This girl would show up without fail every year…
…at the Ramadan stalls in front of the RASCOM camp along Jalan Oya, here…
…selling her nasi kerabu and all the culinary delights from the East Coast of West Malaysia. People from all over town would go all the way there to buy and so did I…but it was only because I was on my way to my girl’s jungle school in Selangau or on the way home. Even then, the idea of parking my car so far away and walking to the stalls did not really appeal to me.
Of course, that was before the COVID-pandemic and now that my girl has been transferred to a school in town and I no longer drive past the area, I don’t think I will drop by but not too long ago, my friends in Sibu Jaya were telling me about the people opening up a shop here…
…at the SHELL station round the corner, singing praises of the Kelantanese dishes that they managed to buy from there. I did not know but I just guessed that it must be those people from the RASCOM Ramadan stalls.
Well, the other day, I saw on one of the prominent Sibu pages on Facebook this photograph…
They are selling those favourites of many at a shop but it did not look like the aforementioned at the SHELL station. Aha! I see soldiers! It must be around that area not far from the RASCOM army camp. Yes, it did state quite clearly that it is beside SHELL, Mile 9 before the traffic lights to RASCOM Camp, Kemunyan, beside a shop selling fertilisers. That last bit is the confusing part – I don’t know of any shop selling fertilisers in the vicinity.
I looked through the photographs in the post but I did not see the girl. I must say, however, that ALL the dishes that they are selling are most mouth-watering, indeed including this laksam (RM6.50)…
I may make my way up there one of these days to buy but frankly, I would much sooner make my way to the Pelangi Stalls/Kiosks along Jalan Kampung Nangka to buy the ones there, RM5.00 only and yes, it was so very nice but who knows, I may just go for a leisurely drive all the way one fine day to grab the ones here to try.
Anybody driving past that place every day? Wanna do some home delivery?
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It is that time of the year again where most people have been looking forward to. As for me, I am not that keen to venture to this Ramadan Bazaar. Simply too hot and stuffy and there are sure to be lots of people. We have one Ramadan Bazaar at the Stutong Market, a stone thrown away from my place and this sure create traffic jam everywhere.🤦♀️
Yes, traffic jams where there are bazaars, best avoided. I would go for the things I love but only the good ones and I may go and try things that my friends praise to the skies. But generally I wouldn’t go.
The laksam looks nice….But seeing the RM5 laksam from your earlier post…looks even nicer!
That is what’s keeping me from going there to buy, so far away and more expensive, not unless it is a lot nicer.
Ramadan time is also the best time to have all these food kan
Yes, provided the weather is kind.
I am both excited and frightened by bazaars. I love the opportunity to try speciality dishes but am wary of the crowds, parking, hygiene and traffic.
Can’t beat the freak storm here that day. The canopies, the food, everything was blown to kingdom come and Raya is almost here. Pity them.