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#3189: Canton Instant Noodles Spicy Tomato Flavour – Bangladesh

#3096: Canton Instant Noodles Spicy Tomato Flavour - Bangladesh

Here’s another one of the Canton Varieties – I found these at the Canadian SuperStore up in Richmond, BC. Let’s crack it open!

Canton Instant Noodles Spicy Tomato Flavour – Bangladesh

#3096: Canton Instant Noodles Spicy Tomato Flavour - Bangladesh

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 and add to 250~300cc boiling water. Cook for 3 minutes, stirring often. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3096: Canton Instant Noodles Spicy Tomato Flavour - Bangladesh

The noodle block.

#3096: Canton Instant Noodles Spicy Tomato Flavour - Bangladesh

A dry sachet.

#3096: Canton Instant Noodles Spicy Tomato Flavour - Bangladesh

A light powder base.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added soft egg and spring onion. Noodles are of a standard gauge and soaked up almost all the 300ml water used. Flavor is of tomato, however the spicy part is lost on me. Nothing spicy about this which is a shame as I think that would have made this one much better. 2.25 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 846656017807.

#3096: Canton Instant Noodles Spicy Tomato Flavour - Bangladesh

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#3112: Canton Instant Noodles Vegetable Flavour – Bangladesh

#3112: Canton Instant Noodles Vegetable Flavour - Bangladesh

I think this is the last of the Canton varieties I found at the Real Canadian Superstore up in Canada a few months back. That’s a neat place – in Richmond, BC – they’ve got all sorts of neat things there! Haven’t been to Canada in a little while. Need to visit again! Let’s check this one out!

Canton Instant Noodles Vegetable Flavour – Bangladesh

#3112: Canton Instant Noodles Vegetable Flavour - Bangladesh

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodle block (broken into 4 parts) to 250~300ml boiling water. Cook for 3 minutes and add seasoning sachet. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3112: Canton Instant Noodles Vegetable Flavour - Bangladesh

The noodle block.

#3112: Canton Instant Noodles Vegetable Flavour - Bangladesh

A dry sachet.

#3112: Canton Instant Noodles Vegetable Flavour - Bangladesh

A light speckled powder.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, sesame seeds, coriander, and fried tofu puff. The noodles were about what you’d expect in an instant with a slight fluffier texture. The flavor – and it just kills me – movie theater butter flavored microwave popcorn. I’m serious. It’s not bad actually and I found it enjoyable, but that’s definitely what I get out of this one. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.  UPC bar code 846656017784.

#3112: Canton Instant Noodles Vegetable Flavour - Bangladesh

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#3072: Canton Instant Noodles Beef Flavour – Bangladesh

#3072: Canton Instant Noodles Beef Flavour - Bangladesh

Here’s one I found up in Richmond, BC Canada at The Real Canadian SuperStore. They had a ton of interesting stuff in there not only in their ethnic section, but their domestic section. Let’s take a look.

Canton Instant Noodles Beef Flavour – Bangladesh

#3072: Canton Instant Noodles Beef Flavour - Bangladesh

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 and add to 250~300cc boiling water. Cook for 3 minutes, stirring often. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3072: Canton Instant Noodles Beef Flavour - Bangladesh

The noodle block.

#3072: Canton Instant Noodles Beef Flavour - Bangladesh

A dry sachet.

#3072: Canton Instant Noodles Beef Flavour - Bangladesh

A light powder.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, soft egg, roast beef lunch meat and fried onion. The noodles are pretty good – lots of of them and very soft and light. The flavor ended up vaguely beefy but not extremely beefy. No broth here if you use 250ml water that’s for sure. 3.0 out of 5.0 stars.  UPC bar code 846656017791.

#3072: Canton Instant Noodles Beef Flavour - Bangladesh

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#3042: Canton Instant Noodles Curry Flavour – Bangladesh

#3042: Canton Instant Noodles Curry Flavour - Bangladesh

Here’s another one found at the Real Canadian SuperStore up in Richmond, BC. That store was pretty neat, actually – really big too. Lots of interesting varieties we found there that I’ve seen nowhere else – including this one. Let’s have some curry!

Canton Instant Noodles Curry Flavour – Bangladesh

#3042: Canton Instant Noodles Curry Flavour - Bangladesh

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 and add to 250~300cc boiling water. Cook for 3 minutes, stirring often. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3042: Canton Instant Noodles Curry Flavour - Bangladesh

The noodle block.

#3042: Canton Instant Noodles Curry Flavour - Bangladesh

A lone soup base sachet.

#3042: Canton Instant Noodles Curry Flavour - Bangladesh

A light powder.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added baked chicken, fried onion and coriander. Noodle came out fine. Broth had a kind of curry flavor to it but was definitely on the odd side. Just not totally my cup of tea. 3.0 out of 5.0 stars.  UPC bar code 841165183043.

#3042: Canton Instant Noodles Curry Flavour - Bangladesh

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#2962: Canton Instant Noodles Chicken Curry Flavour

#2962: Canton Instant Noodles Chicken Curry Flavour

Okay – guess where I got these? Yeah – Canada. At the Real Canadian Superstore. These are made in Bangladesh. So, are they a Bangladesh product, or something geared this way for Canada. This is always a tricky thing for me to figure out and ultimately, I have to just pick. The pack mentions that it’s a product of Bangladesh and has many languages, however the Nutrition Facts are designed for Canada – in English and French. So I’m going to go with this is an export product and labeled just for Canada, but it’s not made in Canada. One thing also to note is the absence of Canadian mentions – made by so-and-so for insert Canadian company here. Usually, this would make it Bangladesh, but then there’s the bar code – it’s a 12 instead of 13 digits. Leaning Canadian again. But then if you look at the commercial at the bottom, this package is in English instead of the local language. I’m slapping a Bangladesh label on it. Let’s check it out.

Canton Instant Noodles Chicken Curry Flavour – Bangladesh

#2962: Canton Instant Noodles Chicken Curry Flavour

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 and add to 250~300cc boiling water. Cook for 3 minutes, stirring often. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2962: Canton Instant Noodles Chicken Curry Flavour

The noodle block.

#2962: Canton Instant Noodles Chicken Curry Flavour

The soup base sachet.

#2962: Canton Instant Noodles Chicken Curry Flavour

A light powder.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added coriander, chicken, hard boiled egg, fried onion, and grape tomatoes. The noodles sucked up all the broth and ended up with a decent texture to them – just about right. The taste was more chicken and less curry, but it was pretty tasty. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.  UPC bar code 841165107650.

#2962: Canton Instant Noodles Chicken Curry Flavour

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Okay, so I really had no idea that these were romance instant noodles…

#2325: Pran Mr. Noodles Instant Noodles Curry Flavor

#2325: Pran Mr Noodles Instant noodles Curry Flavor - Bangladesh - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Here’s another one that Colin sent – thanks! Today I was really craving something curry – it’s been a little while since I’ve had any curry to review so here goes!

Pran Mr Noodles Instant noodles Curry Flavor – Bangladesh

#2325: Pran Mr Noodles Instant noodles Curry Flavor - Bangladesh - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, break the noodle block into 4 pieces and add noodles to 25-~300ml boiling water and cook for 2 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Stir and enjoy!

#2325: Pran Mr Noodles Instant noodles Curry Flavor - Bangladesh - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The noodle block.

#2325: Pran Mr Noodles Instant noodles Curry Flavor - Bangladesh - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The seasoning sachet.

#2325: Pran Mr Noodles Instant noodles Curry Flavor - Bangladesh - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Has a pleasant curry scent.

#2325: Pran Mr Noodles Instant noodles Curry Flavor - Bangladesh - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, fried tofu cake, coriander and chilli flake. The noodles were great – nice and fluffy with a good chew. The broth has a very pleasant curry taste I thoroughly enjoyed. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 846656006276.

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A TV commercial for Pran Mr. Noodles.

#2310: Pran Mr. Noodles Instant Noodles Beef Flavour

#2310: Pran Mr. Noodles Instant Noodles Beef Flavour - Bangladesh - The Ramen Rater

Here’s one sent to me by Colin – thanks again! So this one is kind of interesting – I’ve reviewed lots of Mr. Noodles in the past, however they’ve been from Canada. I think there’s also a Mr. Noodles in India as well – unsure if they’re related to this Bangladeshi brand though. It seems to me that with so many Mr, Noodles out there (lest we forget Mr. Noodles from Sesame Street as well), there’s bit of confusion. In fact, I get comments quite often actually from the Mr. Noodles customers in Canada asking where to go to contact them. Of course as far as the Canadian ones go, all I can find is a distributor and nothing else. So very sorry, Canadians…

These Mr. Noodles are from Pran, a company that makes all sorts of different things. Hopefully soon there will be a Meet The Manufacturer with Pran so we can check out all their varieties. Now let’s see how Mr. Noodles is when he comes from Bangladesh!

#2310: Pran Mr. Noodles Instant Noodles Beef Flavour – Bangladesh

#2310: Pran Mr. Noodles Instant Noodles Beef Flavour - Bangladesh - The Ramen Rater

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 pieces and add to 250-300ml boiling water and cook for 2 minutes. Next add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2310: Pran Mr. Noodles Instant Noodles Beef Flavour - Bangladesh - The Ramen Rater

The noodle block.

#2310: Pran Mr. Noodles Instant Noodles Beef Flavour - Bangladesh - The Ramen Rater

The soup base seasoning.

#2310: Pran Mr. Noodles Instant Noodles Beef Flavour - Bangladesh - The Ramen Rater

Has a beef scent.

#2310: Pran Mr. Noodles Instant Noodles Beef Flavour - Bangladesh - The Ramen Rater

An oil sachet.

#2310: Pran Mr. Noodles Instant Noodles Beef Flavour - Bangladesh - The Ramen Rater

Has an onion scent.

#2310: Pran Mr. Noodles Instant Noodles Beef Flavour - Bangladesh - The Ramen Rater

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, sweet onion, beef and coriander. The noodles came out rather nice; indeed a light gauge and comfort food chew with an enjoyable floppiness. The broth had a very good beef taste I enjoyed especially – and the oil really bumped it up. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 846656008252.

#2310: Pran Mr. Noodles Instant Noodles Beef Flavour - Bangladesh - The Ramen Rater

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#1945: MAMA Oriental Style Instant Noodles Masala Flavour

Here’s the last of the Bangladeshi varieties I was sent by Thai President Foods after my trip to Thailand in May 2015. Let’s take a look!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodle block and seasonings to 210ml boiling water and cover for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy.

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

Has a masala scent.

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Finished (click to enlarge). Added star anise, coriander and chilli padi. The noodles where of a standard instant noodle gauge but a little flat with a slight springiness. The masala flavor was pretty good – earthy with a nice little bit of spiciness. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8941181000033.

On this year’s Top Ten list – MAMA Instant Noodle Chicken Green Curry, 55g X 30 Packages (1 Case)

A MAMA instant noodle TV spot from Bangladesh.

#1845: MAMA Oriental Style Instant Noodles Shrimp Flavour

Here’s one of the last I have from Bangladesh! Got these send to me after my trip to Thailand to visit the folks who make MAMA noodles! Thanks again! Shrimp sounds good today – let’s check ’em out!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodles and sachet contents to 225ml boiling water. Cook for 2 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

Dry soup base sachet.

Has the spicy scent of chilli powder.

An oil sachet.

Has a shrimp scent.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added lime, shrimp and coriander. The noodles were thin and dainty light. Very little chewiness here, but they were enjoyable. The broth was a spicy shrimp flavor. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8941181000026.

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A TV spot for MAMA noodles in Bangladesh.

#1805: MAMA Oriental Style Instant Noodles Tandoori Flavour

Here’s another one that the nice folks at Thai President Foods in Thailand sent me after my trip in May. These are made in Bangladesh by their factory there! Tandoori flavor though – what’s that? Wikipedia had this to say:

Tandoori masala is a mixture of spices specifically for use with a tandoor, or clay oven, in traditional north Indian and Pakistani cooking. The specific spices vary somewhat from one region to another, but typically include garam masala, garlic, ginger, onion, cayenne pepper, and may include other spices and additives. The spices are often ground together with a pestle and mortar.

Tandoori masala is used extensively with dishes as tandoori chicken. In this dish, the chicken is covered with a mixture of plain yogurt and tandoori masala. The chicken is then roasted in the tandoor at very high heat. The chicken prepared in this fashion has a pink-colored exterior and a savory flavor.

Sounds good to me – let’s check this one out!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodle block and seasonings to 210ml boiling water and cover for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy.

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

Has a kind of spicy masala scent to it along with notes of other spices.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added fried chicken, coriander, spring onion, chilli peppers and Shark Brand sriracha chili sauce on the chicken. The noodles are flat and just slightly broad. They have a nice texture and chew to them – light and nice. The flavor is spicy with a touch of almost smoky flavor and layered herbs. It works very well. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8941181000170.

On this year’s Top Ten list – MAMA Instant Noodle Chicken Green Curry, 55g X 30 Packages (1 Case)

A TV commercial for MAMA Bangladesh instant noodles.

#1755: MAMA Oriental Style Instant Noodles Hot & Spicy Flavour

Here’s another neat one that I saw during my trip to Thailand and the kind folks at Thai President Foods sent me a sample of! This one’s made in Bangladesh. Hot and spicy sounds good – let’s check it out!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Not sure if it contains meat. To prepare, add noodle block and seasonings to 210ml boiling water and cover for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy.

The noodle block.

The soup base.

Has a spicy scent.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added coriander and hard boiled egg. The noodles are very light and flat in nature. Soft as can be and it works very well. The broth which ended up more like a gravy or sauce was good too – spicy and had a nice flavor to it. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.EAN bar code 8941181000040.

On this year’s Top Ten list – MAMA Instant Noodle Chicken Green Curry, 55g X 30 Packages (1 Case)

A MAMA TV commercial from Bangladesh!

#1692: MAMA Oriental Style Instant Noodles Chicken Flavour

During my trip, I found out that Thai President Foods makes their instant noodles in many places around the world. This is a variety that’s manufactured in Bangladesh, a place where I’ve never reviewed an instant from before. During the time before the first seminar in Bangkok, there were tables set up with lots of different varieties from all over the world – they were kind enough to send me samples!  I got to meet the manager for Thai Foods in Bangladesh, Mr. Yatra on the trip. What was really neat is that he spent some time in Seattle – just a few miles from where I currently live. He told me to go check out Tai Tung on King St in the city – it’s been years since I’ve been there but going to have to do it again. It’s pretty amazing to go overseas and meet someone who has restaurant recommendations in your own backyard! Let’s check out this chicken flavor instant from Bangladesh!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Not sure if it contains meat. To prepare, add noodle block and seasonings to 210ml boiling water and cover for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy.

The noodle block.

The dry soup base.

A dark powder.

A seasoned oil sachet.

Has a garlic scent.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added baked chicken, coriander, white onion, hard boiled egg and red bell pepper. The noodles came out quite chewy and well hydrated. The broth had a strong chicken flavor and an interesting hint of either cinnamon or anise in there as well. A small bowl of noodles that worked well. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8941181000019.

On this year’s Top Ten list – MAMA Instant Noodle Chicken Green Curry, 55g X 30 Packages (1 Case)

A TV commercial for MAMA noodles in Bangladesh.