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#110: Lucky Me! Artificial Chicken Flavor

So here’s a little pack of noodles I picked up at H Mart by Lucky Me! brand. Good ole chicken flavor.

The packet is almost menacing; I more expected a picture of the chicken that is on the package to be on it rather than a green stripe of discipline.

A lot of tan/yellow powder.

Here’s the finished product (click imago to enlarge). The noodles have a nice chewiness to them as far as instant noodles go. The broth has a nice taste too – more like it has actually got a decent amount of chicken in it. What I found interesting was the amount of water to the size of the brick of noodles. The brick is much smaller than most and the directions call for 2 cups. Well, it does work although the broth is way too salty but the noodles are good. I am going to be so bold as to give this one a 1.5 out of 5.0 stars. Another packet with vegetables would’ve been nice. Get it here.

#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!