This was sent to me by Ippin, a purveyor of wonderful Japanese items! Thank you again! This is one from Singapore. Tom yum is a very popular flavor in Southeast Asia – here’s a little about tom yum from wikipedia:
Tom yum, rtgs: tom yam, Thai: ต้มยำ, [tôm.jām] ( listen)) is a Thai soup, usually cooked with shrimp. Tom yum is widely served in neighbouring countries such as Cambodia, Brunei, Malaysia, Singapore and Laos and has been popularised around the world.
The words “tom yam” are derived from two Thai words. “Tom” refers to the boiling process, while “yam” refers to a Thai spicy and sour salad. Indeed, tom yum is characterised by its distinct hot and sour flavours, with fragrant spices and herbs generously used in the broth. The basic broth is made of stock and fresh ingredients such as lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, galangal, lime juice, fish sauce, and crushed chili peppers.
Commercial tom yum paste is made by crushing all the herb ingredients and stir frying in oil. Seasoning and other preservative ingredients are then added. The paste is bottled or packaged and sold around the world. Tom yum flavored with the paste may have different characteristics from that made with fresh herb ingredients. The soup often includes meats such as chicken, beef, pork, or shrimp.
So let’s dig into this one from Singapore!
Nissin Cup Noodles Tom Yam Seafood Flavour – Singapore
Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains seafood. To prepare, open halfway. Add in sachet contents. Fill to line with boiling water and cover for 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!
Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).
The noodle block.
Some loose ingredients from the cup.
A paste sachet.
Thick and oily.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, squid flowers, fish balls, shrimp, coriander and chilli flake. The noodles were very good – nicely hydrated and hearty gauge. The broth was quite good as well. It has a strong tom yam taste – lemongrass and spiciness abound. The bits of seafood are abundant and include shrimp, fishcake and crab stick. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8888279102098.