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#2473: Tokyo Noodle Mini Instant Noodle Mild Curry Flavor

#2473: Tokyo Noodle Mini Instant Noodle Mild Curry Flavor - Japan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

These came by Way of my sister Sue – thanks! She found them up in Canada – I believe at PriceSmart Foods in Richmond, BC. Been a couple of years since I made the trip north in search of instant noodles for my birthday. The way I look at it, I have to lay off Canada for a little while to let the big stores up there percolate; then they’ll have new stuff I’ve not tried. Well, hopefully. Last time I found a lot of the same stuff from the time before.

From the packaging, it looks like this will be an Indian curry. Mild though – that could mean that it is indeed more of a Japanese curry. But I dunno – I think it’s time to figure it out by giving them a try.

Tokyo Noodle Mini Instant Noodle Mild Curry Flavor – Japan

#2473: Tokyo Noodle Mini Instant Noodle Mild Curry Flavor - Japan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Here’s an import/distributor’s sticker (click to enlarge). So here you can see the ingredients and nutritional info.

#2473: Tokyo Noodle Mini Instant Noodle Mild Curry Flavor - Japan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Mentions ‘meat tasted powder’ so unsure whether it contains meat or not – check for yourself. To prepare, add a block of noodles to a mug and add 20ml boiling water. Let steep 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2473: Tokyo Noodle Mini Instant Noodle Mild Curry Flavor - Japan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

You get four of these little packs in a bag.

#2473: Tokyo Noodle Mini Instant Noodle Mild Curry Flavor - Japan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The noodle block. So it’s has seasoning in it- no sachets with this one. Indeed, all of the Tokyo Noodle varieties are like this.

Finished (click to enlarge). The noodles are thin and flat as expected. They have a very soft chew as well which is nice. The broth is very watery though; this works in the chicken variety, but the curry seems kind of unintelligible. I don’t get that kind of Indian curry as depicted on the package by the Indian guy from South Park. Nevertheless, it is nice to sip from the cup; nice and warm. 2.0 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4906871020139.

#2473: Tokyo Noodle Mini Instant Noodle Mild Curry Flavor - Japan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

T o k y o  N o o d l e Tokyo Ramen Series Mild Curry Flavor 30g X 4packs [Japan Import]

An interesting vbideo about ramen in Tokyo

#2167: Great Value Vegetable Flavour Noodles With Vegetables

Here’s one my sister got me from up in Canada for my birthday! Thank you! Walmar instant noodles!

I have a sad announcement to make. On 7/31/2016 at 4:40am, I bumped into the little container that held my sake cups that I use to display the contents of seasoning sachets. Got these as a birthday present in 2012, and they first went into service in review #684. At first I thought I’d only lost two, but I gave the other two that fell with them a little squeeze and another of the little white cups made a creaking sound, so it’s cracked through. Some might find my sadness a little bizarre, but I think many will understand that you get used to using tools and when they’re gone, it really, really sucks. Hoping I can find the same ones – I’ve looked before but never seen them again. Most likely, I’ll get a new set – they will show up for review #2168.

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add boiling water to fill line and let steep covered for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

The noodle block.

A little bit of the vegetables from the cup.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, tofu puff, spring onion and cilantro. The noodles are pretty good – a little crumbly. The broth has that kind of butter and broccoli taste to it; very meh on this application. The actual bits of vegetable in with this cup were so-so. 2.5 out of 5.0 stars.  UPC bar code 628915242102.

The Wal-Mart Effect: How the World’s Most Powerful Company Really Works–and HowIt’s Transforming the American Economy

Would bne interesting to see this rolling down the road, eh?

#2110: Great Value Vegetable Flavour Ramen Noodles

I’m still a little surprised at how much I’ve liked these Walmart instant noodles from Canada; they’re really not at all bad. Sure, they’re very basic, but then again what do you expect? My sister got me these for my birthday! Thanks again, Sue! Well, let’s dig in!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodle block to 2 cup (500ml) boiling water and cook for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and add contents of seasoning sachet. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

Kind of has a buttery scent.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, coriander and spring onion. The noodles are a little bit on the doughy side in this one – not a complaint – they were good. The broth has a kind of butter and vegetable kind of taste; don’t know how else to describe it. 3.0 out of 5.0 stars.  UPC bar code 628915242591.

Sam Walton: Made In America

A short history of Walmart from it’s inception to 1990.

#2073: Great Value Spicy Ramen Noodles

Awesome. Spicy instant noodles my sister got me for my birthday – from Walmart in Canada! Thank you again! So far these have been pretty good – the beef one tasted like beef and the chicken tasted like chicken. The operative word here is tasted; so many Canadian varieties don’t have a lot of flavor to them. However I should note these are manufactured in the United States. Not a slam on Canada though – I really like Canada! Let’s check this one out!

Detail of the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodle block to 500ml boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block..

The soup base sachet.

An ultra light powder.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added coriander, leftover seasoned ground beef for tacos, spring onion, shard cheddar and red chilli flakes. The noodles are just great – a very standard instant noodle gauge. The broth is a lightly spicy kind of light chicken broth. I’m surprised how good it is; I had this about 4 times when I was sick a couple months ago and it was so good with cheese and egg dropped into it. This is nice! 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.  UPC bar code 628915231717.

Sam Walton: Made In America

A Walmart Canada TV commercial.

#2045: Great Value Chicken Style Ramen Noodles

My sister got these for my birthday up in Canada – thank you! I’ve wanted to review some Walmart branded instant noodles for years; just seems fitting that Walmart would have instant noodles. These were bought in Canada, however they’re made in the United States. However, I’ve never seen instant noodles with the Great Value brand inside the United States… Anyways, let’s crack this open and see how this one fares.

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodle block to 2 cup (500ml) boiling water and cook for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and add contents of seasoning sachet. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

A chicken scented powder.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added chicken and processed cheese. The noodles have a decent gauge and chew to them I liked. As for the broth, this was decent – not bland and had a good chicken flavor. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 628915231687.

Sam Walton: Made In America

A great documentary of the history of Walmart.

#2038: A1 Vegetarian Herbal Noodle

Here’s one my sister got me up in Canada for my birthday! Thanks! In 2015 when I went up to Canada, I saw this one but didn’t get it since I thought I had it in my hamper awaiting review. Well, I didn’t and luckily they still had it in stock at PriceSmart Foods up in Richmond, BC when my sister went. Vegetarian time! Let’s check it out.

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add sachet contents to 450ml water and bring to a boil. Add noodle block and cook for 3 minutes. stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The seasonings sachet.

Has a nice scent.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added tau pok, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, star anise and crushed red pepper flake. The noodles had a good gauge which I liked. The broth has a strong herbal kind of thing going on which didn’t please me so much unfortunately; Just seemed a little off to me and I can’t put my finger on why. 1.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9556593121390.

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An A! advertisement.

#2016: Great Value Chicken Style Noodles With Vegetables

Another one my sister picked up for me in Canada – thanks again! Today, my boy Andy’s feeling a little under the weather, so I thought some Canadian chicken noodles would do him good. Well, I should say my sister sourced them in Canada; the package says they are a product of the United States. I really wonder who private labels these for Walmart. I’m sure someone will let me know! Anyways, let’s see what’s up with this cup.

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but look for yourself. To prepare, add boiling water to fill line and let steep covered for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

The noodle block.

Some vegetables from the cup – looks like spring onion, corn and carrot.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added kamaboko and processed cheese. The noodles are a little more hearty – thick and chewy. They hydrated well and there’s a decent quantity. The broth has flavor! Not bland! What is also nice is that it tastes liike chicken! The supplied vegetables hydrated well enough. I think I’m seeing a theme here – Canada should import it’s instant noodles from the United States. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 628915231724.

The Wal-Mart Effect: How the World’s Most Powerful Company Really Works–and HowIt’s Transforming the American Economy

A fascinating video about the futuristic looking transport systems that Walmart is investigating to bring products to their stores more efficiently.

#2013: Great Value Beef Style Ramen Noodles

My sister got these for my birthday up in Canada – thank you! I’ve wanted to review some Walmart branded instant noodles for years; just seems fitting that Walmart would have instant noodles. These were bought in Canada, however they’re made in the United States. However, I’ve never seen instant noodles with the Great Value brand inside the United States… Anyways, let’s crack this open and see how this one fares.

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodle block to 2 cup (500ml) boiling water and cook for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and add contents of seasoning sachet. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

The soup base powder – has a beef scent and is very fine.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added beef, sweet onion and coriander. The noodles are very standard with the slight slippery glutenous layer on the outside. They have a very standard gauge. The broth is a very standard beef as well; single sachet and tastes like beef. It is set apart from other Canadian varieties in the way that it isn’t completely bland, but has an alright flavor. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.  UPC bar code 628915242584.

Sam Walton: Made In America

A great documentary of the history of Walmart.

Walmart Canada Instant Noodles For My Birthday!

My sister took a trip to Canada and asked if there was anything I wanted while she was up there. Well, I asked for Great Value instant noodles from Canadian Walmart. What’s crazy is you can’t buy them individually – you have to buy a big box of them. She got me every flavor of the packs and cups!

Yep (click to enlarge) – and what’s crazy? They’re made in the USA… Hmmm… Who’s private labelling these I wonder…

Three varieties of cups!

Something about the French spelling of beef cracks me up (click to enlarge). Thank you very much to my sister – above and beyond!

#712: Four Seas Seaweed Instant Noodle

Here’s one my sister brought me down from Canada! Thanks, Sue!!! Seaweed flavor, huh? Well, let’s check it out!

Side panels (click image to enlarge).

This is a first! There are two separate noodle blocks!

Plus a folding fork!

It’s like a Transformer! Kkkk-kkk-kkk-kkk… Yeah.

Powder seasoning…

A pretty good amount and very powdery.

Sesame oil!

Nice strong odor.

Finally, the star of the show – seaweed. Looks like a pretty decent amount.

Yep – a lot of seaweed – layers of it!

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added some store brand stir fry veggies with a little turkey breast and some Ajishima Kim Chi furikake, a dash of Krazy Mixed Up Salt and a few pieces of narutomaki. The noodles are good but very weak and borderline mushy – eat this one before they get mushy would be my advice. The broth is full of sesame oil flavor but not a whole lot of flavor other than that. Seaweed is extremely prevalent – its everywhere! It’s good too! I like this one – although it definitely could be better. It seemed almost watery; kind of a weird thing to say about soup, but there it is. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars. UPC barcode 4892616010872 .

All about seaweed farming!

Eating seaweed straight from the ocean in Korea

#691: Mamee Express Cup Vegetarian Flavour

Here’s another Mamee my sis brought me back from Canada. Let’s give it a whirl.

Lid detail (click image to enlarge).

Must say I really like the new camera – this came out pretty swell! Click image to enlarge.

Woo-hoo! A free fork – You pull either end and it extends! Awesome!

The noodle block.

Powdered seasoning.

Very powdery.

Veggies. The fine print is interesting; I wonder what the protective coating is all about?

Looks like a pea and a light smattering of other ingredients.

Finished (click image to enlarge). First off, the noodles: decent gauge and sturdiness after steeping. The problem here is the flavoring; the broth is funky – I would say this one tastes a bit like Pringles potato chips and that’s all fine and dandy in a chip form, but a liquid Pringle isn’t so great. The vegetables were very few and far between. I might have found more if I was able to eat all of this. Disappointing. 2.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC barcode 955502301211.

Mamee TV commercial

About Malaysia

Birthday Noodles From My Sister!

My birthday’s on Wednesday! Yay! My sister went up to Canada and called me and rattled off a ton of brands and names of instant noodles and got me a ton of them!

Wow how awesome! Tons of new stuff! Yay!

Wow look at this! Nong Shim Shrimp Shin Ramyun? Awesome! Thanks my sister! Love you!