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#2009: Conimex Oriental Noodles Soto Ajam

Okay, I think this is the very last of the ones that were sent to me by James B. of the Netherlands – thanks again! Let’s crack it open and have a look.

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add in sachet contents and fill to line with boiling water. Cover and let sit for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

The noodle block.

Dry soup base.

Powdery.

An oil sachet.

Very yellow!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, coriander and sweet basil. The noodles were lackluster, although hydrated decently in the aforementioned 3 minutes. The flavor was kind of a neither here nor there kind of thing. Not bad but not much. 2.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8711200585144.

Conimex Thuis in de Oosterse Keuken Kookboek/Recipe Book in dutch language only

A Conimex TV commercial.

#1861: Conimex Oriental Noodles Groene Curry

Here’s another one that was sent to me by James B. from The Netherlands – thanks! First off, this one is groene curry, which translates to green curry. These are from The Netherlands and made by Unilever. Let’s check ’em out!

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add in sachet contents and fill to line with boiling water. Let stand 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

Has an almost pine kind of scent to it.

An oil sachet.

Looks like vegetable oil. Cold in here!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added fried garlic. The noodles hydrated well enough; they were a little on the al dente side though. The broth was anything but green curry. It was like a green colored corn chowder. It’s wasn’t bad really, it’s just… Well, if you went to the store and bought spicy chicken noodles and got sweet seafood flavor, it would be a bit vexing. This isn’t curry by any stretch of the imagination. 0.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8711200585106>.

Conimex Thuis in de Oosterse Keuken Kookboek/Recipe Book in dutch language only

A TV commercial for Conimex Oriental Noodles.

#1811: Conimex Oriental Noodles Oosterse Groenten

Here’s another one that was sent to me by James B. from The Netherlands – thanks! First off, this one is oosterse groenten, which translates to oriental vegetable. These are from The Netherlands and made by Unilever. Let’s check ’em out!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodles and sachet contents to a bowl. Add 250ml boiling water and cover for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

A soup base powder sachet.

Has a salty and citrus scent.

An oil sachet.

Palm oil.

A vegetable sachet.

Carrot and mushroom.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added chashu pork, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts and coriander. The noodles hydrated nicely and had a good chew. The broth was very good for a vegetable variety. It has a coconut and lime hit to it as well as decently hydrated mushroom and carrot. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8711200584727>.

Conimex Thuis in de Oosterse Keuken Kookboek/Recipe Book in dutch language only

A Conimex Oriental Noodles TV advertisement.

#1664: Mamee Oriental Noodles Prawn Flavour

Picked this one up this year at the PriceSmart foods in Richmond, BC in Canada during my birthday trip! This is definitely an export version. How do you know? Well, look at the myriad of languages here – French, German, Arabic and English are all here on the front. A lot of companies make export versions and sometimes they’ll make a spicy version which for their local market is spicier than for the export market. There’s so much that goes into figuring out how to tune flavors and such for different places. Let’s check out these Mamee Prawn Flavour instant noodles!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. T prepare, boil 400ml water and add noodles. Cook for 2-3 minutes. Stir in contents of sachet and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

A very light powder.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added prawns, mung bean sprouts and coriander. The noodles were very run of the mill and kind of a standard baseline instant. The broth had a kind of prawn flavor but didn’t jump out at me and say prawn. Disappointing. 2.0 out of 5.0 stars.UPc bar code 051325111087.

Prawn Cracker (Snek Perisa Udang) – 2.12oz (Pack of 3)

Here’s a Mamee Chef TV advert – if you look very closely, you can see a The Ramen Rater logo on the cup and on the pack at the end!

#1059: Mamee Oriental Noodles Curry Flavour

As they’d say on Monty Python, ‘and now for something completely different.’ Here are some curry flavor noodles that I got up in Canada during my birthday trip! Curry just sounded good today. This is gonna be one of the few chances to delve into the noodle hamper between Meet The Manufacturer spotlights – got some really interesting ones lined up for ya! Let’s check these curry flavor noodles from Malaysia!

The distributor’s sticker.

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks like no animal products here.

It’s been awhile since I’ve had a noodle block that looked like this!

Powder seasoning.

I really like curry and this stuff has that curry smell I like.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added some roast beef, sweet onion and bell pepper that I sauteed with a little soy sauce. The noodles are chewier than I expected – they also have a very ultra slight crumbliness that I like here. The broth is strong curry flavor but a little salty. If you’re looking for a bowl of curry noodles, this’ll do the trick. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 9555022300023.

A new product by Mamee.

#412: Maruchan Midori No Tanuki Instant Soba Bowl

Okay so here’s something completely different for the most part. You’ll possibly remember my review on Maruchan’s Kitsune Udon? Well, this looks the same except its in a bowl whose label has more of a green label. I found the name after a search on Google as all I could read was Oriental Noodles. So something interesting I found was what this stuff’s title translates to – green raccoon! Here’s an except from a page on thisnext.com:

“Tanuki is an animal that closely ressembles a raccoon. When you see ‘tanuki’ on a noodle dish it means it has some fried tempura batter on it (tenkasu). That’s right…just the batter, not actual tempura. Warming and tasty anyway, a great cool weather snack, and a change from instant ramen! “Tan tan tanuki no….” oops Mom might read this..”

Pretty strange! Anyways, it should be about ready to eat so let’s get these picture dealt with…

Some dry seasonings – not exactly sure what’s in them, but its a lot of powder.

So from something I read the noodles are buckwheat. Definitely a bowl with some different things going on isn’t it? Well, Let’s give it a try…

Click image to enlarge. I had absolutely no idea how tasty and enjoyable green raccoon is! Actually, it is a great little bowl of soup. The noodles aren’t very firm, but they’re a little different due to the buckwheat basis. The soup broth kind of has a bit of a miso thing going on I think. The little pizza looking thing turned into some tempura with bits of peas and other stuff going on – maybe some puffed rice too. I liked it – different from what I’m used to! 4.125 out of 5.0 stars. Get it here.