I pulled the Mama Pork Flavored Ramen out of my Ramenbox tonight and cooked it up. I was interested in this mainly because it was on-top, well, right underneath the onion flavored ramen that came double wrapped. (I am saving that one for when my wife is not home to complain about the smell).
Anyway, this ramen has a unique feature, the spice packet has a side packet that contains chili powder. This let me easily control the level of spice, although for me that was simple, just dump in all the chili powder.
Something else that I noticed at the bottom, ramen packets are recyclable. Right below the ramen symbol I saw “Product of Thailand, For export only”. I wonder why it is export only? Perhaps because there is no Thai on the packet for instructions or ingredient?
When I dumped the noodles into the water, I found a new surprise, there’s a 2nd flavor packet in there. It was a paste of some sort, so I saved it and added it to the noodles after I strained them. I think it had most of the good flavor in it, but I’m not 100% sure.
Anyway, the flavor was good for this ramen. I should have gone with my gut and ate it as soup, but I really enjoyed the texture of the noodles. The spice left a nice tingle on my lips but was not too much. I find myself without too much to say otherwise about the flavor, mainly, it was porky. I guess it’s a good thing that food reviewer is not my full-time job.