Fasting Season In Malaysia

Finally, the fasting season has arrived. This year it's fall on the 22nd of August which is also 1st of Ramadan in Islamic lunar calender. Fasting must be observe during daylight hours in Ramadan for one whole month. There is to be no drinking, eating, frivolity and sexual intercourse. Ramadan is the season to test the one's endurance and self-denial. Though, many say fasting is good for health. And it's also time to give food to the poor; thus, one observes one's moral duties and feels drawn closer to the heaven. I reached to the nearby food corner in my town about 5.30pm...a little late! Hopefully, I still be able to get some photo shoots on the food. Actually, it's really really crowded here. They started business at about 4pm. This area is only open once a year for fasting season.

This is 'Ayam Golek' which also mean grilled chicken. It cost about RM$18-RM$20 per chicken.

This is 'Roti John' which also mean as John bread. It cost about RM$3.50-RM$4.50 per stick.

Oooo...juz look at those Malay cuisines they're selling here. Many choices...from meat to veggies!

This store is selling spicy grilled seafood. The lowest price is from RM$8.

Cold drinks, anyone??? Love the colours of the drinks!

This place is so crowded. Not easy to take pictures on the food!
Oh, this is the nice and delicious one 'Ayam percik'. Looks like satay but it's not satay! These are marinated chicken breast and thigh with very little spices such as tumeric, chili powder and sugar.
And this one here is selling 'Murtabak'.

Look at it!!! So....delicious looking 'Murtabak' with Sardine filling. Really mouthwatering...yum!

The 'Apom Balik' are almost finish, juz left a few pieces. This is a kind of Malay style pancake.

And this is the satay store. It cost about 40 cents per stick. Sorry that I am unable to take down the kuih-muih photo cause they are all GONE. Maybe next time...he he! However, hope you guys will enjoy this posting and learn more about Malaysia.


  1. A fasting season with so delicious food? How fun! Would love to experience it still very hot there?

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  2. Look at all that delicious food, you're making me hungry!

  3. Angie : The weather still consider OK! Not very hot but raining since the day I came back from camping. This evening was the lucky rain!

  4. This was just fascinating. I'm so glad you were able to do this. All that foods looks delicious. I really loved your photo tour.

  5. What a nice post. I have been in many Muslim countries and everywhere sunset marks the beginning of joyful celebrations.
    Your pictures are beautiful.

  6. I love this post, with great photos of your country, and learning more about it. The food looks fantastic, you can almost smell how good it is. Thanks for taking the time to do this, and sharing it.

  7. I have seen this on Travel and Living channel on TV. I just loved the variety of food they make and display. The different types of dates they display to break the fast, all varieties of sweets, meat, sea-food... some of them which I haven't seen at all.
    This is a really wonderful post... Great :)

    Cheers.. Mary

  8. Kristy, what a great post!! You definitely brought me to Malaysia, oh, how fun it looks!! Please, I would love a recipe for Murtabak. Looks fabulous!! Can't wait to see more posts like this, hint..hint.., hehe!!

  9. I love those photos. They bring an understanding of life away from America. I love to learn about other countries. Thanks.


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