Check Hup White Coffee

After reading Suanie's blog about the White Coffee, I decided to have a go. But I have to stop and think first.Yes, the worst case scenario: What if the coffee is crap and I would have to finish the whole pack. And if I give it to friends, they might turn into enemies for Life or worse, feint death when I come visit them. Then again, on the other hand, it might be great (since Suanie has great taste in food) and my friends might kill me for the packets. So, either way, I would be in trouble.

Its not easy with my mind going nuts at the moment as try as I might, I could never remember how the packet looks like. With my Nokia 5800 still at the Nokia centre, it would look silly everytime I go to a shop and pull out an A4 picture of the coffee. The worst thing is, every shop that I went to, happens to have the name of Carrefour and all coffee packets look the same to me. I would only know I have bought the wrong one if the packet is pink and after finishing all the packet, I feel feminine and love Beetles for no apparent reason.

But today, luck was on my side because while waiting for a friend at Puchong's Giant, I found it there, selling for about RM13 or so (I lost the receipt). I was so overjoyed that I did not mind using the money meant for my daily ration of fish crackers (for lunch, la) or behind the "less than 10 items" line where everyone failed their maths in counting. Alas, my, good friend weezy was not available for lunch today to share in my, gift.

Not did I get the coffee, I got a jar of Nussfit (because I
could not afford the REAL Nutella) in my attempts to
get Kristine eat her breakfast.

When I first opened the packet, the pleasant smell that
came wafting out was very familiar, as if I had this drink
before. The only think I can remember was that its not
coffee and it smells of butterscotch. But whatever it
was, it escaped me.

One trick I learnt from an old relative of mine was that she
would use a bit of hot water to mix the powder into some
paste until there were no floating globs of unmixed gloops
Then, you just add more hot water or cold water, or not
so hot water or not so cold water. But whatever you do,
don't even try it with Tonic water, Kickapoo, Kahlua or
even Brand's essense of chicken. And ketchup or chili
sauce is a definite no-no. But its OK if you mix them
all together for the Heng Tai session when the Groom
comes for the Bride. However, Kahlua is not cheap.
And neither is drain water.

Come to think of it, you'd better not add this to the
coffee either. Just toast it, spread some butter and
then this. But do not add cucumbers, Marmite
(or Bovril) or peanut butter even if you feel suicidal
today. No point being beefy nut who's cool but dead.

And so, after a few sips of the coffee, I am in the mood for
dinner. Here, you can see my dinner on the mini wok with
the leftover soup, tofu, brocoli, green pepper all mixed
with the rice. The coffee is so good, in fact, I am going to
have one after this. And just in case, another one with
hot water. And another one to make sure its coffee and
maybe one more before bedtime. And I should sprinkle
some of it into the Nussfit toast for my snack.

[Update: 11032009 0314]
Oh-oh. I still can't sleep and my heart's going thumpity thump. No, I am not addicted to coffee as I do not like coffee much unless its those Iced ones from Starbucks or whatever. Maybe I should take a cold coffee to counter all these shaking. And another one after that, as I am a bit thirsty. And maybe, I should try mixing it with Milo for that special Neslo feeling......

Sure Chek Hup (pronounced chekup, as in Cantonese for "instant") Jing San ("alert") effect one.

[Update: 11032009 0746]
OK, that's it. No more coffee for me. Haven't slept a wink last night.........

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