The setting for dinner
We celebrated the eve of Merdeka by the beach, an open-air pot luck of sorts. The weather was kind to us and rain held out until we had polished off the food and a good measure of alcohol.
How more Malaysian can you get than banana-leaf wrapped nasi lemak?
Tasty greens with roasted garlic and feta cheese
Ayam cili garam went down superbly with the nasi lemak
Mango kerabu, topped with crunchy ikan billis and ground peanuts
Crusty bread topped with salsa, curried egg and tuna mayo
Big Apple donuts travelled back to Penang for Merdeka too!
And to top it all off, Hui's birthday cake was the gorgeous Oreo concoction from Ritz bakery in Prima Tanjung. You'd think cake was the last thing we wanted after wine, beer, tuak and vodka but this was so good we licked the cake stand clean!