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#3190: Payless Xtra Big Pancit Canton Chili-Mansi Flavor – Philippines

#3190: Payless Xtra Big Pancit Canton Chili-Mansi Flavor - Philippines

Here’s one I tried a long time ago and I found in the USA, but this one I found up in Canada. Curious if it’s changed. Let’s find out!

Payless Xtra Big Pancit Canton Chili-Mansi Flavor – Philippines

#3190: Payless Xtra Big Pancit Canton Chili-Mansi Flavor - Philippines

Detail of the packaging (click to enlarge). Contains shrimp. To prepare, boil noodles in water for 3 minutes. Drain. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3190: Payless Xtra Big Pancit Canton Chili-Mansi Flavor - Philippines

The noodle block.

#3190: Payless Xtra Big Pancit Canton Chili-Mansi Flavor - Philippines

A dry sachet.

#3190: Payless Xtra Big Pancit Canton Chili-Mansi Flavor - Philippines

A light powder.

#3190: Payless Xtra Big Pancit Canton Chili-Mansi Flavor - Philippines

A wet dual sachet.

#3190: Payless Xtra Big Pancit Canton Chili-Mansi Flavor - Philippines

Seasoned oil and soy sauce.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, boiled beef, spring onion, and fried onion. The noodles are light and a little fluffy and there’s a whole lot of them. The flavor is very good – a salt and spicy and citrus with just a hint of sweetness. Everything goes together well. 4.25 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 4800016556517.

#3190: Payless Xtra Big Pancit Canton Chili-Mansi Flavor - Philippines

Pancit Canton Xtra Big Chilimansi Flavor (Pack of 3)

Watch me cook on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!

The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Philippines Instant Noodles Of All Time 2018 Edition

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Philippines Instant Noodles Of All Time 2018 Edition

As I mentioned at the begginning of the Top Ten Japanese list, I have added a little chat option to the site. If I’m available, I can turn it on on my phone and people can ask me questions or comment while they browse the website. Thus far, the most questions and comments are from the Philippines. I thought hey – why isn’t there a top ten Philippines list? I haven’t reviewed many from the Philippines lately and I kind of hope companies in the Philippines that make instant noodles might be interested in having me review their products – if so, please contact me. I would love to do an annual list for the Philippines, however without more reviews, there’s not a whole lot of reason to do so. So let’s have a look! These are my favorite Filipino varieties from the over 2,500 reviews I’ve posted to date.

The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Philippines Instant Noodles Of All Time 2018 Edition

Video Presentation

This is a presentation of the top ten with commentary by The Ramen Rater.

The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Philippines Instant Noodles Of All Time 2018 Edition

#10: Lucky Me! Supreme Seafood Flavor Big Cup

#10: Lucky Me! Supreme Seafood Flavor Big Cup

The noodles have a light gauge and chew – there’s a decent amount of them, and they don’t exhibit any mushiness or sponginess. The broth is very luxuriant – kind of a milky and creamy seafood affair. Definitely a comfort food feel to it. Original review

#9: Lucky Me! Beef Na Beef Instant Noodles

#9: Lucky Me! Beef Na Beef Instant Noodles

The noodles have a nice gauge and good texture to them – nice quantity too. The broth has a very beefy flavor – not one brought about like bouillon does but more like stewed beef. The garnish worked just right. If you like beef, you’ll really love this. Original review

#8: Lucky Me! Special Instant Curly Spaghetti With Yummy Red Sauce

#8: Lucky Me! Special Instant Curly Spaghetti With Yummy Red Sauce

The noodles are definitely large gauge – larger than ramyun even. They also have an excellent chewiness to them. The flavor is a sweet tomato sauce which coats everything quite well. Original review

#7: Lucky Me! Pancit Canton (Chow Mein) Original Flavor

#7: Lucky Me! Pancit Canton (Chow Mein) Original Flavor

The noodles have a great gauge and chew. The flavor is like a salty and garlic kind of thing which is really quite enjoyable. The dry component seems to give it an almost chicken kind of sense whereas the oil and sauce lend to it an oiliness and more garlic flavor which round things out. As I’ve said before, this is much like mee goreng and is very good! Original review

#6: Lucky Me! Pancit Canton (Chow Mein) Sweet & Spicy Flavor

#6: Lucky Me! Pancit Canton (Chow Mein) Sweet & Spicy Flavor

The noodles have a nice standard gauge with a light spring. The chew is right for this application. The flavor is like a nice sweet and spicy with butter and salt kind of thing. Original review

#5: Lucky Me! Special Instant Noodles Jjamppong Flavor

#5: Lucky Me! Special Instant Noodles Jjamppong Flavor

The noodles are thin and have a nice lightness to them – much like one would find in a cup noodle but a little different. The broth has a very good spiciness and seafood flavor which I would expect in a jjamppong instant and works well. The solid ingredients hydrated well and were of excellent quality. Original review

#4: Lucky Me! Special Baked Mac Style Instant Macaroni

#4: Lucky Me! Special Baked Mac Style Instant Macaroni

The noodles have a nice shape and chew to them. The sauce is very good – it has a sweetness and tomato flavor and is frequently augmented with bits of textured vegetable protein which are just like little bits of real hamburger. This was a very pleasant surprise. Original review

 

#3: Quickchow Pancit Canton Toyo-Mansi

#3: Quickchow Pancit Canton Toyo-Mansi

Well I must say this is stupendous and wonderful stuff and I could eat it every day.  I like the noodles and the flavor has a kind of spicy and citrus flavor. Original review

#2: Payless Xtra Big Chilimansi Pancit Canton

#2: Payless Xtra Big Chilimansi Pancit Canton

The noodles were awesome and very tasty! A bit of chili flavor, a bit citrus. Kind of sweet and salty too. Everything played off of eachother and it was like listening to some groovy funky music but it was going from the bowl into my facehole, getting chewed and into the great oblivious beyond that is my digestive system. Good good stuff – stuff of poetry and philosophy. Original review

#1: Lucky Me! Instant Pancit Canton (Chow Mein) Extra Hot Chili Flavor

#1: Lucky Me! Instant Pancit Canton (Chow Mein) Extra Hot Chili Flavor

The noodles as always in their pancit canton are just right – good gauge and chew. They are complimented this time with a nice coating of salty and spicy flavors that were really good – and the spiciness was definitely more than adequate. Original review

Re-Review: Payless Xtra Big Pancit Canton Original

Oh man I thought this was a new one! I reviewed this at #93! Here’s something from the Philippines! Been awhile since a review from there. Pancit Canton reminds me a lot of Indonesia’s Mi Goreng; the noodles are drained and then stirred with the dry and wet ingredients and served. Let’s try this one out!

The back of the package (click image to enlarge).

The noodle block – big for Pancit Canton instant, but then again this is XTRA BIG!

Powder seasoning.

Lots of it.

Soy sauce and oil.

I like how the soy and oil’s syrface tensions make things look.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added some veggies, a couple scrambled eggs with Cavender’s Greek Seasoning, some roast beef and some Dua Belibis chili sauce. This stuff is excellent! The noodles are chewy and the flavoring coasts nice and has a sweet and salty taste. Not really spicy as Mi Goreng usually is. If you want to like Mi Goreng but can’t handle the heat, this would be an excellent alternative! 4.5 out of 5.0 stars – still amazingly good since review #93! UPC bar code 4800016555992 .

How to make pancit canton

The music for a big dance thing.

#744: Payless Instant Mami Beef Flavor

I was digging in the bottom of the noodle hamper and pulled this one out – pretty old and needs ingested ASAP! It’s one my sister picked up for me in Canada last year. Very small pack too! Let’s give it a try.

Looks like a lot of liquid for such a small packet – perhaps I ought to add the recommended additions. Click image to enlarge.

A portion of the noodle block.

One shiny silver packet.

The powder soup base.

Finished (click image to enlarge). I added an egg, some of my veggie mix and some corned beef lunch meat. So the noodles are a slight bit mushy but of a slightly wider gauge than most. The broth has a nice beef flavor – and there’s a ton of broth. This is definitely a soup affair. Not bad, not amazing or something to write home about. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 4800016738678 .

A Payless commercial.

Filipino Top 20

It’s Done: List of Manufacturers, Ramen Fansites and Places To Buy Noodles Online!!!

After spending a few days on it, here’s the list. If you have anything you think should be added, please let me know – II’d love to make this the most complete list on the Internet of instant noodle information! You can find it in a tab on top of the site as well.

Manufacturers

Annie Chun’s

www.anniechun.com

Assi Brand

www.assisuperla.com

Baijia

www.scbaijia.com

Bestme

lechine.com

Binh Tay

binhtayfood.com

Ching’s Secret

www.chingssecret.com

Doll

www.doll.com.hk

Dragonfly

www.ustrading.com

Fashion Food

www.fashionfoodthailand.com

FoodMon DJ DOC

m.idoit.co.kr

Fortune

www.jslfoods.com

Gefen

www.gefenfoods.com

Goku-Uma

www.nishimototrading.com

Gomex

viethungfood.com

GreeNoodle

www.greenoodles.com

Hsin Tung Yang

www.htyusa.com

Ibumie

www.biz-allianz.com

Indomie

www.indofood.com

Itomen

www.itomen.com

JFC

www.jfc.com

JML

www.hualong.com

Kamfen

en.lechu.com.cn

Knorr

www.unilever.pk

Koka

www.revolution.com.sg

Koyo

www.koyonaturalfoods.com

Lishan Food Manufacturing Co. Ltd.

hawmaw.com

Shandong Liuliushun Food Co Ltd

liuliushun.com

Little Cook

www.namchow.co.th

Long Kow

www.crystalnoodle.com

Loveme

lechine.com

Lucky Me!

www.mondenissin.com

Maggi

www.maggi.in

MAMA

www.MAMAlover.net

Maruchan

USA www.maruchan.com

JP www.maruchan.co.jp

Menraku

www.hikarimiso.com

Mimee

www.may-baker.com

Miracle Noodle

www.miraclenoodle.com

Myojo

www.nissinfoods.com.sg

Namchow

www.namchow.co.th

Nano

www.gfood.com.vn

Nissin

USA www.nissinfoods.com

JP www.nissinfoods.co.jp

Noah Foods

www.noahfoodsinc.com

Nong Shim

eng.nongshim.com

Noodle Time

www.noodle-time.com

Omachi

www.masanfood.com

Ottogi

www.ottogi.co.kr

Paldo

www.paldofood.com

Payless

www2.urc.com.ph

Q Brand

www.uni-president.com

Quickchow

www.zesto.com.ph

Royal Umbrella

www.royalumbrella.com.au

Saigon Ve Wong

www.aone.vn

Sakurai Foods

www.sakuraifoods.com

Samyang

www.samyangfood.co.kr

Sanyo Foods

www.sanyofoods.co.jp

Sapporo Ichiban

www.sanyofoods.co.jp

Sau Tao

www.sunshunfuk.com.hk

Shirakiku

www.nishimototrading.com

Six Fortune

www.sixfortune.ca

Snapdragon

www.snapdragonfood.com

Sunlee

www.sunlee.com

Sunny Maid

www.sunnymaid.com

TableMark

www.tablemark.co.jp

Tayho

www.tayho.com

Tat Hui

www.tathui.com

Thai Kitchen

www.thaikitchen.com

Tiger Brand

www.tigerfood.com.tw

Tradition

www.traditionfoods.com

Unif

www.uni-president.com

Ve Wong

www.vewong.com

Vedan

www.sunnymaid.com

Vifon

www.vifon.com.vn

Vina Acecook

www.acecookvietnam.com

Wai Wai

www.chaudharygroup.com

Wei Lih

www.weilih.com.tw

Westbrae

www.westbrae.com

Wu-Mu

www.sinlinfood.com

Ramen Fansites

Asian Soup Test (Germany)

www.asia-suppen-test.de

Ramen Reviews

ramenreview.wordpress.com

Rameniac

www.rameniac.com

noodlereview

noodlereview.posterous.com

The Ramen Review

theramenreview.blogspot.com

ramenramenramen

www.ramenramenramen.net

Ramen Tokyo

www.ramentokyo.com

Instant Noodle Review

noodles.2ne1.com

The Official Ramen Homepage

www.mattfischer.com/ramen

Instant Noodle Database & Reviews

www.wholla.com

Ramenblog

www.ramenblog.com

Die Happy Souper (Germany)

www.happysouper.de

Go Ramen!

www.goramen.com

NYC Ramen Adventures

nycramenaddict.blogspot.com

Ramen 2.0

www.tastyramen.com

ramen-otaku

ramen-otaku.blogspot.com

Ramen Walker

ramenwalker.blogspot.com

Ramen Adventures

www.ramenadventures.com

Ramenate!

www.ramenate.com

Ramen Road

ramenroad.blogspot.com

Iwate Ramen

iwateramen.blogspot.com

Ramenlicious

www.ramenlicious.com

Jay’s World

ay.typepad.jp/jays_world

Journey Into The World of Ramen

ramenlovers.blogspot.com

flickr Ramen Noodles Group

www.flickr.com

eat.tanspace.com

eat.tanspace.com

SoCal Ramen

www.socalramen.com

Kyoto Foodie

www.kyotofoodie.com

The Noodle Freak

thenoodlefreak.blogspot.com

Anarchic Ramen

anarchicramen.blogspot.com

No Reason!!

noreason-hiroshi.blogspot.com

Noodleholic

noodleholic.blogspot.com

Ramen 4 Pika

ramen4pika.blogspot.com

Online Ramen Stores

Note: I have never used any of these places to order noodles nor do I endorse them in any way. I have no opinion of them, for or against

Ramen Depot

www.ramendepot.com

Very Asia

www.veryasia.com

Marukai E-Store

www.marukaiestore.com

E Food Depot

www.efooddepot.com

Han Yaw

www.hanyaw.com

Ramenbox

www.ramenbox.com

My Korean Diet

www.mykoreandiet.com

The Japanese Kitchen

www.japanesekitchen.co.uk

Wai Yee Hong

shop.waiyeehong.com

Wing Yip Store

www.wingyipstore.co.uk

Amazon Grocery

www.amazon.com/grocery

Koamart

www.koamart.com

Shirataki Noodles Diet

www.shiratakinoodlesdiet.com

Meijer

www.meijer.com

Asian Food Grocer

www.asianfoodgrocer.com

I Shop Indian

www.ishopindian.com

Calibex

www.calibex.com

The Asian Cook Shop

www.theasiancookshop.co.uk

Yelzah Global Marketplace

www.yelzahglobalmarketplace.com

Kim’s Asian Market

www.kimsasianmarket.com

#409: Payless Instant Mami Chicken Flavor

So here’s something new by a name I’ve liked a lot in the past. I have always given high marks to Payless’ Pancit Canton varieties, but this is the first time with some Instant Mami. Mami? What is Mami?! Wikipedia says it is:

Mami, a type of noodle soup found in the Philippines

Okay that’s a start… After looking around a bit, it seems that Pancit Mami means noodles in broth, so I’m figuring since that’s what this is, that’s what it be.

A single solitary packet of powder.

Some seriously white powder! Kind of hard to photograph, but got a good angle going on here.

Click image to enlarge. Since it was my breakfast, I added two eggs (fried), which have a little douse of pepper and were cooked in a light amount of spray olive oil and garlic salt. Finally, I sliced a single slice of roasted turkey breast lunch meat.

So the broth is nice – very homey and comfortable; not too salty at all. The noodles are basic as can be and not out of the realm of basic expectations. The eggs went well as did the turkey and seasoning. It was a hearty and warming bowl of noodles. I liked it immensely. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.

A commercial for the beef variety.

When I first got WiFi on a laptop years back, I decided it’d be cool to check out streaming radio. So I Googled streaming radio on Google. I found a huge list and quite by random, came across WWOZ New Orleans, LA. It was during a show hosted by a lady who went by the Soul Sister and was a show devoted to deep funk and rare grooves. During this, I got turned onto an album Nigerian Disco Funk and have dug on this stuff ever since, Worth an earfull!

#366: Payless Pancit Shanghai Oriental Style

 

So here’s something new from Payless – Paincit Shanghai. I’ve had numerous Pancit Canton varieties in the past. Somebody once commented I should try the Shanghai and alluded to it being hot and spicy. We shall see!

So two packets – a funky paste weirdness on the left and the veggies on the right.

Kind of interesting that we have no powdered seasoning with this one like the Payless Xtra Big ones… Hmmm. By the way this is a drain the water off one.

Click image to enlarge. Added two fried eggs. So not too bad but not great. I mean the noodles rocked; I really liked the broad noodles. The seasoning wasn’t  all that impressive though. So basically, I liked it, but I wish there was more and I wish it blew my mind a bit more too. 2.75 out of 5.0 stars.

#357: Payless Xtra Big Kalamansi Pancit Canton

So I have found that I really like this pancit canton – the Payless Xtra Big chilimansi and regular are awesome – so let’s see if the lime one is rockin’!

So a powder packets and some soy sauce and flavored oil…

Here they are in the bowl waiting for the drained noodles.

Click image to enlarge. Added two hard boiled eggs, a little pickled ginger and a pinch of fried shallots. During my first bite I realized the shells hadn’t all been removed from the eggs – the hard way! So I opted to just remove the eggs. So this was some really enjoyable and tasty stuff. I would be happy to eat this every day! Much like Mi Goreng Satay my Indomie. I loved it. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.

This is a game played with a kalamansi – the lime on the ground. However I do not know what you call the mallet…

The Banana Splits Show – I remember this when I was a kid…

#339: Payless Xtra Big Chilimansi Pancit Canton

So I’ve been waiting for a good time to try this stuff and today seemed the right time. My 5 year old stuck his headf in the ramen box and picked it out for me. I have so many and its so hard to pick that I often ask family to pick the one I’m going to have – and usually after they pick once or twice I agree to the one the pick the third time.

So the last one I had by Payless was their ‘original’ flavor pancit canton.  Pancit means noodles in the Philippines – they were introduced by the Chinese way way back. I am pretty sure that’s why they’re pancit canton – Canton is a province of China – Cantonese etc… I have a packet which I have been challenged to try but yet to called Pancit Shanghai. There are others like pancit palabok and bihon, but so far I really really like the pancit canton.

Then there’s the chilimansi aspect. Basically it means hot pepper and lime flavor. Now, on with the review!

Three packets of power! The first is a seasoned oil, then a dark soy sauce I think, then a packet with dry powder within.

Ah that looks quite nice! This stuff is prepared identically to a couple of my favorites – Indomie’s Mi Goreng varieties and Special versions. Cook the noodles, drain and stir in a bowl that you’ve put all the flavorings in. If you make this with some broth, it will taste really wrong – strange how water would do that, but trust me – you don’t want to skip the drainage step.

Click here to enlarge. I added two fried eggs, some Kizami Shoga [pickled ginger], fried shallots and a little sriracha sauce. The noodles were awesome and very tasty! A bit of chili flavor, a bit citrus. Kind of sweet and salty too. Everything played off of eachother and it was like listening to some groovy funky music but it was going from the bowl into my facehole, getting chewed and into the great oblivious beyond that is my digestive system. Good good stuff – stuff of poetry and philosophy. 4.5 out of 5/.0 stars. Get some and eat it!

Tagalog’s an interesting language – how it goes from something that sounds so foreign and then bam – english! Pretty cool.

Here’s some of the kind of stuff I’ve been diggin on lately. Lots of 60’s/70’s synthesizer music too – in fact my collection is just too big.

Ramen Rater Stats fot 2010

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

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In 2010, there were 211 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 277 posts.

The busiest day of the year was August 9th with 6,654 views. The most popular post that day was Payless Pancit Canton Xtra Big Original Flavor.

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Payless Pancit Canton Xtra Big Original Flavor August 2010

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#93: Payless Pancit Canton Xtra Big Original Flavor

So here’s something new. I’ve been avoiding it a bit as I wasn’t sure if I really would like it. But I remembered I’m the ramenrater, fearing no ramen and all that crap so here it is. The big one. My review’s preview is simple (think of this said with an extremely strong hwhuh sound on each word)  Hwow – this stuff hwas hwonderful and I hwould eat is daily.

Three massive packets – a powder, a seasoned oil or fat (the white one, which actually melted as it sat outside of the ramen package and ended up clear in its packet) and some dark liquid – I’m thinking a sweet soy possibly.

I found myself looking at this nappy melange of what have you thinking this is gonna be crap. But what I didn’t expect was what I saw on the package.

It said to drain the noodles and stir em in (click image to enlarge)! Hells yes! This pack of noodles was very much reminiscent of something Indomie would put out – but it’s from the Philippines. Hmm. I looked up Pancit Canton – Pancit is just their word for noodles. Cantonese is a style of Chinese cooking. I’m thinking these are just Chinese noodles. Well any way you fork it, these were top notch. I’m curious whether the regular size will be enough to feed a gnat though – I’d cashed this bowl in about ten minutes or less. I think they’d go just great with an egg, maybe some beef or chicken? I’d lean towards some beef honestly. So yeah – decent noodles and the flavor was sweet and yummy. Okay – here’s my points… 4.5 out of 5.0 stars – this is the best I’ve given in a while. Congrats Payless!