August 31, 2014

Meet The Manufacturer: #1471: MAMA Instant Noodles Shrimp Creamy Tom Yum Flavour Jumbo Pack

MAMA Shrimp Creamy Tom Yum. This stuff is magnificent. So much so that it was on The Ramen Rater’s top Ten Instant Noodles Of All Time 2013 Edition list. What’s nice is that it’s pretty easily sourced. What’s even nicer, this is the Jumbo Pack! I was told once that the reason this is called ‘shrimp creamy’ instead of ‘creamy shrimp’ is that when you boil shrimp heads, there is a creamy looking effect and that’s what they’re going after here – not something pertaining to a dairy product. Let’s see how this one comes out – it’s is just a bigger version, then it should be even more wondrous fun!

An import/distributor’s sticker (click image to enlarge). Looks like this would be bound for Australia.

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). These are tough to scan since they have a foil-shine to them. Contains shrimp. To prepare, put noodle block and sachet contents in a bowl. Add 450ml boiling water and cover. Steep for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

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

The chilli powder atop the soup base.

The paste sachet.

Now that smells Tom Yum-my!


Finished (click image to enlarge) Added coriander, fishball, shrimp, green nira and sweet onion.  Noodles are plentiful and come out with that trademark slight crumble and gauge. The broth is as expected – luxuriant and with a beautiful color. The flavor is that of strong citrus, shrimp and spiciness. This is probably my favorite tom yum out there. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8850987128547.

Pretty awesome – you can get ’em on Prime pretty cheap!

A funny MAMA noodles commercial.

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

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