This one was sent by CarJEN of Malaysia – thanks! I did a Meet The Manufacturer with them a while back and since then, they’ve sent me products when they come out. I’m pretty sure this has been out for a little while, but today will be my first taste. Asam translates to sour (usually like tamarind) and pedas translates to spicy, hence, sour and spicy. Let’s give it a try!
Here’s the back of the package (click 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 sachet contents. Stir and enjoy!
The noodle block.
The soup base sachet.
Has a kind of sour and spicy scent!
Finished (click to enlarge). Added chilli padi, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, coriander and tau pok. The noodles were quite good for a standard gauge instant and worked just right – a little chewier than many which I liked. The broth indeed had a sour and spicy flavor to it and a kind of tomato/mackerel sauce element like asam laksa. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9557226082828.
Curious about where these instant noodles come from? Well, they’re made in Melaka, Malaysia. Where’s Melaka? Perhaps this map would help!
A recipe for homemade asam pedas – a very colorful dish!