Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Filipino Favorite ramen
In case you were worried, our friends in the Philippines have not been left out of the Cup Noodle revolution. Although not boasting the wide array of flavors found at Nissan's Instant Ramen Museum, they still make a pretty good showing in the Philippines. The stand out was Bulalo flavor, which is listed as a 'Filipino Favorite.' Bulalo is a Filipino stew made from marrow bones and beef shanks.
I've seen a few confusing commercials on TV for instant ramen as well. One shows a woman with an evil-looking hairdo patting her son's fat belly and cheeks--if that isn't truth in advertising I don't know what is. (You do know that instant ramen noodles are deep fried, don't you?) They are marketed as Japanese, which is interesting because most of the ramen in Japan is marketed as Chinese noodles.
Whether there are other flavors in Nissan's Filipino Favorite line will require further investigation. Watch this space.