Yesterday night, hubby brought back special "lemang" and a special "teh tarik" said to be famous at a particular small town.
Lemang is a traditional Malay food made of glutinous rice and coconut milk and cooked in a hollowed bamboo stick lined with banana leaves in order to prevent the rice from sticking to the bamboo
Teh tarik (literally "pulled tea" or 拉茶 in Chinese) is a hot Malaysian tea beverage which can be commonly found in restaurants, outdoor stalls and kopi tiams in Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei. Its name is derived from the pouring process of "pulling" the drink during preparation. It is made from black tea and condensed milk.
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As it is also Father's Day, we had lemang with vegetarian curry as the sauce (just the way DH likes it). To cool it down, we prepared our favourite cocktail and nata de coco desserts.
DH said some people dip lemang in kaya. I was thinking what is the kids going to eat lemang with? As Shone is asleep(yep, again...at each family celebration, so coincidently!), KY is happily eating the curry potatoes instead of the lemang.
And, we have some leftovers for tomorrow's (today) lunch. Note the baguette is one I had bought after my gym session. KY ate half loaf dipping into mixed sauce I had leftover from the salad dressings= lemon+mixed herbs + braggs liquid aminos+ extra virgin olive oil..it TASTE YUMMY!!!
Now, how do you usually have your lemang? Please do share. And how does your kids eat it?
Overall, it is a quiet, simple yet fulfilling Father's Day meal for us, in a very Malaysian style ;)
How has your celebration been? Hope it was heartwarming too.