There’s still few weeks to go before pay day and those who are lucky, just few days more. Sadly, the ‘gaji’ didn’t really stretch as far as you wanted it to. The RM5 vegetarian Nasi Bungkus is really frustrating you, the meat cravings are totally draining you of energy and the oily food is bringing on pimples. While the alternative calls for boring unappetizing sandwiches, instead try these out-of-the-world sandwich lunch ideas that is guaranteed to make you want to eat your lunch as soon as you reach the office.
Roti Prata Wrap
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This is an awesome use of Malaysia’s favourite carb…the Roti Prata. While making dhal at home is too much effort for lunch, flip a few of these frozen goodies in the frying pan and add your desired sandwich filling as a wrap.
Gourmet Sardine Sandwich
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Our Malaysian all time childhood favourite is back in business with this power up version. This recipe for Sardine Sandwiches call for jammed packed Omega 3 goodness of sardines in oil and secret ingredient Siracha Chili. The perfect combination for a light lunch that is spicy and fresh with guaranteed no complaints about pimples ever again or people standing too close. The zombies are definitely staying away from the fishy breath so remember to pop a mint after lunch!
Open Prawn Sandwich
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While this fancy recipe might seem a bit atas for just lunch, try your own simple version with toasted bread, any cheap salad leaves, avocado to spread or a personal favourite Laughing Cow Cream Cheese Spread with some prawns pan fried with garlic.
Simple and easy to pack for lunch and re-heated in different portions. Just try to keep self-satisfactory grins as workmates look on with envy.
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Who says boring food can’t be trendy? Use up the fish sticks in the freezer with this awesome Fish Bao recipe. Baos have been making an entrance into the foodie scene all over the world and was made famous in New York’s Michelin star restaurant Momofuku. But if baos are not to your taste, feel free to try them in between Mantou (steamed buns) or anything similar that you fancy from the frozen section.
DIY Roti John
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Homemade is always better & healthier for the body. Follow these simple steps to create your own Malaysian favourite without the extra calories & extra effort to find a vendor. Just make sure to only pack it after it has cooled down to make sure it doesn’t get soggy during the long wait til lunch time.
Spam & Cheese Pita Wrap
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Luncheon meat or spam is the staple in many many households. While there is someone who always nags you about the unhealthy side to this processed meat, the awesome taste itself is hard to resist. Make sure to use Turkey Spam found at any supermarket to make a halal version of this awesome treat.
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This weird but winning combination of lettuce, chicken, grapes, apple, mayonnaise & peanut butter was created by a kid and has been making the rounds in the online community. Feel free to try the recipe out! However, by using the same concept with your own personal favourite fillings such as sambal prawns or butter chicken, this lunch idea is low carb, cheap and easy to assemble.
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Cap off your meal with something sweet with this simple milo & condensed milk sandwiches. Pull out a few bento/cookie cutters to cut out adorable shaped sandwiches to engage your appetite. As they say, prettier food always taste better!
And to make sure to keep to the tight budget, Mudah.my came to save the day with these cute & adorable versatile reusable sandwich bags. No need to fork out every time for those expensive disposal ziplock bags.