Beside 'Satay Gravy' to eat with 'Kelupis' (steamed glutinous rice cooked with coconut milk wrapped with 'daun nyirik') , I also made 'Umai' (click here to find out how). This is a favorite dish among my family and one of my son's friend, actually a Chinese, requested me to make him this when he comes visiting on Hari Raya!
My Umai Ikan Yu
And then there was 'Laksa Sarawak' (click here to find out how) which I prepared each day until on the 4th day! This was also on my children's friends' request ha ha...imagine, they said they want to come and eat my 'Laksa'! But I like...I cooked and they love to eat :) And my children loves it too, so I didn't mind as I find it fun to see people enjoying the food I cooked.
My Laksa Sarawak gravy still boiling on the fire
How I served my Laksa?
I prepared all the condiments in a large tray like below here...Now once a year my guests have the liberty to enter my kitchen and actually sat at my dinner table to eat. So they take their own plate and put all these condiments on it and go to my boiling Laksa gravy on the fire and ladle the amount of gravy onto their laksa condiments! So if you come to visit me on Hari Raya, you will get the same treatment too :)
Condiments for Laksa Sarawak
A bowl of prepared Laksa Sarawak
Laksa Sarawak was my main course. If you don't feel like eating it, there were also other dishes that I served, like 'Curry Chicken', 'Tomato Sauced Chicken', 'Taufu Soup', 'Ginger Beef' with white rice.
'Tomato Sauced Chicken' was popular, I think most of my guests and my children like this dish, until we have to cook it for 2 executive days he he...
Anyway, there were cakes, biscuits and other goodies on the sitting room table too...
My 3rd daughter Aya specilised making the cakes, only the 'Dodol Durian' and 'Dodol Kacang Merah' I bought. Just for little info, from top left : 'Lapis Kandos Cheese', 'Kek Pandan', 'Kek Pisang'. From bottom left : 'Lapis Peppermint', 'Kek Batik', and next to the 'Dodol' was 'Lapis Cranberries'.
Besides the goodies I love putting the Chinese Sweet Tangerine oranges on the table :)
As you can see besides titbits, I have only 4 types of biscuits this year :) Right top : 'Kuih Makmor' (Mak Isah's favorite), 'Rock Biscuits', ' Almond Cookies' (the red ones) and 'Pineapple Tart'.
That was more or less what I have on the table for this Hari Raya. All in all, it was fun and good to mix with friends and be with my family.
Mak Isah hopes you all had enjoyed your this year Hari Raya Aidil Fitri. Insyallah... we will meet again next year Hari Raya :)
Have Fun & have a good holiday today!