By: hazira hamzah

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Saturday, 26-Sep-2009 09:29 Email | Share | Bookmark
Dari Jauh Kami Pohon Maaf..









This is our fourth raya di 'perantauan' ( probably the seventh for me )...and this is our first raya without Tok Wan Afia around. Definately Tok Wan is having wonderful time with families back home.

It is unbeliavable, but true I finally manage to reason my mind in cooking nasi dagang for the first day of Eid. Definately because we missed Tok Wan Afia so much, and we are craving badly on her nasi dagang, and to wait for another year (probably) for Tok Wan to come, its totally unacceptable. So i gained my strength and FINALLY, called my mum for the recipe.

My sister and I was never to keen on cooking the dish. Probably because, it is Mama's specility, mama's trademark to cook it on first raya, so we just allowed ourselve to be mama's assisstants. We did take most of other recipes from Mama, but when it comes to nasi dagang, we quickly turned the pages and pretend it doesnt exist in the book. We never once asked mama on the procedures. And even if mama said about the recipe while cooking it, it will just easily enter our ears and dissolve in our head

Mama has never urged us to learn as well Thats probably because mama knew it would only waste her time trying to melt our stubborness on cooking the dish However, on the 20th of September 2009, Nasi Dagang has became our dish for the first syawal. It was definately something some historical , i have jotted it down in my diary ..i finally cooked NASI DAGANG with 2 different curries, and sambal ikan. Wut a year!!













We went with blue theme this year, and honestly, this is also our first raya going on theme Thanks for Mama and Abah for sponsouring us beautiful baju raya, and yana for sending the beautiful scarf that match eligantly with my baju kurung. Afia's baju raya was definately lovely. She got two this year, a blue and a rosie pink.

As usual raya in Manchester was colourful with remarkably many open houses. This year we didnt open our house on the first raya, because my lack of confidence on the nasi dagang trial However, there are still friends who kindly come to judge the 'trial'









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