How different this year's Hari Raya will be! With social distancing at play during this festive time for Muslims, we may miss out on the traditional way of celebrating Hari Raya in Malaysia. This means the tradition of house-visiting and feasting on delicious meals of each home.
Despite this, I am finding inspiration during these challenging times by recreating amazing treats that we eat during Hari Raya, right at home. It has made me a lot more adventurous in the kitchen. I find myself digging up old family recipes, submerging myself in the art of making Raya cookies, ketupat and serunding from scratch and even recreating my best friend's grandmother's laksa which is a Hari Raya tradition in their home. So this is my pre Hari Raya prep which will allow me plenty of time to feel the build up of Raya festivities.