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Unboxing Time: The Ramen Rater Spicy Pack By Gourmet Ramen Club

Unboxing Time: The Ramen Rater Spicy Pack By Gourmet Ramen Club

I’m happy to announce that in cooperation with Gourmet Ramen Club, the availability of a new box of noodles! This box has a fiery mix of the hottest of the hot – the spiciest instant noodles in the world! So have a look at the video and get yours today!

Unboxing Time: The Ramen Rater Spicy Pack By Gourmet Ramen Club – United States

There’s some seriously spicy varieties in this pack – and it’s a pretty darn good deal. A lot of these varieties would require you to buy 4 or 5 packs at a time. We’ve gotten rid of that kind of commitments – you get single packs! Not only that , the shipping is included! Finally, you get a card with garnish and recipe tips! All this for $25 – a pretty good deal if you ask me! Also, use coupon code at checkout – HOTLIKEFIRE to get an extra buck off the price!  So, what are you waiting for? Feel the burn!

Unboxing Time: The Ramen Rater Spicy Pack By Gourmet Ramen Club

#2463: Nissin Mi Instan Gekikara Ramen Rasa Pedas

#2463: Nissin Mi Instan Gekikara Ramen Rasa Pedas - Indonesia - The Ramen Rater - instant ramen

This is one that Kamran R. of Ramen Regret Rater sent me from Australia – thanks! I believe this is the first variety I will review from Nissin Indonesia. Looks like it will be spicy – rasa pedas means ‘spicy flavor,’ and it has a big angry pepper in the picture on the front of the package. Indeed, Indonesia has a lot of spicy instant noodles on the market – and for the most part I’ve enjoyed them very much.

Let’s crack this one open and see if the fire within curls our toes.

Nissin Mi Instan Gekikara Ramen Rasa Pedas – Indonesia

#2463: Nissin Mi Instan Gekikara Ramen Rasa Pedas - Indonesia - The Ramen Rater - instant ramen

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodle block and vegetable sachet to 500ml boiling water (what’s odd is that the non-English instructions mention using 550ml – but 500 sounds logical so I’ll go with that). Cook for 3 minutes. Add in powder base sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2463: Nissin Mi Instan Gekikara Ramen Rasa Pedas - Indonesia - The Ramen Rater - instant ramen

The noodle block.

#2463: Nissin Mi Instan Gekikara Ramen Rasa Pedas - Indonesia - The Ramen Rater - instant ramen

The soup base sachet/.

#2463: Nissin Mi Instan Gekikara Ramen Rasa Pedas - Indonesia - The Ramen Rater - instant ramen

a light powder.

#2463: Nissin Mi Instan Gekikara Ramen Rasa Pedas - Indonesia - The Ramen Rater - instant ramen

The vegetables sachet.

#2463: Nissin Mi Instan Gekikara Ramen Rasa Pedas - Indonesia - The Ramen Rater - instant ramen

A nice little mixture.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added baked chicken, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts and coriander. I was thoroughly impressed with the thickness of these noodles. Indeed, I don’t believe I’ve seen them like this from Nissin in the past and really liked them. The broth did have a strong spiciness, but not enough to keep me away. However the saltiness was a little much – I don’t know if using the non-English instructions that mention using 50ml more water would have made much difference though. The included vegetables hydrated quite well and were of decent quality. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8992718853158.

#2463: Nissin Mi Instan Gekikara Ramen Rasa Pedas - Indonesia - The Ramen Rater - instant ramen

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A Nissin Indonesia TV spot.

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

New Product Samples From MyKuali

Been a couple weeks it seems since I got any packages in the mail – but today I got a nice box from MyKuali! Let’s see what’s inside!

Looks like some new stuff!

They changed the labeling quite a bit!

The first rice vermicelli from MyKuali. Very curious how it is! Also, it’s their first bowl variety.

Here’s the Hokkien Prawn but relabeled as Spicy Prawn.

The #1 on my top ten list this year!

Finally, the one I’ve really been excited to try for a while now – MyKuali’s mee goreng pedas. This one should be getting a review very soon – sounds very interesting! Thanks to everyone at MyKuali for sending these!

#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!

#1699: Vit’s Mi Goreng Pedas Chewy & Springy

Mi Goreng means fried noodles and Pedas means spicy – how can ya beat that? This is one that I picked up at the Econsave on last year’s trip to Penang, Malaysia. I gotta say – it’s weird to say that. I never thought I’d end up making it to Asia; now having been to both Malaysia and Thailand, it’s like I’ve got a different perspective of the world. So many of the people I met over there had visited the United States, either for work or schooling. How many folks do I know from here that have gone the opposite direction though? Definitely a lower ratio at least in my experience. It is quite expensive and I’ve been lucky that companies have said ‘hey! come visit us!’ Instant noodles – who would’ve thought. Anyways, I’ve been a big fan of Mi Goreng for quite a while. It’s combination of sweet and spicy flavors has always been so nice. This one promises to a bit further on the end of the spicy stick – hoping so! Spicy is always nice. Let’s check out this mi goreng by Vit’s of Malaysia!

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 450ml boiling water and simmer for 3 minutes. Drain. Add in seasoning powder and oil sachets. Stir well. Garnish with fried onion and enjoy!

The noodle block.

Although this sachet mentions soup, this is a brothless noodle!

A light powder.

Seasoned oil and sweet soy sauce sachets.

The two co-mingling together.

The fried onion garnish.

Crunchy stuff!

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added shrimp, red bell pepper, hard boiled egg with Dua Belibis chilli sauce and coriander. The noodles were as advertised – chewy and springy. They had a thicker gauge than I expected. The flavor does indeed have a nice kick of spiciness as well as the well-known attributes of mi goreng such as a sweetness from the thick soy sauce. However, everything kind of seemed a little on the dry side even with the oil. The onions are a nice touch. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 9556354000353.

Singapore & Penang Street Food: Cooking and Travelling in Singapore and Malaysia (from Amazon) Singapore and Penang have a lot in common both in culinary and cultural terms. For centuries they have been at a crossroads of ancient trade, and immigration, giving them a strong multicultural personality. Singapore & Penang Street Food shows the authentic taste of delicious street food in Malaysia and how the street-food scene in Singapore has become more food court nowadays. Regulated out of existence years ago, street food vendors moved into hawker centers where even the most delicate stomachs have the opportunity to partake. Strict safety and hygiene regulations make Singapore’s hawker food some of the safest street food around, keeping high standards of tastiness and authenticity. Beside five different Chinese cuisines, Singapore also offers Indian, Malaysian, Indonesian and Thai street-food dishes. In Penang you will find similar dishes but with a different touch, a different interpretation. The range of regional varieties is endless.

[youtube url=url= https://youtu.be/04bcvXUNbJs[Here’s an advertisement for Vit’s instant noodles.

#1484: Ibumie Mee Baa..Gus Mi Goreng Spicier Original Flavour

Here’s one that Annie T. of MyKuali sent me a while back from Malaysia – thank you again! I’ve been very curious about this Ibumie Mee Baa..Gus, mainly from the packaging and name. So first off let’s translate a little. Mi Goreng is fried noodle (mi being noodle, goreng being fried). Perisa Asli Pedas is spicy original flavor. But – what about Mee Baa.gus? Well, mee is also noodle, and bagus would be gorgeous or wonderful. So they’re going for something like ‘wonnnnderful!’ with the little extra punctuation in the middle of bagus. Another term on the front of this pack is ‘Shiok.’ Shiok basically is an exclamation – you might have a really great bowl of noodles and say ‘wow – these noodles are really shiok!’ Urban Dictionary said it is a way to express pleasure and happiness. So! Now that we’ve had a little language lesson, let’s see how this mi goreng variety comes out!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, boil a pot of water. Drop noodle block in and cook for 3 minutes. While the noodles cook, add contents of seasoning sachets to a bowl and stir. Drain noodles when done and drop into bowl and stir. Enjoy!

The noodle block.

Powder seasoning.

Has a spicy scent.

A dual sachet of seasoned oil on the left and sweet soy sauce on the right.

Very orange color!

Thick, gooey and sweet.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added krupuk aci, thin sliced beef, sliced green onion, fried egg, ABC Manis Pedas chilli sauce and BonCabe Level 15 chilli seasoning. The noodles The noodles have a little crumble but are pretty sturdy and chewy compared to other mi goreng varietiess I’ve had before. The flavor is sweet and spicy. The spiciness has an interesting richness to it I liked. This is decent stuff! 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 9555050301184.


Here are a couple different varieties by Ibumie.

An Ibumie Mee Baa.Gus TV commercial.

#1402: Pop Bihun Spesial Rasa Kari Ayam Pedas

Here’s one a friend in Indonesia sent me a while back – thanks! So these are rice noodles – which are called bihun over in Indonesia. Rasa Kari ayam Pedas translates to spicy curry chicken flavor. This looks like a tasty one – let”s see how it comes out.

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, boil 350ml water and add noodle block. Put seasoning sachet contents in a bowl, except the fried onion sachet. After noodles have cooked for 2 minutes, put in bowl and stir. Garnish with fried onion. Enjoy!

The rice noodle block.

A dual sachet of dry ingredients – soup base on the left and chilli powder on the right.

The chilli powder atop the soup base.

Another dual sachet – fried onion on the left and seasoned oil on the right.

The seasoned oil.

Fried onion garnish.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added chicken, hard boiled egg, bell pepper, sweet onion and BonCabe Level 10 chilli seasoning. The noodles have a slightly smaller gauge than your standard fried wheat noodle. Kind of a nice gauge for rice noodle as well. They have a light chewiness and are pleasant to eat. The broth is quite good – a nice chicken curry flavor is augmented by the oil whichh gives it a little heartiness. The fried onion garnish adds a nice finish. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 089686038118.

Here’s a TV advertisement for Indofood’s Pop Bihun.

Meet The Manufacturer: #1356: Mamee Chef Spicy Chicken Shiitake Flavour

Here’s another one of the Mamee Chef line – spicy chicken shiitake. These are their premium line of products, designed in concert with celebrity Dato’ Chef Ismail. Let’s have a look!

The back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, cook noodle block in 400ml boiling water along with the contents of the garnish sachet for 3 minutes. Add in powder soup base sachet and stir. Enjoy!

The noodle block.

The powder base sachet.

A very light powder with a nice mushroom and chicken scent.

The garnish sachet.

Lots of greenery as well as nice chunks of shiitake and chilli pepper.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added Fresno chilli pepper, shiitake mushroom and chicken sauteed with some AGV sweet chilli sauce. The noodles are really good with a nice firmness and chew. They’re definitely premium. The broth has a strong spicy component and good chicken and mushroom flavor. The veggies didn’t hide and they were good – the shiitake was nicely hydrated. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 9555022303246.

Here’s a video from Mamee Chef telling about their product line.

#1326: Mamee Mi Segera SLLRRRP! Perencah Kari Xtra Pedas

Here’s another one sent to me by Annie T. over at MyKuali – thanks again! As I’ve said before, I love curry. There are so many different curries out there – sweet, spicy, slightly bland. Pastes, powders, sauces… It’s pretty enjoyable! I’ve been really enjoying reviewing curries from this region – Malaysia and Singapore – wonderful places that make some awesome curry instants! This one purports to be ‘xtra pedas’ which translates to extra hot. Let’s see if this stuff is really spicy or not.

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Contains fish. To prepare, cook noodles for 2 minutes in 350ml of boiling water. Add contents of curry sachet and stir. Ingest accordingly!

Here’s the noodle block.

A single curry sachet? Yes – only one.

Wow – this is some colorful stuff. It’s got a really awesome odor as well! Smells like curry!

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added shrimp, sweet onion and corn. 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. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 9555022301358.

Wow – yeah this is a pretty rad commercial for Mamee.

Meet The Manufacturer: #1264: Mi ABC Selera Pedas Mi Goreng Cup Rasa Ayam Pedas Limau Hot Chicken Lemon Flavour

Hope everyone who celebrated had a Merry Christmas! My son got me a new plate and bowl – today I’ll be using the plate as it’s mi goreng on the menu! Let’s check it out!

The side panels (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add boiling water to the noodles and steep 3 minutes. While you wait, put the sachet contents except the garnish in a bowl. Drain the noodles and put in the bowl and stir. Add garnish on top.

Here’s the lid detail (click image to enlarge).

Included fork!

The noodle block.

A dual sachet on seasoning base on left and chilli powder on right.

The chilli powder atop the base.

A triple sachet (from left to right): seasoned oil, chilli sauce and sweet soy sauce.

All three together.

The garnish sachet.

Fried wonton and fried onion.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added lime, kerupuk aci, fried egg, Dua Belibis chilli sauce , sweet onion and chicken sauteed with Jane’s Krazy Mixed Up Pepper. The noodles are just right and very nice for a cup. The flavor goes from sweet to lemony to spicy and is quite good. The garnish (not pictured) is a very nice crunchy mix and adds a  really great finish to the dish. Just as good as the pack version – 4.25 out of 5.0 stars. 8992388112678.

Here’s a Selera Pedas TV Spot.