There is…

I’ve been blogging about the very nice premium New Zealand beef lately and if anyone is wondering whether there is lamb as well, the answer is yes, there is!

Actually, I bought these New Zealand lamb slices…

Swee Hung NZ lamb

…sometime ago also at that shop near my house, together with the beef briskets, but for reasons unknown, my missus never got round to cooking them.

That was why when I overheard my girl telling her that she would like to make a shepherd pie…

Melissa's shepherd pie

…for lunch that day, I told her to use that instead of beef, in which case it would be called a cottage pie.

It turned out really nice. For the filling, she did not follow the traditional recipe with minced meat and peas. Instead, she cooked her own, something like a dry version of lamb stew with the meat, carrots, celery, Bombay onions and what not…

Melissa's shepherd pie, slice

…and of course, she was very generous with the cheese, mozzarella and parmesan. Yes, it was good and we all enjoyed it to the max.

I wouldn’t say they are all that cheap, the beef and the lamb, but I must say we are indeed very happy now that we can get these here, especially when what we have used them to cook has turned out really well. These sure are a welcome change from pork or chicken day in, day out.

SWEE HUNG (2.316161, 111.840441) is located along Jalan Ruby, in the block of shops on the right – next to a hair salon at the extreme end…and on the other end, to the left is the Kim Won Chinese Medical Store and Mini-supermarket.

Author: suituapui

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

4 thoughts on “There is…”

  1. Mel is very good in cooking and baking etc. Of course, home baked pies are best as one can add generous amount of ingredients. I have never eaten lamb before.

    Good for you! It’s not cheap!

    You’re like my missus – will not eat lamb, duck, wild boar…she does not like the smell but she will eat lamb these days. Doesn’t have that smell anymore these days, dunno why. Last time my landlady in Kuching said must trim away all the fat, then no smell but my niece in Singapore said lamb without the smell is not lamb, not nice. LOL!!!

  2. I have been wanting to make shepherd’s/cottage pie but never got round to doing it. I feel so motivated after seeing Melissa’s pie. LOL!

    What’s stopping you? This is so easy! A lot easier than making pies with shortcrust or puff pastry covers.

  3. My mum makes an awesome shepherd’s pie and we were always assured of quality lamb as dad butchered it himself and mum minced the meat.

    Yes, I am so not into the frozen packs of minced beef or whatever – the streaks of white say it all, so much fat!!!

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