It’s been a while now since Jack&Keith threw a house party. And just as random as their last celebration of Raya with Roast Duck, Meatballs and Scones, we were invited to their Merdeka celebration in conjunction with the warming of their new home and Jack’s birthday.
Their new place was definitely beyond cool and homely. Now who wouldn’t feel at home in a nice cozy YTL neighbourhood right? Food was of course aplenty when they throw a party, but this time round alcohol took centrestage. Great way to free one’s mind on Merdeka eve, or so I heard. This monkey doesn’t drink, so I wouldn’t know now would I?
And since I don’t consume liquor of any sort (unless it’s Rum & Raisins) and go all emo on the truth behind freedom (not the sanitary pad), lets focus on the food now shall we?
Pre-meal ‘4th July’ Snacks (courtesy of one American Brad):
Mini Pretzels with Once-dip-you-can’t-stop Sour Cream and Onion Dip
Social Lubricating Margaritas
Freedom to numb everybody’s tongues Curry el Diablo
Melakan-Portuguese Chili Eggplants
Local Fried Mee Hoon
Signature Keith’s Balls (Meatballs that is) & Spaghetti with grated cheese
Queen Dee’s Special Salad (Ceasers Salad she said!)
Hj. Samuri Kajang Satay
Cream your own Nigella-inspired-half-tonne-butter Cupcakes
Mind numbing Liquored Cocktail of all sorts
So, who’s to say we’re not celebrating our freedom after all? Happy Merdeka folks!
*Nothing’s wrong with your screen or the colour of the pictures. The faces featured in the pictures were really in all hues of red over the course of the evening.
*Merdeka: Malay expression for freedom and also used in reference to Malaysia’s Independence Day.
* Muhibbah: Malay for multi-racial