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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.

Re-Review: Indomie Curly Noodle With Chicken & Chilli Paddi

This is one that ended up at second place on the Top Ten Spiciest Instant Noodles Of All Time – that means its really hot! There are these tiny little peppers (chilli paddi) that are real scorchers and they’re small enough that when you happen to find one, you get quite a jolt! I reviewed this a while back this year – #732 and during the Meet The Manufacturer: Indomie special. This is one of the packs sent directly from Indofood in Indonesia – I am told they will be sending some new samples very soon! Can’t wait to try them!

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added sweet onions, turkey breast, two scrambled eggs and some Dua Belibis chilli sauce. Noodles are quite good – same style as the #1 from the Top Ten Instant Noodles Of All Time list. The flavor is nice – the noodles are coated with a slightly spicy but sweet flavor – and those little peppers pop up now and again and blow your head off – exhilarating! 4.25 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 089686040692 .

How do they make Indomie? Watch and see! I believe this is an African plant but I’m sure its not much different in Indonesia.

Dua Belibis TV commercial

#732: Meet The Manufacturer – Indomie Curly Noodle With Chicken & Chilli Paddi

Alrighty – I’m going out on a limb here, but I’m guessing this is going to be spicy stuff. Let’s find out! First off, what’s chilli paddi? Wikipedia says:

Bird’s eye chili or “Thai chili” (Thai: พริกขี้หนู, RTGS: phrik khi nu, IPA: [pʰrík kʰîː nǔː], literal: Rat dropping chili; Indonesian: Cabai rawit; Malay: Cili api or Cili padi; Tagalog: siling labuyo) is a chili pepper of the species Capsicum frutescens L. in the family Solanaceae, commonly found in Southeast Asia. It can also be found in India, in Meghalaya & in Kerela it is used in traditional dishes of the Kerala cuisine (pronounced in Malayalam as kanthari mulaguMalayalam: കാന്താരി മുളക്). This species (known as කොච්චි (kochchi) in sinhalese) is also found in rural areas of Sri Lanka, where it is used as a substitute for green chillies. It is also a main ingredient in kochchi sambal, a salad made using freshly scraped coconut ground with thai chillies and seasoned with salt and lime juice.

The term Bird’s eye chili is also used for the North American Chiltepin pepper, both due to their small round shape and because they’re widely spread by birds.

Okay – I’ve had hot sauce with these in it before – aye yay yay! Very hot. Let’s go for it!

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

I really like the ‘special’ noodles – they’re a bit flatter than the usual.

Not many packets in this one – here’s the liquid seasoning…

There’s quite a bit of the stuff, too.

Here’s the veggie packet – very full!

See that red thing? Yep – that’s the chilli pepper!

Finished (click image to enlarge). I added a bit of the veggies we got from the local produce stand which my wife turned into a stir fry mix for me (thanks again, honey!), a half of a lime, a fried egg that I did up in a star-shaped cookie cutter with some Huy Fong Sriracha and a little Krazy Mixed Up Salt on top. Oh – and a bit of kizami shoga (pickled ginger) and beef. So what was the first thing I did? Yeah – I put that chilli pepper in my mouth. Oh man that’s some serious heat! That sucker means business!  Only one of them though – although one’s enough for me – the heat lasted during the whole meal! The noodles were great and the flavor was sweet and spicy. This was good stuff! I can’t imagine if I hadn’t pulled that little pepper out and had found it at a random point. Good stuff – 4.25 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 089686040692 .

A Bird’s Eye chilli pepper eating competition – oy!

Tourism video