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#3179: Nagatanien Tom Yum Kung Rice Vermicelli – Japan

#3179: Nagatani Tom Yum Kung Rice Vermicelli - Japan

Today, we have one that was part of Japan Crate’s Umai Crate. So Japan Crate is a subscription service which has all sorts of different options for you. pretty neat stuff from Japan! There’s a coupon code for you too – just use THERAMENRATER to get a special discount at check out.

So here’s what the folks at Japan Crate had to say about this variety -“Enjoy the two worlds of hot and sour with tom yum this season. With notes of pakuchi (coriander) and lemongrass, this Japanese take on Thai fried noodles will leave your stomach full and taste buds satisfied.”

Alright – so they recommend bacon with this. I’m going to take the leap and go with chashu. Let’s give it a try!

Nagatanien Tom Yum Kung Rice Vermicelli – Japan

#3179: Nagatani Tom Yum Kung Rice Vermicelli - Japan

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Unsure but probably contains shrimp. To prepare, add vermicelli to a skillet with 200ml boiling water and cook 3 minutes. Add in liquid base. Stir and enjoy!

#3179: Nagatani Tom Yum Kung Rice Vermicelli - Japan

The vermicelli.

#3179: Nagatani Tom Yum Kung Rice Vermicelli - Japan

A wet sachet.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added scallions, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, black sesame seeds and habanero togarashi. The vermicelli came out pretty well – very thin and a nice chew. I liked also the fact that they were in semi-short lengths, making them easier to manage with a fork from the outset. The flavor was definitely a Japanese take on a Thai tom yum as it definitely was different. A lot of sweetness here and some lemongrass. It just didn’t rub me the right way. 2.0 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4902388014890.

#3179: Nagatani Tom Yum Kung Rice Vermicelli - Japan

Tokyo Cult Recipes

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#2825: Yum Yum Instant Noodles Tom Yum Kung Flavour

#2825: Yum Yum Instant Noodles Tom Yum Kung Flavour

I really the enjoy that I have the opportunity to review products from a lot of different countries. This really makes things interesting every day. Today, we’ve got one from Yum Yum of Thailand. This is tom yum kung – let’s see what Wikipedia has to say about it –

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.

The 1997 Financial Crisis in Asia, which started in Thailand, is sometimes referred to as the “Tom Yam Kung Crisis”.[4]

tom yam kung (Thaiต้มยำกุ้ง) – the version of the dish most popular among tourists, is made with prawns as the main ingredient.[10] The dish originated during the Rattanakosin Kingdom.[11]

Alright – let’s give this a try!

Yum Yum Instant Noodles Tom Yum Kung Flavour – Thailand

#2825: Yum Yum Instant Noodles Tom Yum Kung Flavour

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains fish and crustacean. To prepare, add noodles to 360ml boiling water and cook for 2~3 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2825: Yum Yum Instant Noodles Tom Yum Kung Flavour

The noodle block.

#2825: Yum Yum Instant Noodles Tom Yum Kung Flavour

The dry base sachet.

#2825: Yum Yum Instant Noodles Tom Yum Kung Flavour

Lots of powder.

#2825: Yum Yum Instant Noodles Tom Yum Kung Flavour

The paste sachet.

#2825: Yum Yum Instant Noodles Tom Yum Kung Flavour

Deep color.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added shrimp, coriander and Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts. The noodles are soft here with no crumble. There’s a lot of them and they are of decent quality. The broth is sharp and strong with chilli strength and lemongrass crispness. This is a great taste of Thailand. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8850250002994.

#2825: Yum Yum Instant Noodles Tom Yum Kung Flavour

Yum-Yum Instant Cup Noodles Tom Yum Goong (Shrimp) Flavour Thai Original Spicy Net Wt 60 g (2.11 Oz) x 6 cups

Yum Yum is also in Myanmar – here’s a TV spot.

#2750: Nissin Cup Noodles Tom Yum Goong Flavour Potato Chips

#2750: Nissin Cup Noodles Tom Yum Goong Flavour Potato Chips

You may recall I reviewed some Nissin Cup Noodles Tom Yum chips a while back – those were from Singapore while these are from Hong Kong. Here’s a little about tom yum 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.

The 1997 Financial Crisis in Asia, which started in Thailand, is sometimes referred to as the “Tom Yam Kung Crisis”.[4]

Alright – let’s delve into some spicy potato chips!

Nissin Cup Noodles Tom Yum Goong Flavour Potato Chips – Hong Kong

#2750: Nissin Cup Noodles Tom Yum Goong Flavour Potato Chips

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains crustacean. To prepare, open bag. Withdraw one or more potato chips. Add to primary facial opening (i.e. mouth). Finally, masticate, repeat, and enjoy!

#2750: Nissin Cup Noodles Tom Yum Goong Flavour Potato Chips

A small and round chip.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added a little spring onion. The chips are crisp. They have a ridged surface and a slight curve. They definitely taste like tom yum – spicy and lemongrassy… Works surprisingly well on as potato chip. For a snack, an easy 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4897053640156.

#2750: Nissin Cup Noodles Tom Yum Goong Flavour Potato Chips

A Concise History of Hong Kong (Critical Issues in World and International History)

We try 7 varieties of potato chips from Hong Kong in this video!

#2748: MyKuali Penang Red Tom Yum Goong Noodle (2018 Recipe)

#2845: MyKuali Penang Red Tom Yum Goong Noodle (2018 Recipe)

There have been some big changes over at MyKuali and the recipes of all their flavors are getting a bit of ‘tweaking.’ Many times in the past, MyKuali has changed recipes. I’m very curious to see what they’ve done with this one. The first time I tried it was in 2014 and I really enjoyed it then – it ended up on the 2015 Top Ten – let’s see how this new recipe taste.

MyKuali Penang Red Tom Yum Goong Noodle (2018 Recipe) – Malaysia

#2845: MyKuali Penang Red Tom Yum Goong Noodle (2018 Recipe)

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains shrimp. To prepare, add noodle block to 350ml boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2845: MyKuali Penang Red Tom Yum Goong Noodle (2018 Recipe)

The noodle block.

#2845: MyKuali Penang Red Tom Yum Goong Noodle (2018 Recipe)

The dry soup base sachet.

#2845: MyKuali Penang Red Tom Yum Goong Noodle (2018 Recipe)

A light powder.

#2845: MyKuali Penang Red Tom Yum Goong Noodle (2018 Recipe)

The paste sachet.

#2845: MyKuali Penang Red Tom Yum Goong Noodle (2018 Recipe)

A seriously thick paste.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added coriander, Dodo fish and shrimp balls, and Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts. Noodles are just as always – good gauge and plumpness that allows for a sturdy tooth. The broth has a strong lemongrass hit as well as strong spiciness. The strong tomato flavor is there as well. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 9555655005227.

#2845: MyKuali Penang Red Tom Yum Goong Noodle (2018 Recipe)

My Kuali Tom Yum Goong Noodle, Pack of 8

A lady trying MyKuali varieties from my Top Ten lists

Unboxing Time: MyKuali Sends New Recipe Samples

Unboxing Time: MyKuali Sends New Recipe Samples

Sometimes a package will get routed through Anchorage, AK and this can prove a bit harrowing for it and it’s contents. Luckily, despite one side being completely ripped open, it made it through not only the rough treatment but a call from the customs folks asking what was inside…

Unboxing Time: MyKuali Sends New Recipe Samples – Malaysia

It was odd that they asked; I mean, all the paperwork was with the package. Getting samples for foreign countries can be kind of touch and go from time to time. It always seems like stuff that ends up in Alaska on it’s way to here results in a phone call. Weird. Thank you to MyKuali for sending these new recipe varieties – very keen on trying and letting everyone know what I think of them!

#2570: Tao Kae Noi Ramen Creamy Tom Yum Kung Flavour

Tao Kae Noi Ramen Creamy Tom Yum Kung Flavour - Thailand - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

So I haven’t done a review of this company’s products before, however I have had therm in the past. Tao Kae Noi is pretty well known for their crunchy seaweed snacks. They make them in quite a few flavors – my favorite are their tom yum flavored ones – spicy and tasty.This pack comes with a couple pieces of their snack seaweed. Let’s see a little from Wikipedia about Tom Yum Kung –

Tom yum or tom yam (UK: /ˌtɒm ˈjæm/ or /ˌtɒm ˈjʌm/US: /ˌtɑːm ˈjɑːm/;[2] Thaiต้มยำrtgstom yampronounced [tôm jām]) is a type of hot and sour Thai soup,[2] usually cooked with shrimp (prawn).[3] Tom yum is widely served in neighbouring countries such as CambodiaBruneiMalaysiaSingapore and Laos and 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.

The 1997 Financial Crisis in Asia, which started in Thailand, is sometimes referred to as the “Tom Yam Kung Crisis”.[4]

Tom yam kung (Thaiต้มยำกุ้ง) – the version of the dish most popular among tourists, is made with prawns as the main ingredient.[10] The dish originated during the Rattanakosin Kingdom.[11]

Alright – let’s check out this product from Tao Kae Noi.

Tao Kae Noi Ramen Creamy Tom Yum Kung Flavour – Thailand

Tao Kae Noi Ramen Creamy Tom Yum Kung Flavour - Thailand - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains shrimp. To prepare, add noodles and seasoning to a bowl along with 400ml boiling water. Cover for 5 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy with seaweed!

Tao Kae Noi Ramen Creamy Tom Yum Kung Flavour - Thailand - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The noodle block.

Tao Kae Noi Ramen Creamy Tom Yum Kung Flavour - Thailand - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

A dual sachet.

Tao Kae Noi Ramen Creamy Tom Yum Kung Flavour - Thailand - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

A powder base.

Tao Kae Noi Ramen Creamy Tom Yum Kung Flavour - Thailand - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

A paste.

Tao Kae Noi Ramen Creamy Tom Yum Kung Flavour - Thailand - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

A garnish sachet.

Tao Kae Noi Ramen Creamy Tom Yum Kung Flavour - Thailand - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Tao Kae Noi crispy seaweed snack.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added 35-44ct shrimp, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts and coriander. The noodles steeped great and have a really great chew to them. The broth is a sharp tom yum with a nice creamy look and flavor. The seaweed really goes better as a snack I think, but the ends with the broth while soggy had a nice taste from the broth and the non-wet part has that excellent crispiness that this company’s seaweed snacks have. A really nice little pack of noodles! 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8858702421034.

Tao Kae Noi Ramen Creamy Tom Yum Kung Flavour - Thailand - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Crispy Seaweed Tom Yum Goong, 1.27 oz (Pack of 6)

A short promotional video for the company

#2288: Nissin Cup Noodles Tom Yum Goong Flavour

Here’s a rather striking purple cup! This one’s from Nissin Hong Kong – they sent it along with over 50 other varieties for Meet The Manufacturer. Since I only review up to 15 varieties in a row for a Meet The Manufacturer, the rest go into the daily rotation.  I’m curious about whether this will be hot and spicy – let’s find out!

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains shrimp. To prepare, add cold water to fill line and microwave at 800W for 3 minutes (use this tool to convert wattage for your microwave). Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

The noodle block.

Some loose seasoning and garnish from the cup.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added shrimp, coriander and Thai chillies. The noodles are this and flat with a soft chew to them. They’re the standard Cup Noodles. The broth has a nice tom yum flavor – lemongrass and some heat. The bits of shrimp and egg are really nice – the egg was kind of a surprise; I mean, have you ever had tom yum and egg? Works well. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 4897878100156.

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Nissin makes a tom yum in Japan (this one), Hong Kong, Singapore and Thailand – 75gX12 pieces Nissin Cup Noodle Tom Yum Goong noodle by Nissin

A Nissin Hong Kong TV commercial for their flavors of Southeast Asia line.

#2050: MyKuali Penang Red Tom Yum Goong Noodle Authentic Taste

Here’s the second of three cup versions of MyKuali’s line I got a while back – this time it’s the tom yum! Really excited to check it out – so without further ado, let’s get started!

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains shrimp. To prepare, add in all sachets and boiling water to fill line. Let steep 4-5 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge)..

The noodle block.

The powder soup base.

Light and fluffy powder.

The paste sachet.

Has a really great tom yum scent.

The vegetables sachet.

Looks like mostly spring onion.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Dodo fish ball, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts and coriander. The noodles have a very light chew and a different mouthfeel. While I wasn’t entirely satisfied with this new style of noodle in the White Curry cup, this works very nicely with the tom yum. The broth is a tour de force of strong flavors – spicy, lemongrass pucker and a really nice balance of shrimp and vegetable taste. Beautiful! 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 9555655005692.

MyKuali Penang Tom Yum Noodle (4 Pack)

MyKuali Penang Red Tom Yum Goong was #1 on the top ten in 2015!

Meet The Manufacturer: #2002: Nissin Cup Noodles Tom Yum Goong

This is one of Nissin Japan’s ethnic series – this one being Thai in origin, they also have a Singaporean Laksa and an Indonesian Mi Goreng. This one looks a lot like the Nissin Cup Noodles that come from Thailand – usually there’s the guys from Manchester United on there as well. Let’s have a look inside and see what’s what.

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains crustacean. To prepare, add boiling water to fill line and let steep covered for 3 minutes. Add in contents of sachet. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

The underneath of the lid (click to enlarge).

The noodle block.

The front and back of the sachet. The sachet was on top of the lid.

Spicy tom yum paste.

Some of the loose ingredients from the inside – and the largest dehydrated shrimp I’ve seen in all my years of reviewing instant noodles.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added ito togarashi, lime and coriander. The noodles have that nice thin and flat character most of the Cup Noodle(s) varieties I’ve had have. The broth is definitely tom yum; all the kids come out and play – lemongrass, shrimp and spicy notes coalesce and create the theme. As for the supplied garnish, the shrimp is top notch in size and quality – good chew and flavor. The slices of mushroom were good as well. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4902105222775.

Nissin Japan Cup Noodle Thai Edition Tom Yum Flavor 11 Packs Japan Import

A Nissin Cup Noodle TV advertisement.

#1807: Wai Wai Tom Yum Goong Flavour Instant Noodle

Here’s one I found at the 7-11 next to our hotel when we visit Thai President Foods in Bangkok back in May! I think the first time I tried a tom yum flavored instant, I didn’t like it. Through the years, I’ve gained a serious love for the flavor – the chilli, the shrimp, the lemongrass. It all comes together so well and the place where I had some of the best of course was in Thailand. Really hope to return someday with my sons and have them try all the amazing foods there! Anyways, let’s check out this cup!

Detail of the side panels (click image to enlarge). Contains shrimp. To prepare, empty sachets into the cup and add boiling water to ‘top of noodles.’ Let steep for 2 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click image to enlarge).

An included fork!

The noodle block.

A dual sachet: powder on the left and paste on the right.

A granular powder.

A deep colored paste.

The vegetable and shrimp sachet.

A nice little mix.

Finished (click image to enlarge). The noodles hydrated most of the way in the two minutes of steeping, but really ended up kind of crumbly – more so than I like. The broth very good and hit all the marks I like in a tom yum. The shrimp was very nice and bits of vegetable were also top notch. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8850100005137.

Wai Wai Thai Tom Yum Kung Flavour Instant Noodles 50g X 10pcs

A Nepali WAI Wai TV commercial. Notice people in the video eating the unprepared product as a snack.

#1625: MAMA Instant Rice Noodles Soup Spicy Shrimp Flavour

I often get asked ‘can you make a top ten gluten free list?’ My answer unfortunately is always no. Since I’m not someone who’s a doctor and not having to modify my diet for gluten intake, I would be afraid of telling people ‘oh yeah – eat this!’ and then they get sick, file a lawsuit against me, and I end up so poor I can’t evern afford instant noodles! But there’s a however coming up! I have been thinking I may start an annual top ten rice noodles list. Why? Well, my top tens probably will never include rice noodles or rice vermicelli; instant noodles are more of the wheat flour kind of thing. Rice noodles however do appear to be mostly gluten free as this variety is, so a top ten list of rice varieties might be a great place to start if you’re looking for something that you can have if gluten isn’t on your personal menu. Let’s have a look at these gluten free spicy shrimp noodles by MAMA!

 Here’s detail of the side panels (click image to enlarge). Contains shrimp and fish. To prepare, open lid halfway and add in contents of sachets. Add boiling water to fill line and re-cover for 4 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

 Detail of the lid (click image to enlarge).

An included fork!

The rice noodle block.

The powder soup base sachet.

Quite a decent quantity.

The oil sachet.

Oily and fragrant.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added coriander, fish ball, white onion and mung bean sprouts. The noodles are very good – broad in nature and light in chew. They’re slippery, so I found that using kitchen scissors to make a couple crosscuts through the mass of noodles in the pot made them easier to navigate. The broth is really good – has a spicy and lemongrass flavor with a nice shrimp hit, plus a nice sweetness as well I wasn’t expecting. The little shrimp are in there as well, which hydrated quite nicely. Very pleased with this one. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 052066006779.

They also make a pack version with rice vermicelli here: MAMA Oriental Style Rice Vermicelli Instant Noodle Tom Yum Shrimp (Goong) Spicy

President Rice Products also makes rice noodles you can buy without seasonings for use in recipes. Here’s a recipe showing how to make rice noodles in coconut sauce that sounds really good!

New Hokkien Mee Samples From MyKuali

Got a big box from MyKuali on Friday! Let’s see what’s within!

Lots of noodles! Awesome!

So MyKuali wanted me to try their new improved versdion of the Hokkien Mee. I’ll be trying this one very soon!

I asked if they could send some of these too – this tom yum is really great stuff and the last I had was when I brought it back from Penang last year. It went really quickly over here!

A while back, they send a bunch of different paste sachets like these. This is their Hainanese Chicken Rice one – you get a rice cooker, add in rice, water, and the big sachet. Turn on the cooker and in a little bit you’ve got some tasty stuff! We had some of this for dinner last night – has a lot of ginger and lemongrass flavor to it which is really great! Thanks! Looking forward to trying the Hokkien Prawn Mee ultra soon!