Thursday, June 6, 2019

1 Syawal at Menteri Besar's Open House in Kuantan

We have been Rakyat Kuantan for almost 7 years now but this is the very first time we get to attend YAB MB's Open House at Dewan Jubli Perak Kuantan.

The nature of our work means that we were mostly required to work in the hospital almost every Raya. This year I am lucky (thanks to Mr husband who is away for conference in Sweden which means that I have to babysit and cannot commit to oncall). So there we go, baby Bing's very first time attending a Raya Open House! And mom's first visit to the beach and Open House in Kuantan.

Since the venue was really near to the beach (about 5 minutes drive away), we started the morning having a leisurely stroll at Teluk Cempedak. We were surprised that the beach was already packed with people at 9am. The weather was really good- not too sunny or gloomy. And many were picnicking in the area or swimming in the relatively calm ocean already.

We arrived at Dewan Jubli Perak about half an hour before the Open House started so there was still plenty of parking spaces available along Jln Teluk Sisek just 200 meters away from the entrance. We were amazed at the size of crowd waiting to enter the hall.

At 11am sharp we were allowed into the spacious hall. The setting was elegant and the huge celling fan made it very comfortable to dine in. Food was of course buffet style and there was at least 6 counters running concurrently. Even then the queue was formidable.

Besides the conventional Raya food like lemang, Nasi impit, Nasi briyani, chicken and beef rendang, there was also laksa Pahang. I didn't manage to take a good photo of the rice dishes because the famished crowd left the trays almost empty by the time I got to the food.

These delicious roast lamb deserved special mention. Perfectly roasted with all the fat melted, yet still juicy with the great charred flavour made perfect by the black pepper sauce. Thanks Ming for lining up under the sun so we got to taste it!

Dessert wise, there was Pahang's famous cendol. This Abang cendol was really dedicated and fulfilled the crowd's request for extra cendol/gula Melaka etc. For children, huge Train Your Dragon lychee flavoured ice creams were obviously a big hit.

Both baby Bing and Yi were also blessed by YAB Dato Sri Hj Wan Rosdi's duit Raya. Too bad I didn't see him coming in advance because we were seated at the first table on the far right facing away from him so we didn't have a group photo with him! From the short conversation, he sounded like a kind and generous man.

That's it! Our pleasant experience at Pahang MB's Raya Open House! Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri, Maaf Zahir and Batin to all. 


mek yunie said...

untung dapat raya dengan mb. heheh. #selamathariraya2019

Dr Yingzangel said...

Btul. Memang seronok. Tapi tak sempat selfie dgn beliau lol

Sunshine Kelly said...

Selamat Hari Raya & Happy Holidays! Wah so meriah to beraya at MB house and the children dapat duit raya too, best la.

Zaza Iman said...

Bestnya berhari raya dgn mb..

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