I’m not for everyone…

Ever so often, my friends would come home from a holiday in Thailand and they would praise their 7-11 there to the skies. “No need to go anywhere else,” they will tell me. “There are so many things to buy! You will never get to see those at our outlets here.” They are talking about all the non-halal products available or in other words, the pork products which, of course, are not for everyone here.

I have blogged about the very popular Thai MAMA instant noodles before here and also here, for instance, and they have just opened an outlet right here in Sibu – I guess it is something like the ones in KL that my friends there seem to like a lot. There are halal ones over there but obviously, the one here isn’t. I think I saw something like stewed pork leg in their video clip.

Anyway, my girl came home the other day with their cup noodles (we only had their packet ones before) and I took one to cook to give it…

…a try.

This is the pork flavour…

…one that is quite hard to come by at the shops and supermarkets here.

Inside, you can find the noodles and the dry ingredients…

Those tiny cubes look like meat to me but they have a kind-of-rubbery texture so perhaps, those are actually pork fat crusts that some people seem to enjoy a lot but I always leave them by the side.

Just boil some water and pour it into the cup…

Keep it covered for around 3 minutes and when the noodles have softened, add the oil, the seasoning and the chili in the sachets…

…provided inside the cup.

I suppose cup noodles are supposed to be enjoyed straight from the cup but in my case, for the sake of a bit of presentation, I poured everything into a bowl…

…and served, garnished with slices of my missus’ very nice and crunchy tomato and two half-boiled/cooked eggs. Oooppsss!!! I forgot to sprinkle a bit of chopped spring onions (there is some in the dry ingredients though) and fried shallots on top. LOL!!!

And now the moment of truth! When I shared one of the photographs on Facebook, my friend in Adelaide, South Australia commented, “I love this one. I have it here. Yummy!” Well, I must say that I couldn’t agree more! It was indeed really nice but I did not feel too comfortable eating those bits of pork or fat crusts so I picked them all out and left them by the side. I didn’t really fancy the carrot either – usually, I would boil these dehydrated vegetables for a long time to soften but since I did not do that here, they were hard and not to my liking.

My eggs were great…

I mishandled and broke one of the yolks and as you can see in the photograph, they are still runny, exactly the way that I love them.

Just three minutes and the noodles…

…turned out perfect, still firm and not overcooked or too soft and soggy.

No, it did not taste exotic or in any way, Thai but it tasted great with a hint of spiciness from the chili powder added.

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Author: suituapui

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

3 thoughts on “I’m not for everyone…”

  1. You did great job on the egg, the way I like it too. The other day I follow your step by step for half-boiled egg for 7 minutes and it turn out the egg white is a bit firm. Next round try 6 minutes.. 😂😂.

    6 or 7 should be fine, sometimes I go up to 8. I don’t mind a bit firm. My missus does it in 5 but I see her egg is still rather watery.
    I get it right everytime now since I get a lot of practice – my daily source of protein.
    I do not eat so much now – that is why I need to eat two eggs a day.
    Not supposed to eat the yolks but I love the yolks, so sayang if I have to throw them away.

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