Category Archives: Maggi

#2068: Maggi Fusian Special Edition Ow… Ow… Spicy Cow Flavour Mi Goreng

First off, I must thank Jen from Australia for sending this real gem of an instant noodle. I mean come on – I think anyone reading the name of this variety definitely should thank her. Ow… Ow… Spicy Cow – I mean that’s awesome. This one is made in Malaysia, however it’s for the Australia/New Zealand market. Without further ado, let’s crack it open and get punished by the spicy cow.

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, break noodle block into quarters and add to 375ml boiling water – cook for 3 minutes. Drain. Add in sachet contents. stir well and enjoy!

The noodle block.

Behold – the spicy cow spice mix.

Wonder if it will be spicy.

A dual sachet – seasoned oil on the left and sweet soy sauce on the right.

The liquid co-mingle together.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, coriander, hard boiled eggs and chilli flake. The noodles came out nicely – a little thicker than the standard instant and a nice chewiness. The flavor was indeed spicy, but probably accessible for those who like a bit of fire but not to burn down their palate. It was a nice sweet and beef taste that I honestly found hard to stop eating. The kind of mi goreng I adore. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Instant Noodles Tom Yum Flavor (Perencah Tom Yum) – 2.85 Oz (Pack of 30)

A recent Maggi TV spot from India.

#1706: Maggi Hot Cup Goreng Perencah Cili Fiesta

Here’s one I got on my trip to Malaysia last October! I was really keen on getting something like this while over there – anything that has some kind of promotion for a contest or sports event – or movies and cartoons – are very fascinating to me, not only because that’s not something you really see here on instant noodle products, but that the possibility of finding an export version here is slim to none. This one mentions Brazil on it – football! Let’s have a look inside and give ‘er a try!

Detail of the side panels (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, take out sachets and fork. Add boiling water to fill line and steep 3 minutes. Add in contents of sachets and stir. Enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click image to enlarge).

An included fork!

The noodle block.

A dual sachet of seasoning on the left and chilli powder on the right.

The chilli powder atop the seasoning powder.

A dual sachet of liquid – seasoned oil on the left and sweet soy sauce on the right.

The seasoned oil mingling with the sweet soy sauce.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added hard boiled egg, grilled chicken and coriander. The noodles hydrated very well and there was a decent quantity of them. The flavor was very good – excellent sweetness from the sweet soy sauce and a little fire as well. The noodles has a very good oiliness to them as well. Excellent mi goreng! 4.75 out of 5.0 stars.EAN bar code 9556001185198.

Maggi Seasoning Sauce, 3.38 Oz Pack of 2

One of the Maggi TV spots having to do with their Bravil trip promotion on the Hot Cup line.

#1606: Maggi Perencah Kari Letup Mi Segera

Another one I got during my trip to Malaysia! This looks like a really spicy curry, that’s for sure. All those little peppers on the package! Plus the guy on the package seems to be aghast at the level of spiciness as well! But what does kari letup mean? Well, the Google translation says ‘curry explosion.’ I gotta say I like the sounds of that! Let’s see if Maggi Kari Letup lives up to its name!

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 and sachet contents to 400ml boiling water and cook for 2 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

Here’s the noodle block – got banged up a little in transit!

The soup baser sachet.

Has a very nice, strong curry aroma.


Finished (click image to enlarge). Added coriander, vegetable ball, sweet onion and tau pok.The noodles are decent – just a tad wider than standard gauge which I liked and decent consistency. The broth has a very tasty curry flavor which I also liked immensely. As far as the level of spiciness, it could have been more although it was detectable. A good bowl of curry. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9556001129154.

You can try the original curry here – Instant Noodle Curry Flavor (Perencah Kari) – 3.03oz (Pack of 30)

If you’re like me and you like a LOT of curry, check out Maggi Big Kari in this advert!

#1576: Maggi Authentic Indian Noodles Vegetable Atta Masala

I’ve seen Maggi Vegetable Atta noodles in a variety of forms throughout the years. This one’s a little different; usually there are import stickers and other things on them, but this looks to be for export. So, what’s masala? Here’s what wikipedia has to say:

Garam masala (from Hindi: गरम मसाला, garam (“hot”) and masala (a mixture of spices)) is a blend of ground spices common in North Indian and other South Asian cuisines.[1] It is used alone or with other seasonings. The word garam refers to “heat” in the Ayurvedic sense of the word, meaning “to heat the body” as these spices, in the Ayurvedic system of medicine, elevate body temperature.

Let’s check out this Maggi Vegetable Atta!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, break noodle block into 4 pieces. Add noodles and seasoning sachet to 225ml boiling water and cook for 2 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The Maggi Masala seasoning sachet, known as a ‘Tastemaker.’

Smells like Indian masala.


Finished (click image to enlarge). Added a little coriander. The noodles have an ‘almost crumble,’ but they more collapse in a way I like when chewed; slightly reminds me of tokoroten. The flavor is a masala with a little heat to it. Flecked with bits of vegetable here and there. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8901058819731.

You can get Maggi Vegetable Atta Masala here.

A newer Maggi Vegetable Atta commercial.

#1569: Maggi Mi Goreng Perencah Kari Ori

The last of the batch of different Malaysian noodles sent to me by Annie T. over at MyKuali a while back – thank you again! This sounds good – curry mi goreng. I know that’s it’s curry from the word ‘kari,’ but I can’t figure out the ‘ori’ word. If anyone knows, please impart your fine wisdom! Let’s give these a try!

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 3 minutes. In a separate bowl, combine liquid ingredients and powder seasoning. Drain noodles and combine with seasonings. Sprinkle fried onion on top and enjoy!

The noodle block.

Powder seasoning.

Smells like curry!

A triple sachet of seasoned oil, spicy sauce and sweet soy sauce.

A co-mingling of the three.

The garnish sachet.

Fried onions.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added fried egg and coriander. The noodles had a thicker gauge to them than your standard instant mi goreng which was nice. The flavor was more curry than anything else – spicy too. I would have liked the curry to have played nicer with the other ingredients and allow their flavors to come through more, but it was still quite good. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9556001184337.

 Lucky Peach Issue 10: The Street Food Issue – (from Amazon) – Lucky Peach is a quarterly journal of food and writing. Each issue focuses on a single theme, and explores that theme through essays, art, photography, and recipes. Less summary than survey, the street food issue takes to the world’s streets like a starved flâneur, flitting from birria in Mexico City to chicharron-studded tortillas in Buenos Aires, from chaat in Mumbai to gizzard noodle soup in Chiang Mai’s Lumpinee Boxing Stadium. This issue watches as children made stick bread in Copenhagen and shares a report on who’s eating all your cigarette butts (spoiler: microbes). For Jonathan Gold, the experience of eating street food is inseparable from time and place. Issue 10 also delves into the history of “Turkey in the Straw,” an ice-cream truck ditty that rings out across Los Angeles; spends a day with the Doughnut Luchador of East LA (doughnut slinger by day, luchador by night); and learns what happens, exactly, when you cook with charcoal, and what nixtamalizing does to corn. Plus, a look into the wondrous array of street sausages around the globe, the best of the wurst.

A Maggi Mi Goreng Kari Ori TV advertisement.