Professional Moron’s noodle week continues unabated, today with the unusually titled Mama Cup Rice Noodles Tom Saab Flavour. Not content with supplying delicious rice noodles, Mama also insisted on fabricating an individual called Tom Saab and pretending he’s a flavour. What sort of warped world do they live in?!
Make no mistake about it here, this is the most complex instant noodle pot you’re ever going to come across. To get this one up and running you’re going to have to do 5 separate things! 6, technically, as it took us a good hour to overcome the peculiarity of the name.
Right, so you get a big batch of sachets with this thing, and a completely useless plastic fork which couldn’t be used to eat anything with, let alone noodles from a very hot cup of recently boiled water. A warning sticker should be stuck on the fork, frankly, and we may well e-mail Mama about this along with a question or two about the enigmatic Tom Saab.
The sachets amount to a “soup” sauce and a kind of pointless dinky one which was full of a liquid which we still don’t know is, and a soup paste majigger. Clearly Tom Saab is a spicy flavour and this one had a certain oomph, but it’s not in the same league as Shin Cup Noodle Soup from Oodles of Noodles t’other day.
Ultimately this was somewhat disappointing: a lot of faff for a standard noodle pot. Nothing bad, but nothing spectacular either. Tom Saab – hang your head in shame!
Quite whom Tom Saab is we haven’t been able to figure out, but he clearly has a lot of flavour to give out. Enough to supply an entire chain of noodle pots, it seems, and good on him we say!
Tom Saab aside, the Mama Cup name is pretty cool and makes us think of the opening verse from Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody: “Mama, just boiled instant noodles” etc. The pot’s rather flimsy, though, and with boiling hot water in there the thing’s more likely to kill you than t’other way round. Boiled my kettle and now he’s dead, eh?