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    Posted on Aug 29, 2016

    I Tried The New Lucky Me! Pancit Canton And Got Confused

    Not-So-Lucky Me!

    It is a well-known fact that everyone LOOOOOOOOVES instant pancit canton. One of the biggest purveyors of said meal is Lucky Me!

    Lucky Me!

    Everyone was fine, peacefully living their lives with their questionably ~nutritious~ merienda. UNTIL LUCKY ME! DECIDED TO OVERHAUL THEIR PANCIT CANTON.

    Lucky Me!

    The noodles are now flat and there's more of it (noted by the big "BIG" on the front). The taste, however, remained "the same." Or so they said.

    Naturally, everyone was SHOOK.

    Ang tanging issue ko lang sa bagong LM Pancit Canton ay feeling fettuccine siya.

    Some people HATED the change.

    the new pancit canton tastes like nothing wtf

    Isang patunay na yung bagong pancit canton ay di lahat ng malaki masarap tsk

    Hindi mo ba type ang lasa ng bagong Pancit Canton? Well eto na ang hinahanap mo!

    But there were also folks who loved it.

    Ngayon ko lang natikman yung bagong pancit canton. Bahala na kung awayin ako ng sambayanan, pero parang mas masarap to. Hihi

    Gusto nyo ba talaga ng unpopular opinion? Eto na: Masarap yung bagong pancit canton. Less prone maovercook yung noodles kaya better texture

    natikman ko na yung bagong pancit canton.. wala namang bago sa lasa 😂 tumaba lang kasi sya. no to body shaming 😂 chez

    Unlike before, everyone's so conflicted now about what to feel about this.

    "panget talaga ng bagong pancit canton" as I take another mouthful at almost 2 in the morning

    So, as an instant pancit canton enthusiast and as someone who lived off of it through college, I took the privilege of tasting the new Lucky Me! Pancit Canton to finally end all of this.

    Isabelle Laureta / BuzzFeed

    I fucking love the older version, but I'll try to do this without judgement or whatever. I'm scared, as you can probably tell from the shaky selfie and the fake smile.

    I looked at the back of the packaging and it's not only the noodles that are new BUT ALSO the cooking instructions.

    Isabelle Laureta / BuzzFeed

    So instead of draining the water after boiling the noodles, you're supposed to leave it and mix the seasoning altogether. WHAT THE FUCK??????? HAS IT ALWAYS BEEN THAT WAY BECAUSE I DON'T AND I CAN'T.

    I was kind of skeptical at first but I followed it anyway because, what the heck, change has come, so might as well, right? This is what it looked like:

    Isabelle Laureta / BuzzFeed

    Looks good, eh? DO NOT BE DECEIVED. Also, pardon my egg. (There's a sentence I never thought I'd say.)

    My first impression: it was bland and kinda soggy and I'm pretty sure it's because of the way it was cooked. The fact that I didn't drain the water made all the difference.

    Isabelle Laureta / BuzzFeed

    My mom said she cooked it once using THE OLD method (aka the BEST way to cook pancit canton), and loved it. A+. Amazing. 10/10 would recommend. Now, she tried the one I cooked using the newly recommended and "better" method, and she wasn't impressed. Y U DO DIS, LUCKY ME!????? Y U MISLEAD US???

    This is not how I remember how Lucky Me! pancit canton tasted like. This one tastes like..... nothing.

    Isabelle Laureta / BuzzFeed

    Yes, yes, I eat instant pancit canton with chopsticks because I feel it tastes better that way. It didn't, however, work its magic in this case. My mom was watching me while doing the taste test and at one point she burst out laughing. When I asked why, she said, "It looks like you're looking for the taste."

    But then I tried it with pan de sal, and loved it!

    Isabelle Laureta / BuzzFeed

    The pan de sal, I mean. Still had mixed feelings about the pancit canton.

    Overall, I couldn't say I hate it because I think it all depends on how it's cooked.

    Isabelle Laureta / BuzzFeed

    I wouldn't eat the one cooked using the recommended procedure on the packaging again, but I might try it once more if it's cooked using the ~CLASSIC~ procedure. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    And I understand now why a lot of people have different opinions about this. So let us know in the comments if you've tried the latter and loved it so we can end this madness once and for all!