September 1, 2014 By

Meet The Manufacturer: #1472: Ruski Chicken Masala Flavour Instant Fried Noodles

Mi Goreng! It sounds exotic, but it boils down to fried noodles. This is a rather unique one – I don’t think I’ve heard of a masala chicken dry noodle like this before, but it sounds pretty good! It’s been a while since I’ve had any mi goreng, and my son is here today and wants some so I thought why not. Let’s check it out!

As summer winds down, my thoughts return to the days when school’s ugly head would be rearing soon. My son Andy goes back to school September 3rd! Fourth grade… I will definitely say Fourth wasn’t the worst grade I experienced, although it was pretty bad. I’m really hoping he has a much better experience than I did. Here he is doing up a post about his new school stuff. I told him he needed to write some thoughts about his upcoming school year – he tried to weasel out of it, but I bribed him so it should be an interesting post. Quite a setup he’s got in his room – mostly hand me downs, but works for an aspiring blogger. Anyways, onward!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, ass noodles to a bowl and add 400cc boiling water and cover for 3 minutes. Drain well. Add in sachet contents and stir until combined. Enjoy!

The noodle block.

The dry seasoning sachet.

Has a very present masala scent.

The oil sachet.

Has a kind of onion scent.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added sweet onions, grilled chicken, coriander, krupuk aci, cherry tomato, fried egg, Dua Belibis chilli sauce and BonCabe Level 15 chilli seasoning. The noodles came out nicely – a little fluffy which was alright. The flavor was a definitely masala and chicken kind of thing that worked pretty well! 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8852523208792.

Here’s the MAMA version of Mi Goreng.

Here’s a recipe for Indian Mi Goreng by KF Seetoh. Who’s he? He’s the guru of Southeast Asian street food and there are tons of his Makansutra videos on YouTube – check him out!

Products cooked according to package instructions. Product reviews done prior to adding any additional ingredients.
August 31, 2014 By

Meet The Manufacturer: #1471: Mama Instant Noodles Shrimp Creamy Tom Yum Flavour Jumbo Pack

Mama Shrimp Creamy Tom Yum. This stuff is magnificent. So much so that it was on The Ramen Rater’s top Ten Instant Noodles Of All Time 2013 Edition list. What’s nice is that it’s pretty easily sourced. What’s even nicer, this is the Jumbo Pack! I was told once that the reason this is called ‘shrimp creamy’ instead of ‘creamy shrimp’ is that when you boil shrimp heads, there is a creamy looking effect and that’s what they’re going after here – not something pertaining to a dairy product. Let’s see how this one comes out – it’s is just a bigger version, then it should be even more wondrous fun!

An import/distributor’s sticker (click image to enlarge). Looks like this would be bound for Australia.

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). These are tough to scan since they have a foil-shine to them. Contains shrimp. To prepare, put noodle block and sachet contents in a bowl. Add 450ml boiling water and cover. Steep for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

A dual sachet: powder base on the left and chilli powder on the right.

The chilli powder atop the soup base.

The paste sachet.

Now that smells Tom Yum-my!


Finished (click image to enlarge) Added coriander, fishball, shrimp, green nira and sweet onion.  Noodles are plentiful and come out with that trademark slight crumble and gauge. The broth is as expected – luxuriant and with a beautiful color. The flavor is that of strong citrus, shrimp and spiciness. This is probably my favorite tom yum out there. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8850987128547.

Pretty awesome – you can get ‘em on Prime pretty cheap!

A funny MAMA noodles commercial.

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August 30, 2014 By

Meet The Manufacturer: #1470: Mama Instant Cup Noodles Spicy Cheese Flavour

Soon as I saw this one in the box, I was instantly curious. Spicy cheese flavor from Thailand? I didn’t know they liked cheese in Thailand! Ah, well everyone likes cheese I suppose. Spicy cheese is even better in my book – spicy and tasty’s where it’s at. Well, let’s see what we have here inside this fascinating new cup from Mama!

Here’s detail of the side panels (click image to enlarge). Contains egg. To prepare, open lid halfway and add in sachet contents. Add boiling water to inside fill line and cover. Steep for 3 minutes and stir. Enjoy!

Detail from the lid (click image to enlarge).

Included fork!!!

The nodle block.

The cheese powder sachet.

A very light powder.

The spicy and garnish sachet.

Spicy seasonings and bits of scrambled egg!

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added coriander, scrambled egg and some smoked cheddar and mozzarella cheese chunks found at Double DD Meats. The noodles came out decently – a little thicker than I expected; almost like South Korean ramyun. The broth has a nice creamy cheese flavor with a nice little bit of heat. The egg bits hydrated well and were a nice touch. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8850987144998.

A MAMA noodles TV spot – I especially like the noodles in the briefcase!

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