July 28, 2014

Meet The Manufacturer: #1442: Maggi 2 Minute Noodles Tom Yam Flavour

Awesome! Tom Yam! Tom Yam soup is a spicy and citrus seafood extravaganza for the taste buds. I really enjoy it quite a bit. Let’s see how this variety tastes! This one’s made in Malaysia.

I thought I’d also mention that it’s a holiday! For those of you that didn’t know, it’s Eid Al Fitr, a Muslim religious holiday celebrated throughout the world. Here’s some info about it from wikipedia and Happy Eid to all celebrating today!

In Malaysia, Singapore, and Brunei, Eid is more commonly known as Hari Raya Aidilfitri (Jawi: هاري راي عيدالفطري), Hari Raya Idul Fitri, Hari Raya Puasa, Hari Raya Fitrah or Hari Lebaran. Hari Raya means ‘Celebration Day’.

It is customary for workers in the city to return to their home town to celebrate with their families and to ask forgiveness from parents, in-laws, and other elders. This is known in Malaysia as balik kampung (homecoming).

The night before Idul Fitri is filled with the sounds of many muezzin chanting the takbir in the mosques or musallahs. In many parts Malaysia, especially in the rural areas, pelita or panjut or lampu colok (as known by Malay-Singaporeans) (oil lamps, similar to tiki torches) are lit up and placed outside and around homes. Special dishes like ketupat, rendang, lemang (a type of glutinous rice cake cooked in bamboo) and other Malay also Nyonya delicacies such as various kuih-muih are served during this day. It is common to greet people with “Salam Aidilfitri” or “Selamat Hari Raya” which means “Happy Eid”. Muslims also greet one another with “maaf zahir dan batin”, which means “Forgive my physical and emotional (wrongdoings)”.

By the way, I’m trying a couple of new things today – let me explain…

So I use a swing-arm lamp for lighting when I take pictures. It’s kind of tricky as to what kind of lightbulb to get; some people say use lots of lighting, but there’s one problem: when there’s soup involved, it really reflects and you get just a lot of glare. There’s a store we’ve driven by quite a few times called ‘batteries and light bulbs,’ and when we went in yesterday, that’s exactly what they had in there. I got a 30 watt CFL cool white – hoping it does well. Another thing I got were some placemats – one of the new ones is shown with the little cups on it. I was using a rubber mat on top of a black cloth placemat before as a background, but I thought it would be nice to make a change. What’s nice is that I’ve gotten some different colors – so that should be interesting! Anyways, thought I’d share. On with the Tom Yam!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, boil 400ml water. Add noodle block and sachet contents – cook 2 minutes. Enjoy!

The noodle block.

A dual sachet: powder base on the left and liquid on the right.

Has a tangy scent.

A rich, deep color.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added mung bean sprouts, Italian parsley, sliced green onion, sweet onion, fish ball and lime. The noodles are good – like the other 2 minute noodles, they have a nice gauge and pleasant mouthfeel. Good stuff. The broth has a decent kick to it in the spiciness department. The citrus flavor is present as well. A good bowl of noodles! 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9556001128874.

A short video on Maggi Tom Yam.

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

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