If you live in Edmonton, I recently visited a couple of new ramen shops in town and also reviewed an izakaya that I like quite bit here.
SOON Veggie (vegan) Noodle Cup from Nongshim
Nongshim is on a roll these days for me. This is the second of their cup noodles that were produced in the United States like their Seafood cup noodle that I like. The SOON cup noodle is a vegan veggie cup noodle so there are none of the seafood or animal extracts used for flavouring. This particular cup noodle has plenty of flavour with an asian tasting veggie/soy broth that has plenty of veggies inside it too.
|The attractive presentation for the cup noodle. Nice and green to indicate veggies? The picture shows the broth with a reddish hue, but it really isn't that spicy (there is black pepper).|
|Nutritional profile. Much like a typical cup noodle for salt and fat.|
|You can see there are plenty of ingredients inside and a seasoning packet. I like that there are freeze dried shitake mushroom pieces in it along with carrot, green onions, and corn.|
|Everything rehydrated nicely with boiling water.|
King of Noodle XO Sauce Flavoured Bowl Noodle
There were a few varieties of King of Noodle at the shop I found them in, but I thought I would just try one of them. I thought it was a Chinese brand, but then saw the Nissin logo on the side, so I'm not sure if Nissin bought the company or if the name is just a common description. XO Sauce is a spicy, rich, kind of seafood sauce that is popular in Hong Kong and the southern parts of China, and it does make for a tasty noodle soup.
|The packaging before shrink wrap removal.|
|I have pictures of the shrink wrap as there is printing on the wrap that makes the bowl look more attractive on the shelf with dragon motifs and such.|
|You can see the labeling and dragon motifs more clearly in this shot. Chinese best before dates are usually a year from the manufacturing date that is shown?|
|Nutritional info, directions and ingredients are on the bottom side of the wrap.|
|The lid with the wrap removed.|
|This noodle re-hydrated in four minutes, but I left it a little longer. It is a nice looking noodle bowl.|
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