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MyKuali’s second most important product is now out and soon to hit pretty everywhere instant noodle can be bought, and logically it is another Penang’s favorite – the MyKuali Instant Penang Hokkien Prawn Mee. This is on the heels of success of their Penang White Curry Mee product.

I suppose the slightly redundant name can be attributed to the fact that Hokkien Mee is not always referred to as Penang Prawn Mee in different part of the country.

MyKuali Instant Penang Hokkien Prawn Mee
MyKuali Instant Penang Hokkien Prawn Mee, prawns, egg & kangkung extra

MyKuali’s representative was kind enough to send me a few boxes of the Penang Hokkien Prawn Noodle for me (and my friends) to sample before the product hits the market in a major way. So I head to the market to buy some complimentary ingredients that maximises the whole prawn mee experience.

I got myself some big prawns, kangkung, and an egg to prepare two bowls of prawn mee.

3 minutes with 380 ml of boiling water
3 minutes with 380 ml of boiling water

The MyKuali product comes with the same 110 gram of instant noodle (as opposed to the usual 85 grams by most other brands) as with their white curry mee. Together with the noodle you’ll find three packets of seasoning – the prawn mee powder, chili paste, and fried shallots.

I was particularly happy that they actually include fried shallots, one of the most important ingredients for prawn mee, and one that’s a pain in the butt to prepare on your own.

two bowls of MyKuali Penang Hokkien Prawn Mee ready to eat
two bowls of MyKuali Penang Hokkien Prawn Mee ready to eat

Cooking was as simple as preparing any instant noodle – throw the noodle in 380 ml of boiling water, add the complimentary ingredients, and wait for 3 minutes. However, I do suggest that you add the shallots last so to retain a hint of crunchiness while serving.

For this version, I peeled the prawn’s body while leaving the head and tail and simply added them in the mix for the last 2 minutes. Kangkung was added on the last minute as well to avoid the vegetable being overcooked.

Tips: if you want your egg to have soft yolk and thoroughly cooked white, boil it for about 7 minutes.

I finished all the soup, Haze was pleased with the product too
I finished all the soup, Haze was pleased with the product too

The result was as good as I had hoped. The soup really does have a strong prawn aroma to it, and the chili paste sufficient while not overpowering, I actually finished the soup too.

In a way, I felt that the MyKuali instant Hokkien Prawn Mee is more friendly to the stomach and a product that can be eaten more often, especially if you don’t have as strong a stomach to defend against the chilli onslaught that is the MyKuali Penang White Curry Mee.

Discuss : KY eats – MyKuali Instant Penang Hokkien Prawn Mee

  1. wow u are fast! i haven’t seen any in local supermarkets yet!

    • immature

      mykuali rep sent a container load to him, not available to public yet, as mentioned in the post.
      i think this uncle forgot to drink ipoh pak kopi this morning…. kek

      • immature: My house isn’t big enough to store a container’s worth of instant noodle. hahaha.

    • Ken: should be out soon!

  2. Imantulen

    Not HOT as White Curry – mana ada best?
    Anyway, I must try it…..

    • Imantulen: haha, prawn mee isn’t supposed to be as hot as curry mee anyway.

      • Imantulen

        Hah! I shall compare this new offering against the nite stall’s prawn mee at the parking lots next to Courts Megastall in Puchong.

        Let me know once it’savailable in the market….

  3. Definitely would like to try this as I prefer prawn me than curry mee :P

  4. Does it have any prawn ingredients in the paste, if no…then yay, I can eat it. Been the longest time since I ate prawn mee.

  5. KY, I keep it for my cousin to find it in Singapore to send to me. Some soup bases are too strong with chili seasoning make throat hurt.

    • Vickie: you can always put less chili seasoning if that’s the case tho.

      • KY, cute cat. How old is she? My friend Kassy cat is 4 year old and go by many names. Chairman Mau and Handsome Boy and Y.C. (yellow cat). Reason
        he called Chairman due he like to run to chair when anyone try to sit on it and give a funny look like it my chair now. He indeed the chairman.

        • Vickie: Tembikai is almost 5 years old, her name is watermelon in Malay for no particular reason. :D

  6. Is it easy now to buy the white curry one? I saw one selling on eBay here for 35 dollars… 35 dollars! For instant noodles :shock:

    • Yvonne: much easier now especially in Malaysia, not sure about elsewhere. 35 dollars is insane.

  7. KY not only eats, he cooks too! ;-)

  8. Hey KY, hope you’re well. First of all, awesome blog and looking at your posts with mixed feeling – the food photos look so good that I had to restrain myself from licking the screen (pretty sure I’m not mad). Thanks for all the interesting write-up and reviews. It’s amazing that the prawn mee looks like something you would get from a restaurant! I can’t wait to get my hands on them. Do you have any idea when this product could possibly be out? Have a nice day!

    • Kelly: I think it could already be out in some hypermarkets, and they should be available rather soon, probably in a couple weeks?

  9. Dear KY,

    What is the fat content of this product?

    I believe the Penang white curry mee has almost 50% fat content and the seasoning is nothing more than MSG. I have never tried it and never will. As good as everyone raves about it, I believe these products are totally unhealthy because the white non-dairy powder is ladened with trans fat.

    Personally, I find Tean’s prawn mee paste (as opposed to this dried powder form) to be relatively more healthy at 24% fat content and taste wise, it beats any hawker stall in Malaysia.

    http://chopinandmysaucepan.com/pork-belly-prawn-noodles

    • ChopinandMysaucepan: total fat is 31 gram out of the 105 gram of content, which make it 30%. I’m not sure about MSG but personally I don’t treat MSG as the “evil” ingredient but something akin to sodium/salt, too much of them will undoubtedly be unhealthy. Key in diet is moderation.

  10. I wonder if they would be sold out in no time and in limited stores like how they did with the White Curry mee previously. After experiencing disappointment with the White Curry mee and Xiaomi3, I have a low tolerance on poorly stocked products :|

    • realgunners: I believe they’ve expanded to a bigger factory so hopefully there’s no shortage of stock when it’s launched.

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