Friday, June 20, 2008

Why Eat Out when you can Eat In

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, 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 :(

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Mr Beagle said...

Wow, looks like a wonderful meal for an absolute bargain! Plus, you are sure that you're getting good quality ingredients prepared with proper hygiene.

I agree with you, cooking your own meals can bring lots of savings!

twosuperheroes said...

wow..looks good enough for us! Haha..Very big piece of meat wor...worth it!! :p

YozoraNiteSky said...

mr beagle : oh yes, you are so very right about getting good quality ingredients and hygiene. only set back is that you got to serve it up yourself... no nice waiter/waitress to serve you :D

supes : it was big and the bone on the lamb shoulder was quite small..very fulfilling :)

erinalaw said...

Yum Yum............. I am hungry liau. It looks much better than certain restaurant/cafe.

YozoraNiteSky said...

thank you erina *blush*..really can save money hor..that is why i am trying to learn to bake and cook better :D