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Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Shrimp Flavor Oriental Noodle Soup

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Shrimp Flavor Oriental Noodle Soup

Sapporo Ichiban offers four standard pillow pack style noodles, four special varieties, and four cup varieties. It makes it easy to do a different one every day during this Meet The Manufacturer series. I have, however, reviewed them all before, but it was a very long, long time ago. I usually don’t like to do re-reviews, but I think in this case I’m very happy to make an exception. I’ve been wanting to do a Meet The Manufacturer with Sanyo Foods America for years and getting the chance to has been a lot of fun!

Today, we’ve got one of the cups – this one has a shrimp flavor to it. Let’s look inside and see what it’s all about.

Sapporo Ichiban Shrimp Flavor Oriental Noodle Soup – United States

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Shrimp Flavor Oriental Noodle Soup

Detail of the outer cardboard piece (click to enlarge). Contains chicken and shrimp. To prepare, add in sachet contents and fill to line with boiling water. Cover for 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Shrimp Flavor Oriental Noodle Soup

The foam cup.

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Shrimp Flavor Oriental Noodle Soup

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Shrimp Flavor Oriental Noodle Soup

The noodle block.

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Shrimp Flavor Oriental Noodle Soup

Loose bit from inside the cup including  some nice looking shrimp.

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Shrimp Flavor Oriental Noodle Soup

The soup base sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Shrimp Flavor Oriental Noodle Soup

A flecked powder.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added organic Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, spring onion, sesame seeds and shichimi togarashi. The noodle came out quite good – a good backbone and sturdy chew. The broth was very nice – it had a sweet taste of shrimp I found very impressive and tasty. The included garnish hydrated well – especially the shrimp which were of a good size. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.  UPC bar code 076186700041.

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Shrimp Flavor Oriental Noodle Soup

S a p p o r o   I c h i b a n  Japanese Style Noodles and Shrimp Flavored Soup, 3.5-Ounce (Pack of 24)

A video about farmed shrimp. Not to say this is how Sapporo Ichiban gets theirs, but thought it might be neat to watch while eating a shrimp noodle cup.

#1291: A-One Mì Ly Instant Noodles Mì Tôm Shrimp Flavor

My son and I walked to the store the other day for some flowers and kamaboko. Of course, I can’t resist the noodle aisle and found 6 different styles of these little plastic noodle cups! Thought I’d try this one today. Let’s check it out!

The side panels (click image to enlarge). Contains shrimp. To prepare, empty everything into the cup and add boiling water to the top. Re-cover and steep for 3 minutes. Stir and eat!

Detail of the lid (click image to enlarge).

An included fork! This is an interesting design; folds and snaps?

Here’s the fork in it’s final form.

The noodle block.

Powder base sachet.

Bits of green onion or chive in there.

Vegetable sachet.

Looks like a nice little assortment.

Seasoned oil sachet.

Smells good.

Finally, a sachet of very fine powder.

Chilli powder.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added shrimp and leeks. The noodles are a bit rubbery after the initial 3 minutes, but end up better with an extra couple minutes. They’re not bad, but not amazing. The broth is where it’s at in this one – has a nice shrimp flavor and a surprisingly good amount of heat from the chilli powder. The vegetables are alright too. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 8934684029649.

A video about food in Vietnam.

#855: Vina Acecook Bestcook Instant Noodles Hot & Sour With Shrimp Flavour

Here’s a new one – sounds good to me – kind of funny having two instants that are ‘hot and sour’ flavored in a row…

The label around the side! Click to enlarge!

Hey – a new fork!

The noodle block.

Powder seasoning.

Slightly granular in nature.

There are two liquid packets.

Dark and thick.

This is a seasoned oil.

Looks interesting…

The veggie and seafood packet.

I must say – I’m quite impressed with the variety here.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added some bell pepper, onion, broccoli, odeng (Korean fish cake), hard boiled egg with Tony Chachere’s Creole Seasoning and a few squirts of Huy Fong Sriracha chili sauce. The noodles are thin, tasty and buttery – exceptional. The broth has a nice spicy, sour and tasty flavor. The vegetable/seafood mixture wasn’t bad; I would say it adds more to the broth than as something that stands out on its own. This was really quite good – 4.25 out of 5.0 stars – I’m impressed.  UPC bar code 8934563501167 .

A Vina Acecook promo video.

My lady also finds this to be very amusing as do I

#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!

Re-Review: Meet The Manufacturer: Nongshim Shin Ramyun Shrimp Flavor

Here’s another of the Nongshim Shin Ramyun variants – shrimp flavor! This one was picked up for me by my sister in Canada. So far, I’ve been reviewing packs and cups from Korea and the United States by Nongshim. This one was made in China. I liked it a lot before – let’s have it again! Yay!

Here’s the back of the packaging (click image to enlarge). You can see that it’s made in Shanghai.

This is a pretty good-sized noodle block.

A big packet of…

…spicy red seasoning!

The veggies.

Not a lot of them. Wish there were a few more.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added odeng, Fresno peppers, broccoli, onion, snap peas, water chestnuts, green bell pepper, a slice of processed cheese and some Tabasco Buffalo Style hot sauce. Great noodles, wonderful seafood soup taste. Wished there were a few more veggies but the ones it did come with were pretty decent. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars – good stuff! UPC bar code 6920238082026 .

Nongshim Ramen Contest 2008!

This is something called ‘The Nongshim Cup’ and I think they’re playing a game called Go.

#701: Meet The Manufacturer – Nissin Big Cup Noodles Lime Chili Shrimp

Here’s another one from Nissin! Lime Shrimp eh? Sounds decent – let’s try!

Side panels (click image to enlarge).

I have a hard time not eating this stuff – the lime reminds me of the lime flavor in the Flamin’ Hot Lime Cheetoes – which is strange since a recent review of Paldo Kko kko myun and Samyang Nagasaki Jjampong tasted like Jalapeno Cheese Cheetos – kinda funny! I like both of those flavors of Cheetos, by the way…

Finished (click image to enlarge). Thought this time it would be nice to present it a little better. The noodles are great – like broad egg noodles. The broth is really interesting; it kind of reminds me of a Tom Yum instant noodle with all the citrus flavor involved. I think a few dashes of Texas Pete and this would be even better! I liked it. Oh by the way – I ate it with a spoon! 4.0 out of 5.0 stars! UPC Barcode 070662030448 .

He’s going to throw some shrimp on the barbie!

What’s up with running with a slice of toast in your mouth? This is Kyary Pamyu Pamyu. Truly bizarre stuff from Japan.

#677: Nongshim Shin Ramyun Shrimp Flavor

My sister was up in Canada at a big grocery store and found this for me! Shin Ramyun Shrimp Flavor! Never heard or seen it before – what a score! Let’s see how it goes with this one!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). This isn’t made in Korea or in the United States – it’s from China and distributed in Hong Kong…

I always like round noodle blocks – don’t ask me why but I love that they fit so snugly in my noodle pot.

Here’s the powdered seasoning packet.

…and the powdered seasoning!

The vegetables packet.

…and its contents.

Finished (click image to enlarge). I added one egg during cooking, a handful of shrimp and a few dashes of Texas Pete Garlic Hot Sauce. The noodles are awesome – chewy and wide and really slurped up the seasoning. The broth is nice – has a good shrimp flavor and a nice spiciness to it. I liked this a lot – 4.5 out of 5.0 stars! UPC barcode 6920238082026 .

Shin Ramyun commercial

Peacock Mantis Shrimp! Whoa!

Birthday Noodles From My Sister!

My birthday’s on Wednesday! Yay! My sister went up to Canada and called me and rattled off a ton of brands and names of instant noodles and got me a ton of them!

Wow how awesome! Tons of new stuff! Yay!

Wow look at this! Nong Shim Shrimp Shin Ramyun? Awesome! Thanks my sister! Love you!

#462: Nissin Top Ramen Shrimp Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup

“The hell you say!” you may be saying, but yes indeed my fellow noodleheads, it’s true. I reviewed 461 other instant noodles but decided to have today be the shrimp flava Top Ramen. Why you ask? Why not is your answer. So the package is very pink is just itching to be reviewed so here we go.

The lone packet that everyone’s left unused once. There used to be a drawerful of them at my parent’s house but I never understood why. Why was leaving them unused? I certainly wasn’t. There are even blog posts I’ve seen on the subject of what to do with the seasoning packets. That’s simple: use them with the Top Ramen. When paired with the noodles, it works. When they are seperated, they don’t work on their own. At least that’s my opinion of the matter and I’ve eaten a lot of this stuff so I think I could be considered somewhat of an authority.

A decent amount of dry powder seasoning. It’s too bad they don’t include some veggie with it like their Cup Noodles – that would be really nice. Perhaps some kind of premium Top Ramen?

So here’s the making of the noodles. Enjoy as this won’t be happening again any time soon most likely!

Click image to enlarge. So here she be with the two eggs. So first, the stuff smells shrimpy. I like that. It gives me an ‘as advertised’ kind of comfort. The noodles were as expected, and what can only really be described as your standard, classic Top Ramen noodles. The broth was tasty – a little salty but not too bad and had a nice shrimp flavor. The eggs went well with it too. All in all pretty good. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. Get some here. UPC bar code 070662010105.

Some old 80’s commercials to watch as you eat some noodles perhaps?

#374: Vifon Shrimp Flavor Mi Tom Asian Style Instant Noodles

I rarely have any issue with a nice shrimp flavor bowl of noodles. These are from Vietnam by Vifon – I’d better cook them up and review them ‘cuz I’m hungry!

Two packets – the blue one is powdered soup base and the yellow is seasoned oil.

So look at that. Nothing special going on but fun to look at! I like how you can see the scratches on the bottom of the bowl – maybe its time to get some new ones…

Click image to enlarge. Added an egg to the boiling noodles. Okay so the broth – very very light. If you’re looking for a lot of shrimp flavor, this isn’t for you. I liked how the shrimp taste was delicate and refined and not a violent cavalcade of salt and funkiness. The noodles were nice – pre-seasoned. I liked this one! I’m giving it 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.