Do as you please…

Yes, we went back to the food fair again and this time, we went a little later, around 7.00 p.m. There were a lot of cars lined on BOTH sides of the road, leaving just enough space for cars to go through one by one…slowly. I just cannot understand why all those selfish and inconsiderate people would choose to do that when there were a lot of spaces left in the designated parking area right beside the fair grounds, not that they would have to walk really far.

There was a Filipino stall that was not open the previous time we were there so I was keen on checking it out. Unfortunately, I did not see anything that tickled my fancy – everything on skewers including pig’s blood, cooked on a barbecue grill, that was all.

I saw these steamed mushroom buns…

Steamed mushroom buns

…at one of the stalls – a lot of people had shared photographs of those on Facebook or in their blogs and I had the impression that they were so very very nice, something not to be missed so I bought a set of 3 (RM12.00) to try.

Inside, they had mushrooms…

Steamed mushroom bun, inside

…something like the creamy filling in chicken pie, minus the chicken and I would say it tasted all right but for RM4.00 each, I would much sooner go for this kampua daging

Sri Pelita kampua daging

here for that same price and derive a lot more enjoyment and satisfaction from it. But of course, it all depends on the individual – some may prefer these buns to noodles so at the end of the day, it is up to them to do as they please, to each his own.

Yes, we went back to the German sausage stall at the food fair and yes, he had a wide range of sausages priced at RM10.00 each, the cheapest…and RM15.00. We picked four but I cannot remember their names. I can recall there was a white sausage, most probably a Bavarian weisswurst and there was one called the Hungarian. No, we did not pick the chorizo – I am not particularly fond of that and as it turned out, they all tasted like that plus they were extremely salty and a dip in the German mustard provided made it even worse…all of them except one. I could not remember which one it was, fat and short but I thought that one was very nice…and we liked the one-foot-long one we bought the last time too, nicer and not so salty.

However, the total for the four sausages that we had came up to RM50.00 and that Sunday morning when I had the kampua daging, I also ordered the fried kway teow special (RM7.00)…

Sri Pelita fried kway teow special

…which was quite nice…

Sri Pelita kway teow

…and it came with a heart-shaped fried egg and a whole lot of the fried chicken…

Sri Pelita fried chicken

My girl had her tosai while my missus had their nasi lemak and inclusive of drinks, the total came up to over RM23.00 but the nice boss, Guna, rounded it up and asked for RM20.00 only.

At the food fair, I went and bought some drinks from some Thai tea stall and while we found them to be really very nice, they cost RM6.00 each, RM18.00 altogether but to give credit where it is due, the cups were HUGE, enough to be shared by two or maybe even three.

Still, the total with what I paid for the sausages came up to RM68.00, and a whooping RM80.00, if we include the mushroom buns, eaten in the dark under some canopy with tables and chairs put out for everyone to sit and consume their purchases, no fan, no air-conditioning, nothing. On my part, I do think it would make more sense to choose what is cheaper and also to me, a whole lot nicer…and not subject ourselves to such discomfort. But of course, as they say in Malay, jangan sik cuba – at least, we tried and now, we know better…and of course, as I’ve said earlier, it is up to the individual to do as he or she pleases. My girl, for one, would not mind having sausages sometimes…or ham or bacon and I am of the opinion we should pamper and  treat ourselves to things we like and enjoy once in a while sometimes, no need to calculate the costs all the time and deprive ourselves too much…but we must make sure that it is within our means, of course. What do you all think?

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Author: suituapui

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

11 thoughts on “Do as you please…”

  1. Everything looks very good! Merry Christmas to you. 🙂

    Yes, good…but not necessarily cheap, some of them. Hey! It’s Christmas Eve. Blessed Christmas to you too.

  2. I agree with what you wrote in the last paragraph. Live within our means but treat and pamper ourselves sometimes if we feel like it as long as it is within our means. No photos of the sausages I guess because it was too dark to take photos?

    Merry Christmas to you and your family!

    Indeed! Many spend like there is no tomorrow, piling up what they owe in their many credit card bills…and pay the minimum each month to get by. With the compound interest, they are going to owe a whole lot and will spend the rest of their life paying. Maybe I’m old fashioned, not wise to the ways of the modern world…like my dad. He would never take a loan to buy anything, be it a car or even a house, the bottom line is he would never owe people any money, his life philosophy. I would spend, never mind if it is expensive, provided I do get value for money. After all, it’s only money – can’t bring it when I go so I would spend, but spend wisely…in worthy and worthwhile ways.

    Yes, it was very dim under the canopy, just the lights from the stalls nearby. Besides, they chopped up the sausages, dumped the pieces of odd lengths and sizes into plastic containers, poured some German mustard by the side and provided toothpicks for you to eat with – absolutely not photo-worthy at all, zero presentation. For RM50, they could at least line the box with a leaf of lettuce and give a few thinly sliced cucumber and tomato. No, nothing…so even if they had tasted so very nice, I would not think it would be worth going a second time.

    A Blessed Christmas to you and yours too!

  3. Kampua daging huh? New variation from the traditional kampua.

    I like the kway teow. Would like to taste that.

    Yes, halal version, no lard, of course but when I cook at home, I also do not use lard – can be very nice too! In fact, between the two, I would choose the kampua over the kway teow.

  4. An older man once told me that he spent a lifetime having to scrimp and save, and now that he has enough money to spend, old habits die hard – he finds in very difficult to splurge!

    And when he dies, the children will fight tooth and claw for a slice of the pie, such ill feelings, the whole family all broken up in the end. Sad.

  5. All the food suits me. RM4 for the stuffed mushroom bun?…ermm, better to have something worth that price but the bun looks cute & nice though.

    Blessed Merry Christmas to you & your family.

    Couldn’t agree more, RM4 and not big some more, makan pun tak kenyang.

    Thank you, and the same to you and yours. Cheers!!!

  6. The koay teow looks pretty good. Was it fried with sambal? Such a shame with the German sausages. So costly and I would have expected them to be very tasty.

    Should be, nice and spicy, the kway teow.

    I’ve had own-made sausages a whole lot nicer at some cafe or restaurant here, will beat these hands down anytime. Even the two nicer ones that we had were not really sensational.

  7. You seem to be very busy with all these events. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

    Not really. I hardly ever bother. May just drop by if I happen to be in the vicinity, otherwise, you would never get me out of the house for these things, not in our weather! This one, my girl read about the sausages in the papers and wanted to go and see if they were any good and the first time, they only had one type available so I promised my girl we would go again. Sadly, it was a disappointment – you would not find us going back for more, that’s for sure.

    A Happy Christmas to you and yours as well.

  8. Nice food. I take it the German sausages are imports.

    Merry Christmas to you and family

    Thanks, and also to you and yours. Yes, I had the impression that he made them himself but mo, he was talking about flight delays and he could not get his sausages…and a friend told me he got them from KL or where, dunno. Some cafes here, they make their own – I’ve had very much nicer ones than these.

  9. Ooo, a German sausage stall! That’s not something I’d expect to find in a food stall in Sibu. But good for them! P.S. It’ll probably be Christmas by the time you read the this – so merry, blessed Christmas to you and your beautiful family! 🙂

    Thank you, Sean and a very Happy Christmas to you and all your loved ones too.

    They had it in Kuching for at least one or two years already, the annual Kuching Food Fair, first time here. Rather disappointing though – I can’t understand how he seemed to do so well at the Kuching fair. Not great, most of them, just all right – two that I had, like any other ordinary sausages, more or less…and he did not even make his own, brought in from some place. We’ve had some very much nicer own-made ones at our cafes/restaurants here.

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