Biscuits…

It’s so complicated. Some call them biscuits, others call them cookies and biscuits refer to some other things, quite different altogether. Whatever it is, they all have one thing in common – they all end up in the same place!

Well, this came in the mail the other day, the lovely pistachio nut chocolate chip cookies

From Merryn

…from Merryn, William and the boys, thank you so so much for including me in your mailing list! She said that she would have liked to send me the cute doggie ones but she was afraid that they might not get to me in one piece. Thankfully, these survived the trip pretty well, they were all still intact unlike some that I had received before whereby I ended up eating everything using a spoon.

I’ve mentioned before that I’m not celebrating this year but that does not mean that I will not be eating any of the usual stuff that people would normally associate with the festive season like these sago biscuits or kueh bangkit

Kueh bangkit 2018

…as they are called locally, for instance.

Yes, they are selling them at Payung again this year, the homemade ones sourced from somebody in Mukah and the good news is they are going for exactly that same price as in 2016 and last year…

Kueh bangkit 2017
*Archive photo*

…and if you buy 10, you will get one free. These are gluten-free being made from sago flour so my girl can eat them. That was why I bought one tub but before she came home for the weekend, I had finished it all up. Tsk! Tsk! I will just have to drop by again to get another one for her.

Well, these are neither cookies nor biscuits – they’re pancakes…

Pancakes 1

…and there is a joke going round that says that the ones with abs are called waffles.

I used to make them quite a lot but I’ve stopped completely for a long time now as they are not gluten-free. However, the other day, I asked my mum if she would like some and she said yes, so I went and bought the ingredients and made some for her. Thankfully, I could still do it and everything turned out all right…

Pancakes 2

While I was out shopping for the ingredients at a supermarket in Sg Merah, I saw these very nice made-in-Indonesia coconut biscuits…

Biskut kelapa 1

…selling for only RM2.70. I do buy them quite regularly from a grocery store near my mum’s house at RM3.00 a pack. I guess sensible buyers or consumers would usually shop around for the best prices but unfortunately, I am not one of them. After all, the 30 sen difference would probably not be enough to pay for the petrol for me to go out of my way to the supermarket I went to to buy these.

While I was at the aforementioned supermarket, I spotted these (RM3.80 a box)…

Oreo thins 1

No, I am not a fan of those celebrated biscuits but I just thought I would give them a try. With all the Thai characters all over the boxes, I thought they would be made in Thailand but upon close scrutiny…

Oreo thins 2

…it seemed that it wasn’t so.

There were two packs in one box…

Oreo thins 3

…with around 9 pieces…

Oreo thins 4

…in each of them. They were all right – no, they did not get me all excited and between the two, I prefer the vanilla. Personally, I would much sooner stick to my Indonesian coconut biscuits…

Biskut kelapa 2

…with its very nice santan/coconut milk fragrance.