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#3338: Nissin Pasta U.F.O. Camaron Fuego Salsa Habanero Picante – Mexico

#3338: Nissin Pasta U.F.O. Camaron Fuego Salsa Habanero Picante - Mexico

Here’s another one of the Nissin Mexico varieties I received recently – thanks again! Spicy? Let’s find out! It mentions that it’s got kick from habanero which is most definitely spicy.

Nissin Pasta U.F.O. Camaron Fuego Salsa Habanero Picante – Mexico

#3338: Nissin Pasta U.F.O. Camaron Fuego Salsa Habanero Picante - Mexico

Detail of the bottom of the outer wraps (click to enlarge). Contains shrimp. To prepare, take out sachet and add in 2 cups boiling water. Cover for 5 minutes. Peel off drain spout cover and drain. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

The noodle block.

A wet sachet of sauce.

Loose bits from the bowl.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added fried egg, shrimp, spring onion, mild cheddar, red pepper flake, and Bufalo Clasica sauce. The noodles have a nice kind of whole wheat bump to them which was quite nice. Te flavor was a kind of lemony and spicy affair with notes of shrimp. Spiciness was there but balanced and mellow. Included vegetables were great. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.  UPC bar code 070662248140.

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Watch me cook on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!

#2918: Nissin U.F.O. Cheese Curry Yakisoba

#2918: Nissin U.F.O. Cheese Curry Yakisoba

Hey look at this! This came by way of Hobby Link Japan, a great site that has all sorts of amazing Japanese things including instant noodles! Thank you very much! This variety is a yakisoba with a cheese curry flavor! I tell ya, this sounds really quite good to me! Here’s a little about it from Wikipedia –

Yakisoba (焼きそば[jakiꜜsoba]), literally “fried buckwheat,” is a Japanese noodle stir-fry dish. Although soba means buckwheat, yakisoba noodles are actually made from wheat flour, and are typically flavored with a condiment similar to oyster sauce. The dish first appeared in food stalls in Japan during the early 20th century.[1]

Yakisoba is most familiarly served on a plate either as a main dish or a side dish. Another popular way to prepare and serve yakisoba in Japan is to pile the noodles into a bun sliced down the middle in the style of a hot dog, and garnish the top with mayonnaise and shreds of pickled ginger. Called yakisoba-pan (pan meaning bread) it is commonly available at local festivals or konbini (convenience stores).

Sometimes, Japanese white Udon is used as a replacement of Chinese style Soba and called Yakiudon. This variation was started in Kitakyushu or Kokura in Fukuoka Prefecture.

In Okinawa, Yakisoba is popular with Okinawans and U.S. service members stationed on the island alike. After the 1945 hostilities ended on Okinawa, the US military command supplied American food products to the malnourished residents. The preferred Okinawan version was prepared from spaghetti, spam, ketchup, any available vegetable (usually canned), and mayonnaise for frying. Mess halls and other on-base eateries often serve yakisoba. Chopped hotdogs are a popular addition to yakisoba made on Okinawa, in addition to other meats such as ham, chicken, and pork.

Alright – I’m excited to give this one a try – let’s go!

Nissin U.F.O. Cheese Curry Yakisoba – Japan

#2918: Nissin U.F.O. Cheese Curry Yakisoba

Detail of the outer wraps (click to enlarge). Contains pork, chicken, and beef. To preparem, remove sachets and add boiling water to fill line. Cover for 3 minutes. Use drain spout on lid to pour off excess water. Add in liquid sachet contents and stir. Finally, garnish with cheese powder and enjoy!

#2918: Nissin U.F.O. Cheese Curry Yakisoba

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2918: Nissin U.F.O. Cheese Curry Yakisoba

The noodle block.

#2918: Nissin U.F.O. Cheese Curry Yakisoba

Loose bits from the bowl.

#2918: Nissin U.F.O. Cheese Curry Yakisoba

A liquid base sachet.

#2918: Nissin U.F.O. Cheese Curry Yakisoba

The sauce.

#2918: Nissin U.F.O. Cheese Curry Yakisoba

A dry sachet.

#2918: Nissin U.F.O. Cheese Curry Yakisoba

The cheese  powder.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion. The noodles came out well enough – dry and light on the chew. The flavor was a nice curry – very much in the sweet curry vein. The cheese was so-so but was interesting and different. 4.25 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4902105244395.

#2918: Nissin U.F.O. Cheese Curry Yakisoba

Nissin U.F.O. C h e e s e   C u r r y  Y a k i s o b a

This is how they add cheese to Nissin products.

#2890: Nissin U.F.O. Flaming Hot Seafood Flavour

#2890: Nissin U.F.O. Flaming Hot Seafood Flavour Singapore

So this one is made in Indonesia and I got it from Nissin Singapore – thanks! The last one of these I tried was ‘Japanese Sauce’ flavor – and definitely was very Indonesian in flavor and quite amazing. Very curious about this one – let’s take a look.

Nissin U.F.O. Flaming Hot Seafood Flavour – Singapore

#2890: Nissin U.F.O. Flaming Hot Seafood Flavour Singapore

Detail of the outer wraps (click to enlarge). Contains seafood. To prepare, add boiling water to fill line and cover for 4 minutes. Use drain spout to remove water. Add sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2890: Nissin U.F.O. Flaming Hot Seafood Flavour Singapore

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2890: Nissin U.F.O. Flaming Hot Seafood Flavour Singapore

The noodle block.

#2890: Nissin U.F.O. Flaming Hot Seafood Flavour Singapore

Loose seafood from the bowl.

#2890: Nissin U.F.O. Flaming Hot Seafood Flavour Singapore

A dry base sachet.

#2890: Nissin U.F.O. Flaming Hot Seafood Flavour Singapore

A light powder.

#2890: Nissin U.F.O. Flaming Hot Seafood Flavour Singapore

The spicy oil.

#2890: Nissin U.F.O. Flaming Hot Seafood Flavour Singapore

Definitely looks spicy!

#2890: Nissin U.F.O. Flaming Hot Seafood Flavour Singapore

A garnish sachet.

#2890: Nissin U.F.O. Flaming Hot Seafood Flavour Singapore

Looks like fried onion.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added fried egg, spring onion, coriander, tofu puff and casrved squid. The noodles came out just perfect – just right for a yakisoba style stir noodle. The flavor was a sweet and spicy seafood one – a very respectable heat level on this one – might knock your socks off. The fried onion garnish was really good here. 4.75 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8992718853738.

#2890: Nissin U.F.O. Flaming Hot Seafood Flavour Singapore

Singapore Hawker Classics Unveiled: Decoding 25 Favourite Dishes

A Nissin Foods Singapore TV spot

#2745: Nissin U.F.O. Big Wasabi-Mayo Yakisoba

#2745: Nissin U.F.O. Big Wasabi-Mayo Yakisoba

Another one I picked up at Osaka in the Yaohan Centre up in Richmond, BC. This should prove to be a boatload of yakisoba! So, what’s yakisoba? Here’s what wikipedia has to say on the matter –

Yakisoba (焼きそば[jakʲiꜜsoba]), literally “fried buckwheat,” is a Japanese noodle stir-fry dish. Although soba means buckwheat, yakisoba noodles are actually made from wheat flour, and are typically flavored with a condiment similar to oyster sauce. The dish first appeared in food stalls in Japan during the early 20th century.[1]

Yakisoba is prepared by frying ramen-style wheat noodles with bite-sized pork, vegetables (usually cabbageonions or carrots) and flavored with yakisoba sauce, salt and pepper. It can be served with a variety of garnishes, such as aonori (seaweed powder), beni shoga (shredded pickled ginger), katsuobushi (fish flakes), and mayonnaise.

I love it when people get all worked up when I put mayo on yakisoba. It’s pretty funny. Let’s begin!

Nissin U.F.O. Big Wasabi-Mayo Yakisoba – Japan

#2745: Nissin U.F.O. Big Wasabi-Mayo Yakisoba

An import/distributor sticker (click to enlarge).

#2745: Nissin U.F.O. Big Wasabi-Mayo Yakisoba

Detail of the outer wraps (click to enlarge). Probably contains meat and possibly fish. To prepare, add boiling water to fill line and cover for 3 minutes. Drain using included spout. Add yellow sachet content and stir. Finally, garnish with mayo sachet and enjoy!

#2745: Nissin U.F.O. Big Wasabi-Mayo Yakisoba

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2745: Nissin U.F.O. Big Wasabi-Mayo Yakisoba

The noodle block.

#2745: Nissin U.F.O. Big Wasabi-Mayo Yakisoba

Loose bits from the tray.

#2745: Nissin U.F.O. Big Wasabi-Mayo Yakisoba

The yakisoba sauce sachet.

#2745: Nissin U.F.O. Big Wasabi-Mayo Yakisoba

Dark stuff!

#2745: Nissin U.F.O. Big Wasabi-Mayo Yakisoba

The mayo sachet – I’ll let you see the contents when it’s on the final pic.

Finished (click to enlarge). Holy mother of God…  Added Salad Cosmo organic mung bean sprouts. Okay, just so there are no misconceptions – this is a freaking huge amount of yakisoba. I honestly think changing this product’s name from Big to Freaking Huge would do the trick. The noodles came out perfectly – great gauge and chew – not at all spongy. The yakisoba sauce coated everything and without the mayo, this was really good. Bits of cabbage lent a nice crunchiness throughout. The addition of the wasabi mayonnaise added another layer of goodness – nasally spicy wasabi and mayo gave everything a more greasy effect which was very nice. Too bad I already had lunch earlier! 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4902105244135.

#2745: Nissin U.F.O. Big Wasabi-Mayo Yakisoba

Nissin Y a k i s o b a  U.F.O. Big 168g ~ 12 pieces

A TV spot for Nissin UFO

#2771: Nissin U.F.O. Fried Ramen Japanese Sauce Flavour

#2771: Nissin U.F.O. Fried Ramen Japanese Sauce Flavour

Here’s a pretty well known variety from Japan but actually made in Indonesia for Singapore and Malaysia. This one was sent to me by Nissin Singapore (thank you!) and has some big differences when you compare to it’s Japanese cousin – spicy mayonnaise to start with. Let’s unwrap this yakisoba and have a look inside U.F.O.!

Nissin U.F.O. Japanese Sauce Flavour – Singapore

#2771: Nissin U.F.O. Fried Ramen Japanese Sauce Flavour

Detail of the sides and bottom panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, take out all sachets and add boiling water to line. Cover for 4 minutes. Drain using turbo drain system. Add in oil and powder sachet contents and mix well. Finally, garnish with spicy mayo and kriuk and enjoy!

#2771: Nissin U.F.O. Fried Ramen Japanese Sauce Flavour

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2771: Nissin U.F.O. Fried Ramen Japanese Sauce Flavour

The noodle block.

#2771: Nissin U.F.O. Fried Ramen Japanese Sauce Flavour

Loose broken noodle and garnish from the tray.

#2771: Nissin U.F.O. Fried Ramen Japanese Sauce Flavour

The dry base sachet.

#2771: Nissin U.F.O. Fried Ramen Japanese Sauce Flavour

Dry seasoning.

#2771: Nissin U.F.O. Fried Ramen Japanese Sauce Flavour

The seasoned oil sachet.

#2771: Nissin U.F.O. Fried Ramen Japanese Sauce Flavour

Has a kind of marbled appearance.

#2771: Nissin U.F.O. Fried Ramen Japanese Sauce Flavour

The kriuk sachet.

#2771: Nissin U.F.O. Fried Ramen Japanese Sauce Flavour

Kriuk translates to ‘crunchy’ and these are bits of crunchy onion and garlic with some spiciness.

#2771: Nissin U.F.O. Fried Ramen Japanese Sauce Flavour

A sachet of spicy mayonnaise garnish.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added coriander, hard boiled egg, fishball and Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts. The noodles came out very well – nice gauge and chew. The flavor was a sweet and tasty one – definitely a fusion of yakisoba sauce and Southeast Asian influences. The mayo was a nice spicy one and the crunchy bits were very good – spicy too! An excellent yakisoba. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8992718853561.

#2771: Nissin U.F.O. Fried Ramen Japanese Sauce Flavour

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

A Nissin TV spot

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

#1207: Nissin U.F.O. (Unidentified Flying Object) Yakisoba With Wasabi Mayonnaise

Yakisoba is great but add some mayo with wasabi? Man that sounds really good! Let’s have a look at this one!

Here are the details from the side and bottom (click image to enlarge).

Here’s the lid of the bowl (click image to enlarge). Note the drain spout on the upper part.

The noodle block.

The liquid ingredient sachet.

Has a nice yakisoba sauce scent.

What have we here?

Has a kind of salty meat and seaweed taste to it.

Here’s the wasabi mayonnaise sachet. You open a corner and squirt!

The veggies from the bottom of the bowl. Looks like cabbage and other bits in there.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added sauteed beef and sweet onion and green onion. 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. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 4902105224076.

Japanese commercials where UFO’s are involved from 1979-1999 – this is pretty great stuff!