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#3284: MyKuali Penang Gaeng Som Noodle – Malaysia

#3284: MyKuali Penang Gaeng Som Noodle - Malaysia

Here’s one of the new ones from MyKuali. I’ve enjoyed MyKuali’s stuff for years, with multiple appearances on the top tens. Here’s a new flavor – gaeng som – and a little something from Wikipedia to explain –

Kaeng som or gaeng som[1] (Thaiแกงส้มpronounced [kɛ̄ːŋ sôm]) or Thai sour curry[2] is a sour and spicy fish curry or soup with vegetables popular in central Thailand.[3] The curry is characteristic for its sour taste, which comes from tamarind (makham). The recipe uses palm sugar (Thaiน้ำตาลปี๊บnamtan pip) to sweeten the curry.

Following the popularization of the dish, currently the favored vegetables include cauliflower, white radishcabbagechinese cabbagecarrotlong beans and asparagus, as well as cha om omelet.

The versions using shrimp instead of fish are more popular; kaeng som with shrimp and cha-om omelet is now a standard dish in Thailand. Other types may include pineapple or seafood. The common point, however, is that coconut milk is not used in this sour curry.[7]

Sounds good – let’s give it a try!

MyKuali Penang Gaeng Som Noodle – Malaysia

#3284: MyKuali Penang Gaeng Som Noodle - Malaysia

Detail of the packaging (click to enlarge). Contains fish and crustaceans. To prepare, boil noodles for 5~6 minutes and drain. Add sachet contents to 380ml boiling water and combine. Add in noodles. Finally, stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

A wet sachet of paste (see contents on the episode of Instant Noodle Recipe Time below).

Finished (click to enlarge). Added shrimp, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, coriander, fried onion, and fried tofu. The noodles came out well, although a little on the softer side compared to their fried offerings. The broth has a sour and spicy bite to it somewhat like a tom yum of a different style. 4.25 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 9555655005852.

#3284: MyKuali Penang Gaeng Som Noodle - Malaysia

MyKuali/Malaysia Best Brand/Red Tom Yum Goong Noodle/Piping Hot Flavor/Strong Thick Broth With Lemongrass, Shrimp Notes & A Nice Bit Of Sweetness from Food Heaven, Penang Malaysia (4 x 105g)

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#3236: Red Chef Spicy Sakura Prawn Soup Rice Vermicelli & Noodles – Malaysia

#3236: Red Chef Spicy Sakura Prawn Soup Rice Vermicelli & Noodles - Malaysia

Hey look at this! What is it? Well, their standard Spicy Sakura Prawn has been ranked #2 on the 2018 and 2019 The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Instant Noodles Of All Time lists. This one has two kinds of noodles – both air dried too so they’re healthier for you. I’m a big fan of prawn mee (that’s what they call it in Malaysia) and I’m ready to have a prawn freakout. Let do this!

Red Chef Spicy Sakura Prawn Soup Rice Vermicelli & Noodles – Malaysia

#3236: Red Chef Spicy Sakura Prawn Soup Rice Vermicelli & Noodles - Malaysia

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains fish and crustaceans. To prepare, boil noodles in 400ml water for 2 minutes. Drain. Add sachets and noodles to 270ml boiling water. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3236: Red Chef Spicy Sakura Prawn Soup Rice Vermicelli & Noodles - Malaysia

Wheat noodles on the left, rice vermicelli on the right.

#3236: Red Chef Spicy Sakura Prawn Soup Rice Vermicelli & Noodles - Malaysia

A dry sachet.

#3236: Red Chef Spicy Sakura Prawn Soup Rice Vermicelli & Noodles - Malaysia

A light powder.

#3236: Red Chef Spicy Sakura Prawn Soup Rice Vermicelli & Noodles - Malaysia

A wet sachet.

#3236: Red Chef Spicy Sakura Prawn Soup Rice Vermicelli & Noodles - Malaysia

Has a strong and sweet prawn scent.

#3236: Red Chef Spicy Sakura Prawn Soup Rice Vermicelli & Noodles - Malaysia

Another dry sachet – garnish this time.

#3236: Red Chef Spicy Sakura Prawn Soup Rice Vermicelli & Noodles - Malaysia

Fried onions!

#3236: Red Chef Spicy Sakura Prawn Soup Rice Vermicelli & Noodles - Malaysia

Finished (click to enlarge). Added soft egg, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, fried tofu, shrimp, bbq pork, spring onion, and mint leaf. Wow. The combination of the two noodles here is masterful – and authentic as this is what you’ll find in hawker courts in Malaysia. Broth is strong, however just a tad less so than the standard pack version. Included crispy onion garnish is just so spot on it hurts. Prawn freak-out achieved. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9556145137015.

#3236: Red Chef Spicy Sakura Prawn Soup Rice Vermicelli & Noodles - Malaysia

Penang Heritage Cookbook: Yesterday’S Recipes for Today’s Cook

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#3223: New Touch Natsukashi Shoyu Ramen – Japan

Today we have a Zenpop.JP variety – so what’s Zenpop? They’re a subscription service for all things Japanese! Definitely, check them out. By the way, use coupon code RAMENRATER to get $2 off! Here’s what they had to say about this one – ‘Chicken based shoyu ramen – the kind that makes you cherish your memory eating your first shoyu ramen. (natsukoshi roughly means nostalgic). This is like the ramen you see being waten at yatai food stalls set up on streets by characters in some anime. Chopped chashu (roast pork) goes well with this simple, most enjoyed ramen.’

As of late, I’ve really been into chicken. Baked chicken with some seasonings in particular. Let’s give this one a try…

New Touch Natsukashi Shoyu Ramen – Japan

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains pork and chicken. To prepare, add sachet contents and boiling water to line. Cover for 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3223: New Touch Natsukashi Shoyu Ramen - Japan

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#3223: New Touch Natsukashi Shoyu Ramen - Japan

The noodle block.

#3223: New Touch Natsukashi Shoyu Ramen - Japan

A dry sachet.

#3223: New Touch Natsukashi Shoyu Ramen - Japan

A coarse powder.

#3223: New Touch Natsukashi Shoyu Ramen - Japan

A dry garnish sachet.

#3223: New Touch Natsukashi Shoyu Ramen - Japan

Lots of different bits in here.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, sliced chashu, soft egg, spring onion, sansyo, sesame seeds. Noodles come out very well – nice hydration and chew. The broth had a good shoyu character to it with chicken notes. Bits of vegetable and the odd shrimp floating about. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4903088009537.

#3223: New Touch Natsukashi Shoyu Ramen - Japan

Apex Imports Flying Spaghetti Monster FSM Car Window Vinyl Decal Sticker 5″

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#3222: Jinmailang Cup Noodles Vegetable Flavor – United States

#3222: Jinmailang Cup Noodles Vegetable 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. Not a complaint by any means – nice to see more diversity at domestic grocery stores. Curious what vegetable this one will taste like – broccoli? Peas? Bell peppers? Let’s find out!

Jinmailang Cup Noodles Vegetable Flavor – United States

#3222: Jinmailang Cup Noodles Vegetable 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!

#3222: Jinmailang Cup Noodles Vegetable Flavor - United States

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#3222: Jinmailang Cup Noodles Vegetable Flavor - United States

The noodle block.

#3222: Jinmailang Cup Noodles Vegetable Flavor - United States

A dry sachet.

#3222: Jinmailang Cup Noodles Vegetable Flavor - United States

A light powder.

#3222: Jinmailang Cup Noodles Vegetable Flavor - United States

A wet sachet.

#3222: Jinmailang Cup Noodles Vegetable Flavor - United States

A seasoned paste.

#3222: Jinmailang Cup Noodles Vegetable Flavor - United States

A dry garnish sachet.

#3222: Jinmailang Cup Noodles Vegetable Flavor - United States

Vegetables.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, tofu puff, scallion, and coriander. Noodles had a nice little fluff to them. Broth was rich and had a good kind of mixed vegetable taste to it. Warm and comforty for a vegetable variety. The inclusion of lots of vegetables like cabbage really bumped this one out. 4.0 out o 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 6921555527276.

#3222: Jinmailang Cup Noodles Vegetable Flavor - United States

JML INSTANT NOODLE Artificial Spicy BEEF FLAVOR-5 small bags

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#3219: Kinchan Squid Yakisoba – Japan

#3122: Kinchan Squid Yakisoba - Japan

Here’s another one sent by the company – thank you! I’ve had quite a few squid yakisoba varieties. This one though is by a different brand – all the others were by the same brand, so this should be a bit different. Having trouble thinking of what to say here; just had a hellstorm with a WordPress update and it’s fixed so feeling happy right now. Sorry! Anyways, let’s check it out!

Kinchan Squid Yakisoba – Japan

#3122: Kinchan Squid Yakisoba - Japan

Detail of the bottom and side (click to enlarge). Contains squid. To prepare, add boiling water and dry sachet contents to bowl. Cover for 3 minutes. Drain using spout. Add liquid sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3122: Kinchan Squid Yakisoba - Japan

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#3122: Kinchan Squid Yakisoba - Japan

The noodle block.

#3122: Kinchan Squid Yakisoba - Japan

A wet sachet.

#3122: Kinchan Squid Yakisoba - Japan

Yakisoba sauce.

#3122: Kinchan Squid Yakisoba - Japan

A dry sachet.

#3122: Kinchan Squid Yakisoba - Japan

Squid and other bits.

#3122: Kinchan Squid Yakisoba - Japan

Finished (click to enlarge). Added squid, soft egg, spring onion, and Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts. The noodles are just perfect in this one – just made to be enjoyed as an instant yakisoba. The sauce is just smackdown lovely. Great yakisoba flavor with garnish full of cabbage and decent sized squid pieces. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4904760013767.

#3122: Kinchan Squid Yakisoba - Japan

Sendan Bowl Poppy Red 7.75″dia.x 2.75″h

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Mom’s Dry Noodle / Blue Elephant Curries From Taiwan!

Mom's Dry Noodle / Blue Elephart Curries From Taiwan!

Check this out! Top Ten listers Mom’s Dry Noodles have collaborated iwth a Thai company to make a couple neat curry varieties! They’ve not done anything non-Taiwanese styled before, so this should be interesting – check out the unboxing video!

Mom’s Dry Noodle / Blue Elephart Curries – Taiwan

#3210: Prima Taste Singapore Prawn Soup La Mian – Singapore

#3210: Prima Taste Singapore Prawn Soup La Mian - Singapore

Today I’m reviewing the third iteration of this variety from Singapore. I really like good prawn flavor and hoping this one blows my mind like Prima Taste’s other varieties. Let’s give it a try!

Prima Taste Singapore Prawn Soup La Mian – Singapore

#3210: Prima Taste Singapore Prawn Soup La Mian - Singapore

Detail of the package (click to enlarge). Contains prawn. To prepare, boil noodles in 500ml water for 5 minutes. Add in sachet contents and cook an additional 2 minutes. Finally, stir adn enjoy!

#3210: Prima Taste Singapore Prawn Soup La Mian - Singapore

The noodle block.

#3210: Prima Taste Singapore Prawn Soup La Mian - Singapore

Two identical wet sachets.

#3210: Prima Taste Singapore Prawn Soup La Mian - Singapore

A liquid stock.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, spring onion, shichimi togarashi, shrimp, and chicken baked with NuTek Salt for Life. Noodles are thick and chewy – absolute excellence. The broth seems to be about as prawny as can be – a very buttery kind of prawn hit is what I get from it, less so the sweet prawn of the north. Great stuff! 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8886350068066.

#3210: Prima Taste Singapore Prawn Soup La Mian - Singapore

Prima Taste Wholegrain Laksa Lamian 185g Pack of 6

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#3205: EasyBab Hot Chicken Flavor Noodles And Rice – South Korea

#3205: EasyBab Hot Chicken Flavor Noodles And Rice - South Korea

Here’s a spin on the fire noodle – a cook in bag noodle with rice. Definitely something different, that’s for sure! I mean, it’s one thing to copy something, but this isn’t that – it’s unique and hopefully really good – let’s find out!

EasyBab Hot Chicken Flavor Noodles And Rice – South Korea

#3205: EasyBab Hot Chicken Flavor Noodles And Rice - South Korea

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, remove sachet and fill to line with boiling water. Close for 2 1/2 minute. Drain using side tear. Add in sauce. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3205: EasyBab Hot Chicken Flavor Noodles And Rice - South Korea

The inside of the bag – note the noodle block and rice.

#3205: EasyBab Hot Chicken Flavor Noodles And Rice - South Korea

The wet sachet containing the sauce. Watch the Instant Noodle Recipe Time video to see this being used.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added sesame seeds, spring onion, barbecue pork, and soft egg. Noodles and rice hydrate really well in 2 1/2 minutes and are of cook quality – not soggy or mushy. The flavor is a just slightly muted heat version of the fire noodle sauce and works incredibly well. Definitely one to garnish but without garnish it’s 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8809275313028.

#3205: EasyBab Hot Chicken Flavor Noodles And Rice - South Korea

Ready To Eat Instant Hot Chicken Bibimbap Rice (Hot Chicken Flavor Bibimbap Rice)

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#3203: Mama Pat’s Chicken Fajita Flavor Instant Ramen Noodles – United States

#3203: Mama Pat's Chicken Fajita Flavor Instant Ramen Noodles - United States

Here’s something new from MAma Pat’s – cups! I recently reviewed the chicken taco variety and was disappointed that they removed the vegetable sachets from their packs. Well, they’re still in these cups and that should be interesting. Let’s give it a try!

Mama Pat’s Chicken Fajita Flavor Instant Ramen Noodles – United States

#3203: Mama Pat's Chicken Fajita Flavor Instant Ramen Noodles - 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 fill line. Cover for 3~5 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3203: Mama Pat's Chicken Fajita Flavor Instant Ramen Noodles - United States

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#3203: Mama Pat's Chicken Fajita Flavor Instant Ramen Noodles - United States

An included fork!

#3203: Mama Pat's Chicken Fajita Flavor Instant Ramen Noodles - United States

The noodle block.

#3203: Mama Pat's Chicken Fajita Flavor Instant Ramen Noodles - United States

A dry sachet.

#3203: Mama Pat's Chicken Fajita Flavor Instant Ramen Noodles - United States

A light powder.

#3203: Mama Pat's Chicken Fajita Flavor Instant Ramen Noodles - United States

A vegetables sachet.

#3203: Mama Pat's Chicken Fajita Flavor Instant Ramen Noodles - United States

A mixture of vegetable flake.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion, grilled chicken, Cholula hot sauce and black sesame seeds. Noodles have a round shape and after 4 minutes we reasonably hydrated. They didn’t seem to work with the broth as well as I’d hoped. Broth has a chicken and smoky taste to it which was unique and interesting. Vegetables worked alright. 2.75 out of 5.0 stars.  UPC bar code 757170500181.

#3203: Mama Pat's Chicken Fajita Flavor Instant Ramen Noodles - United States

Mama Pats Instant Ramen Noodles

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#3202: Red Chef Pandan White Curry Noodle (New Recipe) – Malaysia

Red Chef Pandan White Curry Noodle (New Recipe) - Malaysia

I was contacted by Red Chef and told they have changed their recipe for this one and that they’d like to send samples. Well, here’s one of them! Really curious how it will be. But first thing s first – what’s pandan? Here’s a bit from Wikipedia –

In India and Sri Lanka it is called Rampé and in Bangladesh it is called pulao pata (পোলাও পাতা ), along with the other variety of pandan there (Pandanus fascicularis), and is used to enhance the flavor of pulao, biryani and sweet coconut rice pudding, payesh if basmati rice is not used. It acts as a cheap substitute for basmati fragrance as one can use normal, non-fragrant rice and with the help of pandan the dish tastes and smells like basmati is used. It is called Ambemohor pat in Marathi; Ramba in Tamil, Biriyanikaitha in Malayalam, pandan wangi in Indonesian, hsun hmway (ဆွမ်းမွှေး) in Burmese, pandan in Visayan languages and Tagalog, ใบเตย bai tooey in Thai, rampe in Sinhala, ស្លឹកតើយ sleuk toi in Khmer, Daun Pandan in Nonya cooking,[3] Dứa thơm/lá nếp in Vietnamese, 七葉蘭 (Pinyin: Qi Lan Ye) in Chinese and बासमतिया पौधा ([bɑːsmət̪ɪjɑː pɑʊd̪ʱɑː]; “fragrant plant”) in Magahi and Bhojpuri due to its fragrance.

The leaves are used either fresh or dried, and are commercially available in frozen form in Asian grocery stores of nations where the plant does not grow. They have a nutty, botanical fragrance that is used as a flavor enhancer in Indian, Bangladeshi, Sri Lankan, Burmese, Chinese, Vietnamese, Khmer, Laotian, Thai, Singaporean, Bruneian, Malaysian, Indonesian and Filipino cuisines, especially in rice dishes, desserts and cakes.

The leaves are sometimes steeped in coconut milk, which is then added to the dish. They may be tied in a bunch and cooked with the food. They may be woven into a basket which is used as a pot for cooking rice. Pandan chicken, (Thai: ไก่ห่อใบเตย, kai hor bai toei), is a dish of chicken parts wrapped in pandan leaves and fried. The leaves are also used as a flavoring for desserts such as pandan cake and sweet beverages. Filipino cuisine uses pandan as a flavoring in buko pandan fruit salad, as well as rice-based pastries such as suman and numerous sweet drinks and desserts.

Alright – let’s give this pandan white curry new recipe a go!

Red Chef Pandan White Curry Noodle (New Recipe) – Malaysia

Red Chef Pandan White Curry Noodle (New Recipe) - Malaysia

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains crustaceans and fish. To prepare, add noodle block into 400ml boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Add sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

Red Chef Pandan White Curry Noodle (New Recipe) - Malaysia

The noodle block.

Red Chef Pandan White Curry Noodle (New Recipe) - Malaysia

A dry sachet.

Red Chef Pandan White Curry Noodle (New Recipe) - Malaysia

Soup base seasoning.

Red Chef Pandan White Curry Noodle (New Recipe) - Malaysia

Another dry sachet.

Red Chef Pandan White Curry Noodle (New Recipe) - Malaysia

A dry powdered non-dairy creamer.

Red Chef Pandan White Curry Noodle (New Recipe) - Malaysia

A wet sachet.

Red Chef Pandan White Curry Noodle (New Recipe) - Malaysia

The pandan white curry paste.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Dodo fish ball, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, coriander. Noodles are very good – nice tooth to them and really take on the flavor of the broth. Broth has a lot of elements – pandan, spicy, curry, hearty – it’s very full and flavorful. Impressive! 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code EAN bar code 9556145231010.

Red Chef Pandan White Curry Noodle (New Recipe) - Malaysia

Penang Heritage Cookbook: Yesterday’s Recipes for Today’s Cook

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#3197: Sakurai Foods Vegetarian Tonkotsu Noodle – Japan

#3197: Sakurai Foods Vegetarian Tonkotsu Noodle - Japan

Here’s the last of the Sakurai Foods varieties I was recently sent. The other two were really great – especially the spicy one! Let’s see how a Vegan friendly tonkotsu tastes!

Sakurai Foods Vegetarian Tonkotsu Noodle – Japan

#3197: Sakurai Foods Vegetarian Tonkotsu Noodle - Japan

Detail of the packaging (click to enlarge). Has a Vegan logo on the pack. To prepare, boil noodle block in 500ml water for 2~3 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3197: Sakurai Foods Vegetarian Tonkotsu Noodle - Japan

The noodle block.

#3197: Sakurai Foods Vegetarian Tonkotsu Noodle - Japan

A dry sachet.

#3197: Sakurai Foods Vegetarian Tonkotsu Noodle - Japan

Powder base.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added chashu, soft egg, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, spring onion, habanero togarashi and black sesame seeds. Noodles came out nice – good softness and gauge. The broth was a buttery tonkotsu, almost like a cross between a tonkotsu and a shio and it was absolutely warm and comfort foody and tasty. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4960813312942.

#3197: Sakurai Foods Vegetarian Tonkotsu Noodle - Japan

Sakurai food Goma-ramen 100gX20 bags

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#3157: TIEasy Traditional Scallion Sliced Noodle – Taiwan

#3157: TIEasy Traditional Scallion Sliced Noodle - Taiwan

I got an email asking if I’d like to try a new noodle and of course I said yes. Turns out the fellow who wants to distribute it is up in Vancouver, BC. So I emailed him while we were up there and we met up at Foodyworld in Richmond. He gave me this and another variety as well as a pack with different kinds of noodles that contain vegetable – like a purple yam noodle, pumpkin noodle, etc. This was really cool – we chatted for a few and two days later, I’m giving these noodles a try. Let’s check them out! By the way TIEasy is short for Take IT Easy.

TIEasy Traditional Scallion Sliced Noodle – Taiwan

#3157: TIEasy Traditional Scallion Sliced Noodle - Taiwan

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodles to boiling water and cook for 6~7 minutes. Drain. Add sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3157: TIEasy Traditional Scallion Sliced Noodle - Taiwan

The noodle block (note – there are four of everything in the pack).

#3157: TIEasy Traditional Scallion Sliced Noodle - Taiwan

A wet sachet.

#3157: TIEasy Traditional Scallion Sliced Noodle - Taiwan

A seasoning paste.

#3157: TIEasy Traditional Scallion Sliced Noodle - Taiwan

Finished (click to enlarge). Added soft egg, Chinese sausage, scallions, sesame seeds and crispy fried garlic. Great dry noodles – love the gauge and mouthfeel. The sauce worked very well – little bits in with it added to the experience; felt more coarse and like there are actual bit of scallion in there (which there are). Delighted with this new variety! 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. No bar code.

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