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Showing posts with label Ramadan Bazaar. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ramadan Bazaar. Show all posts

Friday, July 11, 2014

Sontong Tutok.

The cuttlefish is beaten with a hammer to make it soft and tender. 

For Malaysian people, Ramadan is the month that has always been awaited on every year. There will be lot of food vendors lined up on every evening along the way. The food that is most often used as Berbuka or breaking the fast menu is of course the dates,syrup and cakes. However, especially for people who live in Sarawak they have their own unique food that becomes an identical of Ramadan, which is called Sotong Tutok (Hammered Cuttlefish). The food is one of the Sarawak typical snacks that are only sold during the fasting month of Ramadan.
However, for those who are not the residents of Sarawak, perhaps the name Sotong Tutok sounds strange and makes you wonder exactly what kind of food is this. Sotong Tutok is the term for dried squid snacks after being burned or grilled. In the process of making, the cuttlefish is beaten with a hammer to make it soft and tender.
The local community even said that fasting without the dish of Sotong Tutok would be tasteless. Therefore, it is not strange that almost on every house of Muslims found Sotong Tutok to make their iftar of suhoor become more complete. The restaurants and food stalls in Kuching city also make this food as one of their menus.


Sontong Tutok can be used as a side dish or snack in leisure times. This food is made of dried cuttlefish. The way of making is also very simple.The dried cuttlefish is grilled over coals or over a flame in small fire to make it not overcooked. At the roasting process, there will be a very seductive scent for anyone around it. Once cooked, the cuttlefish is then hammered on the wood until the meat flat and the fiber out intended to make it soft. If you are interested in hammering your own cuttlefish, the seller will be happy to hand over his hammer to you.


SotongTutok becomes more delicious when equipped with peanut sauce or sweet spicy sauce. Sometimes, there will be vendors who serve it with pickled cucumber. This seafood is a bit salty and savory but when smeared with peanut sauce or spicy sauce, it becomes delicious with a little sour and spicy.
The way to eat is also unique. First, the cuttlefish is dipped into the sauce, and then we absorb until the flavor of the sauce is lessening. After that, it is dipped into the sauce for the second time, and then absorbed again. This is done repeatedly. Afterwards, the cuttlefish is the eaten. Therefore, enjoying one piece of Sotong Tutok could spend a long time. Therefore, for those who claim to seafood lovers do not miss the opportunity to enjoy this Sarawak typical food when visiting into the city.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Bazaar Ramadan Kota Samarahan.

During Ramadan, food bazaars sprouts out in every corner, campaigning like the Malaysia Mega Sale. Whether you’re fasting or not, streams of hungry people would double park, pushing their way, just to check out the mishmash of Malaysian food. So, despite the sweltering heat of a hot Saturday afternoon, I make my way to Desa Ilmu Ramadan Bazaar & Kota Samarahan Ferri point Ramadhan Bazzar to let myself willingly ‘seduced’ by the abundance of food medley.I'm not going to show you the food or kueh in this post because I respect the privacy of the stall owner.Just to mention here most kueh be it traditional or modern kueh that sold here is almost can be found  in every Ramadhan bazzar in town so no big deal.All I can say is the celebration of the holy Ramadan festival brings along a unique experience that can be enjoy by all Malaysian, the food bazaar. During this festive season one can get to sample a variety of authentic and delicious Malay cuisine which is freshly prepare for the Muslim to break their fast.
 Ramadhan Bazzar Desa Ilmu, Kota Samarahan.
Ramadhan Bazzar Desa Ilmu.
 Kampong style pasar Ramadhan at Ferri point Kota Samarahan (Kampong Tanjung Bundong).
Kampong Tanjong Bundong @ Ferri point Kota Samarahan.
With Ramadhan bazaars across town it can be a bit difficult to separate the good from the bad, not to mention figuring out the stalls worth checking out. So we've done your homework for you and scoured a few popular Pasar Ramadhan markets to let you know what's worthy. We've broken it down to dishes you simply must have this season and where you can get the tastiest of the lot.Make some time to try them all, you won't be disappointed! - See more at: http://www.friedchillies.com/articles/detail/worthy-ramadhan-bazaar-finds#sthash.mYTl6Yss.dpuf
With Ramadhan bazaars across town it can be a bit difficult to separate the good from the bad, not to mention figuring out the stalls worth checking out. So we've done your homework for you and scoured a few popular Pasar Ramadhan markets to let you know what's worthy. We've broken it down to dishes you simply must have this season and where you can get the tastiest of the lot.Make some time to try them all, you won't be disappointed! - See more at: http://www.friedchillies.com/articles/detail/worthy-ramadhan-bazaar-finds#sthash.mYTl6Yss.dpufWith Ramadhan bazaars across town it can be a bit difficult to separate the good from the bad, not to mention figuring out the stalls worth checking out. So we've done your homework for you and scoured a few popular Pasar ...I look forward to Ramadan Bazaars every year to try many traditional local dishes together, some of which are sold only during Ramadan. At Ramadan bazaars, I see people from every community looking for and enjoying delicious food together.
With Ramadhan bazaars across town it can be a bit difficult to separate the good from the bad, not to mention figuring out the stalls worth checking out. So we've done your homework for you and scoured a few popular Pasar Ramadhan markets to let you know what's worthy. We've broken it down to dishes you simply must have this season and where you can get the tastiest of the lot.Make some time to try them all, you won't be disappointed! - See more at: http://www.friedchillies.com/articles/detail/worthy-ramadhan-bazaar-finds#sthash.mYTl6Yss.dpuf
With Ramadhan bazaars across town it can be a bit difficult to separate the good from the bad, not to mention figuring out the stalls worth checking out. So we've done your homework for you and scoured a few popular Pasar Ramadhan markets to let you know what's worthy. We've broken it down to dishes you simply must have this season and where you can get the tastiest of the lot.Make some time to try them all, you won't be disappointed! - See more at: http://www.friedchillies.com/articles/detail/worthy-ramadhan-bazaar-finds#sthash.mYTl6Yss.dpuf

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Ramadan Bazaar 2012 @ Desa Ilmu,Kota Samarahan.

The holy month of Ramadan is upon us again and during this time, Ramadan Bazaars are set up in various locations offering buka puasa (breaking of fast) fare.The Ramadan Bazaars  start their business at 3pm. It is indeed lovely walking around, soaking up the smells and sight of local, traditional Malaysian food. I remember the previous years, I would flock to these bazaars but not this year cos I find that the food there is pretty steep and to be absolutely honest, doesn't really help with my strict running diet these days.Actually, the price of food is pretty steep everywhere, not just at these bazaars but even at your everyday 'Nasi Campur ' or fast food  stalls. And what is even worse, I believe the prices are still going to go up and up and up in the near future. Eating home cooked food these days is probably the best option.
Here some photoshot @ Pasar Ramadan Desa Ilmu.








Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Greatest Ramadhan Bazaar.

Indian Muslim Mosque in Kuala Lumpur
Jalan Masjid India (or Indian Mosque Street in English) is one of the oldest streets in the city, named after the Masjid India mosque beside the street. The mosque is about 140 years old, built in 1870 for the Indian Muslim population that originally lived there.
Ramadhan Bazaar @ Masjid India Street Kuala Lumpur. 
Jalan Masjid India has a reputation of being a shopping haven since a century ago and is still going strong today. The official site at jalanmasjidindia.com describes it as a shopping paradise for locals and foreigners alike and it is well known for both wholesale and retail shopping and famous among locals as well as foreigners for shopping, food and discovering the real Malaysia.
locals as well as foreigners for shopping, 
Despite being busy during normal times, the street really comes to life during the Ramadhan (Islamic month of fasting) season, where it will play host to an exciting and happening Ramadan Bazaar every year.
Police and Local City Hall Officers monitor the traffic @ Ramadhan Bazaar.
   Stall selling food to cater to the fasting Muslims@Ramdhan Bazaar.
An innumerable number of traders (mainly selling food to cater to the fasting Muslims) will set up their stalls on the street. Together, they turn Jalan Masjid India into one of the biggest and most colourfull Ramadan Bazaar in Malaysia-stretching all the way from the Masjid India Mosque till the end of the street or in every back lane of the street.
Another part of Ramadhan Bazaar @ Jalan Masjid India KL.
Other than food, visitors can easily find Hari Raya-related goods such as textiles, clothes,  Raya decoration and cake/cookies in the bazaar, aimed at those celebrating Hari Raya  which happens at the end of the Ramadhan fasting period 31 August 2011.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Ramadan & Childrens.

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Ramadan is also the month to visit family and friends, invite each other, illuminate bazaars, mosques and homes, and one is in general having a good time. Also for the children, Ramadan is feast. Some children, not even old enough to be required to fast, do so anyway, and in the evening they play at home or in town, and in particular they indulge in the amazing variety of cakes and sweets, some of them created only in the context of Ramadan.

It is recommended that during Ramadan adolescents who have reached puberty (about 12-13 years of age) to take part in Ramadan traditions like prayer and fasting. But what about kids who are younger? How can they celebrate and learn more about Ramadan without fasting?  Children who are too young to participate in fasting do include them in other activities, such as reading books on Ramadan, arts and crafts associated with the celebration, and helping to prepare meals that we will enjoy in the evening feast.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Malaysia-Ramadan Bazaar.

Malaysian Muslim celebrate Ramadan, towns and cities throughout Malaysia hold a Ramadan Bazaar. Each bazaar has its own distinctive flavour that comes to life after dusk with a series of stalls and vendors pedaling their wares. They are a great place for visitors to sample traditional Malay cuisine which is freshly prepared and cooked on open coals while you wait.

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Stutong Ramadan Bazaar....Kuching

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Kota Samarahan Remadan Bazaar-Desa Ilmu Commercial centre

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Comes Ramadan Malaysians are spoilt for choice when it comes to food no matter they are Muslim or non-Muslim.  In Ramadan there are plenty of temporary stalls selling food at the place gazetted by the local council for the whole month of Ramadan.  Malaysians will flock the market normally after coming back from work and it spares them the hassle of cooking their meal for breaking of fast especially for both working parents

Just see for yourself how colourful and busy the market is.