Category Archives: Miandom

Meet The Manufacturer: #2882: Miandom Tasty Asia Green Curry Shrimp Flavoured Instant Noodles

Meet The Manufacturer: #2882: Miandom Tasty Asia Green Curry Shrimp Flavoured Instant Noodles

Today, we part ways with Miandom and their Tasty Asia range. I have a feeling green curry and black pepper crab might not be the only products we see from this new company. This is the green curry cup version. Let’s take a look!

Miandom Tasty Asia Green Curry Shrimp Flavoured Instant Noodles – Singapore

Meet The Manufacturer: #2882: Miandom Tasty Asia Green Curry Shrimp Flavoured Instant Noodles

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains chicken, crustacea and fish. To prepare, add sachet contents and boiling water to fill line. Cover 5-6 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

Meet The Manufacturer: #2882: Miandom Tasty Asia Green Curry Shrimp Flavoured Instant Noodles

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

Meet The Manufacturer: #2882: Miandom Tasty Asia Green Curry Shrimp Flavoured Instant Noodles

An included fork!

Meet The Manufacturer: #2882: Miandom Tasty Asia Green Curry Shrimp Flavoured Instant Noodles

The noodle block.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2882: Miandom Tasty Asia Green Curry Shrimp Flavoured Instant Noodles

A paste sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2882: Miandom Tasty Asia Green Curry Shrimp Flavoured Instant Noodles

Green curry paste.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2882: Miandom Tasty Asia Green Curry Shrimp Flavoured Instant Noodles

A dry base sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2882: Miandom Tasty Asia Green Curry Shrimp Flavoured Instant Noodles

Non dairy creamer.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2882: Miandom Tasty Asia Green Curry Shrimp Flavoured Instant Noodles

A vegetables sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2882: Miandom Tasty Asia Green Curry Shrimp Flavoured Instant Noodles

Greenery and peppers.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added hard boiled egg, coriander, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, tau pok, and a little chilli powder. The noodles are interesting – while they have the tension and chew of something that I would at first glance think a rice noodle, these are indeed wheat noodles according to the labeling. They came out nicely – good chew and gauge. The broth is a luxuriant green curry flavor with a nice crescendo and little peaks of spiciness. Perfect there. The included bits of greenery and augmented with rings of chilli pepper which are pleasing to the eye as well as the palate. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8885014951010.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2882: Miandom Tasty Asia Green Curry Shrimp Flavoured Instant Noodles

Singapore A Pictorial History

I really want to visit Singapore someday – technically, I’ve been to Singapore. We spent an hour running across travelators from one end of Changi Airport to the other to get to our connecting flight to Penang. But I’d like to have some time to enjoy the place – maybe outside the airport!

Meet The Manufacturer: #2881: Miandom Tasty Asia Black Pepper Crab Flavoured Instant Noodles

Meet The Manufacturer: #2881: Miandom Tasty Asia Black Pepper Crab Flavoured Instant Noodles

Here we have a black pepper crab noodle cup from Miandom’s Tasty Asia range. Black Pepper Crab is another very popular flavor in Singapore – let’s see how it stacks up!

Miandom Tasty Asia Black Pepper Crab Flavoured Instant Noodles – Singapore

Meet The Manufacturer: #2881: Miandom Tasty Asia Black Pepper Crab Flavoured Instant Noodles

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains crustacea and fish. To prepare, add in sachet contents and boiling water to fill line. Cover for 5-6 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

Meet The Manufacturer: #2881: Miandom Tasty Asia Black Pepper Crab Flavoured Instant Noodles

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

Meet The Manufacturer: #2881: Miandom Tasty Asia Black Pepper Crab Flavoured Instant Noodles

An included fork!

Meet The Manufacturer: #2881: Miandom Tasty Asia Black Pepper Crab Flavoured Instant Noodles

The noodle block.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2881: Miandom Tasty Asia Black Pepper Crab Flavoured Instant Noodles

The paste sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2881: Miandom Tasty Asia Black Pepper Crab Flavoured Instant Noodles

Thick stuff!

Meet The Manufacturer: #2881: Miandom Tasty Asia Black Pepper Crab Flavoured Instant Noodles

A dry sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2881: Miandom Tasty Asia Black Pepper Crab Flavoured Instant Noodles

An interesting mixture.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion, fried onion and Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts. The noodles came out pretty well – on the chewy side of the aisle but worked nonetheless. The broth reminded me more of a hot and sour soup. However, the included bits – especially the egg- were very welcome and of good quality. I really enjoyed how the egg has flavor to it whereas usually egg does not as far as their presence in a noodle cup is concerned. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8885014951027.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2881: Miandom Tasty Asia Black Pepper Crab Flavoured Instant Noodles

The Raffles Hotel Cookbook

Hadn’t heard of this place until today. Looks amazing!

Meet The Manufacturer: #2880: Miandom Tasty Asia Green Curry Shrimp Flavoured Instant Noodles

Meet The Manufacturer: #2880: Miandom Tasty Asia Green Curry Shrimp Flavoured Instant Noodles

Miandom’s Tasty Asia range currently has three options: a green curry shrimp pack and cup and a black pepper crab cup. Today I’ll be reviewing the pack version. You get 4 packs in this large bag. Green curry is good stuff! Let’s see how it does!

Miandom Tasty Asia Green Curry Shrimp Flavoured Instant Noodles – Singapore

Meet The Manufacturer: #2880: Miandom Tasty Asia Green Curry Shrimp Flavoured Instant Noodles

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains chicken, crustacea and fish. To prepare, add everything to a bowl and add 600ml boiling water. Cover for 5-6 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

Meet The Manufacturer: #2880: Miandom Tasty Asia Green Curry Shrimp Flavoured Instant Noodles

Here’s one of the four packs in the large package.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2880: Miandom Tasty Asia Green Curry Shrimp Flavoured Instant Noodles

The noodle block.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2880: Miandom Tasty Asia Green Curry Shrimp Flavoured Instant Noodles

The paste sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2880: Miandom Tasty Asia Green Curry Shrimp Flavoured Instant Noodles

Thick stuff!

Meet The Manufacturer: #2880: Miandom Tasty Asia Green Curry Shrimp Flavoured Instant Noodles

A dry base sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2880: Miandom Tasty Asia Green Curry Shrimp Flavoured Instant Noodles

Non dairy creamer.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2880: Miandom Tasty Asia Green Curry Shrimp Flavoured Instant Noodles

A vegetables sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2880: Miandom Tasty Asia Green Curry Shrimp Flavoured Instant Noodles

Greenery and peppers.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added tau pok, hard boiled egg, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, chilli pepper, fried onion and coriander. The noodles came out very well – strong chew and gauge. The broth was a little disappointing. I think 600ml really was much too much water for this and perhaps 450-500ml would have done this justice. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8885014850013.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2880: Miandom Tasty Asia Green Curry Shrimp Flavoured Instant Noodles

From Third World to First: The Singapore Story – 1965-2000

This is a video of the Asia Pacific Food Expo in November 2017.

Meet The Manufacturer: Product Samples From Miandom – Singapore

Meet The Manufacturer: Product Samples From Miandom - Singapore

This is kind of embarassing. So I Wasn’t exactly sure what this box was when I was opening it up, and so I started recording the Unboxing Time With The Ramen Rater video thinking it was from a different company! Well, it was open! I had to restart the video and pretend to open it! But it all worked out deliciously. Let’s havbe a look!

Product Samples From Miandom – Singapore

Alright – yeah so this was a pretty neat package – thanks again for sending these along! Following this post will be the reviews!

Meet The Manufacturer: Interview With Miandom – Singapore

Meet The Manufacturer: Interview With Miandom - Singapore

Interview With Miandom * Product Samples From MiandomMiandom Tasty Asia Green Curry Shrimp Flavoured Instant NoodlesMiandom Tasty Asia Black Pepper Crab Flavoured Instant NoodlesMiandom Tasty Asia Green Curry Shrimp Flavoured Instant Noodles

I was contacted by a guy from Singapore recently about some new products. Green curry and black pepper crab flavors he told me – and I was definitely interested in trying! So we start the series today with an interview with Miandom!

Interview With Miandom – Singapore

THE RAMEN RATER> Thank you for agreeing to this interview! To start, can you tell my readers about the history of Miandom?

MIANDOM> Miandom is a joint venture founded by partners in Singapore, Malaysia and China. You will be familiar with our Chinese partner, the founder of Bai Jia Brand, well known for it’s signature Sichuan spicy instant vermicelli. The Singaporean partners are their distributors in the Singapore market, whereas the Malaysian partner is an old friend of the founder of Bai Jia, whom helped founder find his footing in the FMCG business. The Malaysian partner used to oversea bottling plants in Sichuan, China when the founder of Bai Jia decided to enter the FMCG business from the advertising industry. The company is headquartered in Singapore and our production is undertaken in Chengdu, Sichuan, China. The company is currently headed by Harry, a Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology business graduate and Leon, a Purdue business graduate.

TRR> Why the name Miandom?

MIANDOM> Miandom is a portmanteau of the word ‘Mian’, which means noodles in Mandarin and ‘Dom’, from the word Kingdom. It is our aspiration for Miandom Noodles to be found in Mainstream markets around the world.

TRR> Can you tell us about the varieties of noodles you make?

MIANDOM> Our current noodle range is focused on South-east Asian flavors with an emphasis on using our proprietary non-fried air dried mini-flat noodles. We currently have 2 flavors, Black Pepper Crab and Green Curry Shrimp. Black Pepper Crab is an iconic Singaporean dish whereas Green Curry Shrimp is really a derivative of the Green Curries that Thailand is famous for.

TRR> Your company is located in Singapore. Can you tell us a little about your locale?

MIANDOM> Singapore is located right in the middle of Southeast Asia and as an entrepot, is a blissful mixed of several culture. Our food reflects this entrepot heritage. Singapore is set to be heavily featured in the upcoming film, Crazy Rich Asians (We do not sponsor the film in anyway). We are certainly far from crazy but the broths for our instant noodles are crazily rich!
5. How does your noodle making process differ from other instant noodle manufacturers?
Our approach to making instant noodles is 2 pronged, namely the broth and instant noodle
block. Our broths are derived from quality ingredients blended into a thick, rich paste, giving the soup a quality that is comparable to those found in restaurants. Secondly, our noodles are nonfried and made in a proprietary process that results in a springy texture.

TRR> How do you decide on what varieties to produce?

MIANDOM> The initial phase of the process is a lot simpler than what you would imagine. There’s a lot of discussion internally and externally about what type of flavours we should produce. Generally, everyone of us already has some idea of what makes a good, hearty bowl of noodles, and it’s all a matter of identifying what flavours are rarely explored and what we can do about it. For example, Black Pepper Crab was very quickly identified as a Singaporean delicacy, and while there are other brands out there who have already attempted to bring this flavour to the market, we believe that none of them has been successful in capturing the essence of what makes the dish great in the first place: the savoury black pepper sauce complementing but not overpowering the already strong crab flavour. Once we’ve identified these elements as essential to the dish itself, we work on creating a flavour profile that closely matches this taste, using as many of the same ingredients as we can, while at the same time tweaking the texture slightly to ensure that it becomes a perfect partner to our non-fried mini-flat noodles.

TRR> How many noodle products do you produce every year?

MIANDOM> We currently produce 2 flavors in 4 Skus but plan to introduce new 2-3 new flavors each season.

TRR> Apart from noodles, are there other products you produce or plan to produce?

MIANDOM> We currently plan to focus on our instant noodles range.

TRR> Can you suggest pairings for your products, like meats, seafood or vegetables?

MIANDOM> Crab meat or crab sticks will go really well with our Black Pepper Crab flavor. Adding a small squeeze of fresh lime juice as well as fresh curry leaves will go a long way in enhancing our Green Curry Shrimp, add some shrimp for protein.

TRR> A lot of people are concerned with their sodium intake. How would you recommend people enjoy your product as part of a healthy meal?

MIANDOM> While our sodium content is admittedly average in the industry, we try to mitigate it by having our noodles non-fried.

TRR> Are you involved in in your local community or participate in charities?

MIANDOM> Not at the moment.

TRR> Are there any new products coming soon?

MIANDOM> Yes, we are planning to launch several new flavors, including Singapore’s famous Chilli Crab. That is admittedly a hard flavor to master!

TRR> In what countries are your products available?

MIANDOM> We can be found in Australia, Britain, Canada, China, Japan and USA. In the US

TRR> When you make noodles for yourself, what do you like to add to them to make them extra
special?

MIANDOM> We love to add extra ingredients to jazz it up and make it an all rounded meal. For flavors that are curry based, I will go one step further and use milk instead of water as a base. However, for Miandom Tasty Asia Range, nothing needs to be added! 😉

THE RAMEN RATER> Thank you very much for this opportunity to learn about Miandomand your products!

MIANDOM> Thank you very much for your time!

Alright! Thanks to Louis Cyd for contacting me! Let’s give these varieties a try!

Unboxing Time: Miandom Instant Noodles From Singapore

This box arrived by way of my buddy the DHL driver. So I initially thought they were something else and started the video – then I see it’s not so if it seems like I’m a little funny in this one, it’s sheer embarrassment because of that… I had to improvise because I’d opened it – so watch for that. Okay – let’s crack it open!

Unboxing Time: Miandom Instant Noodles – Singapore

Thanks to Louis over at Miandom for sending these along! Looking forward to giving them a try!