August 19, 2011

Fried Bread @ Ramadan Bazaar


In recent years I have noticed that many Bumiputra businesses have embarked on a quest for new recipes. With so many synthesis going on it is not surprising that they have put the old bun (bread) wrapped in store bought popiah skin and deep fried it resulting in an interesting "ARAB" fried bread!!

The fried bread has minced meat filling which is Arab in origin - lots of coriander and cumin and other spices. And I think if dates are not really that expensive here a nice minced meat and date filling would just be fantastic!!


Bread frying in deep oil in a Sarawak kuali - these kualis are very useful when there is a wedding in the kampungs. You can cook a large amount of food over an open fire in the garden!! Very portable indeed!!
Very nice looking and attractive fried bread
The freshly made buns wrapped in popiah skin ready for frying.....
Fried bread!! Hot and fragrant....

6 comments:

Ann said...

it is good to be enterprising, people these days are spoiled for choice. I was watching Australian Masterchef in KL. I was surprised that their coconut grater was a electric mechinical one of the one hand grated. It guarantees freshness by splitting the coconut right in front of you.

Uncle Lee said...

Hi Sarawakiana, Wow, I love those fried breads! Looks 3 pieces will do me fine.
I noticed from my past trips there, where you are and present, food, cakes etc are different to West Malaysia.
Not to ahemmm, mention the women too, more ha ha, exotic.
Nice pics. You a good photographer, very clear, nice angle sjots too.
Have fun.
Lee.

Anonymous said...

Gecko cure a myth, says WHO
2011/08/25
By Eunice Au
euniceau@nst.com.my
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MYTH SPOTTED... Two geckos placed next to a cigarette box to show their immense size to potential buyers. The reptile’s rumoured ability to cure AIDS has sparked a frenzied trade of geckos in the country, with heavier and larger ones said to fetch up to RM200 million each.
MYTH SPOTTED... Two geckos placed next to a cigarette box to show their immense size to potential buyers. The reptile’s rumoured ability to cure AIDS has sparked a frenzied trade of geckos in the country, with heavier and larger ones said to fetch up to RM200 million each.
KUALA LUMPUR: The trigger for a frenzied and supposedly lucrative gecko trade in the country—that the reptile is a potential cure for AIDS — is unfounded.

World Health Organisation (WHO) director of communications Christy Feig was emphatic in her email reply to the New Straits Times: “Claims that geckos can cure diseases have absolutely no credibility and the rumour that the reptile can help alleviate the AIDS disease is not true.” Such has been the impact of the rumours that Kelantan Wildlife and National Parks Department director Rahmat Topani said the gecko population had dwindled with people “going overboard catching them”.


Internet rumours have been known to quote wondrous prices of up to RM200 million for a 3.2kg gecko.


Trader Khong See Mon, 27, said he had sold more than 20 geckos from the time he started last year until February, with two of the reptiles weighing 600g.

When rumours of geckos’ healing powers first reached WHO, it promptly addressed this issue on its Facebook page in June, saying the claims were a hoax and not backed by scientific evidence.

Read more: Gecko cure a myth, says WHO http://www.nst.com.my/nst/articles/Geckocureamyth_saysWHO/Article/#ixzz1VyDoCJOj

Sarawakiana@2 said...

Hi Ann
Nice to catch up with you again. Haven't read any posting of yours for about 10 days...

Sarawakiana@2 said...

Hi Uncle Lee
How's the weather there? I am glad you like these photos....and the fried bread. Unfortunately these are only sold during the Ramadan. the guy and his wife doing this are part time hawkers. Most families try their hands on small businesses like these during the Ramadan and they make enough profit for a grand Raya...Good that the Council gives them this privilege and opportunity.
Sarawak is different from W.M in so many many ways....

Ann said...

have 4 students from Malsysia, training to be TESOL teachers. The DP told me to jaga them. they were so happy.