You make me feel brand new…

I’m not too sure but I think this is new…

Cintan instant noodles 1

I haven’t seen it in the shops before – the flavour, I mean, or the packaging…not the brand. My missus bought a pack of 5 and I gave it a try. It was really very nice – extra pedas (spicy hot) and I would say that I liked it more than my usual Mee Daddy – curry flavour.

Well, the other day, I had another packet…and I tried adding a little bit of milk hoping to get that lemak (rich) taste that we usually would have in curry but it did not work out according to plan. It was not as nice…

Cintan instant noodles 2

…so I think it is best eaten as it is – unadulterated. I had it with one free-range egg and a kembong (one of those smaller and supposedly cheaper fish – RM1 each at my regular Bandong food stall, fried and ready to eat). I think that would come to around RM2.00 – pretty good for a decent breakfast, don’t you think?

And these are new also…

Kuih basung - new style

…at my regular Bandong kuih-muih (Malay cakes) stall – RM1.00 (or was it RM1.20?) for two pieces and a little packet of gula Melaka (palm sugar). It turned out to be kuih basung except that they were not in the usual conical shape and were much greener in colour and not sugar-coated. They were o.k. – more or less the same as kuih basung but I would think that two pieces with a bit of gula Melaka for RM1.00 or RM1.20 was somewhat expensive.

So, what’s new with you?