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#616: Maggi Thrillin’ Curry 2 Minute Noodles

Here’s one that was at the bottom of the ramen hamper so needed immediate attention today. Curry is one of my favorite flavors! I hope this is good stuff!

Here’s the back of the packaging (click image to enlarge).

The single packet of flavoring. Feels full!

A fried noodle block. These noodles look kind of wide gauge.

Smells pretty good – proof is in the finished product. It calls for 225mL of water and then add the block and seasoning. That’s a very small amount of water…

Finished (click image to enlarge). Well, this isn’t what I was hoping for by any stretch of the imagination, unfortunately. The noodles were squishy and limp. The seasoning seemed a little artificial to me – the curry flavor was strong but had a finish to it I didn’t enjoy much at all. Disappointing. 2.0 out of 5.0 stars. Find it here.

Maggi TV spot

1983 becomes 1984

#433: Lucky Me! Supreme Bulalo Bone Marrow Flavor Noodle Soup (Cup)

So This one got reviewed at the studios of KIRO 97.3 FM yesterday – here’s a video of me making and trying it.

Click image to enlarge. So this stuff wasn’t bad. It had a nice beefy flavor to it and the noodles weren’t too soggy, although they were a little funky. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars. Get it here.

#410: Lucky Me! Instant Bulalo (Bone Marrow Soup) Artificial Beef Flavor Instant Noodles

It’s been sitting in my big ramen box for quite a while now and been contemplating trying this one as of late. Got an email this morning from someone who read the article in the Herald about this site and this stuff was mentioned, so I thought no time like the present. Lucky me!

A couple of packets – powder on the left, strange little clove-like things and veggies on the right.

So this one is a ‘no cook’ variety, however I find that silly since it does cook just like a cup noodle. So you put the noodle block and seasonings in the bowl and add 400cc (about 2 cups) of water. Then you cover it. I’m sorry, but to me, boiling water is cooking; you’re making hot water soup right?

So I covered the bowl with the boiling water in it with the Sons of Champlin album and put a Pepsi 2 liter on top so the album might warp a little and the noodles would get their full coverage.

Click image to enlarge. Ok so here’s the deal. I have a bowl of Lucky Me! noodles a while back – Sotanghon I believe, and they came with ‘free crackers.’ This was a good deal and so I thought I’d try this one with some ‘paid for’ crackers. So there are two crushed and neatly arranged Keebler Club Butter Garlic crackers there. Also in the middle underneath the crackers is a single fried egg – it has a little pepper and a little Jane’s Crazy Mixed Up Salt.

The noodles are very good – they almost remind me of the noodles one would find in Campbell’s Beef Noodle Soup. The broth is nice and tasty. The veggies and little fake meatball thingies are really strange but fun. The whole thing ties togethe to make a tasty meal. I liked this quite a bit. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.

Sweet – original commercials rock!

This stuff looks really tasty! Easy to cook too.

#383: Lucky Me! Chicken Na Chicken Instant Noodles Artificial Chicken Flavor

Wow! I have a feeling this tastes somewhat like… chicken! Chicken na Chicken Chicken flavor! Here we go!

Powder seasoning is on the left whilst the ‘garnish’ is on the right. The garnish appears to be some kind of amalgam of textured protein.

I think there’s some onion in with the mixture on the right  as well.

Click image to enlarge. Added two eggs to the boiling noodles as per my lady’s request. The noodles were a little more bulky than the usual fare you’d find in something like Top Ramen, but kind of the same quality. All in all, it tasted like a very salty chicken noodle soup affair. Not bad, but not amazing. 2.75 out of 5.0 stars.

#382: Lucky Me! N-Rich Instant Noodles with Malanggay (Moringa Oleifera) Tinolang Manok Artificial Chicken Flavor with Ginger

So here’s one of the smaller packs of noodles. This one’s from the Philippines and containes something called Malanggay. Here’s what is said about it on Wikipedia:

In the Philippines, the leaves are widely eaten. Bunches of leaves are available in many markets, priced below many other leaf vegetables. The leaves are most often added to a broth to make a simple and highly nutritious soup. The leaves are also sometimes used as a characteristic ingredient in tinola, a traditional chicken dish consisting of chicken in a broth, Moringa leaves, and either green papaya or another secondary vegetable. The leaves can also be processed with olive oil and salt for a pesto-like pasta sauce that has become popular on the Filipino culinary scene.

Hmmm… Interesting!

One packet.

It might look like there’s a lot here, but it was a reasonable small packet and the powder is just spread out. Also this is some soupy stuff – two cups of water went with the noodle block which was small.

Click image to enlarge. Threw an egg in with the boiling noodles. Okay so this is like chicken ramen with just the lightest hint of ginger. I do like it, but it’s not anything to write home about in my opinion. I’m giving it 2.5 out of 5.0 stars – absolutely average, but tasty.

#312: Lucky Me! Supreme Bulalo Artificial Bone Marrow Flavor Instant Noodles

The last of the Lucky Me!’s I have in my noodle box. Bone marrow? Bring it with the beefiness!

I like the labeling on this one. I would go as far as to consider it a thorough extravaganza.

Powdered seasoning on the left, then a mini fork and a bag of weird veggie and fake meatery.

There you see the powder and the meatery fakery and the brick block cake or chunk of noodles. Refer to them however you prefer.

Click image to enlarge. One fried egg is in there. Broth – has a heartiness to it I found interesting- was like stroganoff. Noodles – well, not too super powered here… Veggies – so the floaty chewy things are back with aplomb. Still kind of unsettling and nonchalant. Overall, this fills the belly but that’s about it. The flavor ain’t nothin to write home about. Don’t smoke me a kipper – I won’t be back for breakfast for this one. 1.75 / 5.0 stars.

#310: Lucky Me! Instant La Paz Batchoy (La Paz Style) Instant Noodles Artificial Beef Flavor

So some new Lucky Me! stuff here… More beef! Bring on the beef!

From left to right: a packet of soup base, a packet with seasoned oil on top and some crunchy greasy stuff below and a packet of weird rehydratable chewy thingies.

Doesn’t that look nice? Added 400cc water and 2 fried eggs at the end and got…

Click image to enlarge. This. The noodles are okay – not great. The seasoning left me wanting more; the broth was not very interesting and the veggies were just kind of mushy. It was interesting but it kind of lacked a little in the veg department. But then again it wasn’t spicy either. 2.5 out of 5.0 stars. Get it by the cup here.

#305: Lucky Me! Supreme Special Beef Carne de Vaca Instant Mami Noodles With Free Crackers

So I’ve reviewed another Supreme with the free crackers before. This time it’s special beef flavor! The tops are all the same on this line it appears…

So here’s the ‘front’ I suppose. I found it interesting that they put a sticker over something so I peeled it off. It looks like they covered up the Filipino text with Spanish for sale in the US; which seems strange since there are a lot of folks from the Philippines here!

Drove my Chevy to the levee and then ate a bowl noodle… Very interesting side image…

So they seem hell bent on letting you know ‘hey, these crackers are free – gratis – and you will like them!’ Powder and some kind of seasoned oil on the right and a veggie pack on the left.

Waiting for a bath…

Click image to enlarge. Added two eggs with a little seasoning on them. So the noodles aren’t bad – not really firm. The broth is interesting – a beefy flavor. I’m still unsure of the vegetable here but they’re fun and the crackers add a nice touch. A good bowl of noodles – 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.

#299: Lucky Me! Supreme Sotanghon Artificial Chicken Flavor Instant Vermicelli Soup

So here’s the third Sotanghon flavored instant noodles I’ve tried – the others weren’t really my thing. Hopefully I like this one a bit!

So here we have a silver packet of dry powder seasoning, a ridiculous little fork – its just far too small to be of any use I think… Then some seasoning sauce (looks like an oil) and maybe fried onions.

Looks like very little onion for all the liquid that’s going to be around it – but let’s giver a try!

The finished product (click image to enlarge). So this is some weird stuff. I definitely like it better than the first two I’ve had but not much. The broth was kind of thick and weird; not what one would normally expect from instant noodle broth; it’s more meaty if that makes any sense. Kind of like the broth you would get from boiling a turkey carcass for hours.  The thin rice vermicelli does work here and I liked them. The ‘veggies’ if you want to call them that danced around and kind of looked at my fork like some kind of alien scalpel of mistrust. In the end, not bad but not my fave by any means. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. Find it here.