October 23, 2014 By

#1508: Mamee Chef Gold Recipe Mi Kari Seribu Rasa

Today we have a new one from Mamee Chef. Mamee Chef’s products made not only the Top Ten Instant Noodles Of All Time 2014 list, but also topped the Top Ten Instant Noodle Cups Of All Time 2014 list. Really exceptional stuff! They have come out with two varieties in this flavor: one with their ‘mi tarik’ noodles (noodles made in a way to emulate hand-pulled noodles) and a version that comes with bihun (pronounced bee-hoon, it’s a very thin rice noodle). Today I’m reviewing the wheat noodle variety.

This one is a bit different; I’ve not seen seribu rasa in my instant noodle packs before. It means ‘thousand flavors.’ The fully translated name of this one would be Mamee Chef Thousand Flavors Curry Instant Noodles.

When abroad in Malaysia, I saw not only a wheat noodle in many noodle dishes, but a small amount of the bihun as well. Since Mamee Chef sent me a multitude of packs of both these varieties, I thought today I’d toss in a small amount of the bihun with these. Granted I’m only reviewing the base product shown here, but hopefully in the finished image you’ll see what I’m talking about. When I review the bihun variety soon, I’ll just be using the rice noodle in that one. Let’s get to it!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Contains fish and crustaceans. To prepare, cook noodles for 3 minutes in 400ml boiling water. Add in contents of dry sachets and stir. Add in contents of paste sachet and stir. Enjoy!

The noodle block.

Soup base sachet.

Has a seafood scent to it and slight sweetness.

A sachet of non-dairy creamer.

A decent amount of powder.

The paste sachet.

Smells quite nice – curry!


Finished (click image to enlarge). Added green chilli paddi, about a sixteenth of a block of bihun,  hard boiled egg, shrimp, sliced squid, tau pok (tofu puff) and Chinese long beans. The noodles are excellent – they have a round shape and just a hair wider gauge than your standard instant. They are lightly chewy with a subtle crumble that works. The broth is just wonderful! A very strong curry flavor and spiciness – very rich. The broth ands up with a serious thickness as well. This was just excellent – worthy of being called Gold Recipe I’d say! 5.0 out of 5.0 stars easy. EAN bar code 9555022303482.

Here’s a few of the other varieties Mamee makes – Tom Yum, Curry and Vegetarian.

A short video about the Mamee Chef line of products.

Products cooked according to package instructions. Product reviews done prior to adding any additional ingredients.
October 22, 2014 By

#1507: Nissin Chu Qian Yi Ding Prawn Flavour Instant Noodles With Soup Base

Here’s another one the nice folks at MyKuali got me on our trip to visit them in Malaysia! Thanks again! Wow – I must say I really miss Malaysia! Was such a vibrant place – and the food! These noodles are made made in Singapore. Singapore is at the far southern border of Malaysia, so it makes sense they’d sell them in Malaysia too. Anyways, yeah – this is one of the special packs I brought back so I’m excited to eat it! Let’s check it out!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Contains chicken and seafood. To prepare, boil noodles in 450ml water for 3 minutes. Add contents of sachet and stir. Enjoy!

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

Has a strong prawn scent.


Finished (click image to enlarge). Added sweet onion, prawns and hard boiled egg. The noodles are good – a standard chewiness that you would expect in an instant. Maybe a hair chewier. The broth is also kind of what you would expect – a nice prawn flavor and a little buttery. The broth has a slight thickness to it which I liked. A good bowl – 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8888279210038.

Here’s a combo pack of varieties you can get here in the United States. These are made in Hong Kong.

Wow – if I had this I would never leave my house! Nissin Pachinko? Awesome!

Products cooked according to package instructions. Product reviews done prior to adding any additional ingredients.
October 21, 2014 By

#1506: Nissin Cup Noodles Mug Noodles Spicy Vegetable

Yesterday my wife and I headed over to Bellevue to check oput some new spots for Asian foodstuffs. We came across and Indian supermarket and lo and behold, they had instant noodles! What’s awesome is that they had quite a few Nissin varieties – which I’ve been searching for for quite a while. There are a lot of different way instant noodles are transmitted to the end user: a pack that has contents cooked in a bowl or pot on the stove, cups that are steeped, trays, bowls etc. A few however are made to be steeped in a mug, and here is one of those. This is a relatively small sized package, and hails from India! Let’s have a look.

Here’s the distributor/import sticker (click image to enlarge). Contains no meat.

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). To prepare, take a mug. Pour in package contents and add boiling water to cover noodles. Cover and steep for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

Here is what you find inside the packaging. The noodles are very short. What’s nice about these is that you can eat them straight as a snack, and they are somewhat like namkeens. Namkeens are a wonderful thing – kind of like an Indian trail mix, sometimes with raisins, almonds, puffed rice, and almost always with strong seasonings and nice flavors.


Finished (click image to enlarge). This is how it looks unadulterated. The noodles are short as rice and absorbed literally every drop of water in the mug. They were perfectly hydrated. The flavor is lightly spicy and there are nicely hydrated bits of vegetable in there. It reminds me of an Indian fried rice to be honest, It’s quite nice for breakfast. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.EAN bar code 8901014000128.

If you get these and are in need of a mug, check this one out!

Another product in India by Nissin is called Scoopies!

Products cooked according to package instructions. Product reviews done prior to adding any additional ingredients.