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#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.

Re-Review: Mamee Chef Gold Recipe Mi Kari Seribu Rasa

I woke up this morning in the mood for something curry. I was looking in my stores of instant noodles today and found this Mamee Chef Gold Recipe. I’ve reviewed it before, but I thought it would make a good breakfast and would be neat to re-review. I really liked the name of this one – seribu rasa means a thousand flavors, which immediately makes me think of thousand island dressing. Of course, this isn’t anything like thousand island dressing. Let’s have a look inside and see what makes this instant noodle tick.

 Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Contains fish and crustaceans. To prepare, cook noodles for 3 minutes in 400ml boiling water. Add in contents of dry sachets and stir. Add in contents of paste sachet and stir. Enjoy!

The noodle block.

The seasoning powder sachet.

Has a kind of seafood scent.

A sachet of non-dairy creamer.

Lots of ultra fine powder.

The paste sachet.

Has a really great scent – very rich.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added sliced squid, fish ball, shrimp, coriander and mung bean sprouts. The noodles are made with Mamee’s ‘Mi Tarik’ technology, which is supposed to emulate hand-pulling. The texture and chewiness of these are very good – I would say that the gauge is thinner than hand-pulled noodles I’ve had in the past though. Nevertheless, they are exemplary. The broth has a really great flavor that reminds me of cumin – I really like cumin as a component of curries and this works very well. It has a warm stick-to-your-ribsy kind of flavor and scent and really feels like comfort food. There is spiciness, but not so overwhelming that it kills the mood. This is really great stuff and again as I said in the original review, definitely worthy of the name Gold Recipe. My regards to Chef Ismail! 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9555022303482.

Mamee makes a lot of different varieties including this spicy hot curry: Mamee Instant Noodles Burning Hot Kari Flavor (Perencah Kari Berapi) – 2.64oz – Pack of 40

A Mamee Chef Kari Laksa TV commercial featuring Nora Danish and Qi Razali. If you look close you can see The Ramen Rater logo on the cup and the pack! This variety was on the 2014 Top Ten Instant Noodles Of All Time list for packs and cups.

Meet The Manufacturer: #1362: Mamee Mi Segera Perisa Kari

Today’s the last of the Mamee Double-Decker Meet The Manufacturer. It’s been really neat trying all these varieties – not a single re-review – really shows how few of their products I’d tried previusly. Today I thought I’d go with one of my favorite all time flavors in the world – curry. There are so many different takes on curry in the world – Malaysian, Singaporean, Japanese, South Korean, Indian and British to name a few. Let’s check this one out as we bid a fond farewell to this 15 day journey through some of Mamee’s products.

The back of the package (click image top enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add the noodle block to 400ml of boiling water and cook for two minutes. Add contents of the soup base sachet and stir. Enjoy!

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

Smells like rich curry!

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added chicken I breaded with a mix of Panko and BonCabe Level 10 chilli seasoning and baked, sweet onion and wonton chips. The noodles are just right – neat gauge and chew. The broth has a very tasty curry flavor without much if any spiciness. This is perfect for the curry lover who doesn’t want their mouth on fire. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 9555022301990.

We end with a video all about Mamee Double-Decker.

Meet The Manufacturer: #1354: Mamee Chef Creamy Tom Yam Flavour

In the last year, I’ve got to say I’ve had the fortune to learn about and try a lot of new additions to instant noodles. Most of them have been seafood related – which I’m really lucky to have access to. I’ve gotten many emails asking where to find kamaboko or fish cake etc – I always thought all of those things were easily accessed by all, but as it turns out, I’m lucky to live in an area with lots of Asian grocery stores that specialize in such things. The latest I’ve been really enjoying are fish balls, particularly ones from Singapore that I get at a store that’s a short walk away. I usually only buy a couple, and the seafood counter guys usually look at me a little funny; “5 pounds?” they’ll ask. “No – just five fish balls.” My son and I walked over a couple of weeks ago and he wanted to buy me a whole pound of fish balls which I thought was very nice of him – and so I let him ask them himself. Then, my eight year old boy kind of puffed out his chest and exclaimed “excuse me – I would like one pound of those fish balls please!” Definitely a proud moment for me – sounded so authoritative! When we got home, I boiled some up and let him try – I received a resounding “yuck!” and a look of disgust. At least he tried them – he’s more a fan of macaroni and cheese and pizza, but I try to get him to try new things as much as possible. But I digress. Today’s noodle review will include the last of the fish balls from that trip to the store. I’m going to also follow the microwave instructions for this one, something I don’t usually do. Let’s see how it goes!

Here are the side panels (click image to enlarge). Contains shrimp.

Here’s the lid (click image to enlarge). To prepare, add all sachet contents. Add water to line (approx 350ml) and microwave for ‘at least’ 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

An included fork!

The noodle block.

Powder soup base.

Nice deep color.

Paste sachet.

Has a spicy scent.

The solid ingredient sachet.

Looks like shrimp, green onions and some peppers!

 Finished (click image to enlarge). Added fish balls with BonCabe Level 10 chilli seasoning, coriander (cilantro), sweet onion, chives and Fresno chilli pepper. The noodles came out really well. The ‘at least 3 minutes’ mention in the directions let me play a little bit with the timing, and I would say optimum is a stir at 3 minutes then 30 seconds more. The noodles are just right – nicely cooked and gorged on the broth. The broth is the real star in this one – nice and strong citrus and spicy flavors abound and it has such a nice color to it. The garnish of vegetables and shrimp come out very nicely – the veggies are excellent as is the shrimp. Truly an excellent cup of noodles – 4.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 9555022303284.

Here’s a Mamee video about the Mamee Chef line.

Meet The Manufacturer: #1353: Mamee Instant Noodles Vegetarian Flavour

Today we have a bright green package – vegetarian flavor. It seems most product lines have at least one variety that’s vegetarian. The approximations of what a general ‘vegetable’ tastes like however has differed from brand to brand, from the vile to the exalted tasty treat. This one’s made with the ‘Mi Tarik’ technology at Mamee’s factory. This is where they emulate the technique of hand-pulling noodles with their equipment. Hand pulling noodles is interesting; the chef starts with a long thick roll, doubles it up, flours it, then swings it around a bit. This is repeated, doubling the amount of strands every time until there are a couple hundred noodles. I’ll put a video at the end showing someone doing this. Anyways, let’s give these vegetarian noodles a try!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be vegetarian. To prepare, cook the noodles in 400ml boiling water for 2 minutes. Stir in contents of both sachets and enjoy!

The noodle block.

Soup base sachet.

A light powder.

A liquid ingredient sachet.

Corn oil.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added Chinese long beans, corn, carrots, peas, sweet onion, chives, fried won ton chips my sister brought me back from Hawaii and BonCabe Level 10 chilli seasoning. The noodles are nice and fat and springy. Very good. The flavor broth has a kind of buttery taste to me but with maybe a broccoli or green vegetable aftertaste. It’s quite good – better than expected, what with my experience overall of vegetarian varieties. 3.75 out of 5.0.
stars. UPC bar code 9555022301976.

Here’s a video showing how noodles are hand-pulled.

Meet The Manufacturer: #1350: Mamee Chef Curry Laksa Flavour

The 2013 top ten list I did was highlighted by two flavors at the very top: laksa and curry. Here we find both together! This is one of Mamee’s new Mamee Chef line of premium instant noodles. They use a technology that emulates ‘la mian,’ or hand-pulled noodles. I went to the store yesterday to see if I could find some nice acompaniments for this special pack – let’s check out how laksa and curry play together!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). May contain traces of fish. To prepare, add the noodle block and garnish sachet to 400ml boiling water and cook for 3 minutes, stirring gently. Add in the liquid and powder sachet contents, stir gently, and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The powder soup base.

Has a very light and fluffy texture.

The paste sachet.

This is neat stuff – has a satin-like look to it.

The garnish sachet.

Lots of chive and some tofu puff!

Finished (click on image to enlarge). Added a white shrimp, tofu puff, Chinese long bean and sweet onions. The noodles came out extremely nice – gauge and texture are magnificent – Nice chew and mouth-feel. The broth is superb – has a nice curry flavor that is not too strong but very present. The broth has a heartiness to it and a nice heat level; pretty accessible for most folks I would say. I really like the strong cumin flavor as well. The garnish was nice – it included green onion as well as tofu puff which hydrated and was almost identical to the tofu puff I added, minus the size of course. Delectable! 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 9555022303260.

Here’s a TV commercial for Mamee Chef Curry Laksa instant noodles.