10 December, 2009

Ramen Review 13: Instant Noodle King Lobster Flavor

Another Instant Noodle King selection; I like this brand because the extra-thin noodles don't get soggy or limp when the ramen cup is prepared, they stay firm and toothsome.

Ease of Preparation: 9/10
Like most cup ramens, the only preparation involves adding the contents of a few packets to the noodles, pouring in boiling water, and waiting for three minutes.

Vegetable Packet: 9/10
Pretty good, with cabbage, wakama, corn, and rings of green scallion tops. Could have been a bit more corn.

Seasoning Packets: 9/10
The dry soup base packet was outstanding, turning the water into a delicious lobstery-flavored broth The oil packet - which also contained some spices - surprised me because it was studded with tiny bits of onion or shallot, and gave the soup a richer flavor and body than plain ramen.

Taste: 10/10
Although the oil packet gave the final product a rather unctuous mouthfeel, the lobster/langostine flavor was rich and authentic. It was robust and not too salty (always a plus with ramen.)

Spiciness: N/A
This isn't advertised as a spicy ramen.

Overall: 9/10 - Recommended.


Eating The Road said...

Sounds tasty.

I guess the only thing that would make preparation a 10 would be if it chewed itself :P

Dave said...

Don't be silly. Nissin Cup Noodles always score a 10/10 for preparation because all you need to do is add water - no cooking, no packets, no nuthin'. Doesn't get any easier than that.

Moonfairy said...

Where did you buy this? I want to try it but I don't think I've seen it on shelves at my regular grocery store!

foodhoe said...

Lobster flavored instant ramen sounds good. It looks like a plastic package, or is it styrofoam? I'll have to look out for it.

Dave said...

I bought these at a local Asian market; I've never seen them in the regular supermarkets. They are sturdy cardboard tubs with a thin plastic lid, shrinkwrapped. The cardboard stands up well to the single use and doesn't get soggy, but can't be reused the way some other instant ramen bowl packages can.

foodhoe said...

aha success! I found it at Ranch 99, but had to buy a package of 8... I'd better love it, otherwise I'll send to you!