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#2009: Conimex Oriental Noodles Soto Ajam

Okay, I think this is the very last of the ones that were sent to me by James B. of the Netherlands – thanks again! Let’s crack it open and have a look.

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add in sachet contents and fill to line with boiling water. Cover and let sit for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

The noodle block.

Dry soup base.

Powdery.

An oil sachet.

Very yellow!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, coriander and sweet basil. The noodles were lackluster, although hydrated decently in the aforementioned 3 minutes. The flavor was kind of a neither here nor there kind of thing. Not bad but not much. 2.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8711200585144.

Conimex Thuis in de Oosterse Keuken Kookboek/Recipe Book in dutch language only

A Conimex TV commercial.

#1941: Unox Good Noodles Tandoori

Here’s one of the few I have left that were sent by James B. of the Netherlands – thanks again! I’m real curious whether this will have a strong tandoori chicken flavor or just a nice spicy mixture. I guess there’s only one way to find out! Let’s crack open the pack and have a look!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare without broth, add noodle block to boiling water and let steep for 3 minutes. Drain. Add in sachets and stir well. For a soupy version, add everything to a bowl and add 250ml boiling water. Cover and let stand 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!I’ll try the dry method.

The noodle block.

A seasoning sachet.

Has a sort of earthy scent.

Finished (click to enlarge). The noodles came out really far to the mushy/overly soft end of the stick. What’s a bummer is that the flavor from the sachets was just great – a nice, rich tandoori taste I really liked. 2.5 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8712100756726.

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A Unox TV commercial.

#1930: Koh Thai Island Of Flavours Lemongrass Instant Noodles Soup

Another one from James B. over in The Netherlands – thanks! I thought this one looked really interesting; it’s made in Singapore specifically for Koh Thai brand in The Netherlands. Let’s crack this one open!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains crustacean. To prepare, place the noodles in a bowl, add 400ml boiling water. Wait for 2-3 minutes, add the herbs, stir gently and enjoy!

The noodle block.

A dual sachet…

A powder base with some vegetable flecks.

A seasoned oil.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added barbeque pork. The noodles are pretty good – suck up a lot of the broth. But the broth. I’m trying. Really. Hard. This has not even the utterring of the first syllable of lemongrass in it’s flavor. What’s funny it that I detected the hint of lemongrass scent from the powder base, but in this broth, I don’t taste a lot more than maybe a slightly spicy take on a sesame noodle.  I’m particularly at odds with myself on this one as I found it actually to be quite tasty. Then again, if you bought tickets to see a baroque chamber music quartet play a piece of music at a university and then punch the address into your GPS and arrive at the Tacoma Done and it’s a Justin Bieber concert, you might be taken aback. 0.25 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8717662261060.

ALUMINUM THAI HOT POT TOM YUM SERVING BOWL 22CM.

A nice Tom Yum Goong recipe.

#1923: Conimex Oriental Noodles Teriyaki

Another one sent by James B. from the Netherlands. Thanks! So these Conimex variants have been interesting. The last one I had was a green curry whose only similarity to green curry was, well, a green hue. Let’s see what kind of teriyaki we have here!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. There are two ways to prepare this one and I thought I’d go with the noodles version instead of the soup with noodles since teriyaki soup doesn’t sound very good. Add noodles and veggies to a pot of water and cook. Drain. Mix in sachet contents. Enjoy!

The noodle block.

The dry base sachet.

A tan powder with sesame seeds.

The liquid sachet.

Looks like oil and a teriyaki sauce.

A vegetables sachet.

Looks like carrots and corn.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added barbecue pork and spring onion. The noodles were very soft – almost mushy. More like the ‘roni’ in Rice-a-Roni. The flavor was anything but teriyaki; a hint of sweetness and salty. The vegetables came out nicely at least. 0.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8711200585038>.

Conimex Thuis in de Oosterse Keuken Kookboek/Recipe Book in dutch language only

A Conimex TV commercial.

#1918: iMee Instant Noodles Chicken Flavour

Here’s another one that was sent to me by James B. from The Netherlands – thanks! So this one is made in Thailand for the Dutch market. Nothing says compassion like chicken. I think. Well, chicken is kind of that universal flavor that is okay for everyone but Vegans (at least if it has chicken in it). Let’s check it out!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodles to a bowl. Add 320ml boiling water and cover for 4 minutes. Add in seasonings. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

A dual sachet: seasoning base on the left and chilli powder on the right.

The chilli powder atop the seasoning base.

An oil sachet.

Has kind of a garlic scent to it.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added hard boiled egg and chilli flake. The noodles were stalwart and weren’t super soft or engorged – something chicken instants usually are which was refreshing. The broth had a nice and salty chicken taste with a tinge of chilli powder spiciness (almost undetectable) and the oil gave it a little more gumption. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8858829601098.

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

An iMee advertisement.

#1899: Koh Thai Island Of Flavours Thai Royal Shrimp Instant Noodles Soup

Another one from James B. over in The Netherlands – thanks! I thought this one looked really interesting; it’s made in Singapore specifically for Koh Thai brand in The Netherlands. Let’s crack this one open!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains crustacean. To prepare, place the noodles in a bowl, add 400ml boiling water. Wait for 2-3 minutes, add the herbs, stir gently and enjoy!

The noodle block.

A dual sachet of powder and oil.

The soup base powder.

Seasoned oil.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added shrimp. The noodles were alright – not amazing. The broth was, well, bland. Like shrimp broth with a hint of spice. I don’t think while in Thailand I had anything this bland. 1.5 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8717662261046.

ALUMINUM THAI HOT POT TOM YUM SERVING BOWL 22CM.

How to make Thai Tom Yum soup.

#1861: Conimex Oriental Noodles Groene Curry

Here’s another one that was sent to me by James B. from The Netherlands – thanks! First off, this one is groene curry, which translates to green curry. These are from The Netherlands and made by Unilever. Let’s check ’em out!

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add in sachet contents and fill to line with boiling water. Let stand 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

Has an almost pine kind of scent to it.

An oil sachet.

Looks like vegetable oil. Cold in here!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added fried garlic. The noodles hydrated well enough; they were a little on the al dente side though. The broth was anything but green curry. It was like a green colored corn chowder. It’s wasn’t bad really, it’s just… Well, if you went to the store and bought spicy chicken noodles and got sweet seafood flavor, it would be a bit vexing. This isn’t curry by any stretch of the imagination. 0.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8711200585106>.

Conimex Thuis in de Oosterse Keuken Kookboek/Recipe Book in dutch language only

A TV commercial for Conimex Oriental Noodles.

#1847: Conimex Oriental Noodles Hot & Spicy

Here’s another one that was sent to me by James B. from The Netherlands – thanks!  These are from The Netherlands and made by Unilever. Let’s check ’em out!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodles and sachet contents to a bowl. Add 250ml boiling water and cover for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

A powder seasoning sachet.

Smells kind of like lemon cookies.

A seasoned oil sachet.

Smells like this is where the hot and spicy element is contained.

A vegetables sachet.

Looks like carrot, corn and scallion perhaps.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added baked salt and pepper chicken and ito toughrasi (pepper strands). The noodles were thin and light. They sucked almost all of the broth, which ended up as kind of a sauce at the end. The flavor was interesting; almost like a slightly sweet lemon along with a little bit of spiciness. The vegetables hydrated well enough. 3.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8711200584970.

Conimex Thuis in de Oosterse Keuken Kookboek/Recipe Book in dutch language only

A Conimex Oriental Noodles TV advertisement.

#1814: Koh Thai Island Of Flavours Tom Yum Instant Noodles Soup

Another one from James B. over in The Netherlands – thanks! I thought this one looked really interesting; it’s made in Singapore specifically for Koh Thai brand in The Netherlands. Let’s crack this one open!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Contains crustacean. To prepare, place the noodles in a bowl, add 400ml boiling water. Wait for 2-3 minutes, add the herbs, stir gently and enjoy!

The noodle block.

A dual sachet – soup base on the left and seasoned oil on the right.

A granular mixture.

Very orange.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added shrimp, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, lime and white onion. The noodles are decent – standard gauge and comfort food kind of feel to them. The broth was a little confusing; I did get a hint of heat and some nice shrimp flavor, but the absence of lemongrass made it seem more like spicy shrimp than tom yum. 3.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8717662261084.

ALUMINUM THAI HOT POT TOM YUM SERVING BOWL 22CM.

How to make tom yum goong.

#1811: Conimex Oriental Noodles Oosterse Groenten

Here’s another one that was sent to me by James B. from The Netherlands – thanks! First off, this one is oosterse groenten, which translates to oriental vegetable. These are from The Netherlands and made by Unilever. Let’s check ’em out!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodles and sachet contents to a bowl. Add 250ml boiling water and cover for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

A soup base powder sachet.

Has a salty and citrus scent.

An oil sachet.

Palm oil.

A vegetable sachet.

Carrot and mushroom.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added chashu pork, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts and coriander. The noodles hydrated nicely and had a good chew. The broth was very good for a vegetable variety. It has a coconut and lime hit to it as well as decently hydrated mushroom and carrot. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8711200584727>.

Conimex Thuis in de Oosterse Keuken Kookboek/Recipe Book in dutch language only

A Conimex Oriental Noodles TV advertisement.

Awesome Box From A Friend In The Netherlands

James B. sent me a box a while back with some great stuff in it and here he strikes again with even more! Thanks, man! Let’s see what’s inside!

Oh wow what have we here?

This is great! I have reviewed the cup versions of these in the past but never the packs. These are from Germany – pretty much impossible to find here!

Never seen this brand before – very curious about these… Looks like they’re made in Singapore…

Dutch instant noodles!

These are really interesting – the line is called Conimex. They’re made by Unilever. Wow – thanks again to James B. for sending these along!

#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.