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#1902: MAMA Seafood Tom Yum Sichek Flavour

Another one from MAMA when I went to Thailand. They sent me a slew of different kinds made in their factories all over the world! This one’s from Myanmar. I haven’t seen the word ‘sichek’ before – and I can’t find anywhere that will translate it. I’m just going to infer that it might mean soup, but now that I look at the cooking method, this one is drained so perhaps it’s a term for a dry noodle? No clue honestly, but let’s give it a look!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains shrimp. To prepare, add noodle block to a bowl and add 350ml boiling water. cover and steep 3 minutes. Drain. Add sachets contants. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The seasoning sachet.

A very light powder.

A paste sachet.

Thick and oily.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added shrimp, fishcake (kamaboko), coriander and Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts. The noodles hydrated perfectly in 3 minutes. They had a good spring and chew to them. The flavor was excellent – seafood tom yum for sure with a nice bite and an almost smoky element. I’ve had a few tom yum stir noodles and this one was the best thus far. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8951012000927.

The Food of Myanmar: Authentic Recipes from the Land of the Golden Pagodas

A short video about street food in Yangon, Myanmar.

#989: GS25 Gonghwachun Jjamppong

This was sent to me by Kristina W. of Arizona – thank you! This one was a toughie to decipher so here’s what I found. GS25 is a chain of convenience stores in South Korea. From what I read on the packaging, this is a product made for them by Paldo. There’s a restaurant in Incheon called Gonghwachun – I think that’s what is being referred to here. Gonghwachun is a famous Chinese restaurant and well known for its Jjajangmyeon. Finally, Jjamppong (also jjambong, champong) is a spicy seafood soup. If I’m wrong, please comment! Anyways, on with the review!

Here’s the back of the packaging (click image to enlarge). From what I see, I’m going with 550mL of water and then cooking the noodles and seasoning powder for 4 minutes. After that, adding the seasoning block and giving a stir.

A nice big brick of noodles.

Powder seasoning.

Spicy flavored seasoning.

A seasoning block!

Seasoning blocks are really cool – they re-hydrate really quickly and have lots of interesting ingredients. This one has a strong fish scent.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added odeng, shrimp, narutomaki, kamaboko and sweet onion. The noodles nice and wide and plentiful. The broth is nice and spicy and has great seafood flavor. This is a real treat – 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 8801128506656

About Jjajangmyeon in South Korea.