“Master Kang” 康師傅 is the top selling instant noodles brand in China. Because of the heated instant noodle war in Taiwan and China, packaging is very important to attract consumers. I admit I am one of the suckers who fell for it lol. When I first saw it being sold in Jusco Equine Park, I thought it was solely sold there. So, I grabbed 2 of them quickly even though a pack costs RM3.90. Turns out that Giant also sells them, but in a dark secluded corner.. no wonder I never seen them before… :| Anyway, its nicely designed wrapper and size definitely put our local instant noodle brands to shame. Cup noodles with Mawi’s face and a big ‘Slrrrrrp’ printed on them? No thanks :lol:
There are 3 packets of ingredients for preparing the noodle, in clockwise: Noodle paste, dried vegetables and soup cube. Didn’t realize it provides soup too, so it was kinda surprising.
The instructions are printed on the cover and they were very detailed. Too bad for those who cannot read Chinese though.. there are no English instructions. Anyway I will attempt to explain the instructions step-by-step:
- Retrieve the 3 packets of ingredients.
- Add in the dried vegetables and hot water.
- Put the noodle paste on top of the cover to make it warm.
- Pour the water out from the other end.
- Add in the noodle paste and mix well.
- Place soup cube in another bowl and pour hot water over it (until about 3-quarter full)
The soup had egg, seaweed, carrot and a few slices of mushroom. I poured a bit too much water so it tasted quite bland.
The noodle paste given was just nice for the noodles’ proportion. It didn’t taste saltish or had the “a lot of ajinomoto” feel :) Usually when eating instant noodles , I would take small bites because they finish so quickly. But with Master Kang’s noodles, I took big mouthfuls and it was really satisfying lol.