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#1767: MAMA Instant Noodles Shrimp Tom Yum Flavour

Here’s one that should be familiar to instant noodle fans from almost everywhere, and especially those from Cambodia! This one is made specifically for the Cambodian marketplace. I got this sent to me after seeing it at the 2015 TF Eurpean Agent meeting I was invited to check out earlier this year in Bangkok, Thailand! Curious to see if it’s different than the one sold here in the US. Let’s find out!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Contains shrimp. To prepare, add contents of package to a bowl and add 360ml boiling water. Cover and steep for 3-5 minutes. Uncover and stir. Enjoy!

The noodle block.

The dry soup paste sachet.

Has a nice scent to it.

A paste sachet.

Has a spicy and citrus scent.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added mung bean sprouts, shrimp, Fresno peppers, coriander and white onion. The noodles had a good texture and the quantity was nice as well. The broth seemed slightly lighter than the Us version I’m used to getting here, but aside from that it seemed pretty spot on. Good stuff! 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8850987101021.

Probably the most well-known MAMA instant – MAMA Instant Noodle, Tom Yum Shrimp Spicy Flavor, 3.17 Ounce (Pack of 20)

A recipe for MAMA Shrimp Tom Yum.

#1695: MAMA Cup Shrimp Creamy Tom Yum

A few years back, I started noticing a lot of people leaving comments about MAMA Shrimp Creamy tom Yum. The first time I had it I wasn’t keen on it. They kept saying ‘dude, try it again – this stuff is awesome.’ So I did and was blown over – awesome stuff. I think the first time I tried it was a review in the low 100’s. It’s funny; after trying so many kinds, your tastebuds look for different things and your palate kind of matures. MAMA Shrimp Creamy Tom Yum was on the 2013 Top Ten Instant Noodle list. This cup was a neat one to find – I got it at a place I’ve wanted to visit for quite a while – an Asian 7-11.

During our trip to Thailand, we stayed at the Chatrium Hotel. My sister and I wanted to find some postcards to send back home, and the concierge there said to try the little shop a little ways down the street. Lo and behold, 7-11. They didn’t have postcards, but they had a lot of other amazing things…

Just take a gander at that! Right across from the Slurpee machines – which were Cherry and Coke flavored. It really reminded me of a 7-11 that you would see in the states, except it was way way more interesting. The huge amount of instant noodles was far larger than the candy aisle and about the same size as where the chips were. It’s crazy; I feel like some day I’ll have to move my family overseas just to stay for a while to review all the ones they have at 7-11’s! What more crazy is they have them all over Asia. I think one thing you’ll notice as well – almost all cups. Well, I’ve never reviewed the local Thai MAMA Creamy Shrimp Tom Yum variety, so let’s check it out!

Detail of the side panels (click image to enlarge). Note – I removed color and changed contrast for better readability. Not sure if it contains shrimp but pretty sure it does. To prepare, add in sachet contents and fill to line with boiling water. let steep for 3 minutes covered. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click image to enlarge).

An included fork!

The noodle block.

The solid ingredients sachet.

A nice spicy and lemongrass scent.

A seasoned oil sachet.

Getting a shrimp scent here.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added white onion, red bell pepper, coriander and fish ball. The noodle have that wonderful MAMA wheat noodle character I’ve enjoyed in their other cup varieties – a slight crumble and a strong backbone. The broth brings all the flavor of the pack version of the shrimp creamy tom yum but some extra strength it seems. This is just what I wanted to eat tonight. The balance of lemongrass, shrimp flavor [and tiny shrimp which hydrated perfectly) and spiciness make an excellent shrimp creamy tom yum cup.  5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8850987128400.

MAMA Cup Instant Noodles Shrimp Creamy Tom Yom…

An older MAMA TV spot featuring their cups as well as an app for iPhone – wish I had one – I dig noodle games!

Re-Review: MAMA Instant Noodles Cup Shrimp Tom Yum

Tomorrow morning is the big moving day for us – can’t believe it’s here already! I thought I’d have something I know I like today – tom yum. This one’s made by Thai President Foods, a company who’s invited me and my sister to visit Thailand in May! I must say that it’s really quite a surprise to open your email and be asked if you want to go to Thailand to visit instant noodle factories! Of course I said yes! It’s going to be tough though – my wife Kit is pregnant and so it’d be a little much for her to take the trip – I’m going to miss her immensely. Won’t be for too long though! So we’re going to visit their wheat noodles factory in Bankok and then the President Rice Products factory in Ratchaburi. Of course I will take lots of pictyures and share when we return. It’s still a couple months off though, but can’t wait! So today in anticipation of the trip, I thought I’d have some MAMA tom yum. Last time I had this was over four years ago! Let’s have a look!

Here’s detail of the side panels (click image to enlarge). Contains shrimp. To prepare, empty sachet contents into cup and fill to line with boiling water. Cover and let sit for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click image to enlarge).

An included fork!

The noodle block with flecks of vegetable.

The powder soup base sachet.

A granular powder with little shrimp!

The paste sachet.

Has a neat kind of luster to it!


Finished (click image to enlarge). Added mung bean sprouts, coriander, white onion, fish ball and shrimp. The noodles are light and thin with a nice little chewiness to them. Quite a bit of them, too. The broth has a very good flavor – spicy from chillies, citrus from lemongrass and a nice shrimp flavor as well. The dehydrated shrimp are a nice added touch. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 05206600432.

Instant MAMA Noodles Shrimp Tom Yum Flavor – 10 Cups

A TV spot for the pack version of MAMA Shrimp Tom Yum.

#530: Namchow Mee-Jang Artificial Shrimp Tom Yum Flavor Instant Noodles

This was a neat find at a local market I don’t go to very often. There’s a long aisle of instant noodles and I noticed a single instant noodle cup that didn’t seem to have any place where it would go. So I went around to the other side of the aisle and was hoping there’d be more. Well, there wasn’t a continuation of instant noodle aisle, but I did find this one in a weird spot, again with no correlating spot on the main aisle. With that, once again I bring you what you want.

Powder on the left and paste on the right.

The paste has quite a spicy odor to it!

Click image to enlarge. Added two eggs, fried. Unremarkable noodles – nothing bad but nothing exceptional this time. The broth though is nice – very very spicy and has a nice flavor. I like this stuff. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. You can find it here.

How to make something spicy

Quite an amazing halloween display – check it out!