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#3269: Vite Ramen Vegan Mushroom Shio Instant Noodle Soup – United States

#3269: Vite Ramen Vegan Mushroom Shio Instant Noodle Soup - United States

The third of the Vite Ramen offerings. The first time around when I sampled the prototypes, this was my favorite – curious how I’ll like it this time around as full fledged version 1.0! I should mention that I hear that there will be an updated version coming soon – 1.1? 2.0? Not sure but definitely will be giving the three another go when they update them. Let’s get started.

Vite Ramen Vegan Mushroom Shio Instant Noodle Soup – United States

#3269: Vite Ramen Vegan Mushroom Shio Instant Noodle Soup - United States

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Says it is Vegan on the packaging. To prepare, add noodle block to 2 1/2 cups water and cook 2 1/2 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

The noodle block – has a nutty scent to it.

A large dry soup base sachet (for more view of these sachets and their contents, watch the Instant Noodle Recipe Time episode below).

The ‘Noodtrients’ sachet – this contains all the protein and vitamins.

You guessed it – a wet sachet of canola oil.

A clear sachet of vegetables.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added fried tofu, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, cilantro, and spring onion – oh and a dash of shichimi togarashi. Noodles are very hearty which I like a lot. Broth is as well – a kind of rustic tone to it which is like a lentil soup kind of hint to it. Really enjoy this one a lot. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  No bar code.

Vite Ramen Vegan Mushroom Shio Instant Noodle Soup

Watch me cook on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!

#3250: Jinmailang Cup Noodles Chicken & Mushroom Flavor – United States

#3250: Jinmailang Cup Noodles Chicken & Mushroom Flavor - United States

This is an interesting one. Made in China for the US market. I found this one at a Fred Meyer supermarket here in Lynnwood – the last place I’d expect to see something like this. It’s nice to see stores expanding these kinds of things. Let’s give it a try!

Jinmailang Cup Noodles Chicken & Mushroom Flavor – United States

#3250: Jinmailang Cup Noodles Chicken & Mushroom Flavor - United States

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add in sachet contents and boiling water to line. Cover for 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3250: Jinmailang Cup Noodles Chicken & Mushroom Flavor - United States

An included fork!

#3250: Jinmailang Cup Noodles Chicken & Mushroom Flavor - United States

The noodle block.

#3250: Jinmailang Cup Noodles Chicken & Mushroom Flavor - United States

A dry soup base sachet.

#3250: Jinmailang Cup Noodles Chicken & Mushroom Flavor - United States

A wet seasoned oil sachet.

#3250: Jinmailang Cup Noodles Chicken & Mushroom Flavor - United States

A vegetables dry sachet.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added soft egg, baked chicken, sansyo, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, and spring onion. The noodles were on the spongy side which was unfortunate. The broth had a slight chiekn flavor that was overridden by funky mushroom. Not among my favorites. 1.0 out of 5.0 stars.  UPC bar code 6921555527252.

#3250: Jinmailang Cup Noodles Chicken & Mushroom Flavor - United States

JML INSTANT NOODLE Artificial Spicy BEEF FLAVOR-5 small bags

Watch me cook on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!

Meet The Manufacturer: #3015: Vite Ramen Vegan Mushroom Shio – United States

Meet The Manufacturer: #3015: Vite Ramen Vegan Mushroom Shio - United States

Today we kick things off on this interesting Meet The Manufacturer series with Vite Ramen’s Vegan option. If you didn’t know, there are three varieties from Vite Ramen – at least initially. Also, just so you know at the outset of this and the following reviews, these are prototypes. From what I’ve been told, this is what you’ll be getting, however the sachets in the final iteration will look different. So let’s give this first one a try!

Vite Ramen Vegan Mushroom Shio – United States

Meet The Manufacturer: #3015: Vite Ramen Vegan Mushroom Shio - United States

Here’s the information panel (click to enlarge). Note this was furnished by the company and not on the obverse side of the package shown above. Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodles to 2 1/2 cups boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Add vegetables, seasonings and oil sachets and stir. Let soup cool to 160ºF (71ºC) then add the ‘Noodtrient packet’ for optimal nutrition. Finally, stir and enjoy!

Meet The Manufacturer: #3015: Vite Ramen Vegan Mushroom Shio - United States

The non-fried noodle block.

Meet The Manufacturer: #3015: Vite Ramen Vegan Mushroom Shio - United States

The soup base sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #3015: Vite Ramen Vegan Mushroom Shio - United States

A fluffy powder.

Meet The Manufacturer: #3015: Vite Ramen Vegan Mushroom Shio - United States

The ‘Noodtrient’ sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #3015: Vite Ramen Vegan Mushroom Shio - United States

A light powder.

Meet The Manufacturer: #3015: Vite Ramen Vegan Mushroom Shio - United States

The vegetables sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #3015: Vite Ramen Vegan Mushroom Shio - United States

A nice quantity.

Meet The Manufacturer: #3015: Vite Ramen Vegan Mushroom Shio - United States

A liquid sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #3015: Vite Ramen Vegan Mushroom Shio - United States

Canola oil.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, tofu puff, kizami shoga, scallions, fried onion and nanami togarashi. The noodles are very soft, however they have this curious homemade kind of          tooth to them I found pleasant. They have a kind of hearty flavor as well – but not gritty in the least. The broth isn’t extremely salty, and had a kind of chicken mushroom stew feel to it. Bits of cabbage and other vegetables were here and there and of good quality. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. No bar code.

Meet The Manufacturer: #3015: Vite Ramen Vegan Mushroom Shio - United States

Becoming Vegan: The Complete Reference to Plant-Based Nutrition (Comprehensive Edition)

Watch me cook this one up!

Meet The Manufacturer: #2781: Mr. Noodle Onions Mushroom Spice Taste Noodle

Meet The Manufacturer: #2781: Mr. Noodle Onions Mushroom Spice Taste Noodle

This one sounds interesting. While not a big fan of mushrooms, I do find that the onion is probably my favorite vegetable next to bell peppers. Well, maybe at par with bell pepper. I really like onions and bell peppers, let’s just leave it at that. Let’s take a look inside and see how it is.

Mr. Noodle Onions Mushroom Spice Taste Noodle – Taiwan

Meet The Manufacturer: #2781: Mr. Noodle Onions Mushroom Spice Taste Noodle

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, boil noodles in 1000ml water for 5~6 minutes. Drain, saving 30~40ml liquid. Add noodles, liquid, and sachet contents to a bowl. Finally, stir and enjoy!

Meet The Manufacturer: #2781: Mr. Noodle Onions Mushroom Spice Taste Noodle

So, I’m seeing a pattern. These are the thinner noodles and they’re the same as with the curry variety. Neither this nor that one come with a soy sauce sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2781: Mr. Noodle Onions Mushroom Spice Taste Noodle

A paste sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2781: Mr. Noodle Onions Mushroom Spice Taste Noodle

A thick paste.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2781: Mr. Noodle Onions Mushroom Spice Taste Noodle

A smaller metallic sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2781: Mr. Noodle Onions Mushroom Spice Taste Noodle

Okay maybe it does have soy sauce. I did see soybeans on the ingredients panel, but the paste sachet definitely smells like onion but onions aren’t mentioned from what I saw so I’m kind of on the fence here.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added crispy fried onion. The noodle cook up nice and fluffy with a decent chew as well. The flavor was really good – not in your face strong and not salty. Flecks of vegetable were here and there and were a very nice touch. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 4713106500010.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2781: Mr. Noodle Onions Mushroom Spice Taste Noodle

The Technique of Chinese Cooking

A mushroom farm in Taiwan

#2692: KOKA Creamy Soup With Crushed Noodles Mushroom Flavor

#2692: KOKA Creamy Soup With Crushed Noodles Mushroom Flavor

I could be wrong but I think I might be done with all of the KOKA varieties they sent – wow! So these ones have been a joy to review – a thick soup with bits of noodle – less of a noodle soup, more of a soup with noodles. Let’s have a look!

KOKA Creamy Soup With Crushed Noodles Mushroom Flavor – Singapore

#2692: KOKA Creamy Soup With Crushed Noodles Mushroom Flavor

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free and mentions suitable for vegetarians. To prepare, add in sachet marked 1 then sachet marked two. Add 300ml boiling water and give a good stir. Wait 5 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2692: KOKA Creamy Soup With Crushed Noodles Mushroom Flavor

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2692: KOKA Creamy Soup With Crushed Noodles Mushroom Flavor

An included spoon!

#2692: KOKA Creamy Soup With Crushed Noodles Mushroom Flavor

The first of two large sachets.

#2692: KOKA Creamy Soup With Crushed Noodles Mushroom Flavor

Lots of powder.

#2692: KOKA Creamy Soup With Crushed Noodles Mushroom Flavor

Another very large sachet.

#2692: KOKA Creamy Soup With Crushed Noodles Mushroom Flavor

Crushed instant noodles.

Finished (click to enlarge). The soup definitely tastes like mushrooms. This is exactly as it should, but to be brutally honest, I really don’t like mushrooms a whole lot. I mean, the creaminess and thickness is great, the bits of crushed noodles are too – just the taste is just not my thing. 1.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8888056833245.

#2692: KOKA Creamy Soup With Crushed Noodles Mushroom Flavor

The Little Singapore Cookbook: A Collection of Singapore’s Best-Loved Dishes

A TV spot for this product

#2684: KOKA Instant Noodles Mushroom Flavour

#2684: KOKA Instant Noodles Mushroom Flavour - Singapore - The Ramen Rater

Here is another one of the KOKA varieties I have left over from their Meet The Manufacturer of earlier this year. So as I said yesterday – not a particular fan of mushroom. But also as I said today, I’m hoping today will be a day of mushroom goodness. Let’s have a look!

KOKA Instant Noodles Mushroom Flavour – Singapore

#2684: KOKA Instant Noodles Mushroom Flavour - Singapore - The Ramen Rater

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free and says suitable for vegetarians. To prepare, add noodle block to 450ml boiling water and cook 2 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2684: KOKA Instant Noodles Mushroom Flavour - Singapore - The Ramen Rater

The noodle block.

#2684: KOKA Instant Noodles Mushroom Flavour - Singapore - The Ramen Rater

The soup base sachet.

#2684: KOKA Instant Noodles Mushroom Flavour - Singapore - The Ramen Rater

A very light powder.

Finished (click to enlarge). The noodles come out nicely and are of good quality. The mushroom flavor just isn’t my thing; earthy and funky. 2.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8888056813155.

#2684: KOKA Instant Noodles Mushroom Flavour - Singapore - The Ramen Rater

Koka, Instant Cup Noodles, Mushroom Flavour, net weight 70 g (Pack of 3 cups)

KOKA also makes purple wheat noodles!

#2683: Nissin Cup Noodles Champignons (Mushroom)

#2683: Nissin Cup Noodles Champignons (Mushroom) - Japan - The Ramen Rater

So here’s one I got up in Canada in July. So Nissin Japan does regional varieties – there are tons of Nissin branches all over the world – Nissin Germany is one of them. This is one for the Japanese market and looks a lot like the German Cup Noodles varieties.

At the outset, I should mention something. So yesterday I picked a couple varieties for reviewing today and I picked two mushroom varieties. Honestly, I didn’t think about that, but generally, I’m not a big fan of mushrooms. Hoping today is a good day for mushrooms and my palate. Let’s give this one a try.

Nissin Cup Noodles Champignons (Mushroom) – Japan

#2683: Nissin Cup Noodles Champignons (Mushroom) - Japan - The Ramen Rater

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add boiling water to fill line and cover for 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2683: Nissin Cup Noodles Champignons (Mushroom) - Japan - The Ramen Rater

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2683: Nissin Cup Noodles Champignons (Mushroom) - Japan - The Ramen Rater

The noodle block.

#2683: Nissin Cup Noodles Champignons (Mushroom) - Japan - The Ramen Rater

Loose bits and seasoning.

Finished (click to enlarge). The noodles are thin and flat with a soft chew. The broth does have a mushroom taste, but it is more milky and also augmented with mushrooms and I think there was chicken in there. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4902105242193.

#2683: Nissin Cup Noodles Champignons (Mushroom) - Japan - The Ramen Rater

Ramen, Udon & Beyond: A Collection of Simple Japanese Noodle Recipes

A Nissin Japan TV spot

#2565: KOKA Mushroom Flavour Instant Noodles

#2565: KOKA Mushroom Flavour Instant Noodles - Singapore - The Ramen Rater

I’ll be the first to admit – I’m not particularly keen on mushrooms. I mean sure – they’re alright                                              sometimes in with other things, but I’m just not a big fan of fungus. I always try to give them a good chance as with any kind of food -= and the same with instant noodles that are mushroom flavored. Let’s see how this one is.

KOKA Mushroom Flavour Instant Noodles – Singapore

#2565: KOKA Mushroom Flavour Instant Noodles - Singapore - The Ramen Rater

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add in sachets and 320ml boiling water. Let steep covered 2~3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2565: KOKA Mushroom Flavour Instant Noodles - Singapore - The Ramen Rater

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2565: KOKA Mushroom Flavour Instant Noodles - Singapore - The Ramen Rater

An included fork!

#2565: KOKA Mushroom Flavour Instant Noodles - Singapore - The Ramen Rater

The noodle block.

#2565: KOKA Mushroom Flavour Instant Noodles - Singapore - The Ramen Rater

The soup base sachet/.

#2565: KOKA Mushroom Flavour Instant Noodles - Singapore - The Ramen Rater

The powder – very light and smells like mushroom.

#2565: KOKA Mushroom Flavour Instant Noodles - Singapore - The Ramen Rater

The garnish sachet.

#2565: KOKA Mushroom Flavour Instant Noodles - Singapore - The Ramen Rater

Carrot and mushroom.

Finished (click to enlarge). The noodles hydrated great ion three minutes. I didn’t expect to like this one much but I did. It was overpoweringly mushroom flavored, yet it was there. It was also a little sweet and salty. In fact, my son Andy liked this and ate it – didn’t expect that! 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8888056707102.

#2565: KOKA Mushroom Flavour Instant Noodles - Singapore - The Ramen Rater

Koka, Instant Cup Noodles, Mushroom Flavour, 70 g (Pack of 3)

A KOKA spot for a giveaway

#2527: Uni-President Unif Tung-I Ramen Noodles Mushroom Flavor

#2527: Uni-President Unif Tung-I Ramen Noodles Mushroom Flavor - Vietnam - The Ramen Rater

Here’s one sent by Colin from Massachusetts – thanks again! So I don’t usually get thrilled with instant noodles that are mushroom flavored. Mushroom can be hit or miss and usually I find mushroom to be a little funky. Let’s give it a try with an open mind.

Uni-President Unif Tung-I Ramen Noodles Mushroom Flavor – Vietnam

#2527: Uni-President Unif Tung-I Ramen Noodles Mushroom Flavor - Vietnam - The Ramen Rater

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add everything to a bowl and add 350ml boiling water. Cover for 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2527: Uni-President Unif Tung-I Ramen Noodles Mushroom Flavor - Vietnam - The Ramen Rater

The noodle block.

#2527: Uni-President Unif Tung-I Ramen Noodles Mushroom Flavor - Vietnam - The Ramen Rater

A dry base sachet.

#2527: Uni-President Unif Tung-I Ramen Noodles Mushroom Flavor - Vietnam - The Ramen Rater

Looks like powder and mushrooms.

#2527: Uni-President Unif Tung-I Ramen Noodles Mushroom Flavor - Vietnam - The Ramen Rater

A seasoned oil sachet.

#2527: Uni-President Unif Tung-I Ramen Noodles Mushroom Flavor - Vietnam - The Ramen Rater

An oily concoction.

Finished (click to enlarge). The noodles are thin and a bit crumbly. The broth is sickeningly sweet with a mushroom taste and pieces of mushroom here and there. Truly, this is my kryptonite. 0.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 073217060068.

#2527: Uni-President Unif Tung-I Ramen Noodles Mushroom Flavor - Vietnam - The Ramen Rater

Mushrooms and Other Fungi of North America

A documentary on mushrooms

#2170: Maruchan Ramen Noodle Soup Mushroom Flavor

Here’s another one sent by a reader named Colin – thanks again! Today, I thought I’d cook up something for my wife Kit. Her actual name is Christine, but I’ve called her Kit for years. She’s always been a big fan of mushrooms – in fact, it’s because of her that I’ve started to like them. Oddly, here’s a Maruchan instant noodle I’ve not reviewed yet. I didn’t even know it still existed til Colin sent it over. Let’s have a look at this one.

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free. To prepare, boil 2 cups of water and add noodle block for 3 minutes. Add in contents of sachet. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

Smells lightly mushroomy.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added mushrooms and processed cheese. The noodles are your standard Maruchan ramen noodle – nice squarish shape, standard instant gauge and a nice comforty chew. The broth has [email protected] So often, mushroom broth just seems more on the bland end. This one tastes kind of like it should be as a side dish. One of the most American tasting instant noodles I’ve experience. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 041789002151.

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Maruchan Ramen, Mushroom, 3-Ounce Packages (Pack of 24)

Maruchan on Jeopardy!!

Disney Noodles From Nissin Thailand!

Walked to get the mail today and the mailman gave me this box. Wasn’t sure what it was and then remembered! Nissin Thailand has a line of Winnie The Pooh themed noodles I saw a few times on instagram. I asked my contact Ms. Janenate about getting some samples and here they are! You might remember her name from the Nissin Thailand Meet The Manufacturer (check it out here). The neat little cups have little Winnie The Pooh fishcake in them! Let’s look inside!

Under the hood (click to enlarge).

Roast pork with Piglet (fitting) and Pooh (click to enlarge).

Chicken and mushroom with Eeyore (click to enlarge)!

Chicken and corn with Pooh (click to enlarge)!

Seaweed flavor with Tigger (click to enlarge)!

Finally, Pooh and Tigger join together for Crab flavor (click to enlarge)! Very big thank you to Ms. Janenate for sending these! I’m very excited to review them!

#2157: Master Kong Artificial Mushroom Chicken Flavor Instant Noodle

Here’s one sent to me by Colin – thanks again! So these have been a real conundrum for me for quite a long time. The little chef on the logo is definitely different from the regular Master Kong chef, but I can’t get to the bottom of the exact name of this brand and so it’s Master Kong?

I dunno – I’ve gotten hold of the distributor via the phone number on the back of the package but really haven’t gotten a straight answer. If anyone’s in New York – check this place out perhaps? Would love to straighten it out once and for all. Anyways, mushroom chicken. Let’s do this!

Detail of 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. – a very large one.

Dry soup base powder.

Such a light powder than when I puored it out, there was almost a vapor coming from it.

The paste base.

A thick concoction.

The vegetables sachet.

Cabbage, carrot and onion.

Finished (click to enlarge). A lot of noodles – and they’re pretty good. The broth has a nice chicken mushroom taste and has a good oiliness to it as well – nice and hearty. The vegetables hydrated well enough. A nice bowl of chicken mushroom noodles. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 6909146402393.

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

A video showing 6 kinds of Chinese noodles everyone should trty!