April 16, 2014 By

Meet The Manufacturer: #1361: Mamee Chef Creamy Tom Yam Flavour

This Meet The Manufacturer has been a lot of fun. Over the last year, I’ve been finding myself enjoying curries and tom yum varieties a lot more, and Mamee makes some great ones. Thisd is the last of the Mamee Chef varieties I have to review – the pack version of the Creamy Tom Yam. I reviewed the cup version a week or so ago. Let’s see how this one fares.

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Contains shrimp. To prepare, add the noodle block and garnish sachet contents to 400ml boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Add the remaining sachet contents and stir. Enjoy!

The noodle block.

The powder soup base sachet.

A light powder.

A liquid ingredient sachet.

Has that really neat satin look to it.

The garnish sachet.

Nice looking veggies and shrimp.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added white shrimp, sweet onion and Fresno chilli pepper. The noodles were excellent – round shape and great chewiness. Definitely premium. The Broth had a strong heat and citrus strength, as well as a beautiful color and richness. The garnish was very nice – well- hydrated shrimp were enjoyable as well as lots of greenery. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  UPC bar code 9555022302904.



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April 15, 2014 By

Meet The Manufacturer: #1360: Mamee Monster BBQ Flavour Snack Noodle

Mamee Monster is a snack noodle. Snack noodles are instant noodles that aren’t cooked, but rather crushed into snack bits and enjoyed as a crunchy snack. I’d always wanted to review them and I got my first chance to try them a few days back when I reviewed the chicken flavor variety. First I’ll show your this, the ten pack and then the individual pack. Let’s check this one out!

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Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, take an individual pack and crush the noodles inside. Sprinkle the seasoning into the bag and shake. Enjoy!

Here’s one of the individual packs.

Here’s the back of an individual pack (click image to enlarge).

The noodle block pre-crushing.

The seasoning comes in small sachets that are joined by perforations.

A small amount of powder.

Finished (click image to enlarge). The noodles are crunchy – very crunchy – and light. The little bit of seasoning isn’t overwhelming and adds a nice touch. Snackwise, 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 9555022301891.



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April 14, 2014 By

Meet The Manufacturer: #1359: Mamee Chef Curry Laksa Flavour

The other day, I reviewed the pack version of this one and found it to be absolutely excellent. Today, I’m going to try the cup. I’m glad I had two different versions as I found something on Mamee’s page that I was really excited about.

So check this out (click image to enlarge). Sounds really good, doesn’t it? Pineapple curry? I was hoping maybe they could send a sample so I could include it in Meet The Manufacturer – never seen a variety that actually had pineapple in it! Well as it turns out, it was an April Fool’s Day joke from Mamee and I was fooled! But pineapple curry still sounded good. I decided I’d use it as an addition today. Let’s give this one a try!

Here are the side panels (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add water to line as well as all sachet contents. Microwave for 3 minutes, astir, and enjoy!

Here’s detail from the lid (click image to enlarge).

Included fork!

The noodle block.

Powder seasoning base sachet.

Has a very nice curry scent.

Liquid base sachet.

As in the pack version, the liquid has a satin sheen to it.

The garnish sachet.

Bits of tofu puff, pepper and green onion.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added tofu puffs, prawn flavor fish balls, pineapple chunks, sweet onion and BonCabe Level 10 chilli seasoning. The noodles came out excellent – pretty much identical to the packaged version. The broth and garnish as well were great – rich curry flavor and premium garnishes including little tofu puff bits and pepper. I can definitely say this is the best instant cup I’ve ever had. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. As for pineapple in this one, it’s really great (not considered in review score). UPC bar code 9555022303307.


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Here’s a video with people from Mamee Chef going to Disneyland! My wife’s got a relative who helped build Main Streeet at Disneyland back in the day and his name is on one of the windows! Pretty neat!

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April 13, 2014 By

Meet The Manufacturer: #1358: Mamee Mi Segera SLLRRRP! Perencah Asam Laksa

I’ve tried a couple of laksa varieties now and thought I should have a look at this one. There are a few different types of laksa, this one being asam laksa – but what’s asam laksa all about? I consulted Wikipedia and here’s what it had to say:

Asam laksa is a sour, fish-based soup. It is listed at number 7 on World’s 50 most delicious foods complied by CNN Go in 2011.[5] Asam (or asam jawa) is the Malay word for tamarind, which is commonly used to give the stock its sour flavor. It is also common to use asam keping (also known as asam gelugor), dried slices of sour mangosteen, for added sourness. The modern Malay spelling is asam, though the spelling assam is still frequently used.

The main ingredients for asam laksa include shredded fish, normally kembung fish or mackerel, and finely sliced vegetables including cucumber, onions, red chillies, pineapple, lettuce, common mint, “daun kesum” (Vietnamese mint or laksa mint) and pink bunga kantan (torch ginger). Asam laksa is normally served with either thick rice noodles or thin rice noodles (vermicelli). And topped off with “petis udang” or “hae ko” (蝦羔), a thick sweet prawn/shrimp paste.

Sounds interesting! Perhaps a trip to the store to find some mint leaves and mackerel may be in order today. Sounds like fun to me!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Contains fish and crustacean. To prepare, add the noodle block to 350ml boiling water and cook for 2 minutes. Add contents of the seasoning sachet and stir. Enjoy!

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

Has an interesting scent – very curious about this one.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added mint leaves, pineapple, sweet onion, Fresno chilli peppers, cucumber, shredded mackerel, shrimp paste, and ginger (couldn’t find torch ginger so had to compromise with kizami shoga). The noodles are as they were before in these SLLLRRP! varieties – they suck up that broth and have a great texture – very enjoyable. The broth has a very different taste. It’s a bit sour and tart, but it’s pretty darn good. Definitely worth a try! 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 9555022300214.



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April 12, 2014 By

Meet The Manufacturer: #1357: Mamee Mie Goreng Indonesia Spicy Sambal Flavour

This is the second of the two Mie Goreng Indonesia cup varieties Mamee Double-Decker sent me for Meet The Manufacturer. The first one was really good! This one sounds good too. Sambal is spicy stuff! I like spicy. Today before I do the review, I’m going to trek up to our local Indonesian grocery Waroeng Jajanan. They clued me in about a couple of great additions to mie goreng – Kerapuk Aci and BonCabe! Kerapuk Aci is a big round Indonesian cracker made with tapioca and other ingredients. It’s crunchy and goes really well with mie goreng when I’ve made it in the past. BonCabe is a spicy chilli seasoning – bits of chilli powder, flake, some salt and crunchy bits as well as other spices are in it and it’s great stuff! Off I go to the Indonesian grocery to find some additions…

I’m back! So the area I live in is called the Edmonds International District. Lots of great stores to get stuff for noodles! They put up these new lanterns and signs all over the place – it’s official! Pretty cool. Got what I was looking for at Waroeng Jajanan and so I begin the preparation – let’s give this one a try!

Here are the side panels (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add boiling water to inner line and let sit for 3 minutes. Using the holes in the lid, drain off the water. Add contents of the sachets (powder and liquid) and stir well. Add garnish and enjoy!

Here’s the lid (click image to enlarge).

An included fork! These are neat ones – they slide and click.

The noodle block.

The seasoning powder sachet.

A slightly granular powder.

A dual sachet of oil and sweet soy sauce on the left and chilli sauce on the right.

The liquid ingredients mingling.

The garnish sachet.

Crunchy pieces!

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added Rotary Kerapuk Aci, BonCabe Level 10 chilli seasoning, hard boiled egg, Fresno chilli pepper, sweet onion, ABC Manis Pedas and shrimp. The noodles came out so nicely – they have a great character of chew and whilst not in a broth, they’re not dry after being drained. The flavor is wonderful – spicy and tasty with that sweet-hot kick I love about mie goreng. The crunchy bits rounds everything out soundly. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 9555022301617.



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