Category Archives: IbuRamen

#1958: IbuRamen Mi Goreng Bento Noodles In A Box Curry Masala Flavor

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This is the last of the IbuRamen tray varieties I’ve seen available. I really didn’t care for the other two, but hey, it’s curry day! Let’s see how this one fares with a curry fanatic.

The bottom of the cardboard outer (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself.

Here’s what you find under the cardboard outer.

A little card with preparation instructions from inside (click to enlarge). To prepare, remove all sachets. Add in 200ml water and microwave 5 minutes uncovered. Replace lid and use drain spout to drain off water. Add in powder and liquid sachet contents and stir well. Garnish with Lingam’s sauce. Enjoy!

The noodle block.

This is an interesting anomaly. First, yes – it says Mexi-Ramen. But second, this is a dual-sachet labeled sachet – but it only has one seasoning inside! Not sure if I’ve ever seen this before.

A dark powder.

A vegetables sachet.

Big ol’ shallots!

Okay I screwed up here – I forgot to take a picture of the liquid sachet.

A final sachet.

A light powder.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added shrimp and carved squid. The noodles were very standard of gauge and chew. The flavor on this one was really quite good! A kind of creamy curry works very nicely. The fried shallot is a super nice bonus as well. Very pleased to find that I like one of these varieties – the other rated very poorly. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.  UPC bar code 850248004113.

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Ah, Mexi-Ramen demo clip, you’re so fascinating…

#1917: IbuRamen Mi Goreng Bento Noodles In A Box Hot, Sweet & Sour Flavor

The last time I had one of these, I found something fascinating inside. The sachets all say Mexi Ramen on them, a brand I have reviewed once in the past (actually it was my 500th review). The package said it was MexiRamen. This one is clearly mentioning mi goreng, a Southeast Asian delicacy, and Bento, a Japanese style meal. Let’s crack this box open and have a look inside.

Here’s the bottom of the cardboard outer (click to enlarge).

The tray under the cardboard outer.

A little card with preparation instructions from inside (click to enlarge). To prepare, remove all sachets. Add in 200ml water and microwave 5 minutes uncovered. Replace lid and use drain spout to drain off water. Add in powder and liquid sachet contents and stir well. Garnish with Lingam’s sauce. Enjoy!

The noodle block.

A dual sachet of dry seasonings.

Chilli powder atop the seasoning base.

A liquid sachet.

Oddly smells a little like salsa.

A vegetables sachet.

Looks like peas and other things.

Finally, a little sachet of Lingham’s chilli sauce. I’ll leave it unopened for now and use it to garnish.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added coriander. The noodles were a little on the gorged side, but all in all not too bad. The flavor without the Lingham’s sauce was very dull – a little spicy, but otherwise very bland. The addition of the Liungham’s sauce was a sweet and spicy smack in the mouth – a hard one at that. This is definitely one of the spicier varieties I’ve have. The vegies were nice in theory, but peas just didn’t seem to feel at home here in this Mlaysian-Japanese-Mexican jumbled oddity. 0.25 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 850248004137.

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A clip having to do with giving out samples of Mexi-Ramen.

#1857: IbuRamen Mi Goreng Bento Noodles In A Box Shallot Teriyaki Flavor

Again, my wife has a keen eye for noodles. She saw these and asked if I’d tried them – I hadn’t! Don’t know what I would do without her! So these are very interesting – IbuRamen – sounds like Ibumie – in fact, on the back of the package it says it’s made in Malaysia. The Mi Goreng font looks like Ibumie’s as well (and Indomie’s, Salam Mie etc). Mi goreng is Southeast Asian , however Bento is Japanese. What’s more, there’s a Mexican reference; wait, where? Let’s look inside.

Here’s the bottom and side panel details (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself.

A little card with preparation instructions from inside (click to enlarge). To prepare, remove all sachets. Add in 200ml water and microwave 5 minutes uncovered. Replace lid and use drain spout to drain off water. Add in powder and liquid sachet contents and stir well. Sprinkle shallot garnish on top and enjoy!

Under the cardboard outer.

The noodle block.

There’s your Mexican mention. Mexi Ramen! Wow – I reviewed Mexi Ramen Shallot Teriyaki for review #500 – weird to see it invoked in a Malaysian tray variant!

Chilli powder atop the seasoning powder.

The liquid sachet (again, Mexi Ramen).

Has an onion scent.

A vegetables sachet – no Mexi Ramen mention here.

Nice sized bits of fried shallot!

Finished (click to enlarge). Microwaving instructions were used and worked well; the noodles came out quite nicely. They have a decent gauge and good chew. The flavor is a little different; it says shallot teriyaki on the package and has a kind of teriyaki flavor, but also a kind of corn meal taste to it which I truly did not expect. Sombreros and teriyaki don’t seem a logical fit. The fried shallot was a very nice touch though – good crunchiness and quantity. Altogether, it kind of reminded me of a basic mi goreng, just a little off. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 850248004120.

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I used to get a lot of emails about Mexi Ramen – ‘where’d it go?’ Well, this looks like something that might be pretty darn close if not identical.