A cute Malay boy and my son sitting there waiting for us to buy food.
Today is the first day of Ramadhan month. Muslims around the world will fast from the break of dawn till dusk. They will refrain from eating, drinking and smoking during these times.
During the month Ramadhan, many temporary stalls will sprout, selling delicious homemade goodies, rice, dishes, special drinks and dessert. What is unique is these stall owners normally do not operate a stall but only do so during the month of Ramadhan. Therefore, their food usually taste a lot nicer than the regular stalls as the foods/drinks are specially prepared with a lot of care.
Tepung pelita – A banana leave casing filled with sago dessert flavoured with coconut milk and pandan leaves.
I visited the pasar ramadhan at Kampung Melayu in Penang. This is the poorer area with one of the earliest flat projects in Penang. The stall owners were all asking if I am from The Star (one of the local newspaper). Hahaha, I told them I am not but promoting them on the internet.
Therefore, I shall put up lots of photos of the Malay goodies here. I know many of my fellow bloggers who are in overseas like Kak Teh, Anasalwa, Anuar Fariz and many others surely missed the Ramadhan atmosphere over here in Malaysia.
Bingka – The bingka made once a year by these temporary stall owners usually taste much nicer than the regular shops.
I have a lot of photos of other types of kueh-mueh but shall share a few photos each day.
There are so many varieties of kueh-mueh on sale.
It will take us few days to sample all the stalls. All the owners are so friendly and recommend all sorts of kueh to us. In the end, we bought one or two piece each from every stalls!