Hi, it’s me again!
This past week has been a very free week for me.
So, I cooked.
But since I had a lot of free time, I made rendang. It took me about 3 hours but it was worth it down to the very last morsel.
I know it doesn’t look like much but anything that tastes like home is honestly a blessing. (I added potatoes in the second picture)
I have also made Laksa noodles here before with ready-made pastes that are sold in the Asian grocery stores and sometimes Tesco’s. Easy and satisfies cravings.
Food is one of THE most important aspects of being a Malaysian. Being homesick is really just about missing the food. So how do I cope?
I brought with me a teeny tiny rice cooker from Malaysia, being the Asian that I am. However, I found out that getting a rice cooker or multi-purpose pot here is rather easy. It might even be cheaper when there are sales like Black Friday etc. They even sell really nice Woks here, if you want to cook at a Masterchef level.
Besides that, there are a few Asian grocery stores in Guildford town that is stocked with Asian ingredients. For example Lee Kum Kee soy sauce, wasabi, tofu etc. They even have Indomie Mee Goreng and Penang White Curry noodles! Tesco’s also have a few aisles dedicated to Asian ingredients! P.S I found frozen Paratha in the frozen aisle as well.
Miss Milo? They have it here! Miss Hup Seng brand cream crackers? They have it in London’s Chinatown!
So, save your luggage space when you are coming to England! There is no need to stuff your luggage full of instant noodles (like mine was) instead, bring things that are more important to you and will make you feel more at home.