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Meet The Manufacturer: #2179: MAMA Oriental Kitchen Instant Rice Vermicelli In Gravy

This sounds interesting! I don’t think I’ve heard of rice vermicelli in gravy before. It looks like it will be beef gravy from the picture. Guess we’ll see! Let’s have a looksie…

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add everything to a bowl and add 210ml boiling water. Cover for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

Superthin vermicelli.

The first of two sachets, this one large and dry.

Lots of fluffy powder.

A large liquid sachet.

Thick and oily!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added beef and basil. The vermicelli came out very well – and of course I used a pair of kitchen scissors to do a couple of cross cuts. Now, the gravy was definitely gravy; very thick and very good! I am really impressed with this one; has a kind of beef kind of spices kind of hint of spicy thing going on and just kept my tastebuds confused, astounded and fascinated. It’s not extremely often I find something new that is nothing like I’ve tried before and like it, too. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8851876000265.

Oriental Kitchen Instant Rice Vermicelli in Gravy – 1.94oz [Pack of 30]

A MAMA Oriental Kitchen TV advertisement.

#952: Pot Noodle Sweet & Spicy Flavour

Here’s another one from Joe & Gill of the UK! Thanks again! Sweet & spicy… I have had quite a few Pot Noodles and recently I had a sweet and sour variety. Curious how this one tastes. Well, let’s check it out!

Here’s the detail of the side panels (click image to enlarge).

Where are the noodles you say? Well, Pot Noodle is much different from what you would find here in the States. The noodles are underneath all of the powder, which is mostly wheat flour. The usual broth you would expect in a cup of noodles is more of a sauce or gravy here.

Pot noodles usually come with a single packet such as you see here (front and back). Make the noodles, add some sauce.

Finished (click image to enlarge. Added onions, stir-fry vegetables, light ham and Urashima Sesame & Salt furikake. The noodles are your standard Pot Noodle fare; broad and flat with a crumbliness and slight chew. The sauce has a nice taste to it – sweet with a very light spicy factor. The mango sauce has a nice taste – very sweet and a little tanginess. I liked this one – 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 5000118203527

Pot Noodle has a contest – you can win a spinning fork! I really want to review one of these things so if anyone ever wants to make me really happy, send me one!

Yeah I wish we had stuff like this over here…

#945: Pot Noodle Jamaican Jerk! Flavour

Here’s another awesome looking Pot Noodle flavor that was sent by Joe & Gill of the UK – again, I must say thank you very much! They are a couple of the many people who have been extra kind and sent varieties that I haven’t ever reviewed my way. No way I could find this one here in the states! So what is Jamaican Jerk flavor anyways? I asked Wikipedia:

Jerk is a style of cooking native to Jamaica in which meat is dry-rubbed or wet marinated with a very hot spice mixture called Jamaican jerk spice. Jerk seasoning is traditionally applied to pork and chicken. Modern recipes also apply jerk spice mixes to fish, shrimp, shellfish, beef, sausage, lamb, and tofu. Jerk seasoning principally relies upon two items: allspice (called “pimento” in Jamaica) and Scotch bonnet peppers (among the hottest peppers on the Scoville scale). Other ingredients include cloves, cinnamon, scallions, nutmeg, thyme, garlic, and salt.

Sounds interesting – let’s continue.

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

Unlike a cup noodle that one would find here in the states, Pot Noodle is more of a noodles and sauce kind of thing. The sauce comes from all this powder. Much of it is wheat flour.

They also include a packet of some sauce or another. This one has mango sauce.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added onion, stir fry vegetables, baked chicken and Urashima Sesame & Salt furikake. The noodles have that trademark wide flat shape and thick chewiness and slight crumble. The broth (really a sauce) has an interesting taste. Kind of a bitter and salty flavor with some interesting spices going on. Kind of reminiscent of curry. The mango sauce is really good – I would say its more like sweet and sour sauce you would find here in the states. Interesting. 2.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 8712566382378

Some day, I hope to own a spinning Pot Noodle fork!

Another awesome Pot Noodle advert.