What goes up…

What goes up must come down, so says Newton…but obviously he’s not talking about the spiralling prices of things around here. People say that the economy has improved but there is no sign of anything getting cheaper. As far as that is concerned, the only way is UP!

Thankfully, I can still get some nice and cheap stuff for lunch or dinner at my regular Malay food stall at Bandong. The other day I bought these absolutely delightful shrimps for RM5.00…

Bandong's shrimps

…and this pineapple cooked with salai ikan (smoked fish) for only RM3.00…

Pineapple with smoked fish

RM8.00 and that was more than enough to go with rice for our dinner for two!

Then, on another day, I bought RM5.00 worth this sotong (squid) in soy sauce…

Sotong in soy sauce

…and needless to say, that is a lot more substantial and cheaper…and a lot nicer too than the same thing that we can buy in cans.

For the vegetable dish that day, I bought this sambal timun (cucmber) for only RM2.00…

Sambal timun

…and boy, did I enjoy that? It was so very nice, I tell you!

I think if we were to go and buy from the market to cook our own, it would be a lot more expensive and besides, it is rather difficult to cook for only two persons…not to mention the work involved. My missus would cook so much that we would have to eat the same thing for days on end.

This way, we can have nice food without the hassle…and we can spend a lot less too. That’s killing two birds with one stone, don’t you think?

Cut down spending, fight inflation!