He and his family used to live in Malacca until recent years. They now live not that far away. (perhaps 20 mins via car, as opposed to the near 2 hours back then)
We usually eat vegetarian food on the first day of Chinese New Year. So the dishes in the following photos, despite the fact that they looked like meat, were all vegetarian!
My cousin's Malay colleague made us some nice and delicious cheese tarts wishing us Gong Xi Fa Cai. When my country is constantly appearing on international news due to its racial tensions, tiny little incidents like this feel my heart with warmth. Muhibbah forever.
This year's new year was particularly enlightening. All these while, I never knew that we eat mochi too. I thought mochi was just a Japanese thing, but apparently my uncle's wife had always been making mochi for dessert, just that because we were usually stuffed after lunch, so she didn't bother to take it out for us!
My cousin Sze was helping out with making some of those corn cakes as well.
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Mom definitely enjoyed it.