Some other way…

I tried a packet from one of the packs of the Sarawak instant bihun laksa

Sarawak instant bihun laksa
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…that we got from my Bintulu brother-in-law and my missus had one as well. There were two packets left, four only in a pack, so on another morning, I cooked both and used one of the packs of sachets inside, keeping the  other one for another day to use in some other way.

Well, I’ve tried the fried noodles using the laksa sambal before here

Fried laksa mee mamak
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…and though it tasted all right, I would taste the ingredients of the sambal in it. They probably should have used those brands where one would not need to sieve the gravy/broth/soup – I hear that this would be one of those…

Liza sambal laksa Sarawak
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…but even though there have been people telling me that it is good, personally, I’ve never tried it before.

Anyway, back to the remaining pack of the sachets that came in the packets of the aforementioned instant laksa, bihun, I decided to use that to fry some of my own bihun the other morning. There were the ingredients…

Fried Sarawak laksa bihun, ingredients

…I prepared – some bihun, of course, soaked in hot water till soft, chopped garlic, sliced shallot, some curry leaves and spring onions, chopped, from my garden, a bit of prawns and an egg (beaten and fried for the sliced omelette topping). I did have chilies in the fridge but they were not hot and spicy so I did not bother to add any, not even for the colour.

I fried the garlic and shallot in a bit of oil till golden brown, added the prawns and the sambal laksa from the sachet and the curry leaves as well before throwing in the bihun and adding all the stuff in the remaining sachets. When I felt it was done, I dished it all out onto a bowl and garnished it with the spring onions and the strips of sliced omelette…

My fried Sarawak laksa bihun

Yes, I thought it was really very nice. I bet a bit of shredded chicken and maybe a squeeze of calamansi lime would make it taste even better.

However, at RM8.99 for a pack of 4, I certainly would not be all that keen to go out and grab another pack – it is now available at a supermarket here and I hear than in Miri, they are selling a pack for over RM9.00. It was only over RM3.00 for a pack of 5, with instant noodles not bihun and then they added a sachet of santan (coconut milk) powder and jacked up the price…and now they’ve substituted the instant noodles inside with bihun and they’ve raised the price even more. I guess it is convenient to buy and bring or send to family and friends abroad, desperate for a taste of our Sarawak laksa (and yes, this one comes really pretty close, just that you have to add your own toppings) – NZD13.50 a bowl in Auckland, New Zealand, I hear – but on my part, at least, I’ve given it a try. Period.

Author: suituapui

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

15 thoughts on “Some other way…”

  1. Definitely is for people living overseas who would like to eat Sarawak laksa. Looks good.

    It’s good and convenient, just somewhat overpriced.

  2. For someone like me who doesn’t have access to good Sarawak laksa, I won’t mind paying such price to get this. It is convenient and am able to satisfy the cravings to a certain level. But of course if I am living in Sarawak itself with plenty of delicious food around, I won’t even be bothered to try this instant ones 🙂

    I dunno the prices over there but you can easily get Sarawak laksa at many places all over KL and the kawasan2 yang sewaktu dengannya. So far, this one seems to be the most popular:

  3. I haven’t tried the instant bihun laksa yet. Your fried bihun with the instant paste looks good. I never know Liza brand has laksa paste too. I usually buy the ayam masak hitam paste.

    With all the nice laksa all over the city, no point buying these especially when it is not all that cheap. I’ve only tried the masak hitam but they do have a lot of others – curry, masak merah, rendang. Not that easy to get, always sold out.

  4. These packaged foods are very useful. There’s a lot of them nowadays, even over here. But I don’t think I’ve seen the brand you wrote about.

    It’s available in Singapore, dunno exactly where. None here, just saw it at one place the other day and when I saw the price, I almost fainted!

  5. Must be very tasty.. I could see a lot of ingredients and garnishing on your mihun.. sedap!

    Could have had more just that I was too lazy to dig in the fridge for stuff that I could add. 😀

  6. That sure looks good. The fresh aromatics brings it to a new level.

    Earlier on, I saw someone posted her instant Sibu local noodle (I have forgotten the name. I should have taken a picture). She said it was very good.

    That would be the kampua mee then.

  7. I’m not too adventurous with food but this looks like something worth trying.

    Nothing very adventurous about eating this – not as exotic as some of the others like Penang asam laksa, for instance or authentic tom yam noodles with all the herbs and leaves and everything and super spicy, not some watered-down version.

  8. You haven’t tried the Liza’s laksa paste? Why? It is wonderful, you must try it! 🙂

    No. I know you have. Gotta get down to it one of these days. The laksa is quite easily available, it’s the masak hitam that is always sold out.

  9. Frying it. That is good alternative. Yours looked so yummy with lots of egg. I like it.

    Yes, especially when one does not feel like having anything soupy.

  10. your home cooking is always appetising to me – looking at the final photo, i can smell the aroma, taste the delicious flavour and imagine the fresh textures 😀

    My! My! You sure are imaginative – don’t let it run wild now, eh? Hehehehehe!!!!!

  11. Bisonte is selling at RM8.99 per packet

    Yes, 4 packets only inside. Not available elsewhere…or not that I know of.

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