Archive | May 18, 2013

I’ll take your word (2)…

And now…the continuing and concluding episode of the Chili Crab Noodles!!! *cues in drumroll and fanfare*

Well, Huai Bin was almost right when he said that the noodles “were slightly over RM 10 but less than RM 11” – each pack of 4 costs RTM11.95 to be exact…

11.95

- I stand corrected. It is still a bit cheaper though than what he paid for the same thing in Seremban – RM12.99. Honestly, I don’t know how I got the impression that it was RM6 something – if I had known it was that expensive, I certainly would not bother to buy, not at all. Actually they’re having an offer right now on some Korean noodles at only RM7.99 a pack – I did not check but they’re probably drawing pretty near their expiry or use-by date. I would much sooner have bought those instead if I had wanted anything that pricey.

As for what he said about me having too much water in mine, I really do not think so. In fact, I thought mine was rather dry or as it says on the packet, semi-dry…

CCN - 1st attempt

…whereas his in his blog looked like the noodles were swimming in the soup. Anyway, the second time around, I took his advice that I had to measure out the water *exactly*…and I did – 2OOml X 2 = 400ml, using my measuring cup cum fat separator…so the second time around, what I got in the end was not as dry as in the first attempt…

CCN - 2nd attempt

For one thing, on the packet, it says that there are three “rich sachets inside – chilli paste, seasoning powder, garnish“. Now, I thought that garnishes are supposed to be sprinkled on top just before serving and that was exactly what I did the first time! If you google for the definition, this is what it says garnish is: “a decoration or embellishment for something, esp. food.” However, if you look at the cooking instructions on the packet, I am supposed to empty all three sachets into the saucepan…

CCN - cooking instructions

That was why when I cooked the second packet, I threw everything in – the dehydrated spring onions and those crumbs of dunno-what.

And now the final verdict – was it any better? Well, I would say it was slightly better – for one thing, it was not as gooey or as I described it then, “like noodles tossed in chili sauce“. Still, I would not say that it was really good nor would I give the same response as my missus. She took a packet and cooked the noodles for herself and her response was, “Eeeeee…anay phai ciak eh!” (Eeeee…tastes awful!) She also thought it was “sticky” as well. It was, in my opinion, at best…edible and for around RM3.00 a packet, I think there are a lot of other nice things that we can get at the shops and stalls for that kind of money.

So, Twilight Man, if this is the yardstick for the ranking of  the Top 10 instant noodles in the world, I would say in no uncertain terms that the survey was most unreliable and most misleading…and to chefandsommelier and Dead Cockroach who said that they did not know of the existence of this/had never seen this in the island republic, here’s what it says on the pack…

Made in Singapore

THE END… LOL!!!