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Basic Groceries that you need to have

Hi Malaysian! Thinking to cook something but have limited grocery? Or want to buy some groceries but have a limited budget? Or maybe you are a student or a bachelor? Here is some basic grocery that might save your tummy from being hungry all day long and the best thing is all the groceries do not need a fridge at all. If you do not have all these basic groceries you might want to go and buy it at the nearest market or buy it from buy grocery online Malaysia. If you thinking to save by cooking meals by yourself this article is very suitable for you. 

  • Rice
  • Oil
  • Anchovies
  • Flour 
  • Carrot 
  • Soy sauce
  • Chili Sauce
  • Salt
  • Sugar
  • Chili

This is all you need. Now let’s see what simple meals that you can make using only these limited groceries. 


  1. Jemput/Cekodok
  2. Scramble Egg
  3. Half Boiled Egg


  1. Plain Rice
  2. Fried Egg
  3. Fried Egg with soy sauce
  4. Fried Anchovies with soy sauce
  5. Fried Rice
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  1. Fried Rice with Anchovies/Fried Egg

This is all menu that you can do using all the limited groceries. If you have a limited budget or you want to save your money this is all the meals that you can cook using the limited groceries. Even though it is really simple but it is delicious so why not try to cook all this menu to save your money. There might be more meals that can be cook using all these limited groceries all you need is to use creativity to create a variety of dishes using limited groceries. 

Now, let’s move on to cook the meals. Even though the meal is simple but there also some of you that do not know how to cook at all but do not worry because here are some steps for you to cook it.

  1. Jemput/Cekodok

Ingredients: Plain Flour, Water,  A little bit of salt, Oil, Anchovies and Carrot

How to:  Put the 1 cup flour, ⅓ cup of water, a little bit of salt, anchovies and carrot in one bowl and mix it well. You might want to add on some water and flour if you see the ingredient too dry or too wet. After mix it well, prepare the pan and heat the oil for about 3 minutes or until the oil is ready. Then put the mixed ingredient using a spoon into the pan. Do not put all of it simultaneously and because it might take a long time to cook. When you see your ‘Jemput’ is yellowish take it out and serve it with chili sauce. You also might want to eat without the chili sauce because it is also nice. 

That is how you make the ‘jemput’ or some people call it ‘cekodok’. It is very simple and suitable to eat breakfast and tea time. Usually Malaysian serve it with warm tea or coffee because it is the really perfect combination. If you not a Malaysian or love to try to eat Malaysian basic food you might want to try the meals because it is a very simple dish.  

If you are interested to know more, you can go to Current Buzz.

Teha Azman

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June 2021