• Dennis Toh

Spice it up: Maggi Curry Edition


In the midst of the coronavirus outbreak, Singaporeans are stocking up on instant, frozen and ready-to-eat food products.


People are too afraid to go out. All they want is to protect themselves from the virus which can be lingering anywhere in the air, MRT seats, door knobs and unexpected locations.

Visit a nearby supermarket or provision shop and you will find half-empty aisles. Shop online on sites like Lazada, RedMart, FairPrice and find yourself being unable to checkout because there are no delivery slots available. Isn’t it frustrating? You ask yourself how you’re supposed to survive with the lack of food options available to you.

Before the Korean spicy chicken flavoured noodles came into existence here in Singapore, it was Maggi which possessed the hearts of many. A personal favourite of mine would be Maggi Curry.


In this article, I’m going to share how you can spruce up your Maggi curry noodles up to another level. It won‘t taste bland and boring and staying at home wouldn’t be too bad.

Let me warn you that you should have at least 80% of the ingredients ready because you’ll want to make it straight away :P

Stew Style Maggi Curry Noodles


You will need:

  1. • 1 packet of Maggi 2-Minute Instant Noodles/Maggi Hot Heads Instant Noodles

  2. • 1 medium sized onion

  3. • 1 clove of garlic

  4. • *1 birds eye chilli/chilli padi

  5. • *1/2 tablespoon of curry powder

  6. • 2 tablespoon of evaporated milk/regular milk

  7. • Processed meat like hotdogs, sausages etc.

  8. • 1 egg

  9. • *A handful of mustard greens

  10. • *Frozen vegetables like corn and peas

  11. • Lime (preferably calamansi lime, else lemon)

  12. • 1 1/2 cups of water

How to cook:

Start by sauteing the sliced onions, garlic and chilli till it browns and becomes fragrant. Add your processed meat. Add the seasoning packet and curry powder. Stir well for two minutes. Insert the water. Let it boil. Insert the noodles. At this point of time, make sure the fire is at medium-low. Once the noodles is halfway done, pour in the milk and insert the vegetables. Let it cook for 1–2 minutes. Crack the egg and put a lid over the pot. Leave the pot covered depending on how cooked you want your egg to be. Squeeze some lime or lemon and enjoy.


Spicy Fried Maggi Curry Noodles

You will need:

  1. • 1 packet of Maggi 2-Minute Instant Noodles/Maggi Hot Heads Instant Noodles

  2. • 1 medium sized onion

  3. • 1 clove of garlic

  4. • *1 birds eye chilli/chilli padi

  5. • *1/2 teaspoon of curry powder

  6. • A handful of mustard greens

  7. • Processed meat like sausages, artificial crab meat, fishcakes, fishballs etc.

  8. • 4 tablespoon of water (Use the same water from boiling the Maggi noodles)

  9. • 1 egg

  10. • Lime (calamansi lime preferably else lemon)


How to cook:

Boil the instant noodles for 1 minute. Saute the sliced onions, garlic and chilli till it browns and becomes fragrant. Add your processed meat. Stir then add the seasoning packet and curry powder. Let it cook for about two minutes. Put in the mustard greens. Let it cook till it is halfway done. Add the noodles then the water. Stir well. Serve and enjoy with a sunny side up egg and a lime.

This first recipe is essentially a local version of budae jjigae , Korean army stew. The more processed meat and ingredients you include, the more scrumptious and heartwarming it will be.


The second one is similar to the mamak style Maggi goreng you eat at hawker centres, excluding the colourings used. I promise you it will still be as tasty! :D The starred ingredients are not compulsory as it depends on how spicy you want your meal to be and the ingredients you have in your kitchen.

You can watch my Youtube @ShakinahEats to see how I cook my noodles following the recipes above. :)


The two recipes are renditions to the original Maggi curry instant noodles. It is not advisable for you to eat instant noodles too often because we all know the side effects of it (major hair fall, high blood pressure, migraines etc) and yes, I am speaking from experience.


Therefore, if you have access to a proper meal, please choose that instead. Else, try as much as possible to balance your unhealthy meals with lots of vegetables, water, and good old exercise. Stay safe people!

Shakinah Sherhan

IG: @shakinaheats

YouTube: ShakinahEats




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