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#2032: Kamfen Noodle King Artificial Beef Soup Flavored

A couple of months ago, I experienced an instant noodle drought. I was looking in my hampers and there were maybe 10 varieties left! We hit 99 Ranch and I found about 10 or so varieties to review (later after putting a call out on the site, I ended up with people sending all sorts of varieties and now my hampers runneth over – my thanks!). Here’s one I found at 99 Ranch – let’s check it out.

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add in all sachet contents and fill to line with boiling water. Let stand covered for 3-4 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

The noodle block.

A powder soup base sachet.

Smells beefy!

A paste sachet.

An oily concoction.

The vegetables sachet.

A nice selection.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added coriander, beef, sweet onion and crushed red pepper. The noodles are more easily enjoyed with a couple of crosscuts with a pair of kitchen scissors as the are particularly long. They have a a very dense nature and robust chewiness. The broth indeed has a beef flavor but isn’t extremely strong. The included vegetables hydrated quite nicely – especially the corn which was nice and sweet. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 6920363400689.

Instant Noodle Wonton (Beef Flavor) – 82g

A short film about Shenzhen, China – the city where these noodles are produced.

#942: Kamfen Lobster Soup Flavor E-Men Noodles

While scouring local Asian markets for varieties I hadn’t yet reviewed, I came upon these. They’re Chinese and in a really big package!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Nowhere does it say how much water to use. When I made this in the past I used very little and treated it as a stir noodle.

The noodles are very wide and in their own cellophane package.

A single seasoning packet.

Has an interesting flavor – buttery along with slight seafood.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added stir fry veggies, sweet onion, kamaboko, narutomaki and a little Urashima Sesame and Salt furikake. The noodles are pretty good – flat and broad. The flavoring? It works – these end up being very mello noodles. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars – pretty good. UPC bar code 6920363401839 .

A speaker factory in Shenzhen where these noodles are made.

A trip to a French museum with old videocamera – pretty amazing!

#931: Kamfen Dried-Mix Noodles Soya Bean Paste Flavored

Here’s another of these neat trays. This one’s soybean paste flavored. Interesting again how they use upper and lower case all willy-nilly.

Here’s a scan of the bottom of the box (click image to enlarge).

There were two stickers on the bottom of the box (click to enlarge).

Weird – again two little copies of the instructions are inside (click image to enlarge).

An included fork!

Thin, broad noodles – their color is interesting too!

Soybean paste packet!

Has a nice smell – tasty too!

Veggies!

Looks like corn and onions and greenery.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added stir fry veggies, sweet onion, turkey with a little Texas Pete hot sauce and a little Dua Belibis chili sauce. The noodles are good – very enjopyable consistency and lots of them – broad and thin. The flavoring is great – salty and full of flavor – that Chinese spiced taste of anise and ginger is prevalent. The veggies were okay too. I think I like this one almost as much as the minced pork variety – 3.75  out of 5.0 stars !UPC bar code 6920363402225 .

Video of Shenzhen (where these noodles come from)

The Shenzhen Smartphone Market – you must watch this.