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Meet The Manufacturer: #2174: MAMA Cup Rice Noodles Tom Saab Flavour

Most of you have probably heard of tom yum soup, but tom saab you might not have heard of. Tom Saab is a spicy pork soup from northern Thailand. Let’s give this a try!

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Unsure whether it contains meat. To prepare, add in sachet contents and boiling water to fill line. Stir and let steep covered for 3 minutes. stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

An included fork!

The noodles.

The dry seasoning sachet.

A speckled mixture.

A liquid sachet.

A spicy paste.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, coriander, mushroom, chashu pork, lime and fried garlic. The noodles come out really good – like the same hearty gauge as rice stick – plus they hydrated very well. The broth is rich and spicy – really fit the bill. Very impressed! 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8851876001231.

Instant Mama RICE NOODLES (Pho) Tom Saab Flavor – Pack of 10 by MAMA Instant Noodles

During my trip to Thailand last year, we spent one day at the President Rice factory. It was great – I got to be a guest judge for a special Iron Chef!

#1251: MAMA Instant Noodles Tom Saab Flavour

Here’s something I’ve never heard of – ‘tom saab.’ Sounds like someone named after a car… But what is it?  looked around online and found that it is a hot spicy soup popular is northern Thailand. Usually contains pork. Sounds interesting – let’s check it out!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Not sure if it contains meat or not. To prepare, put the noodles and sachet contents in a bowl. Add 300ml boiling water, cover, and let site for 3 minutes. Give a stir and enjoy.

The noodle block.

The powder base sachet.

Has a spicy pork scent.

The oil sachet.

Smells… oily.


Finished (click image to enlarge). Added sauteed pork and green onion. The noodles are thin and have that standard seasoned noodle taste that MAMA noodles usually do. These are quite good uncooked as well. Kind of a sesame oil kind of taste to them. The broth is a combination of spicy, citrus (although not the same as tom yum) and a pork flavor. Very rich taste and very strong. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 8850987141201.

Here is Isaan in northeastern Thailand.