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#2928: Nissin Cup Noodles Light Spicy Seafood Flavour

#2928: Nissin Cup Noodles Light Spicy Seafood Flavour

Here’s the second variety from Nissin Hong Kong’s new Light Cup Noodles line. Spicy is good – let’s give it a try!

Nissin Cup Noodles Light Spicy Seafood Flavour – Hong Kong

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains seafood. To prepare, open lid halfway, add boiling water to fill line. Cover for 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2928: Nissin Cup Noodles Light Spicy Seafood Flavour

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2928: Nissin Cup Noodles Light Spicy Seafood Flavour

The noodle block.

#2928: Nissin Cup Noodles Light Spicy Seafood Flavour

A lot of solid ingredients from the cup!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion. The noodles are great – really like these ‘light noodles.’ They have a really unique mouthfeel – highly recommended. The broth however while spicy with seafood notes had a bitter aftertaste. The amount of seafood, cabbage and scrambled egg was truly magnificent – good quality too. Just wish it weren’t bitter. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 4897878860029.

#2928: Nissin Cup Noodles Light Spicy Seafood Flavour

A Concise History of Hong Kong (Critical Issues in World and International History)

Some pretty cool TV spots coming out of Hong Kong!

#2890: Nissin U.F.O. Flaming Hot Seafood Flavour

#2890: Nissin U.F.O. Flaming Hot Seafood Flavour Singapore

So this one is made in Indonesia and I got it from Nissin Singapore – thanks! The last one of these I tried was ‘Japanese Sauce’ flavor – and definitely was very Indonesian in flavor and quite amazing. Very curious about this one – let’s take a look.

Nissin U.F.O. Flaming Hot Seafood Flavour – Singapore

#2890: Nissin U.F.O. Flaming Hot Seafood Flavour Singapore

Detail of the outer wraps (click to enlarge). Contains seafood. To prepare, add boiling water to fill line and cover for 4 minutes. Use drain spout to remove water. Add sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2890: Nissin U.F.O. Flaming Hot Seafood Flavour Singapore

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2890: Nissin U.F.O. Flaming Hot Seafood Flavour Singapore

The noodle block.

#2890: Nissin U.F.O. Flaming Hot Seafood Flavour Singapore

Loose seafood from the bowl.

#2890: Nissin U.F.O. Flaming Hot Seafood Flavour Singapore

A dry base sachet.

#2890: Nissin U.F.O. Flaming Hot Seafood Flavour Singapore

A light powder.

#2890: Nissin U.F.O. Flaming Hot Seafood Flavour Singapore

The spicy oil.

#2890: Nissin U.F.O. Flaming Hot Seafood Flavour Singapore

Definitely looks spicy!

#2890: Nissin U.F.O. Flaming Hot Seafood Flavour Singapore

A garnish sachet.

#2890: Nissin U.F.O. Flaming Hot Seafood Flavour Singapore

Looks like fried onion.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added fried egg, spring onion, coriander, tofu puff and casrved squid. The noodles came out just perfect – just right for a yakisoba style stir noodle. The flavor was a sweet and spicy seafood one – a very respectable heat level on this one – might knock your socks off. The fried onion garnish was really good here. 4.75 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8992718853738.

#2890: Nissin U.F.O. Flaming Hot Seafood Flavour Singapore

Singapore Hawker Classics Unveiled: Decoding 25 Favourite Dishes

A Nissin Foods Singapore TV spot

#2767: Nissin Cup Noodles Spicy Seafood Flavour Potato Chips

Nissin Cup Noodles Spicy Seafood Flavour Potato Chips

Yep – it’s a bag of potato chips withj Cup Noodles Spicy Seafood seasoning from Hong Kong. I really like these kinds of things – really funny to see this – they did it once in the United States with Chicken Top Ramen Pringles (you didn’t think I missed reviewing that one, did you?) – they also have Cup Noodles chips in Singapore (like these).  Anyways, let’s dig in to this bag and have a looksie.

Nissin Cup Noodles Spicy Seafood Flavour Potato Chips – Hong Kong

Nissin Cup Noodles Spicy Seafood Flavour Potato Chips

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains fish and crustacean. To prepare, open bag. Withdraw one or more potato chips. Add to primary facial opening (i.e. mouth). Finally, masticate, repeat, and enjoy!

Nissin Cup Noodles Spicy Seafood Flavour Potato Chips

One of the chips. Note the ridges.

Nissin Cup Noodles Spicy Seafood Flavour Potato Chips

Finished (click to enlarge). The chips are crisp and a little oily from being fried. The seasoning is definitely a spicy seafood one, and I found this worked well on the chip. For a snack, I give these 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4897053640095.

Nissin Cup Noodles Spicy Seafood Flavour Potato Chips

A Concise History of Hong Kong (Critical Issues in World and International History)

We try 7 varieties of potato chips from Hong Kong in this video!

The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten South Korean Instant Noodles Of All Time 2018 Edition

UPDATE: Here’s the new 2019 List!

Top Ten South Korean Instant Noodles

Kicking off Top Ten List season, I bring you the South Korean Top Ten Instant Noodles Of All Time for 2018. I looked at how many varieties from South Korea I’ve reviewed to date and got 326 so far. South Korean varieties continue to evolve and innovate in different ways in order to satisfy the changing needs and tastes of the consumer – definitely keeps things interesting. As always, I ask any companies, whether in South Korea or elsewhere – that would like me to review their products to send me an email! I am happy to talk to you!  Without further delay, let’s have a look at the Top Ten South Korean Instant Noodles list for 2018 – the best South Korean varieties available out of the over 360 South Korean varieties from the over 2,500 varieties of instant noodles I’ve reviewed thus far.

The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten South Korean Instant Noodle Of All Time 2018 Edition

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A video presentation of the Top Ten South Korean Instant Noodles Of All Time 2018 Edition.

The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten South Korean Instant Noodle Of All Time 2018 Edition

#10: Nongshim Shin Ramyun Black

#10: Nongshim Shin Ramyun Black

When Shin Ramyun Black came onto the scene a few years back it was a huge hit and still is. An upgraded version of their popular shin Ramyun, it includes a sachet of Sul-Long-Tang soup base which gives an extra heartiness to the broth. Thick ramyun noodles and a spicy bite round out the scene. It took me some time to get a pack made in South Korea, a requirement of this this. Original review

#9: Paldo Cheese Noodle

#9: Paldo Cheese Noodle

Paldo’s Cheese Noodle has been on the list for awhile now and with good reason. The way the cheese intermingles with the red spicy broth is amazingly good. The noodles are nice and thick ramyun and there’s a large quantity of them. Definitely one that everyone should try – and now there’s a spicier version on the market. Original review

#8: Nongshim Champong Noodle Soup Spicy Seafood Flavor

#8: Nongshim Champong Noodle Soup Spicy Seafood Flavor

Nongshim Champong is a spicy seafood noodle soup. It combines what you are used to with the beefiness of a standard Korean ramyun but replaces the beef with seafood flavor. This more ‘of the sea’ variety works very well with the chewy ramyun noodle. It’s kind of like a seafood stew to be honest.  Excellent when paired with seafood. Original review

#7: Nongshim Neoguri Stir-fry Noodles Spicy Seafood

#7: Nongshim Neoguri Stir-fry Noodles Spicy Seafood

New to the market is Nongshim’s Neoguri Stir-Fry Noodles. Neoguri Spicy Seafood Soup is a long time favorite of many and now it’s been converted in this new version as a dry noodle, sans broth. To be honest, I like this much better – not only does it have the great flavor of Neoguri, it’s got a plethora of garnish included – featuring little pieces of fishcake with the raccoon mascot on them. Original review

#6: Paldo Rabokki Noodle

#6: Paldo Rabokki Noodle

To understand Paldo’s Rabokki Noodle, you have to understand tteokbokki. It’s also spelled topokki – but however you spell it, tteokbokki are thick cylindrical rice tubes that have a nice chewiness to them. They’re often paired with a thick red sauce which is spicy as well as sweet and served with fishcake, egg and other garnish. These noodles are paired with the sauce in a very tasty representation and crossover of the dish. Original review

#5: Nongshin Chal Bibim Myun

#5: Nongshin Chal Bibim Myun

Nongshim’s Chal Bibim Myun is a cold noodle which is great anytime, but especially during the summer months. A kind of sweet and spicy sauce coats the noodles and is also refreshing at the same time. Pairs very well with fresh cucumber and hard boiled egg. Original review

#4: Ottogi Jin Jjambbong Spicy Seafood Ramyun

#4: Ottogi Jin Jjambbong Spicy Seafood Ramyun

Ottogi’s Jin series added a couple of new varieties recently, and this is my favorite of the two. During a recent trip to Taipei, I went to a restaurant called Love Instant Noodles where they doll up packs of instant noodles and serve them piping hot. This is the one I chose from their selection. Jjambbong is a kind of spicy stew and this one has a nice kind of grilled flavor to it, alongside the popular broader ramyun currently spreading around  – great stuff! Original review

#3: Paldo Budae Jjigae

#3: Paldo Budae Jjigae

Here we have last year’s #1 on this list and it is also on the annual The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Instant Noodles Of All Time 2017 annual list. So, what’s Budae Jjigae? Well, take donated rations from US soldiers from the Korean War and mix them with the local South Korean cuisine. This interesting fusion works so well including tastes from both cultures. Original review

#2: Ottogi Budae Jjigae Ramen

#2: Ottogi Budae Jjigae Ramen

Ottogi also has a Budae Jjigae – and it’s my favorite of the varieties to spring onto the market in the last couple years. With bits of processed meats and other niceties, it combines with South Korean flavors into a crescendo of tasty goodness. Budae Jjigae translates to ‘troop stew’ or army stew’ as it originated from donated rations from US forces during the Korean War. Original review

#1: Samyang Foods Paegaejang Ramen

#1: Samyang Foods Paegaejang Ramen

The number one this is year is Samyang Foods Pagaejang. This is a very tasty beef noodle with strong flavor – a hearty broth and rich taste. The noodles are just perfect for me – a nice light outer edge and chewier insides. Definitely one to try and I hope it comes to the United States for all here to sample. Original review

#2696: Nongshim Neoguri Spicy Seafood Flavor Noodle Soup

#2696: Nongshim Neoguri Spicy Seafood Flavor Noodle Soup

Well, it’s been a while since I’ve had a version of Neoguri to review. Actually, wait – not that extremely long – they came out with the Neoguri dry stir noodle one recently. So this is one I got up in Canada a couple of months ago.

So Neoguri is a Korean style spicy noodle soup – reddish broth, seaweed, you know the drill. I definitely like the Korean seafood varieties because they are spicy and generally do have a good seafood hit to them. Alright – let’s delve. As this is one from Canada, usually they’re coming from China, but this one is made in Rancho Cucamonga at Nongshim America. Here we go!

Nongshim Neoguri Spicy Seafood Flavor Noodle Soup – United States

#2696: Nongshim Neoguri Spicy Seafood Flavor Noodle Soup

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains fish and shellfish. To prepare, Add sachet content and boiling water to the line and cover for 4 minutes. Alternatively, you can add room temp water and sachet contents and microwave for 4 minutes. Either way, stir and enjoy!

#2696: Nongshim Neoguri Spicy Seafood Flavor Noodle Soup

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2696: Nongshim Neoguri Spicy Seafood Flavor Noodle Soup

The noodle block.

#2696: Nongshim Neoguri Spicy Seafood Flavor Noodle Soup

Loose bits from inside the cup.

#2696: Nongshim Neoguri Spicy Seafood Flavor Noodle Soup

The soup base sachet.

#2696: Nongshim Neoguri Spicy Seafood Flavor Noodle Soup

The powder base.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, narutomaki, Busan fishcake, spring onion and Colby-Jack cheese. The noodles came out very, very well (I followed the microwave instructions). They had a great chew to them and were of a thick gauge. The broth had a very good spicy seafood taste to it I really liked – more than the other versions of Neoguri I’ve had to date. The amount of broth seemed very minimal using the microwave directions. Seaweed was ubiquitous and welcome. Reminded me of my childhood days on the beach nearby our house. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  UPC bar code 031146035755.

#2696: Nongshim Neoguri Spicy Seafood Flavor Noodle Soup

NongShim N e o g u r i Noodle, Spicy Seafood, 2.18 Ounce (Pack of 6)

A retrospective of commercials of this product from 1983-2017

#2597: Nongshim Neoguri Stir-Fry Noodles Spicy Seafood

#2579: Nongshim Neoguri Stir-Fry Noodles Spicy Seafood - South Korea - The Ramen Rater - neoguri bokkeum

I have long recognized this package – except this one has a twist! These have no broth. Here’s a little from Wikipedia about Neoguri –

Neoguri (Korean너구리 lit. Raccoon dog) is a brand of ramyeon produced by Nongshim in South Korea since 1982.[citation needed] It is exported to over 80 different countries,[1] and is the fourth highest selling brand of noodles in South Korea.[2] It is well known for its thick noodles and its spicy seafood flavour. The Korean version has a big piece of kombu, while the U.S. version doesn’t have a piece of seaweed in it.

I’m experiencing a little confusion about that mention of kombu. I’ve had many packs of Neogurio throughout the years and many I’ve found here in the United Styates have indeed had the kombu in there. So maybe this is a bit off. I remember my teachers in college would never let me use Wikipedia for citations. Well, hopefully it’s correct but I don’t think so… I really like seafood flavors and this should be really nice from what I’m seeing here. I guess we will find out! Let’s have a look!

Nongshim Neoguri Stir-Fry Noodles Spicy Seafood – South Korea

#2579: Nongshim Neoguri Stir-Fry Noodles Spicy Seafood - South Korea - The Ramen Rater - neoguri bokkeum

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains fish and crustacea. To prepare, add noodles and flake sachet content to 600ml boiling water and cook for 5 minutes. Drain, saving 5 tablespoons (75ml) water. Return to stove and add in remaining sachets. Cook on high for 30 seconds. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2579: Nongshim Neoguri Stir-Fry Noodles Spicy Seafood - South Korea - The Ramen Rater - neoguri bokkeum

The noodle block.

#2579: Nongshim Neoguri Stir-Fry Noodles Spicy Seafood - South Korea - The Ramen Rater - neoguri bokkeum

The soup base sachet.

#2579: Nongshim Neoguri Stir-Fry Noodles Spicy Seafood - South Korea - The Ramen Rater - neoguri bokkeum

Smells spicy!

#2579: Nongshim Neoguri Stir-Fry Noodles Spicy Seafood - South Korea - The Ramen Rater - neoguri bokkeum

An oil sachet.

#2579: Nongshim Neoguri Stir-Fry Noodles Spicy Seafood - South Korea - The Ramen Rater - neoguri bokkeum

Deep orange.

#2579: Nongshim Neoguri Stir-Fry Noodles Spicy Seafood - South Korea - The Ramen Rater - neoguri bokkeum

The flake sachet.

#2579: Nongshim Neoguri Stir-Fry Noodles Spicy Seafood - South Korea - The Ramen Rater - neoguri bokkeum

Wow – Neoguri fishcake in the mix!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, carved squid, 31-44ct shrimp and spring onion. The noodles are excellent – plump and juicy while keeping a nice chewiness. The flavor is undeniably Neoguri and to be honest, I love this – I think it’s better than the broth version. Spicy and tasty! Lots of seafood taste going on and the little raccoon pics on the fishcake are a great touch along with all the meaty little bits that are omnipresent as well as the kombu. This is where it’s at! 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 031146039678.

#2579: Nongshim Neoguri Stir-Fry Noodles Spicy Seafood - South Korea - The Ramen Rater - neoguri bokkeum

Nongshim N e o g u r i  Noodles, Spicy Seafood, 4.2 Ounce (Pack of 16)

A Nongshim TV spot for this product

#2420: Nissin Cup Noodles Spicy Seafood Flavor

#2420: Nissin Cup Noodles Spicy Seafood Flavor - China - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Here’s one sent by Colin from Massachusetts – thanks again! You might be thinking ‘man, this guy reviews a LOT of these Hong Kong CUP Noodles!’ Well, yeah I was sent 57 different varieties form Nissin Hong Kong last year so yeah – lots of them! But this one is actually from Nissin China. The packaging is similar, but different. Here’s a snippet from Wikipedia about Nissin’s footprint:

Nissin Foods has established offices and factories in various countries, such as Brazil (since 1981),[9] Hong Kong (since 1985),[10] India (since 1987),[11] Germany (since 1993),[12] Thailand (since 1994),[13] China (since 1995),[14] and Mexico (since 2000).[15] Their products are also sold in the Philippines, Taiwan, Singapore, Canada, Sweden, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, the United Kingdom, Italy, Argentina and the United States.

It’s funny they don’t mention the fact that there’s a factory in the United States and of course Japan. Anyways, let’s crack open this cup – made in China.

Nissin Cup Noodles Spicy Seafood – China

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains seafood. To prepare, take out fork and add boiling water to fill line. Step for 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2420: Nissin Cup Noodles Spicy Seafood Flavor - China - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2420: Nissin Cup Noodles Spicy Seafood Flavor - China - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

An included fork!

#2420: Nissin Cup Noodles Spicy Seafood Flavor - China - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The noodle block.

#2420: Nissin Cup Noodles Spicy Seafood Flavor - China - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Some of the loose bits from the cup.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion and Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts. The noodles are plentiful. The have a soft chew and a nice bounce. The broth has a nice spicy seafood taste as the label portends. The included bits of seafood, corn and egg are very good. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code

#2420: Nissin Cup Noodles Spicy Seafood Flavor - China - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Nissin Spicy  Seafood Instant Authentic HK Japanese Ramen Cup Of Noodles Soup (24 Packs)

I must apologize for the inconsistency of our President’s ability to pronounce the name of the country of China.

#2405: Nissin Cup Noodles Mini Spicy Seafood Flavour

#2405: Nissin Cup Noodles Mini Spicy Seafood Flavour - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Here’s one of the waning few left sent by Nissin Hong Kong for their Meet The Manufacturer. Last year was the 45th anniversary of the Cup Noodle! Let’s see what wikipedia has to say about their history:

Instant noodles were invented in 1958 by Momofuku Ando, the Taiwanese-born founder of the Japanese food company Nissin. He used Chikin Ramen (Chicken Ramen) as the first instant ramen noodles.

1970s

In 1970, Nissin formed the subsidiary Nissin Foods (USA) Co. Inc, to sell instant noodles in the United States. Nissin recognized that the bowls traditionally used to package instant noodles in Asia were not common in the U.S, so they used the paper cup designed by Ron R. Matteson. In 1971, they introduced instant ramen packaged in a foam cup. In 1978, Nissin Foods offers new varieties of Top Ramen and Cup O’ Noodles. The product was known as Cup O’ Noodles in the United States until 1993.[citation needed]

1990s

In 1998, Cup Noodles Hot Sauce Varieties introduced (Beef, Chicken, Pork and Shrimp).[1]

Today

Today, instant noodles in Japan are often sold in foam bowls, sometimes with plastic utensils. Foam bowls are inexpensive, disposable, light, and easy to hold, since they insulate heat well.

As I said before, this one is from Hong Kong. What’s more, it’s a mini variety. I’ve seen now mini, regular, big and king variants. Let’s check Cup Noodles Mini!

Nissin Cup Noodles Mini Spicy Seafood Flavour- Hong Kong

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains seafood. To prepare, add water to fill line and microwave at 800W for 2 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2405: Nissin Cup Noodles Mini Spicy Seafood Flavour - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2405: Nissin Cup Noodles Mini Spicy Seafood Flavour - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The noodle block.

#2405: Nissin Cup Noodles Mini Spicy Seafood Flavour - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Loose seasoning and solid ingredients from the cup.

Finished (click to enlarge). The trademark thin and flat noodles that are found in Nissin Cup Noodles are again found here. Indeed, there is a decent quantity and a light chew. The broth has a seafood taste with a light bit of spiciness. Moreover the included bits of egg and seafood as well as corn make everything nicer. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4897878640027.

Nissin Spicy Seafood Instant Authentic HK Japanese Ramen Cup Of Noodles Soup (24 Packs)

A couple of kids in Japan heading through the Cup Noodles museum – a place I really want to visit some day!

#2391: Ottogi Jin Jjambbong Spicy Seafood Noodle

#2391: Ottogi Jin jjambbong Spicy Seafood Noodle - South Korea - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles - ramyun

It’s definitely been a while since I reviewed anything by Ottogi that’s for theSouth Korean market. Actually, this one is an export version, but the more recent ones have been for Mexico and so this is more of a South Korean variety. So, what is jjambbong? Wikipedia has this to say about it:

Jjamppong is a Korean spicy noodle soup flavoured with seafood and gochugaru (red pepper powder).[1] A form of jjamppong is also the local Chinese speciality in the Japanese port city of Nagasaki (see Champon). The noodles are made from wheat flour.[2]

It kind of surprises me to see that this is all wikipedia has to say about it. Notice that in the quote it is spelled jjamppong. When Korean characters are translated to western languages, there’s a lot of different ways it seems that they end up spelled. Another one is Champong. So let’s open this pack up and check out Ottogi Jin Jjambbong!

Ottogi Jin jjambbong Spicy Seafood Noodle – South Korea

#2391: Ottogi Jin jjambbong Spicy Seafood Noodle - South Korea - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles - ramyun

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains seafood. To prepare, add flake sachet to 550ml water and bring to a boil. Add in noodle block and large liquid sachet and cook 5 minutes. Add in oil. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2391: Ottogi Jin jjambbong Spicy Seafood Noodle - South Korea - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles - ramyun

The noodle block. As has been the trend lately, you can see the noodles are extra wide.

#2391: Ottogi Jin jjambbong Spicy Seafood Noodle - South Korea - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles - ramyun

The liquid soup base.

#2391: Ottogi Jin jjambbong Spicy Seafood Noodle - South Korea - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles - ramyun

A thick, spicy scented sauce.

#2391: Ottogi Jin jjambbong Spicy Seafood Noodle - South Korea - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles - ramyun

The vegetable flake sachet.

#2391: Ottogi Jin jjambbong Spicy Seafood Noodle - South Korea - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles - ramyun

Looks like decent sized bits.

#2391: Ottogi Jin jjambbong Spicy Seafood Noodle - South Korea - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles - ramyun

An oil sachet.

#2391: Ottogi Jin jjambbong Spicy Seafood Noodle - South Korea - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles - ramyun

A deep orange colored oil.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, narutomaki, carved squid, shrimp, spring onion and sweet onion. The noodles are wide and thick – the popular way these days in premium instant ramyun. The broth was just fantastic. It had a kind of grilled seafood flavor to it and a nice bump of spiciness from the oil. What’s more, it was tasty and savory. The included garnish was just a home run. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8801045522555.

Ottogi Jin Jjamppong Spicy Seafood Noodle, 4.59 Ounce Unit (Pack of 4)


Here’s an Ottogi Jin Ramen TV commercial. So I did an interview a few years back for local TV. There was a commercial by another South Korean noodle company where the guy slurps the soup loudly and says ‘aahhh’ pretty loud. During the interview, I did this a lot and think I looked pretty silly. This one totally jumps the shark with the post-slurp grunting!

Meet The Manufacturer: #2077: Nissin Cup Noodles Big Spicy Seafood Flavour

Today I think we’ll take a look at this bigger Cup Noodles. Spicy seafood sounds tasty to me! What’s also interesting about this one is that it can be microwaved, although my microwave is 1100W so unsure how to try it at 800W. It has different power levels, 1-12 (which seems kind of illogical since I wuld think they’d number 1-11). Boiling water time! Let’s go!

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

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

The noodle block with some seasoning.

Loose seasoning and solid ingredients.

Finished (click to enlarge). The noodles are your standard thin flat Cup Noodles fare – easy on the chew and in an extra large quantity in this one. The broth has a nice lightly spicy seafood taste I really liked, which was augmented with copious amount of egg, cabbage and seafood bits. A great seafood cup. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4897878630028.

Nissin Spicy Seafood Instant Authentic HK Japanese Ramen Cup Of Noodles Soup (24 Packs)

A Nissin Cup Noodles TV commercial from Hong Kong.

#1645: Lucky Me! Supreme Jjamppong Korean Style Spicy Seafood Soup

I recently reviewed a South Korean Jjajang instant noodle. Well, here’s another double J named instant noodle! Jjamppong! So, what’s jjamppong? Wikipedia has this to say:

Jjamppong (Korean: 짬뽕, Chinese name: 炒碼麵), a spicy noodle soup flavored with onions and chili oil. A form of jjamppong is also the local Chinese specialty in the Japanese port city of Nagasaki (see Chanpon). The noodles are made from wheat flour.

Seafood sounds good! Let’s check it out!

 Detail of the side panels (click image to enlarge). Contains fish. To prepare, empty sachets into bowl. Add boiling water to line and steep for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

 Detail of the lid (click image to enlarge).

An included fork!

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

Has a spicy scent.

The solid ingredients sachet.

Little bits of fish perhaps.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge).  Added crab stick, fish ball, sliced squid, shrimp, kamaboko, mung bean sprouts and white onion. The noodles are of a thin gauge although made from wheat and have a nice soft texture. The broth has a definitely spicy seafood taste which I really liked. The garnish hydrated well. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4807770272646.

Not a fan of seafood? Try out this Lucky Me Supreme Instant Noodles Bulalo Flavor 65g Pack of 8

A new TV spot from Lucky Me!

#1560: Kin-Dee Instant Rice Noodle Spicy Seafood

Here’s one I got up in Canada. Been kind of a spicy week and so spicy seafood fits the bill. In my last post, I mentioned having a sore tooth. Let me say that it got bad – really bad! The only relief I could find was to keep something cold next to it – my wife went out and got a bag of ice and I kept a little piece of ice in my cheek last night. I ended up pulling the tooth myself after taking a pain pill – take that, dentist bills! Anyways, your humble instant noodle reviewer is doing much better today! On with the show!

 Here’s the back of the packaging and the side panels (click image to enlarge). To prepare, take everything out of the ‘PP box’ and put the noodles in. Cover in boiling water and re-attach lid. Steep for 5 minutes. Drain. Add oil and seasoning sachet contents and stir well. enjoy!

Here’s what you see underneath the cardboard outer packaging.

An included fork!

A packet of rice stick.

A dry powder sachet.

Has a slightly spicy seafood scent.

An oil sachet.

A very light oil.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Sauteed shrimp, sliced squid, mung bean sprouts, coriander and sweet onion in Huy Fong Sriracha chilli sauce until reduced and garnished with more coriander and sriracha. The noodles are your standard garden variety rice stick and came out nicely. The flavor is kind of like a tom yum although it seems to missing something – the lemongrass. I think this would be way better with that added taste. Nonetheless, it’s pretty good! 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 190328960169.

Here you can get this in a different package.

Here’s a nice corporate video about J.D. Food, the company that produces Kin-Dee products in Thailand.