Homegrown…

This is made in Sibu…

Sibu's own Daddy Mee

- Daddy Mee…and this is their mi goreng (fried noodles)…or instant noodles with the taste of fried noodles. My favourite has always been the one from Indonesia and I personally feel that when they broke away and Malaysia started making its own, the only thing that was near identical would be the wrapper or the packaging. It was almost the same but somehow, I did not think it was as good. That was exactly how I felt about this one when I tried it a long long time ago and that is why I have never bought it again and stuck steadfastly to its chicken or curry flavours – those two,  I would say, are pretty good.

Well, this came free with the pack of 5 (curry flavour) that I bought sometime ago and since I had that at hand, I thought I might as well give it another try. For a start, the wrapper now is certainly much nicer than what it looked like when it first hit the market way back then. There are four sachets inside the packet…

Daddy mi goreng sachets

- the onion oil, the conjoined sachet of the seasoning and the chili powder and another sachet of the soy sauce so what I did was to empty all of them onto a plate, cook the noodles and toss them altogether well before garnishing it with some fried shallots and chopped spring onions…

Daddy mee goreng - cooked

I have not had the others for a while now so I cannot say that I can make a fair comparison but I honestly thought that what I had that morning when I cooked this was pretty good, not bad at all.

This was free but if you were to buy a pack of 5 for around RM3.50, that would mean that this would cost only 70 sen. Of course, some of you may feel that this would not be substantial enough to get you through the morning so what you can easily do is to boil an egg the way you like it to go with the noodles. That morning, I chose to have one half-boiled/cooked…

With one half-boiled egg

…with the yolk still soft and runny and the white already hard. I love it this way with a dash of dark soy sauce…

...with soy sauce

…and that was enough to last me till lunch.

So, let’s say the egg is around 30 sen each, the whole breakfast will cost only RM1.00…or if you prefer some meat to go with it, you can fork out a ringgit for a few pieces of char siew perhaps. It sure beats eating in the shops where it is much more expensive on all counts and what you get may not necessarily be nicer at times. What do you think?

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26 thoughts on “Homegrown…

  1. I wouldn’t mind this for breakfast at all with a hard boiled egg instead. Looks good but I know the noodle wouldn’t be enough. Maybe for me, I will need to use 2 packets just to satisfy the noodle cravings, hehehe.

    I love eggs in any form – I felt like having half-boiled that morning. Gosh!!! Two packets!!! That’s a lot!

    • One packet will definitely leave me wanting more. I admit 2 packets will be too much. Maybe 1.5 packets will be just the right amount.

      I have this thing about leaving things behind – it has to be one or two. That is why I am always clearing the fridge – bits of things that my missus has used but there is some left. Cannot stand seeing those in there, idle… My missus says I’m so kotak, whatever that means. Hehehehehe!!!!

      • Good teamwork. She leave bits here and there and you clear them up! :)

        Or keep looking at it, day in day out… :(

  2. No… no more meat please. You need green vegetables Arthur, green vegetables!

    All that carbs? Growing boys need more protein… :D

  3. An egg where the yolk is runny and the white is hard is exactly the way I love eggs!

    Ahhhhh!!!! We’re one of a kind. My daughter likes it all runny – can slurp it all down, no need to chew, she says. :D

  4. Yours is nicer! Like the half boiled egg. But I never try this Daddy brand, sorry to say this.

    You should. The chicken flavour one is very fragrant, something like the chin-th’ng mee (kampua noodles in soup)…and I love the curry too. Mi goreng’s pretty much the same as Indomie or Ibumie but it’s nice too.

  5. Daddy Mee sounds like sugar daddy, for no reason, I’m laughing looking at the pc now.. Crazy, teehee… You know what? I prefer your noodles with Bovril+shallots oil more..

    To each his own. I just cooked some Bovril mee sua for a friend to try…but he’s not crazy about Bovril so he did not like it. :( I think roseliew did not really like what I cooked for her once either. For one thing, Bovril (real beef flavour or otherwise) is VERY expensive these days…so I guess I will just have to learn to live without it. This would be cheaper and I enjoyed it. Well, we have Mamee (mummy) so why not Daddy? >.<

  6. My favourite, Mee Daddy, both flavour, chicken & curry. Daddy mee goreng yet to try. I like the way your did your half-boiled egg, soft & yolk runny. I can never get it right.

    You need to boil – 5 minutes after the water has started boiling would be just right.

  7. Somehow you managed to make the instant noodles so delicious. Is it due to the
    extra egg ?

    You mean the noodles don;t look good in the 3rd pic – the one without the egg?

  8. oooh, looks very nice and delicious!! I love your egg!! errr, I mean that egg with your noodles on the plate.. *wink wink*

    You do? Come, come… You can enjoy them to the max. :D

  9. I’d like to be able to buy charsiu for RM1 though.

    You’d probably get less that 5 thin slices which is just about all that you will get with your plate of kampua mee around here – and those are not even real char siew. I usually buy RM10, enough for two meals for two and at times, there may be a bit left over to garnish my bowl of noodles the next morning.

  10. The most convenient meal in Malaysia! :) Yes, now I also rely more on dry noodles.. but I try to refrain cooking it.. once a month fine with me. I always change brand and until today, I do not know which one is the best for me. I grow up with Cintan and Maggi noodles, they are the “Old names” around here.. wonder when the Daddy is coming over here… :)

    Cintan is good. I don’t like Maggi – it’s the texture of their noodles that I am not fond off. Different overseas though – I had some in New Zealand and theirs seemed nicer, more different flavours too. No Daddy in Ipoh? They have it in KL/Selangor…only at Giant, if I’m not mistaken. Their chicken flavour is the best – my brother used to buy boxes and boxes back to New Zealand.

  11. I just saw this brand Daddy at Giant last week. Didn’t know it originated from Sibu and it was a different packaging…maybe different flavour, can’t remember. Till today, I still haven’t found a brand of instant mee goreng that I like. So many brands in the market, by the time I tried a few others, I forgot how the previous ones were like! Seldom eat anyway..

    So far I’ve tried three only – Indomie, the Malaysian version – Ibumie…and this one. They’re all more or less the same, I think. I like…but I don’t think I will have it all the time. Variety is the spice of life.

  12. I don’t know if it’s just me but somehow, after moving to Australia, my appetite has grown, so much so that one packet of the regular instant noodles would not even get me half-full! Usually it will be the size of the Korean-type noodles plus an egg to get me reasonably filled. Haha.. also maybe when it’s cold (winter) you tend to want to eat more too.

    Yes, it is the weather there. I would also tend to eat more…and everything would seem to taste nicer. What I cooked there, when I cook the same back home, may not taste as nice – even though I might have to make do without certain ingredients.

  13. Oh yeah! ive tried this, not bad. Big portion too. :-) Last time my bro brought 1 big box home from Sibu, apa lagi…breakfast every day! lol Oh look at that egg!

    My brother used to cart back to NZ the chicken flavour by the box too. Should be easily available in Kuching but maybe not in the peninsula – only at Giant and in selected towns and cities. Oh my…are you craving? Go, eat quickly. :D

  14. Oh, didn’t know Mee Daddy has Mee goreng too. I thought just soup version.

    Looks good, yes, one packet is not enough for me, i need two! hahahhahaha

    Ok for you. You can always go and work it out in the gym. Been going lately? ;) ;) Hehehehehe!!!!

  15. I like the soft soft and runny egg yolk, when I cook egg, I always try to cook it like that!! =]

    Ya, now that I’ve found a way to get the eggs like that, I will always have them perfectly done this way everytime.

  16. The name is fun and the logo looks like you!!! Cute daddy!
    I must put eggs and char siew, forget the vegetables. I only enjoy fried vegetables by itself.

    Those green curly vegetables would be great with the soup for the chicken flavour. These dry ones, probably some slices of cucumber or tomatoes would be fine.

  17. That’s a very nice looking yolk! :)

    I remember going to the factory when I was in primary school – they’ll always be the same 3 destinations – timber factory, the local soft drink bottling place and Mi Daddy (which also makes keropok at the factory).

    Fun times indeed!

    Yes, they used to produce those snacks for kids…like Maaaaa…mee!!! I think they made biscuits too.

    • Yeah, I remember they make biscuits and the local snacks that comes in white (not translucent, can’t see through it) packaging.

      I know they did but I never bought those. I’ve expensive taste… Hehehehehe!!!!

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