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.
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.
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!
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.