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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!

#2612: Meet The Manufacturer: Nona Lim Laksa Rice Noodles + Thai Curry & Lime Broth

NL8: Meet The Manufacturer: Nona Lim Laksa Rice Noodles + Thai Curry & Lime Broth

Laksa noodles paired with a curry broth – I can’t really think of anything so well matched. Although I usually think of Laksa a little further south of Thailand in places like Malaysia and Singapore, all the flavors from that area of Southeast Asia play very well together. Let’s give it a try!

Nona Lim Laksa Rice Noodles + Thai Curry & Lime Broth – United States

NL8: Meet The Manufacturer: Nona Lim Laksa Rice Noodles + Thai Curry & Lime Broth

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). To prepare, boil noodles for 1 minutes and drain. Finally, enjoy with Non Lim broth!

NL8: Meet The Manufacturer: Nona Lim Laksa Rice Noodles + Thai Curry & Lime Broth

One of the two noodle pouches in the box.

NL8: Meet The Manufacturer: Nona Lim Laksa Rice Noodles + Thai Curry & Lime Broth

Here’s the package of broth.

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Vegan! To prepare, add broth to a pot and heat on the stove, Finally, enjoy with some Nona Lim noodles!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added coriander, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, egg, tau pok, Dodo fish ball and nanami togarashi. The rice noodles were pretty good – decent consistency and very light chew. The broth had an underlying kind of green curry hit, but it felt like the lime really beat it into submission and overwhelmed it. Since these are two separate products, they get their own scores. The noodles score a 3.5 and the broth a 2.5. UPC bar code for noodles 859792002323. UPC bar code for broth 859792002293.

NL8: Meet The Manufacturer: Nona Lim Laksa Rice Noodles + Thai Curry & Lime Broth

Lonely Planet Japan (Country Travel Guide)

Nona Lim on a Bay Area TV show

#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)

A new TV commercial from Nissin HK

The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Instant Rice Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition

Now for the third year, I’m coming out with the latest Top Ten Instant Rice Noodles list. Rice noodles have some benefits as opposed to their fried wheat counterparts. First, they’re virtually fat-free. Also, they’re not fried. Rice noodles are gluten-free by nature, although the ingredients in the sachets that come with these varieties might not be. People ask me for a gluten-free list often, but that would be rather difficult as I’d have to pore over every ingredient list on every review to do this. Well, let’s have a look at these great rice noodle varieties – the best instant rice noodles varieties of the almost 2,500 reviews to date!

The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Instant Rice Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition

The list’s video presentation.

#10:Vifon Viet Cuisine Bun Rieu Cua Sour Crab Soup Instant Rice Vermicelli – Vietnam

#10:Vifon Viet Cuisine Bun Rieu Cua Sour Crab Soup Instant Rice Vermicelli - Vietnam - The Ramen Rater - instant rice noodles

The instant rice noodles came out of the microwave slightly underdone, but that was easy to look past as by the time I sat down to eat this, they were very good. Light chew, thin gauge. The broth was very, very good – a nice oiliness and crab taste with lots of crab in there and vegetable. Original review

#9: KOKA Silk Spicy Marinara Instant Rice Fettuccine – Singapore

#9: KOKA Silk Spicy Marinara Instant Rice Fettuccine - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - instant rice noodles

The instant rice noodles – fettuccine – came out remarkably well. Indeed it is perfectly hydrated. I make a couple cross-cuts with a pair of kitchen scissors to make them easier to work with a fork. The broth is very tasty with a fresh taste of tomato and a bit of spiciness. Moreover, the broth definitely has a seafood feel to it – almost has a slight lemony hint to it. The vegetables hydrated very well and were complimentary. Also,m the shrimp that are included taste good and are of a decent quantity. Original review

#8: Nissin Seafood Flavour Rice Vermicelli – Hong Kong

#8: Nissin Seafood Flavour Rice Vermicelli - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - instant rice noodles

The noodles were slightly thick and chewier than many – and it worked well here; a little heartier. The broth was very good – a milky seafood and butter kind of taste which was absolutely delicious. The included bits included scrambled egg, spring onion, mushroom and seafood which all hydrated perfectly. Well done! – Original review

#7: Mamee Chef Gold Recipe Bihun Kari Seribu Rasa – Malaysia

#7: Mamee Chef Gold Recipe Bihun Kari Seribu Rasa – Malaysia - The Ramen Rater - instant rice noodles

The Mamee Chef Gold Recipe on the 2015 Edition of the Top Ten Instant Noodles list, but with bihun! The noodles have a slight dryness to them, but the best part is how the broth is so rich and flavorful; it’s like a bowl of Malaysian love. Original review

#6: Ah Lai Penang Favourite White Curry Rice Vermicelli – Malaysia

#6: Ah Lai Penang Favourite White Curry Rice Vermicelli – Malaysia - The Ramen Rater - instant rice noodles

I found I liked this vermicelli version of their white curry better than their wheat noodle variety! I don’t think that’s happened before; it’s kind of been a love/hate relationship I’ve had with rice based noodles for years. However, the rich flavor of the broth embraces the noodles and enrobes them in curry happiness. Original review

#5: MeeKuali Bihun Sup Rempah Perisa Daging – Malaysia

#5: MeeKuali Bihun Sup Rempah Perisa Daging - Malaysia - The Ramen Rater - instant rice noodles

The vermicelli came out really good. This and cooked nicely. I made a couple of cross cuts with a pair of kitchen scissors to make the vermicelli more manageable. The broth is great . It’s got a great beef flavor and definitely full of spices. Moreover, it has the thickness I like. The shallots pull it together well – crisp and tasty. Original review

#4: Tseng Rice Noodle Seafood Laksa Flavour – Taiwan

#4: Tseng Rice Noodle Seafood Laksa Flavour - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater - instant rice noodles

The noodle was great – a little thicker than the other rice noodle varieties from Tseng. A little heartier which worked well here. The broth was a luxuriant sea of deep orange with a good coconut body. The flavor was not extremely strong in this one, but it was satisfying and quite good. Impressed at this being a Laksa coming from Taiwan. Original review

#3: MAMA Instant Rice Noodle Soup Spicy Shrimp Flavour – Thailand

#3: MAMA Instant Rice Noodle Soup Spicy Shrimp Flavour – Thailand - The Ramen Rater - instant rice noodles

The noodles are very good – broad in nature and light in chewiness. The broth is really quite good – it has a spicy, lemongrass flavor with a nice shrimp hit, plus a sweetness as well that I wasn’t expecting. The little shrimp are in there as well, which hydrated quite nicely. Very pleased indeed! Original review

#2: MyKuali Penang Red Tom Yum Goong Rice Vermicelli Soup – Malaysia

#2: MyKuali Penang Red Tom Yum Goong Rice Vermicelli Soup - Malaysia - The Ramen Rater - instant rice noodles

The vermicelli came out nice – not too chewy and very plentiful. I used a pair of kitchen scissors to make 3 cross cuts in order to make them more manageable with a fork. The broth is a sea of flavor. So it has a strong lemongrass presence coupled with a serious spiciness. The shrimp taste is strong here and the broth is thick – really thick. The included garnish was excellent and hydrated perfectly. Original review

#1: MyKuali Penang Hokkien Prawn Soup Rice Vermicelli (Bihun) – Malaysia

#1: MyKuali Penang Hokkien Prawn Soup Rice Vermicelli (Bihun) – Malaysia - The Ramen Rater - instant rice noodles

The bihun as hydrated really well for something steeped. The broth is mind blowing. If you like a thick and serious onslaught of prawny sweetness and heat, this is absolutely for you. It’s so rich and strong and tasty! To top it all off, fried onion bits that are the best I’ve ever had in any instant product – other than the wheat noodle package version of this product. Amazing! Original review

The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Instant Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition

Well folks it’s that time again. This one’s a big deal – the list that people from around the world have been waiting for every year. Since the last list came out, I’ve reviewed over 400 varieties of instant noodles – a new record in one year for me. So many good ones this year! These are my absolute favorites of the over 2,400 reviews of instant noodles I’ve posted to date. There are some big announcements at the end of the video, so make sure to check them out! As always, I invite instant noodle makers to contact me so I can try your noodles! Now without further ado, The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Instant Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition!

The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Instant Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition

The video presentation of The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Instant Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition with special announcements!

#10: Paldo Budae Jigae Ramyun – South Korea

#10: Paldo Budae Jigae Ramyun - South Korea - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Here’s a new one – Budae Jigae. This dish came to be when US troops shared their rations with the locals during the Korean War. The Koreans added the hot dogs, cheese, luncheon loafd, pork and beans and macaroni to a traditional soup and boom – Budae Jigae. The noodles here are thick and chewy, the broth slightly spicy and has a nice oiliness. Augmented by a sachet of oil that smells like hot dogs and garnish which includes sausage, beans and macaroni, this is a unique and really great variety! Original review

#9: Xiao Ban Mian Shallot & Scallion Oil Noodle – Taiwan

#9: Xiao Ban Mian Shallot & Scallion Oil Noodle - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

I got to see where these are made in Taiwan last year! I got to try them while there and then tried again for review and both times came to the same conclusion – they’re excellent. The noodles are plentiful and have a very nice chew. The flavor is really great – tasty and full of shallot and scallion flavor. Another example of Taiwan’s mastery of simplicity in the dry noodle genre. Original review

#8: Nissin Demae Ramen Straight Noodle Black Garlic Oil Tonkotsu Flavour Instant Noodle – Hong Kong

#8: Nissin Demae Ramen Straight Noodle Black Garlic Oil Tonkotsu Flavour Instant Noodle - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Hong Kong’s first appearance on the annual top ten. First, these noodles are very good – nice chew and round gauge. Very impressed. Next, the broth is just perfection; a creamy pork tonkotsu broth, savory and rich, is enhanced by the addition of black garlic oil. Original review

#7: Nyor Nyar Penang White Curry Instant Noodle – Malaysia

#7: Nyor Nyar Penang White Curry Instant Noodle - Malaysia - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

I’ve tried a lot of Penang White Curry varieties. I thought new ones had stopped cropping up a while back, and then I get to try this one and I’m just floored. This one’s perfect. Excellent plump noodles and a broth that’s thick and rich; with spiciness and strong flavors. Everything harmonizes together perfectly. Original review

#6: Prima Taste Singapore Curry Wholegrain La Mian – Singapore

#6: Prima Taste Singapore Curry Wholegrain La Mian - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The original Curry La Mian made its debut on the 2013 list. In 2016, the Wholegrain version entered into the list – and with good reason. The noodles are hearty and have a kind of rustic, artisan mouth feel. They are perfect for the broth – a thick lavish curry which come from a huge sachet of paste and is made wonderful with lots of coconut milk powder. Original review

#5: MyKuali Penang Red Tom Yum Goong Noodle – Malaysia

#5: MyKuali Penang Red Tom Yum Goong Noodle - Malaysia - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

In short, this is exactly the same kind of flavor I experienced on the exotic resort island of Langkawi off the coast of Malaysia. The noodles are just right – great gauge and chew and perfectly plump. The broth is thick and strong. Spicy flavor, heavy on the lemongrass and lots of shrimp taste. Unique and authentic. Original review

#4: CarJEN Nyonya Curry Laksa  – Malaysia

#4: CarJEN Nyonya Curry Laksa - Malaysia - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

I have had the fortune to know this variety for three years and it’s been on the list for 3 years. Why? Well, the noodles are very good – they look like your basic instant but they really have a nice feel and chew. The broth comes from a curry pasta, coconut powder and a special dipping sauce. You can put the sauce in a spoon and dip it into the broth (or you can just put it all in). Creamy and rich – this is excellence. Original review

#3: Nissin Straits Kitchen/Straits Reborn Laksa – Singapore

#3: Nissin Straits Kitchen/Straits Reborn Laksa - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Why the two names? Well, Nissin Singapore just changed the name from Kitchen to Reborn. This one’s great – extra nice noodles in here. Also, a very rich, strong broth. Finally, there’s the sachet of laksa leaf which you can sprinkle on top to add a savory finish. Original review

#2: MyKuali Penang Spicy Prawn Soup Noodle – Malaysia

#3: Nissin Straits Kitchen/Straits Reborn Laksa - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

This one used to be called Hokkien Prawn Noodle. This is a dive into prawn land to be sure. First off the noodles are the same MyKuali has had in all their varieties – just perfect. The broth here is oily, thick and exploding with prawn flavor. It’s very sweet and has a great level of spiciness. To top it off (quite literally), a sachet of the best fried onions in any instant I’ve tried add a savory crunch to the bowl. Beautiful and delicious . Original review

#1: Prima Taste Singapore Laksa Wholegrain La Mian – Singapore

#1: Prima Taste Singapore Laksa Wholegrain La Mian - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

For the second year in a row, Prima Taste leads the pack with their Wholegrain La Mian. Their regular non-wholegrain version was #1 in 2013. The wholegrain noodle has vaulted it up high – Really high. The noodle has a hearty chew and texture I love. The broth is a harmony is paste and coconut milk powder that has great taste and richness. It all comes together in a crescendo is flavor and texture which is masterfully delivered. Original review

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Product Samples From CarJEN Of Malaysia

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Got a big package today! In fact, two packages wrapped together! Let’s take a look!

Product Samples From CarJEN – Malaysia

Product Samples From CarJen Of Malaysia - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

In the smaller of the two packages (click to enlarge), instant noodle varieties!

Product Samples From CarJen Of Malaysia - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The larger package (click to enlarge).

Product Samples From CarJen Of Malaysia - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Lots of promotional items (click to enlarge) – shelf talkers, posters, banners and more! Thank you!

Product Samples From Prima Taste

Got this neat dual box package in the mail the other day! What’s inside? Let’s see…

Product Samples From Prima Taste – Singapore

Very well packed!

A layer of Prima Taste Fish Soup (click to enlarge)!

Three of Prima Taste’s products (click to enlarge) – Prawn Soup, Laksa and Curry.

The trio of Juzz’s Mee (click to enlarge) – curry, creamy chicken and original spicy. Since exporting chicken from Southeast Asia is tricky to do to the West, they’ve come out with a chicken free creamy chicken I’ll be reviewing soon!

They also sent a couple of posters (click to enlarge) – you’ll be able to see them in The Wall Of Fame section soon!

Finally, a Juzz’s Mee poster (click to enlarge) – thank you very much!

New Advertising Samples From CarJEN

I like to collect posters and advertising stuff dealing with instant noodles and really wanted one of the new CarJEN posters featuring their new Hot Curry – so they were kind enough to send some! Thanks! Let’s check them out among the other neat stuff they sent!

Too hot (click to enlarge)? A couple of fans to beat the spicy stuff!

Here’s one of the posters (click to enlarge).

Wow (click to enlarge) – a long banner!

Finally, CarJEN’s Nyonya Curry Laksa was on The Ramen Rater’s top Ten list for 2016. They made these stickers for their product and sent me some (click to enlarge). Thanks! Awesome!

 

Meet The Manufacturer: #2201: Mr. Lee’s Noodles Penang Chicken Curry Laksa

Penang. It’s a place I really miss, specifically because friends and flavors live there. some of the most amazing things that I’ve ever tasted are from Malaysia and specifically Penang. I decided to save this for last as I wanted to see how everything else was before I tried something that promises to be good. Today we say hello to this exotic variety and goodbye to the Meet The Manufacturer for Mr. Lee’s Noodles. Here we go!

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). contains chicken. To prepare, add boiling water to ridge line (just below the lip of the cup) and give a good stir. cover for 3 minutes. stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

The noodle block.

Bits from the bottom of the cup. Note the large piece of cauliflower in the upper left.

Finished (click to enlarge). The noodles hydrated very well – they’re broad and flat rice noodles. the broth has a nice light chicken taste with a kind of curry aftertaste to them. As far as a medium heat level, heat in this one was non existent. The vegetables and chicken were amazing – super good! However, during my days in Penang, I saw nor tasted anything like this. I think a more apt title would be chicken vegetable stew. 2.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 0641243998718.

Jamie Oliver’s Great Britain

The Mr. Lee’s Noodles rap!

#2162: Tseng Rice Noodle Seafood Laksa Flavour

So this is definitely a first – I don’t think I’ve ever heard of laksa from Taiwan! It sounds good – I mean hey, I make laksa here in the United States quite often but I’m sure my neighbors haven’t a clue what they’re smelling ‘must be some off kind of Hamburger Helper’ probably going through their minds. But laksa is a seriously tasty thing and I’m keen on seeing what Tseng has come up with for us. Let’s have a look!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Guessing it contains seafood. To prepare, you can make it with soup or without soup. Dried:  280 c.c  cook for 4.5  to 5 mins – Soup: 450 c.c   cook for 4 mins  to 4.5 mins  (Recommended).

The large bag contains 4 smaller individual servings like this one.

The back of the individual pack (click to enlarge).

The rice noodles. For the Tseng rice noodles, this one is 0.7mm whereas the rest of them are 0.5mm.

A sachet of delicious.

Coconut powder.

A paste sachet.

Laksa paste.

Finished (click to enlarge).  Added basil, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, fried fishcake, fishball and tofu skin. The noodle was great – a little thicker than the other rice noodle varieties from Tseng. A little heartier which worked well here. The broth was a luxuriant sea of deep orange with a good coconut body. The flavor was not extremely strong in this one, but it was satisfying and quite good. Impressed at this being a Laksa coming from Taiwan. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4713008550236.

Home-Style Taiwanese Cooking

Mr. Tseng has a show – looks like a contest!

Product Samples From Tseng Noodles Of Taiwan

Today started well, then got a little crazy then got better – I started at 5am with reviewing some noodles. Then the power went out around 7am for over two hours! A bit later, the mailman knocked on the door with a big package of Taiwanese noodles! Tseng was in The Ramen Rater’s top Ten Instant Noodles Of All Time 2016 list this year – and they have some new products! Let check them out!

Under the hood (click to enlarge)…

Some literature (click to enlarge) – something very helpful as all of the Tseng varieties have very little English on them.

Here are the three original wheat noodles by Tseng (click to enlarge) – they come in Scallion & Sichuan Pepper Flavor (top), Hu Sesame Flavor (lower left) abd finally Sichuan Pepper Flavor (lower right).

Here are the new varieties from Tseng (click to enlarge). These are all right noodles: from left to right – Seafood Laksa Flavor, Chinese Mushrooms with Soybean Vegetarian Braised Pork flavor and finally Spicy Braised Pork flavor. These sounds very interesting! Thank you very much to everyone at Tseng’s!

#2102: Nissin Cup Noodles Singapore Laksa

Here’s one left over from the Nissin Japan Meet The Manufacturer! Seems like I just did it but that was about 100 reviews ago. time flies! Anyways, this is one of their international flavors varieties – Laksa! Laksa is a popular flavor of Cup Noodles in Singapore, but this one if made in Japan. Let’s check it out!

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). I’m sure it contains crustaceans. to prepare, add boiling water to fill line and cover for 3 minutes. Stir. Add in contents of sachet. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge). Note – the sachet is affixed to the lid with a little glue.

The noodle block.

Loose pieces and seasoning from inside the cup.

The paste sachet.

Has a spicy scent.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added fresh mint from out patio box, tau pok, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts and coriander. The noodles are your standard Cup Noodles noodle – thin and light on the chew. The broth was a thick and milky one with a nice laksa taste – not really strong but comfort food strength if that makes sense. I liked the bits of tau pok that were in with it – a very nice touch. There was some kind of meat – I think chicken in there too. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4902105232477.

NISSIN Cup Noodle Yokai Watch Chicken Soy sauce soup taste 34g x 15pcs from Japan

Okay, I’m not 100% sure she really does this or not, but here’s a lady eating 6 of these cups. She eats a lot of disturbingly large quantities of things on YouTube it seems.