Here’s yet another from a reader named Colin from the east coast. He’s always surprised me a little insofar as being able to send me varieties I hadn’t reviewed yet. I mean, this totally would have been one I would’ve passed over as previously reviewed, but I can’t find it anywhere. As far as walking by it at local stores, I’ve done so countless times. Anyways, let’s crack i open and have a look!
MAMA Instant Bowl Noodles Shrimp (Tom Yum) Flavor Base – Thailand
Detail of the lid (click to enlarge). Contains shrimp. To prepare, add in all sachet contents and boiling water to fill line. Cover for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!
An included fork!
The noodle block.
The powder soup base.
A granular mix with different herbs and spices.
A paste sachet.
A garnish sachet.
A little grip of shrimp!
Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, shrimp and coriander. The noodles were pretty good – a standard gauge with very soft chew. The broth has a nice tom yum taste – spicy, lemongrass and a little shrimp taste. The little shrimp hydrated well. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 052066000012.
So here’s something new but kind of like a lot of other stuff…
Clockwise from top: powdered soup base, veggies and seasoned oil.
Sitting atop the noodles block. Looks like some broad noodles.
Click image to enlarge. Okay so the noodles are kind of broad, yeah. The broth is quite greasy. The noodles are mushy. The veggies are there but not enough. It doesn’t taste like beef pho. 0.5 out of 5.0 stars. Bummer, Vifon! Find it here.
So I reviewed this one a really long time ago and thought it really needed to be brought out again. I don’t even remember what score I gave it, but it’s being prepared no doubt a little different this time and so we shall see how it fares. I remember liking it a great deal.
As I reviewed a couple bites and my lovely Kit had the rest for dinner, I skipped the chili powder. Soup base on left, flavored oil on the right.
A lot of base and oil.
Click image to enlarge. Made with two eggs that were dropped in which the noodles were cooking. The noodles were very nice – long and luxuriant. Very nice texture. The prawn flavor is nice – not overwhelming and it plays well with others. I like it very much – 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.
So here’s another of Vina Acecook’s line of ‘Daily’ instant noodles, hot & sour with shrimp. Sounds good to me; the picture on the front is definitely enticing…
Four packets – that’s always nice. Here we have [clockwise from top left] soup paste, powdered soup base, seasoned oil and veggies as well as dehydrated shrimp.
Clockwise from top: veggies ‘n shrimp, seasoned oil, soup powder, liquid soup paste.
Click image to enlarge. So I added a couple of fried eggs, some fried shallot, a little kizami shoga (ginger you’d find in yakisoba) and a little pepper on the eggs. This is one of the better bowls of noodles I’ve had in quite some time. I become quite fond of how Vina Acecook blends its veggies – there’s always some nice sweet basil in there and it really comes through in the flavor of the broth. The noodles were pre-seasoned and so the sesame oil-esque flavor is easily detected in this soup. The noodles themselves are light and plentiful – not chewy but not spongy. The vegetables really boost on re-hydration which is nice. There was a little hot and a little sour; kind of like Tom Yum soup but much lighter. The eggs and other flavors on top made it absolutely perfect. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars for this one! Find it here.
I like how colorful the Vina Acecook commercials are.
So here’s the third Sotanghon flavored instant noodles I’ve tried – the others weren’t really my thing. Hopefully I like this one a bit!
So here we have a silver packet of dry powder seasoning, a ridiculous little fork – its just far too small to be of any use I think… Then some seasoning sauce (looks like an oil) and maybe fried onions.
Looks like very little onion for all the liquid that’s going to be around it – but let’s giver a try!
The finished product (click image to enlarge). So this is some weird stuff. I definitely like it better than the first two I’ve had but not much. The broth was kind of thick and weird; not what one would normally expect from instant noodle broth; it’s more meaty if that makes any sense. Kind of like the broth you would get from boiling a turkey carcass for hours. The thin rice vermicelli does work here and I liked them. The ‘veggies’ if you want to call them that danced around and kind of looked at my fork like some kind of alien scalpel of mistrust. In the end, not bad but not my fave by any means. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. Find it here.
Six Fortune stuff is usually pretty good but I haven’t seen a lot of it around. So let’s give it a try!
Soybean paste liquid soup and veggies.
Pretty thick paste – should be good broth!
Click image to enlarge. So I added an egg whilst the noodles were boiling. The noodles are exquisite – chewy and broad – not quite udon but between udon and ramen. The egg infused broth was also quite good – a little touch spicy and soy. The veggies were just the right amount. I am surprised at how much I truly enjoyed these noodles. I’m giving it a 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.
So couldn’t find anything by Sin Fortune but did find this – a video of people in Canada eating Six Fortune brand lobster flavored chips and sharing them with assorted pets.