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#1977: MyOri Malaysia Penang Green Curry Vermicelli [New Package]

Last Monday, I posted the new variety of curry from MyOri, the only one with non-fried wheat noodles (the only one with my face on the back as well). Today, I wanted to show off the new green curry vermicelli package with me on it. I tried this almost a year ago and loved it immediately. I’ve kind of had a love/hate relationship with rice noodles/vermicelli over the years. Some don’t hydrate well, some seem like mush. Let’s explore this one again – the winner of the inaugural The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Rice Noodles Of All Time 2015 Edition. By the way, these are for sale in the United States; as soon as they tell me where I’ll let you know.

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains crustaceans. To prepare, boil 350ml water and add in contents of paste sachet. Stir in and then add the rice vermicelli block and cook 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Take off heat and add in remaining powder sachet. stir and enjoy!

The rice vermicelli block.

The powder base.

A light powder with flecks throughout.

The paste sachet.

This stuff has a wonderfully pungent scent.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added basil leaf, thinly sliced red bell pepper and baked chicken. The noodles hydrated perfectly just like last time. I always use a pair of kitchen scissors to do a couple crosscuts to make the vermicelli more manageable with a fork. The broth is very thick and almost akin to a sauce. It works so perfectly with the vermicelli; it’s flavor is strong green curry with a very formidable and respectable spiciness to it. This is amazing stuff – I can’t recommend it higher – proud to have my picture on the package. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9554100286464.

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MyOri asked me to do a video about the green curry vermicelli for a trade show last August.

#1970: MyOri Malaysia Penang Red Curry Noodle

Really excited about this one! I think you’ll understand why when you see the back of the package! I’ve taken an offer by MyOri to be their brand ambassador!  I’m honored do to so – not only is it a really neat gig, it’s for products I honestly enjoy and find innovative and a real compliment to the market. I reviewed these last year as part of a Meet The Manufacturer with MyOri. Ther’s a difference now – they’ve changed the name to red curry, given the packaging a real facelift and now the noodle are not fried – the first white curry featuring the healthier noodle. Let’s give ’em a look!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains crustaceans. To prepare, add contents of the paste sachet to 350ml boiling water. Add noodle block and cook for 3 minutes. Add in contents of remaining dry powder sachet. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The dry soup base sachet.

A light powder with fleck of seasoning.

The paste sachet.

A lot of paste with a really excellent scent to it.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, Dodo fish balls, tau pok and mint. The noodles are definitely different from the original version. They seem a little lighter and less heavy – a nice change. The broth has that one two punch I love about white curries. The  spiciness and rich, deep flavor collide so nicely. The oiliness and thickness of the broth marries it all together masterfully. I figure if my face is going to be on a pack of instant noodles, a white curry is where it’s at and this one is excellent! 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9554100286495.

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The MyOri booth at the 2015 HKTDC food show in Hong Kong last August.

MyOri Creates New Packaging – Endorsed By The Ramen Rater

Got this package in the mail yesterday – let’s look inside!

MyOri’s new packaging (click to enlarge) – looks really snazzy!

But wait a second (click to enlarge) – it’s me on the package! I have accepted an offer to be the brand ambassador for MyOri’s products! It’s an honor and really exciting to be able to represent these – I’ve reviewed them in the past and they did really well. The green gurry vermicelli was #1 on the rice noodle top ten list – really good stuff!

Here’s their other product (click to enlarge), their Red Curry. This used to be called white curry, but they wanted to be differentiated from other white curries insofar as having their noodles being the only ones that are non-fried in that flavor profile. So, I’ll be reviewing both of these soon! Not only that, these will be available in the United States really soon! When I find out where ytou can get them, I’ll let you know. Thanks to Leslie at MyOri USA for sending these as well as everyone at MyOri in Malaysia!

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!

A Special Surprise From MyOri

MyOri hit the #1 spot on my inaugural Top Ten Rice Noodles Of All Time list and they sent me some more samples!

Thank you very much! What you can see here are their Original and extra spicy White Curries as well as their amazing Green Curry Vermicelli. What you can’t see here is what’s underneath them. Well, you can a little in the upper right corner. See the little bit of silver? Prototypes! Ooh! I don’t generally review prototypes; I like people to be able to see my review then go to the store and try them themselves. Soon as they have a nice covering and are on the market, you’ll get to see what I think of them!

They also sent me one of these new posters! Pretty excited to be on them – never had my picture on anything like this before, so it’s really quite an honor. Thanks to all the nice folks at MyOri!