Category Archives: Malaysia

More New Samples From MyKuali

Here’s another box from MyKuali – hoping that it’s got what I am hoping it has inside! Let’s see!

More New Samples From MyKuali – Malaysia

Hmmm…

This is the Japanese version of MyKuali’s Penang Red Tom Yum Goong (click to enlarge).

Ah ha (click to enlarge)! It’s always a ‘cross your fingers’ kind of thing when products contain meat and this one does. It made it through though and will be reviewed soon!

Here’s MyKuali’s Tom Yum noodle cup (click to enlarge).

Finally, here’s one my wife really likes (click to enlarge)! We use this in rice and add some chicken to it. Hainanese Chicken rice is usually served cold though. Good stuff! Thanks again! Can’t wait to try!

Book Review: Fine Dining With Johor Kaki: 100 Must-Try Johor’s Heritage & Street Food

Book Review: Fine Dining With Johor Kaki: 100 Must-Try Johor's Heritage & Street Food

A couple of months ago, I was sent a new book (click to enlarge) by my friend Tony Johor Kaki! He runs a really great blog and I first found him from his instant noodle reviews. Now he’s written a book – Fine Dining With Johor Kaki: 100 Must-Try Johor’s Heritage & Street Food. Its a really neat presentation of some of  southern peninsular Malaysia’s great foods and where to find them. Here are some words about it from the author:

The 150 page full colour book featuring 100 street hawkers and heritage food in Johor Bahru took one year to produce with the generous support of UMLand and MAGistrate. UMLand sponsored the printing costs and MAGistrate provided the artwork, design, Chinese translation and editorial support.

The 100 street hawkers were curated over a four year period. Over this period, I personally tasted the food at over 1500 stalls and eateries throughout Johor. Many of the stalls are recommended by Johor readers, others are gleaned from Johor foodie community discussions, and the rest are my own stumble upons when I walked the streets and alleys of Johor. I am grateful for all the tips and leads from Johoreans which made this book possible.

Read more: http://johorkaki.blogspot.com/2016/11/find-dining-with-johor-kaki-book.html#ixzz4XvcBeftD

Let’s look within!

Book Review: Fine Dining With Johor Kaki: 100 Must-Try Johor's Heritage & Street Food

Neat maps and graphics can be found throughout (click to enlarge), showing you where to go!

Book Review: Fine Dining With Johor Kaki: 100 Must-Try Johor's Heritage & Street Food

Here are a couple different places to go (click to enlarge). Great images and info and even QR codes you can scan at the bottom for the locations! This book does one thing for me – it makes me yearn for the amazing food of Malaysia. Thank you very much for sending me a copy and congratulations – you’ve created a seriously in-depth compendium of great food!

MyKuali Sends Long-Awaited Samples From Malaysia!

Long Awaited Samples From MyKuali Of Malaysia! - The Ramen Rater

Hooray a new box of MyKuali samples! I’ve been a big fan of their products ever since they released their Penang White Curry way back in 2013 I believe. Since then, they appeared on my top Ten Spiciest list and then my Top Ten annual. They’re known nowadays worldwide as something unique and different. Let’s see what’s in this package!

Product Samples From MyKuali – Malaysia

Long Awaited Samples From MyKuali Of Malaysia! - The Ramen Rater

Hey look – The Ramen Rater stamp of approval on the box (click to enlarge)!

Long Awaited Samples From MyKuali Of Malaysia! - The Ramen Rater

The evil tape (click to enlarge). Well, I shouldn’t say evil, but I’ve gotten empty boxes before when they decide to destroy some packs that have a microscopic amount ofof chicken or beef powder…

Long Awaited Samples From MyKuali Of Malaysia! - The Ramen Rater

Under the lid (click to enlarge). Let’s check everything out in detail.

Long Awaited Samples From MyKuali Of Malaysia! - The Ramen Rater

These are awesome (click to enlarge)! So companies will make different package designs for different countries. These are little boxes for Japan. We have MyKuali Penang White Curry on the left and MyKuali Hokkien Prawn on the right.

Long Awaited Samples From MyKuali Of Malaysia! - The Ramen Rater

So here’s the back of the little boxes (click to enlarge). Obviously they’re pretty happy about making the #1 and #2 spots on my lists!

Long Awaited Samples From MyKuali Of Malaysia! - The Ramen Rater

MyKuali’s Penang Red Tom Yum (click to enlarge) was #1 on my 2015 Top Ten annual. So this style packaging is for the Singaporean market. This one has a styrong shrimp and spicy taste with lemongrass.

Long Awaited Samples From MyKuali Of Malaysia! - The Ramen Rater

Here’s the famous Penang White Curry (click to enlarge) – #1 on 2014. It’s kind of hard to describe this one’s taste. Indeed it has a spicy element but then this curry which I think can only be explained as Malaysian.

Long Awaited Samples From MyKuali Of Malaysia! - The Ramen Rater

Here we have the MyKuali Hokkien Prawn (click to enlarge), which hit #2 on the 2016 Top Ten annual list. So this one has a really strong sweet prawn taste to it and really nice crunchy fried onion.

Long Awaited Samples From MyKuali Of Malaysia! - The Ramen Rater

These actually are the ones I’ve been waiting for (click to enlarge). So these are rice vermicelli versions of the Penang White Curry and Penang Tom Yum varieties. In conclusion, I’m really looking forward to reviewing all of these! Thank you very, very much!

#2299: Cintan Mi Segera Mmm… Original

#2299: Cintan Mi Segera Mmm… Original

Another one from Colin – thanks! In 2014, I visited Malaysia and found quite a few varieties of Cintan products at a grocery store called Econsave in Butterworth. I didn’t expect to get one from somebody who lives here and sourced here. However, I’m very curious what this original flavor is like. Moreover, what is original flavor? Perhaps their vegetable flavor? I guess we’ll see. Now, let’s check it out!

#2299: Cintan Mi Segera Mmm… Original

#2299: Cintan Mi Segera Mmm… Original

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains shellfish. To prepare, add noodle block to 360ml boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Stir and enjoy!

#2299: Cintan Mi Segera Mmm… Original

The noodle block.

#2299: Cintan Mi Segera Mmm… Original

The seasoning sachet.

#2299: Cintan Mi Segera Mmm… Original

A kind of small amount of seasoning.

#2299: Cintan Mi Segera Mmm… Original

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, coriander, tau pok, sous video chicken and hard boiled egg. First, noodles hydrate out well – very standard. The broth is interesting, but not at the same time. I would call it chicken flavor since it is definitely more chicken-like. However, it is on the bland side. Finally, if you’re the type who is non-committal to anything involving choice, this is the flavor for you. 3.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 025296932026.

#2299: Cintan Mi Segera Mmm… Original

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A Cintan TV commercial followed by some behind the scenes of its filming.

New Advertising Samples From CarJEN

I like to collect posters and advertising stuff dealing with instant noodles and really wanted one of the new CarJEN posters featuring their new Hot Curry – so they were kind enough to send some! Thanks! Let’s check them out among the other neat stuff they sent!

Too hot (click to enlarge)? A couple of fans to beat the spicy stuff!

Here’s one of the posters (click to enlarge).

Wow (click to enlarge) – a long banner!

Finally, CarJEN’s Nyonya Curry Laksa was on The Ramen Rater’s top Ten list for 2016. They made these stickers for their product and sent me some (click to enlarge). Thanks! Awesome!