Saturday, July 29, 2006

Mi Hai Cua - Crab Flavour

Here's one that I picked mostly for the weirdness factor. The Mi Hai Cua brand is imported from Singapore and this particular packet is crab flavoured. The picture on the cover is not particularly appetizing, showing two uncooked blue crabs (they turn red after they've been cooked). Despite previous bad experiences with Unif-100 and Kung-Fu shrimp flavored ramen, I was willing to give this one a shot, mostly just to see what it was like.

Well, the good news is that the seafood flavour wasn't very pervasive. However, the bad news was that the seafood flavour was pretty much nonexistent. I won't say that these noodles were bland, but they certainly lacked distinction. Actually, it reminded me a lot of the other two Shrimp Flavored ramen that I have had before, although this one didn't have as much fishiness as those.

Overall, it was not something that I would throw away, but it was definitely not something I would buy again either. The flavor was certainly not bad, there was just really no flavor besides MSG and salt in here. My advice is to stay away from all seafood related flavors unless they are hot and spicy as well!

Mi Hai Cua - Crab Flavour - 2.5/10


Noodles Freak said...

i'm from singapore.. And I never seen this instand noodles or brand before.. =/

Noodles Freak said...

i'm from singapore.. And I never seen this instant noodles or brand before.. =/

Anonymous said...

I disagree. I love these noodles, and though the flavour does kind of lack distinction, the texture of the noodles are far superior to that of alot of the top brands, like Nissin. It's closest to 'al dente' in terms of instant noodles~

Jollybee said...

To say the truth, seldom an Asian would pick any Singapore brand in the supermarket logically. I am also surprised to find a SG brand Ramen as well. I believe many products are exported to the West due to not accepted well in Asia.

I really would like you to try the Korean seafood Ramen. They are sometimes better than the Kimchi ramen.

Anonymous said...

I have to agree with Anonymous 8/21/2011. These noodles are far superior to any of the domestic brands like Nissin Top Ramen. I like that the taste isn't overwhelming like the Top Ramen flavor packets. Haven't found any other imported brands that taste better, but then again I haven't bought that many since most of them cost much more than this brand.