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#2896: myramen Japanese Vegan Noodle & Soup Soy Sauce

I haven’t seen my friend Matthew Bellah in quite a while and he’s stopping by today to hang out. So he’s a writer (you can read some of his stuff at www.matthewbellah.com) and also an odd sort as far as food goes. He’s a vegetarian, however I’ve known him to enjoy bacon and Jack In The Box tacos regularly. Anyways, I thought this myramen would be a good one to let him try.

myramen is a range of Japanese instant ramen that are Vegan, HALAL, animal free, dairy free, shellfish free, fish free, alcohol free, and dairy free. Matt’s also an accomplished guitar player and is bringing an acoustic over to play for the kids – Miles in particular is really into music so I’m curious to see what he thinks of it. That’s a lot of bases covered. Let’s take a look at this one.

myramen Japanese Vegan Noodle & Soup Soy Sauce – Japan

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Vegan and HALAL. To prepare, add noodle block to 2 cups boiling water and cook for 3~4 minutes. Take off heat and add sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

A soup base sachet.

A lot of powder.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added hard boiled egg, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, spring onion, sesame seeds, and nanami togarashi. The noodles are broad and flat with a nice tooth. The broth has an alright soy sauce flavor however I found it to be overly salty and slightly less so would have been preferable. 3.0 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4589468000013.

#2846: myramen Japanese Vegan Noodle & Soup Salt

M y R a m e n   9 Pack Multi Pack – Highest Quality Vegan Traditional Japanese Ramen Noodle

An Unboxing Time showing off these noodles

#2846: myramen Japanese Vegan Noodle & Soup Salt

#2846: myramen Japanese Vegan Noodle & Soup Salt

Here’s one that’s new to me – my ramen. my ramen is a range of Japanese instant ramen that are Vegan, HALAL, animal free, dairy free, shellfish free, fish free, alcohol free, and dairy free. That’s a lot of bases covered. I was very happy to say that the miso variety they produce is very good – and now we try the Salt variety. This is what is usually known as Shio ramen – here’s a little about Shio from Wikipedia –

Shio (“salt”) ramen is a pale, clear, yellowish broth made with plenty of salt and any combination of chicken, vegetables, fish, and seaweed. Occasionally pork bones are also used, but they are not boiled as long as they are for tonkotsu ramen, so the soup remains light and clear. Chāshū is sometimes swapped for lean chicken meatballs, and pickled plums and kamaboko (a slice of processed fish roll sometimes served as a frilly white circle with a pink or red spiral called narutomaki) are popular toppings as well. Noodle texture and thickness varies among shio ramen, but they are usually straight rather than curly.

Aright – let’s get to it!

myramen Japanese Vegan Noodle & Soup Salt – Japan

#2846: myramen Japanese Vegan Noodle & Soup Salt

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Vegan and HALAL. To prepare, add noodle block to 2 cups boiling water and cook for 3~4 minutes. Take off heat and add sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2846: myramen Japanese Vegan Noodle & Soup Salt

The noodle block.

#2846: myramen Japanese Vegan Noodle & Soup Salt

The soup base sachet.

#2846: myramen Japanese Vegan Noodle & Soup Salt

A light powder.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, spring onion, hard boiled egg, chashu pork, narutomaki, togarashi nanami and sesame seeds. The noodles are really quite good – a sturdier than your garden variety chew and a neat gauge. The broth has a nice shio taste, but I found it saltier than any shio I’ve had to date which was disappointing. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4589468000037.

#2846: myramen Japanese Vegan Noodle & Soup Salt

M y R a m e n   9 Pack Multi Pack – Highest Quality Vegan Traditional Japanese Ramen Noodle Soup

Brian over at Ramen Adventures checks out Shichisai – producers of myramen.

#2829: myramen Japanese Vegan Noodle & Soup Miso

#2829: my ramen Japanese Vegan Noodle & Soup Miso shichisai japan

Here’s one that’s new to me – my ramen. my ramen is a range of Japanese instant ramen that are Vegan, HALAL, animal free, dairy free, shellfish free, fish free, alcohol free, and dairy free. That’s a lot of bases covered. But of course the question is: is it good? Well, let’s find out!

myramen Japanese Vegan Noodle & Soup Miso – Japan

#2829: my ramen Japanese Vegan Noodle & Soup Miso shichisai japan

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Says that it is Vegan. To prepare, add noodle block to 2 cups boiling water and cook for 3~4 minutes. Take off heat and add sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2829: my ramen Japanese Vegan Noodle & Soup Miso shichisai japan

The noodle block (this one got a little squished).

#2829: my ramen Japanese Vegan Noodle & Soup Miso shichisai japan

The soup base sachet.

#2829: my ramen Japanese Vegan Noodle & Soup Miso shichisai japan

A granular mixture.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, corn, spring onion and shichimi togarashi. The noodles were interesting – much wider than I expected – almost an udon gauge but just not quite. The broth at first made me think red miso, but the more I tasted it the more I liked it. This was honestly a hard one to put down and I’m really impressed. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4589468000020.

#2829: my ramen Japanese Vegan Noodle & Soup Miso shichisai japan

M y R a m e n   9 Pack Multi Pack – Highest Quality Vegan Traditional Japanese Ramen Noodle Soup

Brian over at Ramen Adventures checks out Shichisai – producers of myramen.

Unboxing Time: Russian & S’pore Varieties Send By The Halal Food Blog

Unboxing Time: Russian & S'pore Varieties Send By The Halal Food Blog

A few weeks ago, I commented on a post I saw on The Halal Food Blog‘s Instagram. Always really neat things to see there! Well, I saw a picture showing some instant noodles and that they were in Uzbokistan! I was immediately curious and they offered to send me some! Well, today I’ve got a box and it’s Unboxing Time, so let’s get to it!

Unboxing Time: Russian & S’pore Varieties Send By The Halal Food Blog – Singapore

Wow! Very cool stuff! Thank you very much – can’t wait to give it a taste!

Unboxing Time: MYRAMEN Vegan/HALAL/Natural Japanese Ramen

I was recently contacted by a company asking if I’d like to try their noodles. I get a lot of noodles – but I always want to try them all! These noodles were supposed to be Vegan, HALAL certified, 100% natural and a few other tags like no MSG. Pretty impressive! Let’s take a look at this interesting variety.

Unboxing Time: MYRAMEN Vegan/HALAL/Natural Japanese Ramen – Japan

A lot of you have been asking me to do a vegetarian top ten list. I think the only way to do such a thing would be to do a Vegan top ten. This would be hard because not a lot of brands are emblazoned with a logo stating they’re Vegan. Well, these are. They come in classic Japanese ramen flavors – shoyu, miso and shio. You can find them here. Thanks! Looking forward to giving them a try!

#2427: Ajinatori Halal Chicken Shoyu Sauce Ramen

#2427: Ajinatori Halal Chicken Shoyu Sauce Ramen - Japan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The nice folks at Ippin sent me this one (SG folks click here) – thanks again! They are purveyors of all things Japanese! So I would say most  Japanese instant noodles contain pork. Whether it be a chicken, seafood or whatever, it’s in there. Not with this one and That’s great for those that follow Islamic guidelines. So what is Halal? Let’s ask Wikipedia:

Halāl (Arabic: حلال‎‎ ḥalāl, “permissible”), also spelled hallal or halaal, is any object or action which is permissible to use or engage in, according to Islamic law. The term covers and designates food and drink as well as matters of daily life.[1] It is one of five Ahkamfard (compulsory), mustahabb (recommended), halal (allowed), makruh (disliked), haram (forbidden)—that define the morality of human action in Islam.[2]Mubah is also used to mean “permissible” or “allowed” in Islam.

Several food companies offer halal processed foods and products, including halal foie gras, spring rolls, chicken nuggets, ravioli, lasagna, pizza, and baby food.[5] Halal ready meals are a growing consumer market for Muslims in Britain and America and are offered by an increasing number of retailers.[6]Vegetarian cuisine is halal.

The most common example of non-halal (or haram) food is pork (pig meat products). While pork is the only meat that cannot be consumed by Muslims (the Quran forbids it[7] Sura 16:115 [8]), other foods not in a state of purity are also considered haram. The criteria for non-pork items include their source, the cause of the animal’s death, and how it was processed. It also depends on the Muslim’s madhab.

Muslims must also ensure that all foods (particularly processed foods), as well as non-food items like cosmetics and pharmaceuticals, are halal. Frequently, these products contain animal by-products or other ingredients that are not permissible for Muslims to eat or use on their bodies. Foods that are not considered halal for Muslims to consume include blood[9] and intoxicants such as alcoholic beverages.[10] If there is no halal food available and a Muslim is forced by necessity, then a Muslim is allowed to eat non-halal food in order to prevent death due to starvation.[8][11]

Globally, halal food certification has been criticized by anti-Halal lobby groups and individuals using social media.[12] The critics argue that the practice results in added costs, a requirement to officially certify intrinsically-halal foods, leads to consumers subsidising a particular religious belief.[13]Australian Federation of Islamic Councils spokesman Keysar Trad told a journalist in July 2014 that this was an attempt to exploit anti-Muslim sentiments.[14]

As I mentioned above, pork is usually a component of almost all Japanese varieties. So this product gives people who would like to have some nice ramen a way to have it while following their beliefs. So let’s check out these noodles by Ajinatori!

Ajinatori Halal Chicken Soy Sauce Ramen – Japan

#2427: Ajinatori Halal Chicken Shoyu Sauce Ramen - Japan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). To prepare, boil noodles for 3~5 minutes. In a separate bowl, add soup base and 300ml boiling water. Next, drain noodles and add to bowl with soup. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2427: Ajinatori Halal Chicken Shoyu Sauce Ramen - Japan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Included chopsticks! I have to say that it sure seems like it makes sense to include chopsticks with instant noodles; I mean most people in Asia use them, so why would a fork be included? I’m guessing since a fork can be a foldable fork and take much less space. But hey – foldable chopsticks perhaps?

#2427: Ajinatori Halal Chicken Shoyu Sauce Ramen - Japan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The noodles are in a sealed pouch along with the soup base sachet.

#2427: Ajinatori Halal Chicken Shoyu Sauce Ramen - Japan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Here’s the soup base sachet.

#2427: Ajinatori Halal Chicken Shoyu Sauce Ramen - Japan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Looks mysterious!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, baked chicken, hard boiled egg and spring onion. The noodles were of good quantity, but that’s where it kind of ended for them. Alas, they were round, thick, and crumbled a lot. The shoyu broth was very good, however. It has a good oiliness and a nice chicken and soy sauce kind of flavor. With better noodles, this would have been a 5.0, however it’s a 2.5 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4937678050616.

#2427: Ajinatori Halal Chicken Shoyu Sauce Ramen - Japan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Shoyu-flavor Chicken Ramen – Standard Packaging 130g

An informational presentation about Islamic food guidelines.

#2305: Ajinatori Halal Chicken Shio Ramen

Ajinatori Halal Chicken Shio Ramen - Japan - The Ramen Rater

The nice folks at Ippin sent me this one (SG folks click here) – thanks again! They are purveyors of all things Japanese! This ramen we have here today is a HALAL-friendly chicken variety – looks great! Let’s check it out!

Ajinatori Halal Chicken Shio Ramen – Japan

Ajinatori Halal Chicken Shio Ramen - Japan - The Ramen Rater

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains chicken. To prepare, add noodles to 500ml boiling water and cook for 3 -5 minutes. Drain. Add 300ml boiling water and soup base to a bowl and stir. Add in cooked noodles. Enjoy!

Ajinatori Halal Chicken Shio Ramen - Japan - The Ramen Rater

Inside the package you find a pack with noodles and soup base.

Ajinatori Halal Chicken Shio Ramen - Japan - The Ramen Rater

The liquid base sachet.

Ajinatori Halal Chicken Shio Ramen - Japan - The Ramen Rater

Has a nice chicken scent.

Ajinatori Halal Chicken Shio Ramen - Japan - The Ramen Rater

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, spring onion, hard boiled egg and baked chicken with panko. The noodles are thick and very chewy; I cooked them for 4 minutes although perhaps 5 would have been better. The broth has a very strong salty chicken taste to it with a little bit of oiliness to it. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4937678050593.

Ajinatori Halal Chicken Shio Ramen - Japan - The Ramen Rater

Halal Shio-flavor Chicken Ramen – Standard Packaging 130g

An informational presentation about what HALAL means and why followers of Islam can eat some foods and not others.

#1309: YumYum Oriental Style Instant Noodles Seafood Flavour

Here’s another one from Charles in Afghanistan – thanks again! So this one’s made in Thailand and sold a lot in Holland. Let’s check it out!

The side panels (click image to enlarge). Contains fish and crustacean.

Detail of the lid (click image to enlarge). To prepare, add contents of sachet. Add boiling water to fill line (260cc) and steep for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy.

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

A light powder.

Some of the seafood and vegetables from the cup.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added sweet onion, fish ball, wilted green onion, shrimp and BonCabe Level 10 chilli seasoning. The noodles are thin and slightly crumbly; not bad at all. The broth has a very nice seafood flavor and the accompanying vegetable and seafood bits hydrated well – the kamaboko bits were especially nice. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.  UPC bar code 8852018201038.

Here’s a seafood market in Thailand – looks awesome!

#1114: Maitri Vegetarian Fried Noodle (Mie Goreng)

Here’s another from my Indonesian friend – thanks! Another new brand! Let’s check it out.

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat-free.

The noodle block.

Powder seasoning on the left, chili powder on the right.

Chili powder atop the seasoning powder.

A packet with solid ingredients.

Crispy radish garnish!

Liquid packet.

Sweet soy sauce in oil.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). A new plate my wife got for me! Added red bell pepper and Vidalia sweet onions, a fried egg and some Sambel Asli chili sauce. The noodles have a standard feel and chew to them – not crumbly but not extremely chewy – soft. The flavor is good – a sweet, a little spiciness from the chili powder and a nice flavor. The added bonus of the crunchy fried radish is very welcome. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 034126937254.

 

 In Indonesia, great food is abundant. You can just walk down the street and there are vendors selling their amazing varieties of food everywhere. Here’s one selling Mie Goreng.

Meet The Manufacturer: Interview With MyKuali

 

Interview * Samples From MyKuali * MyKuali Penang White Curry Noodle

Welcome to yet another Meet The Manufacturer! This time, the brand is MyKuali which is a part of Sky Thomas Food in Malaysia! I conducted an email interview with Annie Tang of MyKuali – here it is.

THE RAMEN RATER> Thank you for agreeing to this interview! To start, can you tell my readers about the history of MyKuali?

MYKUALI> MyKuali is a house brand of Sky Thomas Food Industries Sdn Bhd (Sky Resources Group Companies).
Sky Thomas Food Industries Sdn Bhd was formed to diversify the business into the consumer food and beverages industry.
MyKuali may not have a long history as a brand name, but the taste and quality has been proven by the positive feedback from the market. Until today MyKuali has not done any media advertisements such as newspaper and TV. Our marketing started with facebook (facebook.com/mykuali) and free sampling and demo road shows, believing it is important to reach out to our consumers with confidence in the taste and quality of our products.  All recipes are developed in-house and tested rigorously with high expectations.

MyKuali was started with the main objective to share the food and cuisines of Penang. With today’s technology and infrastructure, it has made it possible for packaged food of a country to travel to another country at ease.

TRR> What was the first product you made?

MYKUALI> Our first product in the Instant Noodle category is MyKuali Penang White Curry Instant Noodle. Penang White Curry Noodles is one of the most popular hawker food in Penang and it is available almost anywhere in Penang.
We launched it just in time to bring it to Hofex 2013, Hong Kong. The response for this product was overwhelming. We should be able to see MyKuali Penang White Curry Noodle selling everywhere in Hong Kong by August 2013.

TRR> Your company is located in Malaysia – can you tell us a bit about your country?

MYKUALI> Malaysia is a multi racial and multi cultural country. The population consists mainly of Malays, Chinese and Indians and many other ethnic groups. All of us as Malaysians enjoy each other’s food and cuisines. We are so used to the mixture of different cultures and food preferences that there is a cuisine. Therefore, there is a term called “Baba-Nyonya”. To put it simply, it means the intermarriage of two races and when we say “Nyonya dishes”, it normally means traditional dishes that have a combination of cuisines from different races.

Penang, being a small Island in Malaysia, is also known as “Food Paradise” internationally. Penang is rich in culture and famous for its hawker food.
To share more, quoted as below:
Quoted from Australian restaurant critic and food writer Pat Nourse, “Penang establishes the benchmarks and resets your perspective on just how good hawker food can be. You’ve got the choice of the familiar, which will be presented to you with new clarity, and plenty of stuff you won’t see anywhere else”.
Lina Goldberg, (an American writer, who is a street food enthusiast, based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia) claim Penang in her list of “Asia’s 10 greatest street food cities”, and she described Penang as “one of the world’s top dining destinations”.
Source: http://www.nst.com.my/streets/northern/penang-food-culture-get-the-thumbs-up-1.69475
To share more about Malaysia as a whole, I abstracted an article from www.tourism.gov.my:

To know Malaysia is to love Malaysia – a bubbling, bustling melting-pot of races and religions where Malays, Indians, Chinese and many other ethnic groups live together in peace and harmony. Our multiculturalism has made Malaysia a gastronomical paradise and home to hundreds of colourful festivals. It’s no wonder that we love celebrating and socialising. As a people, Malaysians are very relaxed, warm and friendly.

Geographically, Malaysia is almost as diverse as its culture. 11 states and 2 federal territories (Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya) form Peninsular Malaysia which is separated by the South China Sea from East Malaysia which includes the 2 states (Sabah and Sarawak on the island of Borneo) and a third federal territory, the island of Labuan.

One of Malaysia’s key attractions is its extreme contrasts which further add to this theme of ‘diversity’. Towering skyscrapers look down upon wooden houses built on stilts while five-star hotels sit just metres away from ancient reefs.

Rugged mountains reach dramatically for the sky while their rainforest-clad slopes sweep down to floodplains teeming with forest life. Cool highland hideaways roll down to warm, sandy beaches and rich, humid mangroves.

TRR> Why did you choose the name MyKuali and what does it mean?

MYKUALI> “My” represents Malaysia and “Kuali” is a Malay word means “wok”. We choose MyKuali as brand name because our products relate to cooking and food.

With MyKuali products, consumers were able to cook sophisticated dishes and meals with really simple steps. It can even be cooked by people without cooking knowledge. All these were made possible because we have done all the sophisticated process in our R & D and manufacturing process. With mass production, we were able to deliver our products to consumers with reasonable price.

TRR> In what countries are your products available?

MYKUALI> Our products are only in Malaysia now; however, it will be widely available in Hong Kong by August 2013. The Indonesian market is in the midst of negotiation and we are targeting to export to Singapore, Thailand and China in the near future.

TRR> Your company is best known for its cooking pastes. Can you tell us a little about them?

MYKUALI> MyKuali cooking pastes are centered on using traditional natural ingredients and spices with perfect blend and proportion to achieve taste that captures your taste buds. We have a wide selection of authentic Asian/Penang Instant Cooking Pastes with excellent quality. Each MyKuali flavor has its distinct tastes with different ingredients and spices. MyKuali Instant Cooking Paste’s range of products is not only delicious but easy to prepare without compromising the colour and texture of the dishes. We currently have 8 flavors of cooking pastes which are mainly Penang and Thai Flavors.

Our product quality of taste and ease of preparation has been proven by “The Competition For Traditional Malaysian Ready-To-Cook Paste” organized by Matrade Malaysia Kitchen because our Curry Kapitan Chicken/Meat paste has been selected as one of the 15 finalists in the whole of Malaysia. The competition is still ongoing and we are still waiting for the final results.

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

MYKUALI> Each packet of MyKuali Instant Noodle contain a packet of Natural Ingredient Paste that makes   the soup base authentic and tastes like freshly cooked instead of instant noodles. Curry powder is the most important part of the Natural Ingredient Paste and it contributes to the special aroma of our Penang White Curry Noodle. The Curry Powder is our very own special recipe and it has been tried and tested over five hundred times to derive the formulation and the curry powder itself contains more than 30 types of natural ingredients and spices.
Besides, it has to go through 3-4 hours of cooking; every process and temperature is controlled stringently.

TRR> When people here think of curry, a lot of the time all they know of is curry powder. How is a curry paste different?

MYKUALI> When people here think of curry, they think it’s curry powder.
However, curry paste is a little different from curry powder as it is in liquid paste form which is normally pre-cooked with the right proportions of cooking oil together with other fresh ingredients such as garlic, onion, shallots, lemongrass and etc. Curry paste is more convenient for consumers because it is ready-to-cook.

TRR> A lot of people are concerned with their sodium intake. How would you recommend people enjoy your product as part of a healthy meal?

MYKUALI> Our products are manufactured to taste. As such, our flavor has the right amount of sodium in it. However, you can cook the soup separately and adjust the taste to ones liking thus controlling the amount of sodium.

However, I would like to share some of the health benefits of the ingredients we include in our products.

MyKuali Penang White Curry Noodle:

Turmeric is one of the essential ingredient in the curry paste. It protects your mind from diseases that ravage your memory. Turmeric helps activate a system in the brain tissue that then causes a potent antioxidant called “bilirubin”to be released, which protects the brain almost like a shield.
Curcumin which is part of turmeric has been proven to have anti-tumor, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

MyKuali Thai Tom Yum Noodle:
Lemongrass is one of the main ingredients in Thai Tom Yum and it has many internal and physical health benefits. It contains antioxidants that can prevent cancer. Lemongrass also has properties that detoxify the body. This can make the digestive organs, liver, pancreas, kidneys, and bladder clean and healthy as toxic substances and uric acid is removed. Furthermore, lemongrass effectively reduces blood pressure; stimulate blood circulation and can reduce hypertension.

TRR> Are you involved in in your local community or participate in charities?

MYKUALI> We currently support the Salvation Army, and hope to contribute to more charities in the future.

TRR> Are there any new products coming soon?

MYKUALI> Definitely, our MyKuali Thai Tom Yum Noodle will be launching in about one month. There will be more Penang Hawker specialty in the streamline and we believe it will surprise the consumers with this new concept of instant noodles.

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

MYKUALI> Typically just following the ingredients from the packaging for an authentic and original bowl of Penang White Curry Noodle is sufficient.

However, if you want something different, I feel that any ingredients that is able to soak up the curry soup base is extra special and tasty because the natural ingredient paste in our curry soup base is made up of more than thirty types of spices and it is definitely a perfect blend for a bowl of authentic curry noodle.
For example, you could add the following additional items:
Dried bean curd in cubes or pieces/sheets, fried or hard boiled eggs, shrimps, fish ball, minced meat (precooked first), shredded bbq chicken, lettuce, long beans, eggplants, and any vegetables of your choice.

TRR> Thank you very much for this opportunity to learn about MyKuali and your products!

Interview * Samples From MyKuali * MyKuali Penang White Curry Noodle

A lot of information to be sure! Thanks again to Annie Tang of MyKuali and Looking forward to trying these products! I should mention that this will be a ‘split’ Meet The Manufacturer – I will be reviewing their new Tom Yum soon!

#682: Indomie Instant Cup Noodles Mi Goreng Satay

Michael Chen over at Eastland Food Corporation sent me this a little while ago along with some other great samples! Thanks! Never have I seen this before, have you?

The top…

Here’s the side (click image to enlarge)!

Seasoned oil, sweet soy sauce and fried onions. What you’d expect in Indomie’s satay packs.

Dry seasoning and chili powder.

A folding fork? Awesome!

Unbagged…

Unfurled fork!

After you steep the noodles, you uncover and drain with the lid. Then dump all the seasonings in and stir.

Finished (click image to enlarge). My thoughts: the noodles come out fantastic, but the packets are tough to open and add and stir. I spilled the noodles a couple times here and there. The noodles and seasoning are amazingly good as their regular satay pack is and just slightly different too as the noodles are steeped. Excellent flavor, just a little tough for me to make work. I think others probably would have less trouble with it. I’m giving this a 4.25 out of 5.0! UPC barcode 089686180688 .

Indomie Lebaran commercial

Awesome video narrated by Carl Sagan – first in a series I’ll do on here. Thanks taintedbloop!

#651: Wingsfood Mi Sedaap Mi Segera Mi Sup Perisa Kari Ayam

Yesterday I went to HT Oaktree Market on 100th & Aurora in North Seattle. I went to get some things to make a batch of my curry soup and of course hit up the noodle aisle. Was thinking of re-reviewing the Mi Sedaap curry I’d had before as well, but as it turns out, I snagged a new one I hadn’t reviewed yet. Then this morning, I noticed a lot of people coming to The Ramen Rater from a forum on a Singapore website – they were all coming because of a link to Mi Sedaap Perisa Asli, something I’d reviewed a while back. I thought I should review a new Mi Sedaap today, so here we go.

Here’s the little sticker that was on the back of the pack.

Here’s the back of the package without the little sticker (click image to enlarge).

Here’s the noodle block.

From left to right, a packet of seasoned oil, a packet of curry powder, and finally a combo packet of seasoning powder and chili powder.

That darker brown powder close to the top is the curry. Well, the instructions say that you’re supposed to add that on top at the end – my bad… Kind of weird how it says to add all ingredients and then at the end says to add that. Would’ve thought curry would be a key ingredient in chicken curry noodles. But I digress.

Click image to enlarge. Cooked an egg with the noodles and added a tiny bit of Krazy Mixed Up Salt on top. The noodles are pretty good and the broth has a great curry flavor. I would have liked a slightly stronger spiciness to it, but all in all this is a great chicken curry noodle bowl. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC barcode 8998866200332 – get it here.

Mi Sedaap commercial

This looks easy and freaking awesome!