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Cheat Maggi Mee

Not been such a healthy health freak today...just a freak. :-)

The kids love instant noodle (for a very wrong reason) so, it is one of those days that I say 'to hell with it'.

So, the major ingredients are mostly processed food but cooked in a healthy manner, ok?

I can't find the regular instant noodle brand that I usually like so, I settled for this one. Gonna tell you in a bit where it stands as far as taste and quality is concerned.

Because instant noodles really lack nutritional value, you gotta add your favorite vegetable into it, you know. And this is mine today.

Don't like veg, force yourself. It is good for you. :-) Sound your mom, I bet. Or maybe I sound like YOU.

Just for good measure, I decided to add eggs and tofu (from yesterday's complete DISASTER experiment) into this.

So, here we go. I have some leftover shallots too, I remembered, so, in it goes. Why waste something so fragrant and wonderful?

I don't know about you but whenever I put the egg in last, I tend to stir it and it turns the soup a little...eggy? I don't quite like that although eggs is one of my favorite EVER food in the world. I prefer the soup clear, so, I usually put the eggs in first and make sure they look and feel like eggs at the end of the whole process.

They look scrambled, I know but then when done this way, at the very least, you know you're eating the egg with each scoop of the soup, right?

In goes water and tofu. My kids don't like the tofu too 'visible' (teehee) so, I have to put it in first to make sure the tofu sorta disappeared a bit in the end.

Then I added the noodles and the soup mix powder.

And then stuff the vegetables into the mix. Gosh. Not enough space in there, man. The sausages took up all the space in the pan. :-)

But in the end, I think it went OK lah. The kids loved it, licked the bowls but the freak in me would have preferred it if I left the sausages for last. But the soup tasted so much better with a little 'sausage juice' in there. So, I don't know...maybe the next time round, I sound save half of it for a little bit of steaming or frying and top them into the finished product?

Points? I think I give this one a 7.5. But my kids would give it 9.99999. Not a full ten because....there's vege in there. The perfect instant noodle would have absolutely NO VEGETABLES whatsoever. :-P

Oh, the noodle review? I think my favorite one still rocks. And the soup base tastes like nothing but MSG and no chicken stock. At all.

Things Used:-

  1. Instant Noodle
  2. Water
  3. Sausages
  4. Vegetable of choice (doesn't really matter, does it?)
  5. Shallots
  6. Eggs
  7. Tofu
  8. Salt
  9. Sugar
  10. Pepper
  11. Soya sauce


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