Confessions of an instant noodle addict

While instant noodles are not the most nutritious food, they have marked important and memorable moments in my life

For as long as I can remember, I have been addicted to instant noodles. My relationship with instant noodles can be described in three phases.

The first phase began when I encountered instant noodles for the first time. A hot, steaming bowl of yellow noodles in a pool of savoury broth. It was the first meal I remember having in my life. My paternal grandmother, Ah Ma, fed it to me daily when I was a young child.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on August 09, 2020, with the headline 'Confessions of an instant noodle addict'. Print Edition | Subscribe