I Tried the Red Chef Spicy Sakura Prawn Soup Noodles, One of the Top 10 Instant Noodles in 2020

red chef sakura prawn noodles

This is as close to the genuine thing as you can get.

These noodles have bagged the runner up spot on the Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Instant Noodles list of 2020. That’s a bit like winning an instant noodle Oscar, but possibly through a more transparent voting process. Here’s what I thought of the noodles.

Red Chef Spicy Sakura Prawn Soup Noodles ingredients
Red Chef Spicy Sakura Prawn Soup Noodles top view
Red Chef Spicy Sakura Prawn Soup Noodles side view

Brand: Red Chef

Name: Spicy Sakura Prawn Soup Noodles

Origin: Malaysia

Type: Soup

Halal: Yes

Buy it from: Shopee, Lazada

Noodle: 3.5 out of 5

The pack came with a generous portion of yellow noodles and bihun noodles (there’s a variation with just the yellow noodles). Nothing to complain about here – these are the run-of-the-mill noodles you’d get in hawker stalls. 

Garnishings: 2 out of 5

For the price (I got this one for around RM6, then later realized there were also packs of four selling at RM10 online and in Jaya Grocer), I was hoping for little slivers of dehydrated prawn, but there wasn’t any. You get a nice little serving of fried shallots though. 

Spiciness: 3 out of 5

A good amount of spicy, but it doesn’t overpower the flavour. 

Flavour: 4.5 out of 5

This is as close to the genuine thing as you can get. There’s a noticeable prawn flavour. The soup is a rich, sweet and savory blend that you’ll inhale long before you taste it. It’s not quite as good as good hawker stall prawn noodles, but it’s a decent substitute for those late night hunger pangs or lazy Sunday afternoons. 

Overall: 4 out of 5

I loved this one – it’s one of the best I’ve had. To be honest, I probably wouldn’t have been able to tell that these were instant if you had served it to me at a hawker stall. If you like prawn noodles, do yourself a favour and stock your pantry with these.




Better at eating food than making it.

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