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#3210: Prima Taste Singapore Prawn Soup La Mian – Singapore

#3210: Prima Taste Singapore Prawn Soup La Mian - Singapore

Today I’m reviewing the third iteration of this variety from Singapore. I really like good prawn flavor and hoping this one blows my mind like Prima Taste’s other varieties. Let’s give it a try!

Prima Taste Singapore Prawn Soup La Mian – Singapore

#3210: Prima Taste Singapore Prawn Soup La Mian - Singapore

Detail of the package (click to enlarge). Contains prawn. To prepare, boil noodles in 500ml water for 5 minutes. Add in sachet contents and cook an additional 2 minutes. Finally, stir adn enjoy!

#3210: Prima Taste Singapore Prawn Soup La Mian - Singapore

The noodle block.

#3210: Prima Taste Singapore Prawn Soup La Mian - Singapore

Two identical wet sachets.

#3210: Prima Taste Singapore Prawn Soup La Mian - Singapore

A liquid stock.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, spring onion, shichimi togarashi, shrimp, and chicken baked with NuTek Salt for Life. Noodles are thick and chewy – absolute excellence. The broth seems to be about as prawny as can be – a very buttery kind of prawn hit is what I get from it, less so the sweet prawn of the north. Great stuff! 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8886350068066.

#3210: Prima Taste Singapore Prawn Soup La Mian - Singapore

Prima Taste Wholegrain Laksa Lamian 185g Pack of 6

Watch me cook on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!

#1419: Vifon Ngon-Ngon Mi Tom Yum Thịt Băm Tom Yum Minced Pork Noodle

Here’s one with an interesting name. ‘Ngon-ngon?’ What could that mean? So I plugged ‘ngon-ngon’ into Google translate and it came up with ‘delicious’. I thought it interesting that only one ‘ngon’ came up with ‘tasty.’ I thought then, well hey – what about a trifecta of ‘ngon?’ Well, ‘ngon ngon ngon’ comes up with ‘delicious delicious.’ Anyways, it sounds like these Vifon minced pork tom yum noodles should be delicious. I hope they are! Let’s have a look.

Here’s detail of the side panels (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check to make sure. To prepare, open container and take everything but the noodles out. Add sachet contents and boiling water to fill line. Re-cover and steep for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

Here’s detail of the lid (click image to enlarge).

An included fork!

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

A granular mix with bits of herbs.

An oil sachet.

Thick and bright orange!

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added sauteed mince pork and sweet onion, lime, coriander from my wife”s patio garden and Texas Pete Sriracha Cha! chilli sauce. The noodles are a little crumbly and rather thin. The broth has a good tom yum flavor – nice heat and citrus along with a pork kind of flavor going on. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.EAN code 8934561240273.

Here’s a TV spot for Vifon Ngon Ngon noodles.

Re-Review: Nongshim Jinjja Jinjja (Really Really) Ramyun

You’re probably wonder ‘gee, he sure reviews that Jinjja Jinjja quite a lot – what gives?’ Well, they sent me a lot of it and since I really like it, I want to enjoy it before it expires. Well, actually it expired in September, but I’m just about out of it. Here’s the last full review of it.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added a slice of processed cheese, a little peanut butter, kimchi and Urashima Sesame & Salt furikake. Peanut butter – good stuff! Still calling it a 5.0 – great stuff! UPC bar code 8801043017916.

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This guy is brave – he’s pounding this stuff down!

Here’s both of the guys in the same commercial!

Re- Review: emart Ramen e Ramen White Broth Noodle Soup

I reviewed this one a little while back – was review #787. Use this link to see everything about it. By the way, emart has informed me that they have a new product that just launched – should be here soon! Can’t wait to review it!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added sweet onion, green beans, processed cheese, odeng, kimchi and Urashima Sesame & Salt furikake. Still as good as I remember – good noodles, great spiciness and good mussel and veggies. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars – delicious! UPC bar code 8801045525068 – get it here.

Wow this is really awesome and inventive!

Here’s a guy’s tour of emart. I thought it was kind of funny how he complained that they didn’t have enough American food. I guess that’s what happens when you’re in a foreign country! Man, I would love to check this place out – looks amazingly fun!

#868: CJ (CheilJedang) Katsuobushi Udon

This one was donated by Ramen Place – thanks again! I haven’t a clue of how this one will be. Looks like its celebrating the 10th anniversary of CheilJedang or this product. Well, let’s give it a try!

Here’s the export sticker (click to enlarge).

Here are the side panels. It looks like you add hot water, then either microwave for four minutes if you have a 700 watt microwave or for two minutes if you’ve got a 1000+ watt microwave (click to enlarge).

The fresh udon noodles.

Liquid base.

Dark stuff!

The veggies and bits.

Looks like a nice melange…

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added some kizami shoga (pickled ginger), kamaboko, hard boiled egg and Krazy Mixed Up Salt. The udon is chewy and good. Pretty standard fresh udon. The broth is sweet and has a nice taste I have found in Japanese tempura soba bowls before. A nice tempura taste. The veggies re-hydrated nicely. good stuff! 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 8801007009377 – find it here.

KPop stars (including PSY) in a CJ TV commercial.

ONE HOPUR OF GANGNAM STYLE. Enjoy it.

#827: Meet The Manufacturer: Paldo Rabokki

Rabokki huh? Ramyun and Ttebokki perhaps? Let’s check this one out!

The back of the package (click image to enlarge). I went with the second set of instructions (the lower ones)

The noodle block

Liquid packet.

Has a sweet taste to it.

The powder seasoning packet.

Our old friend, the spicy red powder!

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added some onions, red bell pepper and broccoli, some roast beef lunch meat and finally a few slices of hard boiled egg with Krazy Mixed Up Salt on top. Wow – this is very different! The noodles are good – nice amount and they are of good character and quality. The broth is a completely different experience than I’m used to. As you see in the cooking method, you cook the additions in 400cc water along with the liquid packet. Then you add the noodles and the powder packet’s contents. The broth is thick, sweet and spicy. The noodles soaked up a lot of the heat too – the veggies soaked up a lot of the sweetness. It’s awesome stuff! Now as always, I review the base products and not my additions. This is really quite neat stuff and I’m hooked – I hope this comes to the United States someday! 4.75 out of 5.0 stars! Excellent! UPC bar code 8801128509374 .

Here’s another Paldo commercial

Baek-doo-san: a metal band from Korea!

Special: Nongshim Jinjja Jinjja + Peanut Butter, Kimchi & BACON!!!

Good news and bad news. Bad news: no reviews for about a week (we’re going on vacation). The good news: I will leave you with the first ever bacon monstrosity!

Since Jinjja Jinjja has a pork base, I thought that it would be a great match for bacon!

If you would like to see my last review of Jinjja Jinjja, check it out here. With that, let’s get things going!

I’ve been wanting to do this for a while now and last week, got some butcher block bacon at a local grocery store. Well, you know how bacon is cured and pretty much will stay fine in the fridge forever? Yeah – a single week and it was green. Crapulent. Our vacation begins with a 14+ hour drive and so we’re trying to get to bed early. Well, some bum decided to do all of their laundry, pushing our scheduled crashout time up at least an hour. As a result, we went to a different grocery store and got some new bacon. Kimchi’s a no-brainer here as It’s perfect with South Korean ramyun. The cheese is great too. But the peanut butter will be a new one for me – people have mentioned it many times before. Again, Jinjja Jinjja seemed a good fit with the peanut powder packet.

Whoa (click image to enlarge). Okay so I added a huge spoonful of peanut butter and used less water than is called for (to keep it spicy). Two slices of cheese, a good amount of kimchi and of course, the bacon. The peanut butter coats everything really well and I liked that a lot. I think if you’ve not tried bacon and peanut butter in your noodles, go out on a limb and give it a try – hey it’s good! Bacon for the win! See you in a week!

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#794: Sarimi Mi Instan Soto Koya Jeruk Nipis

Here’s another one that a friend in Indonesia sent – thanks again! Curious how this one will be; I translated it to what looks like Koya lime flavor soup.

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

The noodle block.

The seasoning powder and chili powder.

Here’s the chili powder atop the seasoning powder.

So upon some researching, I found that serbuk koya means Koya powder. According to Selby’s Food Corner, “Koya powder is made from prawn crackers, fried garlic and dried shrimp.”

It has an interesting taste and I believe I’ll be sprinkling it on top.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added a few Blue Diamond Sea Salt almonds. Noodles are nice – they have a good tension to them and absorb some of the broth flavor. The koyo powder adds a little extra something to the mix – very nicely. I really like this stuff – refreshing, tasty, a great kick of lime and a nice spiciness to it. 4.75 out of 5.0 stars. The broth UPC bar code 089686917208 .

Here’s the commercial!

I’ll be reviewing this one soon as well!

#787: emart Ramen e Ramen White Broth Noodle Soup

Today I received a big box full of instant noodles from South Korea! These are made by emart. If you can imagine a Korean version of Walmart, you’re on the right track – these are super huge superstores over there. Anyways, a fellow from emart contacted me about reviewing this new product of theirs and of course I said yes. They sent a box with some nice hats and 8 of these 6 pakcs – yep – 48 packages of noodles! Wow!

‘Here’s what the individual packs look like. It’s called Ramen e Ramen and it’s a white broth soup. Looks to be jalapeno and seafood flavored!

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

The noodle block – a big one.

The seasoning powder.

A lot of powder! I tasted a little and it was really spicy!

The vegetable packet.

A nice variety. Not sure if there might be some seafoodies in there too.

Hooray for new hats!

Finished (click image to enlarge). I added a couple slices of jalapeno. The noodles are nice – not too chewy and very full. The broth is great – ultra spicy (I’d say the spiciest white broth I’ve tried yet) and the veggies aren’t too shabby either. I found quite a few bits of seafood in there too – gonna go with mussel since mussels are so prominent on the package. I must say I was wondering how much I would like this stuff as they did send 48 packs of it. Happily, I can say I really love it – great stuff! 5.0 out of 5.0 stars! A wonderfully hot and tasty white broth. UPC bar code 8801045525068 – get it here.

Wow this is really awesome and inventive!

Here’s a guy’s tour of emart. I thought it was kind of funny how he complained that they didn’t have enough American food. I guess that’s what happens when you’re in a foreign country! Man, I would love to check this place out – looks amazingly fun!

Re-Review: Meet The Manufacturer: Nongshim Jinjja Jinjja (Really Really) Ramyun

Since my last review of this product, I found out that I made it wrong! Yup… I suppose if I could read Korean I would’ve made it right. It turns out that the red packet goes in first with the noodles and cooks, and the peanut and veggies go in last after everything’s cooked! I’m hungry – gonna do it exactly as I’m supposed to this time! Here’s the old review.

Yeah I should learn to read Korean! Ah well… It was really good made incorrectly so we’ll see how it is made the right way. Click image to enlarge.

The noodle block! Roar! Again, I read that the flour used to make these particular noodle blocks have a little chili pepper added to make the noodles spicier!

The fiery red powder that brings the heat!

Plenty of fire! Hooray!

Peanut powder!

This is a truly unique component – I really like it.

The vegetables.

Add them last!

Finished (click image to enlarge).  Added some onions. Again, the noodles are wonderful and just right. The broth was absolutely great – hot,and spicy and a great flavor that not only was enchanting to the tongue but to the nose as well, most notably by the peanut fragrance. This time, I tried it by putting the vegetables on top at the very end and they definitely were better – in retrospect, I remember I thought it was interesting that the R&D people at Nongshim did it this was when I tried it the very first time there in California. Since I tried Jinjja Jinjja on the 17th of May, I’ve had it a total of four times. This is pretty uncommon for me; I don’t usually crave the same noodles so soon after having them. I would have to say this is quite a good product and one deserving of a perfect score of 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. By my own words in the How I Review section, a 5.0 is one that I will call up my friends and tell them to try. Well, this one and the new Shin Black Onion cup are both ones that would fall into that category. The flavor, the uniqueness and the sheer pleasure of a bowl of noodles that makes me sweat are all at hand, and I couldn’t be happier. UPC bar code 8801043017916.

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This guy is brave – he’s pounding this stuff down!

Here’s both of the guys in the same commercial!

#695: JFC Japanese Style Noodle Soup Curry Flavour

Here’s another one from Ramen Place. Japanese curry is always good – curious how this will pan out!

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

I gotta say, it’d be awesome to have a t-shirt with this one it – just an oval with ‘noodles’ inside…

This packet is seriously full!

Veggies…

Contents ready for hot water and a 2 1/2 minute spin in the microwave.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Wow this is awesome – the udon came out very nicely – chewy and wide-gauge. The soup (if you can call it that; it’s more of a gravy) is full of great sweet and slightly spicy Japanese curry flavor. The bits of veggie flake appear here and there but are almost inconsequential – the curry gravy is front and center here. I loved this – 4.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC barcode 01152194325  – get it here.

I like the Golden Curry stuff – lots of other eye catching brands and flavors as well!

Cooking With Dog – Bukkake Udon

Our First Experience With Kamaboko & Narutomaki

I’ve seen many times mentions of Kamaboko and Naruto in ramen dishes and looked all over for them. This last Saturday we went to Uwajimaya and I found both! Hah! First, let’s check out Kamaboko. It’s surimi, which comes in many ways – for example, imitation crab is one form of surimi.

Here’s how it comes – on a little piece of wood! You slice it thinly and it can be eaten unheated since it’s steamed previously. It’s slightly rubbery and chewy – kind of like a cold-cut version of calamari. t has a very light flavor.

This is Naruto. There’s a popular anime character with the same name…

He’s got a little spiral on his head; he’s a ramen fan.

Hey look – the same little spiral! So it’s like a log of fish that you slice thinly. It is a lot like the Kamaboko except not as chewy and has a more fishy flavor.

Today I had some noodles with my son. He had a bowl of Nissin Dmae Ramen – the sesame oil flavor.

He was very interested in trying the Naruto and Kamaboko! The fearless Andy didn’t question ‘what’ it was, but was very interested as it’s from Japan – he’s in a club at school called ‘Nakano Club’ – they’ll have visiting students soon from Nakano, Japan and so he’s interested in all things Japanese. He liked the Kamaboko a little more than me – was hoping for a bit more flavor, but it was nice. I liked the Naruto better than he did. It had a slightly fishier taste and was less chewy. He ate the whole bowl of noodles though with all the additions! Not bad!