Sunday, March 15, 2009

Time to stop eating out and cook at home?

I reckon i have like 2-3 posts (maximum) out of the 476 posts that touches on the fact that i actually do enter the kitchen and cook something that is worthy for the camera.

In my Australia younger years, the only edible thing i could churn out was good al-dente instant noodles. Apparently that has just gone down hill when i came back to Malaysia.

With some responding that the economic storm is coming, to learn how to cook something more substantial at home seemed nothing short of being a good idea.

So it was.

Steak and vegetables.

Medium Rare steak; seasoned generously with salt and pepper. Rub in some thyme and garlic as well or like i experimented, you can use butter as well. Heat your non-stick pan up on high heat, and let it cook around 2-3 minutes a side till it is charred like the picture above. Rest a couple of minutes while you boil those vegetables up.

Happily dig in with some wholegrain mustard on the side.

Cost? RM 15 for the Rib Eye (200 plus grams) and RM3 for half a broccoli.

Beats paying over RM50 for a steak just to eat it outside.

Oh yeah, and to finish it off; have a piece of prune layer cake made famous by Indonesians but claims as it, that the Singaporeans make a better one.
Bengawan Solo; all over Singapore. Definitely a version worthy of the Indonesian one. A 8-9 inch square is available for 50-60 SGD. Definitely not cheap.

Something to repeat this week for dinner, perhaps?

20 comments:

Bangsar-bAbE said...

The steak looks absolutely juicy and bursting with flavours!

All at the comfort of home...shiok-ness!!

Precious Pea said...

Looks very pro!! Yes lor..once a while eat at home can save a lot. Hope to see more cooking from you.

cindy khor said...

yeah,eating at home surely save tons... that's why i've been experimenting with dishes since i came to uk... i've been trying out chinese dishes by the way... trying to find back my own roots :P

nice steak by the way

550ml jar of faith said...

Time to eat in? Totally!! There's a different kind of joy and reassurance from eating food you made from scratch in your own kitchen! That'll also teach them overpriced restaurant folks who's boss!

J2Kfm said...

we dun eat beef nor cook them in our hz leh ...

some find them repulsive.

but really, at RM15/slab, sure can save LOTS in the long run.

Jun said...

"In my Australia younger years, the only edible thing i could churn out was good al-dente instant noodles. "

tht's cos u kept eating on o'connell and melb st la, tht's why ;p

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

jun: shsshhhh...hahaha..yes i miss my indian and thai food... =(

j2kfm: repulsive? oh dear me..yes u can save definitely quite abit..

550ml: i suppose its the preparation..but a steak? thats express!

cindy: sounds good..yes UK can cost quite a bomb..

pp: hahah most of the time its still mom's cooking..

bbabe: maybe a meal for your bf?

Cynthia said...

I'm so proud of you - cooking home!

mimid3vils said...

Only RM 15 for the steak? SO cheap meh? Where u got it?

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

cynthia: hahah thanks!

mimi: yeap..i even got it from isetan..so definitely can get cheaper still!

jasmine said...

looks good!! i too have been cooking more at home, but whipping up pasta dishes instead of the yummy chunk of meat u have there...

mh said...

Wow!! Looks good wei...

Now that we know you can cook, and there's a BBQ set, *thinking real hard*.....hmm....well, we'll know where to go when we want to have a gathering!!

Thank god I'm reading this while having dinner...else, I might just feel hungry looking at that piece of steak...

boo_licious said...

Yeah, I find spulrging on a good piece of meat is more worth it to cook at home vs eating it outside, as they tend to kill it!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

boo: definitely..always end up not cooking the steak the way u want it..

mh: hahah yes yes..got it!

jasmine: haha staying on the low carb diet..so no pasta!

Henry Yeo said...

no marinade for the meat?

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

henry: not for beef man..

sampada said...

steak...sounds delicious...my hubby likes very much chinese food. yeah cooking in home definitely saves lots of money. in U.S. at all times i have a rough time difficulty in finding chinese food ingredients..yet i found a great resource www.myethnicworld.com for all the food products from around the world.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

sampada: true true

fbb said...

nothing like a piece of good rib eye hor..no need sauce, no need marinade. bestnya. that looks superb, nipples.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

fbb: haha thank thanks..