Nissin Instant Cup
I wanted to try this one first as I really like their Curry Cup Noodle (see my post on it) and wanted to see if this curry flavour was similar to the one I was familiar with. Unlike regular cup noodles where you just add boiling water and wait 3 minutes, these curried rice meals are prepared with cold water and a microwave. It isn't quite as convenient as adding boiling water, but I think the dehydrated rice needs more heat to rehydrate it properly. Nuking times depend on the power of your microwave and I think I had to cook mine for 4 to 5 minutes if my memory serves me right. The rice was firm, and some bits were a little chewy, but not too bad for instant. The curry flavour was exactly what I expected in a mild curry and very tasty. I would definitely have these again if I had the opportunity.
|These come in boxes with a plastic liner on the inside and a nifty carboard box sleeve on the outside. Just like their cup noodles, the packaging is innovative and not just a styrofoam container which cannot be microwaved anyways .|
|You peel back a corner to add cold water. You can see there are bits of dehydrated meat, potato, green onions, and curry powder on top of the rice.|
|Water has been added to the internal fill line. Close the lid again so it doesn't spray everywhere when you microwave it.|
|After nuking you get a well mixed curry. Stir some more and add in an oil pack to complete the texture. The oil pack was taped to the top of the lid.|
Nissin Instant Beef Curry Meshi
This is more of a rich beef curry flavour and was quite different from the cup noodle curry meshi that I had above. I like both, but this is more of a regular spicy curry and there are even spicier editions available. If I order more of these, I would probably order this for curry rice and leave the other curry flavour as a curry ramen which I also do really like.
|Nissin Instant Beef Flavoured Curry Rice|
|Very attractive packaging and I like the yellow rice kernal logo.|
|You can see the potatos and other ingredients inside. Again you add water to the internal fill line and then nuke it.|
|It was quite a bit messier after microwaving then the other cup noodle, but you can see the curry sauce. Mix to make a nice thick curry. Very satisfying and filling.|
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