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#2678: Maggi Hot Heads Barbeque Pepper Noodles

#2678: Maggi Hot Heads Barbeque Pepper Noodles - India - The Ramen Raster - instant noodles

Here’s another from the spicy Hot Heads series from Maggi India. From the picture, it certainly looks tasty – although the picture doesn’t show a barbeque pepper but an onion or shallot. Regardless, I would have to say the onion is my favorite vegetable. I could eat onions on anything – Well, maybe not pie. Unless it’s a meat pie. I’m talking a dessert kind of pie – yeah, I wouldn’t prefer onions on that. But who knows. Alright, enough of this – let us have a look!

Maggi Hot Heads Barbeque Pepper Noodles – India

#2678: Maggi Hot Heads Barbeque Pepper Noodles - India - The Ramen Raster - instant noodles

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Add noodle and sachet contents to 210ml boiling water and cook for 2 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2678: Maggi Hot Heads Barbeque Pepper Noodles - India - The Ramen Raster - instant noodles

The noodle block.

#2678: Maggi Hot Heads Barbeque Pepper Noodles - India - The Ramen Raster - instant noodles

The ‘Tastemaker’ sachet.

#2678: Maggi Hot Heads Barbeque Pepper Noodles - India - The Ramen Raster - instant noodles

The seasoning base powder.

Finished (click to enlarge). I liked the noodles – it seems like noodles that come from India have a slightly different texture and mouthfeel all around. They’re firm but have a kind of squish or collapse to them which is interesting to me. The flavor of this one however is totally lost on me. Okay, sure – it’s spicy. I don’t find it to be ‘run for the hills’ spicy but it is spicy. The black pepper flavor is just a plain menace and isn’t one I like. It’s got a funky back to it which just is one I don’t enjoy whatsoever and find off-putting in the extreme. 0.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8901058847864.

#2678: Maggi Hot Heads Barbeque Pepper Noodles - India - The Ramen Raster - instant noodles

Maggi Hotheads Assorted Pack, 71G (Pack Of 6)

Watch me do a spicy noodle challenge with this one

#2396: Maggi 2 Minute Noodles Chicken Flavour

#2396: Maggi 2 Minute Noodles Chicken Flavour - Fiji - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Well hello there! Indeed, I rarely have the chance to get instant noodles from Fiji. This is only the second time ever that I’ve had any. Actually, I think the last time was about five years ago when a reader sent a couple varieties. I don’t know a lot about Fiji, so thought I’d consult wikipedia and share some info here:

Fiji has one of the most developed economies in the Pacific due to an abundance of forest, mineral, and fish resources. Today, the main sources of foreign exchange are its tourist industry and sugar exports.[2] The country’s currency is the Fijian dollar. Fiji’s local government, in the form of city and town councils, is supervised by the Ministry of Local Government and Urban Development.[13]

The majority of Fiji’s islands were formed through volcanic activity starting around 150 million years ago. Today, some geothermal activity still occurs on the islands of Vanua Levu and Taveuni.[14] Fiji has been inhabited since the second millennium BC, and was settled first by Austronesians and later by Melanesians, with some Polynesian influences. Europeans visited Fiji from the 17th century,[15] and, after a brief period as an independent kingdom, the British established the Colony of Fiji in 1874. Fiji was a Crown colony until 1970, when it gained independence as a Commonwealth realm.

In a coup in 2006, CommodoreFrank Bainimarama seized power. When the High Court ruled in 2009 that the military leadership was unlawful, PresidentRatuJosefa Iloilo, whom the military had retained as the nominal Head of State, formally abrogated the Constitution and reappointed Bainimarama. Later in 2009, Iloilo replaced as President by Ratu Epeli Nailatikau.[16] After years of delays, a democratic election was held on 17 September 2014. Bainimarama’s FijiFirst party won with 59.2% of the vote, and the election was deemed credible by international observers.[17]

As in many countries around the world, Maggi noodles come from in Fiji. Indeed, I really thought these were from India to be honest! I got them at an Indian grocery near where I live. So let’s have a look at this Maggi 2 Minute Noodles Chicken!

Maggi 2 Minute Noodles Chicken Flavour – Fiji

#2396: Maggi 2 Minute Noodles Chicken Flavour - Fiji - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. First, this is one of the only times I’ve seen an instant noodle require a recipe with additions – not only that, it calls for two packs of noodles. I’m going to guess that the recipe for a simple single package of noodles would go something like this: add noodle block to 400ml boiling water and cook for 2 minutes. Add in soup base sachet. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2396: Maggi 2 Minute Noodles Chicken Flavour - Fiji - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The noodle block.

#2396: Maggi 2 Minute Noodles Chicken Flavour - Fiji - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The soup base sachet.

#2396: Maggi 2 Minute Noodles Chicken Flavour - Fiji - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Has a nice chicken scent.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, grated carrot, hard boiled egg and baked chicken. As with the curry variety I reviewed about ten ago, the noodles have a kind of mushiness but are firm at the same time which makes very little sense, but bear with me. It’s like they collapse when you chew them. However in this one they work. Moreover the broth has a great chicken taste – very comfort food. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9300605109575.

#2386: Maggi 2 Minute Noodles Curry Flavour - Fiji - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Lonely Planet Fiji (Travel Guide)

A TV commercial for Maggi noodles.

#2386: Maggi 2 Minute Noodles Curry

#2386: Maggi 2 Minute Noodles Curry Flavour - Fiji - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Well hello there! Indeed, I rarely have the chance to get instant noodles from Fiji. This is only the second time ever that I’ve had any. Actually, I think the last time was about five years ago when a reader sent a couple varieties. I don’t know a lot about Fiji, so thought I’d consult wikipedia and share some info here:

Fiji has one of the most developed economies in the Pacific due to an abundance of forest, mineral, and fish resources. Today, the main sources of foreign exchange are its tourist industry and sugar exports.[2] The country’s currency is the Fijian dollar. Fiji’s local government, in the form of city and town councils, is supervised by the Ministry of Local Government and Urban Development.[13]

The majority of Fiji’s islands were formed through volcanic activity starting around 150 million years ago. Today, some geothermal activity still occurs on the islands of Vanua Levu and Taveuni.[14] Fiji has been inhabited since the second millennium BC, and was settled first by Austronesians and later by Melanesians, with some Polynesian influences. Europeans visited Fiji from the 17th century,[15] and, after a brief period as an independent kingdom, the British established the Colony of Fiji in 1874. Fiji was a Crown colony until 1970, when it gained independence as a Commonwealth realm.

In a coup in 2006, CommodoreFrank Bainimarama seized power. When the High Court ruled in 2009 that the military leadership was unlawful, PresidentRatuJosefa Iloilo, whom the military had retained as the nominal Head of State, formally abrogated the Constitution and reappointed Bainimarama. Later in 2009, Iloilo replaced as President by Ratu Epeli Nailatikau.[16] After years of delays, a democratic election was held on 17 September 2014. Bainimarama’s FijiFirst party won with 59.2% of the vote, and the election was deemed credible by international observers.[17]

As in many countries around the world, Maggi noodles are made in Fiji. Indeed, I really thought these were from India to be honest! I got them at an Indian grocery near where I live. So let’s have a look at this Maggi 2 Minute Noodles Curry!

Maggi 2 Minute Noodles Curry Flavour – Fiji

#2386: Maggi 2 Minute Noodles Curry Flavour - Fiji - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. First, this is one of the only times I’ve seen an instant noodle require a recipe with additions – not only that, it calls for two packs of noodles. I’m going to guess that the recipe for a simple single package of noodles would go something like this: add noodle block to 400ml boiling water and cook for 2 minutes. Add in soup base sachet. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2386: Maggi 2 Minute Noodles Curry Flavour - Fiji - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The noodle block.

#2386: Maggi 2 Minute Noodles Curry Flavour - Fiji - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The soup base sachet.

#2386: Maggi 2 Minute Noodles Curry Flavour - Fiji - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The seasoning – has a curry scent.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added thin sliced carrot, baked chicken, baby corn, sweet onion and coriander. The noodle were kind of different. They had a kind of mushiness to them. Furthermore, it is kind of nice – made it more comfort foodesque. The broth had a good slap of spiciness to it and a nice curry taste which I’ve come to expect from Maggi curry instants. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 9300605109568.

#2386: Maggi 2 Minute Noodles Curry Flavour - Fiji - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Lonely Planet Fiji (Travel Guide)


A TV commercial for Maggi 2 Minute Noodles.

#2304: Maggi 2 Minute Noodles Masala Spicy

#2304: Maggi 2 Minute Noodles Masala Spicy - India - The Ramen Rater

Here’s one sent by Marvin R. from Texas – thanks again! I have trouble getting new varieties from India. It’s prertty far away and usually my only source are Indian grocery stores here.  Here’s a little about Maggi instant noodles from Wikipedia:

Maggi instant noodles are popular in India and Malaysia. Nestle has 39% market share in Malaysia, where “Maggi” is synonymous with instant noodles,[5] and had 90% market share in India prior to a nationwide ban by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India. Following the ban, the market share was reduced to 53% in India.[6] In Malaysia, fried noodles from Maggi noodles are called Maggi goreng.

In India, Maggi noodles carry a green dot, meaning they are specifically formulated to serve vegetarians.[9] This special formulation is not available in other countries, unless imported from India.

Funny, Maggi noodles are very popular throughout Southeast Asia. Let’s check out these Maggi 2 Minute Noodles!

#2304: Maggi 2 Minute Noodles Masala Spicy – India

#2304: Maggi 2 Minute Noodles Masala Spicy - India - 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 parts. Add noodles and seasoning sachet contents to 210ml boiling water and cook for 2 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

#2304: Maggi 2 Minute Noodles Masala Spicy - India - The Ramen Rater

The noodle block.

#2304: Maggi 2 Minute Noodles Masala Spicy - India - The Ramen Rater

The ‘Tastemaker’ soup base sachet.

#2304: Maggi 2 Minute Noodles Masala Spicy - India - The Ramen Rater

Smells like masala to me!

#2304: Maggi 2 Minute Noodles Masala Spicy - India - The Ramen Rater

Finished (click to enlarge). Added a sprig of coriander. First, The noodles are great – they engorge themselves on the broth and end up nice and plump. The broth, almost all of which is sucked up by the noodles, is full of flavor. Indeed a spicy hit – not too hot to put most folks off, and a strong masala taste which gave the dish an earthy and deep flavor. Moreover, this one has a kind of savory depth to it. Finally, it was a surprise how much I enjoy this one! 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8901058824018.

#2304: Maggi 2 Minute Noodles Masala Spicy - India - The Ramen Rater

Maggi Masala 70 Gm Pack of 24

A Maggi Masla noodle TV commercial from India.

#1543: Maggi 2-Minute Noodles Hungrooo Masala Spicy

Hungrooo! This is great – a new noodle word! It evokes a thought of a big monster that’s really hungry, or what a stomach might say. It’s fun to say too – Hungrooo! I recently did a Meet The Manufacturer with Maggi Singapore and have reviewed many varieties from Maggi Malaysia as well. Maggi is a brand from Nestle, a Swiss brand and seems to have many instant noodle varieties catering to the local flavors seen around the world. This one’s from India, and since not everyone’s familiar with Indian food, I thought I’d grab a snippet from Wikipedia about masala:

Garam masala (from Hindi: गरम मसाला, garam (“hot”) and masala (a mixture of spices)) is a blend of ground spices common in North Indian and other South Asian cuisines.[1] It is used alone or with other seasonings. The word garam refers to “heat” in the Ayurvedic sense of the word, meaning “to heat the body” as these spices, in the Ayurvedic system of medicine, elevate body temperature.

The composition of garam masala differs regionally, with many recipes across India according to regional and personal taste,[1] and none is considered more authentic than others. The components of the mix are toasted, then ground together.

A typical Indian version of garam masala contains:

Some recipes call for spices to be blended with herbs, while others for the spices to be ground with water, vinegar, coconut milk, or other liquids, to make a paste. In some recipes nuts, onion, or garlic may be added. Some recipes also call for small quantities of star anise, asafoetida, stone flower or Dagadphool and Kababchini (Cubeb). The flavours may be carefully blended to achieve a balanced effect, or a single flavour may be emphasized. A masala may be toasted before use to release its flavours and aromas.[1]

There – a quick crash course in masala! Let’s check out this Hungrooo from Maggi India!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. to prepare, break noodle block into 4 pieces. Add noodle s and contents of seasoning sachet to 300ml boiling water and cook for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Enjoy!

The noodle block.

The seasoning sachet, known as the ‘Tastemaker.’

Has a strong masala scent.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added scrambled eggs with coriander and a couple leaves of coriander on top. The noodles have a good texture and consistency. The masala flavor has a nice little spiciness to it and goes well with these noodles. It reminds me of the ‘roni’ in Rice-a-Roni’ how these noodles come out, and everything comes together pleasingly well. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8901058824124.

This isn’t the big Hungrooo pack, but a four pack you can get of the same kind of thing – check it out!

Here’s a Maggi 2-Minute Noodles Hungrooo commercial.

Meet The Manufacturer: #1442: Maggi 2 Minute Noodles Tom Yam Flavour

Awesome! Tom Yam! Tom Yam soup is a spicy and citrus seafood extravaganza for the taste buds. I really enjoy it quite a bit. Let’s see how this variety tastes! This one’s made in Malaysia.

I thought I’d also mention that it’s a holiday! For those of you that didn’t know, it’s Eid Al Fitr, a Muslim religious holiday celebrated throughout the world. Here’s some info about it from wikipedia and Happy Eid to all celebrating today!

In Malaysia, Singapore, and Brunei, Eid is more commonly known as Hari Raya Aidilfitri (Jawi: هاري راي عيدالفطري), Hari Raya Idul Fitri, Hari Raya Puasa, Hari Raya Fitrah or Hari Lebaran. Hari Raya means ‘Celebration Day’.

It is customary for workers in the city to return to their home town to celebrate with their families and to ask forgiveness from parents, in-laws, and other elders. This is known in Malaysia as balik kampung (homecoming).

The night before Idul Fitri is filled with the sounds of many muezzin chanting the takbir in the mosques or musallahs. In many parts Malaysia, especially in the rural areas, pelita or panjut or lampu colok (as known by Malay-Singaporeans) (oil lamps, similar to tiki torches) are lit up and placed outside and around homes. Special dishes like ketupat, rendang, lemang (a type of glutinous rice cake cooked in bamboo) and other Malay also Nyonya delicacies such as various kuih-muih are served during this day. It is common to greet people with “Salam Aidilfitri” or “Selamat Hari Raya” which means “Happy Eid”. Muslims also greet one another with “maaf zahir dan batin”, which means “Forgive my physical and emotional (wrongdoings)”.

By the way, I’m trying a couple of new things today – let me explain…

So I use a swing-arm lamp for lighting when I take pictures. It’s kind of tricky as to what kind of lightbulb to get; some people say use lots of lighting, but there’s one problem: when there’s soup involved, it really reflects and you get just a lot of glare. There’s a store we’ve driven by quite a few times called ‘batteries and light bulbs,’ and when we went in yesterday, that’s exactly what they had in there. I got a 30 watt CFL cool white – hoping it does well. Another thing I got were some placemats – one of the new ones is shown with the little cups on it. I was using a rubber mat on top of a black cloth placemat before as a background, but I thought it would be nice to make a change. What’s nice is that I’ve gotten some different colors – so that should be interesting! Anyways, thought I’d share. On with the Tom Yam!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, boil 400ml water. Add noodle block and sachet contents – cook 2 minutes. Enjoy!

The noodle block.

A dual sachet: powder base on the left and liquid on the right.

Has a tangy scent.

A rich, deep color.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added mung bean sprouts, Italian parsley, sliced green onion, sweet onion, fish ball and lime. The noodles are good – like the other 2 minute noodles, they have a nice gauge and pleasant mouthfeel. Good stuff. The broth has a decent kick to it in the spiciness department. The citrus flavor is present as well. A good bowl of noodles! 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9556001128874.

A short video on Maggi Tom Yam.

Meet The Manufacturer: Interview With Maggi Singapore

Interview With Maggi Singapore * Product Samples From Maggi Singapore ( 1 of 3 ) * Product Samples From Maggi Singapore ( 2 of 3 ) * Product Samples From Maggi Singapore ( 3 of 3 ) * Maggi Extra Spicy Curry Instant Noodles * Maggi Senses Laksa Instant Noodles * Maggi 2 Minute Noodles Curry Flavour * Maggi Hot Cup Perisa Kari * Maggi 2 Minute Noodles Assam Laksa Flavour * Maggi 2 Minute Noodles Tom Yam Flavour *

Maggi is a subsidiary of Nestle, and both names are known worldwide. Maggi makes a wide variety of instant noodles in Singapore, and I was thrilled when they contacted me with interest in doing a Meet The Manufacturer. Here’s the interview I conducted with them.

THERAMENRATER> Thank you for doing this interview! Can you start by telling me a little bit about the history of Maggi in Singapore – how did you start?

MAGGI> MAGGI was founded by Julius Maggi in 1884 when he took over his father’s mill. He quickly became a pioneer of industrial food production, aiming to improve the nutritional intake of the laboring class.
In 1897, Julius Maggi founded the company MAGGI GmbH in the German town of Singen
MAGGI is owned by Nestlé since 1947 and MAGGI in Singapore started in 1960s
Nestle factory in Jurong produced MAGGI tomato and chilli sauces in 1973. In 1975,  commissioned line to produce MAGGI Instant noodles
In 1980, Nestle opens its 1st R&D centre in Asia in Singapore focusing on culinary
Continue to provide innovative products to meet changing needs of consumers – quick meals such as porridge, culinary solutions such as stocks cubes, liquid bouillon and healthier options such as no added MSG and Healthier Choice Symbol products
MAGGI is the culinary expert who understands the taste and aroma requirements to make tasty and balance meal for the family.

TRR> For my readers who aren’t familiar with your product lines, can you tell a little about them?

MAGGI> MAGGI is known for its MAGGI noodles in Singapore but beyond that, MAGGI is also a strong culinary expert in offering multi-purpose cooking solutions to busy mothers for them to whip up tasty and balance meals for the family, such as the iconic MAGGI liquid seasoning, MAGGI cube, MAGGI tomato ketchup and chilli sauce, MAGGI oyster sauce, MAGGI liquid concentrated chicken stocks and Chef’s Master Stocks.

TRR> What is the history of the famous Maggi Mee?

MAGGI> MAGGI started producing MAGGI noodles since 1975 to meet consumers need for quick and convenience light meals. MAGGI proud itself as having noodles that can cook in just 2 mins. Our slogan of ‘Fast to Cook, Good to eat’ is remembered by generations of Singaporean.

TRR> Do you produce products other than instant noodles?

MAGGI> MAGGI produces a range of culinary cooking aids such as the iconic MAGGI liquid seasoning, MAGGI cube, MAGGI tomato ketchup and chilli sauce, MAGGI oyster sauce, MAGGI liquid concentrated chicken stocks and Chef’s Master Stocks.
MAGGI is also the only brand in Singapore to offer instant porridges in pouches
MAGGI has also extended to Concentrated herbal soups under Yang Sheng Le branding which provides herbal goodness to families

TRR> How do you noodle products differ from those by other manufacturers?

MAGGI> MAGGI noodles are made of wheat flour which is developed via MAGGI’s proprietary technology to create signature taste and aroma
Anyone can make noodle cake but what differentiates lies in the taste makers and seasoning. MAGGI has strong knowledge on spices & herbs and their cuisine in the area of Taste and Aroma.
MAGGI’s signature curry is unique and tasty and has allowed MAGGI to stay ahead of competition
Spicy flavor is the strength of MAGGI and hence our constant new products are introduced in spicy flavor like Tom Yam, Extra Spicy Curry and Laksa

TRR> You have a new super spicy curry – what made you decide to take the extra hot route?

MAGGI> Based on Deep consumer insight, we understand that Singaporean enjoys spicy noodles. Curry is still perennial favourite. Based on Nielsen retail audit, 51% of the flavours in noodles market in Singapore are spicy flavor.
MAGGI expertise has always been in curry variant, we are the undisputed market leader for curry noodles, and consumers have asked us for varying degree of spicy taste, hence MAGGI Extra Spicy Curry noodle is launched with 4 chilli degree of hotness, after Curry and Kari Letup flavours.

TRR> Can your products be purchased outside of singapore?

MAGGI> MAGGI Singapore has its own range of noodles and available only within Singapore. MAGGI in Asia has other range of noodles to suit respective local taste.  Don’t forget to stock up on MAGGI noodles the next time you visit Singapore!

TRR> Where do you make your noodles?

MAGGI> MAGGI noodles are currently manufactured in Nestle factory located in Malaysia. The factory is ISO certified and Halal certified.

TRR> What was your first product?

MAGGI> MAGGI’s first product was the ready-made soup based on legume meal in 1886
MAGGI Singapore’s first started with importation of MAGGI cube

TRR> Are you involved in the local community/charity?

MAGGI> MAGGI conducts cooking demonstration in community events to teach about the importance of cooking tasty and balance meals for the families.  We have many new initiatives which will include cooking for children’s charity during children’s day supported by MAGGI Singapore facebook fans.

TRR> How many packs, cups and bowls of instant noodles do you produce annually?

MAGGI> We cannot share this business information. MAGGI is the no. 1 packet soup brand in Singapore for YTD April 2014.
MAGGI Extra Spicy noodle has been causing a stir in Singapore since it’s launch in March 2014 – every shipment we brought in have been snapped up by retailers and consumers and resulted in  out of stocks situation till the next shipment arrival
MAGGI SENSES Laksa  is launching in June 2014 – expect this homestyle laksa to be a runaway success too with a perfect balance of spices and fresh coconut powder. Makes it easy to prepare Singapore’s favourite local delights at the comfort of home without hassle of preparing the spices. Laksa is a local noodle dish that is tedious to make from scratch due to the many spices needed that needs to be blended in the right amount
MAGGI always advocates having the right taste and balance meal by the inclusion of fresh ingredients e.g. toufu, egg, vegetable add nutrition and your personal touch

TRR> Have you ever thought about varieties like macaroni and cheese or pizza flavored instant noodles?

MAGGI> We want to meet Consumer preference for long term. If this is what consumers want and it is a sustainable business, we can look into it.

TRR> Which is your personal favorite variety of Maggi noodles and what (if anything) do you add to them?

MAGGI> There are many favourites and we love to have variety when it comes to noodles. If I have to choose, the new MAGGI SENSES Laksa is currently my personal favourite as it is difficult to recreate such intensive flavor at home and I can have it anytime of the day at the comfort of home. The spices are perfectly stir fried to perfection. It’s the perfect combination of spices and fresh coconut powder which taste Homestyle, like how my mum will make in her kitchen. Not too heavy coconut, just the right amount to allow you to slurp the entire bowl of broth without the guilt feel

TRR> To most in the USA, Singapore sounds like a very exotic place – can you tell us a little about daily life there?

MAGGI> Singapore is a cosmopolitan society with different ethnic groups and nationalities – diverse culture yet harmonious
Eating out is convenient and relatively affordable. Singapore is often known as the Food haven with easy access to diverse cuisine, from gourmet to exotic to street food

TRR> Why the name Maggi?

MAGGI> The Maggi brand originates from Switzerland where in 1884 when Julius Maggi created a recipe of flavours to bring added taste to meals. This marked the beginning of the Maggi brand and its convenient products.
Known for his nutrition-oriented approach, the Swiss Government asked Julius Maggi to create a product that would be quick to prepare yet nutritious as more and more women were working outside the home. The results were a success — two instant pea soups and an instant bean soup.
In 1947 Nestlé acquired the Maggi brand.

TRR> Thank you very much for this opportunity! I and my readers thank you very much!

With that, we start Meet The [email protected] I would like to thank Daphne, Jocelyn, Magdalene, Michelle, and everyone at Maggi Singapore for making this happen!

Interview With Maggi Singapore * Product Samples From Maggi Singapore ( 1 of 3 ) * Product Samples From Maggi Singapore ( 2 of 3 ) * Product Samples From Maggi Singapore ( 3 of 3 ) * Maggi Extra Spicy Curry Instant Noodles * Maggi Senses Laksa Instant Noodles * Maggi 2 Minute Noodles Curry Flavour * Maggi Hot Cup Perisa Kari * Maggi 2 Minute Noodles Assam Laksa Flavour * Maggi 2 Minute Noodles Tom Yam Flavour *

Meet The Manufacturer: #1433: Maggi 2 Minute Noodles Curry Flavour

More curry! Man, I really like curry – a lot. This is one people refer to as ‘Maggi Mee’ an awful lot. ‘Mee’ or ‘Mi’ means noodles in many Southeast Asian countries. Sounds good to me – let’s check it out!

Before we begin though, I thought I’d share this picture with you all. Why am I showing a picture of a table? Well, my mother has been saving this table for me – it’s the dinner table from my childhood! It’s got two leafs and gets bigger, which is the way it usually was. At this table, I tried instant noodles for the first time, tried curry for the first time, and spent time with my family during holidays and dinners. It’s really neat having it in our new apartment! Just thought I’d share.

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 sachet contents to 400ml boiling water. Stir gently and cook for 2 minutes. Enjoy!

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

Has a nice color and great curry scent.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added sliced green onion, bell pepper, hard boiled egg, tau pok (tofu puff) and chicken. I also sprinkled BonCabe Level 10 chilli seasoning on. The noodles are good – very standard kind of instant wheat noodle. The broth has a very nice curry taste and a little zing of heat to it. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9556001121963.

An older TV spot featuring Maggi 2 Minute Noodles.

Meet The Manufacturer: #1431: Maggi Extra Spicy Curry Instant Noodles

Two of my favorite things are well represented on the front of this pack: spiciness and curry. I’ve been really curious about trying Maggi Extra Spicy Curry ever since I received some samples – how spicy is it? On a signed poster they sent, the marketing team at Maggi sent the dare ‘can you handle the hotness?’ I’m definitely keen on finding out today!

Something else interesting is the term ‘shiok.’ They mention that this is geared to give the person who eats it a feeling of ‘shiok.’ Well, what does that mean? Shiok basically is an exclamation – you might have a really great bowl of noodles and say ‘wow – these noodles are really shiok!’ Urban Dictionary said it is a way to express pleasure and happiness. Let’s have a look inside and see if I get a first-hand feeling of shiok with these noodles, and see how spicy they are.

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add the noodle block and soup base sachet to 450ml boiling water and cook for 2 minutes. Sprinkle contents of garnish sachet over the noodles and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

A lot of powder here. Has a very strong spicy curry scent.

The garnish sachet.

Fried onion – very nice!

My son Andy and I took an early walk to the Asian grocery store to get some things for this Meet The Manufacturer. The weather as of late has gotten really hot for this area. Today it’s supposed to hit 93 degrees. It’s not even noon yet and it’s pretty warm in our new apartment. Alas, the dog days of summer are upon us.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added lemongrass and chilli infused fried tofu, hard boiled egg, fresh basil and chicken sauteed with BonCabe Level 10 chilli seasoning and soy sauce, and sliced green onion. The noodles have a very nice gauge and are done nicely after two minutes. They have a good chewiness and quality. The curry broth is strong and spicy. The term ‘extra spicy’ is definitely earned here – my lips are still burning after ten minutes! It comes on slow and builds to a good heat. The curry flavor is very nice and balances well with the heat, and the onion garnish is a real treat. I guess now is when I say shiok! 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9556001210425.

Maggi Singapore held a challenge where people sampled this new Maggi Extra Spicy Curry noodle!

#1240: Maggi Big Kari Perencah (Big Curry Flavor) 2 Minute Noodles

Here’s another that Annie T. from MyKuali in Malaysia sent me to try – thank you! It’s big – and it’s curry! Not only that, there’s still turkey left! Let’s give it a go!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Says it may contain traces of crustacean, fish, milk, celery and mustard. To prepare, boil 450ml water and add the noodles and seasoning sachet contents. Boil for two minutes and you’re golden.

The noodle block.

Soup base sachet.

Has a very nice curry scent.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added turkey baked in the over stuffed with apples and onions with fresh rosemary, garlic and butter under the skin and basted regularly during the time in the oven, hard boiled egg Fresno chilli pepper, broccoli and sweet onion with dashes here and there of Jane’s Krazy Mixed Up Salt. The noodles were pretty good; they had an interesting chew – a little chewier than I expected and what with the 2 minute cooking time I was pleased to find it wasn’t because they weren’t done, but just because they were chewy. I like them. The broth had a nice curry flavor – good depth and just the slightest hint of spiciness. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.   UPC bar code 9556001207630.

Here’s a video of outtakes from the making of the commercial for this product and then the actual commercial.

#948: Trident Hot & Spicy 2 Minute Noodles

Hey check this out! This is the first ever package of instant noodles I’ve reviewed from Australia! Thanks go to Melanie I. of Jannali, NSW for sending these and also thanks to Mark K. for getting her to do it! This is an interesting pack – let’s check it out!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). I really like how in the lower left corner it tells you to “Beware – chili powder is very hot.” A spiciness warning on a pack of noodles that isn’t from Korea! Wow!

The noodle block. On the pack they call it a ‘cake.’

The dry seasoning powder.

Interesting – has a sweet and citrussy flavor to it – I did notice that it says this stuff was made in Thailand for Trident – I wonder if this will be Tom Yum like?

Seasoned oil eh?

Looks more like a paste to me – has a definitespiciness and yet a little more citrus hints.

Finally, we have the one we were told to beware – the chili powder packet. It’s actually much smaller than the other two.

A little taste and… bah – you call that hot? Actually, yes it is pretty hot and – wow it kind of creeps up on you! Okay yeah this is spicy chili powder!

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added onion, green bell pepper, ham with some Apinya Thai Chili sauce on top (check it out here), and a sprinkle of Urashima Sesame & Salt furikake. The noodles were good – what you’d expect in a pack of instant noodles. The broth was excellent and as I expected, it was full of heat and citrus and definitely a Tom Yum flavor. Great stuff – 3.5 out of 5.0 stars! I also want to mention the hot sauce. Apinya sent me a sample the other day and I’ve really fallen for this amazing concoction! It blends the heat of peppers and the crisp depth of ginger in a great way – it’s definitely a premium hot sauce and if I were still running The Sauce Rater, it would get 5.0/5.0 hot peppers! UPC bar code 9310182300012 .

Couldn’t find much on YouTube about this brand but here’s a train going by in JAnnali, NSW Australia!

#897: FMF Chow Masala Flavour Instant Noodles

Here’s a new one to me on a couple fronts. First, special thanks to Joseph H. of Sacramento, California for this great donation. so what’s interesting about this one? Well, it’s the first FMF Chow I’ve ever even seen. Secondly, this stuff is made in of all places Fiji! Yup – Fijian instant noodles! Awesome! Let’s give it a try!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge).

The noodle block.

Kind of interesting how this one is folded over like this.

The seasoning powder packet.

Here’s the powder itself. Has a nice masala scent to it.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added a hard boiled egg with Cavendar’s Greek seasoning, yellow onion, broccoli, green bell pepper and baked chicken with Lindberg-Snider Red Baron BBQ spice. The noodles are slightly different; they are a lot like your domestic instant noodle except that they have a slight crumble to them and an almost chewiness. They are rather plump as well which is nice as far as the comfort-food element goes. The masala flavor is really nice – a little spicy and a good hearty broth. One thing that was interesting with this one is that the directions mention between 375 and 500mL of water – it might not seem like it, but a 1/2 cup is quite a bit when it comes to noodle making. This one had probably 450mL of water added. Anyways, this is good – a nice eastern taste from Fiji. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 9416470238606 .

A TV commercial for Chow noodles!

Fijian Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama opens FMF Chow Games