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#3130: Master Kong Golden Stock Shrimp Noodles – China

#3130: Master Kong Golden Stock Shrimp Noodles - China

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This looks like a really good one – it certainly has enough sachets! Let’s check it out.

Master Kong Golden Stock Shrimp Noodles – China

#3130: Master Kong Golden Stock Shrimp Noodles - China

The distributor/export sticker (click to enlarge).

#3130: Master Kong Golden Stock Shrimp Noodles - China

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

#3130: Master Kong Golden Stock Shrimp Noodles - China

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#3130: Master Kong Golden Stock Shrimp Noodles - China

An included fork!

#3130: Master Kong Golden Stock Shrimp Noodles - China

The noodle block.

#3130: Master Kong Golden Stock Shrimp Noodles - China

A dry sachet.

#3130: Master Kong Golden Stock Shrimp Noodles - China

Dry soup base.

#3130: Master Kong Golden Stock Shrimp Noodles - China

A wet sachet.

#3130: Master Kong Golden Stock Shrimp Noodles - China

A paste.

#3130: Master Kong Golden Stock Shrimp Noodles - China

Another wet sachet.

#3130: Master Kong Golden Stock Shrimp Noodles - China

Sesame oil.

#3130: Master Kong Golden Stock Shrimp Noodles - China

A final dry sachet.

#3130: Master Kong Golden Stock Shrimp Noodles - China

Lots of vegetables and seafood.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added shrimp, soft egg, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, barbecue pork, and spring onion. The noodles are great – flat and plentiful. The broth is rather interesting with a nice shrimp taste, a hint of spiciness and a rich taste. I found it quite fascinating – and then the garnish was good too with little shrimp balls and vegetables. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.   EAN bar code 6900873093335.

#3130: Master Kong Golden Stock Shrimp Noodles - China

Master Kang(kangshifu) Instant Noodle (5 small packs inside) (Artificial Seafood)

Watch me cook and garnish on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!

#2395: Master Kong Chicken Noodle

#2395: Master Kong Chicken Noodle - China - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Here’s one sent to me by a reader named Colin – thanks again! So Master Kong has been in the news a lot lately. It seems they’ve closed a factory in Taiwan and people all of a sudden thought Master Kong was going to stop producing their products everywhere. However, this is definitely not the case. For example, here we have a Master Kong variety from China. Master Kang (also known as Kang shi Fu) is produced by Tingyi – here’s a little about Tingyi from wikipedia:

Tingyi (Cayman Islands) Holding Corporation (simplified Chinese: 康师傅控股有限公司; traditional Chinese: 康師傅控股有限公司; pinyin: Kāng-shīfu Kònggǔ Yǒuxiàngōngsī; formerly (顶益(开曼岛)控股有限公司; 頂益(開曼島)控股有限公司; Dǐngyì(Kāimàn Dǎo) Kònggǔ Yǒuxiàngōngsī; SEHK322) is the largest instant noodle producer in China. It specialises in the production and distribution of instant noodles,[1]beverages, baked goods and soft drinks with its brand name, Master Kong (康師傅).[2][3] Its headquarters are in the Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area in Binhai, Tianjin.[4]

Yeah, so Master Kong isn’t going anywhere anytime soon – your noodles are safe! So let’s check out this chicken variety!

Master Kong Chicken Noodle – China

#2395: Master Kong Chicken Noodle - China - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Unsure whether it contains chicken. To prepare, add package contents to 500ml boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy! NOTE: this is the method I’ve used for pretty much all of the Master Kong/Kang Shi Fu variants as the package never have instructions for a cooking method; not even this one in English.

#2395: Master Kong Chicken Noodle - China - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The noodle block.

#2395: Master Kong Chicken Noodle - China - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

A dry base sachet.

#2395: Master Kong Chicken Noodle - China - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

A light powder with little dark flecks.

#2395: Master Kong Chicken Noodle - China - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

A liquid sachet.

#2395: Master Kong Chicken Noodle - China - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Oil.

#2395: Master Kong Chicken Noodle - China - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

A solid ingredients sachet.

#2395: Master Kong Chicken Noodle - China - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

I’m guessing we have vegetables and TVP.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added sweet onion, baked chicken, spring onion and hard boiled egg. The noodles are nice and soft and very comfort food like. Moreover, there’s a lot of them. The broth has a very nice chicken taste. It also has a good oiliness. It’s definitely got seriously good chicken flavor. The included garnish was great – cabbage and bits of egg in there. 4.25 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 6941037915995.

Master Kang(kangshifu) Instant Noodle (5 small packs inside) (Artificial Seafood)

A Master Kang TV commercial featuring children that look like vegetables.

The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Chinese Instant Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Chinese Instant Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition

恭喜发财 and Happy Lunar New Year to all! I had a look at my lists I hadn’t updated in a while and saw it was in January of 2014 last I did a top ten Chinese list. Why so long? Well, I like to have done quite a few reviews in a year when it comes to country lists for that specific country. If I’d done only two and there weren’t any big changes, I’ll kind of let it go until the next year. This one seemed ripe and ready for a new version. Of the almost 150 reviews I’ve done of Chinese instant noodles, these are my favorites. I should mention that if you are an instant noodle in mainland China and interested in having me review your products, please contact me to set up a review series. With that, let’s have a look at The Ramen Rater’s top Ten Chinese Instant Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition. 

The Ramen Rater’s top Ten Chinese Instant Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition

A video presentation of The Ramen Rater’s top Ten Chinese Instant Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition.

#10: Sichuan Baijia Broad Noodle Chilli Oil Flavor

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Chinese Instant Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition

So The noodles are very broad and hydrated well. They have a nice chewiness to them. The flavor is excellent – a nice oily spiciness, a slight sweetness and a kind of puckery taste as well. The vegetable hydrated very well. Original review here

#9: Master Kong Tomato Sauce Instant Noodle

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Chinese Instant Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition

The noodles are about double the width of a standard instant noodle and flat. Very floppy but very nice in this application. The broth is indeed tomato flavored, and has a nice tomato taste at that. The included vegetables hydrated perfectly – all the way down to the peas. Original review here

#8: Baixiang Noodles Sauerkraut Flavor Instant Noodle

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Chinese Instant Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition

You might be thinking ‘sauerkraut?’ But actually, pickled cabbage as well as other vegetables are quite popular throughout Asia. The noodles are a little wide and flat. The are really very good and there’s a lot of them. The broth has a rich flavor – the sauerkraut’s bitterness is there, but also a kind of artificial meat flavor that works well. Also, there’s a little spiciness to it which was great! Original review here

#7: JML (Jin Mai Lang) Spicy King Spicy Beef Instant Noodle

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Chinese Instant Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition

The noodles are perfect – plump and plentiful. The broth is wonderful – perfect oiliness and heat and beef flavor. The heat tastes like it’s coming from Sichuan peppers. The vegetables in the powder sachet hydrated very well. The supplied seaweed is perfect. Original review here

#6: Wugudaochang Sour Soup & Minced Meat Flavor Chef’s Grain Naked Oat Noodles

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Chinese Instant Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition

The noodles have a standard instant gauge. They have just the right backbone to them – good texture and chew. The broth is extremely good – a tart beef flavor with good oiliness to it. The carrot and beef are excellent! Like a gourmet vegetable beef noodle. Original review here

#5: Sichuan Baijia Chongqing Noodles Spicy Hot Flavor

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Chinese Instant Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition

The noodles are thin and flat with a medium width. They really work well here. The broth is a very spicy beef with a Sichuan pepper hit among others. There are sesame seeds throughout and the bits of vegetables in there were great. Original review here

#4: JML (Jin Mai Lang) Spicy King Spicy Chicken Instant Noodle

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Chinese Instant Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition

The noodles came out very nicely – lots of them and of good texture and chew. The broth has a great spiciness – still worthy of the top ten spicy list. Sichuan pepper for sure. Nice color and oiliness in the broth as well. Original review here

#3: Sichuan Baijia Chongqing Noodles Burning Dry Noodles

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Chinese Instant Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition

I mean wow! I wasn’t sure of what to expect here, but this is really great! The noodles are extremely plentiful and really soft and floppy. This is perfect as the seasonings and liquids combine with them very well. The flavor is like an almost beefy and tasty lasagna but with Sichuan pepper and other spices going on. Moreover, the more you eat, the spicier it gets – heat, upon heat, upon heat! The pain! I really expected this to probably be really salty and have a strong vinegar taste but I was completely mistaken. I love this. Original review here

#2: JML (Jin Mai Lang) Spicy King Spicy Pork Instant Noodle

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Chinese Instant Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition

The noodles came out nice and plump and there’s a good amount of them. The broth has a fiery spiciness and great flavor to it. I really have to say the red chillies add a very nice hit of spice and vegetable elements. Original review here

#1: Wugudaochang Tomato Beef Brisket Flavor Purple Potato Noodle

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Chinese Instant Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition

The noodles, made from purple potatoes have a nice texture to them – a little sturdier than your garden variety instant and they were very nice to chew. The broth is a thick beef and tomato affair, with a very luxuriant and rich texture to it – almost creamy in a way. The inclusion of large pieces of tomato and real beef brisket in there was admirable and very enjoyable. Premium bowl of noodles. Original review here

#2244: Kang Shi Fu Artificial Spicy Beef Flavour

Here’s yet another one sent by a reader named Colin from back east – thanks again! It’s funny how we don’t have any of these Kang shi Fu variants out west – at least not at any of the stores I’m near to. Spicy beef sounds awesome – it’s a really cloudy and rainy day here in  the Seattle area. Let’s check it out!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add package contents to 500ml boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy! NOTE: this is the method I’ve used for pretty much all of the Master Kong/Kang Shi Fu variants as the package never have instructions for a cooking method; not even this one in English.

The noodle block.

The powder soup base sachet.

Has a granular look to it.

The liquid sachet.

A thick and oily paste.

The vegetables sachet.

Looks like a little textured vegetable protein along with the vegetables.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added beef, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, spring onion and chilli flake. The noodles came out nice – good gauge and nice soft nature. The broth has a definitely beef and spicy taste that worked very well here. The included vegetables came out nicely. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8526599430292.

Kang Shi Fu Noodle Soup Artificial Beef With Sauerkraut Flavour 118g Pack of 12 ( Come With 5 Pairs Stainless Steel Chopsticks )

A long video from Master Kang / Kang Shi Fu for Chinese New Year 2016.

#2229: Kang Shi Fu Artificial Beef With Sauerkraut Flavour

Here’s yet another one kindly sent to me by a reader named Colin from back east – thanks! A lot of people think Germany when they think sauerkraut and that makes sense; it’s a German word for pickled cabbage. But pickled cabbage is exceedingly popular in Asia as well. Let’s check it out!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add package contents to 500ml boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy! NOTE: this is the method I’ve used for pretty much all of the Master Kong/Kang Shi Fu variants as the package never have instructions for a cooking method; not even this one in English.

The noodle block.

The dry seasoning base.

A light powder.

The secret sauce sachet!

A thick paste.

A sachet of sauerkraut.

Lots of sauerkraut!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, spring onion and beef. The noodles are plentiful and soft with a nice character to them. The broth has a good tanginess – definite notes of pickled cabbage here. The sauerkraut is abundant and of good quality – all worked together nicely. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8526599430506.

Kang Shi Fu Noodle Soup Artificial Beef With Sauerkraut Flavour 118g Pack of 12 ( Come With 5 Pairs Stainless Steel Chopsticks )

A long video from MAster Kang / Kang Shi Fu for Chinese New Year 2016.

#2186: Master Kong Assorted Seafood Noodles

Here’s another one that was sent to me by a reader named Colin from the east coast – thanks again! Still amazes me how many varieties of instant noodles are available in the United States I’ve not sampled yet. Let’s dig in to some seafoodiness today!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains fish. To prepare, add package contents to 500ml boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy! NOTE: this is the method I’ve used for pretty much all of the Master Kong/Kang Shi Fu variants as the package never have instructions for a cooking method.

The noodle block.

The dry soup base.

A little light powder.

A liquid sachet.

Thick and oily.

A fancy little garnish sachet.

Fishcake and other goodies.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, spring onion, fried garlic, chilli flake, Dodo fish ball, crab claw fish cake, shrimp and carved squid. The noodles were a little on the thin size but of decent character and great quantity. The broth was kind of a buttery seafood kind of thing; not bad but not exceedingly impressing on the taste scale. The butteryness worked well with the oiliness which was adequate. The included garnish was of good quantity – the narutomaki hydrated well enough and the seaweed was good, although not as prevalent as I would’ve liked. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 6900873033072.

Master Kang(kangshifu) Instant Noodle (5 small packs inside) (Artificial Seafood)

Looks like they also make some mind blowing iced tea drinks!

#2051: Master Kong Artificial Pork Ribs Flavor Instant Noodle

Here’s another one sent to my by Colin from the eastern USA – thanks again! So these have always been interesting; they have the little chef guy much like Kang Shi Fu (Master Kong), but often the bar code search will come up with Kailo brand. This morning, I called the number on the back and they gave me another number, and they gave me an email address. I emailed the address I was given and will get the info on what brand this is exactly when they reply – and hopefully they do. Prok ribs – let’s do this!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. The package doesn’t list an exact amount of water to use, so as with other Master Kong varieties I’ve reviewed, 500ml will be used. Add everything into a bowl and add 500ml boiling water. Cover for 4 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block broke a little during shipping.

The powder soup base sachet.

A light powder.

A paste sachet.

Thick and oily.

A vegetables sachet.

A nice variety.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added pork, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, spring onion. The noodles were alright – a little on the spongy side but not too bad. The broth had a nice pork flavor with a hint of sourness I noticed. Vegetables hydrated well. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 6909146402355.

Here’s Master Kong’s Braised Beef big cup – this is excellent stuff!

A very upbeat Master Kong TV commercial.

#2041: Master Kong Tomato Sauce Instant Noodle

Here’s yet another one from Colin – thanks! He’s sent me a ton of great stuff and here’s another one. I reviewed the bowl variety over 300 reviews ago – #1735! Looks like I liked that one – let’s see how the pack version does.

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. As preparation instructions aren’t included, I’m going with 500ml water for 3 minutes (cooking) and adding in vegetable sachet during cooking, then sachet contents at the end and stirring.

The noodle block.

The dry soup base sachet.

A very light powder.

The liquid sachet.

A thick and tomato scented concoction.

The vegetables sachet.

An interesting mixture.

Finished (click to enlarge). The noodles are about double the width of a standard instant noodle and flat. Very floppy but very nice in this application. The broth is indeed tomato flavored, and has a nice tomato taste at that. The included vegetables hydrated perfectly – all the way down to the peas. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 6900873035885.

Here’s Master Kong’s Braised Beef big cup – this is excellent stuff!

A very upbeat TV spot for Kangshifu.

#2020: Kang Shi Fu Artficial Roasted Beef Flavour

After quite a few years, its looking more and more like Kang Shi Fu (Master Kong) is definitely getting their products distributed into the United States. This one was sent to me by a reader named Colin (thanks again!) and is definitely different from most of the Mang Shiu Fu stuff I’ve seen. First, there’s a lot of English on the package; something very new to me. Stewed beef sounds good – let’s have a look inside.

The back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add package contents to 500ml boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy! NOTE: this is the method I’ve used for pretty much all of the Master Kong/Kang Shi Fu variants as the package never have instructions for a cooking method; not even this one in English.

The noodle block.

Dry soup base sachet.

Has a kind of beefy scent.

This is awesome – the ‘secret sauce’ sachet!

A cold day here at The Ramen Rater causes the liquids in sachets to thicken up. This is common – don’t worry.

The vegetables sachet.

Looks like spring onion – maybe a little TVP?

Finished (click to enlarge). Added beef for hot pot, sweet onion, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, coriander and crushed red pepper. The noodles have a thin and floppy character; no backbone really but they’re alright. The broth has a very nice oiliness and a good beef taste with some spices and herbs going on. The vegetables hydrated well. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 6166390966518.

Kang Shifu Artificial Roasted Beef Flavor Instant Noodle 5 Bags

Kang Shi Fu also makes beverages – and short films featuring them for Chinese New Year!

#1982: Master Kong Assorted Pork Bone Noodle

Here’s one sent by Colin from Massachusetts – thanks! I used to work with a lady who couldn’t say Massachusetts. It seemed a little ridiculous to me, but she would stumble over the word repeatedly and it would sound like massive two shits. Anyways, this one seems interesting – why assorted pork bone? Are they from different kinds of pigs? Well, let’s give this one a try!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Unknown whether this contains meat or not. As preparation instructions aren’t included, I’m going with 500ml water for 3 minutes (cooking) and adding in vegetable sachet during cooking, then sachet contents at the end and stirring.

The noodle block.

A dry soup base sachet.

A very light powder.

A paste sachet.

Has a pork scent.

A vegetables sachet.

Quite a nice quantity and selection.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added boiled pork, coriander and pepper flake. The noodles are nice – soft and comfortable on the chew. The broth has a nice creamy pork quality to it and a nice oiliness. The supplied veggies came out extremely well. 4.25 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 6900873033218.

Here’s Master Kong’s Braised Beef big cup – this is excellent stuff!

Probably the happiest instant noodle TV commercial I’ve seen in a while!

#1559: Master Kong Spicy Beef Flavor Instant Noodle

Another one sent to me by a nice reader in Sweden – thanks! I thought today would be great for some spicy beef noodles from China. It just sounded good for some reason. I’ve got a sore tooth which is driving me crazy… Dunno why but spicy beef noodles from China just sound nice. Anyways, let’s dig in!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Not sure if it contains meat. As preparation instructions aren’t included, I’m going with 500ml water for 3 minutes (cooking) and adding in vegetable sachet during cooking, then sachet contents at the end and stirring.

The noodle block.

A powdered soup base sachet.

a very light powder.

A seasoned paste sachet.

Has an oily and dark appearance.

The vegetables sachet.

A nice little mixture.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added coriander, mung bean sprouts, and beef and sweet onion sauteed with a little ВКУСНАЯ СОЛЬ ЙОДИРОВАННАЯ – my sister got this stuff for me – it’s called ‘tasty salt for the first course.’  The noodles are broad and flat and a little thick. They have an enjoyable chew to them. The broth is great – a definitely spicy kind of braised beef taste. The heat isn’t overwhelming but just the right amount. The vegetables hydrated well, although they were a little on the small size side. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 6900873710362.

Here’s Master Kong’s Braised Beef big cup – this is excellent stuff!

A ‘making of’ video for a Master Kong TV commercial.

#1504: Master Kong Stewed Beef Flavor Cooking Noodle

Here’s another one sent by a kind reader in Sweden – thanks again! Also want to thank Bobby Y. of Canada for his great help with translating! He’s always been a great help and I truly appreciate it! With all the recent Chinese readers, I thought I’d review a Chinese instant noodle today. These Master Kong varieties are usually quite good. This one’s really big – calls for 700ml water! That’s definitely on the higher end of broth. The noodle block is also quite large with a different gauge than other I’ve tried – looks to be thicker. It also mentions that it’s a ‘cooking’ noodle as opposed to an instant. Cooking noodles require time spent on the stove while instants can either be cooked on the stove or simply put in a bowl and boiling water added, covered and let sit for 3 minutes or so to be done. Let’s have a look at this one from Master Kong – really hoping Master Kong contacts me soon – wouyld love to do a Meet The Manufacturer with them!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Not sure whether this product contains meat or not. To prepare, add noodle block to 700ml boiling water with contents of dry sachets and cook for 2 minutes. Add contents of liquid sachet and cook an additional 4 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The dry seasoning sachet.

A sweet scent.

The paste sachet.

Has a nice scent of anise and other spices.

The vegetables sachet.

Looks like vegetables and possibly beef or soy protein in here.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added beef, coriander and sweet onion. First off, this is an enormous bowl of noodle soup. The noodles are really quite good – they have a thick gauge and remind me of the yellow noodles I had in Malaysia, although a but less chewy. The broth has a very nice kind of braised beef flavor; detectable notes of anise and a good oiliness. Despite the large about of water used, the broth is not thin in any way and quite flavorful. The vegetables sachet content came out pretty well – cabbage and carrot hydrated well while onion was only so-so. The bits that I was on the fence about being beef or textured vegetable protein appear to be beef and hydrated well. 4.25 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 6900873058624.

Here’s a popular one by Master Kong – has a wonderful braised beef flavor.

Here’s a Master Kong TV advertisement.