Category Archives: Asian Thai Foods

#2238: Asian Thai Foods Rumpum Gundruk Flavour

Here’s one sent by Marvin R. from Texas – thanks again! This one’s from Nepal and says it’s ‘gundruk’ flavor. Gundruk? Wikipedia?

Gundruk (Nepali: गुन्द्रुक, (Pickled Leafy Vegetables) About this sound Listen ) is fermented leafy green vegetable and is a popular food in Nepal and claimed to be one of the national dishes. It is popular not only in Nepal but also in every gorkhali or Nepalese diaspora household worldwide.[1] The annual production of gundruk in Nepal is estimated at 2,000 tons and most of the production is carried out at the household level.[2] Gundruk is obtained from the fermentation of leafy vegetables (saag; Nepali: साग). It is served as a side dish with the main meal and is also used as an appetizer. Gundruk is an important source of minerals particularly during the off-season when the diet consists of mostly starchytubers and maize which tend to be low in minerals.[2]

Wow – getting interesting around here – yesterday’s review was bagna cauda, today’s is gundruk. Let’s check it out!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. to prepare, add noodle block to 240ml boiling water and cook stirring occasionally for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy! Altervately, you can eat it straight from the bag as a snack.

The noodle block.

A dual sachet.

A powder base with some bits in there.

Seasoned oil.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, sous vide chicken, coriander and chilli flake. The noodles were alright; they had a good chew and a nice backbone. The flavor though. I really can’t say this is a flavor I can savor. The little broth the noodles didn’t soak up was this army green color with an acidic and earthy taste. Not to my liking at all. 0.5 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 9506000022574.

RUM-PUM VEG NOODLES 75G

Asian Thai Foods also make a line called Preeti – and looks like they have pizza varieties now!

#1151: Meet The Manufacturer: Asian Thai Foods Fatafat Vegetable Flavor

Here’s the last of the Asian Thai Foods Meet The Manufacturer. Fatafat means fast fast! Let’s check it out.

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be vegetarian but check for yourself.

This one got pretty crunched up during shipping – here’s one of the larger chucks.

The dual packet: soup base and onion flavored oil.

Chilli powder!

The chilli powder atop the soup base.

As always, has a nice onion scent.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added red, yellow and orange bell pepper, minced garlic, cooked shrimp, Walla Walla sweet onion, jalapenos, carrots, broccoli, Fresno peppers,cashews, almonds and peanuts – all sauteed with a little Jane’s Krazy Mixed Up Salt, hot sauce and soy sauce and topped with ketchup, mayonnaise and hard boiled egg. The noodles are good – nice chew and texture. The flavor is very vegetable with many notes of India snacks I have enjoyed in the past – namkeens. This was good stuff. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 9504000021146.

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#1150: Meet The Manufacturer: Asian Thai Foods Krrish Instant Noodles Chicken Flavour

Well, we’ve almost come to the end of this Meet The Manufacturer. It’s been fun and interesting to find out about and try new varieties from Nepal! Here’s one that I found particularly interesting when I sampled the vegetable curry variety. Krrish is a action film series popular in India and Nepal and this ties into that fandom. Let’s check it out.

 

Hrere’s the baqck of the package (click image to enlarge). Contains chicken.

The noodle block – ready to eat!

The dual packet: soup base and seasoned oil.

Chilli powder.

Here’s the chilli powder atop the soup base.

The onion oil. This one has only a couple of drops.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added cashews, almonds and raisins. The noodles have a satisfying crunch and the powder/oil combo adds a nice bit of spice and flavor. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 9504000021610.

#1149: Meet The Manufacturer: Asian Thai Foods Preeti Instant Noodles Chicken Soup Base

The vegetable version of Pretti was really good and got very high marks – curious how the chicken flavor will stack up! Let’s check it out.

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Contains chicken.

The noodle block.

The dual packet – chilli powder on the left and soup base on the right.

Here’s the chilli powder atop the soup base.

Onion flavored oil.

Has an onion scent.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added baked chicken with garlic salt, hard boiled egg, mayonnaise and Urashima Vegetable furikake. The noodles are pretty good – nice texture and chew as usual. The broth is really nice – a good chicken flavor which is rich and savory with nice spices. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 9504000021986.

A video about Nepal and it’s unique cuisine.

#1148: Meet The Manufacturer: Asian Thai Foods Miteri Instant Noodles Vegetable Flavor

Here’s another variety of the Miteri noodles. Vegetable! Let’s check it out.

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be vegetarian but check for yourself.

The noodle block.

A dual packet: soup base and onion flavored oil.

Chilli powder!

The chilli powder atop the soup base.

The onion flavored oil.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added red, yellow and orange bell pepper, Fresno chili peppers, broccoli, Walla Walla sweet onions, grape tomatoes, Urashima Vegetable furikake, coriander (cilantro), tomato ketchup and mayonnaise. The noodles are nice with a decent chew and texture. The broth has an alright veggie flavor with nice spices and a little heat. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 9506000022307.

A trip diary of a man who travelled from Amsterdam to Nepal in 1978.