Thursday, 20 August 2009

MAMA shrimp tom yum instant noodles

These Thai MAMA brand instant noodles recently appeared in my local supermarket, and so when Tamarind and Thyme recommended then too, I thought I'd better give them a go. There was only one variety though, so shrimp tom yum it was.

As you can see the noodles came with a couple of different flavour sachets and a whole sachet of ground chilli. The noodles themselves also seemed to be flecked with chilli powder. So unsuprisingly the cooked noodles were pretty hot and spicy. In fact I cunningly anticipated this and didn't add all the chilli sachet initially. Even with just a light sprinkling of chilli the noodles left my lips tingling and by the end of my meal I had a distinctly rosy glow about my person. I think this was just the right amount of heat for me, but I will admit to being rather wussy about chilli so someone more robust than me could probably have coped with the whole packet. These noodles were full of flavour and did a pretty good job of capturing the hot and sour flavours of a tom yum soup. The addition of a few prawns and vegetables would turn this into quite a substantial meal, but even on their own these noodles made a quick and tasty supper.

I think I still prefer the more subtle but still intensely savoury flavours of Indomie's mi goreng instant noodles, but the MAMA shrimp tom yum instant noodles are a very different, but good, spicy alternative.

I rate them 7.5/10
Cost: Approximate £0.40 per packet.


Unknown said...

It is good to have you rating them - I haven't found one I like yet, but I will keep an eye on your discoveries!

TheFastestIndian said...

Hello there and thanks for the comment!

I'll definitely be looking out for some other varieties but am slightly hoping that they may have a bit less chilli in them!

Anonymous said...

:D Silver packet noodles!!! Yeah, I love em! Their flavour is really punchy and in your face! And yes, quite spicy. Sorry for not warning you about that!

TheFastestIndian said...

Good recommendation though!