Afi SulaimanShah Alam, Selangor, MY
A 24-year-old Malaysian that wants to introduce food culture into art through stories, paintings and many more.
Recipes By Afi Sulaiman
Christmas in Malaysia during the pandemic requires us to stay at home due to the Movement Control Order (MCO) but that won’t stop us from celebrating this festive season Malaysian-style, with kampung houses made of gingerbread and also, local desserts like kuih-muih. These are Malaysia’s holiday sweets!
It’s finally Eid Fitr, a celebration to commemorate success in fasting during the month of Ramadhan. Eid Fitri is celebrated during the Islamic month, Syawal.
In Malaysia, Malays will usually insert either rice or glutinous rice in different parts of plants depending on the type of food we make. For instance, there are ketupat, which is rice cooked inside woven young palm leaves, the triangular ketupat palas, glutinous rice inserted in palas leaves and finally, lemang, glutinous rice wrapped with banana leaves and cooked in a bamboo stick with coconut milk.
These are one of the many local Malaysian food that we make at our kampung to celebrate the arrival of Eid Fitr.