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#1292: Nissin Cup Noodles Sabor A Carne Sopa Con Fideos

Hey look! This is the last of the Nissin varieties made for Colombia. They’re made here in California by Nissin Foods USA, but only for sale in Colombia. This is identical to the beef flavor Cup Noodles we have available here. I reviewed that one way back – #334 in March of 2011 – seems like forever ago. Let’s see what I think about this one nowadays. Let’s check it out!

Here are the side panels (click image to enlarge). Not sure if it contains meat or not, so have a look for yourself. To prepare, add room temp water to line, stir, and microwave for 3 minutes. Stir again and it’s done!

Detail of the lid (click image to enlarge).

Here’s what’s under the hood: pre-seasoned noodles. What’s rad about these? They’re excellent straight out of the container like a snack. Bet they’d be good on a salad.


Finished (click image to enlarge). Added garlic, jalapenos, lime, thin sliced beef, carrot and leeks. The noodles are short and broad; reminiscent of egg noodles. They’ve got that kind of comfort food texture I like. I have found that a stir after the minute after cooking and then another minute of sitting makes them a little nicer. The broth was a typical beef flavor. 3.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 7770662041019.

Score – a Colombian Cup Noodles commercial!

#1016: Nissin Big Cup Noodles Habanero Lime Chicken Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup

Here’s something people should be able to find easily at their supermarkets – at least here in the United States. Lime… Habanero… Let’s check it out!

Here are the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to have meat.

No packets – just pre seasoned noodles – and a lot of them!


Finished (click image to enlarge). Added baked chicken with garlic salt, bell pepper, sweet onion and some Jane’s Crazy Mixed Up Salt. The noodles are short and broad – they remind me of egg noodles. The broth has a lime, chicken and heat flavor. The heat is nice, but not deadly. Tasty! 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 070662030479.

A Nissin commercial from Hong Kong.

#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

#760: Nissin Big Cup Noodles Roast Chicken Flavor

Here’s a big cup from Nissin. Roast chicken sounds pretty good – especially to my son!

Here’s the side panels (click image to enlarge).

The seasoning and noodles are all together in the cup.

Finished (click image to enlarge). The noodles are like egg noodles and the broth was a little lighter than I hoped. I think a little bit thicker broth and maybe a stronger flavor would be nice. Still, it’s pretty tasty and I like the noodles. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 070662030462 .

This sounds like one of the crazy coupon people – but hey it’s for noodles so I can dig.

Extreme Cpoupon peoples

#747: Nissin Spoon it Chicken Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup

Here’s the last of the Spoon it’s that I received from the folks at Nissin Foods, USA. Sounded like something good for lunch. Anyways, let’s get to it!

Here’s the back and side panels (click image to enlarge). Remember this is a box and comes with three packages of seasoning and noodles.

These are tasty on their own – like a snack thing – probably would be good with the seasoning sprinkled on and eaten raw as well!

One of the three seasoning packets. I like the design of these. If I took all the images I have of them and put em’ together, it’d probably look like a Warhol.

Here’s the seasoning – all ready to go.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added some chicken lunch meat, a little kizami shoga (pickled ginger), a can of mixed veggies and a liberal dose of Texas Pete Hot Sauce. I think I’ll have to say I liked the creamy chicken flavor the best of the Spoon it line. This one has the same noodles, but that creaminess made that one a lot more enjoyable. This has a decent chicken taste though, and again I do like these noodles – cooked or uncooked. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 070662070024 .

Video from the 7th World Instant Noodle Association Summit

This is kind of odd – J-Pop?

#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.

#696: Meet The Manufacturer – Nissin Big Cup Noodles Spicy Chicken Flavor

Here’s a new one from Nissin – Spicy Chicken Big Cup Noodles. Let’s give it a try!

Here’s the info from the side panels (click image to enlarge).

These noodles are definitely different. No packet – no detectable veggies. What’s great is they’re almost like potato chips or those Pik Nik shoestring potato snacks in a way if you try then uncooked.

Finished (click image to enlarge). This was a quick one, but that’s because it’s very simple and to the point. You add room temp water up to the line, microwave for a few minutes and after a minute of cooling, you’re good to go. No packets – just add water and cook. So let’s start with the ‘spoonable noodles.’ They’re great – like a cross between rice noodles and egg noodles texture-wise. There’s plenty of them too. The broth was very nice too – had a little thickness to it and the flavor was chickenny and lightly spicy.  If you’re looking for spicy habanero heat, don’t look here. Pretty good stuff – convenient and fast. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC barcode 070662030455 .

Looks like King is what they call it in Japan!

Or they call it Big there, too!

#387: Nissin Bowl Noodles Rich & Savory Beef Flavor

Well this should be a tasty and tame one after the horror of the zero star review #386. So on we go with some beefiness!

Only two packets eh? Kind of a surprise as I expected powder and veggie packets… Especially with the Soup Booster’s big number 3.

So the green packet contains a combo of powder and veggies. The noodles themselves are tasty on their own – kind of like weird potato chips.

Click image to enlarge. Added two fried eggs with a little garlic salt and Tony Chachere’s Creole Seasoning on them. Bam – goodness. The noodles are nice – spoon-able I’m sure but also fork-able with a fork. The broth is ‘rich and savory’ with a deep flavor. The veggies are nice and tasty too. I like this stuff – it’s a good meal, especially when you drop a couple eggs in there. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. Get it here.

World’s Largest Omelette

#338: Nissin Big Cup Noodles Chicken Flavor Spoonable Noodles & Soup Ramen Noodle Soup

So as far as I know, this is the third in the trifecta of big cup noodles that they’re putting out here in the USA. I have seen reviews of Japanese-market big cup noodles though… Anyways, big!

Its kind of funny – it says it is ramen noodle soup, however these are nothing like ramen noodles. There are like egg noodles! Let’s see what Wikipedia says…

Ramen (ラーメン rāmen?, IPA: ˈrä-mən) is a Japanese noodle dish. It consists of Chinese-style wheat noodles served in a meat- or fish-based broth, often flavored with soy sauce or miso, and uses toppings such as sliced pork (チャーシュー chāshū?), dried seaweed (海苔 nori?), kamaboko, green onions, and occasionally corn. Almost every locality in Japan has its own variation of ramen, from the tonkotsu (pork bone broth) ramen of Kyushu to the miso ramen of Hokkaido.

Yeah these don’t look very Chinese style. Anyways…. Yeah Look up ‘ramen’ on Wikipedia.com – actually I’m a nice guy – click here – some really awesome pictures of the real deal stuff. A lot of people have told me I need to go and try ‘authentic’ ramen etc etc and that what I eat is garbage. I like this stuff – its fun and cheap. The real stuff is awesome, but I already had noodles for lunch so not really into it for dinner.

A cadre of dry noodle pieces. I tried it uncooked and yeah – tasty stuff for sure.

So there it is (click image to enlarge). What this reminds me of actually is  a Knorr Noodle Sides Chicken packet… It’s good but meh. No vegetables which is a bummer. I put fried egg with it last time and nothing with it this time. Still not very impressed. 2.25 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 070662030431.

I will stir it. I will stir it occasionally.

#334: Nissin Big Cup Noodles Beef Flavor Spoonable Noodles & Soup Ramen Noodle Soup

So this is the second of these – I imagine there’s a chicken one too.

Today, my lady Kit decided to try one so I sneaked a taste so I could review it. This one was interesting as the last one I’m afraid…

The dry noodles are really good – like an awesome crunchy snack – hopefully better than the end result.

Click image to enlarge. Added two fried eggs. Well, much like the shrimp flavor, I found this one lacking too. Kind of bland and boring. I couldn’t imagine how it would’ve been without the eggs to be honest. 2.125 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 070662030417.