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#707: Namchow Mee Jang Noodle Soup Spicy Beef Garlic & Onion

Here’s another of these Mee Jang Noodle Soups. I like the label – if you aren’t keen on reading and just scan a bowl of instant food and decide to eat, watch out for this stuff! So far I’ve found these to be quite spicy! Let’s see how this one comes out!

Tough to read on this one (click image to enlarge).

Here’s the sticker on the side with more info.

The noodle block!

Powder seasoning.

Smells pretty good!

Seasoned oil!

Very nice smell here – beefy n garlicky!

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added two fried eggs with a little Krazy Mixed Up Salt, some store brand stir-fry veggies, a little roast beef lunch meat and some kizami shoga (pickled ginger). The noodles are decent – not the best ever but not bad. The broth is hot and spicy – seriously! My lips be burnin’! A little oiliness and a good beef taste to it. I like it but really hot. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars! UPC barcode 684431000756 .

This stuff looks really good!

Some good looking spicy thai beef!

#689: Namchow Mee Jang Noodle Soup Sour Spicy Shrimp (Tom Yum)

Here’s the first review I’m doing with my new camera! No more Blackberry 8900 camera – now I’ll be using a Sony Cybershot 14.1MP! Should look better now, hopefully! Today I decided to dig out this bowl – it’s one my wife got for me for my birthday at Uwajimaya. Let’s give it a looksie!

Side panel information (click image to enlarge).

Here’s the noodle block in the bowl. I’m going to use a new bowl today but I’ll use this one to cook them!

Dry seasonings packet.

…and the contents!

Liquid seasoning paste.

Had a very citrus odor – fitting for a Tom Yum.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Notice the new bowl? My mother in law got that for me at the 99 Ranch Market in Pleasanton, California this last week! Thank you! Added one fried egg and sprinkled a little Jane’s Krazy Mixed Up Salt on top and added a smattering of Bird’s Eye Stir Fry vegetables. The noodles are pretty standard noodle bowl noodles and  nothing remarkable. The broth was disappointing; spicy but not flavorful enough. When I slurped the broth at the end I tasted a lot of heat and very little flavor. 2.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC barcode 684431000732 – get the shrimp tom yum variety here.

Thai elections commercial

These guys need more stage presence, plain and simple; c’mon, move around a bit! This is s’posed to be heavy!

#654: Namchow Mee Jang Noodle Soup Sour Spicy Chicken (Tom Yum)

This is a pretty generic looking bowl of instant noodles. However, they’re from Thailand and boast a hot and spicy Tom Yum flavor – Hopefully they’re really good!

Here’s some information from the side panels (click image to enlarge).

Pasty liquid seasoning on left, powdered on the right.

Here’s everything awaiting the boiling water three minute bath.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Noodles were of a decent nature – a little chewy and not at all spongy. The broth lives up to its name – very strong spicy and sour flavors with a lot of citrus flavors. There’s a good chicken taste as well. It is lacking in veggies though – there aren’t any, unfortunately. Pretty good stuff – 3.25 out of 5.0 stars. UPC barcode 684431000763 .

Thai soups

The Whisky and Water Trick

#530: Namchow Mee-Jang Artificial Shrimp Tom Yum Flavor Instant Noodles

This was a neat find at a local market I don’t go to very often. There’s a long aisle of instant noodles and I noticed a single instant noodle cup that didn’t seem to have any place where it would go. So I went around to the other side of the aisle and was hoping there’d be more. Well, there wasn’t a continuation of instant noodle aisle, but I did find this one in a weird spot, again with no correlating spot on the main aisle. With that, once again I bring you what you want.

Powder on the left and paste on the right.

The paste has quite a spicy odor to it!

Click image to enlarge. Added two eggs, fried. Unremarkable noodles – nothing bad but nothing exceptional this time. The broth though is nice – very very spicy and has a nice flavor. I like this stuff. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. You can find it here.

How to make something spicy

Quite an amazing halloween display – check it out!

#329: Mee-Jang Artificial Beef Flavor Instant Noodles

Here’s another Namchow Mee-Jang variety, this time its artificial beef. So far, these have been pretty good.

Two packets – seasoned oil on the left and powder on the right. The yellow powder packet usually smells and tastes like curry…

Strangely enough, the powdered seasoning on the right tasted like masala; seemed funny for something beef flavored. The seasoning oil is on the left and both ride the block of noodles awaiting a hot bath and one fried egg.

Click image to enlarge. Finished product, again with a fried egg. First though here is wow spicy! Didn’t expect that. The noodles are good and the broth is flavorful – spicy yet flavorful. Well rounded bowl of noodles – 3.5 out of 5.0. A bit more veggies would have been nice.

No Namchow commercial so here’s a different Thai commercial – pretty good one!

Some nice music.

#325: Namchow Mee-Jang Artificial Pork Flavor Instant Noodles

So some noodles from Thailand. I have no idea what to expect from this one… Let’s see what’s inside…

Looks like the design that was on the Little Cook packet I last tried. Powder on the left, seasoned oil on the right.

Whoa – greenish oil and brownish powder! Hope it sits well…

Click image to enlarge. The finished product. Noodles are like cup noodles. The broth is salty and a little spicy. A bit of the stewed pork flavor there, a bit of veg. I liked it – 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. Find it here.

Here’s some TV ads from 1974 from the UK…

#29: Namchow Mee-Jang Tom Yum Shrimp Bowl

Namchow: Tom Yum Shrimp Bowl Stars: *** 1/2
Notes: Just polished it off a minute ago. Not extremely complicated but a very satisfying bowl.
Upon opening the packaging, the consumer is greeted by two small but very clear pouches
of which one contains a mix of chili oil/seasoning oil, and the other a base with
dehydrated meat ad vegetables. After leaving it to steep with some boiling water, the
end product is a bowl full of bright red broth and some really greasy noodles. Wasn’t a
really hot bowl; on the contrary, it was very citrussy flavored. But very very greasy. I
can’t begin to describe how greasy it is! A worthy bowl of noodles on it’s own.