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#3196: Prima Taste Singapore Chilli Crab Flavoured La Mian – Singapore

#3196: Prima Taste Singapore Chilli Crab Flavoured La Mian - Singapore

I was contacted recently by Prima Taste about their new Black Pepper Crab variety as well and a couple of recipe updates. This on’s got a new recipe – and the thumbs up on the pack denotes it being tasty. Far be it for me to avoid tastiness! Let’s check it out!

Prima Taste Singapore Chilli Crab Flavoured La Mian – Singapore

#3196: Prima Taste Singapore Chilli Crab Flavoured La Mian - Singapore

Detail of the package (click to enlarge). Contains fish and crustacea. To prepare, boil noodle block in 500ml water for 6 minutes. In a second pot, boil sachets for the same amount of time as the noodles. Drain noodles, saving 3 tablespoons water. Add everything together. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3196: Prima Taste Singapore Chilli Crab Flavoured La Mian - Singapore

The noodle block.

#3196: Prima Taste Singapore Chilli Crab Flavoured La Mian - Singapore

Two sachets of chilli crab sauce.

#3196: Prima Taste Singapore Chilli Crab Flavoured La Mian - Singapore

Contents of one of the sachets.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, surimi, coriander, and black sesame seeds. Noodle was on point as always – thick and chewy. The flavoring was a nice balance running between a prawn inspired crab hit, a spiciness, and a meaty kind of buzz. A fine plate of noodles. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8886350067908.

#3196: Prima Taste Singapore Chilli Crab Flavoured La Mian - Singapore

Prima Taste Singapore Chilli Crab Lamian Noodles, Pack of 4

Watch me cook on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!

Watch me burn on Spicy Noodle Mukbang!

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

 

Meet The Manufacturer: #3091: Way Premium Foods Authentic Chili Crab Noodles – Malaysia

Meet The Manufacturer: #3091: Way Premium Foods Authentic Chili Crab Noodles - Malaysia

Yesterday, we looked at Singapore Laksa. Today we look at another well-known Singaporean dish – Chili Crab. Here’s some info from Wikipedia –

Chilli crab is a Singaporean seafood dish. Mud crabs are commonly used and are stir-fried in a semi-thick, sweet and savoury tomato and chilli based sauce. Despite its name, chilli crab is not a very spicy dish. It is listed at number 35 on the World’s 50 most delicious foods compiled by CNN Go in 2011.[1]

Chilli crab has been promoted by The Singapore Tourism Board as one of Singapore’s National Dishes, and can be found in seafood restaurants all over the island. It is traditionally eaten with bare hands as a means to savour the juicy crab meat with its sweet and spicy chilli sauce. Restaurants often provide wet towels or a washing bowl with lime in order to cleanse your hands after the meal.

Chilli crab sauce is described as “sensuous” and “sweet, yet savoury”, with a “fluffy texture”.[4] Mud crabs ( Scylla serrata ) are the most common type of crabs used for the dish, although other species of crab can be used too.[4]

It’s true – Chili Crab is indeed scrumptious when I’ve had it in Southeast Asia. Let’s check this one out!

Way Premium Foods Authentic Chili Crab Noodles – Malaysia

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains fish. To prepare, boil noodles for 3~4 minutes. Drain. Boil liquid sachet for 1 minute. Add to noodles. Finally, stir and enjoy!

Meet The Manufacturer: #3091: Way Premium Foods Authentic Chili Crab Noodles - Malaysia

A pillow pack of instant noodles.

Meet The Manufacturer: #3091: Way Premium Foods Authentic Chili Crab Noodles - Malaysia

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge).

Meet The Manufacturer: #3091: Way Premium Foods Authentic Chili Crab Noodles - Malaysia

Non-fried noodles.

Meet The Manufacturer: #3091: Way Premium Foods Authentic Chili Crab Noodles - Malaysia

A large wet sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #3091: Way Premium Foods Authentic Chili Crab Noodles - Malaysia

Thick sauce.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added crabstick, coriander, and Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts. The noodles are thick and chewy but not overly so. They were happily enveloped by the sauce – a sticky and spicy flavored one with great chili crab flavor. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 9555861000504.

Meet The Manufacturer: #3091: Way Premium Foods Authentic Chili Crab Noodles - Malaysia

A Touch of Tropical Spice: From Chili Crab to Laksa: 75 Fabulous Recipes from Monsoon Asia

Watch me cook this up on 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: 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!

#2698: Nissin Cup Noodles Chilli Crab Flavour (More Crabtastic)

#2698: Nissin Cup Noodles Chilli Crab Flavour (More Crabtastic)

Today it’s a new reformulation Cup Noodles from Singapore. Nissin Singapore looks to have done newly formulated versions of pretty much all their Cup Noodles over there and they sound really good. I mean, more crabtastic chilli crab – can’t shrug that off.  For those of you who haven’t tried Chilli Crab – here’s a little from Wikipedia –

Chilli crab is a Singaporean seafood dish. Mud crabs are commonly used and are stir-fried in a semi-thick, sweet and savoury tomato and chilli based sauce. Despite its name, chilli crab is not a very spicy dish. It is listed at number 35 on the World’s 50 most delicious foods compiled by CNN Go in 2011.[1]

Chilli crab has been promoted by The Singapore Tourism Board as one of Singapore’s National Dishes, and can be found in seafood restaurants all over the island. It is traditionally eaten with bare hands as a means to savour the juicy crab meat with its sweet and spicy chilli sauce. Restaurants often provide wet towels or a washing bowl with lime in order to cleanse your hands after the meal.

Chilli crab sauce is described as “sensuous” and “sweet, yet savoury“, with a “fluffy texture”.[4] Mud crabs (Scylla serrata) are the most common type of crabs used for the dish, although other species of crab can be used too.[4]

Only 35th place eh? Well, I’d put the stuff in my top ten as far as the original dish goes. Can’t have enough chilli crab in your life. Anyways, let’s see this company’s adaption to the Cup Noodles range and see how it goes!

Nissin Cup Noodles Chilli Crab Flavour (More Crabtastic) – Singapore

#2698: Nissin Cup Noodles Chilli Crab Flavour (More Crabtastic)

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains fish, shellfish, and crustacean. To prepare, add paste sachet contents and boiling water to fill line. Cover for 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2698: Nissin Cup Noodles Chilli Crab Flavour (More Crabtastic)

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2698: Nissin Cup Noodles Chilli Crab Flavour (More Crabtastic)

The noodle block.

#2698: Nissin Cup Noodles Chilli Crab Flavour (More Crabtastic)

Loose seasoning and garnish from the cup.

#2698: Nissin Cup Noodles Chilli Crab Flavour (More Crabtastic)

The paste sachet.

#2698: Nissin Cup Noodles Chilli Crab Flavour (More Crabtastic)

Chilli crab paste.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added coriander, crabstick, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts and fried onion. The noodles laid on top of a crabby gravy, thick and syrupy. It was great – a bit of spicy taste, crab taste all-encompassing.  4.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8888279102067.

#2698: Nissin Cup Noodles Chilli Crab Flavour (More Crabtastic)

Nissin Chili Crab Noodle Cup 77gm x 12

The Hong Kong TV spot for their crabby varieties

#2111: Nissin Cup Noodles Chilli Crab Flavour

I put out a call for varieties to review a couple of months ago – my hamper had gone very low on supplies! Here’s one that the folks from Prima Taste in Singapore sent – thank you! Now this one’s interesting – chilli crab is a Singaporean flavor, but this is a Cup Noodles from Hissin Hong Kong. A few days ago I reviewed a Cup Noodles from Japan which was Laksa flavor – another popular Singaporean taste. Interesting! Anyways, let’s crack it open and see what’s going on here!

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). Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

The noodle block.

Loose seasoning and solid ingredients from the cup.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, crab claw fishcake and coriander. The noodles are again the standard Cup Noodles fare – thin, flat and of good quantity. They have a soft and light disposition. The broth is interesting – it has a nice spiciness to it and a hint of sweetness as well as a hearty crab taste – definitely chilli crab flavor. Little bits of crab stick abound in this one – a nice cup! 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4897878100163.

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

An awesome TV commercial for Nissin Hong Kong’s Chilli Crab Cup Noodles!

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!

Meet The Manufacturer: #1454: Nissin Cup Noodles Chilli Crab Flavour

I first heard of a dish called Chilli Crab a few years ago, and was told it was the ‘signature dish of Singapore.’ Since the advent of Instagram, I’ve seen this particular Cup Noodle variety dozens of times and always have been quite curious about it. Let’s take a look at this regional Cup Noodles variety!

Here’s the back of the cardboard outer (click image to enlarge). Contains seafood. To prepare, add contents of liquid sachet and boiling water to line. Re-cover and let steep for 3 minutes. Stir well and enjoy!

The cup under the cardboard outer.

Detail of the lid (click image to enlarge).

The seasoned noodle block.

A little bit of the bits and pieces loose in the cup.

The liquid sachet.

An oily paste with a very nice crab and chilli scent.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added sliced green onion, coriander, sweet onion and claw shaped fish cake with a dash of Tabasco sauce. The noodles are their usual good-natured selves, hydrating nicely with a thin Cup Noodles gauge and good quantity. The broth is interesting – it has a sweet and spicy taste and a good thickness to it. The flavor is excellent. The supplied bits of fish cake did really well too. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8888279102067.


Want to try your hand at making Singapore’s Chilli Crab at home? This book has a recipe for that as well as many others!

I recently became a fan of KF Seetoh – and here he is, cooking some Singapore Chilli Crab!

Product Samples From Nissin Foods SG

Got a package yesterday! These are samples from Nissin Foods Singapore!

These are two new varieties of ramen noodles – Tokyo Shoyu and Kyushu Black! Sound interesting!

Roasted beef flavor!

Been really wanting to try these three for a while! I’ll start reviewing everything soon! Thanks to the nice folks at Nissin Foods SG for contacting me!

Gifts from Prima Taste!

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The folks over at Prima Taste sent some nice gifts the other day! Let’s have a look!

A fancy wall or desk calendar!

A box…

Chopsticks and a spoon!

A really nice notebook / calendar!

I think this is one of my favorite pages. It’s neat to see all the different holidays in Asia. Thanks to everyone over at Prima Taste!

#1271: Prima Taste Singapore Chilli Crab La Mian

At the beginning of this year, I’d never tried any of their products. When I did, I was blown away; so much so that they ended up ranking 1st and 2nd place on my Top Ten Instant Noodles Of All Tiume 2013 Edition list. I’m very curious how this one will fare. Chilli Crab is considered to be the signature dish of Singapore. To ring in the new year, I thought I’d start out with this one. I decided to post it right when the clock strikes midnight the very first time of 2014. Where’s that? Turns out it’s in Kiribati, which is GMT+14! For those in my timezone which is GMT-8 (Seattle time), that will be 2am on December 31st. With that, I wish everyone a happy and prosperous 2014 – let’s check this out! By the way – I just found out there are a couple new ways to cook this one – check them out here!

The back of the package (click image to enlarge). Contains crustaceans, egg products, peanuts, sesame, soybeans and wheat. To prepare put sachets into boiling water for 3 minutes then boil noodle in 500ml water for 6 minutes. Drain. Combine chilli crab oil with noodles then add the chilli crab sauce and combine.

The noodle block, big and round. Usually you’re looking at 3 minutes to cook, but these require 6 minutes.

The chilli crab oil sachet.

The scent makes me think of crab – very buttery scent.

The chilli crab sauce sachet.

Has a sweet and spicy aroma which was really nice. I should note – the pics of the sachet contents in the bowls haven’t been boiled for 3 minutes. The one in my review on the other hand were.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added freshly boiled crab meat, diced Fresno chilli pepper, sweet onion, tomato and green onion. The noodles have an excellent chewiness and gauge. The flavor is really good – sweet, spicy, crabby. Has a nice almost buttery component as well. The flavor coats the noodles well and has a very rich depth I enjoyed thoroughly – a very premium feel and it all works together perfectly. I’m impressed with this one – comparable in flavor and quality to the other two they make that are one the 2013 top ten list. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 8886350067908.

A Prima Taste commercial for the Laksa and Curry La Mian varieties.