You’ll be ok…

I’ve been eating a lot of apples. Just as the age old maxim goes, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away!” I read somewhere that they are good for me so I would always keep a constant supply in the house to eat, usually after meals.

Well, it so happened that I ran out of the fruit that day so I hopped over to our neighbourhood fruit & sundry shop in the next lane to buy some. I usually grab the ones from New Zealand, 5 for RM13.00.

When I was there that day, I saw these packs of nasi lemak

…selling at RM5.00 each. Of course, I wasted no time at all in buying a pack to take home and try.

I have not had any for a while now, not since this one here and one reason why I’ve been avoiding it is they will usually give a drumstick with it and that is red meat – out of bounds for me, I’m afraid. Some will give a chicken wing and if I am not wrong, the drummette is white meat but the middle part, the wingette is red. Others will give a bit of daging masak hitam or beef or chicken rendang, all best avoided as far as I am concerned.

The sambal was very nice…

…and though the rice was not as lemak (rich with coconut milk) as I would have loved it to be, it was not dry and hard like a lot of nasi lemak all over town.

There were the peanuts and the fried ikan bilis (dried anchovies) by the side…

…and yes, the standard nasi lemak condiment, the hard boiled egg, got my nod of approval. That is what they should give with this national dish, not one whole fried egg though some people may prefer that instead. I wish they had taken the trouble to remove the insides of the ikan bilis though!

There were two slices of cucumber and some deep fried batter-coated chicken strips…

Much to my delight, they had used chicken breast so that was perfectly ok for me, white meat, not red.

I did not ask but I had the feeling that this was sourced from that same Malay lady who was selling her nasi lemak in plastic bags (RM2.00) before…and wrapped in brown paper (RM1.00) before that because they all seemed to taste quite similar but for RM5.00, there are a lot of other things that I can go for for that kind of money so I can’t say I’d be rushing back there for more of this all that soon. Once in a while should be fine!

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.