Tiny Noodle with Oyster Flavor

tiny noodle oyster

I found this on the shelves while grocery shopping. We were there to buy stuff for sandwiches and ended up buying two different ramen instead. This is one of them! It’s made in Taiwan and retails for RM 7.90 per packet.

tiny noodle oyster flavour

You just gotta love the translation – tiny noodle. smirk It’s basically instant oyster mee sua.

cooking mee sua

The packet is huge! It’s meant to be cooked in a single session for 3 servings with:

  • 2 individual packets of noodles
  • 2 flavor sachets
  • 2 oil with spice sachets
  • 2 packets of starch

water

The instructions are all in Chinese and it calls for 2,000 cc of water, which is 2 liters. I was a bit surprised at the ratio, considering the tiny (heh) amount of noodles but it’s correct. I measured the water out using 4 x 500 ml bottles.

starch

The starch needs to be prepared separately using a bit of water to dissolve the powder. It’s added in at the last moment, producing a starchy mimic of Taiwanese oyster mee sua.

adding starch

It really can’t compare to the oyster mee sua at Shihlin but it’s not too bad for instant noodles. Adding a salchichon slice or some pork floss does wonders in improving the flavor! :D

oyster mee sua

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22 thoughts on “Tiny Noodle with Oyster Flavor”

  1. Instead of adding oyster, we had a salchichon slice. That makes another ‘premium’ instant noodles of our own..ahhahaha. What’s next?

    • Haha! Yeah, I still prefer the salchichon inside a sandwich though. :)

      It’s only expensive over here – it’s around 1 Euro or so in the UK and Europe, but they’re selling it for RM 28.50 here. It’s like the Violet Crumble from Australia with the high markup.

      Hmm…next one would be the other box of ramen we got. <3

    • Haha! Yeah, it’s an instant noodle post, we’ve been getting some interesting ones lately at the supermarket. :)

      It’s starchy – they have cornstarch included in the package so it comes out like Taiwanese oyster mee sua – it’s actually pretty good, the taste is lacking compared to the “real” ones they sell but it tastes alright for instant noodles.

      You know, I think the abundance of kampua stalls and the small size of Sibu contributes to the relative lack of people eating instant noodles there. ;)

  2. shouldn’t it with oyster? those big fat and juicy ones? I know in Bukit Mertajam got one of stall selling this very famous and very nice… hmm… shall I just speed back for a bowl? or should I just settle for instant noodle? :p

    • Yeah, it should! :)

      OMG, I can’t believe I forgot about that. We were at Jaya Grocer, it has a separate non-halal section (as does most supermarkets in West Malaysia, which just made me realize we don’t have such separations in Sarawak) and we bought this last, actually made several trips in, first was to get salchichon, chorizo or Iberico ham (settled on the first) and forgot about the noodles (although we had seen it) and remembered just before we was about to pay for the groceries.

      Nice! What’s the name of the shop in Bukit Mertajam? :D

    • Yeah, I’ve never seen it either! :)

      It’s a rather huge pack (300 grams, but contains 2 separate packets of noodles – it’s meant to be cooked in one session though) and we thought it was quite interesting so we bought it. I also have a packet of ramen from Japan that allows you to *make* your own ramen e.g. slice it and also make your own gyoza e.g. wrap up the fillings and seal it.

      It’s meant for kids and simple, but I lost it (probably during the great spring cleanup when the cleaners asked if they could have the stuff I didn’t want).

  3. HB, You’Re Cooking Again. I like this type of instant noodle too bad not found in states. I will use some other type of noodle like angel hair make own sauce.

    • Yup, we’ve been doing a lot of cooking when we’re free lately! :)

      It’s something we both like to do.

      I think you should be able to find it in Asian grocery shops in Chinatown – I found the most interesting things there, even a whole (but frozen) durian from Thailand. These noodles are from a hypermarket which does mostly imports too. Cheers!

  4. So funny, with the GE13 coming up, I have also been shopping for fancy and nice imported instant noodles to stock up my kitchen in case our country gets chaotic! It is so tensed and people might go crazy, you never know.

    I didn’t know they have this Taiwanese mee sua in the instant packet. It is my favourite and I eat them at Shilin every week! I just posted in your darling’s blog that I have started getting the itch to cook now! Thanks to you and STP.

    • Haha! Well, it would be an interesting one, that’s for sure. :)

      I’ll not be here though, we’re both going back to Sibu to vote.

      Yeah, this is the first time I’ve seen it in a packet too. It’s sold just like that – single packet, no bulk e.g. 5 in a pack. I thought it was quite interesting so we bought it to cook.

      It’s always fun to cook. Looking forward to your cooking posts buddy! Cheers!

    • Yup, it would be interesting if they came out with an instant version of Foochow mee sua! :)

      I’ll love to see that. Haha!

      I don’t know why I forgot all about oysters too! I nearly forgot to buy the instant noodles too coz we were shopping for other stuff (wanted to make a super awesome sandwich).

    • It’s pretty good for instant noodles! :)

      We got a nice box of oyster flavored ones too – really nice packaging, looks rather premium, think the price was rather premium too – it’s RM 30 if I’m not mistaken – gotta check the receipt again when we cook it and blog about it.

      Cheers!

    • Haha! It’s just fun to add some delicious ingredients to instant noodles. :)

      That way, even if you’re just cooking instant noodles, you can have a bit of fun with it.

  5. HB, I don’t think it’s actually called “Tiny Noodle”. If what I’m reading is correct, the last two Chinese word actually means mee sua.

    Truth be told, I’d be surprised if the manufacturer didn’t use boric acid to keep the noodle from falling apart during boiling. Now you’re making me wanting to start cooking noodles again. >.<

    • Nice! Thanks for that Ciana! :)

      I don’t read Chinese so I only read the English bit, which says “tiny noodle”. I thought that was funny. Haha!

      Boric acid? Hmm…they might have, I didn’t actually look very hard at the ingredients list. It didn’t fall apart though, it was dry with a sachet of moisture absorbent inside each noodle pack.

      I want to cook noodles again too – we have a stash now, which is great! :D

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