Penang white curry instant noodles

Updated: 19 Mar 2014

Time Out says

The search for the much-talked about but elusive Penang white curry instant noodles finally concluded and Su Aziz ate her way through bowls of it in the name of research.

The much-talked about but elusive Penang white curry instant noodles by My Kuali hit the market with a bang last year. There was so much fuss, so much anticipation that they sold out before you can count to five!

Finally, we managed to get some from a stall at the Chowrasta market. At RM7 for a pack of four, they were going at premium prices – we’ve been told they are RM15 in a shop at Batu Ferringhi, imagine that.

Our verdict? There were definite traces of authenticity in terms of aroma and look. Its flavour was only slightly marred by the powdered evaporated milk included in the pack. However, the sambal, also included in the pack, tasted as how we expected – spicy enough, with a touch of dried prawns sweetness.

Extra trimmings to bring the instant noodles to a higher level

On its own, the pack of noodles stood out in terms of spicy flavour and terrific for a quick meal at less than five minutes but once we added tofu pok, bean sprouts, fishballs and slices of chicken breast, it became a terrific meal prepared within 10 minutes or less. And it even tasted as if it came from a favourite white curry mee stall in Penang.

There’s another brand producing this instant noodle flavour too now, called Ah Lai White Curry Noodle and the two were sold side by side at the stall in Chowrasta, at the same price too. Imitation, as they say, is the highest form of flattery.

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