Here’s the first review of the Sun Noodle Meet The Manufacturer spotlight, their Yakisoba. Yakisoba is one of my favorite Japanese noodle dishes. What’s nice is that the flavoring contains one of my favorite flavors – Worcestershire sauce!
Here’s the back of the packaging (click image to enlarge).
The pack comes with two packs of noodles and two packets of seasoning.
Here’s one of the packets of Yakisoba seasoning.
Has a great aroma of Worcestershire and has a nice taste.
Finished (click image to enlarge). Added chicken, sweet onion, broccoli and green bell pepper. Also added kizami shoga (pickled ginger) and Urashima Sesame & Salt furikake. the noodles are remarkable – nice and mellow and really good. Definitely fresh stuff! The flavoring is excellent – full of great yakisoba sauce flavor. Awesome – 4.5 out of 5.0 stars!UPC bar code 085315233350 .
Here’s a link to a really nice video about Sun Noodle.
You’re probably wonder ‘gee, he sure reviews that Jinjja Jinjja quite a lot – what gives?’ Well, they sent me a lot of it and since I really like it, I want to enjoy it before it expires. Well, actually it expired in September, but I’m just about out of it. Here’s the last full review of it.
Finished (click image to enlarge). Added a slice of processed cheese, a little peanut butter, kimchi and Urashima Sesame & Salt furikake. Peanut butter – good stuff! Still calling it a 5.0 – great stuff! UPC bar code 8801043017916.
This guy is brave – he’s pounding this stuff down!
Here’s one my sister brought me back from Hawaii! Thanks! I used to see plenty of these around but never went and got any. Now, I can’t find them around here.
Here are the side panels (click to enlarge).
The noodle block.
The seasoning powder.
There’s a ton of this stuff!
The veggie packet.
Looks like a nice combination.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added sweet onion, odeng and some Urashima Sesame & Salt furikake. The Noodles have a good consistency and great quality for a bowl. Not spongy or soggy whatsoever. The broth is quite nice – salty, but has a really nice seafood taste I have rarely found in bowl ramen. The veggies were great too. This is an exceptional bowl! 4.25 out of 5.0 stars – quite good! UPC bar code 074410396473 – get it here.
Dotch! Seafood Curry vs Eggplant Mincemeat Curry!!!
Found this the other day at KS Mart in Lynnwood (that’s where I git my kimchi!). This is from China – never had a Chinese made mee-goreng before! Usually I like the Dragonfly stuff though. Let’s give this a go!
Back of the package (click image to enlarge).
This is a big noodle block for mee-goreng! Rad!
The dry seasonings.
Kind of a sweet and garlic-onion taste.
Looks like seasoned oil and maybe some sweet soy sauce in there.
Finished (click image to enlarge). Added some veggies, some roast beef I sauteed with garlic, a fried egg with some Krazy Mixed Up Salt and some Dua Belibis hot chili sauce. The noodles are thin and very springy. The flsavor is interesting – not like Indomie Mie Goreng – it’s got a strong anise taste and is kind of sweet, but has no spiciness at all. Interesting stuff – a lot of it, too. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 721557450253 .
Good news and bad news. Bad news: no reviews for about a week (we’re going on vacation). The good news: I will leave you with the first ever bacon monstrosity!
Since Jinjja Jinjja has a pork base, I thought that it would be a great match for bacon!
If you would like to see my last review of Jinjja Jinjja, check it out here. With that, let’s get things going!
I’ve been wanting to do this for a while now and last week, got some butcher block bacon at a local grocery store. Well, you know how bacon is cured and pretty much will stay fine in the fridge forever? Yeah – a single week and it was green. Crapulent. Our vacation begins with a 14+ hour drive and so we’re trying to get to bed early. Well, some bum decided to do all of their laundry, pushing our scheduled crashout time up at least an hour. As a result, we went to a different grocery store and got some new bacon. Kimchi’s a no-brainer here as It’s perfect with South Korean ramyun. The cheese is great too. But the peanut butter will be a new one for me – people have mentioned it many times before. Again, Jinjja Jinjja seemed a good fit with the peanut powder packet.
Whoa (click image to enlarge). Okay so I added a huge spoonful of peanut butter and used less water than is called for (to keep it spicy). Two slices of cheese, a good amount of kimchi and of course, the bacon. The peanut butter coats everything really well and I liked that a lot. I think if you’ve not tried bacon and peanut butter in your noodles, go out on a limb and give it a try – hey it’s good! Bacon for the win! See you in a week!
Since my last review of this product, I found out that I made it wrong! Yup… I suppose if I could read Korean I would’ve made it right. It turns out that the red packet goes in first with the noodles and cooks, and the peanut and veggies go in last after everything’s cooked! I’m hungry – gonna do it exactly as I’m supposed to this time! Here’s the old review.
Yeah I should learn to read Korean! Ah well… It was really good made incorrectly so we’ll see how it is made the right way. Click image to enlarge.
The noodle block! Roar! Again, I read that the flour used to make these particular noodle blocks have a little chili pepper added to make the noodles spicier!
The fiery red powder that brings the heat!
Plenty of fire! Hooray!
This is a truly unique component – I really like it.
Add them last!
Finished (click image to enlarge). Added some onions. Again, the noodles are wonderful and just right. The broth was absolutely great – hot,and spicy and a great flavor that not only was enchanting to the tongue but to the nose as well, most notably by the peanut fragrance. This time, I tried it by putting the vegetables on top at the very end and they definitely were better – in retrospect, I remember I thought it was interesting that the R&D people at Nongshim did it this was when I tried it the very first time there in California. Since I tried Jinjja Jinjja on the 17th of May, I’ve had it a total of four times. This is pretty uncommon for me; I don’t usually crave the same noodles so soon after having them. I would have to say this is quite a good product and one deserving of a perfect score of 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. By my own words in the How I Review section, a 5.0 is one that I will call up my friends and tell them to try. Well, this one and the new Shin Black Onion cup are both ones that would fall into that category. The flavor, the uniqueness and the sheer pleasure of a bowl of noodles that makes me sweat are all at hand, and I couldn’t be happier. UPC bar code 8801043017916.
This guy is brave – he’s pounding this stuff down!
You like it hot? This stuff is good and it delivers some decent heat too. I’ve had the cup, the pack and now, the big bowl. Wonder if there’s a regular sized bowl? Hmm…
Click image to enlarge. The directions and other info panels off the sideand top of the bowl.
The single packet stands alone in all of it’s red fury.
The veggies were already in the bowl. All we need now is boiling water.
Finished (click image to enlarge). Added a couple fried eggs and some Krazy Mixed Up Salt. The noodles were good – standard Ottogi style. They weren’t really chewy per se but they stood their ground. The broth was quite spicy, as promised. The veggies plumped up nicely. All around hot and spicy fun time. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. Haven’t seen these big ones around, but you can get the cups here and the packages here.
Here’s a commercial for it.
This lady is into a couple of my most often used seasonings – kind of a review.
This is one of the samples sent by Empire International – thanks again to them and Jim C.! Many years ago, I tried this stuff. This was the first Indomie product I’d ever tried! I used to get tons of this stuff – my folks would bring it back to Anacortes from Seattle , a bit of a journey for noodles! All the packets, the draining, the eggs… This is where it all begand for me.
Click image to enlarge. Here’s the package back – notice Empire International’s info towards the bottom.
Such awesome noodles – they are really great!
Alright let’s start from left to right. Seasoned oil, sweet soy sauce, fried onion bits, powdered seasoning and chili powder. Five packets of awesomeness!
Here’s everything but the onions awaiting the drained noodles and some stirring.
Click image to enlarge. Added a couple eggs with Chef Paul Prudhomme’s Meat Magic and a bunch of drops of Huy Fong Sriracha Chili sauce. The noodles are great. The flavor is sweet and salty and the little bits of onion on top give it a wonderful zestiness. The chili powder give it a little heat too. I made two packages – it’s so good. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars! Get it here.
An Indomie commercial
I think this is one of the commercials from Africa
So here’s something new but kind of like a lot of other stuff…
Clockwise from top: powdered soup base, veggies and seasoned oil.
Sitting atop the noodles block. Looks like some broad noodles.
Click image to enlarge. Okay so the noodles are kind of broad, yeah. The broth is quite greasy. The noodles are mushy. The veggies are there but not enough. It doesn’t taste like beef pho. 0.5 out of 5.0 stars. Bummer, Vifon! Find it here.
So I reviewed this one a really long time ago and thought it really needed to be brought out again. I don’t even remember what score I gave it, but it’s being prepared no doubt a little different this time and so we shall see how it fares. I remember liking it a great deal.
As I reviewed a couple bites and my lovely Kit had the rest for dinner, I skipped the chili powder. Soup base on left, flavored oil on the right.
A lot of base and oil.
Click image to enlarge. Made with two eggs that were dropped in which the noodles were cooking. The noodles were very nice – long and luxuriant. Very nice texture. The prawn flavor is nice – not overwhelming and it plays well with others. I like it very much – 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.
Since I did my first radio interview today, I thought I’d review something equally interesting – Japanese macaroni weirdness!
Powder on the left, an oil/sauce on the right.
Yup – here’s what it looks like inside the bag! It’s really macaroni!
So the sauce is oil and other things – including cooking wine!
Click image to enlarge. Amazing – this stuff took 3 minutes to cook. I had my doubts; they weren’t getting any bigger at two minutes and thirty seconds, and then when the timer beeped at three minutes, boom – they were done. The noodles are really really light – not chewy really at all – they almost dissolve in your mouth. If teeth aren’t your thing, these are definitely for you! The flavoring is great – was expecting it to be really soupy as it called for 500ml of water, but the noodles sucked almost all of that up. It tasted like Nissin Demae Tonkotsu flavor noodles! Very strange stuff; it just seems wrong for it to be macaroni. It’s got some weird charm to it. I’m giving it 3.5 out of 5.0 stars – its good and weird.