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#1945: MAMA Oriental Style Instant Noodles Masala Flavour

Here’s the last of the Bangladeshi varieties I was sent by Thai President Foods after my trip to Thailand in May 2015. Let’s take a look!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodle block and seasonings to 210ml boiling water and cover for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy.

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

Has a masala scent.

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Finished (click to enlarge). Added star anise, coriander and chilli padi. The noodles where of a standard instant noodle gauge but a little flat with a slight springiness. The masala flavor was pretty good – earthy with a nice little bit of spiciness. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8941181000033.

On this year’s Top Ten list – MAMA Instant Noodle Chicken Green Curry, 55g X 30 Packages (1 Case)

A MAMA instant noodle TV spot from Bangladesh.

#1845: MAMA Oriental Style Instant Noodles Shrimp Flavour

Here’s one of the last I have from Bangladesh! Got these send to me after my trip to Thailand to visit the folks who make MAMA noodles! Thanks again! Shrimp sounds good today – let’s check ’em out!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodles and sachet contents to 225ml boiling water. Cook for 2 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

Dry soup base sachet.

Has the spicy scent of chilli powder.

An oil sachet.

Has a shrimp scent.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added lime, shrimp and coriander. The noodles were thin and dainty light. Very little chewiness here, but they were enjoyable. The broth was a spicy shrimp flavor. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8941181000026.

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A TV spot for MAMA noodles in Bangladesh.

#1805: MAMA Oriental Style Instant Noodles Tandoori Flavour

Here’s another one that the nice folks at Thai President Foods in Thailand sent me after my trip in May. These are made in Bangladesh by their factory there! Tandoori flavor though – what’s that? Wikipedia had this to say:

Tandoori masala is a mixture of spices specifically for use with a tandoor, or clay oven, in traditional north Indian and Pakistani cooking. The specific spices vary somewhat from one region to another, but typically include garam masala, garlic, ginger, onion, cayenne pepper, and may include other spices and additives. The spices are often ground together with a pestle and mortar.

Tandoori masala is used extensively with dishes as tandoori chicken. In this dish, the chicken is covered with a mixture of plain yogurt and tandoori masala. The chicken is then roasted in the tandoor at very high heat. The chicken prepared in this fashion has a pink-colored exterior and a savory flavor.

Sounds good to me – let’s check this one out!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodle block and seasonings to 210ml boiling water and cover for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy.

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

Has a kind of spicy masala scent to it along with notes of other spices.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added fried chicken, coriander, spring onion, chilli peppers and Shark Brand sriracha chili sauce on the chicken. The noodles are flat and just slightly broad. They have a nice texture and chew to them – light and nice. The flavor is spicy with a touch of almost smoky flavor and layered herbs. It works very well. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8941181000170.

On this year’s Top Ten list – MAMA Instant Noodle Chicken Green Curry, 55g X 30 Packages (1 Case)

A TV commercial for MAMA Bangladesh instant noodles.

#1755: MAMA Oriental Style Instant Noodles Hot & Spicy Flavour

Here’s another neat one that I saw during my trip to Thailand and the kind folks at Thai President Foods sent me a sample of! This one’s made in Bangladesh. Hot and spicy sounds good – let’s check it out!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Not sure if it contains meat. To prepare, add noodle block and seasonings to 210ml boiling water and cover for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy.

The noodle block.

The soup base.

Has a spicy scent.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added coriander and hard boiled egg. The noodles are very light and flat in nature. Soft as can be and it works very well. The broth which ended up more like a gravy or sauce was good too – spicy and had a nice flavor to it. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.EAN bar code 8941181000040.

On this year’s Top Ten list – MAMA Instant Noodle Chicken Green Curry, 55g X 30 Packages (1 Case)

A MAMA TV commercial from Bangladesh!

#1692: MAMA Oriental Style Instant Noodles Chicken Flavour

During my trip, I found out that Thai President Foods makes their instant noodles in many places around the world. This is a variety that’s manufactured in Bangladesh, a place where I’ve never reviewed an instant from before. During the time before the first seminar in Bangkok, there were tables set up with lots of different varieties from all over the world – they were kind enough to send me samples!  I got to meet the manager for Thai Foods in Bangladesh, Mr. Yatra on the trip. What was really neat is that he spent some time in Seattle – just a few miles from where I currently live. He told me to go check out Tai Tung on King St in the city – it’s been years since I’ve been there but going to have to do it again. It’s pretty amazing to go overseas and meet someone who has restaurant recommendations in your own backyard! Let’s check out this chicken flavor instant from Bangladesh!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Not sure if it contains meat. To prepare, add noodle block and seasonings to 210ml boiling water and cover for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy.

The noodle block.

The dry soup base.

A dark powder.

A seasoned oil sachet.

Has a garlic scent.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added baked chicken, coriander, white onion, hard boiled egg and red bell pepper. The noodles came out quite chewy and well hydrated. The broth had a strong chicken flavor and an interesting hint of either cinnamon or anise in there as well. A small bowl of noodles that worked well. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8941181000019.

On this year’s Top Ten list – MAMA Instant Noodle Chicken Green Curry, 55g X 30 Packages (1 Case)

A TV commercial for MAMA noodles in Bangladesh.