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Meet The Manufacturer: #1834: Vit’s Taste Of Malaysia Penang Hokkien Mee Fried Instant Noodle

This is the first of a new premium line Vit’s is manufacturing called Taste Of Malaysia. I’ll say right now that I really like Hokkien Mee, but many might not know what it is. Here’s some good info from the Penang Hawker Food Blog:

Hokkien hae mee (Hokkien/Fujian prawn noodles; 福建虾麺) is served in Penang(with a variant served in Singapore known as Hae mee). It is a dish of egg noodles and rice noodles in a fragrant stock, which is made from both fresh shrimp and dried prawns, as well as pork or chicken. Traditionally, small cubes of fried pork fat are added to the soup, but this is now less common due to health concerns. It is garnished with prawns, fish cake, leafy greens, pork ribs, squid, vegetables, crisp deep-fried shallots, spring onions and fresh lime. The dish is served with sliced red chili, light soy sauce and sambal.

Sound good? I’ve had it in Penang and trust me, it is! Let’s check out this new one from Vit’s.

The back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains prawn. To prepare, add noodles and paste to 400ml boiling water and cook 3-4 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The paste sachet.

Paste!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added shrimp, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, white onion, fried garlic, sliced pork  and hard boiled egg. The noodles came out nicely – seems like they’re the standard Vit’s kind – nice gauge and good chew. The broth is nice – it definitely features a Hokkien Mee flavor – sweet and prawny. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9556354001060.

Penang as the World Heritage City: From Tourists’ Place Experience Perspectives – (from Amazon) – This book explores the dimensions of Cultural Traits and Heritage tourism in Penang. Penang is attractive to tourists because of its uniqueness, heritage and it is a cultural city with multi- racial ethnic population. Lack of knowledge and experience, combined with different interest may cause the tourism industry collapse. Cultural Traits and Heritage tourism is discussed as Penang’s opportunity to create tourism platform where resources and market would be kept and at the same time, competition with other World Heritage Cities will be created. Cultural Traits and Heritage recently has become an important topic and concept to tourism development especially in Penang since Penang was awarded as the World Heritage City by UNSECO in July 2008. Hence, in this research, it proposes the links of self representation to current desired outcomes of Penang’s distinctiveness and sustainability of Penang UNESCO award. At the same time, the model also tests how these outcomes influence the destination ability to meet tourists’ expectations and how Penang should act in competing in the global heritage tourism industry.

A short slideshow of a hawker stall – along with a lesson in the Hokkien dialect!

Re-Review: Meet The Manufacturer: Eat & Go Rendang Beef Flavor Fried Instant Noodle

As I said in the last post, today is the anniversary of the first time my wife and I spoke to eachother, four years ago. More on that in the video at the bottom. I had the fortune to be able to try real rendang yesterday! They make it at Waroeng Jajanan! I’ll do a special post about it soon! This one was really good last time – let’s revisit it!

The side panels (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, fill to line with boiling water and let steep for 3 minutes. In a separate bowl, put the sachet contents, minus the fried wonton and fried onion. Drain. Add to bowl and stir and garnish with the onion and wonton.

Detail of the lid (click image to enlarge).

Included fork!

The noodle block.

A dual sachet – seasoning powder on the left and chilli powder on the right.

Chilli powder atop the seasoning powder.

A triple sachet (from left to right): seasoned oil, chilli sauce and sweet soy sauce.

A sweet, salty and spicy melange.

The garnish sachet.

Fried wonton (pangsit goreng) and fried onion (bawang goreng).

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added kerapuk aci from Waroeng Jajanan, sauteed beef with garlic salt and some Dua Belibus chilli sauce. The noodles have a good gauge and chewiness. The flavor is really good – sweet, salty and spicy. The garnish is great too – crisp and flavorful. Everything comes together very well – excellent! 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 8992388133178.

After one of the worst years of my life, 2009 ended on a really positive note as I met my future wife in person at Oakland airport down in California. I will never look at New Year’s Eve the same ever again!

#1214: Eat & Go Rendang Beef Flavour Fried Instant Noodle

Here’s another from my friend in Jakarta, Indonesia – thanks! I’ve got high hopes for this one. Why? Well, the Spicy Chicken version placed on my Top Ten Instant Noodle Cups of 2013. Also, Indomie’s Rendang placed in the Top Ten Instant Noodles of 2013 list. I guess we’ll see how this does! Let’s check it out!

Here are the side panels (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat-free but check for yourself. Take out the sachets and fork, add enough boiling water to cover the noodles and let sit for 3 minutes. Drain off the water, then add the sachet contents, stir and you’re done.

Here’s the lid (click image to enlarge).

An included fork!

The noodle block.

A dual sachet: seasoning base and chili powder.

The chilli powder atop the seasoning base in the lower left.

Garnish sachet – fried onion and… dumpling? Interesting!

Tried one of the dumpling pieces – crunchy like a wonton.

Triple sachet of liquid ingredients: seasoned oil, chili sauce and sweet soy sauce.

Chilli sauce top left, sweet soy sauce top right and the seasoned oil throughout.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added lime, hard boiled egg, sweet onion and beef. The noodles come out nice after steeping. They have a standard gauge and good cgewiness. The flavor is great – sweet. spicy and beefy! Excellent stuff – and if it wasn’t good enough already, the garnish adds a really good finish to things. This was a real treat to enjoy. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 8992388133178.

Indonesian Top 20 music.