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#2999: Uni-President Pickled Cabbage Beef Stir Noodle Bowl

#2925: Uni-President Pickled Cabbage Beef Stir Noodle Bowl

We found this one up at Foodyworld in Richmond, BC. They were on a great sale – 2 for $3CAD! Not bad at all! I have to say I love this packaging’s graphic. The food is all sharp and colorful and contrasts so well with the background. Very old school Chinese! Sorry about the lack of pictures of what’s inside the sachets – woke up late and so rushing to get just this one done! Let’s have a look!

Uni-President Pickled Cabbage Beef Stir Noodle Bowl – China

#2925: Uni-President Pickled Cabbage Beef Stir Noodle Bowl

The import/distributor’s sticker (click to enlarge).

#2925: Uni-President Pickled Cabbage Beef Stir Noodle Bowl

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add dry sachet and boiling water to fill line. Drain. Add sauce sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2925: Uni-President Pickled Cabbage Beef Stir Noodle Bowl

An included fork!

#2925: Uni-President Pickled Cabbage Beef Stir Noodle Bowl

The noodle block.

#2925: Uni-President Pickled Cabbage Beef Stir Noodle Bowl

The liquid base sachet.

#2925: Uni-President Pickled Cabbage Beef Stir Noodle Bowl

Pickled cabbage.

#2925: Uni-President Pickled Cabbage Beef Stir Noodle Bowl

Dry vegetables etc.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, scallions, white onion and thinly sliced beef. The noodles hydrated pretty well. Decent chew and gauge. The flavor was definitely a beefy one with the included pickled cabbage really doing a nice job here. This was exceptionally decent. 4.25 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 6925303770716.

#2925: Uni-President Pickled Cabbage Beef Stir Noodle Bowl

unif bowl instant noodles – artificial beef with sauerkrant flavor (pack of 12)

Yeah!

#2531: Uni-President Pickled Cabbage Beef Noodle

#2531: Uni-President Pickled Cabbage Beef Noodle - China - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle sauerkraut

A guy named Mengzhe Z. from China sent me this – thank you again! I think the first time I saw the export version of this one it was called beef and sauerkraut. Cabbage is definitely popular in Asia – goes well with yakisoba, pickled in soup and fermented in ramyun. Let’s give this a look!

Uni-President Pickled Cabbage Beef Noodle – China

#2531: Uni-President Pickled Cabbage Beef Noodle - China - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle sauerkraut

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). To prepare, add everything to a bowl and add 400ml boiling water. Cover for 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2531: Uni-President Pickled Cabbage Beef Noodle - China - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle sauerkraut

The noodle block.

#2531: Uni-President Pickled Cabbage Beef Noodle - China - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle sauerkraut

The dry base sachet.

#2531: Uni-President Pickled Cabbage Beef Noodle - China - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle sauerkraut

A tan mixture.

#2531: Uni-President Pickled Cabbage Beef Noodle - China - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle sauerkraut

A paste sachet.

#2531: Uni-President Pickled Cabbage Beef Noodle - China - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle sauerkraut

Thick and oily.

#2531: Uni-President Pickled Cabbage Beef Noodle - China - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle sauerkraut

The vegetable sachet.

#2531: Uni-President Pickled Cabbage Beef Noodle - China - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle sauerkraut

A nice little mixture.

#2531: Uni-President Pickled Cabbage Beef Noodle - China - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle sauerkraut

Pickled cabbage.

#2531: Uni-President Pickled Cabbage Beef Noodle - China - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle sauerkraut

A pretty good amount of it!

#2531: Uni-President Pickled Cabbage Beef Noodle - China - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle sauerkraut

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts and stew beef. Noodles are soft – and very plentiful from the tight knit noodle block. They hydrated extremely well. The broth has a nice beefiness as well as a tartness from the pickled cabbage. The included vegetables hydrated well and the pickled cabbage goes very well. 4.25 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 6925303773915.

#2531: Uni-President Pickled Cabbage Beef Noodle - China - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle sauerkraut

Unif Instant Noodles, Artificial Beef with Sauerkraut Flavor, 4.02 Ounce (Pack Of 24)

The 2017 Chinese top ten list

#2358: Sichuan Baijia Pickled Cabbage Flavor Instant Vermicelli

#2358: Sichuan Baijia Pickled Cabbage Flavor Instant Vermicelli - China - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

A large bowl from a brand I’ve been loathe to try in the past. They used to have some varieties in the Bottom Ten List, and still do – but many I’ve not tried previously I’ve tried and been really impressed with. Indeed, palates change. Let’s give this one a look.

Sichuan Baijia Pickled Cabbage Flavor Instant Vermicelli – China

#2358: Sichuan Baijia Pickled Cabbage Flavor Instant Vermicelli - China - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The import/distribution sticker (click to enlarge).

#2358: Sichuan Baijia Pickled Cabbage Flavor Instant Vermicelli - China - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free, but check for yourself. To prepare, add in all sachets and boiling water to fill line. Cover and et steep for 5 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

#2358: Sichuan Baijia Pickled Cabbage Flavor Instant Vermicelli - China - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2358: Sichuan Baijia Pickled Cabbage Flavor Instant Vermicelli - China - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

An included fork!

#2358: Sichuan Baijia Pickled Cabbage Flavor Instant Vermicelli - China - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The vermicelli block.

#2358: Sichuan Baijia Pickled Cabbage Flavor Instant Vermicelli - China - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

A dry base sachet.

#2358: Sichuan Baijia Pickled Cabbage Flavor Instant Vermicelli - China - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Looks like vegetables and MSG.

#2358: Sichuan Baijia Pickled Cabbage Flavor Instant Vermicelli - China - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Liquid base sachet.

#2358: Sichuan Baijia Pickled Cabbage Flavor Instant Vermicelli - China - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Has a spicy scent.

#2358: Sichuan Baijia Pickled Cabbage Flavor Instant Vermicelli - China - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, spring onion, coriander and Chinese sausage. The vermicelli hydrated well – there’s a ton of it and it’s good. This is sweet potato vermicelli by the way. The broth is oily and heavy duty stuff – strong vinegar kind of hit to it with a good spiciness and cabbage flavor. Bits of vegetable floating everywhere. Good stuff! 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 6926410321242.

Baijia Instant Sweet Potato Thread (One Box, 20 Small Bags) (Sichuan Pickled cabbage Fish Flavor)

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The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Chinese Instant Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Chinese Instant Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition

恭喜发财 and Happy Lunar New Year to all! I had a look at my lists I hadn’t updated in a while and saw it was in January of 2014 last I did a top ten Chinese list. Why so long? Well, I like to have done quite a few reviews in a year when it comes to country lists for that specific country. If I’d done only two and there weren’t any big changes, I’ll kind of let it go until the next year. This one seemed ripe and ready for a new version. Of the almost 150 reviews I’ve done of Chinese instant noodles, these are my favorites. I should mention that if you are an instant noodle in mainland China and interested in having me review your products, please contact me to set up a review series. With that, let’s have a look at The Ramen Rater’s top Ten Chinese Instant Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition. 

The Ramen Rater’s top Ten Chinese Instant Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition

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#10: Sichuan Baijia Broad Noodle Chilli Oil Flavor

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Chinese Instant Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition

So The noodles are very broad and hydrated well. They have a nice chewiness to them. The flavor is excellent – a nice oily spiciness, a slight sweetness and a kind of puckery taste as well. The vegetable hydrated very well. Original review here

#9: Master Kong Tomato Sauce Instant Noodle

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Chinese Instant Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition

The noodles are about double the width of a standard instant noodle and flat. Very floppy but very nice in this application. The broth is indeed tomato flavored, and has a nice tomato taste at that. The included vegetables hydrated perfectly – all the way down to the peas. Original review here

#8: Baixiang Noodles Sauerkraut Flavor Instant Noodle

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Chinese Instant Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition

You might be thinking ‘sauerkraut?’ But actually, pickled cabbage as well as other vegetables are quite popular throughout Asia. The noodles are a little wide and flat. The are really very good and there’s a lot of them. The broth has a rich flavor – the sauerkraut’s bitterness is there, but also a kind of artificial meat flavor that works well. Also, there’s a little spiciness to it which was great! Original review here

#7: JML (Jin Mai Lang) Spicy King Spicy Beef Instant Noodle

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Chinese Instant Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition

The noodles are perfect – plump and plentiful. The broth is wonderful – perfect oiliness and heat and beef flavor. The heat tastes like it’s coming from Sichuan peppers. The vegetables in the powder sachet hydrated very well. The supplied seaweed is perfect. Original review here

#6: Wugudaochang Sour Soup & Minced Meat Flavor Chef’s Grain Naked Oat Noodles

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Chinese Instant Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition

The noodles have a standard instant gauge. They have just the right backbone to them – good texture and chew. The broth is extremely good – a tart beef flavor with good oiliness to it. The carrot and beef are excellent! Like a gourmet vegetable beef noodle. Original review here

#5: Sichuan Baijia Chongqing Noodles Spicy Hot Flavor

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Chinese Instant Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition

The noodles are thin and flat with a medium width. They really work well here. The broth is a very spicy beef with a Sichuan pepper hit among others. There are sesame seeds throughout and the bits of vegetables in there were great. Original review here

#4: JML (Jin Mai Lang) Spicy King Spicy Chicken Instant Noodle

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Chinese Instant Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition

The noodles came out very nicely – lots of them and of good texture and chew. The broth has a great spiciness – still worthy of the top ten spicy list. Sichuan pepper for sure. Nice color and oiliness in the broth as well. Original review here

#3: Sichuan Baijia Chongqing Noodles Burning Dry Noodles

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Chinese Instant Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition

I mean wow! I wasn’t sure of what to expect here, but this is really great! The noodles are extremely plentiful and really soft and floppy. This is perfect as the seasonings and liquids combine with them very well. The flavor is like an almost beefy and tasty lasagna but with Sichuan pepper and other spices going on. Moreover, the more you eat, the spicier it gets – heat, upon heat, upon heat! The pain! I really expected this to probably be really salty and have a strong vinegar taste but I was completely mistaken. I love this. Original review here

#2: JML (Jin Mai Lang) Spicy King Spicy Pork Instant Noodle

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Chinese Instant Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition

The noodles came out nice and plump and there’s a good amount of them. The broth has a fiery spiciness and great flavor to it. I really have to say the red chillies add a very nice hit of spice and vegetable elements. Original review here

#1: Wugudaochang Tomato Beef Brisket Flavor Purple Potato Noodle

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Chinese Instant Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition

The noodles, made from purple potatoes have a nice texture to them – a little sturdier than your garden variety instant and they were very nice to chew. The broth is a thick beef and tomato affair, with a very luxuriant and rich texture to it – almost creamy in a way. The inclusion of large pieces of tomato and real beef brisket in there was admirable and very enjoyable. Premium bowl of noodles. Original review here

#1675: Baixiang Noodles Sauerkraut Flavour

Sauerkraut! Chanced are that if you walk down the instant noodle aisle, you’ll see some kind of purple packaged variant. It seems that there are certain colors for certain flavors; red for beef, yellow for chicken, green for pork, blue for seafood – and yellow for sauerkraut. Pickled cabbage is a very common flavor of instant noodles, especially in China and Taiwan. Let’s check these out!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, boil 500ml water and add noodle block as well as sachet contents. Cook for 3 minutes and enjoy!

The noodle block.

A powdered soup base sachet.

Has a slight sweet and meaty scent to it.

A seasoned oil sachet.

Very bright coloring.

Usually a clay pot is shown on the sauerkraout packaging.

Has a strong pickled cabbage scent – since that’s what it is!

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added Chinese sausage, pork, mung bean sprouts and spring onion. The noodles are a little wide and flat. The are really very good and there’s a lot of them. The broth has a rich flavor – the sauerkraut’s bitterness is there, but also a kind of artificial meat flavor that works well. Also, there’s a little spiciness to it which was great! 4.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 886727003339.

Baixiang Instant Noodle, Roasted Pork, Familly 5 Pack,485g

A Baixiang TV advertisement.

#860: Baijia Artificial Pickled Cabbage Fish Flavor Instant Sweet Potato Thread

In the past reviews of Baijia products, I haven’t been really stoked. I have been told by those keen on Sichuan cuisine that this is good stuff, but I think I’m not one of those who are keen on Sichuan cuisine. Regardless, I shall try this with an open mind. Let’s have a go at this one.

Here’s the back of the package – click to enlarge.

The sweet potato thread.

The powder seasoning.

Interesting.

Liquid base.

These usually look gross but are very good.

The veggie packet.

Lots of these little bean-like bits.

Finished (click image to enlarge). The noodles soaked up most of the liquid and really I must say there is a huge amount of them. The noodles are a little hard to eat; maybe using scissors to cut them before the meal would be helpful as in the way naengmyon is served in Korea. The noodles are thin and don’t separate very well. They aren’t slimy but have a gelatinous texture. They are easily broken by pursing the lips. The broth (what was left after the engorging by the noodles) was interesting,. First, very spicy and has a black pepper taste. Also has an almost vinegary acidity that almost acts like a component of the spiciness. The veggies are disappointing as they don’t really re-hydrate as one would expect. I must say this is a lot better than I expected, but I still definitely cannot eat the the whole thing by any stretch of the imagination. It’s very salty and very heavy. I would say that one of these packs could easily feed two people – kind of has that ‘stick to your ribsy’ kind of way to it like rice and beans in its fillingness. So far, probably the best Baijia I’ve had. 2.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 6926410321396 – get it here.

Chinese Tom & Jerry

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