December 9, 2013

#1251: MAMA Instant Noodles Tom Saab Flavour

Here’s something I’ve never heard of – ‘tom saab.’ Sounds like someone named after a car… But what is it?  looked around online and found that it is a hot spicy soup popular is northern Thailand. Usually contains pork. Sounds interesting – let’s check it out!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Not sure if it contains meat or not. To prepare, put the noodles and sachet contents in a bowl. Add 300ml boiling water, cover, and let site for 3 minutes. Give a stir and enjoy.

The noodle block.

The powder base sachet.

Has a spicy pork scent.

The oil sachet.

Smells… oily.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added sauteed pork and green onion. The noodles are thin and have that standard seasoned noodle taste that MAMA noodles usually do. These are quite good uncooked as well. Kind of a sesame oil kind of taste to them. The broth is a combination of spicy, citrus (although not the same as tom yum) and a pork flavor. Very rich taste and very strong. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 8850987141201.

Here is Isaan in northeastern Thailand.

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

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