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Guest review! @mollmol tried the Calbee Honey Butter Potato Chips that @pwarham sent me a while back and, well, they’re kinda gross. “Worst fake butter flavor. Tastes like powdered butter mixed with powdered cheese”.
Can’t win ‘em all!! -Marne
< IRVINS Salted Egg Trio Potato, Fish Skin & Cassava >
* price: S$7.5
* nett weight: 105g (1/2)
I am pretty sure many Singaporeans are hard-hit by the salted egg fever and thus have heard of salted egg flavoured snacks from Irvins. Everytime I pass by the kiosk at Somerset, there is, no doubt, a snake-long queue of people, locals and tourists alike, if not a closed kiosk with everything on the shelves sold out.
As a salted egg lover myself, I have always wanted to get my hands on those savoury yellow goodness that everyone was raving about. I was so ecstatic when I saw Irvins booth at CMYK Event at Bayfront... with snacks in stock! I got the trio packet which had potato chips, fried fish skin and cassava chips to try all three together.
First of all, I liked that it came in a sealable packet so that you can keep the fried goodies without them turning soggy in a hot and humid climate of Singapore.
On to the taste itself, lo and behold... I didn't exactly enjoy the taste of it. The flavour of salted egg was way too overpowering in my opinion, with gobs of salted egg pieces on the chips that could literally be chewed and I could feel the oil oozing out from those pieces. Also, there were many sizeable chunks of sugar grains that interrupted me from thoroughly savouring the salted egg flavour.
The potato and fish skin were fried to perfection in an appropriate thickness (except cassava chips as I felt that they were a little too thick and too hard for chewing for elderly or anyone with chewing difficulties) and I felt that these snacks were indeed, made fresh with no unpleasant smell of oil oxidation. The fish skin didn't smell fishy at all, unlike other fish skin snacks that I have tried.
Moreover, there is a tiny tinge of spiciness that eases cloying from having too much of salted egg.
In lieu of posting beautiful views and amazing family photos, of which there is no shortage, from our adventures around Maui, I’m going to keep to the theme here and share some of the best dishes we had in our 10 days in Hawaii.
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It’s no small feat to travel with two toddlers and #wonderwoman @goldensindc carrying a third, but that didn’t stop us from having an amazing time. From the clear beaches of Wailea to the summit of Haleakala, the shores in Kaanapali to the hundreds of hairpin turns on our way to Hana, we covered every inch of the island, and the kids did great…most of the time. If you’ve travelled with even one kid before, you know you have to be flexible. But that’s half of the fun. As for the food:
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1. Best #fishtacos I’ve ever enjoyed from #southmauifishco#nothyperbole
2. Return to @mamasfishhouse for one of my favorite restaurants on the planet
3. #Mahi fish and chips from @paiafishmarketsouthside
4. Maui Onion Topped #burger
5. You know I’m tracking down the best #hotsauce a place has to offer
6. I waited four years to get more of these #potatochips
7. #Poke bowl
9. And #avacadotoast from our home base at @grandwailea