Anything new…

In my blogpost the other day, I mentioned that I dropped by a supermarket that I had not been to for a while to see if they had anything new that might tickle my fancy.

I saw this nasi lemak (coconut rice)…

CP nasi lemak 1

…from a company based in Seremban and of course, I had to grab one to take home an try.

It was supposed to be heated up in a microwave oven but we had one before, just that it had called it a day and after reading all those not very flattering things online about the electrical appliance, we decided that we would do without a new one.

In the end, I opened up the pack…

CP nasi lemak 2

…and moved everything into a bowl and had it steamed. I sure would not want to steam it in its original plastic container.

It was quite nice – the rice had that lovely pandan fragrance and a light hint of ginger and it was lemak (rich with santan/coconut milk) but no, it was not lemak enough for me. The sambal was nice and spicy but it did not quite taste like the usual nasi lemak sambal and though there are other options like one with sambal eggs and another with rendang, there was nothing much else in this one other than that thick slab of omelette and a bit of fried ikan bilis/pusu (dried anchovies)…and for RM4.99 each. I would much sooner go for these…

YTA Bandong Walk nasi lemak

– my favourite in town at Bandong Walk here…

YTA photo Bandong Walk nasi lemak stall

…at RM4.50 only with a choice of sambal kerang (cockles, canned) or sotong (squid) or fried chicken or RM3.50 only with the regular nasi lemak sambal. So far I have not had any luck with the petai (stink beans) as they never seemed to have that everytime I dropped by.

My friend, home from Perth, dropped by there when he was home that day and he sent me the above photographs and he wholeheartedly agreed to my comment that the nasi lemak there was “simply the best“.

Anyway, back to my shopping spree, I also spotted this (RM5.10)…

CP aglio olio spaghetti

…and of course, I had to grab one to let my girl heat up in her school in the jungle and try. They also have bolognese but with chicken, not beef, so I decided not to go for it.

These came from the same company but upon closer scrutiny, I found that they were made in Thailand…

CP wantons

My girl would love those dumplings usually so I thought she would enjoy these. The whole shrimp caption on the label does sound promising…but I almost had a heart attack when I saw the prices on the screen at the cashier’s counter – RM9.90 for the tom yam one and RM10.90 for the other one. I asked the cashier and he too agreed that it was extraordinarily expensive and he asked if I would like to cancel the purchase. I decided I would just go ahead and buy…just this once – don’t say I did not try – but no matter how nice they may be, I do not think I will be buying them again.

Frankly, I really hate this barcode thing – I’d much sooner prefer the old school price tags where you can see how much a thing costs right away. They may have labels by the side but at times, those can be quite mind-boggling and at times, not all that easy to read and figure out or they can be misleading even (the label may be for something else that was there before)…and they may have the barcode reader at some obscure corner but it would be quite  a hassle to bring everything there to read…if that thing works! Tsk! Tsk!

There were other things that did attract my interest, not the usual stuff found at most/all supermarkets but I thought that would be enough for the time being. I can always come back again some other time.

The MDS MART is located at Simpang Tiga at the end of Jalan Kampung Hilir/Jalan Awang Ramli Amit (formerly Race Course Road),  facing the food stalls at the SEDC HAWKER CENTRE (2.306488, 111.818695) and the NASI LEMAK BANDONG WALK stall (2.313869, 111.825808) is located at Bandong Walk, Jalan Bandong somewhere in front of the block of shops where Mastura Delite and the 1Malaysia clinic are.

Author: suituapui

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

10 thoughts on “Anything new…”

  1. hahaha, your requirements for santan taste in nasi lemak is extremely high. I guess most companies want to cater for the majority and I know quite a number of people who gets a lot gas in their tummy if they eat a lot of santan so maybe because of this they don’t put too much santan. just enough to give it the santan taste.

    Oh? I’m the same when it comes to nyonya kuehs like serimuka and the rest – must be really lemak, will not want to waste the calories settling for anything less.

  2. Going to miss the nasi lemak. I was their first customer that day.

    He opens quite late, around 7.30. I guess he would associate you to me – it seems that any Chinese customer, he thinks it is because of my promoting his nasi lemak. LOL!!!

  3. Oh! I have tried those CP products. I agree the nasi lemak is very nice but too pricey for us. The wantons were pretty good too but I bought once only LOL!

    Nice eh? I guess the reason is obvious why you have not bought the wantons anymore. The nasi lemak is not even half as expensive.

  4. Saw this nasi lemak brand in Cold Storage before. Never try it. They have other dishes too but I never bought any.

    Not cheap so even if it is very nice, we will think twice about buying. In our case, it is very convenient for my girl to take to her school in the jungle, just heat up and eat.

  5. I count my blessings that I do not need to purchase these frozen food as we can get hot and fresh food easily (I cook on weekdays and go out to eat on weekends).

    I also noticed many travelers making a beeline to the nearest 7-11 store to get these frozen food during their travels. It’s really cheap especially in Thailand.

    Yes, fresh is best! We also eat at home on weekdays, simple hassle-free dishes. Weekends, when my girl comes home, we may go out and have some nice things that she enjoys. Easier to just heat up and eat when in the jungle. Often too tired to cook and besides, hard to cook for one as well. In the end, she would rather not eat, just snack on junk food. Sighhhh!!!!!

  6. gosh, instant nasi lemak and pasta aglio olio – contemporary culinary convenience taken to ever-greater levels. sooner or later, most of us won’t be doing any ‘real’ cooking at all unless we work in a restaurant 🙂

    Yes, it sure looks like these days, everyone can cook! Just press the button! LOL!!!

  7. If given a choice, I go for the fresh ones… over here, no choice, I have to buy the frozen stuff, and that includes half Peking duck with the sauce and the popiah skin for 4 pounds sterling, which is a good buy! hahaha.. But given a choice, I rather have the fresh crispy duck…

    Good grief!!! That’s over RM20 for the popiah skin! Ya, best to have everything fresh. I was thinking if they were good, my girl could bring to her school in the jungle to heat up and eat. Worse than the UK there, nothing…just trees. Got money also nothing to buy and eat, never mind fresh or frozen.

  8. Our 7 eleven stores have everything frozen, from frozen hainanese chicken rice to nasi lemak to nasi briyani and also spaghetti. I have tried the frozen hainanese chicken rice, not bad.

    We have those convenient stores here, nothing much. I hear they love the ones in Thailand, so many things and there is pork!

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