Category Archives: Australia

#2253: Singa-Me Instant Noodles Mi Goreng Flavour

This is one from Australia sent by an Australian named Jen who sent out a big box of noodles a few months back – thank you very much! Mi Goreng – it’s beeh a while! Let’s do this!

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add boiling water to fill line for 3 minutes. Drain off water and add powder and liquid sachet contents. Stir well. Add on fried onion. Enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

An included fork!

The noodle block.

Dry base.

A light powder.

A triple sachet of liquid components – from left to right: sweet soy sauce, sweet chilli sauce and seasoned oil.

Cold in here this morning – makes everything stiff.

The garnish sachet.

Fried onion.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, coriander, fried egg and ABC sweet chilli sauce. The noodles came out alright – a little crumbly. The flavor was a lightly spicy and sweet one. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9337944000386.

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A short video about Australian street food.

#2231: Fantastic Noodle Chicken Flavour

This is another one sent to me from Australia by a reader named Jen – thank you very much! Well, pretty much every company has a chicken flavored something – usually a pack or cup, and it usually tends to be one of the first products they introduce to the market. Let’s give this chicken variety a look.

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add in sachet contents and enough boiling water to cover the noodles. Cover and let steep for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

Smells like chicken!

The garnish sachet.

Vegetables.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added baked chicken with McCormick Applewood Rub, hard boiled egg, spring onion, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts and chilli flake. The noodles have an interesting chew – kind of like the have a backbone but with a kind of rigid mushiness; hard to explain but it works pretty well. The broth’s flavor is definitely chicken and pretty decent. The vegetables hydrated very well – especially the corn which was big kernels. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 9310155620505.

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A Fantastic Noodles TV advertisement.

#2219: Fantastic Noodles Crispy Bacon Flavour

Here’s one I got from Jen in Australia a while back – thanks! I was waiting for the right time to review this. I thought maybe cooking some bacon sous vide style and then frying it up could be pretty epic. I did the sous vide-ing and my wife will be frying the bacon. Ready for meat candy time? Let’s do it!

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add sachet contents and boiling water to cover the noodles. Cover for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

The noodle block.

The dry soup base.

An ultralight powder.

The vegetables sachet.

Says its a seasonal vegetable mixture.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added applewood smoked bacon that was cooked ‘sous vide’ style with an immersion cooker for 21 hours and then seared on one side, a lightly toasted slice of white bread and a slow fried egg. The noodles came out decently; however were a little on the soft and mushy side. The broth was almost all slurped up by the noodles and was almost completely just a salt festival. I really would have to reach to call it bacon flavored. The vegetables hydrated well but seemed like the odd ones at the ‘let’s pretend to be bacon’ costume party. Saddened and disappointed. 1.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9310155650502.

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The instructions on making sous vide bacon. I use an Anova sous vide I got as a gift from NuTek – thanks again! I think the nicest part of immersion cooking is the lack of cleanup – really nice. Actually the best part is the food; I’ve done countless chicken breasts in this thing for 2 hours at 146 degrees farenheit and it comes out so amazingly good!

#2188: Singa-Me Instant Noodles Chicken Flavour

This one was sent to me by Jen from Australia – thanks again! Chicken… Pretty standard flavor. It seems that the very first instant noodle any company produces is chicken. Everyone likes chicken! Right? Well, I like chicken. Let’s give it a go!

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add contents of sachets and boiling water to inside line. Cover for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

An included fork!

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

A light powder with a chicken scent.

A sachet of vegetables.

Looks like corn, carrot and peas.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added chicken baked with NuTek Salt For Life and pepper, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts and spring onion. The noodles were drab and ho-hum but they did the job as it were. They are of a thin gauge and although well hydrated, it was like they were fighting being hydrated in the way of slight crumbliness. The broth has a odd herbal tinge to it that I wasn’t entirely happy with in this application. Vegetables disappointing; while corn hydrated very well, peas were chalky and carrot was a bore. 2.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9337944000362.

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A video about street food in Melbourne, Australia.

#2165: Suimin Noodles With Hot & Spicy Flavour

Here’s another one of the many cups that Jen from Australia sent a few months back – thank you again! Very curious about this one – how hot and spicy will it be? Let’s find out!

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add boiling water to cover noodles and steep covered for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

Has a slightly curry-like scent.

The vegetables sachet.

Vegetables and TVP (textured vegetable protein).

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, coriander, tofu puff and fried garlic. The noodles are definitely on the gritty as well as mushy side in this one which I found interesting and somewhat odd. Nonetheless, they’re actually not bad in this situation. The broth is fascinating stuff (you know when I use ‘fascinating’ and ‘interesting’ in a review, I’m channeling Mr. Spock) insofar that it is a little spicy, but the spices that are flavoring the rest of it’s profile are very strange – although it tastes good to me. Finally to round it out, the vegetables hydrated well, and the TVP is prevalent and decently chewy. This is a really odd cup of noodles. 3.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9310155001779.

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A Suimin TV commercial from Australia.