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#878: Nissin Top Ramen Short Cuts Lime Chili Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup

So here’s the last of the top Ramen Short Cuts varieties that Nissin Foods USA sent me. Thanks again! Lime chili flavor eh? Sounds interesting. Its kind of funny; I got an email from someone at a company called Citrojugo the other day. Citrojugo is a company in Mexico that makes lime juice. I think they saw one of my reviews mentioned ‘jeruk nipis,’ which is ‘lime juice’ in Indonesian. Well, Citrojugo was curious if my company would be interested in it for my products. I told them that I only review products related to instant noodles, but that I could probably try their stuff and work it into a review of another product, such as marinated chicken with their lime juice. Well, they immediately dispatched a liter of clarified preserved lime juice. Serious stuff! I open it up and stuck my nose in the Nalgene containment vessel and got a real nosefull of powerful lime! I’ll be mentioning more about their stuff in upcoming reviews – haven’t marinated chicken with it yet but will be soon and it should be quite amazing!

Here’s the back as well as the side panels (click to enlarge).

It comes in one single bag! The noodles are pre-seasoned and require no packets, allowing you to make as much or as little as you want.

Look at all those noodles! I will say it again, these are really good straight out of the box – trust me.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added some baked chicken breast, onions, broccoli and green bell pepper, medium cheddar cheese, a hard boiled egg with Ajishima Kimchi Furikake and some Huy Fong Sriracha chili sauce. The noodles come out much like egg noodles – although if you read the ingredients, these are indeed made with wheat noodles – not eggs. They’re soft and oplentiful – and tasty., Not chewy; definitely something made specifically for the US market. The broth is good – a strong lime and chili taste which was enjoyable. All in all quite interesting and works well as a base for a meal like this. Of course, I only review the base product before the extras are added in. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars – good stuff! UPC bar code 070662075074 .


Wish Nissin’d give me a call and send me here! Looks so awesome!

#850: Nissin Top Ramen Short Cuts Chicken Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup

Here’s another one of the new ones from Nissin! Let’s give it a try.

Back and side panels – click to enlarge.

A big bag of noodles!

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – this stuff is really tasty straight out of the bag! This one especially!

Andy got to eat this bowl – got him some different kamaboko the other day.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added some kamaboko. The noodles are short and definitely fill the bill when it comes to ‘comfort food;’ lots of noodles and tasty. The broth is trademark tasty chicken flavor. A good one here – 4.0 out of 5.0 stars! UPC bar code 070662075029 .

Something I’ve never seen before – a Nissin Vietnam commercial

Matt Cain afterr he throws a perfect game for the San Francisco Giants in June!

#843: Nissin Top Ramen Short Cuts Beef Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup

Hey look at this! Something new the folks at Nissin Foods USA sent. I’ve never seen anything like this is the instant noodle world before; it’s kind of like instant potatoes meets instant noodles. You scoop out as much or as little of the noodles as you want (which have the flavoring already infused into them), and then add the mentioned water amount, and there you go! Let’s have a look under the hood of this new product.

Here’s the back and the sides of the box (click image to enlarge). They put a recipe on the back of each box. I really like the font they used on the left panel for Stove Top and Microwave – very 80’s – awesome!

This is it. No, not a seasoning packet! This is where the noodles are! four and a half cups of them.

Here’s what the noodles look like. I’ll tell you first off, they’re tasty uncooked – I need to stop picking at them or I’ll eat the whole box! They’re pre-seasoned as they said and also short.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added some red bell pepper, broccoli, onion and roast beef. The noodles are the new ‘spoonable’ type that can be found in the Big Cup Noodles and the Spoon it products. They are more like the ones that come with the Big Cup Noodle in the way that they already are seasoned. They come out nice – in fact, they come out perfect here. More like short egg noodles. The broth is good too – has a good beef flavor. I would say that these are best ‘with something’ – ad some extras to make it a creation kind of thing. By themselves they are good though, and as I always rate noodles without their additions, I will do so again. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars – decent! Should mention that these have their own facebook page here.UPC bar code 070662075012 .

Hey I wanna try that one too!

#837: Nissin Top Ramen Cucharealo Home-Style Picante Chicken Flavor

Here’s one of the new one Nissin Foods USA sent recently. Cucharealo, eh? Couldn’t find out what that exactly means, but it looks like it’s something new and geared towards the Latino market. Interesting that it says Top Ramen on it too – brand recognition! Awesome – let’s give it a go.

Here are the sides and back – click to enlarge, as usual.

The noodles are in a bag – the box has three bags. These are short and thin.

One of the three seasoning packets.

Nice color – tasted a pinch – had some niceness to it, that’s for sure!

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added a couple fried eggs, some shredded cheese and some Krazy Mixed Up Salt. This is great stuff! The noodles are again short and this is really a soup – spoon was used on this one. The noodles are really nice – they have a good consistency and there’s a lot of them. The broth is excellent – has a strong chili powder and cumin taste and has a decent kick to it. This is really quite a departure from the norm. I delighted in the whole bowl! 4.5 out of 5.0 stars – excellent! UPC bar code 070662081037 .

Me making Shrimp Top Ramen over a year ago

This is from January of this year – wow