In fact, most of our time in the grocery store is spent at the instant noodle aisle and later of me debating why he can't buy everyone of the 20 packets of instant noodles that he has added into our trolley. So imagine Nathaniel's excitement and my dread when we found out about Segyee Mee - Instant Noodle Heaven.
Segyee Mee is located as Jalan SS15/4D in Subang which is the same row as McDonalds and Burgetory. It is facing the main road and situated on the ground floor, 2 doors away from Sushi Flash. Not hard to find. Parking , like anywhere in SS14, will be close to none at lunch hours because of the many colleges near by. It will be wiser to go during the late evening.
Upon entering we were greeted by a friendly waitress. She explained to us the concept of the store and how to operate the hot stoves on our tables.
Phone and keys not included
The menu with pricing is below. Click to enlarge. There are 3 choices.
We both choose to eat the buffet for RM20 each (student price)
The environment of the restaurant was pleasant and clean. Air conditioned. The outdoor seating area was nice as well.
They definitely has a wide selection of noodles. There were more wet noodles than there were dry noodles but still a good variety. There were a number of udons as well. I was quiet surprised to see our local Maggi Mee and Indon Mee there. I would think that the main purpose of coming was to try international flavours. I was hopping to find more "expensive" noodles that I usually would not purchase at supermarkets. Like the Japanese thick udon noodles. But majority of the noodles, although large in variety, seemed to be from the cheaper range.
2 racks full of noodles. Nathaniel was like a little boy in a candy shop.
The condiments provided to eat along with the noodles were however disappointing . Pictures from other bloggers seemed to have more variety. Plus, a large majority of the things were common frozen food like sausages and crab sticks. Nothing special. They didn't even have those panda shaped fish cakes :( .The veggie was also not fresh. I could have gotten everything in Tesco easily. I was expecting at least some beef and chicken slices or some broccoli.
However, they surprisingly provided small slices of cheese. I've never had cheese with my noodles before so this was quiet interesting for me. Maybe if I ate enough cheese , the value would add up to the RM20 I paid for the really un-worth-it meal.
In all about 14 frozen food varieties to choose from and 9 types of veggies (if you count frozen corn as a vegetable)
The sauces that were provided. Most of them were to chinese-y for my liking.
The refillable soft drink machine was not functioning. The drinks we were left to choose from was water, or diluted orange and pepsi cordial. Disappointing. It would have been nice if they provided us with the cans of soft drinks that they were selling in their ala carte menu. I mean, only fair right?
The buffet also provided dessert which was ice cream.
The vanilla was close to gone which left us with chocolate, corn and raspberry swirl. The staff didn't bother to change the tub of vanilla even though they obviously saw that there was nothing left.
I think this is what I enjoyed most about the buffet. The traditional ice cream pops. Is that what they call it? They had them in Assam , Sarsi and one more flavor. I forgot.
I had one before my meal, in the middle of my meal and after my meal. But no amount of ice cream I ate that day could amount to what I paid for the buffet. Still a very un-worth-it buffet.
Nathaniel's first choice of instant noodles was a hot beef noodle soup from Taiwan
I had this as my first option because I wanted to try something dry. It also came in a packet of 2 mini noodles so I thought I could try just one noodle cluster and not fill myself up too much.
Bad choice. It tasted ugh, Wasn't my cup of tea. It was just no.
Nathaniel's second choice was a chili crab flavored pack. Although lacking in actual crab meat, this tasted decent.
My last choice was a beef and radish flavored packet. I was desperate to wash my pallet after my mouth was met with the horrendous flavor of my previous choice.
This was not bad. The flavor was there but once again, it's instant noodles. You can't expect much. It would have been great if there was beef and some red dates provided to throw into the soup.
In all. there is a whole lot of room for Segye Mee to improve. They could start by offering a better variety of condiments. Maybe even up the quality of their instant noodle variety. To enable people to try more flavors of instant noodles at one visit (after all, isn't that the whole purpose of the shop?) they could maybe offer smaller portions of noodles in each pack. Maybe repackage the noodles?
This is an average size of a packet of instant noodles. Pretty big. I would say an average person could only eat the most, 2 packets.
The way I see it, the only reason to go to Segye Mee is if you are in a big group. Then at least you get to taste a variety of noodles. If you are going a one or with another friend, I say save up your RM20 and buy 2 full packets of noodles from your convenience store. You'll even get back some change too.
And if you do go, you better be one hell of an instant noodle cook. Since you are cooking everything yourself, you've only got yourself to blame if your dish comes out bad. Nathaniel and I got some of the water measurements wrong thus some of our noodles came out sometimes too diluted and sometimes too dry. And the waiters give you a dirty look if you waste the noodles. I know . I tried hiding as much of my excess food in the used packets.
Overcooked noodles. Meh
Overall a 3/10. It's a clean shop with a good variety of low quality noodles. The idea is there. Everything else was just disappointing. Take your RM20 and you could find way better food around that area for even cheaper.1 lovely comments ✿
I recently met up with a childhood friend over tea. We both spent our teenage years together in the small town of Ipoh.We rarely meet and its funny how when we finally did, it was in another country.2 lovely comments ✿
Janna and I spoke about so many things. That's the thing about childhood friends. We can not see each other for over a year and have no contact but when we do meet, it's as if we were never apart.
We both have been away from Ipoh for quiet some time and when we spoke about the town it was as if we were speaking about something foreign.
"Every time I go back, there's a new building"
"Do you know how many little cafes they have there now?!"
"I go to church and I don't even feel like I fit in anymore"
"My conversation with everyone I meet in Ipoh revolves around 'how are your studies ?' or 'how are you ?' and then a dead silence because there's nothing else to talk about"
"Who are all these new people in church and which baby belongs to who ?!?."
As we talked, there was something we agreed on -we both no longer felt at home in Ipoh.
And then there was the questions- If Ipoh was no longer home, then where is home?
It certainly was not KL for me and neither was it Singapore for Janna.
And for a good minute, the both of us were left to ponder about our belonging, or in this case, the lack of it.
There was no conclusion.
The epiphany came it the last minutes of our meet up. And for me, this was the highlight of my trip.
"You know, maybe we had the whole concept of home wrong all along. Maybe home isn't a place. Maybe home is the people you're with. Like I can be anywhere in the world, it doesn't matter, but if I'm with you, then I'm home".
And that's when I knew that Janna was very right.
I had the whole concept of home wrong all along.
I was invited about a week ago to witness one of MyBrandApps' successful apps at work.
Jin & Yens Proposal and Wedding App!
It was for a surprise proposal.The very smart groom-to-be , Jin, built a mobile app that could connect all his guest and inform them instantly of details about his surprise proposal. The app would later enable the couple to network with all their guest until and during their wedding day.
The main menu of the app. If you made a similar app, you could personalize it to whatever functions that would be most suitable.
There was a countdown timer that all the guest used to be informed of when the bride-to-be was going to arrive. Everyone was suppose to keep very silent because she had no idea that they were there.
The app also had a photo booth where guest could take pictures with the banners designed by Jin, the groom-to-be . Editing tools were provided to beautify the pictures . These are examples of the many banners provided.
Oh btw, that's me and Audrey, Miss Supranational Malaysia 2014. She's flying of to Poland to compete for the crown this Saturday. Best of luck Audrey!
Guest could sent pictures and personal messages directly to the couple.
Other functions of the app included a chat room for all guest, a photo gallery , direct links to social media profiles and a slideshow showing the story of how Jin met Yen (how sweet!!)
So what ideas do you have for an app? Put your ideas to use quick with MyBrandApp and it could be the next best thing .
And congratulations Jin & Yen. Jin, you definitely upped the game for all the men wanting to propose after this.
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It has been 4 months since I graduated and my bank account is depleting as you read this.
I have been freelancing here and there (meaning : whenever someone is willing to hire me) and the fruits of my labor has been able to pay the bills, but still no full time job.
I guess in a way I'm still pretty clueless as to what I want to do.
I'm stuck between "Let what you love be what you do" and "I really need money because I'm starving and I want to get a dog".
My intuition has guided me in a couple of directions that I am going to pursue but I don't have a singular goal at the moment.
I dread answering the "So what are you doing now?", "Found a job yet?", "Start work already ah?" questions.
So unless you want to hear me go on a full on hippie rant about my current state, I suggest you avoid such questions.
If anything, I can say that I'm at peace with myself now.
But don't confuse my peace for contentment.
I'll find my way eventually.
On another note, I went for the preview show of the musical cabaret KAM... IN YOUR FACE 2 last night. (click to be directed to event page)
If the name of the show did not get your attention, the amazing cast will.
Hosted by the Queen of Comedy , Joanna Kam Poh Poh , be thrilled with the amazing voices of Miss Universe Malaysia finalist Lalitha Monisha, Akademi Fantasia winner Vince Chong and comedian Kevin Jay, just to name a few.
The show will be playing from the 5th -16th November 2014 at PJ Live Arts Theater so grab your tickets quick.
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