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#2479: Mi E-Zee Instant Noodles Perisa Ayam Chicken Flavour

#2479: Mi E-Zee Instant Noodles Perisa Ayam Chicken Flavour - Malaysia - The Ramen Rater - CarJEN

Time for chicken! I would have sworn I’d reviewed this one before, but apparently not. If I had, it wasn’t this new package version at least. CarJEN has changed their recipes in the past and so it’s reasonable to think that this one could be a new taste. Well, let’s have a look at this chicken variety by Malaysian company CarJEN.

Mi E-Zee Instant Noodles Perisa Ayam Chicken Flavour – Malaysia

#2479: Mi E-Zee Instant Noodles Perisa Ayam Chicken Flavour - Malaysia - The Ramen Rater - CarJEN

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains chicken. To prepare, add noodle block to 400ml boiling water and cook for 2 minutes. Add in seasoning sachet content. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2479: Mi E-Zee Instant Noodles Perisa Ayam Chicken Flavour - Malaysia - The Ramen Rater - CarJEN

The noodle block.

#2479: Mi E-Zee Instant Noodles Perisa Ayam Chicken Flavour - Malaysia - The Ramen Rater - CarJEN

The seasoning sachet.

#2479: Mi E-Zee Instant Noodles Perisa Ayam Chicken Flavour - Malaysia - The Ramen Rater - CarJEN

A light powder.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, chicken, egg, coriander and chilli powder. The noodles come out great – good gauge and plump. The broth is excellent – very nice chicken flavor.  4.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9557226082293.

#2479: Mi E-Zee Instant Noodles Perisa Ayam Chicken Flavour - Malaysia - The Ramen Rater - CarJEN

Lonely Planet Kuala Lumpur, Melaka & Penang (Travel Guide)

A short video about an event.

#2169: Happy Family Vegetable Flavour Instant Noodles

This is one that the folks from Prima Taste sent me when I did a call for instant noodles to review when I was running low a while back – thanks again! I always love to find  new varieties to review – and what surprises many is that I like trying different store brands. Many will say ‘oh – these aren’t special, they’re common!’ Well, they’re often not common where I live – and if I’ve not tried them, they’re definitely diamonds in the rough! Let’s have a look at this one!

Here’s the back of the package (click 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. Add in sachet contents. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

A granular mixture.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, coriander, spring onion and tofu puff. The noodles have a decent gauge and a kind of plumpness to them when hydrated that I liked. What I really liked here was the broth, a kind of vegetable and black pepper amalgam which was very tasty. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8888626078540.

Lonely Planet Singapore (Travel Guide)

A Vegan restaurant in Singapore.

#2015: E-Zee Perisa Kari Mi Segera Improved Taste!

A while back, I did a Meet The Manufacturer with CarJEN Foods. I tried their E-Zee Curry and thought it was quite good. It got 4 stars and CarJEN asked about putting my logo on their packaging. We made a deal and there it is! Now, they’ve changed the recipe. It seems this is a trend in the Malaysian market right now – kind of fun since it’s like a re-review but a second shot for these companies for a better score with a new recipe. Let’s check this one out!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodle block to 400ml boiling water and cook for 2 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block. I was told the block now does not contain MSG.

The soup base sachet.

My room smells like curry now!

This is a new addition – crushed red pepper.

This stuff has a seriously strong scent.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, hard boiled egg, coriander, tau pok and Dodo fish balls. The noodles plumped up well and were nice and springy. The broth – ah, the broth. Here’s the improvement! The curry taste is much stronger (the old version called for 450ml water and this one calls for 400ml) – not only that, the little sachet of chilli pepper flake just puts it over the top. It’s hot – real hot – like walking around the living room as my mouth and lips are burning saying ‘ooh’ repeatedly hot. Guess they’ll have to reprint the labels! 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9557226082309.

Curious about where these instant noodles come from? Well, they’re made in Melaka, Malaysia. Where’s Melaka? Perhaps this map would help!

A CarJEN booth at an event in Melaka, Malaysia.

#1942: Ibumie Always Mi Goreng Perisa Sambal Udang

The last of the Ibumie Always Mi Goreng varietals I found at 99 Ranch recently – or I should say my lovely wife say them. Udang means prawn and sambal is wondroud spicy stuff of dreamsLet’s check it out!

The back of the big 5 pack (click to enlarge). Contains fish and crustacean.

The back of the package (click to enlarge). To prepare, boil noodle block for 3 minutes and drain. Add in sachet contents. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

A dual sachet.

The chilli powder atop dry seasoning base.

A dual sachet of liquids.

Spicy sauce and sweet soy sauce.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added coriander, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, chilli paddi, fried garlic, and shrimp with a little Shark Brand Sriracha sauce. The noodles did great – decent chew and gauge. The flavor was kind of a surprise; I expected a bit spicier. The prawn taste was definitely there. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN 850248004182.

Ibumie Mi Goreng Original Instant Noodles ( 10 Packs X 2.82oz)

An Ibumie Always Mi Goreng 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

#1900: Ibumie Always Mi Goreng Perisa Kari Kapitan

Well folks, we’re in the home stretch to the 2,000th review. To be honest, I never had a clue I would be reviewing instant noodles every day – never in a million years. Anyways, still quite a few to go so let’s check this one out. Kapitan Kari literally means ‘Captain Curry’ – kind of like the king of curry. Let’s rip this one open and give it a try!

The enormous distributor/export sticker on the back of the 5 packs (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free. To prepare, add noodle block to a pot of boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. While the noodle cook, add the sachet contents to a bowl. Drain noodles. Add noodles to the bowl and mix thoroughly with sachet contents. Enjoy!

The back of the package (click to enlarge).

The noodle block.

A dual sachet.

Chilli powder atop seasoning base.

A dual sachet of seasoned oil and sweet soy sauce.

The two liquids mingling.

A garnish sachet.

Fried shallots.

Finished (click to enlarge). Ate it straight. The noodles have a good gauge and chew – very standard. The flavor was awesome – curry and spicy and sweet and it was nice on the oiliness and everything! Only issue was there wasn’t enough of it! 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9555050301160.

Ibumie Mi Goreng Original Instant Noodles ( 10 Packs X 2.82oz)

An Ibumie Mi Goreng TV commercial.

#1862: Ibumie Always Mi Goreng Asli

For awhile now, people have been asking if I’d reviewed Ibumie’s Always Mi Goreng. Well, no – that’s because I’d never found it or received a sample or donation from a reader. I’ve seen it around for years on the Internet. About a month or so ago my wife and I were at the Edmonds 99 Ranch Market and she noticed a whole bunch of varieties and asked if I’d tried them. I’m legally blind, which basically means my eyesight is there, but so poor that it’s hard for me to cross the street, would be a menace behind the wheel, and miss a lot of instant noodles that my wife catches at the store! So, if you’re one of the folks who have messaged me about this one, you can thank Kit for her keen observation! Let’s check out Always Mi GOreng!

Here’s the back of the package, a four pack (click to enlarge). This is an import/distributor sticker – probably the largest one I’ve seen. They’re distributed by Walong, 99 Ranch Market’s big distribution asset.

Here’s the back of one of the individual packages (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodle block to a pot of boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. While the noodle cook, add the sachet contents to a bowl. Drain noodles. Add noodles to the bowl and mix thoroughly with sachet contents. Enjoy!

The noodle block.

A dual sachet of dry seasoning and chilli powder.

The chilli powder atop the seasoning base.

Another dual sachet – this time a seasoned oil and sweet soy sauce.

The two liquid ingredients mingling together.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added shrimp and a fried egg. The noodles cooked up nicely – good chew, good quantity. The flavor is a very standard mi goreng; a sweet and slightly spicy variant. Missed the fried onion. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 9555050301115.

Ibumie Mi Goreng Original Instant Noodles ( 10 Packs X 2.82oz)

An Ibumie Always Mi Goreng TV commercial.

#1849: Pama Instant Rice Vermicelli Clear Soup Flavour

Turns out I had one left from my trip to Malaysia in October 2014! This one’s made by the same company that makes MAMA noodles – just for the Malaysian market. I’ve had chand clear soup varieties in the past but this one just says it’s clear soup. Let’s check out this rice vermicelli!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add contents of package to a bowl and add 350ml boiling water. Cover for 3 minutes. Stir rand enjoy!

The rice vermicelli block.

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

The chilli powder atop the soup base powder.

A seasoned oil sachet.

Has a nice and strong garlic scent.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Chinese sausage, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, lime, cili padi, egg and coriander. The vermicelli hydrated well – fine strands and good quantity (I recommend cutting them with kitchen scissors to make them easier to navigate). The broth has a salty, garlic and hint of sweet character to it. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9557128101511.

6 Packages MAMA Yentafo Instant Rice Vermicelli (Instant Noodles)

A clip showing Pama instant noodles.

#1806: Cintan Mi Segera Mmm… Perisa Goreng Ala Indonesia

So this is the last one that I got during my trip last October to meet the folks at MyKuali in Malaysia. We took a ferry from Georgetown, Penang over to Butterworth, Penang and went to an Econsave where I got to get a ton of instant noodles! It was a real blast for sure. Almost exactly a year ago today we were on our way home – probably was over the pacific at this point! Wow – truly was an amazing trip. I want to thank them for their kindness and for showing us such a good time! Let’s check out this last one that I brought back.

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodles to 360ml boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Drain and add in sachet contents. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

A dual sachet: seasoned oil in the top compartment and dry seasoning in the bottom.

A light powder.

A sachet of sweet soy sauce.

The oil and sweet soy sauce co-mingling.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added hard boiled egg, coriander and shrimp. The noodles came out well and had a decent consistency and chewiness. The flavor was a little on the sweeter side and seemed to be missing a little ‘something.’ But they were pretty good. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9556156039421.

Cintan Curry Noodles (10 Packs)

A really great Cintan TV commercial.

#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.

#1651: Ruski Chicken Flavour Instant Noodles

You might have noticed that I haven’t reviewed a lot of chicken flavor varieties recently. The main reason for this is that Io haven’t had any chicken to go with my noodles – I usually cook some in the over and slice it up nicely and then I’ve got it for a couple reviews. Well, I’ve been lazy – a bag thing. So let’s check out this chicken instant from Ruski – laziness ends here!

 Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. to prepare, add sachet contents and noodle block to a bowl. Cover with 400ml boiling water. cover and let steep for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The powdered soup sachet.

Has a chicken curry kind of scent.

The seasoned oil sachet.

Has a garlic scent to it.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added baked chicken, mung bean sprouts, white oniong and spring onion. The noodles hydrated quite nicely. There’s a goodly amount of them and they have a thinnish gauge. The broth has a chicken taste augmented with a decent amount of spiciness and a nice little garlic hit to it. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8852523208157.

Halal Ruski Instant Noodles Thai Tom Yum Flavour – Pack of 10

Couldn’t resist.

Meet The Manufacturer: #1583: J.J. Snek Mi Perisa BBQ

Instant noodles are usually served cooked, but there are other methods as well. These are ‘snack noodles,’ which are eaten without any cooking straight from the bag. Although not well known in the United Staes, they indeed are very popular around the world – there are multiples brands and varieties spanning Malaysia, South Korea, Taiwan and Japan to name a few. Today we’ll look at an individual pack (the picture above is a ten pack). Let’s check out these J.J. Snek Mi from CarJEN!

Here’s one of the small packs.

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Contains chicken. To prepare, you can open and just eat the block as it is or crush while in the pack and open, then eat the little pieces. Enjoy!

Inside the packs you find these little noodle blocks. They have the flavoring in them.

Finished (click image to enlarge). 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! This snack gets 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9557226062349.

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A short clip from a demo of CarJEN’s J.J. Snek Mi with J.J. maiking an appearance!