How to spice up boring instant noodles to feed a Suan!

Following Din's insinuation that I may be rather lacking in my culinary skills, it just so happened that I bought some stuff for dinner and a few photos will prove to you cynical lot that I am indeed, mighty and great and can do just about anything! Except for the tying a cherry stem into a knot with the tongue thing; we shall leave that to Fireangel.

Tis' true the simpler things are, the better. Nevertheless Paris Hilton can't even manage a simple life, hence proof that extra things and reinventions are always needed, else we'd be all watching 14″ black and white TV sets.

Whoever invented instant noodles should be totally worshipped and have their feet kissed to death, if they ain't already. When I was in Form Six (that's almost A-level/Diploma equivalent to you n00bs) and mightily poor, I would buy instant noodles in bulks and have them for almost every meal until my next allowance. Now that I am not so mightily poor, I am able to add this and that to my humble instant noodles in order for my physical development to reach its fullest potential. So here we go.

First, the star and its sidekicks.

super maggi mee ingredients

Maggi Mee (curry flava please), some greens because I am a vege person (siu bak choy and watercress), some white oyster mushrooms and golden needle mushrooms, some of those imitation crab flavoured sticks, a bit of ham which is so not halal to our Muslim friends so feel free to substitute with turkey ham or goat meat or whatever, and a nice Grade A egg.

super maggi mee procedures

Clockwise: Dump the vege and mushrooms into boiling water and let it cook for a while. Then if you have only one pot like me, remove the vege and mushrooms to a bowl so you could boil the noodles in a new pot of water. This is because the boiled watercress will make the water look sick and mouldy-ish greenish like KY's pond and you don't really want that in your dinner.

Then add the crabsticks and the eggs, boil it for a bit then pour everything into a bowl and add the curry seasoning. Some people like to add the seasoning while cooking the noodles, but I say No and my word is Queen.

Then add everything together, sprinkle the non-halal ham on top and voila! dinner for Suan!

super maggi mee end result

Actually the photo above was today's lunch, because I was so hungry yesterday that I finished eating everything before I remembered that I'd forgotten to take a photo. Weird how the stomach controls you like that.

Then finish off with a glass Amarula while watching the LOTR movie appendices.

Or a whole bottle if you are so inclined that way.

This whole guest blogging thing is rather fun. If it's just me and Haydies, I am so going to knock myself out.




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16 Responses to How to spice up boring instant noodles to feed a Suan!

  1. KY January 24, 2006 at 3:16 pm #

    i’m not sure if that looks appetizing..

  2. FireAngel January 24, 2006 at 3:18 pm #

    OH MY GOD. YOU’RE SHARING THAT WITH ME. (The drink. keep the Maggi)

  3. suanie January 24, 2006 at 3:18 pm #

    it was good anyhow.. both maggi and drink 😛 because it’s to feed a Suan, remember?!?

  4. Paul Tan January 24, 2006 at 3:41 pm #

    omfg i want amarula.

  5. Intensecure January 24, 2006 at 3:52 pm #

    Don’t you think the new XtraDelicious Maggi noodles with no MSG are so much better tasting?
    Personally it’s just cabbage and fried tofu in mine. With beer…oh, yes. 🙂

  6. cheneille January 24, 2006 at 4:30 pm #

    The amarula looks like ribena sial.

  7. Dylan January 24, 2006 at 4:46 pm #

    that bowl where you put all your ingredients is from Fresh & White toothpaste.

    that bowl where you served your cooked maggie is from Darlie toothpaste. Hahaha..Suanie, you have the hobby of collecting free toothpaste bowl?

  8. alicia January 24, 2006 at 5:02 pm #

    looks nice.. i like veges .. loads of them.. new idea for me 😀

  9. Dabido (Teflon) January 24, 2006 at 5:53 pm #

    *passes Cheneille Amarula & ribena mix*

    Tell me if it tases good?

    Suanie – can’t cook, can’t tie cherry stem in a knot … we’ll have to cure one of those.

    Practice Practice.

    Funny, I can do both of those …

    The world is a funny place … men are becoming better at all things and women … are getting elected Presidents everywhere! 🙂

    Not that it bothers me, I can feed myself! 🙂

  10. spiller January 24, 2006 at 5:53 pm #

    well cooked. but if you potong some small red chilli and boil with it before you add anything else, it would taste much better… more spicy.

    try it. it’s good.

  11. Alynna January 24, 2006 at 7:46 pm #

    You’re doing well, Suan, yeah! 🙂

  12. eddyhan January 24, 2006 at 7:51 pm #

    OK Suanie…

    What’s the side effects faster tell us!

  13. suanie January 25, 2006 at 1:38 am #

    Intensecure: oO I don’t even know it exists.. will try to look for it when I go grocery shopping next time. Fried tofu in maggi mee is a new concept for me…

    cheneille: erm how can? Ribena is red, Amarula is creamish looking?

    Dylan: WRONG! They are all Darlie bowls bwahahhahaa! Courtesy of me dad’s loyalty to Darlie. Personally I use Colgate.

    Dabido: but I can blog 😉

    spiller: hmm doesn’t it give you a ‘lak’ taste? mebbe will try next time 😀

    Alynna: yay!

    eddyhan: well I have lots of white hair…

  14. aprilcherrie January 25, 2006 at 7:11 am #

    wow… maggi mee + Amarula…. hmm hmmm

  15. eddyhan January 25, 2006 at 8:47 am #

    Free hair highlights…that’s some good stuff.

  16. Din January 25, 2006 at 12:53 pm #

    woah, never thought a joke of a comment could turn into a challenge. heheh