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#1817: Hao Way Penang Vegetarian Prawn Instant Bowl Noodles

Prawn Mee as it is called in Penang, Malaysia is a very popular dish. Mee means noodles by the way. A broth that’s sweet and absolutely jam packed with prawn flavor is the norm, but in this one, we have a vegetarian option. Let’s see how well vegetarian elements can come together to mimic a full-bodied prawn mee!

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Vegetarian. to prepare, Add in contents of paste sachet and boiling water to fill line. Cover and steep for 3 minutes. stir well and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

An included fork!

The noodle block.

The paste sachet.

Can smell the scent of mushroom.

Finished. Added grape tomatoes, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts and tau pok. The noodles are broad and flat and have a very good chew I enjoyed. The broth has a nice sweetness and even though it had a strong mushroom scent when I smelled the paste, it isn’t overwhelmingly mushroom flavor I’m getting. It’s a little spicy and slightly sweet and works well. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.   EAN bar code 9555730403023.

Penang as the World Heritage City: From Tourists’ Place Experience Perspectives – (from Amazon) – This book explores the dimensions of Cultural Traits and Heritage tourism in Penang. Penang is attractive to tourists because of its uniqueness, heritage and it is a cultural city with multi- racial ethnic population. Lack of knowledge and experience, combined with different interest may cause the tourism industry collapse. Cultural Traits and Heritage tourism is discussed as Penang’s opportunity to create tourism platform where resources and market would be kept and at the same time, competition with other World Heritage Cities will be created. Cultural Traits and Heritage recently has become an important topic and concept to tourism development especially in Penang since Penang was awarded as the World Heritage City by UNSECO in July 2008. Hence, in this research, it proposes the links of self representation to current desired outcomes of Penang’s distinctiveness and sustainability of Penang UNESCO award. At the same time, the model also tests how these outcomes influence the destination ability to meet tourists’ expectations and how Penang should act in competing in the global heritage tourism industry.

An advertisement for Hao Way Penang White Curry.

#1711: Hao Way Vegetarian Penang Laksa

Laksa is usually a fish soup with lots of strong flavor to it. This is a vegetarian alternative! Sounds like something good to try today. The weather here is sooooo hot – usually doesn’t get into the 90’s in Washington state. Ugh! This sounded good for today so let’s check it out!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Vegetarian. To prepare, add noodles to 330ml boiling water. Cook for 3 minutes and add in paste sachet. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The paste sachet.

Has a kind of spicy and mushroom scent.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added mung bean sprouts, white onion, red and orange bell pepper, coriander and tau pok. The noodles were a great gauge and had a very good texture. The broth had a good flavor – a little spicy and a rich taste to it. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.EAN bar code 9555730402002.

Penang as the World Heritage City: From Tourists’ Place Experience Perspectives – (from Amazon) – This book explores the dimensions of Cultural Traits and Heritage tourism in Penang. Penang is attractive to tourists because of its uniqueness, heritage and it is a cultural city with multi- racial ethnic population. Lack of knowledge and experience, combined with different interest may cause the tourism industry collapse. Cultural Traits and Heritage tourism is discussed as Penang’s opportunity to create tourism platform where resources and market would be kept and at the same time, competition with other World Heritage Cities will be created. Cultural Traits and Heritage recently has become an important topic and concept to tourism development especially in Penang since Penang was awarded as the World Heritage City by UNSECO in July 2008. Hence, in this research, it proposes the links of self representation to current desired outcomes of Penang’s distinctiveness and sustainability of Penang UNESCO award. At the same time, the model also tests how these outcomes influence the destination ability to meet tourists’ expectations and how Penang should act in competing in the global heritage tourism industry.

A Hao Way advertisement for their Penang White Curry product.

The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Instant Noodle Bowls Of All Time 2015 Edition

Another year’s gone by and here we are again with the new bowls list. A lot of really interesting ones this go around and some old favorites. At the point of putting this list out, I’ve almost hit 1,700 reviews. Of those, these are in my opinion the best tasting and the most memorable varieties. With that, allow me to present The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Instant Noodle Bowls 2015 Edition.

Just like with the regular top ten, I did a countdown video!

#10 – Hao Way Penang White Curry Instant Bowl Noodles – Malaysia


As you know from my Top Ten packages list, I’m a big fan of curry – especially Malaysian curry. This bowl boasts a thick and chewy noodle and a strong white curry flavor. Original review here

#9 – Nissin King Spa王 (Spa Oh) Tarako Spaghetti – Japan


Here’s one where the liquid is drained off. Tarako is a fish roe based sauce used in Japanese pasta dishes. The flavor is very good and the noodles came out just right. The seaweed bits go very nicely as well. Original review here

#8 – Maruchan Big Cup Ramen Corn, Salt & Butter Flavor – Japan


Another one from Japan. This one was a real treat – scads of corn and even a little block of butter inside! Definitely unique. Original review here

#7 – Paldo Jjamppong Seafood Noodle King Bowl – South Korea


Thick and chewy ramyun noodles are augmented by a broth with a good consistency – a little thickness was very good. Also a slightly sweet, seafood and spicy flavor to it I thoroughly enjoyed. Original review here

#6 – Acecook Comet Mori Yukino Tan-tan Men – Japan


This stuff is very red! The noodles are broad and flat. They have a very nice chew to them and are of a premium type. The broth is very rich and oily. It has a strong spiciness and is almost thick – but not in a bad way. A rich pork flavor abounds. The veggies and other bits hydrated quite nicely. Original review here

#5 – Unif Man Han Feast Sichuan Chili Eel Flavor Instant Noodle – Taiwan


The noodles are flat and broad. They have a nice quality to them; not too chewy but very good for a bowl noodle. The broth is rich with a good spiciness. The added bonus with this is the eel – it’s really good! Everything is rich and hearty and it’s definitely a feast to behold and consume. I should also note – this is one of a line that includes a braised beef variety amongst others. I would very much like to review every one of these, both in pack and bowl form. If you can source them and would like to send me some, please use the above contact form to do so! Thanks! Original review here

#4: Paldo Jjajangmen Chajang Noodle King Bowl – South Korea


Another in Paldo’s King Bowl line. Again, this one has thick and chewy ramyun but is a broth-free variety, coated with a delicious and savory black bean chajang sauce. Sticks-to-your-ribs! Original review here

#3 – Plats Du Chef Cuisine Adventures Chicken Phở Soup – Canada


I have to say this was a great surprise. I have had a throng of horrible Canadian instant noodles – in cups, bowls, packs – just horrible. This one is a diamond in the rough. It includes excellent rice noodles, a very tasty pho broth and to top it off, it’s got real chicken! This is a bowl to behold. Original review here

#2 – Nissin Raoh Rich Soy Sauce Flavor – Japan


Slipping to second place this year is Nissin’s Raoh. The noodles and broth play so nicely together and the pork is quite good. A bowl of noodles to really enjoy by candlelight. Note – Japanese varieties have become very hard for me to come by. If you would like to donate some varieties found in Japan, please use the contact link above! Thank you! Original review here

#1 – Choripdong Hurricane Rice Cake Topokki – South Korea


It’s red. It’s got a thick spicy and sweet sauce. It’s got ramyun. It’s got topokki. This was a real find – Just looking at the picture makes me want some right this instant. The most wonderful big bowl of noodles I’ve ever had. Original review here

#1644: Hao Way Vegetarian Penang Laksa Instant Bowl Noodles

Here’s another bowl from Hao Way – this one a vegetarian laksa. Here’s a little about laksa from wikipedia:

Penang laksa (Malay: Laksa Pulau Pinang), also known as asam laksa from the Malay for tamarind, comes from the Malaysian island of Penang. It is made with mackerel (ikan kembung) soup and its main distinguishing feature is the asam or tamarind which gives the soup a sour taste. The fish is poached and then flaked. Other ingredients that give Penang laksa its distinctive flavour include lemongrass, galangal(lengkuas) and chilli. Typical garnishes include mint, pineapple slices, thinly sliced onion, hε-ko, a thick sweet prawn paste and use of torch ginger flower. This, and not ‘curry mee’ is the usual ‘laksa’ one gets in Penang.

Akright – let’s try this vegetarian laksa from Hao Way!

 Here’s detail of the side panels (click image to enlarge). Vegetarian friendly. To prepare, add on contents of paste sachet and fill to line with boiling water. cover and let steep for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

 Detail of the lid (click image to enlarge).

An included fork!

The noodle block.

The paste sachet.

Has a mushroom scent.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added mung bean sprouts, broccoli and white onion. The noodles have a nice consistency – much different noodle from their pack versions – thicker and flat. The broth has a spicy and kind of acidic hit to it and an underlying mushroom flavor. I’m not real big on mushrooms and this aspect wasn’t really to my chagrin. 2.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9555730403009.

Penang as the World Heritage City: From Tourists’ Place Experience Perspectives – (from Amazon) – This book explores the dimensions of Cultural Traits and Heritage tourism in Penang. Penang is attractive to tourists because of its uniqueness, heritage and it is a cultural city with multi- racial ethnic population. Lack of knowledge and experience, combined with different interest may cause the tourism industry collapse. Cultural Traits and Heritage tourism is discussed as Penang’s opportunity to create tourism platform where resources and market would be kept and at the same time, competition with other World Heritage Cities will be created. Cultural Traits and Heritage recently has become an important topic and concept to tourism development especially in Penang since Penang was awarded as the World Heritage City by UNSECO in July 2008. Hence, in this research, it proposes the links of self representation to current desired outcomes of Penang’s distinctiveness and sustainability of Penang UNESCO award. At the same time, the model also tests how these outcomes influence the destination ability to meet tourists’ expectations and how Penang should act in competing in the global heritage tourism industry.

A Hao Way advertisement for their Penang White Curry.

#1629: Hao Way Penang Laksa Instant Bowl Noodles

Hao Way has made corresponding bowl version of their whole line of products. I reviewed the Laksa pack version a while back and now it’s time for the Laksa bowl! Let’s check it out!

 Detail of the side panels (click image to enlarge). Contains fish. To prepare, add in contents of paste sachet and then boiling water to fill line and cover for 3 minutes. Stir well and enjoy!

 Detail of the lid (click image to enlarge).

An included fork!

The noodle block.

The paste sachet.

Definitely can smell the fish component in the paste.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added sliced squid, coriander, white onion, mung bean sprout and fish ball. The noodles are thick and flat and quite chewy. This is a real departure from their pack noodles. The broth is definitely full of grilled fish flavor, tartness and some spiciness as well. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9555730401005.

Penang as the World Heritage City: From Tourists’ Place Experience Perspectives – (from Amazon) – This book explores the dimensions of Cultural Traits and Heritage tourism in Penang. Penang is attractive to tourists because of its uniqueness, heritage and it is a cultural city with multi- racial ethnic population. Lack of knowledge and experience, combined with different interest may cause the tourism industry collapse. Cultural Traits and Heritage tourism is discussed as Penang’s opportunity to create tourism platform where resources and market would be kept and at the same time, competition with other World Heritage Cities will be created. Cultural Traits and Heritage recently has become an important topic and concept to tourism development especially in Penang since Penang was awarded as the World Heritage City by UNSECO in July 2008. Hence, in this research, it proposes the links of self representation to current desired outcomes of Penang’s distinctiveness and sustainability of Penang UNESCO award. At the same time, the model also tests how these outcomes influence the destination ability to meet tourists’ expectations and how Penang should act in competing in the global heritage tourism industry.

A Hao Way advertisement for their Penang White Curry.

#1608: Hao Way Penang Vegetarian Prawn Instant Noodles

Here’s another new one from Hao Way – Penang Vegetarian Prawn instant noodles! I’m really quite curious on how you can make a vegetarian prawn flavor. Let’s have a look!

 Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Vegetarian. To prepare, add noodles to 330ml boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Stir in contents of sachet and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The paste sachet.

Has a kind of mushroom scent.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added sweet onion, corn, tau pok and coriander. The noodles have a good chew and gauge that was pleasant to eat. The broth was interesting. I didn’t get a strong prawn style flavor, but I got a richness and slight sweetness that was mushroom based and a nice heat level as well. This was really a fascinating one as well as being one of the better vegetarian varieties I’ve had. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9555730402033.

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Hao Way also makes a White Curry – here’s an advert for it.

New Varieties For Vegetarians From Hao Way

Wow – a big box of stuff from Hao Way of Malaysia! Let’s peek inside!

Looks pretty well packed!

This is a new vegetarian prawn flavored instand, both in bowl and pack.

Here we have a new vegetarian Penang laksa! Also in both bowl and cup.

They also sent six of these neat thermal cups! Thank you very much!

#1573: Hao Way Penang White Curry Instant Bowl Noodles

I’m sure everyone has been noticing – I’ve been reviewing a LOT of Malaysian instant noodles lately. The reason for this is that I have a ton of different varieties with more on their way – but this one’s a first! This is the first Penang White Curry bowl variant I’ve tried. Let’s have a look!

Here’s detail of the side panels (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add in all sachets and add boiling water to fill line (you’ll notice in the picture there are two – the manufacturer has told me that the printer put the line at the wrong spot, so new bowls will have it in the correct spot, but they marked it – the lower one). Cover and steep for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click image to enlarge).

An included fork!

The noodle block.

Dry seasoning powder.

Has a strong seafood scent.

A sachet of creamer.

A very fine powder.

The paste sachet.

A thick paste with a lovely scent.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added tau pok (tofu puff), mung bean sprouts, fishball and coriander. The noodles are really great – broad flat ones. They had an excellent texture and chew that I really liked. The broth was excellent as well – nice and thick. I did find however that when you stir the noodles after steeping, you really need to stir and stir until the paste is fully combined or you might get a big bite of strong curry paste. 4.75 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 9555730401029.

Penang as the World Heritage City: From Tourists’ Place Experience Perspectives – (from Amazon) – This book explores the dimensions of Cultural Traits and Heritage tourism in Penang. Penang is attractive to tourists because of its uniqueness, heritage and it is a cultural city with multi- racial ethnic population. Lack of knowledge and experience, combined with different interest may cause the tourism industry collapse. Cultural Traits and Heritage tourism is discussed as Penang’s opportunity to create tourism platform where resources and market would be kept and at the same time, competition with other World Heritage Cities will be created. Cultural Traits and Heritage recently has become an important topic and concept to tourism development especially in Penang since Penang was awarded as the World Heritage City by UNSECO in July 2008. Hence, in this research, it proposes the links of self representation to current desired outcomes of Penang’s distinctiveness and sustainability of Penang UNESCO award. At the same time, the model also tests how these outcomes influence the destination ability to meet tourists’ expectations and how Penang should act in competing in the global heritage tourism industry.

An advertisement for Hao Way Penang White Curry Noodles.

New Hao Way White Curry, Laksa Bowl Samples

Got another package from Hao Way this week!

They’ve adapted their Penang White Curry and Penang Laksa varieties into bowl form! I’ll be reviewing these soon – thanks!

They also sent along a couple of posters! Thanks again!

#1557: Hao Way Penang Laksa

I got some samples the other day to try! This is Hao Way’s new Penang Laksa. They’re very excited about it, purporting it to the the very first instant Penang Laksa whose paste contains grilled fish in the mixture. Sounds pretty good to me! Let’s give it a try.

 Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Contains fish. To prepare, Add noodles to 350ml boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Add in paste sachet contents and stir. Enjoy!

The noodle block.

The paste sachet.

 

The paste has a strong fish scent.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added tuna, white onion, cucumber and tomato. The noodles were good – nice gauge and chew. The broth was alright. It definitely had a strong fish taste which wasn’t entirely to my liking, however the richness of the broth’s other flavors were quite nice. I think this was a case of I just am not a big fan of this kind of fish flavor. I think many would enjoy it, however. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9555730400039.

Penang Heritage Food: Yesterday’s Recipes for Today’s Cook – (from Amazon) – Penang is one of the food capitals of Malaysia. However, over time, many Penang heritage dishes have been modified so much that what is served today is just a pale image of the original. The tastes of home-cooked dishes have not been faithfully reproduced from one generation to the next. Similarly, street- food and restaurant recipes have not been faithfully passed from a retiring chef to his successor. This book preserves the Penang heritage food from days of yore, covering home- cooked food, street food and restaurant dishes. Meticulously researched, every recipe is prefaced with heritage information and, together, they trace Penang heritage food to its Thai, Hokkien, Hainanese, Indian and Malay roots. Penang Heritage Food won a national award for best culinary history in the World Gourmand World Cookbook Awards.

Hao Way also makes a Penang White Curry noodle, and here is an advertisement for that product.

New Product Samples From Hao Way!

Went to the office and got packages – five minutes later, they called and said I had another!

What’s lurking inside this little box?

Win Onn Foods makes this Hao Way Penang Laksa now! They’re really excited about it, as it’s the first out there made with grilled fish.

Looking forward to giving these a try soon! Thanks!