Any festive season is a time for celebration for me - from the round up till the day itself. And so is this year's Hari Raya!
The one thing I appreciate a lot is the rumah terbuka (open house) culture we have.
There is no need to call or to be invited... but usually, we can just pop by for a visit & a catch up.
And this Raya is no different - I took the opportunity to visit some friends this Raya too.
Apart from catching up, there is this great food that is always present! Here's some of what I've had.
The Raya cookies are always nicely arranged.
And they come in so many varieties!
Another nice thing about the kuih raya is that they are all very unique - partly because many are handmade & homedmade themselves.
One other thing I realised is that kuih raya use a lot of chocolate as a base as well - which of course is a hit!
The love shaped chocolate cookies.
One nice cookie is also this nutty one - anyone know the name?
Now of course, Hari Raya won't be complete without the other food as well... yes the many rendangs & curries!
I like how there is quite a variety in the spread, despite all being curry base. Sometimes, there is also the nasi tomato and acar.
And of course, it must go with the other must-have ketupats!
I must thank my friends for the open houses, the preparation for the delicious food & cookies... and most of all a good catch up. Can't wait for the next festivity to come! :)