Another language…

My Masterchef friend in Singapore suggested that I went and tried a certain brand and flavour of instant noodles from that Little Red Dot but I cannot remember exactly which one.

I vaguely recall it was probably one from Myojo, their char mee flavour…

…and when I saw it in one of the neighbourhood shops the other day, I quickly grabbed a pack…

…to take home and try.

Well, char mee in Hokkien means fried noodles which actually is mi goreng in Indonesian or Malay but in another language/dialect. I was thinking that perhaps this would be different because if you go to the Chinese shops or stalls to eat their char mee

…it is definitely very different from the Malay mi goreng

…or the Indian mee mamak

They may look somewhat similar but they are not exactly the same when it comes to taste.

These instant char mee from Singapore sure did not come cheap, RM8.50 for a pack of 5, RM1.70 a packet…

…but that did not deter me from buying to try. After all, there are others, like some from the island republic or the Korean ones, for instance, that are a lot more expensive.

Inside each packet, there are two sachets…

…one with the seasoning and the other with the oil which was a little reddish in colour, probably from the chili. It does say on the pack/packet that it would be spicy but I did not get my hopes up high. I had their chicken curry flavour not too long ago and despite a similar special mention, I did not think it was all that spicy.

And now the moment of truth! I cooked the noodles following the instructions but I did add a bit of my own fried shallots and a handful of blanched taugeh (bean sprouts) and served it with thinly sliced fish cake-like seafood tofu…

Yes, it would say it was nice, maybe a little bit, just a little bit, nicer than the very much cheaper Indonesian instant mi goreng, this one or this one (RM3.00 for a pack of 5) so should I feel like buying something like these again, no prize for guessing which I would pick. As for this particular Singapore brand, I liked their mee pok, dry and also their Mee Goreng tom yum flavour so if I were to buy this brand again, I’d probably go for one of those two and yes, I did enjoy their chicken curry flavour too or for that kind of money, I might as well go for these or the other very nice ones from our own Sibu home-grown and bred instant noodle enterprise. Support local!!!

Author: suituapui

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

13 thoughts on “Another language…”

  1. When it comes to instant noodles, there are simply too many brands to choose from. I think you are very adventurous to try out different brand, unlike me… 😊. As always, with that simple few thinly sliced fish cake and taugeh it looks good.

    1. Yes, so many new brands, endless. I’d go for taste…and price. Just tried a new one, Singapore brand – my missus brought a pack home from the shops. Blogpost on it coming up real soon!

  2. I only buy instant noodles just in case hubby gets hungry at odd hours. I prefer to munch on biscuits or make a cup of milo when I am hungry. Your photos of the 3 different types fried noodles are making me hungry.

    1. LOL!!! Those are definitely a lot more expensive than instant noodles. The Chinese ones are RM4.00 a plate or more, the Malay and Indian/mamak ones will cost even more. Best eaten at the shops which of course is not something I would want to go at this point in time. #staysafe #staywell #stayhome

  3. I tried its mee goreng. Other than that, I never try other flavour from Myojo. Maybe will look out for it when go grocery shopping this weekend. Time to replenish my instant noodle stock.

    1. Mee goreng? Is that the colourful tom yam one? I liked that one and also their mee pok, dry. We usually buy a whole lot when we go out once a week or once in two weeks – my house is just like a kedai runcit, all kinds of things all over!!! LOL!!!

  4. Your Malay mee goreng is so different to our kampung style.
    Ours is more tomato based, kinda reddish, tangy savoury.
    Always served with two slices of cucumber, with some chilli sauce on top.

    1. It varies from stall to stall/shop to shop. Generally, all are nice. Don’t recall any cucumber or chili sauce here, maybe a fried egg old-school style sometimes.

    1. Good for you! We do have some in the house for days when there is nothing much to eat (for breakfast) or when we feel like it. Many students in the peninsula , away from home, survive on them -their daily meals.

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