November 1, 2014

#1514: Maggi Royale Penang Seafood Curry

One thing I didn’t expect to see during our stay in Malaysia – in the lobby of the hotel we stayed at, there was a Halloween display! A pretty good sized one, too! It seems that Halloween is somewhat popular over there! Well, last night was Halloween and we got a huge bowl of candy (yes, I tossed in some instant noodles for the trick or treaters as well). Well, nobody came. Not one kid. So, we have a ton of candy. Those kids really missed out – we’re generous when it comes to candy!

Maggi is one of the biggest instant noodle manufacturers in the world. Their products are available virtually everywhere with varieties spanning many regional tastes. During our trip to Malaysia, we had breakfast at the buffet at the Easting Penang hotel. One thing that caught my eye was ‘Wok Fried Maggi Mee.’ It was something I’d never seen before; instant noodles being served in a restaurant setting, and it fascinating to see how intrinsic they are to daily life there. Maggi Malaysia sent me a four pack of these a month or so ago.

What’s really neat about this is that I can say from first hand experience that there’s nothing like a good spicy paste on the streets of Penang. I got to sample lots of sambal – so tasty! Let’s see how this new Maggi Royale Penang Seafood Curry compares!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Comtains shrimp. To prepare, add everything but the creamer sachet to 360ml boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Stir in contents of the creamer sachet and enjoy!

The noodle block.

A soup base sachet.

This has a strong prawn scent.

The non-dairy creamer sachet.

A very light powder.

The chilli paste sachet.

Has a nice spicy scent to it.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added mung bean sprouts, Chinese long beans, shrimp, sliced squid and tau pok (tofu puff). The noodles are very good – wider than Maggi’s normal gauge and they do indeed have a springiness with a touch of crumble when munched. The broth has a nice creamy seafood curry taste. It’s got a nice and relatively strong and spicy taste. Very well rounded and tasty – worth trying! 4.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9556001215499.

Instant Noodles Asam Laksa Flavor (Perencah Asam Laksa) – 2.85 Oz (Pack of 30) Here’s another variety – Asam Laksa – which is a popular Malaysian flavor.

I saw a big display for this stuff in the Econsave in Chain Ferry, Butterworth – probably the only time I’ve ever seen a big instant noodle display like that with signage and everything. I like this marketing method – I wonder if it would go well here in the USA.

Products cooked according to package instructions. Product reviews done prior to adding any additional ingredients.

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