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“Things you should know about Kuih Raya”

We all know during certain festivals, there would be cookies or pastries that you should probably get prepared at your home when you welcome people to your house. For example chinese new year, we have pineapple tarts, honeycomb cookies, fried arrowhead chips and more. Same goes to Kuih Raya! Kuih Raya is a must-have during Hari Raya Festival, and it definitely can’t be missed out! So basically today we will be sharing with you some of the well-known cookies that our malay friends would normally eat during Hari Raya.

  1. Semprit

A sweet custard cookie that is made with the combination of wheat flour, corn starch, custard powder, sugar and margarine. It is then formed a dough and is rolled out and cut off into small pieces, which will then be baked into golden brown colour. It contains high content of buttery flavour and definitely best to be taken dipped into coffee or tea when you eat it!

  1. Biscuit Dam

A checkerboard-designed cookie that its pattern of vanilla and chocolate dough is arranged in a particular sequence. It is usually served after several minutes of baking or can be stored in the refrigerator for later.

  1. Cornflakes Madu

Crispy cornflakes along with some coated honey, adding favorite toppings depending on your liking. It is extremely easy to be prepared and is an excellent choice to be served on table while having an in-house party!

  1. Kuih Karas

One  of the famous pastries that you would find in Kedah! Usually, they can be found from Kota Setar district and it is suitable to be grabbed during tea time or break time. (If you are working hehe) It’s flaky, hair-thin pieces are made from rice flour and is crispy-ish! Worth a try especially when you are travelling to Kedah!

  1. Sarang Semut

Sarang Semut, known as Ant’s Nest Biscuit in English, oftens favoured by the locals although the name of its name could be real odd. However, when you took a bite of it, really it will gives you a remarkable nostalgic sensation. It is made off plain flour, custard flour, butter and sugar! For the topping, it could be sprinkled with some chocolate rice toppings or any other toppings that you preferred!

  1. Biskut Mazola

My 2nd favorite of all times, consists of grounded peanuts combined with wheat flour, and it then rolled into little balls that will eventually heighten your mouth feel, giving you a melt-in-the-mouth sensation that is baked into perfection.

Therefore, these are some of the kuih raya that you will commonly see or could get yourself some from nearby street hawkers during Ramadan or Raya! If any of it matches your appetite, get it quickly before anyone rushes to it as our country is still having the pandemic outbreak. It is best for you to stay distant from strangers and wash your hands always! We see you on the next article!

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“Recommended places to have your Ramadan Buffet during Iftar!”

We all know Ramadan is a spiritual season for the muslims to fast from morning till evening and we totally respect that. In fact, I believe you wouldn’t wanna waste your energy to cook when you can actually eat buffet outside, celebrating with your family. Right? If you agree, then do check out these few wonderful places below where you could enjoy those ramadan’s cuisines to the fullest that we have recommended you, my friends!

  1. Mosaic @ Mandarin Hotel

One of the famous restaurants known for their buffet style services in Mandarin Hotel, offering a variety of foods and beverages on their buffet line. As for this period, local delights will mostly be served on the table!

  1. Lemon Garden Cafe @ Shangri-La Hotel

When I said enjoy those ramadan’s cuisine to the fullest, I actually meant it! They are extremely well-known for their variations of seafood buffet, serving fresh seafood like oysters, lobsters, crabs and you name it! Definitely a place where you could berbuka puasa if you love eating seafoods!

For illustration purposes only. Photo credits to https://www.shangri-la-specials.com/web/lemon-garden.aspx

  1. Makan Kitchen @ DoubleTree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur

This exalted place offers nostalgic Iftar that features popular delicacies from the night market such as Kambing Golek, Popiah Basah, Sup Kawah Meletop, Durian Tempura and more to explore!

For illustration purposes only. Photo credits to https://www.tableapp.com/restaurant/makan-kitchen-doubletree-hilton-kl#/

  1. Pasar Baru @ New World Petaling Jaya Hotel

In this whole period of Ramadan, they will be hosting Santapan Warisan Dinner Buffet! From the information that we have gathered from the netizens, their Eastern-style roasted lamb and also their Soup Gear Box is what you definitely wouldn’t wanna miss out! And I myself feel hungry just to read from it. What are you waiting for, go lorrr!

For illustration purposes only. Photo credits to https://petalingjaya.newworldhotels.com/en/dining/pasarbaru/
  1. Quan’s Kitchen @ Four Points by Sheraton KL Chinatown

A newly opened hotel that is famous for housing of the best bars in town that is named Jann, now Quan’s Kitchen. During this Ramadan, they have prepared their gunloads which their customer will savour a wide variety of local cuisines that are cooked inspired by local Malaysian style!

For illustration purposes only. Photo credits to https://www.malaysianfoodie.com/2020/01/quan-kitchen-chinatown.html

Now you have gotten the few places that are recommended to you so that you may have your next buffet meal with your family next time! We once again wish all Muslim Friends a Happy Ramadan Kareem and enjoy your Iftar meal to your heart content! We see you in the next article!

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“5 common foods that you would find Muslims eating during Ramadan!”

Ramadan started yesterday and Muslims from all places were practicing fasting. Today we are about to find out a few common foods that you would find Muslims eating when they open fast! According to the information that I have allocated from a few of my Muslims friends, these are the types of common food you would easily find muslims eating during Ramadan!

  1. Ayam Percik

Ayam Percik itself originated from Kelantan, which marinated chicken is slowly grilled over charcoal in a totally traditional way. Marinated seasoning are usually incorporated with a few ingredients which consist of coconut milk, cumin, turmeric, ginger, chili peppers and etc. This dish is served alongside rice or optional, fresh vegetables or salads depending on how you want it.

  1. Murtabak

Murtabak is a stuffed pan-cake or people called it the pan-fried bread that was originally found in India. In Malaysia, Murtabak are found in indian stalls & you could usually see them filling in with lots of meats (beef or chicken, sometimes mutton along with garlics, egg & onion.) They are usually eaten with curry or any kinds of gravy that matches well with it!

  1. Tepung Pelita

Some people called it kuih Jongkong, some people called it kuih Limas and some people called it kuih Sampan. Tepung Pelita is originally found in Perak, a two-layered cake that is made out of coconut milk and pandan custard. The bottom layer is green coloured, makes it look similar to something placed on a lampstand. Hence it is named Tepung Pelita and “Pelita” itself means lamp.

  1. Soya Cincau

Soya Cincau is extremely well known in Malaysia and is also nicknamed Michael Jackson in reference to one of his famous songs, “black & white”.The amalgamation of grass jelly and soya is favored among locals and are welcoming when it comes to beverages. Soy milk is known to be nutritious as it contains needed nutritions such as fatty acids, proteins, fiber and vitamins.

  1. Air Katira

A cold refreshing drink that is made with the mixture of evaporated milk and pandan flavoured syrup, katira gum, basil seeds and malva nuts. It is one of the popular drinks sold during the fasting month of Ramadan in Singapore and Malaysia. However, it is known to have many other versions like bandung, blueberry or chocolate flavoured. Or maybe we can try a healthier choice of less-sugared soybean air katira drink?

Therefore, these are the few common foods and beverages you may see Muslims eating or drinking while open fast in their home, and there might be more! Give this post a like if you agree or leave your comments here if you know some of the common foods that could be found during Ramadan!