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Re-Review: MAMA Jumbo Pack Pork Flavour Oriental Style Instant Noodles

I’ve been having fun re-reviewing these MAMA packs lately – it’s been a while that’s for sure. Here’s another one – pork flavor. It probably won’t be like a Tom Yum kind of thing, so I’m curious how it’s going to taste.

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Notice it’s also in Spanish.

The noodle block. The package mentions this is a ‘jumbo’ size.

Dual packets of dry ingredients: chilli powder on the left and soup base on the right.

The chilli powders sits atop of the soup base here.

Here’s the liquid packet.

A paste. It has a very smoky scent to it.

Finished (click image to enlarge). I added stir-fry vegetables, onions, light ham, fried shallot and Apinya Thai Chili sauce. The noodles are good – they don’t gorge themselves on the liquid, rather they get to a certain size and stay put. They have a nice thinness and slight crumble to the chew. The broth is spicy and slightly smoky with a sweet kind of pork flavor as well. They balance interestingly. I like it – 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 052066002061 – get them here.

MAMA noodles TV commercial

MAMA Korean instant noodles? Hmm…

A New Thai Chili Sauce From Apinya Thai Food Co.!

I saw something about a Thai chili sauce mentioned on my favorite hot sauce group on facebook recently. It got me wondering if it would be something that could be an alternative to the standard big bottle of Sriracha that I usually go for. I tracked down the company and asked if they could possibly send a sample – a few days later, it arrived!

First off, the bottle is interesting – it has a little flip up spout like you would find on a shampoo bottle – but its similarieties to shampoo immediately halt on a dime right there. This stuff is excellent! First off, the second ingredient after peppers is ginger, which I’m sure those who have followed this blog for a while will know by now that I’m a big fan of ginger.

This tastes like nothing I’ve had before and I think it’s a real winner! It has a flavor that I wouldn’t expect to be coming out of Virginia, USA either! Wow! I’ll be trying it on a bowl of noodles very soon – possibly one of the ones from Australia (one of the packs is made in Thailand for the Australian company, so it would definitely be fitting)! Thank you to the kind people at Apinya for sending along a bottle! Check out their website at www.apinya.co!