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.

Author: suituapui

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

5 thoughts on “You’ll be ok…”

  1. All this while, I thought chicken are not red meat but today I learn and was surprsie that in a whole chicken, certain parts are considered red meat and certain parts are not. How is this so? I know breast meat is the healthiest part of all but unfortunately, I am not a fan of it.

    You can see the difference in the colour and the texture and of course, there is the difference in the taste too…and if you live overseas, there is a difference in the price – it is more expensive (here, it is cheaper) as people there prefer chicken breast to other parts like the drumstick since it is white meat and is healthier.

    Turkey is white meat, it seems – dunno if there is any part that is red…and rabbit is white meat but I would not want to eat them, so cute and lovable, those white and fluffy things!!!

  2. White meat such as breast meat is healthier. Once a while, having nasi lemak is nice.

    That’s what everybody says – more expensive overseas, everyone there prefers breast, not like here. I guess I’ll have to cut down on my nasi lemak, all that rice (carbs) and the egg yolk…and then there are some that give salted fish and so on, all the things I should not be eating!

  3. For RM5, I cannot complain at all… not when you compare it to Ipoh. Somemore a few pieces of breast meat…. too bad I am on the unhealthy side, I always prefer the thigh than the breast meat in chicken!

    Well, I don’t have a choice now that I cannot eat red meat…but I’m fine with breast meat actually except when boiled in soup because of the texture…and it loses its taste and sweetness, all going into the soup, I guess.
    I thought it would be cheaper over in Ipoh, wider market, more Malays around. Here, very few and most Chinese would just go for the usual. – everybody’s favourite, the kampua mee.

  4. So nice to have so much sambal on the nasi lemak. I too prefer the anchovies with the heads and stomach removed. With a few pieces of chicken meat and half an egg, I think RM5 is not expensive.

    Yes, I’m o.k. with it on all counts, just that I would prefer the ikan bilis cleaned inside out…and I wouldn’t mind if the sambal is a bit spicy.

  5. I have to eat fruit every day or I don’t feel well. Usually, at least two pieces.

    I’ve been eating quite a lot to make up for the lack of food. I don’t eat so much these days now that I am cutting down on a lot of things.

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