The cuttlefish snack on the right smelled. You wouldn’t want to open it in an enclosed space. The taste also needs a lot of getting used to. It was a blend of sweet, salty and something else. Until now I’m still deciding if I liked it or not.
The cheese balls on the other hand tasted like cheese rings that we can get from the local groceries. It was a mixture of sweet and a bit salty. This served as an airline snack.
For my companion’s cat
Strawberry Cream-O! Do we have this here?
Nuts are always a part of our haul whenever we travel
I love breakfast bars but why do they have to be so darn expensive here??
It was a 1-hour drive from the airport to KLCC so we only had time to eat lunch there. I wanted to do some shopping/window shopping but I guess that would have to wait until next time. Anyway, I wanted some local food but ended up with an Indonesian meal. Here’s what we had at the food court:
Sorry, I was sooo hungry that I started demolishing my plate. I forgot to take a photo. This is fried catfish with some sidings. That’s a piece of tofu and the other cube is made of beans or something. I didn’t like it. It reminds me of that sticky bean ingredient that Mao used in the anime Cooking Master Boy. This was delicious! It was served with a bowl of flavorful soup.
My companion had chicken. She complained that it was so spicy. Well that’s because she took a spoonful of the chili sauce. I told her to put a little at a time on her chicken.
This was all RM8.90 per plate. Not bad in my opinion.
As she was going crazy over the spice, she decided to buy juice and kaya at Old Town White Coffee.
She got the honey lemon juice. I was able to taste the kaya and it was really good. Too bad I was already full when it arrived on the table. After everything that has happened on that day, I was glad to have a good lunch. I was hoping things would turn out for the better from this point on.
So, I hope everyone in Manila is safe and dry. We have been experiencing heavy rains and flooding for the past few days.
I will be writing a series of posts about my Malaysia trip. This will focus on food. If you want to see other photos and read about other stuff I did there, please visit my lifestyle blog.
Let’s start with my in-flight snack:
Nothing like Ms. Hello Kitty to brighten up my morning
I don’t buy food from the plane as they are waaaay overpriced. Good thing cousin C and I did some grocery shopping 2 days before the trip. We stocked up on a lot of goodies and so I brought some with me. You can get this Hello Kitty snack from Landmark, by the way.
They tasted different than the chocolate filled biscuits I’m used to. They had an after taste but they were okay. I finished the small pouch. Our flight was at 7:40 AM but it was delayed for a few minutes so I was already hungry during the flight. If it didn’t taste nice, I would have finished it anyway.
Downed it all with this cute Air Asia Café bullet water. Next – what we ate when we got to Kuala Lumpur and some cool grocery finds.
I just got back from an impromptu trip to Malaysia and Singapore. I'm excited to share a lot of food finds with you. Just give me a bit of time to get some work done and I'll get back to this blog. See you soon!
We usually just eat bread for breakfast. I make the rounds of the different bake shops in the mall weekly. We seldom buy at Café France (used to be Delifrance) because I’m not a huge fan of their expensive breads but blah breads. Well, it’s been a while and they are under new management so I gave it a try. I got a few and these are the two that stand out:
This is chocolate croissant with chopped almonds. I can eat this everyday! I like the balance of sweet and bitter and the nuttiness of the almonds. Don’t forget the buttery goodness of the croissant.
If I’m not mistaken, the name of this croissant is Chicken Bechamel. I couldn’t taste the chicken. I can taste the mushrooms though. I like the fact that it’s not too cheesy, not too creamy. This is delicious in spite of the missing chicken and I asked mom to buy more of these two breads.
My cousin C is only learning to cook now that I am still not able to do this chore so her dishes are hit and miss. Her last dish was delicious. This sinigang was okay. She wanted a lot of soup but forgot that she only had a small packet of sinigang mix so it was not too sour. It also lacked patis. She also made an epic fail with the shrimps as she used the wrong kind. Anyway, we just added some fish sauce and ate heartily for lunch. She’ll get it next time. Not bad though for her first time.
Ahhh, I can’t get enough of the dilis that Cousin C and my sister brought home! It makes for a wonderful breakfast. I can have this every day for an entire week and not complain!
It’s good that I had a great breakfast as lunch was terrible.
This is Jollibee’s Pork Tenders. I was looking forward to it but I was truly disappointed. It had a gamey (langsa)after taste. I only ate a few pieces just to finish the rice. Cousin C didn’t like this either.That’s one reason I seldom eat pork. I don’t like it when it’s not prepared right.
Like I said in one of my previous posts, cousin C and I have been hanging out a lot. We’ve been ordering take out food for a few weeks now because I am still not allowed to cook. But I just can’t live that way so I finally asked her to try and cook our lunch. We had some leftover corned beef so I asked her to go the market and buy some beans which she then sauteed with our leftover corned beef. This turned out to be very delicious. Better than mine or MB’s actually.
I also asked her to cook some lechon kawali using a new recipe:
She burned a few pieces but I don’t mind. They were still super delicious! As a matter of fact, I intentionally left some so that MB can have them for dinner. I was so proud of her that I gave some of the sauteed beans to mom for her to taste.
I took care of my cousin when she was young. I actually raised her so I treat her as my own that is why these small “milestones” in her life make me proud.
Oh, how I missed the taste of home cooking and I’m glad that my cousin didn’t disappoint.
I like fish. I like tofu. I like tausi but my taste buds don’t seem to agree with this dish. I mean, it’s okay but I guess the sauce overpowers the whole thing. It’s a tad too sweet for me. The tofu also had a bitter aftertaste. The rice can also be better. This is from Chowking, by the way. I only ate half of it and gave the rest to the cats.
My cousin C and I have been hanging out together a lot because she helps me take care of the little one. Meal times are fun especially merienda (snack time). I had a long list of food that I was not allowed to eat when I was pregnant and that includes:
I didn’t know there was a Pot Dog branch at the Shopwise near our house. Cousin C went there to buy Jamaican Patties but saw this so she called and went home with 2 boxes.
In case you’re wondering, these are fish balls, squid balls, crab claws and kikiam. She also bought a Jamaican Patty for herself:
I topped it all off with a cold glass of Gatorade Grape.
I like the simplicity of this merienda and the company that I had. I think that’s what makes a simple meal special.
We experienced a rainy afternoon last Sunday. The little one was sleeping soundly so MB and I enjoyed a movie on HBO while eating this:
MB had Ben and Jerry’s, I had Haagen Dazs in my favorite flavor, Swiss Vanilla Almond and we also had some chicharap from Laoag which cousin C and my sister brought home as pasalubong. We weren’t able to finish the movie as we decided that a nap was better. = )
In this busy world, eating properly should always be a priority. This blog encourages everyone to eat well while still maintaining a budget. Here I will feature simple (and not so simple) meals that you and your loved ones can enjoy.
These are mostly budget-friendly meals but still delicious and nutritious. Read on and enjoy!