Too rich…

I bought this…

CP spaghetti with carbonara sauce

sometime ago in October at a supermarket here for my girl to enjoy and she did get down to trying one of the packs. I noticed that she did not seem to enjoy it all that much so I asked her why – she said it was all right, just that it was too milky and she had to add more cheese and herbs to make it tastier.

I took the other pack the other morning and opened it…

CP spaghetti with carbonara sauce, inside

In one compartment were the spaghetti, cooked already and some bits of meat or whatever. The cream was in the other compartment, completely frozen and half of it was just ice. Maybe that was why my girl said it was milky, not creamy. I don’t think frozen cream would end up like that.

I boiled some water to put in the pasta and the meat to heat them up and then I put them aside. I grilled a few slices of bacon till nice and crispy to add to the dish – like I always say, one just can’t go wrong with bacon.

After that, I boiled some more water and heated up that whole chunk of the creamy sauce till all of it had melted and simmered it till it was thick and nice – that actually took quite a while! I added some mozzarella cheese and Italian herbs and put in the pasta and meat and the bacon.

I tossed it altogether thoroughly before serving it in a plate…

CP spaghetti with carbonara sauce, served

…with a sprinkling of parmesan cheese on top.

Well, it was nice, as nice as any of those pasta dishes served with carbonara sauce at our local wannabe Italian or western cafés, perhaps even nicer than some of those but no, it did not sweep me off my feet. I can’t say I’m so into those stuff – will eat, nice for a change sometimes but no, you wouldn’t catch me getting all excited over any of them and it’s the same with this one. Call me old school but give me my Sibu Foochow kampua mee over this one…anytime!

The MDS MART is located at Simpang Tiga at the end of Jalan Kampung Hilir/Jalan Awang Ramli Amit (formerly Race Course Road),  facing the food stalls at the SEDC HAWKER CENTRE (2.306488, 111.818695)