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#1929: MAMA Instant Noodles Minced Pork Flavour

The next to last Cambodian variety I got from the Thai President Foods folks back in May of ’15. Minced pork! Let’s crack it open!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains pork. To prepare, add package contents to a bowl and add 350ml boiling water. Cover for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

A dual sachet.

Chilli powder atop soup base.

A seasoned oil sachet.

A dark liquid.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added coriander, minced bbq pork, fried garlic and pepper strands. The noodles are the standard MAMA stuff – nice gauge, good chew and nice flavor. The broth is a spicy pork affair which has a nice blend of seasonings to it. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8850987101014.


There’s a rumor going around that there is wax in instant noodles. The claim is that wax is used to keep noodles seperated. This is utter nonsense; wax would melt in boiling water! Anyways, here’s a video talking about this lunacy and some great shots of the factory I got to visit in Sriracha last May.

#1871: Nissin Cup Noodles Minced Pork Flavour

Here’s yet another one I got from the 7-Eleven next to our hotel from last May’s Bangkok trip. Like some others, this one got banged up pretty good, but still made it through in good enough condition to review. What’s a trip about this one is that it’s showcasing Manchester United. I’ve seen a few products with Manchester United footballers on them. Let’s check it out!

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains pork. To prepare, add in contents of sachet and boiling water to fill line. Let steep for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

An included fork!

The noodle block – pre-seasoned.

A liquid sachet.

Has a pork scent.

Loose vegetable and seasoning from the cup.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, coriander and minced bbq pork. The noodles hydrated well enough – standard Cup Noodles fare. The broth was good – a spicy and sweet flavor with a hearty pork taste. I also enjoyed the inclusion of pork, vegetable, and what looked like scrambled egg as well! 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8852528000015.

Nissin Cup Noodles Seafood Creamy Flavour 60 G X 3 Cups

A TV advertisement for Nissin Cup Noodles in Thailand.

#1715: Yum Yum Instant Noodles Minced Pork Flavour

Here’s another one I got at 7-11 on our recent trip to Thailand. There were so many varieties there; didn’t really know what was what, but luckily found some English text on the back of the package. Let’s have 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 contents of package to 360ml boiling water and cook for 2-3 minutes. Stir and enjoy! Alternately, you can add everything to a bowl and add in 360ml boiling water and cover for 3 minutes and stir, or add everything and 360ml water to a bowl and microwave for 5-6 minutes.

The noodle block.

A dual sachet of dry ingredients: soup base on the left and chilli powder on the right.

Chilli powder atop the seasoning base.

A liquid base sachet.

Has a satiny look on top.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added fried egg, minced pork with coriander and bell pepper, white onion and coriander. The noodles are quite good – nice chew and quantity. The broth has a very good pork flavor with a little spiciness. The broth also had a good richness to it. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8850250000730.

5 Packs – Yumyum Minced Pork Flavour Instant Noodles Thailand

A Yum Yum TV commercial for Minced Pork Flavour instant noodles.

#1691: MAMA Instant Cup Noodles Minced Pork Flavour

I got this one during my trip to Thailand. I was absolutely stoked to find out there was a 7-11 right next to the Chatrium hotel in Bangkok! To many, this will be a ‘so what?’ but to me, visiting Asian 7-11 stores have been something I’ve wanted to do for a very long time.

You might say it looks like the ones we have here in the US, just with some Thai on the door, right?

Ah – a little different! This is right across from the Slurpee machine! How awesome is that? I think in the local 7-11 here there might be 3 or 4 instant noodles in the whole store. Anyways, one this that’s pretty awesome about this cup is that I got it home at all. Pork, chicken and beef isn’t usually let through customs – but they waved me through so I didn’t hassle them. In fact, it was the easiest re-entry ever coming home which rocked – I weas really tired! Let’s have a look at this popular minced pork cup from MAMA!

Here’s detail of the side panels (click image to enlarge). Contains pork. To prepare, open lid halfway and take everything out. Add in sachet contents and add boiling water to fill line. Re-cover for 3 minutes, stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click image to enlarge).

An included fork!

The noodle block.

A dual sachet of soup base and chilli powder.

The chilli powder atop the soup base.

A seasoned oil sachet.

Has a kind of strong garlic and other herbs scent.

A sachet of solid ingredients.

Pork amongst other things.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added sauteed pork, white onion and red bell pepper and some coriander. The noodles are thin and have a decent backbone. The broth is thin with a nice pork taste and good spiciness. It’s got a decent oiliness to it as well. The bits of pork were a nice addition. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8850987101472.

Instant MAMA Noodles Minced Pork Flavor – 10 Cups

Here’s a TV commercial for MAMA Minced Pork instant noodles.

Meet The Manufacturer: #1092: Amianda Noodle Tachia Dried Noodles – Rou Zhao Meat Sauce

Today, we have the Tachia noodles again but with rouzao. What is rouzao? Wikipedia mentioned that it involves minced pork (Amianda mentioned this one includes it in the sauce) and minced pork rice is the common rouzao:

While Minced pork rice is referred to as one important icon in typical Taiwanese folk cuisine, the variety of methods to customize flavors is so wide that it creates considerable differences between regions. In southern Taiwan, where people name it by the sauce “bah-sò-pn̄g (肉燥飯)” instead of the meat, Minced pork rice is preferably served with pork with less fat. People in the north of Taiwan favor a greasier version of meat sauce with rice.

In southern Taiwan, while “bah-sò-pn̄g” is seen on the menu indicating Minced pork rice, “ló͘-bah-pn̄g (滷肉飯)” remains on the very same menu, referring to another dish where braised pork belly covers the rice. The same rice with braised pork belly is known as “khòng-bah-pn̄g (焢肉飯)” in northern Taiwan.

Minced pork rice can also be found in China, and a wider selection of vegetables such as corn is eaten along with it.

Sounds good – let’s check it out.

Back of the package (click image to enlarge). Contains pork.

The noodle block.

This time there’s no info on the sauce packet.

A little thicker than the past few. Has a really nice sweet pork scent.

Andy joined me for a bowl of noodles.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added a fried egg and ham I minced, garlic, sesame oil and a little soy sauce and sauteed for a few minutes. The noodles are spectacular – elastic and perfect chewiness. The flavoring is awesome! Has a sweet and salty braised pork flavor that is just out of this world. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Video on how to make Rou Zao Mian – kind of what we have here. Mian means noodles.