Monday, July 13, 2015

Last Minute Raya Treats (Kuih Raya) !!

Assalamualaikum! Happy 26th Ramadhan! Can't believe how fast time flies!! And Rayaaaaa is jusstttttt around the corner! 

Have you prepared your kuih raya?? My family and I, this year, we don't really spend much on kuih raya. We plan to cut the raya costs with the kuih raya. In other words, we don't have much kuih raya this year and all those kuih raya we have are diy-ed. Economy man..you have no choice but to save and save.

So, I'm gonna share with you today, 2 types of the diy-ed kuih raya that we have which are extremely easy. I'm sure that many people will love it, especially you, the chocolate lover! *point finger* haha. I mean like, unless you're making business with kuih raya, why bother spend so much time making them. haha. I am THAT lazy. pfft! Hence why they are great for last minute preparation too; great additions to your kuih raya collection haha.


1) Pretzels 

Ingredients: 

the pretzels, of course. :P

chocolate compound or chocolate chips. you're going to melt it anyway, so it doesn't matter. there are so many types of chocolate; milk chocolate, dark chocolate, white chocolate, even various flavoured chocolate, anything will do. 

and non-stick baking paper. 

Procedures:

melt your chocolate compund on the double boiler or using the microwave (if you have one) until it is completely liquidified.

then, dip the pretzels into the chocolate. (you can dip each pretzel just half or just throw all of the in the chocolate; the lazy Najlaa's style hahaha)
Tips: let the chocolate cool down just a little bit before dipping for the right consistency.

then, just leave them on the non-stick baking paper for about a few minutes until the chocolate hardened at room temperature or put them in the refrigerator (depending on the type of chocolate. some harden fast while some take so long)

practically, we're done!! they are good as they are. I swear it's one the easiest thing I have ever do in my life! haha. you better make it yourself!!

To make them look better, shape the edges for the neat finish. If you want them to look extra pretty, just sprinkle any kind of sprinkles you have. If you're using the strawberry flavoured chocolate you won't even need it but if you use like milk, dark or maybe white chocolate, sprinkles will definitely enhance the visual. huhuhu.






2) corn flakes


this, is I'm sure the must-have kind of kuih raya to most house. so, yeah, everything below is self explanatory. use the chocolate compound or honey, mix them until combined then put in the small paper cups with a little sprinkles on top. you can leave them like that or put into the oven for about 10 minutes for better adherence.







That's all for todayyy!
I'm so excited for raya, can you tell?! haha
Until next time, lovelies.
Thanks for reading!
XOXO

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

1 Utama Shopping Mall - Meriahnya Syawal!

Assalamualaikum, Hiiiiiii!!


How are youuu??
How's raya preparation? hehehe. Me? Great! I'm preparing so much like never before! haha. Embrace yourself, more raya-themed posts are coming up!! hehehe. I'm so much overwhelmed with the raya spirit! Especially after I went to 1 Utama Meriahnya Syawal event few days ago! Have you went to 1 Utama just recently?? If you haven't, you should have! At the LG Oval Concourse, they sure have set up very impressive Raya props! The details are amazing! Hat's off to the decor team! They sure have consider EVERYTHING! Everywhere is pose worthy, I kid you not!


The overview from the above! Looks like raya is really happening! *excited!XD*


They have so many of these star-shaped lights hanging here and there! So pretty! Raya has always been synonym of stars (though I honestly have no idea why it is that), they sure enhance the mood! heee >_<


Okay, so this is what they have in the as the main of the area. It's the traditional kampung house called Penghulu house. Up close? The details are so amazing!


This is totally a rumah kampung!! Looks so real, isn't it? With the bougainvilleas and everything, it reminds me of my kampung! 


Another view of the Rumah Penghulu. Can you spot the vespa scooter??


There are few vespa scooters here and there. Can it get any retro?


It can! With these bicycles!! Haven't seen them for ages! I don't think there's anyone who is still using it.




Vintage looking knick-knacks corner


The grassy pathways. They're real grass!

Wait, what?! Oh yes, you read that right. To get the authentic feel, they actually planted real grass!


What else do kampung people do when Raya is around the corner??

Make dodol and lemang!
It's not a familiar view anymore (at least to me it is not) due to time constraint, lack of skill, no space to spare  etc etc . My family and I usually just buy the ready made lemang and dodol T_T. Too bad, right?! Just act and pose there pun okay laaaaa. hahaha >_<


It's great if you can take pictures with these mascots too! They 're just too cuteee^^! Baju melayu and baju kurung? Even cuter! hehe


Raya just can't happen without food! I mean, a lot of food! hehe. Therefore, you can look forward to F&B highlights, exciting cooking demonstrations by Malaysian Culinary Masters, as well as buka puasa fare here in 1 Utama. 

The LG Oval Concourse is called the Raya makan village where a lot of food and kitchen appliances can be found.

The famous sangkaya.

ketupat, lemang and rendang

bahulu


Buka Puasa Reward. The participating outlets include TGI Friday's, Sushi King, Starbucks, Shogun, Secret Recipe, Pizza Hut, Penang Road Famous Teochew Chendul, Pasta Zanmai, Papparich, Absolute Thai, Betjeman & Barton, Burger King, Chilli's, Coffee Bean, Fish & Co., KFC, Little Fat Duck, Madam Kwan's, O'briens and Nana Green Tea.


3/7/15

Chef Sherson Lian cooking demonstration!



Tadaaaa! Ayam Percik and Nasi Dhal! now that I know the recipe I'm sooo gonna make this for raya! hehe 


Expect also a lot of festive activities and Raya shows and performances!!

Visit 1 Utama asap! heee


For more information, kindly visit 1 Utama at:

Facebook: fb.com/1Utama
Instagram: @1Utama
Twitter: @1UtamaOfficial
WeChat: 1Utama


Of course, I would include my #ootd, because why not??! :P I put on my 8-years-old green kebaya!! Hahah! Omg! I'm so happy that it still fit though of course it made me sad with the few centimeters I've gained over the years T_T (I swear it was a little bit lose before). 

Anyway, thanks 1 Utama and The Butterfly Project! :-* 


Until next time, dearies!


Thanks for readinggg!
XOXO

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