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#1849: Pama Instant Rice Vermicelli Clear Soup Flavour

Turns out I had one left from my trip to Malaysia in October 2014! This one’s made by the same company that makes MAMA noodles – just for the Malaysian market. I’ve had chand clear soup varieties in the past but this one just says it’s clear soup. Let’s check out this rice vermicelli!

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

The rice vermicelli block.

A dual sachet – soup base powder on the left and chilli powder on the right.

The chilli powder atop the soup base powder.

A seasoned oil sachet.

Has a nice and strong garlic scent.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Chinese sausage, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, lime, cili padi, egg and coriander. The vermicelli hydrated well – fine strands and good quantity (I recommend cutting them with kitchen scissors to make them easier to navigate). The broth has a salty, garlic and hint of sweet character to it. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9557128101511.

6 Packages MAMA Yentafo Instant Rice Vermicelli (Instant Noodles)

A clip showing Pama instant noodles.

#1313: Healtimie Green Barley Noodle Vegetable Soup

Another from a friend in Indonesia – thank you! I’ve reviewed quite a few instant noodles lately that have been less ‘vanilla’ in color. I had some purple ones, another green one from Taiwan and a Japanese variety a week or two ago that had ‘jet black’ broth! This one’s hook is that it has green barley in it. I did a bit of looking around and found some information on green barley/barley grass here. From what it says, it’s good for you, but how does it do in the case of being added to Healtimie noodles? Let’s have a look.

The back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to me meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodles and dehydrated vegetables to 400ml boiling water, Cook for 3 minutes. Put contents of other sachets in a bowl. Once noodles are done, put everything in the bowl, stir, and enjoy.

The noodle block.

Powder base sachet.

Very very light powder.

Vegetable sachet.

Looks like corn, carrot and leek.

A dual liquid sachet. Seasoned oil on the left and chilli sauce on the right.

Oil and sauce.


Finished (click image to enlarge). Added sweet onion, green onion, leek, big ugly carrot, green peas, Fresno chilli pepper and BonCabe Level 10 chilli seasoning. The noodles are slightly broad and flat. Besides being green in color, I detected really no different flavor. As they boiled, I noticed a kind of ‘veggie’ scent going on, but they taste like a nice flat noodle. The broth was interesting in that it doesn’t taste like any vegetable flavored instant I’ve tried before. The flavor that I felt it most personified was popcorn. A kind of buttery and salty broth. The bits of vegetables hydrated well and were of good quality. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 8888327831147.

Here’s a TV advertisement for Healtimie.

#1215: GaGa Mi Instan Cup Milk Chicken Soup (Rasa Sup Ayam Susu)

Another one from my friend in Indonesia! Milk chicken soup – sounds interesting. I had another milk chicken soup variety awhile back which I enjoyed, so maybe this one’ll be good too. Let’s see what’s in this cup.

The side panels (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat-free but check for yourself; contains milk. For this one, you open the lid, add all the packets, add 300cc boiling water and let sit for 3 minutes. Then stir until everything is combined and it’s done.

Here’s the lid (click image to enlarge).

An included fork! Two days in a row!

The noodle block.

The powder soup base sachet.

Very fine powder.

The solid ingredient sachet.

Corn, carrot, dried leek and cabbage.

A dual sachet of chili sauce on the left and seasoned oil on the right.

Here they are swimming together.


Finished (click image to enlarge). Added baked chicken with garlic salt and sweet onion, hard boiled egg and lime. The noodles are thin and light – they hydrated perfectly and have a gentle chew. The broth is fantastic – it’s a creamy flavor full of chicken goodness, some onion hints, and a slight spiciness. The vegetables hydrated, but the peas were a little crumbly. 4.75 out of 5.,0 stars. UPC bar code 8888327832021.

Street food in Indonesia – Stinky Tofu! I hear it stinks but it’s quite good.

#774: Indomie Mi Instan Rasa Sup Sayuran Vegan

Today’s Father’s Day and me and the boy are going to have some noodles. He picked out this variety, of which I had two and hadn’t reviewed yet. He’s gonna have some kamaboko on his and I’m going to have some veggies in mine.

Here’s the back of the packaging (click image to enlarge).

The noodle block.

Seasoned powder on left and chili powder on the right. Andy skipped on the hot stuff!

Here’s the seasoning powder and the chili powder.

Seasoned oil.

A light yellowish tinge.

Here’s Andy’s – he requested eight slices of kamaboko. I added the almond in and he was pretty happy about that. He gave it 4.5 out of 5.0.

If we’re lucky, our faces will stick like this. Happy Father’s Day!

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added some mixed vegetables, some Blue Diamond Oven Roasted almonds, some Ajishima Kimchi furikake, and finally some roasted seaweed. Well, the noodles as usual are quite good. The broth however has a kind of strange flavor to it that I really wasn’t too keen on. It was slightly similar to the flavor in the Vegan Mi goreng, but didn’t work as well. Andy was very kind on this one, but I think he liked his kamaboko more. I didn’t like this one all that much. 2.25 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 089686011999 .

Indonesian Veggie Bakso Noodle Soup video – aside from really wanting one of these hats, this looks quite good!

My dad thought this guy was really quite humorous.

#685: Indomie Mi Instan Rasa Sop Buntut Khas Jakarta (Oxtail Soup Flavor)

Another of the half dozen amazing Indomie varieties sent to me by Edin N. of Vancouver, BC! Thanks again! This one’s oxtail soup. Let’s begin.

Here’s the noodle block. Last time with the spicy coconut shrimp soup, the noodles were wide. These look like the noodles I’m used to from Indomie.

Powder seasoning and chili powder.

Here’s the powdered seasoning – has a pleasant odor to it.

Seasoned oil packet.

Very strong onion scent coming from this one.

Fried onions are awesome!

This are added right at the end as a garnish.

 Finished (click image to enlarge). Didn’t add anything. Starting with the noodles, they’re your standard instant. They’re not amazing, but not bad. Now for what I imagine here is the spotlight, the broth: As I’ve never had oxtail soup before, I couldn’t say whether this tastes like it or not. The broth reminds me of a meat broth with a bit of the fried onion going on. It has a slightly greasy texture from the oil but not overly so; kind of what you might imagine from a thin beef stew broth. It’s not bad but not wonderful. This is a tough one to rate; I’m giving it 2.75 out of 5.0 stars. It’s a hair above the mid-line. The flavor is interesting but not wow-ing me like other varieties of Indomie have in the past. UPC barcode 089686011258.

Can anyone tell me about the edge of the fried egg towards the end? How is this done and what is the device that does this called?

I’m fascinated – this looks really good!