One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not eaten well.
~ Virginia Woolf
This is our favourite instant noodle — we call it the Myojo Pedas 100. No other instant noodles comes close in comparison and it has no peers in the spicy-ness department. Although we have found some other Myojo instant noodles in many shops we have not come across this specific type. So, everytime we hear someone coming over from Malaysia or Singapore, we would go on the carpet begging friends or family to bring over some. This latest consignment comes courtesy of Rachel, little Angela and little Gabriel … specially imported from Singapore. [Rachel, Angela and Gabriel, we dedicate this blog to you!] We now have precious 15 packets — got to ration really closely because it’ll be a long while before we get our next replenishment! BTW, this is a dry noodle and not the normal soup type. This is how it looks like:
Of all the in family, Nanzaro is the one that goes ga-ga over this the most. For a small guy, he can really take spicy food. So, the honor of eating the first pack goes to him. He has kindly consented to showing the world how he prepares the noodle. KIDS, DO NOT TRY THIS YOURSELF AT HOME. ALWAYS REMEMBER, SAFETY FIRST AND GET AN ADULT TO SUPERVISE YOU.
[Dad]: Over to you Nanzaro.
[Nanzaro]: Ahem. Hello everyone. You MUST first of all make sure you have all the utensils you need. You don’t want to start looking for it midway cooking or you might rush and cause little accidents. This is what you need: a plate, pair of chopsticks, a small cooking pot with cover, and a sieve.
Make sure you have a safe environment while cooking. For a little man like me, I use an Ikea stool so that I can safely see over the inside of the pot.
You must boil the water. Turn the heat to very hot and put the cover over the pot. This will make the water boils faster. You will know it’s ready when the water bubbles.
The Myojo Pedas 100 come with two small sachets of spicy seasoning and oil. I think the oil is a kind of chilli oil that gives the noodles the spicy-ness and extra kick!
Once the water is boiled, carefully put the noodles into the pot. I know it is hot around the boiling pot but don’t throw in the noodles or else the hot water might splash out of the pot. Don’t put the contents of the sachets into the pot at this point.
Stir the noodles until it is soft. Do it very gently and carefully.
The next step should be done with the supervision of an adult. I have my very beautiful mum to help me here. We want to drain the water from the noodle. Remember this is a dry noodle? Pour the softened noodle into your plate and add both the contents of the sachets on the noodle. After this step, the dangerous part of the cooking is over. REMEMBER TO SWITCH OFF THE STOVE.
Stir the noodles until the seasoning is evenly mixed. For some reason, this seasoning tends to clump together, so you need to break them up with your chopstick.