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#2808: Super Super Cup Signature White Curry

#2808: Super Super Cup Signature White Curry

I was surprised to find this one in Taiwan – had seen it in images online quite a few times before but yeah – Taiwan! I got this at the Hi-Life store at the Nangang Exhibition Center. I really didn’t think Malaysian food would be popular in Taiwan, but actually I went to PappaRich over there – a chain of Malaysian restaurants.  I’m pretty sure nowhere is immune to the White Curry craze! Strong flavors and spicy broth is pretty good anywhere you go. Let’s crack this cup open and look around!

Super Super Cup Signature White Curry – Malaysia

#2808: Super Super Cup Signature White Curry

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains shrimp. To prepare, add in solid ingredients sachet and 330ml boiling water to fill line. Let sit covered for three minutes. Now, typo or not, I have to follow the directions here – drain. Add in remaining sachet contents. Dinally, stir and enjoy!

#2808: Super Super Cup Signature White Curry

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2808: Super Super Cup Signature White Curry

An included fork!

#2808: Super Super Cup Signature White Curry

The noodle block.

#2808: Super Super Cup Signature White Curry

Seasoning base sachet.

#2808: Super Super Cup Signature White Curry

A light powder.

#2808: Super Super Cup Signature White Curry

A creamer sachet.

#2808: Super Super Cup Signature White Curry

A very light powder.

#2808: Super Super Cup Signature White Curry

The paste sachet.

#2808: Super Super Cup Signature White Curry

Thick and somewhat dry paste.

#2808: Super Super Cup Signature White Curry

The solid ingredients sachet.

#2808: Super Super Cup Signature White Curry

Looks like crab stick and perhaps tofu.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Dodo fish ball, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, coriander, hard boiled egg, tau pok and fried onion. The noodles are great – good gauge and chew for a steeped instant. The flavor however. I really think that someone really dropped the ball on this one. You see, in order to have a level playing field, I have to treat each review the same way. This means following the printed directions on the packaging. If someone really thinks that this is good without broth, that’s great, but I sure don’t. It’s a hot mess and way too salty for man or beast. I know this would have been good if it didn’t say to be drained. Extremely disappointed. Somebody should be fired.  0.25 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9555037200592.

#2808: Super Super Cup Signature White Curry

Penang Heritage Cookbook: Yesterday’s Recipes for Today’s Cook

A Malaysian TV show in English

#2714: KOKA Signature Chicken Flavor Instant Noodles

#2714: KOKA Signature Chicken Flavor Instant Noodles - Singapore the ramen rater

Yep – another KOKA! I think there might be one more left but maybe not – we shall see! I made a chicken breast in the oven yesterday and figured I’d better do a chicken review! So let’s get to it!

KOKA Signature Chicken Flavor Instant Noodles – Singapore

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains fish. To prepare, add noodle to 400ml boiling water and cook 2 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2714: KOKA Signature Chicken Flavor Instant Noodles - Singapore the ramen rater

The noodle block.

#2714: KOKA Signature Chicken Flavor Instant Noodles - Singapore the ramen rater

A dry base sachet.

#2714: KOKA Signature Chicken Flavor Instant Noodles - Singapore the ramen rater

A light powder.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added fried onion, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, spring onion, egg and baked chicken. The noodles have a good chew and bounce to them. The gauge is a familiar one. The broth has a nice chicken flavor which is rather clean. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code  8888056813117.

#2714: KOKA Signature Chicken Flavor Instant Noodles - Singapore the ramen rater

K o k a  Instant Noodles Chicken Flavour 85G x 4

A K O K A tTV commercial I’ve not seen before

#2709: KOKA Signature Black Pepper Fried Noodles

#2709: KOKA Signature Black Pepper Fried Noodles - Singapore - Tat Hui - The Ramen Rater

Well, I thought I was out of KOKA varieties to review and only had a couple duplicates but nope – nada – still got more! See, there are KOKA Signature and KOKA Delight which both look about the same and often have the same flavors. What’s the difference? Well, KOKA Delight is baked noodles – not fried. So I’ve still got a few varieties left. This one is a black pepper flavor noodle – without broth. Black pepper is an interesting thing – very historic as well. Let’s see if I can find something from Wikipedia –

Black peppercorns were found stuffed in the nostrils of Ramesses II, placed there as part of the mummification rituals shortly after his death in 1213 BCE.[22] Little else is known about the use of pepper in ancient Egypt and how it reached the Nile from South Asia.

Pepper (both long and black) was known in Greece at least as early as the 4th century BCE, though it was probably an uncommon and expensive item that only the very rich could afford.

A Roman era trade route from India to Italy

By the time of the early Roman Empire, especially after Rome’s conquest of Egypt in 30 BCE, open-ocean crossing of the Arabian Sea direct to southern India‘s Malabar Coast was near routine. Details of this trading across the Indian Ocean have been passed down in the Periplus of the Erythraean Sea. According to the Roman geographer Strabo, the early Empire sent a fleet of around 120 ships on an annual one-year trip to China, Southeast Asia, India and back. The fleet timed its travel across the Arabian Sea to take advantage of the predictable monsoon winds. Returning from India, the ships travelled up the Red Sea, from where the cargo was carried overland or via the Nile-Red Sea canal to the Nile River, barged to Alexandria, and shipped from there to Italy and Rome. The rough geographical outlines of this same trade route would dominate the pepper trade into Europe for a millennium and a half to come.

Pepper was so valuable that it was often used as collateral or even currency. In the Dutch language, “pepper expensive” (peperduur) is an expression for something very expensive. The taste for pepper (or the appreciation of its monetary value) was passed on to those who would see Rome fall. Alaric the Visigoth included 3,000 pounds of pepper as part of the ransom he demanded from Rome when he besieged the city in 5th century.[24] After the fall of Rome, others took over the middle legs of the spice trade, first the Persians and then the Arabs; Innes Miller cites the account of Cosmas Indicopleustes, who travelled east to India, as proof that “pepper was still being exported from India in the sixth century”.[25] By the end of the Early Middle Ages, the central portions of the spice trade were firmly under Islamic control. Once into the Mediterranean, the trade was largely monopolized by Italian powers, especially Venice and Genoa. The rise of these city-states was funded in large part by the spice trade.

One tablespoon (6 grams) of ground black pepper contains moderate amounts of vitamin K (13% of the daily value or DV), iron (10% DV) and manganese (18% DV), with trace amounts of other essential nutrientsprotein and dietary fibre.[42]

It is commonly believed that during the Middle Ages, pepper was used to conceal the taste of partially rotten meat. There is no evidence to support this claim, and historians view it as highly unlikely: in the Middle Ages, pepper was a luxury item, affordable only to the wealthy, who certainly had unspoiled meat available as well.[27] In addition, people of the time certainly knew that eating spoiled food would make them sick. Similarly, the belief that pepper was widely used as a preservative is questionable: it is true that piperine, the compound that gives pepper its spiciness, has some antimicrobial properties, but at the concentrations present when pepper is used as a spice, the effect is small.[28] Salt is a much more effective preservative, and salt-cured meatswere common fare, especially in winter. However, pepper and other spices certainly played a role in improving the taste of long-preserved meats.

I always thought it was mayonnaise that was used to cover the taste of rotted meat… Well, you learn something new every day – even if it isn’t correct. Let’s look within!

KOKA Signature Black Pepper Fried Noodles – Singapore

#2709: KOKA Signature Black Pepper Fried Noodles - Singapore - Tat Hui - The Ramen Rater

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains fish. To prepare, add noodle block to 400ml boiling water and cook 2 minutes. Drain. Add in sachet contents and combine. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2709: KOKA Signature Black Pepper Fried Noodles - Singapore - Tat Hui - The Ramen Rater

The noodle block.

#2709: KOKA Signature Black Pepper Fried Noodles - Singapore - Tat Hui - The Ramen Rater

A dual sachet.

#2709: KOKA Signature Black Pepper Fried Noodles - Singapore - Tat Hui - The Ramen Rater

A peppery powder.

#2709: KOKA Signature Black Pepper Fried Noodles - Singapore - Tat Hui - The Ramen Rater

Oil.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Dodo fish balls, coriander, fried onion from Waroeng Jajanan, and Salad Cosmo organic mung bean sprouts. The noodles came out as expected – nice gauge and chew and good for a dry instant noodle dish. The flavor was a nice black pepper one – not too strong that it’s unbearable – just right in this one. It coats everything but isn’t soupy at all. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8888056820016.

#2709: KOKA Signature Black Pepper Fried Noodles - Singapore - Tat Hui - The Ramen Rater

Koka Instant Noodles B l a c k   P e p p e r  Flavor 85g. Pack 5

KF Seetoh shows you how to make this popular singaporean crab

#2602: KOKA Signature Pepper Crab Flavor Instant Noodles

#2602: KOKA Signature Pepper Crab Flavor Instant Noodles - Singapore - The Ramen Rater

Still have some different varieties from KOKA left over from their Meet The Manufacturer! This one is pepper crab – here’s a little about it 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 crab 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 – let’s see if this has a black pepper taste to it or is something else! Let’s go!

KOKA Signature Pepper Crab Flavor Instant Noodles – Singapore

#2602: KOKA Signature Pepper Crab Flavor Instant Noodles - Singapore - The Ramen Rater

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains crustacea. To prepare, add noodle block to 400ml boiling water and cook for 2 minutes. Add in sachet content. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2602: KOKA Signature Pepper Crab Flavor Instant Noodles - Singapore - The Ramen Rater

The noodle block.

#2602: KOKA Signature Pepper Crab Flavor Instant Noodles - Singapore - The Ramen Rater

The soup base sachet.

#2602: KOKA Signature Pepper Crab Flavor Instant Noodles - Singapore - The Ramen Rater

A light powder.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added coriander and Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts. The noodles have a nice soft and bouncy nature to them. Decent quality as well. The broth is a kind of buttery and peppery affair with a nice taste – not too salty either. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8888056813186.

#2602: KOKA Signature Pepper Crab Flavor Instant Noodles - Singapore - The Ramen Rater

Koka, Instant Noodles, Pepper Crab Flavour, 85 g (Pack of 5)

A TV spot for KOKA noodles

#2551: KOKA Signature Tom Yum Flavor Instant Noodles

#2551: KOKA Signature Tom Yum Flavor Instant Noodles - The Ramen Rater - Singapore

I recently did a Meet The Manufacturer series with KOKA (actually the company that makes KOKA is called Tat Hui) – they sent pretty much every SKU they make! Thanks again! So during a Meet The Manufacturer, I only review up to 15 varieties. So, there are some leftovers which are always nice. Let’s see what Wikipedia has to say about tom yum –

Tom yum or tom yam (UK pronunciation: /ˌtɒm ˈjæm/ or /ˌtɒm ˈjʌm/; US pronunciation: /ˌtɑːm ˈjɑːm/;[2] Thai: ต้มยำ, rtgstom yam, pronounced [tôm jām]) is a type of hot and sour Thai soup,[2] usually cooked with shrimp (prawn).[3] 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.

The 1997 Financial Crisis in Asia, which started in Thailand, is sometimes referred to as the “Tom Yam Kung Crisis”.[4]

Let’s have a look!

KOKA Signature Tom Yum Flavor Instant Noodles – Singapore

#2551: KOKA Signature Tom Yum Flavor Instant Noodles - The Ramen Rater - Singapore

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). contains seafood. To prepare, add noodles to 400ml boiling water and cook 2 minutes. Add in powder and oil sachet contents. finally, stir and enjoy!

#2551: KOKA Signature Tom Yum Flavor Instant Noodles - The Ramen Rater - Singapore

The noodle block.

#2551: KOKA Signature Tom Yum Flavor Instant Noodles - The Ramen Rater - Singapore

A dual sachet.

#2551: KOKA Signature Tom Yum Flavor Instant Noodles - The Ramen Rater - Singapore

A powder base.

#2551: KOKA Signature Tom Yum Flavor Instant Noodles - The Ramen Rater - Singapore

Seasoned oil.

#2551: KOKA Signature Tom Yum Flavor Instant Noodles - The Ramen Rater - Singapore

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Dodo fish ball, squid flower, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, and coriander. Indeed, the noodles come up nice and plump like I like them. Just a slight bit more density than your average instant. The broth is very good – a mild kind of tom yum – not extremely spicy, but more smooth. So, I liked this one. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8888056813148.

#2551: KOKA Signature Tom Yum Flavor Instant Noodles - The Ramen Rater - Singapore

Koka, Instant Noodles, Spicy Singapore Fried Noodles, Mi Goreng, 85 g (Pack of 5)

Tom yam in Thailand

#2469: KOKA Signature Curry Flavor Instant Noodles

#2469: KOKA Signature Curry Flavor Instant Noodles - Singapore - The Ramen Rater

Here’s one of the packs left over from the Tat Hui Meet The Manufacturer. They sent around 36 kinds and I only do a max of 15 varieties for a Meet The Manufacturer series. I looked at Wikipedia for some words on curry in Singapore, however got this about Malaysia – they’re neighbors so hope that’s alright –

Being at the crossroads of ancient trade routes has left a mark on the Malaysian cuisine. While the curry may have initially found its way to Malaysian shores via the Indian population, it has since become a staple among the Malays and Chinese too.

Malaysian curries typically use curry powders rich in turmeric, coconut milk, shallots, ginger, belacan (shrimp paste), chili peppers, and garlic. Tamarind is also often used. Rendang is another form of curry consumed in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and the Philippines; although it is drier and contains mostly meat and more coconut milk than a conventional Malaysian curry. Rendang was mentioned in Malay literature Hikayat Amir Hamzah[23] (1550s)[24] is popular among Indonesians, Singaporeans and Malaysians. All sorts of things are curried in Malaysia, including mutton, chicken, shrimp, cuttlefish, fish, eggplants, eggs, and vegetables.The vegetarians in Malaysia would make vegetarian curries with vegetables or tofu based products.

It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of curry. I like it Japanese style, Korean, Indian, Malaysian, Singaporean, Thai – anything curry and I’m onboard to give it a try.

KOKA Signature Curry Flavor Instant Noodles – Singapore

#2469: KOKA Signature Curry Flavor Instant Noodles - Singapore - The Ramen Rater

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Says ‘suitable for vegetarians.’ To prepare, add noodle block to 400ml boiling water and cook for 32 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2469: KOKA Signature Curry Flavor Instant Noodles - Singapore - The Ramen Rater

The noodle block.

#2469: KOKA Signature Curry Flavor Instant Noodles - Singapore - The Ramen Rater

The lone sachet.

#2469: KOKA Signature Curry Flavor Instant Noodles - Singapore - The Ramen Rater

A light powder with a curry scent.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Dodo shrimp fishball, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, tau pok, chilli oil and coriander. The noodles have a standard gauge with a slightly heartier chew. The broth has a nicer curry flavor with a slight spiciness to it. It also seems just a little sweet. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8888056813124.

#2469: KOKA Signature Curry Flavor Instant Noodles - Singapore - The Ramen Rater

Instant Non Fried Noodles (Curry Flavour) – 3oz (Pack of 1)

A  K O K A  TV advertisement from Singapore.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2456: KOKA Signature Spicy Singapore Fried Noodles Instant Noodles

Meet The Manufacturer: #2456: KOKA Signature Spicy Singapore Fried Noodles Instant Noodles - The Ramen Rater - Tat Hui

Today we have something I find interesting. I’ve heard before about the popularity of ‘Singapore Noodles’ in Britain, and that they’re not actually from Singapore. Here’s a little about that from Wikipedia –

Singapore-style noodles (Chinese: 星洲炒米; pinyin: xīngzhōuchǎomǐ) is a dish of stir-fried rice vermicelli seasoned with curry powder, vegetables, scrambled eggs and meat, most commonly chicken, beef, char siu pork, or prawns.

The dish, despite its name, was not created in Singapore and is rather uncommon there. It is very commonly found at Cantonese-style restaurants and take away eateries in Hong Kong.[1][2] The dish is also very popular in English, Australian, Canadian and American Chinese cuisine.

This doesn’t look to be the same thing, however I could be wrong. I tghink perhaps I will go with the garnish that the foreign version includes; I do have car siu pork in the freezer… Scrambled egg sounds interesting too. Definitely not rice vermicelli here though – these are fried wheat noodles. I suppose the best thing is to research KOKA’s website –

Meet The Manufacturer: #2456: KOKA Signature Spicy Singapore Fried Noodles Instant Noodles - The Ramen Rater - Tat Hui

So aspects of all of these seem to be part of what the Wikipedia mentions above. So yeah – sounds interesting and time to give it a try!

KOKA Signature Spicy Singapore Fried Noodles Instant Noodles – Singapore

Meet The Manufacturer: #2456: KOKA Signature Spicy Singapore Fried Noodles Instant Noodles - The Ramen Rater - Tat Hui

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Has the green circle denoting that it is meat free. To prepare, add noodle block to a pot of boiling water and cook 2 minutes. Drain. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

Meet The Manufacturer: #2456: KOKA Signature Spicy Singapore Fried Noodles Instant Noodles - The Ramen Rater - Tat Hui

The noodle block.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2456: KOKA Signature Spicy Singapore Fried Noodles Instant Noodles - The Ramen Rater - Tat Hui

A dual sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2456: KOKA Signature Spicy Singapore Fried Noodles Instant Noodles - The Ramen Rater - Tat Hui

The powder base.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2456: KOKA Signature Spicy Singapore Fried Noodles Instant Noodles - The Ramen Rater - Tat Hui

A seasoned oil.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, char siew pork, scrambled egg, sweet onion and coriander. The noodles have a good gauge and chew, about what I would expect. The flavor was interesting; I detected tomato, a little spiciness, a little sweetness. There was something else – paprika! It worked quite well. The flavor is unique and quite nice. 4.25 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8888056813179.

Koka, Instant Noodles, Spicy Singaporean Fried Noodles, Mi Goreng, 85 g (Pack of 5)

A TV spot for KOKA noodles.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2452: KOKA Signature Laksa Singapura Flavor Instant Noodles

Meet The Manufacturer: #2452: KOKA Signature Laksa Singapura Flavor Instant Noodles - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - Tat Hui

Previously, I reviewed the package version of Laksa Singapura – the Delight version. The Signature and Delight ranges have a couple of key difference in that the Delight is non-fried whereas the Signature are fried.

So, what’s Laksa Singapura? Wikipedia has this to say –

Laksa is a popular spicy noodle soup in the Peranakan cuisine.[1][2] 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,[3] Singapore, Indonesia[4] and Southern Thailand.[5]

Laksa is a food blend of Chinese and Malay culture. Singapore Laksa Lissio using 11 kinds of fresh herbs are formulated specially chosen by professional chefs and has been tested both locally and abroad. Interestingly, only here you can choose yourself of carbohydrates for laksa, noodles can, fried flat rice noodles or noodles. The contents of Singapore Laksa Lissio consists of slices of fresh fish, crunchy bean sprouts, boil eggs, chicken eggs, and tofu, which are then doused with coconut milk that is hot, and delicious.

I should note the second paragraph above was translated from Malay. So, yeah let’s give this one a try!

KOKA Signature Laksa Singapura Flavor Instant Noodles – Singapore

Meet The Manufacturer: #2452: KOKA Signature Laksa Singapura Flavor Instant Noodles - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - Tat Hui

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains fish and crustacea. To prepare, add all sachet contents and 400ml boiling water to bowl. Cover and let steep for 2 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

Meet The Manufacturer: #2452: KOKA Signature Laksa Singapura Flavor Instant Noodles - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - Tat Hui

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

Meet The Manufacturer: #2452: KOKA Signature Laksa Singapura Flavor Instant Noodles - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - Tat Hui

The noodle block.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2452: KOKA Signature Laksa Singapura Flavor Instant Noodles - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - Tat Hui

A dual sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2452: KOKA Signature Laksa Singapura Flavor Instant Noodles - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - Tat Hui

A light powder.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2452: KOKA Signature Laksa Singapura Flavor Instant Noodles - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - Tat Hui

A seasoned oil.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2452: KOKA Signature Laksa Singapura Flavor Instant Noodles - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - Tat Hui

A coconut powder sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2452: KOKA Signature Laksa Singapura Flavor Instant Noodles - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - Tat Hui

Light and fluffy.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2452: KOKA Signature Laksa Singapura Flavor Instant Noodles - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - Tat Hui

The garnish sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2452: KOKA Signature Laksa Singapura Flavor Instant Noodles - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - Tat Hui

Shrimp, peas, coriander and chilli flake.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added laksa leaf, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, Dodo fishballs, sweet onion and tau pok. The noodles did remarkably well for 2 minutes of steeping – impressed by that. They weren’t spongy either but full and with a nice chew. The broth has a very nice laksa taste to it with the expected seafood notes and a very welcome creaminess as well. The included garnish hydrated well and the soup’s oiliness was just right. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8888056805112.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2452: KOKA Signature Laksa Singapura Flavor Instant Noodles - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - Tat Hui

Koka, Instant Bowl Noodles, L a k s a  Singapura Flavour, 90 g (Pack of 3 units)

A TV spot for KOKA Noodles

Meet The Manufacturer: #2447: KOKA Signature Stir-Fry Original Flavor Instant Noodles

Meet The Manufacturer: #2447: KOKA Signature Stir-Fry Original Flavor Instant Noodles- - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - Tat Hui Foods

Today we have stir-fry noodles. Curious about what these are going to be like – sweet? Spicy? Salty? I do like stir-fry, however it’s like a sandwich. You can put all kinds of things in a sandwich. But a grilled cheese is a long way from a Monte Cristo. Singaporean stir-fry noodles sound good though – let’s have a look!

KOKA Signature Stir-Fry Original Flavor Instant Noodles – Singapore

Meet The Manufacturer: #2447: KOKA Signature Stir-Fry Original Flavor Instant Noodles- - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - Tat Hui Foods

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodle block to a pot of boiling water and cook 2 minutes. Drain. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

Meet The Manufacturer: #2447: KOKA Signature Stir-Fry Original Flavor Instant Noodles- - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - Tat Hui Foods

The noodle block.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2447: KOKA Signature Stir-Fry Original Flavor Instant Noodles- - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - Tat Hui Foods

A dual sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2447: KOKA Signature Stir-Fry Original Flavor Instant Noodles- - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - Tat Hui Foods

A light powder.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2447: KOKA Signature Stir-Fry Original Flavor Instant Noodles- - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - Tat Hui Foods

Oil.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added chopped coriander, fried onion and Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts. The noodles came out nicely in two minutes and were definitely adequately done. The flavor was very sweet and a little salty. 3.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8888056813131.

Koka, Instant Noodles, Stir-Fry Original Flavour, Mi Goreng, 85 g (Pack of 5)

A great TV commercial for KOKA noodles.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2443: KOKA Signature Chicken Flavor Instant Noodles

Meet The Manufacturer: #2443: KOKA Signature Chicken Flavor Instant Noodles - Singapore - The Ramen Rater

I looked upon all the samples sent by Tat Hui for this Meet The Manufacturer. Indeed, it occurred to me to go right for the curry, the laksa… But I thought to begin with, I would go right for the standard.

Almost every instant noodle company has a chicken variety. It’s just a standard; and a logical choice. Chicken flavor is easy to approximate and generally enjoyable by people of all walks of life. Truly, if the chicken instant isn’t good, then there’s a problem. So, I thought it would be a good idea to begin with this one. Let’s have a look!

KOKA Signature Chicken Flavor Instant Noodles – Singapore

Meet The Manufacturer: #2443: KOKA Signature Chicken Flavor Instant Noodles - Singapore - The Ramen Rater

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains fish. To prepare, add sachets into cup and add 320ml boiling water. Cover and let steep 2 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

Meet The Manufacturer: #2443: KOKA Signature Chicken Flavor Instant Noodles - Singapore - The Ramen Rater

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

Meet The Manufacturer: #2443: KOKA Signature Chicken Flavor Instant Noodles - Singapore - The Ramen Rater

An included fork.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2443: KOKA Signature Chicken Flavor Instant Noodles - Singapore - The Ramen Rater

The noodle block.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2443: KOKA Signature Chicken Flavor Instant Noodles - Singapore - The Ramen Rater

The powder base sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2443: KOKA Signature Chicken Flavor Instant Noodles - Singapore - The Ramen Rater

Has a chicken scent.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2443: KOKA Signature Chicken Flavor Instant Noodles - Singapore - The Ramen Rater

A vegetables sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2443: KOKA Signature Chicken Flavor Instant Noodles - Singapore - The Ramen Rater

Cabbage, corn and bell pepper.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added some shredded chicken. The noodles come out with a nice mouthfeel – not mushy, not underdone. In fact, I would venture to say these are some of the best cup style hydrated noodles I’ve tried. The broth has a real chicken kind of taste to it. Included vegetables are well hydrated and tasty. A well-rounded cup. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8888056705108.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2443: KOKA Signature Chicken Flavor Instant Noodles - Singapore - The Ramen Rater

Koka, Instant Bowl Noodles, Chicken Original Flavour, 90 g (Pack of 3)

A KOKA advertisement.

Meet The Manufacturer: Product Samples From Tat Hui 1

Meet The Manufacturer: KOKA Product Samples - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - Instant Noodles - tat hui

This big box was sent by the folks at Tat Hui, makers of KOKAS brand instant noodles in Singapore. A few years ago, I saw an article in a news feed about KOKA products at a trade show in the United States and it hit me: maybe I should contact the guy they mentioned. I also thought maybe I could interview him and ask some questions about instant noodles. This is how the whole Meet The Manufacturer concept was born.

This is the 15th year of The Ramen Rater and I thought why not do a new Meet The Manufacturer with Tat Hui. These are all non-export items, unlike the original which were all ones found in the United States. Let’s take a look at what they sent!

Tat Hui Product Samples 1 – Singapore

Meet The Manufacturer: KOKA Product Samples - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - Instant Noodles - tat hui

Under the lid: a box!

Meet The Manufacturer: KOKA Product Samples - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - Instant Noodles - tat hui

Not just one box (click to enlarge) but three!

Meet The Manufacturer: KOKA Product Samples - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - Instant Noodles - tat hui

Pack versions (click to enlarge) and couple of cups.

Meet The Manufacturer: KOKA Product Samples - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - Instant Noodles - tat hui

Creamy (click to enlarge) varieties in cups.

Meet The Manufacturer: KOKA Product Samples - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - Instant Noodles - tat hui

More cups and rice noodle bowls (click to enlarge). Thank you very much – looking forward to trying them all!