Obviously I’m still not done with raya mood guys though raya is over already hahaha. My syawal this year by far..is the most bittersweet…syawal ever. No intense bitterness though lol, maybe I was just stressed out because I couldn’t fully enjoy it due to exams. I only had 2 papers so people just won’t take me seriously. But hey, I survived. Hopefully my exams won’t clash with raya again next year, it was painful *cries blood*
Anyway, of course I’ve some sweet memories to be remembered guys. It’s not like my whole life sucks kay haha. One of the best things about raya is when you get to be the helper in the kitchen. I don’t know there’s just something about the hustle bustle in there that could lighten my spirit up! Maybe because I was sakai also, growing up with modern and western food, I’d always get curious of the local food that people actually ate. Like this one..
……It’s freaking batang pisang, guys. PEOPLE. ATE. BATANG. PISANG. I’m still amazed up until now. You can see my grandma’s cute hands there hehe <3
Of course, being the good granddaughter I am (which is why I’m her fav *blows nails*) I helped her to chop the batang pisang into super thin pieces like in the picture. I was watching my grandma doing it and she chopped it as if it was nothing, I mean she chopped that thing really fast! If you’re the fruit ninja master, step aside. My grandma is the queen of chopping real life fruit, though in this case it’s considered veggie but got pisang in the name so still considered la HAHA. So I was like all confident to help her. Plus I’m the type of person that gets curious and always want to try things (especially cooking but…paging…extra time lol). Watching her doing it effortlessly also made me all smug like PFFTT it should be easy I can do this with my eyes closed duhhh.
I had the most intense arm workout for the first time through out my 20 years of existence. It was HARD. I even tried to sharpen the knife that I used, but still HARD. I had to use all of my energy, changed the knife multiple of times while my grandma just chuckled evilly watching my struggle. Sheesh. I get it you expert, this is my first time ok.
So kids, this is how you chop batang pisang and yes you can eat it. I didn’t eat it obviously ’cause I hate veggies hahaha (except for pumpkin but I’m not sure if it’s considered as veggie or fruit also…forever a noob in this area lol). So if you’ve the opportunity to help your mom or grandma or anyone in the kitchen, take it ok! It’s gonna help you in trying to charm your potential mother-in-law in the future also hehehe.
“So are you a domestic goddess? Can you take care of my son properly?”
“Psshh with no doubt! Here’s my blog post boasting about chopping a batang pisang….soon to be my mom…” TEEHEE.