Friday, August 28, 2009

28th August 2009, Friday --Today, 7th Ramadan 1430H, I visited the Gerai Ramadan at the parking lots of Stadium Negara Hassanal Bolkiah for the second time. Actually, this was my outing together with the others in Brunei Forever Forum (BFF).

Despite this is a photography outing, I did not manage get the photos that technically very good. There are still out of focus subjects. I think the photos that I have taken last week are better than this.

Talking about food (which is my favourite subject), my mission in this visit is to get either kuih malaya, kebab, or murtabak. Luckily, I managed to get the kuih malaya. During my first outing, I did not manage to get it (from the stall) because it had been sold out.

Kuih malaya is a kind of pancake with peanuts, sugar, raisins, sweetened milk, and margarine toppings. The price of kuih malaya at the Gerai Ramadan Stadium is vary from stall to stall. At this stall (from where the photos are taken), the larger one costs BND2.50, and the regular size costs BND2.00. The other stalls may costs BND2.00 for the larger and BND1.50 for the smaller.

Why "apam balik" is called "kuih malaya" in Brunei? From what I have heard, apam balik was introduced by "orang Malaya" who came from Tanah Melayu or Malaya (now, Semananjung Malaysia). So, Bruneians like to call it "kuih malaya" instead of "apam balik" (correct me if I am wrong).

I prefer the kuih malaya which has more sweetened milk topping that make it felt creamier at the center. And, my daughter and son like to eat pancake, including kuih malaya, dipping with sweetened milk.

In order to get some of the people favourite items at the Gerai Ramadan Stadium, you have to come a bit earlier i.e around 5pm. If not, you may facing a long queue or the items may be sold out.

This is the case when I want to get the kebab (from a stall) this evening. I try to get it in my next visit there.

May be you and I should also try this homemade burger from a stall at the BBQ foods area. It does attract a lot of customer to get one.

(Photos: Abdul Rashid Haji Tahir. Taken on 28th August 2009, Friday)

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