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#1942: Ibumie Always Mi Goreng Perisa Sambal Udang

The last of the Ibumie Always Mi Goreng varietals I found at 99 Ranch recently – or I should say my lovely wife say them. Udang means prawn and sambal is wondroud spicy stuff of dreamsLet’s check it out!

The back of the big 5 pack (click to enlarge). Contains fish and crustacean.

The back of the package (click to enlarge). To prepare, boil noodle block for 3 minutes and drain. Add in sachet contents. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

A dual sachet.

The chilli powder atop dry seasoning base.

A dual sachet of liquids.

Spicy sauce and sweet soy sauce.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added coriander, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, chilli paddi, fried garlic, and shrimp with a little Shark Brand Sriracha sauce. The noodles did great – decent chew and gauge. The flavor was kind of a surprise; I expected a bit spicier. The prawn taste was definitely there. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN 850248004182.

Ibumie Mi Goreng Original Instant Noodles ( 10 Packs X 2.82oz)

An Ibumie Always Mi Goreng TV spot.

#1900: Ibumie Always Mi Goreng Perisa Kari Kapitan

Well folks, we’re in the home stretch to the 2,000th review. To be honest, I never had a clue I would be reviewing instant noodles every day – never in a million years. Anyways, still quite a few to go so let’s check this one out. Kapitan Kari literally means ‘Captain Curry’ – kind of like the king of curry. Let’s rip this one open and give it a try!

The enormous distributor/export sticker on the back of the 5 packs (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free. To prepare, add noodle block to a pot of boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. While the noodle cook, add the sachet contents to a bowl. Drain noodles. Add noodles to the bowl and mix thoroughly with sachet contents. Enjoy!

The back of the package (click to enlarge).

The noodle block.

A dual sachet.

Chilli powder atop seasoning base.

A dual sachet of seasoned oil and sweet soy sauce.

The two liquids mingling.

A garnish sachet.

Fried shallots.

Finished (click to enlarge). Ate it straight. The noodles have a good gauge and chew – very standard. The flavor was awesome – curry and spicy and sweet and it was nice on the oiliness and everything! Only issue was there wasn’t enough of it! 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9555050301160.

Ibumie Mi Goreng Original Instant Noodles ( 10 Packs X 2.82oz)

An Ibumie Mi Goreng TV commercial.

#1874: Ibumie Always Mi Goreng Perisa Thai Tom Yam

Well, this is embarrassing… From time to time I’ve accidentally pasted the watermark twice and one ends up in the middle of the image. Sorry about that! About a month or so ago my wife and I were at the Edmonds 99 Ranch Market and she noticed a whole bunch of varieties and asked if I’d tried them. I’m legally blind, which basically means my eyesight is there, but so poor that it’s hard for me to cross the street, would be a menace behind the wheel, and miss a lot of instant noodles that my wife catches at the store! Let’s check out this Tom Yam flavored mi goreng!

This is a huge distributor’s label on the 5 pack (click to enlarge).

Here’s the back of one of the individual package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, boil noodles for 3 minutes and drain. Add in all sachet contents and stir. Enjoy!

The noodle block.

A dual sachet.

Chilli powder atop seasoning base.

A dual liquid sachet.

Seasoned oil mingling with sweet soy sauce.

A sachet that says ‘chilli sauce ala Thailand’ on it…

Has a very sweet scent.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Dodo prawn fkavior fish balls, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, lime and coriander. The noodles are good – decent gauge, nice chew. The flavor is a little different. First, it’s spicy. Then sweet. Then I’m getting this odd bitter taste; and where’s the lemongrass? I really like the idea of tom yum mi goreng, but this isn’t what I think of when I think tom yum. 2.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9555050301122.

Ibumie Mi Goreng Original Instant Noodles ( 10 Packs X 2.82oz)

An Ibumie Always Mi Goreng TV commercial.

#1862: Ibumie Always Mi Goreng Asli

For awhile now, people have been asking if I’d reviewed Ibumie’s Always Mi Goreng. Well, no – that’s because I’d never found it or received a sample or donation from a reader. I’ve seen it around for years on the Internet. About a month or so ago my wife and I were at the Edmonds 99 Ranch Market and she noticed a whole bunch of varieties and asked if I’d tried them. I’m legally blind, which basically means my eyesight is there, but so poor that it’s hard for me to cross the street, would be a menace behind the wheel, and miss a lot of instant noodles that my wife catches at the store! So, if you’re one of the folks who have messaged me about this one, you can thank Kit for her keen observation! Let’s check out Always Mi GOreng!

Here’s the back of the package, a four pack (click to enlarge). This is an import/distributor sticker – probably the largest one I’ve seen. They’re distributed by Walong, 99 Ranch Market’s big distribution asset.

Here’s the back of one of the individual packages (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodle block to a pot of boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. While the noodle cook, add the sachet contents to a bowl. Drain noodles. Add noodles to the bowl and mix thoroughly with sachet contents. Enjoy!

The noodle block.

A dual sachet of dry seasoning and chilli powder.

The chilli powder atop the seasoning base.

Another dual sachet – this time a seasoned oil and sweet soy sauce.

The two liquid ingredients mingling together.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added shrimp and a fried egg. The noodles cooked up nicely – good chew, good quantity. The flavor is a very standard mi goreng; a sweet and slightly spicy variant. Missed the fried onion. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 9555050301115.

Ibumie Mi Goreng Original Instant Noodles ( 10 Packs X 2.82oz)

An Ibumie Always Mi Goreng TV commercial.

The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Malaysian Instant Noodles Of All Time 2015 Edition

When I visited Malaysia last October, I was asked by a newspaper reported when I thought a Malaysian top ten list might come out. I figured once I got to around 70 reviews I could probably put something together. As of today, I’ve reviewed 100 different varieties from Malaysia. What’s more, I am releasing this top ten list on Malaysia’s Independence Day! Hari Merdeka! Happy Birthday, Malaysia! I hope everyone enjoys this list, in my opinion the best of the best instant varieties Malaysia has to offer that I’ve tried yet.

#10: Ibumie Penang White CurryMee

Ibumie is a very popular brand in Malaysia. What I like about their CurryMee is that it covers all the bases: spicy, rich and flavorful curry. The levels of these prerequisite are such however that it’s accessible to most – not too spicy or strong. A good one to introduce people to Malaysian instant noodle flavor. Original review

#9: Ah Lai Penang Favourite White Curry Bihun

I found that the bihun version of Ah Lai’s White Curry was very enjoyable; the noodles come out just right and dance with the curry broth playfully. Balanced just right. Original review

#8: Mamee Chef Curry Laksa

Mamee Chef’s noodles use ‘mi tarik’ technology to emulate hand pulled noodles. Coupling that with a rich and tasty curry broth and garnish including tau pok, this is definitely one of my all time favorites. Original review

#7: The Bridge Penang White Curry Noodle

A noodle with excellent texture and chew along with a beautifully lustrous broth with strong flavor. Makes me wish I could’ve gotten more from Malaysia to bring home! Original review

#6: MyKuali Penang Hokkien Prawn Noodle

Hokkien Mee is a wonderfully unique flavor of Penang and is extremely well represented here. The broth is sweet and has a deep flavor of prawn as well as a spiciness. The provided fried onions are the best I’ve ever found in an instant noodle. Original review

#5: Mamee Chef Gold Recipe Mi Kari Seribu Rasa

This variety has it all – great noodles, a deep and beautiful color, and finally a flavor that makes me think of the exotic. Lots of cumin and other spices comer together here masterfully. Original review

#4: CarJEN Nyonya Curry Laksa

I’ve seen a lot of noodle packages but I must say this is by far the sexiest. What’s nice is that what’s inside is equally as awesome – a very tasty curry is augmented with coconut powder and a dipping sauce with nice bits of shrimp. Original review

#3: MyOri Malaysia Penang Green Curry Rice Vermicelli

This is something new I tried in the last few months that’s just left me speechless. The green curry broth is thick and so flavorful; perfect spiciness and perfect taste. What’s more, it pairs with rice vermicelli in a stunning way. Luxuriant and innovative. Original review

#2: MyKuali Penang White Curry Noodle

This is the variety and flavor that grabbed me and set my palate on Malaysia. The richness, thickness and strength of this broth is mind-blowing. The noodles are engorged on it and have a hearty gauge and chew. A real game changer. Original review

#1: MyKuali Penang Red Tom Yum Goong Noodle

This one takes the cake. It has such an authentic flavor; as soon as I tried it, I was whisked back to Langkawi – the thickness of this tom yum is amazing, as is its’ sweetness and spiciness. I half expect to find a stalk of lemongrass in the bowl. Original review

As always, if you know of a variety I should try, check THE BIG LIST to see if I already have, and if I haven’t, contact me! Hari Merdeka, Malaysia!