August 1, 2010

#87: Wai Wai Tom Yum Shrimp Cream Soup Flavour Instant Noodles

So here we go with some Wai Wai. This stuff is made in Thailand and the noodles can be eaten straight out of the bag like a bag of chips. This was a much smaller package than usually seen here on In fact, the directions call for a mere 1 1/3 cups of water [320cc] instead of the usual 2 to 2 1/2 cups.

These aren’t small packets and I was really surprised to see such large packets in a small package of instant noodles.

First is a pile of white salt consistency powder, then the contents of the green packet then the liquid packet.

So here’s the final product (click image to enlarge). Not a lot of food here and quickly ingested. 1710mg of sodium though for  one to ponder though.

Then there’s all this grease! As for a review… The noodles were very light and thin – I liked them. The were reminiscent of the Unif / Tung-I variety. As for the broth, wow. Very flavorful. There was an extremely strong citrus element and I’m going to guess that’s from the white powder packet. The crazy amount of grease was a little hard to take… The spiciness was very nice and overall rounded things out. I liked the flavor of the broth. On a scale of 1 to 5 stars, I’ll give this one a 2.75. It was tasty but I feel a little nauseated by the grease and anticipate a run to the bathroom soon. This isn’t any diss on the freshness of the product by the way or its ingredients being of poor quality. It simply was a lot in a small package.