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New!! Prima Taste Black Pepper Crab & Other Recipes – Singapore

I’ve already just posted the review for the new Prima Taste Black Pepper Crab La Mian, but here’s the video unboxing! It’s been busy and I really wanted to try it so here we are. I had an energy drink today so getting a lot of stuff done today! Enjoy!

New!! Prima Taste Black Pepper Crab & Other Recipes – Singapore

 

#3096: Prima Taste Singapore Black Pepper Crab Flavoured La Mian – Singapore

#3096: Prima Taste Singapore Black Pepper Crab Flavoured La Mian - Singapore

Here’s something pretty cool – I was contacted by the folks at Prima Taste who said they had a new product. Now their Whole Grain Laksa has been number one on my top ten for 3 years now, so naturally I want to try something new from them. They don’t come out with new stuff often and never had anything I didn’t like.

I’ve had quite a few black pepper crab flavored instant varieties actually – from Singapore and Hong Kong and elsewhere. Curious how this will stack up as I honestly haven’t been a huge fan. Let’s find out!

Prima Taste Singapore Black Pepper Crab Flavoured La Mian – Singapore

#3096: Prima Taste Singapore Black Pepper Crab Flavoured La Mian - Singapore

Detail of the packaging (click to enlarge). Contains fish, crustaceans, shellfish and chicken. To prepare, take two pots. In one boil 500ml water in the other boil water and add sachets (unopened). Add noodle block to pot with 500ml water and cook 6 minutes. Leave the sachets in the first pot during noodle cooking. Take sachets out of pot and remove water. Add sachet contents to the pot as well as 4 tablespoons of water from the pot the noodles cooked in and stir. Drain the noodles and add to the pot with the sachet contents and 4 tablespoons of water mixture. Finally, stir until combined and enjoy!

#3096: Prima Taste Singapore Black Pepper Crab Flavoured La Mian - Singapore

The noodle block.

#3096: Prima Taste Singapore Black Pepper Crab Flavoured La Mian - Singapore

This one comes with two large wet sachets – notice these are pre-release samples.

#3096: Prima Taste Singapore Black Pepper Crab Flavoured La Mian - Singapore

Unprepared liquid from two sachets.

#3096: Prima Taste Singapore Black Pepper Crab Flavoured La Mian - Singapore

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, spring onion, surimi, black sesame seeds, and crispy fried garlic. The noodles came out extremely well – thick, chewy noodles with a round shape. The black pepper crab flavor was very good. The black pepper aspect of it was in the forefront, but it played well with other flavors; a sweetness of crab taste was easily noticed. The spiciness of black pepper was just right. The sauce coats everything evenly and has an excellent richness to it. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8886350067731.

#3096: Prima Taste Singapore Black Pepper Crab Flavoured La Mian - Singapore

Prima Taste Wholegrain Laksa Lamian 185g Pack of 6

Watch me cook on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!

#3025: Uncle Sun Dry Black Pepper Crab Noodle – Malaysia

#3025: Uncle Sun Dry Black Pepper Crab Noodle - Malaysia

Got an email awhile back about a couple new Uncle Sun varieties. I’d not tried anything from them since their white curries and was happy to hear about their black pepper crab and chili crab offerings. Really want to try this one… Well, no time like the present!

Uncle Sun Dry Black Pepper Crab Noodle – Malaysia

#3025: Uncle Sun Dry Black Pepper Crab Noodle - Malaysia

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, boil sachet for 3 minutes. Cook noodles for 3 minutes in 400ml boiling water. Drain. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3025: Uncle Sun Dry Black Pepper Crab Noodle - Malaysia

The non-fried noodle block.

#3025: Uncle Sun Dry Black Pepper Crab Noodle - Malaysia

The black pepper crab sauce sachet.

#3025: Uncle Sun Dry Black Pepper Crab Noodle - Malaysia

Thick and sort of gelatinous.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, imitation crab and coriander. The noodles were good – nice gauge which was a hint slimmer than an average instant. Chew was good too. The black pepper crab sauce stuck to every noodle and had a strong taste. Black pepper spiciness throughout – and tasty! Worked well with the noodle. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 9555463203099.

#3025: Uncle Sun Dry Black Pepper Crab Noodle - Malaysia

Penang Heritage Cookbook: Yesterday’S Recipes for Today’s Cook

Watch me cook this up on an episode of Instant Noodle Recipe time!

Chili Crab, Black Pepper Crab Noodles From Uncle Sun – Unboxing Time

Chili Crab, Black Pepper Crab Noodles From Uncle Sun - Unboxing Time

Let’s get crabby! Uncle Sun contacted me a while back about sending some product samples! After a little snag, things fell in line and here they are! Let’s crack open this box and see what lies within!

Chili Crab, Black Pepper Crab Noodles From Uncle Sun – Malaysia

Can’t wait to give these a try! Thank you!

Meet The Manufacturer: #2881: Miandom Tasty Asia Black Pepper Crab Flavoured Instant Noodles

Meet The Manufacturer: #2881: Miandom Tasty Asia Black Pepper Crab Flavoured Instant Noodles

Here we have a black pepper crab noodle cup from Miandom’s Tasty Asia range. Black Pepper Crab is another very popular flavor in Singapore – let’s see how it stacks up!

Miandom Tasty Asia Black Pepper Crab Flavoured Instant Noodles – Singapore

Meet The Manufacturer: #2881: Miandom Tasty Asia Black Pepper Crab Flavoured Instant Noodles

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains crustacea and fish. To prepare, add in sachet contents and boiling water to fill line. Cover for 5-6 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

Meet The Manufacturer: #2881: Miandom Tasty Asia Black Pepper Crab Flavoured Instant Noodles

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

Meet The Manufacturer: #2881: Miandom Tasty Asia Black Pepper Crab Flavoured Instant Noodles

An included fork!

Meet The Manufacturer: #2881: Miandom Tasty Asia Black Pepper Crab Flavoured Instant Noodles

The noodle block.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2881: Miandom Tasty Asia Black Pepper Crab Flavoured Instant Noodles

The paste sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2881: Miandom Tasty Asia Black Pepper Crab Flavoured Instant Noodles

Thick stuff!

Meet The Manufacturer: #2881: Miandom Tasty Asia Black Pepper Crab Flavoured Instant Noodles

A dry sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2881: Miandom Tasty Asia Black Pepper Crab Flavoured Instant Noodles

An interesting mixture.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion, fried onion and Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts. The noodles came out pretty well – on the chewy side of the aisle but worked nonetheless. The broth reminded me more of a hot and sour soup. However, the included bits – especially the egg- were very welcome and of good quality. I really enjoyed how the egg has flavor to it whereas usually egg does not as far as their presence in a noodle cup is concerned. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8885014951027.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2881: Miandom Tasty Asia Black Pepper Crab Flavoured Instant Noodles

The Raffles Hotel Cookbook

Hadn’t heard of this place until today. Looks amazing!

Meet The Manufacturer: Interview With Miandom – Singapore

Meet The Manufacturer: Interview With Miandom - Singapore

Interview With Miandom * Product Samples From MiandomMiandom Tasty Asia Green Curry Shrimp Flavoured Instant NoodlesMiandom Tasty Asia Black Pepper Crab Flavoured Instant NoodlesMiandom Tasty Asia Green Curry Shrimp Flavoured Instant Noodles

I was contacted by a guy from Singapore recently about some new products. Green curry and black pepper crab flavors he told me – and I was definitely interested in trying! So we start the series today with an interview with Miandom!

Interview With Miandom – Singapore

THE RAMEN RATER> Thank you for agreeing to this interview! To start, can you tell my readers about the history of Miandom?

MIANDOM> Miandom is a joint venture founded by partners in Singapore, Malaysia and China. You will be familiar with our Chinese partner, the founder of Bai Jia Brand, well known for it’s signature Sichuan spicy instant vermicelli. The Singaporean partners are their distributors in the Singapore market, whereas the Malaysian partner is an old friend of the founder of Bai Jia, whom helped founder find his footing in the FMCG business. The Malaysian partner used to oversea bottling plants in Sichuan, China when the founder of Bai Jia decided to enter the FMCG business from the advertising industry. The company is headquartered in Singapore and our production is undertaken in Chengdu, Sichuan, China. The company is currently headed by Harry, a Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology business graduate and Leon, a Purdue business graduate.

TRR> Why the name Miandom?

MIANDOM> Miandom is a portmanteau of the word ‘Mian’, which means noodles in Mandarin and ‘Dom’, from the word Kingdom. It is our aspiration for Miandom Noodles to be found in Mainstream markets around the world.

TRR> Can you tell us about the varieties of noodles you make?

MIANDOM> Our current noodle range is focused on South-east Asian flavors with an emphasis on using our proprietary non-fried air dried mini-flat noodles. We currently have 2 flavors, Black Pepper Crab and Green Curry Shrimp. Black Pepper Crab is an iconic Singaporean dish whereas Green Curry Shrimp is really a derivative of the Green Curries that Thailand is famous for.

TRR> Your company is located in Singapore. Can you tell us a little about your locale?

MIANDOM> Singapore is located right in the middle of Southeast Asia and as an entrepot, is a blissful mixed of several culture. Our food reflects this entrepot heritage. Singapore is set to be heavily featured in the upcoming film, Crazy Rich Asians (We do not sponsor the film in anyway). We are certainly far from crazy but the broths for our instant noodles are crazily rich!
5. How does your noodle making process differ from other instant noodle manufacturers?
Our approach to making instant noodles is 2 pronged, namely the broth and instant noodle
block. Our broths are derived from quality ingredients blended into a thick, rich paste, giving the soup a quality that is comparable to those found in restaurants. Secondly, our noodles are nonfried and made in a proprietary process that results in a springy texture.

TRR> How do you decide on what varieties to produce?

MIANDOM> The initial phase of the process is a lot simpler than what you would imagine. There’s a lot of discussion internally and externally about what type of flavours we should produce. Generally, everyone of us already has some idea of what makes a good, hearty bowl of noodles, and it’s all a matter of identifying what flavours are rarely explored and what we can do about it. For example, Black Pepper Crab was very quickly identified as a Singaporean delicacy, and while there are other brands out there who have already attempted to bring this flavour to the market, we believe that none of them has been successful in capturing the essence of what makes the dish great in the first place: the savoury black pepper sauce complementing but not overpowering the already strong crab flavour. Once we’ve identified these elements as essential to the dish itself, we work on creating a flavour profile that closely matches this taste, using as many of the same ingredients as we can, while at the same time tweaking the texture slightly to ensure that it becomes a perfect partner to our non-fried mini-flat noodles.

TRR> How many noodle products do you produce every year?

MIANDOM> We currently produce 2 flavors in 4 Skus but plan to introduce new 2-3 new flavors each season.

TRR> Apart from noodles, are there other products you produce or plan to produce?

MIANDOM> We currently plan to focus on our instant noodles range.

TRR> Can you suggest pairings for your products, like meats, seafood or vegetables?

MIANDOM> Crab meat or crab sticks will go really well with our Black Pepper Crab flavor. Adding a small squeeze of fresh lime juice as well as fresh curry leaves will go a long way in enhancing our Green Curry Shrimp, add some shrimp for protein.

TRR> A lot of people are concerned with their sodium intake. How would you recommend people enjoy your product as part of a healthy meal?

MIANDOM> While our sodium content is admittedly average in the industry, we try to mitigate it by having our noodles non-fried.

TRR> Are you involved in in your local community or participate in charities?

MIANDOM> Not at the moment.

TRR> Are there any new products coming soon?

MIANDOM> Yes, we are planning to launch several new flavors, including Singapore’s famous Chilli Crab. That is admittedly a hard flavor to master!

TRR> In what countries are your products available?

MIANDOM> We can be found in Australia, Britain, Canada, China, Japan and USA. In the US

TRR> When you make noodles for yourself, what do you like to add to them to make them extra
special?

MIANDOM> We love to add extra ingredients to jazz it up and make it an all rounded meal. For flavors that are curry based, I will go one step further and use milk instead of water as a base. However, for Miandom Tasty Asia Range, nothing needs to be added! 😉

THE RAMEN RATER> Thank you very much for this opportunity to learn about Miandomand your products!

MIANDOM> Thank you very much for your time!

Alright! Thanks to Louis Cyd for contacting me! Let’s give these varieties a try!

#2802: Nissin Cup Noodles Black Pepper Crab Flavour Potato Chips

#2802: Nissin Cup Noodles Black Pepper Crab Flavour Potato Chips

Here’s another potato chip variety from Nissin Hong Kong – thanks again! So they have a series of Cup Noodles showcasing flavors of Singapore and this is one of them. Black Pepper Crab is very popular in Singapore as is Chilli Crab. Here’s a little about Black Pepper Crab from Wikipedia –

Black pepper crab is one of the two most popular[citation needed] ways that crab is served in Singaporean cuisine. It is made with hard-shell crabs, and fried with black pepper. Unlike the other popular chilli crab dish, it is not cooked in a sauce and therefore has a dry consistency. It is becoming very popular to mix the pepper crab with a fresh jackfruit sauce.

The creation of Singapore’s black pepper crab is attributed to Long Beach Seafood Restaurant in 1959.[1]

Let’s take a look at this potato chip variety.

Nissin Cup Noodles Black Pepper Crab Flavour Potato Chips – Hong Kong

#2802: Nissin Cup Noodles Black Pepper Crab Flavour Potato Chips

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, open bag. Place hand in bag and remove one or more chips. Insert chip into mouth and close jaw. Open jaw and close repeatedly. After desired amount of mastication, swallow. Finally, repeat as desired and enjoy!

#2802: Nissin Cup Noodles Black Pepper Crab Flavour Potato Chips

One of the chips.

#2802: Nissin Cup Noodles Black Pepper Crab Flavour Potato Chips

Finished (click to enlarge). The chips are of reasonable size. They are crisp but not hard and easily chewed. The flavor is very good – a kind of sweet crab and black pepper flavor. For a snack, these get 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4897053640163.

#2802: Nissin Cup Noodles Black Pepper Crab Flavour Potato Chips

Nissin Spicy Seafood Instant Authentic HK Japanese Ramen Cup Of Noodles Soup (5 Pack)

A TV commercial for the Cup Noodles variety from Hong Kong

#2521: Nissin Cup Noodles Potato Chips Black Pepper Crab Flavour

#2521: Nissin Cup Noodles Potato Chips Black Pepper Crab Flavour - Singapore - The Ramen Rater

Okay before you start swinging your fists around and marching in the street screaming ‘these aren’t instant noodles,’ Well, for the instant noodles version of this, go to the last review. These are potato chips infused the the same seasoning! Sounds good to me – here’s a little about black pepper crab from Wikipedia –

Black pepper crab is one of the two most popular[citation needed] ways that crab is served in Singaporean cuisine. It is made with hard-shell crabs, and fried with black pepper. Unlike the other popular chilli dish, it is not cooked in a sauce and therefore has a dry consistency. It is becoming very popular to mix the pepper crab with a fresh jackfruit sauce.

The creation of Singapore’s black pepper crab is attributed to Long Beach Seafood Restaurant in 1959.[1]

Alright then! Let’s check out these chips!

Nissin Cup Noodles Potato Chips Black Pepper Crab Flavour – Singapore

#2521: Nissin Cup Noodles Potato Chips Black Pepper Crab Flavour - Singapore - The Ramen Rater

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, open bag. Place hand in bag and grasp one or more chips. Finally, withdraw hand and place chip(s) in mouth. Masticate, consume, enjoy!

#2521: Nissin Cup Noodles Potato Chips Black Pepper Crab Flavour - Singapore - The Ramen Rater

A single chip. Notice the ridges!

#2521: Nissin Cup Noodles Potato Chips Black Pepper Crab Flavour - Singapore - The Ramen Rater

Finished (click to enlarge). The chips are of a standard size one would expect. They are indeed ridges, which I suppose gives you more potato that a flat chip. The flavoring mirrors that of the Nissin Cup Noodles Black Pepper Crab variety very nicely, although of course there’s a potato taste in there that isn’t present in the Cup Noodles. However, it works very well and they’re tasty! Spicy and crabby. For a snack, I give these a 4.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8888279900021.

#2521: Nissin Cup Noodles Potato Chips Black Pepper Crab Flavour - Singapore - The Ramen Rater

Here’s the Hong Kong version – Nissin Black Pepper C r a b Instant  ( 24Pack)

Mark Wiens’ eyes bugging out in Singapore

#2520: Nissin Cup Noodles Black Pepper Crab Flavour (More Angry Crab)

#2520: Nissin Cup Noodles Black Pepper Crab Flavour (More Angry Crab) - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

So this is one they’ve had before however now it has more angry crab! I love angry crab! Actually, black pepper crab is good stuff and I don’t know anyone who would argue with more crab in there. Let’s check it out!

Nissin Cup Noodles Black Pepper Crab Flavour (More Angry Crab) – Singapore

#2520: Nissin Cup Noodles Black Pepper Crab Flavour (More Angry Crab) - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains crustacea. To prepare, take out sachet and add boiling water to fill line. Cover for 3 minutes. Add in sachet contents. finally, stir and enjoy!

#2520: Nissin Cup Noodles Black Pepper Crab Flavour (More Angry Crab) - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2520: Nissin Cup Noodles Black Pepper Crab Flavour (More Angry Crab) - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The noodle block.

#2520: Nissin Cup Noodles Black Pepper Crab Flavour (More Angry Crab) - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Loose seasoning and garnish from the cup.

#2520: Nissin Cup Noodles Black Pepper Crab Flavour (More Angry Crab) - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

A liquid sachet.

#2520: Nissin Cup Noodles Black Pepper Crab Flavour (More Angry Crab) - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Oil with a nice crab scent.

Finished (click to enlarge). The noodles are what you would expect in a Cup Noodles – thin, flat and plentiful. The broth is more like a sauce – and it’s GOOOD! Like a black peppery gravy – and it’s full of bits of egg, crab and spring onion. It’s really good! 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8888279640019.

#2520: Nissin Cup Noodles Black Pepper Crab Flavour (More Angry Crab) - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Nissin, Instant Noodle, Spicy Curry Flavour, 100 g (Pack of 3)

Nissin Singapore got 3rd on the current Top Ten!

#2243: Nissin Cup Noodles Black Pepper Crab Flavour

Here’s the last of the varieties that Prima Taste sent a while back – thanks! You might be wondering – why would they send a product they don’t make? Well, I asked for anyone who could help to send me noodles – I was down to three or four varieties in my hamper – a bad situation! Well, lots of people sent noodles – even Prima Taste! So let’s check out this one from Hong Kong with a Singaporean taste!

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains seafood. Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains fish. To prepare, add cold water to fill line and microwave at 800W for 3 minutes (use this tool to convert wattage for your microwave – not an exact science though. I have an 1100W microwave with a ‘power level’ button – changed it from 10 to 8 and it works great). Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

The noodle block.

Loose seasoning and garnish from the cup.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, coriander, crab claw fishcake and nanami togarashi. The noodles are alright – the standard Cup Noodles noodle – thin, flat and a light chew. The broth has a peppery and crabby taste to it. It’s also got a little extra thickness to it than many. Bits of crab stick abound as well as scrambled egg. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4897878100170.

Nissin Spicy Seafood Instant Authentic HK Japanese Ramen Cup Of Noodles Soup (5 Pack)

A Nissin Hk TV commercial for their Singapore-inspired Cup Noodles products.

#1785: Super Instant Noodles Black Pepper Crab Mi Goreng

One of the last ones I got during my trip to Penang, Malaysia last year to visit the folks at MyKuali. This is from a store called Econsave. I had seen this Super brand before but was always curious if I’d end up with any of them; very elusive. Let’s check out the pepper crab mi goreng!

Our power was out for just over an hour earlier – A nice change for some family time.

Detail of the side panels (click image to enlarge). Contains crabstick. To prepare, add crabstick into cup and add boiling water. Cover at steep 3 minutes. Drain. Add in remaining sachets and stir well. Enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click image to enlarge).

An included fork!

The noodle block.

A dry seasoning sachet.

Has a crab and pepper scent.

A dark liquid sachet.

Dark soy sauce.

A liquid sachet.

Shallot oil.

What do we have here?

Yup – crabstick!

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added crab claw shaped fishcake, coriander, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts and white onion. The noodles came out very soft – very light in texture. The black pepper flavor was definitely there in this one, as were elements common to mee goreng like the sweet soy flavor and nice oiliness. The small pieces of crabstick hydrated nicely and worked well. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8888240110220.

Authentic Recipes from Malaysia: [Malaysian Cookbook

A very old film of Penang from 1932 – a lot has changed!

Meet The Manufacturer: #1461: Nissin Cup Noodles Black Pepper Crab Flavour

Well, we come finally to the end of the Nissin Singapore Meet The Manufacturer. It was a nice little journey through a multitude of great flavors! Today we finish with Black Pepper Crab flavored Cup Noodles. What’s Black Pepper Crab? I’ll ask Wikipedia:

Black pepper crab is one of the two most popular ways that crab is served in Singapore. It is made with hard-shell crabs, and fried with black pepper. Unlike the other popular chilli crab dish, it is less heavy due to the absence of a sauce. The black pepper crab is liked by many locals and foreign tourists over the chilli crab because of its drier and fragrant pepperish nature. It is becoming very popular to mix the pepper crab with a fresh jackfruit sauce. It is however not in the list of Singapore’s National Dishes.[1]

The creation of Singapore’s black pepper crab is attributed to Long Beach Seafood Restaurant in 1959.[2] However, for many Singaporeans, Eng Seng Restaurant is widely recognised as the place for the best black pepper crabs, with notorious long queues, booking required and the dishes selling out by 8pm.[3][4]

Hey that sounds good! Let’s check out this Cup Noodles variety and bid a fond farewell to this, the latest Meet The Manufacturer.

Here’s the back of the cardboard outer (click image to enlarge). Contains fish and egg. To prepare, add boiling water to fill line and let steep for 3 minutes. Add in seasoning oil sachet contents and stir. Enjoy!

The cup unobstructed by the cardboard outer.

The seasoned noodle block.

Loose pieces including egg, crabstick and vegetables.

Seasoned oil sachet.

The oil has a very nice crab scent.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added crab claw shaped fishcake with Jane’s Krazy Mixed Up Pepper, fried tofu, mung bean sprouts, green onion, sweet onion and scrambled egg with Melinda’s Garlic Habanero Hot Sauce. The noodles are again very nice – good amount and texture. The broth has a nice thickness to it – almost like a cross between a sauce and a gravy. The flavor is nice with a definite black pepper and crab presence. The bits hydrated very well. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8888279640019.


A book full of images of Singapore.

An instructional video on how to make Black Pepper Crab at home – looks delicious!