Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Merdeka eats

Merdeka weekend was an awesome eat-and-drink fest in Penang, punctuated by good company of friends and family. Most of what was consumed was homemade, even if I managed to down two plates of the requisite char koay teow in between.

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!



tigerfish said...

Feta cheese with the greens? Maybe the nasi lemak picture was too "malaysian" that I thought the feta cheese does not fit into the greens :P ...hee heee

Thanks for dropping by my blog :)

Anonymous said...

a truly international way to celeb merdeka! am drooling now

Penang Tua Pui said...

the ayam cili gram sure looked delicious.... sendiri cook punya?

Bet it must be spicy one.. then tam ciak can never take this cause later his mouth might turn into two hot dogs again ...aahahah

but really nice to celebrate at the beach.. nice sea breeze and a bit salty taste... :p

cariso said...

How's the big apple's donut uh? worth the price boh?

minchow said...

Tigerfish, believe me, all the flavours managed to work well together! Thanks for dropping by here too!

Kampungboycitygal, yup we were definitely gunning for as many type of nations as possible!

Penang Tua Pui, a friend made the ayam cili garam - and he's a true baba as well so this one was authentic Malaccan Nyonya!

Cariso, the donuts were regular sized. I wasn't a fan of overpriced donuts before either but after this tasting, I'm sold!