Wednesday, May 7, 2008

"Tongue" Update

Yesterday, I went marketing. I was going to make brown stock so I went to the beef stall in Taman Tun market. First stall sells imported prime beef - wrong stall. Went to the next one, with all the cow carcasses hanging overhead - looked like I hit jackpot! Somehow the cow carcasses didn't look as intimidating as the pigs!!

Emily asked to check if they had cow tongue. I asked for one and do you know how much it cost?? RM28!! The pig's tongue was dirt cheap at RM1.80!! Comparatively the pig's tongue was about one third the size of the cow's tongue, multiply by three it should cost no more than RM6, after all not to say the pig has more one tongue than the cow!!! "Kaki tulang" and the tongue cost me RM78 at the beef stall.
*After cooking and slogging the whole day* At the dinner table..., there were two dishes, one pot of cow tongue and one plate of French beans. This is the conversation that followed:

Mum! Is this all we are having for dinner? *looking at the two dishes in dismay*


#1: Errr... does it mean I have to go vegetarian tonight?

*Loudly declaring* I'm going to have Natto tonight! "Cheh-cheh", you're welcome to share with me!

#3: Agggggghhhhhhh......oh no!!! Not Natto!

#1: *Squirms and wrinkles up her face* As though that is an option! Die also don't want to eat lah! Just eat the French beans only! *wrinkles up face again*

The maid walks in with another two dishes from the kitchen. The two girls stretch their necks to look at what had just landed on the table and breathes a deep sigh of relief. Finally some edible dishes.

Meanwhile hubs was already tucking into the pot of cow tongue - his reaction was like "mmmm....very good, mmmm...very good" *slaps forehead in despair* Didn't he just hear what went on over the dinner table???


Emily said...

hahahahahaha, thank goodness DH had gone to bed! otherwise he wld think that I had gone bonkers, laughing at my monitor!

Wah! RM28 per tongue, no wonder my favourite place served 4 slices per order!

So which did your hubs liked better, the cow's or the pig's tongue?

BTW where is the wet market (it is a wet market, right?) located at Tmn Tun? I lived eons ago but did not cook at the period of my life!

Emily said...

THERE (missing word!)

Bento Pet said...

emily: LOL!! I had a fit trying to keep a straight face at the dining table!

The wet market is behind Maxis, Pizza Hut in Taman Tun. The old IBM building is the landmark there. Just stop your car and ask anyone when you get to Taman Tun, I'm sure you won't get lost.

Happy hunting!!


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