Eating during Ramadhan

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Torn between the Western breakfast (cornflakes) and the Malaysian Nasi Lemak Breakfast (coconut rice with curry, cruncy anchovies, peanuts etc)? Now you can have the best of both worlds.

My time in Kuching coincides with Ramadhan.  The downside is that good Malay food is hard to find during the day ... but the night markets come alive before sunset as people break their fast.  Unfortunately I didn't have time to patronise the goodies at the night markets due to other commitments and rainy nights.

While my favourite Malay outlet is closed, I found an Indian-Muslim place nearby to satisfy my cravings.  See separate item below.  By the way, I'm quite dark now from all the swimming ... I was asked why I wasn't fasting by the waitress!

It is interesting watching the cooking programmes on TV during Ramadhan ...

Host:  Wow Chef, that is nearly ready and it looks delicious!
Chef:  Yes, that's the reason it is my signature dish ... are you ready to eat?
Host:  Errr ... No, it isn't time for me to break my fast yet.

Last but not least ... I found something new and interesting (pictured).  You never have to choose between a Malaysian breakfast or a Western.  The product has the best of both worlds with cornflakes, crunchy anchovies and peanuts.  I imagine it goes as a sprinkly crunch over rice (rather than with milk).


siutiah says:
hahahahah!!! host can't eat yet... that is hilarious. those chips look bizarre. are they yummy?
Posted on: Sep 06, 2008
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Mamak (Indian-Muslim) food
Like many coffee shops, this place is a collection of several independent stalls. It is Indian-Muslim ("Mamak") and serves a variety of goodies. … read entire review
photo by: aotw