Archive | May 15, 2013

I’ll take your word (1)…

Huai Bin loves this a lot, it seems…

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…so much so that he even blogged about it! He said that he could not find it in KL and the surrounding areas – what he had, he got from Seremban. Well, taking his word for it, when I saw it at a local supermarket here, I grabbed a pack without a second thought. It wasn’t exactly cheap though – over RM6.00 for a pack of 4…so that worked out to over RM1.50 a packet. I will have to go back there and confirm though as in his post, Huai Bin said that he paid RM12.99 for his in Seremban. That much!!!??? Gee! That would make it as costly as those Korean or Japanese ones here then.

The packet’s pretty big, I must say, something like those Korean noodles so there should be enough for two. The noodles or what they call semi-dry ramen inside are not like our regular instant noodles as you can see here…

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…but unlike the Korean ones, these made-in-Singapore are pretty instant and would soften very fast so you would not need to boil a bit longer.

There are three sachets inside – one, the seasoning, another the chili paste and the third one, the “special” garnishing. I boiled the noodles and added the first two and once cooked, I dished everything out into a bowl…

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…and having placed the homemade fish balls, the pan-fried turkey SPAM slices and the hard-boiled egg, cut into halves, on top, I sprinkled the garnishing and served.

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And now, the moment my truth! My verdict. I’m afraid it did not tickle my fancy, not at all. Maybe I should have added more water but  it did say “semi-dry” on the packet…and to me, it came across like noodles tossed in chili sauce, lots of it and nothing much more than that, I’m afraid. Even the extra ingredients that I had did not save the day…and frankly, I would be much better off with my Bovril noodles…or our very own homegrown Mee Daddy – curry flavour, no less.