Thursday, June 25, 2015

June 25 on Nasi Lemak

In Singapore and Malaysia, a common breakfast food is nasi lemak - rice cooked with coconut milk (not healthy at all) and served with simple condiments and curry (Malaysia) or chili paste aka sambal (Singapore).

Killiney has been in business since 1919 starting off as the ubiquitous kopi tiam.

The pack of nasi lemak i had with kopi o is 100% organic - not a single synthetic material is used. Banana leaf is used to pack the rice, giving it a nice aroma as well. Had I used my fingers to eat it as it is done traditionally, you can see how we used to be green without having to say we were green.

A 2 unit x 2.5 unit rectangular sheet of banana leaf folds into a rectangular pyramid with a 1 unit x .75 unit base and .75 unit height. The unit is the length of iPhone 6. 

How much rice is packed into this package?

Friday, June 12, 2015

June 11 on Subway

12" Turkey Sub costs $6.75 and with taxes the customers has to pay $7.24.

He pays $8 and does not collect the change which the cashier keeps as tips.

(a) Calculate the tax rate in this city.
(b) If a tip of 10% is customary, did the customer tip above or below that?
(c) How many Turkey Sub can one buy with two $20 bills?