Alrighty so here’s another one of the Myojo varieties I have from Singapore. These are new formulations of longstanding popular varieties. Indeed, they invoke the term ‘yummy’ on this packaging and I will admit that although I rarely use it, it’s an important term. Let’s see if it’s fitting to include it in this one.
#2735: Myojo Chicken Abalone Flavour – Singapore
Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains crustacean, fish, and shellfish. To prepare, add noodles to 450ml boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!
A tight-knit noodle block.
The soup base sachet.
A light powder.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added baked chicken, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, spring onion, and hard boiled egg. The noodles have a gauge which seems slightly bigger than your standard instant and a little more backbone on the tooth to match. The broth has a nice chicken taste with a hint of abalone. A nice repast. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8888107000046.
Okay first off, this isn’t a noodle review and I know, I know… But this one looks exactly like the other ones they sell that are noodles. FF (Fashion Foods) has these little bowls with lids everywhere, and usually they’re either a wheat instant noodle or instant vermicelli. I looked at it, didn’t recognize it, and popped it in my basket thinking I’ve just found a rice noodle version of their stuff I hadn’t tried previously. Well, this is a broth with rice. I only realized this until I had done the picture of the side panels.
Pictures of the side panels… They a lot of the time are what take the most time of reviews. Indeed, these bowls are the absolutely hardest ones to do! The plastic wrap is shrink wrap and so I could try cutting it off and scanning it, but that’s not going to work; too crinkly. So, I have to resort to my old method: rotate and take a picture. I do this until I get all around the bowl and then hand crop and stitch and clone stamp them into something hopefully presentable. Well, let’s make some rice soup.
Fashion Food Yummy Spicy Rice Soup With Seafood – Thailand
Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains seafood. To prepare, add everything to the bowl and add 350ml water. Microwave uncovered for 4 minutes at 800W (if your microwave has a ‘power level,’ try setting it at 8). Finally, stir and enjoy!
The rice sachet.
A dry base sachet.
Smells kinda spicy.
Some solid ingredients.
Bits of onion and other things. So the straight pieces are dehydrated crab stick – imitation crab.
A liquid sachet.
As you can see, it’s rice. Indeed the grains are extra short – rice is cooked then dehydrated to make it quickly hydrated again.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added nothing. So the rice hydrated pretty well. Indeed there’s a decent amount of it as well. Indeed the broth has a spicy flavor, as well as a seafood taste. Moreover, there are lots of bits of seafood going on in here. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8850412374334.
So here’s some interesting stuff. It doesn’t say its any particular flavor other than ‘pho.’ Not beef or veggies or chicken. I’m going to guess beef. The picture looks kinda beefy.
Serious labeling here – paste soup, powder soup. Kind of makes my comments here pointless. On the obverse of the powder soup is the list of ingredients. I don’t think I’ve ever seen that, nor have I see the measurements as on these.
The noodles are cool looking – very uniform. The paste was asking for a little taste – very spicy!
Click image to enlarge. Added two fried eggs and a pinch of Tony Chachere’s Creole Seasoning. So this is some awesome stuff! The noodles have a nice freshness to them. They don’t seem like they’re fried. The broth and veggies are really really good – some spicy bit in there that have my tongue burning!!! Good quality going on here. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.
More home video of people I don’t know from YouTube.
So this looks a lot like Nissin’s Yakisoba… Hmmm…. I wonder if it is as good? Better? Let’s see…
Click image to enlarge. Top looks very familiar… Note the top left pour spout cover.
Four good sized packets…
Click image to enlarge. Noodles are good – not much backbone but they have spirit! The vegetables are ample and crisp! The sauce flavor is very yakisoba and the green packet at the end? Sprinkle me up some seaweed! This is the good stuff. Highly recommended! 4.75 out of 5.0 stars – was slightly dry. Get it here.
Doll Brand eh? Hmm… Haven’t had any noodles by these guys in a long time. Shrimp sounds good this morning. Let’s give them a try. I like how it also let’s me know that they are yummy by exclaiming that they are yummy right on the front of the package – that’s useful consumer information right there!
Simple yet elegant packet design.
So far so good and then we hit a stumbling block. Sweet mother this powder stinks! I mean really; I’m disgusted. It smells of rancid seafood. I’m not at all happy.
Until I added the noodles and broth that is! What a 360! Firstly, the noodles are superb for instants. They’re firm and slightly chewy. I like them a lot and they stood out immediately. Then the broth. It’s tasty and has a couple flavors going on – shrimp and onion and the flavors sway back and forth between each other as a bird catching an island breeze at sunset. I found myself slurping on soup then munching on noodles. This is an excellent bowl of noodles! I’m going to say as far as anything proclaiming shrimp flavor on the package, that this is the best I’ve ever had. Yay! So I’m going to give overall a 4.0 out of 5.0 points. Well done Doll! Get it here.