Here’s yet another from a reader named Colin from the east coast. He’s always surprised me a little insofar as being able to send me varieties I hadn’t reviewed yet. I mean, this totally would have been one I would’ve passed over as previously reviewed, but I can’t find it anywhere. As far as walking by it at local stores, I’ve done so countless times. Anyways, let’s crack i open and have a look!
MAMA Instant Bowl Noodles Shrimp (Tom Yum) Flavor Base – Thailand
Detail of the lid (click to enlarge). Contains shrimp. To prepare, add in all sachet contents and boiling water to fill line. Cover for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!
An included fork!
The noodle block.
The powder soup base.
A granular mix with different herbs and spices.
A paste sachet.
A garnish sachet.
A little grip of shrimp!
Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, shrimp and coriander. The noodles were pretty good – a standard gauge with very soft chew. The broth has a nice tom yum taste – spicy, lemongrass and a little shrimp taste. The little shrimp hydrated well. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 052066000012.
Here’s one that Janenate from Nissin Thailand sent – thank you! Very sad times in Thailand currently; they’ve lost their King. I’ve read a lot and viewed some documentaries about him and I’m amazed. He was an amazing man – he really did a lot for him people. I look at our elections here at home and just feel a sickness from it. I send my sincere condolences to the people of Thailand and I hope the King’s philosophy continues on. Let’s have a look at this cup from Thailand with some familiar and friendly faces!
Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains crab stick. To prepare, add boiling water to cover the noodles and cover for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!
Some bits from the bottom of the cup – crab stick and Winnie The Pooh fishcake!
Finished (click to enlarge). Added crab claw fishcake and coriander. The noodles are thin and have a round shape. They hydrated fairly well. The quantity on this one is very small, but I think that’s the point. The broth has a nice taste to it – definitely a crabby kind of taste along with a decent amount of crab stick and little Pooh fishcake. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8852528000909.
A couple little bits of fishcake with Winnie The Pooh on them and other bits of garnish from the cup.
Finished (click to enlarge). The noodles came out alright – very light and a slight slight sponginess. The broth definitely tastes like seaweed – and is augmented with lots of seaweed as well. The little Pooh fishcake bits were a neat touch and bits of spring onion popped up now and again. 3.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8852528000657.
It’s been a really really long time since I’ve reviewed any of these FF bowls. My friend Matt B. was saying he got one and really liked it, and so I found this one to try out. Let’s have a look!
Detail of a side panel (click to enlarge). I hoped I could scan this one but had no luck as you can see! Here’s the nutrition info. Contains shrimp. To prepare, add in all sachet contents to bowl and add boiling water to fill line. Cover for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!
An included fork!
The noodle block in it’s own bag.
The dry seasonings.
A very light powder.
The solid ingredients sachet.
Looks like spring onion, crab stick and carrot.
A liquid sachet.
Finished (click to enlarge). This one steeped in it’s own plastic bowl, and in the past I’ve found these things to be kind of gimmicky – hey – it comes with a plastic bowl and lid. Well, I did like this one. The noodles steeped well and came out with a good chew and tension. The broth has a nice creamy tom yum taste to it as well. I do have to say though that carrot and crab stick seemed a little weird in this, but all in all it wasn’t bad. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8850412271500.
I’m really excited about these – got 5 different varieties from Nissin Thailand – always looking for anything kid related when it comes to instant noodles! The fact is that there’s a market all over the world for instant noodles for kids; think about it – we have adult breakfast cereal here and then ones marketed to kids. Same with instant noodle abroad. Let check it out!
Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains fish and possibly other meat. To prepare, add boiling water to fill line and cover for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!
Finished (click to enlarge). The noodles hydrated nicely – thin and a light chew. The broth was sweet and light with a little bit of meatiness to it. Tasty little bits floated around and the Pooh fishcake was fun to eat. 3.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8852528001609.