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#835: Mr. Noodles Shrimp Simulated Flavour Instant Noodles

All good things… Well, these weren’t all that good but they were a lot of fun! Thanks go to Mark K. and Erika L. for getting these to me! They sent a slew of different flavors of Mr. Noodles and they were really my first foray into the world of Canadian instant noodles! Now it is time to give the last pack a try. Here we go!

Back of the package (click image to enlarge). Something interesting – all the others were imported by Anderson Watts Ltd. of Burnaby B.C. and not Vancouver, B.C.

The noodle block. They’re so crisp and uniform!

The seasoning packet.

The seasoning awaits becoming broth.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added a couple scrambled eggs, some Huy Fong Sriracha chili sauce and some Krazy Mixed Up Salt. The noodles are funky; they are almost doughy! Weird. The broth has a bit of flavor but not a lot and not a shrimp flavor. I dunno – it’s so fascinating and so meh. 2.5 out of 5.0 stars – fills the belly. UPC bar code 059491000303 .

Mr. UU (double u) – right on

This is a huge hit in Korea right now – Psy – Gangnam Style

#813: Mr. Noodles Spicy Chicken Simulated Flavour Instant Noodles

Again, I first want to thank Mark K. and Erika L. for getting these to me! You might be wondering why I’m reviewing another Mr. Noodles so soon – I review the Vegetable flavor one yesterday. Well, I received this email yesterday:

Name: philip b
Email: [email protected]
Comment: I AM NOT HAPPY I BOUGHT PACKETS OF YOUR SPICY CHICKEN MR NOODLES AND THEY ARE NOT SPICY AT ALL AND HERE IS THE CODE NUMBER 877 150 3 AND HERE IS THE BAR CODE 059491000778 THIS IS NOT THE FIRST TIME WE WROTE TO YOU THIS IS THE THIRD TIME AND I AM GETTING TIRED OF GETTING THE ONES THAT SAY SPICY AND THEY ARE NOT SPICY AT ALL PLEASE DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT ASAP THANK YOU
How did you hear about The Ramen Rater?: Web Search
I would like a reply please: Yes
Telephone:
Country: canada

Wow – this guy’s really unhappy. I replied thusly:

Philip –
I am terribly sorry that you don’t find Mr. Noodles Spicy Chicken flavor to be spicy. That being said, I must also point out that I have absolutely no ties to the company that makes these instant noodles – I review a
different instant noodle from around the world every day and today I reviewed Mr. Noodles Vegetable flavor.
I have reviewed over 800 unique varieties and have found this to happen from time to time though; spicy titles but not spicy flavor – or worse, says chicken but tastes like anything BUT chicken.
Well, I have some good news for you.
Tomorrow, I will post your message along with a review of the Mr. Noodles Spicy Chicken flavor I have in my noodle hamper. When I do a review, I make it according to the directions on the packaging and taste the broth and noodles as well as veggies should they occur. Then I ‘doctor them up’ if you will.
I will turn these noodles you say aren’t spicy into an internationally fueled fiery concoction! I’ll be bringing out all the big guns of heat – Japan, South Korea, Vietnam, Indonesia (Africa too!) and finally, the USA.
Anyways, I hope this at least does something to make you feel better about things – it’s not within my power to get the makers of these noodles to heat up their flavoring sachets… What I have found is that the term
‘spicy’ is really dependent on the market. In fact I was asked by a Thai company the other day if I would rather review their products that they sell in the US or the ones they sell in Thailand. I picked the latter – they’re spicier.

Well, today I keep my word and so we shall have a look at this one from Canada – with some additions.

Back of the package.

The noodle block.

The seasoning packet.

Here’s the powder. I gave it a taste and got a nice chicken flavor a a hint of spiciness.

After the noodles and broth were done and reviewed, I started adding things… Here’s some Fresno pepper slices out of the freezer.

They had this Hanasia kimchi on sale at the local 99 Ranch Market recently – good stuff!

Okay let’s go from left to right. First, that’s Huy Fong Sriracha chili sauce. It’s a Vietnamese spicy staple – commonly seen at Pho restaurants, it sports a spicy and slightly sweet flavor. Next, my new favorite hot sauce, Dua Belibis. This one hails from Indonesia and I was told it’s great on noodles – and boy is it ever! Another sweet and spicy one. Following that is Texas Pete hot sauce. This is your standard pepper/vinegar/salt/xanthan gum fare. I like it a lot and use it on everything – as you probably guessed, it’s from the US. Next is something I was sent from South Korea – Sunchang Gochujang. It’s a paste made from spicy peppers in a tube! Very spicy and good. From Africa is Amanfopong pepper powder. This stuff is mean and hot – good stuff. Finally from Japan, Ajishima Kimchi furikake. Furikake is a traditional rice condiment – has sesame seeds, salt some dehydrated kimchi – a nice little addition. As a side not, I wish I would’ve been able to add some Canadian spiciness to this one – especially since the noodles were from Canada. If you’re looking for a great maker of Canadian hot sauces, Check out Brooks’ PepperFire’s website here – I reviewed their stuff way back during the Sauce Rater days – good stuff and quite unique!

Finished (click image to enlarge). In addition to all the sauces and spices above, I also added one fried egg, some Fresno pepper slices and some baked chicken. I sampled it before the onslaught of course. The noodles are weird; crumbly and kind of just not right. The broth has a somewhat enjoyable flavor and only the slightest hint of heat on its own. I wouldn’t call it spicy, maybe ‘spiced’ or ‘spiceish’ but not spicy. The flames on the pack are overstated. 2.0 out of 5.0 stars.After adding everything though, this was a spicy cauldron of noodle goodness! It roared and still is burning good! Hope this helps Phillip with his unspicy noodles! UPC bar code 059491000778 .

This is a must see.

Metal + Spicy Food FTW

#811: Mr. Noodles Vegetable Flavour Instant Noodles

Time for more Canadian ramen! Thanks go to Mark K. and Erika L. for getting these to me! I notice on this one it doesn’t say ‘simulated flavour,’ so I guess it does actually taste like vegetables. Well, we’ll see!

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

The noodle blocks always look so nice.

The seasoning packet.

Here’s the bowl of flavor.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added some veggies, a little processed cheese, one egg and some of that awesome Dua Belibis Indonesian hot sauce. The noodles aren’t bad – still kind of weird as the others have been with a kind of crumbly texture and not a ton of taste. The broth is pretty bland and tasted kind of funky. Pretty meh – 1.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 059491000204 .

So my son’s name is Andreas Wolfgang Benjamin Walter and all but Benjamin are names from musicians. First, This is Andreas Kisser from Sepultura.

Of course, Wlfgang is in homage to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

I found a record at the local library when I was young and picked up the harmonica and eventually was able to play everything on the album. Big Walter Horton is in my opinion the epitome of blues harp – bar none.

#793: Mr. Noodles Spicy Beef Simulated Flavour Instant Noodles

Here’s another pack of these Canadian instant noodles ! Thanks go to Mark K. and Erika L. for getting these to me! This is the first spicy one I’ll be trying – curious how it’ll be!

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

The noodle block. Crunchy stuff!

Un sachet d’assaisonnement.

I gave it a taste and found it was indeed spicy.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added some onions and an omelet with some beef lunch meat, pepper jack cheese and some Huy Fong Sriracha hot sauce. So far, these are the best noodles I’ve had by Mr. Noodles yet. Unfortunately, they’re really missing something: flavor. The texture is off too; hard to explain but they end up kind of weird during the chewing. The broth is good but has a kind of odd aftertaste. It is bland  however and leaves me wanting to add salt. Not something I usually can say about instant noodles. Sadness. 1.75 out of 5.0 stars. and UPC bar code 059491000785 .

Hey this is interesting – I wonder if they’re related?

To my surprise, a lot of people do YouTube videos of themselves enjoying sandwiches. So here’s a guy eating a sandwich.

#777: Mr. Noodles Oriental Flavour Instant Noodles

How awesome – Canadian instant noodles! Thanks go to Mark K. and Erika L. for getting these to me! I asked my wife to pick which one to try first – she said with a resounding note of certainty, “Oriental.” Indeed, it shall be the first one of these I sample.

Interesting – they’re imported into Canada, but from where? I’ve been told these are sold at Canadian Wal-Mart stores. Click image to enlarge.

Looks like your standard instant noodle block. The noodles are crunchy and a little rich.

Sigh – a lonely single packet of seasoning. The other side says the same but in French.

The seasoning. It actually has a nice flavor to it – soy and sweet and salty.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added some veggies, some beef lunch meat and a couple fried eggs with some Krazy Mixed Up Salt on ’em. This is not what I expected; I would say this is a cross between Top Ramen and Pot Noodle. The noodles are a trip – they’re almost covered in a layer of sticky gluten, maybe more slimy than sticky. The broth is a trip – it’s not overly salty and has a really light flavor. This really is a Top Ramen meets Pot Noodle collision; kind of bland with saucy noodles. It’s interesting, that’s for sure – how weird! All said and done, they’re not bad but certainly not great. I give this one 2.75 out of 5.0 stars – could’ve used more flavor and more backbone on the noodle. UPC bar code 059491000600 .

These guys came to mind as soon as I heard of this brand.

Rad time lapse of noodles cooking themselves.

Mr Noodles Has Arrived!

So a fellow named Mark K. got a hold of his Canadian friend Erika L. and sent me a package!

Could it be?

It is! Seven varieties of Mr. Noodles from Canada! We don’t have these down in the states – this is really very cool! Thank you both for the help with this! Looking forward to reviewing them! I’ll be sending you some Ramen Rater stickers for your troubles!

#632: Mr. Udon Oriental Udon Noodle Japanese Miso

Mr. Udon, I presume? I was looking in the fridge yesterday putting groceries away. A couple sodas wouldn’t fit – something was blocking them. Two packs of Mr. Udon noodles  that I got early lasrt year. Hmmm… I wondered if they were still good – May 2012 exclaimed the expiration date! So let’s give this stuff a try before it goes bad!

Click image to enlarge. These came from a store called Big Lots that has tons of stuff for cheap – toys, tools, electronics and even food. I noticed the over labeling here – pretty obvious it was added because of the lack in the original warning label.

Ah the ubiquitous Mr. Udon fresh noodle pack!

Powder on the left, veg on the right.

Looks interesting…

Finished (click image to enlarge). Good noodles – chewy and fresh. Broth is very light. Of this bowl I would call it rather bland and missing something. The miso flavor is so faint and inauthentic, too. It’s good stuff, just a little on the weaker side. 2.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC barcode 8801085067559

Mr. Taco Don Udon

The Double Cheese dollars store in Taiwan

#444: Mr. Udon Oriental Udon Noodle Oriental Chicken Flavor Artificially Flavored

So here’s something new – Mr. Udon! These came from a Big Lots store north of here – was rather surprised to see it honestly. So let’s give ‘er a try!

Wow – crazy packets! The silver powder packet’s huge!

So powder and dry stuff… Looks interesting!

Click image to enlarge. Added two eggs to the boiling noodles. So first thing I’m noticing is that this chicken stuff tastes more like onion. The noodles are nice and chewy and thick. The broth is warming and hearty but yeah – very onion. I do like it – 3.25 out of 5.0 stars.

Hey look – I’m apparently not the only one who’s seen it in Big Lots!

They had a ton of Star Trek movie toys at one point!