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Murder On the 3rd Day of Aidilfitri


My brother (left) and uncle. Notice his dexterity with that very sharp axe as he cut up the evidence of the dastardly deed!!


Head of the poor goat used in the terrible bloody pagan ceremony!!


The Mastermind : My own mother, she's a mafia boss at her best.
The Assassins : My youngest brother (codename Kopet) and uncle.
The Victim : Molly
The Grevious Party : My middle brother (codename Bobo).
The Cheer Squad : The rest of the family, extensions included.

Molly was my brother's nanny goat, one of the huge Jamnapari type, which can weight around 90 to 120 kg. This particular she goat was being a bad mother by not letting her two kids suckling her. By refusing to do so, her udder and stomach became bloated. Molly was already on her way to the Big Paddock in the sky.

So this afternoon, my mother woke her youngest son and told him to sharpen some machetes. "Go and find your uncle. We are going to slaughter that goat." So Kopet drove to the home-village (where the goats are) and we (my mom and me) arrived there an hour later.

The goat was already slaughtered (see the head) and Kopet and my uncle were busy chopping out the meat and bones outside the kampung house. My other brother, Bobo was clearly sulking nearby and Kopet mentioned many times that Bobo cried twice after the goat was killed. He loves his goats that well. (As for me, I feel nothing. Goats are huge and smelly creatures).

So my mum and aunt busied themselves with the crockery and pots. The bones were boiled into soup and the mutton cooked 'masak lemak kuning'. Two of my favourite dishes.

The verdict; The yummiest dish ever! We should kill... er... get more mutton each year.

P.S - This is one QUIET Raya for me. But I like it that way.

7 comments:

Radio Nowhere said...

I've had curried goat and love it.

I thought mutton was lamb? Maybe it's geographic...

Shadowthorne said...

Radio N; Mutton is both lamb and goat. But usually lamb meat is called lamb (the preference of Caucasians to eat fluffy little sheep instead of smelly goats) to avoid confusion.

Goats provide milk and mutton. Sheep are not really reared here because of the tropic heat.

Aizan Suhaira said...

I have a friend who never ate ikan talapia ever again after her mother secretly cooked her pet talapia for dinner.

Hmm... reminds me of the bawang putih bawang merah story...

But of course, no enchanted swing sprouted out of the fish's bones or the story would've made it into the junk newspaper that is Harian Metro.

Shadowthorne said...

Aizan; The Enchanted Talapia @ Talapia Puaka, should be the next kliwon drama!

Tenchi said...

I once eat the Lohan Fish (flower horn fish)curry before...after we left the shop my friend only told me that is Lohan fish...

Shadowthorne said...

Tenchi; They COOK flower horns?

Tenchi said...

Shadow: Yes they did...is a mamak nasi kandar shop...its taste very good also...

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