Latest weekly Insing column is "mrbrown and the economy rice"
Over lunch, I had economy rice with my friend Ryan. You know, the kind where they cook 10 to 15 dishes and plonk them there for the whole day, grouped loosely into three categories: Meat dish, Vegetable dish, and Dunno-what-dish.
You choose your one-meat-two-vegetables or two-meat-two-vegetables or three-meat-one-make-yourself-feel-better-vegetable. Then the nice gentleman looks at your plate and magically conjures up a price for your combo. The price will vary with the time of the day, the weather, and the position of the planets, even if the same dishes were selected.
I don't really know why they call it economy rice. Do I get Frequent Flyer miles with that? Besides, my selection came up to $7. It was hardly economy. I admit I got carried away when I saw the steamed fish and the breaded prawns. (cont'd)