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#2819: World O’ Noodle Asam Laksa Flavour Instant Noodles

#2819: World O' Noodle Asam Laksa Flavour Instant Noodles

Got this one at the Jason’s Market at the foot of the Taipei 101. Asam laksa – possibly a new taste for you. Here’s something 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 compiled by CNN Go in 2011.[13] Asam is the Malay word for any ingredients that makes a dish tastes sour (e.g. tamarindgelugur 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” (蝦膏), a thick sweet prawn/shrimp paste.[1]

Alright – let’s crack it open and give it a try!

World O’ Noodle Asam Laksa Flavour Instant Noodles – Malaysia

#2819: World O' Noodle Asam Laksa Flavour Instant Noodles

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains fish and crustaceans. To prepare, boil noodles in 400ml water for 2 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2819: World O' Noodle Asam Laksa Flavour Instant Noodles

The noodle block.

#2819: World O' Noodle Asam Laksa Flavour Instant Noodles

The soup base sachet.

#2819: World O' Noodle Asam Laksa Flavour Instant Noodles

A granular powder.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Dodo fishball, coriander and Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts. The noodles are good – nice gauge and soft chew. The broth has that nice little spicy kick and sour notes. Basic and good. 3.75 out of 5.-0 stars. EAN bar code 4894514002744.

#2819: World O' Noodle Asam Laksa Flavour Instant Noodles

The Little Malaysian Cookbook

A recipe for Asam Laksa.

#2803: World O’Noodle Curry Flavour Instant Noodle

Curry #2803: World O'Noodle Curry Flavour Instant Noodle

Found this one in November 2017 at the same place I found some by this brand in 2016 as well – at the Jason’s Market at the base of the Taipei 101. I thought today would be a good day for some relaxing curry – I spent the weekend videotaping and video editing. Curry sounds good to me. Let’s give it a try!

World O’Noodle Curry Flavour Instant Noodle – Malaysia

#2803: World O'Noodle Curry Flavour Instant Noodle

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepared, cook noodle block in 400ml boiling water for 2 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2803: World O'Noodle Curry Flavour Instant Noodle

The noodle block.

#2803: World O'Noodle Curry Flavour Instant Noodle

The soup base sachet.

#2803: World O'Noodle Curry Flavour Instant Noodle

Ah, curry.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, Dodo fishball, tau pok and coriander. The noodles came out just right – nice spring, good quantity. The broth was strong – salty and curry and a nice spicy level. Missed Malaysian curry! 4.25 out of 50 stars. EAN bar code 4894514002683.

#2803: World O'Noodle Curry Flavour Instant Noodle

Malaysia: Recipes From a Family Kitchen

Making curry mee in Malsyia

#2438: World O’Noodle Mi Goreng Original Flavour Fried Noodles

 

#2438: World O'Noodle Mi Goreng Original Flavour Fried Noodles - Indonesia - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle

I found this one during my November 2016 trip to Taiwan. So this was at a Jason’s Market at the bottom of the Taipei 101. Mi Goreng is a very popular stir nodle dish. Mi Goreng instant noodles are most well known from Indonesia, indeed where this one is from. Let’s see what Wikipedia has to say about Mi Goreng –

Mie goreng (Indonesian: mie goreng or mi goreng; Malay: mee goreng or mi goreng; both meaning “fried noodles”[3]), also known as bakmi goreng, is a flavorful and spicy fried noodle dish common in Indonesia,[1]Malaysia, and Singapore. It is made with thin yellow noodles fried in cooking oil with garlic, onion or shallots, fried prawn, chicken, beef, or sliced bakso (meatballs), chili, Chinese cabbage, cabbages, tomatoes, egg, and other vegetables. Ubiquitous in Indonesia, it can be found everywhere in the country, sold by all food vendors from street-hawkers, warungs, to high-end restaurants. It is an Indonesian one-dish meal favorite, although street food hawkers commonly sell it together with nasi goreng (fried rice).[4] It is commonly available at Mamak stalls in Singapore and Malaysia and is often spicy.

Sounds good – I’ve been a fan of mi goreng for decades now! So let’s give this one a try.

World O’Noodle Mi Goreng Original Flavour Fried Noodles – Indonesia

The import sticker (click to enlarge).

#2438: World O'Noodle Mi Goreng Original Flavour Fried Noodles - Indonesia - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains chicken. To prepare, add noodle block to 450~500mL boiling water and cook 2~3 minutes. Drain well. Add in contents of all sachets except shallots. Stir well. Finally, garnish with shallot and enjoy!

#2438: World O'Noodle Mi Goreng Original Flavour Fried Noodles - Indonesia - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle

The noodle block.

#2438: World O'Noodle Mi Goreng Original Flavour Fried Noodles - Indonesia - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle

A dual sachet.

#2438: World O'Noodle Mi Goreng Original Flavour Fried Noodles - Indonesia - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle

Powdered seasonings.

#2438: World O'Noodle Mi Goreng Original Flavour Fried Noodles - Indonesia - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle

Fried shallot.

#2438: World O'Noodle Mi Goreng Original Flavour Fried Noodles - Indonesia - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle

A sachet trifecta! So we have (from left to right) seasoned oil, sweet chilli sauce and finally sweet soy sauce.

#2438: World O'Noodle Mi Goreng Original Flavour Fried Noodles - Indonesia - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle

The liquid ingredients mingling together.

mi goreng

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, kerupuk aci, coriander, fried egg and Dua Belibis sweet chilli sauce. The noodles are the perfect gauge for instant mi goreng – their chew is excellent as well. Indeed the quantity is decent too. Moreover, the flavor just hits everything perfectly – the sweet, the salty, the spicy. A solidly excellent mi goreng. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9557428000873.

mi goreng

Cradle of Flavor: Home Cooking from the Spice Islands of Indonesia, Singapore, and Malaysia

Mie goreng being prepared at a hawker stall.