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#363: Nissin Demae Iccho Tonkotsu Flavour Macaroni

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.

The Ramen Rater – Interview On KWLE 1340AM Anacortes, WA

So this morning, I had an interview on KWLE ‘The Whale’ from Anacortes, Washington! It was a lot of fun and I’d like to thank Glen and everyone at KWLE for doing the interview! Here’s a video of the studio cam and the interview!

#361: Tayho Miễn Thịt Băm Vermicelli with Pork Ground Meat

Check this one out! This is manufactured in California. Not foreign! Interesting… Let’s give it a try!

Look at this! Flavor packets by Vina Acecook? Fascinating…

A retort pouch with ground pork. Hmmm…

Okay so here’s everything ready for water and a spin in the microwave. Yes, the meat looks kind of like cat food.

Click image to enlarge. Well, here we be. The soup is thin and kind of good. I like it, but there’s a little more of it than I would’ve liked there to be. The noodles were slippery but also slightly okay. The meat was tasty but more than once I was feeling a little put off by the whole array. I felt like something was wrong here but not sure what. Everything was cooked right though and so I’m going to have to deliver some bad news. I honestly must give this one a 1.25 out of 5.0 stars. It was hard to eat this; not because it was spicy, but because the texture and color made it a little hard for me to keep it down. This is my opinion so don’t growl at me if you like it and if I’ve prepared it wrong let me know, but yeah – 1.25 out of 5.0 stars.

We watched this a few nights ago. Pretty good movie.