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Malaysia Day

Posted by Lapan Cooking Classes on Friday, September 7, 2012, In : Specials 

Another excuse to scoff some tasty food: Malaysia Day.

Every 16th September Malaysians have a day off (and God knows if they have a lot of them!) and what do they do? They eat! They don't so much talk about the weather as about food, their national pastime. See? food distracted me already! So back to Malaysia Day which commemorates the joining of Malaya, North Borneo (now called Sabah), Sarawak and Singapore. Thing is that Singapore got its own independence from Malaysia in August '65... so ...


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Chulalongkorn Day Special

Posted by Lapan Cooking Classes on Thursday, September 6, 2012, In : Specials 
Ok a bit more serious now, a bit of culture for a change! (it's foodie culture, so read it please, it might be useful for impressing your in-laws during an awkward silence)

So Chulalongkorn Day is a public holiday in Thailand that commemorates the day Chulalongkorn (aka King Rama V) died. King Rama V was a renowned gourmet who loved to relax over food. He was a bit fed up with the royal food served to him at his court (oh I feel so sorry for him (!)) and was longing for things like shrimp past...

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