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Happy Birthday, Singapore! New Products From Prima Taste

Some new stuff just arrived! Perfect timing too, as it’s Singapore’s 54th birthday!Let’s check it out!

Happy Birthday, Singapore! New Products From Prima Taste

My New Go To When I’m Under The Weather From Prima & Prima Taste

My New Go To When I'm Under The Weather From Prima & Prima Taste

Okay so a week or so ago I got a big package from Prima Taste over in Singapore (thanks again!) – full of tasty stuff! Well, last Sunday I ended up getting the worst stomach flu I think I’ve ever had and it was really crummy. Really did a number on med and put me in bed a few days. This was not from what they sent – let’s make that clear – the stomach flu ios going around. Well, once the clouds started to lift, I was hungry. Didn’t want to do anything spicy and something tasty. My wife made me this Prima Juzz’s Mee with some hard boiled egg and cut up breaded chicken (yeah they’re chicken nuggets – we have kids and hey it’s protein so don’t give me any guff) and some instant rice thrown in there too.

My New Go To When I'm Under The Weather From Prima & Prima Taste

Here it is (click to enlarge)! It was super good and I think from here on out this is my new go-to for when I’m under the weather. I really like it, but I think you can understand that I hope I don’t have to eat it again any time soon – unless I’m just hungry! I should note that Juzz’s Mee Creamy Chicken was on The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Instant Noodles Of All Time list a year or two ago – super good stuff you should try! Here’s the original review.

My New Go To When I'm Under The Weather From Prima & Prima Taste

While I’m at it, I tried these yesterday – I’ve tried the other Ready Meal varieties they have in the past and was really looking forward to giving this one a spin.

My New Go To When I'm Under The Weather From Prima & Prima Taste

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

My New Go To When I'm Under The Weather From Prima & Prima Taste

Here’s how it looks after a 90 second spin in the microwave (click to enlarge). It’s ultra good – decent amount of chicken and really tasty! I wish these were available in the United States – it’s a real shame it isn’t. I will say though if you dig and dig you might be able to find it. Some people I’ve been talking to lately have been really amazing me with their resourcefulness in looking high and low for foreign food products I’d never think could be found here or shipped here – and lo and behold, they are and they do! Thanks to Prima Taste for sending these along! I’m feeling better and enjoying food again.

The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Singaporean Instant Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition

Singaporean Singapore The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Singaporean Instant Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition

So for the past few years I’ve been thinking about putting out a top ten list for Singapore. It took me a while though; I wanted to have a TON of Singaporean varieties that I’d tried before doing so. Well, I’ve tried a TON of them now and I felt it would be nice to put out a new list. I’m posting this on Singapore’s National Day – thought it would be fitting. If you’re not familiar with the half lion half fish image in the picture above, that’s a Merlion. It’s the national symbol of Singapore. Here’s a little more about it here. Well, it’s time. These are my favorite varieties that come from Singapore from the over 2,500 reviews I’ve done to date. All these Singaporean varieties are most definitely shiok – so grab your favorite beer (mine’s Tiger) and check it out!

The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Singaporean Instant Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition

The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Singaporean Instant Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition Video Presentation

A video presentation of The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Singaporean Instant Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition. I should note that I did say number six twice – the second one is most definitely number five on the list!

#10: KOKA Delight Tomato Flavor Instant Non-Fried Noodles

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I’ve liked these since I first tried them years back. The non-fried noodles have a really great chew and really are about the same as a standard fried noodle. The broth has a wonderfully authentic and strong tomato taste – very fresh. I really like the garnish as well. Original review

#9: Nissin Cup Noodles Tom Yam Seafood Flavour

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I’m still to this day intrigued by how much noodle can be in a Nissin Cup Noodles! A nice spicy cup of noodles. Strong seafood flavor with the added bonus of a spicy and crisp lemongrass hit. Included garnish is exemplary and the new version (coming in a post soon) has even more! Original review

#8: Prima Taste Singapore Fish Soup La Mian

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By pairing their premium thick and chewy la mian noodles along with a rich broth, this fish soup variety makes for a very tasty meal. What’s more, adding a little whiskey to the broth gives it an even moire sumptuous effect. I had wanted to try this one for years before I got my hands on some and it was definitely worth the wait. Original review

#7: Maggi Extra Spicy Curry Instant Noodles

Singaporean Singapore The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Singaporean Instant Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition

The noodles in this one are your standard instant variety – nice quantity too. What I like about this is the curry flavor – strong with a little extra kick of spiciness – not too much though. Definitely one of those late night comfort foods I’m sure most would really enjoy. Original review

#6: KOKA Signature Laksa Singapura Instant Noodles

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The noodles only take 2 minutes to steep and come out very well. Add to that a rich creamy and seafood laksa which is masterfully augmented with included garnish which works very well. Oiliness is right on the mark and everything comes together so nicely. Original review

#5: KOKA Creamy Soup With Crushed Noodles Sweet Corn Flavor

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Rethinking the instant noodle, this cup comes with two large sachets – one with a lot of powder base and one with crushed instant noodles. At the end, you wind up with a very thick and luxuriant kind of corn chowder affair which is very satisfying – and the corn hydrates perfectly and is sweet! There are a couple things which in many instant noodles that  don’t hydrate well in instant noodle cups and bowls and often, that’s corn. Glad to see it done right. Original review

#4: Prima Juzz’s Mee Creamy Chicken Flavour

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The noodles in this one are broad and thick,m however soft and gentle. They remind me of some varieties of Taiwanese noodles – although softer. The broth is very rich and tasty with a very good thickness. An excellent creamy chicken which I’ve found to be just perfect. Original review

#3: Prima Taste Singapore Curry Wholegrain La Mian

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These have been in the annual Top Ten List for the past two years and their non-wholegrain brethren have been for even more. Chewy, artisan feel noodles are engaged with a very thick and rich broth with huge sachets of paste and coconut milk powder. Brilliant stuff. Original review

#2: Nissin Straits Reborn Laksa – Singapore

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The noodles have a great gauge and quality – nice chew too. The broth is amazingly thick. It’s got a nice coconut milk powder component and a ton of paste with nice shrimp taste. Indeed, there’s shrimp morsels all through it (by morsel I mean crumb sized bits) so make it about as rich as it can get. The laksa leaves added a little something special. Everything comes together in such a way that it just sings.  Original review

#1: Prima Taste Singapore Laksa Wholegrain La Mian – Singapore

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This is my favorite of the 2500+ reviews I’ve posted to date. It is number one in the annual 2017 top ten and was also in 2016. The noodles are thick and full with a great chew and being wholegrain, they have a kind of rustic and artisan feel to them. Just can’t get enough of them. The broth is thick and full of flavor. The pack contains a pair of sachets: one with coconut milk powder and the other with a lavish laksa paste. The flavors and noodles marry together in a crescendo of flavors that keep me coming back for more – bravo! Original review

Prima’s Juzz’s Mee Samples For The United States

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A knock at the door and a package in my hand. Wasn’t sure what this is but let’s open it and find out!

Prima’s Juzz’s Mee Samples – United States

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This (click to enlarge) is the version of the Creamy Chicken Juzz’s Mee that is available in the United States. The version I’ve reviewed in the past (which is on The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Instant Noodles Of All Time 2016 Edition) is the version which contains chicken and this one does not. Curious to see how it stacks up compared to the Singaporean version., I wish Southeast Asian countries could sell varieties with chicken pork and beef freely here. It would be nice – and I think everyone would enjoy them! The noodle aisle would be transformed, that’s for sure! Thanks to Prima for sending this along! I’ll be reviewing it soon!

Product Samples From Prima Taste

Got this neat dual box package in the mail the other day! What’s inside? Let’s see…

Product Samples From Prima Taste – Singapore

Very well packed!

A layer of Prima Taste Fish Soup (click to enlarge)!

Three of Prima Taste’s products (click to enlarge) – Prawn Soup, Laksa and Curry.

The trio of Juzz’s Mee (click to enlarge) – curry, creamy chicken and original spicy. Since exporting chicken from Southeast Asia is tricky to do to the West, they’ve come out with a chicken free creamy chicken I’ll be reviewing soon!

They also sent a couple of posters (click to enlarge) – you’ll be able to see them in The Wall Of Fame section soon!

Finally, a Juzz’s Mee poster (click to enlarge) – thank you very much!

Top Ten List Samples From Prima Taste

Looks like I’ll be doing some interview here in the USA soon! Those are always a lot of fun. I asked Prima Taste over in Singapore if they could send some samples along of the products they have that are in the Top Ten this year – and they did!

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These two (click to enlarge) have been on the list a long time in their normal form, but these are the new wholegrain versions. The Laksa was #1 for 2016 and the Curry #5.

The #8 spot was held by this Creamy chicken Juzz’s Mee – seriously awesome stuff! Thanks!

#1925: Prima Juzz’s Mee Creamy Chicken Flavour

This is the third and final variety of the Juzz’s Mee I got from Prima a while back. So far, the other two were extremely good and I’ve been looking forward to this one. I’ve always been fond of creamy chicken instant noodles – a couple companies here in the Us have made creamy chicken variants that have been some of the best chicken varieties I’ve tried. I’m very curious about a Singaporean take on creamy chicken – so let’s have a look!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodles to 380ml boiling water and cook 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add in sachet contents. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

A powder sachet.

The chicken soup base.

A second sachet.

Non-dairy creamer.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added hard boiled egg and chicken baked with Johnny’s Chicken Seasoning and BonCabe Level 10 rubber into it at 375 degrees for 45 minutes. The noodles are great – flat and have a great chewiness. The broth is indeed creamy chicken; almost cream of chicken which is especially appreciated; great thickness and flavor. The interesting thing is the inclusion of what were like little meaty floaters in there – like TVP meat and it was very good. My  new favorite creamy chicken! 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8886350068103.

Here’s the one that’s been on my top ten list for a few years – Prima Taste Singapore Curry Lamian Noodles, 26 Ounce

A short news piece about Prima Taste’s newer products.

#1914: Prima Juzz’s Mee Curry Flavour

This is the second of three Juzz’s Mee varieties I have here to review. I’d never heard of them until Prima sent them my way! They’re the same company as Prima Tastem which makes a wonder Curry La Mian and Laksa Lamian that have both been on my top ten list for a few years now. I just found out last night that Juzz’s Mee is wordplay on ‘just me’ or ‘just for me.’ I got to find out as I had dinner last night with a couple nice folks who invited my wife and I to dine with them in Seattle! Check out this post I did about it on foofoomayo.  Let’s have a look inside!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodle blcok to 370ml boiling water and cook for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add in sachet contents. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

Has a nice curry scent.

A sachet of creamer.

An ultrafine powder.

A seasoned oil sachet.

Has a kind of spicy onion scent.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Dodo fishballs, hard boiled egg, tau pok, coriander and red pepper flake. The noodles are wide and flat with a bit of thickness. Again, they are remind me of Taiwanese Hakka style noodles, just a tad narrower. They have a strong comfort mouthfeel and good chew. The broth is fascinating to me in that it has a nice oiliness and thickness, but isn’t a violently strong curry. It is spicy, but not spicy enough to make people run for the hills. It kind of seems like instead of curry flavor, it should be called creamy curry flavor. Great bowl! 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8886350068127.

Here’s the one that’s been on my top ten list for a few years – Prima Taste Singapore Curry Lamian Noodles, 26 Ounce

A short news piece about Prima Taste’s newer products.

#1901: Prima Juzz’s Mee Original Spicy Flavour

Here’s one of the new ones sent to me by Prima Taste. I hadn’t heard about these before, so it was a really nice surprise!  I immediate found the name interesting – I think it’s a play on ‘just me,’ but I could be wrong. Let’s look inside and see what this new variety is all about.

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodles to 500ml boiling water and cook for 4 minutes. Drain, but leave the noodles wet. Add in liquid and powder sachet contents and stir well. Garnish with chilli flake. Enjoy!

The noodles are a little wider and flat.

The powder seasoning sachet.

A light powder.

An oil sachet.

Has a spicy onion scent.

The garnish sachet.

Chilli flakes.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added coriander and tau pok. The noodles are wide and thick and have a very nice chew to them I really liked. The flavor was a really tasty with a nice bite to it and even moreso after I added the chilli flake. It reminds me of Taiwanese varieties in the way the noodles are gauged/shaped, but they seem to have a softer tooth. Excellent! 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8886350067878.

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

A way to cook Juzz’s Mee with some extras!