Golomein – From the Streets of Brunei
Ever since I was introduced to Golomein at Old Strathcona Farmer’s Market, I have been hooked. When you get a craving for BBQ Pork Golomein, nothing else will do.
What is Golomein?
“In a traditional broth based noodle, the flavour is contained in the broth itself. With Golomein, the dry mix or “Golo” noodles are cooked separately and then blended with marinating sauce infusing the flavours of the delicious sauce directly into the noodles. The noodles are then complimented with the addition of their homemade oven roasted BBQ pork, spiced ground pork mixture and fresh bok choy.”
Once you have had a taste of these noodles, you won’t want to go anywhere else.
There is always a lovely story on how every small business started and Alex’s story is inspiring as well:
“Our Dad developed the recipe initially 52 years ago where he worked the streets of Brunei, as a hawker trying to earn enough money to support a family of 10. Struggling against all odds, he developed the awesome recipe he would later bring to North America”. He made his noodles only to serve his friends, family and coworkers charging them only for their gas and their time it took them to visit his home. He even delivered packages to his mother who always looked forward to the tasty treat. The fabulous noodles caught on and before long, everyone wanted more. People searched for the delicious meals, but they were at the mercy of whenever Dad felt like making them and his kitchen was the only place this amazing taste could be found. Alex, the youngest, was unable to sleep one night, so he decided to do a marathon session of watching 5 episodes of “Dragon’s Den”. Tired of beating his head in the corporate world, he decided a change was in order. It brought back memories of the work his Dad put into his noodle recipe that he created over 50 years ago. The noodles were so good that Alex’s childhood friend, Paris, would ride his way-too- small bike halfway across the city just to eat the noodles. Recognizing the incredible opportunity before him, he immediately told his 2 brothers, Albert and Allen. Alex’s enthusiasm was infectious and it didn’t take much convincing to persuade his 2 siblings to join his quest to bring their dad’s noodle recipe to the masses. All 3 brothers were excited about continuing their beloved Dad’s legacy and making noodles for future generations.”
For the frozen meal packs, the noodles are lovingly prepared and then packaged in a neatly folded square of butcher paper. Then they are frozen. They are sold individually ($13) or in packages of 5 ($60). You simply pop the frozen package, paper and all, in the microwave for 5 to 6 minutes and then unfold the package to open and enjoy! You don’t even need to transfer the contents to a plate or bowl. They are available with beef, pork or chicken. I recommend the pork.
Golomein is located just south of the south leg of the Henday on Ellwood Drive. It is a bit of a drive for me. I was THRILLED to hear from Alex that the frozen meal packs can be delivered through Skip the Dishes now! So if you don’t live way down in south Edmonton, you can arrange a time to have the frozen meals dropped off. Bonus, meal prep done for the week.
The restaurant hours are a bit all over the place as the Golomein family is at the Old Strathcona Farmer’s Market, the Salisbury Farmer’s Market and the Sherwood Park Farmer’s Market. If you look them up on Google Maps, the hours listed are very accurate. For an up to date list of markets and hours, please be sure to visit their website.
Skip the Dishes: https://www.golomein.ca/