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#2509: Maggi Hot Heads Green Chilli Noodles

#2580: Maggi Hot Heads Green Chilli Noodles - India - The Ramen Rater - spicy

I spend a lot of time looking around to see what’s new and what’s going on in the instant noodle industry. I kind of have to; if I don’t, I can’t find out what’s popular elsewhere in the world. I read a little about this extra spicy variety from India called Maggi Hot Heads – they’ve got a few flavors. People were commenting how this was the spiciest of all of them and I thought hey why not seek it out. My wife Kit was kind and got me some off of Amazon! Thank you! This is a rarity (I mean she’s always nice) – we never get instant noodles online for reviewing. This one seemed to be one that needed some attention though. Let’s check out this Hot Heads variety and see how hot it is!

Maggi Hot Heads Green Chilli Noodles – India

#2580: Maggi Hot Heads Green Chilli Noodles - India - The Ramen Rater - spicy

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodles and sachet to 210ml boiling water. Cook for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2580: Maggi Hot Heads Green Chilli Noodles - India - The Ramen Rater - spicy

The noodle block.

#2580: Maggi Hot Heads Green Chilli Noodles - India - The Ramen Rater - spicy

The ‘Tastemaker’ sachet.

#2580: Maggi Hot Heads Green Chilli Noodles - India - The Ramen Rater - spicy

Has a strong green chilli scent – I think this may be spicy…

Finished (click to enlarge). The noodles aren’t bad. They have a decent chew and a decent quality. The broth turned into more of a sauce. It definitely has a strong green chilli flavor which I really li ked. Furthermore, the sauce coats everything rather well. So, is it hot? Yes – very. Top Ten List hot? We’ll see. It was definitely not the spiciest I’ve tried, however it has a unique flavor that I enjoyed. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.   EAN bar code 8901058847833.

#2580: Maggi Hot Heads Green Chilli Noodles - India - The Ramen Rater - spicy

Maggi Hotheads Noodles, Green Chilli, 71g – India

Trying this one mukbang style

#2402: Maggi Nutri-licious Pazzta Tomato Twist

#2402: Maggi Nutri-licious Pazzta Tomato Twist - India - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Here’s another one I found at a local Indian grocery. So this was in with the instant noodles. They have tall cylindrical wire cage-like things that hold instant noodles there. Kind of weird; I’ve seen many Indian groceries have instant noodles this way. Pazzta! Let’s check it out.

Maggi Nutri-licious Pazzta Tomato Twist – India

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A distributor/import label (click to enlarge).

#2402: Maggi Nutri-licious Pazzta Tomato Twist - India - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodles and sachet contents to 225ml boiling water and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2402: Maggi Nutri-licious Pazzta Tomato Twist - India - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Looks like a twisty little wheat noodle.

#2402: Maggi Nutri-licious Pazzta Tomato Twist - India - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The seasoning sachet.

#2402: Maggi Nutri-licious Pazzta Tomato Twist - India - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Smells like tomato.

Finished (click to enlarge). The pasta comes out without a hitch. Indeed, pasta-licious with a light mouthfeel but not floppy; it’s got the right backbone. The flavor is definitely tomato, but with a gobsmack of spicy to it. Really didn’t expect the spiciness but hey; it’s from India! Has to have some spicy! 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8901058138245.

Maggi Nutri Licious P a z z t a – Masala Penne (70 Gm) (Pack of 3) (Free Shipping)

A Maggi TV advertisement for this product.

#2396: Maggi 2 Minute Noodles Chicken Flavour

#2396: Maggi 2 Minute Noodles Chicken Flavour - Fiji - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Well hello there! Indeed, I rarely have the chance to get instant noodles from Fiji. This is only the second time ever that I’ve had any. Actually, I think the last time was about five years ago when a reader sent a couple varieties. I don’t know a lot about Fiji, so thought I’d consult wikipedia and share some info here:

Fiji has one of the most developed economies in the Pacific due to an abundance of forest, mineral, and fish resources. Today, the main sources of foreign exchange are its tourist industry and sugar exports.[2] The country’s currency is the Fijian dollar. Fiji’s local government, in the form of city and town councils, is supervised by the Ministry of Local Government and Urban Development.[13]

The majority of Fiji’s islands were formed through volcanic activity starting around 150 million years ago. Today, some geothermal activity still occurs on the islands of Vanua Levu and Taveuni.[14] Fiji has been inhabited since the second millennium BC, and was settled first by Austronesians and later by Melanesians, with some Polynesian influences. Europeans visited Fiji from the 17th century,[15] and, after a brief period as an independent kingdom, the British established the Colony of Fiji in 1874. Fiji was a Crown colony until 1970, when it gained independence as a Commonwealth realm.

In a coup in 2006, CommodoreFrank Bainimarama seized power. When the High Court ruled in 2009 that the military leadership was unlawful, PresidentRatuJosefa Iloilo, whom the military had retained as the nominal Head of State, formally abrogated the Constitution and reappointed Bainimarama. Later in 2009, Iloilo replaced as President by Ratu Epeli Nailatikau.[16] After years of delays, a democratic election was held on 17 September 2014. Bainimarama’s FijiFirst party won with 59.2% of the vote, and the election was deemed credible by international observers.[17]

As in many countries around the world, Maggi noodles come from in Fiji. Indeed, I really thought these were from India to be honest! I got them at an Indian grocery near where I live. So let’s have a look at this Maggi 2 Minute Noodles Chicken!

Maggi 2 Minute Noodles Chicken Flavour – Fiji

#2396: Maggi 2 Minute Noodles Chicken Flavour - Fiji - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. First, this is one of the only times I’ve seen an instant noodle require a recipe with additions – not only that, it calls for two packs of noodles. I’m going to guess that the recipe for a simple single package of noodles would go something like this: add noodle block to 400ml boiling water and cook for 2 minutes. Add in soup base sachet. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2396: Maggi 2 Minute Noodles Chicken Flavour - Fiji - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The noodle block.

#2396: Maggi 2 Minute Noodles Chicken Flavour - Fiji - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The soup base sachet.

#2396: Maggi 2 Minute Noodles Chicken Flavour - Fiji - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Has a nice chicken scent.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, grated carrot, hard boiled egg and baked chicken. As with the curry variety I reviewed about ten ago, the noodles have a kind of mushiness but are firm at the same time which makes very little sense, but bear with me. It’s like they collapse when you chew them. However in this one they work. Moreover the broth has a great chicken taste – very comfort food. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9300605109575.

#2386: Maggi 2 Minute Noodles Curry Flavour - Fiji - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Lonely Planet Fiji (Travel Guide)

A TV commercial for Maggi noodles.

#2386: Maggi 2 Minute Noodles Curry

#2386: Maggi 2 Minute Noodles Curry Flavour - Fiji - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Well hello there! Indeed, I rarely have the chance to get instant noodles from Fiji. This is only the second time ever that I’ve had any. Actually, I think the last time was about five years ago when a reader sent a couple varieties. I don’t know a lot about Fiji, so thought I’d consult wikipedia and share some info here:

Fiji has one of the most developed economies in the Pacific due to an abundance of forest, mineral, and fish resources. Today, the main sources of foreign exchange are its tourist industry and sugar exports.[2] The country’s currency is the Fijian dollar. Fiji’s local government, in the form of city and town councils, is supervised by the Ministry of Local Government and Urban Development.[13]

The majority of Fiji’s islands were formed through volcanic activity starting around 150 million years ago. Today, some geothermal activity still occurs on the islands of Vanua Levu and Taveuni.[14] Fiji has been inhabited since the second millennium BC, and was settled first by Austronesians and later by Melanesians, with some Polynesian influences. Europeans visited Fiji from the 17th century,[15] and, after a brief period as an independent kingdom, the British established the Colony of Fiji in 1874. Fiji was a Crown colony until 1970, when it gained independence as a Commonwealth realm.

In a coup in 2006, CommodoreFrank Bainimarama seized power. When the High Court ruled in 2009 that the military leadership was unlawful, PresidentRatuJosefa Iloilo, whom the military had retained as the nominal Head of State, formally abrogated the Constitution and reappointed Bainimarama. Later in 2009, Iloilo replaced as President by Ratu Epeli Nailatikau.[16] After years of delays, a democratic election was held on 17 September 2014. Bainimarama’s FijiFirst party won with 59.2% of the vote, and the election was deemed credible by international observers.[17]

As in many countries around the world, Maggi noodles are made in Fiji. Indeed, I really thought these were from India to be honest! I got them at an Indian grocery near where I live. So let’s have a look at this Maggi 2 Minute Noodles Curry!

Maggi 2 Minute Noodles Curry Flavour – Fiji

#2386: Maggi 2 Minute Noodles Curry Flavour - Fiji - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. First, this is one of the only times I’ve seen an instant noodle require a recipe with additions – not only that, it calls for two packs of noodles. I’m going to guess that the recipe for a simple single package of noodles would go something like this: add noodle block to 400ml boiling water and cook for 2 minutes. Add in soup base sachet. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2386: Maggi 2 Minute Noodles Curry Flavour - Fiji - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The noodle block.

#2386: Maggi 2 Minute Noodles Curry Flavour - Fiji - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The soup base sachet.

#2386: Maggi 2 Minute Noodles Curry Flavour - Fiji - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The seasoning – has a curry scent.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added thin sliced carrot, baked chicken, baby corn, sweet onion and coriander. The noodle were kind of different. They had a kind of mushiness to them. Furthermore, it is kind of nice – made it more comfort foodesque. The broth had a good slap of spiciness to it and a nice curry taste which I’ve come to expect from Maggi curry instants. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 9300605109568.

#2386: Maggi 2 Minute Noodles Curry Flavour - Fiji - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Lonely Planet Fiji (Travel Guide)


A TV commercial for Maggi 2 Minute Noodles.

#2304: Maggi 2 Minute Noodles Masala Spicy

#2304: Maggi 2 Minute Noodles Masala Spicy - India - The Ramen Rater

Here’s one sent by Marvin R. from Texas – thanks again! I have trouble getting new varieties from India. It’s prertty far away and usually my only source are Indian grocery stores here.  Here’s a little about Maggi instant noodles from Wikipedia:

Maggi instant noodles are popular in India and Malaysia. Nestle has 39% market share in Malaysia, where “Maggi” is synonymous with instant noodles,[5] and had 90% market share in India prior to a nationwide ban by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India. Following the ban, the market share was reduced to 53% in India.[6] In Malaysia, fried noodles from Maggi noodles are called Maggi goreng.

In India, Maggi noodles carry a green dot, meaning they are specifically formulated to serve vegetarians.[9] This special formulation is not available in other countries, unless imported from India.

Funny, Maggi noodles are very popular throughout Southeast Asia. Let’s check out these Maggi 2 Minute Noodles!

#2304: Maggi 2 Minute Noodles Masala Spicy – India

#2304: Maggi 2 Minute Noodles Masala Spicy - India - The Ramen Rater

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, break noodle block into 4 parts. Add noodles and seasoning sachet contents to 210ml boiling water and cook for 2 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

#2304: Maggi 2 Minute Noodles Masala Spicy - India - The Ramen Rater

The noodle block.

#2304: Maggi 2 Minute Noodles Masala Spicy - India - The Ramen Rater

The ‘Tastemaker’ soup base sachet.

#2304: Maggi 2 Minute Noodles Masala Spicy - India - The Ramen Rater

Smells like masala to me!

#2304: Maggi 2 Minute Noodles Masala Spicy - India - The Ramen Rater

Finished (click to enlarge). Added a sprig of coriander. First, The noodles are great – they engorge themselves on the broth and end up nice and plump. The broth, almost all of which is sucked up by the noodles, is full of flavor. Indeed a spicy hit – not too hot to put most folks off, and a strong masala taste which gave the dish an earthy and deep flavor. Moreover, this one has a kind of savory depth to it. Finally, it was a surprise how much I enjoy this one! 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8901058824018.

#2304: Maggi 2 Minute Noodles Masala Spicy - India - The Ramen Rater

Maggi Masala 70 Gm Pack of 24

A Maggi Masla noodle TV commercial from India.

#2068: Maggi Fusian Special Edition Ow… Ow… Spicy Cow Flavour Mi Goreng

First off, I must thank Jen from Australia for sending this real gem of an instant noodle. I mean come on – I think anyone reading the name of this variety definitely should thank her. Ow… Ow… Spicy Cow – I mean that’s awesome. This one is made in Malaysia, however it’s for the Australia/New Zealand market. Without further ado, let’s crack it open and get punished by the spicy cow.

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, break noodle block into quarters and add to 375ml boiling water – cook for 3 minutes. Drain. Add in sachet contents. stir well and enjoy!

The noodle block.

Behold – the spicy cow spice mix.

Wonder if it will be spicy.

A dual sachet – seasoned oil on the left and sweet soy sauce on the right.

The liquid co-mingle together.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, coriander, hard boiled eggs and chilli flake. The noodles came out nicely – a little thicker than the standard instant and a nice chewiness. The flavor was indeed spicy, but probably accessible for those who like a bit of fire but not to burn down their palate. It was a nice sweet and beef taste that I honestly found hard to stop eating. The kind of mi goreng I adore. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Instant Noodles Tom Yum Flavor (Perencah Tom Yum) – 2.85 Oz (Pack of 30)

A recent Maggi TV spot from India.

#1706: Maggi Hot Cup Goreng Perencah Cili Fiesta

Here’s one I got on my trip to Malaysia last October! I was really keen on getting something like this while over there – anything that has some kind of promotion for a contest or sports event – or movies and cartoons – are very fascinating to me, not only because that’s not something you really see here on instant noodle products, but that the possibility of finding an export version here is slim to none. This one mentions Brazil on it – football! Let’s have a look inside and give ‘er a try!

Detail of the side panels (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, take out sachets and fork. Add boiling water to fill line and steep 3 minutes. Add in contents of sachets and stir. Enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click image to enlarge).

An included fork!

The noodle block.

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

The chilli powder atop the seasoning powder.

A dual sachet of liquid – seasoned oil on the left and sweet soy sauce on the right.

The seasoned oil mingling with the sweet soy sauce.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added hard boiled egg, grilled chicken and coriander. The noodles hydrated very well and there was a decent quantity of them. The flavor was very good – excellent sweetness from the sweet soy sauce and a little fire as well. The noodles has a very good oiliness to them as well. Excellent mi goreng! 4.75 out of 5.0 stars.EAN bar code 9556001185198.

Maggi Seasoning Sauce, 3.38 Oz Pack of 2

One of the Maggi TV spots having to do with their Bravil trip promotion on the Hot Cup line.

#1606: Maggi Perencah Kari Letup Mi Segera

Another one I got during my trip to Malaysia! This looks like a really spicy curry, that’s for sure. All those little peppers on the package! Plus the guy on the package seems to be aghast at the level of spiciness as well! But what does kari letup mean? Well, the Google translation says ‘curry explosion.’ I gotta say I like the sounds of that! Let’s see if Maggi Kari Letup lives up to its name!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodle block and sachet contents to 400ml boiling water and cook for 2 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

Here’s the noodle block – got banged up a little in transit!

The soup baser sachet.

Has a very nice, strong curry aroma.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added coriander, vegetable ball, sweet onion and tau pok.The noodles are decent – just a tad wider than standard gauge which I liked and decent consistency. The broth has a very tasty curry flavor which I also liked immensely. As far as the level of spiciness, it could have been more although it was detectable. A good bowl of curry. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9556001129154.

You can try the original curry here – Instant Noodle Curry Flavor (Perencah Kari) – 3.03oz (Pack of 30)

If you’re like me and you like a LOT of curry, check out Maggi Big Kari in this advert!

#1576: Maggi Authentic Indian Noodles Vegetable Atta Masala

I’ve seen Maggi Vegetable Atta noodles in a variety of forms throughout the years. This one’s a little different; usually there are import stickers and other things on them, but this looks to be for export. So, what’s masala? Here’s what wikipedia has to say:

Garam masala (from Hindi: गरम मसाला, garam (“hot”) and masala (a mixture of spices)) is a blend of ground spices common in North Indian and other South Asian cuisines.[1] It is used alone or with other seasonings. The word garam refers to “heat” in the Ayurvedic sense of the word, meaning “to heat the body” as these spices, in the Ayurvedic system of medicine, elevate body temperature.

Let’s check out this Maggi Vegetable Atta!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, break noodle block into 4 pieces. Add noodles and seasoning sachet to 225ml boiling water and cook for 2 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The Maggi Masala seasoning sachet, known as a ‘Tastemaker.’

Smells like Indian masala.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added a little coriander. The noodles have an ‘almost crumble,’ but they more collapse in a way I like when chewed; slightly reminds me of tokoroten. The flavor is a masala with a little heat to it. Flecked with bits of vegetable here and there. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8901058819731.

You can get Maggi Vegetable Atta Masala here.

A newer Maggi Vegetable Atta commercial.

#1569: Maggi Mi Goreng Perencah Kari Ori

The last of the batch of different Malaysian noodles sent to me by Annie T. over at MyKuali a while back – thank you again! This sounds good – curry mi goreng. I know that’s it’s curry from the word ‘kari,’ but I can’t figure out the ‘ori’ word. If anyone knows, please impart your fine wisdom! Let’s give these a try!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodle block to 400ml boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. In a separate bowl, combine liquid ingredients and powder seasoning. Drain noodles and combine with seasonings. Sprinkle fried onion on top and enjoy!

The noodle block.

Powder seasoning.

Smells like curry!

A triple sachet of seasoned oil, spicy sauce and sweet soy sauce.

A co-mingling of the three.

The garnish sachet.

Fried onions.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added fried egg and coriander. The noodles had a thicker gauge to them than your standard instant mi goreng which was nice. The flavor was more curry than anything else – spicy too. I would have liked the curry to have played nicer with the other ingredients and allow their flavors to come through more, but it was still quite good. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9556001184337.

 Lucky Peach Issue 10: The Street Food Issue – (from Amazon) – Lucky Peach is a quarterly journal of food and writing. Each issue focuses on a single theme, and explores that theme through essays, art, photography, and recipes. Less summary than survey, the street food issue takes to the world’s streets like a starved flâneur, flitting from birria in Mexico City to chicharron-studded tortillas in Buenos Aires, from chaat in Mumbai to gizzard noodle soup in Chiang Mai’s Lumpinee Boxing Stadium. This issue watches as children made stick bread in Copenhagen and shares a report on who’s eating all your cigarette butts (spoiler: microbes). For Jonathan Gold, the experience of eating street food is inseparable from time and place. Issue 10 also delves into the history of “Turkey in the Straw,” an ice-cream truck ditty that rings out across Los Angeles; spends a day with the Doughnut Luchador of East LA (doughnut slinger by day, luchador by night); and learns what happens, exactly, when you cook with charcoal, and what nixtamalizing does to corn. Plus, a look into the wondrous array of street sausages around the globe, the best of the wurst.

A Maggi Mi Goreng Kari Ori TV advertisement.

#1543: Maggi 2-Minute Noodles Hungrooo Masala Spicy

Hungrooo! This is great – a new noodle word! It evokes a thought of a big monster that’s really hungry, or what a stomach might say. It’s fun to say too – Hungrooo! I recently did a Meet The Manufacturer with Maggi Singapore and have reviewed many varieties from Maggi Malaysia as well. Maggi is a brand from Nestle, a Swiss brand and seems to have many instant noodle varieties catering to the local flavors seen around the world. This one’s from India, and since not everyone’s familiar with Indian food, I thought I’d grab a snippet from Wikipedia about masala:

Garam masala (from Hindi: गरम मसाला, garam (“hot”) and masala (a mixture of spices)) is a blend of ground spices common in North Indian and other South Asian cuisines.[1] It is used alone or with other seasonings. The word garam refers to “heat” in the Ayurvedic sense of the word, meaning “to heat the body” as these spices, in the Ayurvedic system of medicine, elevate body temperature.

The composition of garam masala differs regionally, with many recipes across India according to regional and personal taste,[1] and none is considered more authentic than others. The components of the mix are toasted, then ground together.

A typical Indian version of garam masala contains:

Some recipes call for spices to be blended with herbs, while others for the spices to be ground with water, vinegar, coconut milk, or other liquids, to make a paste. In some recipes nuts, onion, or garlic may be added. Some recipes also call for small quantities of star anise, asafoetida, stone flower or Dagadphool and Kababchini (Cubeb). The flavours may be carefully blended to achieve a balanced effect, or a single flavour may be emphasized. A masala may be toasted before use to release its flavours and aromas.[1]

There – a quick crash course in masala! Let’s check out this Hungrooo from Maggi India!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. to prepare, break noodle block into 4 pieces. Add noodle s and contents of seasoning sachet to 300ml boiling water and cook for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Enjoy!

The noodle block.

The seasoning sachet, known as the ‘Tastemaker.’

Has a strong masala scent.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added scrambled eggs with coriander and a couple leaves of coriander on top. The noodles have a good texture and consistency. The masala flavor has a nice little spiciness to it and goes well with these noodles. It reminds me of the ‘roni’ in Rice-a-Roni’ how these noodles come out, and everything comes together pleasingly well. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8901058824124.

This isn’t the big Hungrooo pack, but a four pack you can get of the same kind of thing – check it out!

Here’s a Maggi 2-Minute Noodles Hungrooo commercial.

#1514: Maggi Royale Penang Seafood Curry

One thing I didn’t expect to see during our stay in Malaysia – in the lobby of the hotel we stayed at, there was a Halloween display! A pretty good sized one, too! It seems that Halloween is somewhat popular over there! Well, last night was Halloween and we got a huge bowl of candy (yes, I tossed in some instant noodles for the trick or treaters as well). Well, nobody came. Not one kid. So, we have a ton of candy. Those kids really missed out – we’re generous when it comes to candy!

Maggi is one of the biggest instant noodle manufacturers in the world. Their products are available virtually everywhere with varieties spanning many regional tastes. During our trip to Malaysia, we had breakfast at the buffet at the Easting Penang hotel. One thing that caught my eye was ‘Wok Fried Maggi Mee.’ It was something I’d never seen before; instant noodles being served in a restaurant setting, and it fascinating to see how intrinsic they are to daily life there. Maggi Malaysia sent me a four pack of these a month or so ago.

What’s really neat about this is that I can say from first hand experience that there’s nothing like a good spicy paste on the streets of Penang. I got to sample lots of sambal – so tasty! Let’s see how this new Maggi Royale Penang Seafood Curry compares!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Comtains shrimp. To prepare, add everything but the creamer sachet to 360ml boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Stir in contents of the creamer sachet and enjoy!

The noodle block.

A soup base sachet.

This has a strong prawn scent.

The non-dairy creamer sachet.

A very light powder.

The chilli paste sachet.

Has a nice spicy scent to it.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added mung bean sprouts, Chinese long beans, shrimp, sliced squid and tau pok (tofu puff). The noodles are very good – wider than Maggi’s normal gauge and they do indeed have a springiness with a touch of crumble when munched. The broth has a nice creamy seafood curry taste. It’s got a nice and relatively strong and spicy taste. Very well rounded and tasty – worth trying! 4.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9556001215499.

Instant Noodles Asam Laksa Flavor (Perencah Asam Laksa) – 2.85 Oz (Pack of 30) Here’s another variety – Asam Laksa – which is a popular Malaysian flavor.

I saw a big display for this stuff in the Econsave in Chain Ferry, Butterworth – probably the only time I’ve ever seen a big instant noodle display like that with signage and everything. I like this marketing method – I wonder if it would go well here in the USA.