#1917: IbuRamen Mi Goreng Bento Noodles In A Box Hot, Sweet & Sour Flavor

The last time I had one of these, I found something fascinating inside. The sachets all say Mexi Ramen on them, a brand I have reviewed once in the past (actually it was my 500th review). The package said it was MexiRamen. This one is clearly mentioning mi goreng, a Southeast Asian delicacy, and Bento, a Japanese style meal. Let’s crack this box open and have a look inside.

Here’s the bottom of the cardboard outer (click to enlarge).

The tray under the cardboard outer.

A little card with preparation instructions from inside (click to enlarge). To prepare, remove all sachets. Add in 200ml water and microwave 5 minutes uncovered. Replace lid and use drain spout to drain off water. Add in powder and liquid sachet contents and stir well. Garnish with Lingam’s sauce. Enjoy!

The noodle block.

A dual sachet of dry seasonings.

Chilli powder atop the seasoning base.

A liquid sachet.

Oddly smells a little like salsa.

A vegetables sachet.

Looks like peas and other things.

Finally, a little sachet of Lingham’s chilli sauce. I’ll leave it unopened for now and use it to garnish.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added coriander. The noodles were a little on the gorged side, but all in all not too bad. The flavor without the Lingham’s sauce was very dull – a little spicy, but otherwise very bland. The addition of the Liungham’s sauce was a sweet and spicy smack in the mouth – a hard one at that. This is definitely one of the spicier varieties I’ve have. The vegies were nice in theory, but peas just didn’t seem to feel at home here in this Mlaysian-Japanese-Mexican jumbled oddity. 0.25 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 850248004137.

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A clip having to do with giving out samples of Mexi-Ramen.

One comment

  1. I don’t eat instant noodles often, but I picked this up at a local Asian grocery to keep in my desk drawer at work for lunch emergencies.

    Just made it today and was surprised to open it up and see little sombreros on the seasoning packes and “Mexiramen Chili Powder”. Nothing on the outside of the box lead me to expect Mexican seasonings or flavors. I expected more of a sweet chili sauce “hot sweet and sour” flavor.

    My mouth is a little on fire right now from the spice level, and even though the chili powder flavor is weird, the sweet & sour flavor underneath keeps me coming back. Overall, the flavor is unexpected, but I don’t hate it.

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