Don’t go out…

Hari Raya Aidiladha or Eid al-Adha, also called Hari Raya Korban or Hari Raya Haji fell on Friday last week, the 31st of July. Of course, unlike in previous years, we did not go out this time around – as they say #staysafe #stayhome.

However, we did get our share of some good stuff that my sister-in-law’s friend gave her  in conjunction with the festive celebration, too much for the two of them in the house so she sent some over for us to enjoy as well.

There were these ketupat lemak

Ketupat lemak

…that I enjoy a lot. I’ve yet to go back to my regular Malay kuih stall to buy some more after I came across some really good ones there that day.

The roti canai

Roti canai

…went absolutely well with the curry gravy…

Chicken curry

…and there sure was a lot of it, enough to go with the special rice…

Nasi minyak

…and we also got the very nice masak hitam

Masak hitam

…too. The latter, especially, was so nice with its strong hint of the fragrance and taste of raisins, nicer than a lot that I’ve had before where at best, it was just kicap manis (sweet soy sauce).

Aren’t we lucky? Even though we did not go out, it did not mean that we did not get to enjoy all the nice stuff synonymous with this auspicious festive occasion.

Author: suituapui

Ancient relic but very young at heart. Enjoys food and cooking...and travelling and being with friends.

7 thoughts on “Don’t go out…”

  1. No visiting and yet there is something nice for you to enjoy. I like the ketupak lemak and masak hitam most. Ketupak lemak goes well with kaya or sugar. Talking about masak hitam, I think I have a tube of Lisa masak hitam paste in the pantry. Used to like their paste, hope the taste is still the same.

    Yes, Lisa’s was very good, dunno now. Have not cooked for a long long time – the ladies in the house not fond of it, not into the sweetness.
    At one time, somebody was telling me that all the Malay shops and stalls used Lisa’s for their masak hitam – no wonder all nice…and all the same. That is the thing when you use instant pastes…like A1 Mountain Globe for curry.

  2. How nice that the Hari Raya Aidiladha goodies made their way to you! Talk about being blessed!

    Yes, there is an English proverb: “If the mountain does not go to Mohamad, then Mohamad must go to the mountain!” LOL!!!

  3. So nice! I have not taken Malay raya food for a long time ever since I retire, I guess…

    I guess you do not stay in touch with your Malay colleagues.

  4. You guys are so blessed… :p Wish I could get food from my relatives and family as well. Too bad we live quite far from each other.

    I would love to sample the curry and the ketupat. :p

    Far? Not together in Melaka?

  5. Ya you are indeed lucky and blessed. Love all the food here, looks so delicious… Here our neighbours do not share food… Typical singaporeans staying in pigeon holes…cold

    You all stay so close to one another – you fart, the next door can hear. I would expect everyone to be so close to one another. Ah well! I guess city people not like us small town folks.

  6. I am still avoiding crowds too. It’s a bit tricky being back to work full time in the office.

    Given a choice, I would not go out #stayhome…and when I have to, I would pick places with few or hardly any people. Never mind that the things may be more expensive…or not as nice. #staysafe

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