Tapi bukan senang nak variety kan masakan berasaskan noddle gang. It will always be either goreng-goreng of mee hoon, mee, ketiew or spagethi, macaroni or soup with all those noodles. Dan disebabkan habit MS yang macam inila, PinkGremlin ni still tak pandai masak lauk yang macam-macam aneka! I'm blaming you MS!
Anyways, last Raya, I went to Langkawi with MS' family and on the way we went to MS' brother's friend's house in Perlis. It was dinner time. We were served with Mee Goreng Basah, Chocolate Cake, Kueh Muih, Mee Kuah and I think ketupat/lemang and rendang as well.
When I first tasted the Mee Goreng Basah, I was like, "Oh my, this is so delicious!!!" Sedap! Berperisa! Later on after dnner, I couldn't hold myself any longer and asked the kakak who cooked the said Mee Goreng Basah. And she said that there was no special ingredients in her Mee Goreng Basah.. just mee, kicap, sayur, ayam and perencah Hilal.
Perencah Hilal? Tak pernah nampak or dengar pun! Later, MS told me that he knows about perencah Hilal and that MIL uses perencah Hilal all the time (no wonder masakan MIL macam berperisa juga). I have never heard of or seen this perencah Hilal until that day! MS told me it is not really sold in any supermarket but more or less can be found at night markets!
Few weeks after that, he bought me the perencah Hilal, which to me is kinda magical in a way. Macam magic powder.
Here's a contoh penggunaan Magic Powder Hilal in Ketiew Goreng:
Ketiew bersama yang lain-lain
Sudah siap! Selamat menjamu selera!