March 22, 2015

#1617: MyKuali Penang Hokkien Prawn Noodle (New Improved Taste)

During my trip last year to Malaysia, I got to try a lot of Hokkien mee. I think about 4 or 5 different restaurants. Here’s a little bit of info about it from wikipedia:

Hokkien mee is a dish in Malaysian and Singaporean cuisine that has its origins in the cuisine of China’s Fujian (Hokkien) province. In its most common form, the dish consists of egg noodles and rice noodles stir-fried with egg, slices of pork, prawns and squid, and served and garnished with vegetables, small pieces of lard, sambal sauce and lime (for adding the lime juice to the dish).

One thing I heard repeatedly was that hawkers and restaurants change up their recipes often to keep competitive. Well, MyKuali seems to be following their lead by upping noodle quality and the recipe for the paste. Let’s have a look at the new and improved MyKuali Hokkien Prawn Noodle!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Contains
shrimp. To prepare, add noodle block to 380ml boiling water and
cook for 3 minutes. Add in contents of seasoning and paste
sachets and stir. Garnish with fried onions. Enjoy!

The noodle block.

The seasoning sachet.

Has a seafood scent.

The paste sachet.

Has a sweet prawn scent.

The fried onions sachet.

Excellent quantity and good sized pieces.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added shrimp, pork, hard boiled egg, mung bean sprouts and coriander. The noodles are great – gauge is just a little wider than standard. They soak in
a decent amount of flavor from the broth and have a good chewiness. The broth is a work of art; the strength of sweet prawn flavor is balanced with a well-tempered amount of heat.
It’s thick and has a perfect oiliness to it. To top it off, the fried onions are the best I’ve encountered in the instant noodle world; they are of good size and plentiful. Feels like I’m back
in Penang! 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9555655005258.

MyKuali Penang Hokkien Pawn Noodle (4 Packs)

A short news clip about a man who made Hokkien mee in Penang for 50 years!

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

4 thoughts on “#1617: MyKuali Penang Hokkien Prawn Noodle (New Improved Taste)

  1. David Knecht

    On your recommendation, I tried these noodles. While I enjoyed them, when I looked at the nutritional information I was disappointed. My favorite soup so far is Ve Wong Port and Chicken flavor. They have 800mg sodium and 12 g fat. These noodles have over 2000mg sodium and 20g fat. You should keep the nutritional aspect in mind when making recommendations. The sodium in this soup is more than the recommended DAILY amount.

    1. Hans "The Ramen Rater" Lienesch Post author

      So you think I should change every review I have ever done to reflect health concerns? A little late in the game for that, plus I review solely based upon my own personal taste, not on packaging or healthfulness. I should mention that I do include the image of the back/side panels of every product since around review #600 – scans that usually include all the nutrition facts.

      – TRR

      1. David Knecht

        “So you think I should change every review I have ever done to reflect health concerns?”
        I don’t expect you to go back and change them all, but I would certainly expect that nutrition should be at least a consideration in reviews that you do. Some of these soups are absurdly high in fat and/or sodium and if I can get one I like as much but is more healthy, then that is an easy choice. I am also not saying that nutrition should the major factor in a review, but it is something you could highlight for ones that are especially bad or good. If you eat ramen once a week, who cares. If you eat it every day, you should be concerned, especially if you have high blood pressure. As to the images, I had initially read only the “top 10” reviews and now I see that the package info is in the full review. That is great, so thanks for including it.


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