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Re-Review: Prima Taste Singapore Laksa La Mian

I heard that the first Prime Minister of Singapore, Mr. Lee Kuan Yew passed yesterday. He is known as the founding father of Singapore.My condolences to the people of Singapore. Here is a link to his obituary and a link to an interview with him from his earlier days.

When I tried Prima Taste Laksa La Mian, I knew that I’d found something special. I mean, I’d never seen anything like it before – I remember telling a lot of people that it was a real game changer in the instant noodle industry when I had it for the first time in March of 2013, I was absolutely blown away; huge sachets and an enormous noodle block. A whopping 7 minutes to cook as well?  Wow. It was number one on my 2013 top ten list and number two last year. I just found out about a couple new videos Prima Taste has made to prepare them as well – check them out here! Let’s open the package and see what’s inside.

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Contains shrimp. To prepare, add the two large sachets to 2 cups of boiling water and stir in. Add in the noodle block and lower heat. Cook for 7 minutes and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The laksa paste sachet.

The paste has a very rich scent – very aromatic.

The laksa premix sachet.

Lots of coconut powder give it a sweet scent.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added fish balls. The noodles are thick and have a great chewiness to them – definitely on the premium end of the stick and very impressive. The broth is a deep and flavorful one, with a richness to it that’s really quite amazing. It’s thick from the coconut powder which gives it a sort of milkiness. The paste had all sorts of things going on – has a great homemade ‘stewed for hours’ kind of feel. It’s a little spicy and a little sweet and must be tried firsthand. Masterfully executed. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 013934067995.

Prima Taste Laksa La Mian, 185g, (Pack of 12)

A TV commercial for Prima Taste La Mian.

Top Ten 2014 Re-Review: Prima Taste Singapore Laksa La Mian

There’s a reason there are three Prima Taste products are on the top ten list – they’re amazing. Two big sachets with serious ingredients and noodles that are so nice and tasty. I’ve really enjoyed the products they’ve made and hope they make lots of more noodle varieties in the future! Let’s give this one an up close and personal look.

First though, what is laksa? I’m sure most folks in the United States have never heard of it – but that should change as it’s so good!  Wikipedia had this to say:

Laksa is a popular spicy noodle soup from the Peranakan culture, which is a merger of Chinese and Malay elements found in Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore.

Short and to the point – and now you know! Let’s continue on.

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Contains crustaceans. To prepare, add the sachet contents to 2 cups of water and mix well. Bring to a boil, add in noodle block and reduce heat. Cook for 7 minutes and enjoy!

The noodle block – round noodles with a wide gauge.

The paste sachet – very large.

Has a strong scent of shrimp and spices.

The dry powder premix sachet.

A light powder – mainly coconut.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added bean sprouts, shrimp, mint, sweet onion and tofu puff. The noodles are nice and chewy with a great gauge and premium feel. The broth is spectacular with a nice heartiness and deep flavor; well-balanced richness and spiciness caress the taste buds lovingly. Wonderful! 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 013934067995.

Prima Taste Laksa La Mian, 185g, (Pack of 6)

A TV commercial for Prima Taste Laksa LaMian.

Meet The Manufacturer: #992: Prima Taste Singapore Laksa La Mian

Here’s the other of the two Prima Taste La Mian varieties they sent. Laksa is a dish that’s extremely popular around the world that comes from Singapore. Wikipedia defines it: “Laksa is a popular spicy noodle soup from the Peranakan culture, which is a merger of Chinese and Malay elements found in Malaysia and Singapore, and Indonesia.”

Here’s the back of the packaging (click image to enlarge).

Here’s the noodle block. Steamed, not fried.

A big paste packet.

Has a sweet and slightly fishy scent to it.

The second packet (I still think it’s funny how the premix is B).

Lots of powdered coconut!

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added a little sweet onions, some cooked shrimp and some Urashima Sesame & Salt furikake. The noodles are exemplary – nice chewiness and taste very fresh and of good quality. The broth is amazing – downright hearty stuff! It makes me think of a broth that is homemade and has been cooking all day to reach perfection. The flavors of coconut, spicy chili and seafood intertwine to bring something very special. This is a supreme accomplishment in the world of instant noodles and as with the Singapore Curry LaMian, a true game changer for the industry. Perfection. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 013934067995.

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Prima Taste Laksa LaMian and Curry LaMian commercial.