One thing that tends to baffle a lot of my readers is my fascination with ‘store brands.’ I often get ‘it nothing special’ and thoughts like that. To me however, any instant noodle I’ve not reviewed before is definitely fair game and believe it or not, store brands tend to be much harder for me to source than any others. The reason for this is that large supermarket chains are mostly regional and don’t distribute their instant noodle varieties to anywhere other than their own stores. This one is particularly special – I got this one on my trip to Malaysia, and got it at the Econsave grocery store in Butterworth, Penang!
Here’s a pic of the instant noodle aisle at Econsave! Our host Thomas of MyKuali treated me to a ton of varieties from here! Thanks again! Here’s a link to the travelog of my trip to Malaysia. Let’s have a look at this store brand from so far away at an Econsave in Penang.
Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. to prepare, boil 400ml water and add in seasoning. Add in noodle block and cook for 2 minutes. Enjoy!
The noodle block.
The seasoning sachet.
Has a nice curry scent.
Finished (click image to enlarge). Added tau pok (tofu puff), coriander, mung bean sprouts, fishball and sweet onion. The noodles are a very standard instant – good gauge and chew. The broth has a nice curry flavor – not bland but good. This is a decent curry instant. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9555501400978.
Crossroads: A Popular History of Malaysia and Singapore – (from Amazon) – In this fully updated, second edition of Crossroads, Jim Baker adds two new chapters that bring Malaysia and Singapore into the middle of the first decade of the 21st century. The original text (which traces the complex currents of history and politics of Malaysia and Singapore—neighbours with a common past) is also revised to re-evaluate events in the context of an expanded history.
Looks like a special store opening at another Econsave!