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The International Lunch

Here’s what I had for lunch today (click to enlarge) – not a new review or anything, but thought it was interesting how many international flavors came together on this one. First, FMF Chow Noodles Masala Flavor from Fiji. Added kimchi, a Korean dish, some Urashima Sesame & Salt furikake from Japan, Dua Belibis chili sauce from Indonesia, some ham, stirfry veggies and sweet onion, and a 2 egg omelet with 2 slices of processed cheese and some Tabasco Jalapeno hot sauce – which I presume is all from the United States but might not be. Was pretty good – quite an interesting combo!

#629: Master Kong Artificial Braised Beef Flavor Instant Noodle

Thanks again to Chad B. of Highland, Illinois for sending these Master Kong packs! Braised beef eh? Hmmm I wonder how this will be – if the Pork one was any indicator, I’m going to like this!

Here’s the back of the packaging (click image to enlarge). Kind of hard to read – and no exact amount of water to use – I went with 500cc this time.

Clockwise from top left – veggies, powdered seasoning and finally liquid base.

Everything sitting peacefully awaiting the 500cc of water.

Finished (click image to enlarge)! Two egg omelet with Tabasco Buffalo Style hot sauce and Cavender’s Greek Seasoning. Well, I’m really happy to say 500cc of water was perfect. The noodles are tasty – not real chewy but not mushy or soggy in the least. The broth is really quite amazing; it has a hint of spiciness, some sweetness and is full of deep beef flavor. The veggies are pretty good – really round it out. This was very good – quite impressed with such a ho hum package design. 4.25 out of 5.0 stars! UPC barcode number is 705105920191.

Master Kong commercial.

That kid’s freakin’ lucky, man…

Re-Review: Maruchan Ramen Noodle Soup Oriental Flavor

Such a classic – almost as American as it is Japanese! Actually, this packet was made in California. Just like rival Nissin, Maruchan has a huge southern California factory. Here’s a re-review of this standard that probably everyone has had once in their lifetime.

My son, Andreas gave me this one, along with a beef and a pork flavor pack! He’s been quite a noodle eater – he really likes Top Ramen Chicken flavor, but I got him to try the Indomie Special Chicken flavor and he really liked it – gotta keep trying new things! Thanks for the noodles, Andy!!!

Back of the packaging (click image to enlarge). At the bottom you can see – Irvine, California.

Here’s the block in all of it’s glory. It’s ready to join two cups of water.

A single packet. A lot of these end up in kitchen drawers or half used. As always, I say use the whole thing. Don’t be a wuss! Don’t hate on ramen while that fast food meal has twice the sodium.

Behold, the spice! It might not help you evolve into a space folding Guild navigator, but it makes the broth and noodles tasty!

Finished (click image to enlarge)! Two egg omelet with some Tabasco Buffalo Style Hot Sauce, garlic salt, and a light sprinkle of Tony Chachere’s Creole Seasoning within. I added some Kizami Shoga (pickled ginger) on top. First, the noodles. They’re surprisingly chewy and of good character; not eternally stalwart, but there for you during a cold snap. Decent noodles. The broth and its flavor are interesting; almost like a shoyu. I like this one – not my favorite of the Maruchan line, but I think it deserves praise for its simplicity and surprisingly complex flavor. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC barcode 041789002144 – Get it here.

Maruchan TV ad.

Andy’s new Crasyola Color Dome – trippyness!

#612: Maruchan Yakisoba Spicy Chicken Flavor Homestyle Japanese Noodles

Here’s one that we got at a northern Oregon Chevron of all places. Man, I’m still jonesin’ to try the Beef Taco and Jalapeno Cheddar flavors!!!

Here’s the back of the packaging (click image to enlarge)…

Packet one: the vegetables!

See, you put em in like this under the noods and then shake it from side to side a little.

After you add a cup of water and microwave for 4 minutes and letting it all sit for a minute, you get this packet out of your packet holster.

You dump it atop the noodles and stir like crazy. Kinda funky looking there.

Click image to enlarge. Okay so we have a two egger with a bunch of Tabasco Buffalo Style hot sauce and some fried shallots and Krazy Mixed Up Salt inside. The noodles are dry and sticky. Added just a hint over a cup of water too so I don’t know what the issue was. The flavor is salty and spicy and rather artificial. The real star here are the veggies – there’s a ton of them! The problem is that it started out somewhat good but as it cooled it got stickier and stickier to the point of being a blob of noodles. I didn’t like it at all. 1.75 out of 5.0 stars.. Find it here.

Rad groove…

…and they clamped like lidlocks on mine eyes!

#604: Batchelors Super Noodles Low Fat Chicken & Herb Flavour

This one came from Cindy C. of England! Thanks Cindy- if you have a picture of where you’ve stuck your stickers, send it along, please! This is the first of the low fat Super Noodles I’ll be trying – I think there’s one or two more.

That looks like a bit lower fat content than others. I think there are steamed – not fried noodles (click image to enlarge).

Here’s the block.

No cool little recipe here – kind of bummed about that.

The powder.  Fleck or two of some kind of miniscule vegetable.

Done (click image to enlarge). Added two scrambled eggs with Krazy Mixed Up Salt, some fried shallot and some Tabasco Buffalo Style Hot Sauce. The noodles aren’t bad; the lack of flavor however was. These noodles were just plain bland. Filling, yet bland. 2.0 out of 5.0 stars – disappointing. You can find this and other Batchelor Super Noodles (including the massively awesome BACON!!!) here. EAN bar code 5000175410685.

Super Noodles advertisement

#567: Goku-Uma Japanese Style Instant Noodles Soy Sauce Flavor

Well here’s something I haven’t had in a while – Goku-Uma. Sounds like a tasty breakfast so I shall begin.

I myself tore off the lid completely since I save them in a binder and when it cooks, I put an old yearbook I found with people in it who have big 80’s hair on top.

Here’s the powder on left,. veggies on the right…

Awaiting some boiling water…

Told you it was an old yearbook. Got this ages ago at the Goodwill Outlet in Seattle. Full of signatures, well-wishes and bad hair.

Click image to eblarge. Here we have it with a couple of fried eggs with some Tabasco Buffalo Style hot sauce on top. Noodles were good – not extremely stalwart and firm but not too mushy. The broth was a little interesting; not the normal kind of soy broth I’m so fond of but it’s passable. The veggies were awesome. All in all pretty good. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. Get it here.

Obviously not noodles here. Shirakiku makes the noodles in the review as well as a soft drink called ramune. It’s got a unique way you open it – this vid shows how.

Yes, another random old home movie featuring Thanksgiving…

#554: Yum Yum Shrimp Flavour (Tom Yum) Oriental Style Instant Noodles

Here we have some Yum Yum noodles sent to me from Holland. made in Thailand and they’re Tom Yum flavor. Sounds good to me – here we go.

Just like all the other Yum Yum flavorrs except this one has drk flavored oil – hmm…

Looks like oil and perhaps a paste going on.

The finished product (click image to enlarge). A couple of fried eggs and a few drips of the new Tabasco Buffalo style hot sauce. Noodles aren’t great but not bad – kind of baseline good. The first thing I taste is lemon, characteristic tom yum. Spicy too. The broth has a nice color and flavor that permeates the noodles very well. Good bowl of noodles – 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.

Yum Yum Jumbo Tom Yum Talay commercial.

This is a strange commercial; it’s just a burger. Looks very boring. But I wonder what ‘dressings’ they offer? There’s one of these next to Seafood City in Tukwila… Hmmm.