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Unboxing Time: New Varieties From Thailand By MAMA

Unboxing Time: New Varieties From Thailand By MAMA

Here’s a box that came last week – been a lot of videos lately! In the past week aside from the new Live Cooking videos, I’ve recorded over ten new vids! Recording is quick, editing takes a lot of time! Let’s open this neat box from Thailand and have a look at what’s within!

Unboxing Time: New Varieties From Thailand By MAMA – Thailand

Thank you very much to the awesome people over at MAMA – great stuff! If you would like to see one being prepared, head over to the Live Streams and check out this cooking video!

#2317: MAMA Instant Bowl Noodles Shrimp (Tom Yum) Flavor Base

#2317: MAMA Instant Bowl Noodles Shrimp (Tom Yum) Flavor Base - Thailand - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Here’s yet another from a reader named Colin from the east coast. He’s always surprised me a little insofar as being able to send me varieties I hadn’t reviewed yet. I mean, this totally would have been one I would’ve passed over as previously reviewed, but I can’t find it anywhere. As far as walking by it at local stores, I’ve done so countless times. Anyways, let’s crack i open and have a look!

MAMA Instant Bowl Noodles Shrimp (Tom Yum) Flavor Base – Thailand

#2317: MAMA Instant Bowl Noodles Shrimp (Tom Yum) Flavor Base - Thailand - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge). Contains shrimp. To prepare, add in all sachet contents and boiling water to fill line. Cover for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

#2317: MAMA Instant Bowl Noodles Shrimp (Tom Yum) Flavor Base - Thailand - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

An included fork!

#2317: MAMA Instant Bowl Noodles Shrimp (Tom Yum) Flavor Base - Thailand - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The noodle block.

#2317: MAMA Instant Bowl Noodles Shrimp (Tom Yum) Flavor Base - Thailand - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The powder soup base.

#2317: MAMA Instant Bowl Noodles Shrimp (Tom Yum) Flavor Base - Thailand - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

A granular mix with different herbs and spices.

#2317: MAMA Instant Bowl Noodles Shrimp (Tom Yum) Flavor Base - Thailand - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

A paste sachet.

#2317: MAMA Instant Bowl Noodles Shrimp (Tom Yum) Flavor Base - Thailand - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Oily stuff!

#2317: MAMA Instant Bowl Noodles Shrimp (Tom Yum) Flavor Base - Thailand - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

A garnish sachet.

#2317: MAMA Instant Bowl Noodles Shrimp (Tom Yum) Flavor Base - Thailand - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

A little grip of shrimp!

#2317: MAMA Instant Bowl Noodles Shrimp (Tom Yum) Flavor Base - Thailand - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, shrimp and coriander. The noodles were pretty good – a standard gauge with very soft chew. The broth has a nice tom yum taste – spicy, lemongrass and a little shrimp taste. The little shrimp hydrated well. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 052066000012.

#2317: MAMA Instant Bowl Noodles Shrimp (Tom Yum) Flavor Base - Thailand - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

MAMA Instant Noodle Soup Bowls, Shrimp (Tom Yum), 2.12 oz, 12 Count

A TV spot for MAMA Pa-Lo duck flavor.

#1937: MAMA Chicken Soup Flavour Cup Noodles

Here’s another one that the folks at MAMA in Thailand sent me. This one’s from Myanmar – chicken flavor! Let’s check out this chicken!

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, empty sachets in cup and add boiling water to fill line. Cover for 3 minutes. stir and enjoy!

An included fork!

The noodle block.

The dry soup base.

Has a chicken scent.

An oil sachet.

Has a garlic scent.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added coriander, baked chicken, soft boiled egg and chilli flake. The noodles hydrated well and they were of decent texture with a nice chew. the broth had a hint of spiciness and a nice chicken flavor. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 9510410709.

Mama Instant Cup Noodles Chicken Green Curry Flavour Thai Original Spicy Net Wt 60 g (2.11 Oz) x 6 cups

A Burmese recipe for chicken and coconut.

Diverse Samples From MAMA!

At one point during my trip to Thailand earlier this month, there was a big seminar for all the European distributors of MAMA noodles. They had a table with all sorts of varieties I’d never seen, made in places I’d never reviewed varieties from. I asked if there was any chance I could get some of these samples, and they were happy to oblige – only problem was that my luggage was just stuffed! So they kindly offered to ship them to me and they arrived yesterday evening! I’m going to be doing a travelogue of my trip soon, and I think I’ll be reviewing some of these during that special series! Let’s have a look.

Pack varieties from Myanmar!

Cups from Myanmar!

These are snack noodles from Myanmar with Power Rangers on them! Awesome!

Pack varieties from Bangladesh!

Pack varieties from their new Hungarian factory!

Finally, some varieties from Cambodia! What makes all of these so special is that I’ve not reviewed any varieties from ANY of these countries before! Thank you so much to everyone at TF/MAMA! Looking forward to trying!

Re-Review: MAMA Instant Noodles Cup Shrimp Tom Yum

Tomorrow morning is the big moving day for us – can’t believe it’s here already! I thought I’d have something I know I like today – tom yum. This one’s made by Thai President Foods, a company who’s invited me and my sister to visit Thailand in May! I must say that it’s really quite a surprise to open your email and be asked if you want to go to Thailand to visit instant noodle factories! Of course I said yes! It’s going to be tough though – my wife Kit is pregnant and so it’d be a little much for her to take the trip – I’m going to miss her immensely. Won’t be for too long though! So we’re going to visit their wheat noodles factory in Bankok and then the President Rice Products factory in Ratchaburi. Of course I will take lots of pictyures and share when we return. It’s still a couple months off though, but can’t wait! So today in anticipation of the trip, I thought I’d have some MAMA tom yum. Last time I had this was over four years ago! Let’s have a look!

Here’s detail of the side panels (click image to enlarge). Contains shrimp. To prepare, empty sachet contents into cup and fill to line with boiling water. Cover and let sit for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click image to enlarge).

An included fork!

The noodle block with flecks of vegetable.

The powder soup base sachet.

A granular powder with little shrimp!

The paste sachet.

Has a neat kind of luster to it!

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added mung bean sprouts, coriander, white onion, fish ball and shrimp. The noodles are light and thin with a nice little chewiness to them. Quite a bit of them, too. The broth has a very good flavor – spicy from chillies, citrus from lemongrass and a nice shrimp flavor as well. The dehydrated shrimp are a nice added touch. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 05206600432.

Instant MAMA Noodles Shrimp Tom Yum Flavor – 10 Cups

A TV spot for the pack version of MAMA Shrimp Tom Yum.

#1577: MAMA Pork Flavour Whole Wheat Noodle

Here’s an interesting one made in Thailand by Thai President Foods. Why’s it interesting? Well, aside from being a whole wheat noodle, it’s definitely for the Scandinavian market. I think it’s interesting how many companies have popular products both in their home countries and abroad, but especially in Scandinavia. Let’s have a look at this product from MAMA!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add contents to a bowl and add 1 1/2 cups boiling water. Cover for 3 minutes, stir, and enjoy!

The whole wheat noodle block.

A dual sachet of dry seasoning and chilli powder.

The chilli powder atop the soup base powder.

An oil sachet.

Has kind of a black pepper scent.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added pork and sweet onion sauteed with light soy sauce and some coriander. The noodles are thin and have a strong crumbliness to them. What’s interesting is that it works with it being steeped rather than cooked which I think may be key here. It was kind of like brown rice in texture! The broth has a nice pork flavor I enjoyed. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.EAN bar code 8850987142598.

Instant MAMA Whole Wheat Noodles Pork with Black Pepper Flavor – Pack of 10

Here’s a MAMA Tom Yum TV advertisement.