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#3298: INA Pan Mee Goreng Dried Curry Flavour – Malaysia

#3298: INA Pan Mee Goreng Dried Curry Flavour - Malaysia

I haven’t done a mee goreng variety in some time – at least it seems like it. This one sounds really good – I love curry and mee goreng as well so this should be good. Found this one in a shop at Lansdowne Centre up in Richmond, BC. Let’s get started!

INA Pan Mee Goreng Dried Curry Flavour – Malaysia

#3298: INA Pan Mee Goreng Dried Curry Flavour - Malaysia

Detail of the outer packaging (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, boil noodles 5 minutes and drain. Add sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

A dry sachet.

A wet seasoning.

Guessing sweet soy sauce.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, coriander, baked chicken with NuTek Salt For Life, tofu puff, fried onion. Noodles came out superbly – just perfect. Flavor is a spicy and sweet curry I could eat on that famous lonely deserted island for quite a while. Impressed. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 9555123500735.

#3286: INA Pan Mee Perisa Sup Laksa Nyonya Melaka - Malaysia

INA Pan Mee Malacca Nyonya Laksa Soup

Watch me cook on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!

#2971: Best Wok Mi Goreng Hot & Spicy Instant Noodles

#2971: Best Wok Mi Goreng Hot & Spicy Instant Noodles

Mi Goreng is a variety of nboodles that I gravitated towards when I was very young. My progressions went from a Japanese chicken variety made in the United States, one from Japan and then boom – Indonesian Mi Goreng. Salty, sweet, spicy. Here’s a bit about it from Wikipedia:

Mie goreng (Indonesianmie goreng or mi gorengMalaymee goreng or mi goreng; both meaning “fried noodles”[3]), also known as bakmi goreng,[4] is a flavourful and often spicy fried noodle dish common in Indonesia,[1][5]MalaysiaBrunei Darussalam, and Singapore. It is made with thin yellow noodles fried in cooking oil with garliconion or shallots, fried prawnchickenbeef, or sliced bakso (meatballs), chili, Chinese cabbagecabbagestomatoesegg, and other vegetables. Ubiquitous in Indonesia, it can be found everywhere in the country, sold by all food vendors from street-hawkers, warungs, to high-end restaurants. It is an Indonesian one-dish meal favourite, although street food hawkers commonly sell it together with nasi goreng (fried rice).[6] It is commonly available at Mamak stalls in Singapore, Brunei Darussalam, and Malaysia and is often spicy. In Sri Lanka, mee goreng is a popular dish due to Malay cultural influences and is sold at street food stalls around the country.

A number of mie goreng variants exist. In Indonesia mie goreng variants are usually named after the ingredients, while some might be named after the region of origin.

  • Mie goreng ayam or common mie goreng uses chicken with shallots, garlic, leek, sweet soy sauce, egg, and vegetables typically added as well.
  • Mie goreng sapi, similar to common traditional mie goreng, but uses beef instead.
  • Mie goreng kambing uses goat meat or mutton.
  • Mie goreng udang uses shrimp.[5]
  • Mie goreng seafood uses seafood which includes mixture of fish, squid, and shrimp.
  • Mie Goreng Aceh a mie goreng variant from Aceh province, which uses thicker noodle similar to that of spaghetti, and employ curry-like rich spicy paste.[13]
  • Mie goreng Jawa from Central Java, employ sweet soy sauce, egg, chicken, and vegetables. In restaurant, warung or travelling food vendor, it usually sold and offered together with mie rebus (lit. “boiled noodle”) or mie Jawa.[14]
  • Mie goreng tek-tek refer to mie goreng sold by travelling street hawkers that hitting the wok making “tek-tek” sounds to announce their wares. The seller with his food cart frequenting the residence areas, usually also offers nasi goreng and mie rebus. It is common in Jakarta and some large cities in Java.
  • Mie goreng dhog-dhog also known as Mie goreng Surabaya from Surabaya city. Refer to travelling food cart vendor selling mie goreng Surabaya that uses large wooden slit drum instead to announce his presence in the neighbourhood, thus creates “dhog-dhog” sounds.[15]

That’s a lot of info on the different varieties. As you can see on t he packaging for this one, chicken. So logically, this falls into the category of the first one. Let’s check it out!

Best Wok Mi Goreng Hot & Spicy Instant Noodles – Indonesia

#2971: Best Wok Mi Goreng Hot & Spicy Instant Noodles

The back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodle block to 400ml boiling water and cook 2~3 minutes. Drain. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2971: Best Wok Mi Goreng Hot & Spicy Instant Noodles

The noodle block.

#2971: Best Wok Mi Goreng Hot & Spicy Instant Noodles

A dual sachet of dry ingredients.

#2971: Best Wok Mi Goreng Hot & Spicy Instant Noodles

A dry base.

#2971: Best Wok Mi Goreng Hot & Spicy Instant Noodles

Fried shallot.

#2971: Best Wok Mi Goreng Hot & Spicy Instant Noodles

A dual sachet of liquid ingredients.

#2971: Best Wok Mi Goreng Hot & Spicy Instant Noodles

Seasoned oil.

#2971: Best Wok Mi Goreng Hot & Spicy Instant Noodles

Sweet soy sauce.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added fried egg, coriander and fried onion. The noodles cooked up very well – good quantity and a very nice chew. Flavors stuck to it well and they were excellent. A nice sweet and salty hit and then there’s the spicy – which was actually more impressive than more of the Mi Goreng varieties out there. Impressed 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8991866890644.

#2971: Best Wok Mi Goreng Hot & Spicy Instant Noodles

A Brief History of Indonesia: Sultans, Spices, and Tsunamis: The Incredible Story of Southeast Asia’s Largest Nation

Before my show Instant Noodle Recipe Time, I did live streams. I thought that would work out great – until I found glitching and low bandwidth creeping in. So I opted for the non-live route soon-after. Here’s the episode where I cooked this particular variety – Best Wok Hot & Spicy from Indonesia.

Unboxing Time: MyKuali Sends New Recipe Samples

Unboxing Time: MyKuali Sends New Recipe Samples

Sometimes a package will get routed through Anchorage, AK and this can prove a bit harrowing for it and it’s contents. Luckily, despite one side being completely ripped open, it made it through not only the rough treatment but a call from the customs folks asking what was inside…

Unboxing Time: MyKuali Sends New Recipe Samples – Malaysia

It was odd that they asked; I mean, all the paperwork was with the package. Getting samples for foreign countries can be kind of touch and go from time to time. It always seems like stuff that ends up in Alaska on it’s way to here results in a phone call. Weird. Thank you to MyKuali for sending these new recipe varieties – very keen on trying and letting everyone know what I think of them!

#2215: Myojo Mee Goreng Spicy Flavour

Today it’s the third and final of the trifecta of Mee Goreng varieties from Myojo of Singapore – spicy flavor. Let’s see if this thing has some real zing!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodle block to a pot of boiling water and cook for 2-3 minutes. Drain. Add in sachet contents. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The dry seasoning sachet.

A granular powder.

A dual sachet – oil and sweet soy sauce.

The oil and soy sauce together.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added hard boiled egg, tau pok, mung bean sprouts and coriander. The noodles have a decent gauge and chew – good instant noodle found here. The taste is just right – I like a nice balance of sweet, salty and spicy in an instant mee goreng and this has just the right levels of each. Good strong flavor and enough of the seasoning, sweet soya sauce and oil to cover the noodles well. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8888107002347.

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#2131: Myojo Mee Goreng Thai Tom Yam Flavour

Here’s a new variety from Myojo – Thai Tom Yam! Mee Goreng is a dry noodle – no broth here. It also promises an extra spicy punch. Let’s check it out!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains crustacean and fish. To prepare, boil the noodle block for 2-3 minutes in 450ml water. Drain. Add in sachet contents. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The dry seasoning.

A granular mixture.

The paste sachet.

Has a nice tom yam scent.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added fried egg, shrimp, coriander and ABC Manis Pedas chilli sauce. The noodle were really good in this one – light and mellow with a good gauge for the main event. The flavor was good too – the tom yam wasn’t overbearing, but spicy. I’ve had things be too spicy that kind of kill the flavor aspect, but this has a nice balance. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8888107002378.

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A TV commercial for Myojo Lobster flavor.

#2129: CarJEN Hot & Spicy Dry Curry With Chives Soup

CarJEN has come up with something new! This one has not only a dry mee goreng, but a companion soup that you can enjoy alongside it. I’ve seen this before, but never in Malaysian varieties. There’s a popular Taiwanese instant that has a noodle and a soup separate kind of thing going too. Very curious about this one indeed. Let’s see how this all works!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add the noodle block to 400ml boiling water and cook for 2 minutes. Drain, saving 60ml water. Add the paste to the water and stir well. Add this to the noodles and stir well. Add in chili flake. This completes the noodle instructions. For the chives soup, add sachet contents to 200ml boiling water and stir well. Enjoy!

The noodle block.

The paste sachet.

Thick with a spicy curry scent!

The chives soup base.

Looks like seasoning and chives.

Chilli flake.

Spicy stuff!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, baked chicken and coriander.Starting with the noodles, they’re good and chewy with a nice quantity. They work very well in a mee moreng situation. The flavor – so there’s that chilli flake sachet. My wife made this for me on Father’s Day and used it all – spicy to the max! But I was curious today so I tried it without the chilli flakes. It has a very luxuriant curry taste I really like – a nice strong curry with a very good Hokkien Prawn kind of hit to it. As for the chives soup, it’s a nice little slurp between bites – not overly salty and has a lot of bits of chives in there. I should mention, however: if you’re looking for respite from the spicy heat of the noodles, look elsewhere! The broth drives that spicy taste deeper into your tastebuds! This was really fun to make and eat! 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9557226083719.

Curious about where these instant noodles come from? Well, they’re made in Melaka, Malaysia. Where’s Melaka? Perhaps this map would help!

The head of CarJEN speaks after receiving an award in 2013.

#2100: Myojo Mee Goreng Original Flavour

Myojo has three new Mee Goreng varieties. I’m unsure if there’s a difference between this one and their regular one I reviewed in the past other than the packaging, but I guess we’ll see! It’s a good day for some mee goreng I think – let’s crack it open and have a look!

Detail of the pack of the package (click to enlarge). Contains oyster. To prepare, cook the noodles in a pot for 2-3 minutes. Drain. Add in sachet contents. Combine and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The powder seasoning.

A granular mixture.

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

The two ingredients mingling together.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added fried egg, coriander and shrimp. The noodles had a good gauge and chewiness for a mee goreng. Good quantity too. The flavor was a salty and sweet one with lots of it coming from the sweet soy sauce. I would have liked to have had a little inkling of spiciness in there, but this was really good. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8888107000848.

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Man, I need to check out Singapore.

New ‘Hot Dry Curry’ From CarJEN Foods

I saw a picture of something new on CarJEN’s facebook page and asked if I could get some samples – and they arrived recently!

Lots of them!

Here it is (click to enlarge)! So this one sounds interesting – kind of like a mee goreng with a separate bowl of soup on the side. Can’t wait to try it! Thanks!

New Products from Nissin And Myojo Of Singapore!

The DHL guy is my new pal – I hook him up with extra instant noodles I’ve got. He’ll probably end up with a couple from this box too! Kind of neat – he bring me noodles and I share some of the ones he brought! Well, let’s have a look inside!

A couple press releases. I scanned them so you can see the Myojo Mee Goreng on on the left and the Nissin Laksa on the right!

Here’s the Nissin Laksa (click to enlarge). Looks fancy!

Here’s the Myojo Mee Goreng varieties (click to enlarge). Thanks to Michael over in Singapore for these! Looking forward to trying them!

 

Meet The Manufacturer: #1883: Myojo Mee Goreng

This is only the second mee goreng I’ve tried from Singapore. I would’ve thought that more varieties would have crossed my desk by now! But maybe there aren’t lots of them? Unsure. But one thing I know is that mee goreng usually is quite a nice treat to enjoy – no broth, spicy, a little sweet… Let’s crack this pack open and see what makes it tick!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, cook noodles in 450ml boiling water for 2-3 minutes. Drain add in sachet contents. Stir well and enjoy!

The noodle block.

Dry powder seasoning.

A light powder.

A dual sachet of oil and sweet soy sauce.

The liquid ingredients mingle.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added carved squid, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts and shrimp. The noodles are the standard instant noodle gauge. They have a nice chew and quantity. The flavor in this mee goreng was interesting. I expected a bit of heat, but I didn’t find any. It was sweet and salty and had a good taste to it – really nice. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8888107000848.

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A TV commercial for Myojo products.

New Product Samples From MyKuali

Been a couple weeks it seems since I got any packages in the mail – but today I got a nice box from MyKuali! Let’s see what’s inside!

Looks like some new stuff!

They changed the labeling quite a bit!

The first rice vermicelli from MyKuali. Very curious how it is! Also, it’s their first bowl variety.

Here’s the Hokkien Prawn but relabeled as Spicy Prawn.

The #1 on my top ten list this year!

Finally, the one I’ve really been excited to try for a while now – MyKuali’s mee goreng pedas. This one should be getting a review very soon – sounds very interesting! Thanks to everyone at MyKuali for sending these!

#1495: Super Instant Noodles Mee Goreng

Here’s another poor cup noodle that got beaten up a bit on the flights back from Malaysia. Could’ve been between Penang and Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur and Taipei, or Taipei and Seattle – probably a combo of all three. Poor foam cup! There was a lot of turbulence last Sunday morning over Japan. Luckily, this is a noodle that gets drained anyways, and so it’ll come out fine. What’s funny is that the cup got banged up, but the noodle block is almost completely intact! Got this one at Econsave in Butterworth!  Let’s check this mee goreng out! By the way – you may have also seen ‘mi’ goreng. Mi Goreng and Mee Goreng are the same thing; they both mean fried noodles – there’s also Mie Goreng you may see as well.

Here are detail from the side panels (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. to prepare, add 300ml boiling water and steep for 3 minutes. Pour off the water and add in sachet contents and stir well. Enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click image to enlarge).

Included fork!

The noodle block.

The dry seasoning sachet.

Has a salty and spiced scent.

A liquid sachet.

Sweet soy sauce amongst other ingredients.

A second oil sachet.

A light oil.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added hard boiled egg, tofu, prawn, chilli paddi and bean sprouts sauteed in soy sauce, and a bit of manis pedas. The noodles came out pretty well – good texture and chew. The flavor was sweet and lightly spicy with a flavor that had good spices. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8888240110114.

I recommend to people who love trying new foods – go to Penang! Read up on it!

Super also makes coffe amongst other things. Here’s a Chinese New Year’s spot they did.