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!
This is something new from MyKuali as part of their new MeeKuali line. It’s a beef flavor rice vermicelli! The packaging and everything is definitely a departure from their regular MyKuali line which is very popular and are some of my favorites I’ve ever tried. I looked up rempah on Wikipedia and found this –
Belacan is also crumbled into a ground spice paste called rempah, which will usually include garlic, ginger, onions or shallots, and fresh or dried chilli peppers. A rempah paste is similar in form and function to an Indian wet masala paste or Thai curry paste, and is often browned and caramelised (Malay: tumis) to mellow the raw flavours of its component ingredients and produce a harmonised finish.
But I looked through the ingredients on this one and didn’t see any shrimp that’s usually found in belacan. This has a beef flavor to it. A little confused, but it looks like a tasty kind of flavoring – let’s check it out!
MeeKuali Bihun Sup Rempah Perisa Daging – Malaysia
Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains beef. To prepare, add vermicelli to 380ml boiling water and cook for 2.5 minutes. Add powder and paste sachets to a bowl. Pour in cooked vermicelli and liquid into bowl and combine. Finally, garnish with fried shallot and enjoy!
The vermicelli block.
The dry base.
A light powder.
A paste sachet.
Has a nice scent – definitely a lot of the spices are in here.
The garnish sachet/.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, beef, and star anise. 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. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9555655005609.
So every product MyKuali has come up with so far had made it into the big annual Top Ten Instant Noodles Of All Time list. It’s pretty mind-blowing; their products are so good, diverse and high quality. Well, today I’m going to check out a new one – a mee goreng offering. During our trip, I got to try some local hawker mee goreng last October in Penang.
Food in Penang is pure amazing; it’s truly paradise. I got a real education in food there, as our host Thomas toured us around and kept bringing plate after plate and bowl after bowl of new foods to try. One thing I found was that MyKuali’s stuff is very authentic – so I am extremely curious about how this mee goreng will be. Let’s crack it open and have a look!
The back of the package (click image to enlarge). Contains shrimp. To prepare, boil the noodle block for 3 minutes and drain. While the noodles boil, add contents of paste and garnish sachets in a bowl. Add drained noodles to the bowl and combine. Enjoy!
The noodle block.
The paste sachet.
Has a sweet and shrimp scent.
The garnish sachet.
These are the same fried onion as you would find in MyKuali’s Hokkien Mee. Of all the reviews of mee goreng I’ve tried, most come with fried onions, but these are the absolute best.
Finished. Added Dodo fish balls, fishcake, spring onion and Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts. As always, the noodles came out very well – nice chewiness and texture. The flavor is a strong shrimp hit with a little bit of spiciness. The paste coats everything very well. The fried onion is just perfect – love the stuff. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9555655005302.