Just in case it rains…

I went out to my favourite fish & seafood stall near my house on Thursday morning because we had run out of fish and prawns in the house. There was only one ikan terubok and nobody seemed all that keen to eat that – I guess after all this time when we could not get hold of any, suddenly we had one too many so I decided to just let it sit in the freezer for a while before we would finish it off once and for all.

The weather was fine that day, bright and sunny. I went out a day earlier just in case it rained on Friday, our no-meat day and I hate going out in the rain. Unfortunately, there were no prawns available, just the farmed ones but I did not want those. Thankfully, there were quite a lot of medium-sized sotong (squid), RM15.00 a kilo…

…so I asked the nice lady to pick the bigger ones for me. I suppose there was more than 1 kilo – I paid RM20.00 for it after she rounded up the total. My girl would be delighted, I was sure of that because she loves sotong but the mum would be busy the rest of the morning, cleaning them before putting them away in the freezer.

The next morning, she took them out to cook some sambal sotong

…because my girl asked for that and some nasi lemak

…to go with it.

I was delighted, of course, as I’ve seen my blogger-friends in the mainland buying nasi lemak to enjoy and the last time I had a decently good one was in July. I am not all that keen on going to the kampung area to grab some as everyday, I would see the names of the roads there in the list of places where there have been positive cases. Obviously, that part of town is best avoided, #staysafe #staywell.

Yes, my missus’ rice was very lemak, so very nice and it went so well with the sambal sotong

…too. She sure can do it well and it’s the same with her chicken rice too – nicer than any in town!

It was a good day too, Friday, so I headed to the neighbourhood shops near my house, in the next lane. There weren’t any vegetables that tickled my fancy so I just bought some more dabal seluang

That would be ideal as an alternative and anyway, we had cucumber with the nasi lemak as well.

We sure enjoyed our lunch and dinner that day but I missed the usual condiments that we would get whenever we have nasi lemak – the kacang (peanuts) and the fried ikan bilis (dried anchovies). I guess at a time like this, we just have to be happy with what we can get and pray that times will get better…soon.