Yesterday, it was fried bihun (rice vermicelli). Today’s breakfast was rice porridge. In fact, mom made a big pot of it, because she wanted me to have that for lunch too before I drive back to Penang.
Admittedly, mom’s rice porridge is wayyyy more awesome than mine. There’s a lot more healthy liews (ingredients) in it, including some of those stuff that I hate with my guts, eg black fungus, kelp and onions.
Above picture was taken during lunch time. See how little I got for myself? Because I had a plan. I guess my mom really knows me best. I think she knew what I was up to when she saw how much porridge I took. So she added two big ladles of porridge into my bowl on top of what you saw in the picture.
On top of that she also did more cooking in between breakfast and lunch time, when I went out with my dad to help him with some errands. She whipped up a vegetable dish. And a scrambled egg dish with tomato and onion. And a small bowl of parsley. All these for me and my dad. She wanted to torpedo my plan by making me super full before I leave home.
I mean, don’t get me wrong. I know my mom loves me and has my best (health) interests in her heart. I love my mom too. But I was in sulking mode as I drove away from home.
After driving for 20 meters, I thought: screw it! I’ll go ahead with my plan. I’ll just order a Small portion so that I don’t end up overeating too much.
Yes… my plan was to go for pork noodles before I drive back to Penang. So I drove to the food court near my home to execute my plan.
But I ended up having this instead. Because this stall was in the way between me and the pork noodles stall, and the curry gravy was too mouthwatering for me to ignore.
This, is NOT pork noodles. This is chee cheong fun (rice noodle roll). Unlike Hong Kong or Penang style, this is how we KL people roll when it comes to chee cheong fun. We have it together with some fried stuff, and awesome sweet sauce or curry gravy.
In the end, it was not my mom who succeeded in torpedoing my pork noodles plan. It was the fragrant curry gravy that did me in. But I guess I can’t complain. This is currently my second most craved KL food after pork noodles, with wanton noodles coming in a distant third. And it has been much longer since I last had this.
What did I have in this plate? Well, 1 rice roll, 1 pork ball, 1 fu chuk (bean curd skin), 1 other fried stuff, and 1 stuffed chili. They came up to RM 5.80. For a typical full meal, I would normally go for 2 of each instead.
On another note, I was surprised that the kopi beng (iced coffee) here has reduced in price. I remember since some time last year, they have increased their price for a glass of this to RM 2.60. Today it was RM 2.10. I guess they went over the limit and got less drinks order and were forced to re-lower their prices.
I’m now back in Penang. And dinner tonight is an orange and two tablespoons of instant oats in soy milk. Gotta control my food intake…
But I’m a happy man today. 😀