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#2705: Ichiran Ramen Curly Noodles including Original Red Dry Sauce【Only in Fukuoka】

#2805: Ichiran Ramen Curly Noodles including Original Red Dry Sauce【Only in Fukuoka】

So a couple months ago I read an article mentioning this high end fancy instant ramen. Having never seen nor heard of it, I thought I’d better investigate. I mean, how can I be The Ramen Rater if I’m not going to hop on board for something like this? I got some eBay gift cards for Christmas and thought I’d seek this one out.

Alright so I ordered this on eBay a few weeks ago and it arrived a couple weeks later. I’ve seen this around for $8 a pack. Yeah – $8… I got it off of eBay for $14.98 with ‘free shipping.’ I’ve baked shipping into the price before on eBay when I used to do eBay – everybody does. All I can say is this stuff better be good! I love tonkotsu and so hopefully this is an excellent one. Let’s dive in.

Ichiran Ramen Curly Noodles including Original Red Dry Sauce【Only in Fukuoka】 – Japan

#2805: Ichiran Ramen Curly Noodles including Original Red Dry Sauce【Only in Fukuoka】

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains pork. To prepare, I was lucky to get some help from a friend to the site for years – a fellow named Marvin – thanks! I mean, who wants to cook a practically $15 pack of instant noodles incorrectly?

Here are the instructions for the Ramen. The time regulates the firmness of the noodles :
Cooking Instructions
ICHIRAN Ramen Curly Noodles including Original Red Dry Sauce【Only in Fukuoka】
Necessary Items
ICHIRAN Ramen Curly Noodles including Original Red Dry Sauce【Only in Fukuoka】
Pot
Large Bowl
Favorite Toppings (green onions, pork slices, etc.)
#2805: Ichiran Ramen Curly Noodles including Original Red Dry Sauce【Only in Fukuoka】
1 Boil 500ml (about 2 cups) of water in pot.
firmness
(Estimated Boiling Time)
Extra Firm (as desired)
Firm (2min.30sec.)
Medium (3分)
Soft (3分30秒)
Extra Soft (as desired)
#2805: Ichiran Ramen Curly Noodles including Original Red Dry Sauce【Only in Fukuoka】
2
When the noodles start to separate, turn off the heat and add the “① soup powder” and the “② special oil”. Stir well.
※Refer to the chart below for the level of richness, and adjust to your liking.
Level of Richness

None (None)
Light Taste (as desired)
Medium (Half packet)
Richness (Whole packet)
#2805: Ichiran Ramen Curly Noodles including Original Red Dry Sauce【Only in Fukuoka】
3
Put soup/noodles into large bowl. Add “Spicy Red Powder”.
!) The powder is very spicy, so adjust amount to your preference.
Spiciness

None (None)
Half (A little)
Medium (Half packet)
Double (Whole packet)
Add your favorite toppings like pork slices, green onions, kikurage mushrooms,
!) Contents are hot after heating, so please handle with care.
!) Please eat in a timely manner after opening the package. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2805: Ichiran Ramen Curly Noodles including Original Red Dry Sauce【Only in Fukuoka】

The noodle block.

A powder sachet.

Lots of powder.

A liquid base sachet.

Thick and milky.

The red dry sauce.

Looks kind of like chilli powder.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added sesame seeds, Salad Cosmo Mung bean sprouts, sesame seeds, spring onion, narutomaki and chashu pork. I cooked the noodles for 3 minutes. They retained a good backbone and were of good quality. The broth was milky but not thick and to be honest I would have like a little more thickness to it. It had a pork and spicy hit to it plus an very good oiliness. Impressed. Worth paying $15USD per pack on eBay? I wouldn’t go that far, but it was pretty darn tasty stuff. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4562214820899.

Japanese populer Ramen “ICHIRAN” instant noodles tonkotsu 5 meals(Japan Import)

#2510: MyKuali Penang Red Tom Yum Goong Noodle

#2510: MyKuali Penang Red Tom Yum Goong Noodle - Singapore - Malaysia - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle

Today, we have the Singaporean version of MyKuali’s Tom Yum Goong. For those of you who haven’t had tom yum, here’s a little from Wikipedia –

Tom yum or tom yam (UK pronunciation: /ˌtɒm ˈjæm/ or /ˌtɒm ˈjʌm/; US pronunciation: /ˌtɑːm ˈjɑːm/;[2] Thai: ต้มยำ, rtgstom yam, pronounced [tôm jām]) is a type of hot and sour Thai soup,[2] usually cooked with shrimp.[3] Tom yum is widely served in neighbouring countries such as Cambodia, Brunei, Malaysia, Singapore and Laos and has been popularised around the world.

The words “tom yam” are derived from two Thai words. Tom refers to the boiling process, while yam refers to a Thai spicy and sour salad. Indeed, tom yum is characterised by its distinct hot and sour flavours, with fragrant spices and herbs generously used in the broth. The basic broth is made of stock and fresh ingredients such as lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, galangal, lime juice, fish sauce, and crushed chili peppers.

Commercial tom yum paste is made by crushing all the herb ingredients and stir frying in oil. Seasoning and other preservative ingredients are then added. The paste is bottled or packaged and sold around the world. Tom yum flavored with the paste may have different characteristics from that made with fresh herb ingredients. The soup often includes meats such as chicken, beef, pork, or shrimp.

Alright – let’s give this award winning variety a try!

MyKuali Penang Red Tom Yum Goong Noodle – Singapore

#2510: MyKuali Penang Red Tom Yum Goong Noodle - Singapore - Malaysia - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains shrimp. To prepare, add noodle block to 400ml boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Add in sachets contents. Stir and enjoy!

#2510: MyKuali Penang Red Tom Yum Goong Noodle - Singapore - Malaysia - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle

The noodle block.

#2510: MyKuali Penang Red Tom Yum Goong Noodle - Singapore - Malaysia - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle

The soup base sachet.

#2510: MyKuali Penang Red Tom Yum Goong Noodle - Singapore - Malaysia - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle

A light powder.

#2510: MyKuali Penang Red Tom Yum Goong Noodle - Singapore - Malaysia - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle

The paste sachet.

#2510: MyKuali Penang Red Tom Yum Goong Noodle - Singapore - Malaysia - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle

A large amount of strong scented paste.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, Dodo fishball and coriander. The noodles are nice and plump – standard for the MyKuali noodle range. The broth is a luxuriantly rich and thick one. Indeed, if you like things bland, stay far away from this! Crisp taste of lemongrass, spiciness and shrimp weave a tale of deliciousness. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9555655005500.

#2510: MyKuali Penang Red Tom Yum Goong Noodle - Singapore - Malaysia - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle

My Kuali Tom Yam Goong Noodle, Pack of 8 by MyKuali

The top ten list from 2015 where MyKuali TomYum wins it.

#2050: MyKuali Penang Red Tom Yum Goong Noodle Authentic Taste

Here’s the second of three cup versions of MyKuali’s line I got a while back – this time it’s the tom yum! Really excited to check it out – so without further ado, let’s get started!

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains shrimp. To prepare, add in all sachets and boiling water to fill line. Let steep 4-5 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge)..

The noodle block.

The powder soup base.

Light and fluffy powder.

The paste sachet.

Has a really great tom yum scent.

The vegetables sachet.

Looks like mostly spring onion.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Dodo fish ball, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts and coriander. The noodles have a very light chew and a different mouthfeel. While I wasn’t entirely satisfied with this new style of noodle in the White Curry cup, this works very nicely with the tom yum. The broth is a tour de force of strong flavors – spicy, lemongrass pucker and a really nice balance of shrimp and vegetable taste. Beautiful! 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 9555655005692.

MyKuali Penang Tom Yum Noodle (4 Pack)

MyKuali Penang Red Tom Yum Goong was #1 on the top ten in 2015!

#1981: MyKuali Penang Red Tom Yum Goong Noodle Authentic Taste

Here’sd another of MyKuali’s new recipe ‘Authentic Taste’ range. I’m told this has more of the lemongrass and kaffir lime leaves, as well as mushroom and chicken broth. Most of ytou should know it was #1 on the 2015 Top Ten list. Let’s see how these changes affect the taste!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains crustaceans and chicken (ingredients list hasn’t been upated – new packaging will reflect this). To prepare, cook noodles in 380ml boiling water for 3 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

A dry soup base sachet.

A light powder.

The paste sachet.

Definitely can detect the mushroom in the scent.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, coriander and prawns. The noodles have that nice gauge and chew I’ve come to expect from MyKuali varieties. Good quantity as well. The broth has a nice spiciness and strong notes of lemongrass, lime leaf and the mushroom taste comes through as well. Excellent tom yum goong! 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 9555655005227.

MyKuali Penang Tom Yum Noodle (4 Pack)

Last year’s The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Instant Noodles Of All Time 2015 Edition video.

#1970: MyOri Malaysia Penang Red Curry Noodle

Really excited about this one! I think you’ll understand why when you see the back of the package! I’ve taken an offer by MyOri to be their brand ambassador!  I’m honored do to so – not only is it a really neat gig, it’s for products I honestly enjoy and find innovative and a real compliment to the market. I reviewed these last year as part of a Meet The Manufacturer with MyOri. Ther’s a difference now – they’ve changed the name to red curry, given the packaging a real facelift and now the noodle are not fried – the first white curry featuring the healthier noodle. Let’s give ’em a look!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains crustaceans. To prepare, add contents of the paste sachet to 350ml boiling water. Add noodle block and cook for 3 minutes. Add in contents of remaining dry powder sachet. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The dry soup base sachet.

A light powder with fleck of seasoning.

The paste sachet.

A lot of paste with a really excellent scent to it.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, Dodo fish balls, tau pok and mint. The noodles are definitely different from the original version. They seem a little lighter and less heavy – a nice change. The broth has that one two punch I love about white curries. The  spiciness and rich, deep flavor collide so nicely. The oiliness and thickness of the broth marries it all together masterfully. I figure if my face is going to be on a pack of instant noodles, a white curry is where it’s at and this one is excellent! 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9554100286495.

Penang Heritage Food: Yesterday’s Recipes for Today’s Cook

The MyOri booth at the 2015 HKTDC food show in Hong Kong last August.

MyOri Creates New Packaging – Endorsed By The Ramen Rater

Got this package in the mail yesterday – let’s look inside!

MyOri’s new packaging (click to enlarge) – looks really snazzy!

But wait a second (click to enlarge) – it’s me on the package! I have accepted an offer to be the brand ambassador for MyOri’s products! It’s an honor and really exciting to be able to represent these – I’ve reviewed them in the past and they did really well. The green gurry vermicelli was #1 on the rice noodle top ten list – really good stuff!

Here’s their other product (click to enlarge), their Red Curry. This used to be called white curry, but they wanted to be differentiated from other white curries insofar as having their noodles being the only ones that are non-fried in that flavor profile. So, I’ll be reviewing both of these soon! Not only that, these will be available in the United States really soon! When I find out where ytou can get them, I’ll let you know. Thanks to Leslie at MyOri USA for sending these as well as everyone at MyOri in Malaysia!

#1950: Fujiwara Red King Crab Flavor Ramen

Here’s another one that Casey sent from Hong Kong – thanks again! I tried one that was snow crab last time, but this one’s red king crab. Curious… Let’s check it out!

Detail of the distributor/import label (click to enlarge).

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains crab and pork. To prepare, add noodles to 600ml boiling water and cook 3 minutes. Add contents of liquid sachet. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

Dark and crabby!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added barbecue pork, narutomaki, kizami shoga and spring onion. The noodles have a very standard instant noodle gauge – round and thin. They have a very sturdy chew to them though which was very nice. The broth was good too – kind of a shoyu and crab thing going on. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4976651071040.

Sendan Bowl Navy 7.75″dia.x 2.75″h

A huge Tasmanian King Crab!

The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten South Korean Instant Noodles Of All Time 2016 Edition

South Korea has the highest per person consumption of instant noodles in the world. It’s not a surprise that their instant noodle are quite good – usually the noodles (known as ramyun) are thicker and accompanied by a spicy broth. These are my very favorite varieties of South Korean instant noodles – hope you enjoy!

#10: Paldo Kko Kko Myun

This one is like a bowl of candy to me. We start with nice quality noodles, and then the broth takes over. The broth has a kind of chicken and jalapeno flavor to it. The flavors play off of each other quite nicely and deliver both a strong bite as well as a mellow comfort food flavor in one bowl. The vegetable packet includes little chicken pieces. Original review

#9: Paldo Jjamppong Seafood Noodle King Bowl

Thick and chewy ramyun noodles are augmented by a broth with a good consistency – a little thickness was very good. Also a slightly sweet, seafood and spicy flavor to it I thoroughly enjoyed. Original review here

#8: Samyang Foods Red Nagasaki Jjampong

The noodles are perfect – what I like to find in ramyun! Thick and chewy. The broth is amazing – an excellent level of heat balanced with a respectable amount of seafood flavor. The added vegetable pieces hydrated quite well. Top notch! Original review

#7: Paldo King Bowl Super Spicy Pan Stirfried Noodle

The noodles are of a good ramyun gauge – lots of them as well. The flavor is a kind of seafood and spicy thing and there’s a sweetness going on as well. The supplied vegetables did great – this was an amazingly good stir noodle! Original review

#6: Nongshim Soon Veggie Noodle Soup

This is the first instant noodle on the top ten to be marketed towards vegetarians. What surprised me about it was the broth had such a full flavor to it; deep and satisfying. The noodles are slightly larger in gauge than your run of the mill instant, which is common of South Korean ‘ramyun.’ Magnificent stuff! Original review

#5: Nongshim Zha Wang (Jjawang) Noodles With Chajang Sauce

The noodles are out of this world – soft and chewy, with a nice width and thickness – very hearty. The sauce coats everything and there’s more than enough of it. It has a rich black bean flavor augmented with peas, cabbage and other veggies. This is the best jjajang I’ve ever tried. Original review

#4: Paldo Cheese Noodle

These noodles – wow. I think the best addition to South Korean ramyun has to be cheese. Well, not only is cheese included here but it’s got just the perfect notes of spiciness and strong, rich flavor. The little guy with the sign that says cheese noodle rocks as well. Original review

#3: Paldo Rabokki Noodle

The noodles plumped up just perfectly – thick and a good chew. The broth is more of a sauce and it’s very rich – spicy and sweet – like an adult version of Spaghetti-O’s which I find delectable. Original review

#2: Nongshim Jinjja Jinjja

The noodles are very good – nice thick ramyun. The broth has a seriously spicy kick to it and a very peanut aroma with pork notes. The vegetables hydrated very well. Back with a vengeance! Original review

#1: ChoripDong Hurricane Rice Cake

It’s red. It’s got a thick spicy and sweet sauce. It’s got ramyun. It’s got topokki. This was a real find – Just looking at the picture makes me want some right this instant. The most wonderful big bowl of noodles I’ve ever had. Original review here

#1848: MyKuali Penang Red Tom Yum Goong Noodle (New Version)

So the number one on my annual Top Ten Instant Noodles Of All Time list got some new clothes! Why do I like this one so much? Well, when I got to visit the island of Langkawi, Malaysia (which is a stone’s throw south of Thailand), I got to try all sorts of tasty foods. One was tom yum. I got to try it a couple of ways – check it out!

Notice how the broth is such a deep color? Check the one out on the right – it was served inside a coconut! What they both had in common was the very rich flavor and deep color. It also was much thicker than Thai tom yum that I had in Thailand. I asked about that in May while I was visiting a factory there and they told me that Thais like thin broths while <alaysians like theirs much thicker. At first it seemed pretty amazing that something as traditional as tom yum could be so different with the two countries being so close. But then I thought about the United States and Mexico – definitely completely different flavors of cuisine. Anyways, let’s see if it’s just a new change of clothes on this favorite or something more.

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains shrimp. Hadn’t noticed they’d put my logo on their packs! Looks like it’s on the White Curry and Hokkien Prawn, too! To prepare, noodles to 380ml boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

A tan powder.

A paste sachet.

Thick stuff with a wonderful scent!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added shrimp, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, coriander and lime. The noodles came out perfect as always – good thickness and chew. The broth is a deep celebration of tom yum – it’s almost identical to what I tried in Langkawi. A bite of heat, and a cascade of lemongrass, shrimp and other flavors enthrall the tastebuds like no other. Just fantastic stuff! 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9555655005234.

MyKuali Penang Tom Yum Noodle (4 Pack)

My Top Ten Malaysian Instant Noodles Of All Time 2015 Edition – the first video with Miles in it!

Top Ten 2015 Re-Review: MyKuali Penang Red Tom Yum Goong Noodle

This one is pretty special. When I traveled to Malaysia last year, we got to visit an island off the coast called Langkawi. We went to a couple of really nice Thai restaurants while there and I tried the tom yum soup. It was nothing like anything I’d tried previously; extremely strong broth, with a deep richness to it. It was one of the best things I got to try during my trip! I knew that MyKuali had a new Tom Yum variety and I was very keen on trying it. The day I left, I got a couple packs to bring home and try. That being said, let’s have another look at MyKuali Penang Red Tom Yum Goong and see what makes it so special.

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Contains crustaceans. To prepare, add noodles to 350ml boiling water for 3 minutes. Add sachet contents and stir. Enjoy!

The noodle block.

The seasoning powder sachet.

Has a seafoody kind of scent to it.

The paste sachet.

Has a very tasty scent – sweet and rich.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added shrimp, mung bean sprouts, lime and coriander. The noodles are the standard fare you get with MyKuali instants – nice gauge and chew with a good quantity and more backbone than many. The broth is, in a word, strong. It’s deep in color and has a spicy bite, strong lemongrass notes and a sweetness to it as well. When I tried the tom yum in Langkawi, I tasted the same kind of flavor and richness in the broth – it was just perfect. This has that same strong flavor and texture – it is identical. What’s even better – it has noodles with it! This is absolutely perfect – it brings my tastebuds to an exotic place so far away. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

MyKuali Penang Tom Yum Noodle (4 Pack)

A great video of a group of backpackers  who travels to Langkawi and their activities there. Later in the video, they interview other visitors to the island and then reflect on their journey.

Re-Review: The Rapid Ramen Cooker

After almost two years since I first found out about this neat invention, I thought it time to give it another look. The Rapid Ramen Cooker was invented by a fellow named Chris Johnson. It’s a tool that allows you to cook instant noodles in the microwave in four minutes. What’s great is that it also lets you use only half of the seasoning sachet, cutting sodium by half for those with sodium intake concerns. What’s also nice is that you use it, and then can eat out of it, toss it in the dishwasher, and you’re done. I love this thing – so does my son, who doesn’t like a lot of broth (you only use 1 cup of water as opposed to the usual 2 cups with domestic instant noodles). As far as ramen kitchen accoutrements go, this gets 5.0 out of 5.0 stars easily. Hope you enjoy the video and if you”re interested, here’s my original review of The Rapid Ramen Cooker which includes an interview with Chris and a test with quite a few instants. Also, here’s a video of as Chris Johnson’s appearance on the ABC show ‘Shark Tank’ where he gets a deal with Mark Cuban for The Rapid Ramen Cooker! By the way – tomorrow I’ll use The Rapid Ramen in an instant noodle review, not only to cook the noodles but as the bowl they will be eaten out of. Stay tuned!

Re-Review: Meet The Manufacturer: Nongshim Shin Ramyun Black Premiun Noodle Soup

Here we go with the last of the Shin Ramyun varieties I’ll be doing for Nongshim Meet The Manufacturer week. Shin Ramyun Black!

Back of the packaging (click image to enlarge).

The noodle block – ready for anything!

The red packet – what inside this?

Lots of red spicy seasoning of course!

This packet (front and back shown) has the oxtail soup broth – nummy stuff! Lots of onion flavor as well.

Had a little taste – oh yeah this stuff’s good!

Here’s the vegetable and beef packet. This one’s a little larger.

Notice the freeze dried beef – this is actually quite good.

Thought I’d mention that my review – the one with the Top Ten List – is featured on the Shin Ramyun black slide on Nongshim America’s website! Pretty cool! Glad they liked the review! Click image to enlarge.

Finished (click image to enlarge). I added an egg, some onions, some of my local veggie mix, some Fresno peppers, a slice of processed cheese with a little Tabasco Buffalo Style hot sauce, some Ajishima Furikake and some beef lunch meat. As I mentioned above, this one’s on the Top Ten List. It’s number seven – and out of over 650 reviews (when I did the list), that’s quite a high score! The Shin Ramyun Black is great stuff – the broth has such a nice flavor, there’s a ton of noodles that are really good as well as the veggies and beef – of course you can see I like adding some extras to it as well after I taste it. Wonderful stuff. 4.75 out of 5.0 stars!!! UPC bar code 031146013524.

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Here’s the Shin Ramyun Black commercial.

A couple talking about their ramyeon with subtitles – kinda funny.