Tomorrow morning is the big moving day for us – can’t believe it’s here already! I thought I’d have something I know I like today – tom yum. This one’s made by Thai President Foods, a company who’s invited me and my sister to visit Thailand in May! I must say that it’s really quite a surprise to open your email and be asked if you want to go to Thailand to visit instant noodle factories! Of course I said yes! It’s going to be tough though – my wife Kit is pregnant and so it’d be a little much for her to take the trip – I’m going to miss her immensely. Won’t be for too long though! So we’re going to visit their wheat noodles factory in Bankok and then the President Rice Products factory in Ratchaburi. Of course I will take lots of pictyures and share when we return. It’s still a couple months off though, but can’t wait! So today in anticipation of the trip, I thought I’d have some MAMA tom yum. Last time I had this was over four years ago! Let’s have a look!
Here’s detail of the side panels (click image to enlarge). Contains shrimp. To prepare, empty sachet contents into cup and fill to line with boiling water. Cover and let sit for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!
Detail of the lid (click image to enlarge).
An included fork!
The noodle block with flecks of vegetable.
The powder soup base sachet.
A granular powder with little shrimp!
The paste sachet.
Has a neat kind of luster to it!
Finished (click image to enlarge). Added mung bean sprouts, coriander, white onion, fish ball and shrimp. The noodles are light and thin with a nice little chewiness to them. Quite a bit of them, too. The broth has a very good flavor – spicy from chillies, citrus from lemongrass and a nice shrimp flavor as well. The dehydrated shrimp are a nice added touch. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 05206600432.
A TV spot for the pack version of MAMA Shrimp Tom Yum.