Click image to enlarge. Added an egg during the boil as instructed on the package [yay!]. This is some serious stuff – the noodles are very nice – not plump but very tasty with a slightly crumbly nature on the palate after a chew or two. The flavoring is perfect; a lot of lemony shrimp and spicy heat going on. The egg entices and offers a cooling oasis of respite from the fiery tastes offered. I loved it. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars.
So I’ve been doing these slowly because they’re so cool! Another my sis brought back from Canada. Tom Yam eh? Should be interesting!
Two packets – seasoned stuff on the left and powder on the right.
Powder and paste!
Click image to enlarge. The finished product. It was a trip! As an American, I’m used to one thing with macaroni. Cheese. Or some glue and sticking it to a board and presenting it as art. This stuff is great – it was a little spicy, a light bit seafoody and very citrussy! I found it to be quite good. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars!
So here’s another of Vina Acecook’s line of ‘Daily’ instant noodles, hot & sour with shrimp. Sounds good to me; the picture on the front is definitely enticing…
Four packets – that’s always nice. Here we have [clockwise from top left] soup paste, powdered soup base, seasoned oil and veggies as well as dehydrated shrimp.
Clockwise from top: veggies ‘n shrimp, seasoned oil, soup powder, liquid soup paste.
Click image to enlarge. So I added a couple of fried eggs, some fried shallot, a little kizami shoga (ginger you’d find in yakisoba) and a little pepper on the eggs. This is one of the better bowls of noodles I’ve had in quite some time. I become quite fond of how Vina Acecook blends its veggies – there’s always some nice sweet basil in there and it really comes through in the flavor of the broth. The noodles were pre-seasoned and so the sesame oil-esque flavor is easily detected in this soup. The noodles themselves are light and plentiful – not chewy but not spongy. The vegetables really boost on re-hydration which is nice. There was a little hot and a little sour; kind of like Tom Yum soup but much lighter. The eggs and other flavors on top made it absolutely perfect. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars for this one! Find it here.
I like how colorful the Vina Acecook commercials are.
Who knows how old this pack of noodles is – was got from a seedy little asian grocery on Aurora. The liquid packet was pretty much solid.
It had turned to a gritty pasty stuff.
Click image to enlarge. An egg was tossed in with the noodles as the boiled. So works for me – was hot flavor and lemon flavor which is typical for tom yam instant noodles. The noodles weren’t bad. Nothing too crazy here. I’m giving it 2.75 out of 5.0 – okay stuff.
Okay so here’s an interesting one. I saw that it was made and distributed by Walong Marketing so wasn’t sure if Boss Noodle was the brand. But as far as I can tell, these are branded under the Boss Noodle name by Walong so I’m okay with that. During the research I also found Boss Noodle also brought up Big Boss Noodles (swimming devices) and Boss Noodle (anime).
So this looks cheap and I suspect some weirdness here. Styrofoam yeah! So was pleased to find two packets – powder and oil. Was however disappointed to find that veggies were absent.
Click image to enlarge. It’s got some Tom Yumminess going on. Spicy, citrussy. The noodles are for lack of a better term, sad. The broth though kind of makes up for it and so I’m going to give this one an average score of 2.5 out of 5.0 stars. I didn’t like how my fork kept grabbing the Styrofoam on the bottom of the bowl – not sure if I ended jup slurping down any tiny bits of it. I need to learn how to use chopsticks I suppose!
So haven’t had any Tom Yum or Yam for that matter in quite a while. Nor have I had anything by Maggi in a while either. This stuff is from Malaysia! This is a first for me – noodles from Malaysia!!!
Two packets – dry and a paste with an odd smell to it.
A little thing on the back mentions how some people just hate it when people slurp the noodles. This particular package extolls the virtues of it and even encourages prolific slurping.
Hmm… Looks interesting…
Click image to enlarge. Lemon and heat and salty is the broth – as sell as oily and some little bits of vegetable. I liked the noodles too. Not a whole lot here but your basics… I must admit at the end of the bowl it got a little tiresome. I’m intrigues but not overly excited. This one merits a 2.90 out of 5.0 stars – not a 3.0 but not just an average.
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.