Here”s something new from Annie Chun’s! It was sent a little while back and ended up at the bottom of my noodle hamper… I’ve been going through everything lately as we’re moving and found it! It sounds really good – very curious… Let”s see how it comes out!
Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, boil noodles in 1 1/2 cups water for 1 minute. Drain and set aside in a bowl. Boil another cup of water and add contents of soup base sachet. Add broth to noodles and enjoy!
A pouch of fresh ramen noodles.
The soup base sachet.
Has a curry and coconut scent.
Finished (click image to enlarge). Added fish ball and green onion. The noodles have a nice fresh feel. What’s nice about these like many new varieties is that they do not require refrigeration. The broth is extremely good. I would say this is the best that I’ve tried from Annie Chun’s – it has a nice Thai coconut flavor; I get curry and lemongrass and coconut in there. It’s really great stuff. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars!UPC bar code 765667140406.
Here’s one of the new varieties from Annie Chun’s that they sent! It’s 22 degrees outside – very cold! This looks appropriate for such a cold day – let’s check it out!
Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat-free and a lot of natural ingredients. Lower calorie/fat as well. To prepare, cook noodles in 1 1/2 cups water for 1 minute. Drain water and boil another pot of water, 1 cup this time. Add the liquid sachet. Put the cooked noodles in a bowl and then add the broth.
The fresh noodles.
Liquid soup base sachet.
Has a nice chicken vegetable scent.
Finished (click image to enlarge). Added baked chicken, broccoli, big ugly carrot, leeks, sweet onion and green onion. The noodles are reminiscent in texture of South Korean fresj udon cups – then again the noodles in those generally come in the same package. Yet these are much thinner than udon and have a slightly bouncy chew and good texture. The broth has a slightly sweet and full vegetable flavor which goes well with the noodle. The interaction between noodle and broth leaves me with a fresh and premium feel. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 765667140505.
Here’s the next to last of the Annie Chun’s varieties they were kind enough to send for Meet The Manufacturer. Spicy Chicken Ramen sounds awesome! Let’s check it out.
Back of the package (click image to enlarge).
The fresh ramen packet.
The liquid soup base.
Has a spicy scent!
Finished (click image to enlarge). Added bell peppers, onions and Urashima Sesame & Salt furikake. The noodles are nice and fresh with good firmness – good stuff. The broth is indeed spicy and has a rich and deep flavor I found very enjoyable. This is a good one! 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 765667140109 – get it here.
Here’s another one from Annie Chun’s . This is one from their Ramen House line. Let’s check it out!
Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Note in the instructions how it calls to drain the noodles and add a separate broth.
Here’s the fresh noodle packet.
Liquid soup base packet.
The thick liquid has a mustard scent and taste although I didn’t see mustard in the ingredients, but rather onion and mushroom were towards the top.
Finished (click image to enlarge). Added hard boiled egg with Krazy Mixed Up Salt, green onion, sweet onion, kizami shoga (pickled ginger), and Urashima Sesame & Salt furikake. The noodles are good – nice and fresh. The broth has a rich, deep flavor I really liked – especially for a vegetable based broth. I would have liked to have seen a veggie packet since it was a vegetable flavored ramen. Good stuff! 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 765667140307 – get it here.
Apparently there have been contests where you can win Annie Chun’s dinner party packages – pretty neat!
There’s a wide array of other products that Annie Chun’s makes – I’ve seen these seaweed snacks mentioned a lot.
Well here we go with some domesticated ramen. This is a fresh pack by a supermarket available brand.
The noodles look nice and inviting – nice color. The packet is festive in its purpleness.
So the purple packet contains the purple packet contents. This looks to be a liquid soup base. I think the instructions were a little weird; you boil the noodles for a minute and then drain them. Next, rinse the pot and add one cup of water and the sauce, then add to the noodles.
Click image to enlarge. Here we are. The noodles are very weak; they practically fell apart and were of a mushy consistency – was almost exactly like soggy spaghetti; an insult. Then the broth was very very light flavored. This was some of the most boring noodles I’ve ever had – I would say a pack of Nissin Top Ramen Chicken flavor was much more of an adventure than these. 1.50 out of 5.0 stars. You can get it at many grocery stores or here.
Annie Chun’s commercial.
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