Hey look – Top Ramen got a facelift! They’ve been changing recipes all over their ranges – getting rid of artificial flavoring and MSG. They’ve also been changing names. This used to be picante beef. To be honest, I haven’t had the first variety in years and it’s nice to be able to have it again fresh. Let’s give it a look!
Nissin Top Ramen Hot & Spicy Beef Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup – United States
Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains beef. To prepare, add noodle block to 2 cups boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Add sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!
The noodle block.
The soup base sachet.
A light powder.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added cilantro, hard boiled egg and shichimi togarashi. The noodles are decent – very standard instant variety with a good gauge and soft chew. The broth has a very thin character however a pleasant salty beef and spicy taste to it. 3.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 070662010129.
So today I opted for something different from Nissin – Top Ramen Picante Beef. Kind of funny; why don’t they make a teriyaki beef or a stir fry flavor over here? Anyways, here we go…
A single packet of flavor – rather non descript too.
Dark and slightly chunky powder.
Click image to enlarge. Added one hard boiled egg (sliced) and some kizami shoga (pickled ginger). The noodles are your standard Top Ramen noodles. Tasty, industrial strength and relaxingly expected. The flavor was a little spicy actually and I enjoyed that. 3.0 out of 5.0 stars. Get it here. UPC bar code 070662010129.
For those keen on regurgitation, here’s some soup.