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#2617: Nissin Cup Noodles Laksa Flavour (Shiok! More Laksa!)

#2617: Nissin Cup Noodles Laksa Flavour (Shiok! More Laksa!) - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle

Ahh, Laksa – nothing like it. In fact, there are lots of kinds of laksa; sweet, creamy, curry, fish – every area has their own take on the dish. Let’s see what Wikipedia has to say about laksa –

Laksa is a popular spicy noodle soup in the Peranakan cuisine.[1][2][3] Laksa consists of rice noodles or rice vermicelli with chicken, prawn or fish, served in spicy soup; either based on rich and spicy curry coconut milk, or based on sour asam (tamarind or gelugur). It can be found in Malaysia,[4] SingaporeIndonesia[5] and Southern Thailand.[6]

There are various theories about the origins of laksa. In Indonesia, the dish is believed to have been born from the Chinese coastal settlements and the mixing of cultures between Chinese merchants and the local cooking practices.[7] As Peranakan Chinese communities have blended their ancestors’ culture with local culture, Peranakan communities in different places now demonstrate diversity according to the local flavour.[8] In Malaysia, the dish is believed to have been introduced by Chinese immigrants in Malacca.[9] In Singapore, the dish (or its local “Katong” version) is believed to have been created after interaction between the Peranakans with the local Singaporeans.[10][11]

There’s a ton more info on laksa in the Wikipedia entry here. Now, let’s grab our utensils and dig into this cup with a new recipe!

Nissin Cup Noodles Laksa Flavour (Shiok! More Laksa!) – Singapore

#2617: Nissin Cup Noodles Laksa Flavour (Shiok! More Laksa!) - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains shrimp. To prepare, add in sachet contents and boiling water to fill line. Cover for 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2617: Nissin Cup Noodles Laksa Flavour (Shiok! More Laksa!) - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2617: Nissin Cup Noodles Laksa Flavour (Shiok! More Laksa!) - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle

The noodle block.

#2617: Nissin Cup Noodles Laksa Flavour (Shiok! More Laksa!) - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle

Loose ingredients and seasonings from the cup.

#2617: Nissin Cup Noodles Laksa Flavour (Shiok! More Laksa!) - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle

The paste sachet.

#2617: Nissin Cup Noodles Laksa Flavour (Shiok! More Laksa!) - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle

Oily!

#2617: Nissin Cup Noodles Laksa Flavour (Shiok! More Laksa!) - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Coriander, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, fried onion, tau pok, and chilli oil. The noodles are soft and plentiful – kind of a narrow flat nature with a light mouthfeel. The broth is seething with flavor – from the spicy to the sweet and it’s nice and creamy. The included shrimp, egg and tau pok are very good. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8888279102081.

#2617: Nissin Cup Noodles Laksa Flavour (Shiok! More Laksa!) - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle

Cup noodle Singapore Spicy club 78 g × 12 pieces ramen Japan

Curry!

#1484: Ibumie Mee Baa..Gus Mi Goreng Spicier Original Flavour

Here’s one that Annie T. of MyKuali sent me a while back from Malaysia – thank you again! I’ve been very curious about this Ibumie Mee Baa..Gus, mainly from the packaging and name. So first off let’s translate a little. Mi Goreng is fried noodle (mi being noodle, goreng being fried). Perisa Asli Pedas is spicy original flavor. But – what about Mee Baa.gus? Well, mee is also noodle, and bagus would be gorgeous or wonderful. So they’re going for something like ‘wonnnnderful!’ with the little extra punctuation in the middle of bagus. Another term on the front of this pack is ‘Shiok.’ Shiok basically is an exclamation – you might have a really great bowl of noodles and say ‘wow – these noodles are really shiok!’ Urban Dictionary said it is a way to express pleasure and happiness. So! Now that we’ve had a little language lesson, let’s see how this mi goreng variety comes out!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, boil a pot of water. Drop noodle block in and cook for 3 minutes. While the noodles cook, add contents of seasoning sachets to a bowl and stir. Drain noodles when done and drop into bowl and stir. Enjoy!

The noodle block.

Powder seasoning.

Has a spicy scent.

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

Very orange color!

Thick, gooey and sweet.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added krupuk aci, thin sliced beef, sliced green onion, fried egg, ABC Manis Pedas chilli sauce and BonCabe Level 15 chilli seasoning. The noodles The noodles have a little crumble but are pretty sturdy and chewy compared to other mi goreng varietiess I’ve had before. The flavor is sweet and spicy. The spiciness has an interesting richness to it I liked. This is decent stuff! 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 9555050301184.


Here are a couple different varieties by Ibumie.

An Ibumie Mee Baa.Gus TV commercial.

Meet The Manufacturer: #1431: Maggi Extra Spicy Curry Instant Noodles

Two of my favorite things are well represented on the front of this pack: spiciness and curry. I’ve been really curious about trying Maggi Extra Spicy Curry ever since I received some samples – how spicy is it? On a signed poster they sent, the marketing team at Maggi sent the dare ‘can you handle the hotness?’ I’m definitely keen on finding out today!

Something else interesting is the term ‘shiok.’ They mention that this is geared to give the person who eats it a feeling of ‘shiok.’ Well, what does that mean? Shiok basically is an exclamation – you might have a really great bowl of noodles and say ‘wow – these noodles are really shiok!’ Urban Dictionary said it is a way to express pleasure and happiness. Let’s have a look inside and see if I get a first-hand feeling of shiok with these noodles, and see how spicy they are.

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add the noodle block and soup base sachet to 450ml boiling water and cook for 2 minutes. Sprinkle contents of garnish sachet over the noodles and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

A lot of powder here. Has a very strong spicy curry scent.

The garnish sachet.

Fried onion – very nice!

My son Andy and I took an early walk to the Asian grocery store to get some things for this Meet The Manufacturer. The weather as of late has gotten really hot for this area. Today it’s supposed to hit 93 degrees. It’s not even noon yet and it’s pretty warm in our new apartment. Alas, the dog days of summer are upon us.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added lemongrass and chilli infused fried tofu, hard boiled egg, fresh basil and chicken sauteed with BonCabe Level 10 chilli seasoning and soy sauce, and sliced green onion. The noodles have a very nice gauge and are done nicely after two minutes. They have a good chewiness and quality. The curry broth is strong and spicy. The term ‘extra spicy’ is definitely earned here – my lips are still burning after ten minutes! It comes on slow and builds to a good heat. The curry flavor is very nice and balances well with the heat, and the onion garnish is a real treat. I guess now is when I say shiok! 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9556001210425.

Maggi Singapore held a challenge where people sampled this new Maggi Extra Spicy Curry noodle!