2/19/2014 – SPECIAL NOTE: I’ve received many emails and comments from people asking where to purchase these noodles. Here is a list that was posted on MyKuali’s facebook page – check it out!
So as I said at the end of the interview, this will be a ‘split’ Meet The Manufacturer. As soon as it’s ready, MyKuali will be sending their new Tom Yum noodle to review. But today, we have Penang white curry! So most people know about curry, but what about Penang? Wikipedia had this to say on their food:
Penang, long known as the food capital of Malaysia, is renowned for its good and varied food. Penang was recognised as having the Best Street Food in Asia by Time magazine in 2004, citing that “nowhere else can such great tasting food be so cheap”. Penang’s cuisine reflects the Chinese, Nyonya, Malay and Indian ethnic mix of Malaysia, but also shows some influence of Thailand. Its especially famous “hawker food”, many served al fresco, strongly features noodles, spices, and fresh seafood. The best places to savour Penang’s food include Gurney Drive, Pulau Tikus, New Lane, New World Park, Penang Road and Chulia Street, as well as Raja Uda and Chai Leng Park over on the mainland. Penang is also famed for its traditional biscuits such as the tau sar pneah (bean paste biscuit). Aside from that, Penang is also ranked among top ten greatest street food cities in Asia, according to CNN Go.
MyKuali is well known for their special pastes and so let’s see how this translates into the instant noodle world.
Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Contains MSG and shrimp paste.
The noodle block.
Seasoning powder packet.
Has a nice scent with shrimp notes.
A large packet of curry paste.
A strong scent of shrimp and other seasonings – looks good!
Something I’ve never seen before – a packet of non dairy creamer!
Very light and fine powder.
Finished – thanks to my Mom & Sister for getting me this new bowl on their trip to Canada (click image to enlarge)! Added shrimp, Vidalia sweet onion, green onion and broccoli. The noodles are a little wider than your typical instant and have a very nice chew to them and are top notch. The broth is amazing; deep curry flavor. Spicy too – really spicy! This broth is so rich and fill; it’s a curry lover’s dream. I’m very pleased with this one – 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 955655005197.
Here’s a look at street vendors in Penang, Malaysia. Looks really good!