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#3210: Prima Taste Singapore Prawn Soup La Mian – Singapore

#3210: Prima Taste Singapore Prawn Soup La Mian - Singapore

Today I’m reviewing the third iteration of this variety from Singapore. I really like good prawn flavor and hoping this one blows my mind like Prima Taste’s other varieties. Let’s give it a try!

Prima Taste Singapore Prawn Soup La Mian – Singapore

#3210: Prima Taste Singapore Prawn Soup La Mian - Singapore

Detail of the package (click to enlarge). Contains prawn. To prepare, boil noodles in 500ml water for 5 minutes. Add in sachet contents and cook an additional 2 minutes. Finally, stir adn enjoy!

#3210: Prima Taste Singapore Prawn Soup La Mian - Singapore

The noodle block.

#3210: Prima Taste Singapore Prawn Soup La Mian - Singapore

Two identical wet sachets.

#3210: Prima Taste Singapore Prawn Soup La Mian - Singapore

A liquid stock.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, spring onion, shichimi togarashi, shrimp, and chicken baked with NuTek Salt for Life. Noodles are thick and chewy – absolute excellence. The broth seems to be about as prawny as can be – a very buttery kind of prawn hit is what I get from it, less so the sweet prawn of the north. Great stuff! 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8886350068066.

#3210: Prima Taste Singapore Prawn Soup La Mian - Singapore

Prima Taste Wholegrain Laksa Lamian 185g Pack of 6

Watch me cook on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!

New!! Prima Taste Black Pepper Crab & Other Recipes – Singapore

I’ve already just posted the review for the new Prima Taste Black Pepper Crab La Mian, but here’s the video unboxing! It’s been busy and I really wanted to try it so here we are. I had an energy drink today so getting a lot of stuff done today! Enjoy!

New!! Prima Taste Black Pepper Crab & Other Recipes – Singapore

 

#3096: Prima Taste Singapore Black Pepper Crab Flavoured La Mian – Singapore

#3096: Prima Taste Singapore Black Pepper Crab Flavoured La Mian - Singapore

Here’s something pretty cool – I was contacted by the folks at Prima Taste who said they had a new product. Now their Whole Grain Laksa has been number one on my top ten for 3 years now, so naturally I want to try something new from them. They don’t come out with new stuff often and never had anything I didn’t like.

I’ve had quite a few black pepper crab flavored instant varieties actually – from Singapore and Hong Kong and elsewhere. Curious how this will stack up as I honestly haven’t been a huge fan. Let’s find out!

Prima Taste Singapore Black Pepper Crab Flavoured La Mian – Singapore

#3096: Prima Taste Singapore Black Pepper Crab Flavoured La Mian - Singapore

Detail of the packaging (click to enlarge). Contains fish, crustaceans, shellfish and chicken. To prepare, take two pots. In one boil 500ml water in the other boil water and add sachets (unopened). Add noodle block to pot with 500ml water and cook 6 minutes. Leave the sachets in the first pot during noodle cooking. Take sachets out of pot and remove water. Add sachet contents to the pot as well as 4 tablespoons of water from the pot the noodles cooked in and stir. Drain the noodles and add to the pot with the sachet contents and 4 tablespoons of water mixture. Finally, stir until combined and enjoy!

#3096: Prima Taste Singapore Black Pepper Crab Flavoured La Mian - Singapore

The noodle block.

#3096: Prima Taste Singapore Black Pepper Crab Flavoured La Mian - Singapore

This one comes with two large wet sachets – notice these are pre-release samples.

#3096: Prima Taste Singapore Black Pepper Crab Flavoured La Mian - Singapore

Unprepared liquid from two sachets.

#3096: Prima Taste Singapore Black Pepper Crab Flavoured La Mian - Singapore

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, spring onion, surimi, black sesame seeds, and crispy fried garlic. The noodles came out extremely well – thick, chewy noodles with a round shape. The black pepper crab flavor was very good. The black pepper aspect of it was in the forefront, but it played well with other flavors; a sweetness of crab taste was easily noticed. The spiciness of black pepper was just right. The sauce coats everything evenly and has an excellent richness to it. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8886350067731.

#3096: Prima Taste Singapore Black Pepper Crab Flavoured La Mian - Singapore

Prima Taste Wholegrain Laksa Lamian 185g Pack of 6

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!

Mooncake from Prima Deli – Singapore

Mooncake from Prima Deli - Singapore

So you probably know that I’ve been proud to place Prima Taste Laksa as #1 for the past three years on the annual top Ten list. I love it and can’t leave the stuff alone. Well, the company that oversees Prima Taste and oversees another company – Prima Deli. Prima Deli makes all sort of things including mooncake!

Mooncake from Prima Deli – Singapore

Thank you very much for sending these along!

#2921: Prima Taste Singapore Prawn Soup Wholegrain La Mian

#2921: Prima Taste Singapore Prawn Soup Wholegrain La Mian

Here’s one I’ve not tried before – the wholegrain prawn. I’ve tried the regular prawn, but not the wholegrain. This version married the thick and hearty wholegrain la mian with their prawn soup base. Let’s take a look and see how it is!

Prima Taste Singapore Prawn Soup Wholegrain La Mian – Singapore

#2921: Prima Taste Singapore Prawn Soup Wholegrain La Mian

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains crustaceans and chicken. To prepare, boil noodles in 500ml water for 5 minutes. Add in sachet contents and boil and additional 2 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2921: Prima Taste Singapore Prawn Soup Wholegrain La Mian

The noodle block.

#2921: Prima Taste Singapore Prawn Soup Wholegrain La Mian

The package comes with two sachets of prawn soup stock.

#2921: Prima Taste Singapore Prawn Soup Wholegrain La Mian

The two sachets of prawn soup stock.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, 31-40ct shrimp and sliced chashu pork. Noodle was just exquisite as always – firm chew and very hearty. The broth has a rich and tasty prawn flavor to it. Definitely captures the cooking for days kind of broth effect. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8886350068080.

#2921: Prima Taste Singapore Prawn Soup Wholegrain La Mian

Prima Taste Laksa Wholegrain LaMian, 6.5 Ounce

A news piece about Prima Taste and their products

Meet The Manufacturer: #2882: Miandom Tasty Asia Green Curry Shrimp Flavoured Instant Noodles

Meet The Manufacturer: #2882: Miandom Tasty Asia Green Curry Shrimp Flavoured Instant Noodles

Today, we part ways with Miandom and their Tasty Asia range. I have a feeling green curry and black pepper crab might not be the only products we see from this new company. This is the green curry cup version. Let’s take a look!

Miandom Tasty Asia Green Curry Shrimp Flavoured Instant Noodles – Singapore

Meet The Manufacturer: #2882: Miandom Tasty Asia Green Curry Shrimp Flavoured Instant Noodles

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains chicken, crustacea and fish. To prepare, add sachet contents and boiling water to fill line. Cover 5-6 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

Meet The Manufacturer: #2882: Miandom Tasty Asia Green Curry Shrimp Flavoured Instant Noodles

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

Meet The Manufacturer: #2882: Miandom Tasty Asia Green Curry Shrimp Flavoured Instant Noodles

An included fork!

Meet The Manufacturer: #2882: Miandom Tasty Asia Green Curry Shrimp Flavoured Instant Noodles

The noodle block.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2882: Miandom Tasty Asia Green Curry Shrimp Flavoured Instant Noodles

A paste sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2882: Miandom Tasty Asia Green Curry Shrimp Flavoured Instant Noodles

Green curry paste.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2882: Miandom Tasty Asia Green Curry Shrimp Flavoured Instant Noodles

A dry base sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2882: Miandom Tasty Asia Green Curry Shrimp Flavoured Instant Noodles

Non dairy creamer.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2882: Miandom Tasty Asia Green Curry Shrimp Flavoured Instant Noodles

A vegetables sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2882: Miandom Tasty Asia Green Curry Shrimp Flavoured Instant Noodles

Greenery and peppers.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added hard boiled egg, coriander, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, tau pok, and a little chilli powder. The noodles are interesting – while they have the tension and chew of something that I would at first glance think a rice noodle, these are indeed wheat noodles according to the labeling. They came out nicely – good chew and gauge. The broth is a luxuriant green curry flavor with a nice crescendo and little peaks of spiciness. Perfect there. The included bits of greenery and augmented with rings of chilli pepper which are pleasing to the eye as well as the palate. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8885014951010.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2882: Miandom Tasty Asia Green Curry Shrimp Flavoured Instant Noodles

Singapore A Pictorial History

I really want to visit Singapore someday – technically, I’ve been to Singapore. We spent an hour running across travelators from one end of Changi Airport to the other to get to our connecting flight to Penang. But I’d like to have some time to enjoy the place – maybe outside the airport!

Meet The Manufacturer: #2881: Miandom Tasty Asia Black Pepper Crab Flavoured Instant Noodles

Meet The Manufacturer: #2881: Miandom Tasty Asia Black Pepper Crab Flavoured Instant Noodles

Here we have a black pepper crab noodle cup from Miandom’s Tasty Asia range. Black Pepper Crab is another very popular flavor in Singapore – let’s see how it stacks up!

Miandom Tasty Asia Black Pepper Crab Flavoured Instant Noodles – Singapore

Meet The Manufacturer: #2881: Miandom Tasty Asia Black Pepper Crab Flavoured Instant Noodles

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains crustacea and fish. To prepare, add in sachet contents and boiling water to fill line. Cover for 5-6 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

Meet The Manufacturer: #2881: Miandom Tasty Asia Black Pepper Crab Flavoured Instant Noodles

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

Meet The Manufacturer: #2881: Miandom Tasty Asia Black Pepper Crab Flavoured Instant Noodles

An included fork!

Meet The Manufacturer: #2881: Miandom Tasty Asia Black Pepper Crab Flavoured Instant Noodles

The noodle block.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2881: Miandom Tasty Asia Black Pepper Crab Flavoured Instant Noodles

The paste sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2881: Miandom Tasty Asia Black Pepper Crab Flavoured Instant Noodles

Thick stuff!

Meet The Manufacturer: #2881: Miandom Tasty Asia Black Pepper Crab Flavoured Instant Noodles

A dry sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2881: Miandom Tasty Asia Black Pepper Crab Flavoured Instant Noodles

An interesting mixture.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion, fried onion and Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts. The noodles came out pretty well – on the chewy side of the aisle but worked nonetheless. The broth reminded me more of a hot and sour soup. However, the included bits – especially the egg- were very welcome and of good quality. I really enjoyed how the egg has flavor to it whereas usually egg does not as far as their presence in a noodle cup is concerned. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8885014951027.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2881: Miandom Tasty Asia Black Pepper Crab Flavoured Instant Noodles

The Raffles Hotel Cookbook

Hadn’t heard of this place until today. Looks amazing!

Meet The Manufacturer: #2880: Miandom Tasty Asia Green Curry Shrimp Flavoured Instant Noodles

Meet The Manufacturer: #2880: Miandom Tasty Asia Green Curry Shrimp Flavoured Instant Noodles

Miandom’s Tasty Asia range currently has three options: a green curry shrimp pack and cup and a black pepper crab cup. Today I’ll be reviewing the pack version. You get 4 packs in this large bag. Green curry is good stuff! Let’s see how it does!

Miandom Tasty Asia Green Curry Shrimp Flavoured Instant Noodles – Singapore

Meet The Manufacturer: #2880: Miandom Tasty Asia Green Curry Shrimp Flavoured Instant Noodles

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains chicken, crustacea and fish. To prepare, add everything to a bowl and add 600ml boiling water. Cover for 5-6 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

Meet The Manufacturer: #2880: Miandom Tasty Asia Green Curry Shrimp Flavoured Instant Noodles

Here’s one of the four packs in the large package.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2880: Miandom Tasty Asia Green Curry Shrimp Flavoured Instant Noodles

The noodle block.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2880: Miandom Tasty Asia Green Curry Shrimp Flavoured Instant Noodles

The paste sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2880: Miandom Tasty Asia Green Curry Shrimp Flavoured Instant Noodles

Thick stuff!

Meet The Manufacturer: #2880: Miandom Tasty Asia Green Curry Shrimp Flavoured Instant Noodles

A dry base sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2880: Miandom Tasty Asia Green Curry Shrimp Flavoured Instant Noodles

Non dairy creamer.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2880: Miandom Tasty Asia Green Curry Shrimp Flavoured Instant Noodles

A vegetables sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2880: Miandom Tasty Asia Green Curry Shrimp Flavoured Instant Noodles

Greenery and peppers.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added tau pok, hard boiled egg, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, chilli pepper, fried onion and coriander. The noodles came out very well – strong chew and gauge. The broth was a little disappointing. I think 600ml really was much too much water for this and perhaps 450-500ml would have done this justice. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8885014850013.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2880: Miandom Tasty Asia Green Curry Shrimp Flavoured Instant Noodles

From Third World to First: The Singapore Story – 1965-2000

This is a video of the Asia Pacific Food Expo in November 2017.

Meet The Manufacturer: Product Samples From Miandom – Singapore

Meet The Manufacturer: Product Samples From Miandom - Singapore

This is kind of embarassing. So I Wasn’t exactly sure what this box was when I was opening it up, and so I started recording the Unboxing Time With The Ramen Rater video thinking it was from a different company! Well, it was open! I had to restart the video and pretend to open it! But it all worked out deliciously. Let’s havbe a look!

Product Samples From Miandom – Singapore

Alright – yeah so this was a pretty neat package – thanks again for sending these along! Following this post will be the reviews!

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!

Unboxing Time: Russian & S’pore Varieties Send By The Halal Food Blog

Unboxing Time: Russian & S'pore Varieties Send By The Halal Food Blog

A few weeks ago, I commented on a post I saw on The Halal Food Blog‘s Instagram. Always really neat things to see there! Well, I saw a picture showing some instant noodles and that they were in Uzbokistan! I was immediately curious and they offered to send me some! Well, today I’ve got a box and it’s Unboxing Time, so let’s get to it!

Unboxing Time: Russian & S’pore Varieties Send By The Halal Food Blog – Singapore

Wow! Very cool stuff! Thank you very much – can’t wait to give it a taste!