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#3284: MyKuali Penang Gaeng Som Noodle – Malaysia

#3284: MyKuali Penang Gaeng Som Noodle - Malaysia

Here’s one of the new ones from MyKuali. I’ve enjoyed MyKuali’s stuff for years, with multiple appearances on the top tens. Here’s a new flavor – gaeng som – and a little something from Wikipedia to explain –

Kaeng som or gaeng som[1] (Thaiแกงส้มpronounced [kɛ̄ːŋ sôm]) or Thai sour curry[2] is a sour and spicy fish curry or soup with vegetables popular in central Thailand.[3] The curry is characteristic for its sour taste, which comes from tamarind (makham). The recipe uses palm sugar (Thaiน้ำตาลปี๊บnamtan pip) to sweeten the curry.

Following the popularization of the dish, currently the favored vegetables include cauliflower, white radishcabbagechinese cabbagecarrotlong beans and asparagus, as well as cha om omelet.

The versions using shrimp instead of fish are more popular; kaeng som with shrimp and cha-om omelet is now a standard dish in Thailand. Other types may include pineapple or seafood. The common point, however, is that coconut milk is not used in this sour curry.[7]

Sounds good – let’s give it a try!

MyKuali Penang Gaeng Som Noodle – Malaysia

#3284: MyKuali Penang Gaeng Som Noodle - Malaysia

Detail of the packaging (click to enlarge). Contains fish and crustaceans. To prepare, boil noodles for 5~6 minutes and drain. Add sachet contents to 380ml boiling water and combine. Add in noodles. Finally, stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

A wet sachet of paste (see contents on the episode of Instant Noodle Recipe Time below).

Finished (click to enlarge). Added shrimp, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, coriander, fried onion, and fried tofu. The noodles came out well, although a little on the softer side compared to their fried offerings. The broth has a sour and spicy bite to it somewhat like a tom yum of a different style. 4.25 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 9555655005852.

#3284: MyKuali Penang Gaeng Som Noodle - Malaysia

MyKuali/Malaysia Best Brand/Red Tom Yum Goong Noodle/Piping Hot Flavor/Strong Thick Broth With Lemongrass, Shrimp Notes & A Nice Bit Of Sweetness from Food Heaven, Penang Malaysia (4 x 105g)

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#3200: Yum Yum Instant Cup Noodles Tom Yum Chicken Super Flavour – Thailand

#3200: Yum Yum Instant Cup Noodles Tom Yum Chicken Super Flavour - Thailand

All I can think about when I see this one is Super Chicken. That in turn makes me think of Ice Cube. Which in turn reminds me of the days when I would ride on my mountain bike throughout the streets of Anacortes with a big boom box on the back blasting music and smoking cigarettes.

While that’s kind of a unique journey down memory lane, this is a unique one too – chicken tom yum. I’ve never reviewed a chicken tom yum when I think about it. At least I don’t think so. I’d look it up but I’m on a time budget here; it’s just after 5am and I have to get everything all wrapped up pretty quick and I’m going to walk with my daughter in her stroller adorned with blinking lights and a Bluetooth speaker which I can blast loud music in. Same deal, different decade. Let’s check this one out.

Yum Yum Instant Cup Noodles Tom Yum Chicken Super Flavour – Thailand

#3200: Yum Yum Instant Cup Noodles Tom Yum Chicken Super Flavour - Thailand

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Unsure if it contains meat – check for yourself. To prepare, add in boiling water to fill line and cover 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3200: Yum Yum Instant Cup Noodles Tom Yum Chicken Super Flavour - Thailand

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#3200: Yum Yum Instant Cup Noodles Tom Yum Chicken Super Flavour - Thailand

An included fork!

#3200: Yum Yum Instant Cup Noodles Tom Yum Chicken Super Flavour - Thailand

The noodle block.

#3200: Yum Yum Instant Cup Noodles Tom Yum Chicken Super Flavour - Thailand

Seasoning and broken bits of noodle from the cup.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, coriander, Dua Belibis chilli sauce, and grilled chicken. The noodle is thin and slightly brittle – a standard of most Thai varieties and welcome here. The broth seems like a lemony tom yum – thin and bright. I’m not getting a chicken hit on this but it’s good. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8850250008767.

#3200: Yum Yum Instant Cup Noodles Tom Yum Chicken Super Flavour - Thailand

Thai Simple Cookbook: Quick and easy authentic Thai recipes to make at home

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#3180: Yum Yum Tem Tem Tom Yum Moo Deng – Thailand

#3180: Yum Yum Tem Tem Tom Yum Moo Deng - Thailand

You probably know tom yum, but what about the moo deng part? Well, it’s pork. That was simple, right? Let’s get into this one by Yum Yum of Thailand!

Yum Yum Tem Tem Tom Yum Moo Deng – Thailand

#3180: Yum Yum Tem Tem Tom Yum Moo Deng - Thailand

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Unsure whether it contains meat – check for yourself. To prepare, add boiling water to fill line and cover 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3180: Yum Yum Tem Tem Tom Yum Moo Deng - Thailand

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#3180: Yum Yum Tem Tem Tom Yum Moo Deng - Thailand

The noodle block.

#3180: Yum Yum Tem Tem Tom Yum Moo Deng - Thailand

Loose seasoning and bits from the cup.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, sesame seeds, chashu pork. Noodles hydrated nicely and are the standard thin Thai style. The broth has lemongrass and spicy notes as well as a pork component and little pieces of minced pork. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8850250008996.

#3180: Yum Yum Tem Tem Tom Yum Moo Deng - Thailand

Yum-Yum Instant Cup Noodles Minced Pork Flavour Thai Original Soup Net Wt 60 g (2.11 Oz) x 6 cups

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#3144: MAMA Oriental Kitchen Stir Fried Salted Egg – Thailand

#3144: MAMA Oriental Kitchen Stir Fried Salted Egg - Thailand

I was contacted by a contact over at Thai President Foods about a new variety – and here it is! Salted egg. This may be an unfamiliar flavor to westerners, so here’s a little about it from Wikipedia –

salted duck egg is a Chinese preserved food product made by soaking duck eggs in brine, or packing each egg in damp, salted charcoal. In Asian supermarkets, these eggs are sometimes sold covered in a thick layer of salted charcoal paste. The eggs may also be sold with the salted paste removed, wrapped in plastic, and vacuum packed. From the salt curing process, the salted duck eggs have a briny aroma, a gelatin-like egg white and a firm-textured, round yolk that is bright orange-red in color.

Salted duck eggs are normally boiled or steamed before being peeled and eaten as a condiment to congee or cooked with other foods as a flavoring. The egg white has a sharp, salty taste. The orange red yolk is rich, fatty, and less salty. The yolk is prized and is used in Chinese mooncakes to symbolize the moon.

Salted eggs can also be made from chicken eggs, though the taste and texture will be somewhat different, and the egg yolk will be less rich.

Salted eggs sold in the Philippines undergo a similar curing process, with some variation in ingredients used. They are dyed red to distinguish them from fresh duck eggs.

Alright – let’s check this out!

MAMA Oriental Kitchen Stir Fried Salted Egg – Thailand

#3144: MAMA Oriental Kitchen Stir Fried Salted Egg - Thailand

Here’s a QR code for where you can find this one (click to enlarge).

#3144: MAMA Oriental Kitchen Stir Fried Salted Egg - Thailand

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains egg. To prepare, add noodle block to 400ml boiling water. Cook for 4 minutes. Drain. Add in sachets contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3144: MAMA Oriental Kitchen Stir Fried Salted Egg - Thailand

The noodle block.

#3144: MAMA Oriental Kitchen Stir Fried Salted Egg - Thailand

A dry sachet.

#3144: MAMA Oriental Kitchen Stir Fried Salted Egg - Thailand

A light powder.

#3144: MAMA Oriental Kitchen Stir Fried Salted Egg - Thailand

A wet sachet.

#3144: MAMA Oriental Kitchen Stir Fried Salted Egg - Thailand

A thick paste.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added soft egg with a sprinkly of NuTek Salt For Life, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts and coriander. Before you start, yes I know – salted egg is most definitely not a just an egg with salt on it. The noodles came out nicely – gauge and chew very much on point. I wasn’t expecting the texture – very, very good with the seasonings. A spicy and fascinating melange of flavor including a kind of egg yolk smashed kind of feel to it that was really nice. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8850987148651.

#3144: MAMA Oriental Kitchen Stir Fried Salted Egg - Thailand

Mama Instant Noodle, Tom Yum Shrimp Spicy Flavor, 3.17 Ounce (Pack of 20)

Watch me cook this one up on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!

#3141: Maruchan Thai Red Curry Udon – Japan

#3141: Maruchan Thai Red Curry Udon - Japan

Today we have a Zenpop.JP variety – so what’s Zenpop? They’re a subscription service for all things Japanese! Definitely, check them out. By the way, use coupon code RAMENRATER to get $2 off! Here’s what they had to say about this one -“Japanese people love the fusion of udon and J-style curry, but here we can try it with Thai Red Curry. With tasty flavors of lemongrass, coconut milk and other ethnic spices of Asia, this curry is translated into a Japanese version. How do you like it?!”
Well, I’ll let you know! Let’s find out.

Maruchan Thai Red Curry Udon – Japan

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains pork. To prepare, add boiling water to fill line and dry sachet contents. Cover for 5 minutes. Add in liquid base sachet. Finally, stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

The noodle block.

Tofu? Unsure.

A dry sachet.

Lots of powder.

A wet sachet.

A reddish liquid.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion and Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts. Noodles came out great – width and thickness were nice. Curry was super tasty and sloppy like a sauce. Pieces of fried tofu were a nice touch. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4901990360623.

Watch me whip this up on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!

#3097: Yum Yum Tem Tem Squid With Lime – Thailand

#3097: Yum Yum Tem Tem Squid With Lime - Thailand

Here’s a variety from Yum Yum – really interested in this one since I really like squid. I even have a brand new pack of frozen carved squid to delve into! Let’s squid it up!

Yum Yum Tem Tem Squid With Lime – Thailand

#3097: Yum Yum Tem Tem Squid With Lime - Thailand

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains seafood. To prepare, add boiling water to fill line and cover for 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3097: Yum Yum Tem Tem Squid With Lime - Thailand

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#3097: Yum Yum Tem Tem Squid With Lime - Thailand

An included fork!

#3097: Yum Yum Tem Tem Squid With Lime - Thailand

The noodle block.

#3097: Yum Yum Tem Tem Squid With Lime - Thailand

Seasoning and bits from the cup.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added squid, Salad Cosmo mung beans sprouts, fried garlic,  and coriander, Light, thin noodles are abundant and have a standard Thai tooth to them. A little firmness and a slight crumble. The broth has a very nice lime aspect to it that works well, and little squid sticks are ubiquitous. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8850250009153.

#3097: Yum Yum Tem Tem Squid With Lime - Thailand

Yum Yum Jumbo Instant Noodles Pork 67g. Pack 10

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Meet The Manufacturer: #3088: Way Premium Foods Authentic Thai Laksa – Malaysia

Meet The Manufacturer: #3088: Way Premium Foods Authentic Thai Laksa - Malaysia

Well here’s something new to me – Thai laksa. I’ve had Singapore and Malaysian laksa befroe, but never Thai. Here’s a bit about laksa from Wikipedia –

Laksa is a spicy noodle soup popular in Peranakan cuisine.[1][2] Laksa consists of rice noodles or rice vermicelli with chicken, prawn or fish, served in spicy soup based on either rich and spicy curry coconut milk or on sour asam (tamarind or gelugur). Laksa is found in Malaysia,[3] SingaporeIndonesia,[4] and Southern Thailand.[5]

There are various theories about the origins of laksa. In Indonesia, the dish is believed to have been born from the Chinese coastal settlements and the mixing of cultures between Chinese merchants and the local cooking practices.[6] Historians believe laksa is a dish that was born from actual intermarriage.[7] In early coastal pecinan (Chinese settlement) in maritime Southeast Asia, it was only Chinese men that ventured abroad out from China to trade. When settling down in the new town, these Chinese traders and sailors set out to find local wives, and these women began incorporating local spices and coconut milk into Chinese noodle soup served to their husbands. This creates the hybrid Chinese-local (Malay or Javanese) culture called Peranakan culture.[7] As Peranakan Chinese communities have blended their ancestors’ culture with local culture, Peranakan communities in different places now demonstrate diversity according to the local flavour.[8]

In Malaysia, the dish is believed to have been introduced by Chinese immigrants in Malacca.[9] In Singapore, the dish (or its local “Katong” version) is believed to have been created after interaction between the Peranakans with the local Singaporeans.[10][7]

Because laksa has different varieties across the region, it is difficult to pinpoint the exact origin of the dish. Nevertheless, numbers of laksa recipes has been developed along the trade channels of Southeast Asia—where the ports of PenangMedanMalaccaSingaporePalembang, and Batavia (now Jakarta) are the major stops along the historic spice route. The intensive trade links among these port cities enables exchanges of ideas to took place, including sharing recipes.[7]

So many kinds and styles of laksa…Let’s take a look!

Way Premium Foods Authentic Thai Laksa – Malaysia

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge).  Contains fish and shrimp. To prepare, boil noodles for 3~4 minutes. Drain and set aside. add liquid sachet to 160ml water and bring to a boil. Add noodles. Finally, stir and enjoy!

Meet The Manufacturer: #3088: Way Premium Foods Authentic Thai Laksa - Malaysia

A sealed noodle block.

Meet The Manufacturer: #3088: Way Premium Foods Authentic Thai Laksa - Malaysia

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

Meet The Manufacturer: #3088: Way Premium Foods Authentic Thai Laksa - Malaysia

The noodle block.

Meet The Manufacturer: #3088: Way Premium Foods Authentic Thai Laksa - Malaysia

A very large wet sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #3088: Way Premium Foods Authentic Thai Laksa - Malaysia

A thick and aromatic sauce.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added starfruit, pineapple, baked chicken, egg, prawn, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, coriander and fried garlic. The noodles are just right – greatest chew and gauge. The broth is seething with rich flavor – a nice smack of lemongrass and spiciness here. Very impressed. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 9555861000474.

Meet The Manufacturer: #3088: Way Premium Foods Authentic Thai Laksa - Malaysia

A Touch of Tropical Spice: From Chili Crab to Laksa: 75 Fabulous Recipes from Monsoon Asia

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#3037: Yum Yum Spicy Thai Seafood Flavour – Thailand

#3037: Yum Yum Spicy Thai Seafood Flavour - Thailand

Here’s another one sent by the nice folks at Yum Yum – thanks again! It’s been crazy lately – doing the whole YouTube thing is very time consuming and had a couple weeks recently where reviewing has kind of hit the back burner. This week has been different and it’s really nice. I’ve been able to crank out quite a few reviews and get to many varieties I’ve wanted to. Here’s one of them – let’s check it out!

Yum Yum Spicy Thai Seafood Flavour – Thailand

#3037: Yum Yum Spicy Thai Seafood Flavour - Thailand

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains fish and shrimp. To prepare, add everything to a bowl along with 360cc boiling water an cover for 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3037: Yum Yum Spicy Thai Seafood Flavour - Thailand

The noodle block.

#3037: Yum Yum Spicy Thai Seafood Flavour - Thailand

A dry base sachet.

#3037: Yum Yum Spicy Thai Seafood Flavour - Thailand

A granular powder.

#3037: Yum Yum Spicy Thai Seafood Flavour - Thailand

A liquid sachet/.

#3037: Yum Yum Spicy Thai Seafood Flavour - Thailand

A neat looking oily paste.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, shrimp, coriander, carved squid, and crab stick. Noodles hydrated nicely. Good texture. The broth has a nice seafood taste with a really strong punch of heat. The color is very vibrant as well. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8852018240044.

#3037: Yum Yum Spicy Thai Seafood Flavour - Thailand

Yum Yum Boat Noodles Nam Tok Flavour

Watch me cook this one on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!

#2981: Picnic Hot & Rich Curry Flavoured Instant Noodles

#2981: Picnic Hot & Rich Curry Flavoured Instant Noodles

Here’s one I found up in Canada at FoodyWorld – a huge grocery store which has something from everywhere in Asia. Thai curry eh? I’m game! Never have I seen this brand before – excellent! Let’s give it a look!

Picnic Hot & Rich Curry Flavoured Instant Noodles – Thailand

#2981: Picnic Hot & Rich Curry Flavoured Instant Noodles

An import/distributor sticker (click to enlarge).

#2981: Picnic Hot & Rich Curry Flavoured Instant Noodles

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2981: Picnic Hot & Rich Curry Flavoured Instant Noodles

An included fork!

#2981: Picnic Hot & Rich Curry Flavoured Instant Noodles

The noodle block.

#2981: Picnic Hot & Rich Curry Flavoured Instant Noodles

A dry sachet.

#2981: Picnic Hot & Rich Curry Flavoured Instant Noodles

A light powder.

#2981: Picnic Hot & Rich Curry Flavoured Instant Noodles

A liquid base sachet.

#2981: Picnic Hot & Rich Curry Flavoured Instant Noodles

Smells like curry.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo organic mung bean sprouts, hard boiled egg, carved squid, Dodo fishball and coriander. The noodles hydrated a little weird. Thai instants often have a neat crumble to them I like a lot. However in this application, the crumble is paired with a slightly large gauge which kin of kills it for me. The broth on the other hand is great – nice heat level and tasty curry. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8857056004573.

#2981: Picnic Hot & Rich Curry Flavoured Instant Noodles

Gourmia GEG1400 Electric Raclette – Table-Top Party Grill – 6 person – Vertical Grilling Sombrero – 6 Cheese Melting Spatula Pans – Non Stick- Great gift Idea- FREE Recipe Book

I am not religious, but if I were to opine on what heaven should look like, this is it.

#2920: Yum Yum Authentic Thai Style Instant Noodles Tom Yum Shrimp Flavour

#2920: Yum Yum Authentic Thai Style Instant Noodles Tom Yum Shrimp Flavour

I’ve been a tom yum fan for a while now, however in my very early days of reviews I wasn’t so much. It was either too spicy or too this, too that… But now I love the stuff. Here’s a little about it from Wikipedia –

Tom yum or tom yam (UK: /ˌtɒm ˈjæm/ or /ˌtɒm ˈjʌm/US: /ˌtɑːm ˈjɑːm/;[2] Thaiต้มยำRTGStom yampronounced [tôm jām] (About this sound listen)) is a type of hot and sour Thai soup,[2] usually cooked with shrimp (prawn).[3] Tom yum has its origin in Thailand. In recent years,[when?] tom yam has been popularised around the world.

The words “tom yam” are derived from two Thai words. Tom refers to the boiling process, while yam refers to a Thai spicy and sour salad. Indeed, tom yum is characterised by its distinct hot and sour flavours, with fragrant spices and herbs generously used in the broth. The basic broth is made of stock and fresh ingredients such as lemongrasskaffir lime leaves, galangallime juice, fish sauce, and crushed chili peppers.

Commercial tom yum paste is made by crushing all the herb ingredients and stir frying in oil. Seasoning and other preservative ingredients are then added. The paste is bottled or packaged and sold around the world. Tom yum flavored with the paste may have different characteristics from that made with fresh herb ingredients. The soup often includes meats such as chicken, beef, pork, or shrimp.

Sounds good to me – it’s been a little while since I reviewed a tom yum – let’s check it out!

Yum Yum Authentic Thai Style Instant Noodles Tom Yum Shrimp Flavour – Thailand

#2920: Yum Yum Authentic Thai Style Instant Noodles Tom Yum Shrimp Flavour

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Removed color in order for easier reading – apologies for the clipping. Contains shrimp. To prepare, add everything to a bowl and add 360ml boiling water. Cover for 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2920: Yum Yum Authentic Thai Style Instant Noodles Tom Yum Shrimp Flavour

The noodle block.

#2920: Yum Yum Authentic Thai Style Instant Noodles Tom Yum Shrimp Flavour

The soup base sachet.

#2920: Yum Yum Authentic Thai Style Instant Noodles Tom Yum Shrimp Flavour

A granular powder.

#2920: Yum Yum Authentic Thai Style Instant Noodles Tom Yum Shrimp Flavour

A liquid base sachet.

#2920: Yum Yum Authentic Thai Style Instant Noodles Tom Yum Shrimp Flavour

An oily paste.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, tomato slices, 31-40ct shrimp, and coriander. The noodles are thin and have that brittle goodness that Thai noodles often have. The broth is a nice full tom yum – lemongrass and spiciness are well represented. A tasty bowl. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8852018102014.

#2920: Yum Yum Authentic Thai Style Instant Noodles Tom Yum Shrimp Flavour

10 Packs of 2 Flavors YumYum Jumbo Instant Noodles, Pork Flavour and Shrimp Tom Yum

Early morning Unboxing Time With The Ramen Rater

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!

#2855: Yum Yum Tem Tem Tom Klong Pla Krob

A little while back, the kind folks at Yum Yum in Thailand sent me a box just packed with varieties I’d never tried before – thanks again! Today we’ve got one of them. What is tom klong pla krob you ask? Well, it’s a sour and spicy smoked fish soup. There, that wasn’t too hard, was it? Let’s pop it open and give it a try!

Yum Yum Tem Tem Tom Klong Pla Krob – Thailand

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains fish and possibly pork. To prepare, add boiling water to fill line and cover for 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

An included fork!

The noodle block.

Loose seasoning and bits from inside the cup.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added carved squid, spring onion and Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts. The noodles hydrated great in 3 minutes and were plentiful with a nice chew. The broth had a spicy and smoky taste to it I found enthralling. Bits of what I figure are fish and vegetables throughout. A pleasant surprise! 4.25 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8850250008989.

YUM YUM Cup Noodles Tom Yam Seafood Flavour 60g (Pack of 6)

A recipe for tom klong pla krob to make at home!