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Prima Taste Singapore Curry La Mian 2 for $3 (Usually $4.50 Each) @ Coles

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The premium Laksa noodle previously out of reach for the average Australian.

Found at Coles Castle Hill NSW, not sure if available at other stores but worth checking if they have a decent Asian food section.

Normally $4.50 but you can score these for a reasonable 2 for $3.

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  • -4

    Normally $4.50

    Normally $3 on Amazon.

  • +1

    definitely one of the better instant noodle options. Hopefully my local has this deal

  • Do they have other flavours?

  • I tried these for the first time a few weeks ago and I must admit I'm not a laksa expert but it was damn good especially for a instant noodles

    However it was a big portion and it was very heavy I suspect a lot of MSG

    • No added MSG is written on the packet.

    • +3

      MSG isn't any more bad for you than regular table salt. There is no scientific basis that supports it.

      • +2

        Very true.

        Also, the 'No added MSG' is a trick - many manufacturers add hydrolised protein which releases MSG but does not need to be declared as such.

        And, yes: the La Mian Laksa is terrific for an instant noodle soup - no doubt.

      • -5

        How about some well known studies from the link below?
        https://www.msgtruth.org/what-makes-me-msg-sensitive
        Cigarettes were also once considered harmless?

        • +2

          It is full of anecdotal evidence that is flawed and even the owner of the website is not a licensed medical practitioner. Have you maybe considered asking your local GP if MSG is harmful to you?

          • @nauter: Everyone will not be affected the same by MSG, and perhaps some will experience no problems at all. The uncertain and somewhat frightening aspect of this compound is that it can cause a variety of symptoms over time that can lead to much greater, more permanent problems. It could also be argued that small amounts in any one food will not be a problem, but if small amounts are in several common foods that are consumed every day, the problem moves to a much graver scale.

            One of the most important factors in MSG research is that some of the effects can occur very quickly while others, that are perhaps much more detrimental, might be more cumulative over time with subsequent exposure.

            For example, a study done with animals found that MSG exposure over a period of 3-6 months led to significant risk for damage to the retinas of the eyes [Source: Ohguro].

            These changes were not seen right away in the study, demonstrating that studies on MSG using 1-2 doses might miss many of the potential long-term effects associated with MSG intake.

            Some more "anecdotes" to discuss with your GP during your next visit.

            Metcalfe, DD. (1998). Food allergy. Prim Care, 25(4): 819-29.
            Izikson, L. (2006). The flushing patient: differential diagnosis, workup, and treatment. J Am Acad Dermatol, 55(2): 193-208.
            Gladstein, J. (2006). Headache. Med Clin North Am, 90(2): 275-90.
            Simon, RA. (2000). Additive-induced urticaria: experience with monosodium glutamate (MSG). J Nutr, 130(4S Suppl): 1063S-6S
            Fernstrom, JD. (1996). Short-term neuroendocrine effects of a large oral dose of monosodium glutamate in fasting male subjects. J Clin Endocrinol Metab, 81(1): 184-91.
            Lawrence, DT. (2007). Food poisoning. Emerg Med Clin North Am, 25(2): 357-73; abstract ix
            Yang, WH. (1997,1999). The monosodium glutamate symptom complex: assessment in a double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized study. J Allergy Clin Immunol, (6 Pt 1): 757-62.
            Ohguro, H., Katsushima, H., Maruyama, I., Maeda, T., Yanagihashi, S., Metoki, T., Nakazawa, M. (2002). A high dietary intake of sodium glutamate as flavoring (ajinomoto) causes gross changes in retinal morphology and function. Exp Eye Res., 75(3):307-15.
            Lorden, JF. (1986). Behavioral and endocrinological effects of single injections of monosodium glutamate in the mouse. Neurobehav Toxicol Teratol, 8(5): 509-19.

      • I'm not going to get into the debate of weather msg is healthy or not

        whenever I eat Japanese food with the traditionally high in salt I'm fine however when I eat a lot of cheap Chinese or what I perceive to be high MSG food such as instant noodles I'm very thirsty for a few hours after my meal

        I don't have any other side effects for MSG however thirsty is quite uncomfortable

  • Are these on special ?

    Can't find it on the catalogue or online for that price

    • +2

      These on a Very Special Special.

      Btw, their Prima Chilli Crab noodle is awesome too.

  • Make sure you read the instructions on the package when cooking these as it’s a little different than normal instant noodles

  • previously out of reach for the average Australian

    They’ve been selling them in Asian grocery stores for years now …

    • Instant noodles are usually cheaper at Asian stores too compared to Colesworth

    • I thought an average Australian was able to reach into the shelves of grocery stores :)

  • Oh sheeeeet. Hope my local has these on special too. These are the best! The thick creamy laksa broth and the solid texture of the noodles is closest to a real laksa!!

  • @OP, Thank you Very Much for posting. Prima Taste are Superb!! :)

  • +1

    FYI with high blood pressure , It may taste nice as the salt content is super high : (
    https://www.myfitnesspal.com/food/calories/singapore-laksa-l…

    • Don't drink all the soup lol.

      • Lol great idea

  • These are delicious

  • Does anyone know if these noodles are available in Brisbane anywhere?
    Would suit me more some where near Stafford.

  • Offer not available at Coles my Gravatt village

  • No cheap price for the few coles i visited in vic
    My heart is thanking me though

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