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#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.

#1787: Pama Kua Teaw Segera

Another I picked up in Butterworth, Penang during my Malaysia trip last year. That Econsave was really great – so many varieties! Trying to run through them before they expire! Not this one’s a little interesting – you might say the logo kind of looks familiar… Well, it’s made in Thailand for the Malaysian market by President Rice Products. They make all of the MAMA branded rice vermicelli – and in Malaysia their products go under the name PAMA. Simple really. Anyways, let’s check this one out!

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 350ml boiling water and simmer 2 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

A dual sachet of soup base and chilli powder.

The chilli powder atop the soup base powder.

A garlic oil sachet.

Has a nice garlic scent.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added white onion, coriander, lime, egg, Chinese sausage and cili padi from Dwayne B. The rice noodle comes out very very good – good gauge and soft. Used kitchen scissors as usual to shorten their length during the cooking process. The broth has a nice taste to it – garlic and just plain tasty; kind of a springboard in which other ingredients go so well. This is a good one. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9557128101610.

6 Packages MAMA Yentafo Instant Rice Vermicelli (Instant Noodles)

A little something about Pama noodles.

Hao Way Penang White Curry Noodle Samples From Win Onn Foods Of Malaysia

Right after the 2014 Top Ten List was pudblished, I got contacted by a person from Win Onn Foods in Malaysia. They were keen on me trying their variety of instant Penang white curry noodles, and I liked the idea of trying more iterations of them, so I said please send some. Well, the first time they tried to send me some, I received this box.

That green tape there can be the mark of approval or the mark of doom for samples sent to me from abroad. Unfortunately, it meant doom. Their samples contained a scant amount of chicken – in powder form. The USDA/CBP guys don’t like chicken or beef from Asian countries, even in trace amounts. So, they saw fit to include a note saying they destroyed the samples that had been in this box and leave the posters that win Onn had sent.I then had the sad task of informing the shipper that they’d just spent a lot of money to expedite a practically empty box to me. I’d heard that sometimes if a veterinary certification was included, the USDA/CBP was a bit more receptive,

Yesterday, I received this box in the mail. This one felt a little fuller!

I really liked the ‘customs cleared’ sticker – that was a good sign. There was still the tape from USDA/CBP on the package though. I had been tracking the package and at one point it had a big red ‘clearance delay’ icon next to its status which had me worried.

An orange box!

Lab analysis of the product – apparently the USDA/CBP liked that!

A few more of the posters they’d sent before.

Already had one laminated and on the wall!

Finally, the noodles! They travelled well and arrived in great condition. I’ll be reviewing them soon! Thank you very much!

#1276: Adabi Mi Bandung Prawn Mee

Here’s something from a brand I’ve never tried before called Adabi. It was sent to me by Annie T. of MyKuali in Malaysia – thank you! This is a take on a traditional dish – let’s check it out!

The back of the package (click image to enlarge). Contains peanut and prawn. To prepare, boil 300ml of water and add the paste sachet. Then add the block of noodles and cook for 2 minutes. Done!

The noodle block.

The paste sachet.



Finished (click image to enlarge). Added lime, shrimp, hard boiled egg, Fresno chilli pepper and some BonCabe chilli seasoning. The noodles are great – they seem to have a very nice springiness as well as a decent gauge. The broth is stellar with a very prominent prawn flavor as well as a peanut component. It isn’t spicy, but nor is it mild; the flavgors are strong and none overwhelm the other. Great stuff! 4.25 out of 5.0 stars.  UPC bar code 9556252280604.

Here’s an Adabi TV ad for this one.

#686: Wingsfood Mi Sedaap Mi Goreng Perisa Sambal Goreng

More Indonesian noodles! This one’s a spicy pack of mi goreng – fried noodles!

This is the export label.

Here’s the package back (click image to enlarge) – the export sticker was a little obstinate.

Here’s the noodle block.

Well, not too hard to tell what we have here – from left to right, seasoned oil, hot chili sauce and sweet soy sauce.

Powdered seasoning sachet!

So everything gets put in the bowl and the noodles once done are drained and everything is stirred up.

Here’s the garnish packet – fried onions!

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added two fried eggs, some roast turkey lunch meat, kizami shoga (pickled ginger), Jane’s Krazy Mixed Up Salt and Melinda’s Garlic Habanero hot sauce. Oh – and the fried onion garnish. The noodles are great – chewy and soft too. The flavor is spicy and sweet – along with a satisfying and delicious crunch from the fried onion. This is grubbin! 4.5 out of 5.0 stars! UPC barcode 8998866200448 – get it here.

Mi Sedaap commercial.

Carl Sagan again in this awesome series.