Up down…

There is word going round that the price of cooking oil in the country is going to come down as a result of the dropping prices of palm oil in the world market. Of course, that piece of news did not get me all excited knowing how when the prices of things shoot up, there is no way they are going to come down!

That was why I was very surprised the other day at my neighbourhood fruit & vegetable sundry shop in the next lane when I saw them selling these packs of nasi lemak

…at only RM1.50 each!!! I was so very sure that they were RM2.00 a pack before this and yes, I was right!!!

However, my happiness was short-lived because when I had one good look at the one in that previous post of mine, there were a lot more kacang (peanut), not just ONE, alongside a few strips of fried ikan bilis (dried anchovies). The cucumber had remained the same – one miserable slice, that was all and no, there was no sign of any egg, never mind hardboiled, fried or strips of omelette.

I must say though that the Malay lady was more generous with the sambal this time around and I really enjoyed it – very spicy and very nice! The rice was the same as usual, very mildly lemak (rich with santan) but thankfully, it was not hard and dry.

There were only two packs left so I grabbed both of them and my missus and I had them for our lunch that day (my girl had co-curricular activities and would not be home till evening…for dinner).

We still had some durian flower left from the day before so I had that with the nasi lemak and my missus did make something with ikan bilis (dried anchovies)…

– it was very nice but I could only eat a bit of that since I am on a low salt diet.

She also fried one of the small and cheap fish that I bought

…for me to enjoy with the nasi lemak.

I would say that though simple, nothing really fancy, it sure was a delightful lunch and I enjoyed it to the max!

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.