Yo! I’m home! I touched down in Singapore very early this morning and then touched down again in KLIA early this morning! I’m typing this from the comforts of my home in KL!
No, I mean, I’m typing this from the discomforts of my home in KL. What the fuck man, the weather is so fucking hot! My lips cracked the moment the plane’s hatch opened to allow the Malaysian heat to get into the cabin. I’m freaking miserable right now! 🙁
Anyway, I just wanted to let you guys know that I’m safely back, in one piece. Also, I’m slowly catching up on reading all the missed blog posts since two weeks ago. I can’t comment on each and everyone of them (there’s too many!), but I will read through them all…
Also, I probably won’t be resuming my normal blogging schedule for a few days. When I get back to Penang, I need to get back to work. My work email’s Inbox has probably exploded in my absence, and I probably need to re-acclimatize to my cheap rental flat. I most definitely need tons of time to re-acclimatize with this fucking heat!
Hmm, maybe I should show you some more food today, as I am busy clearing the backlogs of blog posts while simultaneously shaking off jet lag. These were me trying to spend off all the loose change that I had in my pocket and wallet, because the money changers here will not deal with coins.
3 Piece Tenderstrips meal set from Popeyes for 26 TL. I know they already have some outlets in Malaysia, but I have to confess that this was my first time eating in a Popeyes (fast food chain). Their chicken strips were alright, but the biscuit was meh. I could make a better biscuit, amateur baker as I am 🙄 … I think the well liked biscuit is the one from Texas Chicken instead?
Singapore Bak Chor Mee 肉脞面 (Minced Pork Noodles) for S$ 5. I opted for kuay teow (rice noodles). As you can see from the picture, the minced pork in this bowl is almost negligible compared to other ingredients. I don’t know why the Singaporeans name this noodles dish as such. Maybe it is just this airport stall. But then, they also call their pepper soup as bak kut teh, so… 🙄
Also, as you can see from the picture, this seems like a spicy bowl of noodles. That’s right, it was because I opted for the spicy option. This bowl of noodles would have been perfect… if they used just a little bit
of more salt for seasoning. I could taste the fiery chili paste, the vinegar, and of course, the pork lard. But it seems that Singaporeans are anti-any amount of salt in their food. I’m not asking you to overload your food with salt and MSG, but a tiny bit of salt is necessary as seasoning to bring all the flavors together, and because this bowl of noodles did not get that, as a result, it turned out… well… bland.
If this is also how the hawker centers prepare their food, I can totally understand why most of my Malaysian friends who live and work across the Causeway are in perpetual tears due to lack of “edible” food 🙄 …
Okay, guess I’ll stop here, less I offend some of my Singaporean readers out there…