U can’t touch this…

I’ve heard complaints all around regarding the rising prices of rice. Perhaps if we cut down our consumption, the price may drop. Based on the Law of Economics, when demand decreases, the price will fall. But other than for that reason, it seems that we should reduce our rice intake for health reasons. I received an article via email on this recently and here, I have more or less extracted the gist of the lengthy aforementioned article…

In some parts of Asia, rice forms up to 85% of the plate. No nutritionist can deny that rice is chemically no different from sugar. One bowl of cooked rice is the caloric equal of 10 teaspoons of sugar…

Bowl of rice

This does not matter whether it is white or brown rice though the latter may be richer in fibre, some B vitamins and minerals. To get the same 10 teaspoons of sugar, you need to consume lots of kangkong – 10 bowls of it and the fibre of the vegetable fills you up long before your blood sugar spikes. It never fails to amuse me when I see someone eat up to two bowls of rice and yet asks for teh tarek kurang manis.

Some of the suggestions include eating less rice, cutting our intake by half…and going on “riceless” days by eating western meals at least once a week. Well, I did just that today when I went to the Pinnacles for lunch…

Pinnacles entrance

…and this is what it looks like inside…

Pinnacles interior

My daughter had lamb chop…and I had never seen it done this way before.  It seemed that they coated it with batter and bread crumbs and fried it. I must say that it did not look very appetising but my girl said that it was nice…

Pinnacles lamb chop

I did not want anything heavy; some of you may have read in the earlier posts that lately I have been skipping lunch but I would have a good brunch. It must have affected my eating routine, so I did not seem to have an appetite…or am I falling ill? I certainly hope not! Anyway, I ordered a club sandwich for myself… 

Pinnacles club sandwich

It was a disappointment. I have had very nice club sandwiches elsewhere e.g. at Merdeka Palace Hotel in Kuching.  With drinks, it all came up to around RM40 which I would consider extremely expensive!!! With the money, I could have a much nicer meal for 3 persons at Ruby…and I’m sure Clare will second that!!!

Upon leaving the place, I saw this notice…

Pinnacles sign

Gosh! Not only do they have a problem with their English but their BM is horrendous as well. So, how about an impromptu English and Bahasa Malaysia language lesson and you all can try to rephrase that more precisely and accurately??? Anybody up to the challenge??? Prof Higgins perhaps?Hahahahahahahaha…..

Author: suituapui

Ancient relic but very young at heart. Enjoys food and cooking...and travelling and being with friends.

15 thoughts on “U can’t touch this…”

  1. I like rise pilaf and can cook in so many ways. Yes it is “a little” expensive here Istanbul too but okay, I am a one person family, lol, so I don’t care a d*mn… Maybe I will post a rise pilaf entry. Would you like that? Cheers, Zeynep xx

    Here in Malaysia, we also have many ways of cooking rice other than boiling and frying…but it would be interesting to see other alternatives the way the people in Istanbul cook it. Hope to see it when I hop over to your blog…

  2. Let me try, but don’t bombard me if i get it wrong…

    RM 5 will be charged for any replacement of damaged Farley membership cards starting from the 3rd of May 2008 until the 7th of June 2008. ( Lost card excluded )

    Haha.. didn’t you detect anything wrong with the chinese statement ? *wink wink* Jangan marah oh…

    Bravo!!! Excellent!!! You must have had an excellent English teacher! Hahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!…You mean they have errors in the Chinese version as well? That would make them “jack of all trades, master of none” then!!! LOL!!!

  3. i hope i can go sibu sometime in june lah.. jalan jalan cari jantan oops i mean.. makan. MUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAA…

    Jantan kah? U know of any, clare? I know one very rich and very fat one!!! Hahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!! Hmmm…that will be after the Singapore trip, I guess?

  4. wooaah… who is the one who said go western?? your children ah? haha!

    It was in the article…but actually, quite sometime ago, I had an article published by Colonel Sanders about eating more protein (meat = chicken) instead of carbohydrates (rice, noodles etc) to avoid an energy surge…which burns out quickly…and from personal experience, I think there is some truth in it.

  5. oh my gosh! RM5 only for Farley members?
    if i convert rm5 to AUD, i probably only can get a can of COke from the vending machines.

    i miss the days at sibu.

    Standard of living is very low here, so even with a low income/pension, one can live quite comfortably!

  6. Yes it’s true about the high protein diet and tried it myself too … hehehe.. I seem to lose weight faster if I skip the rice and have wholemeal bread instead.

    Just remember to alternate the diet every now and then though, we don’t want to end up with too much acid in the body, e.g. cause gout, do we? hehehe moderation is the key to everything, no? 😉

    Definitely! Definitely! EVERYTHING!!! Hahahahahahahaha!!!!

  7. Referring to Suituapui’s reply to bdq: Yeah, I also happened to know of one fat rich jantan, kind of a mini version of Suituapui budden the jantan beh sui wan *hope he doesn’t read this/realize this refers to him*

    RM40? Expensive lah wei! Eat at Ruby’s lar, more worth it. Don’t order rice, just order lauk, sui bo?

    That’s why Ruby’s my fave dining place…cheap and yet so nice! Hey…that one I think very kiam siap, kawin also phai mia!!! Hahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!

  8. Whoah… skipping lunch, isk isk isk !!
    But hoh for me lah, i would usually have light lunchm but heavy dinner. Not that I do not have appetite during lunch, or as heavy an appetite as dinner, but it has just become a habit to eat less in the day.
    This seems like a habit I picked up while I was abroad in Perth.

    Gee!!! I don’t go abroad, oso got ang-moh eating habit hor!!! Hahahahaha!!!!

  9. ooh yeah…. King of Clubs in Merdeka Palace. Think they changed the name… but still one hell of a sandwich.
    Bdq want to cari Jantan in Sibu? Then STP must introduce her to “Sibu’s most handsome-est man” and aspiring politician. Hahah… i think u know who rite?

    I’ve loved the club sandwich since the Aurora Hotel days. Nice!…Yahor, that’s one candidate to add to the list! Also loves eating!!! Good match!!!…But why candidates all fat-fat one hor? Hahahahahaha!!!

  10. Don’t feel up to it. I’m glad you’re now on the road to sainthood. Oops! I mean slimhood

    Unfortunately…I don’t seem to have slimmed down at all!!! Haiz!!!! I’m destined to be…FAT!!!

  11. See, I feel you have hit upon an Asian syndrome of addiction to rice; it is almost superstitious in Asia that if you don’t consume rice you are starved. The proud belly of the smiling BuddhA IS a sign of prosperity and fecundity.

    Today the problem of rice is two-fold. One, patented -rice (imported highbrids) have sullied the soil to desecration. Two, indigenous varieties have become extinct. There is a dark angel in the Asian soil borne
    of the green revolution.

    Another issue is rice is served conspicuously with fast food ( imported Chicken) and it becomes popularized into native taste as an
    addiction syndrome. Taste and uniformity of the consumer’s palate metamorphize into addiction of choice.

    Those who have lived on rice-gruel only have been healthy blokes of the past.

    The subsitution of manual labour to mechanized work may be cause of unburnt calories.

    You certainly have very valid points. I agree strongly with your last point especially. In fact, that has led to a host of modern day problems.

  12. Ahli Kad Farley dinasihati supaya hanya boleh hilang kad mereka sebelum 07/03/2008 atau selepas 07/06/2008 kerana kad yang hilang dalam tempoh 07/03/2008-07/06-2008 akan dicaj kos pergantian RM5. Sayanglah Kad Farley anda hari ini!


    P/s Tanahmas Hotel punya roti klub berbentuk segi-tiga amat bersucks

    Hahahahahahaha!!!! What’s that? They are advised when they can lose their cards? Sandwich is roti kawin lah; gee! Ur BM sangat bersucks now hor!!! Hahahahahahaha!!!!!

  13. say no to rice. say yes to chicken chop! 😛 hmm.. i don’t eat a lot of rice, but i eat a lot of mee. not good.

    rice, mee, bread…all same lah!!! Eat MEAT…Oooooo!!!! Hahahahaha!!!!!

  14. Somehow i missed the point. Probably lost in translation 🙂 Anyway … nice blog to visit.

    cheers, Racketeering

    Probably…or u don’t get to see such things where you are. Thanks for the compliment. Welcome…and feel free to visit anytime! 🙂

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