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12,000 SHU Buldak Mini Limited Edition Fire Noodles!

12,000 SHU Buldak Mini Limited Edition Fire Noodles!

So a happy birthday is in order for Samyang’s Buldak Bokeummyun range. They started 7 years ago with the first variety. What’s more, the birthday of their mascot Hochi is on April 13th – same as my wife’s! Pretty rad. So Let’s unbox this one and we’ll have a look at it up close and personal on Saturday!

12,000 SHU Buldak Mini Limited Edition Fire Noodles!

#2405: Nissin Cup Noodles Mini Spicy Seafood Flavour

#2405: Nissin Cup Noodles Mini Spicy Seafood Flavour - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Here’s one of the waning few left sent by Nissin Hong Kong for their Meet The Manufacturer. Last year was the 45th anniversary of the Cup Noodle! Let’s see what wikipedia has to say about their history:

Instant noodles were invented in 1958 by Momofuku Ando, the Taiwanese-born founder of the Japanese food company Nissin. He used Chikin Ramen (Chicken Ramen) as the first instant ramen noodles.

1970s

In 1970, Nissin formed the subsidiary Nissin Foods (USA) Co. Inc, to sell instant noodles in the United States. Nissin recognized that the bowls traditionally used to package instant noodles in Asia were not common in the U.S, so they used the paper cup designed by Ron R. Matteson. In 1971, they introduced instant ramen packaged in a foam cup. In 1978, Nissin Foods offers new varieties of Top Ramen and Cup O’ Noodles. The product was known as Cup O’ Noodles in the United States until 1993.[citation needed]

1990s

In 1998, Cup Noodles Hot Sauce Varieties introduced (Beef, Chicken, Pork and Shrimp).[1]

Today

Today, instant noodles in Japan are often sold in foam bowls, sometimes with plastic utensils. Foam bowls are inexpensive, disposable, light, and easy to hold, since they insulate heat well.

As I said before, this one is from Hong Kong. What’s more, it’s a mini variety. I’ve seen now mini, regular, big and king variants. Let’s check Cup Noodles Mini!

Nissin Cup Noodles Mini Spicy Seafood Flavour- Hong Kong

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains seafood. To prepare, add water to fill line and microwave at 800W for 2 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2405: Nissin Cup Noodles Mini Spicy Seafood Flavour - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2405: Nissin Cup Noodles Mini Spicy Seafood Flavour - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The noodle block.

#2405: Nissin Cup Noodles Mini Spicy Seafood Flavour - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Loose seasoning and solid ingredients from the cup.

Finished (click to enlarge). The trademark thin and flat noodles that are found in Nissin Cup Noodles are again found here. Indeed, there is a decent quantity and a light chew. The broth has a seafood taste with a light bit of spiciness. Moreover the included bits of egg and seafood as well as corn make everything nicer. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4897878640027.

Nissin Spicy Seafood Instant Authentic HK Japanese Ramen Cup Of Noodles Soup (24 Packs)

A couple of kids in Japan heading through the Cup Noodles museum – a place I really want to visit some day!

#1631: Nissin Donbei Tempura Soba Mini

It might be hard to tell from this image, but this is a very small bowl from Nissin’s Donbei line. I’d say it’s about 1/3 the size of a normal bowl. Kinda cool – a mini bowl! Let’s have a look.

Detail of the side panels (click image to enlarge). Contains egg and seafood. To prepare, remove tempura disk and empty sachet into bowl. Add 190ml boiling water and re-cover for 3 minutes. Stir. Garnish with tempura disk and enjoy!

 Detail of the lid (click image to enlarge).

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

Has a kind of sweet scent to it.

The tempura disk!

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added spring onion. The noodles are really great – great chewiness, great texture. The broth compliments them nicely – a salty and sweet affair. The tempura adds a crispy treat of it’s own and it quite nice when it soaks up broth as well. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 49698527.

You can purchase the kitsune udon cup here on Amazon.

A Nissin Donbei TV commercial featuring Gundam!

#1509: Nissin Donbei Kitsune Udon Mini

It’s kind of hard to tell the size of this little mini Kitsune Udon, so let’s have a look at this.

I think this kind of brings the idea home a little. It’s quite small. Donbei Kitsune Udon comes with a fried slice of tofu. Also, the noodles are usually much wider than your standard ones. I guess there are lots of Mini sized instant out there – got this one up in Richmond, BC on my birthday this year from a little store called Fujiya. Let’s check out this pint-sized (more like a schooner) bowl!

Here’s the distributor/import sticker (click image to enlarge). Contains fish.

Detail of the side panels (click image to enlarge). Looks like you add everything into the bowl and add 200ml boiling water. Re-cover and steep for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click image to enlarge).

The noodle block.

A slice of fried tofu.

The soup base sachet.

Has a kind of sweet fishy scent.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added mung bean sprouts, sliced green onion and hard boiled egg with a sprinkle of Jane’s Krazy Mixed Up Basil Seasoning. The noodles are flat and broad udon. They come across a little soggy unfortunately. The broth has a sweet fish and soy sauce flavor which is quite nice though. The kitsune piece is a trip. Imagine something really floppy but chewy, almost chewy as meat, but not meat. In a way it’s kind of like a fried tofu tongue! I will say it didn’t feel like I was making out with my food. Nevertheless, it was a nice little bowl of noodles – like a dim sum portion, and you can’t beat a little fried tofu. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.EAN bar code 49698510.

You can purchase this cup here on Amazon.

Here’s a Nissin Donbei commercial featuring Gundam Wing!