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Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: MAMA Instant Rice Vermicelli Bihun Goreng Perisa Asli

Today, we bid a fond farewell to the President Rice instant series with this Bihun Goreng. This product is probably self-explanatory to many, but I’ll give a little more to those who are unfamiliar. Mee goreng is a noodle that is boiled, drained and then seasoned and garnished. Bihun goreng is basically the same, however done with rice vermicelli. Let’s give it a try – and my thanks to President Rice Products for making this Meet The Manufacturer happen!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add vermicelli to a bowl and cover with boiling water. cover and let steep for 3 minutes. Drain. Add in sachet contents. stir and enjoy!

The rice vermicelli.

The dry seasoning sachet.

A slightly granular powder.

A liquid sachet.

Dark and oily.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, shrimp, coriander, tofu puffs, fried garlic and chilli flake. The vermicelli is thin and has a nice little chew to it. I gave it a few cuts with kitchen scissors to make it more manageable. The flavor is kind of a sweet, salty and spicy affair – just as bihun goreng should be! I really like this stuff a lot – a great change from a fried wheat noodle. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8851876000234.,

Instant Rice Vermicelli Bihun Goreng (Perisa Asli) – 1.94oz (Pack of 30)

Hanging out, cruising along the Kwai to the Mekong Delta last year.

#1849: Pama Instant Rice Vermicelli Clear Soup Flavour

Turns out I had one left from my trip to Malaysia in October 2014! This one’s made by the same company that makes MAMA noodles – just for the Malaysian market. I’ve had chand clear soup varieties in the past but this one just says it’s clear soup. Let’s check out this rice vermicelli!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add contents of package to a bowl and add 350ml boiling water. Cover for 3 minutes. Stir rand enjoy!

The rice vermicelli block.

A dual sachet – soup base powder on the left and chilli powder on the right.

The chilli powder atop the soup base powder.

A seasoned oil sachet.

Has a nice and strong garlic scent.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Chinese sausage, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, lime, cili padi, egg and coriander. The vermicelli hydrated well – fine strands and good quantity (I recommend cutting them with kitchen scissors to make them easier to navigate). The broth has a salty, garlic and hint of sweet character to it. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9557128101511.

6 Packages MAMA Yentafo Instant Rice Vermicelli (Instant Noodles)

A clip showing Pama instant noodles.

#665: MAMA Instant Rice Vermicelli Moo Nam Tok Flavour

This one came from Greg B. of Marathon, Florida – thanks, Greg! What the heck is Moo Nam Tok supposed to taste like? From Wikipedia:

In Central Thailand, nam tok is mainly a spicy soup stock enriched with raw cow blood or pig’s blood. Blood is often used in Thailand to enrich regular noodle dishes. One of the most popular variants of the nam tok noodle soup is known as kuai-tiao mu nam tok. It includes broth, blood, noodles, bean sprouts, pieces of liver, pork, dumplings, green vegetables and spices. This type of soup has an intense, rich and pleasant taste and is often served by streetside vendors in small food stalls.

So its a pork  soup. Wait – pig’s blood? Well, here we go!

Click image to enlarge. I’m not seeing any pig’s blood. Moving on…

Here’s everything on the back – without the export sticker (click image to enlarge).

Oil on the left and powder on the right.

Everything waiting for the boiling water.

Click image to enlarge. Ok so here we are – I added a fried egg with some garlic salt. I’ve never been a great fan of this kind of noodle, but in this dish it works. They aren’t very clumpy and not too chewy at all. The broth is slightly sweet and has a hint of spiciness. Interesting stuff. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars. UPC barcode 8851876000005.

Am I wrong? No pork blood?

Oh okay check out the color of that stuff – was just like the broth. I wonder if this pack of noodles really tastes of pork blood.