杂菜饭

There wasn’t any food for me at home today so I made a trip to the economy rice stall near my house for a quick lunch fix. I’ve actually been patronising that place for over a decade now – the stall owner recognises me (and other members of my family) and calls me 小弟 (little brother). Maybe it’s just that the relatively low pricing, or that I’m just really bad at identifying good food, but I really like the food there. Throw in a packet of teh-peng (iced tea), and I’ve got myself a perfect meal.

I wonder if I can persuade the owner to teach me some of his recipes? Sure he’s friendly enough to me now, but I think it takes a bit more than that to agree to create potential competitors. Not that I’m actually aiming to set up a food stall – I would just really like to be able to cook some of those dishes well, if I ever had the time/opportunity to do so!

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Posted on October 17, 2008, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. this post made me seriously homesick! i don’t often think of economy rice cos chicken rice/char kway teow/laksa are the default foods to miss when you’re overseas, but economy rice really is the stuff of everyday meals. i am *so* homesick now and it’s your fault! dont think i dont remember that prata post from last year either… still have food envy from that :(

    • Heh heh. Sorry! I’ll treat you to a meal of economy rice when you get back… =PWhen ARE you next back, anyway? Think the last time I saw you was the day we took that unnatural panorama at the Evil Eye!

  2. IS THAT KANGKUNG BELACAN I SEE!?

  3. I <3 economy rice too! And I agree that coupled with teh peng, it makes the perfect meal. No one in my family understands why I love economy rice so much. They think I’m crazy… 

  4. maybe you should have tried ebfore going over to york. play the “poor me i need to learn to cook so i can survive in the evil world of fish and chips and pasta etc etc” card…

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