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#878: Nissin Top Ramen Short Cuts Lime Chili Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup

So here’s the last of the top Ramen Short Cuts varieties that Nissin Foods USA sent me. Thanks again! Lime chili flavor eh? Sounds interesting. Its kind of funny; I got an email from someone at a company called Citrojugo the other day. Citrojugo is a company in Mexico that makes lime juice. I think they saw one of my reviews mentioned ‘jeruk nipis,’ which is ‘lime juice’ in Indonesian. Well, Citrojugo was curious if my company would be interested in it for my products. I told them that I only review products related to instant noodles, but that I could probably try their stuff and work it into a review of another product, such as marinated chicken with their lime juice. Well, they immediately dispatched a liter of clarified preserved lime juice. Serious stuff! I open it up and stuck my nose in the Nalgene containment vessel and got a real nosefull of powerful lime! I’ll be mentioning more about their stuff in upcoming reviews – haven’t marinated chicken with it yet but will be soon and it should be quite amazing!

Here’s the back as well as the side panels (click to enlarge).

It comes in one single bag! The noodles are pre-seasoned and require no packets, allowing you to make as much or as little as you want.

Look at all those noodles! I will say it again, these are really good straight out of the box – trust me.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added some baked chicken breast, onions, broccoli and green bell pepper, medium cheddar cheese, a hard boiled egg with Ajishima Kimchi Furikake and some Huy Fong Sriracha chili sauce. The noodles come out much like egg noodles – although if you read the ingredients, these are indeed made with wheat noodles – not eggs. They’re soft and oplentiful – and tasty., Not chewy; definitely something made specifically for the US market. The broth is good – a strong lime and chili taste which was enjoyable. All in all quite interesting and works well as a base for a meal like this. Of course, I only review the base product before the extras are added in. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars – good stuff! UPC bar code 070662075074 .

Shangri-la…

Wish Nissin’d give me a call and send me here! Looks so awesome!

Re-Review: Meet The Manufacturer – Nissin Top Ramen Beef Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup

Last time I had a bowl of Beef Top Ramen was way back at review #221! That seems like forever ago! Well, it’s Meet The Manufacturer: Nissin week and I couldn’t go without reviewing some Top Ramen, right? Decided I’d go with beef. Here we go!

Here’s the back of the packaging (click image to enlarge). This was single pack for sale at the local grocery store – a fraction of a dollar.

Here’s the noodle block. From this, 101 Things To Do With Ramen Noodles, The Ramen Book and scores of other ‘do this with that’ books have come to pass.

Hey – what happened? The last time I saw a flavor packet from there it looked entirely different.

The dry powder seasoning.

Finished (click image to enlarge). I added some roast beef lunch meat, some Bird’s Eye Stor Fry veggies, an egg which I boiled with the noodles, a little Ajishima Kim Chi furikake and a little bit of Sushinori. I’ve always liked these noodles – they have a nice consistency and are the same every time. The broth has a nice, mellow salty beef flavor. Good stuff – especially to add things too – I like it! 3.75 out of 5.0 stars! UPC barcode 070662010020 – get it here.

Back in the day when we first found out about this stuff!

Another really old one!

#221: Nissin Top Ramen Beef Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup

Yep – surprising isn’t it? When you see that I’ve reviewed well over 200 unique packs of instant noodles to think that I haven’t done beef flavored Top Ramen yet. So here we go!

The single packet.

The powdered soup base.

The finished product (click image to enlarge). I added two eggs while boiling by the way, as has been my style lately. So the noodles are Sufficiently chewy and thick. The broth is nice and tasty. The eggs added a richness to everything. I wish it had some veggies but this is the cheap stuff. I mean, this is at times ten cents, and I remember when I was younger seeing sales on Top Ramen for 20/$1. Not too bad at all as this stuff is really quite good. This one gets 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. Get it here. UPC bar code 070662010020.