At a time like this…

…I really shouldn’t complain. Instead, I would have to be thankful for whatever I can get or make do with something else if I can’t.

I keep seeing my blogger-friends enjoying their nasi lemak but the last time I had it was in July. It was pretty good even though the sambal was not anything like the regular nasi lemak sambal. It tasted different but thankfully, it was nice.

I have not gone back for the ones that I liked here or here because the situation here in Sarawak in general and Sibu in particular does not look too good. Right now, it is the Numero Uno among all the states in the nation, a 4-figure daily total while most of the rest have only 3 or less. Based on the reports, it seems that the clusters are mainly in all the rumahs (longhouses) or the kampungs (villages) and I often see the kampung roads here in the daily list of those where there have been positive cases. Shudders!!! I wouldn’t want to go anywhere near, that’s for sure!!! #staysafe #staywell

My missus cooked something really nice, the rice was very nice and lemak, the other day to go with her sambal sotong but we did not have the complete works so somehow, it felt incomplete. Needless to say, I was delighted when I saw this…

…at the nearby fruit and vegetable sundry shop in the next lane from my house.

It was RM2.00 each, a bit more expensive than the ones sold at the roadside stalls in the kampung – the last time I bought from there, they were RM1.50 each though some may be priced the same but I think this one is bigger. I would need two of the former whereas in the case of this one, one is enough…and of course, if we go to one of the Malay shops for their nasi lemak, we will have to pay a whole lot more for a plate.

In a packet, you will get two slices of cucumber…

…some peanuts and fried ikan bilis (dried anchovies) and quite a lot of the very spicy nasi lemak sambal…

I was kind of disappointed that they did not add the standard nasi lemak condiment – a wedge of hard-boiled egg and they had a bit of omelette…


No, the rice was not lemak – at best, I could detect a very light hint of the lemakness but I did enjoy it when I mixed it all with the sambal and ate them together. I certainly would want to buy it again should I happen to see them selling it at the shop the next time I drop by.

That day, my missus made this taugeh (bean sprouts) kerabu

…and we had that with the nasi lemak and they went so well together. We sure enjoyed that!

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

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22 thoughts on “At a time like this…”

  1. No comment on nasi lemak as I am not a die hard fan of it. As for taugeh kerabu, it looks like an appetising starter dish to have.

    1. I love the ones that are VERY lemak…and the sambal must be nice too.

      Many are popular because of the add-ons like the curry, the rendang and so on. I feel those are distractions, bluff one, no focus on the true quality of the real thing. Even plain rice would be nice with all those add-ons.

  2. Certainly very cheap for RM2… omelette and all… can hardly have much profit.. with the wrapping and all… I miss nasi lemak too.. but I guess it can be substitued with coconut milk packet instead of fresh santan… 🙂

    1. USD 50 cents only, dirt cheap!!! LOL!!!

      Yes, my missus uses packet or can, AYAM brand, also very nice…but cannot dilute so the rice will be very lemak. There are other brands too, can’t remember the names – we always buy AYAM.

  3. I haven’t bought Nasi lemak bungkus for quite sometime now. Looking at your photo, make me craving. Maybe will go buy tomorrow morning. A bit lazy to go out alone in morning when hubby isn’t around. Usually just settle for something at home, but if need to buy vegetables and meat at the nearby butcher shop, then I will go tapau breakfast at the same time. Settle everything in one morning. Don’t want to out that frequently.

    Yes, most high cases are from those kampungs in Kuching…..

    1. It’s the same with me here, not keen on going out so will just eat what we have at home. Will go out when there are things that I need to buy, otherwise I just stay home most of the time. Thankfully I have most everything in my neighbourhood so I do not need to venture out too far, just in the next lane.

  4. My hubby likes nasi lemak bungkus. We can still get nasi lemak bungkus for RM1.50, RM2 or RM2.50. I still prefer to use the fresh santan whenever possible but now I find the packet santan more convenient. Taugeh kerabu looks appetizing.

    1. My missus too. She can press the santan out of the coconut but more convenient to use packet or can. Ayam is good. Some brands have a smell. I cannot use fresh santan, dunno how to press…nothing comes out. LOL!!!

  5. Everything is getting more expensive nowadays so if we get anything like RM1 or RM1.50, then inside…you will realise there is nothing much…to eat. LOL

    1. Oooo…that sounds awesome, sotong & kerang. With the two sambals added, I am not surprised the total went up to RM10.00. I would go for those as well.

    1. I love nasi lemak like that. So far, I have only come across one like that here but it seemed the quality had gone down eventually. A couple of others are just so so, the rest…not worth going for. Sad.

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