Wai Wai? Because, because! I know, pretty stupid but I like to say it. I thought I’d reviewed this one before but lo and behold it stands unreviewed! This is a Thai variety and should be something interesting I hope. Let’s check it out!
The back of the packaging (click image to enlarge).
A pre-seasoned noodle block. Thin noodles densely interwoven.
Only one packet – containing a thick paste.
Quite a lot of this stuff. Has a slight citrus scent and has a wet, gritty texture.
Finished (click image to enlarge). Added stir-fry veggies, thinly sliced ham, sweet onions, Dua Belibis chili sauce and Urashima Sesame & Salt furikake. The noodles are thin and have a nice chew to them – very much a trademark Thai wheat noodle slight crumbliness to them. The broth is very spicy with strong citrus notes. Alone, the broth is very sharp. Reminiscent of a Tom Yum variant but somewhat less. so. I found it refreshing. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 8850100101037 .
A Wai Wai commercial
Wai Wai is popular in Nepal. Here’s a movie from Nepal (yes the whole thing!)
In Thailand kids like to eat this one straight out of the package like a snack, since the noodles are pre-seasoned. A great candidate for eating “dry” – cook the noodles and eat them without soup maybe mixed with some minced pork and fishballs.
Yeah I’ve heard that before. Everytime I make a pack of the Wai Wai or Mama noodles I usually chomp the leftover bits…
I got a couple packs of the regular Wai Wai to re-review to try exactly that!