Tag Archives: Noodles

#3272: Kenko Foods Health Shoyu Ramen – Japan

#3272: Kenko Foods Health Shoyu Ramen - Japan

Today, we have one that was part of Japan Crate’s Umai Crate. So Japan Crate is a subscription service which has all sorts of different options for you. pretty neat stuff from Japan! There’s a coupon code for you too – just use THERAMENRATER to get a special discount at check out.

So here’s what the folks at Japan Crate had to say about this variety – “Healthy Ramen? Enjoy the best of soy sauce ramen by Kenko Foods who are known for making health conscious foods. These instant noodles in particular are made from natural water using 100% domestic flour and natural salt.”

I can get with that – let’s give it a go!

Kenko Foods Health Shoyu Ramen – Japan

#3272: Kenko Foods Health Shoyu Ramen - Japan

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Unsure whether it contains meat. To prepare, boil noodle block in 500ml water for 3 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

A dry sachet of soup base.

#3272: Kenko Foods Health Shoyu Ramen - Japan

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion, sesame seeds, chili flake, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, pork, egg, and sansyo. The noodles in this one I’ve found quite relaxing. They’re a soft and mellow instant style. The broth was a slightly less salty and sharp shoyu hit which was kind of nice too. The kind of bowl to down and fall asleep to. 4.25 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4973044020012.

#3164: Kenko Foods Health Shio Ramen - Japan

Forms of Japan: Michael Kenna

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#3271: Samyang Foods Tsuyu Udon Big Bowl – South Korea

#3271: Samyang Foods Tsuyu Udon Big Bowl - South Korea

I’m sure there are some folks out there figuring this is going to violently spicy. Well, that’s just not the case. Not everything that Samyang Foods makes has an angry little chicken on it! Let’s see what we have inside this big bowl!

Samyang Foods Tsuyu Udon Big Bowl – South Korea

A distributor/import sticker (click to enlarge).

#3271: Samyang Foods Tsuyu Udon Big Bowl - South Korea

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains seafood. To prepare, add boiling water to fill line and cover for 4 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3271: Samyang Foods Tsuyu Udon Big Bowl - South Korea

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

The noodle block.

A wet soup base sachet. To see the sachets in action, watch Instant Noodle Recipe Time video below.

Dry garnish in this one.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added egg, spring onion, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, pork, and chili flake. Noodle is thick and chewy but more along the lines of their standard ramen. However, the broth is where the udon taste comes in a little more I suppose. It’s tasty and has a hint of spiciness. Myriad green onion and sesame seeds. Enjoyable. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8801073211452.

Samyang Ramen Best Korean Noodles (Tsuyu Udon, 4 Pack)

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Umai Crate Japanese Instant Noodles Father’s Day 2019

Umai Crate Japanese Instant Noodles Father's Day 2019

Tomorrow’s Father’s Day and if your pops is into Japanese culture and things dealing with noodles, etc, this is a good bet. Just check em out and get him a subscription and slap it in an envelope and say happy Father’s Day! He will actually love you now! Not that standard love but that ‘son/daughter, you got me something thoughtful and unique and I actually love you now’ – no seriously!

Hey look – another Unboxing Time With The Ramen Rater! This one came today and we brought it inside set up the lights, shot the video, edited it and boom here it is! Lots of neat stuff in this box! Check it out! Get yours here: http://bit.ly/umaicrate
Use coupon code THERAMENRATER for extra discount!

Umai Crate Japanese Instant Noodles Father’s Day 2019

Ramen Trunk Premium Japanese Noodles – May 2019

Wanna see something different? This is a super premium and high end ramen subscription box from Japan. It’s full of neat stuff and I’ll let you just take a look because it’s pretty rad! Get a Ramen Trunk at http://bit.ly/ramentrunk Use coupon code RAMENRATER20OFF for 20% off a subscription or single gift box!

Ramen Trunk Premium Japanese Noodles – May 2019

#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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Ramen Trunk Premium Japanese Noodles – April 2019

Ramen Trunk Premium Japanese Noodles - April 2019

Wanna see something different? This is a super premium and high end ramen subscription box from Japan. It’s full of neat stuff and I’ll let you just take a look because it’s pretty rad! Get a Ramen Trunk at http://bit.ly/ramentrunk Use coupon code RAMENRATER20OFF for 20% off a subscription or single gift box!

Ramen Trunk Premium Japanese Noodles – April 2019

#3133: Myojo Mellow Miso Ramen – Japan

#3133: Myojo Mellow Miso 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 -“Mellow and rich miso ramen with noodles which are easy to eat. Great smell of roasted vegetables and special flavor oil will fill your mouth!”

I like how this one is mellow but on the cup it says ‘Extremely Ramen Noodles!’ Let’s check it out!

Myojo Mellow Miso Ramen – Japan

#3133: Myojo Mellow Miso Ramen - Japan

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains pork, chicken, beef, and shrimp. To prepare, add boiling water to fill line and cover 3 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3133: Myojo Mellow Miso Ramen - Japan

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#3133: Myojo Mellow Miso Ramen - Japan

The noodle block.

#3133: Myojo Mellow Miso Ramen - Japan

Loose bits from the cup.

#3133: Myojo Mellow Miso Ramen - Japan

A wet sachet.

#3133: Myojo Mellow Miso Ramen - Japan

Almost sparkly!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added barbecue pork, soft egg, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, spring onion, and shichimi. The noodles aren’t bad – flat and plentiful. However the broth was one that made me recoil. A dingy kind of miso that just sang sour notes to me. Corn was alright. 0.5 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4902881414807.

#3133: Myojo Mellow Miso Ramen - Japan

Myojo 7Premium Instant Cup Ramen Famous restaurants”Tomita” Tonkotsu Taste 95g (Set of 4cups) Japan Import

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Meet The Manufacturer: #3091: Way Premium Foods Authentic Chili Crab Noodles – Malaysia

Meet The Manufacturer: #3091: Way Premium Foods Authentic Chili Crab Noodles - Malaysia

Yesterday, we looked at Singapore Laksa. Today we look at another well-known Singaporean dish – Chili Crab. Here’s some info from Wikipedia –

Chilli crab is a Singaporean seafood dish. Mud crabs are commonly used and are stir-fried in a semi-thick, sweet and savoury tomato and chilli based sauce. Despite its name, chilli crab is not a very spicy dish. It is listed at number 35 on the World’s 50 most delicious foods compiled by CNN Go in 2011.[1]

Chilli crab has been promoted by The Singapore Tourism Board as one of Singapore’s National Dishes, and can be found in seafood restaurants all over the island. It is traditionally eaten with bare hands as a means to savour the juicy crab meat with its sweet and spicy chilli sauce. Restaurants often provide wet towels or a washing bowl with lime in order to cleanse your hands after the meal.

Chilli crab sauce is described as “sensuous” and “sweet, yet savoury”, with a “fluffy texture”.[4] Mud crabs ( Scylla serrata ) are the most common type of crabs used for the dish, although other species of crab can be used too.[4]

It’s true – Chili Crab is indeed scrumptious when I’ve had it in Southeast Asia. Let’s check this one out!

Way Premium Foods Authentic Chili Crab Noodles – Malaysia

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains fish. To prepare, boil noodles for 3~4 minutes. Drain. Boil liquid sachet for 1 minute. Add to noodles. Finally, stir and enjoy!

Meet The Manufacturer: #3091: Way Premium Foods Authentic Chili Crab Noodles - Malaysia

A pillow pack of instant noodles.

Meet The Manufacturer: #3091: Way Premium Foods Authentic Chili Crab Noodles - Malaysia

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

Meet The Manufacturer: #3091: Way Premium Foods Authentic Chili Crab Noodles - Malaysia

Non-fried noodles.

Meet The Manufacturer: #3091: Way Premium Foods Authentic Chili Crab Noodles - Malaysia

A large wet sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #3091: Way Premium Foods Authentic Chili Crab Noodles - Malaysia

Thick sauce.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added crabstick, coriander, and Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts. The noodles are thick and chewy but not overly so. They were happily enveloped by the sauce – a sticky and spicy flavored one with great chili crab flavor. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 9555861000504.

Meet The Manufacturer: #3091: Way Premium Foods Authentic Chili Crab Noodles - Malaysia

A Touch of Tropical Spice: From Chili Crab to Laksa: 75 Fabulous Recipes from Monsoon Asia

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#3069: Vedan Wei Wei Premium Noodle With Spicy Beef – Taiwan

#3069: Vedan Wei Wei Premium Noodle With Spicy Beef - Taiwan

Here’s one sent by a reader who found it in the Philippines – thanks! Definitely looks different from the ones found in Taiwan. Export version! Let’s check it out!

Vedan Wei Wei Premium Noodle With Spicy Beef – Taiwan

#3069: Vedan Wei Wei Premium Noodle With Spicy Beef - Taiwan

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge). Contains beef. To prepare, add in all sachets and boiling water to line. Cover for 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3069: Vedan Wei Wei Premium Noodle With Spicy Beef - Taiwan

The noodle block.

#3069: Vedan Wei Wei Premium Noodle With Spicy Beef - Taiwan

A dry sachet.

#3069: Vedan Wei Wei Premium Noodle With Spicy Beef - Taiwan

A light powder.

#3069: Vedan Wei Wei Premium Noodle With Spicy Beef - Taiwan

A sauce sachet.

#3069: Vedan Wei Wei Premium Noodle With Spicy Beef - Taiwan

Cold in here this morning – cold temps tend to make pastes and sauces thicken up a bit.

#3069: Vedan Wei Wei Premium Noodle With Spicy Beef - Taiwan

A large retort pouch.

#3069: Vedan Wei Wei Premium Noodle With Spicy Beef - Taiwan

Thick stuff!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts and scallions. Noodle was pretty good – better backbone than expected. Broth has a nice braised beef taste with a little bit of heat – but nothing I would put at a high heat level. Included beef was of good quality and worked well. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 4710111904222.

#3069: Vedan Wei Wei Premium Noodle With Spicy Beef - Taiwan

Why Taiwan Matters: Small Island, Global Powerhouse

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#3028: Maruchan Yakisoba Korean BBQ Flavor Japanese Home Style Noodles – United States

#3028: Maruchan Yakisoba Korean BBQ Flavor Japanese Home Style Noodles - United States

I and my family got the flu – well, unsure if it was the flu but it was definitely a pretty mean cold. Yeah – I got it then my wife, then out kids – and two small children with the sick while you have it is a daunting situation. But we needed to get some things at the store so we all went and I ran in. I got the sick first so was getting to the point of starting to get over it while everyone else was knee deep in it. I thought hey – I’ll look at the noodle aisle. I always look at the noodle aisle. Lo and behold, they had this at Safeway. What?! Yep! something new to review at Safeway. Not the norm! So let’s see what the heck we have here and how it pans out.

I’ve had Korean BBQ many times – I’m very curious what a yakisoba style approximation of it will be.

Maruchan Yakisoba Korean BBQ Flavor Japanese Home Style Noodles – United States

#3028: Maruchan Yakisoba Korean BBQ Flavor Japanese Home Style Noodles - United States

Here’s the bottom of the package (click to enlarge). Contains beef. To prepare, Open lid halfway. Then, add in sachet marked 1 along the side of the noodle block. Add water to fill line. Reclose and microwave for 4 minutes at 1000W. Let sit an additional minute. Remove lid and add in sachet marked 2. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3028: Maruchan Yakisoba Korean BBQ Flavor Japanese Home Style Noodles - United States

The lid under the wraps (click to enlarge).

#3028: Maruchan Yakisoba Korean BBQ Flavor Japanese Home Style Noodles - United States

The noodle block.

#3028: Maruchan Yakisoba Korean BBQ Flavor Japanese Home Style Noodles - United States

The first of two sachers.

#3028: Maruchan Yakisoba Korean BBQ Flavor Japanese Home Style Noodles - United States

Not exactly sure what this is – very curious!

#3028: Maruchan Yakisoba Korean BBQ Flavor Japanese Home Style Noodles - United States

The second of two sachets.

#3028: Maruchan Yakisoba Korean BBQ Flavor Japanese Home Style Noodles - United States

A very light powder.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added bbq pork, sesame seeds, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, and spring onion. The noodles came out quite well after a spin in the microwave – nice chew and gauge to them. The flavor is pretty spot on when compared to cooking beef and Lee Kum Kee Korean BBQ sauce like we do and put over rice. Was surprised. Bits of garlic here and there. Impressed! 4.5 out of 5.0 stars.  UPC bar code 041789007699.

#3028: Maruchan Yakisoba Korean BBQ Flavor Japanese Home Style Noodles - United States

Maruchan instant Yakisoba Korean BBQ flavor noodle soup 4.12oz, pack of 1

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Unboxing Time: Exotic Noods October Green Box – United States

Unboxing Time: Exotic Noods October Green Box - United States

So the folks at Exotic Noods (www.exoticnoods.com) sent another box for you to check out! This is the October box and I’ll also be sharing with you the November and December 2018 boxes! By theway, you can use coupon code BOOM for a great discount! Let’s check it out!

Exotic Noods October Green Box – United States

Thanks again to Exotic Noods (www.exoticnoods.com) for sending this along for me to share with everyone!

#2981: Picnic Hot & Rich Curry Flavoured Instant Noodles

#2981: Picnic Hot & Rich Curry Flavoured Instant Noodles

Here’s one I found up in Canada at FoodyWorld – a huge grocery store which has something from everywhere in Asia. Thai curry eh? I’m game! Never have I seen this brand before – excellent! Let’s give it a look!

Picnic Hot & Rich Curry Flavoured Instant Noodles – Thailand

#2981: Picnic Hot & Rich Curry Flavoured Instant Noodles

An import/distributor sticker (click to enlarge).

#2981: Picnic Hot & Rich Curry Flavoured Instant Noodles

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2981: Picnic Hot & Rich Curry Flavoured Instant Noodles

An included fork!

#2981: Picnic Hot & Rich Curry Flavoured Instant Noodles

The noodle block.

#2981: Picnic Hot & Rich Curry Flavoured Instant Noodles

A dry sachet.

#2981: Picnic Hot & Rich Curry Flavoured Instant Noodles

A light powder.

#2981: Picnic Hot & Rich Curry Flavoured Instant Noodles

A liquid base sachet.

#2981: Picnic Hot & Rich Curry Flavoured Instant Noodles

Smells like curry.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo organic mung bean sprouts, hard boiled egg, carved squid, Dodo fishball and coriander. The noodles hydrated a little weird. Thai instants often have a neat crumble to them I like a lot. However in this application, the crumble is paired with a slightly large gauge which kin of kills it for me. The broth on the other hand is great – nice heat level and tasty curry. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8857056004573.

#2981: Picnic Hot & Rich Curry Flavoured Instant Noodles

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