March 20, 2014

#1342: Ah Lai White Curry Noodle

I’ve been trying lots of new varieties from Malaysia lately. Malaysian varieties have a lot of interesting tastes and flavors. I find it fascinating that there are so many countries in the world using so many different ingredients in a multitude of ways. Let’s check out this curry.

Here’s the back of this package (click image to enlarge). Contains shrimp. I should note the nutrition ‘facts’ on this packaging. There is no way that they’re right, which is a real bummer. I’m on a diet as most of you know, and it’s really nice to think that this could be only 122 calories, but that’s just impossible. To prove this, let’s look at the size of the package – 110g. The noodle block comprises 63g in this one (I weighed it) – let’s say half of that is wheat flour. The USDA says there are 364 calories in 100g of wheat flour, so there are 114.66 calories in 31.5g. Would be nice to see this fixed so I know what to enter into MyFitnessPal. To prepare, add noodle block to 370ml boiling water for 3 minutes. Add contents of sachets, stir gently and enjoy.

The noodle block.

The liquid sachet.

Has a very nice scent.

A seasoning powder sachet.

Interesting – says it’s sugar and vegetable powder.

The second seasoning sachet.

Non dairy creamer.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added fish balls and coriander (cilantro). The noodles were pretty good with a nice gauge and chew. The broth was excellent – a nice spicy curry flavor that was rich and full. Quite tasty!  4.5 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 9555133001628.

Here’s a short video about how the Calorie is calculated and how it works.