August 1, 2015 By

#1737: Mie Sedaap Instant Cup Mi Goreng

It’s been really hard to find new varieties from Indonesia lately and I was really stoked to find a total of four of them the other day! I always try to keep things mixed up – reviewing a different product from a different country every day if possible. It can be tough sometimes but lately I’ve been ending up with quite a range of varieties which is great. Anyways, let’s check out this one from Indonesia!

Detail of the side panels (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, take everything out. Add in the vegetables sachet and fill to line with boiling water and let steep covered for 4 minutes. Poke holes in the lid and use to drain off water. Add in contents of remaining sachets except fried onions. Stir well and then garnish with fried onion. Enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click image to enlarge). It’s hard to see, but on the right side there’s a spot to poke a hole.

An included fork!

The noodle block.

The powder seasoning base.

A very light powder.

A triple sachet (from left to right): chilli sauce, seasoned oil and sweet soy sauce.

The three mingling in a cup.

The vegetables sachet.

Lots of little bits of greenery.

The garnish sachet.

Crunchy fried onion.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added white onion, kerupuk aci, shrimp and lime. The noodles were round in nature and rather light. The flavor leaned more towards the sweet and the oiliness made it very slippery. I detected a light spiciness to it. The fried onion was very good. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8998866200813.

Here’s the pack version – Mie Goreng Asli (Fried Noodle Original) – (Pack of 10)

A TV commercial for Mie Sedaap.

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July 31, 2015 By

#1736: Mamee Monster Snek Mi Perisa Pedas

The last time I got samples from Mamee Doubledecker, they sent quite a few things along. They sent two of these ten packs of Mamee Monster as well! This is a new flavor – Pedas. Pefas means spicy! Let’s have a look at this one – and look – there’s a prize inside!

Here’s the back of the ten pack bag (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, take a pack and crush it while closed. Open and sprinkle one of the sopplied seasoning sachets into the pack. Close and shake it up. Enjoy!

One of the individual packs.

The noodle block.

A little seasoning sachet.

A small amount of powder for the little packs.

They sent two of the ten packs, so I got two different dinosaurs!

The front and back of the card. It says you can put the dinosaur in water and it’ll grow really big after a few days!

I’m thinking a Stegosaurus on the left and a Brontosaurus on the right? Not sure – been a while since I was a kid though…

After a full week in water, they got pretty big! Indeed, it was fun to have a look at their growth every day – 5 stars for fun!

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added almonds, mango, banana chips and peanuts. I really like the crunch of the noodles; they seem a little different than the other Mamee Monster varieties; they’re really crispy, but maybe have a little more give to them. They have a nice spicy flavor to them which was great and a little bit of sweetness and more spiciness from the seasoning. As far as a snack goes, this gets 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9555022304786.

Mamee Monster Noodle Snack (Chicken Flavor / 10-ct) – 10.58oz

A Mamee Monster TV commercial showing a different little bonus that came in the 10 packs.

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July 30, 2015 By

#1735: Master Kong Tomato Sauce Instant Noodle

There’s a new Asian Food Center on 130th & Aurora – went there hunting for some of the fruit I goty to try in Thailand and found mangosteen – and quite a few instant noodle varieties, this being one of them. It’s pretty far and few between that I find Master Kong varieties – always kind of a treat! I want to thank Bobby Y. from Canada for help in translation on this one! Let’s have a look at this one from China!

Detail of the side panel (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add sachets to cup and boiling water to fill line. Steep for 3-4 minutes, covered. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click image to enlarge).

An included fork!

The noodle block.

The dry soup base sachet.

An ultra light powder.

A liquid sachet.

Has a strong tomato scent.

The vegetables sachet.

A great quantity!

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added beef, scrambled eggs, onion and tomato. The noodles were a little extra broad and flat in nature. They had a good texture and chew and hydrated pretty well. The broth had a very nice tomato flavor and a richness I enjoyed. It also featured a slight thickness which was welcome. The vegetables hydrated well. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 6900873035861.

Here’s Master Kong’s Braised Beef big cup – this is excellent stuff!

A news story about competition in the instant noodle world. This is huge business!

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