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#3246: Cigala Banzai Noodle Sabor Caril – Portugal

#3246: Cigala Banzai Noodle Sabor Caril - Portugal

First off a big thanks to Chris G. for picking these up and sending them after his whirlwind trip around Europe! This one’s from Portugal which is pretty neat. What flavor is it? Caril translates to curry. Let’s give it a try!

Cigala Banzai Noodle Sabor Caril – Portugal

#3246: Cigala Banzai Noodle Sabor Caril - Portugal

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add boiling water to line and cover 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3246: Cigala Banzai Noodle Sabor Caril - Portugal

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#3246: Cigala Banzai Noodle Sabor Caril - Portugal

The noodle block.

#3246: Cigala Banzai Noodle Sabor Caril - Portugal

Loose seasoning and garnish from the cup.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added soft egg, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, cilantro, black pepper. Noodles hydrated a little less than optimally in the 3 minutes allotted. Broth was suppose to be curry flavored, but was not very convincing. 2.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 5601260591601.

#3246: Cigala Banzai Noodle Sabor Caril - Portugal

The Taste of Portugal: A Voyage of Gastronomic Discovery Combined with Recipes, History and Folklore.

Watch me cook on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!

#3142: Quero Galinha Caipira Refogada – Brazil

#3047: Quero Galinha Caipira Refogada - Brazil

Here’s one that was sent by a Brazilian reader named Daniel – thank you again! I couldn’t figure out a whole lot about this one – I do know that galinha is young hen. Usually tends to be on the oilier side. So let’s give it a try!

Quero Galinha Caipira Refogada – Brazil

#3047: Quero Galinha Caipira Refogada - Brazil

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Unsure whether it contains meat – check for yourself. To prepare, add noodle block to 450ml boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3047: Quero Galinha Caipira Refogada - Brazil

The noodle block.

#3047: Quero Galinha Caipira Refogada - Brazil

The soup base sachet.

#3047: Quero Galinha Caipira Refogada - Brazil

A powder with a strong chicken scent.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added cilantro, baked chicken and fried onion. Noodles came out nicely – had a slightly different texture than standard and I liked that – a hint of doughiness. The broth has a strong chicken taste without being overly salty. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 7896102586152.

#3047: Quero Galinha Caipira Refogada - Brazil

D.O.M.: Rediscovering Brazilian Ingredients

Watch me cook on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!

#2966: Nissin Miojo Turma Da Monica Sabor Caldinho De Feijao Suave

#2966: Nissin Miojo Turma Da Monica Sabor Caldinho De Feijao Suave

Today’s variety comes by way of Daniel from Brazil – thanks again! First, let’s explain what this is exactly. So let’s start with the characters – Wikipedia, if you please –

Monica’s Gang (originally titled Turma da Mônica in Portuguese) or Monica and Friends[1] is a popular Brazilian comic book franchise created by Mauricio de Sousa.

The series was originally based on a newspaper comic strip in which the protagonists were Blu (Bidu) and Franklin (Franjinha), launched by the newspaper Folha da Manhã in 1959.[2] Over the years the series has been gaining a large audience, with new characters constantly being added to the lineup. Jimmy Five (Cebolinha) and Monica (Mônica) were eventually given their own comic books, hence the title “Monica’s Gang.” The characters and comics were eventually adapted into cartoons, video games, movies, theme parks and a wide range of products.[3]

The stories revolve around the adventures of Monica and her many friends in a fictional neighborhood known as “Lemon Tree” (Bairro do Limoeiro in the original version) in São Paulo. The neighborhood was inspired by the neighborhood of Cambuí, in Campinas and the city of Mogi das Cruzes, where de Sousa spent his childhood.[4] However, the comic books do not simply revolve around the stories of Monica and her friends. Other characters created by de Sousa include Chuck Billy ‘n’ FolksTina’s PalsLionel’s Kingdom and Bug-a-Booo.

Monica’s Gang was published by Abril and Globo and has been published by Panini Comics since 2007. In 2008 a spin-off series, Monica Teen, was created in a manga style and features the characters as teenagers.

Okay, now for the flavor. This looks to be a kind of bean soup – maybe red bean soup (or stew?) – which sounds very different. Daniel mentioned if I remember correctly that it’s a little thick. Let’s give it a go!

Nissin Miojo Turma Da Monica Sabor Caldinho De Feijao Suave – Brazil

#2966: Nissin Miojo Turma Da Monica Sabor Caldinho De Feijao Suave

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). To prepare, add noodle block to 450ml boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2966: Nissin Miojo Turma Da Monica Sabor Caldinho De Feijao Suave

The noodle block.

#2966: Nissin Miojo Turma Da Monica Sabor Caldinho De Feijao Suave

The soup base sachet.

#2966: Nissin Miojo Turma Da Monica Sabor Caldinho De Feijao Suave

A light powder.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added ham and scallion. The noodles came out nicely. A well engorged soft but not too soft standard instant. The broth was a nice pair as it had a slight thickness of it’s own – very slight. But it did taste like a bean soup, albeit thinner than most I’ve tried. It did impart the flavor well if not the texture. One of the more unique instant varieties I’ve ever had – was tasty. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code  7891079012789.

#2966: Nissin Miojo Turma Da Monica Sabor Caldinho De Feijao Suave

Monicas Gang Panini Comics Issue 12 in english Brasil November / 2010

An older spot for the Turma De Monica tie-in

#2893: Nissin Miojo Nissin Lamen Hot Sabor Mexicano

#2893: Nissin Miojo Nissin Lamen Hot Sabor Mexicano

A big thanks to Daniel down in Brazil for sending this along! It’s been really hard to find varieties from South America over the years. So Daniel told me to be wary of the labelling that this is HOT as Brazilians don’t tend to eat a lot of spicy foods. This kind of surprised me; I would have thought they would have. Learn something new every day! Let’s take a look at this Mexican themed variety from Brazil.

Nissin Miojo Nissin Lamen Hot Sabor Mexicano – Brazil

#2893: Nissin Miojo Nissin Lamen Hot Sabor Mexicano

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks like it may contain crustaceans but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodle block to 450ml boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2893: Nissin Miojo Nissin Lamen Hot Sabor Mexicano

The noodle block.

#2893: Nissin Miojo Nissin Lamen Hot Sabor Mexicano

The soup base sachet.

#2893: Nissin Miojo Nissin Lamen Hot Sabor Mexicano

A light powder.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added fried egg, cilantro, jalapeno rings, cheese and hot sauce. The noodles had a wider gauge than I expected and went very well with the broth. The broth was lightly spicy, but nice and flavorful – reminiscent of beef and lingua. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 7891079011478.

#2893: Nissin Miojo Nissin Lamen Hot Sabor Mexicano

Owiekdmf Men’s Nissin Food Sweatshirt Hoodie XXL Light Grey

A video about Nissin Lamen

Meet The Manufacturer: #2341: Nissin Cup Noodles Sopa Nissin Sabor A Carne De Res

Meet The Manufacturer: #2341: Nissin Cup Noodles Sopa Nissin Sabor A Carne De Res - Mexico - The Ramen Rater - fideos instantanea

Time for some beef! I’ve noticed that kind of like in the US, there are only a scant few pack noodle varieties and most varieties are in cups. Cups are great since they’re portable, have their own container to eat out of, and are easily disposed of. Let’s check out this beef variety.

Nissin Cup Noodles Sopa Nissin Sabor A Carne De Res – Mexico

Meet The Manufacturer: #2341: Nissin Cup Noodles Sopa Nissin Sabor A Carne De Res - Mexico - The Ramen Rater - fideos instantanea

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains beef. To prepare, add boiling water to fill line and cover for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

Meet The Manufacturer: #2341: Nissin Cup Noodles Sopa Nissin Sabor A Carne De Res - Mexico - The Ramen Rater - fideos instantanea

The iconic cup en Espanol!

Meet The Manufacturer: #2341: Nissin Cup Noodles Sopa Nissin Sabor A Carne De Res - Mexico - The Ramen Rater - fideos instantanea

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

Meet The Manufacturer: #2341: Nissin Cup Noodles Sopa Nissin Sabor A Carne De Res - Mexico - The Ramen Rater - fideos instantanea

The noodle block.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2341: Nissin Cup Noodles Sopa Nissin Sabor A Carne De Res - Mexico - The Ramen Rater - fideos instantanea

Some loose ingredients from inside the cup.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2341: Nissin Cup Noodles Sopa Nissin Sabor A Carne De Res - Mexico - The Ramen Rater - fideos instantanea

Finished (click to enlarge). Added beef, jalapeno, bell pepper and onion I sauteed with carne asada seasoning and some queso fresco. The noodles are the standard Cup Noodles ones I’ve seen throughout these reviews – thin and of good quantity. the broth has a nice beef taste and the vegetables hydrated very well. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 070662140017.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2341: Nissin Cup Noodles Sopa Nissin Sabor A Carne De Res - Mexico - The Ramen Rater - fideos instantanea

Lonely Planet Mexico (Travel Guide)

A short video with the truth about Nissin Mx products.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2340: Nissin RapiFideo Sabor A Tomate Y Pollo

Meet The Manufacturer: #2340: Nissin RapiFideo Sabor A Tomate Y Pollo - Mexico - The Ramen Rater

This is the second of the two RapiFideo varieties. Translating to Quick Noodles, RapiFideo has short, thin noodles and broth and can be prepared in the microwave. Let’s take a look!

Nissin RapiFideo Sabor A Tomate Y Pollo – Mexico

Meet The Manufacturer: #2340: Nissin RapiFideo Sabor A Tomate Y Pollo - Mexico - The Ramen Rater

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains chicken. To prepare, remove lid and add water to fill line. Microwave for 3 minutes. Let stand 1 additional minute. Stir and enjoy!

Meet The Manufacturer: #2340: Nissin RapiFideo Sabor A Tomate Y Pollo - Mexico - The Ramen Rater

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

Meet The Manufacturer: #2340: Nissin RapiFideo Sabor A Tomate Y Pollo - Mexico - The Ramen Rater

Here’s what’s under the hood. Short noodles with seasoning infused.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2340: Nissin RapiFideo Sabor A Tomate Y Pollo - Mexico - The Ramen Rater

Finished (click to enlarge). Added corn and adobo seasoned baked chicken. The noodles are short and thin with a nice slight crumble and good chew. The broth has a great fresh tomato taste with a chicken kind of back to it. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 7503020651045.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2340: Nissin RapiFideo Sabor A Tomate Y Pollo - Mexico - The Ramen Rater

Fire And Blood: A History Of Mexico

There’s a lot of these little ten second commercials for RapiFideo.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2338: Nissin Sopa Nissin Sabor A Pollo Sopa Instantanea Tipo Ramen

Meet The Manufacturer: #2338: Nissin Sopa Nissin Sabor A Pollo Sopa Instantanea Tipo Ramen - Mexico - The Ramen Rater - chicken noodle

Okay folks, what we have here is the baseline. Every company has a chicken flavored instant noodle, and this is Nissin Mexico’s. I should actually say not every company has a chicken flavor – but most do. Chicken is pretty open to interpretation and I don’t think (other than vegetarians and vegans) there are any cultural groups that don’t eat chicken. I could be wrong and if I am let me know. Let’s have something chicken flavored and dress it up Mexican style!

Nissin Sopa Nissin Sabor A Pollo Sopa Instantanea Tipo Ramen – Mexico

Meet The Manufacturer: #2338: Nissin Sopa Nissin Sabor A Pollo Sopa Instantanea Tipo Ramen - Mexico - The Ramen Rater - chicken noodle

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains chicken. To prepare, add noodle block to 500ml boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Add in contents of sachet. Stir and enjoy!

Meet The Manufacturer: #2338: Nissin Sopa Nissin Sabor A Pollo Sopa Instantanea Tipo Ramen - Mexico - The Ramen Rater - chicken noodle

The noodle block.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2338: Nissin Sopa Nissin Sabor A Pollo Sopa Instantanea Tipo Ramen - Mexico - The Ramen Rater - chicken noodle

The soup base sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2338: Nissin Sopa Nissin Sabor A Pollo Sopa Instantanea Tipo Ramen - Mexico - The Ramen Rater - chicken noodle

The seasoning powder.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2338: Nissin Sopa Nissin Sabor A Pollo Sopa Instantanea Tipo Ramen - Mexico - The Ramen Rater - chicken noodle

Finished (click to enlarge). Added baked chicken with adobo seasoning, mild cheddar cheese and pickled jalapeno. The noodles are great – your standard instant. The broth was what anyone would hope for in a chicken instant – warm and huggy. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 070662043035.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2338: Nissin Sopa Nissin Sabor A Pollo Sopa Instantanea Tipo Ramen - Mexico - The Ramen Rater - chicken noodle

The Chicken Trail: Following Workers, Migrants, and Corporations across the Americas

[youtuber url=https://youtu.be/5edkLjW1QL8]A promotional video in Spanish about the history of Nissin around the world.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2336: Nissin Maxi Sopa Nissin Cuchareable Sabor A Camaron Picante

Meet The Manufacturer: #2336: Nissin Maxi Sopa Nissin Cuchareable Sabor A Camaron Picante - Mexico - The Ramen Rater - fideos instantanea

Felix Navidad! It’s actually Christmas morning today – I got up at 5am to get some reviews ready to go – don’t know if I’ll do any sampling today but it could happen! I’m about 60 reviews ahead of myself currently – pretty nuts, but helpful when I can’t review, there’s always one ready to go. Anyways, today it’s another one of the Maxi Sopa Nissin variants. Camaron picante is spicy shrimp. Let’s have a look!

Nissin Maxi Sopa Nissin Cuchareable Sabor A Camaron Picante – Mexico

Meet The Manufacturer: #2336: Nissin Maxi Sopa Nissin Cuchareable Sabor A Camaron Picante - Mexico - The Ramen Rater - fideos instantanea

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains shrimp. To prepare, remove lid and fill to line with water. Microwave for 3 minutes, then let stand an additional minute. Stir and enjoy!

Meet The Manufacturer: #2336: Nissin Maxi Sopa Nissin Cuchareable Sabor A Camaron Picante - Mexico - The Ramen Rater - fideos instantanea

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

Meet The Manufacturer: #2336: Nissin Maxi Sopa Nissin Cuchareable Sabor A Camaron Picante - Mexico - The Ramen Rater - fideos instantanea

Here’s what the noodles look like – short, a little wide and a little thick. The seasoning is infused into them.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2336: Nissin Maxi Sopa Nissin Cuchareable Sabor A Camaron Picante - Mexico - The Ramen Rater - fideos instantanea

Finished (click to enlarge). Added shrimp and a little queso fresco and Cholula Chilli Garlic hot sauce. The noodles are flat and a little wide and are indeed manageable with a spoon. The broth has a kind of shrimp and spicy hit to it. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 070662240120.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2336: Nissin Maxi Sopa Nissin Cuchareable Sabor A Camaron Picante - Mexico - The Ramen Rater - fideos instantanea

Talavera Spoon Rest – 10″ X 4.50″ Ceramic Mexico Pottery

A Nissin Maxi Sopa TV commercial.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2335: Nissin Cup Noodles Gourmet Sabor A Caldo De Camaron

Meet The Manufacturer: #2335: Nissin Cup Noodles Gourmet Sabor A Caldo De Camaron - Mexico - The Ramen Rater - fideos instantanea

Hey now this looks interesting! Reminds me of the look of Hong Kong Cup Noodles or ones from Japan. So this is a new line from Nissin Mexico – Gourmet – hopefully the first of many to try. But what is gourmet? Dictionary.com had this to say –

gour·met
ˌɡôrˈmā,ˌɡo͝orˈmā/
noun
a connoisseur of good food; a person with a discerning palate.
synonyms: gastronome, epicure, epicurean; connoisseur; informalfoodie
“a restaurant lauded by the most discriminating gourmets”
of a kind or standard suitable for a gourmet.
modifier noun: gourmet
“a gourmet meal”

Indeed, something being gourmet calibre is a tall order; truly something fancy, that’s for sure. So this one is different from everything else that Nissin Mexico sent. I used Google Translate and from ‘Caldo De Camaron’ I got ‘Shrimp Broth.’ It also mentions extra special shrimp in this one. I’m definitely excited to give it a try – let’s get started!

Nissin Cup Noodles Gourmet Sabor A Caldo De Camaron – Mexico

Meet The Manufacturer: #2335: Nissin Cup Noodles Gourmet Sabor A Caldo De Camaron - Mexico - The Ramen Rater - fideos instantanea

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains shrimp. To prepare, remove lid and add water to fill line. Microwave for 2.5 minutes. Let stand in the microwave for an additional minute. Finally, stir and enjoy!

Meet The Manufacturer: #2335: Nissin Cup Noodles Gourmet Sabor A Caldo De Camaron - Mexico - The Ramen Rater - fideos instantanea

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

Meet The Manufacturer: #2335: Nissin Cup Noodles Gourmet Sabor A Caldo De Camaron - Mexico - The Ramen Rater - fideos instantanea

The noodle block.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2335: Nissin Cup Noodles Gourmet Sabor A Caldo De Camaron - Mexico - The Ramen Rater - fideos instantanea

Loose seasoning and garnish. So the shrimp that are included are of very good size – some of the biggest I’ve seen in an instant noodle product!

Meet The Manufacturer: #2335: Nissin Cup Noodles Gourmet Sabor A Caldo De Camaron - Mexico - The Ramen Rater - fideos instantanea

Finished (click to enlarge). I didn’t add anything. So the noodles came out great in the microwave – flat and thin with a nice light tooth. Indeed the broth was a show stopper – a great Mexican shrimp broth with a rich flavor and light heat. Moreover, it has a sweetness I’ve only seen in Southeast Asian variants previously. The shrimp that are included are among some of the largest I’ve seen in an instant noodle – not only did they hydrate perfectly but they’re of good quality as well. The other bits of garnish supplied such as cabbage, carrot and other things round everything out and give the cup an excellent premium feel. In conclusion, this was absolutely wonderful stuff and I am seriously impressed. Indeed an easy 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 070662021026.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2335: Nissin Cup Noodles Gourmet Sabor A Caldo De Camaron - Mexico - The Ramen Rater - fideos instantanea

My Sweet Mexico: Recipes for Authentic Pastries, Breads, Candies, Beverages, and Frozen Treats

On my wife’s side of the family, there’s a lot of Mexican and Panamanian heritage. Indeed, this is something I’ve been really lucky to experience; wonderful people and wow – the food is so good! So one thing I’d not known about was something her Grandfather Manuel shared with me – Mexican baked goods. Kind of in a way like donuts, but not donuts, they’re colorful and bready with a nice level of sweetness. Very tasty stuff!

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Nissin RapiFideo Sabor A Chile Y Limon

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Nissin RapiFideo Sabor A Chile Y Limon - Mexico - The Ramen Rater - fideos instantanea

The name of this one – RapiFideo – is a combination of two words. ‘Rapido,’ meaning ‘Quick’ and ‘Fideo’ which means ‘Noodle.’ I reviewed these a while back – let’s revisit them for this Meet The Manufacturer!

Nissin RapiFideo Sabor A Chile Y Limon – Mexico

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Nissin RapiFideo Sabor A Chile Y Limon - Mexico - The Ramen Rater - fideos instantanea

Detail of the side panel (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, remove lid completely and add water to line, stir and microwave for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Nissin RapiFideo Sabor A Chile Y Limon - Mexico - The Ramen Rater - fideos instantanea

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Nissin RapiFideo Sabor A Chile Y Limon - Mexico - The Ramen Rater - fideos instantanea

As with the Maxi Nissin Sopa, these look to be ‘cuchareable’ noodle (spoonable) – although much thinner this time. They’re pre-seasoned as well.

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Nissin RapiFideo Sabor A Chile Y Limon - Mexico - The Ramen Rater - fideos instantanea

Finished (click to enlarge). Added baked chicken with adobo seasoning, bell pepper, cilantro, mild cheddar cheese and Cholula Chili Garlic hot sauce. The noodles are round with a light-to-mid chew and short in nature. The broth has a kind of spicy taste with a hint of lemon. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 7503020651021.

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Nissin RapiFideo Sabor A Chile Y Limon - Mexico - The Ramen Rater - fideos instantanea

Mexico: The Cookbook

An advertisement showing off the fact that 7 billion Cup Noodles have been consumed since their introduction in 1971!

#2251: Ottogi Ramyon Sabor Camaron

Here’s another one sent to me by a reader named Colin from the east coast – thanks again! This is one he got on a recent trip to Mexico. Let’s check it out!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add everything to 550ml boiling water and cook for 4 to 5 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

A light powder with a strong shrimp scent.

The vegetables sachet.

A very green mixture.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, spring onion, shrimp and red pepper flake. The noodles in this are some of my favorite ramyun – thick and a really nice chew to them. The broth has a spicy taste with a hint of shrimp. The vegetables hydrated well. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.  UPC bar code 645175155133.

Ottogi brand Jin Ramyon Hot Flavor. 4.23oz package (Pack of 20)

A video about Ottogi ramyon from Mexico.

#2204: Nissin Cup Noodles Sabor Galinha Caipira

Thanks again to Adriana and Steve O. for sending me these great Brazillian instants! I think this is the last of them – was a lot of fun! So I *think* this one translates to country style chicken. Well, let’s give it a look!

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Probably contains chicken. To prepare, add boiling water to fill line. Cover for 3 minutes. stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

The noodle block.

Some of the bits from the bottom of the cup.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added cilantro, sous vide baked chicken with Johnny’s Chicken & Seafood seasoning and chilli flake. The noodle came out well – good chew and backbone to them. The broth is very thick and hearty – augmented by a nice kind of strong chicken taste to it. 4.25 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 7891079008094.

D.O.M.: Rediscovering Brazilian Ingredients

A video about an ad campaign for Nissin Cup Noodles In Brazil.