Saturday, August 09, 2008

What's cooking?

Ever since I've brought my own induction cooker to my workplace, I've utilised it to the fullest because I would make excuses to stay in the office and cook my own lunch instead of going out and spending my hard-earned-money at unscrupulous hawkers whom raised the prices of the food by RM0.50!

So yesterday was a good day to celebrate. 08.08.08 was meaningful and how not to celebrate such a good day by piggin' out? Thus, my assistant and I decided on Wednesday that we will have steamboat for lunch on Friday at the office!

So there we have 2 ladies in the office having steamboat at the vacant room beside mine. Although it's just a simple lunch, we managed to have a sumptuous meal yesterday with all the fishballs, vegetables, lady fingers, beancurd, squids, noodles and a type of dumpling like which my assistant called it UFO! haha.... we also have to close the door to prevent the smell from getting into the whole office area because most of my colleagues are all on diet!


I had fun having such a sumptuos meal in the office. But I can only do it once a while because it definitely involved a lot of preparation at home. Maybe I can consider having it once a month. I was so full that day that I didn't even eat the J.co Doughnuts that Datin bought for Shereen's birthday party that afternoon.

At night, I really missed the whole Beijing Olympics opening ceremony because of the birthday party I've promised to attend. I guess I'll just have to watch the repeat of the programme. Wouldn't want to miss the pride of the chinese and also the asian countries!

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

I watch the opening last nite and i must say that i am very impress with China capable of putting up such a good show and the amount of money spent on this games is really tremendous.Look at the cost of fireworks, costumes for the performers etc. One thing i adore the Chinese is their patriotism which we cannot find in malaysia.Eiling, although you say that u intend to save some money for lunch but looking at the stuff you had for steamboat, i think its not cheap at all. You seem tolike steamboat very much, after kena mah lak steamboat now kena steamboat again. you sure know how to enjoy food. well, that good. Enjoy your weekend and take care. Regards.Ray111.

LD said...

steamboat is nice and healthy.

cooking at home or in the office does help save money in the long run.

keep it up :)

KY said...

hahaa i would have guessed it's steamboat!

foongpc said...

I love steamboat too especially if eaten on a wet, cold rainy day. It's a pity you miss the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics. It was fantastic! Anyway, maybe you can try YouTube - think can still watch it there!

-eiling- said...

Ray111: I love steamboat but not the sichuan style. It's not cheap but it's only once in a while. I watched the repeat and one word "WOW".

LD: Yep. Trying my best to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Thanks.

KY: Wah so smart....

Foongpc: Yep it's the best food for rainy days! I watched the repeat and I think it's the greatest opening act ever!

Simon Seow said...

I basically slept through the opening after coming down from Genting.

cc said...

What a lunch in the office! Simple, healthy, yummy and cheap! :)

mimid3vils said...

Last time I used my mini slow cooker to cook porridge & boil soup in office~~

suituapui said...

Steamboat in the office? That's nice! Builds team spirit. We used to do that at one of my former schools - steamboat, popiah party, laksa party...and my colleagues and I became very close - like family and that made going to work a lot of fun!

-eiling- said...

Simon: well, you can always watch the repeat!

CC: yep and fun!

Mimi: But slow cooker too slow...

STP: yeah and it's definitely fun using the office's electricity! haha

Anonymous said...

You should go for Miss Malaysia World! That may be a better subject than cooking

-eiling- said...

Anonymous: Haha.. I don't think I can even reach the qualifying round with my penchant to eat like that.

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