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Malaysia, 43rd most populated country in the world with multiracial population. Most of the time we live peacefully among races by showing a lot of respects and tolerances to one and another. The best part to live in such a country is, we get to celebrate and enjoy the holidays granted from new year celebration from different races. Deepavali (Festival of Lights for Indian) is around the corner and Hari Raya Aidilfitri (New year celebration for the Malays ) just over not too long ago.

Today, lunch was special as we were invited to an open house for Hari Raya Celebration. I got to know from Shiang the quote for invitation was “Good food promised”. Well, that was really hard to resist, wasn’t it?

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This should be the way you attend a Raya open house with (god)

I believe we were the first guests of the day and some really tempting intellectual nourishment were well prepared, displayed on the dinning table. We had some cookies and drink in the living room before the hungry ghost attitude provoked.

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Hungry Ghosts

The lemang (bamboo cooked rice) and heavily spiced curry chicken were just simply irresistible. Trust me, these are something you should not eat too frequent if you don’t want to narrow down your arteries.

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Lemang and Spiced Curry Chicken

Main course was this home-cooked Johor Laksa with a lot of green stuff. All those nicely pre-cut stuff went on top of spaghetti, lime squeezed for it’s juice into the dish, the hot thick creamy laksa sauce covered up everything and finally, mixed everything up and filled our stomach with it. one word – Delicious.

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Home-cooked Johor Laksa


On the actual Raya day itself, I went to another open house when I was back in Penang. Food served in buffet style with typical Malay dishes serving. It was very delightful especially the succulent curry beef was scrumptious.

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Nasi Melayu (Malay)

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Buffet line in front of original rumah Melayu (Malay) and my nephew enjoying his lunch

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  1. eiling

    wah god looked so thin already!

    October 11, 2009 at 9:43 pm
  2. Lisalicious

    terence the GOd looks so funny and please ask him to eat more…….

    anyway your nephew is super cute with his luscious lips

    October 12, 2009 at 8:03 am
  3. KY

    adry azad’s makanan, memang lazat!

    October 12, 2009 at 10:00 am
  4. adryazad

    dun play play.. once a year affair. .cannot skimp on the good stuff

    October 12, 2009 at 3:08 pm
  5. Afif

    Lol, there’s no such thing as ‘nasi melayu’! Looks more like regular nasi minyak to me.

    October 12, 2009 at 10:11 pm
  6. Myhorng

    eiling, yeah the shirt used to be fit.

    Lisa, now he only drinks and smokes more.

    KY, sudah makan anda jadi sihat.

    adryazad, lucky once a year. else susah.

    October 12, 2009 at 10:43 pm
  7. Myhorng

    Afif, i makan at rumah melayu so itu nasi melayu lar. LOL right?

    October 12, 2009 at 10:45 pm
  8. summerkiss80

    well, I am hungry at this moment of the middle night…

    October 13, 2009 at 12:15 am
  9. S C

    Thanks Lisa, you made me feel so proud. That ‘super cute with his luscious lips’ is my lil piggy.

    October 13, 2009 at 9:10 am
  10. Myhorng

    summerkiss80, u should be sleeping middle of the night.

    SC, yeah, we got 1 proud mom here.

    October 13, 2009 at 6:06 pm
  11. Emmy

    couldn’t to makan percuma ya?!!!

    October 13, 2009 at 10:31 pm
  12. thenomadGourmand

    Deepavali gt anymore open house to go??

    October 15, 2009 at 8:02 pm
  13. Pet

    OH… I miss rendang cook by my aunt this year as we didn’t go visit her. Went down KL mah

    October 15, 2009 at 11:23 pm
  14. Myhorng

    Emmy, open house mar…

    thenomadgourmand, so far talak. u mau invite me ar?

    Pet, invite me for the rendang next time ya.

    October 16, 2009 at 2:44 pm
  15. terenceg

    Asalaimualaikum !!!!! ada orang kat rumah ke ?

    October 16, 2009 at 5:37 pm

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