I’m easy…

I bought a pack of these instant noodles…

Mi E-Zee

…the other day, rated 4 out of 5 stars by the ramenrater. I would say that was a very smart move, printing the endorsement on the pack…

Endorsed

– I wouldn’t have bought it otherwise – even though there are others that have been given a 5 like our own made-in-Sibu instant kampua, the dark soy sauce version. Personally, I prefer the original – the one with the light soy sauce but that one was also given a 4 out of 5 only. I guess that goes to show that one man’s meat is another man’s poison and one may prefer something to another according to one’s own taste and liking. I know for one that my friend, Annie, in KL loves the dark soy sauce version but my friend from New Zealand (who initially could not believe that anything that pale and plain-looking could ever taste nice) thought otherwise. To each his own, that’s what I always say, to each his own!

Inside, there was only one sachet – the soup base…

Soup base

These days, many have taken to giving two or three of this and that but I do think that at the end of the day, it is the overall taste that matters.

I cooked the noodles, drained and rinsed in cold water…

Boiled

…before placing it in a bowl even though I did read a more recent report that there wouldn’t be any harm just boiling it and adding the seasoning and eating without going through all that.

Then I brought a little bit more water to boil, added the soup base and mixed it well before pouring it into the bowl…

Soup added

…with the noodles.

Finally, I garnished it with some sliced omelette…

Omelette added

…and sat down to enjoy the fruit of my labour.

It was not salty like some of the others. Normally, I would just boil a little bit of water and use only half of the seasoning but for this one, I used all of it and it was all right. In fact, I thought it was a little on the sweet side, not quite like curry and if it had been thick, I would think it would be a little similar to the gravy in mee jawa. It certainly was spicy though – I had that lingering sensation in the mouth for quite a while after I had downed everything in the bowl.

All in all, I thought it was all right especially when it was only RM3.60 for a pack of 5, just a little over 70 sen each. I did not add anything this time around as I wanted to try the original taste but if I had thrown in some meat or fish balls or prawns and maybe a bit of vegetables, that would surely bring the taste to a whole new level. Perhaps I can try a dry version one of these days to see how that works out…