So, what was your activity on Christmas Day yesterday?
For us three, we decided to turn tourists and explore a little bit of our city. This is the first post of a few about what we did and where we went on Christmas Day.
The first order of business was lunch, and we decided to have a Malay style lunch in Central Market (Pasar Seni) at a place called the Malay Tea House.
Entering the place is like going back in time and landing in an old kampung house kitchen, complete with wooden benches and oil lamps. The place offers a huge selection of Malay teas for sale and traditional Malay fares.
I absolutely love this table. Interesting, no? We didn't sit at this table though, choosing a wooden table next to it to avoid the reflection when taking photos.
A kendi - a familiar sight at Malay kenduris. It is used to wash one's hand.
The staff were friendly and when I asked whether it's OK for us to make a nuisance of ourselves and take photos, she happily told us that it's not a problem.
Our drinks - we ordered Mas Cotek Limau tea (RM6.00) and Pegaga Selasih (RM6.00)
Raimie washing his hand using the "kendi".
Our meal. We ordered Nasi Ayam Rempah (RM7.90), Nasi Goreng Bonda (RM4.50), Pulut Kuning & Sambal Tumis (RM5.00) and Meehun Sup (RM5.00) to be shared amongst us.
It might not fully satisfy one's longing for a really traditional Malay food, but it's good enough. I kinda miss using the plates that they used to serve the food in. The plates reminded me of my grandmother's house in the kampung. I don't see anyone I know using these plates anymore nowadays, myself included!