Buy and buy…

It’s the 7th day of the partial lockdown, the Movement Control/Restricted Movement Order so it has been a week already. How are things going at your end? Running out of food in the house? I guess if you are, at this point in time, you can still go out to buy and buy but do avoid crowded places, wear a mask and practise social distancing – stand 2 metres away from the other people around you…and when you come home, take a bath, change your clothes and soak the ones you went out in. Prevention is better than cure!

As for me here, I am getting on fine – so far so good. We still have food in the house and we did stock up on instant noodles so if there is nothing else to eat, we can just have that…and of course, we have our own The Kitchen Food, Sibu instant kampua noodles.

The ladies in the house prefer the ones with dark soy sauce but personally, I like it white, the ones with chio cheng or light soy sauce…

Sibu instant kampua

Well, anyway, that morning, I decided to give the one with the dark soy sauce a try…

The Kitchen Food Sibu instant kampua

…for a change.

In each packet, there are the noodles with two sachets, one with the shallot oil (lard) and the other with the dark soy sauce…

Noodles & sachets

You empty the contents of the sachets into a plate…

Ingredients

…and you can do what I did – add a bit of chopped spring onion and fried shallots for the fragrance and the taste.

Boil the noodles for 3 minutes exactly, no more, no less and drain well. Mix with the ingredients and toss. Once done, serve it in a new plate…

Ready to serve

…and sit down to enjoy the fruit of your labour.

I like places where they do it in a plate and once done, they serve it on another plate like what I did so there will not be a mess and it will look more presentable. At some places, I’ve seen them using a towel to wipe the side of the plate – I am not so keen on that as I am not sure as to how clean that towel is actually.

I had some leftover stewed pork belly in the fridge so I heated up a bit to go with the noodles and I also garnished it with some more chopped onion and fried shallots…

Instant kampua mee

…and I must say that I did enjoy it. That would be enough for a meal, be it breakfast, lunch or dinner.

I do think it will be a good idea to stretch our rations as much as possible. Come the 31st of the month, if things do not improve – especially when I see a lot of recalcitrant people with no respect for the law and authority (not in Sibu) going out according to their whims and fancies, they may decide to extend this thing or worse, impose a complete lockdown and if there is no more food in the house by then, things are going to be hard, that’s for sure.

It is not about you infecting someone – the danger is you may be in danger of getting infected if you go out! Stay safe, stay home, one and all!