On top…

Not too long ago, I had a post on Kate’s pulut panggang and everyone started talking about the ones with sambal filling inside. I’m not really into those, as from my point of view, whether it is nice or not would depend on the filling and not whether the pulut (glutinous rice) is lemak (rich in santan or coconut milk) enough or whether it has the panggang (wood-cooked) fragrance or not…in which case, it will be, more or less, something like these…

Sambal pulut 1

…except that the sambal is on top and not inside…

Sambal pulut 2

These are available at a number of places in town but I usually buy them at the coffee shop at the back of the Sibu Medical Centre here, selling at RM1.20 for a packet of two…

Sambal pulut 3

As far as I can remember, they have always been good but these days, they are extra nice because the sambal is extra pedas (chilli hot) probably from the use of cili padi (bird’s eye chilli). Somehow, these days, the chilli that we buy at the market are extra huge but not hot at all. Even the sellers will tell you that they’re only good for decoration or for colour. I don’t know why this is so – probably the result of the excessive use of fertilizers.

And since we’re on the topic of teatime snacks, I bought these curry puffs the other day…

Loke Ming Yuen curry puffs 1

They were big and cost RM1.50 each but unfortunately, the filling was made up of mostly potatoes…

Loke Ming Yuen curry puff 2

…with hardly any curry taste at all. In fact, I thought that it tasted kind of funny and was a bit sweet and I certainly did not enjoy it at all. That is why I am not going to mention where I had bought them from…and if you see anything that looks like it, don’t bother buying any. You might as well go and buy these as even though, they may not exactly be great, at 80 sen each now, they’re a lot cheaper and despite the absence of meat, the filling has that curry taste…and is a lot nicer.

So, what are you going to have for tea today? Care to share?