Was really happy to get samples directly from Sanyo Foods Corp Of America for this Meet The Manufacturer series. As I said previously, one of my goals has been to do Meet The Manufacturer series with all the instant noodle companies in the United States. Let’s see what’s inside!
Product Samples From Sanyo Foods (1 of 2) – United States
Thanks again to everyone at Sanyo Foods Corp Of America! This is going to be fun!
I’ve got to say, this is some of my favorite packaging. I really like the big drumstick in the picture and the old english exclaiming ‘good.’ I hope it’s good! I’d rather it be better than just good, but I think I’ll just wait and see.
The back of the package (click to enlarge).
The bean thread block.
The seasoning powder.
Salty and chinkenny.
The seasoned oil.
Smells good too.
The veggie packet!
Quite an ample supply of vegetable bits.
Finished (click image to enlarge). Added hard boiled egg, baked chicken, Krazy Mixed Up Salt and Huy Fong Sriracha hot chili sauce. The noodles are, well, pretty good. They break easily when you purse your lips. The broth is good. Has a great chicken flavor. Only issue is that it has a kind of sting to it – wish I had a better word. Not like the bite of a spicy pepper, but different. The veggies were wonderous. All in all I think this was pretty ‘good.’ I think bean thread is growing on me. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 8934563328115 .
A Vina Acecook video about bean vermicelli.
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Got this one at a grocery store in Livermore, California called Nob Hill. Pretty rare these days that I find something I haven’t tried in a grocery store!
Detail from lid (click image to enlarge).
It looks like a noodle burger!
Wasn’t a huge packet by any means.
Interesting – re-branded Wei Lih bowl perhaps.
Finished (click image to enlarge). I added some veggies, a couple fried eggs, some Krazy Mixed Up Salt and some Dua Belibis chili sauce. The noodles are a little on the thin side and slightly crumbly, but not bad. The broth is very nice – in the comfort food realm I would say – a nice tasty and a little oily melange. This is pretty good stuff! 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 074601025649 .
San Francisco Veggie Bean huh?
This is a video I made of our drive home from California to the Seattle area. I took a ton of short videos with my digitaol camera and when the battery died I used my cell phone. I then put them in order, added some music and titles in Live Movie Maker, sent to YouTube and used their stabilization filter. Yay!
So here’s another one of the ‘Hot of Hots’ I found recently. I really have no idea of what to expect with this one…
Powder on the left, thick paste on the right.
Hmm – not so sure about this. That thick paste smells awfully funky…
Click image to enlarge. Added two fried eggs. Well, the noodles were semi-okay, but the broth was weird and funky. After getting past the flavor and smell it was bearable. Long story short, it wasn’t very good. 1.25 out of 5.0 stars.
So here’s another of the big ole Little Cook bowls. I would like to say first that curried chicken is one of the favorite things of mine. Let’s see if it’s good.
Here’s the side – yeah its big.
A little packet with some curry soup base seasoning.
Hooray for retort pouch! Full of sauce and vegetables!
Revolutionary and amazing!
Here’s the block of noodles with the curry soup base.
Click image to enlarge. The finished product. Okay first off the pouch contained some interesting stuff. It looks like those little brown round things are supposed to be chicken chunks, although its gotta be textured vegetable protein. The broth is excellent – nice curry flavor for sure. The noodles aren’t bad – nothing special. The veggies are okay too but kind of wish there had been more. Long story short, I liked it! 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.
Jamaican Curry Chicken! Next, your weird video of the day…
Wow – you know, sometimes it just so happens a package of ramen just has to many words on it. This is one of those occasions. I mean, look at that title up there. I like how you drain the liquid, but it says noodle soup – and you don’t add olive oil, it’s already in the liquid packet…
…the liquid packet which is labeled ‘soup.’ There’s veggies and then the liquid here.
The veggies were interesting – freeze dried green peas, textured vegetable protein, onion…
Click image to enlarge. So first off – looks nothing like the picture on the front of the package eh? I think if you took some veggies and cooked them, then stirred them with the paste, then threw that on top of the cooked noodles. But here’s what it looks like when you follow the directions on the package. It’s some weird stuff, reminiscent of the Klingon dish Gagh. I find it kind of dry and weird – not salty really but very, well earthy. I don’t have a kinetic agent to cause this Gagh-like stuff to move, but that would get it more points from me. I’m giving it 2.0 out of 5.0 stars. Get it here.
Pork porridge. Let me refine that – ARTIFICIAL pork porridge. Those three words have been kind of interesting to say while this little cup has been kicking it around here. But no more. Artificial pork porridge is lunch.
I like the little graphic of the pig happy as can be that he isn’t in this cup of porridge. He’s probably also relieved that most people don’t go into a restaurant and request as to the special of the day and hear ‘pork porridge.’
So here’s the end result. It came with a plastic spoon but it wasn’t my style. So you’re probably wondering what the heck pork porridge – that is artificial pork porridge – tastes like? Well, imagine Cream of Wheat but salty and with bits of onions in there and you’ve pretty much nailed it. It’s surprisingly good to be honest. So even though this wasn’t noodles, it was an instant affair in a cup. I see for it to be treated the same. I give this stuff 2.5 out of 5.0 stars; it was good but I couldn’t really see ever getting it other than for novelty and it really doesn’t give any feeling of satiation after eating it; more of a ‘wow that was full of sodium’ kind of feeling and 1170mg is a lot but much lower than most things of this nature.