Here’s another one sent by Jen from Australia! Thank you very much! So I though hey – laksa! Sounds good to me! Such a safe looking package too – why not check it out?
Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains shrimp. To prepare, add the noodle block to 500ml boiling water and cook for 2 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Stir and enjoy!
The noodle block.
The powder soup base.
Has a kind of asam laska scent maybe?
An oil sachet.
Smells like curry – okay, now I’m confused.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, crushed red pepper, Dodo fish balls, tau pok, hard boiled egg and mint. This one was interesting. The noodles are your standard instant – regular gauge and soft chew. The broth however had me confused from the start. The acidic scent of the powder base had me thinking asaam laksa, but the oil smelled like curry. Put them together you end up with this broth, which is basically a creamy colored ginger-laden, watery and thin thing that makes me think they were going for something else but though ‘hey, this is pretty good – why not just call it laksa.’ Bummed. 2.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9310182300623.
Thanks again to Joseph H. of Sacramento, California for sending these! Reviewed these as #895. Sounded good today so here we go!
Finished (click to enlarge). I added green beans, turkey ham, a couple scrambled egg with Tabasco Jalapeno sauce and a slice of cheese. Awesome stuff! Great tomato flavor. Still 4.25 out of 5.0 stars! UPC bar code 9416470239603 .
Looked up Fiji and 1977 (figuring I’d find some music) but found this full length cartoon film made in part by the Hello Kitty people…
Here’s the other one that Joseph H. of Sacramento, Ca sent – thanks again! I really like what it says there on the front – I think it should have a question mark after hungry. It sounds like Talk Like A Pirate Day with YAAR!!!
Here’s the front of the individual pack. By the way – it’s not Talk Like A Pirate Day, HOWEVER it is International Day of Rural Women, I Love Lucy Day, National Cake Decorating Day, National Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day, National Grouch Day, National Latino AIDS Awareness Day, National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day and White Cane Safety Day.
Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge).
The noodle block.
I like how it’s folded in half. It unfolds during the cooking!
The lone seasoning packet.
The seasoning. A little taste resulted in a lot of tomato flavor and a little heat.
Finished (click image to enlarge). Added some tomatoes and a hard boiled egg with some Krazy Mixed Up Salt. The noodles were good – a little plump and crumbly – worked very well. The broth was awesome – a strong tomato taste and color. The smell of the broth as it boiled was one of tomatoes. It also had a very nice light spiciness to it. All said and done this was absolutely delicious. 4.25 out of 5.0 stars! UPC bar code 9416470239603 .
Spent some time hanging out with my friend Matt B. the other day and we went to HT Oaktree Market on 100th & Aurora in Seattle and found this new one. But what is Asam Laksa? Here’s what Wikipedia has to say:
Asam laksa is a sour, fish-based soup. It is listed at number 7 on World’s 50 most delicious foods complied by CNN Go in 2011.Asam (or asam jawa) is the Malay word for tamarind, which is commonly used to give the stock its sour flavor. It is also common to use asam keping (also known as asam gelugor), dried slices of sour mangosteen, for added sourness. The modern Malay spelling is asam, though the spelling assam is still frequently used.
The main ingredients for asam laksa include shredded fish, normally kembung fish or mackerel, and finely sliced vegetables including cucumber, onions, red chillies, pineapple, lettuce, common mint, “daun kesum” (Vietnamese mint or laksa mint) and pink bunga kantan (ginger buds). Asam laksa is normally served with either thick rice noodles or thin rice noodles (vermicelli). And topped off with “petis udang” or “hae ko” (蝦羔), a thick sweet prawn/shrimp paste.
Was about to drop some beef or chicken in there but I think that wouldn’t make much sense here. Sounds neat! From Malaysia! Let’s hit it up.
Here’s the back (click image to enlarge). So I’m going to go with 2 cups of boiling water and drop in the noodles and seasoning for 2 minutes.
A very light colored noodle block – almost white.
One seasoning packet.
Here’s the stuff of flavor.
Found these things at HT Oaktree Market too – they were in the Indonesian section and looked interesting. Upon bringing them home, I tried them and found they were horrid. Today I looked at the bag and you have to fry them. IT’S CRAZY!!! You drop some of them into some hot oil and fry them – they expand – really quickly too – and turn into these crunchy shrimp flavored chip-like things. Thought I’d add some.
Finished (click image to enlarge). Added onion, Fresno chili pepper, lettuce, some Komodo Shrimp Chips, a scrambled egg with Krazy Mixed Up Salt and Dua Belibis Chili sauce. The noodles aren’t shabby – nothing to write home about but decent. The broth is great – it is indeed sour, spicy and has a hit of seafood taste. If you squirted a ton of lemon juice in, it’d be a lot like Tom Yum. I really liked it – 4.0 out of 5.0 stars! UPC bar code 9556001128850 – get it here.
This is something that’s also been at the bottom of the noodle hamper for a while.
Some interesting little things on here (click image to enlarge). The teacups reference is nice, and interesting is the break into 4 pieces. I’m glad I keep my food in a hygienic place.
Yes, it will be broken into four pieces.
The seasoning packet.
Finished (click image to enlarge). The noodles are pretty good – lots of them and kind of a mushiness to them that’s different. Not a bad mushiness though. The broth is full of tomato flavor and almost a slight spiciness to them. Not bad – 3.25 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 8901058134292 – get it here.
Maggi noodles commercial.
Looks like Pizza Hut’s a little different in India!