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#2892: Neko Ramen Snack Chicken

#2892: Neko Ramen Snack Chicken

Okay so this one was found up in Canada at China World. It was apart from the instant noodles and looked really odd where it was sitting to be honest. So let’s crack it open and give it a try.

Neko Ramen Snack Chicken – South Korea

#2892: Neko Ramen Snack Chicken

The import/distributor’s sticker (click to enlarge).

#2892: Neko Ramen Snack Chicken

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, open bag. Insert hand in bag. Utilize grip to achieve possesion of snack. Place snack in primary face hole. Active jaw will punish food and pulverize. Finally, allow food to enter main body with saliva and enjoy!

#2892: Neko Ramen Snack Chicken

Some of the little noodles.

#2892: Neko Ramen Snack Chicken

finished (click to enlarge). Wow! This is freaking awesome stuff! The noodles are thick but not hard as a rock. They have a nice,m light crunch. They also have a combo flavor of sugar and chicken which works wonderfully. I ended up eating the whole pack and I’d planned on not doing so. Highly addictive and very tasty! 5.0 out of 5.0 stars for a snack! EAN bar code 8809413880665.

#2892: Neko Ramen Snack Chicken

Pusheen Plush Holiday Gift Set: Christmas Wreath Pusheen and Holiday Sweater Pusheen

A video about the waving/beckoning cats you see everywhere except my desk these days because my son like to pull their waving arms off of them.

#1923: Conimex Oriental Noodles Teriyaki

Another one sent by James B. from the Netherlands. Thanks! So these Conimex variants have been interesting. The last one I had was a green curry whose only similarity to green curry was, well, a green hue. Let’s see what kind of teriyaki we have here!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. There are two ways to prepare this one and I thought I’d go with the noodles version instead of the soup with noodles since teriyaki soup doesn’t sound very good. Add noodles and veggies to a pot of water and cook. Drain. Mix in sachet contents. Enjoy!

The noodle block.

The dry base sachet.

A tan powder with sesame seeds.

The liquid sachet.

Looks like oil and a teriyaki sauce.

A vegetables sachet.

Looks like carrots and corn.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added barbecue pork and spring onion. The noodles were very soft – almost mushy. More like the ‘roni’ in Rice-a-Roni. The flavor was anything but teriyaki; a hint of sweetness and salty. The vegetables came out nicely at least. 0.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8711200585038>.

Conimex Thuis in de Oosterse Keuken Kookboek/Recipe Book in dutch language only

A Conimex TV commercial.

#1916: Nissin Soba Fried Noodles Teriyaki

Here’s another one James B. sent me from The Netherlands – thanks again! I’ve reviewed these varieties in cup form, but not the packs and I’m really pleased to be able to. These come from Nissin Germary! Let’s have a look!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodle block and vegetable sachet to a pan and add 250ml water. Cook until liquid is all but absorbed and add in contents of liquid sachet. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The liquid sachet.

A teriyaki flavor yakisoba sauce.

A vegetable sachet.

Lots of little bits.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion and barbecue pork. The noodles cooked up nicely and had a decent chew to them. The flavor wasn’t exactly what I would expect teriyaki yakisoba to taste like; it’s kind of got it’s own thing going on. Nevertheless, it’s tame and has a nice flavor to it. 3.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 5997523324315.

Nissin Yakisoba UFO, Instant Sosu Pan-fried Noodles, Large Size, 5.9oz(168g) X 3 Tubs (For 3 Servings) [Japan Import]

An excellent documentary about the first instant noodle company. Ever.

#1368: Nissin Soba Teriyaki Noodles With Japanese Yakisoba Sauce

Nissin has factories all over the world – even one in Germany! This is one of the varieties manufactured there. Soba is a type of noodles. Yakisoba is that noodle being fried (there’s yakiudon as well). These cups are really neat – let’s pop it open and look inside!

Detail of the side panels (click image to enlarge). Not sure about meat in this one so check for yourself. To make it, you add hot water, put the lid on for 3 minutes. Then use the lid as a strainer. Add the packet of liquid and stir and you’re done.

Here’s a shot of the plastic lid which doubles as a drain tool.

Detail of the foil lid (click image to enlarge).

The noodle block.

The sauce sachet.

Has a curious scent.

Vegetable pieces are in the cup and not inside a sachet.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added sauteed pork, kiazmi shoga (pickled ginger), green onion and sweet onion. The noodles were thinner in gauge than traditional soba, but they had the same kind of texture which was very nice. The flavor was alright, but it seemed a lot less sweet than teriyaki sauces I’ve had in the past. Then again, it’s yakisoba sauce, but didn’t really detect the Worcestershire flavor that’s usually very present. The flavor was different; not bad, just different. The vegetables hydrated well. 3.0 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 5997523313159.

This is a great documentary about the advent of the instant noodle.

The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Japanese Instant Noodles Of All Time 2014 Edition

It’s only a few days until Momofuku Ando Day, and what better time to introduce the very first Japanese Top Ten Instant Noodles Of All Time list? In 1958, Momofuku Ando initially brought these convenient products to the world. At first seen as an overpriced novelty, they’ve grown in popularity; 100 billion instant noodle products were enjoyed in 2012! Here are my favorites, manufactured in the instant noodle’s birthplace of Japan.

#10 – Nissin Chikin Ramen

This is the original instant noodle. Nissin had introduced ‘Roasted Ramen’ in the United States in the 1980s and my mom would cook them al dente and then drain them and fry with scrabled egg. Wonderful stuff! Roasted Ramen was discontinued, but we found out that Chikin Ramen was identical. Thus began my love of the instant noodle. There is no seasoning sachet; all the flavoring is infused into the noodle. Simple and delicious. Original review here

#9 – Acecook Comet Mori Yukino Tan-tan Men

Broad flat premium noodles and a very rich pork flavor broth are the hallmarks of this variety. The striking color and quality ingredients definitely tickled my taste buds. Original review here

#8 – Myojo Ippei-chan Yomise no Yakisoba Teriyaki Mayo Flavor

The noodles are thin and light with a soft chew to them and slight crumble to the texture. The flavor is semi-light with a bit of a teriyaki flavor. The mayonnaise somehow mystically binds everything together and gives it that ‘greasy noodle’ niceness which I find delectable. Original review here

#7 – Nissin Yakisoba

Wowie zowie this is truly great stuff – a great combo of flavor and texture! The noodles have a good consistency – soft with a light chewiness. The flavor is out of this world – everything I would ask for from yakisoba. The seaweed gives it a nice finish. Original review here

#6 – Sakurai Foods Sesame Noodles

The noodles are absolutely perfect – nice chewiness and perfect gauge. The broth is amazing – deep and luxuriant sesame flavor. It isn’t overly sesame flavored; its just the right amount. This is really great stuff. Original review here

#5 – Nissin U.F.O. (Unidentified Flying Object) Yakisoba With Wasabi Mayonnaise

The noodles are plentiful and have a nice texture – they’re rounded and kind of fluffy. The flavor is very nice; you start with a standard Worcestershire yakisoba taste. The wasabi mayonnaise has a good ‘zing’ to it. Of course, this is a very greasy dish, but that’s the point. The little sprinkles added a very nice seaweed/saltiness. Original review here

#4 – Sapporo Ichiban Sesame Ramen

The noodles are very good – the gauge on these is just slightly bigger than your baseline standard instant. Very nice chew. The broth is excellent – has a great sesame taste and doesn’t seem like they went overboard on sesame oil; it’s just right. The sesame seeds are a nice finishing touch. Original review here

#3 – Peyang Yakisoba

The guy who sent me these said these were ‘the soul food of Japan.’ The noodles are very light and bouncy. The yakisoba flavor is excellent – not too oily or overbearing. The vegetables come out clean with a satisfying crunch. The seaweed and white pepper give a final bit of flavor – a great accompaniment. Original review here

#2 – Nissin Raoh Backfat Rich Soy Sauce Flavor

The noodles were very nice – perfect chewiness and consistency. Reminds me of fresh ramen noodle varieties. The broth is strong and has a nice thickness. The broth is definitely rich. Has a deep soy flavor and nicely thicker than normal instant noodle broths. What’s more, it comes with a nice piece of pork which hydrates nicely and tastes really food! Original review here

#1 – Myojo Ippei-chan Yakisoba Japanese Style Noodles

The noodles come out so nicely (and authentically). The flavoring is great. Tastes just like yakisoba sauce, which has a Worcestershire taste with other flavors mixed in like tuna. The veggies? Crunchy cabbage works very well. The finishing touch of the mayonnaise mustard sachet is epic – gives it a nice moistness that has a crisp spicy bite. This stuff is excellent – definitely something I would consider gourmet or premium. Original review here

#1253: Nissin Chow Mein Teriyaki Chicken Flavor Chow Mein Noodles

Here’s one I’ve had lurking in the bin for a while – I figured it was time to haul it out and give it a try. Let’s check it out!

Here’s the bottom of the outer wraps (click image to enlarge). Contains chicken. To prepare, put the solid ingredients sachet in and add water to the line. Microwave 5 minutes and let it sit for a minute. Add the liquid sachet and stir.

Here’s what you see under the wraps (click image to enlarge).

The noodle block.

Here’s the liquid sachet.

Has a nice teriyaki scent.

The solid ingredients sachet.

A nice little melange.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added broccoli and chicken sauteed in light soy sauce. The noodles are flat instead of rounded but not very broad. They have an agreeable chew, albeit slightly crumbly, but that’s okay in this context. The flavor is full, ever-present and quite tasty. When I think of teriyaki, I generally think of that sweet thin sauce with rice, but here the sauce is thick with noodles and it’s a nice pairing. The vegetables did pretty well. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 070662087299.

Here’s a TV spot for this one.

#1003: Nissin Chow Mein Spicy Teriyaki Beef Flavor Chow Mein Noodles

Here’s something new – a spicy teriyaki beef tray. Spicy teriyaki? I don’t know if I’ve ever heard of such a thing! Well, let’s see if it’s a good’un.

Close-up of the bottom of the packaging (click image to enlarge).

Here’s what you see when you remove the plastic wrap (click image to enlarge).

The noodle block.

When you cook it, you add the veggies to the tray first.

I always find that corn just seems kind of weird in these trays, but it’s usually tasty nonetheless.

After the noodles are done, you add the liquid seasoning and stir, stir, stir!

This stuff smells really good! I don’t smell the spicy but I do smell the nice sweet teriyaki.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added green bell pepper, broccoli, sweet onions, kizami shoga (pickled ginger), rib eye beef sauteed with minced garlic and some Urashima Sesame & Salt furikake. The noodles are plentiful and have a nice texture and springy chew. The flavoring is definitely teriyaki with a nice bit of spiciness that works quite well. Unique and delicious. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 070662087206.

Nissin Chow Mein commercial.

#968: Meet The Manufacturer: Annie Chun’s Noodle Express Teriyaki

Here’s another of the Noodle Express line – teriyaki! Teriyaki is one of my favorite foods – nothing like a to go box for lunch. Let’s see how this one from Annie Chun’s stacks up.

The cardboard outer packaging (click image to enlarge).

After you remove the cardboard, this is underneath.

Just like the earlier Noodle Express box, there are three items inside. First, the noodle pack.

The soup base – liquid.

The back of the packet is transparent so you can see how much is in there.

The dry vegetables packet.

Looks like a nice little melange.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added sweet onions, thin sliced turkey breast, stir fry veggies and Urashima Sesame & Salt furikake. The noodles are nice and springy and fresh. The flavor was not my favorite, however. The teriyaki has a strong vinegar flavor to it which I imagine is used as a natural preservative. 3.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 765667200209 – get it here.

Annie Chun’s commercial.

Shopping for Annie Chun’s products at a grocery store.

#476: Annie Chun’s All Natural Asian Cuisine Teriyaki Noodle Bowl

My sister got me this one and kindly brought it to me to check out – thank you! So I’ve never tried this brand before, so I guess we’ll have to see how it goes.

Two packets – veggies and teriyaki sauce. One thing – these packets are incredibly large compared to most of the packets I’ve seen in the past.

Here’s the veggie pack resting atop the fresh noodles. What you do is you put the noodles and veggies in the bowl and add a cup of water. Microwave for 90 seconds and then drain off the excess water. After that, put the teriyaki sauce in and stir it up.

Click image to enlarge. I added nothing to this product. Well, I appreciate the hookup sis, but man this stuff is below par! I was excited – the noodles are nice and fresh and the veggies were good looking – the front mentioned spinach and tofu, although I enjoyed the sesame seeds. The thing is that the teriyaki sauce was not very good – very lemony and acidic. I disliked it in the extreme and I feel it absolutely ruined everything. I’m bummed; a better sauce would’ve made this a four star noodle bowl, and sadly it will receive a 1.75 out of 5.0 star score from me. Truly disappointing, but maybe you like it. Find it here.

Annie Chun’s brand commercial.

Three dudes making teriyaki beef.

#214: Maruchan Yakisoba Teriyaki Beef Flavor Home-Style Japanese Noodles

So teriyaki beef. Here we go…

Click image to enlarge. Up to the fill line, 4 minutes of microwave…

Click image to enlarge. Well, not too bad. The only issue is that it didn’t cook very evenly – part of the noodles were perfect, some were a little bit underdone or completely uncooked. I wasn’t all that great. 2.0 out of 5.0 stars. Get it here.

#142: Nissin Original Chow Mein Teriyaki Beef Flavor Chow Mein Noodles

So this is what you’ll find at your local grocery store in the United States. I picked this one up at a dollar store. Looked interesting so thought I’d give it a go. I’m always looking for the exotic and felt I was kind of missing the more domestic and such. How can I be a true Ramen Rater without trying the stuff from across the ocean as well as in my backyard?

Click image to enlarge. Much in tune with the Nissin Yakisoba box I reviewed a couple weeks ago, the instructions are on the package inside as well as the back. This one however has no drain spout. Also, no draining is required – the only instructions are for microwave.

A liquid pack and a veggie pack. I stuck the veggies  in with the noodles, filled up to the extremely helpful and prominent arrow fill line and microwaved for 5 minutes…

It came out very nicely (click image to enlarge). The noodles were broad with a nice chew and good quality. The veggies hydrated very well.. The flavor from the liquid pack was great – the teriyaki beef was absolutely delicious. I must say for a bowl/box of noodles, this was top notch. 4.5 of 5.0 stars. Get it here. UPC bar code 070662087237.