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#1826: MAMA Instant Noodles Stewed Beef Flavour

I made some instant noodle the other day with beef balls in them and Kit really thought they were good, so I thought I’d make this one with some beef balls in it for her today! This one was sent to me after my trip to the Thai President Foods European Agent Meeting in May! It was really great – while I’m not a distributor for TF, they were super kind to invited me to come and check out Thailand and their factories. I did a travelogue you can check out here. I found out they don’t only make products in Thailand but have factories throughout the world. This one comes from Cambodia – let’s have a look!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, put contents in a bowl. Add 350ml boiling water and cover for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

A dual sachet.

Chilli powder atop the soup base.

A sachet of seasoned oil.

Has a garlic scent.

Finished. Added spring onion, beef balls and coriander. The noodles came out well-hydrated. They have the standard MAMA slight touch of crumble and good chew. Ther broth has a slightly spicy beef flavor. The oil gave it nice little extra. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8850987131226.

MAMA Beef Stew – 2.11oz [Pack of 30]

An older MAMA  Shrimp Creamy Tom Yum TV commercial.

#1504: Master Kong Stewed Beef Flavor Cooking Noodle

Here’s another one sent by a kind reader in Sweden – thanks again! Also want to thank Bobby Y. of Canada for his great help with translating! He’s always been a great help and I truly appreciate it! With all the recent Chinese readers, I thought I’d review a Chinese instant noodle today. These Master Kong varieties are usually quite good. This one’s really big – calls for 700ml water! That’s definitely on the higher end of broth. The noodle block is also quite large with a different gauge than other I’ve tried – looks to be thicker. It also mentions that it’s a ‘cooking’ noodle as opposed to an instant. Cooking noodles require time spent on the stove while instants can either be cooked on the stove or simply put in a bowl and boiling water added, covered and let sit for 3 minutes or so to be done. Let’s have a look at this one from Master Kong – really hoping Master Kong contacts me soon – wouyld love to do a Meet The Manufacturer with them!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Not sure whether this product contains meat or not. To prepare, add noodle block to 700ml boiling water with contents of dry sachets and cook for 2 minutes. Add contents of liquid sachet and cook an additional 4 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The dry seasoning sachet.

A sweet scent.

The paste sachet.

Has a nice scent of anise and other spices.

The vegetables sachet.

Looks like vegetables and possibly beef or soy protein in here.


Finished (click image to enlarge). Added beef, coriander and sweet onion. First off, this is an enormous bowl of noodle soup. The noodles are really quite good – they have a thick gauge and remind me of the yellow noodles I had in Malaysia, although a but less chewy. The broth has a very nice kind of braised beef flavor; detectable notes of anise and a good oiliness. Despite the large about of water used, the broth is not thin in any way and quite flavorful. The vegetables sachet content came out pretty well – cabbage and carrot hydrated well while onion was only so-so. The bits that I was on the fence about being beef or textured vegetable protein appear to be beef and hydrated well. 4.25 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 6900873058624.

Here’s a popular one by Master Kong – has a wonderful braised beef flavor.

Here’s a Master Kong TV advertisement.

#1499: United Instant Noodles Xi Gon Artificial Stewed Beef Flavor

Here’s one of the ones sent by Marvin R. of Ft. Worth, TX – thanks again! So he originally asked me about identifying there. They look a lot like another Vietnamese brand, but the info on the back seems to show that it’s definitely not them. This is a pretty neat review – the cusp of my 1,500th. Let’s check this one out!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodle block and sachet contents to a bowl. Add 400ml boiling water and cover for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

Has a sweet scent – anise, cinnamon notes – much like a Chinese braised beef scent.

A liquid sachet.

Has a light scent – a little chilli.

The vegetables sachet.

Tiny little bits.


Finished (click image to enlarge). Added star anise, sweet onion, green onion, red chilli paddi, Sukiyaki beef and coriander. To the noodles were your standard Vietnamese wheat instant gauge, however they were a little spongy. The broth had a very nice beef flavor with a nice balance of flavors backing it up, as well as a slight heat. the vegetables hydrated well but were scant few. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8936061900206.

Here’s a cookbook on Vietnamese cooking.

With Winter around the corner, stews are really great for dinner. This recipe looks awesome to add some Vietnamese flavor!

#1324: Ruski Instant Noodles Stewed Beef Flavour

I’ve been trying to figure out what I’d add to this one, and how this Thai variety might taste. It’s require digging through the freezer for some good stuff to go with it – beef, of course, but what else? I guess you’ll just have to see down below. Let’s give this one a try.

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Not sure if it’s meat free or not. To prepare, boil 300ml of water and add to the noodles. Cover and steep for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy.

The noodle block.

Dry soup base sachet.

Very grainy with a slightly spicy and acidic scent.

The seasoned oil sachet.

Not detecting any scent from this one.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added thin sliced sukiyaki beef, crushed garlic, sweet onion, Fresno chilli pepper, lime and BonCabe Level 10 chilli seasoning. The noodles are thin and have a nice texture and flavor like most Thai instants do – I think they’re considered ‘brown noodles’ in Nepal. The Broth had a citrus and spicy component as well as a nice beef flavor. It worked well. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 8850987140013.

Saw this recipe for a Thai beef stew and thought it sounded good.