This came by way of Robert over at www.dadbert.com – thanks! I’ve never seen hide nor hare of this variety ever before – anywhere. Test market in Kentucky? Perhaps. It looks like these are a meat version of the Very Veggie really; lots of meat instead of vegetables. My thought – screw it – I mean put lots of meat AND vegetables in there. In fact, screw that – do a retort pooch with meat and vegetables – now you’re talking! Nissin – you’re here in the United States already – use real meat! Retort pouches are the salvation – they shall bring a whole new age to the domestic instant noodle industry in America! At least that’s my vision. Let’s check it out!
Nissin Cup Noodles Soup’D Up Zesty Chicken Flavor – United States
Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains chicken. To prepare, . UPC bar code.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added soft egg, spring onion, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, and grilled chicken. The noodles came out pretty well. The broth was very thin and could have used a little more zestiness. Vegetables did well, however chicken chunks while of a decent size weren’t completely done in the center. 2.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code
Another one sent by way by Robert over at www.dadbert.com – thanks again, man! So like their Cup Noodles Very Veggie range,Nissin USA has gone with a cup that instead of a large amount of vegetables has gone with more meat and seafood. To be honest, I like this new direction Nissin is moving towards. However, I think marrying the two concepts – why not lots of meat and lots of vegetables? Call it something like Cup Noodles Gold Label or Cup Noodles Supreme or Cup Noodles Real Loaded or Cup Noodles Fully Loaded… I dunno – just seems like it would be pretty rad. Let’s check this one out!
Nissin Cup Noodles Soup’D Up Savory Shrimp Flavor – United States
Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains shrimp and chicken. To prepare, fill to line with rom temperature water and microwave @ 1000W for 2 1/2 minutes. Let stand in microwave for an additional minute. Finally, stir and enjoy!
Finished (click to enlarge). Added fried onion, sesame seeds and scallions. The noodles are indeed wider and have a little extra chewiness. The broth has a nice richness to it and is most definitely thicker than the other varieties’. Nit of vegetable and reasonably sized shrimp were commonplace – found 8 shrimp in this cup. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 070662403020. UPC bar code
This one was sent by Robert Z. over at www.dadbert.com – he’s a good friend of mine who has just entered the blogging world with his really technical and awesome cooking recipes – be sure to check out his site! Anyways, he found this one in Kentucky, and I suspect this is a test market for these. They’re not mentioned anywhere to speak of, and so I wanted to give these a try as soon as possible. This new line looks to have a LOT of meat in there! Let’s crack it open and take a look.
Nissin Cup Noodles Soup’d Up Roasted chicken Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup – United States
Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains chicken. To prepare, remove lid and add room temperature water to fill line. Microwave for
Looks like a lot of dehydrated chicken and seasoning.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added scrambled egg and spring onion. The noodles are a little broader and have a hint more chew to them. The broth was on the lighter side and I would have liked a little more flavor. The garnish: I think the chicken was pretty good – it has a kind of rotisserie chicken taste to it. I think a little more of that in the broth would have helped a lot. Would like to see this replace the econo Cup Noodles. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 070662405013.