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#2075: Mi Sedaap Mi Segera Mi Goreng Ayam Krispi

Time for some mi goreng! So this is another one I found at the Uwajimaya in Renton, WA by where my son goes to Pokemon League. Today’s a weird day; the local power company has been going from apartment building to apartment building and repairing these big green power boxes outside. I’m guessing that the power could go out at any minute! I guess We’ll see – let’s get started!

Detail of the distributor’s sticker (click to enlarge).Looks to be meat free but check for yourself.

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). To prepare, add noodle block to a pot of water and boil for 3 minutes. Drain. Add in powder and liquid ingredients and stir. Sprinkle crispi bits on top. Enjoy!

The noodle block.

The powder base.

A light powder.

A triple sachet – from left to right, seasoned oil, sweet chilli sauce and sweet soy sauce.

The liquid mingling together.

The krispi garnish sachet.

Lots of little bits!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added kerapuk aci, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, baked chicken, fried egg and coriander. The noodles have a nice gauge and mouthfeel. The flavor is a kind of sweet and spicy barbecue chicken taste which was very good although a little sweeter than expected. The crispy element of the garnish was good, however in lieu of quantity, less pieces that were larger would have been better I think. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8998866803809.

Mi Sedaap Crispy Chicken Fried Instant Noodle 3.1 oz – Pack of 20 pcs

A TV commercial for Mi Sedaap Ayam Krispi Mi Goreng.

#2046: E-Zee Perisa Asam Pedas Mi Segara

This one was sent by CarJEN of Malaysia – thanks! I did a Meet The Manufacturer with them a while back and since then, they’ve sent me products when they come out. I’m pretty sure this has been out for a little while, but today will be my first taste. Asam translates to sour (usually like tamarind) and pedas translates to spicy, hence, sour and spicy. Let’s give it a try!

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 400ml boiling water and cook for 2 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

Has a kind of sour and spicy scent!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added chilli padi, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, coriander and tau pok. The noodles were quite good for a standard gauge instant and worked just right – a little chewier than many which I liked. The broth indeed had a sour and spicy flavor to it and a kind of tomato/mackerel sauce element like asam laksa. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9557226082828.

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

A recipe for homemade asam pedas – a very colorful dish!

#2015: E-Zee Perisa Kari Mi Segera Improved Taste!

A while back, I did a Meet The Manufacturer with CarJEN Foods. I tried their E-Zee Curry and thought it was quite good. It got 4 stars and CarJEN asked about putting my logo on their packaging. We made a deal and there it is! Now, they’ve changed the recipe. It seems this is a trend in the Malaysian market right now – kind of fun since it’s like a re-review but a second shot for these companies for a better score with a new recipe. Let’s check this one out!

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 400ml boiling water and cook for 2 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block. I was told the block now does not contain MSG.

The soup base sachet.

My room smells like curry now!

This is a new addition – crushed red pepper.

This stuff has a seriously strong scent.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, hard boiled egg, coriander, tau pok and Dodo fish balls. The noodles plumped up well and were nice and springy. The broth – ah, the broth. Here’s the improvement! The curry taste is much stronger (the old version called for 450ml water and this one calls for 400ml) – not only that, the little sachet of chilli pepper flake just puts it over the top. It’s hot – real hot – like walking around the living room as my mouth and lips are burning saying ‘ooh’ repeatedly hot. Guess they’ll have to reprint the labels! 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9557226082309.

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

A CarJEN booth at an event in Melaka, Malaysia.

Meet The Manufacturer: #1833: Vit’s Instant Noodles With Chicken Flavour

To start things off, I thought I’d go back in time with this one. This is part of the Vit’s Classic line of products. Definitely has that ‘old school’ look to it, eh? Well, let’s have a look inside!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for ourself. To prepare, add noodles and sachet contents to 400ml boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

A light powder with a chicken scent.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added coriander, baked chicken with a sprinkle of fried garlic and hard boiled egg. Chicken instant noodles usually are pretty ho-hum and not a lot of attention seems to be taken in their making. This one is an exception – first, the noodles are very good – thick with a very nice chew and backbone. The broth has a very standard chicken flavor with just a little more chicken oomph to it. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9556354000063.

Vit’s Chicken Flavour Instant Noodle 80g

Prizes awarded by Vit’s after a big contest!

#1806: Cintan Mi Segera Mmm… Perisa Goreng Ala Indonesia

So this is the last one that I got during my trip last October to meet the folks at MyKuali in Malaysia. We took a ferry from Georgetown, Penang over to Butterworth, Penang and went to an Econsave where I got to get a ton of instant noodles! It was a real blast for sure. Almost exactly a year ago today we were on our way home – probably was over the pacific at this point! Wow – truly was an amazing trip. I want to thank them for their kindness and for showing us such a good time! Let’s check out this last one that I brought back.

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodles to 360ml boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Drain and add in sachet contents. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

A dual sachet: seasoned oil in the top compartment and dry seasoning in the bottom.

A light powder.

A sachet of sweet soy sauce.

The oil and sweet soy sauce co-mingling.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added hard boiled egg, coriander and shrimp. The noodles came out well and had a decent consistency and chewiness. The flavor was a little on the sweeter side and seemed to be missing a little ‘something.’ But they were pretty good. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9556156039421.

Cintan Curry Noodles (10 Packs)

A really great Cintan TV commercial.

#1794: Vit’s Shallot Chicken Instant Noodles

Yep – another one we brought back from Malaysia! I think I’m almost through them all. Shallot chicken sounds nice – let’s have a look!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but checkf or yourself. To prepare, add noodle block to 450ml boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Add in contents of sachet. Stir and enjoy!

I realty have to have a talk with the baggage handlers…

The soup base sachet.

Has an interesting chicken scent.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added baked chicken. The noodles were plump and of a decent gauge and texture. The broth has an alright chicken flavor. 3.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 9556354000506.

I must say that travelling to Malaysia was one of the highlights in my life. Here’s a Lone Planet guide to KL, Melaka and PG!

Vit’s noodles go ‘toink toink!’

#1791: Vit’s Tom Yam Instant Noodles

This is yet another I picked up during my trip last year to Malaysia! Tom yam is a great flavor – whether you spell it tom yam or tom yum. Actually, they’re the same thing. Sounds good to me! 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, add noodles to 400ml boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Add in contents of sachet. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

Has an interesting scent.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added cili padi, lime, Dodo prawn flavor fish balls, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts and coriander. The noodles came out really great – slightly thicker than average gauge and great mouthfeel. The broth definitely has the standard components of tom yam – spicy, lemongrass – but it has a sweetness as well which works so nicely. 4.25 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9556354000476.

I must say that travelling to Malaysia was one of the highlights in my life. Here’s a Lone Planet guide to KL, Melaka and PG!

A Vit’s TV commercial.

#1789: Cintan Mi Segera Mmm… Perisa Ayam Cendawan

The onslaught of Malaysian varieties continues! This is yet another I got on last year’s trip to Penang, Malaysia. If you’re wondering what Ayam Cendawan means, basically it’s chicken mushroom. My wife Kit really likes mushrooms, so I thought I’d make this one for her today. Let’s check it out!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Contains seafood. To prepare, add noodles to 360ml boiling water (note – the amount of time isn’t listed so I’ll do the standard 3 minutes. Add in contents of sachet. Stir and enjoy!

The baggage gandlers were pretty mean to this one!

The soup base sachet.

Indeed has a kind of chicken and mushroom scent.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added bard boiled egg and baked chicken. The noodles came out pretty well – standard gauge and chew to them. The broth is pretty good too – has a definite salty chicken flavor but with a mild mushroom flavor. Not overwhelming; just right. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 025296913056.

Cintan Curry Noodles (10 Packs)

A Cintan TV commercial.

#1785: Super Instant Noodles Black Pepper Crab Mi Goreng

One of the last ones I got during my trip to Penang, Malaysia last year to visit the folks at MyKuali. This is from a store called Econsave. I had seen this Super brand before but was always curious if I’d end up with any of them; very elusive. Let’s check out the pepper crab mi goreng!

Our power was out for just over an hour earlier – A nice change for some family time.

Detail of the side panels (click image to enlarge). Contains crabstick. To prepare, add crabstick into cup and add boiling water. Cover at steep 3 minutes. Drain. Add in remaining sachets and stir well. Enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click image to enlarge).

An included fork!

The noodle block.

A dry seasoning sachet.

Has a crab and pepper scent.

A dark liquid sachet.

Dark soy sauce.

A liquid sachet.

Shallot oil.

What do we have here?

Yup – crabstick!

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added crab claw shaped fishcake, coriander, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts and white onion. The noodles came out very soft – very light in texture. The black pepper flavor was definitely there in this one, as were elements common to mee goreng like the sweet soy flavor and nice oiliness. The small pieces of crabstick hydrated nicely and worked well. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8888240110220.

Authentic Recipes from Malaysia: [Malaysian Cookbook

A very old film of Penang from 1932 – a lot has changed!

#1717: Lee Fah Mee Sarawak White Laksa Instant Noodle

I got a message from someone in Sarawak a couple months ago about Lee Fah Mee Sarawak White Laksa. They sent some home to the Us with a friend and that friend shipped some to me! Thanks! It’s kind of funny; I’ve been curious about Sarawak’s instant noodle offerings for a long time – and then in the last couple of months I start getting some to try. This sounds really interesting – White Laksa! Let’s crack open the package and see what’s inside Lee Fah Mee Sarawak White Laksa!

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 2-3 minutes. Add in contents of sachets and stir well. Enjoy!

The noodle block.

The dry soup base powder sachet.

Nice color and bright, spicy scent.

I think one of the best additions to a laksa or curry is coconut powder.

It has a very lovely coconut scent and works so well as a thickener as well as add natural flavor.

The laksa paste sachet.

Has a very nice laksa scent – strong tamarind notes detected.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added mung bean sprouts, white onion, shrimp, hard boiled egg and coriander. The noodles have a decent chew and gauge – round and plentiful. The broth has some nice aspects. First, a warm and spicy feel to it. Next, the coconut powder did give it a nice creaminess. Good stuff! 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 9556256012461.

Flavors of Malaysia: A Journey Through Time, Tastes, and Traditions (Hippocrene Cookbook Library) (from Amazon): A land of colorful temples, bustling markets, golden beaches, and glorious sunsets, Malaysia’s exquisite natural beauty is surpassed only by its luscious cuisine. This book celebrates the best of the Malaysian table: sizzling satays, flavorful stir-fries, fragrant rice and noodle dishes, aromatic curries, and Malaysia’s signature hot and spicy condiments, the delectable sambals. For centuries Malaysia was a major centre of the spice trade in Southeast Asia. As seafarers, traders, and immigrant workers from many countries intermarried with locals, new culinary traditions emerged. Over time, Malay, Chinese, Indian, Thai, Indonesian and Arab, as well as Dutch, Portuguese, and British influences blended beautifully to create the melange of cultures and intensely vibrant flavours that is Malaysian cuisine today. Susheela Raghavan serves up treasured recipes, touching family stories, and fascinating notes about the origins of Malaysian food in this lovingly compiled collection. It features: over 150 authentic, easy-to-follow recipes; 16-page color photo insert; detailed introduction to Malaysian history and its culinary origins; and, a guide to Malaysian ingredients and cooking techniques.

A visit to a cafe in Sarawak to try some Laksa!

#1651: Ruski Chicken Flavour Instant Noodles

You might have noticed that I haven’t reviewed a lot of chicken flavor varieties recently. The main reason for this is that Io haven’t had any chicken to go with my noodles – I usually cook some in the over and slice it up nicely and then I’ve got it for a couple reviews. Well, I’ve been lazy – a bag thing. So let’s check out this chicken instant from Ruski – laziness ends here!

 Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. to prepare, add sachet contents and noodle block to a bowl. Cover with 400ml boiling water. cover and let steep for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The powdered soup sachet.

Has a chicken curry kind of scent.

The seasoned oil sachet.

Has a garlic scent to it.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added baked chicken, mung bean sprouts, white oniong and spring onion. The noodles hydrated quite nicely. There’s a goodly amount of them and they have a thinnish gauge. The broth has a chicken taste augmented with a decent amount of spiciness and a nice little garlic hit to it. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8852523208157.

Halal Ruski Instant Noodles Thai Tom Yum Flavour – Pack of 10

Couldn’t resist.