Economy rice is synonymous to Mom’s cooking. In Malaysia, we eat rice as the staple meal. To accompany the rice, we have a few dishes.
The above photo shows a wide variety of dishes, pre-cooked and served hot. Some stalls allow their customers to scoop their own rice and dishes, very much like a buffet. Some owners will do it themselves.
Economy rice stalls get their name ‘economy’ because the food sold is usually very cheap. It sells no frills type of dishes, basic things like stir fry vegetables, stew meats, curries, fritters, egg omellete and dishes normally cooked by most Chinese homes.
This economy rice stall is located along Jalan Macalister where Abu Sittee Lane junction is (diagonally across the road). Look out for a big food court called Remember Food Court. The stall is housed in these orange coloured pre-war houses, next to Remember FC. One can’t miss the place because it is always crowded during lunch and dinner hours.
We had mantis prawns fritters, peanut soup, tofu with shrimps, curry stingray and stir fry yam. Two person portion with 3 rice (one for my toddler) – total cost RM11. Not entirely cheap, right?