July 5, 2015

#1713: CarJEN Otentiq Cheezy Mushroom Instant Noodles

So here’s a new one from CarJEN – a new line called Otentiq. You might remember seeing CarJEN’s Nyonya Curry Laksa on this year’s big top ten list in the 4th place spot. I’ve seen very few cheese themed instant noodles in the past, and I believe this is the first one from Malaysia. Very curious how it will be – if the Laksa is any gauge, this could be really good! There’s also a CarJEN Otentiq Cheezy Curry coming soon as well! Let’s check it out!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodle block to 400ml boiling water and cook for 2 minutes. Add in contents of mushrooms sachet and cook for 1 additional Minute. Stir contents of cheese powder sachet evenly and garnish with contents of parsley sachet. Enjoy!

The noodle block.

The cheese powder sachet.

Lots of cheesy goodness!

The mushrooms sachet.

Lots of mushroom bits.

The garnish sachet.

Parsley.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added Swiss cheese and a couple sliced mushrooms. The noodles come out nice and plump, soaking up a good amount of broth and have a perfect texture to them. The broth is really great – first off, it’s thick, almost sauce like. It has a very tasty cheese flavor augmented with a little bit of black pepper. It’s not too much black pepper taste either – it’s just right. The bits of mushroom that came with this one hydrated very nicely. The parsley on top was s very nice and very unique touch. Excellent! 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9557226083054.

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A CarJEN video showing their factory and products.

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

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