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Meet The Manufacturer: #3138: Suimin Origins Premium Noodle Bowl Thai Green Curry Flavour – Australia

Meet The Manufacturer: #3138: Suimin Origins Premium Noodle Bowl Thai Green Curry Flavour - Australia

Our final stop on the Suimin Origins range is their Thai Green Curry variety. Here’s a little about this flavor from Wikipedia –

Green curry (ThaiแกงเขียวหวานRTGSkaeng khiao wanpronounced [kɛ̄ːŋ kʰǐaw wǎːn], literally sweet green curry) is a central Thai variety of curry.

The name “green” curry derives from the color of the dish, which comes from green chillies.[1] The “sweet” in the Thai name (wan means ‘sweet’) refers to the particular color green itself and not to the taste of the curry.[2] As this is a Thai curry based on coconut milk and fresh green chillies, the color comes out creamy mild green or, as this color is called in Thai, “sweet green”. Its ingredients are not exactly fixed. The curry is not necessarily sweeter than other Thai curries but, although the spiciness varies, it tends to be more pungent than the milder red curries.[3] Green curry evolved during the reign of King Rama 6 or Rama 7, between the years 1908-1926.[4]

Sounds good – let’s give it a try!

Suimin Origins Premium Noodle Bowl Thai Green Curry Flavour – Australia

Meet The Manufacturer: #3138: Suimin Origins Premium Noodle Bowl Thai Green Curry Flavour - Australia

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. TO prepare, add paste and coconut sachets along with 400ml boiling water and cover for 2 minutes. Stir. Add in remaining sachet contents and stir. Cover for 2~3 additional minutes. Finally, stira nd enjoy!

Meet The Manufacturer: #3138: Suimin Origins Premium Noodle Bowl Thai Green Curry Flavour - Australia

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

Meet The Manufacturer: #3138: Suimin Origins Premium Noodle Bowl Thai Green Curry Flavour - Australia

An included fork!

Meet The Manufacturer: #3138: Suimin Origins Premium Noodle Bowl Thai Green Curry Flavour - Australia

The noodle block.

Meet The Manufacturer: #3138: Suimin Origins Premium Noodle Bowl Thai Green Curry Flavour - Australia

A dry sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #3138: Suimin Origins Premium Noodle Bowl Thai Green Curry Flavour - Australia

Coconut powder.

Meet The Manufacturer: #3138: Suimin Origins Premium Noodle Bowl Thai Green Curry Flavour - Australia

A wet sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #3138: Suimin Origins Premium Noodle Bowl Thai Green Curry Flavour - Australia

A thick paste.

Meet The Manufacturer: #3138: Suimin Origins Premium Noodle Bowl Thai Green Curry Flavour - Australia

A clear dry sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #3138: Suimin Origins Premium Noodle Bowl Thai Green Curry Flavour - Australia

Herbs.

Meet The Manufacturer: #3138: Suimin Origins Premium Noodle Bowl Thai Green Curry Flavour - Australia

A final dry sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #3138: Suimin Origins Premium Noodle Bowl Thai Green Curry Flavour - Australia

Chili powder.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, grilled chicken, coriander, soft egg, and spring onion. Noodles once again are hearty as can be while well hydrated. The broth has a rich green curry flavor and is very, very thick – like a gravy. Very impressed! 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 9310155009638.

Meet The Manufacturer: #3138: Suimin Origins Premium Noodle Bowl Thai Green Curry Flavour - Australia

Suimin Bowl Tom Yum 110g

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Meet The Manufacturer: #3137: Suimin Origins Premium Noodle Bowl Beef Massaman Flavour – Australia

Meet The Manufacturer: #3137: Suimin Origins Premium Noodle Bowl Beef Massaman Flavour - Australia

The second in the trifecta of Suimin Origins varieties I’ll be trying is Beef Massaman. If you’re unfamiliar with the flavor, here’s a little snippet from Wikipedia –

Massaman or matsaman is not a native Thai word. It is generally thought to refer to the Muslims, with earlier writers from the mid-19th century calling the dish “Mussulman curry”; Mussulman being an archaic form of the word Muslim.[2][3]

According to Thai food expert David Thompson, as well as Thai journalist and scholar Santi Sawetwimon, the dish originated in 17th century Central Thailand at the cosmopolitan court of Ayutthaya, through the Persian merchant Sheik Ahmad Qomi from whom the Thai noble family of Bunnag descends.[4] Other theories contend that massaman is a southern Thai dish, influenced by Malay and Indian cuisine,[5] or that its name is derived from the Malay word masam, which means “sour”.[citation needed]

The curry is extolled in a poem from the end of the 18th century, attributed to Prince Itsarasunthon of Siam, the later King Rama II (1767-1824). It is dedicated to a lady who is believed to be Princess Bunrot, the later Queen Sri Suriyendra, wife of King Rama II. The second stanza of the poem reads:[6][7]

มัสมั่นแกงแก้วตา หอมยี่หร่ารสร้อนแรง – Massaman, a curry made by my beloved, is fragrant of cumin and strong spices.

ชายใดได้กลืนแกง แรงอยากให้ใฝ่ฝันหา – Any man who has swallowed the curry is bound to long for her.

The first-ever recorded recipe for Massaman curry was “Chicken Massaman curry with bitter orange juice” spelled Matsaman (หมัดสมั่น) and written by Lady Plean Passakornrawong in 1889[8].

If you follow my blog, you know I love curry. Let’s give this a try!

Suimin Origins Premium Noodle Bowl Beef Massaman Flavour – Australia

Meet The Manufacturer: #3137: Suimin Origins Premium Noodle Bowl Beef Massaman Flavour - Australia

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains fish. To prepare, add paste and coconut sachets along with 500ml boiling water. cover for 2 minutes. Stir. Add in potato sachet contents and stir. Cover for 2~3 more minutes. Stir. Finally, sprinkle with shallots and peanuts and enjoy!

Meet The Manufacturer: #3137: Suimin Origins Premium Noodle Bowl Beef Massaman Flavour - Australia

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

Meet The Manufacturer: #3137: Suimin Origins Premium Noodle Bowl Beef Massaman Flavour - Australia

An included fork!

Meet The Manufacturer: #3137: Suimin Origins Premium Noodle Bowl Beef Massaman Flavour - Australia

The noodle block.

Meet The Manufacturer: #3137: Suimin Origins Premium Noodle Bowl Beef Massaman Flavour - Australia

The first of five sachets.

Meet The Manufacturer: #3137: Suimin Origins Premium Noodle Bowl Beef Massaman Flavour - Australia

Coconut powder.

Meet The Manufacturer: #3137: Suimin Origins Premium Noodle Bowl Beef Massaman Flavour - Australia

A wet sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #3137: Suimin Origins Premium Noodle Bowl Beef Massaman Flavour - Australia

A thick paste.

Meet The Manufacturer: #3137: Suimin Origins Premium Noodle Bowl Beef Massaman Flavour - Australia

A dry sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #3137: Suimin Origins Premium Noodle Bowl Beef Massaman Flavour - Australia

Potatoes!

Meet The Manufacturer: #3137: Suimin Origins Premium Noodle Bowl Beef Massaman Flavour - Australia

A dry sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #3137: Suimin Origins Premium Noodle Bowl Beef Massaman Flavour - Australia

Peanut bits.

Meet The Manufacturer: #3137: Suimin Origins Premium Noodle Bowl Beef Massaman Flavour - Australia

A final dry sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #3137: Suimin Origins Premium Noodle Bowl Beef Massaman Flavour - Australia

Shallots.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, spring onion, and thin sliced beef. Noodles are very hearty with a nice chew. I filled to the fill line with broth this time and it was rich and full of flavor – I’d guess the fill line is around 500ml. Just screaming with rich beef flavor with a nice spiciness. Top it off with crushed peanut and fried shallot and it’s very, very good. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 9310155009676.

Meet The Manufacturer: #3137: Suimin Origins Premium Noodle Bowl Beef Massaman Flavour - Australia

Suimin Bowl 110 Red Curry Beef

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Meet The Manufacturer: Interview With Suimin – Australia

Interview With Suimin * Product Samples From SuiminSuimin Origins Premium Noodle Bowl Seafood Laksa FlavourSuimin Origins Premium Noodle Bowl Beef Massaman FlavourSuimin Origins Premium Noodle Bowl Thai Green Curry Flavour

I was digging around on Instagram one day and I came across a few varieties that piqued my interest. Ones from Suimin of Australia that looked very good! Well, I contacted them and they were keen on doing a Meet The Manufacturer series, and so here we are. This is an interview I conducted with Ann-Marie Azzurro, Marketing Coordinator for Suimin.

Interview With Suimin – Australia

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

SUIMIN> Suimin has been producing cup and bowl noodles for over 20 years, so we are
very proud of our heritage and longevity. Suimin first started out producing
noodle cups, and then branched out into producing a variety of noodle bowls.
Nowadays, Suimin produces both cups and bowls, and most recently introduced
a premium noodle bowl – Suimin Origins.
Suimin noodles is a brand that aims to bring to life the exquisite flavours of the
Orient. By creating traditional Asian style flavours and using authentic pastes and
ingredients, Suimin takes your tastebuds on a flavour adventure straight from
your pantry in the convenience of your own home, work or outdoors.

TRR> Why the name Suimin?

SUIMIN> Suimin is actually the Japanese word for sleep – but our noodles won’t put you to
sleep. It is just a name that works and is a good fit for an authentic noodle brand.
After 20 years in the market, I think we have made a good choice on the name as
consumers love Suimin.

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

SUIMIN> All Suimin noodles use a traditional wheat ramen noodles as their base. Our 70g
Suimin Noodle Cups include a traditional broth base and are available in 9
flavours – Braised Beef, Chicken, Chicken and Sweet Corn, Curried Prawn, Hot
and Spicy, Mi Goreng, Oriental Chicken, Prawn and Chicken and Spicy Thai. We
also make a 110g noodle bowl using traditional Thai pastes, which are available
in 3 varieties – Tom Yum, Red Curry and Coconut Chicken. Most recently, our
Suimin Origins Premium Noodle Bowls made with real authentic ingredients (i.e.
herbs, spices, coconut, chilli and traditional Thai pastes) are available in three
flavours – Beef Massaman, Thai Green Curry and Seafood Laksa. Some of our
noodle products are also vegan and vegetarian suitable for those who follow a
specific diet.

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

SUIMIN> Suimin is located in Adelaide, South Australia. Adelaide is a smaller Australian
capital city with a populati
state of Australia with some of the best produce being exported around the world.
In South Australia we have the most beautiful beaches, rugged outback deserts
and picturesque regional towns. South Australia is also known for some of the
most poisonous snakes and spiders in Australia plus the enormous great white
sharks. However, that doesn’t bother us because Adelaide and South Australia
are one of the most beautiful places, not just in Australia, but in the world.

TRR> How does your noodle making process differ from other instant noodle
manufacturers?

SUIMIN> This is hard to comment on as we don’t know the processes that other
manufacturers use, so we just focus on making our noodles the best they can
be…and you’ve tried them and rated them pretty highly, so we must be doing
something right 😊

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

SUIMIN> As a brand, Suimin is continually striving to understand the needs of consumers
and monitor the instant noodle market. By understanding the current trends, we
research and develop flavours that we believe will be enjoyed by our consumers
that stay true to our brand identity. Our product developers love noodles and
ramen so it is really fun sourcing new flavours that will be true to the authentic
tastes of Asia. It’s kinda a dream job for a ramen rater 😊

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

SUIMIN> Too many to count on one hand. Suimin produces 15 different types of noodle
cups and bowls that are stocked nationally in major supermarkets in Australia
and New Zealand, so that’s a lot of noodles that get shipped around the country
and overseas.

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

SUIMIN> Suimin specialises in noodles and we are continually looking to develop new
flavours and noodle varieties.

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

SUIMIN> One of the nice things about ramen is that in this delicious broth you can have a
variety of textures that make the eating experience fun and enjoyable. Slices of
chicken, beef, tofu or mushrooms add protein and texture, while bean shoots add
crunch. Asian green vegetables such as bok choy or pak choy have the wilted
green leaf but the crunch of the white stem. It just depends on the flavour you
choose and what is in your fridge. Also, fresh herbs such as Thai basil or
coriander (Cilantro) are the best, as not only do they add texture but they really
elevate a simple bowl of noodles into something extra special.

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?

SUIMIN> Adding freshly cooked vegetables and protein can create a better for you meal
alternative. However, everything needs to be eaten in moderation as part of a
balanced diet.

TRR> Are there any new products coming soon?
We are constantly looking for new products. Our fans will have to keep an eye on
Suimin Noodles through Facebook, Instagram and our website.

TRR> In what countries are your products available?

SUIMIN> Our noodles are currently available in Australia, New Zealand and Taiwan, but
we are looking to expand further.

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

SUIMIN> If I am after a quick meal or snack, I prefer to eat the noodles as they are, but if I
am after a more substantial meal, I like to add a meat (generally chicken),
steamed bok choy, chilli oil and sliced spring onions. But the possibilities are
endless!

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

Meet The Manufacturer: #3136: Suimin Origins Premium Noodle Bowl Seafood Laksa Flavour – Australia

Meet The Manufacturer: #3136: Suimin Origins Premium Noodle Bowl Seafood Laksa Flavour - Australia

To start things off, I thought I’d go with this seafood laksa. I like laksa – curious what it will be like. Here’s a little about laksa from Wikipedia –

There are various theories about the origins of laksa. In Indonesia, the dish is believed to have been born from the Chinese coastal settlements and the mixing of cultures between Chinese merchants and the local cooking practices.[6] Historians believe laksa is a dish that was born from actual intermarriage.[7] In early coastal pecinan (Chinese settlement) in maritime Southeast Asia, it was only Chinese men that ventured abroad out from China to trade. When settling down in the new town, these Chinese traders and sailors set out to find local wives, and these women began incorporating local spices and coconut milk into Chinese noodle soup served to their husbands. This creates the hybrid Chinese-local (Malay or Javanese) culture called Peranakan culture.[7] As Peranakan Chinese communities have blended their ancestors’ culture with local culture, Peranakan communities in different places now demonstrate diversity according to the local flavour.[8]

In Malaysia, the dish is believed to have been introduced by Chinese immigrants in Malacca.[9] In Singapore, the dish (or its local “Katong” version) is believed to have been created after interaction between the Peranakans with the local Singaporeans.[10][7]

Because laksa has different varieties across the region, it is difficult to pinpoint the exact origin of the dish. Nevertheless, numbers of laksa recipes has been developed along the trade channels of Southeast Asia—where the ports of PenangMedanMalaccaSingaporePalembang, and Batavia (now Jakarta) are the major stops along the historic spice route. The intensive trade links among these port cities enables exchanges of ideas to took place, including sharing recipes.[7]

Alright – let’s kick things off with this laksa!

Suimin Origins Premium Noodle Bowl Seafood Laksa Flavour – Australia

Meet The Manufacturer: #3136: Suimin Origins Premium Noodle Bowl Seafood Laksa Flavour - Australia

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains shrimp. To prepare, add paste and coconut powder sachet. Add 400ml boiling water and cover for 2 minutes. Stir. Add in the rest of the sachets. Stir and cover for an additional 2~3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

Meet The Manufacturer: #3136: Suimin Origins Premium Noodle Bowl Seafood Laksa Flavour - Australia

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

Meet The Manufacturer: #3136: Suimin Origins Premium Noodle Bowl Seafood Laksa Flavour - Australia

An included fork!

Meet The Manufacturer: #3136: Suimin Origins Premium Noodle Bowl Seafood Laksa Flavour - Australia

The noodle block.

Meet The Manufacturer: #3136: Suimin Origins Premium Noodle Bowl Seafood Laksa Flavour - Australia

One of four sachets.

Meet The Manufacturer: #3136: Suimin Origins Premium Noodle Bowl Seafood Laksa Flavour - Australia

Coconut powder.

Meet The Manufacturer: #3136: Suimin Origins Premium Noodle Bowl Seafood Laksa Flavour - Australia

A wet sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #3136: Suimin Origins Premium Noodle Bowl Seafood Laksa Flavour - Australia

A thick paste.

Meet The Manufacturer: #3136: Suimin Origins Premium Noodle Bowl Seafood Laksa Flavour - Australia

A dry garnish sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #3136: Suimin Origins Premium Noodle Bowl Seafood Laksa Flavour - Australia

Peppers and mushrooms.

Meet The Manufacturer: #3136: Suimin Origins Premium Noodle Bowl Seafood Laksa Flavour - Australia

A final dry sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #3136: Suimin Origins Premium Noodle Bowl Seafood Laksa Flavour - Australia

Looks like chili powder.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, spring onion, coriander, tofu puff, soft egg, shrimp and fish ball, squid flowers, fried onion,  and shrimp. Noodles are gren – nicely hydrated and have a hearty bite to them. Broth is super thick and lavish with strong seafood flavor and a bright color. Impressed. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.   EAN bar code 9310155009645.

Meet The Manufacturer: #3136: Suimin Origins Premium Noodle Bowl Seafood Laksa Flavour - Australia

Suimin Cup 70g Prawn & Chicken

Watch me cook this up on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!

Meet The Manufacturer: Product Samples From Suimin – Australia

So you might be wondering ‘hey – where’s the interview?’ Well, you can totally blame that on me as I got the samples, did the reviews and forgot to send the questions. Ugh. I’m working on getting this added soon so keep your eye out! In the meantime, enjoy the review series and watch me unbox what you’ll be seeing!

Meet The Manufacturer: Product Samples From Suimin – Australia

#2301: Suimin Noodles With Oriental Chicken Flavour

#2301: Suimin Noodles With Oriental Chicken Flavour

Here’s another one sent by Jen from Australia – thanks again! I’ve seen so many different versions of chicken over the years – spicy versions, savory versions, you name it, (insert adjective here) chicken is very commonplace. But oriental chicken from Australia; what’s that all about? Let’s find out!

#2301: Suimin Noodles With Oriental Chicken Flavour – Australia

#2301: Suimin Noodles With Oriental Chicken Flavour

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add in sachets and add enough boiling water to cover noodles. Let steep covered for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

#2301: Suimin Noodles With Oriental Chicken Flavour

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2301: Suimin Noodles With Oriental Chicken Flavour

The noodle block.

#2301: Suimin Noodles With Oriental Chicken Flavour

The soup base.

#2301: Suimin Noodles With Oriental Chicken Flavour

A granular mixture with a little lumpiness.

#2301: Suimin Noodles With Oriental Chicken Flavour

The vegetable bits.

#2301: Suimin Noodles With Oriental Chicken Flavour

Lots of greenery and maybe some carrot.

#2301: Suimin Noodles With Oriental Chicken Flavour

Finished (click to enlarge). Added chicken. The noodles are definitely on the mushy end of the spectrum. The broth (what little of it there is) is a strong chicken taste. As for the ‘Oriental’ aspect, it’s lost on me – reminds me more of flavors from South America lite gallina which is young hen and a little more oily. The vegetables hydrated decently. 2.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9310155535267.

#2301: Suimin Noodles With Oriental Chicken Flavour

Australian Cooking From Down Under: 70 Amazingly Delicious Australian Cooking Recipes From the Outback and Beyond

30 minutes of Australian TV commercials from the 90s including a Suimin TV spot around the 5 minute mark.

#2296: Suimin Noodles With Chicken Flavour

Here’s another one sent by Jen from Australia – thanks! This one is just plain old chicken flavor and I think should be pretty good. Let’s find out!

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add in sachet contents and enough boiling water to cover the noodles. Let sit covered for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

A light powder.

The vegetables sachet.

Lots of greenery and looks like little pellets of textured vegetable protein (TVP).

Finished (click to enlarge). The noodles are standard noodle cup gauge but are very crumbly. This works though; the broth is a strong chicken flavor – definitely reminds me of something I would expect from a domestic instant noodle cup made by a non-Japanese company if that makes sense. The vegetables hydrated well. Just a little saltier than I would like. 2.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9310155300261.

Australian Cooking From Down Under: 70 Amazingly Delicious Australian Cooking Recipes From the Outback and Beyond

A Suimin TV commercial from Australia.

#2274: Suimin Noodles With Braised Beef Flavour

Here’s one that Jen from Australia sent – thanks again! Braised beef sounds good… I’m mostly familiar with Taiwanese braised beef flavors – excellent stuff! Curious how this one will be – let’s have a look!

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add in sachet contents and add enough boiling water to cover noodles. Let sit covered for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

A light mixture.

The gar nish sachet.

Fried onion perhaps?

Finished (click to enlarge). Added beef, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts and coriander. The noodles came out very well – the gauge and mouthfeel were nicer than I expected this go around. As far as braised beef, I would kind of say it’s a misnomer; more of a sweet beef. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 9310155303262.

Australian Cooking From Down Under: 70 Amazingly Delicious Australian Cooking Recipes From the Outback and Beyond

An older Suimin instant noodle TV commercial from Australia.

#2165: Suimin Noodles With Hot & Spicy Flavour

Here’s another one of the many cups that Jen from Australia sent a few months back – thank you again! Very curious about this one – how hot and spicy will it be? Let’s find out!

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add boiling water to cover noodles and steep covered for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

Has a slightly curry-like scent.

The vegetables sachet.

Vegetables and TVP (textured vegetable protein).

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, coriander, tofu puff and fried garlic. The noodles are definitely on the gritty as well as mushy side in this one which I found interesting and somewhat odd. Nonetheless, they’re actually not bad in this situation. The broth is fascinating stuff (you know when I use ‘fascinating’ and ‘interesting’ in a review, I’m channeling Mr. Spock) insofar that it is a little spicy, but the spices that are flavoring the rest of it’s profile are very strange – although it tastes good to me. Finally to round it out, the vegetables hydrated well, and the TVP is prevalent and decently chewy. This is a really odd cup of noodles. 3.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9310155001779.

Australian Cooking From Down Under: 70 Amazingly Delicious Australian Cooking Recipes From the Outback and Beyond

A Suimin TV commercial from Australia.

#2127: Suimin Noodles With Chicken & Sweet Corn Flavour

Thanks again to Jen from Australia for sending this and myriad of other Australian varieties! I don’t think I’ve ever seen a chicken and sweet corn flavored instant noodle before. Let’s crack it open and see what we have here!

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains chicken. To prepare, add in sachet contents to cup and fill to line with boiling water. Cover for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

The noodle block.

The powder seasoning.

Smells like chicken and corn!

The vegetables sachet.

Some corn kernels and little bits.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts and some baked chicken. The noodles came out on the mushy side. Not extremely pleased with this. The broth was minimal but had an almost over herbed taste to it which I didn’t care for. The vegetables did hydrate very well. 2.25 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9310155304269.

Australian Cooking From Down Under: 70 Amazingly Delicious Australian Cooking Recipes From the Outback and Beyond

A Suimin TV commercial.

#2054: Suimin Noodles With Curried Prawn Flavour

Here’s another one from the big batch of cups that Jen from Australia sent – thank you again! Curries prawn eh? That sounds good – let’s have a look!

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains shrimp. To prepare, Add in sachet contents and boiling water to fill line. Cover and let steep 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

Has a light curry scent.

The vegetables sachet.

Veggies and bits of shrimp.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added shrimp, baby corn and coriander. the noodles hydrated decently and had a nice bounce to them. The broth was good, but I really can’t say they seemed like a very strong curry in any way. Did taste good though. The hydrateables hydrated well. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 9310135301268.

Australian Cooking From Down Under: 70 Amazingly Delicious Australian Cooking Recipes From the Outback and Beyond

A Suimin TV advertisement from the 80s.

#2042: Suimin Noodles Mi Goreng

Another one sent by Jen from Australia – thanks again! So a favorite destination of Australian tourists is Bali and Borneo – pretty nearby and full of tasty fare. One such common food you’ll find in these places is mi goreng, or fried noodles. Usually a cooked and drain noodle is stir fried and condiments such as sweet chilli sauce and sweet soy sauce are added as well and vegetables and meats. Let’s see how this cup variety of mi goreng tastes.

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add boiling water to fill line for 3 minutes. Drain off water and add in sachet contents. Stir thoroughly and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

The noodle block.

A dry seasoning sachet.

Powdery and light.

A liquid sachet.

Has an interesting scent; don’t know what to make of it.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added fried egg, large shrimp, a little coriander and fried garlic. The noodles have a good gauge and chew for a mi goreng instant. The taste… It’s probably the sweetest tasting mi goreng I’ve ever had; although it works pretty well. I also noticed there were little crunchy bits in there as well which was a nicety. 4.25 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 9310155000284.

Australian Cooking From Down Under: 70 Amazingly Delicious Australian Cooking Recipes From the Outback and Beyond

A Suimin TV commercial.