I was really wanting to see how expensive it would cost to have a decent western meal at home. Previously I tried cooking a simple Japanese meal at home to see how much it would cost (approximately RM30). Not too bad hor? I attempted to do the same for a western meal to see how much my savings would be.
I bought a piece of lamb shoulder and a few slices of beef steaks from one of the hypermarkets one weekend ago. The piece of marinaded lamb shoulder costs RM2.89 and 3 pieces of also marinaded beef steaks for RM7. A tray of button mushrooms for RM4.99. Some broccoli for RM2.30. 2 eggs for RM0.80 (rounded upwards). Oil and gas...hard to calculate ...haha..so, decided to omit the cost.
These are the results for a total of less than RM20 ...
I suppose this is the ideal substitute for a western meal at the end of the month when you have that craving but the pocket is light. Perhaps a meal like this would cost RM40 at the restaurants and there is also the nasty bit of tax we have to pay :(