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#2839: Yum Yum Authentic Thai Style Instant Noodles Tom Yum Shrimp Creamy Flavour

#2839: Yum Yum Authentic Thai Style Instant Noodles Tom Yum Shrimp Creamy Flavour

Oh man tom yum. I really like tom yum as lot – especially the creamy stuff. Here’s a little about it from Wikipedia –

Tom yum or tom yam (UK: /ˌtɒm ˈjæm/ or /ˌtɒm ˈjʌm/US: /ˌtɑːm ˈjɑːm/;[2] Thaiต้มยำRTGStom yampronounced [tôm jām] (About this sound listen)) is a type of hot and sour Thai soup,[2] usually cooked with shrimp (prawn).[3] Tom yum has its origin in Thailand. In recent years,[when?] tom yam has been popularised around the world.

The words “tom yam” are derived from two Thai words. Tom refers to the boiling process, while yam refers to a Thai spicy and sour salad. Indeed, tom yum is characterised by its distinct hot and sour flavours, with fragrant spices and herbs generously used in the broth. The basic broth is made of stock and fresh ingredients such as lemongrasskaffir lime leaves, galangallime juice, fish sauce, and crushed chili peppers.

Commercial tom yum paste is made by crushing all the herb ingredients and stir frying in oil. Seasoning and other preservative ingredients are then added. The paste is bottled or packaged and sold around the world. Tom yum flavored with the paste may have different characteristics from that made with fresh herb ingredients. The soup often includes meats such as chicken, beef, pork, or shrimp.

Yeah this sounds good today – let’s check it out!

Yum Yum Authentic Thai Style Instant Noodles Tomyum Shrimp Creamy Flavour – Thailand

#2839: Yum Yum Authentic Thai Style Instant Noodles Tom Yum Shrimp Creamy Flavour

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains fish, chicken, and shrimp. To prepare, add everything to a bowl and add 360ml boiling water. Cover for 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2839: Yum Yum Authentic Thai Style Instant Noodles Tom Yum Shrimp Creamy Flavour

The noodle block.

#2839: Yum Yum Authentic Thai Style Instant Noodles Tom Yum Shrimp Creamy Flavour

The soup base sachet.

#2839: Yum Yum Authentic Thai Style Instant Noodles Tom Yum Shrimp Creamy Flavour

A light powder.

#2839: Yum Yum Authentic Thai Style Instant Noodles Tom Yum Shrimp Creamy Flavour

A paste sachet.

#2839: Yum Yum Authentic Thai Style Instant Noodles Tom Yum Shrimp Creamy Flavour

Thick stuff.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added coriander, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, and shrimp. The noodles are what I would expect from a Thai variety. They are on the thin side and have a crumble which is indicative of the region’s variants – a nice crumble I might add. The broth has a spicy and lemongrass hit to it and some savory shrimp in there too. A good tom yum. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8852018102021.

#2839: Yum Yum Authentic Thai Style Instant Noodles Tom Yum Shrimp Creamy Flavour

Yum Yum, Jumbo, Instant Noodles, Tom Yam Kung Creamy Flavour, net weight 67 g (Pack of 6 pieces)

A TV spot for Yum Yum noodles.

#2500: The Ramen Rater Select Supreme Creamy Tom Yum Noodle

TO EVERYONE ASKING ABOUT THIS ONE – THIS PRODUCT WON’T BE COMING OUT. SORRY TO DISAPPOINT. SOMEDAY I’LL COME OUT WITH MY OWN INSTANT NOODLE. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT.

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Well folks, here it is. This is what I’ve been working on for over a year now. As you will see from a lot of the text on the package, it’s still has a couple of loose ends to tie up – a couple typos and the cooking instructions are a little off. It’s my fault really; I wish I spoke Chinese… Really should learn someday. But it’ll get there.

Also there’s the label on there that says it contains crustaceans – there’s no shrimp or prawn in it.  Basically, I think this means that this would be suitable for vegetarians (correct me if I’m wrong) – which is an added bonus.

I should mention that this is really strange. I’ve reviewed a lot of instant noodles – 2,499 before this one. I really love how this tastes – it came out exactly as I wanted which is all I could ever ask for. I want to thank Steven Chong for working with me on this – it’s been a long year of trial and error until we got to this point – thanks for your hard work, bro!

So, you might have some questions – let me answer them for you, anticipating what they may be:

Q> Where can I get The Ramen Rater Select?
A> Yeah – I wish I had an answer for you today. I can say when I do I will absolutely let you know, but for now we have a little bit more to do. Not a lot. How it works is we get a product all ready and then the company will get orders from distributors. If they don’t buy it,. you won’t get to try it. So the more you yell and scream to get this, the faster it will be available.
Q> Okay great but will The Ramen Rater Select  be in my country?
A> If you are in Southeast Asia, chances are that they will be too. As for North America, it may take a little longer, but seeing as these don’t contain any meat or fish, that should get it out even quicker. I’m hoping a distributor in the US will be interested in getting it on Amazon as well, which increases accessibility to everyone around here so that’s a plus.
Q> Who’s going to rate YOUR ramen?
A> This is one of my favorite questions I was asked – and I do have an answer! Samples are currently being sent to 4 reviewers – they’re in South Korea, Malaysia, Australia and Germany. I’ve asked them to be honest – these are all friends and I trust that they’ll be unbiased, but I figured I should mention that first. It’s pretty hard being an instant noodle reviewer and not knowing the other instant noodle reviewers – we have a kind of odd kinship; more like the fellowship of the noodles. This review you’re looking at of course is 5 stars – I love this stuff. However, it will never be on a top ten list as that would just be wrong.
Q> Can you make a Gluten Free/Non-Spicy/Low-Carb…
A> So to be honest, it takes a lot of time to make a change. Ingredients have to be sourced, packaging changed, etc etc etc. I would have thought the same thing – hey a little more of this – that’s no easy task when it comes to something mass-produced. But if you have any suggestions, I’d love to hear them.
Q> Will this be on your Top Ten?
A> No. Reviewing my own noodles and saying they’re the best – I mean I think they are but will let you be the judge.

It’s time. The Ramen Rater Select is gets it’;s first look today! Let’s have a peek at this dream and give it a thorough view!

Ramen Rater Select Supreme Creamy Tom Yum Noodle – Malaysia

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Here’s detail of the box (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodle block to a pot of boiling water and cook for 7 minutes. Drain, saving 300-380ml water (less water, thicker and stronger, more water thinner but still strong). Return water and noodles to pot. Add sachet content and cook 1 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

I recorded this cooking video over the weekend in the frontyard of my childhood home in Anacortes, Washington. I thought that it would be neat to do the video up there since that’s where my whole noodle journey began! Lot of little things getting in the way though – first off it was windy and that made for things falling over a lot! Second, the sun kept moving (or rather the Earth did) causing shadows to run amok. I’m thinking I’ll probably do another video as time goes on. I think I’ll be doing another video and showing garnish I’ll add to it in the near future. I want to thank Susan Lienesch (my sister) and Andy Lienesch (my son) for all the help making this video

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The noodle block. Non-CMO, non-fried organic low-fat noodles. That’s a mouthful!

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The dry base sachet.

#2500: The Ramen Rater Select Supreme Creamy Tom Yum Noodle - Malaysia - The Ramen Rater - Hans Lienesch - instant noodles - ramen - tom yam - noodles

Has a sweet coconut scent.

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The tom yum paste sachet.

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Thick and oily with a really nice scent.

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The solid ingredients –

#2500: The Ramen Rater Select Supreme Creamy Tom Yum Noodle - Malaysia - The Ramen Rater - Hans Lienesch - instant noodles - ramen - tom yam - noodles

Tofu puff and long bean. Tofu puff has a lot of protein.

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Finished (click to enlarge). Added 31-44ct shrimp, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts and coriander. These noodles are chewy and thick. They are a lot like the standard  yellow noodle you’d find in a hawker stall in Malaysia, however chewier and slightly lighter gauge. The broth is thick – the coconut milk powder marries to the tom yum paste in such a way that you get many elements – sweet, spicy, lemongrass and more. The long bean and tofu come out very nice – all around a filling bowl of noodles I’m proud to call The Ramen Rater Select on. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9555851500076.

Meet The Manufacturer: Product Samples From Tat Hui 1

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This big box was sent by the folks at Tat Hui, makers of KOKAS brand instant noodles in Singapore. A few years ago, I saw an article in a news feed about KOKA products at a trade show in the United States and it hit me: maybe I should contact the guy they mentioned. I also thought maybe I could interview him and ask some questions about instant noodles. This is how the whole Meet The Manufacturer concept was born.

This is the 15th year of The Ramen Rater and I thought why not do a new Meet The Manufacturer with Tat Hui. These are all non-export items, unlike the original which were all ones found in the United States. Let’s take a look at what they sent!

Tat Hui Product Samples 1 – Singapore

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Under the lid: a box!

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Not just one box (click to enlarge) but three!

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Pack versions (click to enlarge) and couple of cups.

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Creamy (click to enlarge) varieties in cups.

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More cups and rice noodle bowls (click to enlarge). Thank you very much – looking forward to trying them all!

Meet The Manufacturer: Interview With Tat Hui Foods Pte. Ltd.

Meet The Manufacturer: Interview With Tat Hui Foods Pte. Ltd.

Interview With Tat Hui * Product Samples From Tat Hui 1 * Product Samples From Tat Hui 2KOKA Signature Chicken Flavor Instant NoodlesKOKA Silk Spicy Marinara Instant Rice FettuccineKOKA Delight Laksa Singapura Flavor Instant Non-Fried NoodlesKOKA Creamy Soup With Crushed Noodles Curry FlavorKOKA Signature Stir-Fry Original Flavor Instant NoodlesKOKA Seafood Flavor Instant NoodlesKOKA Delight Tomato Flavor Instant Non-Fried NoodlesKOKA Purple Wheat Noodles Chili & Lime FlavorKOKA Delight Spicy Black Pepper Flavor Instant Non-Fried NoodlesKOKA Signature Laksa Singapura Flavor Instant NoodlesKOKA Delight Spicy Sesame Instant Non-Fried NoodlesKOKA Silk Beef Pho Flavor Instant Rice FettuccineKOKA Creamy Soup With Crushed Noodles Sweet Corn FlavorKOKA Signature Spicy Singapore Fried Noodles Instant NoodlesKOKA Instant Noodles Chicken Satay Flavour

I found the KOKA products on Instagram recently and thought hey – it’s the 15th anniversary of The Ramen Rater, I thought I should try and reach out and see if they’d like to do a Meet The Manufacturer. They did a while back – they were the first company to do one actually! Back then, I reviewed export versions available in the United States. This time around, they’re varieties sold in Singapore. I had the chance to interview the Marketing Team of Tat Hui Foods Pte. Ltd.

Interview With Tat Hui Foods Pte. Ltd. – Singapore

THE RAMEN RATER> Thank you for taking part in Meet The Manufacturer! To start the interview, can you tell me about the history and founding of Tat Hui?

TAT HUI> The founder of Tat Hui Foods Pte Ltd, Mr Lim Hi Lay laid the first foundations to
KOKA in 1985. He was eager to share the rich culture and unique character of
Singaporean cuisine with the rest of the world through his humble instant noodles. Our
products were first introduced to Asian grocery markets in the US, Europe, and Australia,
followed by mainstream market exposure in Europe and the Middle East.

TRR> What was the first product you manufactured?

TAT HUI> KOKA Original Instant Noodles. This is the range that continues to be the most popular amongst overseas markets.

TRR> Your headquarters are in Singapore. What is life like there?

TAT HUI> The air-conditioning is constantly on in our office, given the heat and humidity in
Singapore. In this office, you’ll find a considerable proportion of employees who’ve been with us throughout the years, the old guard if you will, working with new blood to
constantly keep up with the ever-changing needs of consumers today.

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

TAT HUI> We have six different ranges available: Original, Signature (No MSG), Delight (Nonfried, No MSG), Silk (Rice Noodles), Purple Wheat and Creamy Soup.

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

TAT HUI> On average, we produce around 320 million packs every year.

TRR> Do you make varieties suitable for Vegetarians? Vegans?

TAT HUI> Yes, we do have noodles suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans. If you’re interested in a particular flavor, just refer to the packaging or visit our website:
http://www.kokanoodles.com/ to confirm that it is appropriate for vegetarians/vegans.

TRR> Why the name Tat Hui?

TAT HUI> Tat Hui is derived from the company’s name in mandarin : 达辉 which can be translated as ‘to achieve brilliance’.

TRR> Why the name KOKA?

TAT HUI> KOKA is derived from our brand name in mandarin (可口, meaning delicious); it is a
play on the phonetic pronunciation in mandarin – which is pronounced something like
kuh-kouw.

TRR> Many of your products are non-fried. How are they produced then?

TAT HUI> Our non-fried noodles go through a steaming and baking process instead of the
conventional way of deep frying the noodle cakes. This enables us to provide consumers
with an alternative which is much lower in fat content.

TRR> What kind of noodles do you use in your products? What are the differences between
them?

TAT HUI> We have traditional instant noodles, wholegrain noodles, purple wheat noodles and rice noodles.

TRR> What are the benefits of the purple noodles you produce?

TAT HUI> In addition to being lower in fat, KOKA Purple Wheat Noodles provide 3 times more
antioxidants than red grapes. These antioxidants are known as anthocyanins, which is naturally present in purple grains.

TRR> How does your noodle making process differ from other instant noodle
manufacturers?

TAT HUI> The way we do our fried noodles is similar to other brands but we are using a different process when it comes to our fat-free noodles which has a softer and smoother texture. This in turn, will also reduce the cooking time for our consumers.

TRR> Is the purple noodle process different from other instant noodles you produce?

TAT HUI> Our Purple Wheat noodles are non-fried and steam-baked, just like our Delight range.

TRR> A lot of people are concerned with their sodium intake. How would you recommend
people enjoy your product and do you take this into consideration during production/R&D?

TAT HUI> Yes, we have to take this into consideration during R&D. If people want to restrict their
sodium intake, they can further reduce the amount of seasoning they add into the noodles
and we would encourage them to add more vegetables or fish for a well-balanced meal!

TRR> Does your company involve itself with local community or participate in charities?

TAT HUI> Yes, we do sponsor charities and various events every year, like overseas disaster relief, non-profit organizations such as Lions Clubs Singapore, various churches and the less fortunate in Singapore.

TRR> Are there any new products coming soon?

TAT HUI> We launched Koka Creamy Soup not long ago; it comes in 6 different flavours:
Mushroom, Chicken, Hot & Sour, Vegetable, Curry and Sweet Corn.

TRR> In what countries are your products popular? Do people enjoy them differently in
different places?

TAT HUI> Our products are popular in over 40 countries around the world, including Europe,
Middle East, Asia and Australia. We often have people emailing us to let us know how much they love our noodles! Yes, we do notice that everyone enjoys their noodles differently; People in Western countries like their noodles dry whereas in Asian countries, they enjoy their noodles either dry or with a full bowl of soup. We have shared some creative and tasty creations from fans around the world on our Facebook and Instagram as well. Do search for #KokaMoments 😉

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

TAT HUI> We asked around in the office and we got some really interesting answers for you!
Mun Hin – Vegetables (especially carrots) and a dash of pepper
Kat – All types of vegetables!
Nat – Vegetables, tofu and eggs
Ms Leow – Fresh vegetables and eggs
Feng Lan – Seafood (Especially with Tom Yum flavor instant noodles)
Sharon – IKEA meatballs and a braised egg

THE RAMEN RATER> Thank you for this opportunity for myself and my readers to learn more about Tat Hui and KOKA products!

#2235: Fashion Food Tom Yum Shrimp Creamy Flavour Instant Noodles

It’s been a really really long time since I’ve reviewed any of these FF bowls. My friend Matt B. was saying he got one and really liked it, and so I found this one to try out. Let’s have a look!

Detail of a side panel (click to enlarge). I hoped I could scan this one but had no luck as you can see! Here’s the nutrition info. Contains shrimp. To prepare, add in all sachet contents to bowl and add boiling water to fill line. Cover for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

An included fork!

The noodle block in it’s own bag.

The dry seasonings.

A very light powder.

The solid ingredients sachet.

Looks like spring onion, crab stick and carrot.

A liquid sachet.

Spicy stuff!

Finished (click to enlarge). This one steeped in it’s own plastic bowl, and in the past I’ve found these things to be kind of gimmicky – hey – it comes with a plastic bowl and lid. Well, I did like this one. The noodles steeped well and came out with a good chew and tension. The broth has a nice creamy tom yum taste to it as well. I do have to say though that carrot and crab stick seemed a little weird in this, but all in all it wasn’t bad. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.   EAN bar code 8850412271500.

Instant Noodle Bowl Tom Yum (Creamy Shrimp Flavor) – 2.3oz (Pack of 12)

A man walks around a convention in Chiangmai.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2124: 7 Select Nissin Instant Noodles Tom Yum Seafood Creamy Flavour King Cup

Today, we bid farewell to this Meet The Manufacturer series. This is a special one made for 7-Eleven in Thailand! Let’s have a close look as wel say goodbye to Nissin Thailand – for now.

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains shrimp. To prepare, add in all sachets and fill to line with boiling water. Cover for 3 minutes. stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

An included fork!

The noodle block.

The dry soup base sachet.

A light powder.

The solid ingredients sachet.

Looks like seafood!

A liquid sachet.

Looks like a spicy paste.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Dodo fish ball, shrimp and crab claw fish cake. The noodles were good – very standard gauge and light chewiness. the broth was indeed a tom yum – it had a slightly bitter finish to it I found perplexing. The supplied bits of seafood were very nice. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8852528002330.

Tomica town – Seven-Eleven

A pretty comprehensive trip through a 7 Eleven in Bangkok.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2118: Nissin Chilli Noodles Tom Yum Shrimp Creamy Soup Flavour

Creamy shrimp tom yum is one of my favorite flavors of Thailand – definitely my favorite of the tom yum varieties. It looks,amazing, tastes amazing from the strong tom yum flavors and has that cream… Ahhh! Let’s check this one out – with a noodle that has chilli infused into it!

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains shrimp. To prepare, add boiling water to fill line and steep for 3 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

An included fork!

The noodle block.

Some of the loose ingredients from the cup.

The paste sachet.

Has a strong scent.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, coriander, chilli flake and shrimp. The noodles are round and thin. They say that they have chilli in the noodles, and I definitely wouldn’t argue with that. As for the broth – it looks very nice and has a strong heat and bright flavors. The egg bits hydrated perfectly. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8852528003368.

Instant Noodles Spicy Tom Yum Shrimp Flavour Nissin Chilli Noodle (Bag Type) 55g.

A Nissin Thailand TV commercial for their Nissin Chilli Noodle line.

The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Thai Instant Noodles Of All Time 2016 Edition

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Thai Instant Noodles Of All Time 2016 Edition

The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Thai Instant Noodles Of All Time 2016 Edition really has been a long time coming. After trying over 150 different Thai instant noodles throughout the years, I thought it was about time for a Top Ten Thailand list. If there is one thing that is ubiquitous when Thailand is mentioned, it’s tom yum – whose flavors figure strongly in this list. So print out a copy and run to your local Asian grocery and get some tasty Thai noodles! Hopefully there will be a 2017 edition of Top Ten Thai Instant Noodles as well – if you are an instant noodle manufacturer in Thailand, please contact me about doing a spotlight of your products! Also, I’ve decided that I will be sharing the add-ons I use in each variety here – note that all tasting/reviewing is done PRIOR to anything being added out of fairness. Hope you enjoy the first ever The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Thai Instant Noodles Of All Time 2016 Edition.

#10: Mama Instant Noodles Moo Nam Tok Flavour

MAMA Instant Noodles Moo Nam Tok

Added mint leaf, green nira, coriander, lettuce, and sauteed pork, red bell pepper, sweet onion and garlic with a dash of soy sauce. The noodles came out just perfectly as they usually do – they don’t get too full of water and have a very nice gauge and feel. The broth has a spicy and heavily spiced flavor with some heat to it – very rich and strong flavors. I liked it a lot Original review

#9: Wai Wai Quick Zabb Tom Yum Shrimp Flavour Instant Noodles

WaiWai Quick Zabb Tom Yum Instant Noodle

Added shrimp, fishball, sliced green onion, bell pepper, sweet onion and lime. The noodles are just right for tom yum with a nice texture and crumble. The broth is a slap in the face of strong spiciness and has a very nice citrus and shrimp flavor as well. The spiciness is almost ‘crisp,’ if that makes sense. Original review

#8: Little Cook Instant Noodles Shrimp Tom Yum Flavour Cup

Little Cook Instant Noodles Tom Yum Cup

Added mung bean sprouts, shrimp and coriander. The noodles were thin as you would expect in most cups with a bit of a crumble to them. The broth was extremely good – everything was there – heat, lemongrass and a good flavor. Original review

#7: Mama Instant Cup Noodles Seafood Pad Kee Mao Flavour Cup

MAMA Extreme Pad Kee Mao Instant Noodles Cup

Added coriander, sliced squid, mung bean sprouts, sweet onion, shrimp, seafood flavored tofu and Jane’s Krazy Mixed Up Pepper seasoning. The noodles are thin and light with a decent little bounce to them. They aren’t like the ones you’d experience in MAMA Tom Yum packs that are pre-seasoned with a nice crumble, but different. The flavor is really quite good and can be summed as kind of a sweet seafood taste with a great bite of spiciness and then this lingering flavor from the holy basil. It’s got a really different flavor I wish was present more often instant noodle varieties. The dehydrated carrot and seafood hydrated very nicely. This was a very pleasant surprise! Original review

#6: Yum Yum Premier Bowl Instant Noodles Suki Flavour

YumYum Suki Instant Noodles Premier Bowl

Added green Thai chillies from Dwayne B., Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, boiled pork for hot pot, carved squid, white onion, coriander, tofu puff, lime and Sriraja Panich Chilli Sauce from Michael over at EastLand Foods. The noodles hydrated well with a hint of crumble that works. The broth is fascinating; it has a kind of lime and tamarind kind of flavor to it with a little heat and garlic as well. The retort pouch had some nice pork and little balls which reminded me of fishball which really added a lot of nice texture and flavor. Original review

#5: Mama Instant Rice Noodle Soup Spicy Shrimp Flavour

MAMA Tom Yum Goong Spicy Shrimp Rice Noodles

Added coriander, fish ball, white onion and mung bean sprouts. The noodles are very good – broad in nature and light in chew. They’re slippery, so I found that using kitchen scissors to make a couple crosscuts through the mass of noodles in the pot made them easier to navigate. The broth is really good – has a spicy and lemongrass flavor with a nice shrimp hit, plus a nice sweetness as well I wasn’t expecting. The little shrimp are in there as well, which hydrated quite nicely. Very pleased with this one Original review

#4: Yum Yum Jumbo Instant Noodles Tom Yum Kung Creamy Flavour

Yum Yum Jumbo Tom Yum Kung Creamy Instant Noodles

Added shrimp, fish balls, mung bean sprouts, lime and coriander. The noodles are very nice – thin and have a very light chew with just the faint hint of crumble to them. The broth is amazingly good – spicy, lemongrass, shrimp and a beautiful color to boot. Original review

#3: Mama Instant Noodles Shrimp Creamy Tom Yum Flavour

MAMA Shrimp Creamy Tom Yum

Added shrimp, Thai chillies, mung bean sprouts, white onion and coriander. The noodles hydrated very nicely, with that trademark gauge and slight crumble that MAMA noodles always have. The broth is spectacular – brilliant looking and with a slightly sweet, spicy, lemongrassy, shrimpy, creamy balance that’s just superb. Love this stuff! Original review

#2: Mama Instant Noodles Yentafo Tom Yum Mohfai

MAMA Instant Noodles Tom Yum Mohfai Yentafo

Added fish balls, sweet onion, Fresno chilli pepper and green onion. The noodles are the standard ‘brown noodle’ that MAMA makes – they have a bit of seasoning and have a firm yet agreeably crumbly texture. The broth has a light spiciness and sweetness to it with just a skosh of heartiness from the oil that works perfectly. I was extremely pleased with this one – extremely. Original review

#1: Mama Oriental Style Instant Noodles Green Curry Flavour

MAMA Instant Noodles Green Curry

Added shrimp, green nira, mung bean sprouts and coriander. The noodles are thin and plentiful with a good texture and chewiness. The broth has a really nice heat to it and more than I expected. The flavor is a very nice green curry. Excellent! Original review

#1925: Prima Juzz’s Mee Creamy Chicken Flavour

This is the third and final variety of the Juzz’s Mee I got from Prima a while back. So far, the other two were extremely good and I’ve been looking forward to this one. I’ve always been fond of creamy chicken instant noodles – a couple companies here in the Us have made creamy chicken variants that have been some of the best chicken varieties I’ve tried. I’m very curious about a Singaporean take on creamy chicken – so let’s have a look!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodles to 380ml boiling water and cook 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add in sachet contents. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

A powder sachet.

The chicken soup base.

A second sachet.

Non-dairy creamer.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added hard boiled egg and chicken baked with Johnny’s Chicken Seasoning and BonCabe Level 10 rubber into it at 375 degrees for 45 minutes. The noodles are great – flat and have a great chewiness. The broth is indeed creamy chicken; almost cream of chicken which is especially appreciated; great thickness and flavor. The interesting thing is the inclusion of what were like little meaty floaters in there – like TVP meat and it was very good. My  new favorite creamy chicken! 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8886350068103.

Here’s the one that’s been on my top ten list for a few years – Prima Taste Singapore Curry Lamian Noodles, 26 Ounce

A short news piece about Prima Taste’s newer products.

An Early Christmas Present From Prima Taste

A big box came today! I was expecting one from Prima Taste of Singapore – they have a couple new varieties I’ve been curious to try – let’s see what’s inside!

Wow – a nice looking box! And a card…

Click to enlarge. Wow – thank you very much!

I hate to open it – it’s so nicely wrapped… Okay – I’ll open it 🙂

What have we here?

A Christmas outfit for Miles! Plus, it fits! Thank you!

Another gift!

Very fancy chopsticks and rests – one is a cock and the other a dragon! That’s it – I’m going to have to start getting better at using chopsticks!

So here are some noodles. The one on the left has been on my top ten list for years now – but the one on the right is new – it’s made with 51% wholegrain flour.

They’ve also done this with the curry – I’m very interested and curious how these will be!

I was aware of the new La Mian wholegrain varieties, but never heard about these before. These are called Juzz’s Mee – they’re special flat noodles and come in original spicy, curry and creamy chicken – I’ll be reviewing these soon!

A little thumbdrivwe with videos on how to cook everything! Thank you to everyone at Prima Taste – this was a very nice gift and I really appreciate it! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you!

#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.

I used to live in Edmonds, WA which is the home of the whole Rick Steves empire! Rick Steves Amsterdam & the Netherlands

An advertisement for iMee.

#1749: Yum Yum Jumbo Instant Noodles Tom Yum Kung Creamy Flavour

Here’s another one I found at the 7-11 in Bangkok during my trip in May. I’m going to guess this may be a little spicy, judging by the eye with the teardrop. Hey – no crying in baseball – or instant noodles! Time to take this one on! Let’s check it out!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Contains shrimp and fish. To prepare, add noodles and seasoning sachet contents to 360ml boiling water and cook for 2-3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

Has a shrimp scent.

A paste sachet.

Has a nice spicy and lemongrass scent.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added shrimp, fish balls, mung bean sprouts, lime and coriander. The noodles are very nice – thin and have a very light chew with just the faint hint of crumble to them. The broth is amazingly good – spicy, lemongrass, shrimp and a beautiful color to boot. Excellent! 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.   EAN bar code 8850250002864.

Yum Yum Jumbo, Instant Noodles, Tom Yum Kung Creamy Flavour, 402 g (67 g x 6)

A Yum Yum Tom Yum Kung TV advertisement.