I had my usual runny eggs with piled up stir fried vegetables and rice this afternoon. I love to eat my Chap Fan that way! I know I’ve mentioned this a lot of times. Since it’s the exam season and one hour wasted on a meal (driving out, ordering, eating, driving home) would be too much so I decided to tapau my favourite combo for my dinner.
I packed two runny eggs and a mountain of stir fried vegetables and rice(which I later found out was enough to feed two hungry dogs. I know nuts about estimation.) and came home, all ready to go to sleep before waking up to study for an hour or two (LOL LET’S LAUGH! HAHAHAHAHA!!) and then maybe heat up my delicious chap fan and then consume that for dinner while watching the latest episode of Greek. (will do that after this blog post.) So I put my Styrofoam box inside the wok and closed it, in case it might get invaded by ants. THEN I went up to bed.
But we all know that I now have four more days to finish whatever I have left of my surgery notes so YAYY. (throws books aside for the day).
Lie Yuen went out to the mall to tapau a bowl of Laksa while I fiddled with the computer, waiting for her to get home so we can eat together. We really sound like an old married couple, don’t we? Cze-Yin went out with the rest of the classmates to play badminton. I’m just not in the mood.
When she got back, I went downstairs and excitedly opened my Styrofoam box to see the beautiful soggy rice with yellow yolk trickling through the gaps between each piece of rice and the emerald green vegetable glistening with oil.. ahhh.. just heavenly. I used a spoon to scoop everything out into a metal plate so that I could heat it up. Decided to clean the bits of rice stuck on the spoon with my tongue. Did it taste just a tad bit sour? Hm. Bet it’s just coz my tongue’s too weird from all that sleep.
Is that garbage I smell? I looked at the plastic bag hanging from the window and only saw my empty nescafe tin and Lie Yuen’s half eaten giant pear. Nothing that resembles the smell of 5 days old rice with side dishes. I took a great big whiff of my meal (which was starting to look more like dog food than human dinner) and couldn’t smell anything. Decided it was the garbage since they were in such close proximity. Or maybe my nose is problematic. (clogged with booger.)
I put it in the wok to steam. Decided that the smell was slightly overbearing and due to my great big love of chap fan with runny eggs and stir fried veggie, I stuck my spoon in and scooped a spoonful into my mouth. I swallowed it and screamed, “ARRGGHHH IT’S GONE BAD!!!!!!!!”
Honestly, the taste is still in my mouth. It’s sour and bland. Just thinking of it makes me want to puke. Do you all want to know how garbage taste like? Just leave your chap fan cooped up in a wok for a few hours. Fucking gross. Gross gross gross.
Feeling rather upset that I do not have any dinner to eat, I decided to make my ketchup+oyster sauce maggi mee instead. Yay! Went into the garden to pluck some tapioca leaves and boiled them. You know, as veggie for my pathetic dinner.
There’s a Grace who commented in my Life Is Shitty post about wanting the recipe to my ketchup+oyster sauce maggi mee and I did promise her a pictorial. So here it is:
I boiled the veggie from my little vegetable patch in the garden. (I’m not even THIS domesticated back home in Subang. Unless bougainvillea is actually a type of vegetable..?)
Then I dumped the maggi mee in and wait for it to soften, but not too soft till it has lost its springiness.
And a dash of oyster sauce and ketchup. You should estimate it yourself. Ideally it should be just enough to coat every stand of maggi mee. Too much and it just overwhelms. Also, equal amounts of both sauces. You don’t want it to be too sour or too salty.
Take the maggi mee out of the pot and start mixing it around in your plate!
There you have it, instant dinner. And stop staring at the amount okay. I’m a depressed girl. Move along nothing to see.
So if any of you try this recipe out, do let me know how it turned out for you. 🙂 Would be nice to know that the recipe is enjoyed by others as well.
While having my dinner and watching 27 Dresses with Lie Yuen, the putrid stench of stale economy rice was still lingering on my tongue. I decided to wash it down with chocolate. By the way, a trip to Langkawi equals infinity chocolate in the fridge. I still have more than half of what I have left from my chocolate buying frenzy in Langkawi back in December. I still had tons left over like half a box of Guylian (the best chocolates EVER! Fell in love with them when I was seven years old!) and some random brands.
Lie Yuen wanted to help me take the Tango Almond chocolates but ended up tipping my Guylian box and seven pieces of milky brown seashells rolled all over the floor, collecting dusts and strands of hair in their tragic journey.
“OH NO!!!” my heart broke. Guylian chocolates! GUYLIAN! Guylian chocolates all over the floor! I can buy a prepaid card with a box of Guylian chocolates!
“Can wash and eat la,” said Lie Yuen as she picked the chocolates off the floor and passed them to me. I’m not too sure. Chocolate under running water? But I did it anyway. 🙁
Imagine having to put dripping wet chocolate in your mouth and biting it only to find that there is a watery middle. But the thought of little dust particles sticking all over the chocolate just seems too horrible. There’s only so much washing you can do for your chocolates right? The whole damn thing is sticky and some might be embedded in.
I finished all seven pieces anyway. Will see how I feel later.