First of all, happy Eid Mubarak to all my Moslem friends. May this day brings joy, peace, and blessing to you and your family.
In my country, Eid is the biggest day of the year. I was always excited when Eid was about to come. The festivities usually started during Ramadan, when everyone seemed to be high spirited, and it would rub off on me On the day, we usually went to my relatives which involved eating a lot of good food! Our ex-assistant and his wife usually visited our house either on the day or the evening before Eid, bringing ketupat Lebaran. Ketupat Lebaran is a traditional Eid delicacy in our country, and theirs was and still is the best ever!
Since Eid holiday is the longest holiday in my country, it is also a time for my family to reunite. My extended family just had a big family retreat -a rare precious moment that I couldn't attend Hence, it is not surprising that my dad keeps sending pictures of that joyful time. So...yup...it's hard not to think about home...and about home food.
I was glad I made sambal balado because I could have home food in a jiffy when I didn't have much time to cook. We used salmon this time, and believe that it's possible to eat just the sauce with rice.