Thursday, 15 May 2014
The Bridge Penang White Curry Noodles 大桥槟城白咖哩面
With all the rage about MyKuali Penang White Curry Noodles taking the Malaysia and Singapore world of instant noodles by storm for the past 6 months, it's only a matter of time before competitors jump on the bandwagon.
Today, I stumbled upon The Bridge Penang White Curry Noodles 大桥槟城白咖哩面 at a Johor Bahru supermarket. This contender is priced at RM6.99 per pack of 4 packets, the same price as MyKuali Penang White Curry Noodles.
Interestingly, The Bridge Penang White Curry Noodles is made in Senai, Johor - not Penang.
Inside the packet were the noodle block, a sachet of seasoning powder and a sachet of chili paste.
(Though the packaging indicated a sachet of non dairy creamer, there was none.)
The noodle block was made of steamed and oil fried wheat noodles.
The chili paste. There wasn't much aroma when I cut open the sachet.
The heap of seasoning powder from the sachet. Contains MSG and sugar.
I cooked the noodles following the instructions on the packaging to the letter.
My steaming bowl of curry noodles was ready to eat within 5 minutes.
The wheat noodles were light and spongy, and tasted of wheat - typical of generic instant noodles.
The broth was light bodied with a savoury and mildly spicy taste. The broth had a very slight spicy aftertaste that faded very quickly.
The spice aroma from the broth was very faint.
I wasn't wowed and was quite uninspired by the weak tasting broth.
The signature Johor Kaki dip stick test.
Quite a bit of oil got stuck to the dip stick.
The Bridge Penang White Curry Instant Noodles is not certified Halal.
Rating: 5/10 based on Johor Kaki standardised instant noodle rating system.
(Disclosure: There are no paid food reviews at all in Johor Kaki. Johor Kaki has no affiliation with the makers of The Bridge Penang White Curry Instant Noodles. This review is written at my own initiative and there has been no communication whatsoever with the manufacturers.)
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