Wednesday, 8 January 2014

MyKuali Penang White Curry Mee Instant Noodles 槟城白咖哩面



The MyKuali Penang White Curry Instant Noodles 槟城白咖哩面 craze has been raging for weeks now in Malaysia. There has been a shortage of MyKuali Penang White Curry Instant Noodles supply all across the country, including in Penang itself. There are stories of retailers jacking up the price by as much as 100% the recommended retail price of RM6.80 for a bag of 4 packets.

Though I am not a fan of instant noodles nowadays, I am always the curious cat. I wanted to try MyKuali Penang White Curry Instant Noodles but couldn't find any in Johor Bahru. When I posted in Facebook about my "despair" in finding MyKuali Penang White Curry Instant Noodles, my friends Elaine Tham and Kim Tan, quickly came to my rescue. They kindly bought and gave me MyKuali Penang White Curry instant noodles, enough to last me for a month. Thank you sooo.... much :D

After being deprived for so long, I couldn't wait to find out what MyKuali Penang White Curry Instant Noodles is all about.

This is my first taste test of the newest Malaysian food legend.

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For this taste test, I cooked the MyKuali Penang White Curry Instant Noodles following the instructions on the package, to the letter.

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For this taste test, I used only the ingredients inside the packet - nothing else. (In future, I can of course eat the instant noodles with eggs, vegetables, fish cake slices, fresh shrimps and so on.)

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My bowl of steaming hot MyKuali Penang White Curry Instant Noodles was ready within 10 minutes. (I shall not repeat the instructions on the packet here, except to say that it is very straight forward and simple.)

First, the noodles.

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The noodles felt and tasted the same as most other instant noodles made with wheat flour. The wheat noodles were spongy and curly with a slight soft spring.

Generic oil fried noodles. Nothing remarkable here.

The curry gravy is the difference that made all the difference.

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The curry gravy is the best that I have tasted from a packet of instant noodles, so far.

The curry gravy has good body from the non dairy creamer. There is a pleasant prawny savouriness - the packet label mentioned "crustaceans" in the ingredients (not sure if they are referring to shrimps).

The curry gravy has a slight spicy sting that fades very quickly in the mouth. I like that. (Some people said they find the MyKuali curry "very spicy" but I personally felt it has a "just nice" kick.)

The label mentioned use of MSG flavour enhancer and also preservatives.

MyKuali Penang White Curry Instant Noodles tastes better than most instant noodles that I have tried. But, I will still eat it only during emergencies like snack attacks late at night and when I am too lazy to cook or go out.

My first choice will always be freshly made old style curry mee and laksa at my favourite hawker stalls :D

MyKuali Penang White Curry Instant Noodles is certified Halal.

Rating: 6.5/10 based on Johor Kaki standardised instant noodle grading system.

(Disclosure: There are no paid food reviews at all in Johor Kaki. Johor Kaki has no affiliation with the makers of MyKuali Penang White Curry Instant Noodles. This review is written at my own initiative and there has been no communication whatsoever with the manufacturers.)

My comparative review of MyKuali Penang White Curry and it's closest rival Prima Taste Singapore Laksa.


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28 comments:

  1. Looks a bit too red hot for me! Instant noodles as a very last resort.

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  2. LOL damm hard to get, when I finally got my hands on it, I bought 3 boxes in one go . . .

    Regards
    Steven

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  3. Where can we find this in jb?

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  4. Can we buy this in tesco, giant, jusco?

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    1. Not at these supermarkets. Mine were given to me by friends. Seems like in JB it is carried by smaller mini marts.

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    2. The situation has improved now. Available at major super marts.

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  5. Well you can get it at JB Yap Brothers at 30, Jalan Bakawali 49, Johor Jaya at Rm6.90 for a pack of 4 packets.

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    1. Thanks Johnny, yes, the supply situation is much better now. It's now available at major chains like GIANT etc.

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    2. Where can I get this nodle in kl? ???

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  6. Where can I get this at kl??
    I want to try..

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    1. Hi Carol, I have extra 10 packets for this instant mee. Watsapp or sms me at 016-2300390.

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  7. At KL, you may get it at SOGO.. I saw a lots the other day.. Even though stock is limited, but they can replenish stock quite fast...

    I tried and I do agree the soup really good.. You can feel local flavour...

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  8. Hi where can I buy this around city square jb?

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  9. can buy small qty here to try: http://www.youbeli.com/penangwhitecurrymee

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  10. Hai...how can i get this in penang???urgent

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  11. I read so much about it and finally got to try it out.....nothing spectacular, I would say and not the least similar to the real thing. I am a Penangite and I have tasted almost all the famous curry mee in the island. The gravy does not taste a bit like those in Penang and it's not much different from Maggie's instant noodle 'laksa' flavour.

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  12. I've tried two Penang White Curry Instant Noodle as well..

    At first, I felt like MyKuali is too spicy for my liking but when I tried it the second time, it was actually quite nice. The other brand Ah Lai is more milky but much less spicy taste..

    http://tenshichn.blogspot.com/2014/05/060-penang-mykuali-vs-ah-lai-white.html

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  13. I tried the Mykuali white curry mee and found out the salt per each package is 20 gram, it's 4 times than the maximum daily quantity recommended by WHO.

    No advise to eat instant noodle too frequent if you wanna live longer and healthier.

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    1. yes, agree. eat instant noodles sparingly.

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  14. NSK and Giant supermarket in KL already sell mykuali instant noodle.

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  15. Tasted for the sake of Blogger highly recomendation. Frankly, it was an awful taste on mouth and the white curry spice carry with one kind chemical smell & taste. I m sorry to comment these & wasted 4 left over pack till expired. Recently, just tasted Maggi Seafood Curry for the sake out of curiousity, suprisingly it tasted even better than Penang roadside stall. Yummy, much better & real good taste.

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    1. OK I shall look out for Maggi Seafood Curry. Thank you.

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