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.
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.
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.
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.
So in 2016, the local Singapore/Sri Lankan version was on the Top Ten list. It’s excellent stuff – love it! This is the export version – what’s the difference? Well, it doesn’t have any chicken in there. I’ve been curious about how this stacks up against the chicken version – let’s give Juzz’s Mee a try!
Prima Juzz’s Mee Creamy chicken Flavor – Sri Lanka
Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add sachets to 380ml boiling water. Add in noodle block and cook for 3 minutes. finally, stir and enjoy!
The noodle block.
A dry sachet.
The soup base.
The second of two dry sachets.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added some baked chicken. The noodles are broad and flat with just a little thickness. They have a medium chew and are very nice. The broth is just perfect. Indeed, it’s creamy and has an excellent chicken flavor to it. Still my favorite creamy chicken variety on the market that I’ve tried. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 013934068107.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.