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Hafiz and the Raya Recipe


Written by Debra Ann Francisco  |  Illustrated by Madeline Wee

Hafiz is disappointed because his parents will not be home in time for Hari
Raya. He and his siblings decide to cook for their own Hari Raya feast,
with their favourite dishes like ikan bakar and ayam goreng, and to invite
their relatives and friends. They ask their Nenek – their grandmother –
to show them how to cook, but because she cooks by sight, touch and
taste, she suggests that they look for her recipes that are “somewhere
around the place... stored in an old suitcase”. Hafiz manages to find the
suitcase and he and his siblings are able to cook their favourite dishes for
Hari Raya.