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.
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.