Category Archives: Pakistan

#2210: Morre Instant Noodles Masala

Here’s one sent to me by a reader from fort Worth, TX named Marvin R. – thanks again! This pack is from Pakistan and has some neat languages all over it including Russian! Let’s give this masala favor instant a try!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodle block to 400ml boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Add seasoning sachet contents. stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

Had a masala scent.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, coriander, star anise, fried garlic and chilli flake. The noodles came out well – nice gauge and chewiness and a nice flavor to them as well. The broth was a tasty masala flavor with a light spiciness. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 815345001137.

The Food and Cooking of Pakistan: Traditional Dishes From The Home Kitchen

An excellent cooking video from Pakistan.

#2193: Knorr Chicken Flavored Instant Noodles

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.

The Food and Cooking of Pakistan: Traditional Dishes From The Home Kitchen

Knorr Pakistan foes all out and does full length feature cartoons!

Very Unique Donations From Texas!

Today I got this box in the mail from Marvin in Fort Worth, Texas! What’s inside?

We’re greeted by tasty packing peanuts, coffee treats and a card (click to enlarge). Marvin has a coffee and grill business! Check it out if you’re in Fort Worth or online at www.rodakscoffeeandgrills.com

Wow (click to enlarge) – lots of Pakistani, Indian and Nepalese noodlees! Thank you!

Yeah (click to enlarge) – pizza instant noodles. What’s really strange is that I’ve reviewed pizza instant noodles only once before – and they were a different brand – and from Pakistan as well. Big thank you to Marvin!

#1657: Shan Shoop Instant Noodles Bombay Biryani Flavour

I *think* this is the last of the varieties of Shan Shoop out there – I’m sure it’s the last in my hamper. So Bombay Biryani. What’s biryani? Let’s see what wikipedia has to say…

Biryani (pronounced [bɪr.jaːniː]) is a mixed rice dish from the Indian Subcontinent. It is made with spices, rice and meat or vegetables. Bombay biryani originated in Mumbai, India. The ingredients are meat, rice, salt, onions, ginger and garlic paste, yogurt, all spices powder, chili powder, white cumin powder, coriander, potatoes, green chillies, yellow food colour, and kewra.

Sounds good – let’s give it a look!

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 contents of seasoning sachet to 300ml boiling water and cook 2-3 minutes. Enjoy!

The noodle block.

The seasoning sachet.

Has a kind of baked and earthy scent.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added coriander and chopped garlic. The noodles have that texture that I’ve only seen in Shoop noodles before; it’s interesting stuff! The flavor is very strong citrus and herbs – a real puckery hit to it. 2.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 788821003805.

Ooh Lala: 50 Delicious and Easy-to-master Pakistani-American Recipes and Enchanting Stories (from Amazon) – Traditional Pakistani cooking meets modern demands for fresh, wholesome ingredients, and its rich medley of spices raises ho-hum meals to a higher level. MasterChef USA competitor Lala Rukh puts “quick and easy” into the mix to give today’s busy cooks the perfect recipe for tasty, nutritious, and doable dinners.

A short video about Shan Shoop.

#1636: Shan Shoop Instant Noodles Masala Flavour

Been curious about this masala from Shan for a while. Shan makes a lot of different seasonings as well as the Shoop line of instant noodles. I remember when I first found it and that it was made in Pakistan – I was really excited. Why? Well, I’d only reviewed one instant noodle from Pakistan before, and strangely enough, it was pizza flavored! Anyways, Let’s check out this masala flavour Shan Shoop.

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, boil 300ml water and add in noodles and seasoning. Cook 2-3 minutes. Enjoy!

The enriched wheat noodle block.

The seasoning sachet.

Has a very strong scent.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge).Added coriander. The noodles have this texture I like – kind of hard to explain but it works. They have a standard gauge but are definitely a little light with the slightest crumble. The masala flavor was strong and had a kind of lemon hit to it and a kind of bitter and spiced blend as well as a smidge of spiciness. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars.  UPC bar code 788821003713.

Ooh Lala: 50 Delicious and Easy-to-master Pakistani-American Recipes and Enchanting Stories (from Amazon) – Traditional Pakistani cooking meets modern demands for fresh, wholesome ingredients, and its rich medley of spices raises ho-hum meals to a higher level. MasterChef USA competitor Lala Rukh puts “quick and easy” into the mix to give today’s busy cooks the perfect recipe for tasty, nutritious, and doable dinners.

A TV spot for Shan Shoop.