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A Recipe Using Prima Taste Laksa


Prima Taste Laksa Rice

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I usually wake up at 5 in the morning, take a ton of pictures, edit them, get a post ready and then around lunchtime do the actual pictures and cooking and review. I’ve done it this way for a while and it’s a pretty good schedule for me, especially with a one year old in the house with his own schedule. Today I thought I’d take a day off and maybe have something different for lunch.

I was planning on having some Prima Taste Laksa LaMian – the Wholegran version that’s #1 on this year’s The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Instant Noodles Of All Time 2016 Edition. But then I thought maybe I’d mix it up a little. The recipe I used was an experiment, but here it is below.


Prima Taste Laksa Rice


1 pkg Prima Taste Laksa (actually, you could use any brand of noodles as long as it has seasoning sachets and isn’t a dry noodle)

instant rice

garnishes (I used hard boiled egg, mung bean sprouts, fried garlic, chicken, tofu puffs, coriander and Sriracha chilli sauce)



Okay it’s really simple: everyone’s had fried rice, right? Well, you usually have to cook the rice. So instead of cooking the rice in water, why not use instant rice and let it cook in instant noodle broth? Most instant noodle recipes I see have this snarky ‘toss the seasonings – those are bad’ kind of attitude. This one actually is the opposite – toss the noodles and use the seasonings! You could have a ton of different varieties – I really liked the Prima Taste Laksa today, but think – beef, tom yum, seafood – it’s pretty much endless. The trick is guessing how much of the instant rice to add. This pack calls for 500ml boiling water, then to add the seasoning sachet contents and bring to a boil. I then added 1 1/2 cups of rice. and covered it. I looked at it a few times, giving it a stir here or there. It ended up being the right amount – but for a pack of noodles that calls for 400ml boiling water, that amount of rice could be too much. I also added in the chicken while the rice cooked in the broth. Afterwards when it was all done, I fluffed the rice and added in all the garnishes. It came out really good! something new to try!


Top Ten List Samples From Prima Taste

Looks like I’ll be doing some interview here in the USA soon! Those are always a lot of fun. I asked Prima Taste over in Singapore if they could send some samples along of the products they have that are in the Top Ten this year – and they did!


These two (click to enlarge) have been on the list a long time in their normal form, but these are the new wholegrain versions. The Laksa was #1 for 2016 and the Curry #5.

The #8 spot was held by this Creamy chicken Juzz’s Mee – seriously awesome stuff! Thanks!

#1985: Prima Taste Singapore Prawn Soup La Mian

Today, I am really stoked to be reviewing something brand new – Prawn Soup. It’s been a couple years since Prima Taste has rolled out a new Singapore La Mian and this is it! Prawn Soup! . I do like prawns alot! Let’s check this one out!

The back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains rustaceans. To prepare, add noodles to 500ml boiling water and cook for 5 minutes. Add contents of sachets and cook an additional 2 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The prawn soup stock – two large sachets.

Looks and smells nice.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Dodo fishballs, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, coriander, chilli flake and chashu pork. The noodles are Prima Taste’s trademark La Mian – perfect gauge and chew; what I’d expect from a restaurant. The broth has a very rich and luxuriant prawn flavor, with a depth and heartiness that makes me feel like it’s been cooking for hours instead of minutes. It’s kind of buttery and sweet as well. Definitely not spicy like their Laksa and Curry offerings; more like the Fish Soup, just very very prawn! 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8886350068066.

This Laksa has been on my Top Ten for a few years now – excellent! Prima Taste Laksa La Mian, 185g, (Pack of 6)

An episode of Money Week all about Prima Taste and their new products.

Hong Kong Donations From Prima Taste 2

When I asked for people to send donations recently, Prima Taste offered to pool their resources around the world and help me out! Here’s some sent from Hong Kong- a second box of the same samples. Two of each helps with reviewing – makes things a lot easier – plus a better chance of making it through customs!

Again, well packed!

Groovy (click to enlarge)!! Again, I’ve not reviewed any of these – thank you so much!