Is it good to you…

My niece, the one working in Singapore, gave us this…

Prima Taste nyonya curry paste

…sometime ago and the other day, I decided to give it a try.

So far, I loved the mee siam from this company – the one in boxes, now selling for over RM20.00 here but I was not that impressed with the mee siam goreng paste in packets. The laksa, also in boxes, was good too – we had it with bihun and I also used it before to cook a very nice sayur lodeh or what we call sayur masak lemak.

It said MILD on the packet…


…so I thought it could do with a bit more chili…

Added ingredients 1

…and since I had to pound that, I threw in a bit of kunyit (turmeric) and lengkuas (galangal) as well.

I did hear that they add tomato puree in Indian curry and since I had this…


…I decided to add a few.

So these were the added ingredients I prepared…

Added ingredients 2

…together with our usual chopped Bombay onion, serai (lemon grass) and curry leaves.

I marinated the thin slices of beef with the paste…


…and I also boiled some potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks…


…to add to the dish.

It looked all right…

Beef curry 1

…and tasted fine but no, it was not quite like the curry that I imagined it to be. I don’t know if I had gone a bit overboard in throwing in all the extras…

Beef curry 2

…but in comparison, I would say that our Malaysian own A1 Mountain Globe curry pastes for meat or for seafood would win hands down.

Ah well! As they say, you’ll never know unless you try…and to me, this isn’t that good…or to me, at least.

Author: suituapui

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

6 thoughts on “Is it good to you…”

  1. It looks good though it isn’t that good taste wise to you.

    It did look good, tasted good too…but not quite like curry and others are a lot better.

  2. I saw these Prima curry paste in our supermarket before, I tried New Moon before but not this Prima

    New Moon? The abalone brand? Not sure if they have it here – the supermarket round the corner from my house stocks up on Singapore products, not cheap at all.

  3. i’m a fan of nyonya curry, so i would give this paste a good look too! many malaccans insist however that nyonya spice mixes should be made fresh for maximum impact – i guess that’s the traditional way of doing it, when matriarchs of the home had more time to spend in the kitchen 🙂

    Definitely!!! That goes without saying – the way my mum and aunties used to cook it but that is so much work! Well, at least I know how to go about it should I feel like having “the real thing” but the A1 Mountain Globe is good enough for me, nicer than many of those at the shops and stalls…especially the Chinese ones, Their curry is all curry powder and santan, nothing much else.

  4. I agree with what you say about our Malaysian own A1 Mountain Globe curry paste. Absolutely tasty….👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

    I’ve tried other brands but it wins hands down.

  5. Looks good to me but will trust you on this one, will mark that brand one out

    Maybe if they have it in a box, it may be good but those are so very expensive, can’t afford – these small packets are a lot cheaper but yet to come across anything that’s nice.

  6. What a pity that in spite of all the extra ingredients you added, it did not turn out well. Best to stick with your favorite brand.

    Yup! My niece bought for us from Singapore so I just gave it a try…and at least, now we know! Will definitely not buy it when we see it.

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