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Ramadan 1433: Thailand

For Thailand, H made a model of a house on stilts, S made Pad Thai, and I spent quite some time looking at recipes of how to make it, and they made a flag too. We made the Pad Thai again yesterday for the community potluck iftar. I’ve never had reason to use a lot of fish oil before but now I do. Pad Thai’s good!! Except we don’t put peanuts on it.

Islam in Thailand PPT presentation

H making the roof

 

 

the body of the house

 

the house all done…I adore the stairs! so this is the house, from the front.

 

The back of the house

what we know as Kuey Teow. We use it too in Malaysian cuisine, which probably originated from the Chinese or the Thais to the north. It’s been a while since I cooked kuey teow. The kids like it.

 

S making the Pad Thai sauce . She only used minced garlic, palm sugar, tamarind pulp, and fish sauce. Then we practically fried the kuey teow our way instead of following the recipe to the T.

 

It was done right before Iftar, so we didn’t have very good lighting. This was the best shot I could get.

 

But now, S knows how to make the sauce and she already knows how to fry noodles, so we can inshaAllah easily make our own version of Pad Thai now.

 

 

 

 

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Ramadan 1433: Indonesia

For Ramadan this year, we brainstormed, discussed, and agreed (before Ramadan of course) that they would pick 7 Muslim countries/countries that have Muslims and research them. They have 4 days per country and H is in charge of the architecture section, N and S are in charge of the food, clothing and they all have to come up with one Powerpoint presentation.

Indonesia PPT presentation

For Indonesia, these are what they came up with.

H made a model of one type of architectural form of the masjids in Indonesia. It reminds me of the lone masjid standing tall after that Tsunami hit Acheh in 2004, subhanallah.

H’s the cardboard expert

I’m actually impressed by this. I love it.

S made the Indonesian Flag

S and N made Bahulu, though my Bahulu mold is lost amidst the many hands of Malaysian students in Colz, so they had to make do with madeline molds. It turned out okay but some are not fully cooked or maybe because the batter involved folding, S suspected that maybe she didn’t fold it properly. The taste of bahulu is there, but I think using a bahulu mold would have produced better bahulus. Bahulu is also a Malaysian dessert, but as I told the kids, Malaysia and Indonesia are very similar. To me, it’s dumb that we even have the separation, all the negative outcomes of colonization.

S found the recipe for the bahulu from My Simple Food.

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