Instant Noodles with Prawns & Oysters

instant noodles with prawn & oysters

instant noodles with prawn & oysters

wife, children were out, eating alone this evening.

didn’t feel like cooking anything. looked at the freezer & picked out some prawns & frozen oysters – easiest to defrost. the prawns had shells on so easy to separate.

myojo chicken abalone instant noodles

myojo chicken abalone instant noodles

did not feel like having the more expensive instant noodles like (1) mykuali penang white curry noodles or (2) instant mala ramen 香锅麻辣牛肉面 or (3) nissin kyushu black ramen. so just pick the cheap myojo chicken abalone instant noodles. 🙂

instant noodles with prawn & oysters

instant noodles with prawn & oysters

instant noodles with prawn & oysters

instant noodles with prawn & oysters

noodles were quite tasty. prawns were fresh & oysters large & plump.

instant noodles with prawn & oysters

instant noodles with prawn & oysters

after all the nice big prawn noodles at why eat har, i was kidding my friend whose brother is the co-proprietor of why eat har that i am now having small prawns instant noodles.^^

c.h.e.f andy

Yatai 屋台 on Nakasu Island, Ramen Stadium & Canal City on 28Feb2015

yatai屋台 on nakasu island

yatai屋台 on nakasu island

after a very delightful meal of sashimi omakase (haha!) in our JR kyshu blossoms hotel room, we had a good rest & took a stroll to canal city, ramen stadium & nakasu in the evening & to try out the yatai 屋台on 28.1.2015.^^

yatai屋台 on nakasu island

yatai屋台 on nakasu island

there are some 150 such street stalls in fukuoka. they can be found in tenjin, nagahama & nakasu.

i guess foreigners were naturally attracted to the idea of yatai 屋台. ^^

it seemed such a fun place, which locals also frequent. e.g. in the korean equivalent pojangmacha 포장마차 包藏马车, there’s a lot of socialising, people getting drunk & piggy-back home (in korea dramas..haha!). 🙂

i asked 1 of my korean friends. she said there’s pojangmacha & there’s pojangmacha. everyone has her own favourite & it really depends if you like these street food & what you order.

kushiyaki串烧@nakasu yatai 屋台

kushiyaki串烧@nakasu yatai 屋台

the yatai 屋台 we decided to try was on nakasu island by the river.

food was quite poor really, both the kushiyaki & also the ramen which was NOT even comparable to the instant mala chashu ramen & the kyushu black instant ramen i made at home.

oden- yatai屋台

oden@ yatai屋台

we did not take oden, not something we were interested.

grilled mentaiko 900yen @nakasu yatai 屋台

grilled mentaiko 900yen @nakasu yatai 屋台

we had the grilled mentaiko. so so.

kushiyaki moriawase 6 for 800yen @nakasu yatai 屋台

kushiyaki moriawase 6 for 800yen @nakasu yatai 屋台

i guess the kushiyaki moriawase 6 for 800yen was not like very expensive, but my wife said they were not 1/2 as nice as tori-q, which is the truth, not that we even eat much of tori-q. haha!^^

beef stomach 600yen @nakasu yatai 屋台

beef stomach 600yen @nakasu yatai 屋台

this was a mistake! couldn’t understand what the stall owner said, we thought it was beef tripes (there was an english menu that said beef stomach) but it was more like literally beef fat!

very poor ramen 650yen @nakasu yatai 屋台

very poor ramen 650yen @nakasu yatai 屋台

very poor ramen 650yen @nakasu yatai 屋台

very poor ramen 650yen @nakasu yatai 屋台

ramen at the yatai 屋台 , don’t order it!

we should have tried at the ramen stadium instead. at least those looked as good as the ramen village (拉麺小路) at level 10 kyoto station.

nakasu island

nakasu island

nakasu island

nakasu island

it was a pleasant place for a stroll in the evening.

canal city - view from nakasu island

canal city – view from nakasu island

view of canal city from nakasu island side.

canal city

canal city

ramen stadium – canal city

ramen stadium looked mighty fine.

canal city

canal city

canal city

canal city

canal city

canal city

canal city

canal city

canal city was quite nice to walk through. not sure what was there to do.. shopping & more shopping.

c.h.e.f andy

Nissin Kyushu Black Instant Japanese Ramen with Seafood on 23Nov2014

nissin kyushu black instant japanese ramen

nissin kyushu black instant japanese ramen

cooked an instant japanese ramen for my daughter’s lunch today on 23.11.2014.

nissin kyushu black instant japanese ramen

nissin kyushu black instant japanese ramen

i bought this nissin kyushu black instant japanese ramen from sheng shiong last week, 5 packets for S$3.50.

nissin kyushu black instant japanese ramen

nissin kyushu black instant japanese ramen

nissin kyushu black instant japanese ramen

nissin kyushu black instant japanese ramen

i added squid & prawns & also made the “6minute runny yoke egg”. & i garnished with spring onions & nori (seaweed).

this instant ramen has really nice light very flavourful ramen broth, and the noodle texture is much closer to ramen than the usual instant noodles. i really like it. 🙂

the runny yoke egg took 6mins. noodles 4mins. so the whole thing was done in <15mins.

no need much to have good tasting food. i almost never take ramen outside. too much carbs for me & i am just unwilling to pay like S$14++ to S$18++ for a ramen.

c.h.e.f andy