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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

Watch me throw this together on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!

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

Watch me cook on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!

#2308: Fantastic Noodles Chicken Chow Mein Flavour

Si#2308: Fantastic Noodles Chicken Chow Mein Flavour - Australia - Instant Noodles - The Ramen Rater

Here’s one sent by a reader named Jen from Australia – thanks again! So chow mein – very curious how this will translate. Indeed I’ve had chow mein that tastes like yakisoba, chow mein that’s just salty and soy, chow mein that’s very bland. But this one looks like it will be chow mein with a small amount of broth and vegetables which sounds odd. But wait – is it odd? As a matter of fact. Australia has it’s own take on Chinese food – here’s a little about it from wikipedia:

Traditional chow mein is made with egg noodles which are boiled then strained and left to dry.[citation needed] They are then stir fried and finally left to sit at the bottom of the wok and pressed down, this crisps the noodles at the edges and underside. Chow mein is made with either seafood, often just prawns, chicken, beef or barbecued pork. Restaurants will serve a combination chow mein or a single type. Chicken and beef are often softened with a little bicarb of soda. The sauce is made from garlic, rice wine, light stock, MSG, salt and corn flour. Vegetables are usually one green such as bok choy or choy sum plus a little chopped carrot, but also other green vegetables are acceptable. This stir fry is poured onto the noodles. Chow mein is unique as its noodles are both soft in part but also crispy.

Well, let’s find out what this chicken chow mein is all about.

Fantastic Noodles Chicken Chow Mein Flavour – Australia

#2308: Fantastic Noodles Chicken Chow Mein Flavour - Australia - Instant Noodles - The Ramen Rater

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

#2308: Fantastic Noodles Chicken Chow Mein Flavour - Australia - Instant Noodles - The Ramen Rater

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2308: Fantastic Noodles Chicken Chow Mein Flavour - Australia - Instant Noodles - The Ramen Rater

The noodle block.

#2308: Fantastic Noodles Chicken Chow Mein Flavour - Australia - Instant Noodles - The Ramen Rater

The powder base.

#2308: Fantastic Noodles Chicken Chow Mein Flavour - Australia - Instant Noodles - The Ramen Rater

Chunky from high moisture content I’m guessing.

#2308: Fantastic Noodles Chicken Chow Mein Flavour - Australia - Instant Noodles - The Ramen Rater

The vegetables sachet.

#2308: Fantastic Noodles Chicken Chow Mein Flavour - Australia - Instant Noodles - The Ramen Rater

Looks like corn, peas and spring onion.

#2308: Fantastic Noodles Chicken Chow Mein Flavour - Australia - Instant Noodles - The Ramen Rater

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion and baked chicken. The noodles are standard gauge and hydrate nicely in three minutes, but nothing super special. As far as the broth, the noodles suck most of it up. The flavor was pretty good; indeed, it didn’t remind me of chow mein really but tasted nice and chickenny. Veggie hydrated alright – the peas were kind of meh. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9310155002141.

#2308: Fantastic Noodles Chicken Chow Mein Flavour - Australia - Instant Noodles - The Ramen Rater

Australian Womens Weekly Cookbook

One of the first things my wife cooked for me was almost identical to this – wonder if she knew she was cooking Australian style?

#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.

#2253: Singa-Me Instant Noodles Mi Goreng Flavour

This is one from Australia sent by an Australian named Jen who sent out a big box of noodles a few months back – thank you very much! Mi Goreng – it’s beeh a while! Let’s do this!

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 powder and liquid sachet contents. Stir well. Add on fried onion. Enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

An included fork!

The noodle block.

Dry base.

A light powder.

A triple sachet of liquid components – from left to right: sweet soy sauce, sweet chilli sauce and seasoned oil.

Cold in here this morning – makes everything stiff.

The garnish sachet.

Fried onion.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, coriander, fried egg and ABC sweet chilli sauce. The noodles came out alright – a little crumbly. The flavor was a lightly spicy and sweet one. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9337944000386.

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

A short video about Australian street food.

#2219: Fantastic Noodles Crispy Bacon Flavour

Here’s one I got from Jen in Australia a while back – thanks! I was waiting for the right time to review this. I thought maybe cooking some bacon sous vide style and then frying it up could be pretty epic. I did the sous vide-ing and my wife will be frying the bacon. Ready for meat candy time? Let’s do it!

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

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

The noodle block.

The dry soup base.

An ultralight powder.

The vegetables sachet.

Says its a seasonal vegetable mixture.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added applewood smoked bacon that was cooked ‘sous vide’ style with an immersion cooker for 21 hours and then seared on one side, a lightly toasted slice of white bread and a slow fried egg. The noodles came out decently; however were a little on the soft and mushy side. The broth was almost all slurped up by the noodles and was almost completely just a salt festival. I really would have to reach to call it bacon flavored. The vegetables hydrated well but seemed like the odd ones at the ‘let’s pretend to be bacon’ costume party. Saddened and disappointed. 1.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9310155650502.

If you can’t get enough bacon, you should probably click here

The instructions on making sous vide bacon. I use an Anova sous vide I got as a gift from NuTek – thanks again! I think the nicest part of immersion cooking is the lack of cleanup – really nice. Actually the best part is the food; I’ve done countless chicken breasts in this thing for 2 hours at 146 degrees farenheit and it comes out so amazingly good!

#2188: Singa-Me Instant Noodles Chicken Flavour

This one was sent to me by Jen from Australia – thanks again! Chicken… Pretty standard flavor. It seems that the very first instant noodle any company produces is chicken. Everyone likes chicken! Right? Well, I like chicken. Let’s give it a go!

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add contents of sachets and boiling water to inside line. Cover for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

An included fork!

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

A light powder with a chicken scent.

A sachet of vegetables.

Looks like corn, carrot and peas.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added chicken baked with NuTek Salt For Life and pepper, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts and spring onion. The noodles were drab and ho-hum but they did the job as it were. They are of a thin gauge and although well hydrated, it was like they were fighting being hydrated in the way of slight crumbliness. The broth has a odd herbal tinge to it that I wasn’t entirely happy with in this application. Vegetables disappointing; while corn hydrated very well, peas were chalky and carrot was a bore. 2.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9337944000362.

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

A video about street food in Melbourne, 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.

#2068: Maggi Fusian Special Edition Ow… Ow… Spicy Cow Flavour Mi Goreng

First off, I must thank Jen from Australia for sending this real gem of an instant noodle. I mean come on – I think anyone reading the name of this variety definitely should thank her. Ow… Ow… Spicy Cow – I mean that’s awesome. This one is made in Malaysia, however it’s for the Australia/New Zealand market. Without further ado, let’s crack it open and get punished by the spicy cow.

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 quarters and add to 375ml boiling water – cook for 3 minutes. Drain. Add in sachet contents. stir well and enjoy!

The noodle block.

Behold – the spicy cow spice mix.

Wonder if it will be spicy.

A dual sachet – seasoned oil on the left and sweet soy sauce on the right.

The liquid co-mingle together.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, coriander, hard boiled eggs and chilli flake. The noodles came out nicely – a little thicker than the standard instant and a nice chewiness. The flavor was indeed spicy, but probably accessible for those who like a bit of fire but not to burn down their palate. It was a nice sweet and beef taste that I honestly found hard to stop eating. The kind of mi goreng I adore. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Instant Noodles Tom Yum Flavor (Perencah Tom Yum) – 2.85 Oz (Pack of 30)

A recent Maggi TV spot from India.