Now let's talk about little side-dreams right now. If you guys haven't noticed, I've been trying to share more of myself through my pictures. The captions, stories, they're my truth. A piece of my life now. So here comes a piece of my past and heritage.
For those who don't yet know, I was born and raised in Brunei Darussalam. And a big part of that culture and upbringing meant an extensive knowledge of life through noodles. From my childhood favorites: Kolo Mee, Kway Teow, Lao Shu Fen to the vast selection of area-based style cooking of Mee Goreng. (If none of these noodle types ring any bells, do look them up. You're welcome!)
A little dream of mine would be to open up a noodle stall or Southeast Asian/Chinese/Bruneian Kopitiam or Restaurant. Filipinos need to know about the food from those parts of Asia they're missing out on. Sure we got some places that cater to this demographic already. But it's not the same without Kolo Mee guys. Really. So just you wait!
But until then, I have my Mi Goreng (originally from Indonesia) gift packs from home! I always have mine topped off with calamansi and poached egg. Still THE best packet noodles ever. Don't fight me on this. 🙅🏻🙌🏻💯✨•
P.S. Thank you @thenjinhuey for the Mi Goreng from home (it's different from home and here, promise) and @michaelmcdizz for the coolest pasalubong oven mitts from your travels! 🙌🏻