The best…

I’ve tried their Singapore-style nyonya mee siam ready-to-cook sauce once and I loved it…but at over RM10.00 a box, it wasn’t really affordable for the likes of me and there wasn’t really all that much to go round. I think if I were to cook it again, I would need at least two boxes so there would be lots of the delicious gravy to pour all over the mihun.

Then, I saw some photos that my cousin(s) shared on Facebook of their instant noodles so I got the impression that they must be good. I went back to the supermarket where I got the sauce but they did not have it…and I heard that they got them from the branch of a Sibu supermarket in Kuching so I headed there to check it out but they did not have it either.

My friend in KL bought a packet to try…and she said she would buy for me when she comes back for the holidays next month but since my niece would be coming back to Sibu from Singapore for my MIL’s birthday, I decided to ask her to get me a packet to try simply because it was listed in this website as the top 2 of the 10 best instant noodles of 2013…and she got me these…

From Spore

She could not get the laksa but managed to get the No. 2 on the list, the curry flavour.

Of course, I wasted no time in cooking a packet of that to try. Inside, there are two packets of seasoning…

Seasoning

– one’s the paste and the other looks like santan (coconut milk) in powder form.

After all the warnings that people have been sharing on Facebook about instant noodles, I boiled them first and drained away the water…

Noodles, boiled

I don’t know if it was psychological but as I was doing so, I actually thought I caught a whiff of the smell of wax, candle wax.

I cooked the gravy and poured that over the noodles and added some shredded chicken and omelette strips on top and served, garnished with chopped spring onion and thinly-sliced chili…

PT curry flavour

…before sitting down to enjoy the fruit of my labour.

And now the moment of truth! Well, I would say it was nice…something like what I had here but a bit nicer as it seemed to have a bit more flavour and that made it tastier. The problem I had with it was that there was so much in one packet and it was a bit too lemak (rich)…and halfway through that big bowl, I was already beginning to feel the “law of diminishing returns” and did not enjoy it that much anymore. Perhaps it would a lot better if that one packet had been shared by two or three people at a time.

My missus cooked the fish soup la mian and I tried a bit of that. It was nice too – kind of a mild kind of fish noodle soup but my missus said the seasoning was milky – perhaps it is something like those Chinese fish head noodles with the milky soup that are quite popular over in the peninsula but I would not know for sure as I have never tried that. She also cooked the aglio olio to try and said it was just so-so…but that’s a different brand, not the same one.

So, there you are! I’ve tried it and this is solely and entirely my personal opinion about it and others may beg to differ if they choose to do so. After all, as I always say, one man’s meat is another man’s poison – to each his own…

In the meantime, my missus went and bought this made-in-Thailand brand from our local supermarket here, the green curry flavour…

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I guess I am not that adventurous and would not tread on unfamiliar grounds so usually, I would not go and buy anything that has not been tried and tested by others but then again, didn’t they say that those made-in-Singapore brands are very nice?

Anyway, since we have that in the house, I thought I might as well give it a try…so I cooked the noodles and obediently poured away the water. Having done that, I cooked the soup with the seasoning and oil provided…and served it with some homemade fish balls and a fried egg, garnished with a bit of chopped spring onions…

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Ooooo…it was nice, VERY nice and a bit spicy too! I like!!!ย The best part of course would be the fact that it came in a pack of 5 for only RM4.00 something so that would work out to around 90 sen per packet. Cheap eh?

Here! Come and try some…

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Slurpssss!!!! LOL!!!

Author: suituapui

Ancient relic but very young at heart. Enjoys food and cooking...and travelling and being with friends.

35 thoughts on “The best…”

  1. must be good stuff… i heard Singapore has one of the best instant noodles. Have you tried Nissin? It’s one of the best they said

    We have Nissin here…and it’s the same company that produces Myojo…and after that chili crab flavour one, I would not want to buy any of the rest to try. RM11.90 for a pack of 4 is not cheap…and it was not even good. This Prima Taste one – I would also think twice…if it is that same price. Lot of others, just as good or even better…and a whole lot cheaper.

  2. Hi Arthur! You still have not tried my recommendation! ๐Ÿ˜€ – Myojo Ramen Char Mee 100 Dry Noodle! Yum Yum!

    I went looking for it for they did not seem to have this one in the limited range that we have here…and if it’s also RM11.90 for a pack of 4, I certainly would hesitate. Easier and nicer to go out for a bowl of kampua noodles outside…with meat and there’ll still be a bit of change!

    1. Hey Arthur! Send me your mailing address to chefnsommelier@gmail.com.

      I’ll see what I can do! Seriously! ๐Ÿ˜€

      Oh no! Oh no! No, thanks. Please don’t trouble yourself – will hop over one of these days…and get to eat at your table, all the best from the masterchef himself. ๐Ÿ˜‰ As they say, it’s the thought that counts. Thank you so much, really appreciate it.

  3. wow, i haven’t browsed the supermarket shelves in ages, and i haven’t seen most of these brands and flavors. gosh, this makes me feel like heading to jaya jusco tomorrow morning to see what instant noodles might tempt me. but i guess i’ll need to get some garnishing ingredients as well in order to make my noodles as satisfying as yours ๐Ÿ˜€

    Look for this Yum Yum ones. I love it! Really very good, believe you me.

  4. Both bowls of noodles look good to me especially after all the extras add on & garnishings. Yup,agree, sometimes cheap things taste a lot better than the branded ones.

    …and also, it may depend on individual tastes. What is good for me may not be good for you.

  5. It has been quite a long while since I last tasted dry noodles such as these… with furnishings and toppings like that, I sure would love to eat if someone cooks for me.. ๐Ÿ™‚

    They’re not dry – soup! I just did not add too much soup as that would drown the noodles – would not be able to see then. Get your kids to do it for you when they come home, put your feet up and relax… Hehehehehe!!!!

  6. oooh, have not had instant noodles for a very long time.. though i know it’s quite not healthy, but then sometimes i just have that crave to get myself a packet of that.. and now only can eat one packet, unlike when i was younger, it has to be two packets (and three if without soup), hahaha~~

    Gosh!!! One’s good enough for me, cannot over-indulge.

  7. I remember when I went to Hatyai, bought a few packs of green curry instant noodle back. I didn’t quite like it. They also have porky flavour..

    Hmmm..it has been a while since the last time we had ‘luxury’ instant noodle..LOL

    Didn’t like what you liked…and I like this green curry one – dunno if it’s the same one you bought. Looks like we have different tastes, eh? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  8. The laksa doesn’t look like it is such a big portion. I think I can gulp those down all by myself ๐Ÿ˜› Hahaha.. trying to outdo Arthur here ๐Ÿ˜€

    Only you can make instant noodles looks so luxurious!

    They do? Thank you, thank you!!! Ok, now try outdoing that! Hehehehehehe!!!!!

  9. The laksa should be good but i’ve seen the price before, i think its pretty expensive eh? I would rather go out and bungkus some noodles back with that kinda price >_<

    Precisely!!! Couldn’t agree more. At least the Thai ones work out to 80-90 sen a packet – quite reasonable.

  10. Looks like you are becoming like the modern Americans who rely on all instant packets and bottles to cook almost everything from noodles, rice, barbeques and all bakings! I was being rated as a good chef while living there as a student but I only used all those ingredients and added meat to make them delicious. I did not even know the real contents inside then but these days you have inspired me to start cooking simple meals. Here, I have a good friend who is the celebrity chef Agnes Chang and she taught me to use those ready-mix since we are all working adults who would be home too late. Not all brands are tasty so we need to scout around.

    Ooooo…of course lah, rich people would rub shoulders with the famous!!! @.@!!!

    I wanted to cook my own mee siam but after I browsed through some videos on youtube, I changed my mind – so many ingredients, so much work…I’d rather not eat. This one’s very good – like what my father’s friend’s nyonya wife used to cook…way back in 1973. She would cook a lot on Sundays and the whole family would sit down to play mahjong all day – and anyone hungry could just go and help him/herself…and I would conveniently drop by their house in Siglap in Singapore and you can jolly well guess why.

    Some pastes are really good – like A1 Mountain Globe for curry. After discovering that, I would never bother to cook curry from scratch ever again. No point going through all that trouble…and not all that much nicer, anyway.

    1. I want to find the Ready-Mix laksa gravy this weekend to cook! i love that.

      Go ahead. Not much gravy from one box though. I may cook it again this weekend too – and I’d use two boxes this time around. Love the gravy…a lot!

  11. Over RM 10 per box?? Wow!

    No need waste money la, I think STP the chef can cook way better also, hehe~

    Not mee siam – so much work, so much hassle…I would not bother. But honestly, it does seem that Singapore products are ridiculously expensive here, at times even more expensive than stuff from Korea or Japan…or Australia, NZ and the US. Maybe the currency’s higher…but they’re very near – a lot nearer than those other countries and their currencies are higher too! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  12. oo.. I like this brand’s laksa.. I always have a few packets in store… if only they will bring in more varieties to KL like the ones i m seeing in yours for Curry & Fish Soup… gotta find some SG friends to buy for me.. hehe…

    I am also a big fan to try any instant noodles… hehehe

    Not me. My missus would buy and I would just cook and eat whatever is lying around in the house. This Singapore brand – I wanted to try after all that hoo-haa about it being the best – simply must try and see for myself. So curious hor? LOL!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  13. wow…instant noodles also you can made it look so tempting.
    Looking at the Top 10 Instant noodles….#10 Mama Shrimp Creamy Tom Yum Flavor (Thailand). But I like the one without the santan. During my trip to Bangkok…I bought a whole box back home. hehe…. I even made steamboat with friends, using that noodle together with the seasoning. :-p

    Yes, I’m not a fan of tom yam with santan too. My missus also bought the tom yam flavour one, this Yum Yum brand – yet to try.

  14. So coincidence. I just scheduled a post on instant noodles. Ha ha….will be posted on next Monday.

    Wowwww!!!! You’re like me too, way in advance…scheduled posts right up to next week also. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  15. The curry flavour from Singapore looks more yum yum compared to the green curry one. But then, appearances can be deceiving…
    It’s been quite a while since I last had instant noodles. I like the kimchi flavour from Korea ๐Ÿ™‚

    Not a fan of kimchi. Green curry is definitely not as attractive as curry…like korma – that sickly greyish green colour but it tastes good!

  16. Whah….you make simple plain instant noodles look so elaborate and delicious! Creative cook….haha. I still love the Korean ones…..mmmm.

    The Korean ones are nice…just that they’re very expensive but of course, the Singapore ones aren’t cheap either – so they’re out of my list – I wouldn’t want to buy them, thank you.

  17. Now i learn that, next time boil the noodles first, throw the water away and cook the seasoning in another water, good idea!

    Oh, green curry not green in colour? hahahhahah..when i read green curry, i thought it will come out greenish. I should buy and try next time.

    Oh ya, next time i will give you a new instant noodles, it is real CURRY instant noodles, not something like maggie. My hub loves it a lot, and it is a bit spicy too. Remind me.

    It’s very light green – did not show in the photo. Ya…that’s what they say we must do when cooking instant noodles – to remove the wax coating which is not good for health. Ummmm…no, no, no… Don’t buy! I don’t want anything anymore… Cannot just take….take…all the time. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  18. oh yummy yummy, must check it out.. hopefully I can get it from TESCO.

    Should be. If we can get it here, I bet you can get it there… ๐Ÿ˜‰

  19. Your instant noodles look so yummy! I haven’t been eating instant noodles so I am not sure if these brands are available over here. Perhaps I should be naughty one day and eat instant noodles for old times sake ๐Ÿ™‚

    There are some very good ones these days, a far cry from the days of Maggi…though many die-hards would still say they’re the best. I find those overseas would feel that way usually…but when I was in NZ, I saw they have all kinds of flavours there, not found here, and theirs taste a whole lot nicer. Dunno whether it is the cooler climate – everything tastes nice…or there’s this discrimination against us locals – they make better ones for export, we get the rejects. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Like the Ngan Yin menglembu peanuts – you see on the packet – “For export to Sabah and Sarawak”, you’d better don’t buy – they’re very small compared to those meant for sale in the peninsula. Tsk! Tsk!

  20. I never really visualize instant noodles
    in that way, it is very tempting and
    appetizing indeed

    So yours is always plain and not very appealing, you mean?

  21. I keep instant noodles in the house for when my ten year old daughter wants to make something quickly. She’s at the point, where she really is enjoying experimenting in the kitchen. The instant noodles provides the “canvas” and she adds all sorts of things to create her masterpiece. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Instant noodles would taste a whole lot better with extra ingredients added, even if it’s just an egg. Otherwise, it is so plain and completely dependent on those sachets of artificial seasoning – not all that appetising, I would say.

  22. I’ve been thinking about a curry dish lately, too, just might have to post about that soon!

    Lazy me, I just use the ready-made curry paste, available in packets. Look out for the Malaysian-made A1 Mountain Globe brand – seems it’s available worldwide. They have it in Australia and in England – you may find it in the US too.

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