My mum also feted 40 children from an all-girls orphanage nearby.
The house was full of activities with relatives and close friends coming and going, eating and chatting, though the orphans were all very well behaved and listened attentively to everything that their guardian told them to do. They talked in whispers, and the only time we actually heard their voices and laughter was when my BIL (my sister’s hubby) started to crack a joke or two. *grin*
So, what was the spread that my mum, sister and I have been so busy preparing? Well, here they are……..
Clockwise from top right – pulut lepa (glunitous rice wrapped in banana leaves) with serunding ikan, acar masak, sambal lada, dalca (yum! My favourite!), and roti jala.
Clockwise from top right – kuzi kambing (mutton kuzi), nasi minyak, in a tray of threes - pulut kunyit, sambal lada, and acar masak, dalca, roti jala, and pulut lepa.
We also had kuzi ayam, but I could not take a good photo of it.
The orphans helping themselves to the food.
One for the album – my mum (in black, seated 3rd from the right) with the guardian, and care takers. My sister, Chik or Adura, to some of her friends, in brown pants, seated in front with my eldest niece, Tengku Alia’a Muna, or Kuya (in baju kurung) with the kids.
There were more kids than shown in the photo, but I could not get a good photo of them as they were shy, and kept their heads low most of the time, and were seated opposite from where I stood to take the photos.