea - The Ramne Rater

Samyang Original Ramen Big Bowl 4 Oz (Pack of 16)

Miles and I do a lot of Spicy Noodle Mukbang videos!

#2616: Gookmul Special Edition Lobster Flavor Potato Instant Noodles

#2616: Gookmul Special Edition Lobster Flavor Potato Instant Noodles - Soiuth Korea - The Ramen Rater

I’ve been waiting to get my hands on this one for a while and thanks to Jay H. for sending it my way from Taiwan, I’ve got one! These are from South Korea, but they’re very popular in Southeast Asia currently and very curious as to why.

I’ve never heard of Gookmul before – I perused their site and it looks like Gookmul makes some interesting varieties. One of them has a picture of a mouth on the package and you could put the package up to your face as kind of a mask which is interesting. Anyways, let’s see why this Gookmul lobster variety is so popular!

Gookmul Special Edition Lobster Flavor Potato Instant Noodles – South Korea

#2616: Gookmul Special Edition Lobster Flavor Potato Instant Noodles - Soiuth Korea - The Ramen Rater

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Guessing it contains seafood. To prepare, add noodles and sachet contents to 550ml boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2616: Gookmul Special Edition Lobster Flavor Potato Instant Noodles - Soiuth Korea - The Ramen Rater

The noodle block.

#2616: Gookmul Special Edition Lobster Flavor Potato Instant Noodles - Soiuth Korea - The Ramen Rater

Two sachets joined by a perforation.

#2616: Gookmul Special Edition Lobster Flavor Potato Instant Noodles - Soiuth Korea - The Ramen Rater

A powder base.

#2616: Gookmul Special Edition Lobster Flavor Potato Instant Noodles - Soiuth Korea - The Ramen Rater

A vegetable base with bits of lobster?

Finished (click to enlarge). I’ve aways liked potato noodles; they have a very nice feel to them and these are no exception. The broth really tastes like a standard ramyun broth – definitely not so beefy, but really not detecting a huge massive amazing thing here that others might be. The garnish of vegetables and the rubber lobster seems a little intrusive. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.   EAN bar code 8809353080347>.

#2616: Gookmul Special Edition Lobster Flavor Potato Instant Noodles - Soiuth Korea - The Ramen Rater

Maangchi’s Real Korean Cooking: Authentic Dishes for the Home Cook

People are going crazy for this stuff in Taiwan;

A Donation From A Taiwanese Reader

A Donations From A Taiwanese Reader

Got an email from a guy named Jay in Taiwan a couple weeks ago about a spicy variety I hadn’t tried he wanted to send. He also sent some other stuff too! Thank you so much! Let’s have a look!

A Donations From A Taiwanese Reader – Taiwan

A Donations From A Taiwanese Reader

Cracking the box open.

A Donations From A Taiwanese Reader

He wrote a note on the box – that’s new (click to enlarge)!

A Donations From A Taiwanese Reader

Here’s the super spicy one (click to enlarge). You have to be 18 years of age to enjoy this one – at least that’s what they’re pushing. Hey – that’s cool!

A Donations From A Taiwanese Reader

A couple dry noodle varieties (click to enlarge) – think these are by Vedan. Looks like a spicy and a black bean sauce.

A Donations From A Taiwanese Reader

Hey cool – I’ve had this one before and it was good (click to enlarge)!

A Donations From A Taiwanese Reader

Wow – I’ve been trying to get my hands on this one (click to enlarge). It’s super popular right now over there!

A Donations From A Taiwanese Reader

Wow – (click to enlarge) this one has a big pouch with beef in it! Thanks again!

 

#2258: Kamfen Instant Wonton Noodles Scallop Lobster Soup Flavor

Been a while since I’ve had a Kamfen bowl… Scallop and lobster wonton favor? Definitely Hong Kong. It’s a seriously rainy day today and we’re going to have a power outage I predict. Ahhh. It’s not like we live in the middle of nowhere; we’re in the city! Weird. Noodle time!

The distributor/import sticker (click to enlarge).

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains shellfish and crustacean. To prepare, add in contents of sachets and boiling water to fill line. Cover and let steep for 3-4 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

An included fork!

The noodle block.

The powder soup base.

Definitely has a seafood scent.

A paste sachet.

Thick and oily.

The vegetables sachet.

Lots of greenery amongst other things.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onions and fishballs. The noodles are very al dente and have quite a chew to them. They worked very well with the broth which has a nice seafood taste to it. Very impressed! 4.25 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 6920363401020.

The Wonton Coobkook: 50 Delicious Wonton and Asian Dumpling Recipes

A video showing how to find the best Wonton Noodles.

Meet The Manufacturer: #1882: Myojo La Ramen Spicy Lobster Hot Pot Flavour Big Bowl

Lobster instant noodle have always kind of solidified my thoughts on the instant noodle’s gourmetness. Here in the United States, lobster is a very expensive item on the menu, and seeing it in an instant noodle truly speaks to the versatility of instant nooldes to convey exotic and tasty flavors of many foods. Let’s see how this special variety from Myojo stacks up!

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains fish and crustacean. To prepare, add in contents of dry sachets and boiling water to fill line. Cover and steep for 4 minutes. Add in contents of liquid sachet. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge)

The noodle block.

A soup base sachet.

Has a nice spicy scent.

The garnish sachet.

A nice little mixture.

The liquid sachet.

Has an oiliness and buttery kind of scent.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion, white onion, prawn flavor Dodo fishballs, fried garlic, coriander, sesame seeds and pepper flake. the noodles are very good here – round gauge and nice quantity/hydration. The broth is excellent – a good oiliness and rich lobster flavor – kind of buttery seafood taste. I liked it a lot! 4.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8888107002132.

Makansutra Singapore 2013

A Myojo TV commercial for La Ramen Spicy Lobster Hot Pot instant noodles.

Meet The Manufacturer: Product Samples From Myojo Singapore

Hooray! A box arrived today! I haven’t gotten one that I’ve had to sign for in a while. I’ve had a bag of instant noodles set aside for our postman and was able to hook him up – it’s great – when he comes to the door, he always says ‘more instant noodles!’ Let’s see what’s inside!

Hey cool – a Nissin Singapore t-shirt! Nissin SG makes Myojo products.

Never reviewed a mee poh or char mee variety before – sounds good – and it’s been ages since I’ve had a chicken abalone!

Some bowl varieties.

Some samples of the Myojo La Ramen line – spicy Mushroom and Spicy Lobster!

This poor Cup Noodles got beat up a little but I’ll be able to help it out once I open it. This is Kyushu White.

Finally, they sent along a couple of these neat erasers! Thanks!

#942: Kamfen Lobster Soup Flavor E-Men Noodles

While scouring local Asian markets for varieties I hadn’t yet reviewed, I came upon these. They’re Chinese and in a really big package!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Nowhere does it say how much water to use. When I made this in the past I used very little and treated it as a stir noodle.

The noodles are very wide and in their own cellophane package.

A single seasoning packet.

Has an interesting flavor – buttery along with slight seafood.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added stir fry veggies, sweet onion, kamaboko, narutomaki and a little Urashima Sesame and Salt furikake. The noodles are pretty good – flat and broad. The flavoring? It works – these end up being very mello noodles. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars – pretty good. UPC bar code 6920363401839 .

A speaker factory in Shenzhen where these noodles are made.

A trip to a French museum with old videocamera – pretty amazing!

Re-Review: Paldo Lobster Taste King Noodle

Last night, Obama got re-elected as the President, and here in Washington state, same-sex marriage was approved – as was the recreational use of marijuana. Quite an evening! Anyways, was fun watching the political process wind up and come to a close for this cycle. Now, on to the urgent task of noodle reviewing!  The last time I reviewed this one was back in February of ’11 and was #287 (link). I forgot how awesome the picture on this one – I love how it says ‘serving suggestion.’ It makes me think that this is one enormous king of the lobsters that wants you to serve it these self-flavored noodles! Roarrr!!! On a side note, if you look at the lower right hand side of the cup, you can see it says “Chitosan Oligosaccaride 2 mg.” What the heck is that?!?! What I got out of this Wikipedia article is that this is something that comes from the exoskeletons of crustaceans. It got me thinking – Chitosan… ChitoSlim? I remember commercials for ChitoSlim, a weight lossupplement. I found it and lo and behold it contains 1000 mg of Chitosan. I figure it’s basically like a super-fiber. Anyways, let’s continue.

The side panels (click to enlarge). Enjoy them – this took awhile!

The noodle block.

The seasoning packet.

Whoa – that’s a lot of red powder! Spicy red powder!

Here’s just a few bits from the mix at the bottom of the cup. Kamaboko and seaweed.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added sweet onions, two scrambled eggs with Tabasco Jalapeno sauce and topped with processed cheese and a little Krazy Mixed Up Salt, Texas Pete hot sauce and Urashima Sesame & Salt furikake. The noodles are nice – not mushy, but they kind of come together when chewed. Kind of hard to explain; not a negative either. The broth is nice – tasty and a little spicy. The little bit of veggies and kamaboko were good too. I liked it! 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 648436100279 – get it here.

Awesome Paldo TV ad for Bibimmen.

Great Korea Yakult TV commercial

#759: Nongshim Bowl Noodle Soup Savory Lobster (New Version)

There’s quite a few of these to review since the new design and flavors! Was surprised that my son (who by the way has his own blog at www.AndysLEGOStuff.com ) was up for trying some Lobster flavor noodles! I’ll steal a bite and a slurp and see how they are.

Info on the bottom of the cardboard (click image to enlarge).

Lid with info.

The noodle block, ready for the heat!

Seasoning powder.

It looks like it should be spicy but it’s not!

The veggies are loose in the bottom and so I pulled out a scant few – mind you there’s more of them.

Oh it looks like he likes it!

Finished (click image to enlarge). Of course, he wanted some kamaboko and that’s all. Then we found that I must have thrown it out or something – who knows! Bummer! On the bright side, there were a few scant narutomaki left to toss on top so we did. The noodles are pretty dang good – especially after a spin in the microwave. The broth is nice too – I can’t really comment as to its ‘Lobstertude’ as I’ve not had lobster really in my recent memory, but I think the broth tastes quite nice. The veggies weren’t bad, either. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 061146263257 .

I gotta say that bowl is awesome.

This is pretty crazy – the Lobster game!

#376: Sau Tao Lobster Soup Flavored Thick Instant Noodle King

So here’s another of these Sau Tao’s by Sun Shun Fuk (heh heh) and hopefully it’s some good stuff.

A fork, then from left seasoning powder, seasoned oil and vegetables.

Hey this looks pretty good. Look at the noodles – interesting!

Click image to enlarge. Okay so looking at the ingredients, I’m seeing that these aren’t as bad for you as some others. For example, the whole bowl has 4.3g fat, 15g protein and 7g fiber. Not too bad at all right? Well, there’s a trade off here and that’s flavor. The noodles are really funky – the beef Sau Tao I reviewed recently (#364: Sun Shun Fuk Sau Tao Beef Soup Flavored Hong Kong Style Instant Noodle King) these are the same noodles except broad. The flavor is weird too; while it smells of a buttery seafood aroma, its kind of bland. The soup is greasy; I guess all the fat is in the broth? The veggies were nice though.  2.75 out of 5.0 stars.

#327: Gomex 3 Miến Mì Tôm Hùm Lobster Flavour Instant Noodles

So here’s a brand I’ve never tried before. Gomex is produced by Viet Hung Food, another brand I’ve never heard of before. So I suppose its time to strap on the old noodle bowl and try this stuff.

Clockwise from top: veggies, seasoned oil, soup base.

From left to right: veggies, soup base powder and seasoned oil. The noodle block is of the preseasoned variety – could eat it like potato chips.

So I think the Tower of Power record’s warped enough so it’s time for a new one to sit atop a bowl while the noodles cook. Ole Bunk here should do quite nicely.

Click image to enlarge. Finished product with one egg added. The broth is tasty and a light spicy. The noodles are a tad thinner than the regular kind you’d expect in a pack like this. They’re really quite good. The veggies add a nice touch and it all comes together very nicely. I’m giving it 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.

Wow – what an awesome commercial that was! After eating these noodles, I went outside and jumped around for a while.

It’s my birthday tomorrow.