Me : Carrot sticks or celery sticks
Son : Siao wor (crazy ah), you think I rabbit ah?
Me : Children must eat healthy snacks wan, the book says wan........
Son : Got what to eat that is crunchy and crispy? (getting grouchy due to low blood sugar liao)
Me : Dunno lar, you go and check the granary
(Granary is a place to keep food. In our household, we spent about RM200 on each grocery shopping per week and yet, food disappeared fast. Don't say I did not warn you that having many kids means spending lots of money on their food ha.)
Son grumbled that the granary is empty (ala Stronghold the game, the granary is empty m'lord). Told him to go down and buy a loaf of bread. You know, the mamak roti that rode a bike and go 'ting, ting, ting' at the same time everyday, rain or shine? But chey.... forgot to scream that no junk food allowed. So, he came back with two packets of junk food. Cannot scold him liao 'cos he is so considerate, caring and sharing mah. Buying an extra packet for his #2 brother though they can't stand each other.
Hellthy snacks vs. hellthier snacks (hellthy = eat too much can go to hell)
Well, instead of allowing my kids to eat too much hellthy (no typing error, it is really hell-thy) snacks, I decided to fry some for them. At the very least, I know the oil used is not carcinoegic (right spelling ah? can cause cancer that type)
In the photo, you can see the filament sticks (those red batang the sushi people call kanikama/mayo?) deep-fried. Method : tear and shred the filament sticks till fine and deep fry. Walau-eh, very shiok to munch leh. And some onion rings from Tesco brand (taste the best so far) and the keropok ikan from the East Coast of Malaysia (this one in the photo is from Jusco MidValley snack station).
I can hear the tsk, tsk, tsk, so oily, so full of cholestrol, so fattening.... But I would rather die young (say at 75 years?) than to die at 99 years old, regretting on my death bed alone (as I had outlived everyone else) that I had never tasted tau-eu-bak, deep fried chicken, yau-char-kwai, tai-lok meen and char koay teow with extra bak-eu-phok....... all my life but only snacks on celery and carrot sticks.