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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!


#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.

#2125: Happy Family Curry Flavour Instant Noodles

A while back I asked people to send me some noodles as I was really running low on varieties to review. Well, many people did – including some companies. Prima Taste sent these from Singapore – thank you! These look like a store brand perhaps – let’s take 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 soup base sachet.

This has a very curry scent!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added baked chicken with NuTek Salt For Life and pepper, coriander, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts and chilli flake. The noodles had a surprisingly nice backbone to them – better chew that I had thought they’d have – a pleasant surprise. The broth was a nice tasty curry with a little heat. A nice bowl of noodles to be sure. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8888626064871.

660 Curries

I had fish head curry my first night in Penang, Malaysia a couple years ago and I will say it was amazingly good. Here is fish head curry presented in singapore.

#2100: Myojo Mee Goreng Original Flavour

Myojo has three new Mee Goreng varieties. I’m unsure if there’s a difference between this one and their regular one I reviewed in the past other than the packaging, but I guess we’ll see! It’s a good day for some mee goreng I think – let’s crack it open and have a look!

Detail of the pack of the package (click to enlarge). Contains oyster. To prepare, cook the noodles in a pot for 2-3 minutes. Drain. Add in sachet contents. Combine and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The powder seasoning.

A granular mixture.

A dual sachet – seasoned oil on the left and sweet soy on the right.

The two ingredients mingling together.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added fried egg, coriander and shrimp. The noodles had a good gauge and chewiness for a mee goreng. Good quantity too. The flavor was a salty and sweet one with lots of it coming from the sweet soy sauce. I would have liked to have had a little inkling of spiciness in there, but this was really good. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8888107000848.

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

Man, I need to check out Singapore.