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#2632: Sau Tao Laksa Flavour Ho Fan – Hong Kong

#2632: Sau Tao Laksa Flavour Ho Fan - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - rice noodle - instant noodle

Here’s one I found at PriceSmart Foods up in Richmond, BC in July 2017. They had a ton of these and they sounded interesting. These are from Hong Kong – not a place I would think of when it comes to laksa. Here’s a little about laksa from Wikipedia –

There are various theories about the origins of laksa. In Indonesia, the dish is believed to have been born from the Chinese coastal settlements and the mixing of cultures between Chinese merchants and the local cooking practices.[7] As Peranakan Chinese communities have blended their ancestors’ culture with local culture, Peranakan communities in different places now demonstrate diversity according to the local flavour.[8] In Malaysia, the dish is believed to have been introduced by Chinese immigrants in Malacca.[9] In Singapore, the dish (or its local “Katong” version) is believed to have been created after interaction between the Peranakans with the local Singaporeans.[10][11]

Various recipes of laksas have gained popularity in Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia; and subsequently international recognition. Initially in July 2011, CNN Travel ranked Penang Asam Laksa 7th out of the 50 most delicious foods in the world.[12] Its rank however, fell to number 26th after CNN held an online poll by 35,000 people, published in September 2011.[13] Singaporean Curry Laksa on the other hand ranked in number 44th.[13]

In Indonesia, laksa is one of the traditional comfort foods; the spicy warm noodle soup is much appreciated during cold rainy days. However, its popularity is somewhat overshadowed by soto, a similar hearty warm soup dish, which is often consumed with rice instead of noodles. In modern households, it is common practice to mix and match the recipes of laksas; if traditional laksa noodle is not available, Japanese udon noodles might be used instead

Alright – let’s check out this variety from Hong Kong!

Sau Tao Laksa Flavour Ho Fan – Hong Kong

#2632: Sau Tao Laksa Flavour Ho Fan - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - rice noodle - instant noodle

A big and hard to remove distributor/import sticker (click to enlarge).

#2632: Sau Tao Laksa Flavour Ho Fan - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - rice noodle - instant noodle

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains shrimp. To prepare, add in all sachets and boiling water to fill line. Cover and let steep for… Yeah – no instructions. Great. I’m going to go with 3 minutes and give it a look and if that’s not enough to hydrate the rice noodles, 5 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2632: Sau Tao Laksa Flavour Ho Fan - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - rice noodle - instant noodle

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2632: Sau Tao Laksa Flavour Ho Fan - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - rice noodle - instant noodle

An included fork!

#2632: Sau Tao Laksa Flavour Ho Fan - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - rice noodle - instant noodle

The ho fan rice noodles.

#2632: Sau Tao Laksa Flavour Ho Fan - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - rice noodle - instant noodle

A large dry base sachet.

#2632: Sau Tao Laksa Flavour Ho Fan - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - rice noodle - instant noodle

A decent amount of powder.

#2632: Sau Tao Laksa Flavour Ho Fan - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - rice noodle - instant noodle

The laksa sauce sachet.

#2632: Sau Tao Laksa Flavour Ho Fan - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - rice noodle - instant noodle

Thick and smells like curry.

#2632: Sau Tao Laksa Flavour Ho Fan - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - rice noodle - instant noodle

A solid ingredients sachet.

#2632: Sau Tao Laksa Flavour Ho Fan - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - rice noodle - instant noodle

Kind of surprised to see corn in this.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added fishball, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, egg , spring onion, and fried onion. The noodles are thin and broad with a little more chew than I expected for a rice noodle, however, not an unwelcome one. The broth was good however I think that the amount of water required due to the fill line position was just way too much and what could have been a stronger curry broth was neutered by dilution which makes me sad. 3.0 out of 5.0 stars.  UPC bar code 087303866793.

#2632: Sau Tao Laksa Flavour Ho Fan - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - rice noodle - instant noodle

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#2617: Nissin Cup Noodles Laksa Flavour (Shiok! More Laksa!)

#2617: Nissin Cup Noodles Laksa Flavour (Shiok! More Laksa!) - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle

Ahh, Laksa – nothing like it. In fact, there are lots of kinds of laksa; sweet, creamy, curry, fish – every area has their own take on the dish. Let’s see what Wikipedia has to say about laksa –

Laksa is a popular spicy noodle soup in the Peranakan cuisine.[1][2][3] Laksa consists of rice noodles or rice vermicelli with chicken, prawn or fish, served in spicy soup; either based on rich and spicy curry coconut milk, or based on sour asam (tamarind or gelugur). It can be found in Malaysia,[4] SingaporeIndonesia[5] and Southern Thailand.[6]

There are various theories about the origins of laksa. In Indonesia, the dish is believed to have been born from the Chinese coastal settlements and the mixing of cultures between Chinese merchants and the local cooking practices.[7] As Peranakan Chinese communities have blended their ancestors’ culture with local culture, Peranakan communities in different places now demonstrate diversity according to the local flavour.[8] In Malaysia, the dish is believed to have been introduced by Chinese immigrants in Malacca.[9] In Singapore, the dish (or its local “Katong” version) is believed to have been created after interaction between the Peranakans with the local Singaporeans.[10][11]

There’s a ton more info on laksa in the Wikipedia entry here. Now, let’s grab our utensils and dig into this cup with a new recipe!

Nissin Cup Noodles Laksa Flavour (Shiok! More Laksa!) – Singapore

#2617: Nissin Cup Noodles Laksa Flavour (Shiok! More Laksa!) - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains shrimp. To prepare, add in sachet contents and boiling water to fill line. Cover for 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2617: Nissin Cup Noodles Laksa Flavour (Shiok! More Laksa!) - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2617: Nissin Cup Noodles Laksa Flavour (Shiok! More Laksa!) - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle

The noodle block.

#2617: Nissin Cup Noodles Laksa Flavour (Shiok! More Laksa!) - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle

Loose ingredients and seasonings from the cup.

#2617: Nissin Cup Noodles Laksa Flavour (Shiok! More Laksa!) - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle

The paste sachet.

#2617: Nissin Cup Noodles Laksa Flavour (Shiok! More Laksa!) - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle

Oily!

#2617: Nissin Cup Noodles Laksa Flavour (Shiok! More Laksa!) - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Coriander, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, fried onion, tau pok, and chilli oil. The noodles are soft and plentiful – kind of a narrow flat nature with a light mouthfeel. The broth is seething with flavor – from the spicy to the sweet and it’s nice and creamy. The included shrimp, egg and tau pok are very good. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8888279102081.

#2617: Nissin Cup Noodles Laksa Flavour (Shiok! More Laksa!) - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle

Cup noodle Singapore Spicy club 78 g × 12 pieces ramen Japan

Curry!

#2560: Nissin Cup Noodles Laksa Flavour

#2560: Nissin Cup Noodles Laksa Flavour - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Here is a new Cup Noodles variety from Nissin Hong Kong – Laksa! It’s interesting how a lot of flavors of Malaysia and Singapore are making their way further east lately. Many different Laksa varieties exist, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen one from Hong Kong before. Here’s a little from Wikipedia about Laksa –

Laksa is a popular spicy noodle soup in the Peranakan cuisine.[1][2][3] Laksa consists of rice noodles or rice vermicelli with chicken, prawn or fish, served in spicy soup; either based on rich and spicy curry coconut milk, or based on sour asam (tamarind or gelugur). It can be found in Malaysia,[4] Singapore, Indonesia[5] and Southern Thailand.[6]

There are various theories about the origins of laksa. In Indonesia, the dish is believed to have been born from the Chinese coastal settlements and the mixing of cultures between Chinese merchants and the local cooking practices.[7] As Peranakan Chinese communities have blended their ancestors’ culture with local culture, Peranakan communities in different places now demonstrate diversity according to the local flavour.[8] In Malaysia, the dish is believed to have been introduced by Chinese immigrants in Malacca.[9] In Singapore, the dish (or its local “Katong” version) is believed to have been created after interaction between the Peranakans with the local Singaporeans.

Various recipes of laksas have gained popularity in Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia; and subsequently international recognition. Initially in July 2011, CNN Travel ranked Penang Asam Laksa 7th out of the 50 most delicious foods in the world.[12] Its rank however, fell to number 26th after CNN held an online poll by 35,000 people, published in September 2011.[13] Singaporean Curry Laksa on the other hand ranked in number 44th.[13]

In Indonesia, laksa is one of the traditional comfort foods; the spicy warm noodle soup is great during cold rainy days. However, its popularity is somewhat overshadowed by soto, a similar hearty warm soup dish, which is often consumed with rice instead of noodles. In modern households, it is common practice to mix and match the recipes of laksas; if traditional laksa noodle is not available, Japanese udon noodles might be used instead.

Alright – let’s give this new Nissin Cup Noodles Hong Kong variety a try!

Nissin Cup Noodles Laksa Flavour – Hong Kong

#2560: Nissin Cup Noodles Laksa Flavour - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains crustaceans. To prepare, remove lid add cold water to fill line. Microwave 3 minutes at 800W. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2560: Nissin Cup Noodles Laksa Flavour - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2560: Nissin Cup Noodles Laksa Flavour - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The noodle block.

#2560: Nissin Cup Noodles Laksa Flavour - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Lots of loose seasonings inside the cup.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, Dodo fishballs, fried onion and coriander. The noodles are the standard flat ones you’ll find in Cup Noodles varieties from Hong Kong. Still amazes me how many noodles fit into a little cup. The broth has a kind of creamy and spicy hit with a shrimp bump to it. The included tofu puffs are a welcome surprise and the bits of egg are great too. 4.25 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4897878100187.

#2560: Nissin Cup Noodles Laksa Flavour - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Nissin Seafood 3 Flavor Variety Combo Instant Authentic HK Japanese Ramen Cup Of Noodles Soup (6 Pack)

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