Those good old days are gone…

Those good old days where you can buy lotsa things with Rm1 (Around USD0.35) is gone. These days, Rm1 is not much of a value anymore. But thank God, every now and then I manage to find something nice for just RM1; like this nasi lemak for an example. (Nasi lemak is a local Malaysian dish, consisting of fragrant coconut milk rice served with condiments of fried peanuts, fried anchovies as well as sliced cucumbers)

These… these are a gem, very authentic and it’s very hard to find these sort of nasi lemak in Malaysia these days. These nasi lemak are fully wrapped up with banana leaves. These days, we only have the modern version of it; all wrapped up in plastic+newspaper or in white polystyrene, and it’s no longer simple. The modern ones are usually served with lotsa things; fried chicken, fried eggs, etc and usually cost at least Rm5 (USD1.5) per pack.

For Rm1, I get these…. 1 cup of very fragrant nasi lemak with served with a side of fried peanuts, fried anchovies, a quarter of boiled egg and topped with some spicy hot sambal.

I couldn’t resist adding my own omelet to the RM1 nasi lemak. The taste? Heavenly.

But by the time I finished eating the nasi lemak… I wondered why I couldn’t resist adding my own omelet to it. Is it because I’ve grown fussy? Or it it because like the rest of the world, I’ve become complicated and I failed in the most important thing in one’s life; which is to appreciate and enjoy life at the most basic and stop trying to be complicated?

*SIGH* I suppose the world suit me now. It’s complicated, and so am I.

Cleffairy: Those good old days are gone, and they are never coming back.


  1. Annie Q says:

    Nasi lemak, my favourite, but cannot eat too often. 🙁

    Not sure where you get this, last month, my boss’s driver bought us some very nice nasi lemak from danau kota, it is really nice, especially the rice. YUM!! Small packet too, and if i am not wrong it also sell at RM1.

  2. MRC says:

    Near my working place got the mamak stalls still selling nasi lemak at RM1 too -but it’s true it’s hard to find nowadays

    Haha ok “free yourself” as Nike tagline goes – we’re the one that makes ourselves complicated actually

    • Cleffairy says:

      🙁 I guess you’re right… we are the ones who make ourselves complicated.

      Oh? Near your working place oso selling for Rm1? It’s very hard to find these days…except for this one, the cheapest I can find is Rm1.20.

  3. Gratitude says:

    Oh Fairy, we share the same love for this wonderful lil pack of yummy. My new home happens to border a huge kampung which has lots of lil stalls selling nasi lemak in the mornings. No more RM1 packs but certainly dun mind paying RM1.20 for it.

  4. suituapui says:

    Adoi…sikitnya…but RM1.00 what to expect. Ours here RM1.50 but at least more…and sambal, sometimes a bit too much, overpowering the rice. By 12 noon, buy1 get 1 free… Hehehehehe!!!!

    • Cleffairy says:

      Hmm… cannot expect much for Rm1.00. But this one would certainly make an ideal tea-time nasi lemak. Just nice to fill the tummy. the portion not too big, and not too small either. Just nice. LOL.

  5. claire says:

    Over here in IPOH.. can still buy 1rm nasi lemak.. but i seldom eat them.. cos during meetings, it is always nasi lemak or nasi goreng… 🙂

  6. Alice Law says:

    Muahahahaha! Now if I giv my anak RM1, I’m sure thy can’t get much junks with it… good lar, save frm tooth decaying!

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