I used to fly between Sibu (SBW) and Kuala Lumpur (KUL) very frequently when I was still working as I was involved in a lot of things with the ministry and the other sections like exams, for instance.

Going was never a problem as the flight, I remember, was at 11.50 a.m. – ample time to do a lot of things before leaving for the airport to catch my flight. Coming home was a problem though because the one and only flight in a day was at 7.50 a.m. so I had to be at KLIA by 6.50 a.m. (one hour before the flight) which meant that I had to leave the hotel very early as KLIA isn’t exactly a stone’s throw away from KL city. There was a 50% surcharge if we took a taxi between 12 midnight and 6.00 a.m. so of course, I had to pay extra every time.

Another problem was breakfast since it would be way too early to go for the hotel’s complimentary (buffet) breakfast! At times, I would wait till I got to KLIA before going for the miserable breakfast options at McD or KFC, miserable but affordable unlike at the other eateries, for instance, the RM23.80 nasi lemak at the Asian Cafe! Sometimes, I would buy some drinks and Gardenia buns from 7-11 and at other times, I would buy some cup noodles to cook and eat before vacating the hotel room.

Cup noodles? Gosh!!! That was so long ago that I cannot even remember what brand I used to buy and what flavours I liked. Anyway, the other day, I had these made-in-Korea ones…

My missus went and bought some…

…and she said they were nice so of course, I wanted to give them a try!

Inside the cup, there were the noodles…

…with some dried ingredients and a sachet of seasoning…

I emptied the sachet into the cup with the noodles…

…and poured in some boiling water a little past the line indicated inside the cup. My missus said I should add a bit more as it was a little salty.

I waited for 4 minutes, as instructed…

…before tossing the noodles and loosening the strands and leaving it to stand a while longer.

So, what did it taste like? Was it nice? My missus said it was over RM4.00 each!!! For that kind of money, I would much sooner run to the nearby shop and grab a packet of kampua mee for RM3.50. I certainly would enjoy it a lot more and I would still have some change leftover.

I can’t remember what lobsters taste like – in fact, I can’t remember if I have ever eaten a lobster before and anyway, this tasted like…instant noodles, that usual umami (msg) taste, nothing more and nothing less. I don’t know if I imagined it or what but I thought I could detect a bit of udang kering (dried prawn) taste, just a bit, so slight that it could have easily gone unnoticed.

I must say, however, that I liked the texture and taste of the noodles. They were firm and QQ and did not have any taste – most of our local brands have their own taste and some come across like plain biscuits, not quite like noodles.

I cooked two half-boiled/cooked Omega-3 eggs to go with the noodles…

…and yes, I did enjoy them.

I must say that at the end of the day, I would much sooner go for our Malaysian own Maggi kari – for RM4 something, I can buy a pack of 5 and enjoy myself a whole lot more.

Author: suituapui

Ancient relic but very young at heart. Enjoys food and cooking...and travelling and being with friends.

6 thoughts on “Cups…”

  1. Truly speaking, I am not really into instant noodles. The most I bought and keep in the pantry is a pack of 5 each of our Malaysian own Maggi kari and our local brand Mee Daddy Chicken flavour just in case feeling hungry and lazy to go out especially during raining season. Even this, it will take us quite awhile to finish them off. No fancy brands of instant noodles in my pantry….😊😊

    Same here! I still have my pack of Mee Daddy Kari and Maggi Kari that I bought sometime ago to compare between the two and blog about them. Hardly eat instant noodles these days – no time to cook in the morning, gotta rush to send my girl to school.
    Did not bother to buy the chicken anymore as nobody else in the house will eat.
    At least, these are not too bad and are very affordable…not so ridiculously priced and not even nice like the Korean ones and all the rest that my missus likes to buy home.

  2. Here, I am trying to finish our pack of instant noodle before the expiry date. We bought this pack just as a standby in case one of us is hungry in the night. You cooked the eggs beautifully.

    Omega 3 eggs, straight from the fridge. Just boil water, slip in the two eggs and keep covered for 5 minutes. They are very small – regular eggs, I’d wait for 7 minutes. Time may vary if eggs are not from inside the fridge. I cannot stand overcooked (or undercooked) eggs – must be perfeggg!!!!
    If I were to go out for breakfast so often like you and your hubby, I wouldn’t bother buying instant noodles – nothing like eating freshly cooked stuff. Such processed foods aren’t all that good for us. Sometimes we do not go out for so long that we run out of things for breakfast in the house.

  3. I used to be able to eat spicy food with no issue in Malaysia.
    After living here in Britain for so long, my stomach has weaken, now spicy food will upset my tummy.
    Ha ha… I can’t believe this! But still I will eat spicy food and worry about the pain later.

    I visited the Newington post as you mentioned yesterday. I still could not find the spammer like or anyone named Operation X either. Not sure if this problem only occurs on your end?

    1. This one is just an example. There was a long long list, all your posts since God knows when – all my comments were LIKEd. It doesn’t reappear so I guess it is all right – not like those spam comments that I get on my posts. I block the users all the time and more will appear – such a nuisance. So glad they are blocked by Akismet so I am the only one who gets to see them.

      These days, everybody is into spicy…the Koreans, the Chinese/Taiwanese with mala this and mala that. Somehow or other, their brand of spiciness is not to my liking, not like ours. Maybe it’s the type of chilies they use.

  4. Love your soft boiled eggs. They look as if they were perfectly poached!

    You’re looking at the eggs-pert here! I get it right everytime! LOL!!!

  5. Those early morning flights are such a nuisance. I guess it does force you to make the most of a day, though.

    Indeed. Imagine having to catch a cab to the airport in the dark…and having to pay the surcharge…and if you wait till you get to the airport before you have your breakfast, be prepared to be fleeced. Things are generally a lot more expensive at airports!

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