I received a box from Mohd in Selangor, Malaysia the other day – thanks you very much! I used to get varieties from Malaysia almost weekly and lately it’s been pretty rare. Really excited to try what’s within! Let’s check it out.
Mystery Box Of Spicy Instant Noodles From Malaysia – Unboxing Time
Here’s one that is made in one country for sale in another. This is made in Malaysia, but most easily found in the UK. Anyways, let’s check this one out!
Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but have a look for yourself. To prepare, boil 250ml water. Put the noodle block and seasoning sachet content in a bowl and cover with boiling water and a lid. After 4 minutes, open it up and stir. Enjoy! Alternatively, you can just boil 250ml water in a pot then take it off the heat and add the contents and put a lid on it – that’s what I do.
Here’s the noodle block – very straightforward and standard insofar as size.
The soup base powder sachet.
Truly, this is a powder – extremely light and fluffy.
Finished (click image to enlarge). Added sweet onion, corn, leek, peas, carrot and BonCabe Level 10 chilli seasoning. The noodles were lackluster; crumbly. The flavor had a mushroom component, but didn’t really remind me of vegetables to speak of. 1.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 5023751102040>.
I don’t know why, but I’ve always found mushroom farming fascinating.
Here’s what I had for lunch (click to enlarge). Some Daddy Kari 365 Curry Flavour Instant Noodles (here’s the original review) that were sent by Jerry W. of Malaysia (thanks again!), sweet onion, thin sliced ribeye, a 2 egg omelet with a slice of processed cheese and some Tabasco Jalapeno sauce and a little bit of Dua Belibis chili sauce on top. Really tasty stuff! By the way – I started a new facebook page here. It’s in protest of the ridiculously large amount of election signs everywhere that look so nasty. Like the page if you agree!
Here’s the stuff that Jerry W. sent from Sarawak, Malaysia! Thanks again! Ahhh curry – there are very few things I’ve found to be absolutely perfect and one of them is the flavor of curry. Curry’s up there with bacon, hot sauce and garlic! Let’s check out this unique curry noodle variety from Malaysia!
Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge).
Big chunk of noodle block. The noodles are very thin.
Here’s the seasoning packet.
Upon opening the packet, I was greeted with that wonderful smell – curry. It was really nice! I tasted the powder – oh man! Good stuff!
Finished (click to enlarge). Added sweet onions, stir-fry veggies, a fried egg with Dua Belibis, some baked chicken with Lindberg-Snider Red Baron BBQ Spice, and a little Urashima Sesame & Salt furikake. The noodles are thin and very plentiful – really excellent and very enjoyable to eat. The broth is absolutely perfect – hands-down! A nice color, very strong curry flavor with a little curry spicy heat to it. If you like curry, this is wonderful and you’ll love it! 5.0 out of 5.0 stars! Wow! UPC bar code 9556158184600 .
You might be viewing this website today because of the article they did about me in The Everett Herald – or not! Either way, I thought I’d break out something I found last week that I’m really stoked on. This is a bowl I got at Uwajimaya, a Japanese grocery in Seattle (there’s one in Bellevue, too).
If you’re new to noodles, let’s start with the name here. Tanuki? Well, you’re going to find this really bizarre – just have a look at this. I’ve noticed that when tanuki is mentioned, there’s going to be some tempura involved. Udon? It’s a thick, wider gauge noodle. My Friend Vic? You got me – maybe y ou know him?
Click image to enlarge. When stuff like this ends up in stores here in the United States, they have to conform to our requirements as far as the nutrition facts labels and ingredients lists. What can be tough is deciphering the actual name of the instant noodle bowl (I don’t speak Japanese). Google to the rescue! If you take all the digits on the barcode from the label and enter it into Google, you’ll end up with a ton of links to Japanese online groceries – click Translate on the result and after clicking on a few of them, you can get the idea of what the noodles are titled.
Two packets here – powdered on the left and the tempura on the right. Nice to see there’s some seaweed included!
I like my tempura crunchy, so I leave it to the side for now. Here’s the noodles and powdered seasoning awaiting the water. Just like you’d expect, you fill it up to the line and cover it. I use an old yearbook – not mine – from 1987 I found at the Goodwill Outlet in Seattle.
Holy cow this looks awesome (click image to enlarge)! I added a fried egg and put a little Krazy Mixed Up Salt on top. I also added a little bit of Kizami Shoga, which is pickled ginger – not the kind you find with sushi that’s sweet but the sharp flavored kind. Let’s start with the noodles. They came out really nicely – they’re broad and thick – very tasty! Not very chewy, but not spongy. The broth is very tasty – salty, yes, but not ‘table salty.’ The good shoyu (soy sauce) flavor comes through. Then the tempura: crunchy and tasty – the seaweed is nice too! I really enjoyed this one a lot – Highly recommended! 4.75 out of 5.0 stars!
Here’s a vid of someone making what you’d find if you ordered tanuki udon in a Japanese restaurant.
Earlier this year, I was invited down to KIRO News/Radio 97.3FM and was interviewed by Rachel Belle!