This looks like a relatively simple bowl of noodle soup, but we have learned that there is much goodness that is hidden behind this simplicity.
Kway Teow Tng in Penang - we always wondered before trying it - how good can it be? It's a bowl of plain noodles in clear soup. It proved to us that its soup was beyond tasty, and its ingredients - so delicately balanced and prepared. This bowl of kway teow tng was prepared with a bamboo sieve - a rare sight back home in Singapore. I wonder if that helped to maintain the texture, taste and dignity of pig's blood, pig's liver, fishballs, and pig's intestines.
Pig blood tends to turn hard and have a strong taste when overcooked. This however, was completely different. I could slice it clean with a whip of my tongue and the taste was so, so light - you'd never imagine that it's pig's blood. Pig's blood is no longer sold in Singapore so I've only tried it in Kuala Lumpur and Penang.
As my dad put it - we could have one entire bowl of it with the soup, and we would never tire of its taste.