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Meet The Manufacturer: #1839: Vit’s Taste Of Malaysia Penang White Curry Ramen

Today, we have the last review of the Meet The Manufacturer for Vit’s. It’s been fun – lots of strong flavors and flavors is Malaysia! Penang White Curry is one of my favorites – let’s try the first one I’ve ever seen with fresh noodles.

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains crustacean (shrimp). To prepare, rinse noodles with cold water to loosen. Add paste and creamer into 250ml boiling water and cook for 30 second. Add in noodles and cook 30 seconds more. Stir and enjoy!

One of the two fresh noodle pouches.

A dry sachet.

A very light, fine powder.

A paste sachet.

Ahhh curry!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Dodo fishball, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, carved squid and tofu puff. The noodles were thick with a nice chew and very nice gauge. The broth was a rich and deep white curry – has a nice creamy look and spicy hit and the strong flavor I enjoy. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 9556354000834.

Enchanting Penang (Enchanting Asia)

A video of one of the well known hawkers in Penang, Two Sisters Curry Mee.

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Vit’s Tom Yam Instant Noodles

Re-reviews are kind of a trip sometimes; they don’t get a number, but they get another try. Usually they end up getting the same score, but sometimes they do a little better or worse. I kind of doubt there’ll be any change – had this one for the first time 40 reviews ago at #1791. Let’s give it a look!

Here’s the back of the package (click 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.

Smells tom yummy!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added coriander, lime, Salad Cosmo bean sprouts and Dodo fish balls. I agree with my previous review: 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.

Meet The Manufacturer: #1838: Vit’s Taste Of Malaysia Penang Asam Laksa Fried Instant Noodle

So these new Taste of Malaysia varieties from Vit’s come in two ways: a fried instant noodle accompanying a paste or a fresh ramen pouch with a paste. It’s a very early morning here – we had to be up at 3am! In fact, my first taste of the day was this laksa at 5:42am! Let’s check out this new one from Vit’s!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains prawn and anchovy. To prepare, add paste and noodle block to 400ml boiling water and cook for 3-4 minutes (I’ll be cooking 3.5 minutes). Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The paste sachet.

Thick stuff!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added carved squid and Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts. The noodles are Vit’s standard fare – nice gauge, good mouthfell. The broth has a nice and strong flavor of spiciness and fish with a good oiliness to it. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9556354000957.

I LOVE PENANG ASAM LAKSA Tag License Plate Frame Gift Car Accessory

A short video about hawkers in Malaysia, specifically Penang.

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Vit’s Mi Goreng Pedas Chewy & Springy

Mi Goreng Pedas translates to Spicy Fried Noodles. I brought some of this back after my visit to Penang, Malaysia last year. Mi goreng has long been a favorite of mine – a little sweet, a little spicy, a little salty, kind of like an Indonesian yakisoba – sounds good, right? Let’s give this one another try, about 140 reviews later.

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 450ml boiling water and simmer for 3 minutes. Drain. Add in seasoning powder and oil sachets. Stir well. Garnish with fried onion and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The dry powder base.

A kind of tan colored powder.

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

Here they are dancing together.

A garnish sachet.

Fried onion.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added shrimp, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts and hard boiled egg. I still agree with my original review: The noodles were as advertised – chewy and springy. They had a thicker gauge than I expected. The flavor does indeed have a nice kick of spiciness as well as the well-known attributes of mi goreng such as a sweetness from the thick soy sauce. However, everything kind of seemed a little on the dry side even with the oil. The onions are a nice touch. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 9556354000353.

Singapore & Penang Street Food: Cooking and Travelling in Singapore and Malaysia

[youtube url=url= https://youtu.be/04bcvXUNbJs[Here’s an advertisement for Vit’s instant noodles.

Meet The Manufacturer: #1837: Vit’s Taste Of Malaysia Penang Hokkien Mee Ramen

Here’s another one of the new premium line from Vit’s. The package contains two individual servings (2 noodle pouches, 2 paste sachets). If you like sweet prawn flavor, Hokkien Mee is definitely up your alley! Let’s look inside.

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains egg and crustacean. To prepare, take noodles out of one of the two pouches and run under water to loosen. Add paste to 250ml boiling water for 30 seconds. Add noodles and cook for 30 seconds. Stir and enjoy!

One of the two fresh ramen pouches.

A paste sachet.

A thick and oily paste.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added hard boiled egg, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, shrimp and fried garlic. The noodles are really good – thick and with a light chew. The broth is great – has a very nice Hokkien Mee flavor to it – only thing missing is the bihun! 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9556354000797.

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 famous Hokkien Mee hawker closes shop after 5 decades of business.

Meet The Manufacturer: #1836: Vit’s Taste Of Malaysia Penang White Curry Fried Instant Noodle

Penang White Curry was a flavor that really piqued my interest in Malaysia back in 2013. I was accustomed to curry flavors, but this was something entirely different. Green, red, yellow – those were all familiar, but white? Nowadays, there are many, many varieties of Penang White Curry instant noodles on the market – let’s check out this new one from Vit’s!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains crustacean (shrimp). To prepare, add noodles and paste to 400ml boiling water and cook for 3-4 minutes. Add in creamer. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

A dry sachet.

Non-dairy creamer.

The paste sachet.

Has a very nice curry scent.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Dodo Prawn Flavor Fishballs, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, mint, tofu puff and white onion. The noodles have an excellent gauge and chew. The broth has a nice oiliness to begin with, a good heat second, and a very savory curry taste. This is some seriously good white curry! 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 9556354000988.

Penang Heritage Food: Yesterday’s Recipes for Today’s Cook

A video about the best hawker food in Malaysia – straight out of Penang!

Meet The Manufacturer: #1835: Vit’s Taste Of Malaysia Penang Asam Laksa Ramen

Here’s something fancy – asam laksa ramen! Vit’s has a ramen line which uses these pouches of fresh ramen noodles – haven’t seen this kind of thing before with Malaysian flavors. Here’s a little about what asam laksa is from wikipedia:

Asam laksa is a sour, fish and tamarind-based soup. Penang Asam Laksa listed at number 26th on World’s 50 most delicious foods complied by CNN Go in 2011.[6] Asam is the Malay word for any ingredients that makes a dish tastes sour (e.g. tamarind, gelugur or kokum). Laksa typically uses asam keping, known as kokum in the English speaking world, which is a type of dried slices of sour mangosteens. The modern Malay spelling is asam, though the spelling assam is still frequently used.

The main ingredients for asam laksa include shredded fish, normally kembung (small mackerel of the Rastrelliger genus), and finely sliced vegetables including cucumber, onions, red chillies, pineapple, lettuce, common mint,daun kesum (Vietnamese mint or laksa mint) and pink bunga kantan (torch ginger). Asam laksa is normally served with either thick rice noodles or thin rice noodles (vermicelli). And topped off with petis udang or “hae ko” (蝦羔), a thick sweet prawn/shrimp paste.

Penang laksa (Malay: Laksa Pulau Pinang), also known as asam laksa from the Malay for tamarind, comes from the Malaysian island of Penang. It is made with mackerel (ikan kembung) soup and its main distinguishing feature is the asam or tamarind which gives the soup a sour taste. The fish is poached and then flaked. Other ingredients that give Penang laksa its distinctive flavour include lemongrass, galangal (lengkuas) and chilli. Typical garnishes include mint, pineapple slices, thinly sliced onion, hε-ko, a thick sweet prawn paste and use of torch ginger flower. This, and not ‘curry mee’ is the usual ‘laksa’ one gets in Penang. Penang Laksa is listed at number 7 on the World’s 50 best foodscompiled by CNN Go in July 2011

Sound good? Let’s check it out!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains prawn and fish. To prepare, take noodles out of one of the two pouches and run under water to loosen. Add paste to 250ml boiling water for 30 seconds. Add noodles and cook for 30 seconds. Stir and enjoy!

The the package contains two servings, so two of these fresh ramen pouches.

There are also two of these large paste sachets.

Paste!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts. The noodles in this one were probably the best fresh pouch/shelf stable ramen I’ve had yet. Chewy and thick. The broth was top notch as well with a sweet and spicy flavor and a good amount of oiliness. The thickness was there – rich with bits of fish floating around. Awesome asam laksa! 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9556354000810.

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 day in Penang with curry mee and asam laksa!

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Vit’s Curry Instant Noodles

One of the standard varieties most instant noodle companies produce is chicken. However when you move east towards Malaysia and Singapore, curry ends up as one that is exceedingly common. Curry is a flavor I have loved since my childhood – in fact I remember at a very young ago really enjoying my mother’s curried chicken liver over rice. There’s something seductive about curry that I can’t quite put my finger on, but perhaps that’s part of it’s charm. It kind of has an earthy and mystical property that just enthralls me. Let’s delve into this pack again, one I originally tried about a hundred reviews ago.

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains chiciken. To prepare, add noodle block 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 a nice curry scent.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added hard boiled egg, coriander, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts and Dodo fishballs. The noodles have that wonderful gauge and chew that Vit’s always delivers. The broth has a nice curry flavor which was quite good – liked it a little better this time. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9556354000438.

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.

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!

Meet The Manufacturer: Interview With Vit’s Noodles

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Interview With Vit’s Noodles * Product Samples From Vit’s NoodlesVit’s Instant Noodles With Chicken FlavourVit’s Taste Of Malaysia Penang Hokkien Mee Fried Instant NoodleVit’s Curry Instant NoodlesVit’s Taste Of Malaysia Penang Asam Laksa RamenVit’s Taste Of Malaysia Penang White Curry Fried Instant NoodleVit’s Mi Goreng Pedas Chewy & SpringyVit’s Taste Of Malaysia Penang Hokkien Mee RamenVit’s Taste Of Malaysia Penang Asam Laksa Fried Instant NoodleVit’s Tom Yam Instant NoodlesVit’s Taste Of Malaysia Penang White Curry Ramen

I emailed Vit’s quite a while ago and asked about doing a Meet The Manufacturer. They were interested, but hadn’t released a fancy new line of products yet. So I waited a while and sent another email – and they’re ready! Over the next ten reviews, I’ll be trying lots of new things and a few re-reviews! Let’s check out this interview I conducted with Evelyn Loy, Assistant Marketing Manager at Vit’s over in Malaysia!

THE RAMEN RATER> Can you start by telling me a little bit about the history of Vit’s – how did you start?

VIT’S> The company started out as a food trading company in 1975 and gradually ventured into the instant noodle industry – a venture leveraging on a family tradition of noodle making that was passed down from generations.

In 1977, the company was then elevated into a noodle manufacturing facility; manufacturing and distributing shelf stabled noodles to hawkers and suppliers, and soon made its mark as the dominant noodle manufacturer a year later. The rising demands and growth in business compelled the company to expand the size of its facility in 1978 followed by another in 1998.
Since the expansion and with the best people in hand, our capabilities and resources empowered us closer of becoming the world’s preferred noodle expert that signifies global standards in nutritional value, quality and services. Our expertise in noodle shelf life conservation has contributed to the reputable trust among naturalist as our noodles were conserved with natural techniques. We emphasized on current needs where time spent in the kitchen has become lesser and lesser. Hence, we seek to develop simple, delicious, nutritional, easy to prepare yet affordable products so everyone can enjoy something great from the kitchen in less time.

We took pride in achieving a mark in the industry as a trustworthy noodle manufacturer and distributor, and will continue to share this pride through the wonders of noodles with constant innovation and creativity.

TRR> For my readers who aren’t familiar with your product lines, can you tell a little about them?

VIT’S> Plain Noodle – 700g Plain Noodle , Air Dried Noodle ( Slim & Broad )
Fresh Noodle – Fresh Udon & Fresh Ramen
Taste Of Malaysia Ramen – Ramen with Asam Laksa, Ramen with Hokkien Mee, Ramen with White Curry
Taste of Malaysia Instant Noodle – Instant with Asam Laksa, Instant with White Curry, Instant with Hokkien Mee

Instant Noodle with Flavor : Curry , SeaFood, Tom Yam, Mee Goreng Pedas, Chicken, Sesame Chicken , Shallot Chicken, Vegetarian, Duck

TRR> I hear you have a new prtemium product line. Can you tell my readers about it and why is it special?

VIT’S> Taste Of Malaysia – This product range signifies the pride of Malaysia, a multi-racial country recognised for its harmonious blend of culture and tradition. Different races and ethics with separate cultures and traditions melding perfectly into one nation. These differences give uniqueness to the recipes we inherit. We take the initiatives to gather recipes of cuisines from every nook and cranny of Malaysia. Combining spices and ingredients into a perfect mix so you can enjoy the taste of Malaysia all in one place – your home.

TRR> Do you produce products other than instant noodles?

VIT’S> Fresh Cooked Ramen & Udon

TRR> How do you noodle products differ from those by other manufacturers?

VIT’S> No Preservative, Fresh & Low Fat

TRR> Can your products be purchased outside of Malaysia?

VIT’S> YES

TRR> Where do you make your noodles?

VIT’S> Malaysia

TRR> What was your first product?

VIT’S> Fried Plain Noodle

TRR> Are you involved in the local community/charity?

VIT’S> YES

TRR> Have you ever thought about varieties like macaroni and cheese or pizza flavored instant noodles?

VIT’S> NO

TRR> Which is your personal favorite variety of Vit’s noodles and what (if anything) do you add to them?

VIT’S> Vit’s Mee Goreng Pedas

TRR> Why the name Vit’s?

VIT’S> Vit’s in Chinese pronounce is “WEI YI” means the ONLY one or loyalty.

TRR> Are there any new products on the way from Vit’s? Can you give my readers a ‘sneak peek?’

VIT’S> Fresh Udon with paste

THE RAMEN RATER> Thank you very much for this opportunity! I and my readers thank you very much!

#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.