All through Ramadan, I was convinced that Eid will fall on a Friday, but come Wednesday, I began to doubt myself. My friends were starting to talk about Eid and that it’s been announced in Japan, Singapore and Malaysia that Eid will fall on a Thursday.
I rushed off to the butcher to get my meat, who told me to come back later as he’s expecting a delivery and I could get fresher meat then.
So it’s been rush, rush, rush… cook, cook, cook… bake, bake, bake for the last few days!
Eid is the second biggest celebration for Muslims. After a month of fasting in the month of Ramadan, the first of Syawal is celebrated with prayers and feast with family and friends.
A couple of my friends came over yesterday and on the table we had rendang ayam, rendang daging, ayam masak merah, nasi himpit, lontong, otak otak and soya bean drink. Tini brought satay ayam and kuah kacang. Alice brought karipap. Jue sent some lemang over as she could not celebrate with us. Zetty, Nora and Razlina were in our thoughts.
After years of being in London, I’ve finally found a bunch of Malaysian friends that are like family to me. I am blessed. Photo below courtesy of Alice.
Oh… and today… had a proper Malaysian breakfast! We love leftovers! So it was nasi himpit, lontong and sambal goreng (which I forgot about yesterday). Yummy indeed!!