I'm not lacking in good food in Seattle. But when I'm hanging out in a city for a bit, I'd like to stock the room fridge with the standard rations of bread, eggs, milk, butter, yoghurt, granola, fruits, cherry tomatoes and dark bitter chocolate. My stomach likes its comfort food, regardless of the seasons.
You can buy these noodles at Uwajimaya in downtown Seattle, Bellevue and Renton. But I bring them over from Singapore. Uwajimaya isn't convenient to get to when I have a schedule to keep to. Also, I'm not paying USD4 for a cup when I can pay SGD4. Yes, I also bring my own chopsticks and spoons and all.
In the mornings when I need a quick bite before burning calories, or as a light dinner, I do eggs. Hardboiled eggs are glorious and they're easily done in the hotel room. Housekeeping will always provide an electric kettle. When the water is boiled, rinse and sink 'em eggs in to sit for 15 minutes. Works like a charm. Don't use eggs straight out from the fridge. Let them sit and warm up before you drop them into the hot water. The man has breakfast provided for at work but he still wanted egg sandwiches in the morning! Fine. He gets an egg sandwich too.
Eh, don't call me Aunty ah. Don't tell me you don't do this too, at some point on a trip?