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#2939: Tapatio Ramen Noodle Soup Original Flavor

#2939: Tapatio Ramen Noodle Soup Original Flavor

Hey look at this! A Tapatio instant noodle! I’ve seen people douse their instant noodles in this stuff for years on Instagram. Here’s a little about it from Wikipedia –

Tapatío is a hot sauce, produced in Vernon, California, that can be found at many supermarkets, pharmacies, and liquor stores in the United States.

Tapatío” is the name given to people from Guadalajara, Jalisco: the company’s founders come from Guadalajara. It is exported to MexicoCanadaCentral AmericaAustralia, and elsewhere.

The ingredients, as listed on the product label, are water, red peppers, salt, spices, garlic, acetic acidxanthan gum and sodium benzoate as a preservative. Tapatío comes in five sizes: 5, 10, and 32 fluid ounces, and 1 gallon (3.785 liters), as well as in 7-gram packets. The sauce overall has a Scoville rating of 3,000, hotter than Sriracha.[1]

The product slogan is “Es una salsa … Muy salsa” (very saucy”).

The Tapatío Hot Sauce company was started in 1971 by Jose-Luis Saavedra, Sr., in a 750-square-foot (70 m2) warehouse in Maywood, California.[6] In 1985, the company moved to a 8,500-square-foot (790 m2) facility in Vernon, California, 5 miles (8.0 km) from Downtown Los Angeles. Although larger than the first location, the new factory had a single loading dock and limited storage space, which created a new series of problems for the company. After a long search, a site was found for a developer to custom-build a new 30,000-square-foot (2,800 m2) facility, which Tapatío presently occupies. The new factory has several loading docks and automated production.

Hey cool – let’s give this one a try!

Tapatio Ramen Noodle Soup Original Flavor – United States

#2939: Tapatio Ramen Noodle Soup Original Flavor

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meaty free but check for yourself. To prepare, add in sachet contents and add boiling water to fill line. Cover for 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2939: Tapatio Ramen Noodle Soup Original Flavor

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2939: Tapatio Ramen Noodle Soup Original Flavor

The noodle block.

#2939: Tapatio Ramen Noodle Soup Original Flavor

Loose bits from the bowl.

#2939: Tapatio Ramen Noodle Soup Original Flavor

The soup base sachet.

#2939: Tapatio Ramen Noodle Soup Original Flavor

A lot of colorful powder.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added fried egg, cheddar cheese, cilantro and fried jalapeno. The noodles are thin and light – and of a good quality and pretty large quantity. The broth is a tangy and spicy one, with definite notes of Tapatio. Pretty good! 4.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 780707102114.

#2939: Tapatio Ramen Noodle Soup Original Flavor

Tapatio Ramen Noodle Soup Big Bowl 105g , Original (Bulk Case of 6)

Hey! Watch me cook the beef variety on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Original Flavor Oriental Noodle Soup

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Original Flavor Oriental Noodle Soup

Here we have the cup version of the flavor we started this Meet The Manufacturer series with – original flavor. This is soy sauce flavor, aka shoyu. Here’s a little about shoyu ramen from Wikipedia –

Shōyu (醤油, “soy sauce”) ramen is the oldest of the four, it has a clear brown broth, based on a chicken and vegetable (or sometimes fish or beef) stock with plenty of soy sauce added resulting in a soup that is tangy, salty, and savory yet still fairly light on the palate. Shōyu ramen usually has curly noodles rather than straight ones, but this is not always the case. It is often adorned with marinated bamboo shoots or menma, green onions, kamaboko(fish cakes), nori (seaweed), boiled eggs, bean sprouts or black pepper; occasionally the soup will also contain chili oil or Chinese spices, and some shops serve sliced beef instead of the usual chāshū.

Let’s pop the top and dig in!

Sapporo Ichiban Original Flavor Oriental Noodle Soup – United States

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Original Flavor Oriental Noodle Soup

Detail of the outer cardboard packaging (click to enlarge). Contains beef and chicken. To prepare, add sachet contents and boiling water to fill line. Cover for 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Original Flavor Oriental Noodle Soup

The foam cup.

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Original Flavor Oriental Noodle Soup

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Original Flavor Oriental Noodle Soup

The noodle block.

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Original Flavor Oriental Noodle Soup

Loose bits from the cup.

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Original Flavor Oriental Noodle Soup

The soup base sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Original Flavor Oriental Noodle Soup

A light tan colored powder.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added chashu pork, hard boiled egg, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, spring onion and shichimi togarashi. Noodles did very nicely hydrating in 3 minutes. The broth has a good shoyu flavor, however I like the way it tastes from the bowl version much better;. Vegetables hydrated quite well. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.  UPC bar code 076186700010.

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Original Flavor Oriental Noodle Soup

S a p p o r o   I c h i b a n   Soup Cup, Original Noodle, 2.25-Ounce Cups (Pack of 12)

Making ramen at home.

#2158: A-Sha Chow Mein Original Flavor

Here’s another one of the newer A-Sha tray designs. This one’s original flavor, which is kind of a soy sauce flavor I believe. Let’s check it out!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodle block and vegetable sachet contents to tray. Fill to line with water. Microwave uncovered for 4 minutes at 800W (for different wattage microwaves, use this handy tool). Put lid on and use spout to drain off excess water. Add in liquid sachet contents. Stir and enjoy!

Here’s the tray underneath the cardboard outer.

The bag of noodles.

Detail of the back of the package (click to enlarge).

The noodle block.

The vegetables sachet.

A nice little mixture.

A liquid sachet.

Kind of a slightly thick soy sauce.

Finished (click to enlarge). The noodles came out extremely well – beautiful gauge and texture. Again, these are the noodles that when I first tried them cooked I considered to be ‘masterful in their simplicity,’ using very few ingredients and delivering a fine chew and mouthfeel. They don’t disappoint here whatsoever. As for the flavoring, it’s a salty soy which coats everything well. The vegetables are a very nice addition to this product. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4715635852943.

A-Sha Chow Mein – Original Sauce

A video clip with news coverage about A-Sha Dry Noodle of Taiwan.

#1694: MAMA Instant Rice Vermicelli Bihun Goreng Original Flavor

I’m sure many of you are familiar with Mi Goreng. For those of you who aren’t, Mi Goreng translates to ‘fried noodle.’ Mi Goreng basically are noodles that are cooked, drained, dropped in a wok or skillet, and fried with different seasonings and ingredients. Now Bihun Goreng is a little different. Instead of a wheat noodle, rice vermicelli is used the same kind of way. Rice vermicelli are very thin rice noodles. Instead of broth, these are broth free. They’re kind of distant cousins of yakisoba, yakiudon and chow mein. Let’s check out this Bihun Goreng from MAMA of Thailand!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, put noodle block into a bowl and cover with boiling water for 3 minutes. Drain. Add in sachet contents and combine well. Enjoy!

The rice vermicelli block.

The dry seasoning.

Has a kind of salty and sweet scent.

An oil sachet.

Definitely smell some garlic!

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added spring onion, shrimp and white onion with some Healthy Boy brand soy sauce, hard boiled egg with Nguang Soon Dried Chilli Powder and some coriander. The noodles hydrated very nicely during the steeping process. Not too dry and had a substantial chew to them. I also would recommend using some kitchen scissors on them to do a couple cuts to make the length a little shorter – a trick I picked up from the first time I tried South Korean potato noodles. . The have a very nice flavor – sweet, salty and spicy. The spiciness definitely builds to a really exuberant crescendo! Great flavor and texture! 4.75 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8851876000234.

Interested in using some rice vermicelli? It’s much lower in fat and sodium than tradition fried instant noodles and works well in many recipes! Instant Rice Vermicelli Noodles (Pack of 3)

A really great recipe to try out with MAMA rice vermicelli!

Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Japanese Style Noodles & Original Flavored Soup

We went to Walmart on Black Friday! Well, let me explain – it was at 6pm or so, so the amount of crazy people was lower. It seems though that the Walmart we always go to has a surplus of crazy people usually. I imagine the early morning Black Friday folks would’ve been a scary lot. One thing I noticed was that they hadn’t bought all of the noodles, so I thought I’d get a couple to re-review. Here’s one of them last time I tried it, it was revirew #207. Hoping some new things to review come soon – only have one in the hamper that’s needing review… Re-reviews are fun though since they’re not been visited in so long.

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

The noodle block. Decently sized with a little more weight than I usually find in domestic packs. The noodles when sampled uncooked are a little different too – pretty good.

The lone seasoning packet.

The seasoning powder. Kind of has a soy flavor to it; I would think this one’s a soy sauce noodle perhaps?

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added stir fry veggies, hard boiled egg with Cavender’s Greek Seasoning, Thanksgiving turkey (the very last bits of it) and some Urashima Sesame & Salt furikake. The noodles are good – large amoung and decent gauge. The broth is good too – strong soy and salt flavor. Good stuff! 3.5 out of 5.0 stars! UPC bar code 076186000011 – get it here!

Some older Sapporo Ichiban commercials

Looks like Sapporo Ichiban Shio Ramen has been around for a while – glad they finally brought it to the US!