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Pringles Top Ramen Chips & Where To Get ‘Em

Pringles Top Ramen Chicken Flavor Potato Crisps

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Okay so you may have seen that there are new Pringles Top Ramen Chicken Flavor Potato Chips on the market. This is a pretty surprising thing for the US – less so elsewhere. Apparently, the only place you can buy them in stores is at a place called Dollar General. There aren’t any in Washington State, so I had to look elsewhere. I found an eBay Seller who has them and at a very reasonable price. Some people are selling six cans of Pringles for $99! That’s $16.50 per can! Egad; what has this world come to… Anyways, yeah I don’t think they currently have any in stock but I asked and they said that they were going to restock again ASAP!

So I should mention that if you’re from outside of the United States, that this is pretty unique here. You guys in Southeast Asia get all the interesting flavors like the seaweed ones. We get a few unique ones here and there. Also, you might notice that our cans are a bit bigger than yours. I really don’t know why. It’s funny how there are little differences with products from country to country, however they’re there. Personally, I like the versions that they have outside of the United States better; they just seem more logical.

Anyways, let’s see what’s in this box.

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Very well packed – came quickly from Ohio!

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Freakin’ epic (click to enlarge)! You know, I don’t think I’ve ever gotten very worked up about potato chips. I’m going to be honest – I’m many, many reviews ahead but I’m not going to keep you in suspense very long on these. Expect a video later this week as well as a full posting.

#1186: Nissin Sabor A Carne Sopa Instantánea Con Fideos

I read an article recently about Nissin starting to sell instant noodle in Colombia, so I shot an email to my friend Scott over at Nissin Foods USA and asked if I could maybe get some samples. He sent some! Thanks, man! This is pretty much identical to beef Top Ramen, but packaged for the Colombian market. Speaking of Top Ramen, Nissin is having a neat contest (here’s a link). Neat prizes and it’s easy. Anyways, let’s check it out!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). I desaturated the color a bit to make it easier to read. Contains beef powder.

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

Has a beef scent.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added beef, jalapenos, carrots, and sweet onions. The noodles have a nice chew to them – there are plenty of them as well. The broth has a nice rich beef flavor. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 7770662018028.

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<iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”//http:www.youtube.com/embed/VSH8hgib7RI” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe>Anthony Bourdain ‘Parts Unknown’ special about the food of Colombia.

#843: Nissin Top Ramen Short Cuts Beef Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup

Hey look at this! Something new the folks at Nissin Foods USA sent. I’ve never seen anything like this is the instant noodle world before; it’s kind of like instant potatoes meets instant noodles. You scoop out as much or as little of the noodles as you want (which have the flavoring already infused into them), and then add the mentioned water amount, and there you go! Let’s have a look under the hood of this new product.

Here’s the back and the sides of the box (click image to enlarge). They put a recipe on the back of each box. I really like the font they used on the left panel for Stove Top and Microwave – very 80’s – awesome!

This is it. No, not a seasoning packet! This is where the noodles are! four and a half cups of them.

Here’s what the noodles look like. I’ll tell you first off, they’re tasty uncooked – I need to stop picking at them or I’ll eat the whole box! They’re pre-seasoned as they said and also short.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added some red bell pepper, broccoli, onion and roast beef. The noodles are the new ‘spoonable’ type that can be found in the Big Cup Noodles and the Spoon it products. They are more like the ones that come with the Big Cup Noodle in the way that they already are seasoned. They come out nice – in fact, they come out perfect here. More like short egg noodles. The broth is good too – has a good beef flavor. I would say that these are best ‘with something’ – ad some extras to make it a creation kind of thing. By themselves they are good though, and as I always rate noodles without their additions, I will do so again. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars – decent! Should mention that these have their own facebook page here.UPC bar code 070662075012 .

Hey I wanna try that one too!

My Mom’s Custom Breakfast Ramen From When I Was A Kid


I have very fond memories of what my mom used to make for me to eat during my childhood. She used to make me Totino’s Party Pizzas for breakfast, (I had one a couple days ago and noticed that either they’ve gotten a lot smaller or I’ve gotten a whole lot bigger). She used to make the wonder of wonders, turkey spread as well, which consisted of mayonnaise, sweet pickles, leftover Thanksgiving and a Cusinart – I would have that and some more mayo on crackers and it was divine. One thing that I must say really stood out was a breakfast dish she would make for me. She called it ‘Spaetzle,’ but it was a little different than this:

Spätzle[ˈʃpɛtslə] ( listen) (Swabian diminutive of Spatz, thus literally “little sparrow”, also Spätzli or Chnöpfli in Switzerland or Knöpfle or Hungariannokedli or galuska) are a type of egg noodle of soft texture found in the cuisine of Germany and of Austria, Switzerland, Hungary, Alsace and South Tyrol.

While I’m sure spaetzle is quite good, this is something that transcend multiple cultures. Let me explain…

The noodles my mom originally used were Nissin’s Roasted Ramen. This was available for a short period in the 80’s and then ceased to exist. What we found out was that Nissin Roasted Ramen is the exact same thing as Nissin Chikin Ramen, the instant that came out in 1958 and was the first instant noodle to be sold commercially. For quite a while, we were able to get the Chikin Ramen at Uwajimaya in Seattle’s International District. Uwajimaya is a big Japanese supermarket which my parents would take me to often. I remember going there and to the family’s favorite Chinese restaurant Sun Ya when we were down there. I remember we went to see Chinese New Year festivities down there one year and saw a demonstration during the Tienamen Square protests in 1989.

Things have changed since then. I don’t usually have turkey spread or the Party Pizzas anymore. Nissin Chikin Ramen is not at all readily available. I do have instant noodles often and thought today ‘it’s been years – I oughtta make some Spaetzle…’ So I did. Here’s the recipe, probably a little different from the way my mom made it but comes out almost identical.

The Ramen Rater’s Mom’s Spaetzle

  • 1 pack Top Ramen
  • 3 eggs
  • Cooking spray
  • Salt and pepper
  1. First thing you need is to start cooking the noodles – cook them as directed on the package. Use the seasoning packet too. If you want your noodles to be more flavorful, use less water. To get them ‘al dente,’ I would cook them about one and a half minutes in the boiling water, stirring and separating with a fork.
  2. Drain the noodles. See, if you use less water and the flavoring is more concentrated, the more flavor gets into the noodles, got it?
  3. Take a frying pan and spray it good with the cooking spray. Get it up to a good heat and drop in your noodles. Stir ’em and mess with them quite a bit – they have a tendency to stick unless you do. Mess with them in this was for a couple minutes or so.
  4. Crack three eggs over the noodles and then stir, stir, stir. It’s a kind of bizarre and nasty, sloppy mess for a bit here but don’t give up! Stir everything around a lot for a couple minutes.
  5. Finally, make sure everything in the pan is flat and covering the bottom of the pan. Cover the pan and turn the heat off. Let it sit there for a couple few minutes.
  6. It’s done! The bottom should be crisp but not burnt. Fold it over like an omelet and salt and pepper to taste.

There’s a little bit of my childhood for you to try out. It’s a really basic recipe and very few ingredients, but hey – same amount as a PB&J, right? Kinda? I’m sure my mom wasn’t the only one who made eggs and Top Ramen like this. Also, I’m sure she used butter instead of cooking spray. Anyways, enjoy and thank my mom in the comments below if you like it.