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#1898: Master Kong Spicy Fish Noodle

I’ve had what I believe to be  the pack variety of this before. Was pretty good! Let’s see how this bowl version fares.

The distributor’s label (click to eblarge)). Contains fish powder.

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). To prepare, add in sachets and boiling water to fill line. Let steep covered for 4 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

An included fork!

The noodle block.

A dry soup base sachet.

Powder with vegetables and peppers.

A paste sachet.

Thick and oily.

Looks like a spicy liquid sachet.

Has a kind of spicy peanut scent.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added kamaboko, narutomaki, crab stick, white onion, fishball and crab claw fishcake. The noodles were a little on the soggy side, but not too bad. The broth has a kind of lemon and sichuan chilli flavor to it – not bad as well. The peas or beans that came with it did not hydrate in the time allotted and were terrible. 3.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 6920208934263.

Here’s Master Kong’s Braised Beef big cup – this is excellent stuff!

A Master Kong TV spot.

#1812: Master Kong Mushroom Instant Noodle

There’s a new Asian Food Center on 130th & Aurora – went there hunting for some of the fruit I got to try in Thailand and found mangosteen – and quite a few instant noodle varieties, this being one of them. It’s pretty far and few between that I find Master Kong varieties – always kind of a treat! I want to thank Bobby Y. from Canada for help in translation on this one! Let’s have a look at this one from China!

Detail of the side panel (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add sachets to cup and boiling water to fill line. Steep for 3-4 minutes, covered. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click image to enlarge).

An included fork!

The noodle block.

The dry soup base.

Has a mushroom scent.

A liquid sachet.

Has a kind of meaty scent.

The vegetables sachet.

A large amount of diverse vegetables.

Finished (click image to enlarge). The noodles are hydrated to a T – just right with a nice gauge and chewiness. High quantity as well. The broth is a thick and hearty mushroom gravy kind of thing which works immensely well with the vegetables, which are full of mushrooms that hydrated very nicely – even the peas came out great. 4.25 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 6900873032655.

Here’s Master Kong’s Braised Beef big cup – this is excellent stuff!

An interesting news story about instant noodle war!

#1714: Master Kong Sichuan Hot Spicy Fish

This one has been a little tricky to figure out. A lot of the time, distributor stickers aren’t all that helpful; they might say the flavor, but the true name can be elusive. After looking around, I found ‘boiled fish’ and ‘spicy fish’ and ‘hot fish’ (hot fish being the one on the sticker). I think however Sichuan might be in there somewhere, so I included it. As for the lady on the package and the folks on the back, I’m pretty sure they’re involved in some kind of television program in China. Anyways, let’s have a look!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Guessing it contains fish. To prepare, add noodle block and liquid sachets to 500ml boiling water and cook for 4 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

Dry base sachet.

Dry powder and vegetables.

The first of two liquid sachets.

A thick paste.

A spicy liquid sachet?

Definitely has a Sichuan chilli scent.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added sliced fish cake, mung bean sprouts, white onion and coriander. The noodles are plentiful and of good quality. The broth has a spiciness that is unmistakably Sichuan pepper. Definitely has a Chinese fish dish flavor to it as well. The smattering of supplied vegetables came out alright as far as hydration goes. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 6920208934287.

Here’s Master Kong’s Braised Beef big cup – this is excellent stuff!

Looks like some kind of video about blind testing Master Kong bowls and figuring out which kind is which! Looks like fun!

#1649: Master Kong Seafood Flavour Instant Cooking Noodles

Here’s another one sent by a kind reader in Sweden! Thank you! Master Kong is really popular in China and what surprises me is that there are no places that I’ve seen that you can get their products here in the United States. Luckily, people send them to me from time to time, but it seems to me that I really need to figure out a way to contact them and do a Meet The Manufacturer with them. The Chinese consume billions of packages of instant noodles a year and I’ve never done a Chinese Meet The Manufacturer yet! It’s about time. Well, let’s check out these seafood flavor Master Kong instant noodles!

 The distributor/import sticker (click image to enlarge).

 Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Not sure whether this product contains seafood or not. To prepare, add noodle block to 700ml boiling water with contents of dry sachets and cook for 2 minutes. Add contents of liquid sachet and cook an additional 4 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The soup base powder sachet.

Very light powder with a seafood scent.

A liquid paste sachet.

Has a peanut scent.

The solid ingredients sachet.

Veggies and fish cake!

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added sliced squid, kamaboko, fish ball, shrimp and crab stick. The noodles came out nice and thick with a light chewiness I liked. The broth was very warm with just a tinge of spiciness and great seafood flavor. Finally, the little bits of fish cake hydrated very nicely and the seaweed that wad easily found was a very nice addition. 4.25 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 6900873028856.

The packaging here looks a little different so I’m not sure it’s exactly the same, but I’m sure it’s quite similar. You can get it here!

A very happy TV advertisement about Master Kong seafood noodles.

#1504: Master Kong Stewed Beef Flavor Cooking Noodle

Here’s another one sent by a kind reader in Sweden – thanks again! Also want to thank Bobby Y. of Canada for his great help with translating! He’s always been a great help and I truly appreciate it! With all the recent Chinese readers, I thought I’d review a Chinese instant noodle today. These Master Kong varieties are usually quite good. This one’s really big – calls for 700ml water! That’s definitely on the higher end of broth. The noodle block is also quite large with a different gauge than other I’ve tried – looks to be thicker. It also mentions that it’s a ‘cooking’ noodle as opposed to an instant. Cooking noodles require time spent on the stove while instants can either be cooked on the stove or simply put in a bowl and boiling water added, covered and let sit for 3 minutes or so to be done. Let’s have a look at this one from Master Kong – really hoping Master Kong contacts me soon – wouyld love to do a Meet The Manufacturer with them!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Not sure whether this product contains meat or not. To prepare, add noodle block to 700ml boiling water with contents of dry sachets and cook for 2 minutes. Add contents of liquid sachet and cook an additional 4 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The dry seasoning sachet.

A sweet scent.

The paste sachet.

Has a nice scent of anise and other spices.

The vegetables sachet.

Looks like vegetables and possibly beef or soy protein in here.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added beef, coriander and sweet onion. First off, this is an enormous bowl of noodle soup. The noodles are really quite good – they have a thick gauge and remind me of the yellow noodles I had in Malaysia, although a but less chewy. The broth has a very nice kind of braised beef flavor; detectable notes of anise and a good oiliness. Despite the large about of water used, the broth is not thin in any way and quite flavorful. The vegetables sachet content came out pretty well – cabbage and carrot hydrated well while onion was only so-so. The bits that I was on the fence about being beef or textured vegetable protein appear to be beef and hydrated well. 4.25 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 6900873058624.

Here’s a popular one by Master Kong – has a wonderful braised beef flavor.

Here’s a Master Kong TV advertisement.

#1226: Master Kong Artificial Braised Beef Flavor Instant Noodle

Here’s one that’s been kind of confusing in the past, and it still is. A guy who said he worked for Master Kong said these aren’t actually Master Kong. When I check the UPC code, it comes up with Kailo Brand Abalone Chicken flavor in a similar sized big cup. Whatever it is, let’s check it out!

Here are the side panels (click image to enlarge). Says it’s meat-free. Says to add 700ml boiling water and all the packets and cover for 4 minutes.

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

An included fork!

The noodle block.

Powder soup base sachet.

Has a sweet beefy scent.

Liquid soup base sachet.

Has a nice meaty beef scent.

The solid ingredients sachet.

A smattering of veggies.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added thin sliced beef and sweet onion that I sauteed. The noodles are thin and slightly weak of character, but not too bad. The broth is sweet and beefy and salty. It’s quite nice, actually! The veggies were meh. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.

Here’s a track from the album mentioned above. Good stuff.

#866: Master Kong/康师傅 Mianba Instant Noodle Soup

This is the last of the packs that were so kindly sent by Bo H. who works at a University in China. Thanks again! All of these were just amazing – and now… Hmm – not sure what this is! One thing says pork ribs flavor, something else says steak. I guess we’ll see how it comes out!

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

The noodle block.

Powder seasoning.

Light, fine powder – a lot of it.

Paste seasoning.

Smells really good!

Veggies.

Nice looking mixture.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added some frozen stir-fry vegetables (yeah need to get to the produce stand soon) and a couple shakes of Krazy Mixed Up Salt. the noodles are good – seem to be a slightly wider gauge than usual and have a nice texture and chew. The broth has a nice spiciness to is and a good meaty flavor. Expected it to be slightly thick and greasy but it wasn’t. A nice pepperiness to is. The vegetables were good too – nice re-gydration. I liked it! 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 6903252710564 .

Master Kong TV commercial.

If you want to see something amazin, check this out. This is a documentary caslled ‘China’s Mega Dam’ – the story of the Three Gorges Project. It’ll blow your mind as to the sheer size of this undertaking!

#812: Master Kong/康师傅 Spicy Beef

Spicy beef! This was sent by Bo H. of China! Thanks again! These have all been a lot of fun and quite good! Let’s see how Master Kong’s Spicy Beef goes.

The back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks like they grow big peppers in china.

The block broke but not too badly.

Powdered base.

A decent amount of powder – tasty!

Seasoned oil.

Has a beefish smell.

The veggie packet – more of an herb packet it looks like.

I think the red pieces are chillies. Not sure about the other bits.

Finished (click image to enlarge). I added some onions, broccoli and re bell pepper, a slice of processed cheese, a fried egg and some of that awesome Dua Belibis hot sauce. The noodles are good – they suck up a lot of liquid and are tasty to boot. The broth is nice too – had a spicy and sweet taste to it and the beef flavor is very good. I like this a lot – 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 6903252061024 .

Yes! Awesome commercial!

This is awesome – these guys aren’t screwing around with these noodles!

#803: Master Kong (康师傅) Premium Taste Roasted Beef Noodle

Here’s another one of the Master Kong variants sent to me by Bo H.! Thanks again! This one is the the first Master Kong large noodle bowl I’ve tried.

The side panels (click image to enlarge).

Includes a folding fork!

The powder seasoning packet.

This stuff has a very nice beef taste to it.

Liquid seasoning packet.

Thick and oily.

Veggies and bits.

Looks like a lot of veggies and some dried beef perhaps.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added a slice of cheese and some kizami shoga (pickled ginger). The noodles aren’t the best in the world but they’re not bad – could have slightly more backbone. The broth is great – very beefy and tasty! The veggies and bits are wonderful – excellent veggies and the bits must be beef – if they’re not, they’re the most convincing pieces of TVP I’ve ever had. Darn good bowl of noodles! 4.0 out of 5.0 stars! UPC bar code 6903252714036 .

This has to be one of the best noodle commercials I’ve ever seen. Ever.

I’m really curious what they’re talking about here – what do Teletubbies, the Master Kong mascot, alpacas and the police have to do with one another?

#795: Master Kong Red Oil Dan Dan Noodles

Here’s another one that Bo H. sent me from China! Thanks again! So what are Dan Dan noodles? here’s what Wikipedia says:

Dandan noodles or Dandanmian (traditional Chinese: 擔擔麵, simplified Chinese: 担担面) is a classic dish originating from ChineseSichuan cuisine. It consists of a spicy sauce containing preserved vegetables (often including zha cai, 榨菜, lower enlarged mustard stems, or ya cai, 芽菜, upper mustard stems), chili oil, Sichuan pepper, minced pork, and scallions served over noodles.

Alrighty then, let’s give it a try!

I cut and pasted all the text from the lid and scanned it. Click to enlarge.

Hey – chopsticks!

Here’s the big packet of spicy paste.

That’s a lot of goopy stuff – looks spicy!

The vegetables.

Looks like a nice little bunch of veggies.

Then there’s this little pouch with little hard things in it…

I ate one and I think they get sprinkled on top at the end.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Interesting… This one was fun to try; I’m really looking forward to these Master Kong’s as they’re huge in China and these aren’t available around this neck of the woods, that’s for sure. The noodles aren’t bad, – there’s a lot of them too. The flavor is a little bit spicy and a bit greasy. The veggies are nice. The only problem here is it seems kind of bland to me. Could use a little more flavor I think. 2.75 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 6903252084818 .

Here’s a Master Kong commercial

How to make DanDan noodles at home

Awesome Donation From China

Bo H., who lives abroad in China decided he’d send some nice Chinese varieties! He warned that it might take a long time – they were shipped May 8th and arrive today, June 27th!

Oh wow what’s in here?

Wow – they did REALLY well despite travelling for a month and a half in the mail! Most are Master Kong, one is Unif and one I’m not sure. Hoping these can get translated – I want to make sure they’re prepared correctly and to know what they are! Thank you very much, Bo! Some Ramen Ramter stickers will be on their way to you soon!