My break started earlier than Daus’s so my plan to bring him and Atus to spend some time in my hometown had to be put on hold till he finished his school session. Besides, Mr KHz’s cousin tied the knot at the beginning of the school holidays so the first two weeks were allocated for the ceremonies. Finally, the much awaited time arrived. My younger sister, (Cik Ein to both of my kids) suggested that we departed on Friday afternoon and returned on Monday evening so the kids would have longer time to spend with Atuk and Nenek, and not to forget, Nakal, Cheetah, Bulat, Beyang, and the rest of the cat clan. Ah! You should see the joy on their faces when they saw Nyau (Cik Ein‘s humongous tom-cat) had tagged along this much awaited trip. Alhamdulillah, the journey was smooth-sailing, with both kids and cat enjoying the ride.
Going back to one’s hometown would not be complete without sampling delicious food, courtesy of Mommy dearest and being involved in lip-smacking adventure of tasting sumptuous dishes from well-remembered eating places, as well as making sure that food supply is enough throughout the stay. This would sound a cliche, but I find food does taste better when I am surrounded by my loved ones. Talking about being loved and cared for, this is what I got for having a loving brother (and he’s Pa Teh to Atus and Daus) who simply knows that nothing cheers his elder sister better than his specially prepared mouth-watering goodness. A crispy snack, yummy to the last bite. Simply delicious!
DEEP FRIED PRAWNS
Since I did not watch him preparing the dish, I cannot really share the recipe here. I did call him and ask, and as expected, the usual reply was, “I didn’t really measure the ingredients. As long as the batter is thin, like the consistency of the batter used to make banana fritters, then it’s going to be okay.” Well, you don’t ask for measurements in grammes and litres from a mechanic, do you?