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Meet The Manufacturer: #1684: Wugudaochang Sichuan Pepper & Chicken Flavor Noodles

I’ve been really curious about this one, a brothless variety. This is made in the same way as mi goreng, however is more along the lines of what would be called a stir noodle or dry noodle. The looks from the package is interesting – I see peanuts! Peppers! Let’s crack it open and have a look!

Detail of the outwer wraps (click image to enlarge). Unsure as to whether there is any meat in this one. To prepare, take everything out but the noodle block. Add boiling water and cover for 4 minutes. Drain. Add in powder and liquid sachets and stir. Sprinkle with peanut/pepper mix and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click image to enlarge). Note the pour spout on the top left.

An included fork.

The noodle block.

Powder seasoning.

A light granular powder.

A liquid sachet.

Soy sauce!

A seasoned oil sachet.

Has a sesame scent to it.

A decent sized garnish sachet.

Peanuts and peppers!

Finished (click image to enlarge). I really liked the texture of the noodles – slightly thinner gauge than many and a very good texture. The flavor of the noodles is chicken – and then strong heat! It’s definitely a different kind of heat – I mean it’s hot but kind of like a hot cinnamon without the cinnamon taste to it; definitely something new for me. The peanuts and peppers mix was really good as a garnish – fresh peanuts and more pepper to fire things up. I’m impressed with this one – very premium and quite good! 4.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 6936986811191.

CC-Store strong smell, stimulate taste, organic red sichuan peppers (2 oz.)

Most Chinese foods here in the USA are ‘Americanized’ to fit more with the American palate. In this video, we see people who aren’t used to the real thing. Let’s see how they handle Sichuan food!

#1117: Thai Pavilion Spicy Pad Thai Instant Rice Noodles & Sauce

My wife mentioned she saw this brand at her work and I was curious, so she brought a couple varieties home! Thanks, Kit! I’ve never heard of this brand before. It’s an interesting one as it’s made in Thailand but set up for sale in the United States. Let’s check it out!

The side and back panels (click image to enlarge). Says it’s all natural, gluten free and vegan. Contains peanuts and soy.

After you remove the cardboard outer packaging, this is what you find underneath.

An included fork!

Rice stick noodles.

The dry powder packet.

Has a nice peanut scent.

Shallot oil!

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added red bell pepper, green onion, Vidalia sweet onion and beef. The noodles are your typical rice stick – they come out nicely after sitting is hot water for five minutes. The flavor is really great – spicy and rich with peanut, sweetness and other flavors going on. As far as instant pad thai goes, this is top notch. 4.25 out of 5.0 stars UPC bar code 734492823013.

Here’s a vendor at the Pattaya Floating Market in Thailand making pad thai.

Meet The Manufacturer: #1065: Tasty Bite 1 Step-1 Minute Asian Noodles Kung Pao

Winding down this Meet The Manufacturer. Tiday’s the next to last – been good stuff thus far! Let’s check out the Kung Pao!

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

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added red bell pepper, Vidalia onion and chicken lunch meat sauteed with soy sauce. The noodles are the same every time I have these – impressive. I would expect mushy, soggy and weak but I get a nice chewiness and texture with a round gauge and nice width. The flavor is a little spicy and has a lot of peanuts! Was expecting one or two, but they’re all throughout this one and of great quality. 4.25 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 782733015017.

A guy talking about Tasty Bite!

#934: Nongshim Jinjja Jinjja Flamin’ Hot & Nutty Noodle Soup

I got a couple of these family packs sent as samples from Nongshim America the other day…

I’ve had tons of the version that they sell in Korea, but now they’re making it in the United States – specifically in Rancho Cucamonga, California! Today I’ll give this stuff a try and see if it’s as good as what I’ve tried from Korea.

The back of the package (click to enlarge).

The noodle block.

The powder seasoning packet.

Spicy powder!

Nutty seasoning!

Tastes like peanuts and has black sesame seeds in there.

The veggie packet.

Here are all the seasonings hanging out together.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added some sweet onion. The noodles are great – plentiful and of a nice gauge. The slurp up just the right amount of broth and arrive at a very good consistency and chew. The broth is great – the peanut and spicy elements all combine to make a really fiery as well as hearty combination that is quite enjoyable. The veggies are plentiful and there’s a nice variety of them. This stuff is excellent, just like its Korean counterpart. Nice to see that everyone will get to try this stuff in the USA! 5.0 out of 5.0 stars – wonderful stuff! UPC bar code 031146019526.

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Here’s the Korean TV commercial for Jinjja Jinjja. These guys are known as Cultwo.

Here’s some of their Korea radio show.

#745: Nongshim Jinjja Jinjja (Really Really) Ramyun

Here’s something really new and very different from a lot of the instant noodles I’ve reviewed before. Jinjja Jinjja translates to “Really Really” (Spicy Spicy) – and I suppose in this review we’re going to find out how really really spicy Jinjja is! I should say that I sampled this one at Nongshim America while I was down there, so I have tried it before – but not a while bowl of it. I found out that the flavor comes from boiling pork bones for a long time, black beans and peanuts! It also turns out that the wheat flour used to make these has some red pepper powder added to them – heat in the noodle as well as from the dry seasonings! Let’s give this a try!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). As you can see, it’s in Korean – it will be available in the United States soon. On Nongshim USA’s facebook page, they’re asking for suggestions as to what to call this in the states!

The big round noodle block – ready to rumble!

Here’s the heat – big red packet full of powder!

Took a pinch to taste before cooking – yeah this is spicy that’s for sure! Has a nice flavor to it too.

Here’s a packet that I imagine will have the peanut component to it.

Indeed it does – a nice peanut flavor and very fine powder.

Finally, the vegetable packet.

A myriad of thin, light and colorful veggie flakes.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Soon as it was done, my nose was happily greeted by the peanut smell. Then I dug in! First, the noodles: nice. They’re a little chewy and a perfect gauge to them. Not crumbly, not stiff – just right. The broth: first off, it’s spicy. Really really spicy! Underneath the heat lies a complex flavor of saltiness and spices that balance very nicely. Usually I’ve found that with instant noodle varieties that are about heat are not so much about flavor – this one is spicy as well as tasty. The veggies are there and in a decent amount. I would think this would be great with a little shredded pork, an egg  and some extra veggies as well – and I think next time I may try it with a slice of processed cheese. This is good stuff – my lips are happily burning! Bottom line: If you like it spicy, you’ll be pleased! 4.75 out of 5.0 stars! UPC bar code 8801043017916 .

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Here’s a TV commercial for Jinjja Jinjja – the two men are ‘cultwo’ – famous comedians Kim tae-kwyun and Jung Chan-woo.

Another Jinjja Jinjja commercial.

Donation Of Samples From Nongshim America & Nongshim Korea!

I got two shipments today – one from Nongshim America, which I visited last week (there’ll be a lot of stuff all about the visit, the plant tour and the people very soon!). Here’s the first one from Nongshim America!

Hey look at that! Shin Ramyun Black in a big cup! Plus, it’s onion flavor! Also, notic in the box there’s a couple packs of the new Jinjja Jinjja! Also what’s this? Soba? I’m extremely interested in trying these out – never knew they made this! Thanks go to Ray Adams and all the nice folks at Nongshim America! Can’t wait to try these out!

Yesterday, the mailman knocked on our door and had me sign for a box from Korea – samples of a new product called Jinjja Jinjja (which translates to Really Really (Spicy Spicy). I had the opportunity to try it during my tour at Nongshim America last week and boy are they good! I’ll be doing a full in-depth review of them shortly.

It felt like the box just had noodles inside but I was happily surprised! They were kind enough to send some posters and cardboard advertising pieces too!

Awesome! Another reusable grocery bag! Really like these.

They also sent a box with promotional items pertaining to Hooroorook and their new spokesperson, K-Pop star IU.

Last but not least, an apron and triangular hair-holding thing (my wife was kind enough to take the picture and tie it on my head!)! Can’t wait to do a review of these noodles!!! Thanks to Daehyun Song and everyone at Nongshim Korea for sending this along!

#379: Nissin Chow Mein Thai Peanut Flavor Chow Mein Noodles

Haven’t reviewed one of these in a while. I did do the Alfredo recently but that’s a little further off track than this. Anyways, Thai Peanut Flavor…

Click image to enlarge directions. Directions to follow. So you peel it back halfway, fill to line, close lid and microwave for five minutes.

After it has cooked for five minutes, you put in the powder seasoning then stir, the liquid seasoning then stir stir stir and finally sprinkle that peanut bits on the top.

Click image to enlarge. Then you end up with this. The noodles aren’t bad. The peanuts however have a kind of funky taste to them; at least I think the peanuts are the source. Kind of a factory plastic deal. A light bit spicy. If that aftertaste of funk weren’t there it’d do so much better as far as a rating. 2.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 070662087268.