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So here’s the final episode of my JDM cup o noodles adventure: cheese curry flavor.

This one was my favorite by a long shot.  I wish I had a beer – it would have been great with this.  Actually, one of these would hit the spot after a long night of partying or drinking.

The cheese was good, but I wish there was more of it because it kind of got lost in all of the creamy curry goodness.

Ok here’s part 2… I’ll keep it short since last time I talked about the fancy cup and foil crap.

Same unopened fancy cup as the last one

Here you can see the bits of dried kimchi and cheese squares

The kimchi has been hydrated and the cheese is all melty

Conclusion: I wish there was more cheese!  I know, the combination sounds wacky.  But the Japanese are onto something here… I’ve had udon with mochi and cheese @ Sanuki No Sato and it was awesome!  This wasn’t awesome, but it was still good.  The soup tastes just like those Nong Shim bowl deals you see in the stores.

Rob stayed over at my house for a few days last month and instead of bringing back awesome car parts for me, he brings me 3 cup o noodles. The 3 flavors I believe are chili tomato, kimchi, and curry cheese.

They’ve been sitting in my pantry because I don’t really eat cup o noodles very often. But yesterday I didn’t have anything to bring for my lunch so I brought this.

Here's one of 3... Chili Tomato.

The first thing I noticed was that these cups have more noodles inside than our domestic ones. It had a metallic lid which is better than our paper lids that always fall apart while the noodles are steaming inside.

After I let it cook for 3 mins, this is what it looked like. Those little pink things from the previous picture actually turned into tomatoes.

This was taken after stirring the noodles. The noodles look fatter don't they?

I noticed a weird seam on the outside of the styofoam cup. Then I realized that the cup was plastic inside and had styrofoam insulation wrapped around it. Way to prevent cancer you guys! Can we get some of that?

Oh I forgot to talk about how it tasted huh? Well it was pretty decent! But don’t get me wrong – it still tastes like instant food, just a tad better than what we get in the US. And the flavor chili tomato… it’s a tomato based soup… kind of like borscht, but with some sort of chili powder. It was pretty mild though, not strong tasting like the name suggests.

Conclusion: Although the taste wasn’t much better than the American stuff, the experience was better.  You can tell right away by the quality of the materials they use to make the container… everything feels better.  The Japanese have another product that we don’t have in the US. I’ll have to ask Rob how much each of these costs, because I would definitely pay a little more so that I wouldn’t be consuming melted styrofoam. But then again, I doubt I’m the target market for this stuff.