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#1635: Wai Wai Quick Zabb Tom Klong Flavour Instant Noodles

Everyone (well maybe not everyone) has heard of tom yum, a very tradition Thai soup. If you don’t know about it, here’s something about it from wikipedia:

Tom yum or tom yam (Lao: ຕົ້ມຍຳ [tôm.ɲám]; Thai: ต้มยำ,  [tôm.jām]) is a Lao and Thai, clear, spicy and sour soup.[1] Tom yum is widely served in neighbouring countries such as Cambodia, Brunei,Malaysia and Singapore, and has been popularised around the world.

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

Today, we’re looking at this Quick Zabb, which is a tom klong style instant. So, what’s tom klong you ask? Again, we look to wikipedia:

Less well-known outside Thailand is tom khlong (ต้มโคล้ง), a spicy sour soup where the sourness, however, does not derive from lime juice but through the use of tamarind.[11]

Tamarind is very popular in this part of the world for it’s sour properties. I’ve reviewed quite a few asam laksa varieties from Malaysia. Asam is the Malay word for sour, and often refers to the tamarind element. Let’s check out this Wai Wai Quick Zabb tom Klong!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add all ingredients to a bowl and add 320ml boiling water. Cover for 2 minutes, stir, and enjoy!

The noodle block.

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

Has an interesting scent – a kind of sour and smoky one.

Has a strong onion scent.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added fish balls, coriander and mung bean sprouts. The noodles are nice – they have a good chew to them and a slightly sweet taste. The broth is not tame by any means. Spiciness is in the forefront – strong spiciness. The second taste is this very sour and kind of smoky and fishy  taste which I’m guessing is from the tamarind. Together, they go kind of well with the flavor of the noodles. The are little bits that float around as well – some kind of herb or spice. Vicious in it’s heat level. 2.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8850100121011.

Wai Wai Quick Zabb Thai Tom Klhong Flavour Instant Noodles 60g X 10 Packs

A Wai Wai Quick Zabb Tv advertisement.

#1537: Wai Wai Quick Zabb Chili Paste Tom Yum Flavor Instant Noodles

Here’s one sent to me by Marvin R. – thanks again! This was one of a series I’ve been looking for for a long time. I kept seeing them online, but only looked to be available in Thailand. These are now available here in the USA and the last one I had (tom yum shrimp) was pretty good. Let’s check it out!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Contains shrimp  To prepare, add noodles and contents of dual sachet into a bowl and add 300ml boiling water. cover for 2 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

A dual sachet – powder on the left and paste on the right.

A granular mixture.

Has a chilli scent.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added fishball and green onion. The noodles have a kind of squared off shape and a little crumbliness which actually works with the chewiness. The broth has a bright taste with a strong lemongrass and chilli taste to it. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8850100101143.

Wai Wai Quick Zabb Thai Tom Yum Mun Goong Flavour Instant Noodles 60g X 10 Pcs

A Wai Wai Quick Zabb TV advertisement.

A Donation From A Reader In The USA!

Got contacted by Marvin R. a few weeks ago. He had come across some instant noodles that weren’t familiar to him and couldn’t find them anywhere on my blog. I did a little digging and was also kind of stumped. He said they were really good and decided to send me some – thanks!

These looks a LOT like another brand, but I think that’s where the similarities stop. These are branded as United and have very little contact/website info on them. Guess We’ll see how they are!

Marvin also sent me these 4 Quick Zabb varieties by Wai Wai! I just found these a week or so ago at a local store, but what’s funny is if you notice on the left, they’re in Thai and on the right in English. My packs are the opposite! By the way – if you’re into coffee and grills, be sure to check out Marvin’s website – Rodak’s Coffee & Grills – he’s in Ft. Worth, TX and looks like he’s got a neat shop! Thanks again!

#1492: Wai Wai Quick Zabb Tom Yum Shrimp Flavour Instant Noodles

Usually if I’m really trying to get my hands on some noodles to review, I’m going to find a way. There have been a couple though which have eluded me for a while. This is one of them – Wai Wai’s Quick Zabb. There are four of these varieties, all with a different main color and different character. They’re kind of like Powerpuff Girls, but a little meaner looking. I’m stoked – got all four at a store only 5 minutes away yesterday! Sometimes walking down that noodle aisle you’ve been down a million times before with no luck pays off. Let’s check it out!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Contains shrimp. to prepare, add noodles and contents of dual sachet into a bowl and add 320ml boiling water. cover for 2 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

A dual sachet: dry seasoning on the left and seasoned oil on the right.

Has a tom yum kind of scent.

Has a light garlic scent.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added shrimp, fishball, sliced green onion, bell pepper, sweet onion and lime. The noodles are just right for tom yum with a nice texture and crumble. The broth is a slap in the face of strong spiciness and has a very nice citrus and shrimp flavor as well. The spiciness is almost ‘crisp,’ if that makes sense. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8850100101075.


Here it is for sale on Amazon.

Wai Wai Quick Zabb is sponsoring a contest for best cover of this band’s song. I’m not sure if the band is called Tatoo, or if the song is called Tatoo.