1st Raya Morning: Food before Semayang Raya, consisting of nasi himpit, lemang, rendang and laksa. I had the laksa. Yummy. All home made by the way. Not by me though coz I arrived the night before Raya. Fashionably late and not wanting to slave away in the kitchen while fasting...
This is what we served to the people visiting. Other than the morning food, there's also Soto, which I am proud to say I helped made. The kuah anyway.
The first house we went to after visiting our ancestors' grave site. Lotsa food but this caught my eye. Nasi Himpit Kuah Kacang. Very creamy and yummy.
My plate of Nasi Himpit Kuah Kacang
2nd House. Again, plenty of food but only two caught my eye. Not exactly the traditional raya cuisines.
It's Spinach Rinds (Kerepek Bayam). They dipped the leaves in batter and deep-fry em. Nice and crunchy.
Now, this one baffles me as I have not seen nor tasted it before. My great aunt explained that this delicacy was made from coconut and sticky rice (kelapa parut dan beras pulut). She also mentioned the name several times but I did not quite get it and thus had completely forgotten it.
Lemang is a traditional Raya food, made with beras pulut and coconut milk. But rendang that normally accompanies the lemang is anything but traditional. Venison rendang. Very delicious.
This is Gulai Tempoyak Daging. Not sure whether it was beef or venison but no one seemed to care. Normally eaten with rice, we had it with the lemang.