By the way, this is MrComot's first time spending Ramadhan in my parents' house. The way my in laws breaking the fast is a bit different. We break fast with light food like kueh and fruits, then we go pray and rest a bit. Around 830pm we start eating the heavy meal like dinner.
My home on the other hand is very typical Malay ways to break up the fast where everybody take the heavy dishes (rice and lauk-pauk). So my mom prepare the both dishes at the same time, light and heavy and it's up to us to eat which one first.
At first MrComot and I eat the fruits and stuff la, but half the way tak tahan okkkk. Semua org berebut makan nasi, so we want nasik as well! Hahaha. But our stomach not use to this way yet, so we take little portion first and eat another round later around 11PM.
Since everybody is around, we also made the kueh ourselves! PARAM in Manjung is so overrated with steep price and bland taste, so we didn't go to any PARAM the whole holiday.
1st day my mom made buah melaka, 2nd day cek-mek molek, 3rd day tepung pelita and puteri mandi. All is MrComot's favourite can? How about the daughter's fav??!?! Sabar je la. Excited sangat with their menantu tau my parents ni hehehe.
Since we do nothing most of the days (tidur je) and the 3G connection is sucks, MrComot involved himself in the making of tepung pelita. It is his first time also doing such thing and he's kinda excited. Below is just some random pictures:-
My father 'layur' the daun pisang. This step is needed to soften the leaf so it won't crack/split when doing the base. Another way is u can dry it under the sun, this will take few hours.
MrComot doing the sampan. His sampan is very neat and that explains how my father can do 6 sampan while he's finishing 1 only :P
Ohhh I forgot to snap the end product but it's yummilicious! No over-floury taste. So lemak berkrim with the right sweetness.
My father also taught MrComot how to make home-made soya milk and gave him special 'kain kasa' to bring home (as a tool to filter the extracts).
I said this to MrComot:
"Enjoy your status as favourite menantu as long as you can, since you don't have any competitor right now, maybe up til for the next 4 years"
Hehe so how about you/your hubby being the first menantu? Mesti banyak funny stories too :D
PS: Oh ya, just for the record, MrComot didn't take rice for sahur. My mom made him bihun goreng and cucur udang. Over kannnnnn. Merasa lepas balik KD makan roti je. Ahhhh how I wish I can open my eyes earlier and wider so that I can cook something decent, not for him only but for me!