This is something new from MyKuali as part of their new MeeKuali line. It’s a beef flavor rice vermicelli! The packaging and everything is definitely a departure from their regular MyKuali line which is very popular and are some of my favorites I’ve ever tried. I looked up rempah on Wikipedia and found this –
Belacan is also crumbled into a ground spice paste called rempah, which will usually include garlic, ginger, onions or shallots, and fresh or dried chilli peppers. A rempah paste is similar in form and function to an Indian wet masala paste or Thai curry paste, and is often browned and caramelised (Malay: tumis) to mellow the raw flavours of its component ingredients and produce a harmonised finish.
But I looked through the ingredients on this one and didn’t see any shrimp that’s usually found in belacan. This has a beef flavor to it. A little confused, but it looks like a tasty kind of flavoring – let’s check it out!
MeeKuali Bihun Sup Rempah Perisa Daging – Malaysia
Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains beef. To prepare, add vermicelli to 380ml boiling water and cook for 2.5 minutes. Add powder and paste sachets to a bowl. Pour in cooked vermicelli and liquid into bowl and combine. Finally, garnish with fried shallot and enjoy!
The vermicelli block.
The dry base.
A light powder.
A paste sachet.
Has a nice scent – definitely a lot of the spices are in here.
The garnish sachet/.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, beef, and star anise. The vermicelli came out really good. This and cooked nicely. I made a couple of cross cuts with a pair of kitchen scissors to make the vermicelli more manageable. The broth is great . It’s got a great beef flavor and definitely full of spices. Moreover, it has the thickness I like. The shallots pull it together well – crisp and tasty. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9555655005609.