When September Ends…

… it is then probably time to drop by and say hi for a bit, I suppose…

I think it is somewhat ironic that the only time when I can sit back, relax and blog is when I am home in KL for the weekend. Normally you’d think my schedule would be jam packed with… “things” to do. Oh, well…

Thing is, I haven’t done this regularly for so long already that I have no idea what to say… I guess I’ll just slap a bunch of photos I have and see what I can make of it…

First up is a picture of what looks like bacon aglio olio which I have no recollection whatsoever of having eaten, let alone when, where and how delicious it is. Not such a good start eh? πŸ™„

It probably is delicious. I mean, bacon = delicious, yes? I even have a close up of it, so I guess yeah. it’s delicious…

Next up is a picture of an ebi fry don. Again I have absolutely no memory of having eaten this whatsoever. This is getting worrying indeed, I guess…

Although I think I know why I took this picture. I probably wanted to show you how this epic fail of an ebi fry this is. Look at the cross section? See how disproportionate it is between ebi (prawn) and batter? I probably wanted to cheong suay (badmouth) the place but seeing how I don’t even remember having eaten this let alone where I ate this, it is not going to happen now is it? What a bummer… πŸ™

Let’s see something that doesn’t come from a restaurant next…

When I do my grocery run, I usually get either US potatoes, or Japanese sweet potatoes. The other day I spotted a different type of potatoes, Holland potatoes to be exact, and felt like I should have more variety.

Not that I can tell the difference between potatoes from different countries, but that’s beside the point.

And then I saw the finer details and thought, thank fuck for remembering to pay attention to the finer details. Then I went back to the usual US potatoes.

I mean… come on. Holland potatoes from China? WTF does that even mean? If it is produced in China, why not call it China potatoes instead? πŸ™

Okay, let’s go back to food…

This happened some time last week (I think). I was finally able to put the famous (Opposite of) Come Noodle House to the test. Seriously, the queues at their outlets in Penang were and still are, somewhat crazy. I mean, I’d understand in the past because this noodle chain was allegedly operated by the infamous KKJPTR and that bastard had lots of members. But then now that he’s gone into hiding, the queues have not subsided, so I reckon it must be pretty dang good.

So I went early morning one weekend and decided to get their Superior Soup with pork belly slices and their (supposedly) famous fish paste.

After having this, I think I can finally declare without a single shred of doubt: I have no freakin’ idea why the queues.

My verdict on their superior soup (which is supposed to be made with tonnes of ingredients, including seafood) can be summed up as such: superior soup my ass.

I was only able to finish this bowl of noodles thanks to lots of help from Mr Soy Sauce and Mrs Black Pepper. And Miss Chili Flakes. Like, seriously, a lot of them.

Without them condiments, it would have been this:

Naotsugu-yan of Log Horizon best sums up my verdict on that “Superior” thing…

Shit. I sound like a grumpy old man, don’t I? Complaining about everything and anything, spreading negativity all over the place.

Here’s some more negativity. I recently took a good close look at my work badge and felt depressed.

I was smiling, I swear. But because of all the fading at strategic spots, now my picture looks like a fierce and grumpy old fart.

Maybe I really am a grumpy old fart. πŸ™ πŸ™ πŸ™

Shit. Now I’m dejected. Guess I’ll stop…

16 Comments

  1. good to hear u again! yea, u sound like a grumpy ol’ fart…Ur colleague/friends/family members must be avoiding u for being/sounding so negative in life…LOL! yea, Holland potatoes are from China, just like many IKEA products!

    • Well, to be fair to IKEA, at least they give their products unique names and you don’t find any chair in IKEA’s inventory being named Sweden Chair or something. I guess I would be fine if the potatoes are labeled Windmill Potatoes, or Clog Potatoes or something, rather than blatantly calling it Holland Potatoes, hahahaha! πŸ˜›

  2. Hey, welcome back πŸ™‚ I’m surprised you can still blog coz usually one gets lazy after too long a lay-off! πŸ˜‰ I didn’t know that that noodle place is operated by the infamous KKJPTR…and I didn’t know that the place is famous for anything other than beef-related stuff. I’ve still not dragged myself to try this popular place and I like that you don’t mince your words when you don’t like something…”superior soup my ass-lah”…hihihi! >_<

    • I’m mostly tired these days. Consistently working until 10pm/midnight and weekends these days. But yeah, on the rare days that I am not working, I do feel lazy, but that is also probably due to being tired πŸ™„ …

      Thing is, that KKJPTR, their brainwash seminars always feature this noodle house as their proprietary business. For all we know, it might have nothing to do with KKJPTR πŸ™„ …

      Well, when one sees “superior soup”, one would surely expect rich and thick and flavorful broth, no? And then to be served a “superior soup” that looks and tastes like plain water, that’s just too much… even for the typically non picky me… πŸ™„

  3. That noodle, it is actually good but I have experienced diluted broth from the same outlet near my place. Most of the time I have a good experience and they should be consistent in the quality of the broth. Don’t eat the fish paste, go for the bursting meatballs. That one my favorite.

  4. Old man, grumpy fart? Maybe, maybe not since you can always remember to take photo πŸ™„ The work badge like that must mean good things – looking young, working hard πŸ™„

  5. Can see that you are smiling in your work badge, no you are not a grumpy old man

    Cheers to October, may October brings us smiles, happiness and wealth yeah!

  6. I have no idea that the fish paste is supposed to be good because I never order that. Their bursting pork balls are the ones to order and since you do not like ching ching soup, spicy soup is the way to go but I guess you will never go back again.

    Well, I must say it is good to see a post from you though it sounds pretty gloomy. Hey! Cheer up! only if you feel you want to cheer up.

    Any way of getting a new work badge? Got to pay?

    • I didn’t know what’s good and what’s not. When I looked at their menu, there was a thumbs up sign next to the fish paste, so I assumed that was THE thing to go for. Apparently not, huh… You’re right, I don’t plan on going back again. But, bursting pork balls huh… hmm…

      I’m too lazy to go get a new badge made, hehehehe πŸ˜› …

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