If you read the title, I think you would’ve guessed that I 沦陷咗 loon hum jor (have succumbed at long last). Except you know me better, I hope. I am never that straightforward, am I? So it isn’t what you think it is, is it?
Since you know I have never been that straightforward, so this probably isn’t me writing about how I bought a new rice cooker finally. Except that if we follow the art of war, we should always be unpredictable. We should always have the element of surprise up our sleeves.
So, anyway, this probably isn’t me writing about how I bought a new rice cooker… this is GAWD!!! I REALLY DID BUY A NEW RICE COOKER!! I cannot believe it myself!! ~Covers face with both hands~
I bought this from AEON last weekend. I was just passing through the electrical appliances section when this little guy caught my attention. Actually, the price tag caught my attention. You know, I had a mini rice cooker that I discarded when I moved houses last year. That mini rice cooker could cook 2 cups of rice at most, and I bought that for RM 69, roughly 6 years ago.
This little guy here, it is actually not little at all. In fact it is quite big. It has the cooking capacity of 10 cups of rice. And it was selling for [
RM 129 RM 79]. I think they stocked up too much on this particular brand and model and was doing a clearance sale of some sort.
The old rice cookers that I am used to are those that only has one function: cook rice. So I was sufficiently impressed with that little button there to switch between Rice/Steam and Congee/Soup. But I guess even this is a rather old and simple model by today’s standards. I noticed rice cooker nowadays is not called rice cooker anymore, but called multipurpose cooker, or titanium meta-alloy trinimethalyne super awesome cooker, or something like that. The newer models can be used to bake cake, bread, make stew, roast chicken, grill medium rare steak, concoct space age astronaut food and whatnot, isn’t it? Maybe that’s why this one is so cheap.
So I carried it home, cleaned it, and cooked my first rice in a rice cooker in two years. I cooked two cups of rice for a start. That’s three and a half portions of rice. Oh yeah, I also bought a 1kg pack of Thai jasmine rice for RM 4.90 for this.
Of course, this was a big blunder on my part. You know, people usually cook rice because they want to eat rice, right? Even if you cook more to keep for a few days, you always have a portion of it fresh, don’t you? Except I had a dinner appointment and was supposed to dine out. So I guess I am the first home cooking idiot in the world who cooks a batch of rice and then proceeds to store ALL of them in the freezer. Nice work!
Wait a minute. I was going to hit the Publish button, and I realized… I have just blogged about how I bought a rice cooker, and how I cooked some rice in a rice cooker. Why am I blogging about such trivial matters? Sorry guys, for wasting your time reading inconsequential bullshit. Oh dear…