April 5, 2017

#2404: MyKuali Penang Hokkien Prawn Noodle Soup

#2404: MyKuali Penang Hokkien Prawn Noodle Soup - Malaysia - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Her’s one you may not have seen from MyKuali before. Actually, you have on here , but with different clothing. So this is what is now known and seen more commonly as MyKuali Spicy Prawn Noodle Soup. However, it is dressed differently for the Singaporean market. Curious about what Hokkien Prawn is all about? Here’s something 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). There is also a vegan varieties

There are two types of Hokkien mee: Hokkien black mee and Hokkien fried mee. Hokkien hae mee (Hokkien prawn noodles) is commonly served in Penang and Singapore while Hokkien char mee (Hokkien black noodles) is commonly served in Kuala Lumpur and the Klang Valley. The dish commonly referred to as “Hokkien mee”, depending on the locality, can mean either Hokkien hae mee or Hokkien char mee. For example, Hokkien mee in Kuala Lumpur refers to Hokkien char mee.

Hokkien hae mee
(prawn noodles)
Hokkien char mee
(fried noodles)
Refers to either the Penang prawn noodle or Singapore prawn noodle Refers to the Kuala Lumpur Hokkien noodle
Soup based (Penang) and stir fried (Singapore) Stir fried
Egg noodles and rice noodles Fat yellow noodles
No dark soya sauce used Dark soya sauce is used
Prawn is the main ingredient with slices of chicken or pork, squid and fish cake. kangkung (water spinach) is common in the Penang version Slices of chicken or pork, squid and cabbage
 

As you can see, there’s a bit of difference between the many versions. So this one is the soup version popular in Penang but for sale in Singapore. Got it? Let’s check it out!

MyKuali Penang Hokkien Prawn Noodle Soup – Malaysia

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains shrimp. To prepare, add noodle block to 400ml boiling water and cook 3 minutes. Add in powder and paste, then stir. Finally, add garnish and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The powder base sachet.

Has a strong seafood scent.

The paste sachet.

Has a sweet prawn scent.

The garnish sachet.

Fried onions!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, spring onion, tofu puff, hard boiled egg (twins) and shrimp. The noodles are plump and luxuriant. Indeed they are thick and really suck up the liquid to a decent level. The broth is just elegantly strong. So it has a sweet prawn taste, a light spiciness and is thick as it is rich. The included garnish of fried onions are so nice and crunchy – love this one! 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9555655005463.

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