It is here, the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, 2023 and I sure am glad to say that it has got off to a very good start. It has not been raining, maybe in the middle of the night when everyone’s fast asleep, but the weather has been good during the day. Come evening time, it would still be cloudy, nice and cool and dry, simply ideal for a stroll around the Ramadan Bazaars to see what they have in store this year. Unfortunately, I am not doing too well lately, health-wise so going out is absolutely out of the question at this point in time.

My girl went out on Sunday afternoon with her mum and she bought this nasi tomato (RM10.00)…

…with chicken rendang, sambal egg and pickles for herself for dinner from our regular Malay kuih & food stall at Bandong. They sure bought a lot of things home but that was the only item with a 2-digit price tag. Cheap, eh?

They got me this beef liver…

…with French beans for me – I so love how the Malays cook their liver, never mind beef or chicken and there was this sambal petai


We fell in love with the salted fish pickle…

…when we had that with our Nasi Pengilan not too long ago and the ladies wasted no time at all in grabbing a tub to cart home.

My missus wanted the sambal kedondong

…not my favourite as it is milder, not so sour and fragrant – I prefer emplam but I guess it is not in season right now.

Of course, my girl had to grab two tubs of the bubur pedas

…her favourite to eat just like that for her meals the following day.

My girl asked me if there was anything I wanted so I told her to get the laksam

…and the nasi pulut kuning with chicken rendang

…from the Pelangi Kiosks located at another part of the same kampung (village) both at only RM5.00 each.

Believe it or not, other than the nasi tomato, everything else was in the region of RM5.00 – RM6.00, so unbelievably cheap! The ladies did buy some local Malay kuih(s) but I did not take any photographs of those. Another time perhaps! However, my girl did mention that they were all 50 sen each – that is the usual price at the Chinese stalls and shops. I remember they were only 20 sen a piece before but of course, this did not come as surprise – what has not gone up in prices this days. I did notice also that they were all smaller…but there was one thing I must be thankful for – the quality was still there. All that they bought were VERY nice, just as nice as before – none that I would say is a waste of calories.

To all my Muslim relatives and friends, Salam Ramadan and Selamat Berpuasa. May God bless us all.

Author: suituapui

Ancient relic but very young at heart. Enjoys food and cooking...and travelling and being with friends.

7 thoughts on “Fasting…”

  1. I have not stepped foot to this Ramadan Bazaar for the longest time as far as I can remember. For one thing I will try to avoid going to places where there is a crowd, be it big sale at Supermarket or anywhere, Ramadan Bazaar or procession in town. The nasi tomato set and nasi pulut kuning with chicken rendang looks good. Both salted fish pickle and sambal kedondong are great appetiser…😋😋. By the way, are you feeling better now? Take care and God Bless.

  2. Mostly prefer colder, rainy days during Ramadhan as not too hot for fasting. It has been good weather here too. But certain days could be very warm. I haven’t been to Ramadhan bazaar, since MCO. Not sure going to any this year. A bit lazy to go as I need to pick Jay as he is in afternoon session till 5pm during Ramadhan month.

  3. Thanks for sharing your experience of Ramadan and the delicious food you and your family enjoyed during this holy month, everything looks amazing

    You would love it here this time of year. So much food, so much excitement!!! I guess you do not get this in New Zealand?

  4. The buffets are in full swing over here. While I love trying traditional and family recipes, I find the buffets all a little overwhelming. And, as for markets, I love them, but not with so many people.

    I like buffets but on a smaller scale. The grand ones are too wasteful. Ya, the bazaars over at your side are so crowded. I’d think twice about going. Ain’t that bad here.

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