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#2056: Koyo Reduced Sodium Garlic & Pepper Ramen

Can’t remember where I got this one, but it’s been a long time since I’ve reviewed anything by Koyo so I thought I’d check it out. So lower sodium, organic noodles, Vegan… But how will it taste? It’s tough to cover all these bases and make something that’s going to have a lot of flavor. Let’s find out!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Certified Vegan friendly. To prepare, add noodle block to 1 1/3 cups boiling water and cook for 4 minutes. Add in contents of sachet. Stir and enjoy!

A small noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

Has an odd scent; very curious.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts and kizami shoga. The noodles are thick – more like ramyun. They have an alright chew; although they seem almost doughy- and not Hakata style ramen noodle doughy. The broth does taste of garlic and pepper, but it’s so very bland. It really is like you could boil some pepper and a clove of garlic and achieve the same results. Not at all to my liking. 0.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 813551002306.

KOYO Reduced Sodium Garlic and Pepper Ramen Made with Organic Noodles, 2.1 Ounce (Pack of 12)

I think every time I do a review of Vegan noodles I end up with this video. This lady seems kind of strange, with her affinity for posing with vegetables as she does, but the dish she makes actually does sound pretty good.

#1782: Western Family Beef Flavour Instant Noodles

Thanks to my sister Sue for bringing me these back from a recent trip to Victoria, BC! I’ve never been a big fan of Canadian instant noodles, but I always hold out hope for a brand to have a variety that’s really good. Let’s see what this store brand hasd inside.

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, boil 2 cups of water and “insert” the noodle block into the boiling water and cook 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat and add in contents of seasoning and stir. Enjoy!

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

Has a kind of beef scent.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added broccoli, beef, red pepper flake and mung bean sprouts. After 3 minutes of cooking, the noodles weren’t very good at all. It’s like they had a film on the outside that just didn’t ring right in my mouth. The flavor of the broth was as bland as can be. It’s rare that I feel like I need to either dump salt or soy sauce into an instant noodle broth. There is no merit here. 0.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 062639297176.

Reluctant Pioneer: How I Survived Five Years in the Canadian Bush

A short film about the history of Overwaitea and Save On Foods, where my sister found these noodles.