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No More So Called Economical Food

WOKE UP LATE THIS MORNING.... So ended up having oats as breakfast and for lunch, I went to Farlim with two of my friends.  We had something really simple, no frills and fancies.  Supposedly to be very "economical" and they are actually called "economy food" during my younger days, but... alas, nothing is economical anymore these days.  Nevertheless, I still yearn for this type of food, it brings back good old memories from the younger days!

This shop is situated in Farlim, Menglembu, half an hour away from my house and it only opens at 11am for brunch and lunch.  Thanks to my friend, she just gave me the name of the shop, it is called A1 Phang Leng and the address is Laluan Perusahaan Menglembu 2, Kawasan Perusahaan Menglembu.... and we ordered these for our eating pleasure. :)

Patrons at noon... 
A plate of vegetarian noodles... RM2.20 each...
We ordered 2 plates....
7 pieces of crispy stuff to share..... 
3 bowls of Red beans sweet desserts... 
A bowl of peanuts porridge.... 
Freshly fried sesame balls.... RM1.20 for each...
All in all, our bill came to RM21.60... 
For this amount, each person is RM7... 
No more so-called economical food, right!  :)


Comments

  1. Economy fast food would refer to the chap fan/mixed rice not "a la carte". Here, usually it is 1 meat 2 vegetables, RM3.50. Quite ok, still quite economical.

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    1. Economy rice.. aka chap farn.. economy noodles known as keng chai fun.. :)

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  2. For all those food, RM7 is still economical imho because you have to compare the price relative to the price of other food now. Cannot compare to the price of food ten years ago. I like the simple bee hoon and red bean soup.

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    1. Used to call this type of food economical.. keng chai.. not no such word anymore.

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    2. that means there is no food you can absolutely call keng chai anymore la since if relative then this food is still at the cheapest and lowest rung. even food you cook at home are also expensive if you use quality ingredients.

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  3. My place there, got sell peanut porridge, $1.80, if add century egg, $2.30...

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  4. Interesting meal. I like it. Sigh! Now economy rice cost RM5 for 2 vegetables and 1 meat in some place. Hard to get lower than RM5 unless 2 or 3 veggie dishes.

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    1. Now I think eating a plate of chap farn is cheaper than having a bowl of noodles...

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  5. Everything you ate are my favourites esp the porridge and sesame balls. The price is really cheap la. KL is expensive even at coffee shops. The kopi peng at the coffee shop near my home charges RM2.70...... sweats!

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    1. hahaha.. cannot compared to KL... 2.70 might as well do it at home.. :)

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  6. That price still OK when compared to KL/PJ. Now chap fan with one meat and 2 vegetables pun already RM7.00.

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    1. I think nowadays chap farn is more worth to eat than noodles...

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  7. The prices of raw materials have increased so much.

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  8. RM7.00 still ok....got tong sui and kueh to go with the main meal, consider economical.

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    1. Main meal is noodles... yes, one thing, very full...

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  9. Not bad not bad, all looks quite good, now I am hungry lo! :p

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  10. A pretty little shop. And the noodles look DIVINE!! I am almost drooling on my keyboard!

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    1. hahhaa.. Ginny, hope it wont get spoil...hahaa

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