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#2479: Mi E-Zee Instant Noodles Perisa Ayam Chicken Flavour

#2479: Mi E-Zee Instant Noodles Perisa Ayam Chicken Flavour - Malaysia - The Ramen Rater - CarJEN

Time for chicken! I would have sworn I’d reviewed this one before, but apparently not. If I had, it wasn’t this new package version at least. CarJEN has changed their recipes in the past and so it’s reasonable to think that this one could be a new taste. Well, let’s have a look at this chicken variety by Malaysian company CarJEN.

Mi E-Zee Instant Noodles Perisa Ayam Chicken Flavour – Malaysia

#2479: Mi E-Zee Instant Noodles Perisa Ayam Chicken Flavour - Malaysia - The Ramen Rater - CarJEN

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains chicken. To prepare, add noodle block to 400ml boiling water and cook for 2 minutes. Add in seasoning sachet content. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2479: Mi E-Zee Instant Noodles Perisa Ayam Chicken Flavour - Malaysia - The Ramen Rater - CarJEN

The noodle block.

#2479: Mi E-Zee Instant Noodles Perisa Ayam Chicken Flavour - Malaysia - The Ramen Rater - CarJEN

The seasoning sachet.

#2479: Mi E-Zee Instant Noodles Perisa Ayam Chicken Flavour - Malaysia - The Ramen Rater - CarJEN

A light powder.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, chicken, egg, coriander and chilli powder. The noodles come out great – good gauge and plump. The broth is excellent – very nice chicken flavor.  4.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9557226082293.

#2479: Mi E-Zee Instant Noodles Perisa Ayam Chicken Flavour - Malaysia - The Ramen Rater - CarJEN

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A short video about an event.

The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Instant Noodle Snacks Of All Time 2016 Edition

Instant noodle… snacks? Yeah! Snacks of all kinds have come from instant noodles – candy, crunchy bits, you name it. They’re popular all over Asia and also the United States; have you ever taken a pack of instant noodles, crushed them and added in the seasoning and shaken the bag up and eaten them like potato chips or popcorn? Well, this is popular elsewhere as well! Let’s check out my favorite instant noodle snacks from over 1,900 reviews. Enjoy!

#10: Wei Lih What’s That? Leisure Meatballs Spicy Chicken Flavor – Taiwan

They’re crunchy and light. They have a slight sweetness and a spiciness that is very slight but builds the more you eat. Original review

#9: Mamee Monster Snek Mi Perisa Ayam – Malaysia

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The noodles are nice and crunchy. They have that lightness you would expect from an uncooked instant noodle, but not really oily as some can be. The flavoring is light and has a salty and almost sesame oil kind of flavor to it. Original review

#8: A-Sha Prince Katsu Snack Noodles – Taiwan

They’re very light and crunchy and have a nice salty and crunchy appeal to them. There’s a bit of a sweet and garlic or onion kind of thing going on as well as a hint of spiciness. Original review

#7: J.J. Snek Mi Perisa BBQ – Malaysia

The noodles are crunchy and have a nice flavor to them – very much reminding me of fried chicken from a well known restaurant chain. These were very good! Original review

#6: Samyang Foods Star Popeye Ramyun Snack – South Korea

It’s very crunchy and the noodles have a very light cinnamon note to them. The sugaryness of the rock candy brings this out in a nice way. Original review

#5: Mama Rangers Snack Noodles Shrimp Tom Yum Flavour – Myanmar

The snack noodle pieces are very short. The have a nice crunch to them. The flavor is that of a sweet tom yum, with a hint of spiciness, an unmistakable hit of lemongrass, and definitely tastes like sugary tom yum. It’s a nice flavor and was enjoyable. Original review

#4: Oyatsu Baby Star Snack Noodle Yakisoba Flavor – Japan

These short lengths of noodle are great. They’re light and crunchy. The flavor is that of yakisoba, so a little Worcestershire and salt and spices. It’s great stuff! Original review

#3: Ve Wong Little Prince Bacon – Taiwan

These little crunchy bits of noodles have a great bacon flavor. The big bag comes with a ton of little bags. My wife and I found these at an Asian grocery near Disneyland during our honeymoon – bacon snacks!  Original review

#2: Komforte Chockolates Savory Ramen – United States

The chocolate was exceedingly good – a really nice 53% dark chocolate I enjoyed thoroughly – premium stuff. It’s not so dark that it will put off the milkies and not so light on cacao that it lacks richness. The bits of noodles were nice and crunchy, and not hard like a rock. The soy, onion and garlic flavors were very much muted by the rich chocolate flavor, but that wasn’t a horrible thing. Original review

#1: Mamee Monster Snek Mi Perisa Pedas – Malaysia

I really like the crunch of the noodles; they seem a little different than the other Mamee Monster varieties; they’re really crispy, but maybe have a little more give to them. They have a nice spicy flavor to them which was great and a little bit of sweetness and more spiciness from the seasoning – excellent snacks. Original review

#1651: Ruski Chicken Flavour Instant Noodles

You might have noticed that I haven’t reviewed a lot of chicken flavor varieties recently. The main reason for this is that Io haven’t had any chicken to go with my noodles – I usually cook some in the over and slice it up nicely and then I’ve got it for a couple reviews. Well, I’ve been lazy – a bag thing. So let’s check out this chicken instant from Ruski – laziness ends here!

 Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. to prepare, add sachet contents and noodle block to a bowl. Cover with 400ml boiling water. cover and let steep for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The powdered soup sachet.

Has a chicken curry kind of scent.

The seasoned oil sachet.

Has a garlic scent to it.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added baked chicken, mung bean sprouts, white oniong and spring onion. The noodles hydrated quite nicely. There’s a goodly amount of them and they have a thinnish gauge. The broth has a chicken taste augmented with a decent amount of spiciness and a nice little garlic hit to it. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8852523208157.

Halal Ruski Instant Noodles Thai Tom Yum Flavour – Pack of 10

Couldn’t resist.

Meet The Manufacturer: #1472: Ruski Chicken Masala Flavour Instant Fried Noodles

Mi Goreng! It sounds exotic, but it boils down to fried noodles. This is a rather unique one – I don’t think I’ve heard of a masala chicken dry noodle like this before, but it sounds pretty good! It’s been a while since I’ve had any mi goreng, and my son is here today and wants some so I thought why not. Let’s check it out!

As summer winds down, my thoughts return to the days when school’s ugly head would be rearing soon. My son Andy goes back to school September 3rd! Fourth grade… I will definitely say Fourth wasn’t the worst grade I experienced, although it was pretty bad. I’m really hoping he has a much better experience than I did. Here he is doing up a post about his new school stuff. I told him he needed to write some thoughts about his upcoming school year – he tried to weasel out of it, but I bribed him so it should be an interesting post. Quite a setup he’s got in his room – mostly hand me downs, but works for an aspiring blogger. Anyways, onward!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, ass noodles to a bowl and add 400cc boiling water and cover for 3 minutes. Drain well. Add in sachet contents and stir until combined. Enjoy!

The noodle block.

The dry seasoning sachet.

Has a very present masala scent.

The oil sachet.

Has a kind of onion scent.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added sweet onions, grilled chicken, coriander, krupuk aci, cherry tomato, fried egg, Dua Belibis chilli sauce and BonCabe Level 15 chilli seasoning. The noodles came out nicely – a little fluffy which was alright. The flavor was a definitely masala and chicken kind of thing that worked pretty well! 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8852523208792.


Here’s the MAMA version of Mi Goreng.

Here’s a recipe for Indian Mi Goreng by KF Seetoh. Who’s he? He’s the guru of Southeast Asian street food and there are tons of his Makansutra videos on YouTube – check him out!

#1402: Pop Bihun Spesial Rasa Kari Ayam Pedas

Here’s one a friend in Indonesia sent me a while back – thanks! So these are rice noodles – which are called bihun over in Indonesia. Rasa Kari ayam Pedas translates to spicy curry chicken flavor. This looks like a tasty one – let”s see how it comes out.

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, boil 350ml water and add noodle block. Put seasoning sachet contents in a bowl, except the fried onion sachet. After noodles have cooked for 2 minutes, put in bowl and stir. Garnish with fried onion. Enjoy!

The rice noodle block.

A dual sachet of dry ingredients – soup base on the left and chilli powder on the right.

The chilli powder atop the soup base.

Another dual sachet – fried onion on the left and seasoned oil on the right.

The seasoned oil.

Fried onion garnish.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added chicken, hard boiled egg, bell pepper, sweet onion and BonCabe Level 10 chilli seasoning. The noodles have a slightly smaller gauge than your standard fried wheat noodle. Kind of a nice gauge for rice noodle as well. They have a light chewiness and are pleasant to eat. The broth is quite good – a nice chicken curry flavor is augmented by the oil whichh gives it a little heartiness. The fried onion garnish adds a nice finish. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 089686038118.

Here’s a TV advertisement for Indofood’s Pop Bihun.

Meet The Manufacturer: #1351: Mamee Monster Chicken Flavour Snack Noodles

Mamee Monster is Mamee’s line of snack noodles. I’ve been really wanting to try these for a long time. Snack noodles are noodles that are seasoned and crushed and eaten without any cooking; kind of like potato chips or corn chips. I’ve seen these online quite a few times and always though hey – look it’s a blue monster and it’s instant noodles – rad!! So let’s have a look at this popular Malaysian snack.

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. This is a package that contains ten smaller packages.

Here’s one of the individual packages (click to enlarge).

Here’s the back of one of the individual packs (click image to enlarge). To prepare, open pack, sprinkle seasoning, crunch it up and shake. Eat!

The snack noodle block.

Here’s one of the little seasoning sachets.

A very small amount of seasoning, but then again it’s a very small noodle block.

Finished (click image to enlarge). The noodles are nice and crunchy. They have that lightness you would expect from an uncooked instant noodle, but not really oily as some can be. The flavoring is light and has a salty and almost sesame oil kind of flavor to it. Good stuff – 4.0 out of 5.0 stars as far an instant noodle snacks go.

A Mamee Monster TV spot.

Meet The Manufacturer: #1265: Mi ABC Mi Cup Rasa Ayam Bawang Chicken Onion Flavour

Only a couple left for this Meet The Manufacturer! Of the remaining varieties, I thought Andy might like this one the best. Let’s check it out!

The side panels (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, empty all sachets into the cup and add boiling water to line for 3 minutes. Stir and you’re done!

Detail of the lid (click image to enlarge).

Included fork!

The noodle block.

A dual sachet – soup base on left and chilli powder on right.

Chilli powder atop the soup base.

The seasoned oil sachet.

Has a nice onion scent.

Vegetable ingredient sachet.

Bits of vegetable and TVP (textured vegetable protein).

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added sauteed chicken with garlic salt. The noodles are again quite good in texture and chew. The broth has a nice and rich chicken and onion flavor with just a hint of spiciness. Andy likes it a lot! I’m giving it 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 8992388121038.

Here’s a Mi ABC TV advert!

Meet The Manufacturer: #1264: Mi ABC Selera Pedas Mi Goreng Cup Rasa Ayam Pedas Limau Hot Chicken Lemon Flavour

Hope everyone who celebrated had a Merry Christmas! My son got me a new plate and bowl – today I’ll be using the plate as it’s mi goreng on the menu! Let’s check it out!

The side panels (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add boiling water to the noodles and steep 3 minutes. While you wait, put the sachet contents except the garnish in a bowl. Drain the noodles and put in the bowl and stir. Add garnish on top.

Here’s the lid detail (click image to enlarge).

Included fork!

The noodle block.

A dual sachet on seasoning base on left and chilli powder on right.

The chilli powder atop the base.

A triple sachet (from left to right): seasoned oil, chilli sauce and sweet soy sauce.

All three together.

The garnish sachet.

Fried wonton and fried onion.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added lime, kerupuk aci, fried egg, Dua Belibis chilli sauce , sweet onion and chicken sauteed with Jane’s Krazy Mixed Up Pepper. The noodles are just right and very nice for a cup. The flavor goes from sweet to lemony to spicy and is quite good. The garnish (not pictured) is a very nice crunchy mix and adds a  really great finish to the dish. Just as good as the pack version – 4.25 out of 5.0 stars. 8992388112678.

Here’s a Selera Pedas TV Spot.

Re-Review: Meet The Manufacturer: Mi ABC Selera Pedas Mi Instan Goreng Hot Chicken Lemon Flavour

Chick mi goreng time – and it’s spicy and lemony! Sounds interesting. Actually I reviewed this a while back – it was #810. Let’s check this out!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodles to boiling water and cook 3 minutes. During this, put the contents of all the packets in a bowl, save the fried onion. Drain the noodles and put in bowl and stir. Garnish with fried onion.

The noodle block.

A dual sachet: seasoning powder on left, chilli powder on right.

Here’s the chilli powder atop the seasoning powder.

Liquid sachets (from left to right): seasoned oil, chilli sauce and sweet soy sauce.

A saucy sea of sauces.

The garnish sachet.

Fried onion.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added sauteed onions, baked chicken with BonCabe 10 Star chilli spice, fried egg and lime. The noodles have a very nive texture and a good chew. The flavoring is pretty neat – going from lemon to the sweet and salty and finally a creep of heat. Very good! 4.25 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 8992388112401.

A documentary about the world of spices.

#1232: GaGa Mie Gepeng Kuah Rasa Ayam Bawang Pedas (Spicy Garlic Sauce Chicken)

After looking at the new The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Indonesian Instant Noodles Of All Time 2013 Edition and talking with people from around the world about it all week, I felt like having some Indonesian noodles! To translate, rasa means flavor, bawang is garlic, ayam is chicken and pedas means spicy. Let’s give this one a try!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to me be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, boil 350cc water. Add noodles and cook 3 minutes, stirring gently. Put seasonings in a bowl. Pour broth and noodles into bowl, stir, and you’re done.

This is the noodle block – the package took 60+ days via seamail to get here so it got a little beat up.

Dry powder sachet.

Smells good!

Seasoned oil sachet.

I smell garlic!

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added fried egg, baked chicken with Lindberg-Snider Porterhouse & Roast seasoning, sweet onion, lime and Fresno chilli pepper. These noodles are good – a little broader and have a nice texture much like egg noodles. The broth is good – a little salty though. Has a great chicken flavor with a rich flavor and spiciness. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 8888327831826.

Here’s a short video about cooking in Indonesia. Lots of really flavorful ingredients come together in Indonesian food.

#1221: Mi ABC Selera Pedas Mi Rebus Hot Semur Chicken Flavour(Rasa Semur Ayam Pedas)

Here’s another from my friend in Indonesia – thank you! I asked my son if he would pick which one I’d review today and this was what he picked – he wanted to make sure it was a spicy one. I did some looking and found this on Wikipedia:

Semur is a type of meat stew that is braised in thick brown gravy commonly found in Indonesian cuisine. The main ingredient used in semur gravy is kecap manis (sweet soy sauce), shallots, onions, garlic, ginger, candlenut, nutmeg and cloves, sometimes pepper, coriander, cumin and cinnamon might be added. Soy sauce is the most important ingredient in the Semur-making process because it serves to strengthen the flavor, but it should still feel blends harmoniously with other ingredients. In addition to the main ingredient, semur might also consists of wide range of variation in the presentation, such as the addition of meat (mainly beef), beef tongue, potato, tofu, tomato, tempeh, eggs, chicken, fish and often sprinkled with bawang goreng (fried shallot) or other variations according to the tastes of the communities in each regions.

A spicy stew eh? It also mentioned that Semur Ayam originated in Java. Let’s check it out and see if Andy picked me a winner!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat-free but check for yourself. Boil the noodles in 400ml water for 3 minutes.Put your seasonings in a bowl. Pour noodles and liquid into bowl, stir, and you’re done.

The noodle block.

A dual sachet: bumbu (seasoning) and cabe (chilli powder).

The chilli powder atop the powder base.

The liquid sachets: seasoned oil on the left and kecap manis (sweet soy sauce) on the right.

The sweet soy sauce is very thick and sticky while the oil flows more freely.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added lime, hard boiled egg, and chicken and onions baked in the over under foil with a little garlic salt. The noodles are good – very standard instant that has a common gauge and good texture. The broth is really quite good. It has a nice spiciness and depth of flavor. The heat is probably more than someone who is leary of spicy foods. The flavor is an amalgam of different spices and flavors with a nice light oiliness that compliments but never overwhelms. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 8992388111138.

A market in Java.

#1215: GaGa Mi Instan Cup Milk Chicken Soup (Rasa Sup Ayam Susu)

Another one from my friend in Indonesia! Milk chicken soup – sounds interesting. I had another milk chicken soup variety awhile back which I enjoyed, so maybe this one’ll be good too. Let’s see what’s in this cup.

The side panels (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat-free but check for yourself; contains milk. For this one, you open the lid, add all the packets, add 300cc boiling water and let sit for 3 minutes. Then stir until everything is combined and it’s done.

Here’s the lid (click image to enlarge).

An included fork! Two days in a row!

The noodle block.

The powder soup base sachet.

Very fine powder.

The solid ingredient sachet.

Corn, carrot, dried leek and cabbage.

A dual sachet of chili sauce on the left and seasoned oil on the right.

Here they are swimming together.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added baked chicken with garlic salt and sweet onion, hard boiled egg and lime. The noodles are thin and light – they hydrated perfectly and have a gentle chew. The broth is fantastic – it’s a creamy flavor full of chicken goodness, some onion hints, and a slight spiciness. The vegetables hydrated, but the peas were a little crumbly. 4.75 out of 5.,0 stars. UPC bar code 8888327832021.

Street food in Indonesia – Stinky Tofu! I hear it stinks but it’s quite good.