Tuesday, March 07, 2006

(as jo puts mee siam into the microwave for dinner)
Jo: We have SO MUCH food! We've got porridge... fishcake (sambal chilli)... brinjal... and this mee siam, HOW to finish?

Usually we try to scrunge out stuff from the fridge from past meals so that we can clear the backlog and container clutter, and yesterday was one of those nights.

So while the fishcake sat on the stove waiting to be served, the porridge bubbled in a small chrome-shiny pot with its gooey yummy texture, the brinjal awaiting its turn to be nuked, my family talked and laughed in the kitchen. Then suddenly...

BOOM! PRAK!
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Major Explosion!



The mee really s-i-a-m everywhere! Noodles on the door, noodles on the cupboard, noodles spattered on the left, right, top and bottom white walls of the microwave. Oh, noodles AND egg yolk, to be exact. The plate that was used as a cover had also experienced a momentary feeling of blessed flight and landing, hence the "prak!" sound we all heard. What i found particularly ticklish was the fact that noodles was found hanging like threads on the microwave door. Couldn't get over the aftermath of giggles during dinner.

Moral of the story: Check for the presence of eggs before placing things into the microwave.

Dad: Haha, you spoke too soon lah... (imitates me: We've got so much foood! How to finish!?) and then, BOOM!
(whole family laughs)

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6 comments:

Dominic said...

oh...what an explosive dinner...haha! btw, i realised that your blog's a little neater now, less cluttered...or is it just my eyes? hmm...

joline said...

Dominic:

Haha, yeah man, lucky it was in the microwave and not like, stove or something. Don't try this at home!
Ehh... Layout is still the same leh. Maybe cos i rambled less in this post and the paragraphs and photo are to the left?

Rubber-Chicken-eater said...

good thing it wasn't a raw egg inside the radio-box?

:p

In my humble experience with radio-cooking, it's best to leave some gap for heated air to escape from whatever containers tt r put inside. So even that dish inside shd not be sealed fully.

That said, the unpredictable reaction tt some foods exhibit will always make radio-cooking somewhat exciting~ XD

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Good thing no appliances or dishware was damaged~
& Nice that everyone at home had a laugh over tt incident :0)

joline said...

rubber-chicken-eater:

Point noted. Yeah, i was afraid for the plate cover because it's er.. some not-cheap brand and i've broken one of those already before (which has, thankfully, been replaced)

We really need to do something about your "rubber chicken", by the way. *grin* Find recipes.

Anonymous said...

wahhh. did i send u an email r/e heating the water microwaving? it said that water shud not be microwaved cos it will have sum sort of hidden energy.once u take it out and shake it, it will EXPLODE!!woofwoof. scary hor? it even has a short video showing this. but i m nt so sure, i mean i have done this couple of times liao, nth happened. maybe it is becos i only heat up very little water?

Water in the air

joline said...

anonymous:

Yep, quite scary, imagine it going BOOM! with boiling hot water splashing all over your hands. :-( Not a nice thought. I received an email notice on this before... and ditto, did it too, like a mug full of water only? I'm not sure of the reliability of this too but it always pays to be cautious nevertheless.

There was once i boiled a mug full of water in the microwave. I took it out and lowered a teabag into the water, and the second the teabag touched the water, huge bubbles started to erupt within the mug! It bubbled quite furiously for a while before subsiding. I'm not sure about the real explanation for this, but yup. Always be wary i guess.