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#1783: iMee Instant Noodles Creamy Tom Yum Shrimp Flavour

Here’s another one that was sent to me by James B. from The Netherlands – thanks! So this one is made in Thailand but definitely for the Dutch market. Tom yum is a classic Thai soup flavor, but what makes creamy tom yum creamy? Traditionally, when a creamy tom yum is made, the ‘cream’ doesn’t come from a dairy product, but from boiling the shrimp heads. It has a creamy look to the broth.

I asked this guy next to me what pack I should review today. Being 3 weeks old, I’m sure he wasn’t really deciding, but he whacked the tom yum before the Japanese one, so I went with that.

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Contains crustacean. To prepare, add noodle block to a bowl and then add 320ml boiling water. Cover and steep for 4 minutes. Add contents of sachets. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block – a little dinged up from it’s long journey.

A dual sachet.

A dry powder with a shrimp scent.

A paste with the familiar spicy and lemongrass scent.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added red chillies, coriander, shrimp flavor Dodo fishballs, Cosmo Salad mung beans sprouts and lime. The noodles hydrated very nicely – a good texture – soft and giving. The broth was absolutely perfecto – spicy, lemongrassy and shrimpy. Nice look to it as well. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8858829601128.

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#1598: MAMA Cup Rice Vermicelli Shrimp Creamy Tom Yum

Here’s a new one I found a couple days back locally! I’m really excited – going to go visit Thai President Foods’ and President Rice Products’ in May! I’ll have more info on the trip soon! This product is made from rice vermicelli. It sounds very interesting – the wheat noodle version made the top ten list in the past – let’s check this rice vermicelli version out!

 Here’s the import/distributor’s sticker (click image to enlarge).

 Here’s detail of the side panels (click image to enlarge). Contains shrimp). To prepare, open lid partially and remove fork and sachet. Add in sachet contents and add boiling water to line. Cover and steep for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

 Detail of the lid (click image to enlarge).

Included fork!

The rice noodle block.

The powder seasoning.

Has a great tom yum scent.

Seasoned oil.

Can smell the lemongrass!

The solid ingredients sachet.

Lotsa shrimp!


Finished (click image to enlarge). Added shrimp, coriander, mung bean sprouts, lime and Huy Fong Sriracha chilli sauce. The rice vermicelli is very thin and light. As always, I like it best cut with a pair of kitchen scissors. Good stuff! The broth has that same shrimp creamy tom yum flavor as the wheat version – good heat, lemongrass and shrimp taste. The added veg and shrimp hydrated really well and had great texture. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8851876000050.

Instant MAMA Rice Vermicelli Noodles Shrimp Creamy Tom Yum Flavor – 6 Cups

Whoa – MAMA Sailor Moon! Maybe I’ll be able to pick some of these up in Thailand!