Thursday, September 06, 2012
Raya di Klang
Did some shopping after that. Cyan went berserk at the Marks and Spencers kiosk, wanting us to buy his favourite chocolate digestives and jam biscuits. Mum also went to Tesco, but the selection of fruits was very bad. After a whole lot of coaxing, finally managed to get the kid to take a pic with the B.B.Q. Plaza dragon mascots. Before going home, stopped at Giant BK5 to get some fruits (mum mistakenly bough grapefruits instead of oranges XD) and ice cream for Gratitude's Raya party. Managed to nap for half an hour before freshening up for the dinner party. Arrived in Klang at about 7:30pm. Ten of us at the table-- Grat, SK, CK, MK (nice to meet you), Evann, Sun, TZ, Grat's mum, my mum and I. The host slaved for two days making old cucumber soup (super sedap with dried squid), curry chicken (very Indian and spicy), chili crabs (specially ordered by SK, but we wanted meat crabs instead of flower crabs! :P), kale with superior sauce, blanched chicken (smooth and yummy), mui choi pork (a bit too sweet and salty for my liking), stir-fried nai pak and served with oil rice (sinful sekali!). TZ and Sun ate the least, diet konon! XD. For dessert, we all had a big helping of gossip at the dinner table. Of course that was accompanied by Coca-cola, Chardonnay, dessert wine, vanilla ice cream with homemade strawberry sauce, cured meats and sausages from France and a cheese platter even! If he had not burnt the pie, there would have been something extra to stuff our tummies with! Ended the night green tea and we left poor Grat with two basins full of rubbish and dirty plates and crockery!
Ever the perfect host, he would not let us do any cleaning although the pile of plates in his sink threatened to topple. Thanks again for having us! Although I missed the Raya open houses, this Raya dinner practically makes up for it!