Here’s one that came in a really neat box from Singapore’s arm of Nissin Foods – thank you! This is a limited edition variety and it sure sounds good. Tom Yam and Tom Yum? Same thing – just a different spelling – as far as I can tell – guess I should look that up – one moment.
Okay, I found this -‘Tom yum has its origin in Thailand. The words tom yam are derived from two Thai words. Tom refers to the boiling process, while yam means ‘mixed’. Tom yum is characterised by its distinct hot and sour flavours, with fragrant spices and herbs generously used in the broth.’ Well, I don’t think that completely made a lot of sense as to what’s the difference or if there really is one. Either way, there’s creamy and not creamy. I’ve heard it’s made creamy by boiling shrimp heads, also by adding coconut milk. If you can bring a solid bit of info on all this, please do. Let’s give this a try!
Nissin Cup Noodles Creamy Tom Yam Flavour – Singapore
Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains shrimp. To prepare, add boiling water to line and cover for 3 minutes – leave sachet on lid. Finally, add in sachet contents, stir, and enjoy!
Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).
The noodle block.
Loose bits and seasoning from the cup.
A sachet included in the cup.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added fried onion, crushed red pepper, and fried garlic. Noodle has a standard gauge most will be familiar with from the Cup Noodles stylings. The broth is very nice; milky and smooth the standard spicy, citrus, and umami of tom yam. The included bits of meat and seafood are really quite good – crab stick, egg, mincemeat, and shrimp are in good proportion and add quite a bit. Excellent! 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8888279103323.
Watch me cook on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!