There goes my fourth Eid away from home (first home it is, Manchester is the second one).
Again, this Eid was just as unexpected as the previous Eid, so we actually had to rush for Eid shopping right after Maghrib and takbir together, again. What a life. We only know that it was going to be Eid right before iftar on Monday evening. Oh yes, we celebrated Eid one day earlier before those in Malaysia.
Hanee was planning on having lontong while I resorted for a remake of my mother’s masak cabai, to eat with my favourite ketupat pulut. Recall that I am from the northern area of Malaysia where people rarely have ketupat nasi for Eid. Since Hanee brought some ketupat nasi, ketupat pulut and lemang segera from Malaysia, I didn’t bother hunting for banana leaves in China Town this year to make ketupat pulut myself.
So I bought 1kg of mince beef (though my mom has carefully advised me not to use this, but rather cut small the beef myself), and here’s the look of it, half an hour before it can be eaten.
Taqabbalallahu minna wa minkum.
p.s. I’m just thinking…
Ketupat nasi = rice cake
Ketupat pulut = Glutinous rice cake (?)
Lemang = Grilled Glutinous rice cake(?)