Here’s another one I picked up at Osaka Market up in Richmond, BC in Canada. I’d seen this variety on Instagram plenty of times and was pretty stoked to see it available. First, here’s some info from reader Sara Adam de Souza about it – thank you!
Gulai Ayam Melayu translates to “Malay Chicken Gulai (curry)”, so this is specifically the Malay version of this dish (Malay is one of the main ethnicities in Malaysia). And this dish is state-specific (Negeri Sembilan) because of their original Minang (west Sumatra) heritage.
I guess what strikes me as interesting is because it’s not a typical dish from Malaysia that any foreigner would easily come across. Even some locals here don’t know about this dish, mostly because again it’s quite state-specific.
Here’s a little about Gulai Aytam Melayu from Wikipedia –
Gulai Ayam (Minangkabau and Indonesian for: “Gulai Chicken”) is a traditional Indonesian dish of chicken cooked in curry-like spicy, rich and succulent yellowish sauce called gulai. It is originally from West Sumatra(Padang). It can be classified as an Indonesian curry. Together with gulai kambing, (goat or mutton gulai), it was the most common and popular variant of gulai.
Oh that sounds really great! This is one of the flavors of Southeast Asia kind of series Nissin Japan has been coming out with for a while. Actually, it’s more a flavors of the world series as I did review one that was a German mushroom variant. The little flags on the packaging kind of give this series away. Anyways, let’s hop into a bowl of Gulai Ayam!
Nissin Cup Noodles Rasa Gulai Ayam Melayu – Japan
An import/distributor sticker (click to enlarge).
Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains chicken. To prepare, add boiling water to fill line and cover for 3 minutes. Add in sachet contents. finally, stir and enjoy!
Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).
The noodle block.
Lots of loose seasoning and garnish from the cup.
A paste sachet.
I usually would think of a paste as being thick and chunky, however this is thin.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added coriander, hard boiled egg, BonCabe and fried onion. The noodles were alright – just wish there had been less of them and more broth to be honest. The broth has a a great flavor to it, but it’s a little beaten down by the saltiness; a potassium chloride solution would have gone a long way here to let the flavors come out. Included bits were good especially the egg. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4902105242209.