November 17, 2012

Re-Review: MAMA Shrimp Creamy Tom Yum Flavour Oriental Style Instant Noodles

Went to 99 Ranch Market yesterday and picked these up. I reviewed them way back – #136 – over two years ago. I gave them 2.0 out of 5.0 stars. Many of your have commented on how much you enjoy it and so I think I’ll give it another chance. I’ve found varieties from back then are more to my liking now.

The back of the package (click image to enlarge). These noodles like to be steeped.

The noodle block. Tight and this – and tasty by themselves!

The dry seasonings – soup base and chili powder.

Here’s the chili powder atop the soup base powder.

The liquid soup paste packet.

Strong citrus smell (of course).

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added a fried egg with Krazy Mixed Up Salt, onions, Kizami Shoga (pickled ginger and extra lean ham on top. The noodles are nice – crumbly but good crumbly. I like how many of them there are too. The broth is excellent – a strong, crisp and sharp citrus ‘bite’ then leads to a fiery flavor. It’s definitely Tom Yum! I don’t detect a strong shrimp taste, but a more subtle one. Someone mentioned that the ‘creamy’ part in the name has to do with boiling whole shrimp – which makes a kind of creamy looking addition to the broth. Well, I don’t know what I was thinking when I had this the first time, but those of you who like this stuff, rejoice! 5.0 out of 5.0 stars – this stuff is so tasty! UPC bar code 052066001378.


Awesome MAMA TV commercials.

Here’s another MAMA commercial.