Here’s one sent by Marvin R. from Texas – thanks again! I have trouble getting new varieties from India. It’s prertty far away and usually my only source are Indian grocery stores here. Here’s a little about Maggi instant noodles from Wikipedia:
Maggi instant noodles are popular in India and Malaysia. Nestle has 39% market share in Malaysia, where “Maggi” is synonymous with instant noodles, and had 90% market share in India prior to a nationwide ban by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India. Following the ban, the market share was reduced to 53% in India. In Malaysia, fried noodles from Maggi noodles are called Maggi goreng.
In India, Maggi noodles carry a green dot, meaning they are specifically formulated to serve vegetarians. This special formulation is not available in other countries, unless imported from India.
Funny, Maggi noodles are very popular throughout Southeast Asia. Let’s check out these Maggi 2 Minute Noodles!
#2304: Maggi 2 Minute Noodles Masala Spicy – India
Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, break noodle block into 4 parts. Add noodles and seasoning sachet contents to 210ml boiling water and cook for 2 minutes. Stir and enjoy!
The noodle block.
The ‘Tastemaker’ soup base sachet.
Smells like masala to me!
Finished (click to enlarge). Added a sprig of coriander. First, The noodles are great – they engorge themselves on the broth and end up nice and plump. The broth, almost all of which is sucked up by the noodles, is full of flavor. Indeed a spicy hit – not too hot to put most folks off, and a strong masala taste which gave the dish an earthy and deep flavor. Moreover, this one has a kind of savory depth to it. Finally, it was a surprise how much I enjoy this one! 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8901058824018.
A Maggi Masla noodle TV commercial from India.