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#2870: Little Cook Tomato Beef Noodles

#2870: Little Cook Tomato Beef Noodles

I received this as a gift from a representative of the Little Cook brand in Taipei, Taiwan at the Taiwan International Food Expo! Thank you very much! She also accepted the third place award from The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Taiwanese Instant Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition – Little Cook Green Curry –  at the awards show. I’ve been waiting for the right time to have this one! Let’s take a look!

Little Cook Tomato Beef Noodles – Taiwan

#2870: Little Cook Tomato Beef Noodles

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). contains beef. To prepare, open lid and take everything out. Add noodle block and powder sachet contents. Add 600ml boiling water and cover for 5 minutes with large retort pouch sitting on lid to heat. Add in the rest of the sachet and retort pouches. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2870: Little Cook Tomato Beef Noodles

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2870: Little Cook Tomato Beef Noodles

A sealed noodle block.

#2870: Little Cook Tomato Beef Noodles

A dry base sachet.

#2870: Little Cook Tomato Beef Noodles

A light powder.

#2870: Little Cook Tomato Beef Noodles

An enormous retort pouch.

A lot of beef and liquid – note, this isn’t like the little cup above this is a much larger cup.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion. The noodles are thick and wide with a good chew to them. Broth definitely is good with a tomato and beef taste to it that isn’t thin and watery but strong and rich. The included beef was exemplary. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8852098706379.

#2730: Little Cook Braised Beef Noodles With Tendon & Meat 小廚師牛肉麵母親節禮盒

L i t t l e   C o o k , Instant Bowl Noodles, Spicy Beef Flavour, net weight 170 g (Pack of 2 bowls)

A TV spot for this extra premium range by Little Cook.

The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Instant Noodle Bowls Of All Time 2018 Edition

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Instant Noodle Bowls Of All Time 2018 Edition

It’s time for another top ten list and this time it’s The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Instant Noodle Bowls Of All Time 2018 Edition! The first list debuted in 2013 – I can’t believe this is the sixth list! As always – if you are a company who would like me to review your products, please contact me via the contact link – I want to talk to you! These are my favorite instant noodle bowl selections from my over 2800 reviews to date. Let’s get started!

The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Instant Noodle Bowls Of All Time 2018 Edition

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Here’s this year’s video presentation of The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Instant Noodle Bowls Of All Time 2018 Edition.

The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Instant Noodle Bowls Of All Time 2018 Edition

#10 – Paldo Bul Jjamppong – South Korea

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Instant Noodle Bowls Of All Time 2018 Edition #10 - Paldo Bul Jjamppong - South Korea

This variety boasts a thick and chewy ramyun – a wider and flatter noodle that’s become popular in the last few years. Pairing that with a spicy soup with strong notes of grilled seafood taste – almost smoky – and vegetables/seafood and you’ve got an excellent bowl. Original review

#9 – Maruchan Bowl Taste Of Asia Tom Yum Ramen Noodle Soup – United States

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Instant Noodle Bowls Of All Time 2018 Edition #9 - Maruchan Bowl Taste Of Asia Tom Yum Ramen Noodle Soup - United States

To be honest, I’m about as surprised by this one as you might be! But make no mistake – this US domestic variety is truly amazing. The tom yum flavor is just superb along with a huge quantity of noodles. You’ll fill up and be extremely happy as you do so. Original review

#8 – Maruchan Gotsumori Shio Wonton Ramen – Japan

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Instant Noodle Bowls Of All Time 2018 Edition #8 – Maruchan Gotsumori Shio Wonton Ramen - Japan

The second Maruchan variety on the list and this one comes from Japan. A light and tasty shio broth is paired with a large quantity of noodles in this bowl. The inclusion of wonton – which are very good I might add – rounds everything out and becomes a delicious feast. Original review

#7 – Seven & I (Nissin) Gold Sumire Ramen – Japan

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Instant Noodle Bowls Of All Time 2018 Edition #7 – Seven & I (Nissin) Gold Sumire Ramen – Japan

The noodles are thick and chewy – very premium. The broth has a very rich miso flavor that had a little thickness and a nice oiliness. The vegetables and bits hydrated perfectly – nice bits of ground meat and menma float happily about and are of good quality. Original review

#6 – Uni-President Man Han Feast Braised Pork Flavor Instant Noodles Bowl – Taiwan

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Instant Noodle Bowls Of All Time 2018 Edition #6 – Uni-President Man Han Feast Braised Pork Flavor Instant Noodles Bowl – Taiwan

First, the noodles have a little bit thicker a gauge than most instant varieties. Indeed they are premium although a slight bit softer than one might expect. The broth is a sea of rich pork flavor – different than many. As a matter of fact, this really REALLY has a nice pork flavor; most pork varieties don’t have a great pork taste as the pork taste they do have get overshadowed by saltiness. The vegetables hydrated well and the pork was very good. Original review

#5 – Uni-President Man Han Feast Super Hot Pot Beef Flavor Instant Noodles – Taiwan

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Instant Noodle Bowls Of All Time 2018 Edition #5 – Uni-President Man Han Feast Super Hot Pot Beef Flavor Instant Noodles – Taiwan

So the noodles are broad and flat with a light chew and an excellent quantity. The broth is a tour de force of beef taste. It has a good thickness/oiliness to it as well as a good flavor. Indeed as expected, there’s a decent punch of spiciness. Indeed, the chunks of beef are of good size and quality. Moreover, the liquid with the beef in the retort pouch add depth to the broth. Finally, little rings of chilli pepper are here and there, joining the party. Original review

#4 – TTL Sesame Oil Chicken With Rice Wine Noodle – Taiwan

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Instant Noodle Bowls Of All Time 2018 Edition #4 – TTL Sesame Oil Chicken With Rice Wine Noodle – Taiwan

TTL stands for Taiwan Tobacco & Liquor and indeed there’s a sachet of rice wine in here! Add to that a big retort pouch full of decent sized chunks of chicken, good noodles and garnish, This is definitely a bowl to seek out and try. Original review

#3 – Little Cook Braised Beef Noodles With Tendon & Meat – Taiwan

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Instant Noodle Bowls Of All Time 2018 Edition #3 - Little Cook Braised Beef Noodles With Tendon & Meat - Taiwan

Okay so first off, this is a heavy bowl. There’s a huge retort pouch in here full of beef and beef tendon. The noodles are wide and have a great chew and the broth has a nice flavor. But the start of the show is that braised beef and tendon – it’s perfect and there’s just so much of it. Very impressive! Original review

#2 – Nissin Gyoretsu-no-Dekiru-Mise-no-Ramen (Shrimp Tantanmen) – Japan

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Instant Noodle Bowls Of All Time 2018 Edition #2 – Nissin Gyoretsu-no-Dekiru-Mise-no-Ramen (Shrimp Tantanmen) – Japan

Talk about amazing. Now, on most of these bowls, you’ll notice I’ve added my own garnishes. I don’t count them in my reviewing – everything is reviewed prior to any additions I make. This is one where I’ve added nothing and just look at it! This one had very good noodles to start off. The broth was a very thick prawn infused decadent flavor spectacle. Then there’s the little crunchy topping and the other garnish they provide and this is just amazing stuff. Wow. Floored. Original review

#1 – Little Cook Thailand Green Curry Instant Noodle – Taiwan

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Instant Noodle Bowls Of All Time 2018 Edition #1 – Little Cook Thailand Green Curry Instant Noodle – Taiwan

Wow – I’m so freaking impressed with this one. First, there are two bowls. Peel back the lid of the first bowl and add boiling water. After a short time, you poke holes in the lid and drain the liquid into the second. A sachet of soup base is added and you have a soup with lots of corn and herbs. Next, a huge sachet with chicken and vegetables boasts a great spicy green curry flavor which mixes with the noodle. A really amazing product which is unique and delicious. This is Little Cook Thailand Green Curry Instant Noodle’s second year in the number one spot in a row – congratulations! Original review

#2414: Little Cook Thailand Green Curry Instant Noodle

#2414: Little Cook Thailand Green Curry Instant Noodle - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

I found this one on my trip to Taiwan in November 2016. It was at the Jason’s Market at the bottom of the Taipei 101. That was a cool day – here’s a little about the Taipei 101 from Wikipedia –

Taipei 101 (Chinese: 臺北101 / 台北101) – stylized as TAIPEI 101[1] and formerly known as the Taipei World Financial Center – is a landmarksupertall skyscraper in Xinyi District, Taipei, Taiwan. The building was officially classified as the world’s tallest in 2004, and remained such until the completion of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai in 2009. In 2011, the building was awarded the LEED platinum certification, the highest award according to the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system, and became the tallest and largest green building in the world.[9][10] It has the fastest elevator going from the 5th floor to the 87th in 49 to 53 seconds.

Construction on the 101-story tower started in 1999 and finished in 2004. The tower has served as an icon of modern Taiwan ever since its opening. The building was architecturally created as a symbol of the evolution of technology and Asian tradition. Its postmodernist approach to style incorporates traditional design elements and gives them modern treatments. The tower is designed to withstand typhoons and earthquakes. A multi-level shopping mall adjoining the tower houses hundreds of stores, restaurants and clubs. Fireworks launched from Taipei 101 feature prominently in international New Year’s Eve broadcasts and the structure appears frequently in travel literature and international media.

Yeah so this building was huge and tall! We took the elevator up as far as one could go and it’s fast. However although fast it was really smooth. Indeed the only indication that you were hurtling upward was you ears popping. I saw this variety on YouTube before the trip and wondered if I’d see it. Well, I did! So, what’s fascinating about this one is that it has two bowls – one for a stir noodle and one for the soup. You east some noodles then slurp the broth – back and forth. Green curry sounds good! Let’s check it out!

Little Cook Thailand Green Curry Instant Noodle – Taiwan

#2414: Little Cook Thailand Green Curry Instant Noodle - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains chicken. To prepare, separate the two bowls. In the bowl with the noodle block, add 450ml boiling water and let steep covered for 4 minutes with the large pouch sitting on top. In the other bow, add the dry sachet. Poke holes in the lid with chopsticks and drain water from noodle bowl into second bowl and stir. Add contents of large pouch to the drained noodles. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2414: Little Cook Thailand Green Curry Instant Noodle - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2414: Little Cook Thailand Green Curry Instant Noodle - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The noodle block – very large.

#2414: Little Cook Thailand Green Curry Instant Noodle - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The soup base sachet.

#2414: Little Cook Thailand Green Curry Instant Noodle - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Vegetables and seasonings.

#2414: Little Cook Thailand Green Curry Instant Noodle - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The retort pouch (click to enlarge).

#2414: Little Cook Thailand Green Curry Instant Noodle - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

I think I’m seeing an angry pepper!

Finished (click to enlarge). To start, the noodles. As you can see, they not only flat but a little broad and thick. The had a great chew and great quality. The retort pouch held a bounty of goodness for them. Indeed, good sized chunks of chicken, peas and enjoyably spicy hot peppers meant business. Moreover, the green curry sauce tied it all together very well. The accompanying sipping soup was full of herbs as well as corn. I found myself going from the noodles to sipping the soup and back again. The only time I’ve ever seen dual-bowl varieties has been from Taiwan, and with the level of flavor and enjoyment the provide, it is a wonder the rest of the world doesn’t follow suit. Spectacular and strong. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8852098705952.

#2414: Little Cook Thailand Green Curry Instant Noodle - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Little Cook, Instant Bowl Noodles, Spicy Beef Flavour, 170 g (Pack of 2)

A TV commercial for Little Cook G r e e n Curry.

#1738: Little Cook Instant Noodles Shrimp Tom Yum Flavour

Something I found at the local HMart a few weeks ago. I went out with my wife this week for tom yum at a local restaurant – good stuff! Some rice on the side to mix in – really tasty! Tom yum has a strong lemongrass and spicy flavor to it which is really great – let’s check this one by Little Cook out!

Here’s detail of the side panels (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add in sachet contents and boiling water to fill line. Let steep for 3 minutes covered. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click image to enlarge).

The noodle block.

Dry soup base sachet.

Quite a bit of powder.

A paste sachet.

Has a good lemongrass and chilli scent.

A chilli powder sachet.

A nice bit of chilli powder.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added mung bean sprouts, shrimp and coriander. The noodles were thin as you would expect in most cups with a bit of a crumble to them. The broth was extremely good – everything was there – heat, lemongrass and a good flavor. 4.25 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4710249002227.

Nouilles Instantanees Au Gout Tom Yum De Crevettes (Little Cook Instant Noodles Shrimp Tomyum Flavour) – 2.3oz (Pack of 3)

A recipe for tom yum goong.

Samples From Gemini Food Corporation

Got an email a few weeks back from Gemini Food Corp. about their instant noodles. They’re a distributor in California.

Awesome! Lots of Little Cook, Ve Wong and Mee Jang! Thanks to Duncan at Gemini! Appreciate it – I’ll do up some reviews soon!

The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Spiciest Instant Noodles Of All time 2013 Edition

This year, we’ve got some new fiery additions to this list of spicy and burning hot varieties. If you can find them, you’ll be feeling quite the burn! If you think you’ve found anything hotter or noteworthy of being on this list, please comment below or send me an email. Without further adieu, here’s the 2013 picks for the spiciest instant noodles I’ve found after 1,128 reviews!

#10: Indomie Mi Instan Mi Goreng Rasa Cabe Ijo – Indonesia

With a spicy green chilli bite, this brothless variety from Indonesia came onto the scene in 2012. It’s unique green color is fun to see and it’s flavor is top-notch. This is the only green chilli flavored instant I’ve seen to date. Original review here

#9: JML (Jinmailang) Artificial Spicy Hot Beef – China

JM also makes a Spicy Beef variety, but this one is Hot Spicy Beef. The title doesn’t lie; it’s vicious! Along with the fire is a nice hearty broth and excellent noodles. Original review here

#8: Namchow Mee Jang Sour Spicy Chicken – Thailand

I get a kick out of this one because if you don’t look closely, this looks like a happy little chicken flavor noodle bowl. Looks can be deceiving though! The broth is a fiery melding of citrus and chili pepper fire that will test your gumption. Original review here

#7: MyKuali Penang White Curry Noodle – Malaysia

This is Malaysia’s first time on any of my top ten lists. This is some really hot and fiery curry. It’s also one of the best curry instant noodles I’ve ever had. The noodles are a little thicker and the curry paste is ample. Original review here

#6: Nongshim Jinjja Jinjja Flamin’ Hot & Nutty Noodle Soup – United States

A melange of intense heat, pork broth and a peanut powder packet with little black sesame seeds. This South Korean ramyun is absolutely amazing. First in South Korea exclusively, they now produce it here in the United States as well, so it’s pretty easy to come by. Original review here

#5: Indomie Curly Noodle With Chicken & Chilli Paddi – Indonesia

A nice chicken mi goreng with a surprise. The Bird’s Eye chilli that lurks within will change your day in a second. The thing could be anywhere in a bowl – but you will definitely know when you’ve bitten into it – intense, lingering heat will ensue and bring you to your knees. Original review here

#4: emart Dare You! Habanero Jjamppong – South Korea

Extreme heat is paired with nice bit of seafood broth and lots of bits of seafood. All the fire and flavor melded together with thick ramyun noodles make it hot as well as delicious. This one comes in at 1,960 SHU (Scoville Heat Units). Original review here

#3: Paldo Teumsae Ramyun – South Korea

Another South Korean ramyun with serious kick to it. This isn’t to be trifled with!  Teumsae has restaurants in South Korea which serve up some seriously spicy fare. I really like the text undernerath the word Teumsae which reads, ‘Flavor. Culture. Human’ Original review here

#2: Samyang Foods Buldalk Bokkeummyeon – South Korea

The English translation? Hot fried chicken flavor. This one is yet another brothless variety and it really packs a punch as well as has a nice taste to it. Thick ramyun noodles round everything out nicely and will transmit the spicy sauce to your tongue. Original review here

#1: emart Dare You! Habanero Ramyun – South Korea

At 5,930 SHU, this variety tops the list for a second year in a row. I think the only way to make something hotter would be to drop in some pure capsicum oleoresin! If you like the absolutely spiciest stuff, this is for you. If not, then you’re in for some serious pain. Endure the burn! Original review here

#865: Little Cook Instant Noodles Stewed Duck Flavor

Stewed duck flavor time. This one came from Michelle L. of New York – thanks again! This is the last of the ones she sent – let’s give it a try.

Side panels. Click to enlarge.

The noodle block.

Seasoning powder and bits.

See? There are bits in there too.

Seasoned oil.

Pretty hard to see but its in there!

Finished (click image to enlarge) Noodles were slightly crumbly – not bad though. The broth was dark and very strong – very sweet and spiced and ducky. Not a big fan of duck ramens but this isn’t too bad. 3.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 8852098702135 – no

Short film about a Thai Football Club.

Halloween’s coming…

#856: Little Cook Mushroom Vegetarian Premium Noodle

Here’s another onbe sent by Michelle L. of New York – thanks! This is made in Thailand and says it’s mushroom flavor. Well, let’s give it a go.

Side panels. Click to enlarge.

Big noodle block.

Powder seasoning.

Interesting – not just powder but some bits in there too.

Oil packet.

I think it’s just vegetable oil.

This is a retort pouch – it’s big and has veggies and a sauce inside. Click to enlarge.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added onion, broccoli, red bell pepper and Huy Fong Sriracha chili sauce. The noodles are broad and flat. Pretty good – unique for a big bowl of noodles to find noodles like these, but Little Cook’s noodles are usually unique to begin with. The broth tastes like mushrooms and has a little greasiness to it. Now if you look at the center area of the above picture, you’ll see a lot of squid-like pieces and peanuts and mushrooms. These are the retort pouch contents. I am going to say that to my extreme surprise, this is probably one of the best retort pouches ever – it was good and tasty! Not a huge mushroom fan, but this was amazing. Bravo! 4.75 out of 5.0 stars – very high quality here. UPC bar code 4710249001725 – get it here.

Food enjoyed in Thailand

This is epic awesome stuff to enjoy for all times.

The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Spiciest Instant Noodles Of All Time

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* UPDATE * See here.

A couple of days ago, I received an email from a man who was angry. He was angry that the instant noodles he bought said that they were spicy Chicken flavor but weren’t spicy whatsoever and that I needed to change the seasonings ASAP. Every once in a while, I get a comment or email from someone who thinks that I make instant noodles or am affiliated with an instant noodle company. I decided to reply and do a review of the product he had problems with, adding some hot spices, sauces and peppers from around the world to really heat it up. It then occurred to me that a lot of people really like spicy instant noodles and that there’s really no list of the hottest ones out there. I figured I’d better do something about that, and so here’s the Top Ten Spiciest Instant Noodles Of All Time!


#10: Koka Instant Non-Fried Noodles Spicy Black Pepper Flavour – Singapore
If you like black pepper, you’ll want to try this. It has a nice peppery sauce that has a rich and deep black pepper flavor that doesn’t quit. The garnish of dried veggies are an added bonus. Original review


#9: Wei Lih Good Good Eat Super Ramen Hot Chili Flavor – Taiwan
Has decent noodles and a deep red broth that exclaims ‘beware of fire!’ The broth also has an oily texture and sweet notes that make it quite unique in its fire. Original review


#8: Paldo (Korea Yakult) Kko Kko Myun – South Korea
The result of a comedian on a competition TV show in South Korea, Kko Kko Myun has been a huge craze. The flavor is a jalapeno chicken – and the jalapeno is nice and strong. Has a real good bite to it. Original review


#7: FoodMon DJ-DOC Jjolmyeon – South Korea
DJ-Doc is a hip-hop group in South Korea and they must be pretty happy to have their faces on this stuff. In this bowl, you have noodles, large pieces which are rice cake and a red sauce which has a wonderful heat and flavor. It all ties together to be like a hot and spicy lasagna ala South Korea. Wonderful stuff! Original review


#6: JML Instant Noodle Artificial Spicy Hot Beef Flavour – China
A very spicy Chinese noodle soup. Notice its not spicy beef, it’s spicy hot beef! Has decent veggies and a serious punch! Original review


#5: Nongshim Shin Ramyun Noodle Soup – USA
Yep – they make this is the USA now. A standard of the spicy noodle world! Hot and tasty with lots of thick noodles. Original review


#4: Namchow Mee Jang Noodle Soup Sour Spicy Chicken (Tom Yum) – Thailand
The packaging looks pretty tame but this stuff is anything but. The broth is enough to blow your head off – wow! Original review


#3: Nongshim Jinjja Jinjja (Really Really) Ramyun – South Korea
This is hot and unique. Based on pork broth and has some niceties like black sesame seeds and peanut powder. Has a strong heat but it’s got some really great taste to it – this is awesome stuff! Original review


#2: Indomie Curly Noodle With Chicken & Chilli Paddi – Indonesia
Sweet mother – this is intense! That little pepper (also known as a Bird’s Eye pepper) was enough to burn my lips, mouth and gut for a good long time! Heavy duty! I should also mention there’s a place that sells spicy noodles in Jakarta that has 75 to 100 of these peppers mixed in – Imagination fails me as to the scorching pain! Original review


#1: Paldo Teumsae Instant Noodles With Soup – South Korea
Hands down, bar non, this is the hottest stuff I’ve had. In over 800 varieties I’ve tried, this is the very hottest. From the first slurp to the end of the bowl, my mouth was on fire. If you are a big fan of all that is spicy, this is what you are looking for. Original review

#804: Little Cook Instant Noodle Abalone Chicken Soup Flavour

Here’s one that Michelle L. of New York sent a while back. Looks like it should be good!

Info from side panels (click image to enlarge).

Here’s the noodle block.

Dry seasoning.

Interesting – looks like more veggies than powder.

Liquid seasoning.

It’s more of a paste.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added a couple of scrambled eggs with onions and Sriracha and some oven baked chicken with Cavender’s Greek seasoning. The noodles are a little crumbly and kind of meh. The broth has a strong flavor and a bit of funkiness to it. The veggies were somewhat okay but not great. 1.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 8852098702142 .

This is awesome – The Son Of P.M. – Thai Psychedelic Pop, Surfer Punk – Arabian Song

Here’s a video from Thailand

#773: Little Cook Instant Noodle TVP Stewed Pork Flavor

Here’s another one that was sent in by Michelle L. of New York, New York – thanks again! TVP? What’s TVP? Well, I’ve had it quite a few times before. TVP stands for ‘textured vegetable protein’ and is basically fake meat. Usually you couldn’t get pork in a packet coming from Thailand into the states – fake pork on the other hand is doable.

The distributor’s label with nutrition facts.

A side panel – click to enlarge.

Part of the noodle block.

Powdered seasoning packet.

Powdered seasoning with what look to be bits of vegetables strewn in there.

The contents of the oil packet. Forgot to take a picture of the oil packet – it was clear and had the same triangle pattern as the powder packet.

In this big metallic packet is the textured vegetable protein.

I know, but you put ANYTHING in a clear bowl like this and it looks like cat food. It actually smells quite nice.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added some mixed veggies and a little kizami shoga (pickled ginger). The noodles are interesting; the word bulbous comes to mind. They’re a little wider with an interestingly puckered texture. Different and good. The broth has a nice pork taste and is reminiscent of a duck flavored instant I had before. The textured vegetable protein chunks are abundant and not too shabby, although they have a little more sponginess than I expected. Again, the duck I had before was closer to a real piece of meat than this was. All in all, not bad – quite a big bowl of noodles for a $1.59 cup! I liked it. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 4710249000841 .

Old Thai commercial

Salvador Dali on Mike Wallace Interview – 1958

#707: Namchow Mee Jang Noodle Soup Spicy Beef Garlic & Onion

Here’s another of these Mee Jang Noodle Soups. I like the label – if you aren’t keen on reading and just scan a bowl of instant food and decide to eat, watch out for this stuff! So far I’ve found these to be quite spicy! Let’s see how this one comes out!

Tough to read on this one (click image to enlarge).

Here’s the sticker on the side with more info.

The noodle block!

Powder seasoning.

Smells pretty good!

Seasoned oil!

Very nice smell here – beefy n garlicky!

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added two fried eggs with a little Krazy Mixed Up Salt, some store brand stir-fry veggies, a little roast beef lunch meat and some kizami shoga (pickled ginger). The noodles are decent – not the best ever but not bad. The broth is hot and spicy – seriously! My lips be burnin’! A little oiliness and a good beef taste to it. I like it but really hot. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars! UPC barcode 684431000756 .

This stuff looks really good!

Some good looking spicy thai beef!