Friday, 8 September 2017

No Need to Cook!


With readily available food with such variety from the chap fan (mixed rice/nasi campur) stalls, there is no need to cook right? Right!

Which is why madam is so lazy these days and prefers to eat out rather than muck around in the kitchen.

Well, I do cook weekends but I have (temporarily) stopped my food preps for the week. 

Kangkung, brinjal, tofu and marmite chicken.
If I prepare my own food, there is very little room for variety. I used to be OK with eating the same stuff for days but I have become rather spoilt.

Bittergourd, brinjal and oinks.
At the chap fan stall, there are so many dishes to tempt me and I have succumbed to the convenience.

Kangkung, kai choy and marmite chicken.
The food may not be healthy (deep fried, lots of sauces) but it is damn tasty! I am addicted to marmite chicken at the moment.

Sausages, ladies fingers, chicken in sauce and choi tam.
Sometimes I come across dodgy food. Like these mini sausages. I couldn't resist. But upon first bite, ughs! It's all starch and artificial flavoring. Won't ever touch that again.

Omelette, oinks, cauliflower and long beans.
I normally take one meat and 2 vegetables. But sometimes I am very hungry and I go for 4 items. Usually the additional item is egg or tofu.

Marmite chicken (again!), tofu, sambal wing beans and kai choy.
I eat a lot when I am very hungry. I have cut down on my portion sizes but when my stomach is growling loudly, well, I have to have bigger portions hee..hee...


At Restoran Home Kitchen, they serve you a bowl of complimentary soup. Sometimes they come with a short write up.

Alamak. Marmite chicken again. Tsk! With cabbage, bittergourd omelette and spinach.
I even have my dinner at Home Kitchen because it's so convenient. With dinner taken care of, I can head straight upstairs for my shower when I get home.

Acar, kai choy and sweet and sour chicken.
The last thing I want to do when reaching home late is to struggle in the kitchen and all that washing up.

Ladies fingers, brinjals and sweet and sour oinks.
Will I get tired of this? Maybe. Maybe not. We'll see :)

Chicken with mui choy, choi tam and bittergourd.

42 comments:

  1. I really appreciate home cooking but I do find it hard to squeeze in enough time to prepare it - and, like you, if I prepare food at home it tends to be the same things.

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    1. That's the problem. But I believe I will do my lunch prep someday when I get tired of food from the stalls.

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  2. all the above are with no rice? I guess so, correct? I love to eat marmite fish slices. very tasty. I agree with saving energy and time by eating out. The food looks good and is not that unhealthy like some people think. some when they cook at home also use MSG so not that healthy either so no matter if eat out. hahaha of course I say this cos I eat out all the time.

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    1. No rice :) When the mood hits me, I will so my food preps again. Honestly, I feel better when I eat mu home cooked food, though it may not be so tasty.

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  3. I could eat these kind of lauk + veges stuff when eating out but I couldn't leave nasi if eating at home. Sigh. What more if we have sambal belacan & ulam. Makan nasi bertambah-tambah lol.

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    1. I miss nasi of course but I need to lose some weight :(

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  4. I love all the dishes. I love even more when eating without rice. I won't feel that guilty when eating many dishes like this with no rice.

    It will be even better when cutting down on processed food, fried food and oily food.

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    1. Most of the food at chap fan stall is deep fried and I happen to enjoy deep fried food hee..hee....

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  5. Apa-lah, you have been camping inside that Home Kitchen while I stuck my neck stalking that God Ma Hong at Starling. Looks like I need to ambush you at this kopi tiam. Someone will cover your head with a gunny sack and point a sausage at your neck!!
    Don't scream when you hear the word "password??"
    Just reply - "Marmite Chicken".

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    1. See, you targeted all the wrong places. If I see you, I will say hello. No need to put gunny sack to my head hah..hah..

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  6. I see you only frequent two shops for your chap fan. No, no, I'm not stalking you (like TM...haha!). What I meant was...I see two different coloured tables and two types of colour plates (one white...from Home Kitchen) and the other blue...from 'the chap fan lady who finally spoke to you in Cantonese which you don't understand'! ;)

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    1. You are so observant! The other one is at a coffee shop next to Standard Chartered Bank. I like the kopi o ais kosong there :)

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  7. Yum yummmmm!!! I am not a fan of most of the Chinese chap fan places here - generally, all the same boring stuff, oily and msg overload. I do frequent the Malay stalls though - their choices are more to my liking.

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    1. At my place not many Malay nasi campur stalls. Or else I would go there instead hee..hee..

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  8. Cilipadi!! I can see lots of them at the top.. shiok! With such nice dishes, who cares about cooking at home! hahahaa...

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  9. Sometimes at the chap chai stall, too many variety till don't know what to choose.

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  10. Yum yum i love chap fan. Varieties of dishes to choose from. Sometines I tapau dishes home and cook rice. Cheaper. When I am lazy to cook. Lol.

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    1. So convenient, right? That's why I am opting to eat out at the moment.

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  11. I love Chap Fan and I came across a few stalls that serve really nice Chap Fan, only one is near my house

    But I must have white rice, without rice, the dishes will seem too salty and flavourful for me

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    1. I would prefer with rice too but right now I am trying to lose weight.

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  12. All the chap fun plates looks yummy! I have become lazy too since my water piping problem. Now that we had a new piping done, I am still struggling to start home cooking. So much easier to eat out, no long hours of preparation and dirty dishes and pans to wash. Lol!

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  13. with a different range of choices each day, from meat to veggies and everything else, you're right ... why cook? :D

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    1. Soon my blog name would be PH Eats Out!

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  14. Hi Phong Hong, so long as you are happy and enjoy the food, that's most important. Learn to pamper yourself occasionally, the feeling is great. Nothing to worry.

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    1. Thanks, Kimmy. That was very reassuring hee..hee..

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  15. We are also a huge fan of chap fan...mainly for the convenience...heheheh!

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  16. Hi Phong Hong, I like chap fan too. I'm lazy to cook dinner too .... hee hee..

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  17. That's the problem when you cook at home. You tend to prepare the same dishes almost everyday! It is easier to buy, right?

    I always spend an hour at the kitchen preparing for dinner and once I'm done, I will sigh when I look at the dishes. It seems I prepare almost the same menus everyday!

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    1. I also like to ulang tayang my cooking because it's familiar and you know it will turn out well. Trying something new is risky. And variety means more work. Weekend we are supposed to relax, right?

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  18. Ya'll should be happy in Malaysia, just goes out and get food prepared by hawker like this. In the US, we have to learn and cook home styles food. No matter what, cooking at home is the best and you know what you put in it and into your mouth. Chap fan looks so good, my mouth saliva here in Houston, TX

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    1. You are so right! So easy to get food in Malaysia. Happy cooking in Houston!

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  19. Wuihhh...patutlah slim melim, tak makan nasi rupanya. I pun suka makan mcm tu LL. Penuh lauk pauk....ah bestnya. Makan kat luar ni best dia satu je, boleh pilih lauk macam macam. tapi yg tak best satu je jugak, harga dia...

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    1. Hainom, effective tau. Berat badan LL dah turun sket. Dah lah tak payah masak, boleh kurus plak.

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  20. No nasi?? Still boleh kenyang ek. For me, I must have nasi.

    I perasan, dlm you punya serving, there is a lot of sayur, bukan satu sayur, tapi berjenis sayur, so rajinlah you

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    1. I dah biasa makan macam tu, so kira OK boleh kenyang. I like lots of sayur!

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  21. From all those dishes you had, I'm sure that u like chicken more than oink oink, am I right? ^__^

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    1. Yes, at chap fan stall I prefer their chicken dishes hee..hee..

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