1764: Pirkka Nuudeli Tom Yum Katkarapu

This one’s made by Thai President Foods’ Hungarian factory for a supermarket chain in Finland. As many know, tom yum is a spicy Thai soup with lemongrass. Katkarapu translates to shrimp in Finnish, so this is a shrimp tom yum variant. Let’s have a look inside!

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 a bowl and then add 320ml boiling water. Cover and steep for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The soup base powder sachet.

A granulated powder with flecks of vegetables.

A sachet of seasoned oil.

Has a spicy scent.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added fishball, mung bean sprouts, coriander, crushed red pepper and white onion. The noodles hydrated just right – flat noodle with nice texture. The broth is shrimp tom yum – so you get a lemongrass, a spicy chilli and a tinge of shrimp to it. All in all a decent tom yum. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 6410405144782.

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