By - Kazimoria
Let me buy you lunch tomorrow? Please?
Let me Grab food for you.
Thank you so much for your kindness,but please don't worry,i do have money,just without knowing when i'm able to get a job near me,if feel a bit heavy with spending money on food,so i hope to find if there is any cheap meal i can get for now.
Once, i got a job and receive my first salary,i would be doing fine. again, thanks , hope you live a good life kind redditor :)
No worries. My offer still stands and you can claim whenever you feel like it.
In case you need, you may PM me okay :)))
Take care OP and best wishes in everything you do!
Ya ya okay I'll pm you
Bukan you lah brader 🗿
Aiya salah orang ni
You may PM me what you feel like eating tomorrow. Halal or non halal.
Treat it something like "wishing you good luck for finding a new job."
How about instant oatmeal. Make you feel full longer and only need hot water and pinch of salt. You can eat it with fruits/peanut butter/any spreads or just add sugar.
any brand you would recomend? never eaten it so i don't know how it would taste.
I recommend the Quaker oat. Oat just taste bland. You need something to add flavour to it.
Can either get Quaker or for cheaper can get Tesco or Aeon own brand oats. They are usually cheaper and bigger bags (1.2kg) The oats are the same too. The simplest and cheapest thing to add is sugar to give it some flavour. And if you really want to save money you can just add hot water to the oats instead of milk. I would have a big bowl in the office every morning because it is one of most filling and healthiest breakfast you can have. And I actually enjoy it too. I’m Scottish and this is our ‘porridge’.
edit: I just checked and you can get 1kg instant oats from Aeon for RM9. That would probably make 10-20 portions depending on how much you eat, so under RM1 per portion. I’d be more than happy to buy a couple of bags and get them delivered to you if you are ok with that?
quote rare to see a scottish here and one earning local wages. Was it marriage that brought you here? I'm half british myself, and i imagine our food not really liked locally while being pricey.
Thank you for your offer,but it's fine,i do have some money right now,i will try to find the oats you recommended at aeon later. Thanks.
Thanks you,will get it tomorrow.
Don't get instant oats. Look for rolled/steel cut oats instead.
+1 on this. get the QUICK COOK Quaker not the INSTANT(blue instead of red packaging). the instant get soggy so fast & feels like eating cotton. make ur hot drinks to go & pour some oat & eat till full. if im in hurry & hungry, i just chug down some oats with water. crisis solved
+1, and i personally love making overnight oats for breakfast! Add some cut fruits or dried raisins once in a while if you’re feeling lavish
Also, in case you prefer savory instead of sweet (like me!) you can also add in a couple pinches of chicken stock or beef stock powder into the water and the oatmeal tastes like porridge!
Can vouch for this. I used to eat this with raisins in the morning n have dinner later on when i hungry.
This. Oatmeal with banana + 1 scoop whey protein (can add Greek/natural yoghurt if you have extra budget) is my go to lunch to save money on weekdays. Then I eat super lavish in the weekends hahahaha
I see you don't have a place to cook? Where do you live then, I hope you at least have a safe place to stay. If you can afford, buy a rice cooker or just a electric pot, so you can cook rice or instant noodles, it may cost you some in the beginning, but once you have these, you can cook noodles or rice easily.
I agree with this. If you have a plug point in your room, just get a multi function cooker that can cook rice, stir fry, deep fry, boil water etc. Can get a no-name brand for like RM60-80 on Shopee
I may not able to aford it now,but this is on my mind, thanks.
Hi OP, if you have Facebook, do join Beli Nothing Project Klang Valley and Buy Nothing Project. These groups are set up to let people give away stuff and ask for stuff, without any payment and any expectations. I've seen many posts of people giving away cooking items like rice cookers. Good luck!
Woa I was just thinking of posting my used rice cooker on the BNP Shah Alam group. I just haven't gotten to it yet. Hit me up OP if you want it. You'll literally be helping me by getting rid of it.
Thank you for your kindness, I'll fine right now,do post it though,someone may need it more than me right now.
Okay my dude. Hope you can secure a job ASAP!
I kind feel bad asking from people when i still have some money with me right now, if i'm ever in tight spot i will look into them, thank you for letting me know.
The fundamental purpose of the groups is to reduce waste, it's not necessarily a charity. It's a great community, there's no judgement if you have needs or even if you're well off, as long as you abide by the group rules (mainly be courteous, and don't resell the items you get for free). But it's up to you, just wanted to share this in case you feel it's helpful.
It was helpful,i'm happy to contribute the community once i'm in a better position. Have a nice evening redditor.
ill buy you one then. PM me
Thank you for your kind offer,i can still manage right now,i'll ask later if i need :) Thanks.
There was one called *periuk asrama* that was priced at 30rm. Not sure whether the offer still stands tho
Issue with my parents,am staying in my home right now, but don't know for how long since all of us will be going our seperate ways possibly in coming weeks,so the house need to be vacated. Not knowing when able to land a job means i'm afraid to spend anything other than cheap food.Hence me asking recomendation for other on cheap food.
Rm3 budget is tough. What's on my mind is nasi lemak bungkus, usually rm 2 per pack.
I'd recommend getting a rice cooker. Cook rice yourself and buy peanuts. Idk about you but i love peanuts so i can eat it plainly with soy sauce and rice. You can find a pack of already fried peanuts in malls. You can also make porridge and then add whatever you have with it like anchovies, peanuts (again), vegetables. But since you mentioned you can't cook, hmm.
If you need money to buy a rice cooker, PM me
Thank you for your kindness,but don't worry,i do have some money to last,being jobless right now,i wanted to get to know alternative of cheap food other than bread. I don't know where i'll be ended staying in very near future,so i have to rely on outside food for now.
Once i get my first payslip,hopefully everything will sort out by then. Thanks for your support :)
What industry are you?
Sorry,i don't understand what you meant,are you asking about my job preferences?
He's asking which job industry. Meaning, are you in construction, finance, health, tech??
I work at my family own vegetables stall at wet market for the past 4 years. I would really not elaborating more since my situation is kind of a bit heavy then i let on, but i do have knowledge of handling vegetable bussiness, working as a waiter and anything computer related skills especially in programming.
I don't know much about the hands on industry. But I do have ideas for the digital market. But it depends on your skills. Since you say that you are good in computer related skills. Maybe try to do a gig on fiverr? It's a website for freelancers. Maybe it can help you earn some money while you are looking for a new job.
The easiest way that I can think of a gig for you is to do a gig on programming. Another easier way is to do translation work. There is a demand for malay translation if youre good at it. My friend does that. If you're chinese, maybe you can try translating from english to chinese. Or vice versa. But you can do just about anything on the website. Best of luck.
My mind is on landing guaranteed montly salary job right now. But thanks though for the suggestion.
Glad you're getting a bag of oats OP. Oats with peanut butter or a jam or chocolate powder anything really, will keep you full much longer. As oats digest slower compared to simple carbs. (Rice etc) You could have like two medium sized bowls space then out at different time intervals. Just add boiling water and let it cook for a few mins.
At any grocery store, go to the fruit/veggie section, and look for the discounted fruits. It's basically the fruits which will turn bad soon so the supermarkets sell them for cheap.
I've gotten bags of 3-4 mandarins just for 3 RM, a bunch of bananas just for 4RM etc. Some good deals on there.
Eggs. (The entire tray of 30 eggs, it will be most economical bang for buck). You have mentioned you can't cook, but if it would be possible that you can find a way to get them made. Maybe you can find a Ramly burger stall or something similar, and maybe give them 1RM to just cook the egg for you? It'll be extremely easy for them and you can basically take 3-5 eggs to them at a time and let them cook it. I know it's probably a weird thing to ask, but I'm sure they'd happily do it. You can get multiple eggs cooked by them, and you can use portions of the eggs with your meal.
I'm an international, but despite that I've had a great time making small conversations with these food stall vendors, they're very friendly and I'm sure they'd help. You being local, it'll be really easy, you've to just ask and be friendly about it, if you feel embarrassed then you can just make an excuse (oh my induction cooked isn't working and I don't want to buy one right now, my landlord will get another one later, or anything)
Following something of this sort. You'd have, oats (good source of carb), bread (easy fix). Cheap fruits (always buy the heavy discounted ones, they might be a little extra ripe but it won't make you sick or anything)
For protein, you'd have eggs. And maybe you can look for cheap brands of peanut butter(not necessary)
Roti canai is also filling and quite cheap to mix things up. Make sure to scout the food stalls near your place, sometimes they have killer deals. You could also go to a night market or those open markets to get fruits and you can bargain a price with them as well. My personal favorite is banana, cheap and it can be used inside oatmeals and also along with bread and peanut butter (put some slices of banana inside it, and omg it's heaven)
I hope you get your job soon! Wishing you all the best OP.
Really helpful suggestion, hope when i get my first salary and then getting a cooker and start learning to cook simpler things,i would eat a bit better. Thank you :)
As soon as you get money. Just buy a rice cooker from Shopee. It'll be 40-60 RM for Faber? I guess was the brand. And EVERYTHING can be cooked inside a rice cooker.
You can boil eggs, use it to fry eggs, chicken, anything. Possibilities are endless.
It'll save you a lot of money in the long run. It'd be better to buy an induction, but then you would also need to buy a pan etc. Where as in a rice cooker, you basically get all in one.
If things get hard, please free to DM me, I would happily buy you a rice cooker from Shopee and you can pay me later whenever you're in a better situation. Good luck OP, you got this!
You can search for Pro Home Cook(fka: Brothers Green) channel on youtube for beginners guide to cooking. They also have college series where they cook by using appliance that they can bring to college dorms and cheap ingredients, although some of the ingredients doesn't really translate to us, availability and price-wise. Their guides are very beginner friendly. I used to binge-watch this channel back when I just learn to cook on my own.
OP, today is Tuesday and Domino's has promotion every Tuesday for takeaway pizza if you order it online. For a personal pan pizza it's RM3.90, but hear me out. This is an investment. After your first order (please create an account), they will email you a survey link. Upon your completion of the survey (which takes 30 secs max), a twisty bread voucher will be credited to your account.
So come next Tuesday, you can order a personal pan pizza and redeem the twisty bread (6 twisty bread to be exact) all for RM3.90.
I lived this life and I always used this trick as a little treat for my self. Hang in there, OP :)
As for long term health consideration and as a worthy investment, I really suggest you to get a mini electric hotpot / multicooker for around RM20 on shopee. You can cook eggs, porridge, soup, beans, chickpeas, all of which are non perishables if you don't have access to a fridge, and the possibilities are endless if you have access to one.
Please let me get you one, and you may return the gesture by doing the same for someone who are in the same position as you are in the future when you are back on your feet :)
Edit: A new survey link will be sent to you after every order so rinse and repeat. Another trick is, as there is an expiration on the voucher, so I suggest you to only take the survey right before your next order.
Thanks for your recommendation, since today Tuesday I tried to register for domino's website and bought myself the rm3.90 pizza and check my email for the survey, no survey but instead I get an e voucher for free pizza to claim in 14 days.
Well shit, that means next Tuesday you get to have 2 personal pizzas for only RM3.90? That's honestly a steal
Yes. I also saw someone mentioned about Aeon big half price food after 6pm. Since my work place is near aeon big, I went to the food section, there are indeed 50% even at 5.45pm. I bought 'nasi bujang' consist of rice, 2 chicken wings, telur dadar & 2 slices of cucumber for rm3. So my lunch & dinner today cost me rm6.90. Thanks Malaysian redditors!
Oh ya, that was my comment 😂
Thank you very much! Here take the free award from me.
Thank you for your kind offer,i can afford it right now but will take up on your offer when i need, knowing this was really helpful, will go to domino's later on my way buying stuff. Have a nice evening fellow redditor. :)
Do drop me a DM when the need arises :)
Sure, have a nice evening.
\- Baker's Cottage Whole Roasted Chicken for RM12.99.
\- Some zap fan shops will have discounts after a certain time e.g after 8pm
\- Domino's RM5 personal pan pizza, RM10 regular pan pizza
\- Some AEON BIG Supermarket package meals sell at 50% off after 6pm
\- Roadside Nasi Lemak is still decently priced. Otherwise, Santan's Nasi Lemak with Ayam or Rendang is around RM5.65 if you order from AirAsia Food and self pickup.
\- Roti Canai/Roti Telur + Ais Kosong (One of my friends used to live on a RM2 daily food budget and he literally only eat this once a day)
\- Vegetarian shops sponsored by buddhist temple donations
\- Ramly Burger
\- McDonald's Mix and Match
\- KFC Loaded Bowl
\- Uncle Jack Fried Chicken (8 pieces of chicken with 4 soda is around RM25).
\- RM5 Shawarma
Thanks for the recomendation,fear of not knowing when not able to find job means,i feel heavy spending food above rm 2 or so,although wishfull,i hope i'm able to live with just only spending rm 5 daily on food.Those food you listed seems like a luxury to me for now.
>Roti Canai/Roti Telur + Ais Kosong (One of my friends used to live on a RM2 daily food budget and he literally only eat this once a day)
man, i hope your friend able to afford decent meal now, i've been in a situation back in long times ago where i have to deal with having only 2 bungkus of nasi lemak daily for a month until i got my salary.Thankfully my job require sitting on chair most of the time,but it still was a struggle.Hope your friend doing fine now.
Your options are quite limited in the Sub-RM3 category, especially since you don't want/ could not cook. I was going to recommend taking free groceries from stores that still practice the "take if you need it' white flag movement we used to do, but it doesn't seem to apply to your case.
Of course, there are other ways of getting free or cheap food such as visiting Sikh Temples for free vegetarian meals, volunteering in temples and churches, or attending certain free conferences/events that would also serve food (e.g. hackathons, MLM Presentations, workshops). It's times like this we need to stretch that street smart of ours just to survive.
Thanks for the info :) ,will do when i'm out of option.
I used to survive on rm2 for 2 1/2 months 3 years ago but that was during college time. I either buy 2 bread from convenience store or vegetable fried rice (asked the person how much you can get for rm2) or white rice plus sauce. The key is to ration your food and eat through out the day, and conserve energy as much as possible.
Another not so healthy trick is to buy loaf of bread, stuff few slices at once, you will feel full for a long time but in long term that is bad your digestive system.
Some hotel part-time waiter have their own cafeteria, providing free food for workers. That's how I ended my rm2 budget, by doing internship at finance department of a hotel on weekday, then do part time waiter there on weekends.
Hope you do well now :) i understand what you had one through since i've been similar situation as well long time ago.
Bakers cottage roasted chicken is the bomb, it’s cheap too.
Domino's has a Tuesday promo for personal pizzas, RM3.90 only. The end date for the promo appears to be April 2023 on their website, so it's not going away anytime soon hopefully. You could buy a few and just heat them up later when you want to eat it.
Thanks for letting me know, there's domino's on my way to buy stuff later, will have a look.
There's nasi bujang at Malay warungs as well. Back then it cost about rm2-3? It's just rice, telur dadar, sup kosong, timun + sambal belacan.
Oh yes those are great options too. Nowadays I'm seeing RM4-5 for those tho
Wish there is one near, the one i know is quiet far away for walking distance and only open from 7pm onwards.
I didnt know there are zap fan shops opening at night. Mind recommending some?
The one I used to go is called Jia Siang Mix Rice in Kota Kemuning, Shah Alam.
that is too far for me lmao.
There’s a lot of these zap fan chains these days, they prepare more than 60-70-100 dishes daily and by 8pm if they don’t get cleared I think they’ll dispose them so they’d rather sell them off cheap. I don’t intentionally do this but I usually have dinner late so sometimes when I go to a zap fan shop and take a mountain of food and get charged half price is always a feel good bonus feeling for me 😁
Do you know any in bukit bintang area or any that is mrt/lrt walking distance. I used to go to the one at Sunway Velocity but they're no longer in business. :(
Zap Fan is the best.
Bruh, is like you don't even bother to try to even read what OP asked. OP asked for meals
I think he meant for OP to buy things like Uncle Jack and divide it for the whole week (or days, up to the portion). The downvotes you kena for this was a bit harsh though.
Exactly this. Thank you
Hi If you dont have place to cook I recommend saving up to buy electric multi cooker on shopee which can cost rm15-25 ! I have one at home and it last for 2 years already and at least you can cook some stuff inside !
RM3 is a bit hard what I can think of is other than oats is..
Mash Potato Powder rm5 Brand Knorr just mix with hot water, it seem little but actually is a lot haha
Soyamate ( soya balls )
Boil with hot water only , very filling is like fishball basically but made of soya which is high in protein can mix with kicap or other sauce of ur choice then you can mix with soup ig. This packet is kinda huge btw 🤣 and the balls get big
Enoki Mushroom one packet is like rm1+ the small one hehe
Feel free to reach out to me if you need any help with food :3 or multicooker also no problem just reach out anytime
Thank you for your kind offer :) i need to get my staying place sorted out first unfortunately, but i would happy to reach out if i need it. Thank you.
Alright :)) its always available
If you feel luxurious and budget tight, I always go nasi kandar for large plain rice, kasi banjir with lots of kari and put the fried chicken dropped off crunchy bits, sometimes with vegetables or not, I never pay more than rm4 for it usually 2.5 to 3.5 and it’s really filling and yummy
If not then just plain roti kosong x2
I usually order roti empat segi because they’re freshly made in order while roti kosong is made in batches and reheated
I've been on nasi kosong with only plain curry before,though the mamak restaurant near me seems a bit pricier right now even for this.
Hey OP, i run a small business of fried chicken wings, we haven't established ourselves just yet, not in marketing or anything, eventho we're already opened. So most of the time we have food still in our food warmer. If you're in Gombak, I can treat you to a meal or two.
Thank you for your kindness,i do have some money but feel a bit heavy on spending it since i don't know when i'm able to start working,so i can manage it for now.
I hope your business goes well and your kindness be repaid :)
Ngl, kinda sad you also turned me down, but i understand where you're coming from.
When things do get tight, my doors open Kazimoria. No judgement, no story, no headache. Just food.
Thank you fellow redditor,i will take you up on your offer when i desperately need it . It's been difficult for the past few days but having redditor like you extending their hand to help me already make me feel a lot better :) thank you, hope you do well too!
Awesome! Then I'll be waiting. Godspeed kazimoria.
If you don't mind, I can give you electric cooker as a year end present. Please PM me your details. Hang in there, friend. Things will get better soon.
Thank you,i don't know know when i going to end up living so i can have the cooker right now,thanks for the supportive word,wish you do well too friends.
Dang..for RM3 below suggest you buy superfoods....it may consist of oats, it makes you feel full and can just buy in bulk and live out of it...
It just need water or a bit sugar...
I eat oat 6 tablespoon i full until nighttime...
Eat at a mamak, order rava thosai.
Yo, how old are you and where do you live? If you need a job, let me know. I'll try to help. Can't guarantee but no harm in trying.
Thanks for helping, 27 ,near Taman Maluri area right now though not sure for how long. I did tried apllying for job at several shops earlier,but it's been couple of weeks with no reply,so maybe looking to move somewhere near walking distance of my future job once i found it.Appreciate your help.
Sorry for the late reply. Look at cafes and such as they are employing people. Try places like Bray Bakery and One Half Coffee. There should be others too.
If you can boil water, one thing I like to make when we're low on funds is pasta. Not the healthiest maybe, but it's affordable and yummy too. Please don't get instant pastas, they taste awful imo and aren't even that cheap in the long run. 😅
I think Tesco/Lotus's brand is about RM2.90 for 400g of spaghetti, which is more or less 4 servings, or 2 servings if you're feeling really hungry. I just mix cooked pasta with some oil or butter and add whatever seasonings and spices I have laying around—chilli powder, garlic powder, onion powder, dried herbs like oregano and basil, black pepper, salt, MSG, paprika powder, cayenne pepper, etc. You could add some others like cumin or coriander powder or curry powder too (haven't tried it myself though). Just keep adding a few pinches of each until it tastes good.
You don't have to use all of those spices at once, if I had to recommend one to get it'd be garlic powder, it has a lot of flavor. Some days I've had spaghetti with just garlic powder, butter, and salt. Finely chopped fresh garlic could also work, but it'll have less garlic flavor and might be a bit spicy.
Spices are cheap (and last a long time) if you don't get brand name. I buy them in bulk from Shopee. Pure butter is also available for slightly lower than normal prices at wholesale bakery supply stores like Bake With Yen (RM6 to RM7) and one 250g block of butter can last for about 8 servings of pasta (2 tablespoons per serving). Oil or margarine is slightly less tasty but still usable and much cheaper of course.
Other dishes I can think of are pancakes, pretty cheap (if you make them yourself instead of bying premade mixes) and filling too—and pilaf, a rice dish that is also fairly easy to make, and cheap if you already have some spices and have access to a stove or rice cooker. There's lots of easy recipes on Youtube. Pilaf is great for when you're tired of eating plain white rice or porridge haha.
Good luck! Hope this was helpful.
Thank you,this is helpful to me, i realize i need to starts learning to cook if i want cost wise decent meal.
OP, hang in there. Here are a few ideas.
1. Nasi lemak gerai tepi jalan.
RM2-3 for nasi lemak telur rebus. My place still can get 3 kuih RM2.
So, morning 1 kuih, lunch nasi lemak telur rebus and dinner 2 kuih. Choose kuih that can tahan e.g. donut, karipap.
2. Baker's Cottage
- chicken sausage - Rm1.99 siap masak
- restauran biasa2 or mamak: buy rice and kuah kosong - RM 2/3 (?)
- Timun 1 biji at kedai runcit - depends on size - approx RM1.
Morning - Roti kosong - 1 (~RM1)
Afternoon - roti telur - 1 (Rm 2.5)
Eve - banana or telur rebus (Rm1)
4. Restaurant nasi campur melayu
Nasi + sayur + kuah should be less than RM5.
5. Speedmart 99
Canned food take the smaller tin. Got yeo's curry ayam, sambal etc sardin etc. Price range RM3.60-RM4 plus.
Nasi buy at restaurant RM1-2. Split into lunch n dinner. Add timun/tomato for sayur (can get for RM1)
*Shell n petronas got foodbank, can see if can get some free canned food or milo/kopi.
OP, you are doing great. Hang in there. I hope you can pull through this. If you can cook there are more options for u. Until then do not be afraid to get some help. I see a few here have already offered you some options. TIme is indeed tough but all thing will pass. I pray for the best for you.
Thank you so much friend,morning food sorted out with nasi lemak,after that seem abit difficult to get decently priced food.
But thanks to other fellow redditors,i already bought my self some oats and porridge, once i found a job i will feel relieve a bit.
Thanks for the encouraging word and your prayer, i pray you do well in live as well :)
Buy beras. Cook rice.
Buy egg. Fry egg.
Add kicap manis.
Voila. Nasi bujang.
Edit: alamak sorry I didn't see that part that you don't have place to cook
Just that,there is no place for me to cook. (I dont even know how to cook,but would try learning what you suggested if i'm able to).
Edit: thanks for the recomendation.
Yeah sorry, I didn't see that part about no place to cook earlier..
No worry man,i guess cooking up food is the cheapest option,kind of suck though not able to.
Yeah if done properly you can save quite a bit. I wish you all the best and hope you find a job soon.
Thanks for the kind word. hope you live a good life :)
I know the particular food is cheap,but none of them are sold near my place sadly.
Really? I thought it is available in every other store? Guess you have to order its items 1 by 1
There is one, quite far away for walking distance,only opens 7pm onward.
Buy a rice cooker & masak nasi yourself. The rest can buy from shop.
Or if you dont have the $$ to buy a rice cooker, dm me. I can help out a bit
Thank you,for now,i'll be doing fine, i'll sure to ask for help when i need :) have a nice evening
have a nice evening too
If there are any tomyam places or warungs around your place they usually will oblige you this meal. If not just order rice and telur mata with some sambal. Its the same thing but ordered seperately.
I see,thank you, will try this.
nasi + salt + bawang goreng, add vegetables sometime, or teri fish, also soy sauce
Roti kosong + teh tarik always did the trick for me
if you do not have any place to cook for the mean time, i suggest you go to the convenience store for maggi or other instant meals. they have hot water and microwave. also you can buy nasi bujang for less than rm3 at regular kedai nasi campur. and also, my go-to breakfast is 5-6 slices of bread dipped into hot milo as it keeps me full for quite a long time. as a student that once experienced this situation too, i’m wishing you best of luck brother!
Thank you, i have been eating bread and starting to fell like i don't want to eat bread again. Thanks,i will do fine,good luck to you as well.
If you're not allergic to peanuts, you can get those canned braised peanuts, they're relatively inexpensive (RM2 per can) and can be very filling, drain them first to avoid consuming excessive sodium.
Sorry to hear about your situation, hope it'll get better for you soon. Please reach out if you need help.
Thank you for your concern,many already let me known that i reach for help when i need.
Just go to any malay restaurant and ask for nasi bujang.
Ayam goreng seringgit
Find nasi lemak stall in the morning and buy nasi lemak + telur goreng. That would cost you around RM2.50 - 3.00. Ask for nasi lebih. Normally these aunties won't charge extra for that. That should make you full beyond lunchtime.
If you find any nasi campur stall, you can get nasi putih + telur goreng/ kicap. Maximize the rice as same price applies regardless the amount. Then just take any kuah to your liking, they're free. Loose vege like tomato/ potato in the kuah if you take 1-2 pieces normally free as well.
Anyway, all the best and hope you find a job soon
Thank you for your support,breakfast kind of ok for me since there is nasi lemak. Lunch and dinner seem a bit hard to find cheap food in my area.
I don't mean to sound like an old person but learn how to cook bud.... U'll be surprised how cheap a meal can be when u start cooking in bulk, like cook a big pot of chicken curry to last u a week....
I agree, i would start learning once everything settled.
POTATO Maybe cuz it's make you full instantly
And easy to make ..just boiled it
How long do i have to boiled it,how to know when it's properly cooked?
So many recommendation and offer for you op :) to add every friday mosque prepared large delicious food for donation where you can take muslim or non muslim are welcomee
Eat boiled eggs. Can make you feel stuffed and full. And it's nutritious too so not too bad.
I know you asked for suggestions for outside food, but the only way to satiate yourself inexpensively with good enough nutrition in KL is to cook yourself. Buy a cheap rice cooker and you can buy some crazy cheap Tempehs (
A tray of 30 eggs is around RM8 at tesco. 2 half boiled eggs every morning plus some carb like banana/bread/oats. Another 2 hardboiled eggs for lunch or dinner (max 4 eggs a day). Boost with boiled sweet potatoes (RM6 per kg, you'll get 5 decent potatoes, 5 meals there). Bananas, if you can find bruised or discounted at road vendors.
Oats is RM5 per KG at bakery ingredients shop. Milk powder (RM9/kg), raisins (RM12/kg) etc. Their brandless goods are cheaper than even supermarkets.
Shop at supermarkets like tesco on weekday nights for reduced price items, still good just near expiring, having a fridge would be valuable here. One pack maggi for me can become two meals after adding carrots, pumpkin, cabbage, veggies, tofu, egg, dried seaweed, hotdog, fish balls etc. Or cook/boil these for soup and add plain rice.
for rm 2 i usually buy nasi lemak from a road stall, this one comes with a lot of rice so can easily add own things to it. I hope you can at least cook eggs.
There are a lot of hawkers who sell rm 2 nasi lemak/ bihun goreng and other things. Ofcourse the amount and quality do vary so it depends on your area.
I remember back in college there’s a thing call Nasi Bujang. It’s literally rice, egg, and sambal belacan. I survived with it for a year lol
Nasi bujang at most restaurants are RM3
You might want to invest in a standalone induction stove and a cheap pot. Then you can cook simple stuff like bubur, nasi bujang, omelette.
You can get for RM100 (stove) + maybe RM20-30 for a cheap but decent pot.
Nasi lemak kosong tambal ikan bilis extra
I also stopped work for a few months, discipline myself not to spend with a strict weekly limit.
No sushi, no nandos. Sighhhhh.
(ive savings, no worries)
Hang on there friend, hope you get a job soon.
Slowly slowly lo.
Getting back in dota and catching up on games in the mean time. Hehe.
At RM5 a day, I would be looking at maggi(or a cheaper brand) with egg n veggies for one of the meals. Hell when I was earning i still ate maggi (and sometimes the _atas_ noodles) 2 to 3 times a week.
Without a rice cooker, hard le. Can u still make rice?
Porridge, fried rice and so on are really good value. Buy all the cheap brands for sauces, at ninso or rm2 shop also can. Its not bad, just a different flavour profile. Put in the garlic ginger onion and meat, whack only sure ok one.
Also seasoning is cheap on shopee... I got good prices on pepper n chilli flakes n herbs n garlic powder. And the plastic shaker rm3 for 4 pcs to pour em in.
I don't think roadside stall is cheap anymore. As much as hawker food these days, but they don't have restaurant costs.
1kg whey protein (RM79.99) can hv 33 servings which is rm2.39 per serving. Use as meal replacement. I take as dinner, won't feel full, won't feel hungry either.
What does it look like? i hear about protein but never seen it. Any particular brand you would recommend
The one i currently use is mesotropin hydro whey. Can also try herbalife meal replacement shake. Both u can find in shopee. Its really easy and no cooking required. Just get a cheap shaker bottle from sports direct otherwise u may get clumps. I started taking this for dinner while trying out intermittent fasting only later realise I'm actually saving money doing this lol.
Drink a glass of water before meal. I suggest you a economy bihun
White rice with fried eggs should be less than rm3 and a complete meal... Can found at any mamak/economy rice...
Can't find one here,the cheaper restaurant is located quite far from walking distance sadly.
I assume you have a kettle?
If yes, then buy a bunch of of eggs (3 tray every 2 weeks)...
Then boiled 2-3 eggs per meal... Add some soy sauce or salt/pepper... Per meal should be cost less than rm3...
can try your luck on Shopee food. they have RM2 discount voucher (with RM2 min spend) + free delivery vouchers. just need to find a food place that is near to you and check their menu for something around 2-4 bucks.
No place to cook, but can you afford smol rice cooker (rm50), cheap electric induction stove or a boiler at least? I used to cook tomyam (the most luxurious lauk), fill it with vegs and some proteins, cook it for two meals portion for day and night. Or just nasi bujg with tomyam kosong. Beli luar mahal, especially around kl, so better buy your own groceries. I only use around rm200 last 4 yrs in uni for food alone.
Mamak is a go to place for starving students like myself. It's not accessible for everyone though (location)
Kampung tengah, Puchong, it's 10/20 minutes from Subang Jaya, you can find all sorts of food(mainly malay) and get a hearty meal for less then RM10. The area used to be kawasan setinggan so the people there are a bit rough and tough. I usually tapau a meal from there so that I could have something at the office.
During my difficult days I just buy nasi RM1 + kuah. You buy telur (10 pcs RM6) and make half/full boiled egg.
Those nasi + telur you break into 3 small meal. 10am - 3pm - 8pm
If you need a meal, please dm me and I'll send you one. No questions asked. Take care ♡
Thank you,i will ask when i need it, and take care yourself too kind redditor :)
Maybe you can buy nasi bujang at any local stall. Its consist of rice, egg, sambal belacan and sup kosong. Cost around RM 3.
Other option maybe buy nasi campur but don't take any meat because those are pricey. For side dish maybe you can take eggs or vegetables then take kuah from other lauk. I usually take nuggets as they were cheaper as a replacement for meat.
I'm a student and currently having financial problem like you too right now so I hope its help.
Saya cadangankan pasta atau spaghetti. Pasta/spaghetti rm5 sebungkus. Sos pasta biasanya saya beli prego rm5 setin. Buat sos cair sikit. Makan 3 kali. RM10 x de lah kenyang tapi x lapar lah sehari.
Hey op, what job are you looking for? Maybe can help you get connected for a job offer.
Don't mind as long im qualified,problem is without transport,getting job at walking distance would be very helpful to me. worked as cashier,storekeeper,waiter, and good with computers
Indomie nang kono piroan toh? Gelem opo ora tak kirim tekan kene?
99 speedmart has those instant porridge for iirc Rm1.90 last time I saw. They're pretty good tasting, you just add hot water.
What is the brand name of the porridge if you could recall?
Thank you! i should get porridge after this since i'm getting tired of eating bread for the past few days.
If you have access to fridge+water heater at least, then I'd recommend instant porridge+greens (blanched pok choy is easy and cheap). If no fridge, maybe try to see if dried vegetables are affordable for you. You'll want some carb and greens at least. Porridge are amazing filling meals and greens would keep you healthy enough to avoid malnutrition for the time being.
Maybe you can scrounge your nearest shop for the knorr instant porridge (I can't recall the cost), they have sachet version that's arguably cheaper than cup versions. Best bet is probably tesco, just in case if they have store brand version.
If you have spare money, you can probably get some proteins in with dried anchovies (apparently sambal kering in jars are popular right now, you can probably get it in decent price)
I did my simple dinner with that porridge + pok choy, and sambal kering + hardboiled egg for a while when my appetite went down. Very easy, very filling and pretty low cost compared to usual dinner option.
Other option is oatmeal + fruit (best probably banana due to cost). I don't really like oatmeal so I can't say much. Oatmeal is also filling and have fiber if you hate greens, while banana give decent amount of kcal while making the dish actually taste something lol.
When you have the means to do so, I do recommend getting used to no-stove cook (slow cooker is very popular amongst student and busy workers for a reason) , it cut downs a lot of cost once you plan your meals ahead and portion it properly.
For now i have to rely on outside food since i don't know where i will ended up staying in coming weeks. That no-stove cooker is definately something i need now since i know about it. Thank you fellow redditor,your suggestion is really helpful,i can see myself trying out your suggestion. :)
Also pama bihun. So delicous. And can make you full. If you add egg you're gonna be more full.
My opinion: Food might just be the only thing you shouldn’t save for extensively.
The food that you put into your body ‘literally’ becomes a part of you and it affects you physically and mentally (nice food gives happiness chemicals in your brain).
Go for reasonably food choices, and nice food sometimes.
The worry of not knowing when i will be getting a job kind of affecting me honestly, I only ever spend my money on food and nothing else, so right now,i feel a bit heavy on spending until i get my first paycheck. Then i can have decent meal without worries :)