Trend…

I tried this sparkling new brand of instant noodles…

…the other day, the dried chili shrimp flavour…

I suppose this chili shrimp thing is the current trend like how at one time, maybe even now, there was this salted egg everything!

I bought a tub of the very nice  spicy crispy prawn chili sambal (RM20 for one plastic tub, full)…

…from the coffee shop not far from my house and since then, I have seen quite a lot of people promoting this same thing in bottles. My missus did buy one, dunno from where, and she said she liked it…and ate it all by herself. LOL!!!

This is a Singapore product…

…made in Malaysia…

I did see it at one of the neighbourhood shops that day when I dropped by to grab something. They removed all the other brands from the eye-level shelf and placed all those from this brand there on display. I was attracted by the vibrant colours and the picture of this man…

…whoever he is, obviously a renowned chef somewhere, most likely Singapore.

I don’t know what flavours there are because I did not stop to browse around. That is the problem these days – I would go out to buy something, stop by a shop, grab it and pay for it and rush home, no time to linger when my main concern is to #staysafe #staywell #stayhome. It was my missus, out on her fortnightly outing to stock up on food and supplies in the house who bought a pack and brought it home.

Inside each pack, other than the noodles, there are three sachets…

– one with the seasoning, another with the soy sauce and one more with the oil and the dried chili shrimp.

It said this on the packet…

…but it sure did not look like they were in any way, thin…

…to me. It also said that the noodles were non-fried, whatever that means. I did buy some “non-fried” noodles once and I wasn’t all that thrilled by them but they were not too bad when I tried cooking them another way. One thing’s for sure, they certainly were not the same as your regular instant noodles and they did take a much longer time to cook and even though I did boil the noodles for quite a long time, in the end, they were still very QQ (firm), not soft nor soggy at all.

I did not bother to add any ingredients of my own – I just garnished it with a sprinkling of spring onions and served it with one hard-boiled egg…

…by the side.

My missus said it was nice and she liked it and yes, I would agree with her on that. The dried chili shrimp was not as nice as the aforementioned freshly-made one from the shop but it was good, much nicer than any of those bottled or canned sambal that would have a certain kind of smell that would put me off right away.

Having said that, at RM13.50 for a pack of 5…

…RM2.70 a packet which is more expensive than some of those Singapore brands, not as expensive as some of the others, I certainly would think twice about going back for more.

KIM TAK MINI SUPERMARKET is located along Jalan Ruby, in the block of shops on the left of the parking area – AH KAU CAFE (2.316346, 111.839861) and LOUIS BAKERY LW.Pattisserie (2.316411, 111.839847) are located in that same block to the extreme left.