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#2396: Maggi 2 Minute Noodles Chicken Flavour

#2396: Maggi 2 Minute Noodles Chicken Flavour - Fiji - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Well hello there! Indeed, I rarely have the chance to get instant noodles from Fiji. This is only the second time ever that I’ve had any. Actually, I think the last time was about five years ago when a reader sent a couple varieties. I don’t know a lot about Fiji, so thought I’d consult wikipedia and share some info here:

Fiji has one of the most developed economies in the Pacific due to an abundance of forest, mineral, and fish resources. Today, the main sources of foreign exchange are its tourist industry and sugar exports.[2] The country’s currency is the Fijian dollar. Fiji’s local government, in the form of city and town councils, is supervised by the Ministry of Local Government and Urban Development.[13]

The majority of Fiji’s islands were formed through volcanic activity starting around 150 million years ago. Today, some geothermal activity still occurs on the islands of Vanua Levu and Taveuni.[14] Fiji has been inhabited since the second millennium BC, and was settled first by Austronesians and later by Melanesians, with some Polynesian influences. Europeans visited Fiji from the 17th century,[15] and, after a brief period as an independent kingdom, the British established the Colony of Fiji in 1874. Fiji was a Crown colony until 1970, when it gained independence as a Commonwealth realm.

In a coup in 2006, CommodoreFrank Bainimarama seized power. When the High Court ruled in 2009 that the military leadership was unlawful, PresidentRatuJosefa Iloilo, whom the military had retained as the nominal Head of State, formally abrogated the Constitution and reappointed Bainimarama. Later in 2009, Iloilo replaced as President by Ratu Epeli Nailatikau.[16] After years of delays, a democratic election was held on 17 September 2014. Bainimarama’s FijiFirst party won with 59.2% of the vote, and the election was deemed credible by international observers.[17]

As in many countries around the world, Maggi noodles come from in Fiji. Indeed, I really thought these were from India to be honest! I got them at an Indian grocery near where I live. So let’s have a look at this Maggi 2 Minute Noodles Chicken!

Maggi 2 Minute Noodles Chicken Flavour – Fiji

#2396: Maggi 2 Minute Noodles Chicken Flavour - Fiji - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. First, this is one of the only times I’ve seen an instant noodle require a recipe with additions – not only that, it calls for two packs of noodles. I’m going to guess that the recipe for a simple single package of noodles would go something like this: add noodle block to 400ml boiling water and cook for 2 minutes. Add in soup base sachet. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2396: Maggi 2 Minute Noodles Chicken Flavour - Fiji - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The noodle block.

#2396: Maggi 2 Minute Noodles Chicken Flavour - Fiji - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The soup base sachet.

#2396: Maggi 2 Minute Noodles Chicken Flavour - Fiji - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Has a nice chicken scent.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, grated carrot, hard boiled egg and baked chicken. As with the curry variety I reviewed about ten ago, the noodles have a kind of mushiness but are firm at the same time which makes very little sense, but bear with me. It’s like they collapse when you chew them. However in this one they work. Moreover the broth has a great chicken taste – very comfort food. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9300605109575.

#2386: Maggi 2 Minute Noodles Curry Flavour - Fiji - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Lonely Planet Fiji (Travel Guide)

A TV commercial for Maggi noodles.

#2386: Maggi 2 Minute Noodles Curry

#2386: Maggi 2 Minute Noodles Curry Flavour - Fiji - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Well hello there! Indeed, I rarely have the chance to get instant noodles from Fiji. This is only the second time ever that I’ve had any. Actually, I think the last time was about five years ago when a reader sent a couple varieties. I don’t know a lot about Fiji, so thought I’d consult wikipedia and share some info here:

Fiji has one of the most developed economies in the Pacific due to an abundance of forest, mineral, and fish resources. Today, the main sources of foreign exchange are its tourist industry and sugar exports.[2] The country’s currency is the Fijian dollar. Fiji’s local government, in the form of city and town councils, is supervised by the Ministry of Local Government and Urban Development.[13]

The majority of Fiji’s islands were formed through volcanic activity starting around 150 million years ago. Today, some geothermal activity still occurs on the islands of Vanua Levu and Taveuni.[14] Fiji has been inhabited since the second millennium BC, and was settled first by Austronesians and later by Melanesians, with some Polynesian influences. Europeans visited Fiji from the 17th century,[15] and, after a brief period as an independent kingdom, the British established the Colony of Fiji in 1874. Fiji was a Crown colony until 1970, when it gained independence as a Commonwealth realm.

In a coup in 2006, CommodoreFrank Bainimarama seized power. When the High Court ruled in 2009 that the military leadership was unlawful, PresidentRatuJosefa Iloilo, whom the military had retained as the nominal Head of State, formally abrogated the Constitution and reappointed Bainimarama. Later in 2009, Iloilo replaced as President by Ratu Epeli Nailatikau.[16] After years of delays, a democratic election was held on 17 September 2014. Bainimarama’s FijiFirst party won with 59.2% of the vote, and the election was deemed credible by international observers.[17]

As in many countries around the world, Maggi noodles are made in Fiji. Indeed, I really thought these were from India to be honest! I got them at an Indian grocery near where I live. So let’s have a look at this Maggi 2 Minute Noodles Curry!

Maggi 2 Minute Noodles Curry Flavour – Fiji

#2386: Maggi 2 Minute Noodles Curry Flavour - Fiji - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. First, this is one of the only times I’ve seen an instant noodle require a recipe with additions – not only that, it calls for two packs of noodles. I’m going to guess that the recipe for a simple single package of noodles would go something like this: add noodle block to 400ml boiling water and cook for 2 minutes. Add in soup base sachet. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2386: Maggi 2 Minute Noodles Curry Flavour - Fiji - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The noodle block.

#2386: Maggi 2 Minute Noodles Curry Flavour - Fiji - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The soup base sachet.

#2386: Maggi 2 Minute Noodles Curry Flavour - Fiji - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The seasoning – has a curry scent.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added thin sliced carrot, baked chicken, baby corn, sweet onion and coriander. The noodle were kind of different. They had a kind of mushiness to them. Furthermore, it is kind of nice – made it more comfort foodesque. The broth had a good slap of spiciness to it and a nice curry taste which I’ve come to expect from Maggi curry instants. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 9300605109568.

#2386: Maggi 2 Minute Noodles Curry Flavour - Fiji - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Lonely Planet Fiji (Travel Guide)


A TV commercial for Maggi 2 Minute Noodles.

Re-Review: FMF Chow Tomato Flavour Instant Noodle

Thanks again to Joseph H. of Sacramento, California for sending these! Reviewed these as #895. Sounded good today so here we go!

Finished (click to enlarge). I added green beans, turkey ham, a couple scrambled egg with Tabasco Jalapeno sauce and a slice of cheese. Awesome stuff! Great tomato flavor. Still 4.25 out of 5.0 stars! UPC bar code 9416470239603 .

Looked up Fiji and 1977 (figuring I’d find some music) but found this full length cartoon film made in part by the Hello Kitty people…

The International Lunch

Here’s what I had for lunch today (click to enlarge) – not a new review or anything, but thought it was interesting how many international flavors came together on this one. First, FMF Chow Noodles Masala Flavor from Fiji. Added kimchi, a Korean dish, some Urashima Sesame & Salt furikake from Japan, Dua Belibis chili sauce from Indonesia, some ham, stirfry veggies and sweet onion, and a 2 egg omelet with 2 slices of processed cheese and some Tabasco Jalapeno hot sauce – which I presume is all from the United States but might not be. Was pretty good – quite an interesting combo!

#899: FMF Chow Tomato Flavour Instant Noodle

Here’s the other one that Joseph H. of Sacramento, Ca sent – thanks again! I really like what it says there on the front – I think it should have a question mark after hungry. It sounds like Talk Like A Pirate Day with YAAR!!!

Here’s the front of the individual pack. By the way – it’s not Talk Like A Pirate Day, HOWEVER it is International Day of Rural Women, I Love Lucy Day, National Cake Decorating Day, National Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day, National Grouch Day, National Latino AIDS Awareness Day, National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day and White Cane Safety Day.

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

The noodle block.

I like how it’s folded in half. It unfolds during the cooking!

The lone seasoning packet.

The seasoning. A little taste resulted in a lot of tomato flavor and a little heat.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added some tomatoes and a hard boiled egg with some Krazy Mixed Up Salt. The noodles were good – a little plump and crumbly – worked very well. The broth was awesome – a strong tomato taste and color. The smell of the broth as it boiled was one of tomatoes. It also had a very nice light spiciness to it. All said and done this was absolutely delicious. 4.25 out of 5.0 stars! UPC bar code 9416470239603 .

Here’s a TV commercial for FMF Chow Tomato

“Island Suite” by Mantis (Fiji,1973)

#897: FMF Chow Masala Flavour Instant Noodles

Here’s a new one to me on a couple fronts. First, special thanks to Joseph H. of Sacramento, California for this great donation. so what’s interesting about this one? Well, it’s the first FMF Chow I’ve ever even seen. Secondly, this stuff is made in of all places Fiji! Yup – Fijian instant noodles! Awesome! Let’s give it a try!

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

The noodle block.

Kind of interesting how this one is folded over like this.

The seasoning powder packet.

Here’s the powder itself. Has a nice masala scent to it.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added a hard boiled egg with Cavendar’s Greek seasoning, yellow onion, broccoli, green bell pepper and baked chicken with Lindberg-Snider Red Baron BBQ spice. The noodles are slightly different; they are a lot like your domestic instant noodle except that they have a slight crumble to them and an almost chewiness. They are rather plump as well which is nice as far as the comfort-food element goes. The masala flavor is really nice – a little spicy and a good hearty broth. One thing that was interesting with this one is that the directions mention between 375 and 500mL of water – it might not seem like it, but a 1/2 cup is quite a bit when it comes to noodle making. This one had probably 450mL of water added. Anyways, this is good – a nice eastern taste from Fiji. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 9416470238606 .

A TV commercial for Chow noodles!

Fijian Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama opens FMF Chow Games

Awesome Donation!

Got this box in the mail yesterday from Joseph H. of Sacramento, CA!

Weird – what’s that in there?

Chow? Awesome! As it turns out, these varieties hail from Fiji! This will be the first time I’ve ever reviewed anything from there! Thank, Joseph! I’ll be sending you some stickers soon!