Freebird…

I think Gerrie would be particularly interested in this post. You see, she had always been asking us here to get hold of those free range eggs and send/carry them all the way to Kuching for her.

Free range? Well, for the uninitiated, free range chicken would be those left to run around like those in the kampung (village) and fed on corn and other natural stuff – none of those processed chicken feed…and these chickens would produce free range chicken eggs which are supposedly healthier than other types of chicken eggs.Β Such eggs were very hard to come by and they came in all sizes…some almost the size of quail eggs, I heard…and they were not cheap either. 60 sen each initially…and the last I heard the price had gone up to 80 sen or something like that.

Well, they have now commercialised the production and sale of free range eggs, otherwise called kampung chicken eggs and they are available at some of the supermarkets in town…

Kampung chicken eggs 1

As you can see, they are a lot smaller than normal eggs and the colour of the shell is very pale…

Kampun chicken egg 2

…but it looks pretty much the same inside…

Kampung chicken egg 3

…except that the yolk has a darker shade of orange…and when I fried some that day for my popiah, I found the omelette a lot more yellow than usual.

Kampung chicken egg 4

As for the price, my missus said it was RM5.00 for a pack of 10 at The Marketplace (Delta Mall)…but my sis saw some selling for RM6.80 at a mini-supermarket at Taman Damai. Ummm…I think I’ll take my sister’s word for it – she’s a lot more dependable where money is concerned. LOL!!! I guess that works out to almost 70 sen each.

So, Gerrie…how many dozen do you want? I’ll be going to Kuching sometime in mid-April…

Author: suituapui

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47 thoughts on “Freebird…”

  1. Wahhh… I like kampung chicken eggs! They’re so yummy for bfast. LOL… make half boil eggs and eat with crispy toast, omg, so heavenly!

    I love all eggs – normal eggs, low cholesterol eggs, free range eggs…can’t really tell the difference, LOL!!!

    1. I can’t tell the different either. LOL! Makan saja πŸ˜€

      Me too… All eggs are nice, quail eggs, duck eggs…turtle eggs! Hahahahaha!!!

    2. I can tell the difference. Got difference in them wan, Kampung eggs a little bit ‘sweet’ and dun have weird smell.

      Cikgu. U ahhh, dun smoke so much la… u see, now the taste-bud corrupted liao. My husband oso same like you, kenot differentiate. Of all the eggs, I hate those that got injected liao. Omega eggs? I hate those the most! YUCK! taste like shit! Normal eggs are wayyyyyy better!

      Hey! Yunno I smoke kah? Hmmmm… What eggs got injected one? I dunno how they make those Omega 3 and low cholesterol eggs… Now that you’ve mentioned it, ya hor…none of that egg smell! But I don’t mind the smell – nice!!! Yum! Yum! Hahahahaha!!!

  2. Market selling… 40-45 sen each.. pale colour like these too… small..

    Wah! So cheap! Slightly more than normal eggs here – one tray of 30 around RM8-9, so that works out to about 30 sen each.

  3. Mid-April?!!!! WHY???!!! I’ll be away mid-April!

    My sis-in-law’s son getting married. You’re not coming back for Good Friday/Ching Ming?

    1. No lor. I Ching Ming in end of October/early November wan. You coming around Good Friday kah?

      Nope…two weeks later. Not going anywhere that weekend.

  4. the omega low cholesterol egg is sold at RM5 a tray of 10..so RM6.80 is still ok – ahem — Gerrie still look so GOOD….I want to go for Kampong eggs too.

    She buys for her daughter lah! If eating free range eggs can look so good, I order one truckload right away! Hahahahaha!!!

    1. LOL! I was going to explain is for Tracy, thank you for clarifying! LOL! I think a little bit for me now lar….

      Hahahahaha!!! Perhaps I should give them a try too! On second thoughts, it may be a bit too late liao! LOL!!! πŸ˜€

  5. i going kch too but beginning of april n maybe end of april oso… πŸ™‚

    So we take turns lah! You leave, I go…I leave, you go! LOL!!! πŸ˜€

    1. I tot you say will come to KL end of May? Tipu gua ka? Tarak news pun?

      Did I say I’ll be going? Thinking of going to NZ as tickets are cheaper then – winter…but not sure lah! See financial status first. Go KL, anytime can go…but no excuse – nobody getting engaged or married, no invitation to anything… SIGH!!! 😦

      1. that fatty oldman lah… he say coming KL end of this mth. Tarak update pulak. LOL… You wanna attend wedding? My side here tarak… you wait la… my anak this year only 5 years old… mebbe 15 more years above only I can jemput u! LOL

        SIGH!!!…Just have to hope and pray lah! Hopefully, somebody decides to get married and invites me…LOL!!! πŸ˜€

  6. here in KL hoh, we got it from those selling vegetable (small scale).. it’s RM5 for 10 also…

    come KL, and I shall bring you to more good food.. muahaha.. πŸ˜€

    50 sen each! So cheap! Wah…Cleff!!! Look who’s trying to lure me to KL now! Hehehehehe!!! πŸ˜€

    1. Come, come… you come KL… KL semua ada! LOL…

      Cikgu, I tell you what’s nice in my area. My area here, got midnight Bazaar. From 10pm-3am every day. Very syiok to shop wan at night liddat, not much people, den summore, can bargaine like mad oso. Wan buy LV bags for the missus? Got, ciplak punya. LMAOOOOOO. Next time you come, I bring you go there shopping. So many cheap and nice stuff to buy. Nonid go expensive place to buy things wan. Wakakakakakak….

      9.00 pm? This old man already fast asleep lah!!! Slow boat already sampai China! Hahahahaha!!!! πŸ˜€

  7. Everything considered “kampung” is expensive nowadays. I guess kampung=organic. hehe. Should go into organic farming.

    They have shops selling all kinds of organic food now. Saw one at Rejang Park here. There was another one selling organic veg at the other side but I haven’t noticed it lately. Maybe already bankrupt! LOL!!!

  8. Free range eggs here,the cheapest I can find so far is A$4.80 for 18 eggs/900 gm. Organic ones are the most expensive abt $8+ for 10. I always go for free range. Btw, Y did Gerrie buy from Sibu? None in Kuching? Now free range eggs n free range chicks n organics ones are selling everywhere here.

    Cheap also…if we do not convert. Looks like there’s a big market there for such things – people more health-conscious!

    1. Stella, yes I ordered from Sibu, then if there’s no one coming out to Kuching, the eggs travel on Biaramas bus…casualty sometimes 2 eggs.

      Not when I was the one doing the packing. Hehehehehe!!!

  9. Ohh…so long did not eat kampung eggs already. I think they cost roughly RM0.50 each in my hometown. But lot smaller than the pic shown above. Half boiled = yummy !

    So cheap! These are quite big already – I’ve seen some a lot smaller, like double the size of quail eggs only.

  10. After my parents move out from the old hse, no more kg chicken eggs. We had that for yummy breakfast when the chickens are hardworking providing us enough eggs everyday..heheh..SIGH***missed those days.

    The price of progress! All in big cities and towns now…no more kampung chicken eggs! 😦
    I remember my friend – the father in a small town near Kuching – Serian. He reared a lot of those small Philippine chickens and they were very productive. My friend brought a bagful to Sibu for my mum…and while waiting for his luggage at the airport, he accidentally dropped the bag! LOL!!!

  11. Never had kampung eggs before. Saw selling here 50sen

    Aiyor…so cheap!!! Buy for smallkuching to eat – two a day…will make him tough, strong and healthy like kampung chickens! Hahahahaha!!!!

    1. Here at one small kampung shop oso selling at 50cent each. But I dun bother buying, cuz too much eggs at home d. I usually buy in one huge carton…. got 30 inside, for Rm7. Not bad ah…. cheaper than other place.

      RM7??? So cheap! Ours here, if RM8 something…already low grade one, all the small ones!!! 😦

  12. Real FR eggs are so hard to come by here in KL. Most of them are mass produced as well.

    My mom double boiled some ‘ayam kampung’ last nite which she bought in a supermarket here. Taste wise is not comparable at all to those ‘ayam kampong’ we find back home in Kuching or Sibu.

    I will usually steam a few asparagus sticks and top it with two poached eggs. Make sure the yolk is still runny velvety smooth. Add in a few drops of olive oil, apple cider vinegar and balsamic vinegar. Add salt and crack some SARAWAK black pepper to taste. YUMMY!! I’ll add some fried bacons as well if i can find some

    cheers πŸ™‚

    Why kampung there and here not the same? So the chicken also not the same kah? Ours here more natural, I guess. LOL!!! πŸ˜€ Wah! Your makan so ang moh one – take eggs with salt and all that! I just eat with kicap…sometimes tambah pepper. Hehehehehe!!! πŸ˜€

    1. I take my half boiled eggs with kicap and black pepper, and toast is a must! Just take the eggs makes me feel like puking. Oh ya, next time, u come KL, just buy me black pepper made in Sarawak, and I’ll be very, very happy oredi. LMAOoooooooo…

      For me, eggs in any form – never will vomit one! Yummmm!!! Black pepper? Eeee…expensive lah! But for you, no problem! You want peppercorn or powder? Black kah? I prefer white. Black looks like very dirty! LOL!!! πŸ˜€

      1. Oooohhhh…. peppercorn. I have a godbro from Miri. he bought me a small bottle of Sarawak black pepper, and I have to say, it’s the best I’ve ever tasted! No kidding. It’s kinda hard to find pure Sarawak black pepper over here… I tried finding, and I think, some is ciplak punya. the taste is not as nice and like ash!

        Ok…you’ll have to wait till I go to KL. Btw, who’s your godbro? Never ask him to come to my blog, make friends…then I can go visit him in Miri or we can meet if he comes to Sibu?

  13. You’re coming in April? Yay! can order 4 dozen or not?

    Sure…provided they are available by that time! Look around in Kuching 1st… They may also have it by now! Ta Kiong perhaps…. Seems they have it at the shops here too – those mini-supermarkets.

    1. Some says they’re fed on organic selenium, and I find that a little dodgy. For all we know, still battery chicken with different feed!

      I’ve little confidence in these artificially produced stuff. If God had wanted people to have low cholesterol eggs or those rich in Omega 3, he would have produced chickens that would produce such eggs…

      1. Those Selenium eggs taste horrid. I can’t stand it. It’s normal eggs for me. Dunno why people bother to buy and cook such stuff. 😦 Tastes so weird with the cooking. 😦 Healthy? Thanks but no thanks.

        I guess they believe it’s healthier…and they’ll live longer. So far I’ve bought them maybe once or twice…and I didn’t feel the difference – only the difference in the prices!

  14. I didn’t know kampung chicken eggs come in the size of quail eggs! That’s tiny, would love to see that. I love eggs, that yolk spilling out gave me a Pavlov reaction. πŸ™‚

    Hahahahaha!!! You make it sound quite obscene, but knowing you…what’s new eh? LOL!!! πŸ˜€

  15. i still like the kampung eggs despite the higher price. the yolks are pretty!

    They’re actually quite affordable…and if they’re as good as people claim them to be, they’re worth having. Not so easily available here though… But now that they realise there’s a market for it, I guess they should be more easily available from now on.

  16. Cikgu ahh, kampung eggs very nice wan ler. Reminds me of the good old kampung days with my maternal grandma as well. She got bela goose, chicken and ducks. And when we go back for visit, she would go and collect freshly laid eggs from those goose, ducks and eggs. =.= Many kind of sizes and different taste as well! OMG…. missed those days so much. Nowadays, beli kedai je lah! 😦 People say kampung eggs, oso dono can believe anot!

    I love ducks’ eggs! The yolk extra yellow… Some places like Penang and SP, they use for char kway teow. Oooo…miss Penang char kway teow! Now look what you’ve done! Drool! Drool!!! 😦

    1. LOL…ducks eggs…they taste a bit strange to me, though. The taste is much more stronger than chicken eggs. LOL…kesian. Go and make your own CKT. πŸ˜›

      Yup! They have a stronger taste, I like!!! Nice for salads too – hardboiled…nicer colour!

  17. i love kampung eggs! I like any eggs, including century egg! HAHAHAHHA.

    I remember last time when my mum come to visit me in KL, she will bring one whole basket of kampung eggs from Sibu to KL! hahahhahah. Now i told her i can get in the morning market.

    And cheaper some more? They say they’re only 50 sen each over there… The hens over there are more productive or what? Hahahahahaha!!! πŸ˜€

  18. ohhh… the other day I got a pack of 10 for RM4.50 from a bulk market (Pasar Borong). My girl loves Kampung eggs, she can differentiate its taste with those ordinary chicken eggs! πŸ˜‰

    Wah! Only 45 sen each, even cheaper!!! Hmmm…your girl really pampered taste buds. LOL!!!

    1. Alice got it cheaper….I know a pasar borong here sells 30pcs eggs for Rm5.90. Very cheap. Just found out about it recently. Prolly will buy my eggs from there next time. Cheaper than the pasar mini I always frequent. LOL… save $$$$

      RM5.90 for 30? *faints!!! People over there so health-conscious, not buying eggs anymore kah? So the price of eggs dropping like nobody’s business?

  19. I’m down to budget range egg here in NZ..u know…to cut my expense…these budget telur…damn easy to break…i broke dua biji of it by just holding it…eiiiiiiii..but the free range eggs here are pretty cheap though…budget goes @ NZ2 something and free range with an extra buck…i will defot go free range next time…

    Huh? Not sure I know what you mean… Why have to cut expense? Your gaji there must be very big…for you to want to go all the way there to work…

    1. no la…it’s working holiday…u know..u earn a bit..then travel the whole NZ on shoestring..ahaha

      So nice to be young and free… πŸ˜€

  20. Some of the so-called “kampung” eggs here are not really “kampung” eggs. I’ve bought some at 50 sen each, but it really paled in comparison to the ones I got from Sibu.

    I wonder how “kampung” these are…and I’m no authority on such eggs. For one thing, they’re all fairly big and all the same size – that makes me feel uneasy…kinda suspicious of their authenticity. I remember the ones you used to buy – all different sizes. But according to the label, it is Sibu-produced. Maybe you should ask Hiok to go to your regular supplier…

    1. I know what you mean. If they are of the same size, I would think it would be more than 80 sen, cos I got some that’s just slightly bigger than quail eggs…also 80 sen! have to eat 3! hahahahaha!

      Maybe I’ll drop by one of the mini-supermarkets one of these days and try and dig for some info. There’s one near the tuition centre where I teach…

  21. cleff…bo pien as plan got a bit change mar…

    Waiyor! What’s this? My blog is now a dating agency or what? Humph!!! 😦 Hahahahaha!!!

  22. I saw that Kampung Chicken eggs in the supermarket when I went for shopping with my mum on last weekend. Next time will try this as we are having Omega 3 eggs at the moment. Want to see got any different or not.

    They say they’re very different…but I wouldn’t know. Thought they’re all the same. So you go and try and post your review in your blog! πŸ™‚

  23. love soft boiled eggs…don’t actually know how to make it though 😦

    Half boiled? Put eggs in a saucepan…boil water and when boiling, pour into the saucepan and cover…wait for a few minutes and you’ll get your half boiled eggs. I do it another way as I like the white hard but the yolk still runny. I put the eggs in a saucepan, fill it with water and put it over a small/medium fire – uncovered (or else the eggs may explode). Once the water has started boiling. cover and wait for a while – 1 minute like that…remove from the fire and eat immediately… Good luck!

    1. Actually, half boiled eggs sits in the boiling water for 4 minutes. Any longer than that, it’s BOILED. LOL….

      If the egg straight from the fridge?… I always boil mine…as I want the outside hardboiled…and the yolk runny!

  24. You can also get them from the market next to Civic Centre. 80c for one mouthful of protein goodness. Pricey yes and the kid(s) in the family get to enjoy those eggs on a daily basis ( though I do help myself to it because…..erm, because I’m their mother and that’s deserving enough :-p ) . They are said to be very nutritious and taste wise, packs more of a punch compared to standard eggs.

    chocolatefrogstar @ jia

    Ya, I would think those would be more reliable – the ones from the livestock farmers and selling for 80 sen each now. They may come in varying sizes, right? Wah…such a good mum, sacrifice for the kids. Well, that’s what they say…and I guess they should be right since the bird is free to run around and not all mentally stressed out in a cage…and they are fed on corn and other natural stuff. LOL!!! πŸ˜€

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