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#3165: Mamee / Shinsegae Daebak Spicy Kimchi – Malaysia

#3165: Mamee / Shinsegae Daebak Spicy Kimchi - Malaysia

Here’s another one from Mohd – the last of the ones he sent (please feel free to send more varieties and thank you again!) – this is a collaboration between Malaysian company Mamee and South Korean style company Shinsegae. This is a spicy kimchi soup – let’s hit it up!

Mamee / Shinsegae Daebak Spicy Kimchi – Malaysia

#3165: Mamee / Shinsegae Daebak Spicy Kimchi - Malaysia

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add sachets to 500ml water and bring to a boil. Add noodles and cook 4~5 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3165: Mamee / Shinsegae Daebak Spicy Kimchi - Malaysia

The noodle block.

#3165: Mamee / Shinsegae Daebak Spicy Kimchi - Malaysia

A wet sachet

#3165: Mamee / Shinsegae Daebak Spicy Kimchi - Malaysia

A thick red sauce.

#3165: Mamee / Shinsegae Daebak Spicy Kimchi - Malaysia

A dry sachet.

#3165: Mamee / Shinsegae Daebak Spicy Kimchi - Malaysia

Lots of vegetables.

Finished (click to enlarge). Noodles were really great – gauge and chew were large and hearty. The broth was a very tasty kimchi with a good level of sweetness to it. The spiciness? Definitely much more subdued than the dry version of Daebak. This one has a really great taste to it and I was very impressed. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 9555022305905.

#3165: Mamee / Shinsegae Daebak Spicy Kimchi - Malaysia

Mamee Monster BBQ Noodle Snack (Barbeque Flavor / 10-ct) – 10.58oz (Pack of 1)

Watch me cook on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!

Watch me eat on Spicy Noodle Mukbang!

#3122: Mamee Shinsegae Daebak Ghost Pepper Spicy Chicken – Malaysia

#3122: Mamee Shinsegae Daebak Ghost Pepper Spicy Chicken - Malaysia

So yesterday was my birthday, and one of the best I’ve had yet. This one was a little different; usually I’m all about going out somewhere to eat or partying up. I had a couple goals for my birthday. One was to do a mukbang of this one and publish it yesterday – which I was able to do.

The other was to get 20,000 steps on my walking tracker. Well, I ended up at 18,810 – close but no cigar. At least I can go for this pretty much any day. Certainly, my feet were pretty sore at the end of the day – was almost 9 miles worth of steps. Either way, a new record for me since I started tracking that.

Anyways, it was a really great day and I thank everyone for their well-wishes and my family for making it really nice!

But yeah – ghost pepper noodles – and they’re black! Smack dab in the middle of a day where I’m doing a lot of exercise, I slammed a big block of carbs – and it was fun. There are some videos below to check out – the unboxing, the cooking, and finally, the mukbang itself where I slurp this sucka down. Let’s get to it!

Mamee Shinsegae Daebak Ghost Pepper Spicy Chicken – Malaysia

#3122: Mamee Shinsegae Daebak Ghost Pepper Spicy Chicken - Malaysia

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add boiling water to line for 4 minutes. Poke holes in lid and drain. Add in wet sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3122: Mamee Shinsegae Daebak Ghost Pepper Spicy Chicken - Malaysia

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#3122: Mamee Shinsegae Daebak Ghost Pepper Spicy Chicken - Malaysia

An included fork!

#3122: Mamee Shinsegae Daebak Ghost Pepper Spicy Chicken - Malaysia

The black noodle block!How is it black? Squid ink? Nope – berries and cocoa!

#3122: Mamee Shinsegae Daebak Ghost Pepper Spicy Chicken - Malaysia

A wet sachet.

#3122: Mamee Shinsegae Daebak Ghost Pepper Spicy Chicken - Malaysia

Thick. Dark. Smells spicy.

#3122: Mamee Shinsegae Daebak Ghost Pepper Spicy Chicken - Malaysia

Finished (click to enlarge). The black noodles are simply striking. They were decent too and had a nice gauge and mouthfeel. The flavor coated evenly and was a very hot and spicy level. I’ve had a lot spicier, but this one does pack a wallop. Tasty and fun! 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9555022306698.

#3122: Mamee Shinsegae Daebak Ghost Pepper Spicy Chicken - Malaysia

Mamee Daebak Spicy Instant Noodle (628MART) (Spicy Fried Chicken Dry Noodle 159g, 4 Pack)

An Unboxing Time With The Ramen Rater!

Watch me cook on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!

Finally, watch me scarf it down on Spicy Noodle Mukbang!

Unboxing Time: Limited Edition Ghost Pepper Daebak

I was contacted by a guy at Mamee in Malaysia about a new ultra spicy variety . I was game. He sent them. They arrived the day before my birthday and Miles and I cracked them open! Let’s check ’em out!

Unboxing Time: Limited Edition Ghost Pepper Daebak – Malaysia

A big thank you to Felix over at Mamee!

#3055: Mamee / Shinsegae Daebak Spicy Fried Chicken Dry Noodles – Malaysia

#3055: Mamee / Shinsegae Daebak Spicy Fried Chicken Dry Noodles - Malaysia

This one was sent by a person named Shoffee in Malaysia – my thanks! This is truly something I’d never be able to review without a reader sending it in. From what I’m getting on the package, it looks to be much like the popular fire noodles. At the very least, it’s definitely influenced by them. Let’s give them a try!

Mamee / Shinsegae Daebak Spicy Fried Chicken Dry Noodles – Malaysia

#3055: Mamee / Shinsegae Daebak Spicy Fried Chicken Dry Noodles - Malaysia

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains chicken. To prepare, boil noodle block in 500ml water for 4~5 minutes. Drain, saving 6 spoons of water (going by the formula 1 spoon = 15ml * 6 = 90ml). Add in liquid sachet contents and stir fry for 1 minute. Add in garnish,. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3055: Mamee / Shinsegae Daebak Spicy Fried Chicken Dry Noodles - Malaysia

The noodle block.

#3055: Mamee / Shinsegae Daebak Spicy Fried Chicken Dry Noodles - Malaysia

A large liquid sachet.

#3055: Mamee / Shinsegae Daebak Spicy Fried Chicken Dry Noodles - Malaysia

Thick and sticky – reminiscent of kecap manis.

#3055: Mamee / Shinsegae Daebak Spicy Fried Chicken Dry Noodles - Malaysia

The garnish sachet.

#3055: Mamee / Shinsegae Daebak Spicy Fried Chicken Dry Noodles - Malaysia

Seasoned textured vegetable protein.

#3055: Mamee / Shinsegae Daebak Spicy Fried Chicken Dry Noodles - Malaysia

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, fried onion, soft egg, and spring onion. Noodles were good – nice chew and gauge to them. The flavor was very reminiscent of the fire noddle, although sweeter . 4.25 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9555022305882.

Mamee Chef Instant Noodles 80g (628MART) (Curry Laksa, 4 Packs)

Watch me try these along with my son Miles! On an episode of Spicy Noodle Mukbang!

Mystery Box Of Spicy Instant Noodles From Malaysia – Unboxing Time

Mystery Box Of Spicy Instant Noodles From Malaysia - Unboxing Time

I received a box from Mohd in Selangor, Malaysia the other day – thanks you very much! I used to get varieties from Malaysia almost weekly and lately it’s been pretty rare. Really excited to try what’s within! Let’s check it out.

Mystery Box Of Spicy Instant Noodles From Malaysia – Unboxing Time

Oh this is too cool – thank you very much!

The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Instant Rice Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition

Now for the third year, I’m coming out with the latest Top Ten Instant Rice Noodles list. Rice noodles have some benefits as opposed to their fried wheat counterparts. First, they’re virtually fat-free. Also, they’re not fried. Rice noodles are gluten-free by nature, although the ingredients in the sachets that come with these varieties might not be. People ask me for a gluten-free list often, but that would be rather difficult as I’d have to pore over every ingredient list on every review to do this. Well, let’s have a look at these great rice noodle varieties – the best instant rice noodles varieties of the almost 2,500 reviews to date!

The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Instant Rice Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition

The list’s video presentation.

#10:Vifon Viet Cuisine Bun Rieu Cua Sour Crab Soup Instant Rice Vermicelli – Vietnam

#10:Vifon Viet Cuisine Bun Rieu Cua Sour Crab Soup Instant Rice Vermicelli - Vietnam - The Ramen Rater - instant rice noodles

The instant rice noodles came out of the microwave slightly underdone, but that was easy to look past as by the time I sat down to eat this, they were very good. Light chew, thin gauge. The broth was very, very good – a nice oiliness and crab taste with lots of crab in there and vegetable. Original review

#9: KOKA Silk Spicy Marinara Instant Rice Fettuccine – Singapore

#9: KOKA Silk Spicy Marinara Instant Rice Fettuccine - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - instant rice noodles

The instant rice noodles – fettuccine – came out remarkably well. Indeed it is perfectly hydrated. I make a couple cross-cuts with a pair of kitchen scissors to make them easier to work with a fork. The broth is very tasty with a fresh taste of tomato and a bit of spiciness. Moreover, the broth definitely has a seafood feel to it – almost has a slight lemony hint to it. The vegetables hydrated very well and were complimentary. Also,m the shrimp that are included taste good and are of a decent quantity. Original review

#8: Nissin Seafood Flavour Rice Vermicelli – Hong Kong

#8: Nissin Seafood Flavour Rice Vermicelli - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - instant rice noodles

The noodles were slightly thick and chewier than many – and it worked well here; a little heartier. The broth was very good – a milky seafood and butter kind of taste which was absolutely delicious. The included bits included scrambled egg, spring onion, mushroom and seafood which all hydrated perfectly. Well done! – Original review

#7: Mamee Chef Gold Recipe Bihun Kari Seribu Rasa – Malaysia

#7: Mamee Chef Gold Recipe Bihun Kari Seribu Rasa – Malaysia - The Ramen Rater - instant rice noodles

The Mamee Chef Gold Recipe on the 2015 Edition of the Top Ten Instant Noodles list, but with bihun! The noodles have a slight dryness to them, but the best part is how the broth is so rich and flavorful; it’s like a bowl of Malaysian love. Original review

#6: Ah Lai Penang Favourite White Curry Rice Vermicelli – Malaysia

#6: Ah Lai Penang Favourite White Curry Rice Vermicelli – Malaysia - The Ramen Rater - instant rice noodles

I found I liked this vermicelli version of their white curry better than their wheat noodle variety! I don’t think that’s happened before; it’s kind of been a love/hate relationship I’ve had with rice based noodles for years. However, the rich flavor of the broth embraces the noodles and enrobes them in curry happiness. Original review

#5: MeeKuali Bihun Sup Rempah Perisa Daging – Malaysia

#5: MeeKuali Bihun Sup Rempah Perisa Daging - Malaysia - The Ramen Rater - instant rice noodles

The vermicelli came out really good. This and cooked nicely. I made a couple of cross cuts with a pair of kitchen scissors to make the vermicelli more manageable. The broth is great . It’s got a great beef flavor and definitely full of spices. Moreover, it has the thickness I like. The shallots pull it together well – crisp and tasty. Original review

#4: Tseng Rice Noodle Seafood Laksa Flavour – Taiwan

#4: Tseng Rice Noodle Seafood Laksa Flavour - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater - instant rice noodles

The noodle was great – a little thicker than the other rice noodle varieties from Tseng. A little heartier which worked well here. The broth was a luxuriant sea of deep orange with a good coconut body. The flavor was not extremely strong in this one, but it was satisfying and quite good. Impressed at this being a Laksa coming from Taiwan. Original review

#3: MAMA Instant Rice Noodle Soup Spicy Shrimp Flavour – Thailand

#3: MAMA Instant Rice Noodle Soup Spicy Shrimp Flavour – Thailand - The Ramen Rater - instant rice noodles

The noodles are very good – broad in nature and light in chewiness. The broth is really quite good – it has a spicy, lemongrass flavor with a nice shrimp hit, plus a sweetness as well that I wasn’t expecting. The little shrimp are in there as well, which hydrated quite nicely. Very pleased indeed! Original review

#2: MyKuali Penang Red Tom Yum Goong Rice Vermicelli Soup – Malaysia

#2: MyKuali Penang Red Tom Yum Goong Rice Vermicelli Soup - Malaysia - The Ramen Rater - instant rice noodles

The vermicelli came out nice – not too chewy and very plentiful. I used a pair of kitchen scissors to make 3 cross cuts in order to make them more manageable with a fork. The broth is a sea of flavor. So it has a strong lemongrass presence coupled with a serious spiciness. The shrimp taste is strong here and the broth is thick – really thick. The included garnish was excellent and hydrated perfectly. Original review

#1: MyKuali Penang Hokkien Prawn Soup Rice Vermicelli (Bihun) – Malaysia

#1: MyKuali Penang Hokkien Prawn Soup Rice Vermicelli (Bihun) – Malaysia - The Ramen Rater - instant rice noodles

The bihun as hydrated really well for something steeped. The broth is mind blowing. If you like a thick and serious onslaught of prawny sweetness and heat, this is absolutely for you. It’s so rich and strong and tasty! To top it all off, fried onion bits that are the best I’ve ever had in any instant product – other than the wheat noodle package version of this product. Amazing! Original review

#2063: Mamee Pepper Noodles Vegetarian

Here’s the third one I’m reviewing as part of a special thing with the Apple Daily news folks in Hong Kong! They sent a few varieties to review and this one is sold in Hong Kong, however it’s made in Malaysia. Curious about this one – let’s check it out!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. to repare, add noodle block to 2 cups boiling water and cook for 2 minutes. Add in sachet contests. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

A grainy concoction.

An oil sachet.

Corn oil.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, coriander, tofu pok and spring onion. The noodles are very good – standard gauge and nice tension to them. The broth has a black pepper taste alongside a kind of buttery taste, one that I’ve experienced in many vegetarian instants. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 051325110226.

The Taste of Old Hong Kong: Recipes and Memories From 30 Years on the China Coast

A cartoon showing how Mamee makes their noodles.

The Ramen Rater Apple Daily Hong Kong Interview

I got an email a few weeks back from a reporter at Apple Daily News of Hong Kong asking if I’d like to do an interview. I said sure – and then she asked if I’d also review some Hong Kong varieties – which I agreed to as well. Over 4 days, I tried 11 different packs of noodles! This is the video from the news article and here’s the link to the story! Was a lot of fun! Special thanks to Winnie Wong for contacting me on this unique project! Here’s the unboxing of the samples, and the full reviews of each one will come in the next few weeks.

Here’s the box from apple Daily News of Hong Kong!

Under the outer wraps…

A lot of noodles!

Two of each variety (click to enlarge). I’ll post all the video I did for the interview (I did a lot of recording).

#1769: Mamee Chef Lontong Flavour

Close to 50 reviews ago I checked out Mamee Chef’s Longtong Flavour cup version and today I thought it was a good time to try their pack version. I would say that generally, I like packs better than cups. To me, a noodle that’s boiled for a little while tastes better than steeped. Of course there are exception out there, but it generally seems that way.Today is the first review since my wife and I got back from the hospital when my son was born. I uusally am quite a few reviews ahead of the game.

He’s about exactly 3 days old in this picture I just took. I’m amazed how powerful this little guy we named Miles is; seven and a half pounds of amazingness. Yeah, I think I could go on about Miles about as much as I could go on about noodles, except when I talk about him I just keep saying the words ‘cute’ and ‘perfect’ and ‘amazing’ alot. Anyways, he’s all of those things! Back to the lontong!

So I was kind of surprised that Wikipedia was a little short on info about lontong so I want to share how it’s described by Mamee Chef:

Lontong is a popular dish among Malays, made of compressed rice cake wrapped inside a banana leaf found in Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore. It is commonly called nasi himpit (“pressed rice”) that goes with a coconut based soup. The dish is more like a vegetable stew with chopped cabbage, turnip and carrots. It is one of the Muslims’ favourite traditional Raya dish that comes with a variety of cooking style namely Lontong Johor, Lontong Lodeh, Lontong Sotong and so forth. The overall taste of lontong is bland and neutral, it depends on other ingredients to give taste through spices and sauces. They include things such as fried tempeh, fried tofu, boiled eggs, dried cuttlefish sambal, fried spicy shredded coconut (serunding kelapa), fried chicken etc.

The highlight of the product is Dato’ Chef Ismail’s Lontong paste that makes our Lontong has the authentic flavor, which makes Mamee Chef Lontong as close to the real dish as possible. I have attached the press release for your better understanding on Mamee Chef Lontong. Hope you enjoy the Mamee Chef Lontong as much as we do!

Let’s have a look!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Contains crustacean. To prepare, add noodle block to 400ml boiling water and cook 3 minutes. Add in contents of sachets and stir well. Enjoy!

The noodle block.

The dry seasoning sachet.

A light powder with bits in there.

A non dairy creamer sachet.

A superfine powder.

The paste sachet.

Has a nice scent.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added Fresno chilli peppers, coriander, mung bean sprouts, Dodo shrimp and fish balls and white onion. The noodles have that great Mamee Cheff texture to them – rounded and a good chew. The broth is really fascinating; has a nice heat that starts at the front of your mouth and then creeps back slowly to your throat and hangs out there. It’s got a nice creamy complexion and a strong flavor. What’s also neat are the tiny little cili padi rings that abound. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9555022304731.

Authentic Recipes from Malaysia (from Amazon) Authentic Recipes from Malaysiapresents over 62 easy-to-follow recipes with detailed descriptions of Malaysian cooking methods and ingredients, enabling you to reproduce the exotic flavors of Malaysia in your own kitchen.

A Mamee Chef press announcement about the new Mamee Chef Lontong.

#1736: Mamee Monster Snek Mi Perisa Pedas

The last time I got samples from Mamee Doubledecker, they sent quite a few things along. They sent two of these ten packs of Mamee Monster as well! This is a new flavor – Pedas. Pefas means spicy! Let’s have a look at this one – and look – there’s a prize inside!

Here’s the back of the ten pack bag (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, take a pack and crush it while closed. Open and sprinkle one of the sopplied seasoning sachets into the pack. Close and shake it up. Enjoy!

One of the individual packs.

The noodle block.

A little seasoning sachet.

A small amount of powder for the little packs.

They sent two of the ten packs, so I got two different dinosaurs!

The front and back of the card. It says you can put the dinosaur in water and it’ll grow really big after a few days!

I’m thinking a Stegosaurus on the left and a Brontosaurus on the right? Not sure – been a while since I was a kid though…

After a full week in water, they got pretty big! Indeed, it was fun to have a look at their growth every day – 5 stars for fun!

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added almonds, mango, banana chips and peanuts. I really like the crunch of the noodles; they seem a little different than the other Mamee Monster varieties; they’re really crispy, but maybe have a little more give to them. They have a nice spicy flavor to them which was great and a little bit of sweetness and more spiciness from the seasoning. As far as a snack goes, this gets 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9555022304786.

Mamee Monster Noodle Snack (Chicken Flavor / 10-ct) – 10.58oz

A Mamee Monster TV commercial showing a different little bonus that came in the 10 packs.

#1720: Mamee Chef Lontong Flavour

I’m always searching around the Internet and checking up on different instant noodle companies to see if they’ve got something new coming to the market! I saw that Mamee Chef has just released this new Lontong Flavour variety and asked if I could get some samples – and I did!  So, what’s this Lontong all about? Here’s what the nice folks at Mamee Chef had to say about it:

Lontong is a popular dish among Malays, made of compressed rice cake wrapped inside a banana leaf found in Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore. It is commonly called nasi himpit (“pressed rice”) that goes with a coconut based soup. The dish is more like a vegetable stew with chopped cabbage, turnip and carrots. It is one of the Muslims’ favourite traditional Raya dish that comes with a variety of cooking style namely Lontong Johor, Lontong Lodeh, Lontong Sotong and so forth. The overall taste of lontong is bland and neutral, it depends on other ingredients to give taste through spices and sauces. They include things such as fried tempeh, fried tofu, boiled eggs, dried cuttlefish sambal, fried spicy shredded coconut (serunding kelapa), fried chicken etc.

The highlight of the product is Dato’ Chef Ismail’s Lontong paste that makes our Lontong has the authentic flavor, which makes Mamee Chef Lontong as close to the real dish as possible. I have attached the press release for your better understanding on Mamee Chef Lontong. Hope you enjoy the Mamee Chef Lontong as much as we do!

Definitely sounds interesting! Let’s open this cup of the new Mamee Chef Lontong Flavour!

Here’s detail of the side panels (click image to enlarge). Contains prawn. To prepare, empty sachets into cup and add 350ml boiling water. Cover and let steep for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click image to enlarge).

An included fork!

The noodle block.

A dry sachet.

Soup base powder and garnish in one.

A sachet of non dairy creamer.

A very light powder.

The paste sachet.

This one smells absolutely wonderful!

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added fried tofu, shrimp, Chinese long bean, white onion, mung bean sprouts and hard boiled egg. The noodles came out exceptionally well and perfectly hydrated. The gauge was good and had a decent chew to them. The broth is first off a lot of fun to look at; the red and cream colors are really good looking. The broth has a creamy and spicy taste with lots of nice pieces of pepper ring floating in it. This was top notch stuff – 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9555022304748.

Authentic Recipes from Malaysia (from Amazon) Authentic Recipes from Malaysia presents over 62 easy-to-follow recipes with detailed descriptions of Malaysian cooking methods and ingredients, enabling you to reproduce the exotic flavors of Malaysia in your own kitchen.

A video from The Rakyat Post of a recent press conference featuring Mamee Chef Lontong Flavour.

New Product Samples From Mamee Chef!

Didn’t expect such a big box! Let’s have a look inside!

Oh wow – lots of goodies in here!

Rack and cup versions of Mamee Chef’s new Lontong Flavour instant noodles! I’m still trying to exactly understand what Lontong is completely, but from what I get out of what I’ve read, Lontong is compressed rice in a banana leaf. It sounds kind of like topokki, but a little different. Sounds interesting! Really looking forward to trying it.

A new flavor of the famous Mamee Monster snacks – Pedas! Pedas means spicy!

Mamee also makes a line of snack crisps – these are their Perfecto varieties – sea salt, sour cream and onion and a spicy chilli one. I’ve tried the sea salt and chilli varieties so far and really like them.

They also now make special popcorn! There’s caramel and chocolate covered varieties. What we liked about these is that they were just drenched with flavor; they had just the right amount. Thanks to everyone at Mamee Chef for sending these along! Can’t wait to review the new varieties!