Pearl of the Orient

This blog is inspired by the rich cluture and food found in Penang, an island in Malaysia known as the Pearl of the Orient. The author of this blog is Japanese influenced and she enjoys travelling, cooking and ofcourse, eating.

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Location: Penang, Malaysia

I'm a little plump rabbit who lives in Penang. I hop around with a camera round my neck snapping photos of Penang and foodstuffs. If you meet a rabbit like that in Penang, that should be me ; )

Sunday, August 07, 2005

Full moon celebration?! Is this stuff for werewolves or what?...

Werewolves? Well, actually not! This afternoon, our neighbour passed us a nice looking box with cake, pink colored eggs and 'angku' (a type dessert made of glutinous rice flour with white bean paste filling – by the way, angku means red tortoise) inside.

Full moon or 'mua gueh' (in Hokkien) is an celebrated by Chinese families when a newborn has safely reaches one month of age. Traditionally, 'nasi kunyit' (yellow glutinous rice with chicken curry), pink eggs and angku were passed around to relatives, neighbours and friends.

Nowadays, the full moon celebration is getting more commercialized. Passing vouchers of Kentucky fried chicken, Mac Donalds or other fastfood establishment is getting more popular due to convenience sake.

Pssst, don’t tell my neighbour about this but I really wished she had given us a fastfood voucher instead ; p…


Blogger Chen said...

How come the arrangement looks so funny? Looks like Mickey Mouse only :D or what issit ? :P

Monday, 19 September, 2005  
Blogger glutton rabbit said...

Haha. That's what my siblings told me. It is the full moon package. When your baby reach 1 month, you give this to your relatives and friends. Eaton angku is popular in Penang...

Saturday, 01 October, 2005  

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