This is the last time…

I saw in the papers the other day that they are going to increase the prices of canned foods again. Well, since I can get freshly cooked food very cheaply around here, I do not need to buy canned stuff so much anymore.

In the past, it was cheaper and also very convenient…but these days, sardines are over RM5.00 a can and tuna over RM4.00 for a small one. Stewed pork is over RM8.00 and corned beef too…and this Gulong brand luncheon meat was over RM5.00. I wonder how much it would cost now.

Well, I had one can in the pantry that I bought when Melissa was home as she used to love  it but I never got round to cooking it then. So I decided to do that the other day…probably for the last time – considering the escalating prices and also, I am somewhat wary about stuff imported from China these days after hearing all the horror stories here, there and everywhere.

I cut the meat into bite-sized pieces and fried them a bit on a non-stick pan for a crustier and harder surface…

Cooking luncheon meat 1

Then I sliced one Bombay onion, broke two eggs and beat them – adding a pinch of salt and msg to it…

Cooking luncheon meat 2

After that, I fried the onions in a bit of oil…

Cooking luncheon meat 3

…before adding the meat…

Cooking luncheon meat 4

…and lastly, I poured in the egg…

Cooking luncheon meat 5

…and stirred well till it is cooked. Then it is ready…

Cooking luncheon meat 6

Instead of luncheon meat, especially those who do not eat non-halal stuff, one can cook sliced sausages (or turkey ham or beef bacon) this same way (and I love it with thinly-sliced mushrooms added)…and it tastes great also with chopped bak kua (barbecued meat) or Chinese sausage.

So, it certainly looks like it’s bye-bye, canned foods – it was great while it lasted.