Long regarded as one of the food capital in Malaysia, Penang always entices us with its scrumptious cuisines. One of the Penang classics that tickle our taste buds is the Penang curry mee.
I am tempted to replicate this street fare that is unique to Malaysia but like most Penang street food, the preparation takes hours. I’ve decided to take the ‘shortcut’ with Maggi’s new Maggi Royale Penang Seafood Curry.
The chili paste is the soul of Penang curry mee and Maggi Royale’s version uses real toasted belacan, sun dried chilies and aromatic spices that are sautéed to perfection. Without the paste, I won’t regard my bowl of curry mee as the true blue Penang curry mee.
Apart from that, the noodles pack comes with a soup base sachet that is a prawn seasoning powder that smells really good. I love it! To prepare, just add everything except for the non dairy creamer sachet to 360ml boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Stir in the non dairy creamer towards the end in order to enjoy a bowl of creamy curry broth.
I’m a traditionalist, so I am preparing my bowl of Maggi Royale Penang Seafood Curry mee just like how the hawkers in Penang would serve them. I threw in some prawns (for that extra prawny taste), long beans, hard boiled eggs, tofu puffs with a final squeeze of limau.
That dollop of sambal paste packs a serious punch. The noodles are springy and I literally licked my bowl clean because the broth is really flavourful. The trick is not to add too much water.
KampungBoy on the other hand, was a little bit more rebellious. We always wonder why we can’t find Khao Soi, a northern Thai curry dish in Malaysia. It is our favourite street food whenever we visit Chiangmai! It is a soup noodles dish made with a mix of deep-fried crispy egg noodles and boiled egg noodles, topped with some meats, shallots and lime.
So, KampungBoy marinated the drumstick with Maggi Royale’s seasoning, deep fried some of the noodles, and served them with some shallots and lime. The deep fried Maggi noodles were surprisingly nice, as we got to experience two different textures as we slurped the noodles down our throats. The broth, was of course very good that not a single drop was gone into waste.
Feeling like a bowl of Maggi Royale right now? Why not get give our recipe a try? Better still, you can create your own #Royaleoftheday with your favourite ingredients!
For more information, visit #MAGGIRoyale’s official website.