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#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.

#1612: Shan Shoop Instant Noodles Spicy Lemon Flavour

Here’s a flavor I’ve never had before – spicy lemon. I think the only comparable thing would be tom yum flavored products, but then again this is from Pakistan, so not sure how Thai it’s going to taste. Very curious! Let’s check it 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 seasoning to 300ml boiling water. Cook 2-3 minutes. Enjoy!

The noodle block.

The seasoning sachet.

Has a very strong lemon peel scent.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added a little coriander. The noodles are good – almost a slightly buttery flavor to them. The broth is indeed lemony – sharply so. I could see someone pairing this with fish. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 788821003737.

 I got some of this Shan Egg Seasoning Mix a long time ago and it’s pretty good – something different to try!

A Shan Shoop TV spot.

#1505: Shan Shoop Instant Noodles BBQ Flavour

This is one I got when by friend Matt B. was kind enough to take us on a trip to a place called Imran’s Market up the road a ways from here. It’s kind of interesting; this will be the third Pakistani instant noodle I’ve reviewed and they were all got within about 5 miles from eachother! I think it does make me want to Shoop, although I’m not exactly sure how to shoop… Regardless, let’s have a look – today we’re going to a new Asian grocery in Bellevue, so I might have a new post about that place tomorrow. Stay tuned, and enjoy the Shoop BBQ!

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 sachet contents to 300ml boiling water. Cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring gently. Enjoy!

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

Has a strong BBQ spice scent to it.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added grilled chicken, sweet onion and Jane’s Krazy Mixed Up Pepper. The noodles are of a very standard instant noodle gauge. They have a little crumble to them and have this kind of flour-like aftertaste, almost like I would imagine an uncooked noodle would be like – kind of interesting. The BBQ flavor isn’t like Sweet Baby Ray’s or an American style BBQ flavor. It’s acidic and slightly sour – kind of reminds me of the dipping sauce that was with calamari we had at an Indian restaurant in Penang. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 788821003720.

Here’s another Shoop variety called Bombay Biryani.

Dancing forks included in this Shan Shoop TV advertisement!

#1391: Shan Shoop Instant Noodles Chicken Flavour

Okay so there’s this grocery store I wanted to check out for a while now. My friend Matt B. was over from out of town and said let’s check it out. The place is called Imran’s Market. I was hoping maybe there would be some interesting instant noodles inside. Well, right when I was about to give up, there they were – the noodles! These will be the second variety I’d ever tried from Pakistan! 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 noodles and sachet contents to 300ml boiling water. Cook 2-3 minutes, stirring with spoon. Pour in a bowl and eat hot.

The noodle block.

The seasoning sachet.

Has an interesting chicken scent.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added a half chicken breast I sauteed with garlic salt and black pepper, corn, carrot, peas and sweet onion. The noodles are kind of odd. They seem kind of like a fresh uncooked noodle yet cooked. It’s like when you chew them, it has a flour kind of aftertaste. I wasn’t sure I liked that so much until I tried the broth. It really complimented the noodle nicely with a very good chicken approximation. Also was inspired by Middle Eastern flavors. This was unique. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 788821003706.

Here’s a TV advert for Shan Shoop instant noodles.