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#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.

#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.

#1050: Knorr Japanese Pork Bone Flavour Quick Serve Macaroni

I’ve had other macaroni quick serve products before by a different brand. I always thought these were interesting. Usually the only thing you’d find in the United States coupled with macaroni would be cheese, but elsewhere, the options are much different. Let’s check it out.

Distributor sticker (click image to enlarge).

Back of the package (click to enlarge).

Usually I put the noodle block on my table and take a pic, but I figured that could be messy with these.

The seasoning packet.

Has a salty smell.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added green onion, black forest ham and Urashima Sesame & Salt furikake. The macaroni is pretty good – a little crumbly but nicely sized with thin walls that hold broth. The broth is quite salty and has a familiar yet odd taste. Kind of like if you boiled a ton of hot dogs in a small sauce pan with the same water for a few weeks with a slight smoky flavor. It’s a weirdness I both find fascinating yet dissatisfying. 3.0 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 4898829052648.

Not sure if this is the ‘official’ commercial or done by film students, but it’s interesting either way.

#749: Top Ten: Sapporo Ichiban Chow Mein (New Version)

We were at 99 Ranch Market yesterday and I noticed that Sapporo Ichiban Chow Mein has a new packaging. Wondering if it’s got a different flavor as well.

Okay so if you look at the serving size and everything from here and compare it to the old one here, there are definite difference in amount of fat, sodium and other things. Hmm. Click image to enlarge.

The noodle block – tight and kind of weighty – tasty raw too I might add!

Here’s the main seasoning packet.

Tasty stuff here!

Yeah! Green Laver is one of my all-time favorite seasoning additions!

Sprinkle it on at the very end and enjoy! It’s powdered seaweed.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added a little beef lunch meat and some kizami shoga (pickled ginger). Well, The only difference I could detect was … Well, nothing really. This is incredibly nummy stuff! It didn’t seem to want to suck up all the liquid as fast as the old one, but after adding the main seasoning packet and giving it a stir and returning it to the stove for a minute or so it was all but absorbed. There’s a reason this is in the top ten list – it’s good – really good. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars – one of my all-time favorites! UPC bar code 076186000189.


Vintage Sapporo Ichiban TV commercial

A quick segue from the Asian Pop explosion, here are some demented children in vintage advertising.

#430: Quickchow Pancit Canton Toyo-Mansi

Toyo Mansi huh? Well, I’m pretty sure that mansi is lime, but toyo? Well, Wikipedia had the answer:

Toyo’t Kalamansi (sometimes referred to simply as toyomansi) – soy sauce with kalamansi lime juice

Even better, I found it on this page of Philippine condiments! Pretty cool!

Dry powder, soy sauce and seasoned oil. I imagine the soy sauce has the lime infused in it.

There they wait the drained cooked noodles.

Click image to enlarge. I added a little Kizami Shoga (pickled ginger) and a little fried shallot for garnish. Well I must say this is stupendous and wonderful stuff and I could eat it every day. Very much like Indomie’s Mi Goreng line. I like the noodles and the flavor and everything. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars – delicious!

#429: Quickchow Instant Chicken Mami Chicken Flavor

So here’s some Quickchow from the Philippines. Mami just means noodle soup as far as I know. I like the little ‘Buy Pinoy’ logo on the lower right!

One shiny silver packet of powder seasoning.

Almost fluffy, isn’t it?

Click image to enlarge. I added two eggs while the noodles were cooking and a couple thinly sliced pieces of roasted turkey . So the noodles are much chewier and thicker than I expected. They make it a heartier meal. The broth is very nice – very much a chicken flavor. The turkey and egg went nicely with it to make it a really tasty breakfast. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.

Nothing says Merry Xmas like a 29 cent package of noodles!

Leonard Nimoy narrates ‘In Search Of…’ – about big stone heads!