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#3214: Lau Liu Tou Beef Flavor Spicy Soup – China

#3214: Lau Liu Tou Beef Flavor Spicy Soup - China

Another one from my trips to Chin World up in Richmond, BC. Remember kids, if you’re coming from the states, bring your Canadian cash because they’re not going to take your cards or exchange your greenbacks for ya! Really interested in how this one’s going to be – last one I tried wasn’t too shabby from this brand so let’s take a look!

Lau Liu Tou Beef Flavor Spicy Soup – China

#3214: Lau Liu Tou Beef Flavor Spicy Soup - China

A distributor/import sticker (click to enlarge).

#3214: Lau Liu Tou Beef Flavor Spicy Soup - China

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add sachet contents and boiling water to line. Cover for 5 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3214: Lau Liu Tou Beef Flavor Spicy Soup - China

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#3214: Lau Liu Tou Beef Flavor Spicy Soup - China

An included fork!

#3214: Lau Liu Tou Beef Flavor Spicy Soup - China

A nest of sweet potato thread.

#3214: Lau Liu Tou Beef Flavor Spicy Soup - China

A dry sachet.

#3214: Lau Liu Tou Beef Flavor Spicy Soup - China

A light powder.

#3214: Lau Liu Tou Beef Flavor Spicy Soup - China

A wet sachet.

#3214: Lau Liu Tou Beef Flavor Spicy Soup - China

Paste.

#3214: Lau Liu Tou Beef Flavor Spicy Soup - China

A solid ingredients sachet.

#3214: Lau Liu Tou Beef Flavor Spicy Soup - China

Little cylinders…

#3214: Lau Liu Tou Beef Flavor Spicy Soup - China

A final dry sachet.

#3214: Lau Liu Tou Beef Flavor Spicy Soup - China

Looks like vegetables and some TVP.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, beef, and spring onion. Sweet potato vermicelli hydrated nicely. Broth had a very tasty beef flavor as well as a light spiciness – kind of caught me off guard as I expected it to be spicier. More savory this one. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 6924524200484.

#3214: Lau Liu Tou Beef Flavor Spicy Soup - China

Every Grain of Rice: Simple Chinese Home Cooking

Watch me cook on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!

#3207: Sichuan Baijia Burning Dry Noodles Chili Oil Flavor – China

#3207: Sichuan Baijia Burning Dry Noodles Chili Oil Flavor - China

Alright so here’s one we found up in Canada at China Worlsd in Richmond, BC. That’s a really fascinating store with lots of products I’ve never seen before. But hey if you go there – bring cash if you’re coming from the US – and make sure it’s Canadian cash! Let’s get started.

Sichuan Baijia Burning Dry Noodles Chili Oil Flavor – China

#3207: Sichuan Baijia Burning Dry Noodles Chili Oil Flavor - China

A distributor/import sticker (click to enlarge).

#3207: Sichuan Baijia Burning Dry Noodles Chili Oil Flavor - China

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add boiling water to fill line and cover for 5 minutes. Drain. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3207: Sichuan Baijia Burning Dry Noodles Chili Oil Flavor - China

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#3207: Sichuan Baijia Burning Dry Noodles Chili Oil Flavor - China

An included fork!

#3207: Sichuan Baijia Burning Dry Noodles Chili Oil Flavor - China

The noodles, wrapped in plastic.

#3207: Sichuan Baijia Burning Dry Noodles Chili Oil Flavor - China

A dry sachet.

#3207: Sichuan Baijia Burning Dry Noodles Chili Oil Flavor - China

Bits of vegetable and MSG.

#3207: Sichuan Baijia Burning Dry Noodles Chili Oil Flavor - China

A wet sachet.

#3207: Sichuan Baijia Burning Dry Noodles Chili Oil Flavor - China

A thick sauce.

#3207: Sichuan Baijia Burning Dry Noodles Chili Oil Flavor - China

Another wet sachet.

#3207: Sichuan Baijia Burning Dry Noodles Chili Oil Flavor - China

Pickled vegetable.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, sesame seeds, barbecue pork, spring onion, and shichimi togarashi. Noodles are definitely different; almost have a sticky chew to them and a wide but not really thick gauge. The taste is very spicy and salty – works well. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 6926410331265.

#3207: Sichuan Baijia Burning Dry Noodles Chili Oil Flavor - China

Sichuan Baijia Instant Sweat Potato Thread/noodle Original Hot & Sour Flavor 3.70 Oz (Pack of 20)

Watch me cook on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!

#3048: Uni-President Braised Beef Stir Noodle Bowl – China

#3048: Uni-President Spicy Beef Stir Noodle Bowl - China

Here’s the last of the Uni-President varieties my wife spotted a few months ago at Foody World up in Richmond, NC! They were $1.50 apiece which seemed very good. Really like the graphic on this one – looks really neat. Let’s crack into this one and give it a go!

Uni-President Braised Beef Stir Noodle Bowl – China

#3048: Uni-President Spicy Beef Stir Noodle Bowl - China

A distributor/import sticker (click to enlarge).

#3048: Uni-President Spicy Beef Stir Noodle Bowl - China

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!

#3048: Uni-President Spicy Beef Stir Noodle Bowl - China

An included fork!

#3048: Uni-President Spicy Beef Stir Noodle Bowl - China

The noodle block.

#3048: Uni-President Spicy Beef Stir Noodle Bowl - China

A liquid sachet.

#3048: Uni-President Spicy Beef Stir Noodle Bowl - China

A thick sauce.

#3048: Uni-President Spicy Beef Stir Noodle Bowl - China

A dry sachet.

#3048: Uni-President Spicy Beef Stir Noodle Bowl - China

Lots of bits and pieces.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion. Noodles hydrated so-so. A little tough in the final try. The flavor was a tinge acrid but was a nice beef taste – TVP complimented and bit of vegetable here and there rounded things out. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 6925303771966.

#3048: Uni-President Spicy Beef Stir Noodle Bowl - China

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

Watch me make this one on an episode of Instant Noodle Recipe Time!

#2932: Soup Daren Borscht Noodle

#2932: Soup Daren Borscht Noodle

Here’s another one I found up at Foodyworld in Richmond, BC. I’ve seen these as cups before but never bowls. Now, borscht sounds like an odd flavor from Asia – let’s ask wiki a little about it –

Borscht (English: /ˈbɔːrʃˈbɔːrʃt/ (About this sound listen)) is a sour soup popular in several Eastern European cuisines, including UkrainianRussianPolishLithuanianBelarusianRomanianAshkenazi Jewish and Armenian cuisines. The variety most commonly associated with the name in English is of Ukrainian origin and includes beetroots as one of the main ingredients, which gives the dish its distinctive red color. It shares the name, however, with a wide selection of sour-tasting soups without beetroots, such as sorrel-based green borschtrye-based white borscht and cabbage borscht.

Borscht derives from an ancient soup originally cooked from pickled stems, leaves and umbels of common hogweed (Heracleum sphondylium), a herbaceous plant growing in damp meadows, which lent the dish its Slavic name. With time, it evolved into a diverse array of tart soups, among which the beet-based red borscht has become the most popular. It is typically made by combining meat or bone stock with sautéedvegetables, which – as well as beetroots – usually include cabbage, carrots, onions, potatoes and tomatoes. Depending on the recipe, borscht may include meat or fish, or be purely vegetarian; it may be served either hot or cold; and it may range from a hearty one-pot meal to a clear broth or a smooth drink. It is often served with smetana or sour cream, hard-boiled eggs or potatoes, but there exists an ample choice of more involved garnishes and side dishes, such as uszka or pampushky, that can be served with the soup.

Its popularity has spread throughout Eastern Europe and the former Russian Empire, and – by way of migration – to other continents. In North America, borscht is often linked with either Jews or Mennonites, the groups who first brought it there from Europe. Several ethnic groups claim borscht, in its various local guises, as their own national dish consumed as part of ritual meals within Eastern OrthodoxGreek CatholicRoman Catholic, and Jewish religious traditions.

Phew that was a mouthful. Alright – let’s give it a whirl!

Soup Daren Borscht Noodle – China

#2932: Soup Daren Borscht Noodle

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

#2932: Soup Daren Borscht Noodle

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add boiling water to fill line then microwave 6 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy! I’m going to guess the six minutes is at 800W in the microwave.

#2932: Soup Daren Borscht Noodle

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2932: Soup Daren Borscht Noodle

An include fork!

#2932: Soup Daren Borscht Noodle

The noodle block.

#2932: Soup Daren Borscht Noodle

A liquid sachet.

#2932: Soup Daren Borscht Noodle

A thick paste.

#2932: Soup Daren Borscht Noodle

Another liquid sachet.

#2932: Soup Daren Borscht Noodle

An oily paste.

#2932: Soup Daren Borscht Noodle

A large dry sachet.

#2932: Soup Daren Borscht Noodle

A fascinating combo.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added beef and scallions. Noodles were alright – thicker gauge than standard and a slightly firmer chew. The broth was fascinating – definitely a beet flavor to it – almost a hint of spiciness. Imitation beef via TVP was present and kind of fun. Cabbage as well – however it was real. 2.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 6925303714864.

#2932: Soup Daren Borscht Noodle

Welcome to China (DK Readers)

A Soup Daren TV spot

Beer Ramen In Canada – Wait, What – Really?

Beer Ramen In Canada

Wait… What? Yep. I saw an article on one of my news feeds mentioning this odd sounding concoction a week or so ago. Turns out it’s in Richmond, BC – a place we go all the time just over the Canadian border! So Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there – this beer ramen’s for you!

Beer Ramen – Yuu Japanese Tapas – Richmond, BC – Canada

Not going to do a full review today, but wanted to get this out there as soon as possible. I don’t know how long this will be an item at this new restaurant but definitely interesting! So you get your beer ramen – and no, it does NOT contain beer – that would just be wrong. This is more for visual effect. A bonito broth with nice chewy noodles and an egg-white top to simulate a heady foam. You get either vegetable tempura with it or for a buck more, their fried chicken. I will say that was some of the best pieces of boneless fried chicken I’ve had in a while – nice coating and crispness while very juicy. A small tray or garnish for ramen alongside fits well. But yeah beer ramen!?  Their menu is just awesome – lots of really amazing drinks, good looking ramen and noodle dishes and tapas. Here’s the info in case you want to hop the border or if you’re up there you’re wanting to check ’em out!

Yuu Japanese Tapas

Address: 3779 Sexsmith Rd #1118, Richmond, BC V6X 3Z9, Canada
Hours:
Sunday 11:30AM–10:30PM
Monday 11:30AM–10:30PM
Tuesday 11:30AM–10:30PM
Wednesday 11:30AM–10:30PM
Thursday 11:30AM–10:30PM
Friday 11:30AM–10:30PM
Saturday 11:30AM–10:30PM
Website: yuutapas.com

A big thanks to my wife Kit – she’s not one who likes to be on camera so she was a good sport and to my kids. Today is Father’s Day and I’m really stoked about my children. They’re really neat people – with their own distinct personality. They make me laugh all the time. I love my family very much and proud to be a dad.

#2817: Liangchengmei 30S” Hot Bird Noodle

#2906: Liangchengmei 30S" Hot Bird Noodle

Here’s one my wife spied at FoodyWorld supermarket up in Richmond BC! Wow – what a find, eh? This one’s from China and it has some kind of corrupted chicken who’s into metal wearing a leather jacket with spikes (punk rock chicken?) – I quite honestly must say that this is most likely one of the most interesting instant noodle product packaging ideas ever. Little sayings here and there connote a seedy underbelly – ‘devil’s hotness,’ ‘screaming soul,’ and finally ’30SecondsOpen the hot fantasy life.’ I dunno – does it really get any weirder than this? Maybe? I really hope so – I like weird! Well, let’s check this one out – looks hot…

Liangchengmei 30S” Hot Bird Noodle – China

#2906: Liangchengmei 30S" Hot Bird Noodle

Detail of the distributor’s/import labeling (click to enlarge).

#2906: Liangchengmei 30S" Hot Bird Noodle

Detail of the box (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add the noodles to a pot of boiling water and soak for 30 seconds. Drain. Add in liquid base and stir in. Finally, garnish with dry sachet contents and enjoy! Note – I thought it took longer – I also thought it was 30 inches, but after thinking about it seconds makes sense. Anyways.

#2906: Liangchengmei 30S" Hot Bird Noodle

A fresh noodles pouch.

#2906: Liangchengmei 30S" Hot Bird Noodle

A liquid base sachet.

#2906: Liangchengmei 30S" Hot Bird Noodle

The garnish sachet.

#2906: Liangchengmei 30S" Hot Bird Noodle

Finished (click to enlarge). Well, well, well,. The noodles are great – thick, nice chew and great quantity. The flavor is pretty spot on with another noodle with a chicken that’s exceedingly spicy. Heat level? Oh yeah – this isn’t no mamby pamby stuff – it’s mean. Garnish is worthy. Very happy this was discovered and enjoyed it! 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 6928988766661.

#2906: Liangchengmei 30S" Hot Bird Noodle

Sichuan Chinese Cuisine: Spicy and Delicious Recipes of China

Here we go – watch me pound these Liangchengmei 30S” Hot Bird Noodles while being heckled by my son!

#2632: Sau Tao Laksa Flavour Ho Fan – Hong Kong

#2632: Sau Tao Laksa Flavour Ho Fan - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - rice noodle - instant noodle

Here’s one I found at PriceSmart Foods up in Richmond, BC in July 2017. They had a ton of these and they sounded interesting. These are from Hong Kong – not a place I would think of when it comes to laksa. Here’s a little about laksa from Wikipedia –

There are various theories about the origins of laksa. In Indonesia, the dish is believed to have been born from the Chinese coastal settlements and the mixing of cultures between Chinese merchants and the local cooking practices.[7] As Peranakan Chinese communities have blended their ancestors’ culture with local culture, Peranakan communities in different places now demonstrate diversity according to the local flavour.[8] In Malaysia, the dish is believed to have been introduced by Chinese immigrants in Malacca.[9] In Singapore, the dish (or its local “Katong” version) is believed to have been created after interaction between the Peranakans with the local Singaporeans.[10][11]

Various recipes of laksas have gained popularity in Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia; and subsequently international recognition. Initially in July 2011, CNN Travel ranked Penang Asam Laksa 7th out of the 50 most delicious foods in the world.[12] Its rank however, fell to number 26th after CNN held an online poll by 35,000 people, published in September 2011.[13] Singaporean Curry Laksa on the other hand ranked in number 44th.[13]

In Indonesia, laksa is one of the traditional comfort foods; the spicy warm noodle soup is much appreciated during cold rainy days. However, its popularity is somewhat overshadowed by soto, a similar hearty warm soup dish, which is often consumed with rice instead of noodles. In modern households, it is common practice to mix and match the recipes of laksas; if traditional laksa noodle is not available, Japanese udon noodles might be used instead

Alright – let’s check out this variety from Hong Kong!

Sau Tao Laksa Flavour Ho Fan – Hong Kong

#2632: Sau Tao Laksa Flavour Ho Fan - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - rice noodle - instant noodle

A big and hard to remove distributor/import sticker (click to enlarge).

#2632: Sau Tao Laksa Flavour Ho Fan - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - rice noodle - instant noodle

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains shrimp. To prepare, add in all sachets and boiling water to fill line. Cover and let steep for… Yeah – no instructions. Great. I’m going to go with 3 minutes and give it a look and if that’s not enough to hydrate the rice noodles, 5 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2632: Sau Tao Laksa Flavour Ho Fan - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - rice noodle - instant noodle

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2632: Sau Tao Laksa Flavour Ho Fan - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - rice noodle - instant noodle

An included fork!

#2632: Sau Tao Laksa Flavour Ho Fan - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - rice noodle - instant noodle

The ho fan rice noodles.

#2632: Sau Tao Laksa Flavour Ho Fan - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - rice noodle - instant noodle

A large dry base sachet.

#2632: Sau Tao Laksa Flavour Ho Fan - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - rice noodle - instant noodle

A decent amount of powder.

#2632: Sau Tao Laksa Flavour Ho Fan - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - rice noodle - instant noodle

The laksa sauce sachet.

#2632: Sau Tao Laksa Flavour Ho Fan - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - rice noodle - instant noodle

Thick and smells like curry.

#2632: Sau Tao Laksa Flavour Ho Fan - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - rice noodle - instant noodle

A solid ingredients sachet.

#2632: Sau Tao Laksa Flavour Ho Fan - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - rice noodle - instant noodle

Kind of surprised to see corn in this.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added fishball, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, egg , spring onion, and fried onion. The noodles are thin and broad with a little more chew than I expected for a rice noodle, however, not an unwelcome one. The broth was good however I think that the amount of water required due to the fill line position was just way too much and what could have been a stronger curry broth was neutered by dilution which makes me sad. 3.0 out of 5.0 stars.  UPC bar code 087303866793.

#2632: Sau Tao Laksa Flavour Ho Fan - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - rice noodle - instant noodle

Sau Tao Brand Scallop Flavor Chinese Noodles, Non-Fried

An ad for another product

2015 Birthday Trip To Canada

For the last three years, we’ve been hopping in the car and heading up north to Canada for my birthday. There are a lot of varieties of instant noodles that aren’t easily found down here and usually I bring back all sorts of new and interesting things. This year my son Andy and my sister Sue joined us for the trip! Let’s go!

Was hoping to get our passport books stamped, but I guess since we were only there for the afternoon they didn’t. They asked us a couple times if we had firearms, mace or pepper spray.

As per usual, the first stop was PriceSmart Foods in Richmond. All the places we usually hit are in Richmond, BC.

8200 Ackroyd Rd
Richmond, BC V6X 1B5
Canada

Gotta love signs like this!

Kit found a can of Hello Kitty pasta! I found some pretty good varieties of instant noodles, too!

Next stop was Yaohan Centre, basically a large mall.

1000-3700 No. 3 Rd
Richmond, B.C. V6X 3X2
Canada

Osaka Market is in there, which is basically a T&T Supermarket with a different name.

The noodle aisle!

Here’s a Prima Taste display from a while back – note the top ten list reference in the top right.

Next stop: Kuo Hua Trading Company…

120-4551 No. 3 Road
Richmond, BC V6X 2C3
Canada

Last year, I found a ton of great stuff here  – and this year was pretty great, too.

They had a zillion boxes of A-Sha Dry Noodles here!

All instant noodles.

The final stop was Fujiya Japanese Foods.

3086 St Edwards Dr #113
Richmond, BC V6X 4C4
Canada

Unfortunately, they hadn’t anything that I’d not reviewed.

All said and done, here’s the haul of instant noodles (click image to enlarge). Since the first year, the new varieties have been dwindling, and maybe next year we’ll do something else. Seems like a long trip for 13 pakcs/cups/bowls of instant noodles. It was fun to have everyone along for the trip! Thanks for an awesome birthday!

My Birthday Trip To Canada!

Last Saturday, my wife Kit, son Andy and I took a trip to Canada! We started at my mom and sister’s house in Anacortes. It’s where I grew up!

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Here’s the opposite view from our car. I grew up here on Fidalgo Island, which is connected to the mainland by a bridge. From here, you can take a ferry to the San Juan Islands, which is pretty popular.

It takes just over an hour to get to the border between the United States and Canada. The wait was pretty short to get in. after showing our credentials and asking some quick questions about what we were doing in Canada, we were off to explore!

Last year, we hit a couple stores. This year however, we went to quite a few. First stop was Price Smart Foods in Richmond, BC.

8200 Ackroyd Rd
Richmond, BC V6X 1B5
Canada

Did pretty good here and found lots of neat stuff. My son was really happy to see they had Kinder Surprise eggs. They’re foil-wrapped chocolate eggs that are hollow and have a little container inside with a prize. Also picked up some Old Dutch Bacon flavored potato chips! Sadly, they tasted like barbecue more than bacon.

The next stop was the T&T Supermarket at President Plaza. This place was nearby, but the parking lot was insanity.

1000-8181 Cambie Rd
Richmond, B.C. V6X 3X9
Canada

Here’s me on the noodle aisle.

Only found a couple I hadn’t reviewed before here.

Here’s Osaka. It’s inside the Yaohan Centre mall.

1000-3700 No. 3 Rd
Richmond, B.C. V6X 3X2
Canada

Found a couple of items here as well as this little sign mentioning Prima Taste’s rank on my Top Ten list!

Next was a couple of Taiwanese stores. First, Kuo Hua Trading. I thought it pretty neat that there was a big advert on the side of the building for instant noodles!

120-4551 No. 3 Road
Richmond, BC V6X 2C3
Canada

Another advert for noodles – in this case, Good Good Eat! I’d found a bunch of neat stuff there, but unfortunately they wouldn’t accept our currency which was too bad. The parking lot was pretty insane too.

Here’s the second Taiwanese supermarket – Big Crazy. What a great name – and fitting! It was pretty big and pretty crazy.

4955 No. 3 Rd
Richmond, BC V6X 2C3
Canada

Finally, we went to a little store called Fujiya. They had some really neat instant there and a couple I’ve been wanting to find for a long time.

3086 St Edwards Dr #113
Richmond, BC V6X 4C4
Canada

While getting in to Canada was pretty quick, leaving was another story. We had about an hour of waiting. What’s kind of interesting is that this sign is before the border.

Lots of cameras take your picture. Once it was our turn, we were asked a few questions and they looked in our trunk to see we had gotten noodles, candy and chips. Then we were free to go.

A very rainy and windy drive back to Anacortes.

Here’s my haul! Got some really interesting stuff! It’s a lot of fun to go to another country, especially when it’s so close! Thanks to my mom and sister for having us up and for the great birthday gifts and for watching our dogs Otis and Daisy during our trip, and to my beautiful wife Kit and son Andy for going up to Canada! Thanks to all of you for such a great birthday weekend!

#1227: Mr. Noodles Chicken Kimchi Oriental Style Noodle With Soup Base

Here’s another one from my birthday trip to Canada. I think this may the first instance of chicken kimchi noodles I’ve heard of. Let’s give it a try.

Here’s a closeup of the lid (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat-free but check for yourself. To make this one, peel back the lid halfway, dump in the sachets and fill to 1/2 inch from the top with boiling water. Re-cover and let sit for 3 minutes and it’s ready.

The noodle block.

Soup base sachet.

Has a chicken taste.

The veg sachet.

Veg and powder.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added hard boiled egg and a slice of processed cheese. The noodles are a little crumbly and have a slightly ‘off’ texture. The broth is really ‘off,’ it’s kind of like kimchi but then again not really. It has a kind of tomato and chicken thing going on but really oddly so. The bit of vegetable are there but I don’t know what for really. Everything kind of has this weird flavor throughout – the only thing I can liken it to is the smell of a bag of tortilla chips. Bottom line is that it really tastes neither like chicken nor kimchi and has extremely subpar noodles. 0.5 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 059491009009.

Tom Brokaw talks about Canada. The Peace Arch crossing is what we drive by when going up there!

#1118: Mr. Noodles Kimchi Bowl Noodles Oriental Style Noodle With Soup Base

Here’s another one we found in Richmond, BC during my birthday trip! Thanks yet again to my wife Kit! By the way today is out 3 years and 7 months first meeting anniversary! I’m curious about this one since it’s a Canadian product and it’s a South Korean theme. My hopes are high! Kind of an interesting one to pick as well as I got an email today from MBC , a South Korean TV network, and I’m going to do an interview with them tonight for the Cul-Two TV show! When it’s out, I’ll share a link. As for this noodle bowl, let’s check it out!

Here’s all the package info (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free. Contains wheat & soy.

The noodle block.

The powder base packet.

Has a nice tangy flavor.

The veggie packet.

Looks like dehydrated kimchi to me!

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added beef and Vidalia sweet onion sauteed in Worcestershire sauce, kimchi and green onion. The noodles are thin and weak with a very crumbly texture. The broth is a little on the light side, however is has some spiciness and a nice flavor. The vegetables were interesting as they tasted more like broccoli than kimchi, yet they were there. 2.75 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 059491009016.

If you are from Canada, then move to South Korea, and then comback to visit Canada, here are some things you’ll appreciate about Canada you may have taken for granted before…

#811: Mr. Noodles Vegetable Flavour Instant Noodles

Time for more Canadian ramen! Thanks go to Mark K. and Erika L. for getting these to me! I notice on this one it doesn’t say ‘simulated flavour,’ so I guess it does actually taste like vegetables. Well, we’ll see!

The back of the package (click image to enlarge).

The noodle blocks always look so nice.

The seasoning packet.

Here’s the bowl of flavor.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added some veggies, a little processed cheese, one egg and some of that awesome Dua Belibis Indonesian hot sauce. The noodles aren’t bad – still kind of weird as the others have been with a kind of crumbly texture and not a ton of taste. The broth is pretty bland and tasted kind of funky. Pretty meh – 1.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 059491000204 .

So my son’s name is Andreas Wolfgang Benjamin Walter and all but Benjamin are names from musicians. First, This is Andreas Kisser from Sepultura.

Of course, Wlfgang is in homage to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

I found a record at the local library when I was young and picked up the harmonica and eventually was able to play everything on the album. Big Walter Horton is in my opinion the epitome of blues harp – bar none.