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#2836: Shanjinshan Yibin Burning Noodle Green Onion Flavor

#2836: Shanjinshan Yibin Burning Noodle Green Onion Flavor

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?

So this is the second Yibin Burning Noodle variety I’ve come across. It sounds interesting every time I come in contact with them, and they usually have interesting packaging like this one. Here’s a little about Yibin from Wikipedia –

Yibin (simplified Chinese宜宾traditional Chinese宜賓Sichuanese Pinyin: nyi2bin1Sichuanese pronunciation[ɲi˨˩pin˥]pinyinYíbīnWade–GilesI-pin) is a prefecture-level city in the southeastern part of Sichuanprovince, People’s Republic of China, located at the junction of the Min and Yangtze Rivers.

Its population was 4,471,840 inhabitants according to the 2010 census of whom 836,340 lived in the built-up (or metro) area made of Cuiping District.

Human habitation of Yibin dates back at least 4,000 years. Yibin was established as a county in the Han dynasty (206 BC − AD 220). Under the Ming and Qing, the town and its hinterland was known as XuzhouCommandery (t 敘州, s 叙州, p Xùzhōufǔ), which was variously romanized as SuifuSuifoo,[citation needed] and Suchow.[2] Its population around 1907 was estimated at 50,000.[3]

There are several hot springs near Yibin, plus many other tourist attractions. Such attractions include the Bamboo Sea in Changning County and the Xingwen Stone Forest. Cuiping mountain in the centre of the city provides wonderful views of Yibin. Yibin is also the confluence of the Min and Jinsha Rivers, which together form the Chang Jiang as the Yangtze River is known in Chinese from Yibin to Shanghai.

Okay then, let’s have a look at this one that was sent by Snackoo!

Shanjinshan Yibin Burning Noodle Green Onion Flavor – China

#2836: Shanjinshan Yibin Burning Noodle Green Onion Flavor

Here’s the bottom of the package (click to enlarge).

#2836: Shanjinshan Yibin Burning Noodle Green Onion Flavor

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add boiling water to fill line in tray with noodles. Cover for (doesn’t say but going to guess at least 4 minutes). Drain using spout. Add in large sachet  contents. Take small sachet and add 200-250ml boiling water in a serving bowl. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2836: Shanjinshan Yibin Burning Noodle Green Onion Flavor

An included fork!

#2836: Shanjinshan Yibin Burning Noodle Green Onion Flavor

A sealed noodle block.

#2836: Shanjinshan Yibin Burning Noodle Green Onion Flavor

A pretty awesome looking sachet.

#2836: Shanjinshan Yibin Burning Noodle Green Onion Flavor

Thick stuff.

#2836: Shanjinshan Yibin Burning Noodle Green Onion Flavor

This is a soup –  you mix it with 200-250ml boiling water.

#2836: Shanjinshan Yibin Burning Noodle Green Onion Flavor

Looks like oil and soy.

#2836: Shanjinshan Yibin Burning Noodle Green Onion Flavor

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo organic mung bean sprouts and spring onion. The noodles are great – nice backbone here and the sauce it goes with has a nice flavor and bit that seem like meat but may be TVP. It does have a happy spring onion skip in its step. As for the burning, the noodle plate isn’t, but the soup is a little bit. Very oily and with a kind of herby taste. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 6970657440068.

#2836: Shanjinshan Yibin Burning Noodle Green Onion Flavor

YiBin Burning Noodle (Spicy) 130g

I’m unsure if this is completely related, but it looks tasty

#2550: Samyang Foods Pagaejang

#2550: Samyang Foods Pagaejang - 육개장은 원래 이맛! 라면신제품 파개장(파듬뿍육개장)! - South Korea - The Ramen Rater

Here’s a new one from Samyang Foods – Pagaejang. It is similar to Yukgaejang. I looked up Yukgaejang and found this on Wikipedia –

Yukgaejang[1] (육개장) or spicy beef soup[1] is a spicy, soup-like Korean dish made from shredded beef with scallions and other ingredients, which are simmered together for a long time. It is a variety of gomguk, or thick soup, which was formerly served in Korean royal court cuisine. It is believe to be healthful and is popular due to its hot and spicy nature.[2]

In addition to shredded beef, scallions, and water, the dish generally also includes bean sprouts, gosari (bracken fern), torandae (taro stems), sliced onion, dangmyeon (sweet potato noodles), chili powder, garlic, perilla seeds (also called wild sesame seeds), soy sauce, oil (sesame oil and/or vegetable oil), black pepper, and salt. Chili oil may also be used.[2] Yukgaejang is generally served with a bowl of rice and kimchi.

The dish may alternatively be made with chicken rather than beef, in which case it is called dak yukgaejang or Dakgyejang.

I looked up Pagaejang and found it to be a spicy beef and spring onion soup, which sounds pretty similar. Let’s delve into this and see what’s inside!

Samyang Foods Pagaejang – South Korea

#2550: Samyang Foods Pagaejang - 육개장은 원래 이맛! 라면신제품 파개장(파듬뿍육개장)! - South Korea - The Ramen Rater

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Unsure whether this contains meat. To prepare, add powder sachet to 500ml boiling water and then noodle block. Cook for 4 minutes 30 seconds. Turn off heat. Add in contents of large liquid sachet and vegetable sachet contents.Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2550: Samyang Foods Pagaejang - 육개장은 원래 이맛! 라면신제품 파개장(파듬뿍육개장)! - South Korea - The Ramen Rater

The noodle block.

#2550: Samyang Foods Pagaejang - 육개장은 원래 이맛! 라면신제품 파개장(파듬뿍육개장)! - South Korea - The Ramen Rater

The dry seasoning base.

#2550: Samyang Foods Pagaejang - 육개장은 원래 이맛! 라면신제품 파개장(파듬뿍육개장)! - South Korea - The Ramen Rater

A very interesting mixture here.

#2550: Samyang Foods Pagaejang - 육개장은 원래 이맛! 라면신제품 파개장(파듬뿍육개장)! - South Korea - The Ramen Rater

The liquid base sachet.

#2550: Samyang Foods Pagaejang - 육개장은 원래 이맛! 라면신제품 파개장(파듬뿍육개장)! - South Korea - The Ramen Rater

A thick liquid.

#2550: Samyang Foods Pagaejang - 육개장은 원래 이맛! 라면신제품 파개장(파듬뿍육개장)! - South Korea - The Ramen Rater

The vegetables sachet.

#2550: Samyang Foods Pagaejang - 육개장은 원래 이맛! 라면신제품 파개장(파듬뿍육개장)! - South Korea - The Ramen Rater

Spring onion.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, spring onion and beef. The noodles came out really nice – great gauge and chew. This is the way I like ramyun; it almost has a thin gel on the noodles which I like a lot. The broth is just about as perfect and I can imagine. It has that nice beef flavor and a decent spiciness. It seems like I would go to a fancy restaurant and order it off the menu. Just amazing. The included vegetables hydrated to a T. This is a new favorite – hope it’s around forever. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars! EAN bar code 8801073116442.

#2550: Samyang Foods Pagaejang - 육개장은 원래 이맛! 라면신제품 파개장(파듬뿍육개장)! - South Korea - The Ramen Rater

[Samyang] Kimchi Ramyun / Ramyun, Ramen, Korean Instant Hot Noodle Soup

A cooking video for this product.

#2070: Tokushima Seifun Negi Ramen

Here’s the last of the Tokushim Seifun varieties sent to me by Wesley, a reader from Japan at school in Canada – thanks again! This last one is negi – green onion! Let’s check it out!

Detail of the side and bottom of the bowl (click to enlarge). Unsure whether it contains meat. To prepare add in contents of onion sachet and boiling water to fill line. Cover for 3 minutes. Add in contents of liquid sachet. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

Looks oily and has a sweet soy scent.

The onion sachet.

A lot of spring onion!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added hard boiled egg, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts and chashu pork. The noodles ended up a little on the spongy side which was a disappointment. They were thick which was nice, but just didn’t have the smoothness I’m accustomed to. The broth has a nice soy taste which went well with the supplied negi which was plentiful as well as little pieces of pork in squares. However, the pork didn’t hydrate altogether that well which was a downside. 1.75 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4904760010421.

Mino octopus arabesque ramen bowl + large spoon

A Tokushima Seifun TV commercial.

The Ramen Rater’s 5th Annual Momofuku Ando Day: #1911: Nissin Emergency Chikin Ramen

Every January 19th for the past 5 years, I’ve done a special post in homage of Momofuku Ando. Who was he? Just the guy who invented instant noodles in 1958. If it weren’t for him, my world would be a whole lot different – and many other people’s as well. Actually, I should thank Mr. Ando’s wife as well – the story is that he was attempting to make an easily prepared, shelf stable instant noodle, but couldn’t figure out how. He tried many different techniques, but it was when he saw his wife making tempura in the kitchen one night that it dawned on him – fry the cooked noodles. This leaves holes in the noodles and extrudes the water. Not only that, the oil keeps the noodles shelf stable for a long time. His vision of a way to create and easy way to feed the masses has been a huge success and considered one of the great innovations of the 20th century. I think he deserves a day in his honor, and that day is today, January 19th.

I did a review video especially for today – Nissin Emergency Chikin Ramen – hope you enjoy! Here’s the regular review below.

So I got this can of instant ’emergency’ noodles from doing an interview for Courrier Japon magazine a few years back.

Under the plastic lid is this little disc.

Under the lid (click to enlarge).

Detail of the side of the cam (click to enlarge).

The can contains two emergency servings and includes two of everything.

Here’s the side panels of the cup (click to enlarge). Contains egg and chicken. To prepare, add a noodle block and contents of a seasoning and garnish sachet. Add boiling water to fill line. Let sit for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

Two included forks.

A noodle block.

A seasoning/garnish sachet.

Pieces of chicken, egg and spring onion.

A dessicant sachet – not to be used for human consumption.

Finished (click to enlarge). The three minutes were ample time for the noodles to hydrate, and they were very good – just like the pack version I grew up with. The broth is kind of a soy chicken kind of thing – salty and tasty. The big win here is the decently sized pieces of egg and chicken (both of which actually had a good consistency, texture and quality). The spring onion was very nice too – everything jibed together nicely. Excellent! 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4902105213360.

A book I’ve wanted to get my hands on for years – Momofuku Ando Speaks

My wife’s favorite Nissin Chikin Ramen TV commercial.

#1799: Thai Smile Spring Onion Rice Noodle Soup Bowl

Another one my lovely wife found for me at BigLOTS. This one’s made in Thailand for the US market it seems. Spring onion is an interesting thing; it’s also known as green onion and also as scallions. Another one like that is coriander, which in the USA is known as cilantro – at least uin it’s fresh form. In a seasoning jar, it’s known here as coriander. Weird. anyways, let’s check out this bowl!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add on sachet contents to the bowl. Fill to first line with boiling water and cover for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

Upon removing the cardboard outer wrap, you’re greeted by a plastic bowl with a paper lid.

The rice noodles in the bowl.

The soup base sachet.

Has a sweet garlic kind of scent.

An oil sachet.

Rice bran oil and shallots flavor this thin oil.

The vegetables sachet.

Spring onion flakes.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts and coriander. The rice noodles did quite well in the microwave – well hydrated. They are of varying length and widty, and easily navigable with a fork. The broth is more sweet than anything and the rice bran oil aspect of the seasoning oil stands out. Very light and sweet. 2.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8850578954029.

Thai Smile, Garlic Rice Noodle Soup Bowl, Ready in 3 Minutes, 2.5 Oz, Pack of 6

Views of Ratchaburi, Thailand.

#472: Thai Kitchen Spring Onion Rice Noodle Bowl

A brand I’ve never reviewed before I know. This one came from my mother in law! Thank you! Sounds like it should be tasty – spring onion sounds tasty.

I know I know it’s a white lid – big deal right? Well, kind of.. I’ve rarely seen a package with such a little amount of, well, anything! Of course this is underneath the cardboard boxing.

Okay three packets – sounds good to me! From the top going clockwise we have a powdered soup base, veggies (I’m going to take a chance and guess spring onions) and finally a seasoned oil.

Hey weird – the rice noodles are really short – never seen that before! Strange…

Click image to enlarge. Here’s the finished product with nothing added. Well, this one really was different. First time I’ve eaten one of these with a spoon! The noodles are very light and delicate. and somewhat mushy. The broth is very tasty and onion flavor abounds. Everything goes together very nicely – especially the nice amount of veggies. All in all, I am quite pleased with this one. What’s even more interesting is that this stuff is actually made in Thailand – didn’t really think it would be. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars – quite good! Find it here.

Some colorful curry recipes

This guy is cutting spring onions and he knows what’s up!