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#1981: MyKuali Penang Red Tom Yum Goong Noodle Authentic Taste

Here’sd another of MyKuali’s new recipe ‘Authentic Taste’ range. I’m told this has more of the lemongrass and kaffir lime leaves, as well as mushroom and chicken broth. Most of ytou should know it was #1 on the 2015 Top Ten list. Let’s see how these changes affect the taste!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains crustaceans and chicken (ingredients list hasn’t been upated – new packaging will reflect this). To prepare, cook noodles in 380ml boiling water for 3 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

A dry soup base sachet.

A light powder.

The paste sachet.

Definitely can detect the mushroom in the scent.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, coriander and prawns. The noodles have that nice gauge and chew I’ve come to expect from MyKuali varieties. Good quantity as well. The broth has a nice spiciness and strong notes of lemongrass, lime leaf and the mushroom taste comes through as well. Excellent tom yum goong! 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 9555655005227.

MyKuali Penang Tom Yum Noodle (4 Pack)

Last year’s The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Instant Noodles Of All Time 2015 Edition video.

#1001: Paldo ДОШИРАК (Dosirac) Beef Flavor

Well my friends, onward we march with the first post-1000 review! This is Dosirac with Cyrillic writing on it. I thought at first this is sold in Russia, but on the back there was a clue. I looked up the url mentioned – it turns out the .MN means Mongolia! Neato! So what’s Dosirac? It translates to ‘lunch box!’ I’ve had many of the versions that are sold in trays, but never have I seen a pack version. Let’s give this a try.

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

A large noodle block.

The seasoning packet.

Salty, with some beef taste. Slightly spicy.

The vegetables packet.

A nice little assortment.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added rib eye beef, broccoli, sweet onion and green bell pepper. The noodles are plentiful and have a nice chewiness. The broth has a nice spiciness and good beef flavor. The veggies were pretty good. A decent spicy beef noodle soup. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.  UPC bar code 8809296887218

 

Dosirac advert.

Re-Review: Paldo Hwa King Cup Noodle Soup

Yep – another re-review! Had this one back in February of this year for #658. Today I felt like something spicy from Korea!

The side panels (click to enlarge).

The noodle block.

The seasoning packet.

Lots of spicy powder! Yes!

Some (not all) of the veggies from the bottom of the cup.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added thin rib eye, onion, stir fry veggies, kimchi and processed cheese. The noodles are good – nice gauge and chew and plenty of them. The broth is hot and spicy and has a nice asftertaste. The veggies are pretty good too. I like it – 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 648436100620 – get the pack version here.

An older Paldo TV commercial.

Another oldie but a goodie!

#658: Paldo Hwa King Cup Noodle Soup

Hey look! Mega-enormous Korean noodle bowl! Found this one at H Mart in Lynnwood, WA. Had the pack and the cup – now we’ll find out Hwa-ssup with this enormous King Cup! Yes we will. Yes.

Here’s all the info you could possibly want to know (click image to enlarge).

A single packet of powder seasoning – feels heavy.

Holy moly – yep, that’s a big mound of red, alien combating powder!

Finished (click image to enlarge); I let the noodles steep in the cup for two minutes and then stirred them and added an egg right smack in the middle and re-covered. Added some Ajishima Kimchi furikake, baby bok choy and a couple squirts of Texas Pete hot sauce. Noodles are pretty good – a little soft. The broth is the highlight here – red spicy heat! The veggies were here and there – decent amount. If you’re looking for a spicy noodle, this is the one, especially if you like Korean noodles. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC barcode 648436100620 – here’s the pack version.

This is a really cool video – and this guy in the beginning is really relaxed.

This is kind of interesting.

#615: Yamamori Tom Yam Ramen Prawn Flavor

Made a trip to Seattle and hit up Uwajimaya and got a ton of new noodles – lots of Japanese bowls! Anyways, let’s start with this prawn tom yam…

The back (click image to enlarge). I found if you go to Google and type in the digits in the bar code and then use Google translate and boom – there’s the info you need.

I think I’ve seen this packaging before

The ramen block – with some seasonings.

Powder on the left, seasoned oil on the right.

Click image to enlarge. Added an egg during the boil as instructed on the package [yay!]. This is some serious stuff –  the noodles are very nice – not plump but very tasty with a slightly crumbly nature on the palate after a chew or two. The flavoring is perfect; a lot of lemony shrimp and spicy heat going on. The egg entices and offers a cooling oasis of respite from the fiery tastes offered. I loved it. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars.

How to make Tom Yam soup.

Old school aircheck for New Year’s 1975.

#592: Batchelors Super Noodles Mild Curry Flavour

Hey awesome – curry’s one of my favorites!  I’m thinking since my wife made the finest turkey yesterday that I’ve ever had the fortune of eating, I’d try to fuse that with this and toss an egg in. Here we go!

Click image to enlarge. Here’s the back of the package – looks like some good stuff’ll be cookin in a minute!

Here’s the packet…

…and its contents.

Finished (click image to enlarge). I added one fried eggs with a dash of Tony Chachere’s Creole Seasoning and a little of the turkey my wife Kit made – those little vegetable looking bits? Rosemary. So the noodles were about par with Top Ramen. The flavoring wasn’t bad, but when they said mild curry they weren’t kidding – very mild. Anyways, not bad. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars. Get it here.

Batchelors peas ad.

It dumped rain tonight.

#439: Little Cook Tom Yum Seafood Premium Noodle

So the idea of a seafood noodle soup with fake seafood has been kind of daunting for the past couple months. However, today was the day. I must fear no ramen! So, here we have some seafood tom yum from Thailand.

Nice earthy colors from left to right: dry seasoning powder, seasoned oil paste and finally chili powder.

Then we’ve got a retort pouch!

It’s full of fake seafood – looks like it’s made from tapioca and other things. There appear to be mushrooms in there too according to the ingredients.

Wow now that’s a crazy looking pile of packet contents. Should be interesting…

Click image to enlarge. Added a couple fried eggs. So here we are. The noodles are of a wider gauge – broad and flat and actually quite good. The broth is flavorful – spicy and lemonny. As for the fake seafood, it’s not bad. However the mushrooms are kind of funky – I had one larger piece that was almost the consistency of a carrot. So this was pretty good stuff I’ll admit and I’m kind of pleased I have two of them. Giving this one a 3.0 out of 5.0 stars. Get it here.

#396: Vina Acecook Best Cook Hot & Spicy Tom Yum Shrimp Flavour Instant Noodles

So far I’ve been so pleased with the Vina Acecook products. Everything’s been so nice about them. So let’s try a new one – a bowl noodle this time.

Everything individually wrapped – kind of nice! A noodle block on the left then top left clockwise we have paste soup, powdered soup base, veggies and a little naruto peeking and seasoned oil . Four seasoning packets – niceness! Oh – I failed to take a pic but there’s also an included fork which will be in the update of the included forks which I’ll do in a bit.

Clockwise from top left: seasoned oil, veggies, soup paste and powdered soup base.

Click image to enlarge. Threw in a couple fried eggs, a little garlic salt, a little Tony Chachere’s Creole Seasoning and a couple drops of Crystal Louisiana Hot Sauce.The noodles stay firm and absorb a good amount of the flavor. The veggies came up nicely and were abundant. The broth is very tasty – a lot of citrus, shrimp flavor and warmth. The other things I threw in added to it and made it all very nice. I loved it – 4.25 out of 5.0 stars – excellent meal!

#366: Payless Pancit Shanghai Oriental Style

 

So here’s something new from Payless – Paincit Shanghai. I’ve had numerous Pancit Canton varieties in the past. Somebody once commented I should try the Shanghai and alluded to it being hot and spicy. We shall see!

So two packets – a funky paste weirdness on the left and the veggies on the right.

Kind of interesting that we have no powdered seasoning with this one like the Payless Xtra Big ones… Hmmm. By the way this is a drain the water off one.

Click image to enlarge. Added two fried eggs. So not too bad but not great. I mean the noodles rocked; I really liked the broad noodles. The seasoning wasn’t  all that impressive though. So basically, I liked it, but I wish there was more and I wish it blew my mind a bit more too. 2.75 out of 5.0 stars.

#362: Vina Acecook Daily Instant Noodles Mi Canh Chua Hot & Sour With Shrimp

So here’s another of Vina Acecook’s line of ‘Daily’ instant noodles, hot & sour with shrimp. Sounds good to me; the picture on the front is definitely enticing…

Four packets – that’s always nice. Here we have [clockwise from top left] soup paste, powdered soup base, seasoned oil and veggies as well as dehydrated shrimp.

Clockwise from top: veggies ‘n shrimp, seasoned oil, soup powder, liquid soup paste.

Click image to enlarge. So I added a couple of fried eggs, some fried shallot, a little kizami shoga (ginger you’d find in yakisoba) and a little pepper on the eggs. This is one of the better bowls of noodles I’ve had in quite some time. I become quite fond of how Vina Acecook blends its veggies – there’s always some nice sweet basil in there and it really comes through in the flavor of the broth. The noodles were pre-seasoned and so the sesame oil-esque flavor is easily detected in this soup. The noodles themselves are light and plentiful – not chewy but not spongy. The vegetables really boost on re-hydration which is nice. There was a little hot and a little sour; kind of like Tom Yum soup but much lighter. The eggs and other flavors on top made it absolutely perfect. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars for this one! Find it here.

I like how colorful the Vina Acecook commercials are.

#352: Maruchan Chili Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup

So my friend Todd hooked me up with this stuff – thanks man! Haven’t seen this one before, so let’s give it a try.

What a standard single packet of domestic made ramen noodle soup seasoning! This should be interesting enough I think; usually I see hot flavored packets of flavoring out of Korea and Thailand but really not so much out of the USA.

Dark red and angry! Wasn’t expecting that… Was very nice to look at the packet ingredients and see chili as the second one! Impressive…

Click image to enlarge. The finished product. Added a couple hard boiled eggs, some Tony Chachere’s Creole seasoning and a little Amanfopong chili powder. Was reasonably ‘hot & spicy’ flavored for a domestic product. It kind of ended there though – would’ve been nice if it had maybe more of a veg flavor too. 2.75 out of 5.0 stars. Get it here.

#346: Paldo Bowl Noodle Soup Spicy Artificial Chicken Flavor

So I’ve reviewed a lot of bowl noodles. I’m confused as to how Paldo, Samyang and Nongshim all have them and they’re all called bowl noodle. Spicy chicken is pretty common – let’s see how this is.

Two packets – powder on left, veggies on right.

Always like that rich color contrast.

Click image to enlarge. Okay so I added a couple fried eggs. That stuff on top? I made hot sauce yesterday! Click here to see what it was made out of and here to see the making of post on  my other blog, FooFooMayo. So this was pretty good – nothing super special but I enjoyed it for breakfast. 3.125 out of 5.0 stars Get it here.

One of the best short videos about noodles I’ve ever seen.

This was on PBS while I ate these noodles – looks like some good food!