Category Archives: Holland / The Netherlands

#2009: Conimex Oriental Noodles Soto Ajam

Okay, I think this is the very last of the ones that were sent to me by James B. of the Netherlands – thanks again! Let’s crack it open and have 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 fill to line with boiling water. Cover and let sit for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

The noodle block.

Dry soup base.

Powdery.

An oil sachet.

Very yellow!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, coriander and sweet basil. The noodles were lackluster, although hydrated decently in the aforementioned 3 minutes. The flavor was kind of a neither here nor there kind of thing. Not bad but not much. 2.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8711200585144.

Conimex Thuis in de Oosterse Keuken Kookboek/Recipe Book in dutch language only

A Conimex TV commercial.

#1954: Koh Thai Island Of Flavours Spicy Thai Chicken Instant Noodles Soup

One of the last from James B. of the Netherlands – thanks again!Most of these Loh Thai varieties have been rather bland – although I think I did very much like the last one I tried. Let’s see what we have within!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, place the noodles in a bowl, add 400ml boiling water. Wait for 2-3 minutes, add the herbs, stir gently and enjoy!

The noodle block.

A dual sachet of oil and powder.

I detect a little sweetness in its scent.

A sesame scent in this one.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added baked chicken, coriander and chilli paddi. The noodles are soft and have that nice comfort food gauge and chew. The broth. Well, it doesn’t have the slightest inkling of spiciness whatsoever, which is unfortunate. It’s like an upgraded chicken taste, due to the oil sachet giving it more body. Tasty stuff, but nothing I would consider to be ‘spicy chicken.’ 2.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8717662261022.

ALUMINUM THAI HOT POT TOM YUM SERVING BOWL 22CM.

Looks like these folks traveled from Northern Europe to Singapore in their custom RV! Pretty awesome!

#1941: Unox Good Noodles Tandoori

Here’s one of the few I have left that were sent by James B. of the Netherlands – thanks again! I’m real curious whether this will have a strong tandoori chicken flavor or just a nice spicy mixture. I guess there’s only one way to find out! Let’s crack open the pack and have a look!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare without broth, add noodle block to boiling water and let steep for 3 minutes. Drain. Add in sachets and stir well. For a soupy version, add everything to a bowl and add 250ml boiling water. Cover and let stand 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!I’ll try the dry method.

The noodle block.

A seasoning sachet.

Has a sort of earthy scent.

Finished (click to enlarge). The noodles came out really far to the mushy/overly soft end of the stick. What’s a bummer is that the flavor from the sachets was just great – a nice, rich tandoori taste I really liked. 2.5 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8712100756726.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: The Netherlands

A Unox TV commercial.

#1930: Koh Thai Island Of Flavours Lemongrass Instant Noodles Soup

Another one from James B. over in The Netherlands – thanks! I thought this one looked really interesting; it’s made in Singapore specifically for Koh Thai brand in The Netherlands. Let’s crack this one open!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains crustacean. To prepare, place the noodles in a bowl, add 400ml boiling water. Wait for 2-3 minutes, add the herbs, stir gently and enjoy!

The noodle block.

A dual sachet…

A powder base with some vegetable flecks.

A seasoned oil.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added barbeque pork. The noodles are pretty good – suck up a lot of the broth. But the broth. I’m trying. Really. Hard. This has not even the utterring of the first syllable of lemongrass in it’s flavor. What’s funny it that I detected the hint of lemongrass scent from the powder base, but in this broth, I don’t taste a lot more than maybe a slightly spicy take on a sesame noodle.  I’m particularly at odds with myself on this one as I found it actually to be quite tasty. Then again, if you bought tickets to see a baroque chamber music quartet play a piece of music at a university and then punch the address into your GPS and arrive at the Tacoma Done and it’s a Justin Bieber concert, you might be taken aback. 0.25 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8717662261060.

ALUMINUM THAI HOT POT TOM YUM SERVING BOWL 22CM.

A nice Tom Yum Goong recipe.

#1923: Conimex Oriental Noodles Teriyaki

Another one sent by James B. from the Netherlands. Thanks! So these Conimex variants have been interesting. The last one I had was a green curry whose only similarity to green curry was, well, a green hue. Let’s see what kind of teriyaki we have here!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. There are two ways to prepare this one and I thought I’d go with the noodles version instead of the soup with noodles since teriyaki soup doesn’t sound very good. Add noodles and veggies to a pot of water and cook. Drain. Mix in sachet contents. Enjoy!

The noodle block.

The dry base sachet.

A tan powder with sesame seeds.

The liquid sachet.

Looks like oil and a teriyaki sauce.

A vegetables sachet.

Looks like carrots and corn.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added barbecue pork and spring onion. The noodles were very soft – almost mushy. More like the ‘roni’ in Rice-a-Roni. The flavor was anything but teriyaki; a hint of sweetness and salty. The vegetables came out nicely at least. 0.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8711200585038>.

Conimex Thuis in de Oosterse Keuken Kookboek/Recipe Book in dutch language only

A Conimex TV commercial.