Another one from Colin – thanks! In 2014, I visited Malaysia and found quite a few varieties of Cintan products at a grocery store called Econsave in Butterworth. I didn’t expect to get one from somebody who lives here and sourced here. However, I’m very curious what this original flavor is like. Moreover, what is original flavor? Perhaps their vegetable flavor? I guess we’ll see. Now, let’s check it out!
#2299: Cintan Mi Segera Mmm… Original
Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains shellfish. To prepare, add noodle block to 360ml boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Stir and enjoy!
The noodle block.
The seasoning sachet.
A kind of small amount of seasoning.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, coriander, tau pok, sous video chicken and hard boiled egg. First, noodles hydrate out well – very standard. The broth is interesting, but not at the same time. I would call it chicken flavor since it is definitely more chicken-like. However, it is on the bland side. Finally, if you’re the type who is non-committal to anything involving choice, this is the flavor for you. 3.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 025296932026.
So this is the last one that I got during my trip last October to meet the folks at MyKuali in Malaysia. We took a ferry from Georgetown, Penang over to Butterworth, Penang and went to an Econsave where I got to get a ton of instant noodles! It was a real blast for sure. Almost exactly a year ago today we were on our way home – probably was over the pacific at this point! Wow – truly was an amazing trip. I want to thank them for their kindness and for showing us such a good time! Let’s check out this last one that I brought back.
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 360ml boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Drain and add in sachet contents. Stir and enjoy!
The noodle block.
A dual sachet: seasoned oil in the top compartment and dry seasoning in the bottom.
A light powder.
A sachet of sweet soy sauce.
The oil and sweet soy sauce co-mingling.
Finished (click image to enlarge). Added hard boiled egg, coriander and shrimp. The noodles came out well and had a decent consistency and chewiness. The flavor was a little on the sweeter side and seemed to be missing a little ‘something.’ But they were pretty good. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9556156039421.
The onslaught of Malaysian varieties continues! This is yet another I got on last year’s trip to Penang, Malaysia. If you’re wondering what Ayam Cendawan means, basically it’s chicken mushroom. My wife Kit really likes mushrooms, so I thought I’d make this one for her today. Let’s check it out!
Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Contains seafood. To prepare, add noodles to 360ml boiling water (note – the amount of time isn’t listed so I’ll do the standard 3 minutes. Add in contents of sachet. Stir and enjoy!
The baggage gandlers were pretty mean to this one!
The soup base sachet.
Indeed has a kind of chicken and mushroom scent.
Finished (click image to enlarge). Added bard boiled egg and baked chicken. The noodles came out pretty well – standard gauge and chew to them. The broth is pretty good too – has a definite salty chicken flavor but with a mild mushroom flavor. Not overwhelming; just right. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 025296913056.