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#1306: KOKA Oriental Style Instant Noodles Tom Yam Flavour

Here’s one that was sent by Martin A. of Devon, England. Thanks again! I’ve really been into fish balls lately. They’re tasty, lots of varieties, and pretty low cal. Anyways, they tend to go better in spicy varieties of instant noodles and I think they are wonderful in tom yum/yam. Let’s check this one 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 to 400ml boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Add sachet contents and stir. Eat!

The noodle block.

A dual sachet.

Powder base.

Liquid base.


Finished (click image to enlarge). Added fishballs, shrimp, sweet onion, green onion and BonCabe Level 10 chilli seasoning. The noodles were good – your standard instants. The broth was very strong and a little too salty for my taste. I liked the level of citrus and spicy, but the salty was just a little much. I think it would’ve been better with maybe 450ml of water, but I always go by instructions. 2.5 out of 5.0 stars.  UPC bar code 8888056707607.

A British KOKA TV spot.

#596: Thai Kitchen Lemongrass & Chili Instant Rice Noodle Soup

Yeah, I know – two ramens in one day? But these be small. Anyways, I wanted to see if switching back to a different camera worked better. I’m still unsure… Lemongrass and chili eh? Okay let’s do this.

Here’s the back panel… Click image to enlarge.

Chili oil and powder seasoning.

Awaiting the noodles and water.

Click image to enlarge. Added an egg. Well, much like the last review, the stuff sucked up most all of the water. The difference this time however is that its funky. The pungent lemongrass flavor overwhelms; felt like I was eating a bowl of tartar sauce. Really disappointing. 1.5 out of 5.0 stars. Find it here.

Haha – bad fish sauce sounds raunchy!

#422: Vifon Mì Lẩu Thái Thai Style Instant Noodle

This one’s been sitting in the bottom of the ramen box for quite a while now. Wondered how they would be – spicy? Salty? Nasty? Thready? Well, let’s open them and find out!

Well for one thing its full of packets – and a fork! Fork update! As far as the packets go, going clockwise from the top left we have (according to the package) a Citronella & Gallingale packet, soup base, vegetables and seasoned oil.

Nice colors atop the noodle block. The block is made of fried pre-seasoned noodles that could be eaten by themselves as almost all of the wheat flour based noodles I’ve had from Thailand are.

Click image to enlarge. Added a couple lightly fried eggs. Very good stuff! The noodles and broth reminded me a bit of Tom Yum flavor, just not as strong. The noodles were tasty and the veggies were too. The soup was not greasy at all – in fact it was very light – not what I expected at all. I was tasty yet delicate. The eggs atop lent a broken yolk heartiness to the broth and some bulk. A fine breakfast. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.