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#3024: Nissin Cup Noodle Nice Pork Shoyu (New Version) – Japan

#3024: Nissin Cup Noodle Nice Pork Shoyu (New Version) - 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 – ‘This is as nice as the name indicates! While the soup is thick and rich, this is also a bit better for you with fewer  calories than the original Nissin Cup Noodles. Is that even possible? You’ll know it once you try this.’

When I opened the Zenpop box, I saw this and was excited – I’ve had it before and really liked it! Wait – that’s not entirely accurate – I had last year’s version. It’s been changed as of this April! I’m guessing it will be a little different. Here’s what I found on the Nissin Japan website –

1. Noodle

Non-fried noodles exclusively for “cup noodle nice” which kneaded plenty of dietary fiber equivalent to about 4 lettuce. I pushed the taste and taste of the noodles further to the cup noodle.

2. Soup

A thick soup which is deeply finished with pork extract added to soy sauce soup which made the peppers unique to cup noodles.

3. Materials

Cabbage, seasoned minced pork, egg, leek, red pepper.

Cool – let’s give it a try!

Nissin Cup Noodle Nice Pork Shoyu (New Version) – Japan

#3024: Nissin Cup Noodle Nice Pork Shoyu (New Version) - Japan

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

#3024: Nissin Cup Noodle Nice Pork Shoyu (New Version) - Japan

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#3024: Nissin Cup Noodle Nice Pork Shoyu (New Version) - Japan

The noodle block.

#3024: Nissin Cup Noodle Nice Pork Shoyu (New Version) - Japan

Loose seasoning and bits of noodle.

#3024: Nissin Cup Noodle Nice Pork Shoyu (New Version) - Japan

Some of the solid ingredients from the cup.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, spring onion, shichimi togarashi, and chashu pork. The noodles have an excellent texture which I think is leaps and bounds over the standard Cup Noodle noodle. The broth has a nice shoyu taste and carries a rich and thick character which I find extraordinarily pleasing despite its healthy restrictions. Included seasoned minced pork, egg, and vegetables bounce to life – the pork tastes good as do the vegetables – which have a nice crunch. Really impressed yet again! 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4902105246603.

#3024: Nissin Cup Noodle Nice Pork Shoyu (New Version) - Japan

Nissin Japanese Cup Noodle Ramen Standard Soy Sauce 10p set

Watch me cook this one up on an episode of Instant Noodle Recipe Time!

#1715: Yum Yum Instant Noodles Minced Pork Flavour

Here’s another one I got at 7-11 on our recent trip to Thailand. There were so many varieties there; didn’t really know what was what, but luckily found some English text on the back of the package. Let’s have a look!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add contents of package to 360ml boiling water and cook for 2-3 minutes. Stir and enjoy! Alternately, you can add everything to a bowl and add in 360ml boiling water and cover for 3 minutes and stir, or add everything and 360ml water to a bowl and microwave for 5-6 minutes.

The noodle block.

A dual sachet of dry ingredients: soup base on the left and chilli powder on the right.

Chilli powder atop the seasoning base.

A liquid base sachet.

Has a satiny look on top.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added fried egg, minced pork with coriander and bell pepper, white onion and coriander. The noodles are quite good – nice chew and quantity. The broth has a very good pork flavor with a little spiciness. The broth also had a good richness to it. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8850250000730.

5 Packs – Yumyum Minced Pork Flavour Instant Noodles Thailand

A Yum Yum TV commercial for Minced Pork Flavour instant noodles.

#1237: MAMA Instant Noodles Creamy Tom Yum Minced Pork Flavour

Hey something from Thailand! Sounds good to me! Lime, pork, spiciness… Let’s get to it!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to me meat-free but check for yourself. To prepare, put noodle block and sachet contents in a bowl. Add 300ml boiling water and cover for 3 minutes. Give it a stir and it’s ready.

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

Has a peanut and spicy scent.

The oil sachet.

Has a citrus scent.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added minced ham, lime, Fresno chilli pepper and Lee Kum Kee Sriracha sauce. The noodles are thin and have a nice texture. They’re pre seasoned with a slight sesame oil hint. The broth is really odd. I thought it smelled bad at first, but when I tasted it I quite enjoyed it. Pork, chilli, lime and other flavors come in and duck out when you taste its flavor. Fascinating. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 8850987143618.

Not exactly sure, but it looks to be a little shop you can go into in Thailand and pick the instant noodle and then they gussy it up for you real nice!

#1004: Wai Wai Artificial Pork Flavor Instant Noodles

Here’s a little pack of Wai Wai noodles!

Here’s the sticker put on by the distributor.

Back of the packaging (click image to enlarge).

The noodle block. These are really good straight out of the package – crunchy and have a sesame taste.

Powder on the left, seasoned oil on the right.

A little packet of chili powder.

Chilli powder riding atop the powder seasoning.

Seasoned oil.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added some minced ham. The noodles are great – nice flavor and texture. They have a sesame-oil like flavor to them I enjoy. The broth is nice as well – a nice rich pork taste. The broth is extremely spicy when the chili powder is added in its entirety. 3.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 8850100101044 – get it here.

A Wai Wai TV commercial.

#929: Vina Acecook Good Artificial Minced Pork Flavour Bean Vermicelli

Here’s the last of the ones my sister brought me back from Hawaii! Minced pork bean vermicelli… Sounds kind of interesting! A very dark day here – wet, cold and windy.

The back of the packaging (click image to enlarge).

The bean vermicelli block.

The powder seasoning packet.

Interesting flavor… Salty and… Not sure!

Seasoned oil.

Has a nice onion and meat kind of scent – should liven things up…

The veggies! I must say that Vina Acecook usually does pretty good with their veggies.

Here’s the veggie mixture – a decent amount and looks nice.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added some ham that I minced with a little Huy Fong Sriracha chili sauce, some onions and some stir fry veggies. The noodles are decent – plentiful and not too hard to break by pursing the lips. Again as always, I recommend using a pair of kitchen scissors on these while still in the pot – just do a few snips and it’ll make a big difference. The broth is good – has a nice comfort food flavor and the veggies are plentiful and interesting. Good pack of bean vermicelli! 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 8934563308117

I really like this – a pretty cool overview of Vina Acecook’s company.

I saw an advert in a magazine yesterday for some enormous fans – some 24 feet across! Thought they were pretty awesome – and then the name – Big Ass Fans! How rad! Anyways, here’s a little video story about Big Ass Fans and what they do. Check out the Big Ass Fans website here!

Recipe: Spicy Mi Goreng Ramyun

Ok so what is this madness I speak of? Well, in Indonesia, there’s Mi Goreng which are fried noodles. I thought since my last recipe got a write up today in Fox News Magazine ( link), maybe I should get a pack and experiment. I thought since Indonesian instant noodles are my all time faves and I really really enjoy Korean ramyun, why not try a mash-up?

Spicy Mi Goreng Ramyun


  • 1 Package Nongshim Shin Ramyun instant noodles
  • 3/4 cup Kimchi
  • 1/2 a small sweet onion
  • 5 sliced mushrooms
  • 2 Tbsp minced garlic
  • Olive oil cooking spray


Open the pack of Shin Ramyun. Take out the veggie pack and noodle block. Place in a pot with half of your onion an add 2 cups water my onions were frozen -alternatively, you could add the onion in the next step . Set seasoning powder packet aside for now. Put on medium heat until boiling. Let boil for two minutes.

While you wait on the noodles, spray a nice large skillet with cooking spray. Add garlic, kimchi and mushrooms. Saute.

Drain the noodles and return to the pot. Use a pair of kitchen scissors and cut the noodles a few times (this will prevent clumping when fried). Add half of the packet of powder seasoning and stir.

Add the noodles to the skillet and cook at high temperature stirring constantly. Keep it moving or it will burn! It’s done when everything look like…

…this (click image to enlarge)!!! My thoughts: I was hoping that the noodles would have crisped a little more. I think the key is less time in the pot. Cooking the noodles ‘al dente’ is what works in the grilled cheese recipe. Also, I’m going to say I think this ended up being more of a bibimyun than something Indonesian-esque. Anyways, there’s something I made today. It was pretty good! Enjoy!


#273: Wai Wai Minced Pork Tom Yum Flavor

So here’s some Wai Wai noodles. Let’s see how they are! One thing I should mention first is that it’s a little smaller than most packages of noodles and only calls for 300cc of water.

Two packets of flavor – seasoned oil on the left and powder base on the right.

Noodle block with base and oil poured over. Added 300cc’s of water and covered for a couple few minutes.

Click image to enlarge. Here’s the result. A little spicy, a bit lemonny…. Pork flavor? Kind of ish I suppose. The noodles were good and the little veggies were interesting. The broth was nice. I’m going to give this one 2.5 out of 5.0 stars.

This  ommercial is excellent – showing people eating the noodles in their prepared form and also as a crunchy snack. Wai Wai is a Nepalese company that manufactures in India.

#179: MAMA Kimchi Flavour Oriental Style Instant Noodles

Some Kimchi flavor from Thailand! Should be interesting. I’m going to doctor it up today with quite a few ingredients. One thing kind of interesting is that there is currently a cabbage shortage in Korea, where Kimchi is so widely consumed. Here is an article about it – thanks for the info Kit!

Three packets – soup base, chili powder and some dehydrated vegetables.

Here they sit awaiting the noodles and 400ml of water that they cooked in.

So here’s the finished product before I did anything to it. I found the noodles nice – thicker than I expected. The broth is a little spicy and there are sonme nice veggies. At this point, I would give it a 3.0 out of 5.0 stars. Nothing really to write home about. Now the makeover.

Some soft yolk fried eggs to start…

Kizami shoga adds a little color and bite…

Four dollops of Jufran hot banana sauce…

Some crunchy fried shallots are added…

Finally, a teaspoon of minced garlic right in the middle. This completely changes the game a lot. First off, the egg runs into the broth, making it slightly creamy and hearty. The pickled ginger adds a little acidic nip to the feel of the dish. Plus, the crunch of the ginger makes it have a slight reminiscence to the crunch of cabbage in kimchi (I know I’m reaching here but bear with me). The garlic gives a bit of growl. I think it all wraps together into a concoction of perfection. At this point, it gets 4.75 out of 5.0 stars. So to complete this review, 4.75+3.0 = 7.75 / 2 = 3.875 out of 5.0 stars. Get it here.

#123: Wai Wai Minced Pork Soeng Kreung Flavor Instant Noodle

Wai Wai? Because because I’m done with folding laundry and it’s lunch. So I’m making some of this stuff. By the way – notice that little dude on the packaging? Apparently there’s a celebrity chef in Thailand called McDang and he has a kind of guide to the best stuff. So this stuff is supposedly good according to McDang.

Wet and dry seen here.

Spicy stuff!

The wet stuff looks to be an oil with shallots mixture.

Here’s the end result (click image to enlarge). So let’s see here… I like the taste. It’s salty, spicy and somewhat meaty – almost a sweet and meaty flavor; kind of like an odd minced pork. The noodles are wispy – and of the variety that can be eaten straight from the bag. They are firm enough too. I like it! McDang it’s good! I say 3.7 out of 5.0 stars for this one.