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#2757: MyKuali Penang Hokkien Prawn Noodle (2018 Recipe)

#2828: MyKuali Penang Hokkien Prawn Noodle (2018 Recipe)

I’ve always been impressed how often MyKuali changes their recipes. I want to say this may be the fourth iteration of the Hokkien Prawn Noodle thus far – at least that they’ve sent and I know of. I’ll admit I’ve not always been keen on the changes, but it really is nice to see companies that want to keep improving – even a product that’s very well received to begin with. Let’s see how this new change taste!

MyKuali Penang Hokkien Prawn Noodle (2018 Recipe) – Malaysia

#2828: MyKuali Penang Hokkien Prawn Noodle (2018 Recipe)

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains shrimp. To prepare, cook noodle block in 380ml boiling water for 3 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2828: MyKuali Penang Hokkien Prawn Noodle (2018 Recipe)

The noodle block.

#2828: MyKuali Penang Hokkien Prawn Noodle (2018 Recipe)

The paste sachet.

#2828: MyKuali Penang Hokkien Prawn Noodle (2018 Recipe)

Lots of thick paste.

#2828: MyKuali Penang Hokkien Prawn Noodle (2018 Recipe)

The soup base sachet.

#2828: MyKuali Penang Hokkien Prawn Noodle (2018 Recipe)

A very light powder.

#2828: MyKuali Penang Hokkien Prawn Noodle (2018 Recipe)

The garnish sachet.

#2828: MyKuali Penang Hokkien Prawn Noodle (2018 Recipe)

Crunchy bits of onion!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, hard boiled egg, shrimps, white onion and spring onion. The noodles came out just as they always have – the perfect gauge and chew . They engorge themselves happily on the liquid as they cook while keeping adequate backbone. The broth is a thick, sumptuous prawn flavored affair full of shrimp paste. Very oily and tasty. I would say as far as the recipe change, I feel like there’s a little less on the sweet prawn hit and a little more spiciness. Still an amazing one, that’s for sure. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.   EAN bar code 9555655005265.

#2828: MyKuali Penang Hokkien Prawn Noodle (2018 Recipe)

M y K u a l i Penang Hokkien Prawn Noodle (4 Packs)

Oh man this looks good – I really miss Penang!

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!

#2441: MyKuali Penang Hokkien Prawn Noodle (Japan Version)

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!!

#2441: MyKuali Penang Hokkien Prawn Noodle (Japan Version) - Malaysia - Japan - hokkien mee

Here’s the final of the three Japan version MyKuali boxes. This one’s a favorite of mine (as are the other) but lately it’s been a real treat. Here’s a little about Hokkien Prawn from Wikipedia –

Hokkien mee is a dish in Malaysian and Singaporean cuisine that has its origins in the cuisine of China’s Fujian (Hokkien) province. In its most common form, the dish consists of egg noodles and rice noodles stir-fried with egg, slices of pork, prawns and squid, and served and garnished with vegetables, small pieces of lard, sambal sauce and lime (for adding the lime juice to the dish). There is also a vegan varieties

There are two types of Hokkien mee: Hokkien black mee and Hokkien fried mee. Hokkien hae mee (Hokkien prawn noodles) is commonly served in Penang and Singapore while Hokkien char mee (Hokkien black noodles) is commonly served in Kuala Lumpur and the Klang Valley. The dish commonly referred to as “Hokkien mee”, depending on the locality, can mean either Hokkien hae mee or Hokkien char mee. For example, Hokkien mee in Kuala Lumpur refers to Hokkien char mee.

HOKKIEN HAE MEE
(PRAWN NOODLES)
HOKKIEN CHAR MEE
(FRIED NOODLES)
Refers to either the Penang prawn noodle or Singapore prawn noodle Refers to the Kuala Lumpur Hokkien noodle
Soup based (Penang) and stir fried (Singapore) Stir fried
Egg noodles and rice noodles Fat yellow noodles
No dark soya sauce used Dark soya sauce is used
Prawn is the main ingredient with slices of chicken or pork, squid and fish cake. kangkung (water spinach) is common in the Penang version Slices of chicken or pork, squid and cabbage

As you can see, there’s a bit of difference between the many versions. So this one is the soup version popular in Penang but for sale in Singapore. Got it? Let’s check it out!

MyKuali Penang Hokkien Prawn Noodle (Japan Version) – Malaysia

#2441: MyKuali Penang Hokkien Prawn Noodle (Japan Version) - Malaysia - Japan - hokkien mee

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains shrimp. To prepare, add noodle block to 400ml boiling water and cook 3 minutes. Add in powder and paste, then stir. Finally, add garnish and enjoy!

#2441: MyKuali Penang Hokkien Prawn Noodle (Japan Version) - Malaysia - Japan - hokkien mee

The package inside the box.

#2441: MyKuali Penang Hokkien Prawn Noodle (Japan Version) - Malaysia - Japan - hokkien mee

The noodle block.

#2441: MyKuali Penang Hokkien Prawn Noodle (Japan Version) - Malaysia - Japan - hokkien mee

The powder sachet.

#2441: MyKuali Penang Hokkien Prawn Noodle (Japan Version) - Malaysia - Japan - hokkien mee

A light colored powder soup base.

#2441: MyKuali Penang Hokkien Prawn Noodle (Japan Version) - Malaysia - Japan - hokkien mee

A paste sachet.

#2441: MyKuali Penang Hokkien Prawn Noodle (Japan Version) - Malaysia - Japan - hokkien mee

A thick and sweet smelling paste.

#2441: MyKuali Penang Hokkien Prawn Noodle (Japan Version) - Malaysia - Japan - hokkien mee

The garnish sachet.

#2441: MyKuali Penang Hokkien Prawn Noodle (Japan Version) - Malaysia - Japan - hokkien mee

Fried onions!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added 31-40ct shrimp, coriander and Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts. The noodles are perfect as far as regular instants go – extra plump and succulent. The broth is a cavalcade of Penang-ness! Pure prawn-gasm here – thick, sweet, oily and a little spicy. The included fried onion garnish puts it over the top. This makes my soul happy. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Finished (click to enlarge). JAN bar code 4541708021851.

Penang Curry Samples From Nyor Nyar!

A package from Malaysia! Let’s look within!

Hmmm what do we have here?

Penang White Cuury in regular and vegetarian! Seems like for a while I was reviewing so much white curry… Really excited to try some again!!

Pastes for curry mee and prawn mee.

Laksa paste!

Sweet! Autographed poster!

An autographed poster for the wall of fame (click to enlarge)! Thanks to Francis for sending everything – I’ll be trying them out soon!

 

The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Spiciest Instant Noodles Of All Time 2014 Edition

THE TOP TEN SPICIEST INSTANT NOODLES OF 2015 HAS BEEN RELEASED, REPLACING THIS LIST – SEE IT HERE

If you like it hot, you’re in for a real treat here. These are the spiciest instant noodles you can get that I’ve reviewed from my 1,446 reviews thus far. If you can’t handle spicy foods, these definitely aren’t for you – these are serious! Many of these were so hot, I couldn’t finish the bowl – and I can handle a decent amount of heat! I used to review hot sauces! Anyways, Hope everyone is having a great summer and here are the spiciest instant noodles of all time for 2014!

#10: Nongshim Harmony Korean Spicy Noodle Dish With Chipotle – United States

This unique instant is very new and quite spicy. What’s interesting about is that you can serve it hot or cold, but the spiciness is going to bite you either way! This is the only variety I’ve found featuring chipotle pepper heat. Original review

#9: Mamee Mi Segera SLLRRRP! Perencah Kari Xtra Pedas – Malaysia

The noodles are good – plump with a nice chewiness. The broth is very spicy and hot – not for the faint of heat! It has a good curry flavor to it. If you like spicy curry, check this one out. By the way, Kari Xtra Pedas means extra hot curry if you couldn’t figure that out! Original review

#8: Maggi Extra Spicy Curry Instant Noodles – Singapore

2014_8_4_tts_008Maggi 2 Minute Curry is a nice instant with a little bit of heat, and with the demand for more hotness, they made this new variety. Extra Spicy Curry has a really great flavor to it and a heat that will definitely challenge many. Original review

#7: MyKuali Penang White Curry Noodle – Malaysia

2014_8_4_tts_007When MyKuali’s White Curry Noodle hit this list last year, there was a bit of a craze for it in Malaysia! People really wanted to give it a try. Not only is it retaining it’s spot this year on the spicy list, but it is the reigning number one on The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Instant Noodles Of All Time 2014 list. If you can, you have got to try this spicy marvel! Original review

#6: Indomie Curly Noodle With Chicken & Chilli Paddi – Indonesia

This one’s a lot of fun; kind of like Russian roulette on a plate! You’re eating your noodles and all of a sudden wham! There’s usually a couple of these little chillies in there and they pack an extreme punch. You’ll definitely know it when you find it! Original review

#5: emart Dare You! Habanero Jjamppong – South Korea

Extreme heat is paired with nice bit of seafood broth and lots of bits of seafood. All the fire and flavor melded together with thick ramyun noodles make it hot as well as delicious. This one comes in at 1,960 SHU (Scoville Heat Units). Original review

#4: Paldo Teumsae Ramyun – South Korea

On the list for three years now! Another South Korean ramyun with serious kick to it. This isn’t to be trifled with!  Teumsae has restaurants in South Korea which serve up some seriously spicy fare. I really like the text underneath the word Teumsae which reads, ‘Flavor. Culture. Human’ Original review

#3: Samyang Foods Buldalk Bokkeummyeon – South Korea

I would say that I’ve seen dozens of videos of YouTube showing people competitively eating this one. This stuff is extremely hot. Another brothless variety and it really packs a punch as well as has a nice taste to it. Thick ramyun noodles round everything out nicely and will transmit the spicy sauce to your tongue. Original review

#2: Paldo Bulnak Bokkummyun Spicy Fried Octopus Ramyun – South Korea

See that little octopus on the package with the smile on his face? He’s laughing. Laughing as he watches you sweat as you eat this ultra spicy ramyun! I’m not kidding this one was over the top spicy! Bring a fire extinguisher. Original review

#1: emart Dare You! Habanero Ramyun – South Korea

For the third year running, this stuff tops the list. See the little guy in the top right? Yeah – it’s not one to underestimate; this is violently hot. The broth just keeps delivering the heat and it’s just insane. Try licking a lit candle – I swear this stuff is hotter! Original review

#1297: GaGa Mie Gepeng Kuah Rasa Ayam Lada Hitam

A friend sent this a while back from Jakarta – thank you! This is one that says kuah on it. What’s kuah? Well as far as I can gather, kuah is gravy. So instead of a broth, this one should be a bit thicker. Guess we’ll see! Black pepper chicken )rasa ayam hitam) – let’s check it out!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, cook noodles in 350cc boiling water for 3 minutes stirring gently. Add contents of all sachets, stir and enjoy.

A piece of the noodle block.

A dual sachet.

The dual sachet contents: chilli powder atop dry soup base.

Seasoned oil sachet.

Has a really nice scent.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added fried egg, sweet onion and chicken sauteed with a touch of black pepper and lots of BonCabe Level 10. The noodles are a little thicker than others. They have a flat and broad nature and a very comforty chew. The broth is exactly what it portends to be – that of black pepper and chicken. It is indeed also a little thick. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 8888327831857.

A Mie Gepeng TV advertisement.

A Big Box Of Awesomeness From Malaysia!

Got a package from MyKuali today! Who is MyKuali? Well they’re The Ramen Rater’s first advertiser – you might see their advert up above. The make the Penang White Curry instant that was #7 on the 2013 spiciest list. Im excited – let’s see what’s inside!

Here’s a little poster of their different pastes. They make a lot of them in Thai and Penang varieties.

Here are six of them! Gonna have to get some fish and chicken and give these a try!

Some pamphlets with sample recipes to make using the pastes.

They were kind enough to send a multitude of different Malaysian instant noodle varieties! Wow – they sent varieties they don’t even make just so I could try ’em out! Thank you very much – reminds me of Miracle On 34th Street when Santa sends people to different stores. This is really neat.

A poster people at the factory signed! Very cool! Wow! A special thank you to Annie and everyone else over at MyKuali!

The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Indonesian Instant Noodles Of All Time 2013 Edition

When I was very young, I first discovered a satay variety of Indonesian mi goreng and loved it. I would go on special trips to Seattle just to get tons of it! The many seasoning sachets, oils, and the exotic flavors – it was great! I have been very fortunate to be able to try many, many more varieties of Indonesia instant noodles. I think what makes them distinctly different from others in the world are the use of sweetness and spiciness. These flavors balance so well in mi goreng. Then there’s flavors like lime, hot chillies and the crunch of fried onion. Reviewing such exotic varieties are what makes being The Ramen Rater so enjoyable! With that, I proudly present The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Indonesian Instant Noodles Of All Time 2013 edition!!!!!

#10: Mie Sedaap Mi Goreng Perisa Asli

This one came with quite a few fried onions. Fried onions are wonderful things, especially on mi goreng! The good crunch paired with the sweet and spicy flavors is very good. Original review here

#9: Sarimi Isi 2 Mi Goreng Rasa Ayam Kecap

‘Isi 2’ means ‘for two.’ What I liked about this one was its quantity and balance of heat, sweet soy and a nice chicken flavored sauce. Original review here

#8: Eat & Go Spicy Chicken Mi Instan Cup

This one really took me by surprise. It comes in a small package but has all the accoutrements you would expect in a pack version as well as a fork! The flavor was nice and frisky with the spiciness and it didn’t stop there. Very well done. Original review here

#7: Healtimie Green Barley Noodle Milk Chicken Soup

I’ll be honest – I haven’t had great luck enjoying green noodles in the past! With every rule however, there’s an exception. The slightly wider and flat noodles had a great texture and flavor. The broth was very enjoyable and hearty. Original review here

#6: ABC Selera Pedas Mi Rebus Hot Gulai Chicken Flavour

Curry as well as coconut flavors impressed me here. The noodles had a nice quality and a satisfying texture. A very well-rounded bowl of noodles! Original review here

#5: SuperMi Gobang Goreng Rasa Ayam Bawang

The flavor is great – definitely has an onion chicken flavor and also a lot of sweetness, no doubt from the sweet soy sauce. The chili sauce that came with it also supplies a nice amount of heat. There’s a ton of fried onion to add on top at the end for a nice crunch. Original review here

#4: Indomie Mi Instan Mi Goreng Jumbo

Here it is. How could a top list of Indonesian instants be complete without Indomie Mi Goreng? I went with the Jumbo as you really can’t have too much of a good thing. Good noodles, sweet and spicy – this is great stuff! Original review here

#3: Indomie Mi Goreng Rendang

In a CNN International survey, rendang was voted top. The noodles are chewy enough without being too chewy. The flavor is excellent – like a hot curry beef taste that works so well. I love it. Original review here

#2: . Indomie Mi Instan Mi Goreng Rasa Ayam Panggang Jumbo

Here we go – now this is something really good! A nice big pack of noodles! Great flavors that balance so well with great noodles. Seriously good! Original review here

#1: Indomie Mi Keriting Goreng Spesial

Of all the questions I’ve received as The Ramen Rater, people have asked where they can get the version of this sold in the USA more than anything else. Unfortunately, it’s not sold here anymore – the folks in Indonesia are quite lucky! The noodles in this one are very nice – flat and a little broader than the others in this list and with an excellent flavor. If on a desert island and only able to pick one variety to have with me, this one would come to mind. Original review here

Well, there you go! Thanks to everyone who has sent samples and donations for me to try from Indonesia! It sure looks like there a many I have yet to sample which makes me quite happy! I can’t get enough of the Indonesian varieties and hope to review more soon.

#1177: Mi ABC Mi Instan Rebus Rasa Ayam Bawang (Onion Chicken Flavour)

Another one sent by my friend in Indonesia – thank you! A little translation. So it’s onion chicken flavor – rasa means flavor, bawang is onion and ayam chicken. Mi instan is instant noodle, but rebus? Rebus translated to boiled and here I think refers to the noodles being ‘cooking noodles.’ As I’ve mentioned in the past, what makes a noodle ‘instant’ is the fact that you can put the noodle block and seasonings in a bowl, add boiling water and then cover for a few minutes, stir and eat. Anyways, let’s check out this Indonesian variant.

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat-free, but check for yourself.

The noodle block.

The dry seasonings sachet. Powder soup base on the left and chili powder on the right.

Chili powder atop the soup base powder.

Seasoned oil sachet.

Has a strong onion scent.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added chicken baked with Lindberg-Snider Porterhouse & Roast Seasoning (I know, but it’s got a lot of sage in it and works great with chicken), red, yellow and orange bell pepper, Walla Walla sweet onion and hard boiled egg. The noodles are pretty average – not amazing buut they’re good. The broth is nice and warming with a touch of spiciness, and a great onion and chicken flavor. The seasoned oil gives it a little oiliness that is perfect. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 8992388111237.

Here’s an ABC advert for a different variety – they make pizza with it!

#832: Dragonfly Mee-Goreng Dry Ramen Noodles

Found this the other day at KS Mart in Lynnwood (that’s where I git my kimchi!). This is from China – never had a Chinese made mee-goreng before! Usually I like the Dragonfly stuff though. Let’s give this a go!

Back of the package (click image to enlarge).

This is a big noodle block for mee-goreng! Rad!

The dry seasonings.

Kind of a sweet and garlic-onion taste.

Liquid packet.

Looks like seasoned oil and maybe some sweet soy sauce in there.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added some veggies, some roast beef I sauteed with garlic, a fried egg with some Krazy Mixed Up Salt and some Dua Belibis hot chili sauce. The noodles are thin and very springy. The flsavor is interesting – not like Indomie Mie Goreng – it’s got a strong anise taste and is kind of sweet, but has no spiciness at all. Interesting stuff – a lot of it, too. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 721557450253 .

Shanghai in 1973 – this is awesome!

Stevie Winwood – Shanghai Noodle Factory

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

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* UPDATE * See here.

A couple of days ago, I received an email from a man who was angry. He was angry that the instant noodles he bought said that they were spicy Chicken flavor but weren’t spicy whatsoever and that I needed to change the seasonings ASAP. Every once in a while, I get a comment or email from someone who thinks that I make instant noodles or am affiliated with an instant noodle company. I decided to reply and do a review of the product he had problems with, adding some hot spices, sauces and peppers from around the world to really heat it up. It then occurred to me that a lot of people really like spicy instant noodles and that there’s really no list of the hottest ones out there. I figured I’d better do something about that, and so here’s the Top Ten Spiciest Instant Noodles Of All Time!


#10: Koka Instant Non-Fried Noodles Spicy Black Pepper Flavour – Singapore
If you like black pepper, you’ll want to try this. It has a nice peppery sauce that has a rich and deep black pepper flavor that doesn’t quit. The garnish of dried veggies are an added bonus. Original review


#9: Wei Lih Good Good Eat Super Ramen Hot Chili Flavor – Taiwan
Has decent noodles and a deep red broth that exclaims ‘beware of fire!’ The broth also has an oily texture and sweet notes that make it quite unique in its fire. Original review


#8: Paldo (Korea Yakult) Kko Kko Myun – South Korea
The result of a comedian on a competition TV show in South Korea, Kko Kko Myun has been a huge craze. The flavor is a jalapeno chicken – and the jalapeno is nice and strong. Has a real good bite to it. Original review


#7: FoodMon DJ-DOC Jjolmyeon – South Korea
DJ-Doc is a hip-hop group in South Korea and they must be pretty happy to have their faces on this stuff. In this bowl, you have noodles, large pieces which are rice cake and a red sauce which has a wonderful heat and flavor. It all ties together to be like a hot and spicy lasagna ala South Korea. Wonderful stuff! Original review


#6: JML Instant Noodle Artificial Spicy Hot Beef Flavour – China
A very spicy Chinese noodle soup. Notice its not spicy beef, it’s spicy hot beef! Has decent veggies and a serious punch! Original review


#5: Nongshim Shin Ramyun Noodle Soup – USA
Yep – they make this is the USA now. A standard of the spicy noodle world! Hot and tasty with lots of thick noodles. Original review


#4: Namchow Mee Jang Noodle Soup Sour Spicy Chicken (Tom Yum) – Thailand
The packaging looks pretty tame but this stuff is anything but. The broth is enough to blow your head off – wow! Original review


#3: Nongshim Jinjja Jinjja (Really Really) Ramyun – South Korea
This is hot and unique. Based on pork broth and has some niceties like black sesame seeds and peanut powder. Has a strong heat but it’s got some really great taste to it – this is awesome stuff! Original review


#2: Indomie Curly Noodle With Chicken & Chilli Paddi – Indonesia
Sweet mother – this is intense! That little pepper (also known as a Bird’s Eye pepper) was enough to burn my lips, mouth and gut for a good long time! Heavy duty! I should also mention there’s a place that sells spicy noodles in Jakarta that has 75 to 100 of these peppers mixed in – Imagination fails me as to the scorching pain! Original review


#1: Paldo Teumsae Instant Noodles With Soup – South Korea
Hands down, bar non, this is the hottest stuff I’ve had. In over 800 varieties I’ve tried, this is the very hottest. From the first slurp to the end of the bowl, my mouth was on fire. If you are a big fan of all that is spicy, this is what you are looking for. Original review

#654: Namchow Mee Jang Noodle Soup Sour Spicy Chicken (Tom Yum)

This is a pretty generic looking bowl of instant noodles. However, they’re from Thailand and boast a hot and spicy Tom Yum flavor – Hopefully they’re really good!

Here’s some information from the side panels (click image to enlarge).

Pasty liquid seasoning on left, powdered on the right.

Here’s everything awaiting the boiling water three minute bath.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Noodles were of a decent nature – a little chewy and not at all spongy. The broth lives up to its name – very strong spicy and sour flavors with a lot of citrus flavors. There’s a good chicken taste as well. It is lacking in veggies though – there aren’t any, unfortunately. Pretty good stuff – 3.25 out of 5.0 stars. UPC barcode 684431000763 .

Thai soups

The Whisky and Water Trick