aidilfitri 2013: IBD Open House

EID celebration is always merrier in malaysia.  it is such a colorful celebration (traditional costumes, house and street decorations, etc) and a HUGE blessing for food lovers!

malay traditional foods; as well as the people, looks ‘exotic’  😉  i leave the taste for you to ‘treasure’ from these pics below:

lemang or glutinous rice in bamboo.  It is cooked or 'roast' together with a coconut milk in the bamboo stick. before the glutinous rice + coconut milk is stuffed into the bamboo stick, banana leaves will be placed inside the bamboo stick so dat it'll be a 'wrapper' after the lemang is cooked.

lemang or glutinous rice in bamboo. It is cooked or ‘roast’ together with a coconut milk in the bamboo stick. before the glutinous rice + coconut milk is stuffed into the bamboo stick, banana leaves will be placed inside the bamboo stick so dat it’ll be a ‘wrapper’ after the lemang is cooked.

Chicken rendang uses coconut milk, and a paste of mixed ground spices, which includes ginger, galangal, turmeric leaves, lemon grass, garlic, shallot, chillies and other spices, normally be eaten with lemang or ketupat.

Chicken rendang uses coconut milk, and a paste of mixed ground spices, which includes ginger, galangal, turmeric leaves, lemon grass, garlic, shallot, chillies and other spices, normally be eaten with lemang or ketupat.

Ketupat is white rice wrapped in a square shape with coconut palm leaves.

Ketupat is white rice wrapped in a square shape with coconut palm leaves.

Spicy peanut sauce.  It usually contains ground roasted peanuts, coconut milk, soy sauce, galangal, garlic, and spices (such as coriander seed, cumin, etc.) Normally be eaten with Ketupat, besides the chicken rendang.

Spicy peanut sauce. It usually contains ground roasted peanuts, coconut milk, soy sauce, galangal, garlic, and spices (such as coriander seed, cumin, etc.) Normally be eaten with Ketupat, besides the chicken rendang.

Ketupat with spicy peanut sauce. Yummy!! ;)

Ketupat with spicy peanut sauce. Yummy!! 😉

credit to wiki and google

full already??  haha 😀

now, back to our Department Open House!  my department is called International Business Division.  we do ‘international business’ scope for oil vessel constructions.  we have vessel-in-progress in several countries around the world such as China, The Netherlands, Brazil as well as Singapore.  sounds BIG, eh?  yeah, BIG companies with crazy fellas inside! LOL 😀 these are the faces of IBDians!

malay traditional clothes! helping each other to adjust their 'samping'.  samping is a skirt-type adornment, commonly worn with the Malay traditional outfit.

malay traditional clothes! helping each other to adjust their ‘samping’. samping is a skirt-type adornment, commonly worn with the Malay traditional outfit.

this is how the Malay traditional outfits look with 'samping'.  A jet-black or dark coloured headgear called the 'Songkok' can also worn to complete the attire.

this is how the Malay traditional outfits look with ‘samping’. A jet-black or dark coloured headgear called the ‘Songkok’ can also worn to complete the attire.

our IBD faces :)  that's NOT me! (the lady) hehe

our IBD faces 🙂 that’s NOT me! (the lady) hehe

in the process of fulfilling for the stomach..! haha :D

in the process of fulfilling for the stomach..! haha 😀

speech by our mr. vice president! bonus please for next year? LOL! :D

speech by our mr. vice president! bonus please for next year? LOL! 😀

enjoying their foods

enjoying their foods

meeting vs. eating! tsk tsk tsk.. ;)

meeting vs. eating! tsk tsk tsk.. 😉

now comes the ladies! 😉

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if you realized, most of us wear outfits in blue and pink.  and dat’s because of the theme color for dis years’ open house 🙂

 now… back to the ‘foodie floody’ story!  apart from the traditional foods up there, i wanna show you one of the most exotic food in malay traditional dishes!

TADAA!!

yes, it's a leaf.  but it is NOT about the leaf.  we're not gonna grind that leaf! haha

yes, it’s a leaf. but it is NOT about the leaf. we’re not gonna grind that leaf! haha

this one called TAPAI.  it is cooked glutinous rice, and sometimes sweet potatoes. the general process is to wash and cook the target food, cool to about 30°C, mix in some powdered 'eleusine coracana', and rest in covered jars for one to two days. the finished tapai will taste sweet with a little alcohol, and can be consumed, or left for several days more to become sour.

this one called TAPAI. it is cooked glutinous rice, and sometimes sweet potatoes. the general process is to wash and cook the target food, cool to about 30°C, mix in some powdered ‘eleusine coracana’, and rest in covered jars for one to two days. the finished tapai will taste sweet with a little alcohol, and can be consumed, or left for several days more to become sour.

do you manage to ‘digest’ above explanation and turn it into the ‘taste’?  no?  welcome to malaysia!  i am glad to show you around if you need my help… haha 😀

 that’s not enuff!  some more foods pleasseee…. 😉

cute little cuppy pavlovas.  i would say this is the best pavlova!  it is less sweet, and the sugar based was not as hard as those pavlova i tasted before.. thumbs up!

cute little cuppy pavlovas. i would say this is the best pavlova ever! it is less sweet, and the sugar based was not as hard as those pavlovas i tasted before.. thumbs up!

mix fruit cheese tarts.  it written 'selamat hari raya aidilfitri' which means 'eid mubarak'.

mix fruit cheese tarts. it written ‘selamat hari raya aidilfitri’ which means ‘eid mubarak’.

red velvet cake! <3 brought by jules :)

red velvet cake!

carrot cake and cheese cream cuppies <3 yummy!!

carrot cake and cheese cream cuppies

the food stations:

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owh yes.  there got spaghetti meatballs for expats!

owh yes. there got spaghetti meatballs for expats!

i think i had enuff explaining things about food already. haha :D

i think i had enuff explaining things about food already. haha 😀

and here is my picks:

clockwise:  cheese tart, pavlova, curry puff, sardine roll, and carrot cake and cream cheese cuppy.  this is the 'entry'.

clockwise: cheese tart, pavlova, curry puff, sardine roll, and carrot cake and cream cheese cuppy. this is only the ‘entrée’.

i decided to eat rice.  i had enuff lemang, rendang and ketupat since the first day eid i.e. 8th August 2013

i decided to eat rice. i had enuff lemang, rendang and ketupat since the first day eid i.e. 8th August 2013

and this is my favourite lake scene beside my office

serendipity... :)

serendipity… 🙂

ahhh, i’m lovin’ it! 🙂

xoxo

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