Fussy…

I was thinking of having some more of the very nice nasi lemak bungkus that I bought the other day so I hopped over to the neighbourhood fruit & vegetables sundry shop in the next lane.

Unfortunately, they did not have any that day. I saw a tray of kuih lenggang/ketayap

…but I did not feel like having those and the steamed baos…

…and pumpkin kuih had meat in them and those sandwiches too…

They had egg but I could jolly well make my own if I wanted that.

I saw these…

…but the lady boss said there was chicken inside even though I could not see any. I was thinking that they added a bit of chicken floss when they made those – they do like to do that at some places here.

I bought the things I wanted and not wanting to give up just yet, I asked the son and he told me that there wasn’t any chicken in the sushi, just tuna…

Of course I wasted no time in grabbing a pack and headed straight home.

I thought they were good enough – I’m not fussy even though we can make our own, just as nice or even nicer. At RM8.00 for a pack of 12…

…I reckoned they were cheaper than at the Japanese joints in town.

I did try adding a bit of mayo…

…but no, I did not think that it made much of a difference. They were nice with or without the mayonnaise.

My girl liked them so I guess I will be buying them again the next time I see any at the shop.

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.

15 thoughts on “Fussy…”

  1. I love the kuih lenggang . So long didn’t have it. The sushi looks good too and it will be the last item I will grab..😊😊

    1. LOL!!! We make our own sushi at home, taste more or less the same. Very easy, actually.

      I like the kuih lenggang here – like my mum’s, no gula Melaka in the filling, plain, freshly grated coconut tossed with a bit of sugar. I’m o.k. with that type with gula Melaka too, most important is the skin.

    1. Yes. Originally, they will give you one-sixteenth of an egg only, can hardly feel it is there. So pissed off by that. My cousin in Melbourne can make her own and she adds half an egg! So jealous to see that. LOL!!!

    1. I wonder why the grated coconut is dry. I’m sure they do not use the canned ones – we can get fresh grated coconut so easily here. Maybe they squeezed the santan out for sale separately. Luckily, I have never come across such cases here.

      Our problem here is with the skin – some do not know how to make so it is thick, chewy/rubbery – the texture is all wrong and not nice at all. This one at the shop near my house is a little on the thick side but is still ok – there are worse elsewhere.

  2. Kuih ketayap in Sibu looks so different to ours in Johore.
    Our kuih ketayap skin is very “holey” like the moon’s surface.
    Yours is so smooth! But the skin does look thicker than ours.

    1. Yes, that is how they should look like. The good ones at the Malay stalls here (not all are) look like those that you know in Johore. These are Chinese-made, sold at the neighbourhood shop. The skin is thick and not quite there but thankfully, it is nice enough – been sold there for many years now so obviously, all the customers do not mind and will keep buying.

      I like how the grated coconut filling is white with a bit of sugar, no Gula Melaka – the way my mum used to make all throughout my growing up years. There was only one Malay stall here doing it that way but it never opened once the pandemic broke out. After all this time, it does not look like they are going to resume business. Best barbecued chicken wings in town!
      https://suituapui.wordpress.com/2008/12/04/going-out-of-my-head-2/

    1. Not really. My girl and her mum can do that quite easily. Of course you will need the right ingredients especially the sushi rice and the special vinegar.

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