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#1736: Mamee Monster Snek Mi Perisa Pedas

The last time I got samples from Mamee Doubledecker, they sent quite a few things along. They sent two of these ten packs of Mamee Monster as well! This is a new flavor – Pedas. Pefas means spicy! Let’s have a look at this one – and look – there’s a prize inside!

Here’s the back of the ten pack bag (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, take a pack and crush it while closed. Open and sprinkle one of the sopplied seasoning sachets into the pack. Close and shake it up. Enjoy!

One of the individual packs.

The noodle block.

A little seasoning sachet.

A small amount of powder for the little packs.

They sent two of the ten packs, so I got two different dinosaurs!

The front and back of the card. It says you can put the dinosaur in water and it’ll grow really big after a few days!

I’m thinking a Stegosaurus on the left and a Brontosaurus on the right? Not sure – been a while since I was a kid though…

After a full week in water, they got pretty big! Indeed, it was fun to have a look at their growth every day – 5 stars for fun!

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added almonds, mango, banana chips and peanuts. I really like the crunch of the noodles; they seem a little different than the other Mamee Monster varieties; they’re really crispy, but maybe have a little more give to them. They have a nice spicy flavor to them which was great and a little bit of sweetness and more spiciness from the seasoning. As far as a snack goes, this gets 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9555022304786.

Mamee Monster Noodle Snack (Chicken Flavor / 10-ct) – 10.58oz

A Mamee Monster TV commercial showing a different little bonus that came in the 10 packs.

#1720: Mamee Chef Lontong Flavour

I’m always searching around the Internet and checking up on different instant noodle companies to see if they’ve got something new coming to the market! I saw that Mamee Chef has just released this new Lontong Flavour variety and asked if I could get some samples – and I did!  So, what’s this Lontong all about? Here’s what the nice folks at Mamee Chef had to say about it:

Lontong is a popular dish among Malays, made of compressed rice cake wrapped inside a banana leaf found in Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore. It is commonly called nasi himpit (“pressed rice”) that goes with a coconut based soup. The dish is more like a vegetable stew with chopped cabbage, turnip and carrots. It is one of the Muslims’ favourite traditional Raya dish that comes with a variety of cooking style namely Lontong Johor, Lontong Lodeh, Lontong Sotong and so forth. The overall taste of lontong is bland and neutral, it depends on other ingredients to give taste through spices and sauces. They include things such as fried tempeh, fried tofu, boiled eggs, dried cuttlefish sambal, fried spicy shredded coconut (serunding kelapa), fried chicken etc.

The highlight of the product is Dato’ Chef Ismail’s Lontong paste that makes our Lontong has the authentic flavor, which makes Mamee Chef Lontong as close to the real dish as possible. I have attached the press release for your better understanding on Mamee Chef Lontong. Hope you enjoy the Mamee Chef Lontong as much as we do!

Definitely sounds interesting! Let’s open this cup of the new Mamee Chef Lontong Flavour!

Here’s detail of the side panels (click image to enlarge). Contains prawn. To prepare, empty sachets into cup and add 350ml boiling water. Cover and let steep for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click image to enlarge).

An included fork!

The noodle block.

A dry sachet.

Soup base powder and garnish in one.

A sachet of non dairy creamer.

A very light powder.

The paste sachet.

This one smells absolutely wonderful!

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added fried tofu, shrimp, Chinese long bean, white onion, mung bean sprouts and hard boiled egg. The noodles came out exceptionally well and perfectly hydrated. The gauge was good and had a decent chew to them. The broth is first off a lot of fun to look at; the red and cream colors are really good looking. The broth has a creamy and spicy taste with lots of nice pieces of pepper ring floating in it. This was top notch stuff – 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9555022304748.

Authentic Recipes from Malaysia (from Amazon) Authentic Recipes from Malaysia presents over 62 easy-to-follow recipes with detailed descriptions of Malaysian cooking methods and ingredients, enabling you to reproduce the exotic flavors of Malaysia in your own kitchen.

A video from The Rakyat Post of a recent press conference featuring Mamee Chef Lontong Flavour.

New Product Samples From Mamee Chef

During my trip to Malaysia, I got a notification that I had a package from Malaysia back at my apartment! It was kind of funny; when we were in Kuala Lumpur’s airport, we saw DHL jetys on the tarmac – could be the same ones that brought these my way! These are brand new Mamee Chef varieties! Let’s look inside!

This is a first – I’ve seen CBP/USDA open a box and inspect individual packs, but not inspect the content of an individual pack before. At least they only did this with one of them.

Gold Recipe eh? This stuff must be really good – I’m a huge fan of their Tom Yum and Curry Laksa and they don’t say Gold Recipe. Hmm!

Ah – now check this out. So they’re both the same flavor, but one has regular gauge instant noodles (which they call Mi Tarik) and these here have superfine rice noodles (called bihun). Now, one thing I found in Malaysia was that a lot of the time in a noodle soup, you’d find the regular gauge yellow noodles and then a small amount of the bihun playing in there too. I’ll be giving these a try soon! Thank you very much!

Meet The Manufacturer: #1362: Mamee Mi Segera Perisa Kari

Today’s the last of the Mamee Double-Decker Meet The Manufacturer. It’s been really neat trying all these varieties – not a single re-review – really shows how few of their products I’d tried previusly. Today I thought I’d go with one of my favorite all time flavors in the world – curry. There are so many different takes on curry in the world – Malaysian, Singaporean, Japanese, South Korean, Indian and British to name a few. Let’s check this one out as we bid a fond farewell to this 15 day journey through some of Mamee’s products.

The back of the package (click image top enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add the noodle block to 400ml of boiling water and cook for two minutes. Add contents of the soup base sachet and stir. Enjoy!

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

Smells like rich curry!

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added chicken I breaded with a mix of Panko and BonCabe Level 10 chilli seasoning and baked, sweet onion and wonton chips. The noodles are just right – neat gauge and chew. The broth has a very tasty curry flavor without much if any spiciness. This is perfect for the curry lover who doesn’t want their mouth on fire. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 9555022301990.

We end with a video all about Mamee Double-Decker.

Meet The Manufacturer: #1361: Mamee Chef Creamy Tom Yam Flavour

This Meet The Manufacturer has been a lot of fun. Over the last year, I’ve been finding myself enjoying curries and tom yum varieties a lot more, and Mamee makes some great ones. Thisd is the last of the Mamee Chef varieties I have to review – the pack version of the Creamy Tom Yam. I reviewed the cup version a week or so ago. Let’s see how this one fares.

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Contains shrimp. To prepare, add the noodle block and garnish sachet contents to 400ml boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Add the remaining sachet contents and stir. Enjoy!

The noodle block.

The powder soup base sachet.

A light powder.

A liquid ingredient sachet.

Has that really neat satin look to it.

The garnish sachet.

Nice looking veggies and shrimp.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added white shrimp, sweet onion and Fresno chilli pepper. The noodles were excellent – round shape and great chewiness. Definitely premium. The Broth had a strong heat and citrus strength, as well as a beautiful color and richness. The garnish was very nice – well- hydrated shrimp were enjoyable as well as lots of greenery. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  UPC bar code 9555022302904.

An advert for Mamee Chef Creamy Tom Yam Flavour instant noodles.

Meet The Manufacturer: #1360: Mamee Monster BBQ Flavour Snack Noodle

Mamee Monster is a snack noodle. Snack noodles are instant noodles that aren’t cooked, but rather crushed into snack bits and enjoyed as a crunchy snack. I’d always wanted to review them and I got my first chance to try them a few days back when I reviewed the chicken flavor variety. First I’ll show your this, the ten pack and then the individual pack. Let’s check this one out!

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Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, take an individual pack and crush the noodles inside. Sprinkle the seasoning into the bag and shake. Enjoy!

Here’s one of the individual packs.

Here’s the back of an individual pack (click image to enlarge).

The noodle block pre-crushing.

The seasoning comes in small sachets that are joined by perforations.

A small amount of powder.

Finished (click image to enlarge). The noodles are crunchy – very crunchy – and light. The little bit of seasoning isn’t overwhelming and adds a nice touch. Snackwise, 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 9555022301891.

A TV spot for Mamee Monster with Manchester United.

Meet The Manufacturer: #1358: Mamee Mi Segera SLLRRRP! Perencah Asam Laksa

I’ve tried a couple of laksa varieties now and thought I should have a look at this one. There are a few different types of laksa, this one being asam laksa – but what’s asam laksa all about? I consulted Wikipedia and here’s what it had to say:

Asam laksa is a sour, fish-based soup. It is listed at number 7 on World’s 50 most delicious foods complied by CNN Go in 2011.[5] Asam (or asam jawa) is the Malay word for tamarind, which is commonly used to give the stock its sour flavor. It is also common to use asam keping (also known as asam gelugor), dried slices of sour mangosteen, for added sourness. The modern Malay spelling is asam, though the spelling assam is still frequently used.

The main ingredients for asam laksa include shredded fish, normally kembung fish or mackerel, and finely sliced vegetables including cucumber, onions, red chillies, pineapple, lettuce, common mint, “daun kesum” (Vietnamese mint or laksa mint) and pink bunga kantan (torch ginger). Asam laksa is normally served with either thick rice noodles or thin rice noodles (vermicelli). And topped off with “petis udang” or “hae ko” (蝦羔), a thick sweet prawn/shrimp paste.

Sounds interesting! Perhaps a trip to the store to find some mint leaves and mackerel may be in order today. Sounds like fun to me!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Contains fish and crustacean. To prepare, add the noodle block to 350ml boiling water and cook for 2 minutes. Add contents of the seasoning sachet and stir. Enjoy!

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

Has an interesting scent – very curious about this one.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added mint leaves, pineapple, sweet onion, Fresno chilli peppers, cucumber, shredded mackerel, shrimp paste, and ginger (couldn’t find torch ginger so had to compromise with kizami shoga). The noodles are as they were before in these SLLLRRP! varieties – they suck up that broth and have a great texture – very enjoyable. The broth has a very different taste. It’s a bit sour and tart, but it’s pretty darn good. Definitely worth a try! 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 9555022300214.

A neat series of Mamee SLLRRRP! advertisements – these are for the spicy ones!

Meet The Manufacturer: #1357: Mamee Mie Goreng Indonesia Spicy Sambal Flavour

This is the second of the two Mie Goreng Indonesia cup varieties Mamee Double-Decker sent me for Meet The Manufacturer. The first one was really good! This one sounds good too. Sambal is spicy stuff! I like spicy. Today before I do the review, I’m going to trek up to our local Indonesian grocery Waroeng Jajanan. They clued me in about a couple of great additions to mie goreng – Kerapuk Aci and BonCabe! Kerapuk Aci is a big round Indonesian cracker made with tapioca and other ingredients. It’s crunchy and goes really well with mie goreng when I’ve made it in the past. BonCabe is a spicy chilli seasoning – bits of chilli powder, flake, some salt and crunchy bits as well as other spices are in it and it’s great stuff! Off I go to the Indonesian grocery to find some additions…

I’m back! So the area I live in is called the Edmonds International District. Lots of great stores to get stuff for noodles! They put up these new lanterns and signs all over the place – it’s official! Pretty cool. Got what I was looking for at Waroeng Jajanan and so I begin the preparation – let’s give this one a try!

Here are the side panels (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add boiling water to inner line and let sit for 3 minutes. Using the holes in the lid, drain off the water. Add contents of the sachets (powder and liquid) and stir well. Add garnish and enjoy!

Here’s the lid (click image to enlarge).

An included fork! These are neat ones – they slide and click.

The noodle block.

The seasoning powder sachet.

A slightly granular powder.

A dual sachet of oil and sweet soy sauce on the left and chilli sauce on the right.

The liquid ingredients mingling.

The garnish sachet.

Crunchy pieces!

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added Rotary Kerapuk Aci, BonCabe Level 10 chilli seasoning, hard boiled egg, Fresno chilli pepper, sweet onion, ABC Manis Pedas and shrimp. The noodles came out so nicely – they have a great character of chew and whilst not in a broth, they’re not dry after being drained. The flavor is wonderful – spicy and tasty with that sweet-hot kick I love about mie goreng. The crunchy bits rounds everything out soundly. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 9555022301617.

Here’s a TV advert for Mamee Double-Decker Mie Goreng Indonesia.

Meet The Manufacturer: #1355: Mamee Instant Vermicelli Chicken Flavour

Looks like today is going to be one of the nicest weather-wise yet this year. Here in the northwest, it’s been raining. A lot. We had the wettest March on record last month, which has hindered my exercise. I usually take a mile or two walk everyday, but that’s fallen by the wayside as of late. Definitely have been feeling the effects of not walking… So off I go!

I’m back. A good day for walking. Now I’m hungry! Rice vermicelli has one really redeeming quality – it’s very low in fat. If you’re looking for something on the lower calorie side, rice vermicelli is a good thing to check out! Let’s see how this one comes out.

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. to prepare, cook for 2-34 minutes in 400ml boiling water. Add sachet contents and stir. Enjoy! One thing I like to do is use a pair of kitchen scissors to make them into a more manageable length, but that’s just me.

A nest of rice vermicelli.

The powder soup base sachet.

A light flecked powder.

The seasoned oil sachet.

Has an onion scent.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added sweet onion, chicken baked with Lindberg-Snider Red Baron Barbecue seasoning, chives, hard boiled egg and Jane’s Krazy Mixed Up Salt. The noodles are surprisingly gorged with broth and have a nice almost fluffy texture I enjoyed. The broth has a nice chicken flavor – the oil goes a long way in the flavor. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 9555022302140.

An Australian interview at a food show with a Mamee representative.

Meet The Manufacturer: #1354: Mamee Chef Creamy Tom Yam Flavour

In the last year, I’ve got to say I’ve had the fortune to learn about and try a lot of new additions to instant noodles. Most of them have been seafood related – which I’m really lucky to have access to. I’ve gotten many emails asking where to find kamaboko or fish cake etc – I always thought all of those things were easily accessed by all, but as it turns out, I’m lucky to live in an area with lots of Asian grocery stores that specialize in such things. The latest I’ve been really enjoying are fish balls, particularly ones from Singapore that I get at a store that’s a short walk away. I usually only buy a couple, and the seafood counter guys usually look at me a little funny; “5 pounds?” they’ll ask. “No – just five fish balls.” My son and I walked over a couple of weeks ago and he wanted to buy me a whole pound of fish balls which I thought was very nice of him – and so I let him ask them himself. Then, my eight year old boy kind of puffed out his chest and exclaimed “excuse me – I would like one pound of those fish balls please!” Definitely a proud moment for me – sounded so authoritative! When we got home, I boiled some up and let him try – I received a resounding “yuck!” and a look of disgust. At least he tried them – he’s more a fan of macaroni and cheese and pizza, but I try to get him to try new things as much as possible. But I digress. Today’s noodle review will include the last of the fish balls from that trip to the store. I’m going to also follow the microwave instructions for this one, something I don’t usually do. Let’s see how it goes!

Here are the side panels (click image to enlarge). Contains shrimp.

Here’s the lid (click image to enlarge). To prepare, add all sachet contents. Add water to line (approx 350ml) and microwave for ‘at least’ 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

An included fork!

The noodle block.

Powder soup base.

Nice deep color.

Paste sachet.

Has a spicy scent.

The solid ingredient sachet.

Looks like shrimp, green onions and some peppers!

 Finished (click image to enlarge). Added fish balls with BonCabe Level 10 chilli seasoning, coriander (cilantro), sweet onion, chives and Fresno chilli pepper. The noodles came out really well. The ‘at least 3 minutes’ mention in the directions let me play a little bit with the timing, and I would say optimum is a stir at 3 minutes then 30 seconds more. The noodles are just right – nicely cooked and gorged on the broth. The broth is the real star in this one – nice and strong citrus and spicy flavors abound and it has such a nice color to it. The garnish of vegetables and shrimp come out very nicely – the veggies are excellent as is the shrimp. Truly an excellent cup of noodles – 4.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 9555022303284.

Here’s a Mamee video about the Mamee Chef line.

Meet The Manufacturer: #1353: Mamee Instant Noodles Vegetarian Flavour

Today we have a bright green package – vegetarian flavor. It seems most product lines have at least one variety that’s vegetarian. The approximations of what a general ‘vegetable’ tastes like however has differed from brand to brand, from the vile to the exalted tasty treat. This one’s made with the ‘Mi Tarik’ technology at Mamee’s factory. This is where they emulate the technique of hand-pulling noodles with their equipment. Hand pulling noodles is interesting; the chef starts with a long thick roll, doubles it up, flours it, then swings it around a bit. This is repeated, doubling the amount of strands every time until there are a couple hundred noodles. I’ll put a video at the end showing someone doing this. Anyways, let’s give these vegetarian noodles a try!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be vegetarian. To prepare, cook the noodles in 400ml boiling water for 2 minutes. Stir in contents of both sachets and enjoy!

The noodle block.

Soup base sachet.

A light powder.

A liquid ingredient sachet.

Corn oil.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added Chinese long beans, corn, carrots, peas, sweet onion, chives, fried won ton chips my sister brought me back from Hawaii and BonCabe Level 10 chilli seasoning. The noodles are nice and fat and springy. Very good. The flavor broth has a kind of buttery taste to me but with maybe a broccoli or green vegetable aftertaste. It’s quite good – better than expected, what with my experience overall of vegetarian varieties. 3.75 out of 5.0.
stars. UPC bar code 9555022301976.

Here’s a video showing how noodles are hand-pulled.

Meet The Manufacturer: #1352: Mamee Mi Segera SLLRRRP! Perencah Kari Berapi

Mamee makes two extra spicy curry varieties – this one and one called Xtra Pedas which I reviewed a short while back. Of the two, this Berapi is not as spicy, but looks like it’s pack a punch! Curry sounds good – let’s dig in!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, boil 400ml water. Drop the noodle block in and cook for two minutes. Add contents of the seasoning sachet and stir. You’re ready for some curry noodles!

The noodle block.

The lone soup base sachet.

The soup base powder has an absolutely wonderful curry scent.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added tofu puff, hard boiled egg, sweet onion, chives, coriander (cilantro), baked chicken with garlic salt and BonCabe Level 10 chilli seasoning and Fresno chilli peppers. The noodles came out nicely with a decent chew and they really slurped up the broth which I like. The broth has a rich curry flavor and is pretty hearty even though there’s no oil sachet. I liked it a lot! 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 9555022300207.

A Mamee SLLRRP Kari Berapi advertisement.