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The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Malaysian Instant Noodles Of All Time 2015 Edition

When I visited Malaysia last October, I was asked by a newspaper reported when I thought a Malaysian top ten list might come out. I figured once I got to around 70 reviews I could probably put something together. As of today, I’ve reviewed 100 different varieties from Malaysia. What’s more, I am releasing this top ten list on Malaysia’s Independence Day! Hari Merdeka! Happy Birthday, Malaysia! I hope everyone enjoys this list, in my opinion the best of the best instant varieties Malaysia has to offer that I’ve tried yet.

#10: Ibumie Penang White CurryMee

Ibumie is a very popular brand in Malaysia. What I like about their CurryMee is that it covers all the bases: spicy, rich and flavorful curry. The levels of these prerequisite are such however that it’s accessible to most – not too spicy or strong. A good one to introduce people to Malaysian instant noodle flavor. Original review

#9: Ah Lai Penang Favourite White Curry Bihun

I found that the bihun version of Ah Lai’s White Curry was very enjoyable; the noodles come out just right and dance with the curry broth playfully. Balanced just right. Original review

#8: Mamee Chef Curry Laksa

Mamee Chef’s noodles use ‘mi tarik’ technology to emulate hand pulled noodles. Coupling that with a rich and tasty curry broth and garnish including tau pok, this is definitely one of my all time favorites. Original review

#7: The Bridge Penang White Curry Noodle

A noodle with excellent texture and chew along with a beautifully lustrous broth with strong flavor. Makes me wish I could’ve gotten more from Malaysia to bring home! Original review

#6: MyKuali Penang Hokkien Prawn Noodle

Hokkien Mee is a wonderfully unique flavor of Penang and is extremely well represented here. The broth is sweet and has a deep flavor of prawn as well as a spiciness. The provided fried onions are the best I’ve ever found in an instant noodle. Original review

#5: Mamee Chef Gold Recipe Mi Kari Seribu Rasa

This variety has it all – great noodles, a deep and beautiful color, and finally a flavor that makes me think of the exotic. Lots of cumin and other spices comer together here masterfully. Original review

#4: CarJEN Nyonya Curry Laksa

I’ve seen a lot of noodle packages but I must say this is by far the sexiest. What’s nice is that what’s inside is equally as awesome – a very tasty curry is augmented with coconut powder and a dipping sauce with nice bits of shrimp. Original review

#3: MyOri Malaysia Penang Green Curry Rice Vermicelli

This is something new I tried in the last few months that’s just left me speechless. The green curry broth is thick and so flavorful; perfect spiciness and perfect taste. What’s more, it pairs with rice vermicelli in a stunning way. Luxuriant and innovative. Original review

#2: MyKuali Penang White Curry Noodle

This is the variety and flavor that grabbed me and set my palate on Malaysia. The richness, thickness and strength of this broth is mind-blowing. The noodles are engorged on it and have a hearty gauge and chew. A real game changer. Original review

#1: MyKuali Penang Red Tom Yum Goong Noodle

This one takes the cake. It has such an authentic flavor; as soon as I tried it, I was whisked back to Langkawi – the thickness of this tom yum is amazing, as is its’ sweetness and spiciness. I half expect to find a stalk of lemongrass in the bowl. Original review

As always, if you know of a variety I should try, check THE BIG LIST to see if I already have, and if I haven’t, contact me! Hari Merdeka, Malaysia!

#1550: Ibumie Penang White CurryMee

During a trip to 99 Ranch recently (my son wanted to get my wife some Christmas gifts), I happened down the noodle aisle and found these! Ibumie CurryMee! Wow – white curry on the shelves so nearby! Can’t complain about that!

They’re sold in 4-packs and have this neat little lesson on the history of Penang! Just a side note – didn’t have any of the nice garnish to accompany so had this that day. The image is with the noodles all prettied up from the bowl I ate today. Basically just saying I tried it with the curry paste stirred in without any additions prior to this today’s pic. Let’s have a look inside Ibumie CurryMee!

Here’s the import/distributor’s sticker from the back of the 4 pack (click image to enlarge). Contains shrimp. What’s interesting here is that the distributor has their own bar code where underneath is a different one. The 12 digit bar code is widely used in the west while a 13 digit is used elsewhere. This can make scanners go wacko discerning which is which!

Here’s the back of one of the individual packs (click image to enlarge). To prepare, add noodles to 350ml boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Add contents of sachets and stir gently. Enjoy!

The noodle block.

A smaller seasoning sachet.

The soup base has a slight shrimp scent.

A much bigger sachet.

Non dairy creamer.

Finally, the paste.

Thick and oily with a deep, rich color.


Finished (click image to enlarge). Added fishball, tau pok, coriander, bean sprout and Chinese long bean. The noodles have a good texture and gauge. They have a light chew and are soft with no crumble. The broth is quite nice – has a full and rich flavor. Spicy but not extremely spicy – wish it were a bit spicier. Excellent curry taste! 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9555050300101.

Ibumie Penang Har Mee Instant Noodles (Combo Pack)

A TV spot for Ibumie Penang White CurryMee.