it looks like this week's blog is all about me, me, me, as opposed
to the robots I generally hide behind, I'll continue to talk about
insignificant things for your amusement. Since I am sure that many
of you out there are starving students or "artists", I figured
this information might be of some use, especially if you're like me
and you spend more money on things like books and socializing instead
of the essential requirements for your survival.
costs a lot. Being a single guy, I tend to blow all my money on
fast food and restaurants. I hardly ever cook at home. This being
the case, I store away a bunch of instant noodle packs like rations
in a bomb shelter. I've eaten enough instant noodles to consider myself
pretty well-studied on the subject, so I thought I'd share my favorite
picks. Also, I get to add a bit of the ol' authentic Eastern flavor
to this place. Well, sort of. Anyway, here are my top three choices
for instant noodles you can find here in the United States.
babies have never done me wrong. I have strayed from the Chukazanmai
on a few occasions, but I always come back on my hands and knees begging
Chukazanmai to forgive me. A little bit on the pricier side, but for
a pack of powder and a block of hardened noodles, you just can't beat
its quality. Mmm. They also have several flavors to choose from.
Myojo Ippeichan Yakisoba
Myojo product, and a relatively new addition to my palette, these
are the best instant Yakisoba packs that I've tried. Looks skimpy
at first, but when you put that hot water in there, you get what at
least FEELS heavy enough to be a full meal. It also has some cool
spout action going on at the corners. For the more gourmet diners,
I recommend finding those refrigerated soft Yakisoba packs that require
some cooking and extra ingredients. They're tasty, but I won't count
those here since they're almost like REAL food and not of the dehydrated
old Sapporo Ichiban. Too bad that on my list, they are actually Sanban
(third; ichiban meaning 'first'). They aren't great, but they're cheap
and they taste better than Top Ramen or some Cup O' Noodles. I recommend
throwing an egg in there to add some flavor and a little more protein.
can pick up these packs of instant noodles at most Asian supermarkets,
and they're staple goods at any of the Japanese markets, like Mitsuwa
or Marukai. Remember to eat some real food, too. If you try
living off this stuff, you're probably not gonna be seeing too many
years ahead of you.
you guys know of any other good instant noodles, let
me know. I'll go try them out and see if they deserve the Bolt
City seal of approval.
It has just been brought to my attention that I am being Nationalistic
here, what with all the Japanese brands. To remedy this unwittingly
fascist act, I must include the honorable mention category:
Ramyun : Spicy, but very tasty. I'm not a big fan of spicy ramen,
but if you like it hot, then you might really like this stuff.
Bowl Noodle Hot : Another spicy Korean ramen, but this comes in a
convenient plastic bowl. I have actually eaten quite a lot of these,
so the spice factor is manageable.
Ben's Rice : These are not noodles, but hey, I gotta mix it up here,