8 Oct 2008
- Nikkei 225 Index plunged 9.38% (worst one-day plunge since 1987).
- Hang Seng Index lost 8.2%.
- Australia's All Ordinaries Index closed 4.1% lower.
- Trading halted in Jakarta as the main index fell more than 10%.
- Dow Jones shed 5.1%.
- Straits Times Index dived 6.61%.
- Seoul Composite Index dropped 5.81%.
- London, Paris, Frankfurt, Russia felt the heat as well.
In another part of the world, something’s burning too.
The hot chilli paste/flakes from Restoran Super Kitchen.
- Britain pumped US$875 million to save banks from collapsing.
- Japan came up with a US$20.7 billion rescue plan.
- America approved a US$700 billion bailout for Wall Street banks.
- Hong Kong announced 1% cut in interest rates.
- Australia's central bank offered US$856 million.
- Senator Obama and Senator McCain were still debating on tax cuts for the middle class on television.
We can only hope the cash sprays are able to extinguish the on-going fires.
Like how we wish the herbal tea can cool down the burn from the chilli. Can it?
For now, it’s still early to tell. Confusions aloud as investors forecast whether it’s a bottomless pit or has the slump reached a plateau.
We've learnt not to put too much chilli paste/flakes into the noodle. Be cautious. Be wise. It may look tantalizing, together with all the other ingredients such as crispy anchovies, minced meat, fried shallot bits and a not-so-perfect-rather-overcooked poached egg. The more is definitely not the merrier. Take only what you can handle.
On-going fires certainly made transitions and short-missile launches sounded like the soup version of the pan mee. Uninteresting, as the soup base was rather bland despite the flavoursome ingredients included in the soup such as shitake mushroom slices, pork meatballs, fried shallot bits, potato leaves and an egg.
It was al dente, thick and smooth. Almost udon-like, this pan mee (handmade, flour-based noodle). Ensemble-wise, the dry version fared much better in terms of flavour. Since most of the ingredients are fried in one way or another, a nice combination of aroma and crunch is expected. Just test the chilli before investing, I mean pouring, the whole jar into the bowl. You don't want to cry for water, later. And by the way, where's the lime to go with the chilli??
If you are burning still or have been burnt, do order yourself another shot of the herbal tea.
And we shall all hope and pray for rain to put all the fires away.
Restoran Super Kitchen
18, Jalan Metro Perdana 8
Taman Usahawan Kepong
52100 Kuala Lumpur.
33, Jalan Dewan Sultan Sulaiman 1
Off Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman
50300 Kuala Lumpur.
(Opposite Kin Kin)
Tel: (+603) 2697 0998
3-1, Jalan PJU 5/4
Dataran Sunway, Kota Damansara
47810 Petaling Jaya.
Tel: (+603) 6141 7398
Dry Pan Mee - RM6.00 per bowl
Soup Pan Mee - RM5.00 per bowl