Thursday, January 24, 2008

A choice between sandwich and mee pok tar...

Was staring at my breakfast today. Yep... sandwiches (again). Well, had to finish the loaf before it expires in a couple of days' time. Now, I must admit that I'm not really a fan of bread.. even with some stuff between the slices. That's probably because I've been subjected to all sorts of bread for breakfasts when I was a kid.

Anyway, lamented to Wife that I missed the breakfast back home. Mee Pok Tar (dry chinese flat noodles) is what I call a breakfast. Back home, I've got this issue with the lard that they use to cook it... you can see the glistering oil off the noodles. For now, I'll just give anything to have that slithering down my throat.

Yummy....

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9 comments:

Claire said...

This really made me chuckle :)

I have just had a boring ham sandwich.

London Soon said...

That pack of ham is cheap though.... It costs double for something like that in HK. The picture of mee pok is cruel for overseas Singaporean. 10 yrs ago Laksa in HK was S$10, now it's so popular that S$4 is not uncommon.

By the way, thanks for the new column for potential Londoners. I don't have a google account YET, will try to sign up one sometime.

Have a great week end.

C K said...

The ham and cheddar cheese (mature) is quite affordable. In fact, Iceland is patronised by locals looking for cheap buys.

However, the layout is not as great as Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury or even Tesco... It's like comparing Cold Storage to Seng Shiong (in Singapore).

Anyway, great that you find the "Singaporeans in London" helpful. Looking to expand that site, just don't have the discipline to do so.

KW said...

Aaaaah Mee Pok!!!
Over here in the US we are also eating bread. But when we have time, we make boiled eggs, buy cheap smoked salmon, chop up some onions, make a bit of coleslaw (US$1 a packet, enough for 4 servings) and life is a bit better...but not as good as with a big bowl of Mee Pok!!

Dutchie said...

My kingdom for a bowl of mee pok now !?

I cant never get used to eating sandwiches - it's so dry n boring. I cant grasp how most dutch here would say a sandwich with "mature" cheese is yummy. They dont know what they r missing ??

Thank goodness my hubby understands when I lament abt food. He is so tuned in to Sg yummies - must hv been a china man in his last life :)

C K said...

@kw,
Haha, well, you would hear anyone saying... 'Aaaaah ham and cheese sandwich!', would you?

I can just spend my entire lunchtime just staring at those pictures.

C K said...

@dutchie,
Then you must be a great cook to satisfy your husband (and your own) craving...

Actually, I don't mind those sandwiches sold at Pret or E.A.T. They're pretty good really. Hmm...

Dutchie said...

ck,

It helps that he is the encouraging type .. or was that his survival instincts ? I mean the more praise, the more yummy he gets rite ? Haha ..

C K said...

@Dutchie,
Perhaps I should heap praises on my wife's cooking from now on... :)