Not mine…

Some people may like this…

…but no, it doesn’t match mine, my selera (appetite), that is, even though I do not mind things spicy.

No, I did not buy it – my missus did – she loves all things pedas (spicy) but she did say that it was not really nice. Well, I guess if I did not try, I would never know.

This is another one from the ABC people – their pancit canton

…is not too bad, not as nice as the celebrated Indomie…

…also Indonesian, but it was all right. I know some people like their kicap manis (sweet soy sauce) and my missus will always have a few bottles of their cili pedas (hot chili sauce) in the house, her favourite.

There are three sachets inside…

…each packet, one with the oil and two conjoined ones with the seasoning and the chili.

I cooked one that morning…

…and served it, garnished with some chopped spring onion from my garden, with some leftover char siew (barbecued pork)

…by the side and one fried egg…

…sunny side up, the yolk all soft and runny.

No, I did not enjoy it. It had a very strong smell of serai (lemon grass) or whatever, something like the soto ayam from another Indonesian instant noodle company. My missus liked that one but no, it never tickled my fancy. Other than that, it was way too salty and for want of a bit more oil, it was rather dry.

I told the ladies later about it and they were surprised that I cooked it dry! It was meant to be a soup dish, they said. WHAT? Oh dear! I did not look at the instructions at the back – I just assumed it was another one of those Indonesian mi goreng, dry. My bad!

P.S.:
Yes, I did cook another packet a few days later, the soup version this time and it turned out to be pretty good, just a little bit spicy. Maybe it may need a little bit of getting used to at the start, the exotic taste but after a while, I quite enjoyed it. I bet if I had taken the trouble to add my own ingredients, that will bring the taste to a whole new level. Anyway, at RM3.00 for a pack of 5, 60 sen each, I do not see any cause for complaint.