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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.

Unboxing Time: Miandom Instant Noodles From Singapore

This box arrived by way of my buddy the DHL driver. So I initially thought they were something else and started the video – then I see it’s not so if it seems like I’m a little funny in this one, it’s sheer embarrassment because of that… I had to improvise because I’d opened it – so watch for that. Okay – let’s crack it open!

Unboxing Time: Miandom Instant Noodles – Singapore

Thanks to Louis over at Miandom for sending these along! Looking forward to giving them a try!

Meet The Manufacturer: #2760: Red Chef Spicy Sakura Prawn Soup Noodles

Meet The Manufacturer: #2849: Red Chef Spicy Sakura Prawn Soup Noodle

To start things off, we have a variety with Sakura prawns. I’ve never heard of these – here’s what Wikipedia has to say about them:

Lucensosergia lucens is a species of shrimp popularly known as the sakura shrimp or sakura ebi. The translucent pink shrimp derives its name from sakura, the Japanese word for the cherry blossom. The species grows to about 4–5 cm and lives primarily in Suruga Bay in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan, where it is caught to be eaten. It is also caught in Taiwan.

Can’t get enough of shrimp and prawn! Let’s take a look at this, the first in the Red Chef Meet The Manufacturer spotlight!

Red Chef Spicy Sakura Prawn Soup Noodle – Malaysia

Meet The Manufacturer: #2849: Red Chef Spicy Sakura Prawn Soup Noodle

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains shrimp. To prepare, add noodle block to 400ml boiling water and cook 3 minutes. Add in sachet contents (except for garnish) and stir. Finally, add garnish sachet contents and enjoy!

Meet The Manufacturer: #2849: Red Chef Spicy Sakura Prawn Soup Noodle

The noodle block.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2849: Red Chef Spicy Sakura Prawn Soup Noodle

A dry sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2849: Red Chef Spicy Sakura Prawn Soup Noodle

A very light powder.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2849: Red Chef Spicy Sakura Prawn Soup Noodle

The paste sachet./

Meet The Manufacturer: #2849: Red Chef Spicy Sakura Prawn Soup Noodle

Super thick stuff!

Meet The Manufacturer: #2849: Red Chef Spicy Sakura Prawn Soup Noodle

A garnish sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2849: Red Chef Spicy Sakura Prawn Soup Noodle

Crunchy onion!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added shrimp, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, and hard boiled egg. The noodles are just perfect – nice gauge and chew. The broth is just so strong with sweet prawn flavor. Add the crunchy fried onion garnish and it’s cloud nine for me. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 9556145231041.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2849: Red Chef Spicy Sakura Prawn Soup Noodle

A History of Malaysia

A bit about Sakura prawns.

#2718: Banzai Instant Noodles “Tom Yam Kung” Shrimp Flavour

#2718: Banzai Instant Noodles "Tom Yam Kung" Shrimp Flavour Vietnam snackoo snackoo.com www.snackoo.com

These came by way of Snackoo – a company that supplies you with great snack boxes, containing all sorts of fascinating things as well as ramen noodles. Why not check them out?

Here’s a little about this variety of tom yam from Wikipedia –

tom yam kung (Thaiต้มยำกุ้ง) – the version of the dish most popular among tourists, is made with prawns as the main ingredient.[10] The dish originated during the Rattanakosin Kingdom.[11]

I’ve never seen this Banzai brand before which is great – always nice to see new brands I’ve not reviewed popping up! Let’s take a look!

Banzai Instant Noodles “Tom Yam Kung” Shrimp Flavour – Vietnam

#2718: Banzai Instant Noodles "Tom Yam Kung" Shrimp Flavour Vietnam snackoo snackoo.com www.snackoo.com

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add all sachets and 320-350ml boiling water. Cover for 3-4 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2718: Banzai Instant Noodles "Tom Yam Kung" Shrimp Flavour Vietnam snackoo snackoo.com www.snackoo.com

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2718: Banzai Instant Noodles "Tom Yam Kung" Shrimp Flavour Vietnam snackoo snackoo.com www.snackoo.com

An included fork!

#2718: Banzai Instant Noodles "Tom Yam Kung" Shrimp Flavour Vietnam snackoo snackoo.com www.snackoo.com

The noodle block.

#2718: Banzai Instant Noodles "Tom Yam Kung" Shrimp Flavour Vietnam snackoo snackoo.com www.snackoo.com

A powder base sachet.

#2718: Banzai Instant Noodles "Tom Yam Kung" Shrimp Flavour Vietnam snackoo snackoo.com www.snackoo.com

A chilli powder sachet.

#2718: Banzai Instant Noodles "Tom Yam Kung" Shrimp Flavour Vietnam snackoo snackoo.com www.snackoo.com

Chilli powder atop soup base.

#2718: Banzai Instant Noodles "Tom Yam Kung" Shrimp Flavour Vietnam snackoo snackoo.com www.snackoo.com

A liquid base sachet.

#2718: Banzai Instant Noodles "Tom Yam Kung" Shrimp Flavour Vietnam snackoo snackoo.com www.snackoo.com

Oil and paste.

#2718: Banzai Instant Noodles "Tom Yam Kung" Shrimp Flavour Vietnam snackoo snackoo.com www.snackoo.com

The garnish sachet.

#2718: Banzai Instant Noodles "Tom Yam Kung" Shrimp Flavour Vietnam snackoo snackoo.com www.snackoo.com

Some veg and TVP perhaps?

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts and coriander. Noodles came out pretty well – a little stringy – kind of a weird term to use but I can’t think of one much better. The broth was a little saltier than expected but it was pretty good too. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8936046150800.

#2718: Banzai Instant Noodles "Tom Yam Kung" Shrimp Flavour Vietnam snackoo snackoo.com www.snackoo.com

Into the Vietnamese Kitchen: Treasured Foodways, Modern Flavors

Let’s have unboxing time!

#2711: Acecook Hakodate Shio Shrimp Ramen

#2711: Acecook Hakodate Shio Shrimp Ramen

Found this one at Osaka market up in Richmond, BC. We’ve been going on little day trips to Canada a lot lately and it’s a lot of fun! At this market, we go infrequently enough that they have some neat new stuff every time. They’ve got a special section by the hot food area that has special instant noodles. They’re almost all from Japan and usually on the pricy side. I want to thank Ryuuichirou Arai for helping me with the translation. Here’s a little about shio from Wikipedia –

Shio (“salt”) ramen is a pale, clear, yellowish broth made with plenty of salt and any combination of chicken, vegetables, fish, and seaweed. Occasionally pork bones are also used, but they are not boiled as long as they are for tonkotsu ramen, so the soup remains light and clear. Chāshū is sometimes swapped for lean chicken meatballs, and pickled plums and kamaboko (a slice of processed fish roll sometimes served as a frilly white circle with a pink or red spiral called narutomaki) are popular toppings as well. Noodle texture and thickness varies among shio ramen, but they are usually straight rather than curly.

Alright – let’s give this one a try!

Acecook Hakodate Shio Shrimp Ramen – Japan

#2711: Acecook Hakodate Shio Shrimp Ramen

Detail of the import/distributor sticker (click to enlarge).

#2711: Acecook Hakodate Shio Shrimp Ramen

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Unsure but probably contains pork, crustaceans, and seafood. To prepare, add boiling water to fill line and cover for 5 minutes. Add in the liquid base. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2711: Acecook Hakodate Shio Shrimp Ramen

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2711: Acecook Hakodate Shio Shrimp Ramen

The noodle block.

#2711: Acecook Hakodate Shio Shrimp Ramen

Loose seasoning and garnish from the cup.

#2711: Acecook Hakodate Shio Shrimp Ramen

A liquid base sachet.

#2711: Acecook Hakodate Shio Shrimp Ramen

Thick and lustrous.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Comso mung bean sprouts and spring onion. The noodles were pretty good – decent gauge and chew, especially for a cup. The broth was where this fell off. Now, it’s a shio (salt) broth, but damn I’ve never had one that was so salty before. I love shio, but this was just not very good. The microthin chashu seemed completely out of place. 1.0 out of 5,.0 stars. JAN bar code 4901071239190.

#2711: Acecook Hakodate Shio Shrimp Ramen

Acecook non-fried seaweed noodles soy sauce 86g ~ 12 pieces

An Acecook Japan noodles TV commercial

Meet The Manufacturer: #2444: KOKA Silk Spicy Marinara Instant Rice Fettuccine

 

Meet The Manufacturer: #2444: KOKA Silk Spicy Marinara Instant Rice Fettuccine - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles - tat hui

Today it’s a rice noodle variety with an Italian twist: spicy marinara. So, what is marinara? Wikipedia, if you please –

Marinara (English: “mariner’s”) sauce is an Italian sauce that originated in Naples, usually made with tomatoes, garlic, herbs, and onions.[1][2] Its many variations can include the addition of capers, olives, spices, and a dash of wine.[3][4]

This sauce is widely used in Italian-American cuisine, which has greatly diverged from its Old World origins.

Italians refer to marinara sauce only in association with other recipes. For instance, spaghetti alla marinara literally translates to “spaghetti mariner’s style” (from the adjective marinara with the feminine suffix -a pertaining to salsa, Italian for “sauce”, and also to maniera, Italian for “style”), but tomato sauce alone in Italy is called sugo/salsa al/di pomodoro or pummarola (the latter being Neapolitan language).

Several folk theories exist as to the origin of this sauce: One version states that cooks aboard Neapolitan ships returning from the Americas invented marinara sauce in the mid-16th century after Spaniards introduced the tomato (a central Mexican “New World” fruit) to Europe. Another theory states this was a sauce prepared by the wives of Neapolitan sailors upon their return from sea.[5]

Historically, however, the first Italian cookbook to include tomato sauce,[6]Lo Scalco alla Moderna (The Modern Steward), was written by Italian chef Antonio Latini and was published in two volumes in 1692 and 1694. Latini served as the Steward of the First Minister to the Spanish Viceroy of Naples.[6][7][8] This early tomato sauce was more like a modern tomato salsa.

As you can see, there’s nothing about it being a part of Southeast Asian cuisine. However, iI have seen Italian flavor not only in this Singaporean variant but in Japanese, Vietnamese, Indonesian and Hong Kong brands. Let’s have a look at this seafood marinara.

KOKA Silk Spicy Marinara Instant Rice Fettuccine – Singapore

Meet The Manufacturer: #2444: KOKA Silk Spicy Marinara Instant Rice Fettuccine - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles - tat hui

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Cintains fish and shrimp. To prepare, Add sachets to bowl and add 400ml boiling water. Cover for 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

Meet The Manufacturer: #2444: KOKA Silk Spicy Marinara Instant Rice Fettuccine - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles - tat hui

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

Meet The Manufacturer: #2444: KOKA Silk Spicy Marinara Instant Rice Fettuccine - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles - tat hui

A pouch of rice fettuccine.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2444: KOKA Silk Spicy Marinara Instant Rice Fettuccine - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles - tat hui

A dual sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2444: KOKA Silk Spicy Marinara Instant Rice Fettuccine - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles - tat hui

The seasoning powder.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2444: KOKA Silk Spicy Marinara Instant Rice Fettuccine - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles - tat hui

Seasoning oil.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2444: KOKA Silk Spicy Marinara Instant Rice Fettuccine - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles - tat hui

The garnish sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2444: KOKA Silk Spicy Marinara Instant Rice Fettuccine - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles - tat hui

Shrimp, chilli flake and coriander.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, sweet onion, coriander and 31-44ct shrimp. The rice fettuccine came out remarkably well. Indeed it is perfectly hydrated. I make a couple cross-cuts with a pair of kitchen scissors to make them easier to work with a fork. The broth is very tasty with a fresh taste of tomato and a bit of spiciness. Moreover, the broth definitely has a seafood feel to it – almost has a slight lemony hint to it. The vegetables hydrated very well and were complimentary. Also,m the shrimp that are included taste good and are of a decent quantity. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8888056811229.

Koka Laksa Singapura (Rice Noodles, Bowl), 70-Grams (Pack of 12)

A KOKA Spicy Marinara TV advertisement.

#2442: Nissin Cup Noodles Sopa Nissin Hot Sauce Con Camaron

#2442: Nissin Cup Noodles Sopa Nissin Hot Sauce Con Camaron - Mexico - The Ramen Rater - shrimp instant noodles

Here’s one left over from the Meet The Manufacturer I did with Nissin Mexico a little while ago. These are very cool – they have little packets of hot sauce in them! Indeed, I think these should be available in the United States as well. I think they’d do really well! Indeed, who wouldn’t like the Cup Noodles here to come with a little packet of hot sauce? I know I would.

I think that in all honesty that Cup Noodles are a fascinating thing. They make them all over the world for so many different consumers. The ones in Thailand, the ones in Mexico and the ones in Japan are so completely different. They’re versatile and amazing to me. The Cup Noodle made it’s debut in 1971 and I couldn’t even guess globally how many different versions have come to market – in the hundreds if not thousands just from Nissin alone. Well, I think it’s time to review this one. Indeed, let’s crack it open!

Nissin Cup Noodles Sopa Nissin Hot Sauce Con Camaron – Mexico

#2442: Nissin Cup Noodles Sopa Nissin Hot Sauce Con Camaron - Mexico - The Ramen Rater - shrimp instant noodles

Detail of the back of the cup (click to enlarge). Contains shrimp. To prepare, open and remove sachet. Add boiling water to fill line and cover for 3 minutes. Add in sauce as desired. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2442: Nissin Cup Noodles Sopa Nissin Hot Sauce Con Camaron - Mexico - The Ramen Rater - shrimp instant noodles

The iconic cup in all of it’s glory.

#2442: Nissin Cup Noodles Sopa Nissin Hot Sauce Con Camaron - Mexico - The Ramen Rater - shrimp instant noodles

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2442: Nissin Cup Noodles Sopa Nissin Hot Sauce Con Camaron - Mexico - The Ramen Rater - shrimp instant noodles

The noodle block.

#2442: Nissin Cup Noodles Sopa Nissin Hot Sauce Con Camaron - Mexico - The Ramen Rater - shrimp instant noodles

Loose bits from the cup.

#2442: Nissin Cup Noodles Sopa Nissin Hot Sauce Con Camaron - Mexico - The Ramen Rater - shrimp instant noodles

The sachet of hot sauce (click to enlarge).

#2442: Nissin Cup Noodles Sopa Nissin Hot Sauce Con Camaron - Mexico - The Ramen Rater - shrimp instant noodles

Has a spicy and bright scent.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added 31-40ct shrimp and coriander. The noodles hydrate decently and have a very light chew. Still surprises me how much noodle you end up with in a little cup. The broth has a kind of shrimp taste which is made much better with the hot sauce; it give it a crisp little hit of spicy and fresh taste. The included vegetables did alright. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 070662242025.

Nissin Cup Noodles with Shrimp Soup 2.25 oz (Pack of 24)

Here’s an interview with Nissin Mexico about hitting a major milestone.

#2422: Nissin Cup Noodles Sopa Nissin Con Camaron Picante

#2422: Nissin Cup Noodles Sopa Nissin Con Camaron Picante - Mexico - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

There were a few left over from the Nissin Mexico Meet The Manufacturer and here’s one of them. This one’s a spicy shrimp cup. Let’s check it out!

#2422: Nissin Cup Noodles Sopa Nissin Con Camaron Picante - Mexico - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Detail of the cardboard outer (click to enlarge). contains shrimp. To prepare, add boiling water to fill line , cover and let sit for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

#2422: Nissin Cup Noodles Sopa Nissin Con Camaron Picante - Mexico - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The iconic cup en Espanol!

#2422: Nissin Cup Noodles Sopa Nissin Con Camaron Picante - Mexico - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2422: Nissin Cup Noodles Sopa Nissin Con Camaron Picante - Mexico - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The noodle block.

#2422: Nissin Cup Noodles Sopa Nissin Con Camaron Picante - Mexico - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Some of the loose bits from the cup.

#2422: Nissin Cup Noodles Sopa Nissin Con Camaron Picante - Mexico - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Finished (click to enlarge). Added shrimp, Cholula Chili Garlic hot sauce, fried egg and jalapeno slices. The noodles were as expected – hydrated well and pretty good. The broth had a kind of bright taste to it. The vegetables and shrimp hydrated well and were pretty good. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars.  UPC bar code 070662140123.

The Chicken Trail: Following Workers, Migrants, and Corporations across the Americas

A promotional video

#2412: Shirakiku Sanukiya Udon Japanese Style Noodles Shrimp Flavor

#2412: Shirakiku Sanukiya Udon Japanese Style Noodles Shrimp Flavor - United States - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Here’s one I recently received by way of a reader named Colin from Arlington, Massachusetts – thanks again! So you might find these in either a refrigerated or non-refrigerated area at a grocery store. Indeed, I’ve always found this to be a bit of an oddity; why would it be in both places? Well first off, it doesn’t require refrigeration. However, sometimes this style of noodle is called ‘fresh noodles’ and so when you couple that with a refrigerated section, it gives it a little more premium feel. Anyways, here’s a little about udon from Wikipedia:

Udon (饂飩?, usually written as うどん) is a type of thick wheat flournoodle of Japanese cuisine. Udon is often served hot as a noodle soup in its simplest form, as kake udon, in a mildly flavoured broth called kakejiru, which is made of dashi, soy sauce, and mirin. It is usually topped with thinly chopped scallions. Other common toppings include tempura, often prawn or kakiage (a type of mixed tempura fritter), or aburaage, a type of deep-fried tofu pockets seasoned with sugar, mirin, and soy sauce. A thin slice of kamaboko, a halfmoon-shaped fish cake, is often added.

The flavor of broth and topping vary from region to region. Usually, dark brown broth, made from dark soy sauce (koikuchi shōyu), is used in eastern Japan, and light brown broth, made from light soy sauce (usukuchi shōyu), is used in western Japan.

So I think we’re good here. Let’s have a look at this shrimp variety.

Shirakiku Sanukiya Udon Japanese Style Noodles Shrimp Flavor – United States

#2412: Shirakiku Sanukiya Udon Japanese Style Noodles Shrimp Flavor - United States - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains shrimp. To prepare, add noodles to 1 3/4 cups of boiling water and cook for 2 minutes. Add sachet contents at 1 minute 30 seconds. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2412: Shirakiku Sanukiya Udon Japanese Style Noodles Shrimp Flavor - United States - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The noodle pouch.

#2412: Shirakiku Sanukiya Udon Japanese Style Noodles Shrimp Flavor - United States - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The soup base sachet.

#2412: Shirakiku Sanukiya Udon Japanese Style Noodles Shrimp Flavor - United States - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

A fine powder.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added lots of big shrimp. The udon noodles are thick and chewy. They have a fresh kind of mouthfeel are of fine quality. The broth has a kind of shrimp taste; what you’d expect from a shrimp instant noodle per se. Indeed my wife enjoyed them. 3.25 out of 5.,0 stars. UPC bar code 074410410896.

#2412: Shirakiku Sanukiya Udon Japanese Style Noodles Shrimp Flavor - United States - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Sanukiya U d o n Japanese-Style Noodles by Shirakiku – Shrimp (7.05 ounce)

A recipe for making your own at home.

#2394: Nissin Cup Noodles Prawn Flavour

#2394: Nissin Cup Noodles Prawn Flavour - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater

I realized I had a problem recently. Indeed, all my shrimp in the freezer was freezer burnt and I needed to just toss them out and get some new ones. I can’t remember the last time I got new shrimp – I want to say it’s been a few months. So, I got some 31-40 ones. So the way they gauge size of shrimp is by the number you get per pound. I have been able to get the 16-20 ones before, but the place I get them doesn’t have any of them that are pre-cooked and tail on but the 31-40 it is. So it’s prawn today – sounds like a good time to test out the new shrimp, eh? So let’s check out this prawn flavor instant cup noodle from Nissin of Hong Kong.

Nissin Cup Noodles Prawn Flavour – Hong Kong

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). contains shrimp. To prepare, add water to fill line and cook at 800W for 3 minutes in the microwave. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2394: Nissin Cup Noodles Prawn Flavour - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2394: Nissin Cup Noodles Prawn Flavour - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater

The noodle block.

#2394: Nissin Cup Noodles Prawn Flavour - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater

Loose bits from inside the cup.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, shrimp, sweet onion, fried onion and chilli oil. The noodles are the standard Cup Noodles Hong Kong variety – flat and slightly wide. So the broth has a salty prawn flavor which was pretty good. Finally, the included garnish was really nice – cubes of pork, bits of egg and a seriously decent amount of shrimp with a a size on the larger end of the spectrum of cup varieties. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4897878100019.

Nissin Demae Ramen Prawns Flavor 3.5oz (Pack of 5)

A Nissin Foods Hong Kong TV advertisement for their Southeast Asian line of products.

#2379: Nissin Cup Noodles Hot & Spicy Shrimp Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup (New Recipe)

#2379: Nissin Cup Noodles Hot & Spicy Shrimp Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup (New Recipe) - United States - The Ramen Rater

Well, this is it. Right now, I’m listening to the inauguration of Donald J. Trump. It’s January 20th, 2017 and kind of a weird day. I thought it would be fitting to review something from the United States today. Finally, after decades of sticking with the same recipe, Nissin has decided to go with something new. On Cup Noodles’ 45th anniversary here in the USA, they’ve changed it to make it healthier. Some changes are no added MSG and no artificial flavors. Furthermore they’ve lowered the amount of sodium in these cups from the previous versions using potassium chloride.  So, let’s give this Hot & Spicy Shrimp a try!

Nissin Cup Noodles Hot & Spicy Shrimp Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup (New Recipe) – United States

#2379: Nissin Cup Noodles Hot & Spicy Shrimp Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup (New Recipe) - United States - The Ramen Rater

Detail of the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains shrimp. To prepare, open lid halfway and add boiling water to fill line. Cover for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

#2379: Nissin Cup Noodles Hot & Spicy Shrimp Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup (New Recipe) - United States - The Ramen Rater

The iconic cup! Although the recipe has changed, the cup hasn’t.

#2379: Nissin Cup Noodles Hot & Spicy Shrimp Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup (New Recipe) - United States - The Ramen Rater

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2379: Nissin Cup Noodles Hot & Spicy Shrimp Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup (New Recipe) - United States - The Ramen Rater

The noodle block.

#2379: Nissin Cup Noodles Hot & Spicy Shrimp Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup (New Recipe) - United States - The Ramen Rater

Some of the loose ingredients. In spite of being a shrimp variety, I couldn’t find any shrimp. Perhaps they are hiding out in the noodle block.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, shrimp and Cholula Original hot sauce. The noodles are of the standard Cup Noodles gauge and softness that are found in the domestic United States varieties. A good quantity as well. The broth had a hint of spiciness and a shrimp taste. What was a letdown here was that there were no shrimp. Zero. Zilch. Nada. I’m guessing maybe they just missed this cup or they don’t put the little shrimp in these. 2.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 070662030127.

#2379: Nissin Cup Noodles Hot & Spicy Shrimp Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup (New Recipe) - United States - The Ramen Rater

Nissin Cup Noodles Spicy Flavor Chile Chicken, 2.25-Ounces (Pack of 12)

A Nissin Foods USA promo video about the new version Cup Noodles line this Hot & Spicy Shrtimp Chicken variant is part of.

#2356: Nongshim Spicy Shrimp Cup Noodle

#2356: Nongshim Spicy Shrimp Cup Noodle - South Korea - The Ramen Rater -  instant noodles

I’ve had the export version in the past but this is the version that Koreans eat in South Korea. I picked this up in Taipei at a Carrefour store. I’d never been to one before and really didn’t know anything about them other than that I knew they existed in Taiwan. Here’s some info from Wikipedia –

Carrefour S.A. (French pronunciation: ​[kaʁfuʁ]) is a French multinational retailer headquartered in Boulogne Billancourt, France, in the Hauts-de-Seine Department near Paris.[2] It is one of the largest hypermarket chains in the world (with close to 1,600 hypermarkets at the end of 2015). Carrefour operates in more than 30 countries, in Europe, the Americas, Asia and Africa. Carrefour means “crossroads” and “public square” in French. The company is a component of the Euro Stoxx 50 stock market index.[3]

In 1989, Carrefour became the first international retailer to establish a presence in Asia when it entered Taiwan through a joint venture with Uni President Enterprises Corporation. It leveraged the experience it gathered in Taiwan to expand into other Asian markets.

Apparently there are 87 of them in Taiwan. We call them supermarkets here, but overseas they’re known as hypermarkets. Shrimp! Let’s take a gander.

Nongshim Spicy Shrimp Cup Noodle – South Korea

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Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains shrimp. To prepare, add in sachet contents. Add boiling water to fill line and cover for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

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Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

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The noodle block.

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Loose vegetables and shrimp from the cup.

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The soup base sachet.

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A spicy mixture.

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Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, shrimp, spring onion and chilli flake. The noodles hydrated well and were of good quality – soft and definitely upright citizens. The broth was very nice – good shrimp hit and spicy hit, and definitely Korean. The included bits hydrated very well. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8801043015776.

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Nongshim Easy Meals Spicy S h r i m p Noodle Cup, 2.36 Ounce (Pack of 6)

A Nongshim Spicy Shrimp TV spot.