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Chowfind: An authentic tasting 'Instant' Singapore Laksa Noodle La Mien good enough for Chowhounders!

Charles Yu | Dec 21, 201303:46 PM     130

When most 'instant noodles' cost around $0.69 a packet. To see one priced at $2.99, the first thing that comes to my mind was ' the content better taste pretty dawn good '?!

Whilst shopping at T&T today, I came across this new product:
'Prima Taste' - Made in Singapore, authentic Laksa La Mien 'Instant' Noodles.

After purchasing a packet, I decided to give it a try immediately I got home. Upon opening the packaging, besides the dehydrated noodles, I noticed two huge pouches marked 'Laksa Paste' and 'Laksa Premix'. The 'potent' looking paste emitted an awesome aromatic smell that was really fragrant and spelled 'authentic'! The other packet contained equally fragrant smelling coconut powder. Recommended cooking time.was a ,longer than normal, 7+ minutes.

VERDICT:
Man!! Was I in for a huge surprise! Overall, it was one great tasty bowl of noodle. The spice level, sweetness level, umami level and aroma were all pretty spot on. Texture of the 'Pulled noodle La Mien' was chewy and super al dente. Actually a touch too much elasticity for my liking, but still very enjoyable. A further 2 minutes more cooking rendered the texture just perfect!

A few fish balls, a hard boiled egg, a couple of cooked prawns and some bean sprouts and you would think you are eating in Singapore's Newton Hawker Center!! Ha!!

So good, I am willing to hang my head out, put my reputation on the line and recommend this product! ( they also have a Singapore Curry version ).

Looking forward to hearing some of your feed backs.

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