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#2875: Nissin Cup Noodle Seafood Ramen Noodle Soup

#2875: Nissin Cup Noodle Seafood Ramen Noodle Soup

Well this is very nice to see. This is a popular variety in Japan. Cup Noodle Seafood has been around for some time. Well, Nissin USA has brought it here to the United States in a microwave form with no added MSG and no artificial flavors. Here’s a little tidbit from Wikipedia about Cup Noodle –

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

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. The three original Cup O’ Noodles flavors in the US were beef, chicken and shrimp. Pork flavor was added in 1976. In 1978, Nissin Foods offered more new varieties of Top Ramen and Cup O’ Noodles. The product was known as Cup O’ Noodles in the United States until 1993.

Alright – let’s crack open the top of this one and see what’s inside!

Nissin Cup Noodle Seafood Ramen Noodle Soup – United States

#2875: Nissin Cup Noodle Seafood Ramen Noodle Soup

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains pork and seafood. To prepare, remove lid and add room temperature water to line. Microwave at 1000W for 2 1/2 minutes. Let stand in microwave and additional minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2875: Nissin Cup Noodle Seafood Ramen Noodle Soup

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2875: Nissin Cup Noodle Seafood Ramen Noodle Soup

The noodle block.

#2875: Nissin Cup Noodle Seafood Ramen Noodle Soup

Loose seasoning and seafood from the cup.

Finished (click to enlarge). The noodles are your standard Cup Noodle fare. They are flat and thin gauged. Soft tooth and decent quantity. The nice thing about this one is the inclusions and the broth. The broth is a tasty and milky seafood one – salty and full of nice seafood flavor without being fishy. Clam and other seafood are abundant in decent size as well as scrambled egg as well as cabbage. A really tasty one. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  UPC bar code 070662402016.

#2875: Nissin Cup Noodle Seafood Ramen Noodle Soup

Nissin Cup Ramen Noodle Soup, Seafood, 2.68 Ounce (Pack of 6)

I really like how the domestic United States Nissin TV ads are getting weird – like the ones in Japan.

#2832: Nissin Cup Noodle Curry Ramen Noodle Soup

#2832: Nissin Cup Noodle Curry Ramen Noodle Soup

Well, this was something that upon hearing about, made me extremely happy. Curry. From Nissin Foods America. I mean wow – this is something now made and available in the United States! How awesome is that? Not only this one, but the Seafood Cup Noodle is available too. They’ve changed the recipe a little and now have no artifical flavors and no MSG. Plus, you CAN MICROWAVE IT! Wow – pretty awesome! The lid says these are the #1 curry cup noodles in Japan. I’m going to go out on a limb and say these are the same for the United States as I do believe they’re the ONLY curry cup variety in the United States. So let’s see if these are good – I really, really hope they’re going to stick around for a while!

Nissin Cup Noodle Curry Ramen Noodle Soup – United States

#2832: Nissin Cup Noodle Curry Ramen Noodle Soup

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains beef and pork. To prepare, remove lid. Tip cup to the side and tap until you see the noodles. Add room temperature water to fill line. Microwave for 2 1/2 minutes (1000W). Let site in the microwave and additional minute. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2832: Nissin Cup Noodle Curry Ramen Noodle Soup

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2832: Nissin Cup Noodle Curry Ramen Noodle Soup

The noodle block.

#2832: Nissin Cup Noodle Curry Ramen Noodle Soup

Ample seasoning from the cup.

Finished (click to enlarge). The noodles are thin and flat with a very light tooth. The broth is a salty curry and strong enough. However, there is no spiciness. The included bits of potato hydrated perfectly. An apt translation of the Japanese original 4.25 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 070662402023.

#2832: Nissin Cup Noodle Curry Ramen Noodle Soup

Nissin Cup Ramen Noodle Soup, Curry, 2.82 Ounce (Pack of 6)

So it looks like Nissin Foods here in the United States is finally moving towards the model from Japan. More varieties and weird commercials – very happy to see it!

#2829: myramen Japanese Vegan Noodle & Soup Miso

#2829: my ramen Japanese Vegan Noodle & Soup Miso shichisai japan

Here’s one that’s new to me – my ramen. my ramen is a range of Japanese instant ramen that are Vegan, HALAL, animal free, dairy free, shellfish free, fish free, alcohol free, and dairy free. That’s a lot of bases covered. But of course the question is: is it good? Well, let’s find out!

myramen Japanese Vegan Noodle & Soup Miso – Japan

#2829: my ramen Japanese Vegan Noodle & Soup Miso shichisai japan

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Says that it is Vegan. To prepare, add noodle block to 2 cups boiling water and cook for 3~4 minutes. Take off heat and add sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2829: my ramen Japanese Vegan Noodle & Soup Miso shichisai japan

The noodle block (this one got a little squished).

#2829: my ramen Japanese Vegan Noodle & Soup Miso shichisai japan

The soup base sachet.

#2829: my ramen Japanese Vegan Noodle & Soup Miso shichisai japan

A granular mixture.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, corn, spring onion and shichimi togarashi. The noodles were interesting – much wider than I expected – almost an udon gauge but just not quite. The broth at first made me think red miso, but the more I tasted it the more I liked it. This was honestly a hard one to put down and I’m really impressed. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4589468000020.

#2829: my ramen Japanese Vegan Noodle & Soup Miso shichisai japan

M y R a m e n   9 Pack Multi Pack – Highest Quality Vegan Traditional Japanese Ramen Noodle Soup

Brian over at Ramen Adventures checks out Shichisai – producers of myramen.

Unboxing Time: MYRAMEN Vegan/HALAL/Natural Japanese Ramen

I was recently contacted by a company asking if I’d like to try their noodles. I get a lot of noodles – but I always want to try them all! These noodles were supposed to be Vegan, HALAL certified, 100% natural and a few other tags like no MSG. Pretty impressive! Let’s take a look at this interesting variety.

Unboxing Time: MYRAMEN Vegan/HALAL/Natural Japanese Ramen – Japan

A lot of you have been asking me to do a vegetarian top ten list. I think the only way to do such a thing would be to do a Vegan top ten. This would be hard because not a lot of brands are emblazoned with a logo stating they’re Vegan. Well, these are. They come in classic Japanese ramen flavors – shoyu, miso and shio. You can find them here. Thanks! Looking forward to giving them a try!

Meet The Manufacturer: #2457: KOKA Instant Noodles Chicken Satay Flavour

Meet The Manufacturer: #2457: KOKA Instant Noodles Chicken Satay Flavour - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - Tat Hui

I don’t think I’ve had a satay flavor variety in a long time so this should be interesting. Indeed, we should see what Wikipedia has to say about satay –

Satay (/ˈsæt/, /ˈsɑːt/ sah-tay), or sate in Indonesian and Malaysian spelling, is a dish of seasoned, skewered and grilled meat, served with a sauce.[1] Satay may consist of diced or sliced chicken, goat, mutton, beef, pork, fish, other meats, or tofu; the more authentic version uses skewers from the midrib of the coconut palm frond, although bamboo skewers are often used. These are grilled or barbecued over a wood or charcoal fire, then served with various spicy seasonings. Satay can be served in various sauces, however most often they are served in a combination of soy and peanut sauce.[2] Hence, peanut sauce are often called as satay sauce.[3]

Satay originated in the Indonesian island of Java.[4][5][6][7] It is available almost anywhere in Indonesia, where it has become a national dish.[8][9] It is also popular in many other Southeast Asian countries, including Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Thailand, the Philippines, East Timor as well as in Suriname and the Netherlands, as Indonesia and Suriname are former Dutch colonies.

Satay is a very popular delicacy in Indonesia; the country’s diverse ethnic groups’ culinary arts (see Indonesian cuisine) have produced a wide variety of satays. In Indonesia, satay is a popular street food,[4] it can be obtained from a travelling satay vendor, from a street-side tent-restaurant, in an upper-class restaurant, or during traditional celebration feasts. For Malaysia, satay is a popular dish—especially during celebrations—and can be found throughout the country. In Southern Philippines it is known as satti.

There’s a bit of info for you. So a peanut and soy sauce kind of chicken taste. Indeed it sounds interesting. Let’s check it out!

KOKA Instant Noodles Chicken Satay Flavour – Singapore

Meet The Manufacturer: #2457: KOKA Instant Noodles Chicken Satay Flavour - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - Tat Hui

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

Meet The Manufacturer: #2457: KOKA Instant Noodles Chicken Satay Flavour - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - Tat Hui

The noodle block.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2457: KOKA Instant Noodles Chicken Satay Flavour - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - Tat Hui

A dual sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2457: KOKA Instant Noodles Chicken Satay Flavour - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - Tat Hui

The powder soup base.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2457: KOKA Instant Noodles Chicken Satay Flavour - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - Tat Hui

A seasoned oil.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, coriander and chicken sauteed with peanut butter, Huy Fong sriracha chilli sauce and sesame seeds. The noodles are good – a nice little bit of backbone, a decent gauge. The broth has a good bit of oiliness and the flavor is a little peppery, a little a little sweet and a kind of chicken taste going on. It’s unique and tasty. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8888056813162.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2457: KOKA Instant Noodles Chicken Satay Flavour - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - Tat Hui

Koka Instant Noodles Laksa Singapura Flavorl 85g. Pack 5

A video showing chicken satay being grilled in Singapore.

Meet The Manufacturer: #1066: Tasty Bite 1 Step-1 Minute Asian Noodles Pad Thai

Today’s the last of the Tasty Bite Meet The Manufacturer. Pad Thai! Sounds good to me – let’s check it out.

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

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added garlic, bell pepper, Vidalia onions, and some beef. I sauteed all of that and then added the cooked Pad Thai and stirred, adding a scrambled egg. The noodles are as they have been throughout all of these reviews – good gauge, good chew and texture. You might think they’d be mushy or funky, but I can safely say that these come out very nicely. The flavor was much like the other varieties with strong and rich vegetable notes, and a light citrus. This didn’t really scream Pad Thai at me though, but it did have a lot of nice peanuts in it. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 782735015062.

A recipe demonstrated by Meera, co-founder of Tasty Bite!

Meet The Manufacturer: #1065: Tasty Bite 1 Step-1 Minute Asian Noodles Kung Pao

Winding down this Meet The Manufacturer. Tiday’s the next to last – been good stuff thus far! Let’s check out the Kung Pao!

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

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added red bell pepper, Vidalia onion and chicken lunch meat sauteed with soy sauce. The noodles are the same every time I have these – impressive. I would expect mushy, soggy and weak but I get a nice chewiness and texture with a round gauge and nice width. The flavor is a little spicy and has a lot of peanuts! Was expecting one or two, but they’re all throughout this one and of great quality. 4.25 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 782733015017.

A guy talking about Tasty Bite!

Meet The Manufacturer: #1064: Tasty Bite 1 Step-1 Minute Asian Noodles Mushroom Lo Mein

Onward and upward with Meet The Manufacturer! My wife is home today and she loves mushrooms – thought I’d share this one with her. Let’s check it out!

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

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added beef and sliced white mushrooms sauteed in soy sauce. The noodles again have a nice gauge and agreeable chewiness. The flavor is very light on this one – also not very spicy at all compared to the others. Little bits and pieces of button mushrooms can be found throughout the noodles, along with other nice bits of veggies. This was pretty good stuff – and I’m generally not a big fan of fungi! 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 782733015055.

A short video about how Tasty Bite spread the word about their products in Texas.

Meet The Manufacturer: #1063: Tasty Bite 1 Step-1 Minute Asian Noodles Thai Basil

Happy Memorial Day! Today, my son Andy picked which one I’d review – he just turned 8 years old yesterday! Thai Basil is up – let’s check it out.

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

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added sweet onion, red bell pepper and a little chicken lunch meat. The noodles as usual have a nice chew and a texture that is worthy. The flavoring this time is more centered on the combination of tomato and basil. A light spiciness works too. Of course, there are plenty of veggies included in decent size. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 782733015048.

In Australia, they have a ‘blogger’s brunch’ event where they promote different things – here’s someone promoting Tasty Bite.

Meet The Manufacturer: #1062: Tasty Bite 1 Step-1 Minute Asian Noodles Lemongrass Ginger

Here’s another one from Tasty Bite – Lemongrass Ginger! Let’s check it out.

Back of the package (click image to enlarge). Vegan.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added red bell pepper, beef, sweet onion and kizami shoga (pickled gonger) sauteed with soy sauce. The noodles have a nice character – nice rounded gauge and good chew. I would have thought they’d been mushy and soggy after being in a bag surrounded by a light sauce and veggies, but that’s not the case here. The flavor is a little spicy and a very light ginger and lemongrass taste. The abundance of fresh ingredients is wonderful – really nice to come across a fresh carrot or tidbit of baby corn. Amazing what food technology has produced these days – piping hot in one minute. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.

Tasty Bite makes all sorts of quick to prepare products. Here’s a recipe demo by one of the co-founders of Tasty Bite – sounds good!

Meet The Manufacturer: #1061: Tasty Bite 1 Step-1 Minute Asian Noodles Toasted Sesame

Alright so here we go with another Meet The Manufacturer! I’ve never tried anything like this; it takes one minute to cook in the microwave – a pretty lofty claim. It looks good from what’s on the front. Let’s check it out!

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

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added some sweet onion, red bell pepper and beef that I sauteed with soy sauce, and a dash of Urashima Sesame & Salt furikake. The noodles are nice – a comfortable chew and round gauge. I wasn’t sure about the whole ‘one minute in the microwave’ thing, but they’re cooked just right. The flavor is very deep – lots of vegetables and other flavors going on. It’s really kind of fun as your eat it you can pick distinct little flavors out here and there. I was very pleased to find good sized pieces of baby corn, water chestnut and other niceties in the mix. I expected a strong sesame oil flavor, but I don’t get that. I found little toasted sesame seeds within and a nice light spiciness. This is very good – 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 782733015031.

A Tasty Bite TV spot.

Meet The Manufacturer: Products Samples From Tasty Bite

These two boxes showed up a couple days ago…

Here are the samples I’ll be reviewing! Six different fvarieties of noodle dishes that can be cooked in the microwave in one minute!

They were also kind enough to send a half dozen varieties of their other productss – they also only take a minute to prepare and have all sorts of flavors of India! Can’t wait to try them – thank you very much!