Category Archives: Malaysia

#2222: Nyor Nyar Vegetarian Penang White Curry

I really loved the Nyor Nyar non-vegetarian PWC a lot – a whole lot! Very curious as to how this vegetarian variety will be. Let’s give it a look!

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 3 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The paste sachet.

A very thick paste.

A dry seasonings sachet.

A very light powder.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, coriander, tau pok, spring onion and chilli flake. The noodles are great – nice gauge and plump character with a good backbone. The broth is awesome and here’s why: often, mushroom is used to produce an umami and richness to replace meat flavor. Well, it doesn’t work well with Penang White Curry – and it isn’t used here. This however is rich and luxuriant with a serious one two punch of cumin, a little spicy, and oily too. It’s good – rich and hearty. A very pleasant surprise! 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9555724502022.

Penang Heritage Food: Yesterday’s Recipes for Today’s Cook

A short video about a night out in Penang.

Product Samples From Nyor Nyar Of Malaysia!

Okay so I live in a small town in between a lot of bigger ones called Kenmore. We get a LOT of power outages here, and it looks like we’re probably going to have one tonight! Remnants of typhoon Songda shot out of the south pacific and made a beeline right for western Washington state. This neat box of samples arrived about an hour ago – I asked for more of these since I really like them a lot and they were kind enough to send some! Let’s crack this box open!

The inner box!

48 packs! (click to enlarge)

They’re super good (click to enlarge)

I decided before the power goes out I ought to make some (click to enlarge). I added chinese sausdage, mung bean sprouts, fishballs, tau pok, coriander and chilli flake. Thank you – can’t wait to share these with friends!

#2192: Nyor Nyar Penang White Curry Instant Noodle

When I got an email from a company asking if I’d like to sample their Penang White Curry noodle, I was very happy. It’s been a long time since anyone’s asked me to try one – for a while there, it seemed like I was reviewing a different PWC once a week. A couple things t note about this one. First – the name Nyor Nyar – I really enjoying saying it; it’s fun to say – and I’m probably saying it incorrectly. I noticed that on the top left of the package, it mentions ‘inspired by Penang Air Hitam’s White Curry.’ I think they’re referring to the Two Sisters/Two Aunties stall that’s been around for years in Penang and is extremely well known. Although I’ve not tried that White Curry, I’ve tried many, many others – let’s see how this one tastes!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). contains shrimp. To prepare, add noodles to 400ml boiling water for 3 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

A dry sachet.

Non-dairy creamer.

A paste sachet.

Strong scent – smells good!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, Dodo fishballs, tofu puff, hard boiled egg, coriander and chilli flake. I liked the noodles very much – they were solid and meant business. They had a firmness to them I don’t often find without being brittle. The broth was absolutely perfect – it has a very rich and tasty flavor with a passable amount of spiciness and perfect thickness. What I also liked was the absence of grittiness from the paste in the final slurps of broth. This is a perfect White Curry. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9555724502015.

You should drop everything and go here. Right now. Shirk off all responsibility and spend your life savings on lodging and food in Penang. Do it now. Penang Travel Guide (Malaysia Travel Guide Series): 2016 edition

A tour around Air Hitam.

Penang Curry Samples From Nyor Nyar!

A package from Malaysia! Let’s look within!

Hmmm what do we have here?

Penang White Cuury in regular and vegetarian! Seems like for a while I was reviewing so much white curry… Really excited to try some again!!

Pastes for curry mee and prawn mee.

Laksa paste!

Sweet! Autographed poster!

An autographed poster for the wall of fame (click to enlarge)! Thanks to Francis for sending everything – I’ll be trying them out soon!

 

#2129: CarJEN Hot & Spicy Dry Curry With Chives Soup

CarJEN has come up with something new! This one has not only a dry mee goreng, but a companion soup that you can enjoy alongside it. I’ve seen this before, but never in Malaysian varieties. There’s a popular Taiwanese instant that has a noodle and a soup separate kind of thing going too. Very curious about this one indeed. Let’s see how this all works!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add the noodle block to 400ml boiling water and cook for 2 minutes. Drain, saving 60ml water. Add the paste to the water and stir well. Add this to the noodles and stir well. Add in chili flake. This completes the noodle instructions. For the chives soup, add sachet contents to 200ml boiling water and stir well. Enjoy!

The noodle block.

The paste sachet.

Thick with a spicy curry scent!

The chives soup base.

Looks like seasoning and chives.

Chilli flake.

Spicy stuff!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, baked chicken and coriander.Starting with the noodles, they’re good and chewy with a nice quantity. They work very well in a mee moreng situation. The flavor – so there’s that chilli flake sachet. My wife made this for me on Father’s Day and used it all – spicy to the max! But I was curious today so I tried it without the chilli flakes. It has a very luxuriant curry taste I really like – a nice strong curry with a very good Hokkien Prawn kind of hit to it. As for the chives soup, it’s a nice little slurp between bites – not overly salty and has a lot of bits of chives in there. I should mention, however: if you’re looking for respite from the spicy heat of the noodles, look elsewhere! The broth drives that spicy taste deeper into your tastebuds! This was really fun to make and eat! 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9557226083719.

Curious about where these instant noodles come from? Well, they’re made in Melaka, Malaysia. Where’s Melaka? Perhaps this map would help!

The head of CarJEN speaks after receiving an award in 2013.