So much more than this…

My niece, the one working in Singapore, arrived home on the 1st Day of the Chinese Lunar New Year and she and her parents dropped by for lunch.

We had all that we had for our reunion dinner the night before – we still had a lot of every dish as we only served a bit of each for fear that we would not be able to finish everything.

Other than those, there were also the chicken curry and the satay beef…

Satay beef

…that my missus cooked and I bought this daging masak hitam

Masak hitam

…from one of the hotel restaurants, my favourite in town.

Those went absolutely well with the ketupat/kelupis wrapped in banana leaf …


…that my aunt gave me.

I also bought the sio bee I bought from here (80 sen each)…

Sio bee

…and also the ones from the Dewan Suarah market (RM1.00 each). Everyone said that the former, though smaller, were nicer.

I invited my friends from Payung to come over for lunch and was so glad they did and also my girl’s friend, her ex-classmate from Primary 1 and her family. The rest that came were all Muslims so we could not  ask them to join in. I told my missus that next year, I would ask some people at the kampung to cater  so everyone would be able to enjoy…and she would not need to slave in the kitchen for days and days.