My favourite one…

Some of my regular followers may remember that I was looking for curry-flavoured instant noodles that taste like curry as we know it and all that I tried did not seem to be what I was looking for.

I did try this brand and thought it was quite awful – the rest might not taste quite like it but they were definitely better than this one. Somebody did suggest the Chef series from that very same brand and I was quite sure I did try it before but I could not remember exactly whether I liked it or not.

Well, during this COVID-19 MCO partial lockdown, my missus had been buying all kinds of instant noodles and it so happened that she bought a pack of the aforementioned brand…

Mamee Chef noodles

It states “mee tarik” (pulled noodles) quite clearly on the packet but personally, I could not tell the difference. At the end of the day, it is what it is – instant noodles.

My missus seems to enjoy it a lot and would cook a packet for herself quite often when she wakes up in the morning so the other morning, I decided to give it another try.

There are three sachets inside, two with two sections…


…one with the oil and what looks like soy sauce and the other, the curry seasoning and what looks like santan (coconut milk) powder. The third sachet contains dried tofu and dehydrated vegetables.

I cooked one poached egg using this method that seemed to work very well for me and yes, I kept vigil to make sure that the egg yolk would be nice and runny…

Poached egg

…not overcooked.

I fished out the egg and put it aside and used the water to boil two huge prawns and one tofu puffs. That way, the bits of egg white that had gone swimming in the water would not go to waste. I removed the prawns and the tofu puff and threw in the noodles, adding all the contents in the sachets.

Once cooked, I poured everything into a bowl and placed the prawns by the side. I cut the tofu puff into quarters and in it went as well, together with a few thinly-sliced tomato, left over from my breakfast platter that day. Finally, I garnished it with chopped spring onions from my garden and some fried shallots…

Mamee Chef curry laksa

…and served.

Yes, I thought it was very nice, whatever you call it – curry laksa or curry mee. There was that delightful curry taste, not obtrusively lemak and yes, I did enjoy it even though I thought the dried tofu was a bit on the hard side, nothing to shout about and if there were traces of any dehydrated vegetables, I sure did not notice.

All things considered, I think if it is curry-flavoured instant noodles that I want, I would go for this one, my favourite so far.