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MyOri Creates New Packaging – Endorsed By The Ramen Rater

Got this package in the mail yesterday – let’s look inside!

MyOri’s new packaging (click to enlarge) – looks really snazzy!

But wait a second (click to enlarge) – it’s me on the package! I have accepted an offer to be the brand ambassador for MyOri’s products! It’s an honor and really exciting to be able to represent these – I’ve reviewed them in the past and they did really well. The green gurry vermicelli was #1 on the rice noodle top ten list – really good stuff!

Here’s their other product (click to enlarge), their Red Curry. This used to be called white curry, but they wanted to be differentiated from other white curries insofar as having their noodles being the only ones that are non-fried in that flavor profile. So, I’ll be reviewing both of these soon! Not only that, these will be available in the United States really soon! When I find out where ytou can get them, I’ll let you know. Thanks to Leslie at MyOri USA for sending these as well as everyone at MyOri in Malaysia!

#1730: Wu-Mu BBQ Pork Flavor Chow Mein

Here’s yet another I got up in Canada during my birthday trip this last year. This one sounded especially good – chow mein! BBQ pork! How can you go wrong? Well, my hope is that one can’t go wrong! Let’s find out.

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, boil the noodle block for 4 minutes and drain. Add in sachet contents and stir. Enjoy!

The non fried noodle block.

A liquid sachet.

Has a nice BBQ pork scent.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added barbecue pork, mung bean sprouts and white onion. The noodles had a strong chew to them and were plentiful. The flavor was very much like barbecue pork you would get when you get the Chinese appetizer at an American restaurant; sweet and tasty. It worked very well. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 4710175570722.

DRY NOODLE-THIN 1x4LB

Egad – okay so here’s a Wu Mu TV advert shrouded in a T&T commercial. For those of you who don’t know about my dealings with T&T, check this out.

New TV Spot For Nongshim’s Shin Ramyun Black Cup With PSY

Unless you’ve been hiding under a proverbial rock for the last couple of months, you have heard the song ‘Gangnam Style‘ by South Korean pop star PSY at one time or another, seen the horse dance, etc. Well, After he sent Nongshim a video asking if he could do a commercial for them, they said yes.

Well today, the commercials have come out – they’re pretty funny. I still want to let it be known that I formally challenge PSY to a ramyun eating contest -maybe Shin Ramyun Black Cup? That’d be awesome! Anyways, here’s some videos to check out of the commercial.

The ‘A’ version of the Nongshim Shin Ramyun Black Cup commercial with PSY

The ‘B’ version of the Nongshim Shin Ramyun Black Cup commercial with PSY

Here’s the ‘making of’ video.

Re-Review: Meet The Manufacturer: Nongshim Chapagetti Chajang Noodle

Here’s another well-known Nongshim pack – Chapagetti.  Basically, you take spaghetti and combine it with Chajang, which is a black bean sauce – now you have Chapagetti!

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

These noodles are of a wide gauge and mention on Nongshim America’s website says there’s 12% more of them than in other varieties of theirs.

Here’s the stuff that makes the sauce.

Different than most of the seasonings I’ve seen – this is very granular.

Vegetable oil? Usually I’ve seen seasoned oil, but this is straight.

Yeah that looks like vegetable oil!

Finally, the vegetable packet.

An interesting looks little mixture! I looked in the ingredients and as it turns out, there’s potato and pork in here!

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added some veggies. I distictly remember this being very dry the last time I had this and dry isn’t something that comes to mind here. The noodles are nice and thick and the sauce coats them nicely. The sauce is rich; nice black bean flavor. The veggies and TVP are great – the pork bits especially were enjoyable with a nice bit of chewy freshness. This was good – something I’d eat again. 4.0 our of 5.0 stars! UPC bar code 031146155736 – get it here.

Nongshim Chapagetti commercial

Ancient Korean Traditional Music – Hwang Byeonggi – Kayagum Sanjo Variation (Filmed in 1966)

Meet The Manufacturer Re-Review: Tat Hui’s KOKA Tomato Flavour Instant Non-Fried Noodles

Here’s another of the KOKA line to re-review –  tomato flavor! Here’s the four pack.

Here’s a single package.

This is the back of the single package (click image to enlarge) – was a surprise to see it contains zero grams of fat.

The noodles block – light and stalwart, ready to take on boiling water.

A single packet of flavoring.

Upon opening the packet and pouring it into this cup, I was ensconced with the smell of tomato soup – smelled like a tomato factory – it was awesome! After this, I boiled water and threw the flavoring in – the broth took on a nice red color and had a wonderful tomato-soup like scent to it. I think you could just use half the 500ml water and other other half milk and it would be just like a bowl of tomato soup.

Here’s my favorite part – the garnish pack. You sprinkle this on top after the noodles are all done.

Here’s the garnish melange – colorful and tasty.

Finished (click image to enlarge). The noodles are perfect – just enough chewy and just the right gauge. The broth is tomato through and through – very tasty. The garnish was really nice on this one; everything came together like a tomato basil noodle kind of thing. 4.75 out of 5.0 stars – wonderful. UPC barcode 8888056000265 – get it here!

KOKA TV commercial

KOKA Purple Wheat noodles commercial in Mandarin.

#402: Sau Tao (Thick) Instant Noodle King Scallop Soup Flavor

I think this is the last of the Sau Tao’s I have for reviewing at this point. This one’s Scallop flavor with thick noodles. Again, these noodles aren’t fried. If you notice to the upper right of center, you are being informed that ‘Health is important.’ Looks like 4g fat and 7.5g fiber – not too bad actually.

So here we go with the packets. I really enjoy the look of the powder packet – the one at the far left. It’s got that old Asian product look that really draws me to the noodles in the first place. Next is a clear packet of seasoned oil. This packet might often be cloudy because the temperature would be cooler. The last is the veggies and other stuff packet, a good sized one.

An interesting melange of colors going on here… Those noodles are real weird looking are they not?

Click image to enlarge. As is my constant behoove, I added one fried egg. I see fried eggs in all sorts of instant noodles from every part of Asia. Breaking a soft yolk really makes the broth more accommodating and relaxing to the palate, like a fleece blanket. The noodles, healthy as they are, are kind of lacking. I think frying them gives an extra bit of flavor and texture that these don’t have. The broth was extremely thin, and I would recommend using a little less water than the directions call for – maybe just fill it a tad below the line. The winner here were the veggies. They re hydrated nicely and were delicious. It all came together decently, but wasn’t anything really exceptional. 3.0 out of 5.0 stars.

NOTE: This one did come with a fork but I’ve done a Sau Tao fork update already.

It didn’t make me deflate.

When I grew up, I lived very close to the Canadian border, so I saw a lot of Canadian kids’ shows. Here’s a few…

#235: Tat Hui Koka Instant Non-Fried Noodles Curry Flavor

Wow check it out! This was a super deal – 4 packs of it for $1.49! Here we go!

Okay sure seasoning powder and garnish yeah yeah…

The veggies / garnish from Koka have been very nice so far – colorful and lot of it. The Powder base smelled of curry too!

Click image to enlarge. Dropped an egg in. Oh yeah this was really good stuff! Good noodles, very hearty broth and some really good curry flavor – much like Nissin’s Demae Ramen except it has vegetable garnish! All said and done, bravo! 4.25 out of 5.0 stars! Get it here!