Tuesday, 7 May 2013

A1 Instant Abalone Noodles by A.K. Koh Enterprise, Senai, Johor

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I was chatting online with Johor Kaki reader Jonathan about bak kut teh in Senai when he told me that his company actually makes bak kut teh spices. That got me extremely excited as I wanted to learn about bak kut teh spices from experts. So we arranged to meet at his office, at A.K. Koh Enterprise in Senai. During my visit to A.K. Koh Enterprise, I also met with Jonathan's colleagues Lian Jie and Ms. Kang.

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It turned out that besides bak kut teh spices, A.K. Koh Enterprise in Senai also makes a range of different products such as instant herbal soup spices, instant curry sauce, instant noodles, instant coffee bags, ready-to-drink bird's nest soup, canned abalone and many others under the A1 label.

As I was leaving after the meeting, Jonathan handed me a bagful of A.K. Koh products and in it was this pack of A1 Instant Abalone Noodles. That was a week ago - as I was kept indoors today by a thunderstorm, I decided to give the instant abalone noodles a try :)

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The instant noodle block removed from the package.

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The seasoning powder for making instant soup.

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The 3 slices of canned abalone and stock removed from the sachet. The rich aroma of canned abalone escaped into the air when I cut open the sachet. 

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I cooked the instant noodles following the instructions on the packet to the letter. For the purpose of this post, I used only what is in the packet - I deliberately did not put in any additional ingredients such as green vegetables, bean sprouts, spring unions, or eggs.

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In less than 10 minutes, the abalone noodles were ready to serve. The aroma of abalone filled the air as the stock and noodles were boiling in the pot. Lian Jie told me that these are Mexican abalones.

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The soup was smooth, has body and a subtle herbal flavour. It also has abalone flavour and aroma.

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The noodles were just the right thickness, soft and has a slight al dente bite. I like these noodles.

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The 3 thin slices of abalone taste like the usual canned abalone. The slices still have a slight spring in the bite.

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A1 instant abalone noodles is quite likable even in this basic, straight out of the pack version. I am sure, it will be even nicer when I add in additional ingredients such as a bit of greens, spring onions, and shallot oil and crackles. A1 instant abalone noodles retail at around RM6 a packet.  

A1 instant abalone noodles are certified Halal.

Rating 7/10 based on Johor Kaki standardised instant noodle rating system.

(Note: I have no affiliation with A.K. Koh Enterprise and receive no fees for this post - actually this applies to all Johor Kaki posts.)

Date: 7 May 2013

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9 comments:

  1. where to buy plse ? I am from KL

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    1. Try GIANT. I heard they carry it.

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  2. Wow, is this available in SG? I did a quick google do not see any of our supermkts selling it.

    You got me hungry.. at 11pm!

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    1. GIANT in Malaysia carry it. Perhaps GIANT in SG also?

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    2. thanks will watch out for it!!

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  3. Omg...I am super fan of instant noodle and feel sooooo hungry. Tomolo go to buy ;-)

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  4. I think I've seen it before - but have never tried!! Now kicking myself... :P

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  5. Bought from Jusco, not cheap, RM 5.60 per packet. The herbal flavour is quite unique. But once the noverty is over, it no longer worth the money. The "Sao Tao" noodle is equally good taste and cheaper.

    BTW, the 3-pieces of meat is not abalone. It is some kind cheaper shell fish. It is similar to those that we get for $17-20 per can. Real abalone is always around $50/can per of lowest grade New Moon.

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  6. Can never find the Abalone Flavour in Singapore. Only the 3 available at GIANT.

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