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#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

#2839: Yum Yum Authentic Thai Style Instant Noodles Tom Yum Shrimp Creamy Flavour

#2839: Yum Yum Authentic Thai Style Instant Noodles Tom Yum Shrimp Creamy Flavour

Oh man tom yum. I really like tom yum as lot – especially the creamy 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.

Yeah this sounds good today – let’s check it out!

Yum Yum Authentic Thai Style Instant Noodles Tomyum Shrimp Creamy Flavour – Thailand

#2839: Yum Yum Authentic Thai Style Instant Noodles Tom Yum Shrimp Creamy Flavour

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

#2839: Yum Yum Authentic Thai Style Instant Noodles Tom Yum Shrimp Creamy Flavour

The noodle block.

#2839: Yum Yum Authentic Thai Style Instant Noodles Tom Yum Shrimp Creamy Flavour

The soup base sachet.

#2839: Yum Yum Authentic Thai Style Instant Noodles Tom Yum Shrimp Creamy Flavour

A light powder.

#2839: Yum Yum Authentic Thai Style Instant Noodles Tom Yum Shrimp Creamy Flavour

A paste sachet.

#2839: Yum Yum Authentic Thai Style Instant Noodles Tom Yum Shrimp Creamy Flavour

Thick stuff.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added coriander, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, and shrimp. The noodles are what I would expect from a Thai variety. They are on the thin side and have a crumble which is indicative of the region’s variants – a nice crumble I might add. The broth has a spicy and lemongrass hit to it and some savory shrimp in there too. A good tom yum. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8852018102021.

#2839: Yum Yum Authentic Thai Style Instant Noodles Tom Yum Shrimp Creamy Flavour

Yum Yum, Jumbo, Instant Noodles, Tom Yam Kung Creamy Flavour, net weight 67 g (Pack of 6 pieces)

A TV spot for Yum Yum noodles.

#2551: KOKA Signature Tom Yum Flavor Instant Noodles

#2551: KOKA Signature Tom Yum Flavor Instant Noodles - The Ramen Rater - Singapore

I recently did a Meet The Manufacturer series with KOKA (actually the company that makes KOKA is called Tat Hui) – they sent pretty much every SKU they make! Thanks again! So during a Meet The Manufacturer, I only review up to 15 varieties. So, there are some leftovers which are always nice. Let’s see what Wikipedia has to say about tom yum –

Tom yum or tom yam (UK pronunciation: /ˌtɒm ˈjæm/ or /ˌtɒm ˈjʌm/; US pronunciation: /ˌtɑːm ˈjɑːm/;[2] Thai: ต้มยำ, rtgstom yam, pronounced [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 Cambodia, Brunei, Malaysia, Singapore 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 lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, galangal, lime 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]

Let’s have a look!

KOKA Signature Tom Yum Flavor Instant Noodles – Singapore

#2551: KOKA Signature Tom Yum Flavor Instant Noodles - The Ramen Rater - Singapore

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). contains seafood. To prepare, add noodles to 400ml boiling water and cook 2 minutes. Add in powder and oil sachet contents. finally, stir and enjoy!

#2551: KOKA Signature Tom Yum Flavor Instant Noodles - The Ramen Rater - Singapore

The noodle block.

#2551: KOKA Signature Tom Yum Flavor Instant Noodles - The Ramen Rater - Singapore

A dual sachet.

#2551: KOKA Signature Tom Yum Flavor Instant Noodles - The Ramen Rater - Singapore

A powder base.

#2551: KOKA Signature Tom Yum Flavor Instant Noodles - The Ramen Rater - Singapore

Seasoned oil.

#2551: KOKA Signature Tom Yum Flavor Instant Noodles - The Ramen Rater - Singapore

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Dodo fish ball, squid flower, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, and coriander. Indeed, the noodles come up nice and plump like I like them. Just a slight bit more density than your average instant. The broth is very good – a mild kind of tom yum – not extremely spicy, but more smooth. So, I liked this one. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8888056813148.

#2551: KOKA Signature Tom Yum Flavor Instant Noodles - The Ramen Rater - Singapore

Koka, Instant Noodles, Spicy Singapore Fried Noodles, Mi Goreng, 85 g (Pack of 5)

Tom yam in Thailand

#1791: Vit’s Tom Yam Instant Noodles

This is yet another I picked up during my trip last year to Malaysia! Tom yam is a great flavor – whether you spell it tom yam or tom yum. Actually, they’re the same thing. Sounds good to me! Let’s check it out!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodles to 400ml boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Add in contents of sachet. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

Has an interesting scent.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added cili padi, lime, Dodo prawn flavor fish balls, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts and coriander. The noodles came out really great – slightly thicker than average gauge and great mouthfeel. The broth definitely has the standard components of tom yam – spicy, lemongrass – but it has a sweetness as well which works so nicely. 4.25 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9556354000476.

I must say that travelling to Malaysia was one of the highlights in my life. Here’s a Lone Planet guide to KL, Melaka and PG!

A Vit’s TV commercial.

#1602: Vina Acecook Mikochi Tom Yum Flavour Instant Noodles

Here’s something new from Vina Acecook – Mikochi. Never seen Mikochi before, but I thought it sounded interesting. These are non-fried noodles, so they’re lower in fat. I’m a big fan of tom yum flavored anything, so I’m hoping it’s a good pick. Let’s check out Vina Acecook Mikochi!

The back of the package (click image to enlarge). Contains fish and shrimp. To prepare, put noodle block and powder sachet contents in a bowl. Add 400ml boiling water and let steep for 3 minutes covered. Add in contents of oil sachet and stir well. Enjoy!

The noodle block. Usually you don’t steep non-fried noodles, so this should prove interesting.

The powder base.

Has a seafood scent and a coarse nature.

The oil sachet.

Has a kind of spicy and acidic scent.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added fishball, coriander, sweet onion and mung bean sprouts. The noodles are interesting. They didn’t seem fully hydrated after the 3 minutes, but then I stirred them and added the oil and they were just right. The have a very different consistency; a little bit of a robbery mouthfeel and hard to break by pursing the lips. The broth is pretty good – has the spicy and lemongrass flavors consistent with tom yum, although just ever so slightly lesser so than many. The oil was a very welcome addition and added a nice color and oiliness to the broth. Small bits of hydrated vegetable float around here and there. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8934563706166.

I remember liking these a lot – also by Vina Acecook – Hao Hao Mi Tom Chua Cay (Hot Sour Shrimp Flavor Noodle)

A Vina Acecook Mikochi advert.

#1270: Ko-Lee Instant Noodles Taste Sensation Creamy Shrimp Tom Yum Flavour

Thought this sounded good for today. Made in Thailand for the UK market. Gonna use a new bowl that was made in Thailand I received from my sister in law Dee for Christmas. She just had her birthday! Happy birthday!!! Let’s check it out!

Back of the package (click image to enlarge). Contains shrimp. To prepare, put the noodles in a bowl and add 320ml boiling water. Cover for 4 minutes. Add seasonings and stir. Enjoy.

The noodle block.

The dry base sachet.

Quite a bit of it.

Seasoned oil sachet.

Deep colored.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added shrimp and sweet onion. The noodles have a nice texture and a slight crumble which is very satisfying. The broth is magnificent! The lemon and chilli notes are very well represented as is a sweetness and shrimp flavor that is extremely good. I was pleasantly surprised and wish I had more. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 5023751105669>.

An advert for Ko-Lee Taste Sensations.

#1237: MAMA Instant Noodles Creamy Tom Yum Minced Pork Flavour

Hey something from Thailand! Sounds good to me! Lime, pork, spiciness… Let’s get to it!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to me meat-free but check for yourself. To prepare, put noodle block and sachet contents in a bowl. Add 300ml boiling water and cover for 3 minutes. Give it a stir and it’s ready.

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

Has a peanut and spicy scent.

The oil sachet.

Has a citrus scent.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added minced ham, lime, Fresno chilli pepper and Lee Kum Kee Sriracha sauce. The noodles are thin and have a nice texture. They’re pre seasoned with a slight sesame oil hint. The broth is really odd. I thought it smelled bad at first, but when I tasted it I quite enjoyed it. Pork, chilli, lime and other flavors come in and duck out when you taste its flavor. Fascinating. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 8850987143618.

Not exactly sure, but it looks to be a little shop you can go into in Thailand and pick the instant noodle and then they gussy it up for you real nice!

#896: Vina Acecook Good Tomyum Kung Flavour Bean Vermicelli

Hey it’s a bag of Good! Right there between bad and excellent… Kind of a funny name – let’s check it out.

Here’s the sticker that was on the back.

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

The bean vermicelli.

Powder seasoning.

Interesting smell.

Here are the veggies!

A couple little pieces of kamaboko in there.

Seasoned oil.

Nice color.

Soup paste.

Dark and thick.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added yellow onion, two fried eggs with Krazy Mixed Up Salt and Huy Fong Sriracha chili sauce and some green onions. The bean thread is good. I gotta say that for me, using a pair of scissors to shorten the length really makes a big difference in palatability in bean thread. The broth is nice – has a very strong citrus flavor and a nice heat that accompany a nice seafood taste. I liked this one – probably the best bean vermicelli I’ve tried yet! 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 8934563309114

Here’s a Vina Acecook ad for a cup product.

More awesome older Vietnamese music.

#743: Mamee Express Cup Tom Yum Flavour

Here’s one my sis got me in the Vancouver, BC area. Tom Yum’s usually something I like – let’s see!

The distributor’s sticker.

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

Side panel (click image to enlarge).

The noodle block did not want to come out of the cup! The cup by the way is plastic and the lid is made of foil.

Powder seasoning packet.

…and its contents.

Seasoned oil.

If you’re wondering, what I do is put a little hot water in the little cup and swish it around so I can get the seasoned oil out after the photograph.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added a little Huy Fong Sriracha on top. I’m pleasantly surprised! The noodles aren’t bad – better than expected. Tom Yum is usually a spicy, citrussy flavor. They got it right! This is a decent cup! 3.75 out of 5.0 stars! UPC bar code 9555022301235 .

Hey cool – the Malasian noodle festival!

Hey this sounds good! Check it out!

#689: Namchow Mee Jang Noodle Soup Sour Spicy Shrimp (Tom Yum)

Here’s the first review I’m doing with my new camera! No more Blackberry 8900 camera – now I’ll be using a Sony Cybershot 14.1MP! Should look better now, hopefully! Today I decided to dig out this bowl – it’s one my wife got for me for my birthday at Uwajimaya. Let’s give it a looksie!

Side panel information (click image to enlarge).

Here’s the noodle block in the bowl. I’m going to use a new bowl today but I’ll use this one to cook them!

Dry seasonings packet.

…and the contents!

Liquid seasoning paste.

Had a very citrus odor – fitting for a Tom Yum.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Notice the new bowl? My mother in law got that for me at the 99 Ranch Market in Pleasanton, California this last week! Thank you! Added one fried egg and sprinkled a little Jane’s Krazy Mixed Up Salt on top and added a smattering of Bird’s Eye Stir Fry vegetables. The noodles are pretty standard noodle bowl noodles and  nothing remarkable. The broth was disappointing; spicy but not flavorful enough. When I slurped the broth at the end I tasted a lot of heat and very little flavor. 2.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC barcode 684431000732 – get the shrimp tom yum variety here.

Thai elections commercial

These guys need more stage presence, plain and simple; c’mon, move around a bit! This is s’posed to be heavy!

#254: Vina Acecook Daily Instant Noodle Hot & Spicy Tom Yum

So on our very recent trip to a new Asian grocery, we found a lot of products by Vina Acecook. So there will be a few reviews by them coming at you fast and furious! First off, some Tom Yum! One thing real quick though – notice on the top of the package label where it says ‘Made With Japanese Technology?’ Didn’t find really anything about the Japanese technology anywhere but did find this sitting in a lonely corner of the web:

DEAR SIR OR MADAM
WE, VIFON-ACECOOK, IS ONE OF THE LEADING INSTANT NOODLES MANUFACTURERS IN VIETNAM. WITH MADE BY JAPANESE TECHNOLOGY, OUR PRODUCTS WILL OFFER YOU HIGH QUALITY AND REASONABLE PRICE. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT US v. OR www.vifon-acecook.com FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.
WITH BEST REGARD,
TAN LE PHAT.

From top going clockwise, seasoned oil, powdered soup base, veggies and then paste soup base.

The colors here are very nice. I noticed right away that the veggies didn’t have your standard whiff but more of a herby smell like something you’d find in spaghetti. It was nice and refreshing.

Finished product (click image to enlarge). The noodles are very reminiscent of MAMA’s noodles. They’re seasoned on their own and can be eaten straight. The veggies are reasonably ample and very nice. The broth is perfect. I like how it wasn’t overly hot or overly lemony; it was a perfect balance of the two. Also, it didn’t seem as salty as other Tom Yum instant noodles. I’m going to say that this is the finest Tom Yum flavor instant noodle I’ve sampled yet and give it 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. Truly a pleasant surprise. Get it here.

#29: Namchow Mee-Jang Tom Yum Shrimp Bowl


Namchow: Tom Yum Shrimp Bowl Stars: *** 1/2
Notes: Just polished it off a minute ago. Not extremely complicated but a very satisfying bowl.
Upon opening the packaging, the consumer is greeted by two small but very clear pouches
of which one contains a mix of chili oil/seasoning oil, and the other a base with
dehydrated meat ad vegetables. After leaving it to steep with some boiling water, the
end product is a bowl full of bright red broth and some really greasy noodles. Wasn’t a
really hot bowl; on the contrary, it was very citrussy flavored. But very very greasy. I
can’t begin to describe how greasy it is! A worthy bowl of noodles on it’s own.