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Curry For Lunch

Here’s what I had for lunch (click to enlarge). Some Daddy Kari 365 Curry Flavour Instant Noodles (here’s the original review) that were sent by Jerry W. of Malaysia (thanks again!), sweet onion, thin sliced ribeye, a 2 egg omelet with a slice of processed cheese and some Tabasco Jalapeno sauce and a little bit of Dua Belibis chili sauce on top. Really tasty stuff! By the way – I started a new facebook page here. It’s in protest of the ridiculously large amount of election signs everywhere that look so nasty. Like the page if you agree!

#906: Daddy Kari 365 Instant Noodles Curry Flavour

Here’s the stuff that Jerry W. sent from Sarawak, Malaysia! Thanks again! Ahhh curry – there are very few things I’ve found to be absolutely perfect and one of them is the flavor of curry. Curry’s up there with bacon, hot sauce and garlic! Let’s check out this unique curry noodle variety from Malaysia!

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

Big chunk of noodle block. The noodles are very thin.

Here’s the seasoning packet.

Upon opening the packet, I was greeted with that wonderful smell – curry. It was really nice! I tasted the powder – oh man! Good stuff!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added sweet onions, stir-fry veggies, a fried egg with Dua Belibis, some baked chicken with Lindberg-Snider Red Baron BBQ Spice, and a little Urashima Sesame & Salt furikake. The noodles are thin and very plentiful – really excellent and  very enjoyable to eat. The broth is absolutely perfect – hands-down! A nice color, very strong curry flavor with a little curry spicy heat to it. If you like curry, this is wonderful and you’ll love it! 5.0 out of 5.0 stars! Wow! UPC bar code 9556158184600 .

This looks really tasty!

The World Instant Noodle Summit!

#905: Tradition Vegetable Flavor Instant Noodle Soup

Not sure, but I don’t think I’ve ever had a green cup of noodles. Oh wait – I think the Mushroom & Chicken Pot Noodles was green… anyways, here’s a green colored, Kosher cup noodle by Tradition.

Side panels (click to enlarge).

The instructional lid.

The noodle block. Has seasoning infused.

Some veggies poking around at the bottom.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added stir-fry veggies and Urashima Sesame & Salt furikake. The noodles are pretty darn good – very light and soft. The broth has an interesting vegetable medley kind of taste to it. If you’re looking for something groundbreaking here, you won’t find it – however you will find an a-ok comfortable cup noodle. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 735375603258

I was thinking, what would be a good video for these noodles. Look what I found on YouTube – This is awesome!

Here’s some music for ya – Medeski Martin & Wood.

#904: Myojo Ippei-chan Yomise-No Yakisoba Oriental Style With Mayonnaise 一平ちゃん

Here’s a new one we got at Uwajimaya. This looks really good! Nothing says tasty like a little bit of Japanese mayonnaise! Let’s check it out!

Here are close-ups of the text on top, the side and the bottom (click to enlarge).

Here’s the lid (click to enlarge). Notice the top left has a pour spout!

The noodle block – big and rectangular.

Here’s the front and back of the yakisoba sauce packet.

A good sized veggie packet.

Looks like some niceties like cabbage and other tasty bits.

Spice packet?

Interesting; I expected chili powder but I taste seaweed and sesame seed.

Here we go! A mayonnaise packet! You can get all artsy with this one – use scissors and cut off a corner to get a thin stream.

Finished (click to enlarge).  Added stir-fry vegetables, some baked chicken with Lindberg-Snider Red Baron BBQ Spice, kizami shoga (pickled ginger) and Urashima Sesame & Salt furikake. The noodles were really nice – floffy and almost buttery. The yakisoba sauce really makes it all quite tasty and the mayonnaise is really a nice addition – adds a bit of interesting comfort food notion. The vegetables were good – primarily cabbage, but it was crunchy! Good stuff – 4.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 011152219875 .

What an awesome commercial – squeezing the mayonnaise packets!

A nice little sampling of Japanese commercials from the mid 90’s.

Donation From Malaysia!

Here’s something that came from Sarawak, Malaysia from Jerry W.! Thanks! What could be inside?

Too awesome! Daddy noodles! Curry too! I can’t wait to try these! Thank you very much, Jerry! If anyone would like to donate something that’s not been reviewed, email me at [email protected]!

#903: Han’s Korea Rice Noodles With Seafood Flavored Soup

Here’s the last of the Han’s Korea trays that I have found. I think seafood sounds good for today. Let’s check it out!

Here’s a close up of the label (click to enlarge).

Here are the rice noodles.

The seasoning packet.

Looks like some chunk tastiness!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added some Costco stir fry veggies, kamaboko, kimchi, hard boiled egg with Krazy Mixed Up Salt and Urashima Sesame & Salt furikake. The noodles weren’t too shabby in this one –  although still they were rice noodles and a little tough to break with the lips. The broth is very light – slight seafood flavor and spicy tang to it. Interesting. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 8809037615087 .

We tried kimbap yesterday for the first time – here’s a kimbap restaurant in Korea!

Here’s a lady telling you how to make kimbap. She seems a little caffeinated and strange.

Show Your Noodles #21

If you’re new to The Ramen Rater’s Show Your Noodles, you can email me a picture of some noodles you’ve made, include your name and location and I’ll post it on the Show Your Noodles roundup! Fancy or functional, it doesn’t matter. I mean, you could do literally anything you want with some instant noodles – use your imagination!  Want to be part of the next Show Your Noodles? Just email me at [email protected]. Let me know you first name, last initial, and city/state or country! My wife does the judging – here we go!

In first place we have Gillian S. from England –

Hello, my name is Gillian. S from London. I am the girlfriend of Joe who you have spoken to before. He will get back to you about Pot Noodle soon, he is lazy. Anyway, here are some pictures I got him to email me of his work lunches of late, plus a video we made of us making some delicious ramen noodles the other weekend. We bought them whilst shopping at one of the small local oriental supermarkets we like to frequent, after recognising them from your blog. Please excuse us in the video, we are slightly intoxicated. Hope you enjoy!

Here’s Gill & Joe’s video!

In 2nd place, Robert J. from New York

Sapporo Ichiban Chow Mein Ramen from my local Wegmans! They have a very large variety (atleast more than any other store around here) of noodles!
Poached egg with pan fried mushrooms and chicken, topped with “Huy Fong – Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce.” It came with a topping of seaweed sprinkles.
The noodles and powder mix alone were pretty good honestly but I wanted a meal out of it instead of a snack.
I hope to do more of these now knowing we have a huge section at my local store! Also thank you for giving me ideas of what to add to my ramen instead of having just plain boring noodles! Keep up the good work!

Finally in 3rd place, Heidi X. from Germany:

I’m a huge fan of your blog and thus I want to contribute.
So the other day I made some Creamy Mushroom Ramen and took a pic of it…
hope that you can feature it in Show Your Ramen #21!
Thank so much 🙂

Wow – awesome group of submissions this time! Thank you very much! Would like to do this as a weekly thing, so everyone in earshot, contribute some pictures of your noodles for all to see!

The Ramen Rater Challenges PSY To A Ramyun Eating Contest!

10/17/2012

     I saw a video recently about PSY being a huge fan of Korean instant ramyun – Nongshim’s Shin Ramyun in particular. He sent a video showing him eating their noodles with a definite excitement and pride. He wants to be the next representative of their products! I got to say, this was really was cool to see. I feel a definite kinship with PSY on this matter – instant ramyun is amazing stuff!

With that, I would like to formally challenge PSY to a friendly Nongshim Shin Cup eating contest! I don’t know exactly how to do a ramyun cup  eating contest as I’ve never been in one or heard of anyone doing one, but I’m sure we could figure it out! Oppan Gangnam Style and Spicy Ramyun Style!

What do you say?

– The Ramen Rater

www.theramenrater.com

Hey – what do YOU think?

Here’s the video PSY sent to Nongshim.

#902: Sunlee Pho Bo Instant Rice Stick Beef Flavour

I reviewed another version of this in #502. It looks like this one is somewhat different; different color packet and a different sized rice noodle chunk. Let’s try it!

Here’s detail of the writing on the label (click to enlarge).

Sweet – forks are rad!

Here’s the rice stick. Like a bird nest.

The powder base.

Lots of fine powder.

Seasoned oil.

The veggie packet.

Nice little assortment.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added the dregs of my freezer bag of green bell pepper and broccoli, some Urashima Sesame & Salt furikake and some Huy Fong Sriracha chili sauce. The noodles are pretty good – easily broken by the lips with a crumbly texture and fun chew. The broth isn’t bad; it has a bit of beef flavor but mostly is overwhelmed by a strong sweet basil flavor. I love sweet basil in real pho noodles, but this just made me want pho take out. The veggies were okay but I wish there were more here and there were some TVP beef bits that were nice additions. All in all, not too shabby but room for improvement. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 761934016535 .

A trip to a grocery store in Thailand

Songkran Festival documentary

#901: Sarimi Rasa Ayam Bawang

Here’s the next to last of the packs that my friend from Jakarta, Indonesia sent. Hate to see them running out – so good! This one’s onion chicken flavor. Let’s check it out!

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

Here’s some of the noodle block.

Here’s the dry seasoning packets – chili powder and powder base.

Here is the chili powder atop the powder base.

Here’s the seasoned oil packet.

Has a nice aroma – chicken and onion.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added some broccoli, turkey breast, hard boiled egg with Krazy Mixed Up Salt, some Dua Belibis chili sauce and a little of the new Urashima Sesame & Salt furikake. The noodles are pretty good – nothing to write home about but nice. The broth was excellent – nice color, great onion and chicken taste with a little spicy hit from the chili powder. Good stuff! 3.5 out of 5.0 stars! UPC bar code 089686017076 .

Here’s a commercial for Sarimi instant noodles during Ramadhan.

Elly Kasim – Ayam Den Lapeh

#900: Maruchan Instant Lunch Chicken Flavor Ramen Noodles With Vegetables

When I recently redid The Big List, I noticed some things. One of them was that I have never reviewed this one, nor it’s Beef or Shrimp fellow Instant Lunches! Talk about an oversight on my part… I’m hoping that I’ll be able to do a Meet The Manufacturer with Maruchan soon – thanks to everyone who has asked me to do one, it’s just I’ve never been able to successfully get in touch with them. Well, here we go with a close up and personal with Maruchan’s Instant Lunch: Chicken Flavor.

Here’s the back of the cardboard packaging (click to enlarge).

Under the cardboard outer is the familiar foam cup.

Here’s the lid (click to enlarge). Read the lid! It says use a SEPARATE CONTAINER to heat the water and add to the cup – don’t microwave the cup!

The seasoning and vegetables are right there under the lid; no packets.

Finished. Added boiled chicken, green bell pepper, broccoli, yellow onion and Krazy Mixed Up Salt. When I stirred the noodles, veggies and liquid initially, there was a kind of frothy foam. The noodles are thin and have a kind of buttery flavor and light texture. The broth has a pleasant, salty chicken flavor and nice color – not bad. The veggies weren’t bad either – I think I liked the peas the most, the corn the least and the carrot in between. I could totally enjoy something like this for lunch. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 041789001215 – get it here

 

#898: Long Kow’s Crystal Noodle Soup Savory Shoyu

Here’s one I don’t have high hopes for as I’ve had a few other ones that weren’t very enjoyable in the past. But hey – this could be really awesome, right? I’m hoping so!

Side panel detail (click to enlarge).

Yep – bean vermicelli.

So inside the cup is another package – this one contains a seasoning block! I have always thought these things were fascinating.

I love brownies! It looks like some kind of asparagus treat but it’s a freeze dried block with veggies and soup base.

Finished (click image to enlarge). The noodles are not my cup of tea. I have been enjoying bean thread more lately since I found scissors to make them less ‘gaggy’ but these are a little thicker and tougher. The broth isn’t bad – has a nice light soy sauce flavor. The star of the dish is the veggies – really awesome with corn and cabbage. Still, this doesn’t make up for the nature of the dish. I really don’t like it. 1.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC Bar code 186190000119 – get it here.

Awesome Long Kow video

The violin-like instrument is called the ‘erhu’