Ok, so I don’t think I’ve been bugged more by any company to try an instant variety before. I mean wow – daily asks of ‘have you tried it yet?’ The folks at MyOri are ultra excited about this one! Well, today is the day! I think I’m ready! I really like green curry, but never been a huge fan of rice vermicelli. However, rice vermicelli has been kind of growing on me in the last year, so we shall see. Let’s pop this sucker open and give it a go!
Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Contains fish and shrimp products. To prepare, boil 350ml water. Add in curry paste sachet. Add in rice vermicelli. Cook for 3 minutes, then add in the powder seasoning. Enjoy!
The rice vermicelli block.
The powder base.
Again like their original white curry noodle, a light powder with little flecks in it.
The paste sachet.
Green stuff! Smells really good!
Finished (click image to enlarge). Added baked chicken, mung bean sprouts, white onion, red bell pepper and mint. The rice vermicelli is your standard variety – not bad. I find them easier to eat when sliced a couple times with kitchen scissors. The broth. Wow. Now I see why they wanted me to try this stuff! The flavor is just amazing. A good amount of heat but not enough to put anyone off. A green curry flavor that’s just perfect – deep and rich and a little sweet as well. This is remarkable – easily the best rice vermicelli variety I’ve ever had – just amazing stuff! 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9554100286433.
Modern Dreams: An Inquiry into Power, Cultural Production, and the Cityscape in Contemporary Urban Penang, Malaysia – (from Amazon) A fascinating ethnographic study of the cultural politics of urban redevelopment in Kampung Serani, one Penang community, in the 1990s. Through interviews, newspaper reports, and other records, Goh considers changing notions of culture, ethnic identity, and urban space.
A Chinese New Year celebration in Georgetown, Penang from 2014 – lots of great performances to see! What’s amazing about Malaysia is that with so many cultures, there’s a festival of one kind or another going on all the time.