Broth: Mama Shrimp Creamy Tom Yum Flavour
Ramen Block: Paldo Seafood Noodle Soup
Vegetables: Paldo Seafood Noodle Soup
So today Josh and I are doing the first installment of #RamenLabs. This is where we make our own modifications to ramen in order to create culinary masterpieces that dazzle the senses and put lead in your pencil!
With this one, we combine the noodle block from one Ramen with the flavour sachets from another. Why, you ask? After thoroughly enjoying Mama’s Shrimp Creamy Tom Yum Flavour but finding the noodle block lacking we decided to see if we can perfect this dish ourselves.
We are a big fan of the Korean Noodle blocks; wide girth, thick and slightly chewy noodles are absolutely perfect for Ramen. For the noodle blocks we used one from a yet-to-be-reviewed (Update: It’s now been reviewed) Paldo Seafood Noodle Soup (we have had enough Paldo to know these guys have good noodle blocks).
We donned our white lab coats and got to sciencing (Look it up, real word. Honest). Both of our Korean noodles came with sachets of dehydrated vegetables – that was another thing lacking in Mama‘s ramen – so of course we decided to throw those in with this creation. This is science ladies and gentleman; are we creating the ultimate delicacy or are we creating Frankenstein’s monster? Who knows? Wait a second, in a few minutes we will! What a turn of events!
Adding the dehydrated vegetables from the Paldo pack was a great idea; Mama‘s noodles were missing roughage so the extra spring onion, dehydrated cuttlefish, (a pink thing we assume was supposed to be prawn), and carrot was a welcome addition and really added to the depth of this meal.
As suspected the noodles were a vast improvement over the ones Mama provided; I remember loving this broth, but I loved it even more with the Korean Noodles. Delicious.
Josh – Mama knows their flavouring, it was quite the privilege to come back to this delicious noodley treat. The added roughage was a welcome addition and I must admit perfected an already fantastic ramen. The thicker noodles gave the whole thing an added touch, carrying more of the flavour across my taste buds. Even the added dehydrated seafood was not lost on me, I enjoyed Paldo‘s dehydrated shrimp and cuttlefish although, I found the latter to not rehydrate as well as I have found in other instant seafood ramen.
I have an overall feeling of euphoria; this was delicious. We should do this more often. Two thumbs up; if you have these noodles lying around, or see them both in your local supermarket, be sure to grab them and whip up this #RamenLabs creation!
Josh – It’s a nice feeling to come back to a ramen that I know won’t bend me over, drop my pants and demolish my butt; what’s better is knowing that the burps for the next few hours will taste of pure tom yum deliciousness. I would recommend this to almost anyone, I would say that it was a little spicier than I remember, but perhaps that is due to the time since our last spicy ramen consumption. My tongue is ready for another taste, my bowels are grateful for not being punished later. All aboard the Mama Train (in hindsight that sounds a lot worse than intended).
Thanks for reading! Stay tuned this week as we get back to our regular ramen regret reviews!