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Look Who’s Had A Facelift?

A little late on my posting, but being an addict on instants last month I noticed that Lucky Me gave one of its product a new design aligning from their pansit canton series I posted almost this time last year here.

Lucky Me's new packaging for Mac n' Cheez

If only I had kept its old packaging I’d be posting a better photo of the old version. I got this photo in the net instead as reference of the old Mac n’ Cheez packaging:

The old packaging of Lucky Me's Mac n' Cheez

It’s a drastic change. I had a little bit of a hard time looking for Lucky Me’s Mac n’ Cheez in the supermarket last time because I still have in mind the color blue and that golden-yellow packaging. Still wondering why the company decided to have the packaging’s color “lighten” when they can still maintain a hint of that same blue so their consumers won’t be mislead or have a hard time looking for the product. Though I haven’t seen their other products having “facelift” but I do get the idea that they’re unifying the look of their instant noodles with the same layout: name on left and product shot on right.

I still find the white color weak for this packaging and will be drowning among all those instant noodles and competitors in the shelves. The blue color could have made the packaging “solid” or bolder and even helped the color yellow to make it look more enticing and “cheesier” since it’s a mac n’ cheese. Well, that’s just me 😉

Hmmm… let’s see who else will be having some changes in their brand and packaging design.

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Posted by on November 7, 2011 in Design, FYI (For Your Information)


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Veggie Pasta?


Veggie Pasta? Could be ^_^


Too lazy to go down my building to grab lunch yesterday so I opened my cupboard and checked what I can make of what ever I have stocked here. What I usually keep in stock are instant noodles, tea, coffee, canned tuna, pasta sauces and pasta. Since I’m just by myself, no good neighbors to share my simple home-cooked meal, I can’t a can of tuna and pasta sauce. I have no refrigerator by the way if you are thinking I can keep the leftovers. So, this is what my “imbento” pasta is made of:


from Oishi's website


• a handful of veggie pasta twist (or any kind of pasta will do)

• olive oil

• an egg

• pinch of pepper flakes

• ground black pepper (for a few more kick of spice), AND

• about a handful of (Oishi) Marty’s Baconette Strips, crushed but leave a few whole ones for garnishing 😉

You might be reacting with the last ingredient, but hey! It really does taste like bacon mind you! I so happen to have an opened bag of it so why not put in my pasta? So how do the “imbento” pasta is prepared?

First, cook pasta as indicated. Drain it. I was advised that you put oil and salt on the water so the pasta already has some flavor. After draining, don’t rinse it. Set aside.

In a deep wok or pan (but not the frying type or your have flying pastas all over later when you mix the ingredients), heat a little bit of oil for the egg. Fry the egg there and scramble it with the turner. Make sure it’s broken in pieces just enough to be seen with your pasta. Throw in the drained pasta, add a little more olive oil if desired. Sort of stir fry it. Sprinkle pepper flakes (but not too much ok?) Stir and toss. Add in the crush (Oishi) Marty’s Baconette Strip. Stir and toss again. Add the ground pepper (I like seeing black spots, like dirty on my dishes or soups, sort of making me sure it has that peppery kick of a flavor). Place it a dish and garnish. And that’s it!

‘Lo and behold, my INSTANT Veggie Pasta!!!


My "imbento" pasta: Veggie Pasta with (Oishi) Marty's Baconette Strips!


I believe it’s still vegetarian. I just checked the ingredients and it says there “nature-identical bacon flavor”. Well, I’m not a vegetarian but I do hope it’s really just a flavor-like bacon and not bacon-fat or something like that. Which makes me thinking now: could I (Oishi) Marty’s Cracklin’, their version of vegetarian chicharon as an ingredient substitute to another “imbento” meal?


It’s for me to know and find out  😉

Till next “imbento” meal (or should I name it “lazy” meal?!)


By the way, this blog is not a paid advertisement of Oishi. Just so happened that I like their products and support them (by buying their other goodies as well). And besides, it’s a Filipino company ^_^


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