It’s not so bad…

The other day, when I blogged about the packet of Kawan Brand’s Malaysian roti channai that I bought, my regular follower & commenter, Irene, from Kuching had this to share: Best to go with curry. Normally, if I have this paratha, I open up a small can of curry, Sunstar brand to go with. Nowadays, I go for this Sunstar brand curry, not into Yeo’s brand much now.

I was quite positive we had a can or two of curry something in the pantry – I think I saw them there a long time ago. We are not into those canned curries as they have one kind of smell – we call it kwan thow air bee (canned smell) so we would rather cook our own even though because of the convenience especially, we had had our share of those a long long time ago, Yeo’s especially.

I went rummaging through the shelves and found these…

Yes, we go for some of those Sunstar products such as their satay sauce…

…ever since, for reasons unknown, wee’s stopped producing theirs…

…and their clams in soya sauce…

…for frying bihun with cangkok manis. They’re just as good as the formerly-made-in-China Amoy Canning ones, now produced in Singapore (Amofood) and are very much cheaper.

I heated the beef curry briefly in a pan and poured it into a bowl…

Then, I took two slices of the roti channai out of the freezer and fried them till nice and crispy. Incidentally, I took them out around an hour earlier to thaw and I found that the pieces came apart easily even though there wasn’t any paper separating them – not need to pry them apart using a butter knife like what I said previously in my aforementioned blogpost.

Once done, I ate the roti with the curry gravy, the beef and the potato…

…and yes, I would say it was not so bad. The canned smell was there but it was not too obvious unlike some brands that I had had before – it definitely did not put me off and I quite enjoyed it actually.

I think when I drop by the shops again, I shall pick up a few cans, the bigger ones, to keep in the pantry. It may not be as nice as the curry we cook ourselves but it is good enough and so very convenient to just open a can, heat it up and eat…like when there is nothing left from lunch – it sure saves the trouble of having to cook something else for dinner.