Asam Laksa Instant Noodles made with Malaysia’s favorite noodles for a quick meal. Traditional toppings make this close to the real thing.
Yes, I have moved and this is already old news for those of you who follow me on Facebook. This new house in Wyoming literally took forever to build because of supply chain and labor issues. The house in Colorado on the other hand, sold in just a few days once it was listed. As such, we had to move into temporary housing with the bulk of our household items placed into storage. I brought just a few kitchen utensils to the rental house with a small kitchen while we waited for our new house to be completed.
Asian Groceries From Online Store
During the transition period of 5 months, we did not go to the Asian market at all. It was then that I discovered an online Asian grocery store that carried Malaysia’s favorite instant noodles. These noodles are very popular and tends to sell out very quickly. That said, we are thankful that we had a taste of home while in transition.
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Asam Laksa Instant Noodles
In some instances absence really does make the heart grow fonder. I guess this can also be applied to certain foods and dishes. I made simple semi-homemade dishes with the few utensils I had with me and relied a lot on available mixes from the grocery stores. There was no way I could make the real Asam Laksa which requires a bunch of hard to find ingredients especially in this part of the world. This instant noodles version is literally a God sent when the craving hits. I am sure those of you who now live away from Malaysia will understand.
Fortunately, the fresh ingredients are easy enough to find. Canned sardines are often used in Asam Laksa back in Malaysia and this brings to mind the school cafeteria version which many of us grew up with. Personally, our families never went to such lengths for an instant noodles version but when I was in secondary school (equivalent of junior high and high school here in the US), a friend whose mom was a foreigner made this on one occasion and it was indelibly stuck in my mind. Funny that after all these years I would eventually prepare it but I am glad I did.
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Maggi instant noodles Asam Laksa flavor (perencah asam laksa) – 2.85 oz
Instant Noodles Asam Laksa Flavor (Perencah Asam Laksa) – 2.85 Oz (Pack of 30)
Maggi Instant Noodles Asam Laksa Flavor (Perencah Asam Laksa) – 2.85 Oz (Pack of 60)
60-Pack Asam Laksa Spicy & Sour Instant Noodles
Important Preparation Note
When preparing this brand of noodles, do NOT overcook. Noodles should be boiled for barely 2 minutes and should still be curly when cooked. They tend to be on the soft side and will continue to soften and absorb liquid while you are eating them.
Asam Laksa Instant Noodles
- 1½ cups water (360ml)
- 1 packet Maggi Asam Laksa (2.85 oz / 78g)
- 4 - 5 pieces sardines in tomato ketchup
- ¼ small cucumber (cut into strips)
- ¼ small red onion (cut into strips)
- ½ red chili (seeds removed and cut into strips)
- 1 slice pineapple (cut into strips)
- 1 stalk mint (stem removed)
- ¼ small lime
- Bring water to a boil in a small saucepan.
- Add seasoning that comes with the instant noodles and give it a stir. Then, add noodles.
- Followed by sardines. Boil for barely 2 minutes. DO NOT overcook. Noodles should still be curly when done.
- Turn off stove and transfer to a bowl. Garnish with toppings and squeeze lime over the noodles.
- Serve immediately.
Almost Like The Real Thing
I have to say that with all the fresh ingredients, it was almost like the real thing. I am sure you will agree with me that it even looks amazing. The only things missing are bunga kantan (torch ginger) and heiko (shrimp paste) both of which are near impossible to find where I am currently located. Needless to say, I made this several other times with the full garnishes. My bowl of noodles was gone in record time. Please do not judge. 🙂