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#3097: Yum Yum Tem Tem Squid With Lime – Thailand

#3097: Yum Yum Tem Tem Squid With Lime - Thailand

Here’s a variety from Yum Yum – really interested in this one since I really like squid. I even have a brand new pack of frozen carved squid to delve into! Let’s squid it up!

Yum Yum Tem Tem Squid With Lime – Thailand

#3097: Yum Yum Tem Tem Squid With Lime - Thailand

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains seafood. To prepare, add boiling water to fill line and cover for 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3097: Yum Yum Tem Tem Squid With Lime - Thailand

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#3097: Yum Yum Tem Tem Squid With Lime - Thailand

An included fork!

#3097: Yum Yum Tem Tem Squid With Lime - Thailand

The noodle block.

#3097: Yum Yum Tem Tem Squid With Lime - Thailand

Seasoning and bits from the cup.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added squid, Salad Cosmo mung beans sprouts, fried garlic,  and coriander, Light, thin noodles are abundant and have a standard Thai tooth to them. A little firmness and a slight crumble. The broth has a very nice lime aspect to it that works well, and little squid sticks are ubiquitous. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8850250009153.

#3097: Yum Yum Tem Tem Squid With Lime - Thailand

Yum Yum Jumbo Instant Noodles Pork 67g. Pack 10

Watch me cook on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!

#2612: Meet The Manufacturer: Nona Lim Laksa Rice Noodles + Thai Curry & Lime Broth

NL8: Meet The Manufacturer: Nona Lim Laksa Rice Noodles + Thai Curry & Lime Broth

Laksa noodles paired with a curry broth – I can’t really think of anything so well matched. Although I usually think of Laksa a little further south of Thailand in places like Malaysia and Singapore, all the flavors from that area of Southeast Asia play very well together. Let’s give it a try!

Nona Lim Laksa Rice Noodles + Thai Curry & Lime Broth – United States

NL8: Meet The Manufacturer: Nona Lim Laksa Rice Noodles + Thai Curry & Lime Broth

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). To prepare, boil noodles for 1 minutes and drain. Finally, enjoy with Non Lim broth!

NL8: Meet The Manufacturer: Nona Lim Laksa Rice Noodles + Thai Curry & Lime Broth

One of the two noodle pouches in the box.

NL8: Meet The Manufacturer: Nona Lim Laksa Rice Noodles + Thai Curry & Lime Broth

Here’s the package of broth.

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Vegan! To prepare, add broth to a pot and heat on the stove, Finally, enjoy with some Nona Lim noodles!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added coriander, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, egg, tau pok, Dodo fish ball and nanami togarashi. The rice noodles were pretty good – decent consistency and very light chew. The broth had an underlying kind of green curry hit, but it felt like the lime really beat it into submission and overwhelmed it. Since these are two separate products, they get their own scores. The noodles score a 3.5 and the broth a 2.5. UPC bar code for noodles 859792002323. UPC bar code for broth 859792002293.

NL8: Meet The Manufacturer: Nona Lim Laksa Rice Noodles + Thai Curry & Lime Broth

Lonely Planet Japan (Country Travel Guide)

Nona Lim on a Bay Area TV show

Meet The Manufacturer: #2450: KOKA Purple Wheat Noodles Chili & Lime Flavor

Meet The Manufacturer: #2450: KOKA Purple Wheat Noodles Chili & Lime Flavor - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Purple – the color of royalty. It’s also the color of eggplants, grape candy and Barney the dinosaur. But these are purple noodles. So how do they get this hue? These noodles have Anthocyanins in them. Indeed, I needed to turn to Wikipedia to learn more –

Anthocyanins (also anthocyans; from Greek: ἀνθός (anthos) = flower + κυανός (kyanos) = blue) are water-soluble vacuolar pigments that may appear red, purple, or blue depending on the pH. They belong to a parent class of molecules called flavonoids synthesized via the phenylpropanoid pathway; they are odorless but flavorful, contributing to taste as a moderately astringent sensation. Anthocyanins occur in all tissues of higher plants, including leaves, stems, roots, flowers, and fruits. They are clear, white to yellow counterparts of anthocyanins occurring in plants. Anthocyanins are madefrom anthocyanidins by adding sugars.[1]

Anthocyanins are considered secondary metabolites as a food additive with E number E163 (INS number 163); they are approved for use as a food additive in the EU,[5] Australia and New Zealand.[6]

Although anthocyanins have antioxidant properties in vitro,[7] this antioxidant effect is not conserved after the plant is consumed. As interpreted by the Linus Pauling Institute and European Food Safety Authority, dietary anthocyanins and other flavonoids have little or no direct antioxidant food value following digestion.[8][9][10] Unlike controlled test-tube conditions, the fate of anthocyanins in vivo shows they are poorly conserved (less than 5%), with most of what is absorbed existing as chemically modified metabolites that are rapidly excreted.[11]

The increase in antioxidant capacity of blood seen after the consumption of anthocyanin-rich foods may not be caused directly by the anthocyanins, but instead may result from increased uric acid levels derived from metabolism of flavonoids.[11]

One thing’s for sure – these noodles are very purple! Let’s check ’em out!

KOKA Purple Wheat Noodles Chili & Lime Flavor – Singapore

Meet The Manufacturer: #2450: KOKA Purple Wheat Noodles Chili & Lime Flavor - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Has the green circle denoting suitability for Vegetarians. To prepare, cook noodles in boiling water for 2~3 minutes. Drain. Add sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

Meet The Manufacturer: #2450: KOKA Purple Wheat Noodles Chili & Lime Flavor - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The noodle block. I told you they were purple!

Meet The Manufacturer: #2450: KOKA Purple Wheat Noodles Chili & Lime Flavor - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

A dual sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2450: KOKA Purple Wheat Noodles Chili & Lime Flavor - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

A light powder.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2450: KOKA Purple Wheat Noodles Chili & Lime Flavor - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Canola oil.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts and coriander. The noodles quite honestly have a very familiar gauge, feel and chew – that of a regular instant with just a slightly stronger backbone. The flavor is a nice and refreshing lime and chili – a little spiciness with a good level of lime flavor to it. The oil keeps everything nice and moist. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8888056832033.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2450: KOKA Purple Wheat Noodles Chili & Lime Flavor - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Koka, Instant Noodles, Laksa Singapura Flavour, 90 g (Pack of 5)

A KOKA Purple Wheat Noodles TV spot.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2121: Nissin Instant Noodles Moo Manao Flavour

I already reviewed the cup version of this one a few days back. Today it’s the pack version! Moo Manao is kind of a lime and pork flavor – very good! Let’s dig in!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Unsure whether it contains pork. To prepare, add noodle block and seasonings to a bowl and add 300ml boiling water. Let steep for 3 minutes covered. stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The dry seasoning base.

A granular powder.

A liquid sachet.

An oil with a lime scent.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added pork sauteed with coriander, NuTek Salt For Life, red pepper flake,and fried garlic and a spring of mint. The noodles have a light and soft gauge. they are thin and round. The broth has a nice pork taste to it. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8852528002934.

Nissin Moo Manao Flavour Instant Noodles 60g x 5pcs

A Nissin Moo Manao TV spot.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2115: Nissin Cup Noodles Moo Manao Flavour

Today, I’m reviewing moo manao – a popular lime and spicy pork flavor dish from Thailand. Sounds good to me! Let’s crack this cup open!

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Unsure whether this product contains pork. To prepare, add boiling water to fill line. Steep for 3 minutes. Add in content of liquid sachet. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

An included fork!

The noodle block.

Some of the loose ingredients in the cup.

A liquid sachet.

Has a lime scent.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added lime, minced pork sauteed with coriander, NuTek Salt For Life, and chilli flake and some Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts as well as a little extra coriander. The noodles have a nice chew with a slight and agreeable crumble to them. The broth is spicy and bright with lime flavor and notes of pork. I really liked this one – 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8852528003306.

Nissin Cup Noodle Moo Manao pork and lemon flavor Instant Noodles 60g (Pack of 3) Free Shipping

A Nissin TV commercial for their Moo Manao Cup Noodles as well as other varieties.

#1622: Nongshim Quick2 Hot & Spicy Noodle Soup With Habanero & Lime

Quick2 is a new one from Nongshim America. The 2 has to do with the cooking time of two minutes. I find this one interesting; kind of a departure from their more premium lines and if you notice the color and lines, it more resembles a pack version of a Nongshim Bowl Noodle in graphic design. Let’s have a look at Nongshim Quick2 and see what’s inside!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Contains beef. To prepare, boil 500ml water and add noodle block and sachet contents. Cook for 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Enjoy!

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet. Note the very coarse cut on the top and bottom of the sachet.

Has a nice beef and spicy scent.

The vegetable sachet.

A nice little mixture.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added beef, broccoli and white onion. The noodles are thinner than standard ramyun and have a light texture which was very good. The broth was better than I expected to be honest – it’s spicy and has a very nice beef and spices flavor. The vegetables hydrated well. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 031146029181.

Note the package design on these – Nongshim Hot & Spicy Noodle Bowl, 3.03 Ounce Bowls (Pack of 12)

A new Nongshim Shin Ramyun TV commercial! The Hispanic market is a big consumer of instant noodles and companies want to let ’em know what they’ve got!

#1503: Nongshim Bowl Noodle Soup Shrimp Habanero Lime Flavor

It’s been so long since I’ve reviewed a new Bowl Noodle! I remeber a few years ago I was hunting high and low for certain varieties, many long gone. I remember the beef anfd ginger flavor was pretty good! Then they switched over to these microwaveable versions instead of the foam bowls – and I like them better! Curious how this one will be.

Something special with this review – it’s a double review! I used to review hot sauces a few years back – here’s a link to my old site, now mothballed. I got an email from the folks at TOKI Hot Sauce recently. They are trying to get their product going! It’s a Korean inspired hot sauce! They’ve got a Kickstarter campaign running at the moment – why not check them out? I’m going to cook up some nice shrimp to go with this one and slather them in the sauce! Let’s check both of these products out!

Here’s the back of the cardboard outer packaging (click image to enlarge). Contains both beef and fish products.

Here’s detail of the lid (click image to enlarge). To prepare, take the lid off completely. Add in the sachet contents and add room temperature water to the fill line. Microwave for 3-4 minutes (see the noodle texture chart!). Stir and enjoy! You can also do the same thing with boiling water.

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

Has a lime scent.

Here’s just a few of the little bits from the bottom of the bowl.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added shrimp sauteed with Toki Hot Sauce, green onion, sweet onion, lime and bell pepper. The noodles have a nice texture to them – that comforty-buttery thing going on. The broth has a spicy and lime hit and a lighter shrimp flavor in the background which I would have enjoyed more of. The vegetable and shrimp bits while sparing hydrated well. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars. The Toki Hot Sauce has a decent punch of heat, and is a nice balance of sweetness with a familiar gochujang kind of flavor. Like a teriyaki gochujang wham-bam – good stuff! Worth trying! UPC bar code 031146026128.

Here’s a 6 variety pack of different Nongshim Bowl Noodle Soups!

Here’s a vid showing where these Nongshim Bowl Noodle Soups are made – in rancho Cucamonga, California!

#1497: Nissin Cup Noodles Easy Fideos Picante Lime Shrimp Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup

Here’s an interesting one. Now ‘easy’ is English, ‘fideos’ is Spanish. Fideos means noodles. It looks like if you had it in reverse, with the first word Spanish and second English, you’d end up with ‘Fácil Noodles.’ I think Easy Fideos sounds a little better. Anyways, I’m hungry – the big posts I’ve been doing recounting my trip to Malaysia have been taking a long time every morning before I get to noodles! Let’s check it out!

Here’s detail of the side panels (click image to enlarge). Contains chicken. To Prepare, add water to fill line and stir well. Microwave for 3 minutes. Let sit for one minute then stir again andenjoy!

Detail of the lid (click image to enlarge).

Here’s what you see upon opening the cup. There are no sachets; everything is in the noodle.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added lime, shrimp, bell pepper and sweet onion. The noodles are a couple inches long and round. They have a chewier texture than I expected with an ever so slight crumble. The broth was alright; it has a strong lime flavor and slight heat with a little shrimp flavor. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 070662347041.

Another variety made by Nissin here in the USA is Top Ramen – here’s their ever popular Oriental flavor.

A vintage Nissin TV spot for Top Ramen from the 80’s.

Brand New Products From Nongshim America!

Here’s something I’ve been waiting for – three new products from Nongshim America! Let’s see what’s inside!

On the left we have Harmony. It’s a broth-free variety that has a chipotle pepper flavor to it. What’s neat is that you can sever is hot or cold – cold sounds good for the summer! On the right is their new Spicy tonkotsu – I don’t know a lot about it except it mentions pork in thje ingredients, so it’s a pork broth – sweet! What I find interesting is that on the edge of the packs it says “Nongshim Black Class Noodle Dish.”

Shrimp is good. Habanero spicy. Lime compliments both of those – very curious how this new bowl will be – been a while since they came out with a new Bowl Noodle! Thank go to Ray and Nikki and all the other great folks at Nongshim America for sending these samples!

#1212: Ruski Instant Noodles Tom Yum Flavour

Here’s another one sent by Samonporn. This one’s by the same company that makes MAMA noodles in Thailand. Let’s check it [email protected]

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat-free but check for yourself.

The noodle block.

Powdered soup base sachet.

Very granular powder.

The liquid sachet.

Has a spicy and citrus scent.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added sauteed shrimp, sweet onion and bell pepper as well as coriander and Fresno chilli peppers. The noodles are thin and nicely crumble as you chew them. The broth has a nice spiciness and citrus flavor. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 8850987140006.

Anthony Bourdain goes to Thailand.

#1130: Nissin Big Cup Noodles Habanero Lime Shrimp Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup

Spicy and shrimp sounded good for breakfast today. Let’s check this one out!

Here are the side panels (click image to enlarge). Contains meat. Also contains wheat, soybean, egg, milk, shrimp and krill.

The noodles are pre-seasoned and short. Honestly, they’re really good straight out of the cup!

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added broccoli, Walla Walla sweet onion, red bell pepper and a little processed cheese. The noodles are short and wide and have a light chew to them. The broth is nice – shrimp and habanero flavors – just not a very strong heat. I think it’s perfect for the American market since people’s idea of hot and spicy vary so much. Anyways, a nice breakfast. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 070662030486.

Nothing funnier than seeing a guy with a ‘yeah I can handle anything spicy’ attitude and then witness the guy destroy themselves with tiny little vegetables.

#1128: Lucky Me! Special Instant Pancit Bihon With Kalamansi

Hey look! Something from The Philippines! I can’t remember the last time I had anything from The Philippines (looked it up – August 18th, 2012 – almost a whole year ago). You might be wondering, what is pancit bihon? Wikipedia says:

Pancit or pansit is the term for noodles in Filipino cuisine. Noodles were introduced into the Philippines by the Chinese and have since been adopted into local cuisine. The term pancit is derived from the Hokkien pian i sit (Chinese: 便ê食; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: piān-ê-si̍t or Chinese: 便食; pinyin: biàn shí) which means “something conveniently cooked fast.”[1] Different kinds of noodles can be found in Filipino supermarkets which can then be cooked at home. Noodle dishes are also standard fare in local restaurants. Food establishments specializing in noodles are often referred to as panciterias.

Nancy Reyes Lumen of the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism writes that according to food lore handed down from the Chinese, noodles should be eaten on one’s birthday.[1] They are therefore commonly served at birthday celebrations and Chinese restaurants in the Philippines often have “birthday noodles” listed on their menus. However, she warns that since “noodles represent long life and good health; they must not be cut short so as not to corrupt the symbolism.”[1]

Holy cow! I’m gonna live forever! With that, let’s check these noodles out.

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat-free but check for yourself.

Thin rice noodles.

Powder base.

Has a sweet and salty scent.

The liquid packets – soy sauce on the left and seasoned oil on the right.

Interesting colors.

The veggie packet.

A curious melange.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added Walla Walla sweet onion, red bell pepper and beef sauteed with a little soy sauce. The noodles are as thin as can be. That coupled with the fact that they’re rice noodles gives them a really crumbly texture.. The flavor is nice though, with a sweet and salty balance which works well. The veggies hydrated nicely as well. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 4801110272547.

A Lucky Me! TV commercial.