After seeing Prima Taste Laksa La Mian advertisement on TV (with singer Olivia Ong in it), I was telling BC that I want to try it! Instant laksa, how convenient and yummy is that???
While doing our weekly grocery shopping, we saw it on sale and it was 2 packets for $4.85 and so we grabbed 2 packets to try it out. The verdict: The soup taste just like laksa but less oily (yummy!!!) but I am not a fan of the la mian, think i prefer normal instant noodles or bee hoon in it.
Each packet comes with air fried la mian (which is supposedly healthier than normal instant noodles), 1 packet of laksa premix (white powder which I think is either coconut milk powder or milk powder) and 1 packet of laksa paste. The instruction is to boil water with the laksa paste and premix first and upon boiling, add in the la mian and ingredients and let it boil for 7 minutes before it is ready for consumption. I added some meatballs and fried beancurds as additional ingredients.
From my experience, the la mian really takes very long to be cooked and be soft. Unlike instant noodles whereby you can lightly boil the noodles and serve to maintain the firmness of the noodles, you cannot do the same way for this. The la mian has to be boiled until it is soft otherwise it will be too hard.
Prima Taste Laksa La Mian is definitely a good convenient subsitute to the conventional laksa sold in shops. The laksa taste is there but not as strong, which is fine with me. For you guys who prefer authentic laksa, can consider giving this a try, it's really not too bad. :)