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#307: Royal Umbrella Vegetarian Tom Yum Instant Cup Noodle

A cup noodle from Thailand that isn’t MAMA brand? Well, let’s give it a try. This company is better known for rice products.

Here’s the lid…

The only packet inside is hot chili paste.

So the seasoning is in the noodles as is the veggies.

Click image to enlarge. Finished product. The noodles are your standard no frills cup noodles. The broth is salty with a nice light vegetable flavor and a little heat, and there’s a decent amount of veggies. I’m giving this one a 2.75 out of 5.0 stars. It’s okay but doesn’t have much of the citrus flavor I’m used to with a tom yum and just doesn’t captivate me.

#197: Rhee Bros Assi Brand Rice Noodle w/Hot & Spicy Flavored Soup

Rhee Bros? Assi? Hmm here’s what I found

The word ASSI comes from the traditional Korean title for a young married woman. ASSI brand symbolizes the Korean gril’s wedding costume, and was first introduced in 1976 and has grown into as our flagship brand. ASSI has been recognized as the standard for Korean food products.

So there you go. There you go.

Soup base and a package of noodles.

Click image to enlarge. So here’s the finished product. It’s hot and spicy and little else. The Noodles are chewy but lackluster. Cheap and not much going on. A little veggie action but nothing special. 2.25 out of 5.0 stars.

#173: Unif Tung-I Instant Bean Vermicelli Shrimp Flavor (Bean Thread)

Bean thread huh? Hmm – not always my favorite. It tends to be gloppy, mucky stuff that kind of congeals together.

Two packets – powder and oil – smelled like a light sesame oil.

Very light colored seasonings awaiting the boiling nature of bean thread in 3 minutes of pain.

Click image to enlarge. Well, not too much positive to report on this one! Tjhe bean thread was its standard gloppy and funky way. I don’t like it. No vegetables here unless a couple green pieces of something floating around count. The flavor was kind of neutral to me; shrimp? Not extremely. So here’s the score: 1.5 out of 5.0 – just not something I liked. Get it here.