Trendy…

It seems to be the trend these days – this salted egg anything and everything.

We had the lau sar pao, the salted egg custard steamed buns (黃金流沙包)…

Lau sar pao

…and those salted egg yolk mooncakes…

Salted egg yolk mooncakes

…and at one time, over in the peninsula, there was a whole lot of commotion over some salted egg croissants but the excitement dissipated soon enough and there are salted egg dishes served in restaurants – our favourites include the fried salted egg pumpkin and this creamy salted egg prawn balls

Salted egg creamy prawns

…and this salted egg bitter gourd…

Salted egg bitter gourd

…and the salted egg spare ribs

Salted egg spare ribs

…as well and there are salted egg snacks too such as those packets of salted egg fish skin, for instance.

More recently, this salted egg instant mi goreng (fried noodles)…

Salted egg instant mi goreng

…appeared on the market and I did see a few friends sharing photographs of it on Facebook and of course, I wasted no time in asking how it was. Unfortunately, I did not get any response.

Well, the other day, I saw some at the mini-supermarket near my house, four packets for RM6.00 (RM1.50 each) so I bought them to try. I guess everyone would know only too well that this brand comes from Indonesia…

Made in Indonesia

…and in a packet, you will find the “curly” noodles and two sachets of seasoning…

Sachets

…or three, depending on how you look at it.

I was puzzled by the “solid ingredients” and was wondering if that one contained those dehydrated vegetables that I would need to boil to soften. When I cut it open, it turned out to be the bumbu (seasoning)…

Seasoning & chili

…and I could detect the smell of salted egg in it.

However, the sauce in the other sachet seemed rather strong with the smell of ikan bilis (dried anchovies) so my guess would be that they had fish sauce in it and when tossed altogether with the noodles…

Cooked...

…it drowned out whatever smell of salted egg that was there at the beginning.

All in all, I would say it tasted all right – I had it with my kerabu taugeh (pickled bean sprouts) by the side, garnished with a sprinkling of chopped fresh spring onions from my garden, and a fried egg…

...and served

…that I fried using my fairly new marble-coated frying pan. I have since avoided using my non-stick pans after I saw some articles on how they might be bad for health. As they say, better be safe than sorry!

Anyway, back to the noodles, at that price, I do think that I would just stick to the regular ones, seeing how it is not anything that would get me rushing back to the store for more.

Author: suituapui

Ancient relic but very young at heart. Enjoys food and cooking...and travelling and being with friends.

7 thoughts on “Trendy…”

  1. I like to eat all the salted egg products. Too bad for this instant noodles, the salted egg taste is covered by a stronger taste.

    Yes, most disappointing!

  2. This salted egg instant fried noodles is something new to me, have not seen it in our supermarkets here yet

    Don’t bother! The regular Indomie mi goreng is a whole lot nicer and a whole lot cheaper too!!!

  3. I remember when the salted egg instant mi goreng makes its first appearance on the market, everyone was rushing for it and posted on FB but now it seems to die off. Most people give negative taste about the noodles but unfortunately I haven’t try it myself till this day. I will stick faithfully to Mee Daddy, my old time favourite.

    Oh? You got negative feedback. Everytime I asked, they did not give a reply so I had to try it myself. Maybe that is why not laku now, not really nice…no salted egg taste.

  4. Ppl will go crazy with salted eggs. HAHA!
    The instant noodle tasted alright when its warm…but a bit geli after it gets cold.

    Thank goodness I ate it all up quickly, no chance of it getting cold!

  5. I haven’t tried the Indo mie salted egg noodle yet. Not so crazy to taste.

    Take my word for it, don’t bother. More expensive some more.

  6. I think not everything is suited to be accompanied by salted egg yolk. But at least you tried and we have been warned LOL!

    You can try baking salted egg cake – I think I had it somewhere before, not that I was that impressed by it.

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