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I thought to myself today…what is this obsession with food pictures? Why do I like to document food through photographs? I must admit that I do scroll through my own posts and admire the pictures that I’ve taken over the past year and a half. They make me hungry. As I write this post and look at the pictures of this tasty treat I’m reminded of how freakin’ good this flavor was! I got a big whiff of shrimp when I peeled back the lid. Inside the cup, on top of the noodles are dehydrated ingredients like thinly sliced tako (octopus), cabbage, dehydrated segments of imitation crab, green onion and egg puffs. All covered with white creamy seasoning powder. In went the hot water exactly to the fill line and the 3 minute wait began. My mouth watered as I waited in anticipation. When it was finally time, I peeled back the lid and savored my first bite. The milk seafood flavor is like a super light version of clam chowder, minus the clam flavor. More like crab chowder. You get extra bursts of flavor from the little egg puffs because they soak up the soup. With all the accoutrements, this meal in a cup turned out to be a very substantial lunch. Why do the Japanese torture us like this? Why don’t they release this delicious flavor here in the states for us to enjoy? Oooooh how I yearn for more. More Milk Curry too.
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After my first failure attempt in making the regular UFO noodles, I think I’ve officially redeemed myself this go around. The portion size of these noodles are indeed BIG! It was a little hard to finish towards the end. When I peeled off the outer plastic wrapper, there were cooking instructions on the lid…in Japanese of course…but….dun dun dun….there were pictures! So no excuses for effen up this time. I’m not sure why I find it so much fun when there are extra steps in the cooking process. I call it faux cooking….no long prep time, no messy clean up and you get instant satisfaction. So after the noodles cooked in the package, there is a nifty spout on the opposite corner of the package where you can pour the water out without sacrificing a single noodle. Genius. Then, the entire lid comes off, pour the liquid yakisoba sauce, mix and top it all off with the garnish packet. I really liked how easy it was to mix the noodles up and was able to coat everything with that one little packet. Oh! Almost forgot about the dehydrated cabbage and bits of chicken underneath all the noodles. You’ll find them after mixing everything up. The texture of the noodles are fantastic…soft and spongy and absorbed the perfect amount of sauce. Nissin UFO noodles rock.
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Not so keen on this flavor. I was actually disappointed with this Tokyo shoyu flavor after having high hopes that it would be good. It tasted like maruchan top ramen, just salty. The slices of pork I added did not contribute to the meal, in fact I think it helped make it worse. Because I added the pork to the soup while it was boiling most likely changed the original flavor of the noodles. I’ll have to try this again as is – without any of my own toppings…eh…maybe green onions and some fishcake, I can’t help myself (I’m just following the suggested serving)!
I was pleasantly surprised with Nissin Men No Tatsujin Miso Flavor ramen. I think I’m starting to like miso flavored ramens more and more. As soon as I opened the package and saw the noodles, I knew I was going to like it. Turns out I was right. The texture of the noodles were soft and chewy and very slurpy. I also liked that the miso was in paste form. Overall, the miso flavor was mild and not too salty. Adding bean sprouts helps balance out the strong, rich flavor of the miso.instant noodles, ramen noodles | Comment (0)