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Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Lucky Me! Beef Na Beef Instant Noodles

I think a lot of people will say that Lucky Me! Beef Na Beef is one that they’ve seen many times when visiting an Asian grocery in the USA. Beef, like chicken, is one of those flavors you see about every instant noodle manufacturer out there making. Everyone knows what beef and chicken flavors taste like (well, maybe not everyone – hi vegetarians!). The weather here is quite cold and rainy lately and nice beef flavored broth sounds really good. One thing though; the Philippines isn’t a place known for it’s chilly climate. Would a beef instant translate well for colder places that’s been made there? I think I’ll have to see! Let’s revisit Lucky Me! Beef Na Beef!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge), I removed color to make print easier to read.  Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, boil 2 cups of water and add in noodle block. Cook for 3 minutes. Add in sachet contents and stir. Enjoy!

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

Smells beefy!

The garnish sachet.

Has a pleasantly strong garlic scent.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added green onion, beef, carrot, hard boiled egg and sweet onion. The noodles have a nice gauge and good texture to them – nice quantity too. The broth has a very beefy flavor – not one brought about like bouillon does but more like stewed beef. The garnish worked just right. If you like beef, you’ll really love this. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4807770190988.

Want some Lucky Me! Beef Na Beef? Get it here!

A Lucky Me! Beef Na Beef TV commercial.

Meet The Manufacturer: #1530: Lucky Me! Spicy Beef Mami Instant Noodle Soup

Lucky Me! Spicy Beef Mami is a newer product I’m pretty sure. A couple neat things about this one is tyhat they use Labuyo pepper. It’s also known as Bird’s Eye chilli as well a cili padi (chilli paddi) in Indonesia and Malaysia. What’s more, this is another instance of instant noodles being referred to as ‘mami.’ As far as I know, this in a purely Filipino thing; never seen instant noodles called mami anywhere else (although there is a Malaysian company called Mamee, (a play on mee and MAMA) and a Thai brand called MAMA (for the same reason). I thought I’d see what Wikipedia has to say about the various meanings of mami and got this list:

  • Mami (goddess), a goddess in the Babylonian epic Atra-Hasis
  • Mami (Japanese name), a Japanese feminine given name
  • Mami, Kerman, a village in Iran
  • Mami, alias of the Algerian raï singer Cheb Mami
  • Mami, a type of noodle soup found in the Philippines
  • MAMI, an abbreviation for Mainz Microtron, an electron accelerator in Germany
  • Mami, a Non-playable-character in Breath of Fire IV, who treated Fou-Lu’s wounds
  • MAMI Moscow State Technical University
  • Mami (film), a 1971 Argentine film
  • Mami Wata, a pantheon of ancient water spirits or deities
  • In some Indian languages, mami means uncle’s wife. Specifically, it means mother’s brother’s wife

That’s a lot of mami right there! Anyways, let’s try these Lucky Me! Spicy Beef Mami Instant Noodles and see what we have inside.

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, cook noodles in 2 cups boiling water fo 3 minutes. Add in garnish and seasoning sachet contents, stir, and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

The soup base has a spicy beef scent.

The garnish sachet.

Looks to be mostly green onions.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added beef, sweet onion and bell pepper. The noodles hydrate quite nicely with a good gauge and mouthfeel that I would expect from a standard instant. The broth has a nice little punch of spiciness and a very good beef flavor. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.EAN bar code 4807770191206.

Maybe want something non-spicy? Check out this Lucky Me! Beef Na Beef here!

A TV spot for Lucky Me! Spicy Beef Mami.