Friday, September 10, 2010

Pre Eid 2010

Please note that this is a basi entry actually. This is written on 16th October but I backdated it to 10th September.


This is about our pre-Eid. Went back on the 9th, a day before Eid. Since the terrible congestion took place the night before, we literally had the road to ourselves. Well, almost. Macam hari-hari biasa je. No congestion and we were safely home in my hometown at around 11.00 am.

Sampai aje, kerahan tenaga pun bermula (but I escaped the tear-jerking moments mengupas bawang heh heh). We did Sup Tulang, Lemang, Nasi Impit, Kuah Kacang, Rendang Daging and Kari Ayam. Tu belum masuk juadah berbuka lagi. I did memerah santan 3 times earlier today. Each time sebesen besar. I had to take pills afterwards due to sore muscle. No joke.

My mom. Coordinator-Director of The Day. Problem was, she wanted to supervise every single thing that we did. Kasi empowerment sikit lah Mok.

En Tebby was in charge of Sup Tulang. When he's cooking, it means I'd be his assistant. Chop this much of shallot, pound this much of halia, add this much of garlic. Coarse sugar please. Aye aye captain. It turned out marbeles, as his Sup Tulang always is. I made sambal kicap pedas as accompaniments. I suffered tangan pijar until well after midnight. When the soup is so good, nobody even bother to ask who made the sambal *sigh and suffer in silence*

This is how we've been doing our lemang for the past years. Rebus, bukan bakar. Only after those are well cooked, barulah letak kat tepi2 bara api. The tong is made-to-order. Lemang memang every year without fail akan buat. Dulu ada gak buat dodol. Kalau buat dodol, siap sedialah bersahur makan banyak sikit. Long, tiring process.

tokey lemang for the day.

..... otromen part time jugek

cheap labour... sedang angkat kayu api

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