Thursday, 10 July 2014

Ramadhan series: What's your craving(s)?

One of the best features of celebrating Ramadhan in Malaysia is the food galore we experience in the many Bazaar Ramadhan (Baram) or Pasar Ramadhan (PaRam). There we will find all sorts of dishes and desserts not commonly found in the usual Pasar Malam (night markets), unless you truly know where to look.

However, costs of those food sold in the barams or params have definitely increased exponentially throughout the years. During the first weekend of the fasting month, my husband and I felt like having ikan bakar. Guess how much it costs? RM18 per piece...ikan pari tau! Belum terubok lagi! They don't even sell the small ranges anymore where it would generally costs RM7-RM8 per piece. Semua besar-besar (bigger but not huge). 

From then on, we decided that it was best to cook at home ( Managed to do so a few times during the week and weekends but fall short at times as we often arrive home late after going through the horrendous traffic on the way home).

Anywaysszzzzz...

Cravings? Have you been craving any favourite old dishes or desserts so far during this holy month? Your mum's ayam kuzi? Weird combos like laksa asam +coco crunch? The favourite murtabak at that usual store your family used to buy from? Do share...

In my case, it has been sira pisang. It turns out there are other sort of siras out there too specifically sira labu and sira ubi.

What is it?

I don't know quite know how to aptly describe it. 

Bananas cooked/ swimming in some sort of delicious syrup. Dunno...??? 

Those who'd want to try cooking their own sira pisang or experiment in kelantanese cooking, do visit this website I recently stumbled into...even the way she explains how to cook ayam percik seems simple...(but...oooohh...i don't dare try it yet).

http://aziejaya.blogspot.com/2012/05/sira-pisang.html

Happy cooking and feasting...