I’m always searching around the Internet and checking up on different instant noodle companies to see if they’ve got something new coming to the market! I saw that Mamee Chef has just released this new Lontong Flavour variety and asked if I could get some samples – and I did! So, what’s this Lontong all about? Here’s what the nice folks at Mamee Chef had to say about it:
Lontong is a popular dish among Malays, made of compressed rice cake wrapped inside a banana leaf found in Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore. It is commonly called nasi himpit (“pressed rice”) that goes with a coconut based soup. The dish is more like a vegetable stew with chopped cabbage, turnip and carrots. It is one of the Muslims’ favourite traditional Raya dish that comes with a variety of cooking style namely Lontong Johor, Lontong Lodeh, Lontong Sotong and so forth. The overall taste of lontong is bland and neutral, it depends on other ingredients to give taste through spices and sauces. They include things such as fried tempeh, fried tofu, boiled eggs, dried cuttlefish sambal, fried spicy shredded coconut (serunding kelapa), fried chicken etc.
The highlight of the product is Dato’ Chef Ismail’s Lontong paste that makes our Lontong has the authentic flavor, which makes Mamee Chef Lontong as close to the real dish as possible. I have attached the press release for your better understanding on Mamee Chef Lontong. Hope you enjoy the Mamee Chef Lontong as much as we do!
Definitely sounds interesting! Let’s open this cup of the new Mamee Chef Lontong Flavour!
Here’s detail of the side panels (click image to enlarge). Contains prawn. To prepare, empty sachets into cup and add 350ml boiling water. Cover and let steep for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!
Detail of the lid (click image to enlarge).
An included fork!
The noodle block.
A dry sachet.
Soup base powder and garnish in one.
A sachet of non dairy creamer.
A very light powder.
The paste sachet.
This one smells absolutely wonderful!
Finished (click image to enlarge). Added fried tofu, shrimp, Chinese long bean, white onion, mung bean sprouts and hard boiled egg. The noodles came out exceptionally well and perfectly hydrated. The gauge was good and had a decent chew to them. The broth is first off a lot of fun to look at; the red and cream colors are really good looking. The broth has a creamy and spicy taste with lots of nice pieces of pepper ring floating in it. This was top notch stuff – 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9555022304748.
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A video from The Rakyat Post of a recent press conference featuring Mamee Chef Lontong Flavour.