September 9, 2011

#500: Mexi-Ramen Soupless Ramen Shallot Teriyaki Flavor

So my in-laws sent me this unique pack from California. My wife’s dad’s co-worker was eating it and so he got one from him and her mom sent it my way! Thank you! I’ve never heard of Mexi-Ramen before this, nor have I seen it anywhere before. I think my first reaction is confusion: Mexi+Teriyaki+Made In Malaysia+Sold in USA = I’m not sure. So not I shall open the package and attempt to relate what that equation’s solution is… And so… Bring on REVIEW NUMBER FIVE HUNDRED!!!

The packets… I didn’t expect four of them – very nice! We have chili powder, a liquid sauce, some seasoning powder and some kind of veggies.

Here’s everything sitting in a bowl awaiting the next step. Now as you can see from the label, these are ‘Soupless Ramen’ noodles. This stuff gets prepared just like Indomie instant Mi Goreng. So there’s your Malaysian influence.

Click image to enlarge. The finished product. So the noodles aren’t too shabby but they’re not all that great… They could use a little higher quality noodle I think. The sauce and seasoning combo was nice – sweet and reminiscent of Mi Goreng Satay.  So ‘Soupless Ramen’ makes sense for a product to be marketed in the US that’s based on the standard style Malaysian and Indonesian instants are purveyed. The Mexi though – it makes sense!!! If you go to the Mexi-Ramen website, there’s a Habanero Chicken variety as well as Spicy Shrimp.

So for a rating. It had a decent fflavor but a lackluster consistency. The bit of veggies didn’t re-hydrate very well at all and I already mentioned the noodles. I’m giving this one 2.5 out of 5.0 stars.

I’d like to thank my wife Christine for driving me around to all sorts of Asian groceries all the time to get new noodles – without her, none of this would be possible! I love you Kit!

Well, there’s 500 down! Onward towards 1000! Here’s a special video, from me to you.