People often say it’s not economical to cook for one or two or even a small family because the ingredients and foodstuffs you are paying are probably more expensive than what you would incur if you dine outside. Although it’s probably true to a certain extent, but some benefits like healthy home cooked food and time consumed queuing for food at a hawker of food court are also considerations which should be justified when making a dine out experience worthwhile.
In fact, there can be several ways which you can stretch your dollar to the limit too if you make an effort to do some good sourcing. So here’s one for your recommendation – Kong Que Foodstuff actually sells their basic cooking necessities (like our rice, oil, sugar and flours) in bulk quantities at really a fraction of retail prices and what’s more they are bundled them in such a way that not only maximise economical savings, it also ensure you get all your basic “柴米油盐” at a one stop portal.
First and foremost, I am sure you must be wondering how you are ever going to finish a 15kg or even a 10kg pack of rice, 5L of water, 30 eggs for a family of 2 to 3. Is that probably going to take donkey years to happen till all the foods gonna turn mouldy and you probably have to discard them as such. Well, fret not I am sure there can be better plans than that to even happen.
Even when we take transport nowadays, there’s such thing as co-sharing and so the same concept can applies too ! Gather all your kampong mates, neighbours, close knitted, extended families members and share the “loot”. Get everything ordered in bulk and co-share them to maximise the most savings. That’s how Kong Que Foodstuff works here.
And after trying out the rice which Kong Que Foodstuff carries, to whip up this really fuss free and aromatic Bacon and Mushroom rice, I must say it quite exceeded the expectations, despite the very economical price in which the rice is leveled at. It took me only one wash for the rice only and the quality was not in anyway less superior as compared to some of the premium competitors.
I guess the most attractive portion should be the cost savings you can manage to achieve from this bulk sharing scheme. Imagine paying below 100 bucks for 45kg of rice, 5L of olive oil, 30 eggs and 2kg of sugar. That’s really a steal, isn’t it ? And what’s more it comes with free delivery too. Gather and co-share this order with your neighbours or kampong mates and that makes everything totally worthwhile.
So do pass and share this piece of good news to your entire village ! :)
In the meantime, enjoy this awesomely delicious Bacon and Mushroom rice. But it’s not a fried rice for your information. The ingredients are stir fried briefly to bring out the aroma before adding everything in a rice cooker. It makes an awesome and simple weekday evening meal because everything can be served up easily in 30 minutes. Enjoy !!
Heat up 1 tbsp of cooking oil in a wok and add in the diced bacon. Pan fried till they are crispy.
Remove the crispy bacon and drain them on paper towels. Set aside.
Using the same wok, add in the minced garlic, diced onion and shitake mushrooms. Saute till fragrant.
Add in the light soya sauce, salt, pepper and chicken powder. Stir fried briefly till well mixed.
Add in the diced imitation crabsticks.
Add in the rice and stir fried briefly to mix well.
Place all the ingredients into the rice cooker and add enough water till the 2-cup rice mark. Cook the rice on normal/quick mode till done.
Stir up the rice from bottom and stir well. Garnish with diced spring onion and serve hot.
H E L L O !
Eat What Tonight
My name is Joyce, author of Eat What Tonight. Spending time in the kitchen has been one of my greatest therapeutic passion thus far even though I couldn't do it on a more often basis than I wish I could. I do not prized myself as a great cook or baker, after all I am a one-woman show in the kitchen and blogging scene. Nevertheless, I hope this little space of mine can aspire anyone like myself to appreciate and enjoy the best of oneself's efforts in every single home made dish.