November 30, 2012

#937: MAMA Shrimp Flavour (TOM YUM) Oriental Style Instant Noodles

NOTE – This was originally catalogued as a ‘Re-Review’ but actually hadn’t reviewed it before. Therefore, I am correcting this and making it the next successive review, which is #937.

Here’s something I picked up at Walmart that asked for a re-review. As I’m sure many of you have read, the stock of new varieties of noodles that I have to review has dwindled. I’m hoping that will change soon, but until them, I’m forced to re-review some older ones. This should be pretty good – a spicy shrimp Tom Yum variety from Thailand.

The back of the package (click to enlarge).

The noodle block. This is pre-seasoned and pretty good right out of the bag.

Here’s a dual packet – chili powder on the left and seasoning powder on the right.

Here we have the chili powder atop the seasoning powder.

Here’s a packet of paste.

Not a huge amount but I’m sure it is an interesting addition…

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added hard boiled egg with Krazy Mixed Up Salt, sweet onion, kamaboko and a little Huy Fong Sriracha chili sauce. The noodles are this and kind of crumbly. The broth has a strong citrus flavor and heat – nice Tom Yum tastes to it. I would recommend it – 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 052066000036. Get it here.

Interesting MAMA TV commercial…

MAMA TV commercial.

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

5 thoughts on “#937: MAMA Shrimp Flavour (TOM YUM) Oriental Style Instant Noodles

  1. Courtney Long

    I am a pescatarian. So my ramen choices are limited, but this is my favorite so far. The broth is a lot more complex than the salty yet bland broth I’ve come to expect in many seafood/veggie ramens. I topped mine off with fresh green onion and cilantro… and a cheeky squeeze of lime. I think next time a little sriracha will bump up the heat to perfection! 4 out of 5 for me.

  2. JasonB

    I too find this one to be pretty pleasant without the “me too” flavor of a tom yum flavored ramen. it’s got a clean, complex flavor in the broth. I haven’t even tried the noodles yet, i write this as I’m eating it. Mama noodles all have a similar fragrance to me that is a clue to how good they taste as a dry snack too. The broth has a slight tomato flavor…i like it. 4 of 5 for me…


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