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#2943: San-Iku Gomaaji Ramen

#2923: San-Iku Gomaaji Ramen

Today, we have one that was part of Japan Crate’s Umai Crate. So Japan Crate is a subscription service which has all sorts of different options for you. pretty neat stuff from Japan! There’s a coupon code for you too – just use THERAMENRATER to get a special discount at check out.

So here’s what the folks at Japan Crate had to say about this variety -“If you like the taste of sesame, you will love this ramen. Darker than traditional soy sauce ramen, it provides a savory aromatic taste that will make your mouth water as you’re waiting for it to cook. Get your taste buds ready!”

Well, my taste buds are officially ready. Let’s give it a try!

San-Iku Gomaaji Ramen – Japan

#2923: San-Iku Gomaaji Ramen

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Unsure whether it contains meat – check for yourself. To prepare, boil noodles in 500ml water for 3 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2923: San-Iku Gomaaji Ramen

The noodle block.

#2923: San-Iku Gomaaji Ramen

The soup base sachet.

#2923: San-Iku Gomaaji Ramen

A kind of fluffy powder.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added egg, chashu pork, sesame seeds, spring onion and Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts. The noodle was alright – not something to write home about but doable. The broth though was a little on the stronger funky soy saucy side of the spectrum – not keen on that. I did however like the ample included sesame seeds – was a nice touch. 2.75 out of 5.0 stars.   JAN bar code 4974434902543.

#2923: San-Iku Gomaaji Ramen

SanIku Foods (San’iku) brown rice noodles 100gX40 pieces

You’re welcome

Meet The Manufacturer: #2814: Little Couples Q Noodle Taiwan Sauce Taste

Meet The Manufacturer: #2814: Little Couples Q Noodle Taiwan Sauce Taste

We end our days focusing on Little Couples Q Noodle today – thanks again for taking part in Meet The Manufacturer! This one is a bit of a mystery to me – Taiwan sauce flavor. Only one way to figure this one out – let’s give it a try!

Little Couples Q Noodle Taiwan Sauce Taste – Taiwan

Meet The Manufacturer: #2814: Little Couples Q Noodle Taiwan Sauce Taste

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains shrimp. To prepare, boil noodles for 5 minutes. Drain. Add in seasoning sachet. Finally, stir and enjoy!

Meet The Manufacturer: #2814: Little Couples Q Noodle Taiwan Sauce Taste

A thinner noodle.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2814: Little Couples Q Noodle Taiwan Sauce Taste

The liquid base sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2814: Little Couples Q Noodle Taiwan Sauce Taste

An oily concoction.

Finished (click to enlarge). Great noodles with nice chew and mouthfeel here. The flavor seems kind of like a gingery offshoot of the oyster sauce variety with a little more gusto. It got my mind going as flavors bounced around. Intriguing. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4712928250035.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2814: Little Couples Q Noodle Taiwan Sauce Taste

Taiwan: Taiwan Travel Guide: 101 Coolest Things to Do in Taiwan (Taipei Travel Guide, Tainan, Taichung, Taiwanese Food, Backpacking Taiwan, Asia Travel Guide)

A Taiwanese program called Super Followers features Little Couples Q Noodle

Meet The Manufacturer: #2813: Little Couples Q Noodle Oyster Sauce Taste

Meet The Manufacturer: #2813: Little Couples Q Noodle Oyster Sauce Taste

Today it’s an oyster sauce variety. I like oyster sauce – has a nice blend of flavors to it and I’m very curious about how it will meld with a noodle. Let’s find out!

Little Couples Q Noodle Oyster Sauce Taste – Taiwan

Meet The Manufacturer: #2813: Little Couples Q Noodle Oyster Sauce Taste

Detail of the packaging (click to enlarge). Contains pork. To prepare, boil noodles for 5 minutes. Drain. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

Meet The Manufacturer: #2813: Little Couples Q Noodle Oyster Sauce Taste

Again, broad noodle.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2813: Little Couples Q Noodle Oyster Sauce Taste

The liquid base sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2813: Little Couples Q Noodle Oyster Sauce Taste

A dark sauce.

Finished (click to enlarge). This one was vexing to me. The noodles are excellent; slightly chewier than expected. The flavor is a light, sweet and salty oyster sauce hit. But that’s all, and while there’s nothing wrong with that really, it just gets kind of boring. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. Well garnished it would great, but standing alone it just doesn’t stand up as well as others did. EAN bar code 4712928250028.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2813: Little Couples Q Noodle Oyster Sauce Taste

National Geographic Traveler: Taiwan, 3rd edition

Another program featuring Little Couples Q Noodle

Meet The Manufacturer: #2812: Little Couples Q Noodle Fried Garlic Taste

Meet The Manufacturer: #2812: Little Couples Q Noodle Fried Garlic Taste

Hey who doesn’t like garlic? Okay, maybe vampires… But hey – I certainly like garlic. Fried garlic is good too. Let’s see how this one comes out.

Little Couples Q Noodle Fried Garlic Taste – Taiwan

Meet The Manufacturer: #2812: Little Couples Q Noodle Fried Garlic Taste

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains pork. To prepare, boil noodle for 5 minutes. Drain. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

Meet The Manufacturer: #2812: Little Couples Q Noodle Fried Garlic Taste

A thinner noodle than the others.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2812: Little Couples Q Noodle Fried Garlic Taste

The liquid seasoning base.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2812: Little Couples Q Noodle Fried Garlic Taste

Thick stuff!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added fried garlic and spring onion. Noodles had a great gauge and chew to them. Flavor was on point – very savory – just the perfect combo of garlic and saltiness. Now we’re talkin’! 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 4712928250011.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2812: Little Couples Q Noodle Fried Garlic Taste

Lonely Planet Taiwan (Travel Guide)

Little Couples Q Noodle products on a Taiwanese show

Meet The Manufacturer: #2810: Little Couples Q Noodle Spicy Taste

Meet The Manufacturer: #2810: Little Couples Q Noodle Spicy Taste

The place I usually like to start with a dry noodles company is their Sichuan style spicy noodle. They usually have one and so it’s kind of a good baseline. Let’s have a look!

Little Couples Q Noodle Spicy Taste – Taiwan

Meet The Manufacturer: #2810: Little Couples Q Noodle Spicy Taste

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, boil noodles for 5 minutes and drain. Add in sauce. Finally, stir and enjoy!

Meet The Manufacturer: #2810: Little Couples Q Noodle Spicy Taste

A broad noodle.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2810: Little Couples Q Noodle Spicy Taste

The seasoning sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2810: Little Couples Q Noodle Spicy Taste

A reddish liquid.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Spring onion, fried garlic and Sichuan pepper powder. The noodles are quite nice – a little on the chewier side. The flavor is definitely a salty Sichuan peppercorn hit with a slightly bitter back. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4712928250097.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2810: Little Couples Q Noodle Spicy Taste

Taiwan: Taiwan Travel Guide: 101 Coolest Things to Do in Taiwan (Taipei Travel Guide, Tainan, Taichung, Taiwanese Food, Backpacking Taiwan, Asia Travel Guide)

A TV show featuring Little Couples products.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2781: Mr. Noodle Onions Mushroom Spice Taste Noodle

Meet The Manufacturer: #2781: Mr. Noodle Onions Mushroom Spice Taste Noodle

This one sounds interesting. While not a big fan of mushrooms, I do find that the onion is probably my favorite vegetable next to bell peppers. Well, maybe at par with bell pepper. I really like onions and bell peppers, let’s just leave it at that. Let’s take a look inside and see how it is.

Mr. Noodle Onions Mushroom Spice Taste Noodle – Taiwan

Meet The Manufacturer: #2781: Mr. Noodle Onions Mushroom Spice Taste Noodle

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, boil noodles in 1000ml water for 5~6 minutes. Drain, saving 30~40ml liquid. Add noodles, liquid, and sachet contents to a bowl. Finally, stir and enjoy!

Meet The Manufacturer: #2781: Mr. Noodle Onions Mushroom Spice Taste Noodle

So, I’m seeing a pattern. These are the thinner noodles and they’re the same as with the curry variety. Neither this nor that one come with a soy sauce sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2781: Mr. Noodle Onions Mushroom Spice Taste Noodle

A paste sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2781: Mr. Noodle Onions Mushroom Spice Taste Noodle

A thick paste.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2781: Mr. Noodle Onions Mushroom Spice Taste Noodle

A smaller metallic sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2781: Mr. Noodle Onions Mushroom Spice Taste Noodle

Okay maybe it does have soy sauce. I did see soybeans on the ingredients panel, but the paste sachet definitely smells like onion but onions aren’t mentioned from what I saw so I’m kind of on the fence here.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added crispy fried onion. The noodle cook up nice and fluffy with a decent chew as well. The flavor was really good – not in your face strong and not salty. Flecks of vegetable were here and there and were a very nice touch. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 4713106500010.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2781: Mr. Noodle Onions Mushroom Spice Taste Noodle

The Technique of Chinese Cooking

A mushroom farm in Taiwan

Meet The Manufacturer: #2779: Mr. Noodle Barbecue Sauce Curry Taste Noodle

Meet The Manufacturer: #2779: Mr. Noodle Barbecue Sauce Curry Taste Noodle

Today, it’s a flavor I don’t honestly see a lot in Taiwanese noodles, that flavor being curry. Barbecue curry sounds interesting too – very curious about this one.

During my last trip to Taiwan, I had curry three different times. First, at a Malaysian restaurant – roti canai with a curry sauce. Second was green curry at a Thai restaurant. The third was more unconventional – at a toilet themed restaurant where they had meatballs shaped like poop and different sauces on each one, one being curry. I have a feeling this will be a lot different than any of those – let’s find out!

Mr. Noodle Barbecue Sauce Curry Taste Noodle – Taiwan

Meet The Manufacturer: #2779: Mr. Noodle Barbecue Sauce Curry Taste Noodle

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, boil noodles in 1000ml water for 5~6 minutes. Drain, saving 30~40ml liquid. Add noodles, liquid, and sachet contents to a bowl. Finally, stir and enjoy!

Meet The Manufacturer: #2779: Mr. Noodle Barbecue Sauce Curry Taste Noodle

This is kind of interesting – thinnest noodles so far, but the image on the package shows the wide ones from the Sichuan flavor from two days ago.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2779: Mr. Noodle Barbecue Sauce Curry Taste Noodle

A single sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2779: Mr. Noodle Barbecue Sauce Curry Taste Noodle

A very thick paste.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion, hard boiled egg and fried onion. The noodles came out nicely – great gauge and feel. The flavor was quite good. The curry isn’t bang pow in your face but subtle and savory – very respectably so I would say. I was hoping for a strong curry and what I got was a different kind of curry I enjoyed thoroughly. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4713106500027.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2779: Mr. Noodle Barbecue Sauce Curry Taste Noodle

660 Curries

How to make
Taiwanese style lamb curry

#2044: Doll Hello Kitty Dim Sum Noodle Japanese Soy Sauce Flaviour

A while back, I was all but out of instant noodles and put out a call for some. One of the people who responded was Prima Taste – they sent some from Hong Kong and this is one of them – thank you! My wife is a big fan of Hello Kitty and we’ve tried the Curry flavor one in the past. Let’s have a look in this soy sauce flavor one!

Detail from the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains fish. To prepare, add in sachet contents and fill to line with boiling water. Cover and let stand for 2 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

Hey what’s this?

It’s a little playing card – the other one had one of these as well (click to enlarge)!

The little noodle block.

The powder soup base.

A soy scented powder.

The solid ingredients.

Some veggies and little pieces of Hello Kitty kamaboko!

Finished (click to enlarge). The noodles hydrated nicely and have a thin and flat skinny gauge. The chew was alright. The broth was a light shoyu (soy sauce) and a little ho-hum. The supplied vegetables and kamaboko were unremarkable, although eating Hello Kitty faces is definitely enjoyable. 3.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 6900082020177.

Hello Kitty Mino yaki 4.1inch Ricebowl White Porcelain

A big Hello Kitty Jell-o mold demo!

#1901: Prima Juzz’s Mee Original Spicy Flavour

Here’s one of the new ones sent to me by Prima Taste. I hadn’t heard about these before, so it was a really nice surprise!  I immediate found the name interesting – I think it’s a play on ‘just me,’ but I could be wrong. Let’s look inside and see what this new variety is all about.

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodles to 500ml boiling water and cook for 4 minutes. Drain, but leave the noodles wet. Add in liquid and powder sachet contents and stir well. Garnish with chilli flake. Enjoy!

The noodles are a little wider and flat.

The powder seasoning sachet.

A light powder.

An oil sachet.

Has a spicy onion scent.

The garnish sachet.

Chilli flakes.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added coriander and tau pok. The noodles are wide and thick and have a very nice chew to them I really liked. The flavor was a really tasty with a nice bite to it and even moreso after I added the chilli flake. It reminds me of Taiwanese varieties in the way the noodles are gauged/shaped, but they seem to have a softer tooth. Excellent! 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8886350067878.

Prima Taste Laksa La Mian, 185g, (Pack of 6)

A way to cook Juzz’s Mee with some extras!

#1051: Maruchan Seimen Japanese Instant Ramen Noodles Soy Sauce Taste

This is a fancy one from Japan sent by the kind folks at MBS Planning! Thank you! From what I could translate and infer, this is a special, premium pack of noodles. Let’s check it out.

The back of the package (click image to enlarge).

The noodle block.

A single packet of seasoning – liquid.

Slightly thick, dark liquid.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added baked chicken, hard boiled egg and green onion. The noodles are nice – they have a good texture to them I like. The broth is very much a shoyu – nice quality and flavor. This is definitely a premium variety. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 4901990510943.

Maruchan Seimen commercial.

Meet The Manufacturer: #991: Prima Taste Singapore Curry La Mian

Curry. For me, it’s up there with bacon, pizza, fried chicken and dim sum. Curry has this flavor that has always enthralled me and can be prepared in so many different ways. Here we have Prima Taste’s take on curry with their Curry La Mian.

The back of the packaging (click image to enlarge). Notice the ingredients. Also, note the cooking time.

The noodle block – large and circular.

This is a really big packet. There are two packets, A and B.

This curry paste smells so good! I’ve never seen anything like this in any instant I’ve tried before.

Now we have the curry premix – I think that’s kind of funny as I would think that the premix would’ve been labeled as A.

Powdered coconut. Awesome stuff!

Finished (click image to enlarge. Added onions, baked chicken and some white potato. The noodles are of a very nice quality and nicely chewy. The broth is amazing – it has a really nice thickness from the coconut component and a great spicy and authentic curry flavor second to none. This stuff is wonderful; it has a real gourmet feel to it! I definitely have never seen this kind of thing in any instant noodle I’ve tried before – I believe this to be a real game changer. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars easily. UPC bar code 01393406796.

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A commercial for both the Laksa and the Curry La Mian

Meet The Manufacturer: Prima Taste Samples

Here’s the box that the samples came in…

Six of each…

…of two varieties: Laksa LaMian and Curry LaMian! Really looking forward to trying these!