Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Ekspedisi membeli barang dapur.....

Apa pompuan ni, beli barang dapur pun sampai nak berekspedisi??? Orang lain pergi pasar relax je tak kecoh-kecoh pun....

:P

Suka hati.

Anyways I plan to learn to be a better cook. Cooking takes practice, so unless I start hitting the kitchen more often then sampai mati la tak gheti masak. Not that I'm saying that I can't cook at all, masak benda-benda basic boleh la macam masak nasi, goreng-goreng, rebus-rebus...tapi kalau nak menu gempak macam kari ke, masak lomak ke, steam fish ke.....berjanggut la orang menunggu.

Back then my mom use to say....

..."takpe, nanti dah kawin boleh belajar masak. Mama dulu bila dah kawin baru belajar semua ni, focus je study dulu".

Of course my mom got married at the age of 19. By my age she had almost a decade of practice. Looking back dah tak boleh guna dah statement mak aku tu....dah jadi super lame excuse dah.

Sigh.

So I suppose learning one or two dishes a week wont hurt aite?

So last weekend menapak la pergi NSK Selayang to get groceries and barang basah. I was told that it's the cheapest place in town after pasar Chow Kit (kalau la gagah nak pi Chow Kit kan, aku pengsan agaknya kalau kena masuk sana) so there you go, I chose the obvious sebab tak nak menggelupur pengsan kat tengah tengah pasar.


NSK ni macam convenience store. Ala-ala Giant and Tesco la. Mula-mula tu macam I was thinking apa bezanya? Murah sangat ke? It was not till I grab 2 bawals for RM5 and 7 big size squids for merely RM4 that I go....okay, this is cheap.

*compared to Pasar Taman Tun or Jusco OU....hahahah....okay, that's where I usually do grocery shopping. Orang tak selalu masak la katakan*

Eeew...look at that...siput sedut. And its moving!!!!!! Fresh la konon but its not funny okay, how the hell does people cook that?

What I like about this place is that its all organised and labelled....

Bukan setakat general label, individual label pun ada....for instance, do u know ada banyak jenis kubis? Kubis bunga, kubis cina....all this kubis ada label tersendiri. So bagi chef newbie yang tak tau nak beli barang macam I ni, label adalah sangat berguna sebab tak nak la termistake daun bawang ngan daun sup kan???

*grin*

It different okay. Walaupun dua-dua tu penting untuk buat sup.

Anyways, the place was jam-packed eventhough it was midnight (yes, I went grocery shopping at midnight. What made me do it only God knows, when I was standing in que to pay I was cursing under my breathe because I was super tired). OMG, nape la semua orang sibuk beli barang dapur tengah malam ni? I can understand the adults but kids? Seriously? Shouldn't parents put them to bed by 9pm already? Why are they all supercharged berlari-lari like nobody's business at this ungodly hour?

Sigh.

I left with a cart full of stuff, so much that even my fridge can take up all the load. Ani went...

".....hmmm, mana nak letak ni? Tak muat dah...."

Sigh.

To proof that its not all for nothing, I did cook over the weekend. I made bawal goreng masak sambal and omellete for lunch on Sunday, a container full of pre-prepared sambal merah to cook my squid sometime this week, and just yesterday, brought to work home-cooked nasi goreng for breakfast.

I was glad that despite only manageing to cook simple dishes, people who had a taste said its nice.

*smile*

6 comments:

shasha said...

haaa...jangan lupa pekasam dgn masak lemak cili api ikan masin talang dengan nenas...owhhh...tak sabarnya nak makan...hehe

Zuraida said...

huish. complicated nye.... haritu aku pi tak jumpa pekasamnye...tapi ikan masin banyak...

:)

shasha said...

ikan masin pun bole laaa..goreng dgn bawang besar cili api...lepas tuh perah limau...makan dgn nasi panas2..confirm bertambah2...hahha

Zuraida said...

macam best je....apa kata aku pi umah ko then ko ajar aku masak benda nih?? hahaha, nanti tak jadi buat poyo je....

dieya said...

omg i won't survive going to pasar basah for the simple fact that dont label their stuffs! if my mum ask me to get something, confirm hi gi beli kat supermarket. rather pay a bit extra for those bar coded stickers with names, daripada kena marah pasal salah beli spesis ikan!

Zuraida said...

Dieya,

NSK Selayang labels ok...hahahahah....sila cuba ke sana.

:)