Category Archives: Singapore

#2223: KOKA Rice Noodles Fragrant Chicken Pho Ga Flavour

Here’s one that was sent to me from Australian by Jen – thank you very much! It’s pretty rare that I get anything from Australia and her package a while back was a trove of neat stuff! This one’s sold in Australia and elsewhere and made in Singapore by the folks at Tat Hui. Let’s check it out!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enblarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. to prepare, add noodle block to 450ml boiling water for 2 minutes. Add sachet contents. stir and enjoy!

The rice noodle block in its’ own pouch.

A dual sachet.

Dry soup base with a chicken scent.

A light yellow oil.

The garnish sachet.

Looks like fried onion.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, coriander, bird’s eye chillies and sous vide chicken with Lindberg Snider seasoning. The noodles come out well – wide gauge and very soft character. As per usual, I made a few cross cuts with a pair of kitchen scissors to make them more manageable. The broth had a very nice pho taste to it – detectable star anise notes in there and a nice chicken taste. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8888056810000.

Koka Instant Noodles Chicken Satay-85g.(pack of 5)

A TV spot for KOKA noodles.

#2215: Myojo Mee Goreng Spicy Flavour

Today it’s the third and final of the trifecta of Mee Goreng varieties from Myojo of Singapore – spicy flavor. Let’s see if this thing has some real zing!

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 a pot of boiling water and cook for 2-3 minutes. Drain. Add in sachet contents. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The dry seasoning sachet.

A granular powder.

A dual sachet – oil and sweet soy sauce.

The oil and soy sauce together.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added hard boiled egg, tau pok, mung bean sprouts and coriander. The noodles have a decent gauge and chew – good instant noodle found here. The taste is just right – I like a nice balance of sweet, salty and spicy in an instant mee goreng and this has just the right levels of each. Good strong flavor and enough of the seasoning, sweet soya sauce and oil to cover the noodles well. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8888107002347.

The Food of Singapore: Simple Street Food Recipes from the Lion City [Singapore Cookbook, 64 Recipes]

Try some Stingray at a Hawker stall in Singapore!

A Recipe Using Prima Taste Laksa

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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

Ingredients

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)

 

Method

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!

 

#2169: Happy Family Vegetable Flavour Instant Noodles

This is one that the folks from Prima Taste sent me when I did a call for instant noodles to review when I was running low a while back – thanks again! I always love to find  new varieties to review – and what surprises many is that I like trying different store brands. Many will say ‘oh – these aren’t special, they’re common!’ Well, they’re often not common where I live – and if I’ve not tried them, they’re definitely diamonds in the rough! Let’s have a look at this one!

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 soup base sachet.

A granular mixture.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, coriander, spring onion and tofu puff. The noodles have a decent gauge and a kind of plumpness to them when hydrated that I liked. What I really liked here was the broth, a kind of vegetable and black pepper amalgam which was very tasty. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8888626078540.

Lonely Planet Singapore (Travel Guide)

A Vegan restaurant in Singapore.

#2131: Myojo Mee Goreng Thai Tom Yam Flavour

Here’s a new variety from Myojo – Thai Tom Yam! Mee Goreng is a dry noodle – no broth here. It also promises an extra spicy punch. Let’s check it out!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains crustacean and fish. To prepare, boil the noodle block for 2-3 minutes in 450ml water. Drain. Add in sachet contents. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The dry seasoning.

A granular mixture.

The paste sachet.

Has a nice tom yam scent.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added fried egg, shrimp, coriander and ABC Manis Pedas chilli sauce. The noodle were really good in this one – light and mellow with a good gauge for the main event. The flavor was good too – the tom yam wasn’t overbearing, but spicy. I’ve had things be too spicy that kind of kill the flavor aspect, but this has a nice balance. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8888107002378.

Singapore: A Biography

A TV commercial for Myojo Lobster flavor.