my last packet of laksa la mian

last packet of laksa ramensurvived a whole semester before being devoured. Prima Taste really did a great job – this is as authentic as (curry) laksa can get in a dried form! The La Mian (ramen) noodles are kinda out of place for the purists, but they do remain firm and springy in spite of my overcooking them, allowing the noodles to absorb some of the sinful coconut-based laksa broth goodness. No cockles, laksa leaves, taugeh, fish cakes or any condiments whatsoever – just had to live with the kosong version for now!

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Cavallotto Barolo Riserva Vignolo 2004

2004 Cavallotto Barolo Riserva VignoloDeep, almost opaque garnet-ruby core with a light ruby-orange rim. Floral, macerated red berries, dried mandarin peel and leather on the nose. Dry, quite robust, sappy and tannic on the palate with quite a fair bit of wood, black fruit flavours and a touch of leather. A nice sweetish aftertaste surfaced, giving this an extra brownie point to counter its youthfulness. Medium plus acidity and length. Not quite ready to drink yet but there’s an appealing freshness in this wine.