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The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Instant Noodle Snacks Of All Time 2016 Edition

Instant noodle… snacks? Yeah! Snacks of all kinds have come from instant noodles – candy, crunchy bits, you name it. They’re popular all over Asia and also the United States; have you ever taken a pack of instant noodles, crushed them and added in the seasoning and shaken the bag up and eaten them like potato chips or popcorn? Well, this is popular elsewhere as well! Let’s check out my favorite instant noodle snacks from over 1,900 reviews. Enjoy!

#10: Wei Lih What’s That? Leisure Meatballs Spicy Chicken Flavor – Taiwan

They’re crunchy and light. They have a slight sweetness and a spiciness that is very slight but builds the more you eat. Original review

#9: Mamee Monster Snek Mi Perisa Ayam – Malaysia

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The noodles are nice and crunchy. They have that lightness you would expect from an uncooked instant noodle, but not really oily as some can be. The flavoring is light and has a salty and almost sesame oil kind of flavor to it. Original review

#8: A-Sha Prince Katsu Snack Noodles – Taiwan

They’re very light and crunchy and have a nice salty and crunchy appeal to them. There’s a bit of a sweet and garlic or onion kind of thing going on as well as a hint of spiciness. Original review

#7: J.J. Snek Mi Perisa BBQ – Malaysia

The noodles are crunchy and have a nice flavor to them – very much reminding me of fried chicken from a well known restaurant chain. These were very good! Original review

#6: Samyang Foods Star Popeye Ramyun Snack – South Korea

It’s very crunchy and the noodles have a very light cinnamon note to them. The sugaryness of the rock candy brings this out in a nice way. Original review

#5: Mama Rangers Snack Noodles Shrimp Tom Yum Flavour – Myanmar

The snack noodle pieces are very short. The have a nice crunch to them. The flavor is that of a sweet tom yum, with a hint of spiciness, an unmistakable hit of lemongrass, and definitely tastes like sugary tom yum. It’s a nice flavor and was enjoyable. Original review

#4: Oyatsu Baby Star Snack Noodle Yakisoba Flavor – Japan

These short lengths of noodle are great. They’re light and crunchy. The flavor is that of yakisoba, so a little Worcestershire and salt and spices. It’s great stuff! Original review

#3: Ve Wong Little Prince Bacon – Taiwan

These little crunchy bits of noodles have a great bacon flavor. The big bag comes with a ton of little bags. My wife and I found these at an Asian grocery near Disneyland during our honeymoon – bacon snacks!  Original review

#2: Komforte Chockolates Savory Ramen – United States

The chocolate was exceedingly good – a really nice 53% dark chocolate I enjoyed thoroughly – premium stuff. It’s not so dark that it will put off the milkies and not so light on cacao that it lacks richness. The bits of noodles were nice and crunchy, and not hard like a rock. The soy, onion and garlic flavors were very much muted by the rich chocolate flavor, but that wasn’t a horrible thing. Original review

#1: Mamee Monster Snek Mi Perisa Pedas – Malaysia

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 – excellent snacks. Original review

#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.

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!

Meet The Manufacturer: #1360: Mamee Monster BBQ Flavour Snack Noodle

Mamee Monster is a snack noodle. Snack noodles are instant noodles that aren’t cooked, but rather crushed into snack bits and enjoyed as a crunchy snack. I’d always wanted to review them and I got my first chance to try them a few days back when I reviewed the chicken flavor variety. First I’ll show your this, the ten pack and then the individual pack. Let’s check this one out!

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Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, take an individual pack and crush the noodles inside. Sprinkle the seasoning into the bag and shake. Enjoy!

Here’s one of the individual packs.

Here’s the back of an individual pack (click image to enlarge).

The noodle block pre-crushing.

The seasoning comes in small sachets that are joined by perforations.

A small amount of powder.

Finished (click image to enlarge). The noodles are crunchy – very crunchy – and light. The little bit of seasoning isn’t overwhelming and adds a nice touch. Snackwise, 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 9555022301891.

A TV spot for Mamee Monster with Manchester United.

Meet The Manufacturer: #1358: Mamee Mi Segera SLLRRRP! Perencah Asam Laksa

I’ve tried a couple of laksa varieties now and thought I should have a look at this one. There are a few different types of laksa, this one being asam laksa – but what’s asam laksa all about? I consulted Wikipedia and here’s what it had to say:

Asam laksa is a sour, fish-based soup. It is listed at number 7 on World’s 50 most delicious foods complied by CNN Go in 2011.[5] Asam (or asam jawa) is the Malay word for tamarind, which is commonly used to give the stock its sour flavor. It is also common to use asam keping (also known as asam gelugor), dried slices of sour mangosteen, for added sourness. The modern Malay spelling is asam, though the spelling assam is still frequently used.

The main ingredients for asam laksa include shredded fish, normally kembung fish or mackerel, and finely sliced vegetables including cucumber, onions, red chillies, pineapple, lettuce, common mint, “daun kesum” (Vietnamese mint or laksa mint) and pink bunga kantan (torch ginger). Asam laksa is normally served with either thick rice noodles or thin rice noodles (vermicelli). And topped off with “petis udang” or “hae ko” (蝦羔), a thick sweet prawn/shrimp paste.

Sounds interesting! Perhaps a trip to the store to find some mint leaves and mackerel may be in order today. Sounds like fun to me!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Contains fish and crustacean. To prepare, add the noodle block to 350ml boiling water and cook for 2 minutes. Add contents of the seasoning sachet and stir. Enjoy!

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

Has an interesting scent – very curious about this one.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added mint leaves, pineapple, sweet onion, Fresno chilli peppers, cucumber, shredded mackerel, shrimp paste, and ginger (couldn’t find torch ginger so had to compromise with kizami shoga). The noodles are as they were before in these SLLLRRP! varieties – they suck up that broth and have a great texture – very enjoyable. The broth has a very different taste. It’s a bit sour and tart, but it’s pretty darn good. Definitely worth a try! 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 9555022300214.

A neat series of Mamee SLLRRRP! advertisements – these are for the spicy ones!

Meet The Manufacturer: #1355: Mamee Instant Vermicelli Chicken Flavour

Looks like today is going to be one of the nicest weather-wise yet this year. Here in the northwest, it’s been raining. A lot. We had the wettest March on record last month, which has hindered my exercise. I usually take a mile or two walk everyday, but that’s fallen by the wayside as of late. Definitely have been feeling the effects of not walking… So off I go!

I’m back. A good day for walking. Now I’m hungry! Rice vermicelli has one really redeeming quality – it’s very low in fat. If you’re looking for something on the lower calorie side, rice vermicelli is a good thing to check out! Let’s see how this one comes out.

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. to prepare, cook for 2-34 minutes in 400ml boiling water. Add sachet contents and stir. Enjoy! One thing I like to do is use a pair of kitchen scissors to make them into a more manageable length, but that’s just me.

A nest of rice vermicelli.

The powder soup base sachet.

A light flecked powder.

The seasoned oil sachet.

Has an onion scent.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added sweet onion, chicken baked with Lindberg-Snider Red Baron Barbecue seasoning, chives, hard boiled egg and Jane’s Krazy Mixed Up Salt. The noodles are surprisingly gorged with broth and have a nice almost fluffy texture I enjoyed. The broth has a nice chicken flavor – the oil goes a long way in the flavor. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 9555022302140.

An Australian interview at a food show with a Mamee representative.

Meet The Manufacturer: #1351: Mamee Monster Chicken Flavour Snack Noodles

Mamee Monster is Mamee’s line of snack noodles. I’ve been really wanting to try these for a long time. Snack noodles are noodles that are seasoned and crushed and eaten without any cooking; kind of like potato chips or corn chips. I’ve seen these online quite a few times and always though hey – look it’s a blue monster and it’s instant noodles – rad!! So let’s have a look at this popular Malaysian snack.

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. This is a package that contains ten smaller packages.

Here’s one of the individual packages (click to enlarge).

Here’s the back of one of the individual packs (click image to enlarge). To prepare, open pack, sprinkle seasoning, crunch it up and shake. Eat!

The snack noodle block.

Here’s one of the little seasoning sachets.

A very small amount of seasoning, but then again it’s a very small noodle block.

Finished (click image to enlarge). The noodles are nice and crunchy. They have that lightness you would expect from an uncooked instant noodle, but not really oily as some can be. The flavoring is light and has a salty and almost sesame oil kind of flavor to it. Good stuff – 4.0 out of 5.0 stars as far an instant noodle snacks go.

A Mamee Monster TV spot.

Meet The Manufacturer: Interview With Mamee Double Decker

Interview With Mamee Double-Decker * Product Samples From Mamee Double-Decker * Mamee Instant Vermicelli Tom Yam Flavour * Mamee Mie Goreng Indonesia Original Flavour * Mamee Chef Curry Laksa Flavour * Mamee Monster Chicken Flavour Snack Noodles * Mamee Mi Segera SLLRRRP! Perencah Kari Berapi * Mamee Instant Noodles Vegetarian Flavour * Mamee Chef Creamy Tom Yam Flavour * Mamee Instant Vermicelli Chicken Flavour * Mamee Chef Spicy Chicken Shiitake Flavour * Mamee Mie Goreng Indonesia Spicy Sambal Flavour * Mamee Mi Segera SLLRRRP! Perencah Asam Laksa * Mamee Chef Curry Laksa Flavour * Mamee Monster BBQ Flavour Snack Noodle * Mamee Chef Creamy Tom Yam Flavour * Mamee Mi Segera Perisa Kari

I got an email a few weeks ago from Pinky Tham, Digital and Social Media Manager at Mamee Double-Decker, a Malaysian maker of instant noodles amongst other things. She was very interested in taking part in the Meet The Manufacturer spotlights, and it sounded good to me! This interview was conducted with Pierre Pang, Mamee Double-Decker General Group Manager and grandson of the founder.

THERAMENRATER> Thank you very much for agreeing to do this interview! Could we start off with some information about Mamee Double-Decker; when was Mamee Double Decker founded, where and by who?

MAMEE DOUBLE-DECKER> MAMEE Double-Decker is a Malaysia based manufacturing company that was founded in 1971 by Datuk Pang Chin Hin. It all started in a small historical state in Malaysia called Melaka and Datuk Pang Chin Hin started his interests in manufacturing his first product called MAMEE Monster noodles snacks and expanded it beyond to instant noodles, snacks and beverages.

TRR> For those of my readers who are not familiar with your line of products, could you tell us a little about them?

MDD> Our products from MAMEE Double-Decker are divided into 3 main categories that are instant noodles, snacks and beverages. For Instant Noodles, we have
Mamee Instant Noodles, Mamee Slrrrp and Mamee Chef. As for snacks, we have Mamee Monster (noodles snack), Corntoz (corn snacks) and Mister Potato. For beverages, we currently have Cheers (carbonated drinks), LiteYo (yogurt drink) and Nutrigen (cultured milk).

TRR> Can you tell us about the differences and new features of your MAMEE Chef line?

MDD> MAMEE Chef’s noodles are made using a special technique known as La Mian (Mi Tarik) or ‘pulled noodles’ technique that originated in China during the 15th century to give the noodles a springier texture. In its quest to create the perfect flavor, MAMEE teamed up with Dato’ Chef Ismail, a renowned celebrity chef locally and internationally. Together, MAMEE and Chef Ismail have created an original Thai Tom Yam recipe made with fresh ingredients, herbs and spices as MAMEE Chef’s debut flavor. The MAMEE Chef range also features other unique local flavors like Curry Laksa and Spicy Chicken Shiitake.

TRR> You not only make regular instant noodles that are cooked, but a line of snack noodles called Mamee Monster – can you tell us about them and about who this monster guy is – does he have a name?

MDD> MAMEE Monster snack is a fried noodles snack that is already cooked and you can eat it straight out of the packet. The blue monster is known as MAMEE Monster and he symbolizes having fun and represents how enjoyable the snack is. He has become quite an icon in the local market.

TRR> Is Mamee Doubledecker involved in the local community around you?

MDD> We are actively involved in local charity drives, orphanages and old folk’s homes with our Mamee Care Program.

TRR> Why do you think noodles are such a popular food?

MDD> Noodles have become popular due to a few factors like the convenience of cooking and the variety of textures and flavors that they come in. It is a good alternative to rice, especially for the Asian market. Also, we had some understanding from research that the variety of flavors for instant noodles and the tastiness of it become everybody’s quick fix choice.

TRR> You are located in Malaysia. Can you tell us a little about where you factory is and life there?

MDD> Our factory is located in one of the most historical states in Malaysia known as Melaka. Melaka used to be a port in the 15th century and this historical city centre has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2008. Melaka is a city well visited by tourists locally and internationally. We also have a museum and restaurant known as MAMEE Jonker House on the popular Jonker street in Melaka to share our history.

TRR> Are there any new products that will be coming out soon that you could tell us about?

MDD> We have a few new flavors in our production pipeline now, catered for the local market with a tinge of surprise elements compared to our usual instant noodles.

TRR> You make an ‘Xtra’ and a ‘Berapi’ spicy curry noodle – which is hotter?

MDD> ‘Xtra Pedas” is the spiciest among both of the choices above

TRR> A lot of people wonder about the health factors (sodium, etc) when it comes to instant noodles. How do you recommend people made instant noodles a healthy part of their diet?

MDD> For our MAMEE Chef range, we make the soup based on paste form with real ingredients, which contain less MSG.

TRR> What was your first product?

MDD> MAMEE Monster Snack was our first product that we produced.

TRR> Where are your products available?

MDD> Our MAMEE Chef product is only currently available in Malaysia but it is in all the hypermarkets, supermarkets and general trade.

TRR> When you make noodles for yourself, do you add anything or have any recommendations?

MDD> I usually like to add an egg and some vegetables to make it a wholesome meal for a quick fix.

TRR> Are there popular recipes locals have come up with for your noodles?

MDD> In Melaka, there are stores that sell MAMEE Goreng (Fried MAMEE Noodles); they will stir fry the noodles with egg, vegetables and put the paste as seasoning.

TRR> Are certain products enjoyed on particular holidays?

MDD> We noticed that during school holidays, our noodles are particularly more popular. It could due to the kids going around and travelling with their families.

TRR> Have there been any flavors you’ve thought of producing that never made it to market?

MDD> Our R&D always proposes a list of new flavors for us to try and evaluate on what would be the best flavor for local and international markets. At times depending on likeability, we will launch the flavor or keep improving the recipe.

TRR> Is Mamee Doubledecker tech savvy? Are there any apps for mobile phones we should know about?

MDD> At MAMEE Double-Decker, we are just starting to explore technology more. We currently have our Facebook page for MAMEE Chef here: https://www.facebook.com/mymameechef

TRR> Thank you very much for this opportunity to learn more about your company and its products!

There you have it straight from the source! So we begin another Meet The Manufacturer, and only the second from Malaysia – this should be fun! Let’s begin!

Interview With Mamee Double-Decker * Product Samples From Mamee Double-Decker * Mamee Instant Vermicelli Tom Yam Flavour * Mamee Mie Goreng Indonesia Original Flavour * Mamee Chef Curry Laksa Flavour * Mamee Monster Chicken Flavour Snack Noodles * Mamee Mi Segera SLLRRRP! Perencah Kari Berapi * Mamee Instant Noodles Vegetarian Flavour * Mamee Chef Creamy Tom Yam Flavour * Mamee Instant Vermicelli Chicken Flavour * Mamee Chef Spicy Chicken Shiitake Flavour * Mamee Mie Goreng Indonesia Spicy Sambal Flavour * Mamee Mi Segera SLLRRRP! Perencah Asam Laksa * Mamee Chef Curry Laksa Flavour * Mamee Monster BBQ Flavour Snack Noodle * Mamee Chef Creamy Tom Yam Flavour * Mamee Mi Segera Perisa Kari

Meet The Manufacturer: Product Samples From Mamee Double-Decker

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Pinky sent me a tracking number and I waited. Packages containing food products from overseas are often scrutinized by the Department of Agriculture, and more than once I’ve found they’ve not made it through. Happily, this big, awesome box of goodness came through! Let’s see what’s within!

Oh, wow – lots of cool stuff! Let’s check it all out!

Some packs of their different noodle varieties – awesome!

Mamee Chef is their new premium line.

A box with two 4 packs of the Mamee Chef Tom Yam Thai – and a neat plate!

Chilli Cheez Corntoz snacks!

A different Mister Potato than I’ve seen before! I wonder if they have the kid’s toy over there?

Their original product, Mamee Monster snacks. These are family packs with 10 little bags inside! You crush the contents of the bag, open, and eat ’em up!

They sent a Mamee Monster plush toy for Andy! Yay! He really likes it!

Mamee makes cup mi goreng and cup versions of their premium Mamee Chef line as well.

These are two varieties of their hot curry instant noodles. Curry!

Finally, here’s a poster they sent – lots of autographs! Thank you to Pinky and everyone at Mamee Double-Decker!