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#3056: Nissin Cup Noodles Soup’D Up Savory Shrimp Flavor – United States

#3056: Nissin Cup Noodles Soup'D Up Savory Shrimp Flavor - United States

Another one sent by way by Robert over at www.dadbert.com – thanks again, man! So like their Cup Noodles Very Veggie range,Nissin USA has gone with a cup that instead of a large amount of vegetables has gone with more meat and seafood. To be honest, I like this new direction Nissin is moving towards. However, I think marrying the two concepts – why not lots of meat and lots of vegetables? Call it something like Cup Noodles Gold Label or Cup Noodles Supreme or Cup Noodles Real Loaded or Cup Noodles Fully Loaded… I dunno – just seems like it would be pretty rad. Let’s check this one out!

Nissin Cup Noodles Soup’D Up Savory Shrimp Flavor – United States

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains shrimp and chicken. To prepare, fill to line with rom temperature water and microwave @ 1000W for 2 1/2 minutes. Let stand in microwave for an additional minute. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3056: Nissin Cup Noodles Soup'D Up Savory Shrimp Flavor - United States

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#3056: Nissin Cup Noodles Soup'D Up Savory Shrimp Flavor - United States

The noodle block.

#3056: Nissin Cup Noodles Soup'D Up Savory Shrimp Flavor - United States

Loose bits from the cup.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added fried onion, sesame seeds and scallions. The noodles are indeed wider and have a little extra chewiness. The broth has a nice richness to it and is most definitely thicker than the other varieties’. Nit of vegetable and reasonably sized shrimp were commonplace – found 8 shrimp in this cup. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 070662403020. UPC bar code

#3056: Nissin Cup Noodles Soup'D Up Savory Shrimp Flavor - United States

Nissin Cup Ramen Noodle Soup, Very Veggie Spicy Chicken Flavor, 2.75 Ounce (Pack of 6)

Watch me cook and garnish this one on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!

Pardoning The Turkey Until Tomorrow: The Ramen Rater’s Thanksgiving Breakfast Feast

I am in charge of throwing the turkey in the oven this year at noon. I figured breakfast shouldn’t have anything turkey like involved and pardon the turkey at least ramen-wise for a day. Then Black Friday will be a day that the turkeys will cower – planning on using turkey in some ramen meals for the next week or so – should be awesome! But for now, here’s something I decided to make for breakfast. By the way, here’s what I did for 2011’s Thanksgiving.

Everything But Turkey Thanksgiving Breakfast


  • 1 Nongshim Bowl Noodle Soup Savory Beef (or any other noodles, although these were easy in the microwave)
  • 2 eggs, scrambled
  • ham
  • minced garlic
  • 2 slices processed cheese
  • minced garlic
  • Dua Belibis chili sauce (Sriracha or any other spicy sauce – omit if you don’t like)
  • 1 tbsp oil


  1. Put a pan on the stove and add oil. Heat.
  2. Break your eggs into a little bowl and scramble. Take the ham you have and cut it up.
  3. Cook the Bowl Noodle in the microwave. Usually you cook for three minutes then let it sit for one – don’t! After the three minutes, take it out, stir well and drain very well.
  4. Drop noodles in the pan and fry it up. Stir and stir so it doesn’t stick. Add garlic.
  5. Once the noodles are becoming crisp, add ham and stir in, then add eggs and combine.
  6. Cover and lower heat. Cook for a couple minutes.
  7. At this point, the bottom will be nice and crisp. Flip the whole thing into a bowl. Garnish with cheese and Dua Belibis.

Here’s what you end up with. Note that there’s beef flavored noodles, chicken eggs and pork ham. Even some cheese made from cow’s milk. Everything in there’s not turkey! It came out really good – dig in and Happy Thanksgiving!

Some Thanksgiving FAILS!

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

Finally, here’s 15 minutes of last yewar’s insanest Black Friday footage. Is acting liker a complete moron really workth a product that costs pennies for a company to make? Home electronics aren’t a great trade for injuries and silliness such as this…  I mean it’s just stuff…

Speaking of stuff… Here’s George Carlin’s take on it.

#799: Nongshim Bowl Noodle Soup Savory Chicken Flavor

Today Andy wanted to try something new. Knowing he’s a little timid of things that are too far off the map, I went with this. I’m pretty sure he’ll like it.

The side panels from the outer cardboard shell (click image to enlarge).

The lid.

The noodle block awaits its time of duty.

The lone seasoning packet.

Some tasty powder!

Peas and corn were present in the bottom of the bowl – this was just a couple bits and pieces.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added one slice of cheese with a pinch of Krazy Mixed Up Salt. The broth is awesome – a really great chicken flavor. The noodles are perfect – a nice almost buttery flavor. The veggies weren’t bad either – surprised to see as many as I did. All in all, a really good chicken flavor bowl! 4.25 out of 5.0 stars! UPC bar code 031146007622 – get it here.

This is one odd noodle commercial!

Looks like a behind the scenes and then a commercial – these are really common from what I’ve seen.

#782: Nongshim Bowl Noodle Soup Savory Shrimp Flavor


My son wanted to try this one today, so I will have a bite and a slurp too.

Outer packaging detail (click image to enlarge).

The lid.

The noodle block.

The seasoning packet!

The seasoning – fine and powdery.

The bottom of the bowl is full of veggies and one shrimp.

Andy enjoyed it a lot and even hit up the chopsticks! Here’s his LEGO website, www.andyslegostuff.com!

Finished (click image to enlarge). Andy wanted some kamaboko, red bell pepper and snap peas. The broth was nice – had a mellow seafood flavor that was very nice and did taste like shrimp. The noodles were great – a nice relaxy kind of texture. The veggies were okay but more would’ve been nice. More shrimp would’ve been good too, but usually I don’t find any shrimp in shrimp flavored things, so this is better than the norm. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 031146007592 – get it here.

Looks like some kind of gaming competition – interesting.

I’m going to make everyone say kimchi when I take their picture now!

#759: Nongshim Bowl Noodle Soup Savory Lobster (New Version)

There’s quite a few of these to review since the new design and flavors! Was surprised that my son (who by the way has his own blog at www.AndysLEGOStuff.com ) was up for trying some Lobster flavor noodles! I’ll steal a bite and a slurp and see how they are.

Info on the bottom of the cardboard (click image to enlarge).

Lid with info.

The noodle block, ready for the heat!

Seasoning powder.

It looks like it should be spicy but it’s not!

The veggies are loose in the bottom and so I pulled out a scant few – mind you there’s more of them.

Oh it looks like he likes it!

Finished (click image to enlarge). Of course, he wanted some kamaboko and that’s all. Then we found that I must have thrown it out or something – who knows! Bummer! On the bright side, there were a few scant narutomaki left to toss on top so we did. The noodles are pretty dang good – especially after a spin in the microwave. The broth is nice too – I can’t really comment as to its ‘Lobstertude’ as I’ve not had lobster really in my recent memory, but I think the broth tastes quite nice. The veggies weren’t bad, either. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 061146263257 .

I gotta say that bowl is awesome.

This is pretty crazy – the Lobster game!

#752: Meet The Manufacturer: Nongshim Bowl Noodle Savory Soup Tempura Udon Flavor

Here’s a new one in the Bowl Noodle line. Let’s give it a try.

The lid.

Side and bottom of cardboard outer (click image to enlarge).

Interesting look to the noodle block – upside-down.

Here’s a couple of the narutomaki and pieces of tempura that were in the bowl. Mind you, there were more as well as veggies.

The seasoning packet.

The powder seasoning.

Finished (click image to enlarge). The noodles are good – they come out with a slight fluffiness and still remain firm-ish but not spongy. The broth is pretty good – salty and slightly sweet like fried tofu. The narutomaki, tempura and veggies aren’t bad – kind of round out the whole thing. One think to notice is that the noodles here are of a slightly wider gauge. Not bad, all in all. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 031146013876 – get it here.

Maybe I’ll do the Ansungtangmyun tomorrow…

Summer Korean noodles

#697: Meet The Manufacturer – Nissin Spoon it Rich & Hearty Savory Chicken Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup

Whoa check this out – Spoon it? This is something brand new from Nissin. Apparently, it’s been released on the east coast. I was told that noodles like this do better in colder climates (funny how the weather worked this year!). A box of noodles… Let’s check this out!

Here’s the back and side panels – click it to enlarge.

Interesting – three little bags of noodles! They remind me of the Big Cup Noodle ‘spoonable’ style noodles.

Three flavoring packets…

Check out this powdery stuff! A decent amount of it.

Finished (click image to enlarge). The noodles in this one were interesting – very soft. The broth pretty much all but disappeared and after the 3 minutes of standing it turned into more of a sauce. This reminds me slightly of one of those ‘Noodle & Sauce’ side dishes they have in bags at the grocery store. It was very quick to prepare and pretty good! I made it for my son, Andy – he really liked it! I liked it too – 3.25 out of 5.0 stars.

Andy was really excited to be able to try some brand new on the market noodles!

Nissin Filipino commercial

Nissin India commercial

#692: Samyang Savory Vegetable Flavor Assorted Vegetable Ramen

Here’s another one from Ramen Place! I’ve tried the cup version which just said 60 Ingredients, but it’s got to be the same thing here, just in a pack. Let’s give it a try!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge).

Here’s the noodle block – a big one.

Powder seasoning pack.

Lots of angry reddish powder! Grrr!!!

Vegetable pack – good sized too!

Loads of nice looking veggies!

Finished (click image to enlarge). I added some Bird’s Eye Stir Fry veggies, an egg which I boiled with the noodles, a little pinch of cheese and some Ajishima Kim Chi furikake! So starting with the noodles: chewy and very Korean. A slightly wider gauge than a regular instant noodle and a better quality noodle. The broth is great – a nice vegetable flavor and a good spiciness to it. The veggies were appropriately everywhere and re-hydrated nicely. I liked this one – and then I added all my stuff to it and it was even better! Good stuff – 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC barcode 8801073110168 – get it here.

Samyang commercial

Korean Burger King commercial – pretty bizarre!

#690: Maruchan Yakisoba Savory Soy Sauce Flavor Homestyle Japanese Noodles

Here’s another one from Ramen Place! Thanks! I think this should be a tasty one – let’s see!

Here’s the bottom of the package (click image to enlarge).

Here’s what you get after you take off the outer plastic (click image to enlarge).

Here’s what the noodle block looks like. Broad noodles.

The powder packet.

It gets stirred in after the cooking goes down.

Veggies! Quite a bit of them too!

Looking good!

Finished (click image to enlarge). I added some Bird’s Eye Stir Fry veggies and a little roast turkey breast lunch meat on the  right. Also tossed in a little kizami shoga (pickled ginger) as well as some Ajishima Kim Chi Furikake. I like the noodles – they did really well for being a microwaved meal component. I added about a sixteenth of a cup of extra water and I think that may have been a good idea to avoid dryness. The sauce is excellent – a very mellow soy sauce kind of flavor. The supplied veggies are good – fresh tasting corn and cabbage going on. I really enjoyed this – 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC barcode 041789007088 – get it here.

Maruchan TV commercial.

Life in a Japanese ramen shop

#453: Nongshim Savory Bowl Noodle Chicken Flavored Noodle Soup

So I thought I’d tried every single variety of these but I found yet another in California! This is just chicken – not spicy chicken. So here we go with the noodling!

A single packet of dry powdered seasoning.

Look at that! A mountain of powdered soup base! The veggies were hiding underneath the noodle block.

The picture reminds me of the old Dairy Queen commercials in which there was a mountain range made from chocolate with rivers of chocolate, caramel and strawberry syrups rolling down them and meadows of whipped cream and forests of peanuts. It was magnificent!

Click image to enlarge. I added a couple fried eggs, a pinch of Chef Paul’s Meat Magic and Chef Paul’s Chile deArbol powder. So this one was pretty good. I remember how much I enjoyed these when I reviewed them before (that is, the Beef & Ginger, Lobster, Hot & Spicy, Kimchi and spicy chicken). This one was good – worth 3.25 out of 5.0 stars.

So Nong Shim recently got in a little trouble with claims that their campaign for Shin Ramyun Black were misleading. Some people thought it was supposed to be healthierand it really wasn’t. Also, it cost two to three times as much. Anyways, here’s a commercial for it and then a kind of parody commercial afterwards

I guess I remembered it a little wrong but yeah this is the commercial I was mentioning earlier… I like the logo sculpted into the side of the thing. I wonder if any of that is actually chocolate because I saw a documentary showing food photographers using hairspray and shellac on french fries…

This is something fun to watch so enjoy.

#387: Nissin Bowl Noodles Rich & Savory Beef Flavor

Well this should be a tasty and tame one after the horror of the zero star review #386. So on we go with some beefiness!

Only two packets eh? Kind of a surprise as I expected powder and veggie packets… Especially with the Soup Booster’s big number 3.

So the green packet contains a combo of powder and veggies. The noodles themselves are tasty on their own – kind of like weird potato chips.

Click image to enlarge. Added two fried eggs with a little garlic salt and Tony Chachere’s Creole Seasoning on them. Bam – goodness. The noodles are nice – spoon-able I’m sure but also fork-able with a fork. The broth is ‘rich and savory’ with a deep flavor. The veggies are nice and tasty too. I like this stuff – it’s a good meal, especially when you drop a couple eggs in there. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. Get it here.

World’s Largest Omelette

#294: Paldo Korean Noodle Seafood Flavor

Seafood flavor… I wonder if this will be like the Seafood Party? Kind of looks like the same kind of thing.

Veggies and powder seasoning…

Decent amount of veg and the seasoning looks spicy!

Added a couple eggs during the cooking – looked nice so I snapped a pic.

Click image to enlarge. Here’s the finished product, all neat and presentable. So I like this one – I find that the noodles are of good quality this time, and not too chewy or tough like the broad or u-dong. The broth is rich and savory and full of flavor. The vegetables are abundant and tasty. I am giving it 3.75 out of 5.0 stars – really hit the spot. Find it here.