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Meet The Manufacturer: #2656: Mikka Noodle Snack Roasted Corn Flavour

Meet The Manufacturer: #2556: Mikka Noodle Snack Roasted Corn Flavour

Whenever I see the word ‘corn’ on anything Southeast Asia, I always think of when I was at the airport in Penang, Malaysia. There was a little snack stall in there and it mentioned ‘corn in a cup.’ I thought this was the most fantastic thing; what could that possibly be? Our host looked at me like I was high and said plainly ‘it’s corn – in a cup.’

That was one of the embarrassing moments in Malaysia I had. The one I remember most glaringly was while we drove around Penang, he had the radio on all the time playing popular music. Well, I figured it was all Malaysian, maybe some European music thrown in.

A song played a lot. It was so damn catchy – I almost wanted to sing along with it. I remember how I thought that the lyrics must have been referencing something foreign; really I did. I asked ‘who is this? This is rad’ and got the worst answer.

‘Taylor Swift.’

See, the things I do for my readers – I admit to being lulled into the complacency of logic by a poppy Taylor Swift tune while in an exotic land. So let’s leave that in Malaysia and head for Indonesia and try some corn noodle snacks. By the way, don’t tell anyone about the Taylor Swift thing, aight?

I’m really excited about this series – and the fact that I’m getting some help from a local business. Jonathan over at Waroeng Jajanan. The store and restaurant combo is just an amazing place to check out authentic Indonesian cuisine, and you’ll be seeing a lot of (pretty much all) that I add in the end being from there in this series. Alright – let’s check out this one from Mikka as part of Meet The Manufacturer!

Mikka Noodle Snack Roasted Corn Flavour – Indonesia

Meet The Manufacturer: #2556: Mikka Noodle Snack Roasted Corn Flavour

The back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, open packet, tilt open end into your mouth (the primary hole in your face). When the desired amount has enter said mouth, return packet to resting position. Finally, chew and enjoy!

Meet The Manufacturer: #2556: Mikka Noodle Snack Roasted Corn Flavour

Contents of one of the packets. They come in long strips of them.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2556: Mikka Noodle Snack Roasted Corn Flavour

Finished (click to enlarge). Added sweetcorn and BonCabe original seasoning (supplied by Waroeng Jajanan). Noodles are in small pieces – sort of ‘bite-size’ with most of them loose and some little clumps which work well. They have a definite corn flavor – not like a corn chip, but like sweet corn – and it’s quite nice. For a snack, I give these 4.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 034126885357.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2556: Mikka Noodle Snack Roasted Corn Flavour

110 Old Traditional Patterns. Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Timor-Leste

A video of a big event with Olagafood

CarJEN Sends Bags & Treats!

So every time I do a Top Ten list, I try to let the companies that make that list know. I usually post directly on their Facebook page a congratulatory message. Well, CarJEN’s J.J. Snek Mi Perisa BBQ made the new Top Ten Instant Noodle Snacks list, and I saw something neat on their page!

Last year, CarJEN’s Nyonya Curry Laksa made 4th place on the annual big Top Ten list. I still have to say I think that this product has the greatest looking packaging of any variety I’ve ever seen. The Otentiq Cheezy is what’s on the other side of the bag. These are reusable shopping bags, given away at events/promotions in Malaysia.

They also sent some samples – here’s the winning BBQ flavor snek mi.

They also sent the chicken variety! Thanks to Sugu and Nuril for sending these along!

Meet The Manufacturer: #1586: J.J. Snek Mi Perisa Ayam

Here’s the other variety of J.J. snack noodles CarJEN produces. Ayam translates to chicken. The mighty chicken seems to be the universally accepted flavor in the world. I was just wondering – how many are there? Chickens, I mean; how many chickens are there on the planet? I typed in world population of chickens into Google and it spat this out instantaneously:

In 2009 the annual chicken population in factory farms was estimated at 50 billion, with 6 billion raised in the European Union, over 9 billion raised in the United States and more than 7 billion in China.

I searched to find out how many people there are and it said the world’s human population is roughly 7.2 billion. That’s a lot of us, and a lot of chickens. – about 7 of them for every person, everywhere. It kind of interesting to think about all the resources are needed to handle this huge population of chickens – feed, water, waste etc. Pretty amazing. But anyways, let’s have a look at this chicken flavored J. J. Snek Mi Perisa Ayam!

The above picture is of one of the individual packs that are inside the first picture with is a bag of ten.

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Contains chicken. To prepare, simply open the bag and eat, or crush contents in the bag and then open. Enjoy!

The uncrushed noodle block.

Finished (click image to enlarge). The noodles have a very nice crunch without being too hard. They’ve got a nice chicken flavor to them. An easy to enjoy snack. Giving this snack a score of 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9557226062332.

Treat Yourself: 70 Classic Snacks You Loved as a Kid (from Amazon) If you grew up on corner-store treats, memory lane is paved with Ho Hos, Yodels, Oreos, and Ring Dings. And while your taste buds may have grown up a bit, chances are you still crave these classic flavors. Now you can re-create the lunch-box delights that made you the envy of other kids, with all-natural homemade versions. After much obsessing and experimentation, Jennifer Steinhauer has cracked the code for 70 iconic treats to re-create in your own kitchen. There are cookies with a perfect crunchy base for cream filling, snack cakes with frosting so thick you can peel it off all at once, candies dipped in chocolate and dusted with sugar, and ice cream pops so juicy that they drip down your arm. A self-taught baker, Jennifer had no interest in complicated techniques or chemical gunk, just easy hacks that break down and remaster these throwback snacks.

A short video of a CarJEN sponsored event in Melaka, Malaysia.

Meet The Manufacturer: #1583: J.J. Snek Mi Perisa BBQ

Instant noodles are usually served cooked, but there are other methods as well. These are ‘snack noodles,’ which are eaten without any cooking straight from the bag. Although not well known in the United Staes, they indeed are very popular around the world – there are multiples brands and varieties spanning Malaysia, South Korea, Taiwan and Japan to name a few. Today we’ll look at an individual pack (the picture above is a ten pack). Let’s check out these J.J. Snek Mi from CarJEN!

Here’s one of the small packs.

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Contains chicken. To prepare, you can open and just eat the block as it is or crush while in the pack and open, then eat the little pieces. Enjoy!

Inside the packs you find these little noodle blocks. They have the flavoring in them.

Finished (click image to enlarge). The noodles are crunchy and have a nice flavor to them – very much reminding me of fried chicken from a well known restaurant chain. These were very good! This snack gets 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9557226062349.

Snack Foods Processing – (from Amazon) – Whether you are new to the field or you are a pro facing broader responsibilities, Snack Foods Processing provides valuable information gained through first-hand experience. It presents a clear introduction to the snack foods industry and its terminology and explains the technical interrelationships between the many materials and processes used in making the finished snack food. New entrants into the field will be able to confidently communicate with suppliers and associates. Managers and quality control personnel will gain a better idea of where to start in solving problems when they arise.

A short clip from a demo of CarJEN’s J.J. Snek Mi with J.J. maiking an appearance!

Meet The Manufacturer: #1360: Mamee Monster BBQ Flavour Snack Noodle

Mamee Monster is a snack noodle. Snack noodles are instant noodles that aren’t cooked, but rather crushed into snack bits and enjoyed as a crunchy snack. I’d always wanted to review them and I got my first chance to try them a few days back when I reviewed the chicken flavor variety. First I’ll show your this, the ten pack and then the individual pack. Let’s check this one out!

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Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, take an individual pack and crush the noodles inside. Sprinkle the seasoning into the bag and shake. Enjoy!

Here’s one of the individual packs.

Here’s the back of an individual pack (click image to enlarge).

The noodle block pre-crushing.

The seasoning comes in small sachets that are joined by perforations.

A small amount of powder.

Finished (click image to enlarge). The noodles are crunchy – very crunchy – and light. The little bit of seasoning isn’t overwhelming and adds a nice touch. Snackwise, 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 9555022301891.

A TV spot for Mamee Monster with Manchester United.

Meet The Manufacturer: #1351: Mamee Monster Chicken Flavour Snack Noodles

Mamee Monster is Mamee’s line of snack noodles. I’ve been really wanting to try these for a long time. Snack noodles are noodles that are seasoned and crushed and eaten without any cooking; kind of like potato chips or corn chips. I’ve seen these online quite a few times and always though hey – look it’s a blue monster and it’s instant noodles – rad!! So let’s have a look at this popular Malaysian snack.

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. This is a package that contains ten smaller packages.

Here’s one of the individual packages (click to enlarge).

Here’s the back of one of the individual packs (click image to enlarge). To prepare, open pack, sprinkle seasoning, crunch it up and shake. Eat!

The snack noodle block.

Here’s one of the little seasoning sachets.

A very small amount of seasoning, but then again it’s a very small noodle block.

Finished (click image to enlarge). The noodles are nice and crunchy. They have that lightness you would expect from an uncooked instant noodle, but not really oily as some can be. The flavoring is light and has a salty and almost sesame oil kind of flavor to it. Good stuff – 4.0 out of 5.0 stars as far an instant noodle snacks go.

A Mamee Monster TV spot.