My simple lunch series #6 is lunch at home because I had a sick kid. So a curry noodles from the Penang White Curry Noodles all the way from Toronto was what I had. So simple to cook and just nice for a cold day. You can put in anything you want , of course, I had veggies, some chicken and a hard boil egg to go with my noodles. So cheap, so easy to cook and so gooddddd!
Continuing with my Simple Lunch Series, here is some rice with mixed veggies and some shrimp and garlicky pork ribs for just $8 at the New Century Restaurant. I don’t like eating so much rice and had only asked ofr 2 pieces of pork ribs but they gave me more. The Zhu’s are really good to their customers.
Comfort food from home on a cold winter night like this really warms not only the tummy but the heart as well. The paste was sent from home and this is the Malaysian version of Hokkien Noodles with spicy chilli and prawn stock. I put in some veggies as well and shrimp and an egg to make the bowl of noodles a meal by itself. Because of how oily it is, I can’t eat more than a bowl but it was definitely yummy to the max.
Complimentary lotus roots soup came with my lunch today, and it was priceless. I would have paid anything for this bowl of soup and I had 2 bowls of it. I kept one for dinner of course. Soup was so goooodddd!
My lunch was fried noodles, with brocolli , fish tofu and mushroom. Yummy to the max, the noodles were too much for me. Loved my mushrooms, fish tofu, bean sprouts as well as broccoli.
My simple lunch today with rice are these squids from Su Lee & shrimps from the Zhu’s – how much ? didn’t cost me a cent. I provided the chilli sauce from home, some sambal paste from Tean’s and the Zhu’s cooked them up for me for lunch. It was so yummy! I had leftover to go with my supper as well.
Our Asian community might be small here but we do look out for each other.
My lunch for today is Chef #2 – this consist of noodles – already pan – fried till crispy with lots of veggies , mushrooms and shrimp. As you can see here, I alternate between noodles and rice because rice and noodles are our Asian’s staple food. But I can only eat a little rice and a little noodles and as usual, I ask for a lot of veggies and very little shrimp or meat. I rarely eat meat as you can see in my blog because I prefer seafood to meat. But don’t get me wrong, I do eat chicken once in a while and chicken wings are my favorite. I used to love a steak every now and then but these days, I prefer the simpler meal. Lunch was like $8 and it was a really good lunch as you can see here.
I think I might just start on a simple lunch series , to show you all what I eat for lunch , as simply and as cheaply plus healthy as possible. When you are a diabetic like myself, you have to make sure that you eat well and eat healthy plus your food has gotta taste good.
Today , I ordered from the chinese restaurant, some spicy tofu with fried rice and bean sprouts and some shrimp. The color may not be so pretty but it’s darn yummy for $5.00 ! love it !
It`s pretty awesome to have foodies from all over the world as your friends. And yes, I`m super blessed to have friends from all over the world send me food because they know I can`t buy the food over here in Yarmouth. So every month , I do get care packages from friends and family from all over the world because they must like me . heheh!
I have some teh tarik from home, some lychee jello for chloe .
And of course, some Assam fish paste for my assam fish curry. I also learned a new way to cook my assam curry and recently I`ve been experimenting more with my food. And yes, my kid and I are totally blessed with so many people to love us and take care of us.
Ì`m sure by now you all know how much I loved spicy food. And the spicier the better. So the Zhu`s at the New Century Restaurant tries every which way to help me with my lunch all the time. So today , I order some shrimp with curry and of course the veggies with some rice. Not too much rice but this was definitely spicy !!! good food ! yums!
PS : Be nice to the restaurant owners and you can get all kind of food. But of course, don`t be an asshole of an owner , like some people in some restaurant that we all know, else ppl will just stop eating at your place. If you can`t take constructive criticism than that will be your downfall. Your lost not mine – plenty of restaurants to eat from.
Bee hoon soup is comfort food from home. One eats them when the weather is very cold and when you are not feeling too good. It`s cooked with some chicken stock, some vermicelli, veggies and shrimp or any kind of meat you want to add. I`m very lucky because the chinese restaurant here would cook the kind of comfort food that I want and when I don`t have any appetite to eat or just want a quick bite, I order this.
Watercress soup that were compliments from the chinese restaurant. Yummy to the max! I had so much rich food lately, I decided to order something light and healthy.
Some shrimps with beansprouts and rice. Yumms ! and super healthy!
When I don’t know what to eat, I order Chef #2 from the New Century Restaurant and this is half an order only because a whole order would be way too much for me to eat. Look at how much veggies I’ve got in this fully loaded crispy noodles at the bottom box. Brocolli , cabbage, water chestnuts, char siew and shrimp plus some carrots for color. I love the smell of the crispy canton noodles as well. For $8 – this could be my lunch and supper easily. Try it yourself and let me know what you think. New Century Restaurant is located on Main Street, Yarmouth.
Singapore Noodles from New Century Restaurant on Main Street Yarmouth, opens everyday from 11am – 9pm. Singapore noodles is actually vermecilli a kind of rice noodles cooked with curry spices with veggies and shrimp. You can ask for less spice if you don’t want it to be too spicy, the owner & chef will accommodate your taste buds.
Singapore noodles is not from Singapore, we do not have this kind of dish in Singapore per se. I think folks who’ve migrated to the West invented this dish because Singaporeans like the Malaysians loved spicy food, so this is one way whereby we can have a good and decent spicy meal without costing a bomb.
I only ordered half an order for lunch because 1 order is too much for me, so if you only want a taste of it, you can ask the chef for half an order. For those cold days or days where you don’t know what to eat and don’t mind the spice, you can try this out. New Century Restaurant is located in downtown Yarmouth, 280 Main Street.
I’m so stoked ! I was tell the Zhu’s from the Chinese restaurant that I missed having watercress soup and ta-da! they ordered watercress from their supplier and made some watercress soup for me. I of course, shamelessly asked for another bowl. I wished someone sells watercress here in town, so that I can cook watercress soup myself.
Watercress soup is a soup that is very common from home. Watercress is sold everywhere back home and it is great for the internal health. Soup like these are so important to us Asians because they are said to not only is nutritious but also helps with one’s health. And yes, I missed having easy access to simple ingredients like watercress and lotus roots. If only they have an Asian grocery store here in town.
I’m looking forward to going home for a visit really soon and you can bet i’ll be having a lot of these soup at home.
Take out lunch need not be expensive especially if you know the owners of the restaurant. Lotus soup was free and yummy – boiled with beef.
And half an order of Singapore noodles because I didn’t really know what I wanted to eat. So the soup and the noodles just hit the spot and i wasn’t even hungry till late in the evening today.
While my siblings are having Buddha Jump Over The Monk for reunion dinner and worrying if I have any good food for Chinese New Year’s reunion dinner, I am having some chilli lobsters with jasmine rice for mine. I told my family and friends not to worry about me and to have a good time every year but they know that we don’t have a huge chinese community here, therefore every year, they try and send me lots of food and anything they can think of to make it a merrier Chinese New Year for me.
I’m so grateful for all their kindness and thinking of me and Chloe always. But my lobster dinner was pretty good too. So folks out there, don’t worry about me, I’m celebrating in my own way too.
We were up in the city a few weeks ago, to haul some food home with some friends and this is but one of the many boxes that we hauled home. So PB said maybe he should look at some flatbed trailers , so that the next time we need to haul food home from the city, we don’t need to bring another car with us. Plus a flatbed trailer is great when we need to move furniture from home to the cottage, it would definitely be a great investment for us.
But coming back to all the food we hauled back from the city. Some friends laughed and joked about opening a Asian grocery store here but there isn’t enough Asians in this area for me to do that. Therefore, every couple of months, you see us going to Halifax and bringing all kinds of ingredient and paste home, even the noodles that I am used to back home, we can’t find them locally. I bought luncheon meat, noodles, paste, drinks from home and candies from home and anything I cannot find here even soya sauce. So yes, having a trailer may definitely work better for us instead of making the g/f bring her SUV with us.
Food from home !! woohoo!! they just got in today ! and I had been waiting for it for a week now, well, it was a week late but no worries, the supplier gave me a whole box of it for free for being late! woohoo!!! FREE FOOD ! is always good. Now I can have a Prima Taste party at the Zhu’s. I had planned it for last week but since the food didn’t come, I had to postpone the date with friends and family. But some really hot and tasty food coming my way soon.
I first came to know about Laksa La Mien and Curry La Mien from my long time girlfriend, Regina from home. She sent me some from home and I fell in love with it. And a reader from this blog, wrote and told me that I can get a supplier here and I went ordering it of course but they weren’t in stock and I had to wait till the fall. So I checked the website out every week and finally saw them in stock – so I ordered as many as I can. I ordered Prima Taste Mee Siam too – so wait for my reviews everyone.
A very special birthday of a very special little girl that we’ve come to know and grow up with. Jessica from the Chinese restaurant invited us to her birthday, if you’ve met her, you would know that she is the sweetest kid on earth. Her mom ordered an ice cream cake from Diary Queen and we had an hour of bowling session at Brunswick Lane and headed back to the restaurant to eat.
I figured it would make no sense to pay $20 to eat at the bowling alley when they own a restaurant right? plus it would be so much easier to eat at the restaurant with everything right there and lo and behold I was right. The kids had a blast! Look at how cute they are!!
The Zhu’s made special food for Chloe because she wouldn’t eat anything with greens.
But look at how happy she was scooping up her own food.
Everyone is eating now.
And our very special birthday girl – Jessica !
We just got back from the city – Halifax and tried this at the mall but was deeply disappointed. The noodles were hard and the chicken were tough, on top of everything the noodles were way too sweet for comfort. For almost $12 for a plate of noodles and drinks – I had expected better but I’m not giving up on them because I’ve had good noodles in soup from them but the next time I will remember to have them tom yum noodles with shrimp instead or rather stick to it.
Chloe had KFC – a two piece meal for $8 with a drink and PB was flipping mad because usually it would only cost us $4 here. Oh well, I guess in the city it’s more expensive?