Stop and go…

The other day, I blogged about the red yeast rice kampua from The Kitchen Food Instant Sibu Kampua people. That, of course, was red in colour and I did mention in passing their pumpkin noodles, yellow/orange in colour and it so happened that my missus brought home a pack of their spinach noodles…

The Kitchen Food spinach noodles

…and it was green in colour.

Gee! That made me think of the traffic lights at the road junctions – red, you stop, orange or amber, you slow down and green, you go! LOL!!!

I had had green noodles before, one made with moringa leaves but it did not change the taste much – it tasted like kampua mee, more or less. The other one was kampua mee tossed with pandan and that gave it the green colour. This one tasted a little different from the regular kampua mee because of the pandan fragrance but no, it did not get me all excited and no, I never went back for more.

Anyway, back to this green spinach noodles, just like all the rest, you will find two sachets in a packet of the noodles – one with the shallot oil and one with the lard seasoning…

Sachets included

You empty the contents of the sachets onto a plate, boil the noodles for 2 minutes, drain really well and toss with the seasonings and serve…

Spinach noodles, served

I had mine that morning with a bit of leftover soy sauce pork, garnished with a sprinkling of chopped spring onion from my garden.

As expected, the taste was no different from that of the regular kampua mee, the original flavour – I could not detect any taste of the spinach, if at all there was supposed to be any but of course, there are people who believe that spinach is good for health…and we love the spinach and egg pizza here and yes, I don’t think the taste of the vegetable is significantly noticeable in that either.

THE KITCHEN FOOD shop (2.304994, 111.847404), home of the original, the one & only Sibu instant kampua, is located in the Sibu Bus Terminal area at Lorong 7A, Jalan Pahlawan, right next to the UOB Bank there.

Author: suituapui

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11 thoughts on “Stop and go…”

  1. I have eaten this spinach noodles before and agree that it taste just the same as the regular kampua. Only different in colour. Have not try the yeast and pumpkin one.

    You will find that they are the same – not really different from the usual.

  2. Ya, wouldn’t be able to detect any spinach taste especially after tossing the spinach noodles with seasonings. Same goes for spinach pan Mee, cannot detect spinach taste.

    We do buy spinach regularly, just fry with garlic and eat and no, it does not have any taste that stand out.

    1. I believe if blind fold you and let you taste stirfry spinach, you would be able to tell it is spinach because on their own, they do have a distinct taste that is different from other leafy vegetables like kangkung or green amaranth.

      It does? I guess I am just not sensitive enough, I just eat and enjoy.

  3. The green color does look very alluring. I love green, it’s my favorite color!

    I think spinach noodles are easily available even over at your side, pumpkin ones too.

  4. ooo, it almost looks like a smoother variation of pesto pasta at first glance … i do love the colour, since it’s a gentle green. i wonder if the nutrients of spinach are retained in the noodles or whether they’re totally lost in processing…

    I guess it is best to eat spinach fresh, on its own to get the health benefits.

  5. I had tasted pumpkin noodles but don’t think i hv tasted red yeast rice noodles or spinach noodles.

    Can’t say it got me all excited and running back for more.

  6. I agree, noodles like this hardly taste like the ones they are promoting like spinach and beet. It looks cool though 🙂

    I dunno about beet but spinach is very mild tasting, nice and just a little bit sweet – it does not have a strong taste so I guess we cannot expect it to stand out at all.

  7. I am a big fan of colourful (natural) noodles.

    Ummmm…I’m more comfortable with the regular colours. Like those charcoal this and that – can never get used to the black colour. LOL!!!

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