24 Apr 2023
Whip up fritters, fried crackers or meehoon when guests unexpectedly arrive at your door this Raya season.
If you’re looking to have friends and family over for Raya celebrations and want to serve food with different flavour profiles than your usual fare, we’ve got suggestions for you. From snacky items to noodle mains, these recipes are delicious and on-brand for the festivities.
Sometimes the weekend schedule for open houses is packed, and folks can only show up between mealtimes. When that happens, we recommend looking at other starches besides rice. For example, tapioca is handy for snacking. Two of our tapioca recipes come via Marina Mustafa: deep-fried and in fritter form, both excellent when dipped in sambal kicap. If you’re in a rush, fried bread or fried crackers works a treat, especially for a younger crowd.
When it comes to mains, meehoon dishes can’t be beat for ease of prep and ease of enjoyment. Perfect for long afternoons of chatting away, while your guests occasionally reach over for their nth helping. Make a triple batch of Jenny Saw’s Thai-style salad and watch it disappear. Black pepper meehoon is a snap to make more of
if when it runs out. And if you bring out this Singapore mee siam, well, all we can say is your friends will definitely try to score an invite to your house next year. Bonus: all of these meehoon dishes are also impeccable for other festive celebrations.
There’s no Hari Raya without kuih raya. Yi Jun’s savoury-esque sesame miso cookies are delicious any time of the year. Dinesh Rao’s rich butter cake will satisfy even the fussiest aunty—and don’t skimp on the fancy butter.
Meat-free but diverse
Cook it low and slow
Titbits for the festive season