All of it…

Last week, I saw some reasonably big sotong (squid) at my favourite fish and seafood stall not far from my house so I asked the nice boy to pick the bigger ones and then, help me clean them and remove the skin too.

I cannot remember how much it was per kilo – the lady boss did tell me but I wasn’t paying much attention. He went on selecting the bigger ones and placing them on the weighing scale till it went past RM30.00 and the lady boss said it was all right – she would just collect RM30.00 only from me. My missus said there was a lot, 2 kilos, at least but that was perfectly all right as for some reason, my girl loves sotong, more than prawns!

It turned out that she asked the mum to cook nasi lemak and sambal sotong

…with the squid for our no-meat Friday (last week) and the latter cooked all of it at one go. Well, it did not matter really as we could keep some and serve gradually in portions to enjoy with rice on any other day – they went so well together!

My girl was never into nasi lemak before but lately, it seems that she has acquired the taste for it. That is why when I buy any from the nearby fruit and vegetable shop in the next lane from my house, I must pick up a pack for her as well whereas before, I would end up eating it myself. You would never hear her asking her mum to cook that in the past.

Of course, there was the rice…

…which was lemak (rich in santan/coconut milk) enough and very fragrant with the pandan leaves from our garden and my missus also cooked these hardboiled eggs…

…as well.

We had cucumber…

…too but no, there wasn’t any kacang (groundnuts) nor ikan bilis (deep fried dried anchovies).

Well, we did not miss those much as my missus did fry these slices of long kiam hu (fermented salted fish)…

…and that alone together with the sambal sotong, would be enough already for a delightful nasi lemak meal.

The fish stall is located to the right of CCL FRESH MINI MARKET against the wall at that end of the block to the right of the Grand Wonderful Hotel (2.309601, 111.845163) along Jalan Pipit, off Jalan Dr Wong Soon Kai, if you go in via the entrance where San Len Tyres is located, just before the Petronas petrol station a short distance from Delta Mall.

Author: suituapui

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

8 thoughts on “All of it…”

  1. I prefer prawns to squid as I find squids are sometimes quite chewy to eat. I am not really a fan of nasi lemak too but I do love those long kiam hu, my favourite of all and just this is enough to whet up my appetite. Wow, fried so many pieces at one go.

    Me too!!! But my girl is different, she prefers squids, not into prawns, dunno why. I love very good nasi lemak though, must be rich and creamy…and not dry and hard. Not easy to find a good one around here.

    We have quite a lot of the long kiam hu, bay kar, in the fridge. We buy them whole, slice and eat slowly.

  2. Sambal sotong looks good, my fav! Sadly the mamak nearby doesn’t do nasi lemak sambal sotong. I want the fried fish too! Yumsss~

    They don’t? Here, at the Malay stalls, they give you a stall between sambal biasa (with ikan bilis) or sambal sotong or sambal kerang. I will never choose that last one because they use the canned ones, not the fresh ones.

  3. We used to enjoy sambal sotong. Now we prefer prawns because sotong is too chewy for us. I love nasi lemak but have to cut down on carbs. The salted fish makes me drool. Long time didn’t buy salted fish.

    We bought the salted fish a long time ago. Have not been to the wet market since the outbreak of the pandemic. I saw one that looked really good so I bought it, not knowing that my missus had bought one too…so we had two whole salted fish in the fridge. We just sliced and keep – can fry and enjoy slowly, no problem.

    No sambal prawns at the nasi lemak places here – even the sotong are very small ones, not as big as the ones I bought!

  4. Yum yum yum. My post tomorrow would be on sotong too!! 😁

    I love sotongs, prawns. As long they are fresh, they are good in any cooking method.

    OK, will hop over and have a look!

  5. Every meal with rice is going to be wonder-meal. 😀

    A lot of people are cutting down on rice…or are cutting it out altogether. I just take a bit, low carbs is fine with me.

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