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#1791: Vit’s Tom Yam Instant Noodles

This is yet another I picked up during my trip last year to Malaysia! Tom yam is a great flavor – whether you spell it tom yam or tom yum. Actually, they’re the same thing. Sounds good to me! Let’s check it out!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodles to 400ml boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Add in contents of sachet. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

Has an interesting scent.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added cili padi, lime, Dodo prawn flavor fish balls, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts and coriander. The noodles came out really great – slightly thicker than average gauge and great mouthfeel. The broth definitely has the standard components of tom yam – spicy, lemongrass – but it has a sweetness as well which works so nicely. 4.25 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9556354000476.

I must say that travelling to Malaysia was one of the highlights in my life. Here’s a Lone Planet guide to KL, Melaka and PG!

A Vit’s TV commercial.

#1781: MyKuali Penang Hokkien Prawn Soup Rice Vermicelli (Bihun)

Recently, I got a box from MyKuali with a lot of products I’d reviewed before with new packaging as well as a couple of completely brand new products. This is one of the totally new ones, MyKuali’s first bowl offering. It’s also their first rice vermicelli (also known as bihun) variety. Let’s pop open a bowl and look inside!

Detail of the side panels (click image to enlarge). Contains shrimp. To prepare, add contents of paste and seasoning sachets and 400ml boiling water. Cover and steep for 4 minutes. Stir and add fried onion. Enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click image to enlarge).

An included fork – and spoon!

The bihun block.

The dry seasoning base.

Has a strong prawn scent.

The paste sachet.

Has a bright scent.

The garnish sachet.

Fried onion!

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added shrimp, pork, squid, mung bean sprouts, egg and spring onion. The bihun did great – as always, I use a pair of kitchen scissors to shorten the noodles or I’ll get broth all over my shirt. The bihun as I said hydrated really well for something steeped. The broth is mind blowing. If you like a thick and serious onslaught of prawny sweetness and heat, this is absolutely for you. It’s so rich and strong and tasty! To top it all off, fried onion bits that are the best I’ve ever had in any instant product – other than the wheat noodle package version of this product. Amazing. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9555655005340.

MyKuali Penang Hokkien Prawn Noodle (4 Packs)

A street vendor in Penang making Hokkien Prawn Mee.