Extra…

This…

Mee Daddy 3-in-1 X-tra

…was my late father’s favourite when he was still around. On some days, he would get the helper to cook him a bowl for breakfast and on some nights, he might cook it for his supper himself. I do like it a lot too but I am not very particular about which brand I eat and usually, I will just go for the cheaper ones.

For one thing, it is more expensive than most, if not all, of the rest, over RM4.00 for a pack of five while there are many others going for around RM3 something and I do know of some Indonesian ones selling for around RM2.80…and at times, there may be 6 in a pack even.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – when there is no necessity for them to pay for transport and shipment, I cannot understand why, when it is made right here in Sibu…

Made in Sibu

…it cannot be a little cheaper. Is it because flour costs more here since we have to import that from elsewhere?

Anyway, I spotted the word x-tra on the packaging the other day and I was wondering what that was all about so I grabbed a pack and took it home. There is nothing on the packet to explain what that extra-something is and my guess is that there is more noodles in this one than in the regular packet. I do know for a fact that some people would need two packets – one will not be enough.

Of course, these days, when I cook instant noodles, I will boil the noodles first and then drain away the water and after that, I will rinse it well. In the meantime, I will boil some more water, empty the sachet(s) of seasoning and whatever into it and add the noodles before serving. I’ve read articles online about how they coat the noodles with wax or whatever and cooking it this way will remove it and render it less harmful to health.

Of course, there are a lot of other reasons why we should not consume instant noodles too often but looking at the shelves and shelves of these at the supermarkets, it sure looks like people simply do not give a damn. These days, the Korean ones, though a whole lot more expensive, are very popular.

Anyway, back to how I cook instant noodles, usually I would just use half of the seasoning which I am sure contains a lot of salt and msg and throw away the rest. However, with this brand, I would use all of it…

Contents

…as I find that it is not as salty as the rest and I do not feel the msg overload all that much. There is also a sachet of onion oil (Oooppsss!!! I got it upside down in the photograph!) or shallot oil as I usually call it and of course, I would add all of it for the fragrance and the flavour and when I cook it the other morning, I also sprinkled a bit of chopped spring onion from my garden on top…

Mee Daddy, cooked & served

…before serving.

I had it with a lightly-grilled sausage and egg and some sawi manis so I would say that was quite  a balanced meal. don’t you think? There are carbohydrates, protein and vegetables – not all carbohydrates like when people just eat it on its own.

Whatever it is, it is best not to consume this way too often and in my case, I will just stock up some in the pantry for days when there is  nothing else to eat in the house.

Author: suituapui

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

7 thoughts on “Extra…”

  1. it sure is a balanced meal with the vegetables, egg and sausage. wow, you even made the effort to cut the sausage a bit many times. is that to ensure it gets cooked faster?

    I find it nicer as the heat/oil gets into the sausage when pan-frying and it gets crustier inside as well.

  2. My favourite brand too. At one time it is hard to find the Curry flavour over here. I like both the curry and chicken flavour. Two thumbs up for your presentation.

    I think the curry one is cheaper. I like both.

  3. I never try this brand, telling you the truth. Lol. I see it on the shelf but never thought of trying it out. Not so into instant noodle and trying to cut on its intake.

    But one thing about instant noodle, you could add anything you want to makd it delicious and appealing. When I have the soup noodle, I would add a sausage and some green and break an egg into the noodle soup. So satisfying.

    Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. If there is any leftover rice, I will fry that…or sometimes, there is bread, or steamed paos and other kueh that we have bought and kept for breakfast…or cakes or cookies…but when there is nothing in the house, this is very convenient. Cook and eat…and out into the garden to do the watering, weeding, planting etc… That is my usual routine. Not too keen on going out even though there are some coffee shops close by.

  4. Only available in Sarawak; Cant enter the semanjung market…that’s why they need to sell it at a higher price duh…

    As compared to instant kampua, they were well receive any where

    Oh? I wonder why. Well, it’s their loss. The Kitchen’s Sibu Instant Kampua has gone over and is available in Singapore and other countries overseas too. I guess they have better marketing strategies.

  5. I am more likely to purchase things that are made locally. Happy to support local business.

    I go for the prices and the quality…like Australian UHT fresh milk, Devondale, here is so much cheaper than the local brands and a whole lot nicer too.

  6. That’s cos we had to import the foreign workers..

    I wouldn’t know. Never been to their factory – it is a huge business enterprise though, goes well beyond just instant noodles.

  7. Wow your instant noodles look so presentable, sure to bring it to a higher level by adding ingredients like egg and sausage.

    I would at least drop an egg into the soup instead of having the noodles plain.

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