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#3225: Nissin Cup Noodles Singapore Laksa – Japan

#3225L Nissin Cup Noodles Singapore Laksa - Japan

Today we have a Zenpop.JP variety – so what’s Zenpop? They’re a subscription service for all things Japanese! Definitely, check them out. By the way, use coupon code RAMENRATER to get $2 off! Here’s what they had to say about this one – ‘Laksa, a spicy noodle soup dish of Singapore, joins Zenpop Ramen this month to try and win the Zenpop Ramen Cup. The creamy coconut flavor is spiced up with chili and coriander. How do you like this iconic Asian taste?’

Yeah I’m a huge fan of Laksa. Been curious about this one – I’ve reviewed another Nissin Cup Noodle Laksa from Japan before but this looks entirely different. Let’s give it a try.

Nissin Cup Noodles Singapore Laksa – Japan

#3225L Nissin Cup Noodles Singapore Laksa - Japan

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains seafood. TO prepare, fill to line with boiling water and cover for 3 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3225L Nissin Cup Noodles Singapore Laksa - Japan

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#3225L Nissin Cup Noodles Singapore Laksa - Japan

The noodle block.

#3225L Nissin Cup Noodles Singapore Laksa - Japan

Loose seasoning and bits from the cup.

#3225L Nissin Cup Noodles Singapore Laksa - Japan

A wet sachet is affixed to the lid.

#3225L Nissin Cup Noodles Singapore Laksa - Japan

Laksa paste.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added soft egg, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, coriander. Noodles are your standard Cup Noodle fare – Japanese cup noodle that it. The broth is very rich – lots of coconut going on. The included laksa paste adds a nice lime taste (although I lost much on my shirt – watch the video below). 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4902105242988.

#3225L Nissin Cup Noodles Singapore Laksa - Japan

Cup noodle Singapore Spicy club 78 g × 12 pieces ramen Japan

Watch me cook on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!

#3007: Myojo Ramen Char Mee 100 – Singapore

#3007: Myojo Ramen Char Mee 100 - Singapore

Here’s one that was sent by Myojo of Singapore – thanks again! So, what’s char mee? I did a bit of research on Wikipedia about char mee. It was a little vague but I am hoping what I gleaned was right. So, this is like Hokkien mee without broth. Let’s see what this is all about.

Myojo Ramen Char Mee 100 – Singapore

#3007: Myojo Ramen Char Mee 100 - Singapore

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains fish and crustacean. To prepare, cook noodles in 450ml boiling water for 2-3 minutes. Drain. Add in sachet contents. Stir and enjoy!

#3007: Myojo Ramen Char Mee 100 - Singapore

Here’s the noodle block.

#3007: Myojo Ramen Char Mee 100 - Singapore

A dry sachet.

#3007: Myojo Ramen Char Mee 100 - Singapore

A light powder.

#3007: Myojo Ramen Char Mee 100 - Singapore

A liquid base sachet.

#3007: Myojo Ramen Char Mee 100 - Singapore

A seasoned oil.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, spring onion, prawns, soft egg, tofu puff and fried onion. Noodles are slightly thinner which works well. Taste is sweet and salty, much like mi goreng, however a touch of heat and a nice prawn taste in there. Excellent. 4.25 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8888107000374.

#3007: Myojo Ramen Char Mee 100 - Singapore

Top 10 Singapore (Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide)

Watch me cook this one up!

Meet The Manufacturer: Interview With Miandom – Singapore

Meet The Manufacturer: Interview With Miandom - Singapore

Interview With Miandom * Product Samples From MiandomMiandom Tasty Asia Green Curry Shrimp Flavoured Instant NoodlesMiandom Tasty Asia Black Pepper Crab Flavoured Instant NoodlesMiandom Tasty Asia Green Curry Shrimp Flavoured Instant Noodles

I was contacted by a guy from Singapore recently about some new products. Green curry and black pepper crab flavors he told me – and I was definitely interested in trying! So we start the series today with an interview with Miandom!

Interview With Miandom – Singapore

THE RAMEN RATER> Thank you for agreeing to this interview! To start, can you tell my readers about the history of Miandom?

MIANDOM> Miandom is a joint venture founded by partners in Singapore, Malaysia and China. You will be familiar with our Chinese partner, the founder of Bai Jia Brand, well known for it’s signature Sichuan spicy instant vermicelli. The Singaporean partners are their distributors in the Singapore market, whereas the Malaysian partner is an old friend of the founder of Bai Jia, whom helped founder find his footing in the FMCG business. The Malaysian partner used to oversea bottling plants in Sichuan, China when the founder of Bai Jia decided to enter the FMCG business from the advertising industry. The company is headquartered in Singapore and our production is undertaken in Chengdu, Sichuan, China. The company is currently headed by Harry, a Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology business graduate and Leon, a Purdue business graduate.

TRR> Why the name Miandom?

MIANDOM> Miandom is a portmanteau of the word ‘Mian’, which means noodles in Mandarin and ‘Dom’, from the word Kingdom. It is our aspiration for Miandom Noodles to be found in Mainstream markets around the world.

TRR> Can you tell us about the varieties of noodles you make?

MIANDOM> Our current noodle range is focused on South-east Asian flavors with an emphasis on using our proprietary non-fried air dried mini-flat noodles. We currently have 2 flavors, Black Pepper Crab and Green Curry Shrimp. Black Pepper Crab is an iconic Singaporean dish whereas Green Curry Shrimp is really a derivative of the Green Curries that Thailand is famous for.

TRR> Your company is located in Singapore. Can you tell us a little about your locale?

MIANDOM> Singapore is located right in the middle of Southeast Asia and as an entrepot, is a blissful mixed of several culture. Our food reflects this entrepot heritage. Singapore is set to be heavily featured in the upcoming film, Crazy Rich Asians (We do not sponsor the film in anyway). We are certainly far from crazy but the broths for our instant noodles are crazily rich!
5. How does your noodle making process differ from other instant noodle manufacturers?
Our approach to making instant noodles is 2 pronged, namely the broth and instant noodle
block. Our broths are derived from quality ingredients blended into a thick, rich paste, giving the soup a quality that is comparable to those found in restaurants. Secondly, our noodles are nonfried and made in a proprietary process that results in a springy texture.

TRR> How do you decide on what varieties to produce?

MIANDOM> The initial phase of the process is a lot simpler than what you would imagine. There’s a lot of discussion internally and externally about what type of flavours we should produce. Generally, everyone of us already has some idea of what makes a good, hearty bowl of noodles, and it’s all a matter of identifying what flavours are rarely explored and what we can do about it. For example, Black Pepper Crab was very quickly identified as a Singaporean delicacy, and while there are other brands out there who have already attempted to bring this flavour to the market, we believe that none of them has been successful in capturing the essence of what makes the dish great in the first place: the savoury black pepper sauce complementing but not overpowering the already strong crab flavour. Once we’ve identified these elements as essential to the dish itself, we work on creating a flavour profile that closely matches this taste, using as many of the same ingredients as we can, while at the same time tweaking the texture slightly to ensure that it becomes a perfect partner to our non-fried mini-flat noodles.

TRR> How many noodle products do you produce every year?

MIANDOM> We currently produce 2 flavors in 4 Skus but plan to introduce new 2-3 new flavors each season.

TRR> Apart from noodles, are there other products you produce or plan to produce?

MIANDOM> We currently plan to focus on our instant noodles range.

TRR> Can you suggest pairings for your products, like meats, seafood or vegetables?

MIANDOM> Crab meat or crab sticks will go really well with our Black Pepper Crab flavor. Adding a small squeeze of fresh lime juice as well as fresh curry leaves will go a long way in enhancing our Green Curry Shrimp, add some shrimp for protein.

TRR> A lot of people are concerned with their sodium intake. How would you recommend people enjoy your product as part of a healthy meal?

MIANDOM> While our sodium content is admittedly average in the industry, we try to mitigate it by having our noodles non-fried.

TRR> Are you involved in in your local community or participate in charities?

MIANDOM> Not at the moment.

TRR> Are there any new products coming soon?

MIANDOM> Yes, we are planning to launch several new flavors, including Singapore’s famous Chilli Crab. That is admittedly a hard flavor to master!

TRR> In what countries are your products available?

MIANDOM> We can be found in Australia, Britain, Canada, China, Japan and USA. In the US

TRR> When you make noodles for yourself, what do you like to add to them to make them extra
special?

MIANDOM> We love to add extra ingredients to jazz it up and make it an all rounded meal. For flavors that are curry based, I will go one step further and use milk instead of water as a base. However, for Miandom Tasty Asia Range, nothing needs to be added! 😉

THE RAMEN RATER> Thank you very much for this opportunity to learn about Miandomand your products!

MIANDOM> Thank you very much for your time!

Alright! Thanks to Louis Cyd for contacting me! Let’s give these varieties a try!

#2735: Myojo Chicken Abalone Flavour

#2735: Myojo Chicken Abalone Flavour

Alrighty so here’s another one of the Myojo varieties I have from Singapore. These are new formulations of longstanding popular varieties. Indeed, they invoke the term ‘yummy’ on this packaging and I will admit that although I rarely use it, it’s an important term. Let’s see if it’s fitting to include it in this one.

#2735: Myojo Chicken Abalone Flavour – Singapore

#2735: Myojo Chicken Abalone Flavour

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains crustacean, fish, and shellfish. To prepare, add noodles to 450ml boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2735: Myojo Chicken Abalone Flavour

A tight-knit noodle block.

#2735: Myojo Chicken Abalone Flavour

The soup base sachet.

#2735: Myojo Chicken Abalone Flavour

A light powder.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added baked chicken, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, spring onion, and hard boiled egg. The noodles have a gauge which seems slightly bigger than your standard instant and a little more backbone on the tooth to match. The broth has a nice chicken taste with a hint of abalone. A nice repast. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8888107000046.

#2735: Myojo Chicken Abalone Flavour

Reviving Street Hawker (Singapore Hawker Food Cookbook)

I think Seetoh understands the need for the term yummy

#2617: Nissin Cup Noodles Laksa Flavour (Shiok! More Laksa!)

#2617: Nissin Cup Noodles Laksa Flavour (Shiok! More Laksa!) - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle

Ahh, Laksa – nothing like it. In fact, there are lots of kinds of laksa; sweet, creamy, curry, fish – every area has their own take on the dish. Let’s see what Wikipedia has to say about laksa –

Laksa is a popular spicy noodle soup in the Peranakan cuisine.[1][2][3] Laksa consists of rice noodles or rice vermicelli with chicken, prawn or fish, served in spicy soup; either based on rich and spicy curry coconut milk, or based on sour asam (tamarind or gelugur). It can be found in Malaysia,[4] SingaporeIndonesia[5] and Southern Thailand.[6]

There are various theories about the origins of laksa. In Indonesia, the dish is believed to have been born from the Chinese coastal settlements and the mixing of cultures between Chinese merchants and the local cooking practices.[7] As Peranakan Chinese communities have blended their ancestors’ culture with local culture, Peranakan communities in different places now demonstrate diversity according to the local flavour.[8] In Malaysia, the dish is believed to have been introduced by Chinese immigrants in Malacca.[9] In Singapore, the dish (or its local “Katong” version) is believed to have been created after interaction between the Peranakans with the local Singaporeans.[10][11]

There’s a ton more info on laksa in the Wikipedia entry here. Now, let’s grab our utensils and dig into this cup with a new recipe!

Nissin Cup Noodles Laksa Flavour (Shiok! More Laksa!) – Singapore

#2617: Nissin Cup Noodles Laksa Flavour (Shiok! More Laksa!) - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains shrimp. To prepare, add in sachet contents and boiling water to fill line. Cover for 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2617: Nissin Cup Noodles Laksa Flavour (Shiok! More Laksa!) - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2617: Nissin Cup Noodles Laksa Flavour (Shiok! More Laksa!) - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle

The noodle block.

#2617: Nissin Cup Noodles Laksa Flavour (Shiok! More Laksa!) - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle

Loose ingredients and seasonings from the cup.

#2617: Nissin Cup Noodles Laksa Flavour (Shiok! More Laksa!) - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle

The paste sachet.

#2617: Nissin Cup Noodles Laksa Flavour (Shiok! More Laksa!) - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle

Oily!

#2617: Nissin Cup Noodles Laksa Flavour (Shiok! More Laksa!) - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Coriander, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, fried onion, tau pok, and chilli oil. The noodles are soft and plentiful – kind of a narrow flat nature with a light mouthfeel. The broth is seething with flavor – from the spicy to the sweet and it’s nice and creamy. The included shrimp, egg and tau pok are very good. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8888279102081.

#2617: Nissin Cup Noodles Laksa Flavour (Shiok! More Laksa!) - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle

Cup noodle Singapore Spicy club 78 g × 12 pieces ramen Japan

Curry!

#2571: KOKA The Original Spicy Stir-Fried Noodles

#2571: KOKA The Original Spicy Stir-Fried Noodles - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Here’s one from KOKA left over from the KOKA Meet The Manufacturer series earlier this year. This one certainly looks like an export version. How can you tell? A big giveaway is a number of different languages on the packaging. Not a lot of German-speaking folk in Singapore. Let’s have a look at this one and give it a try!

KOKA The Original Spicy Stir-Fried Noodles – Singapore

#2571: KOKA The Original Spicy Stir-Fried Noodles - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Removed color to aid in viewing. Says ‘suitable for vegetarians.’ To prepare, cook noodles for 2~3 minutes. Drain. Add in seasoning sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2571: KOKA The Original Spicy Stir-Fried Noodles - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The noodle block.

#2571: KOKA The Original Spicy Stir-Fried Noodles - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

A dual sachet.

#2571: KOKA The Original Spicy Stir-Fried Noodles - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The dry base.

#2571: KOKA The Original Spicy Stir-Fried Noodles - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Seasoned oil.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts and fried onion. The noodles were good – springy and peppy. The flavor was a kind of sesame oil and strong pepper taste. To be honest, I really didn’t expect these to be so spicy. But I didn’t really like the pairing of flavors that went on here, unfortunately. 2.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8888056708109.

#2571: KOKA The Original Spicy Stir-Fried Noodles - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

K o k a   Instant Noodles, Stir-Fry Original Flavour, Mi Goreng, 85 g (Pack of 5)

A TV spot for a different variety from their product line

#2558: KOKA Creamy Soup With Crushed Noodles Hot & Sour Fish Flavor

#2558: KOKA Creamy Soup Hot & Sour Fish Flavor - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles - Tat Hui - cup

Here’s another left over from the Tat Hui/KOKA Meet The Manufacturer series. Indeed, I’ve been really enjoying their Creamy Soup line. Actually, it’s not just an enjoyment, but a fascination – is it a soup with noodles or a noodles with soup? It’s kind of more the former rather than the latter as it comes with a pack of crushed noodles.

I don’t think I’ve seen instant noodles presented this way before. Not only that, the soup is usually quite creamy and thick. I’m very curious how this hot and sour will be; I have a feeling it will be quite different from what one would find in Chinese restaurants in the United Sates – which is great! Let’s see what Wikipedia has to say about hot and sour soup –

Hot and sour soup is a variety of soups from several Asian culinary traditions. In all cases, the soup contains ingredients to make it both spicy and sour.

In the United States, Soup preparation may use chicken or pork broth, or may be meat-free. Common key ingredients in the American Chinese version include bamboo shoots, toasted sesame oil, wood ear, cloud ear fungus, day lily buds, vinegar, egg, corn starch, and white pepper.[1]Other ingredients include button mushrooms and small slices of tofu skin. It is comparatively thicker than the Chinese cuisine versions due to the addition of cornstarch. This soup is usually considered a healthy option at most Chinese establishments and, other than being high in sodium, is a very healthy soup overall.[2]

In China, “Hot and sour soup” is a Chinese soup claimed variously by the regional cuisines of Beijing and Sichuan as a regional dish. The Chinese hot and sour soup is usually meat-based, and often contains ingredients such as day lily buds, wood ear fungus, bamboo shoots, and tofu, in a broth that is sometimes flavored with pork blood.[3] It is typically made hot (spicy) by red peppers or white pepper, and sour by vinegar.

Authentic is the road I like to travel. Let’s check out this creamy soup from KOKA!

KOKA Creamy Soup Hot & Sour Fish Flavor – Singapore

#2558: KOKA Creamy Soup Hot & Sour Fish Flavor - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles - Tat Hui - cup

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains fish and crustacea. To prepare, add in soup sachet and then noodle sachet. Add 300ml boiling water and stir. Let steep covered for 5 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2558: KOKA Creamy Soup Hot & Sour Fish Flavor - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles - Tat Hui - cup

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2558: KOKA Creamy Soup Hot & Sour Fish Flavor - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles - Tat Hui - cup

An included spoon!

#2558: KOKA Creamy Soup Hot & Sour Fish Flavor - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles - Tat Hui - cup

The soup base sachet.

#2558: KOKA Creamy Soup Hot & Sour Fish Flavor - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles - Tat Hui - cup

A lot of fine powder.

#2558: KOKA Creamy Soup Hot & Sour Fish Flavor - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles - Tat Hui - cup

The crushed noodles sachet.

#2558: KOKA Creamy Soup Hot & Sour Fish Flavor - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles - Tat Hui - cup

Indeed, crushed noodles and some bits.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added 3 Dodo fish balls. This one was really interesting. First, it had a kind of acidic and sweet and spicy thing going on that worked extremely well. The broth was indeed thick – kind of like what I have tried in American Chinese restaurants, but just seemed a bit cleaner. The crushed noodle hydrated very well and works perfectly. The included veggies and garnish are fresh and just right. Another great creamy soup – 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8888056833290.

#2558: KOKA Creamy Soup Hot & Sour Fish Flavor - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles - Tat Hui - cup

Koka Laksa Singapura (Rice Noodles, Bowl), 70-Grams (Pack of 12)

A KOKA advert

#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: #2455: KOKA Creamy Soup With Crushed Noodles Sweet Corn Flavor

Meet The Manufacturer: #2455: KOKA Creamy Soup With Crushed Noodles Sweet Corn Flavor - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - corn in a cup

I often remember my experience with corn in Southeast Asia in the past, however it wasn’t involving a creamy soup. First off, you don’t see corn very often – definitely nowhere near as much as you see it here in the United States. What I did see what in the Penang International Airport, they had a little snack stand. I think they had ice cream, beefburgers (they call them that because ham is not taken by so many people over there and just calling it a beefburger makes sure there’s no confusion), and corn in a cup. Here, we have corn on the cob. However over there I saw this corn in a cup – I asked our host what this was all about. Basically, it’s not popcorn, but yellow corn in a cup with butter and seasonings.

I did a little research on it at the time and as it turns out, there were some places at malls here where you could  get corn in a cup. I’d never heard of it before, but apparently it’s a thing. Here, we have corn and crushed noodles in a soup in a cup! Let’s peel back the lid on this creamy soup and look within.

KOKA Creamy Soup With Crushed Noodles Sweet Corn Flavor – Singapore

Meet The Manufacturer: #2455: KOKA Creamy Soup With Crushed Noodles Sweet Corn Flavor - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - corn in a cup

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Says ‘Suitable for Vegetarians.’ To prepare, add soup base sachet followed by crushed noodles sachet. Add 300ml boiling water. Stir immediately to avoid clumping. Let stand for 5 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

Meet The Manufacturer: #2455: KOKA Creamy Soup With Crushed Noodles Sweet Corn Flavor - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - corn in a cup

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

Meet The Manufacturer: #2455: KOKA Creamy Soup With Crushed Noodles Sweet Corn Flavor - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - corn in a cup

A little card inside the cup (click to enlarge).

Meet The Manufacturer: #2455: KOKA Creamy Soup With Crushed Noodles Sweet Corn Flavor - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - corn in a cup

An included spoon!

Meet The Manufacturer: #2455: KOKA Creamy Soup With Crushed Noodles Sweet Corn Flavor - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - corn in a cup

The powder sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2455: KOKA Creamy Soup With Crushed Noodles Sweet Corn Flavor - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - corn in a cup

An ultra-fine powder.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2455: KOKA Creamy Soup With Crushed Noodles Sweet Corn Flavor - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - corn in a cup

The crushed noodles and garnish sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2455: KOKA Creamy Soup With Crushed Noodles Sweet Corn Flavor - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - corn in a cup

Looks like crushed instant noodles and plenty of corn.

Finished (click to enlarge). It’s interesting to think that instead of a noodle soup, this is more of a soup with noodles. The crushed noodles are abundant – floating here and there. They are soft and a nice little bit of texture. The broth is thick and rich. A lot of corn throughout as well. This one really reminds me of a corn chowder and honestly came out extremely well. Tasty! 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8888056833221.

The Little Singapore Cookbook: A Collection of Singapore’s Best-Loved Dishes

Here’s some corn in a cup as presented by a street vendor in Pattaya, Thailand. When I first saw corn in a cup, it was in Malaysia.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2449: KOKA Delight Tomato Flavor Instant Non-Fried Noodles

Meet The Manufacturer: #2449: KOKA Delight Tomato Flavor Instant Non-Fried Noodles - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - Tat Hui

Today we have one I have had the export version of in the past. This however, is the local Singapore version. One thing to note for the Vegetarian crowd is that these have that little box with the green circle inside. There’s two kinds – the green circle or the red circle. Green means suitable for Vegetarians and red means not suitable. Also, they’re steamed and not fried, and to top it off, there’s no added MSG, something people are always interested in. Well, let’s get started with this tomato variety from KOKA!

KOKA Delight Tomato Flavor Instant Non-Fried Noodles – Singapore

Meet The Manufacturer: #2449: KOKA Delight Tomato Flavor Instant Non-Fried Noodles - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - Tat Hui

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Bears the green circle – suitable for Vegetarians. To prepare, add noodle block to 450ml boiling water and cook for 2~3 minutes. Add sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

Meet The Manufacturer: #2449: KOKA Delight Tomato Flavor Instant Non-Fried Noodles - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - Tat Hui

Here’s the noodle block – significantly light in weight than it’s fried brethren.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2449: KOKA Delight Tomato Flavor Instant Non-Fried Noodles - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - Tat Hui

The soup base sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2449: KOKA Delight Tomato Flavor Instant Non-Fried Noodles - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - Tat Hui

A very light powder with a tomato scent.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2449: KOKA Delight Tomato Flavor Instant Non-Fried Noodles - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - Tat Hui

A sachet of dehydrated vegetables.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2449: KOKA Delight Tomato Flavor Instant Non-Fried Noodles - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - Tat Hui

Looks like carrot and chives for the most part.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion. The noodles are of an excellent gauge. Moreover, they have a nice chew and bounce to them – plus they’re not fried. The broth has a very nice tomato flavor to it – very much like a fresh tomato bisque. So much so, I wonder how this one would be with maybe half milk half water. The included carrot, bell pepper and chive garnish hydrated nicely and the carrots had a nice crunch to them! 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8888056000265.

Koka Noodles T o m a t o Flavour – 85g x 4

A TV spot for KOKA Non-Fried Noodles

Meet The Manufacturer: #2448: KOKA Seafood Flavor Instant Noodles

Meet The Manufacturer: #2448: KOKA Seafood Flavor Instant Noodles - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - Tat Hui

Most people don’t know, but I’ve been to Singapore. It was in 2014 – and it was a very short visit.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2448: KOKA Seafood Flavor Instant Noodles - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - Tat Hui

This is the floor at Changi Airport. It was a transfer and as far as I could tell – Singapore looked interesting. We ran from travelator to travelator to get our luggage transferred and then were off to Malaysia. I didn’t get to try the amazing seafood I’ve read about there, so today’s review will be nice. There’s quite a bit of famous seafood in Singapore. Here’s a shortlist from Wikipedia –

Singaporeans enjoy a wide variety of seafood including fish, squid (known as sotong in Malay), stingray, crab, lobster, clams, and oysters.

Popular seafood dishes include

I hope someday I’ll be able to visit and check out everything – from the Merlion and Marina Bay and then of course the myriad of hawkers there. Let’s give this one a try!

KOKA Seafood Flavor Instant Noodles – Singapore

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Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains shrimp. To prepare, add 320ml boiling water and sdachets to the cup. Cover for 2~3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

Meet The Manufacturer: #2448: KOKA Seafood Flavor Instant Noodles - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - Tat Hui

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

Meet The Manufacturer: #2448: KOKA Seafood Flavor Instant Noodles - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - Tat Hui

An included fork!

Meet The Manufacturer: #2448: KOKA Seafood Flavor Instant Noodles - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - Tat Hui

The noodle block.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2448: KOKA Seafood Flavor Instant Noodles - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - Tat Hui

The soup base sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2448: KOKA Seafood Flavor Instant Noodles - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - Tat Hui

A light powder.

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The garnish sachet. Note that it mentions that depending on seasonal availability, the garnish may change. I have always thought this was really neat.

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Shrimp and vegetables.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Dodo fish balls, squid flowers, 31-40ct shrimp, spring onion and Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts. The noodles hydrated nicely with a decent gauge and mouthfeel. The broth was a kind of butter seafood taste with a little milkiness to it. The included garnish of shrimp, cabbage and chives worked well. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8888056706105.

Koka Instant Noodle Curry Flavor Cup 70g(2.46)

A TV spot for KOKA Cup Noodles

#2400: Nissin Cup Noodles Tom Yam Seafood Flavour

#2400: Nissin Cup Noodles Tom Yam Seafood Flavour - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

This was sent to me by Ippin, a purveyor of wonderful Japanese items! Thank you again! This is one from Singapore. Tom yum is a very popular flavor in Southeast Asia – here’s a little about tom yum from wikipedia:

Tom yum, rtgstom yam, Thai: ต้มยำ,  [tôm.jām]) is a Thai soup, usually cooked with shrimp.[2] Tom yum is widely served in neighbouring countries such as Cambodia, Brunei, Malaysia, Singapore and Laos and 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 lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, galangal, lime 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.

So let’s dig into this one from Singapore!

Nissin Cup Noodles Tom Yam Seafood Flavour – Singapore

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Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains seafood. To prepare, open halfway. Add in sachet contents. Fill to line with boiling water and cover for 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

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Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2400: Nissin Cup Noodles Tom Yam Seafood Flavour - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The noodle block.

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Some loose ingredients from the cup.

#2400: Nissin Cup Noodles Tom Yam Seafood Flavour - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

A paste sachet.

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Thick and oily.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, squid flowers, fish balls, shrimp, coriander and chilli flake. The noodles were very good – nicely hydrated and hearty gauge. The broth was quite good as well. It has a strong tom yam taste – lemongrass and spiciness abound. The bits of seafood are abundant and include shrimp, fishcake and crab stick. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8888279102098.

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A Nissin TV commercial.