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What is the very first meal you ever cooked all by yourself?

For me, as I’m sure with many others, it will undoubtedly be Maggi instant noodle. Bring a bowl of water to boil, add Maggi, add the flavoring pastes, and maybe an egg for good measure, and two minutes later, viola! You have a meal.

In fact, my very first bowl of self-cooked Maggi was when I was still in primary school and probably 8-9 year old (without my mom’s knowledge, of course).

my university days in US
my university days in US

After high school and a couple years in college locally, I went off to continue my studies in the States.

My very first university was at Bemidji, this frigid winter wonderland that had temperature as low as -40 Celsius and was so far away from the city that Maggi became our number one product among Malaysians and many other Asians alike.

To get a box of Maggi, we had to drive about 7 hours to Minneapolis, oh it was so precious. If you want any favors from your classmates, perhaps to take a look at their assignment for “reference”, you cook a pack of Maggi for them. Good times!

my favorite dishes at mamak - Maggi goreng
my favorite dishes at mamak – Maggi goreng

After a few years in the States where I continued to have Maggi in my kitchen cupboard pretty much at all time, I came back to KL.

This was a time when the whole generation of new workforce and college kids found themselves renting rooms in Klang Valley without a proper kitchen. So how do you solve that Maggi cravings?

The local mamak restaurants picked that needs right up and we now have Maggi goreng, Maggi soup and the likes offered at those eateries. I believe Malaysia is probably the only country you find instant noodle being served in restaurants, we love it, and we’re proud of it.

Maggi Royale Penang Seafood Curry
Maggi Royale Penang Seafood Curry

Throughout the years, Maggi continue to refine their product and introduced to the market different varieties, flavors, and packaging (cup noodle for example), with the latest being Maggi Royale Penang Seafood Curry and Maggi Royale Korean Spicy Braised Beef.

Maggi Royale is Maggi noodles premium range, made with higher quality ingredients and springy noodle made from real wheat.

spice things up with a small prawn :D
spice things up with a small prawn 😀

I tried their Maggi Royale Penang Seafood Curry that comes with real toasted belacan and seafood broth made from fresh prawns (added my own prawn for good measure too). Cooking instruction is something that we don’t really need to explain, and I find that using correct amount of water is key to making the broth thick and flavorful.

here's my Maggi Royale Penang Seafood Curry, with prawn!
here’s my Maggi Royale Penang Seafood Curry, with prawn!

The end result is a bowl of noodle that isn’t foreign to my taste buds, but also one that is markedly superior. It was a good start of the day to have this as breakfast. I like the broth that seemed to have a bit more character compared to their single sachet instant noodle (this one comes with 3).

Maggi Royale Korean Spicy Braised Beef flavor
Maggi Royale Korean Spicy Braised Beef flavor

Maggi Royale Korean Spicy Braised Beef is another product I have in my kitchen that I would be trying real soon. Made with thick, springy wheat noodle with meaty spicy broth and comes with real carrots, spring onions & chili garnish too. Soon!

For more information, check out Maggi Royale on the web.

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Ahh, Maggi Mee, the original favorite instant noodle that has been so instrumental in getting me through college and all those late night hunger. In fact, my first ever meal cooked without the help from mom was a packet of Maggi mee.

Back then, it was the curry flavor Maggi with an egg for extra umph. Nothing fancy, I was already having trouble cracking the egg without making a mess in the kitchen.

Maggi migoreng pedas, live prawns, with Haze Long
Magggi migoreng pedas, garlic, shallots, curry leaves, prawns, assistant!

After plenty late night cook-outs and a few years spent studying/working overseas, my general cooking skills has leveled up quite a bit; and with that, the sophistication in preparing a plate of good old Maggi too, has improved.

Today, I am going to share a simple recipe in preparing fried Maggi Mee with live fresh water prawn (details on getting the freshest fresh water prawn below). Maggi Mee, my way!

live fresh water prawn, fried
snipping the legs off, frying garlic/shallots/curry leaves, then prawns


  • 2 packets of Maggi Mee migoreng plus asli pedas (or any Maggi migoreng)
  • shallots, garlic, and curry leaves
  • 2 eggs
  • a dash of salt and soya sauce
  • 4-6 prawns (preferably live!)
  • vegetable oil

maggie migoreng pedas with prawns
boil the Maggi, then fry with the condiments and egg, success!

Steps for Prawns:

  • heat up frying pan with vegetable oil, and fry shallots, garlic, and curry leaves till fragant
  • add live prawn, and sauna it to death
  • add a dash of salt and some soya sauce
  • tips: add a dash of water and cover the frying pan to steam the seafood a little bit

Steps for Maggi:

  • boil Maggi for 2 minutes and then drain water
  • mix the condiment in a small bowl with 2 table spoon of water
  • stir fry the Maggi with the premixed condiment
  • add two eggs, and stir till eggs are cooked

haze long & KY with prawn maggi migoreng pedas
Haze, my cooking assistant and prawn fishing extraordinaire

Finally, add prawns to the noodle, and you’ve got a plate of really awesome fresh water prawn Maggi. Bonus point if you can do both of these steps at the same time to ensure that both items are piping hot when served.

That is my way of cooking Maggi, what about yours?

If you think you have a recipe as interesting, head to Maggi Mee My Way’s website to participate in the contest. All you have to do is by submitting your recipe with Maggi Mee and a few photos (remember your unique ingredients, like my live prawn, for example).

Winners walk away with cash prizes up to RM 4,000 plus RM 100 worth of Maggi products hamper. Check out the prizes listing here. I always love it when contests give away cash prizes, money is just so much more versatile.

The video above  is the prove that the prawns used for the post were really caught from a prawn fishing pond the hard way. We spent 2 hours (1st 45 minutes in vain as we somehow managed to not used the hook) and got a total of 6 prawns back.

The end result was a couple plates of very delicious Maggi Mee with fresh water prawns. Yums!

So do you have what it takes to join Maggi Mee, My Way?