Going home…

This was on the 3rd Day of Chinese New Year and after having had Malay and Indian food over the past few days, we agreed to go for some Chinese dishes and thankfully, some places were open that day – most were still closed, we noticed.

My girl wanted the own-made tofu

\Home Cook own-made tofu

here and yes, it was open, gaily decorated…

Home Cook Chinese New Year decor 1

…for the festive season…

Home Cook Chinese New Year decor 2

Other than the tofu, we also had the usual sweet potato leaves, ching chao (plain fried)…

Home Cook sweet potato leaves

…and we had their tofuΒ & salted vegetable soup…

Home Cook tofu & salted vegetable soup

…as well.

We asked for the deep fried black pomfret/ikan bawal hitam

Home Cook deep-fried or chio

…and yes, the very nice boss did remember us and all the things that we could not eat so we did not have to tell him everything all over again – no soy sauce, no wheat flour, no tomato sauce.

Yes, we did enjoy all that we ordered but when I went to pay the bill, I was shocked that the total came up to RM62.00, inclusive of rice for 3 and drinks. I don’t know if those would be their regular prices these days – after all, everything is getting more and more expensive or whether this was because of Chinese New Year. The boss did say that presently, prawns and fish were had to come by and very expensive at this point in time – the one we had was RM28.00.

HOME COOK CORNERΒ (2.292756, 111.825335) is located at No. 73, Jalan Kampung Nyabor right next to RUBY RESTAURANT with the AmBank Tunku Osman branch in the very next block.

Author: suituapui

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

7 thoughts on “Going home…”

  1. Usually they will increase the prices during the first 3 days of CNY. Over here, some Malay stalls follow suIt. What you had suits me well, more like homecooked food.

    That’s the name of the place, Home Cook. For me, I think I am more used to the stronger more exotic cuisines such as Malay or Indian these days so it did not really get me all that excited but that was what my girl wanted and if she’s happy, I’m happy too.

  2. Most increased price during first 3 days of CNY. We did not eat out much over the holiday though. The most is those franchise shops with fixed price.

    I love homemade tofu. And the fried pomfret. Fishes are expensive nowadays.

    Yes, especially around Chinese New Year – double the price and prawns too!!! I guess we will have to wait till after Chap Goh Meh before things go back to normal…hopefully! 😦

  3. I eat out on the 3rd day of CNY, there’s price hike for the Chinese stall that I order from…

    Hopefully, that was the case here – if it is going to be this expensive, we would rather go elsewhere from now on.

  4. 62 is pretty pricey for those dishes, but i guess it’s to be expected, dining during the first few days of Chinese New Year.. πŸ™‚

    This place used to be very cheap, something in the region of 30-40 for a few dishes and rice and drinks for 3. That fish was a killer – only around RM20 at the stalls at a coffee shop, more expensive in such small Chinese restaurants, worse in the bigger ones….but then again I bought a BIG bawal putih way ahead of CNY and kept it in the freezer, RM68…and come CNY, I saw it was way over RM100! Blimey!!!

  5. at first, i read “after having had Malay and Indian food” as “after having BAD Malay and Indian food” … luckily that wasn’t the case! πŸ˜€

    You need to get your eyes checked! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ Frankly, after all the Indian and Malay food with their much stronger flavours, these days, I find Chinese kinda boring, not that appetising.

  6. Prices tend to be steep during CNY. Some restaurants take the opportunity to pad up their profit 😦

    I dunno why – the increase in the volume of business with everyone coming home here should be more than enough already. Greed, one of the cardinal sins!

  7. I like the pomfret, my favourite fish.

    The one we had here that day was rather overdone – we prefer what we had at another place in town…and it was cheaper there too!

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