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#3050: Chitato Indomie Mi Goreng Fried Noodles Flavour Potato Chips – Indonesia

#3050: Chitato Indomie Mi Goreng Fried Noodles Flavour Potato Chips - Indonesia

Found this one at the same place I found some spicy dumplings up in Vancouver, BC called Super 88. So, these are Indomie Mi Goreng flavored potato chips. I suppose there’s really nothing left to do but crack the bag open and give them a try!

Chitato Indomie Mi Goreng Fried Noodles Flavour Potato Chips – Indonesia

#3050: Chitato Indomie Mi Goreng Fried Noodles Flavour Potato Chips - Indonesia

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, open bag, grasp chip(s). Move toward face while opening mouth. Align chip(s) with mouth and insert, followed by chewing, salivating and ingesting. Finally, enjoy!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Dua Belibis, spring onion, BonCabe, shrimp, and sesame seeds. The cips on their own are pretty darn good. They odo taste like Indomie Mi Goreng. For a snack, these get a 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  UPC bar code 089686599077.

#3050: Chitato Indomie Mi Goreng Fried Noodles Flavour Potato Chips - Indonesia

Chitato Potato Chips Mi Goreng Indomie Flavor 3 Packets

Watch me put this together on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!

#2903: Nissin Demae Ramen Sesame Oil Flavour Potato Chips

#2903: Nissin Demae Ramen Sesame Oil Flavour Potato Chips

Here’s the last of the potato chip varieties I’ve got for review. The hamper is dry of potato chips! Still makes me laugh a little – I would have never thought that instant noodle flavors would crossover to potato chips. Let’s check these out!

Nissin Demae Ramen Sesame Oil Flavour Potato Chips – Hong Kong

#2903: Nissin Demae Ramen Sesame Oil Flavour Potato Chips

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, open bag, and insert hand into bag. Grasp one or more potato chips. Bring hand to primary facial opening and insert potato chips. Chew. Finally, salivate and ingest!

#2903: Nissin Demae Ramen Sesame Oil Flavour Potato Chips

One of the chips.

#2903: Nissin Demae Ramen Sesame Oil Flavour Potato Chips

Finished (click to enlarge). The chips are of a standard size. Also, they are ruffled. As to the mouthfeel, while crisp, they seem extra greasy which didn’t appeal to me. The flavor while tasty, didn’t really bring me a good correlation and unmistakable thought of sesame oil flavor Demae Ramen. For a snack, I give these 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4897053640088

#2903: Nissin Demae Ramen Sesame Oil Flavour Potato Chips

Nissin Demae Ramen Variety Pack (6 Flavors)

We try all sort s of varieties from Nissin Hong Kong!

#2802: Nissin Cup Noodles Black Pepper Crab Flavour Potato Chips

#2802: Nissin Cup Noodles Black Pepper Crab Flavour Potato Chips

Here’s another potato chip variety from Nissin Hong Kong – thanks again! So they have a series of Cup Noodles showcasing flavors of Singapore and this is one of them. Black Pepper Crab is very popular in Singapore as is Chilli Crab. Here’s a little about Black Pepper Crab from Wikipedia –

Black pepper crab is one of the two most popular[citation needed] ways that crab is served in Singaporean cuisine. It is made with hard-shell crabs, and fried with black pepper. Unlike the other popular chilli crab dish, it is not cooked in a sauce and therefore has a dry consistency. It is becoming very popular to mix the pepper crab with a fresh jackfruit sauce.

The creation of Singapore’s black pepper crab is attributed to Long Beach Seafood Restaurant in 1959.[1]

Let’s take a look at this potato chip variety.

Nissin Cup Noodles Black Pepper Crab Flavour Potato Chips – Hong Kong

#2802: Nissin Cup Noodles Black Pepper Crab Flavour Potato Chips

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, open bag. Place hand in bag and remove one or more chips. Insert chip into mouth and close jaw. Open jaw and close repeatedly. After desired amount of mastication, swallow. Finally, repeat as desired and enjoy!

#2802: Nissin Cup Noodles Black Pepper Crab Flavour Potato Chips

One of the chips.

#2802: Nissin Cup Noodles Black Pepper Crab Flavour Potato Chips

Finished (click to enlarge). The chips are of reasonable size. They are crisp but not hard and easily chewed. The flavor is very good – a kind of sweet crab and black pepper flavor. For a snack, these get 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4897053640163.

#2802: Nissin Cup Noodles Black Pepper Crab Flavour Potato Chips

Nissin Spicy Seafood Instant Authentic HK Japanese Ramen Cup Of Noodles Soup (5 Pack)

A TV commercial for the Cup Noodles variety from Hong Kong

#2767: Nissin Cup Noodles Spicy Seafood Flavour Potato Chips

Nissin Cup Noodles Spicy Seafood Flavour Potato Chips

Yep – it’s a bag of potato chips withj Cup Noodles Spicy Seafood seasoning from Hong Kong. I really like these kinds of things – really funny to see this – they did it once in the United States with Chicken Top Ramen Pringles (you didn’t think I missed reviewing that one, did you?) – they also have Cup Noodles chips in Singapore (like these).  Anyways, let’s dig in to this bag and have a looksie.

Nissin Cup Noodles Spicy Seafood Flavour Potato Chips – Hong Kong

Nissin Cup Noodles Spicy Seafood Flavour Potato Chips

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains fish and crustacean. To prepare, open bag. Withdraw one or more potato chips. Add to primary facial opening (i.e. mouth). Finally, masticate, repeat, and enjoy!

Nissin Cup Noodles Spicy Seafood Flavour Potato Chips

One of the chips. Note the ridges.

Nissin Cup Noodles Spicy Seafood Flavour Potato Chips

Finished (click to enlarge). The chips are crisp and a little oily from being fried. The seasoning is definitely a spicy seafood one, and I found this worked well on the chip. For a snack, I give these 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4897053640095.

Nissin Cup Noodles Spicy Seafood Flavour Potato Chips

A Concise History of Hong Kong (Critical Issues in World and International History)

We try 7 varieties of potato chips from Hong Kong in this video!

#2750: Nissin Cup Noodles Tom Yum Goong Flavour Potato Chips

#2750: Nissin Cup Noodles Tom Yum Goong Flavour Potato Chips

You may recall I reviewed some Nissin Cup Noodles Tom Yum chips a while back – those were from Singapore while these are from Hong Kong. Here’s a little about tom yum from Wikipedia –

Tom yum or tom yam (UK: /ˌtɒm ˈjæm/ or /ˌtɒm ˈjʌm/US: /ˌtɑːm ˈjɑːm/;[2] Thaiต้มยำrtgstom yampronounced [tôm jām] (About this sound listen)) is a type of hot and sour Thai soup,[2] usually cooked with shrimp (prawn).[3] Tom yum has its origin in Thailand. In recent years,[when?] tom yam has been popularised around the world.

The words “tom yam” are derived from two Thai words. Tom refers to the boiling process, while yam refers to a Thai spicy and sour salad. Indeed, tom yum is characterised by its distinct hot and sour flavours, with fragrant spices and herbs generously used in the broth. The basic broth is made of stock and fresh ingredients such as lemongrasskaffir lime leaves, galangallime juice, fish sauce, and crushed chili peppers.

Commercial tom yum paste is made by crushing all the herb ingredients and stir frying in oil. Seasoning and other preservative ingredients are then added. The paste is bottled or packaged and sold around the world. Tom yum flavored with the paste may have different characteristics from that made with fresh herb ingredients. The soup often includes meats such as chicken, beef, pork, or shrimp.

The 1997 Financial Crisis in Asia, which started in Thailand, is sometimes referred to as the “Tom Yam Kung Crisis”.[4]

Alright – let’s delve into some spicy potato chips!

Nissin Cup Noodles Tom Yum Goong Flavour Potato Chips – Hong Kong

#2750: Nissin Cup Noodles Tom Yum Goong Flavour Potato Chips

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains crustacean. To prepare, open bag. Withdraw one or more potato chips. Add to primary facial opening (i.e. mouth). Finally, masticate, repeat, and enjoy!

#2750: Nissin Cup Noodles Tom Yum Goong Flavour Potato Chips

A small and round chip.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added a little spring onion. The chips are crisp. They have a ridged surface and a slight curve. They definitely taste like tom yum – spicy and lemongrassy… Works surprisingly well on as potato chip. For a snack, an easy 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4897053640156.

#2750: Nissin Cup Noodles Tom Yum Goong Flavour Potato Chips

A Concise History of Hong Kong (Critical Issues in World and International History)

We try 7 varieties of potato chips from Hong Kong in this video!

#2625: Nissin Cup Noodles Potato Chips Tom Yam Seafood Flavour

#2538: Nissin Cup Noodles Potato Chips Tom Yam Seafood Flavour - Singapore - The Ramen Rater

So yesterday, I reviewed the Cup Noodles Tom Yam Seafood. Today, it’s the potato chip with the same flavor! Sounds good to me – I like seafood and seafood potato chips are among those things never seen in the United States. Let’s give ’em a try!

Nissin Cup Noodles Potato Chips Tom Yam Seafood Flavour – Singapore

#2538: Nissin Cup Noodles Potato Chips Tom Yam Seafood Flavour - Singapore - The Ramen Rater

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains crustacea. To prepare, open bag. Place hand in bag and grasp one or more chips. Finally, withdraw hand and place chip(s) in mouth. Masticate, consume, enjoy!

#2538: Nissin Cup Noodles Potato Chips Tom Yam Seafood Flavour - Singapore - The Ramen Rater

One of the chips.

#2538: Nissin Cup Noodles Potato Chips Tom Yam Seafood Flavour - Singapore - The Ramen Rater

Finished (click to enlarge). The chips are ridged and have a crisp crunch to them. The flavor is strong – not a little seasoning but a decent amount. They’re spicy and it does indeed taste like the Cup Noodles Tom Yam Seafood. For a snack, I give these 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8888279900007.

#2538: Nissin Cup Noodles Potato Chips Tom Yam Seafood Flavour - Singapore - The Ramen Rater

Here’s the Hong Kong version – Nissin Black Pepper C r a b Instant  ( 24Pack)

A video of a famous hawker stall in Bangkok selling tom yum

We Try 7 Kinds Of Hong Kong Potato Chips!

We Try 7 Kinds Of Hong Kong Potato Chips!

So the other day I posted the unboxing of noodle and potato chip samples sent by Nissin Hong Kong (thanks again!). I thought it would be fun to do up a video with the family and try these out one by one.

We Try 7 Kinds Of Hong Kong Potato Chips!

We Try 7 Kinds Of Chips From Hong Kong!

A lot of chips and a lot of fun. I think reviewing chips might not be my strong hand but it was a good time had by all!

#2521: Nissin Cup Noodles Potato Chips Black Pepper Crab Flavour

#2521: Nissin Cup Noodles Potato Chips Black Pepper Crab Flavour - Singapore - The Ramen Rater

Okay before you start swinging your fists around and marching in the street screaming ‘these aren’t instant noodles,’ Well, for the instant noodles version of this, go to the last review. These are potato chips infused the the same seasoning! Sounds good to me – here’s a little about black pepper crab from Wikipedia –

Black pepper crab is one of the two most popular[citation needed] ways that crab is served in Singaporean cuisine. It is made with hard-shell crabs, and fried with black pepper. Unlike the other popular chilli dish, it is not cooked in a sauce and therefore has a dry consistency. It is becoming very popular to mix the pepper crab with a fresh jackfruit sauce.

The creation of Singapore’s black pepper crab is attributed to Long Beach Seafood Restaurant in 1959.[1]

Alright then! Let’s check out these chips!

Nissin Cup Noodles Potato Chips Black Pepper Crab Flavour – Singapore

#2521: Nissin Cup Noodles Potato Chips Black Pepper Crab Flavour - Singapore - The Ramen Rater

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, open bag. Place hand in bag and grasp one or more chips. Finally, withdraw hand and place chip(s) in mouth. Masticate, consume, enjoy!

#2521: Nissin Cup Noodles Potato Chips Black Pepper Crab Flavour - Singapore - The Ramen Rater

A single chip. Notice the ridges!

#2521: Nissin Cup Noodles Potato Chips Black Pepper Crab Flavour - Singapore - The Ramen Rater

Finished (click to enlarge). The chips are of a standard size one would expect. They are indeed ridges, which I suppose gives you more potato that a flat chip. The flavoring mirrors that of the Nissin Cup Noodles Black Pepper Crab variety very nicely, although of course there’s a potato taste in there that isn’t present in the Cup Noodles. However, it works very well and they’re tasty! Spicy and crabby. For a snack, I give these a 4.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8888279900021.

#2521: Nissin Cup Noodles Potato Chips Black Pepper Crab Flavour - Singapore - The Ramen Rater

Here’s the Hong Kong version – Nissin Black Pepper C r a b Instant  ( 24Pack)

Mark Wiens’ eyes bugging out in Singapore

Meet The Manufacturer: Interview With Mamee Double Decker

Interview With Mamee Double-Decker * Product Samples From Mamee Double-Decker * Mamee Instant Vermicelli Tom Yam Flavour * Mamee Mie Goreng Indonesia Original Flavour * Mamee Chef Curry Laksa Flavour * Mamee Monster Chicken Flavour Snack Noodles * Mamee Mi Segera SLLRRRP! Perencah Kari Berapi * Mamee Instant Noodles Vegetarian Flavour * Mamee Chef Creamy Tom Yam Flavour * Mamee Instant Vermicelli Chicken Flavour * Mamee Chef Spicy Chicken Shiitake Flavour * Mamee Mie Goreng Indonesia Spicy Sambal Flavour * Mamee Mi Segera SLLRRRP! Perencah Asam Laksa * Mamee Chef Curry Laksa Flavour * Mamee Monster BBQ Flavour Snack Noodle * Mamee Chef Creamy Tom Yam Flavour * Mamee Mi Segera Perisa Kari

I got an email a few weeks ago from Pinky Tham, Digital and Social Media Manager at Mamee Double-Decker, a Malaysian maker of instant noodles amongst other things. She was very interested in taking part in the Meet The Manufacturer spotlights, and it sounded good to me! This interview was conducted with Pierre Pang, Mamee Double-Decker General Group Manager and grandson of the founder.

THERAMENRATER> Thank you very much for agreeing to do this interview! Could we start off with some information about Mamee Double-Decker; when was Mamee Double Decker founded, where and by who?

MAMEE DOUBLE-DECKER> MAMEE Double-Decker is a Malaysia based manufacturing company that was founded in 1971 by Datuk Pang Chin Hin. It all started in a small historical state in Malaysia called Melaka and Datuk Pang Chin Hin started his interests in manufacturing his first product called MAMEE Monster noodles snacks and expanded it beyond to instant noodles, snacks and beverages.

TRR> For those of my readers who are not familiar with your line of products, could you tell us a little about them?

MDD> Our products from MAMEE Double-Decker are divided into 3 main categories that are instant noodles, snacks and beverages. For Instant Noodles, we have
Mamee Instant Noodles, Mamee Slrrrp and Mamee Chef. As for snacks, we have Mamee Monster (noodles snack), Corntoz (corn snacks) and Mister Potato. For beverages, we currently have Cheers (carbonated drinks), LiteYo (yogurt drink) and Nutrigen (cultured milk).

TRR> Can you tell us about the differences and new features of your MAMEE Chef line?

MDD> MAMEE Chef’s noodles are made using a special technique known as La Mian (Mi Tarik) or ‘pulled noodles’ technique that originated in China during the 15th century to give the noodles a springier texture. In its quest to create the perfect flavor, MAMEE teamed up with Dato’ Chef Ismail, a renowned celebrity chef locally and internationally. Together, MAMEE and Chef Ismail have created an original Thai Tom Yam recipe made with fresh ingredients, herbs and spices as MAMEE Chef’s debut flavor. The MAMEE Chef range also features other unique local flavors like Curry Laksa and Spicy Chicken Shiitake.

TRR> You not only make regular instant noodles that are cooked, but a line of snack noodles called Mamee Monster – can you tell us about them and about who this monster guy is – does he have a name?

MDD> MAMEE Monster snack is a fried noodles snack that is already cooked and you can eat it straight out of the packet. The blue monster is known as MAMEE Monster and he symbolizes having fun and represents how enjoyable the snack is. He has become quite an icon in the local market.

TRR> Is Mamee Doubledecker involved in the local community around you?

MDD> We are actively involved in local charity drives, orphanages and old folk’s homes with our Mamee Care Program.

TRR> Why do you think noodles are such a popular food?

MDD> Noodles have become popular due to a few factors like the convenience of cooking and the variety of textures and flavors that they come in. It is a good alternative to rice, especially for the Asian market. Also, we had some understanding from research that the variety of flavors for instant noodles and the tastiness of it become everybody’s quick fix choice.

TRR> You are located in Malaysia. Can you tell us a little about where you factory is and life there?

MDD> Our factory is located in one of the most historical states in Malaysia known as Melaka. Melaka used to be a port in the 15th century and this historical city centre has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2008. Melaka is a city well visited by tourists locally and internationally. We also have a museum and restaurant known as MAMEE Jonker House on the popular Jonker street in Melaka to share our history.

TRR> Are there any new products that will be coming out soon that you could tell us about?

MDD> We have a few new flavors in our production pipeline now, catered for the local market with a tinge of surprise elements compared to our usual instant noodles.

TRR> You make an ‘Xtra’ and a ‘Berapi’ spicy curry noodle – which is hotter?

MDD> ‘Xtra Pedas” is the spiciest among both of the choices above

TRR> A lot of people wonder about the health factors (sodium, etc) when it comes to instant noodles. How do you recommend people made instant noodles a healthy part of their diet?

MDD> For our MAMEE Chef range, we make the soup based on paste form with real ingredients, which contain less MSG.

TRR> What was your first product?

MDD> MAMEE Monster Snack was our first product that we produced.

TRR> Where are your products available?

MDD> Our MAMEE Chef product is only currently available in Malaysia but it is in all the hypermarkets, supermarkets and general trade.

TRR> When you make noodles for yourself, do you add anything or have any recommendations?

MDD> I usually like to add an egg and some vegetables to make it a wholesome meal for a quick fix.

TRR> Are there popular recipes locals have come up with for your noodles?

MDD> In Melaka, there are stores that sell MAMEE Goreng (Fried MAMEE Noodles); they will stir fry the noodles with egg, vegetables and put the paste as seasoning.

TRR> Are certain products enjoyed on particular holidays?

MDD> We noticed that during school holidays, our noodles are particularly more popular. It could due to the kids going around and travelling with their families.

TRR> Have there been any flavors you’ve thought of producing that never made it to market?

MDD> Our R&D always proposes a list of new flavors for us to try and evaluate on what would be the best flavor for local and international markets. At times depending on likeability, we will launch the flavor or keep improving the recipe.

TRR> Is Mamee Doubledecker tech savvy? Are there any apps for mobile phones we should know about?

MDD> At MAMEE Double-Decker, we are just starting to explore technology more. We currently have our Facebook page for MAMEE Chef here: https://www.facebook.com/mymameechef

TRR> Thank you very much for this opportunity to learn more about your company and its products!

There you have it straight from the source! So we begin another Meet The Manufacturer, and only the second from Malaysia – this should be fun! Let’s begin!

Interview With Mamee Double-Decker * Product Samples From Mamee Double-Decker * Mamee Instant Vermicelli Tom Yam Flavour * Mamee Mie Goreng Indonesia Original Flavour * Mamee Chef Curry Laksa Flavour * Mamee Monster Chicken Flavour Snack Noodles * Mamee Mi Segera SLLRRRP! Perencah Kari Berapi * Mamee Instant Noodles Vegetarian Flavour * Mamee Chef Creamy Tom Yam Flavour * Mamee Instant Vermicelli Chicken Flavour * Mamee Chef Spicy Chicken Shiitake Flavour * Mamee Mie Goreng Indonesia Spicy Sambal Flavour * Mamee Mi Segera SLLRRRP! Perencah Asam Laksa * Mamee Chef Curry Laksa Flavour * Mamee Monster BBQ Flavour Snack Noodle * Mamee Chef Creamy Tom Yam Flavour * Mamee Mi Segera Perisa Kari