Tuesday, 10 May 2011
Chap Fun for Asian Tuesday
I think hub is getting the hang of asian food already because the first thing he asked me after sitting down for a cup of coffee upon returning from work was,
`Soooo ... today is Asian Tuesday. Ì wonder what is for dinner tonight?` And he had a big, questioning smile on his face!
I shall take the big smile as positive, shall I? :-D
Earlier this week, my japanese diningware arrived and in it are these rectangular shaped servingware which the japanese uses to display their fried fish dish. I must be missing home lately because all I can think off when seeing these plates is Chap Fun.
Chap Fun, Economy Rice or Mixed Rice are usually sold in a shop or coffee shop (because you can get your cuppa local coffee here too) with rows and rows of cooked, chinese style dishes to go with your white rice. It consist of anything from meat, seafood, fish, vegetable, egg to tofu dishes cooked in variety of ways. I love it because you can take as much as your plate permits and by end of the row, the owner cum cook will tally up your plate for payment. For a 3 dish plate of mixed rice, it cost you anywhere between 3-5 ringgit, depending on the shop. You are talking about less than 1.50 Euro meal here. A warm plate of balance meal with hours and hours of preparation work and for that, what can I get in Europe? A cold sandwich or a warm bun, not more.
So here´s my inspiration for last nights dinner. I made Lemon Chicken, Brocolli & Baby Carrots Stir Fry and Beansprout & Capsicum in Korean Fish Sauce.
We both enjoyed our dinner very much :-D