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#179: MAMA Kimchi Flavour Oriental Style Instant Noodles

Some Kimchi flavor from Thailand! Should be interesting. I’m going to doctor it up today with quite a few ingredients. One thing kind of interesting is that there is currently a cabbage shortage in Korea, where Kimchi is so widely consumed. Here is an article about it – thanks for the info Kit!

Three packets – soup base, chili powder and some dehydrated vegetables.

Here they sit awaiting the noodles and 400ml of water that they cooked in.

So here’s the finished product before I did anything to it. I found the noodles nice – thicker than I expected. The broth is a little spicy and there are sonme nice veggies. At this point, I would give it a 3.0 out of 5.0 stars. Nothing really to write home about. Now the makeover.

Some soft yolk fried eggs to start…

Kizami shoga adds a little color and bite…

Four dollops of Jufran hot banana sauce…

Some crunchy fried shallots are added…

Finally, a teaspoon of minced garlic right in the middle. This completely changes the game a lot. First off, the egg runs into the broth, making it slightly creamy and hearty. The pickled ginger adds a little acidic nip to the feel of the dish. Plus, the crunch of the ginger makes it have a slight reminiscence to the crunch of cabbage in kimchi (I know I’m reaching here but bear with me). The garlic gives a bit of growl. I think it all wraps together into a concoction of perfection. At this point, it gets 4.75 out of 5.0 stars. So to complete this review, 4.75+3.0 = 7.75 / 2 = 3.875 out of 5.0 stars. Get it here.

#171: Samyang Japanese Seafood Flavor Udon

So here we go with some Udon for breakfast. I’m going to really modify this one.

Powder and flake.

See? Powder and flake. Lots of veggies here – very nice!

So here’s the unadulterated stuff (click image to enlarge). The noodles are nice and chewy, the broth is salty and basic and the veggies are plentiful. At this point, it’s a 3.75 out of 5.0 – really good! Now let’s add some things…

A couple fried eggs….

A forkful of kizami shoga….

A couple blobbies of Jufran Hot Banana sauce on the yolks…

Finally, some fried shallot to finish.

This is epic and enjoyable! I like it quite a bit and would give this a 4.5 out of 5.0 stars. So I’m going to split the difference and give this bowl of noodles a 4.125 out of 5.0 stars! Get it here.

Re-Review: Indomie Mi Goreng Satay AND Rasa Baso Sapi (Meatball Flavor

So after seeing an article or two about Indomie’s problems with ‘noodlegate,’ I thought I’d show my support by eating two packages for breakfast. These are some of the best packages of noodles ever – they’re both reviewed on here already, so this is a re-review. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. Big time – good stuff here!

Two packages of noodles. Eight packets. EIGHT OF THEM! Indomie is awesome!

Wow some crazy looking bizarreness in this bowl…

So here we are greeted by the lovely vision of delectableness I have been cooking up for years. Added a couple fried eggs, some kizami shoga (pickled ginger), fried shallots and a little bit of Jufran Hot Banana sauce! Yeah – banana sauce! It’s about 80 cents a bottle and comes from the Philippines. Reminds me of Indonesian Manas Pedas sauce which is usually paired with these noodles – it’s a sweet and hot sauce. So this banana stuff works great in lieu of having that. Anyways, here’s the best bowl I really can think of right now. Get the satay here and the meatball here.