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#3105: Maggi Pedas Giler Perisa Tom Yummz Mi Goreng – Malaysia

#3105: Maggi Pedas Giler Perisa Tom Yummz Mi Goreng - Malaysia

This was one in a box sent by Mohd from Selangor, Malaysia – thank you again! So I was trying to figure out how to translate this one. Basically, Pedas Giler is ‘crazy spicy.’ I’m all in on this one- after reviewing the Ayam Bakar version, people said this one was even spicier. Let’s check it out!

Maggi Pedas Giler Perisa Tom Yummz Mi Goreng – Malaysia

#3105: Maggi Pedas Giler Perisa Tom Yummz Mi Goreng - Malaysia

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, boil noodles for 3 minutes and drain. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3105: Maggi Pedas Giler Perisa Tom Yummz Mi Goreng - Malaysia

The noodle block.

#3105: Maggi Pedas Giler Perisa Tom Yummz Mi Goreng - Malaysia

A dry sachet.

#3105: Maggi Pedas Giler Perisa Tom Yummz Mi Goreng - Malaysia

A granular mixture.

#3105: Maggi Pedas Giler Perisa Tom Yummz Mi Goreng - Malaysia

A wet dual sachet.

#3105: Maggi Pedas Giler Perisa Tom Yummz Mi Goreng - Malaysia

A sweet soy sauce.

#3105: Maggi Pedas Giler Perisa Tom Yummz Mi Goreng - Malaysia

A spicy and oily mixture.

#3105: Maggi Pedas Giler Perisa Tom Yummz Mi Goreng - Malaysia

Finished (click to enlarge). Added shrimp, soft egg, coriander, fried onion, and Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts. The noodles have a nice gauge and chew to them. They end up completely coated in the sauce. The flavor is definitely tom yum, but unfortunately it ends up with a very bitter taste which dulls the bright and crisp aspects of its namesake. 2.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9556001259073.

#3105: Maggi Pedas Giler Perisa Tom Yummz Mi Goreng - Malaysia

Maggi 2 Minute Noodles Tom Yam Flavour – 80g – Pack of 5 (80g x 5)

Watch me cook it up on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!

Watch us eat it on Spicy Noodle Mukbang!

#3074: Maggi Pedas Giler Perisa Ayam Bakar Mi Goreng – Malaysia

#3074: Maggi Pedas Giler Perisa Ayam Bakar Mi Goreng - Malaysia

This was one in a box sent by Mohd from Selangor, Malaysia – thank you again! So I was trying to figure out how to translate this one. Basically, Pedas Giler is ‘crazy spicy.’ I’m all in on this one. Let’s check it out!

Maggi Pedas Giler Perisa Ayam Bakar Mi Goreng – Malaysia

#3074: Maggi Pedas Giler Perisa Ayam Bakar Mi Goreng - Malaysia

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains chicken. To prepare, boil noodles for 3 minutes and drain. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3074: Maggi Pedas Giler Perisa Ayam Bakar Mi Goreng - Malaysia

The noodle block.

#3074: Maggi Pedas Giler Perisa Ayam Bakar Mi Goreng - Malaysia

A dry sachet.

#3074: Maggi Pedas Giler Perisa Ayam Bakar Mi Goreng - Malaysia

A granular mixture with a strong chicken scent.

#3074: Maggi Pedas Giler Perisa Ayam Bakar Mi Goreng - Malaysia

A dual wet sachet.

#3074: Maggi Pedas Giler Perisa Ayam Bakar Mi Goreng - Malaysia

Sweet soy sauce.

#3074: Maggi Pedas Giler Perisa Ayam Bakar Mi Goreng - Malaysia

A spicy oil.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added fried onion, coriander, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, fried egg, spring onion, and baked chicken. The noodles were great – just the right gauge and chew on this one. Round and tight. The flavor was two fold; on the one hand, a sweet and chickenny flavor I really adored and was incredibly happy about. On the other, the violently spicy hotness that all but vanquished the first taste. While this would most definitely be on a top ten spicy list if I did it today (no joke – this is freaking hot), I wish it wasn’t so hot so more of that tastiness could shine through. 4.25 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 9556001259134.

#3074: Maggi Pedas Giler Perisa Ayam Bakar Mi Goreng - Malaysia

Maggi 2 Minute Noodles Tom Yam Flavour – 80g – Pack of 5 (80g x 5)

Check out an episode of Instant Noodle Recipe Time where I prepare this for you!

Unboxing Time: Italian Instant Noodles From Readers

Unboxing Time: Italian Instant Noodles From Readers

I got a text a few weeks back asking if I’d like some Italian instant noodles. A couple from Illinois was on vacation over in Italy and they wanted to get me some. My answer of course was yes – I’m still floored how mice my readers are! Thank you so much! Let’s take a look!

Unboxing Time: Italian Instant Noodles From Readers – Italy

You’ll probably notice that I’m a little worked up in this vide! A combination of being ecxcited about Italian instant noodles – something I’ve never gotten before – and a couple diet Mountain Dews I think are what did it lol. Thanks again!

#2704: Maggi Cuppa Chilly Chow

#2704: Maggi Cuppa Chilly Chow

Found this one down in Pleasanton, California during our road trip to visit family in August. Boy – that was a journey! We took Miles (almost 2 years old) and Miri (8 months old). I can say that car seats would be comfy I think but if I were that age I sure wouldn’t want to sit in one for that long – I think the way down was 18 hours and we broke the drive back into two chunks – I think altogether that was about 24 hours with all the stops.

Anyways, while down there we hit some Indian grocery stores. This variety I think is Indian (or Desi) Chinese food; spicy chow mein perhaps? Let’s check it out!

Maggi Cuppa Chilly Chow – India

#2704: Maggi Cuppa Chilly Chow

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add boiling water to fill line and cover for 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2704: Maggi Cuppa Chilly Chow

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2704: Maggi Cuppa Chilly Chow

An included fork!

#2704: Maggi Cuppa Chilly Chow

The noodle block.

#2704: Maggi Cuppa Chilly Chow

Lots of loose reddish seasoning.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added coriander. These flat noodles are abundant here and enjoyable. The broth is indeed a bit on the spicy side, but the only problem is that I’m not getting a really great flavor. The broth (more of a sauce) is very monotone. Little bits here and there are nice though. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8901058845617.

#2704: Maggi Cuppa Chilly Chow

Maggi Masala 2-Minute Noodles India Snack – 24 Pack

A Maggi TV spot

#2304: Maggi 2 Minute Noodles Masala Spicy

#2304: Maggi 2 Minute Noodles Masala Spicy - India - The Ramen Rater

Here’s one sent by Marvin R. from Texas – thanks again! I have trouble getting new varieties from India. It’s prertty far away and usually my only source are Indian grocery stores here.  Here’s a little about Maggi instant noodles from Wikipedia:

Maggi instant noodles are popular in India and Malaysia. Nestle has 39% market share in Malaysia, where “Maggi” is synonymous with instant noodles,[5] and had 90% market share in India prior to a nationwide ban by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India. Following the ban, the market share was reduced to 53% in India.[6] In Malaysia, fried noodles from Maggi noodles are called Maggi goreng.

In India, Maggi noodles carry a green dot, meaning they are specifically formulated to serve vegetarians.[9] This special formulation is not available in other countries, unless imported from India.

Funny, Maggi noodles are very popular throughout Southeast Asia. Let’s check out these Maggi 2 Minute Noodles!

#2304: Maggi 2 Minute Noodles Masala Spicy – India

#2304: Maggi 2 Minute Noodles Masala Spicy - India - The Ramen Rater

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, break noodle block into 4 parts. Add noodles and seasoning sachet contents to 210ml boiling water and cook for 2 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

#2304: Maggi 2 Minute Noodles Masala Spicy - India - The Ramen Rater

The noodle block.

#2304: Maggi 2 Minute Noodles Masala Spicy - India - The Ramen Rater

The ‘Tastemaker’ soup base sachet.

#2304: Maggi 2 Minute Noodles Masala Spicy - India - The Ramen Rater

Smells like masala to me!

#2304: Maggi 2 Minute Noodles Masala Spicy - India - The Ramen Rater

Finished (click to enlarge). Added a sprig of coriander. First, The noodles are great – they engorge themselves on the broth and end up nice and plump. The broth, almost all of which is sucked up by the noodles, is full of flavor. Indeed a spicy hit – not too hot to put most folks off, and a strong masala taste which gave the dish an earthy and deep flavor. Moreover, this one has a kind of savory depth to it. Finally, it was a surprise how much I enjoy this one! 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8901058824018.

#2304: Maggi 2 Minute Noodles Masala Spicy - India - The Ramen Rater

Maggi Masala 70 Gm Pack of 24

A Maggi Masla noodle TV commercial from India.

#1569: Maggi Mi Goreng Perencah Kari Ori

The last of the batch of different Malaysian noodles sent to me by Annie T. over at MyKuali a while back – thank you again! This sounds good – curry mi goreng. I know that’s it’s curry from the word ‘kari,’ but I can’t figure out the ‘ori’ word. If anyone knows, please impart your fine wisdom! Let’s give these a try!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodle block to 400ml boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. In a separate bowl, combine liquid ingredients and powder seasoning. Drain noodles and combine with seasonings. Sprinkle fried onion on top and enjoy!

The noodle block.

Powder seasoning.

Smells like curry!

A triple sachet of seasoned oil, spicy sauce and sweet soy sauce.

A co-mingling of the three.

The garnish sachet.

Fried onions.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added fried egg and coriander. The noodles had a thicker gauge to them than your standard instant mi goreng which was nice. The flavor was more curry than anything else – spicy too. I would have liked the curry to have played nicer with the other ingredients and allow their flavors to come through more, but it was still quite good. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9556001184337.

 Lucky Peach Issue 10: The Street Food Issue – (from Amazon) – Lucky Peach is a quarterly journal of food and writing. Each issue focuses on a single theme, and explores that theme through essays, art, photography, and recipes. Less summary than survey, the street food issue takes to the world’s streets like a starved flâneur, flitting from birria in Mexico City to chicharron-studded tortillas in Buenos Aires, from chaat in Mumbai to gizzard noodle soup in Chiang Mai’s Lumpinee Boxing Stadium. This issue watches as children made stick bread in Copenhagen and shares a report on who’s eating all your cigarette butts (spoiler: microbes). For Jonathan Gold, the experience of eating street food is inseparable from time and place. Issue 10 also delves into the history of “Turkey in the Straw,” an ice-cream truck ditty that rings out across Los Angeles; spends a day with the Doughnut Luchador of East LA (doughnut slinger by day, luchador by night); and learns what happens, exactly, when you cook with charcoal, and what nixtamalizing does to corn. Plus, a look into the wondrous array of street sausages around the globe, the best of the wurst.

A Maggi Mi Goreng Kari Ori TV advertisement.

#1543: Maggi 2-Minute Noodles Hungrooo Masala Spicy

Hungrooo! This is great – a new noodle word! It evokes a thought of a big monster that’s really hungry, or what a stomach might say. It’s fun to say too – Hungrooo! I recently did a Meet The Manufacturer with Maggi Singapore and have reviewed many varieties from Maggi Malaysia as well. Maggi is a brand from Nestle, a Swiss brand and seems to have many instant noodle varieties catering to the local flavors seen around the world. This one’s from India, and since not everyone’s familiar with Indian food, I thought I’d grab a snippet from Wikipedia about masala:

Garam masala (from Hindi: गरम मसाला, garam (“hot”) and masala (a mixture of spices)) is a blend of ground spices common in North Indian and other South Asian cuisines.[1] It is used alone or with other seasonings. The word garam refers to “heat” in the Ayurvedic sense of the word, meaning “to heat the body” as these spices, in the Ayurvedic system of medicine, elevate body temperature.

The composition of garam masala differs regionally, with many recipes across India according to regional and personal taste,[1] and none is considered more authentic than others. The components of the mix are toasted, then ground together.

A typical Indian version of garam masala contains:

Some recipes call for spices to be blended with herbs, while others for the spices to be ground with water, vinegar, coconut milk, or other liquids, to make a paste. In some recipes nuts, onion, or garlic may be added. Some recipes also call for small quantities of star anise, asafoetida, stone flower or Dagadphool and Kababchini (Cubeb). The flavours may be carefully blended to achieve a balanced effect, or a single flavour may be emphasized. A masala may be toasted before use to release its flavours and aromas.[1]

There – a quick crash course in masala! Let’s check out this Hungrooo from Maggi India!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. to prepare, break noodle block into 4 pieces. Add noodle s and contents of seasoning sachet to 300ml boiling water and cook for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Enjoy!

The noodle block.

The seasoning sachet, known as the ‘Tastemaker.’

Has a strong masala scent.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added scrambled eggs with coriander and a couple leaves of coriander on top. The noodles have a good texture and consistency. The masala flavor has a nice little spiciness to it and goes well with these noodles. It reminds me of the ‘roni’ in Rice-a-Roni’ how these noodles come out, and everything comes together pleasingly well. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8901058824124.

This isn’t the big Hungrooo pack, but a four pack you can get of the same kind of thing – check it out!

Here’s a Maggi 2-Minute Noodles Hungrooo commercial.

#1489: Maggi Vegetable Multigrainz Noodles Spice Remix

Haven’t had one from India in a while! These Maggi noodles were found at a little market here on Highway 99 called Imran’s Market. I had wanted to check it out for a couple years, but when I used to ride the bus I would see it, and when riding in the car I couldn’t. It’s kind of weird. Perhaps the height of the bus? I dunno. But finally made it there a couple months back thanks to my pal Matt B. and found some interesting stuff. Let’s have a look at these Maggi Multigrainz noodles!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Says on the packaging that it is suitable for vegetarians. To prepare, add noodle block and sachet contents to 225ml boiling water. Cook for two minutes, stirring occasionally. Enjoy!

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

Has a really nice Indian food scent to it – like masala.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added peas, carrots (both cubes and spiral sliced), corn, sweet onion, sliced green onion and bell pepper. The noodles have a different texture, definitely from the use of different grains. They seem slightly gritty, but not overly so and it’s kind of a unique thing. The flavor includes spiciness and a rich spiced taste. It ends up with a sort of hearty vegtable gravy. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars.EAN bar code 8901058137996.


Here’s one of the most popular Maggi varieties in India!

Herte’s a TV commercial for Maggi Multigrainz noodles.

The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Spiciest Instant Noodles Of All Time 2014 Edition

THE TOP TEN SPICIEST INSTANT NOODLES OF 2015 HAS BEEN RELEASED, REPLACING THIS LIST – SEE IT HERE

If you like it hot, you’re in for a real treat here. These are the spiciest instant noodles you can get that I’ve reviewed from my 1,446 reviews thus far. If you can’t handle spicy foods, these definitely aren’t for you – these are serious! Many of these were so hot, I couldn’t finish the bowl – and I can handle a decent amount of heat! I used to review hot sauces! Anyways, Hope everyone is having a great summer and here are the spiciest instant noodles of all time for 2014!

#10: Nongshim Harmony Korean Spicy Noodle Dish With Chipotle – United States

This unique instant is very new and quite spicy. What’s interesting about is that you can serve it hot or cold, but the spiciness is going to bite you either way! This is the only variety I’ve found featuring chipotle pepper heat. Original review

#9: Mamee Mi Segera SLLRRRP! Perencah Kari Xtra Pedas – Malaysia

The noodles are good – plump with a nice chewiness. The broth is very spicy and hot – not for the faint of heat! It has a good curry flavor to it. If you like spicy curry, check this one out. By the way, Kari Xtra Pedas means extra hot curry if you couldn’t figure that out! Original review

#8: Maggi Extra Spicy Curry Instant Noodles – Singapore

2014_8_4_tts_008Maggi 2 Minute Curry is a nice instant with a little bit of heat, and with the demand for more hotness, they made this new variety. Extra Spicy Curry has a really great flavor to it and a heat that will definitely challenge many. Original review

#7: MyKuali Penang White Curry Noodle – Malaysia

2014_8_4_tts_007When MyKuali’s White Curry Noodle hit this list last year, there was a bit of a craze for it in Malaysia! People really wanted to give it a try. Not only is it retaining it’s spot this year on the spicy list, but it is the reigning number one on The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Instant Noodles Of All Time 2014 list. If you can, you have got to try this spicy marvel! Original review

#6: Indomie Curly Noodle With Chicken & Chilli Paddi – Indonesia

This one’s a lot of fun; kind of like Russian roulette on a plate! You’re eating your noodles and all of a sudden wham! There’s usually a couple of these little chillies in there and they pack an extreme punch. You’ll definitely know it when you find it! Original review

#5: emart Dare You! Habanero Jjamppong – South Korea

Extreme heat is paired with nice bit of seafood broth and lots of bits of seafood. All the fire and flavor melded together with thick ramyun noodles make it hot as well as delicious. This one comes in at 1,960 SHU (Scoville Heat Units). Original review

#4: Paldo Teumsae Ramyun – South Korea

On the list for three years now! Another South Korean ramyun with serious kick to it. This isn’t to be trifled with!  Teumsae has restaurants in South Korea which serve up some seriously spicy fare. I really like the text underneath the word Teumsae which reads, ‘Flavor. Culture. Human’ Original review

#3: Samyang Foods Buldalk Bokkeummyeon – South Korea

I would say that I’ve seen dozens of videos of YouTube showing people competitively eating this one. This stuff is extremely hot. Another brothless variety and it really packs a punch as well as has a nice taste to it. Thick ramyun noodles round everything out nicely and will transmit the spicy sauce to your tongue. Original review

#2: Paldo Bulnak Bokkummyun Spicy Fried Octopus Ramyun – South Korea

See that little octopus on the package with the smile on his face? He’s laughing. Laughing as he watches you sweat as you eat this ultra spicy ramyun! I’m not kidding this one was over the top spicy! Bring a fire extinguisher. Original review

#1: emart Dare You! Habanero Ramyun – South Korea

For the third year running, this stuff tops the list. See the little guy in the top right? Yeah – it’s not one to underestimate; this is violently hot. The broth just keeps delivering the heat and it’s just insane. Try licking a lit candle – I swear this stuff is hotter! Original review

Meet The Manufacturer: Product Samples From Maggi Singapore

Here’s the third package from Maggi Singapore!

Hey these look neat – on the left is Maggi Royale Penang Seafood Curry and on the right, 2 Minute Tom Yam! Thanks!

Meet The Manufacturer: #1435: Maggi 2 Minute Noodles Assam Laksa Flavour

A while back I reviewed the Malaysian version of this one. This is the one from Singapore – and it says it’s got a ‘new look, better taste’ – sounds awesome! But what is Assam Laksa? Here’s what Wikipedia says:

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 (ginger buds). 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.

Let’s see what I can do with this one with the extra garnishes I have around here.

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Contains fish and milk. To prepare, add noodle block and sachet contents to 400ml boiling water. Cook for 2 minutes, stirring gently. Enjoy!

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

A granular powder.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added fish ball, mint, lime, sliced green onion, bell pepper and sweet onion. The noodles are your typical instant with a very nice firmness – good stuff. The broth has a slightly spicy and sour/tart finish which is fascinating. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9556001129970.

Nestle Singapore recently did a special Google Hangout called Cook-Along. Check it out!

Meet The Manufacturer: #1434: Maggi Hot Cup Perisa Kari

Here’s one I’ve been most eager to try. The Ramen Rater is also on Instagram, and I peruse for instant noodle related things. I’ve seen these cups quite a few times and people seem to enjoy them! They come in other varieties such as chicken and tom yam aside from this curry one. This Hot Cup was sent by Maggi Singapore, but made in Malaysia by Maggi Malaysia. Let’s have a look at this one and see what’s inside!

Here’s detail of the side panels (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, open lid and add contents of soup base sachet. Add boiling water and cover for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click image to enlarge).

An included fork!

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

Has a great curry scent and a nice deep color.

My son Andy and I took an early walk to the Asian grocery store to get some things for this Meet The Manufacturer. The weather as of late has gotten really hot for this area. Today it’s supposed to hit 93 degrees. It’s not even noon yet and it’s pretty warm in our new apartment. Alas, the dog days of summer are upon us.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added fried tofu infused with lemongrass and chilli and sliced green onion. The noodles came out quite well, with a slight and agreeable crumble. The gauge is very thin but works quite well. The broth has a great curry flavor with a bit of spiciness. All in all, a cup of noodles any curry fan would enjoy. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.EAN bar code 9556001002747.

This Maggi Hot Cup advertisement mentions a contest involving a trip to Brazil – for World Cup I imagine.