Saturday, 13 September 2008

Berbuka Food

Last week, we went back to my parents' home in Ampang. I couldn't wait to eat my mom's wonderful cooking. What I had in mind was her famous 'kerabus'. And... to my surprise, mom did make one of her most loved kerabus; kerabu taugeh with paru2. Sedapnya. We were also served with her sambal tumis ikan bilis, daging bakar with air asam and her sago pa. It was really yummy and tummy tickling....

Juadah Berbuka puasa

Kerabu kelampeng with taugeh

Sambal tumis ikan bilis

Sirap bandung

Thursday, 11 September 2008

Ramadhan Al Mubarak

Here we are again...Ramadhan is back. Eventhough all the Muslims have to fast (menahan diri dari lapar dan dahaga), I still love the month. It is a time for us to cleanse ourselves, add our 'ibadah' and try alot of delicacies which is difficult to come across on normal days or months.
The other day, hubby and I went to the Bazaar Ramadhan near our place to buy some 'kuih' for berbuka puasa. We bought a few types of 'kuihs' and ofcourse'murtabak'. Then, suddenly dear hubby noticed a guy standing near one of the shop pillars..."ah...the mak cik's son is here. Surely the mak cik will be here soon!" The 'mak cik' hubby was referring to is the lady who sells 'popiah basah'. Her 'popiah' is THE BEST IN TOWN. I'm not kidding. It's true.
So, we waited from 4.35 p.m to almost 5, when suddenly the makcik's red Honda came into view. Dear hubby who was already over anxious, jumped up from the place he was standing and said to me, "Awak pegi tunggu dekat kereta. Jap lagi lepas beli saya pegi ke kereta terus." So, without wasting anymore time, he rushed forward to where everyone else ('popiah' cravers) was standing and waiting. He pushed and jostled to the front of the lot. But, still, almost half an hour later, he finally got his hands on the 'most savoured popiah.'
Anyway, hubby was happy and contented after breaking fast. He said that it was worth the wait. Well, the moral is...when we really want something, we have to work hard for it because the fruit that we get is the juiciest of them all. (can't stop smiling when the memory of dear hubby who had to push himself in between the many people in order to get the 'popiah and also the joy in his eyes at the sight of the red Honda)