Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Selamat Hari Raya 2011

Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri! Today the Malays celebrate the end of their fasting and marks their New Year! Every year this day, our friendly Malay neighbors will share their traditional Malay food with us. We are very excited too because they make very very delicious food!

This is a Ketupat. Its a rice dumpling, a very significant traditional Malay food.

Ketupat usually goes with rendang chicken or satay sauce! *yummy*

Here is the rendang chicken!

Malays cook their rendang chicken with a lot of spices. You can still see shreds of lemon grass in this picture. Their rendang chicken is just so delicious, we could never cook it as good as them.

This is the satay sauce that is meant to go with the Ketupat earlier. These are grated peanuts roasted and fried in chili oil.

This is small beef cubes fried with red chili, green chili, onions and loads of oil. Not sure what is the name of this dish but it is crazily delicious! 

Beef maw or beef tripe is inside too! Beef maw is very yummy although some might be afraid to eat a cow's stomach.

The final dish is a Lontong! Our favorite classic Malay dish.

Lontong is something like a vegetable stew, there are french beans, cabbage, carrot, glass noodles, fried tofu, fermented soya bean cake cooked in coconut milk and the yellowish color should be accounted to turmeric.

Happy holidays to everyone and Selamat Hari Raya to the Malays, may the divine blessings of Allah light upon your life with peace and prosperity!


  1. Everything looks delicious!!!

  2. i receive a small tub of yummy cookies today! :)

  3. What a nice tradition to share such delicious food with the neighbors! Pirate and monkey are very lucky that they could enjoy it with you! In Turkey people celebrated the so called sugar festival at the end of Ramadan and many families met in our hotel to spend three days together and we also got some sweets and apple tea from our friends :-)

  4. @Leona Löwenherz: It is the same festival!! Local people in Turkey are Muslims too, they are celebrating the same festival as the Malays here, you are lucky to have been a part of it! :))