Here’s one that Marvin R. sent me from Fort Worth, Texas recently – thank you! Knorr’s a pretty worldwide brand of Unilever. These are from Pakistan! Anyways, let’s have a look at these and give ’em a try!
Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodles and seasoning to 2 cups boiling water. Stir for 2 minutes as the water is at a rolling boil. Stir and enjoy!
The noodle block.
The soup base sachet.
A light mixture.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added coriander, hard boiled egg and baked chicken. the noodles came out alright – decent gauge but very soft. The broth was thin but had an off chicken flavor to them. 2.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8961014177701.
Next Friday is Halloween and we’ve got some plans with Andy this weekend! Thought he might like this one for breakfast today! He’s been curious about expanding his palate a little bit lately since our trip to Malaysia – something I really like. It took me a while to get to the age that I wanted to be more adventurous with food, and it’s great to see him starting to explore.
Here we are at a local farm and pumpkin patch. Fed all sorts of animals – was a lot of fun! Andy’s wearing the hat and shirt we found in Langkawi!
Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Contains fish. To prepare, add macaroni to 530ml boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Add is contents of sachet and stir. Enjoy!
Here’s the macaroni.
The soup base sachet.
Has a seafood scent.
Finished (click image to enlarge). Added prawns and Chinese long beans. The macaroni was pretty good – very thin walled. The broth wasn’t bad either, although it was so thin and there was so much of it. It had a light seafood taste which was good. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars. Andy really liked it! EAN bar code 4898828051115.
In the United States, something like this is more prevalent. Cheese and bacon do have their definite pluses! Get it on Amazon!
Here’s something you wouldn’t find in the United States usually! Macaroni and cheese is a common thing here; almost a national dish! But macaroni and chicken and abalone – in a broth? Nope – not something most would even consider. One thing’s for sure: macaroni is almost always accompanied by cheese here. Let’s see what it’s like cheese free!
Here’s the import/distributor’s sticker (click image to enlarge). Contains egg and chicken powder.
Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). To prepare, boil 530ml water. Add macaroni and return to boil. Cook for 3 minutes. Remove from heat and add contents of sachet. Stir well and enjoy!
The seasoning sachet.
Has a very well balanced abalone and chicken scent that is interesting.
Finished (click image to enlarge). Added red, yellow and orange bell pepper, coriander, sweet onion and grilled chicken. The noodles came out pretty well; they had a slight al-dente chew to them which was alright. The broth has a definite chicken abalone hit to it. Not overwhelming either. 3.0 out of 5.0 stars.EAN bar code 4898828052815.
Here’s a Knorr advert from Hong Kong. They also make quick serve rotini and penne it seems!
Here’s another one my lovely wife got for me on our trip to Canada for my birthday last year – thanks! Interesting – tube shaped ramen? A couple of brands make these – kind of a neat twist on it. Let’s check it out!
The distributor’s sticker (click image to enlarge). Contains crustacean.
The back of the package (click image to enlarge). To prepare, add macaroni to 530ml water and cook for 3 minutes. Add contents of sachet, stir and enjoy.
Soup base sachet.
A lot of fine powder.
Finished (click image to enlarge). Added sweet onions, shrimp and fish ball with shrimp eggs. The macaroni noodles are pretty good – pretty big and seem to have thinner walls than most. The broth has a very strong shrimp scent and flavor. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 4898828051313.
I’ve had other macaroni quick serve products before by a different brand. I always thought these were interesting. Usually the only thing you’d find in the United States coupled with macaroni would be cheese, but elsewhere, the options are much different. Let’s check it out.
Distributor sticker (click image to enlarge).
Back of the package (click to enlarge).
Usually I put the noodle block on my table and take a pic, but I figured that could be messy with these.
The seasoning packet.
Has a salty smell.
Finished (click image to enlarge). Added green onion, black forest ham and Urashima Sesame & Salt furikake. The macaroni is pretty good – a little crumbly but nicely sized with thin walls that hold broth. The broth is quite salty and has a familiar yet odd taste. Kind of like if you boiled a ton of hot dogs in a small sauce pan with the same water for a few weeks with a slight smoky flavor. It’s a weirdness I both find fascinating yet dissatisfying. 3.0 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 4898829052648.
Not sure if this is the ‘official’ commercial or done by film students, but it’s interesting either way.