Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri

 Before I begin, I would like to wish all Muslims celebrating Hari Raya today a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri!

It's to eat all the kuihs (biscuit delicacies) and the usual Malay dishes rich with coconut milk, heh. Aah, don't worry about the calories, peeps. It may seem like a waste because you took a whole month to fast and probably lose a kilo or two and then they creep back on. But, it's a joyous occasion! Eat your fill! Just don't over do it until you fall sick, ha.

I may not have the a new and latest design baju kurung which is a traditional Malay costume but I do at least get to eat my mum's yummeh chocolate chip cookies, which I have to take a photo of. I did however took pictures of the yummy dishes.

Those three 'pillows' are actually rice cakes. The instant ones like you just have to boil them in water. The original ones of course are not like these. 

These are the dishes. Sambal goreng, which is a popular Malay dish available in most Malay stalls but I get to eat them on Hari Raya. Yay! It literally means fried chilli which is stir fried prawns, long beans, tempeh (fermented bean paste) and tauhu (soya cakes) and other variations can have solely meat such as the sambal goreng pengantin, aptly named as such because they are served at Malay weddings. The sambal or chilli is fried and then the gravy is made when coconut milk is added to it together with the other ingredients fried earlier. Other ingredients include stir friend onions cooked until they're quite soggy.

Another popular dish is the Ayam Masak Merah which is chicked cooked in chili paste and another is Rendang which is beef cooked in fried curry paste. Er, I am not the best describer of such food because I don't cook myself, haha. That is my best interpretation!

While everyone has their own style of cooking, the ingredients are pretty much the same. Mine has slight variations though. They don't have coconut milk in them but condensed milk but they still taste as nice. Of course with coconut milk, there is more aroma and the gravy is more 'lemak' or rich but they still rock, in my opinion.

The rendang also doesn't have kerisik or fried shredded coconut which of course my mum's version doesn't have it.


So this is what it looks like on the plate!

Happy celebrating people, and for those who don't celebrate it, have a happy long extended weekend, yay!

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